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Thursday, 11 October 2012 12:53

Ping Pong for Players 50 and Over

Table tennis players 50 and over are welcome to play on the ping-pong tables at the San Leandro Senior Community Center, 13909 East 14th St. on Mondays from noon to 2:30 p.m. and Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. No pre-registration required. Pay a $1 fee at the beginning of the session. For more information, call 577-3462.

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.

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

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:”

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.

Eagles Annual Danish Breakfast

The Hayward Eagles Auxiliary is having its annual Danish aebleskive breakfast on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Eagles Hall, 21406 Foothill Blvd., near I-580, in Hayward. The menu is Danish pancake puffs, ham, scrambled eggs, fruit and drinks, plus a raffle. Tickets are $7. Proceeds go to various charities.

Hayward Animal Shelter Adoption

The Hayward Animal Shelter, 16 Barnes Court in Hayward, is having an adoption, the B&W Fur Ball, on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 1 to 5 p.m., sponsored by the Hayward Animal Shelter Volunteers. Kittens, cats, dogs, puppies, bunnies, plus other critters of all colors, shapes, sizes and ages will be available for a $20 adoption fee on all black, white, or black-and-white pets. For more information, call the Hayward Animal Shelter at 293-7200.

 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.

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.

It Came from the Library!

Celebrate Teen Read Week with a horror-filled event at the San Leandro Main Library, 300 Estudillo Ave., on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 1 to 4 p.m. Watch a creepy flick, enjoy ghoulish snacks, and take home free books. This event is free for students in grades 6 to 12. Sign up at the Main Library Children’s Desk. For more information, call 577-3957.

Watch the Debate at the SLZ Library

Join your friends and neighbors to watch the Third Presidential Debate on a big screen at the San Lorenzo Library, 395 Paseo Grande, on Monday, Oct. 22. A moderator from the Eden Area League of Women Voters will be present to facilitate a lively discussion after the debate. The televised debate will be on from 5:45 to 7:30 p.m. and the discussion will follow from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served at this free program. The library is wheelchair accessible.

A Toast to the Arts at Wine and Tapas

Join Mayor Stephen Cassidy at Curtain Call Performing Arts’ official 2012-2013 season kick-off event “A Toast to the Arts” at The Vine Wine and Tapas, 135 Parrott St. in downtown San Leandro on Sunday, Oct. 28, from 3 to 7 p.m. Live entertainment, silent auction, tapas and wine. Tickets are $35 per person and are on sale now.  For reservation, call 909-9516 or visit Proceeds benefit Curtain Call’s annual campaign drive and the California Conservatory Theatre Refurbishment Project.

Buon Tempo Club Spaghetti Feed

The Buon Tempo Club will hold a benefit spaghetti & meatball feed on Sunday, Oct. 28, at the Castro Valley Moose Lodge, 20835 Rutledge Road in Castro Valley. Tickets are $15, or $10 for children for the entree, plus salad and bread. A raffle will follow. All proceeds will go to the George Mark House, a facility in San Leandro for the palliative care of terminally ill children and a respite for their caregivers. For reservations, call 727-9296 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . All tickets will be sold at the door.

Caregiver Support Group

Being a caregiver is a difficult role. It is not unusual to feel alone, unappreciated and sometimes lost while caring for an elderly loved one. Please join Geriatric Care Managers from Sutter Care at Home and peers to exchange ideas, share resources, have a laugh and vent to those who understand what you are going through. The group will meet at the San Leandro Senior Community Center, 13909 East 14th St., the first Tuesday of each month from 9 to 10 a.m. Free private consultations with a geriatric care manager will be available following the group meeting. There is no cost or appointment required. For more information, call 577-3462.

San Leandro Toastmasters

The San Leandro Toastmasters meet every Thursday evening from 7 to 8 p.m. at the San Leandro Main Library, 300 Estudillo Ave. The local club is celebrating its 65th year. Toastmasters, a leader in communication and leadership development, is a learn-by-doing workshop where members hone their speaking skills in a no-pressure atmosphere. Members evaluate one another’s presentations and give impromptu talks on assigned topics. Guests are welcome. Come to improve your confidence in public speaking. It will help you in that job interview.



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