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Menorah Lighting Celebrates Chanukah

Dec 27,2019

Mayor Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft marked the beginning of the Jewish festival of lights, Chanukah, last Friday at the Bridgeside Center by lighting a 10-foot menorah. Chabad of Alameda hosted the lighting, which featured performances, crafts and other fun.

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Courtesy photo. Temple Israel’s celebration last year brought light to South Shore Center. This year’s event also features a table for the public to light their own menorahs Monday, 23.

Menorah Lightings Coming Up for Local Families

Dec 20,2019

 Sunday, Dec. 22, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Chabad of Alameda will host a free Hanukkah Community Celebration. The third annual menorah lighting will feature a fire and LED light show as well as snacks, crafts, a raffle and more.

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40th Holiday Sale Slated

Oct 31,2019

The Alameda Holiday Boutique, a four-decade tradition in the Island City, takes place this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 2 and 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Albert H DeWitt O’ Club at Alameda Point.

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Discover Gamelan

Sep 12,2019

Gamelan Sekar Jaya, a 65-member orchestra,  called “the finest Balinese gamelan ensemble outside of Indonesia” by Indonesia’s Tempo Magazine, will perform at Rhythmix Cultural Works Saturday, Sept. 21, at 8 p.m.

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Fireside Now Has Free Comedy

Aug 15,2019

“Wonder Dave” announced he will host “Hysteria Comedy” every third Monday at 8 p.m. at the Fireside Lounge, 1453 Webster St. The Fireside will offer drink specials starting at 7 p.m. Admission is free, but donations are accepted. 

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File photo &nbsp&nbsp Quite the hit last year, the Tinker Bus will make another appearance at this year’s Mini Maker Faire at Alameda Point set for Sunday, Aug. 11.

Makers Unite at Faire

Aug 01,2019

The lineup of makers at the Alameda Mini Maker Faire was announced last week. More than 75 exhibitors will display their works and get people involved in making. 

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Tim Burgess &nbsp&nbsp Mary Lou’s Apartment, above, rounds out a broad selection of entertainers and  libations at the upcoming Pour Your HeART Out fundraiser hosted by Rhythmix Cultural Works. The fun takes place Saturday, Aug. 10.

Time to Pour Your HeART Out for Kids

Aug 01,2019

Only at a wonderfully creative facility like Rhythmix Cultural Works could Pour Your HeART Out, a benefit for youth arts — an annual showcase of some of Northern California’s most talented women in craft beverage, food and the arts — take place all under one roof. On Saturday, Aug.

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