Otis Elementary School, 3010 Fillmore St., will play host to the sixth annual Alameda Bike Festival & Rodeo set for Sunday, May 19, from noon to 3 p.m. Everyone is invited to this family friendly event with the goal to inspire, educate and encourage bicycle riding.
Students at Alameda Martial Arts on Harbor Bay Parkway surprised their instructor, Erik Lee, with a beach cleanup for his 53rd birthday April 22, the same day as Earth Day.
Coach Lee is known for giving “life lessons” and his students know how much he dislikes litter.
Above, left to right, a pretty serious bunch of poets: Alameda’s poets laureate Gene Kahane and Cathy Dana along with local poet Amos White invite all Alameda poets to climb on board the “The Poetruck” on Saturday, April 27, any time between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
From this weekend into the summer, Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Ave., will host the Island Arts Concert Series to celebrate the traditions and culture of islands around the world. The concert series spotlights local artists with diverse backgrounds on four upcoming Saturdays at 8 p.m.
The Frank Bette Center for the Arts recently awarded Jennifer Kennedy its Call for Art Award for her photograph “Life Savers — a Whole Lot of Fun.” Kennedy was participating in the center’s annual Alameda on Camera event.
The Alameda Park & Recreation department has asked Community Action for a Sustainable Alameda (CASA) to develop an art show designed to inspire environmental awareness. CASA is seeking works in any medium that depict the harms of plastics in waterways.