Democratic Presidential Debate
Join the Bernie Sanders supporters at a debate-watching party tonight (Thursday) at 5:30 p.m. at the Puerto Bello Restaurant, 14680 Washington Ave. in San Leandro. Space is limited so please call 398-8944 to reserve a spot.
Valentine’s Day Party
Celebrate Valentine’s Day on Friday, Feb. 12, from noon to 2 p.m., at the Senior Community Center, 13909 East 14th St. in San Leandro. The City of San Leandro is hosting its annual Valentine’s Day party and lunch for adults age 50 and up. Everyone is encouraged to wear festive colors to commemorate the day. The event will feature lunch and raffle prizes for all. Reservations must be made in advance as tickets will not be available the day of the event. Tickets can be purchased at the Senior Community Center, Marina Community Center or online at www.sanleandrorec.org (Refer to course #37408).
Group Photography Exhibit
A group art exhibit, Black Lives Matter, by Oakland Renaissance Photographers Collective is on display at the San Leandro Main Library, 300 Estudillo Ave. until March 31, in collaboration between the Arts Council of San Leandro. A reception with the artists will be held on Saturday, Feb. 13, from 2 to 4 p.m. A special performance by Harps from the Hood will be playing. Dancer, Jasmine Vassar will accompany the music with her traditional, African/World style. The performance is free and the public is welcome.
Hearing Loss Association Meeting
The monthly meeting of the Hearing Loss Association will meet on Saturday, Feb. 13, at the Oakland Kaiser Permanente Hospital, Fabiola Bldg., 3801 Howe St., lower level, room G 26. Refreshments are served at 9:30 a.m., with the program starting at 10 a.m. Steve Sells, a hearing-impaired engineer, will explain what makes hearing and understanding speech difficult, what hearing aids can and cannot do, what devices are available to get the speaker’s voice right into your ears, and what are the limitations of these devices. Park free in the old garage across from Howe St. For more information, email
or call Kay at 886-4717.
The San Leandro Public Library, 300 West Estudillo Ave., will hold a special viewing of “War Ink” on Saturday, Feb. 13, from 2 to 4 p.m. The virtual exhibit honors veterans and their unique body art, which document experiences, memorialize fallen comrades and express emotional response. Following the viewing volunteers from the Library’s Veterans Resource Center will talk about their tattoos and experiences along with local tattoo artist Ben Verhoek, of Simms Ink in Hayward, who will discuss the art of tattooing and the many purposes it serves. This free event is sponsored by the Veterans Resource Center at the Main Library. For more information, call 577-3991.
Valentine Crab Feed
St. Leander’s Church will have a Valentine Crab Feed on Saturday, Feb. 13, at Ryan O’Connell Hall, 575 W. Estudillo Ave. in San Leandro, across the street from the church. A no-host bar opens at 5:30 p.m. and dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. with crab, salad, pasta, and bread. Tickets are $45. Purchase by Feb. 9. Dessert silent auction and a sports memorabilia silent auction. For more information, call the parish office at 895-5631.
Mission Bay Mobil Park Bake Sale
The Men’s & Women’s Club of Mission Bay are having their annual fundraiser bake sale on Valentine’s day, Sunday, Feb. 14, from 9 a.m. to noon. The resident bakers donate the very best in cookies, cakes, pies, breads to purchase or there will be coffee available, so you can sit and enjoy your goodies right on the spot. For more information, call Sue at 384-1333.
Scholarship Mystery Tea
The Alta Mira Club, 561 Lafayette Ave. in San Leandro, will present three mystery writers at its annual Scholarship Mystery Tea on Monday, Feb. 15, at 1 p.m. Mystery writers Janet Finsilver, Staci McLaughlin and Penny Pike will speak at the tea. Tickets are $15. For tickets, call 483-1018 or email
. All proceeds benefit the Alta Mira Scholarship Fund.
St. Felicitas Young at Heart Luncheon
Tickets are now on sale for the St. Felicitas Parish Young at Heart Valentine Luncheon on Wednesday, Feb. 17, at 1662 Manor Blvd. in San Leandro. The cost of the lunch is $6. Salad, pasta with red sauce and meatballs, garlic bread, dessert, coffee and apple cider will be served. Entertainment and door prices at each luncheon. Doors open at 11 a.m. with lunch being served at noon. Tickets are now on sale and may be purchased at the parish office Monday through Thursday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. at 1662 Manor Blvd., San Leandro. Tickets must be purchased no later than the Monday before the luncheon.
Lunar New Year Celebration
The San Leandro Public library will present a Lunar New Year Celebration for the Year of the Monkey on Saturday, Feb. 20, from 1 to 3:15 p.m. at the Main Library, 300 Estudillo Ave. Enjoy an afternoon of lion and folk dancing, martial arts, drumming and music. Guest performers include the Thai Cultural Council of Berkeley, UC Berkeley’s Korean Traditional Drumming Group, and the Vovinam San Jose Lion Dancers and Martial Arts Demonstrators. Asian crafts-making sessions for children will be provided by members of the Asian Community Cultural Association of San Leandro. Beverages and food will be available for purchase.
Louisiana Shrimp Dinner
The Hill & Valley Women’s club, 1808 B St. in Hayward, will hold its annual Louisiana shrimp fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 20. The social hour begins at 4:30 p.m, and dinner will be served at 5 p.m. Dinner is $25 per person and includes plump Louisiana shrimp, homemade pasta, salad and dessert. There will be a raffle after dinner with lots of prizes. Proceeds benefit the Paul Newman’s Camp for children and EDGE. Deadline for tickets is Feb. 13. To order tickets, call 785-2053. For more information, call customer service at 577-3462.
Rosa del Duca, published local author and musician, will guide fiction writers in a group setting at the San Lorenzo Library, 395 Paseo Grande in San Lorenzo. Meetings will be held the third Tuesday of each month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The first meeting will be on Tuesday, Feb. 16. Bring a short piece of writing with you to share with the group. All are welcome. For more information, call the Library at 284-0640. To learn a little about Rosa del Duca, visit her website at www.rosadelduca.com.
Douglas Morrisson Theatre
Mrs. Warren’s Profession a play by Geroge Bernard Shaw about a brothel owner and her daughter in Victorian Britain, will be presented by Douglas Morrisson Theatre, 22311 North 3rd St. in Hayward from Feb. 11 through March 6. A preview performance will be on Thursday, Feb. 11 at 8 p.m. and tickets cost $10. Opening Night is on Friday, Feb. 12 at 8 p.m., tickets cost $32. Other performances at 8 p.m. on Feb. 19, 20, 26, 27, March 4, 5, and at 2 p.m. on Feb. 14, 21, 27, 28. The cost for these performances is $29. Pre-show talk at 7:10 p.m. Feb. 19 and a post-play discussion after Feb. 27 matinee. Discounts for HARD residents, seniors and students. For tickets, visit www.dmtonline.org or call 510-881-6777.
Notes from Vietnam, will be presented by the Oakland Symphony on Friday, Feb. 12, at 8 p.m. at the Paramount Theatre in Oakland, featuring Emmy Award-winning composer-performer Vân-Ánh Võ, who will give the World Premiere of her Lullaby for a Country, performing on a Vietnamese zither and monochord with vocals. Tickets cost from $20 to $75 and can be purchase on-line atwww.OaklandSymphony.org.
The Chanticleers Theatre, 3683 Quail Avenue in Castro Valley, will present “Drinking Habits” Feb. 19 through March 13. Show times are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m and Sundays (Feb. 28, March 6 and March 13) at 2 p.m. See what happens when reporters Paul and Sally follow a tip that at a local parish, the Sisters of Perpetual Sewing, are bootlegging homemade “grape juice” to beat the crunch of financial hardship. Ticket prices are $24 for adults or $20 for seniors and students. Tickets are available online at www.chanticleers.org or by calling 510-SEE-LIVE (733-5483).