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Thursday, 04 October 2012 14:10

Bayfair Toastmasters

Gain confidence through Toastmasters. Join the fun of public speaking. Learn to think on your feet, give presentations for jobs, etc. The Bayfair Toastmasters meet on Wednesdays from noon to 1:15 p.m. at Bayfair mall. For more information, call Noreen at 538-6025 or Ed at 352-6800.

Free Movie on Homeless of Orange County

EveryOne Home presents a free film on Thursday, Oct. 4, at 7 p.m. at the Piedmont Theater, 4186 Piedmont Ave. in Oakland, presenting filmmaker Alexander Pelosi’s film, “Homeless: Motel Kids of Orange County.” The film highlights children living in discount motels as their families struggle to survive in one of the wealthiest counties in California. Pelosi’s documentary reveals the devastating impact of the recession on children of the working poor, a “hidden homeless” population, as they live in the shadows of Disneyland. Please donate a package of adult tube socks.

Calvary Lutheran Church Craft Fair

Calvary Lutheran Church, 17200 Via Magdalena in San Lorenzo, is having a  Fall Craft Fair on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 6 and 7, from 10 to 3:30 with homemade holiday crafts, raffles, food and fun. Table rentals are still available by calling 278-2598.

Salon Fundraiser for Stylist

Level 5 Salon, 1229 MacArthur Blvd. in San Leandro, presents a Cut-a-Thon event benefiting their stylist Adele Monterrosa to support her treatment with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma on Sunday, Oct. 7, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Get a wash, cut and blowout for a minimum $30 donation. There will be a bake sale and coffee will be served. Raffle tickets for sale for gift baskets. No appointment is necessary, walk-ins are welcome. Level 5 Salon has partnered with Creasian, Sabino’s Coffeehouse and Paradiso restaurant for this community fundraising event.

Native Plant Exhibit and Sale

San Lorenzo High, 50 E. Lewelling Blvd., is the only public high school included in the “Bringing Back the Natives” Plant Sale and Tour, featuring over 60 species of native plants on Sunday, Oct. 7, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Learn how native Californians used native plants, explore a 1-acre native plant enclosure planted by SLZHS students. Native plants and seeds will be available for sale. Proceeds will be reinvested into the school’s native plant garden and nursery.

Mahatma Gandhi Peace Prayer Day

Badarikashrama,15602 Maubert Ave. in San Leandro, is having a Mahatma Gandhi Peace Prayer Day on Sunday, Oct. 7, from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. It’s free, there will be a free lunch, and all are welcome. The open forum to discuss Gandhi’s influences on the world will be from 2 to 3 p.m. Sri Karunamayee, an internationally known devotional singer, will lead group singing, along with sacred verses and mantras sung at Gandhi’s ashrama. For more information, call 278-2444 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Oil Painting Demonstration

Pat Devitt, president of the San Leandro Art Association, will give a demonstration showing step-by-step process of painting with oils and producing realism with interesting lighting effects on Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 7 p.m. at the San Leandro Main Library, 300 Estudillo Ave. Pat has won best of show in the Spring and Fall Festival of Art. Free admission. For more information, call 357-4650.

SL Players Present Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

San Leandro Players Theatre Company presents “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” by Tennessee Williams through Oct. 28 on Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. at the San Leandro Museum Auditorium, 320 West Estudillo Ave. Tickets are $20 general; $15 for students, TBA members and seniors. For reservations call 895-2573, or order tickets online at

SLz Family Help Center Fundraiser

San Lorenzo Family Help Center is having a fundraiser at the Mar y Tierra Taqueria, 754 W. A St. in Hayward, on Tuesday, Oct. 9, from 4 to 9 p.m. On each order, 25 percent will go to the Help Center if you mention you’re there to support the SLZFHC. The menu has Mexican food and a great selection of seafood.

U.S. Air Force Free Concert

The U.S. Air Force Concert Band and Singing Sergeants will perform patriotic selections, famous operatic melodies in “A Night at the Opera,” and feature the French horn section in a free concert Friday, Oct. 12, at 7 p.m. in Reed L. Buffington Visual and Performing Arts Center at Chabot College in Hayward.  The performance is part of their 14-day Fall Tour 2012 through California and Arizona. The theme of the program is “Carnival!” The concert is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. Tickets are available at numerous locations throughout the area, and are listed on the website:”

Roosevelt School Fall Festival

Roosevelt Elementary School, 951 Dowling Blvd. in San Leandro, is having a Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with games and prizes, family photo booth, great food, book fair, dunk tank, raffle, rock wall, bake sale, music and more.

Comedy Show for Davis Street

A benefit comedy night featuring Brian Copeland, Will Durst, Mark Pitta, Johnny Steele and Bob Sarlatte will be held at the Bal Theatre, 14808 East 14th St. on Friday, Oct. 12, at 7:30 p.m. A special surprise guest star will also take the stage, “one of the biggest stars of comedy, screen and television.” Tickets are available at the Davis Street Family Resource Center, at the Bal Theatre, or online at  For more information, call 347-4620, Ext. 104.

Film on Poverty in America

Come to a screening and discussion of The Line from Emmy Award-winning producer Linda Midgett on Sunday, Oct. 14, at 6 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 1600 Bancroft Ave. in San Leandro. The Line is a groundbreaking documentary chronicling the new face of poverty in America, documenting the stories of people across the country living at or below the poverty line.

Alta Mira Pancake Breakfast

The Alta Mira Club, 561 Lafayette Ave. in San Leandro, is having a pancake breakfast on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 9 a.m. to noon. Docents will give tours of the historic house and there will be a raffle fundraiser. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children under 12. For tickets, call Linda Klass at 914-5684.





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