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Holiday Festivities at Bayfair

Bayfair Center is a hub for festive music and entertainment this holiday season. Shoppers will enjoy carolers, jazz trios, mariachi bands, string trios and even festive crafts, as they start and finish holiday shopping. The Entertainment Schedule: Sing-a-Long & Crafts on Saturday, Dec. 22, from noon to 2 p.m.; Mariachi on Saturday, Dec. 22, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.; Jazz Trio on Sunday, Dec. 23, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.; Holiday Carolers on Monday, Dec. 24, from 1 to 3 p.m.

McConaghy House Decorated for Christmas

Visit the McConaghy House, 18701 Hesperian Blvd. in Hayward, through Dec. 23 on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. Explore the Victorian-era home this season, where each room’s decorations are inspired by a different and much-loved Christmas story.

A Christmas Carol at McConaghy House

The McConaghy House, 18701 Hesperian Blvd. in Hayward, will host a performance of A Christmas Carol on Saturday, Dec. 22, with performances at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Don’t miss this unique theatrical experience of Charles Dickens’ timeless tale. The audience moves from room to room following actors and musicians as they bring the story to life. This one hour show will combine the telling of Dickens’ ghost story with the home’s preserved Victorian-era beauty in a celebration of the Christmas spirit. Join the performers after the show for a merry cup of hot cider. Seating is limited. Tickets are $25. For tickets, call 581-0223. For more information, contact: or call 581-0223.

Curtain Call Presents A Christmas Carol

Curtain Call Performing Arts’  annual production of A Christmas Carol runs through 23 at the San Leandro Arts Education Center, 2200 Bancroft Ave. in San Leandro. Tickets are $25 for general admission, $22 for students and seniors and $10 for children 10 and under.  To purchase tickets, visit or call the box office at 909-9516. Show times for A Christmas Carol are Dec. 21 and 22 at 8 p.m.; and Dec. 23 at 2 p.m.

Christmas Eve at Starr King Unitarian

Come to the Christmas Eve service at the Starr King Unitarian Universalist Church, 22577 Bayview Ave. in Hayward,  with the whole family for carols, lessons and candle-lighting in the darkened sanctuary on Monday, Dec. 24, at 7 p.m. Be in wonder and joy with the world. Led by Rev. Katie Kandarian-Morris, Roy King and Darcy Baxter.

Christmas Dinner at Badarikashrama

Badarikashrama, 15602 Maubert Ave. in San Leandro, is having a free vegetarian Christmas dinner and concert at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 25, with Indian cuisine and international food. All are welcome. Wheelchair accessible. Reservations recommended. Call 278-2444 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Diabetes Support Group

The Diabetes Support Group will meet on Monday, Jan. 7, at 5 p.m. at the San Leandro Surgery Center, 15035 East 14th St. Brenda Yamashita from the Alameda County Diabetes Program will discuss updated diabetes care guidelines. Open to the public and admission is free.

Buon Tempo Club Spaghetti Dinner

The Buon Tempo Italian American Club is having an all-you-can-eat spaghetti and meatball dinner to benefit the American Cancer Society “Relay for Life” on Sunday, Jan. 6, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Castro Valley Moose Hall, 20835 Rutledge Road in Castro Valley. $15 per person ($10 child) includes salad, entree, and bread. Everyone is welcome. Tickets at the door. For more information, call 483-3779.

Boys & Girls Club Crab Feed

The San Leandro Boys & Girls Club, 401 Marina Blvd., is having its annual Crab Feed on Saturday, Jan. 12. Social hour begins at 6 p.m and dinner will be served at 7 p.m. Tickets are $40 per person, which includes all-you-can-eat crab, pasta, salad and French bread. Live music by “BackBeat” performing the music of The Beatles. The event is “assigned seating only.” To purchase tickets or for more information, call Bob Glotch at the Boys & Girls Club between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. at 483-5581. Proceeds support the San Leandro Boys & Girls Club, which provides educational and enrichment after-school programs for 1,200 children per day at twelve sites.

Sons of Norway Crab Feed

The Sons of Norway Snorre Lodge 6-061 is having its Annual Crab Feed on Saturday, Jan. 26, at the Hill & Valley Clubhouse, 1808 B St. in Hayward. Salad, spaghetti, garlic bread and crab, no-host bar, raffle prizes, music and dancing to the Sandbar Band. Social hour at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m., dancing at 8 p.m. Tickets are $40, or $15 for children. Send a check by Jan. 11 payable to “Sons of Norway” to Jeannie Thompson, 115 Buck Court, Fremont CA 94539.

Giant Lego Display

A giant Lego display is on exhibit every Saturday and Sunday through Jan. 6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Principled Academy, 2305 Washington Ave. in San Leandro. The display was made by Principled Academy students. For more information, call  351-6400.

Men’s Community Bible Study

A Men’s Community Bible Study start-up class will meet every Thursday evening in the Fireside Room at First Covenant Church, 4000 Redwood Road in Oakland, from 7 to 8:15 p.m. For more information, call 708-7939.

Bayfair Toastmasters

The Bayfair Toastmasters are looking for new members. Gain confidence through Toastmasters, learn how to improve your public speaking, how to think on your feet, give better presentations at work, and more. It’s fun, and a mentor can be assigned for those who need help. The Toastmasters meet Wednesdays from noon to 1:15 p.m. at Bayfair mall, 15555 East 14th Street. For more information, call Noreen at 538-6025 or Ed at 352-6800.

4th Sunday Breakfast at Veterans Building

American Legion Post 117 will be offering breakfast from 8 a.m. until noon every 4th Sunday of the month  at the San Leandro Veterans Memorial Bldg., 1105 Bancroft Ave. in San Leandro. The menu will be eggs-to-order, bacon/sausage, hash browns, toast and coffee. Cost is $6 for adults, $5 for senior and veterans, and $4 for children under 12. Everyone is welcome.

Watercolors at John O’Lague Galleria

The John O’Lague Galleria at Hayward City Hall, 777 B Street Hayward, presents “Ten Women’s Perspectives, Watercolor Connections” on Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Feb. 1.





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