|Community Calendar • 02-21-13||| Print ||
|Thursday, 21 February 2013 14:26|
Shawn Megofna Band at the CCT
Curtain Call Performing Arts will present Live With The Shawn Megofna Band on Friday, Feb. 22 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 23 at 7:30 p.m. at the California Conservatory Theatre, 999 East 14th St. in San Leandro. The Shawn Megofna band fuses island, reggae, acoustic and rock into one complete sound. For more information or for tickets, call 909-9516 or visit www.curtaincallperformingarts.org.
Oakland A’s Boosters Club
The Oakland A’s Boosters Club will meet on Saturday, Feb. 23, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Harry’s Hofbrau, 14900 East 14th St. in San Leandro. There will be T-shirts and lanyards for those who join the club ($25 per year) and information about discounted A’s tickets available to members. The club is a fan organization recognized by the Oakland Athletics to promote the A’s and donate to the A’s Community Fund.
Year of the Snake Celebration
The San Leandro Public Library invites everyone to a free Lunar New Year celebration on Saturday, Feb. 23, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Main Library, 300 Estudillo Ave. Welcome the Year of the Snake with fun crafts, beautiful music, exciting dancing, and bright costumes. The amazing performances scheduled for this celebration will delight guests of all ages and include the lion dancers of Vovinam Viet-Do-Dao of San Jose, Dale Chung’s magic act, Ms. Wei’s Chinese Children Dancers from her Asian Cultural & Performing Arts Academy and performers from the Korean Culture Center in San Jose. Free Asian craft-making sessions for children will be hosted by the Asian Community Cultural Association of San Leandro. Beverages as well as delicious Asian cuisine food plates will be available for purchase. For more information, call the Library’s Information Desk at 577-3971.
Ancestral Memories Quilt Exhibit
An exhibit of quilts by the African American Quilt Guild of Oakland is on display at the San Leandro Main Library, 300 Estudillo Ave. through the end of February. The “Ancestral Memories” exhibit honors the memory of the quilters families and heritage and is part of the library’s 2013 Big Read program.
Monica McKayhan on Skype
Meet author Monica McKayhan of the best-selling Indigo Summer teen book series via Skype from her home in Texas on Tuesday, Feb. 26, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Main Library, 300 Estudillo Ave. She’ll talk about her life as a writer and discuss the importance of diverse voices in literature. Registration is required. For more information, visit the Main Library Children’s Desk.
Diane Ferlatte at the Library
Celebrate Black History Month with Storyteller Diane Ferlatte on Wednesday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. at the Main Library, 300 Estudillo Ave. Award-winning, internationally respected storyteller Diane Ferlatte will perform tales from her African-American heritage in honor of Black History Month. Doors open at 6:50 p.m. for this free Family Fun Night. For more information, call 577-3960.
Rotary Club Community Grants
The Rotary Club of San Leandro is accepting applications for community grants. Rotary distributes approximately $10,000 per year with individual grants up to $5,000. The deadline to submit an application is April 1. For more information, read the Grant Guidelines and application process at the Rotary Club’s website: sanleandrorotary.org.
Our Lady of Good Counsel Crab Feast
Our Lady of Good Counsel is having its annual Crab Feast on Saturday, March 2, at the OLGC Parish Hall, 2500 Bermuda Ave. in San Leandro. The social hour begins at 6 p.m. and dinner will be served at 7 p.m. Tickets are $40 per person, which includes crab, pasta, salad, bread and appetizer. The event is “assigned seating only” and no outside beverages allowed. There will be a raffle and dessert sale. For tickets and reservations, call Beth Garcia at 861-1753. No tickets will be sold at the door.
The San Leandro Library Readers Roundtable book club will meet at the Main Library on Saturday, March 2 at 2 p.m. to discuss Moby-Duck: The True Story of 28,800 Bath Toys Lost at Sea, by Donovan Hohn. Moby-Duck is a journey into the heart of the sea and an adventure through science, myth, the global economy, and some of the worst weather imaginable.
Adult School Art Exhibit
The 12th annual art exhibit by San Lorenzo Adult School students, “Shared Perceptions,” opens at the Alameda Historical Museum, 2324 Alameda Ave. in Alameda on Sunday, March 3, and runs until March 29. Admission is free. A reception will be on Saturday, March 9, from noon to 3 p.m. Door prizes will be given away. Original paintings, greeting cards and bookmarks will be for sale. The gallery hours are: Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Wednesday through Friday and Sundays from 1:30 to 4 p.m. For more information, call Ann Schmidt at 792-9130 or the Alameda Museum at 521-1233.
Arroyo/Marina High Class of 1983
Rotary Club Meets on Wednesdays
The Rotary Club of San Leandro meets every Wednesday from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Sequoyah Country Club, 4550 Heafey Road in Oakland. Lunch with business and community leaders and get involved in community and international service projects. For more information, call Carole Rogers at 772-1669.
Join the Marines...for Coffee
Don’t be just a former Marine, join other Marines, past and present, once a month on the second Saturday (except in November) at 0900 hours at the Veterans Memorial Building, 1105 Bancroft Avenue, San Leandro, following the tradition of “Once a Marine, Always a Marine,” for coffee, doughnuts and friendship. All are welcome. For more information, call Bobby Ferreira at 460-0636.
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.