Public Invited to Celebration of Cultures Tonight at the Library PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 17 April 2014 15:16

Musicians and dancers from around the world will be on stage

041714eThe San Leandro Public Library will present a Celebration of Cultures tonight (Thursday) from 7 until 9 p.m. at the Main Library, 300 Estudillo Ave.

All are welcome to celebrate San Leandro’s rich multicultural heritage and diversity while enjoying great entertainment for all ages.

The multi-cultural performing groups include Indo American classical musician Gautam Ganeshan, Bu Falle African Dance and Drum, Japanese shakuhachi (flute) master Masayuki Koga, and Ballet Folklorico Costa de Oro.

For more information, call the library Information Desk at 577-3971.

CAPTION: Japanese flute master Masayuki Koga is one of the performers who will play tonight at the Main Library.


 
Community Calendar • 04-17-14 PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 17 April 2014 15:14

Chabot College Theater

New Works, a production of original plays and staged readings, will be presented by Chabot College Theater Arts at Stage One, 25555 Hesperian Blvd., Hayward, on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 17, 18 and 19 at 8 p.m. The students’ original plays include “Reflexion” by Arthur Por Diaz, “Poet Café” by Ann Seitz, “Heart of the Offender” by Michelle Simien, and “Perfect” by Olivia Davis. General admission tickets are $15 and $10, available for cash-only at the door. Visitors will need to buy $2 parking permits from dispensers in all student lots.

Bay-O-Vista Improvement Meeting

The Bay-O-Vista Improvement Association will hold its spring general meeting on Wednesday, April 23,  at 7 p.m.,  at the San Leandro Main Library, 300 Estudillo Ave., between Clarke St. and Harrison St. The scheduled guest speaker will be Police Chief Sandra Spagnoli. All members of BOVIA and residents of Bay-O-Vista are invited.

Act!vated Storytellers at Main Library

Act!vated storytellers don’t just tell stories, they act!vate them with physical comedy, audience participation, and imaginative props, staged by professional actors before a gigantic oversized book. They will perform on Wednesday, April 23, at 7 p.m. for a Family Fun Night at the San Leandro Main Library, 300 Estudillo Ave. All ages welcome at this live show. For more information, call the Main Library children’s desk at 577-3960.

CA Northstars Soccer Team Tryouts

The California Northstars (SACYSL) soccer team is looking for competitive soccer players. Tryouts are on Thursday, April 24, at the San Lorenzo Community Center (Turf Field), 1970 Via Buena Vista, in San Lorenzo. U15-U17 girls tryouts are from  5 to 6:30 p.m. U15-U17 boys tryouts are from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Come prepared with water, shin guards and cleats. For more information, call Chris Jones at 506-4455.

Celebrate Día at the Main Library

Enjoy El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/ Book Day) with free activities that celebrate reading on Saturday, April 26, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the San Leandro Main Library, 300 Estudillo Ave. This year’s program features an exciting lineup of activities for families, starting with bi-lingual Spanish/English storytime with Ms. Selene. Between performances, enjoy reading-related crafts and activities. For more information, call the Main Library children’s desk at 577-3960.

Bunco Madness Game Day

Enjoy a day of Bunco on Saturday, April 26, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at  the Hill and Valley Women’s Club, 1808 B St., Hayward. Cost per person is $15 and includes a salad bar luncheon. Reservations required. To reserve your spot, call Joann Silveira at 785-2053.

Golden Age of Radio

The San Leandro Players will present An Evening in the Golden Age of Radio, a program of classic adventure, comedy and mystery on Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m., from April 26 through May 18 at the San Leandro Museum-Auditorium, 320 West Estudillo Ave. in San Leandro. Tickets are $20 for general admission, $15 for seniors. BART accessible (one block east of the San Leandro BART Station). For more information and reservations, call 895-2573, or online at www.slplayers.org.

Bohannon Music Flea Market

The Bohannon Middle School Music Department will hold its annual flea market on Saturday, April 26, from 8 to noon in the school’s cafeteria, 800 Bockman Rd., San Lorenzo. All money raised will be used to repair instruments, purchase new music, supplies and instruments.

Garden Club Fundraiser

The San Leandro Garden Club will have its annual spring fundraiser on Saturday, April 26, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the San Leandro Senior Center, 13909 East 14th St. Lunch will be served at noon. There will be a pick-your-prize, previously loved treasures and jewelry, and a plant table with a wide selection of plants. For Tickets and more information, call Sharon at 785-2057.

Earth Fair

Take part in a day of art, animals, games and education at the Earth Fair hosted by Starr King Unitarian Universalist Church, 22577 Bayview Ave., Hayward, on Sunday, April 27, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be activities for all ages and admission is free. For more information, call 581-2060 or go to www.starrking.org.

Senior Center Art Show

Members of the San Leandro Art Association are having an exhibition of their art work at the San Leandro Senior Community Center, 13909 East 14th Street, now through May 31. The exhibit is opened Monday through Friday, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.  For more information, call 577-3462 or 483-1915.

Coast Guard Looking for Volunteers

Fly as an air observer in the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. No aviation background or experience is necessary. You’ll be trained in search and rescue, observation, aerial photography, patrol management to support the Coast Guard missions from the Hayward and Livermore airports. To participate you must be physically fit and meet weight requirements. The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is the uniformed volunteer component of the U.S. Coast Guard. To participate or for more information, call Ron Darcey at 727-1263.

Dahlia Tuber and Cutting Sale

For spectacular summer color, it’s time to plant dahlia tubers.  The San Leandro Dahia Society is having its Annual Dahlia Tuber and Cutting Sale on  Saturday, April 26, from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at Root Park, in the 900 block of East 14th Street by San Leandro Creek. Dahlias come in many shapes and colors. Try different ones. For more information, call 276-0530 or go to sanleandrodahliasociety.org.

San Leandro Citywide Track Meet

All boys and girls in grades 3 through 8 in San Leandro schools are invited to compete in the  San Leandro Citywide Track Meet on Saturday, May 3, at the new Burrell Field on Teagarden Street, sponsored by the San Leandro Sports Foundation. Warm-ups start at 4 p.m. Track and field events start at 5 p.m. For more information and registration forms, visit www.slsfi.org or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 
Community Calendar • 04-10-14 PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Wednesday, 09 April 2014 14:30

New Art Exhibit & Reception

Redux Studios and Gallery, 2315 Lincoln Ave. in Alameda, will have an opening reception for its new exhibit, Altered Paintings 2, on Friday, April 11, from 6 to 9 p.m. Redux is a social enterprise of St. Vincent de Paul of Alameda County, and the profit generated helps fund our social programs, including the Community Center and Dining Room in West Oakland.

Slow Down with the Snail People

The Manor branch library will present a family program of interactive singing, dancing, and on-the-spot song creation with the music duo The Snail People, on Saturday, April 12, from 10:30  to 11:15 a.m. at the Manor Branch Library, 1241 Manor Blvd., in San Leandro. Admission is free and tickets will be available at the information desk. For more information, call 577-7971.

“Second Saturday” Show

Anna Edwards Gallery, 237 East 14th St. in San Leandro, is having its next “Second Saturday” show and sale on Saturday, April 12, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. The sale promotes local artists and their handcrafted art and artifacts. The gallery is also open on Thursdays from 1 to 5 p.m. For more information, call 636-1721 or email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

April in Portugal

The I.D.E.S of St. John is hosting a Red Snapper & Pork Loin Dinner at the I.D.E.S. Hall, 1670 Orchard Ave., San Leandro, on Saturday, April 12. The social hour begins at 5:30 p.m., dinner starts at 6:30 p.m., dancing between 8 to 12 a.m. Music supplied by Fernando Carapinha and Carmencita. Cost for adults is $25, children between 6 and 12, $12. For more information, call Joe Neves at 693-8745 or Willie Calvo at 207-6326.

Pancake Breakfast

Help support the Wounded Warriors Project at a pancake breakfast at the Mission Bay mobile home community, 15333 Wicks Blvd., San Leandro, on Saturday, April 12, from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Cost per person is $5.

St. Leander School’s Pasta Dinner

St. Leander School will have its 4th Annual Pasta Dinner and Silent Auction at Ryan O’Connell Hall, 550 W. Estudillo Ave., San Leandro on Saturday, April 12. The no-host bar happy hour starts 5:30 p.m. and the all-you-can east pasta dinner starts at 6:30 p.m., with salad, bread and dessert. Cost is $20 for adults, $15 for children, ages 4 to 12, or $225 for a table of 10 with two bottles of wine. For more information, contact Christine Chan at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Hearing Loss Association Meeting

The Hearing Loss Association meeting will be on Saturday, April 12, at Kaiser Hospital, 280 W MacArthur Blvd., Room 1200-C, in Oakland. Refreshments at 9:30, program begins a 10 a.m. Ken Arcia, Late-Deafened/Hard-of-Hearing Support Specialist from the Deaf Counseling, Advocacy and Referral Agency, in San Leandro, will speak about the various programs and resources offered by DCARA for people with hearing loss. The parking garage on Howe St. is located across the street, and is free on Saturdays. All are welcome to come and join the discussion.  For information, call Janet Lyons 932-7978.

Concert at Holy Names

The Holy Names University Music Department will present a concert at the Regents’ Theatre, Holy Names University, 3500 Mountain Blvd., Oakland, on Sunday, April 13, at 3 p.m. Dr. Steven F. Hofer, Music Director, will be conducting. The program will include the works of Mozart and Beethoven. General admission is $10, seniors and non-HNU students is $5. Free to Holy Names faculty, staff, students, and alumni.

San Leandro Garden Club

The San Leandro Garden Club meets every third Tuesday from September through June at the Alta Mira House, 561 Lafayette Ave. in San Leandro. This month’s meeting will be on Tuesday, April 15. The business meeting begins at 10 a.m., followed at 11 a.m. with this month’s speaker Stafford Buckley who will talk about garden restoration. All are welcome.

S. L. Art Association Demonstration

Artist Ann Maloney Mason will give a demonstration on acrylic painting at the next meeting of the San Leandro Art Association on Tuesday, April 15, at 7 p.m. at the main San Leandro Library, 300 Estudillo Ave. For further information, call 483-1321.

Celebration of Cultures

The San Leandro Public Library presents a Celebration of Cultures on Thursday, April 17, from 7 to 9 p.m. at 300 Estudillo Ave. Celebrate San Leandro’s rich multicultural heritage and diversity while enjoying great entertainment for all ages. The multi-cultural performing groups include, Indo American classical musician Gautam Ganeshan, Bu Falle African Dance and Drum, Japanese shakuhachi (flute) master Masayuki Koga, and Ballet Folklorico Costa de Oro. For more information, call the library information desk at 577-3971.

Golden Age of Radio

The San Leandro Players will present An Evening in the Golden Age of Radio, a program of classic adventure, comedy and mystery on Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m., from April 26 through May 18 at the San Leandro Museum-Auditorium, 320 West Estudillo Ave. in San Leandro. Tickets are $20 for general admission, $15 for seniors. BART accessible (1 block east of the San Leandro BART Station). For more information and reservations, call 895-2573, or online at www.slplayers.org.

Senior Center Art Show

Members of the San Leandro Art Association are having an exhibition of their art work at the San Leandro Senior Community Center, 13909 East 14th Street, now through May 31. The exhibit is opened Monday through Friday, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.  For more information, call 577-3462 or 483-1915.

San Leandro Toastmasters

The San Leandro Toastmasters meet every Thursday evening from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the San Leandro Main Library, 300 Estudillo Ave. 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.

Adult Children of Alcoholics

Meetings for adult children of alcoholics are held every Tuesday evening from 7 to 8 p.m. at All Saints Church, 911 Dowling Blvd. in San Leandro. Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACA) helps adults whose lives have been affected by family alcoholism.

 

 
'James & the Giant Peach' Opens at Cal State on Friday PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 03 April 2014 15:09

040314eThe Douglas Morrisson Theatre will present James & The Giant Peach, opening tomorrow night (Friday) and continuing through the weekend at the University Theatre, Cal State Hayward, 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd.

Performances are Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., and on Sunday at 2 p.m.

James & the Giant Peach is based on the much-loved 1961 classic children’s novel by master storyteller Roald Dahl, the author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Young James escapes from his dreary life with Aunts Spiker and Sponge, meets a magical stranger with a bag filled with mysterious crocodile tongues, has an unexpected accident, grows the largest peach in the world, climbs into a hole in the side of the giant fruit and is greeted by... Centipede, Spider, Earthworm, Grasshopper, Glowworm and Ladybug. Join James and his insect friends as they embark on a wildly enchanting and magical journey – an epic adventure on a flying giant peach they’ll never forget.

For a special ticket offer, visit www.dmtonline.org. Promo code “peaches” for 2-for-1 discount. $10-$15. Discounts available for seniors, students, and groups of 10 or more. The box office number is 881-6777.

 

 
Community Calendar • 04-03-14 PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 03 April 2014 15:07

Reader’s Roundtable

The San Leandro Library Readers Roundtable book club will meet at the Main Library, 300 Estudillo Ave., on Saturday, April 5, at 2 p.m. to discuss The Glass Palace, by Amitav Ghosh. Set in Burma during the British invasion of 1885, this masterly novel by Amitav Ghosh tells the story of Rajkumar.

Nature Detectives

Do some nature detecting at the Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center, 4901 Breakwater Ave. in Hayward, on Saturdays, April 5 and 19, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Investigate the properties of eggs and do some.  From ages 3 to 5. Cost per child is $7. For more information, call 670-7270.

Diabetes Support Group

The monthly meeting of the Diabetes Support Group will be held at the San Leandro Surgery Center, 15035 East 14th St., on Monday, April 7, from 5 to 6 p.m.  Dr. Eric Huang, M.D. will speak about sleep insufficiency and elevated blood sugar, and the relationship between diabetes and sleep apnea.  For more information, call Armida Trezza, R.N., at 351-1193.

Slow Down with the Snail People

The Manor branch library will present a family program of interactive singing, dancing, and on-the-spot song creation with the music duo The Snail People, on Saturday, April 12, from 10:30  to 11:15 a.m. at the Manor Branch Library, 1241 Manor Blvd., in San Leandro. Admission is free and tickets will be available at the information desk. For more information, call 577-7971.

“Second Saturday” Show

Anna Edwards Gallery, 237 East 14th St. in San Leandro, is having its next “Second Saturday” show and sale on Saturday, April 12, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. The sale promotes local artists and their handcrafted art and artifacts. The gallery is also open on Thursdays from 1 to 5 p.m. For more information, call 636-1721 or email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

April in Portugal

The I.D.E.S of St. John is hosting a Red Snapper & Pork Loin Dinner at the I.D.E.S. Hall, 1670 Orchard Ave., San Leandro, on Saturday, April 12. The social hour begins at 5:30 p.m., dinner starts at 6:30 p.m., dancing between 8 to 12 a.m. Music supplied by Fernando Carapinha and Carmencita. Cost for adults is $25, children between 6 and 12, $12. For more information, call Joe Neves at 693-8745 or Willie Calvo at 207-6326.

Pancake Breakfast

Help support the Wounded Worriors Project at a pancake breakfast at the Mission Bay mobile home community, 15333 Wicks Blvd., San Leandro, on Saturday, April 12, from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Cost per person is $5.

Hearing Loss Association Meeting

The Hearing Loss Association meeting will be on Saturday, April 12, at Kaiser Hospital, 280 W MacArthur Blvd., Room 1200-C, in Oakland. Refreshments at 9:30, program begins a 10 a.m. Ken Arcia, Late-Deafened/Hard-of-Hearing Support Specialist from the Deaf Counseling, Advocacy and Referral Agency, in San Leandro, will speak about the various programs and resources offered by DCARA for people with hearing loss. The parking garage on Howe St. is located across the street, and is free on Saturdays. All are welcome to come and join the discussion.  For information, call Janet Lyons 932-7978.

St. Leander School’s Pasta Dinner

St. Leander School will have its 4th Annual Pasta Dinner and Silent Auction at Ryan O’Connell Hall, 550 W. Estudillo Ave., San Leandro on Saturday, April 12. The no-host bar happy hour starts 5:30 p.m. and the all-you-can east pasta dinner starts at 6:30 p.m., with salad, bread and dessert. Cost is $20 for adults, $15 for children, ages 4 to 12, or $225 for a table of 10 with two bottles of wine. For more information, contact Christine Chan at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . The evening also includes a silent auction, photo booth, arts & crafts, and facepainter. Funds raised will go towards tuition assistance fund.

San Leandro Garden Club

The San Leandro Garden Club meets every third Tuesday from September through June at the Alta Mira House, 561 Lafayette Ave. in San Leandro. This month’s meeting will be on Tuesday, April 15. The business meeting begins at 10 a.m., followed at 11 a.m. with this month’s speaker Stafford Buckley who will talk about garden restoration. All are welcome.

S. L. Art Association Demonstration

Artist Ann Maloney Mason will give a demonstration on acrylic painting at the next meeting of the San Leandro Art Association on Tuesday, April 15, at 7 p.m. at the main San Leandro Library, 300 Estudillo Ave. For further information, call 483-1321.

Concert at Holy Names

The Holy Names University Music Department will present a concert at the Regents’ Theatre, Holy Names University, 3500 Mountain Blvd., Oakland, on Sunday, April 13, at 3 p.m. Dr. Steven F. Hofer, Music Director, will be conducting. The program will include the works of Mozart and Beethoven. General admission is $10, seniors and non-HNU students is $5. Free to Holy Names faculty, staff, students, and alumni.

Celebration of Cultures

The San Leandro Public Library presents a Celebration of Cultures on Thursday, April 17, from 7 to 9 p.m. at 300 Estudillo Ave. Celebrate San Leandro’s rich multicultural heritage and diversity while enjoying great entertainment for all ages. The multi-cultural performing groups include, Indo American classical musician Gautam Ganeshan, Bu Falle African Dance and Drum, Japanese shakuhachi (flute) master Masayuki Koga, and Ballet Folklorico Costa de Oro. For more information, call the library information desk at 577-3971.

Senior Center Art Show

Members of the San Leandro Art Association are having an exhibition of their art work at the San Leandro Senior Community Center, 13909 East 14th Street, now through May 31. The exhibit is opened Monday through Friday, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.  For more information, call 577-3462 or 483-1915.

Prostate Support Group

The Prostate World support group meets every second Tuesday of the month evening at 6:30 p.m. at St. Rose Hospital, 27200 Calaroga Ave.,  conference room B, in Hayward. For more information, call 264-4044.

 

 
Music from Broadway Musicals PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 27 March 2014 15:13

The Morrisson Theatre Chorus, under the musical direction of Cesar Cancino, will present “MTC Unplugged,” a concert of works written for the stage on Friday and Saturday, March 28 and 29, at 8 p.m., and on Sunday, March 30, at 3 p.m. at the Faith Lutheran Church, 20080 Redwood Road in Castro Valley.

“MTC Unplugged” is an all-acoustic concert featuring memorable tunes from stage shows, including Godspell, The Music Man, How to Succeed in Business, Funny Girl and Porgy and Bess and many more.

Tickets are $12 general admission. For tickets and information go to www.dmtonline.org or call 881-6777. The Morrisson Theatre is a program and facility of the Hayward Area Recreation and Park District.

 

 
Community Calendar • 03-27-14 PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 27 March 2014 15:11

Laughter Yoga

The City of San Leandro is offering a Laughter Yoga program class for people 50 and over at the Senior Community Center, 13909 East 14th Street. Classes will meet on the second and fourth Fridays of each month from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Laughter Yoga requires no complicated poses, and includes stress-reducing exercises, such as gentle breathing and stretching. This class will be led by Lydia Gonzales, Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher. Bring a bottle of water and wear comfortable clothes. No pre-registration is required, $1 fee at the beginning of class. For more information, call 577-3462.

Discussion on Early Women Architects

In celebration of Women’s History Month, the San Leandro Library, 300 Estudillo Ave., presents author Inge S. Horton on Saturday, March 29, at 2 p.m. Horton will discuss her most recent book Early Women Architects of the San Francisco Bay Area that focuses on the lives, careers, and work of pioneering women architects who started their careers in Northern California before 1951. Horton will sign copies of her book which will be available for $65 (plus tax), payable by cash or check. Admission is free.

Creekside Kids Theater

The Creekside Kids Theater will give a production of  The Little Mermaid Jr. at Creekside Community Church, 951 MacArthur Blvd. in San Leandro, on Friday and Saturday, March 28 and 29.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the performance starts at 7 p.m.  Tickets can be purchased at the door for $5, children 3 and under are free.

Shredding and Techno Trash Recycling

Get rid of unwanted personal documents in a secure manner with the San Leandro Recycling Program on Saturday, March 29, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the City of San Leandro Public Works Service Center, 14200 Chapman Road. Watch your documents get shredded on the spot. Residents can also drop off for recycling CDs, DVDs, floppy discs, jewel cases, household batteries, iPods, PDAs, empty toner cartriges and audio and video tapes. For more information, call 577-6026.

E-Waste Collection

The Soroptimist of the East Bay are having an e-waste collection fundraiser at the Rite Aid parking lot on Castro Valley Blvd., between Forest and Center Streets, on Saturday, March 29, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bring any unwanted e-waste and shredding during the hours between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.  Dispose of all e-waste  responsibly. All proceeds go to the Soroptimist of the East Bay Proceeds will go then to local community programs.

Parenting Workshop

To learn the joy and ease of parenting, join a fun and interactive positive discipline workshop series of  five classes starting Sunday, March 30, at the San Leandro Church of Christ, 601 MacArthur Blvd. in San Leandro, at 9:30 a.m. The workshop will be led by parent educator Marcilie Smith-Boyle. For more information, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Ohlone Audubon

The Ohlone Audubon Society will meet at  the San Leandro Main Library, 300 Estudillo Ave., on Tuesday, April 1, at 7:30 p.m. The topic of the presentation will be “Birds, Birding, and Birders in Chile,” presented by Alvaro Jaramillo, author of Birds of Chile. There is no admission charge and refreshments will be served. For more information and directions visit the website www.ohloneaudubon.org.

Yoga for Children

Yoga for Youth for children ages 2 to 4 will be presented at the San Leandro History Museum, 320 West Estudillo Ave., on Friday, April 4, at 4 p.m. as part of the San Leandro 2014 Big Read program. Yoga for Youth founder Beth Reese will lead this special adventure featuring Vishnu’s OHMazing Journeys to practice preserving and protecting the Earth. Free registration is now available by calling the San Leandro History Museum at 577-3991 between the hours 1 and 5 p.m., Wednesday through Friday.

Reader’s Roundtable

The San Leandro Library Readers Roundtable book club will meet at the Main Library, 300 Estudillo Ave., on Saturday, April 5, at 2 p.m. to discuss The Glass Palace, by Amitav Ghosh. Set in Burma during the British invasion of 1885, this masterly novel by Amitav Ghosh tells the story of Rajkumar, a poor boy lifted on the tides of political and social chaos. The struggles that have made Burma, India, and Malaya the places they are today are illuminated in this wonderful novel.

Diabetes Support Group

The monthly meeting of the Diabetes Support Group will be held at the San Leandro Surgery Center, 15035 East 14th St., on Monday, April 7, from 5 to 6 p.m.  Dr. Eric Huang, M.D. will speak about sleep insufficiency and elevated blood sugar, and the relationship between diabetes and sleep apnea.  For more information, call Armida Trezza, R.N., at 351-1193.

St. Leander School’s Pasta Dinner

St. Leander School will have its 4th Annual Pasta Dinner and Silent Auction at Ryan O’Connell Hall, 550 W. Estudillo Ave., San Leandro on Saturday, April 12. The no-host bar happy hour starts 5:30 p.m. and the all-you-can east pasta dinner starts at 6:30 p.m., with salad, bread and dessert. Cost is $20 for adults, $15 for children, ages 4 to 12, or $225 for a table of 10 with two bottles of wine. For more information, contact Christine Chan at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . The evening also includes a silent auction, photo booth, arts & crafts, and facepainter. Funds raised will go towards tuition assistance fund.

Celebration of Cultures

The San Leandro Public Library presents a Celebration of Cultures on Thursday, April 17, from 7 to 9 p.m. at 300 Estudillo Ave. Celebrate San Leandro’s rich multicultural heritage and diversity while enjoying great entertainment for all ages. The multi-cultural performing groups include, Indo American classical musician Gautam Ganeshan, Bu Falle African Dance and Drum, Japanese shakuhachi (flute) master Masayuki Koga, and Ballet Folklorico Costa de Oro. For more information, call the library information desk at 577-3971.

Senior Center Art Show

Members of the San Leandro Art Association are having an exhibition of their art work at the San Leandro Senior Community Center, 13909 East 14th Street, now through May 31. The exhibit is opened Monday through Friday, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.  For more information, call 577-3462 or 483-1915.

 

 
Library Presents Delightful Children’s Show on Iranian New Year PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 20 March 2014 12:51

032014eThe Golden Thread Fairy Tale Players will perform 21 Days that Change the Year, a delightful play celebrating the Iranian New Year, Nowruz (pronounced no-rooz) on Friday, March 21, from 4 to 5 p.m. at the San Leandro Main Library, 300 Estudillo Ave.

The story is about a brother and sister excitedly engaging in all the traditional Nowruz festivities – spring cleaning, setting a traditional Haft-seen table, and going to the Sizdeh-bedar picnic in anticipation of the coming New Year. The program is free and designed for elementary school children.

The show is presented by the Arts Council of San Leandro and the San Leandro Public Library.

No tickets or registration are required. For more information, contact Bill Sherwood at 577-3965 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

CAPTION: The Golden Thread Fairy Tale Players will perform an entertaining show about the Iranian New Year.


 
Community Calendar • 03-20-14 PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 20 March 2014 12:49

21 Days that Change the Year

The Arts Council of San Leandro and the San Leandro Public Library present the Golden Thread Fairy Tale Players performing 21 Days that Change the Year, a delightful play celebrating the Iranian New Year, Nowruz, at the San Leandro Main Library, 300 Estudillo Ave., on Friday, March 21, from 4 to 5 p.m.  The story is about a brother and sister excitedly engaging in all the traditional Nowruz festivities. The program is free and designed for elementary school children. No tickets or registration are required. For more information, contact Bill Sherwood at 577-3965 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Bryant Austin Photographs on Display

Photographer Bryant Austin will present his world-renowned whale photographs from his book, Beautiful Whale, on Saturday, March 22, at 2 p.m. at the Main Library, 300 Estudillo Ave. Admission is free. Austin spent nine years traveling the world’s oceans, photographing 5-foot sections of 50-ton whales as they swam by with a Hasselblad studio camera, then he connected his images using Adobe Photoshop to create the first-ever full-body portraits of whales. Copies of his book will be available for sale for $50.

Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center

The Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center will hold a discussion about sea level rise at the San Lorenzo Community Center, 1970 Via Buena Vista in San Lorenzo, on Saturday, March 22, at 2 p.m. Sea level rise for the Hayward shoreline is projected to be as much as 55 inches by the year 2100, affecting 80,000 East Bay residents. Naturalists from the Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center, representatives from the Adapting to Rising Tides Project and 350BayArea.org, present the most current information regarding local impacts of sea level rise then discuss in small groups how we respond as a community.

Laughter Yoga

The City of San Leandro is offering a Laughter Yoga program class for people 50 and over at the Senior Community Center, 13909 East 14th Street. Classes will meet on the second and fourth Fridays of each month from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Laughter Yoga requires no complicated poses, and includes stress-reducing exercises, such as gentle breathing and stretching. This class will be led by Lydia Gonzales, Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher. Bring a bottle of water and wear comfortable clothes. No pre-registration is required, $1 fee at the beginning of class. For more information, call 577-3462.

Eden Garden Club Meeting

The next meeting of the Eden Garden Club will be at the Moose Lodge on Rutledge Road in Castro Valley on Monday, March 24, at 9:30 a.m. The speaker will be Lita Gates from Western Garden Nursery in Pleasanton.  She will be sharing her knowledge on container gardening while planting a container with varieties of plants from the nursery.  Meetings are free and guests are always welcome. For more information, call 538-4292.

Discussion on Early Women Architects

In celebration of Women’s History Month, the San Leandro Library, 300 Estudillo Ave., presents author Inge S. Horton on Saturday, March 29, at 2 p.m. Horton will discuss her most recent book Early Women Architects of the San Francisco Bay Area that focuses on the lives, careers, and work of pioneering women architects who started their careers in Northern California before 1951. Horton will sign copies of her book which will be available for $65 (plus tax), payable by cash or check. Admission is free.

Creekside Kids Theater

The Creekside Kids Theater will give a production of  The Little Mermaid Jr. at Creekside Community Church, 951 MacArthur Blvd. in San Leandro, on Friday, March 28 and Saturday, March 29.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the performance starts at 7 p.m.  Tickets can be purchased at the door for $5, children 3 and under are free.

San Leandro Toastmasters

The San Leandro Toastmasters meet every Thursday evening from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the San Leandro Main Library, 300 Estudillo Ave. 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.

E-Waste Collection

The Soroptimist of the East Bay are having an e-waste collection fundraiser  at the Rite Aid parking lot in Castro Valley Blvd., between Forest and Center Streets, on Saturday, March 29, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bring any unwanted e-waste and shredding during the hours between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.  Dispose of all e-waste  responsibly. All proceeds go to the Soroptimist of the East Bay Proceeds will go then to local community programs.

Parenting Workshop

To learn the joy and ease of parenting, join a fun and interactive positive discipline workshop series of  five classes starting Sunday, March 30, at the San Leandro Church of Christ, 601 MacArthur Blvd. in San Leandro, at 9:30 a.m. The workshop will be led by parent educator Marcilie Smith-Boyle. For more information, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Ohlone Audubon

The Ohlone Audubon Society will meet at  the San Leandro Main Library, 300 Estudillo Ave., on Tuesday, April 1, at 7:30 p.m. The topic of the presentation will be Birds, Birding, and Birders in Chile, presented by Alvaro Jaramillo, author of Birds of Chile. There is no admission charge and refreshments will be served. For more information and directions visit the website www.ohloneaudubon.org.

Reader’s Roundtable

The San Leandro Library Readers Roundtable book club will meet at the Main Library, 300 Estudillo Ave., on Saturday, April 5, at 2 p.m. to discuss The Glass Palace, by Amitav Ghosh. Set in Burma during the British invasion of 1885, this masterly novel by Amitav Ghosh tells the story of Rajkumar, a poor boy lifted on the tides of political and social chaos. The struggles that have made Burma, India, and Malaya the places they are today are illuminated in this wonderful novel by the what writer Chitra Divakaruni calls “a master storyteller.”

4th Sunday Breakfast for Veterans

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.


 
Dublin Pipes Up for St. Paddy’s Day PDF  | Print |  E-mail
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031314eThe City of Dublin – California, that is – will have a St. Patrick’s Day celebration this weekend, and it’s as convenient as your local BART station.

Take BART to the Dublin/Pleasanton station and get a free Wheels bus pass to the festivities at the 31st Annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday at the Dublin Civic Center, 100 Civic Plaza. Enjoy arts and crafts and two stages featuring Celtic music and Irish dancers.

The parade begins at 9:30 a.m. Saturday on Amador Valley and Dublin boulevards, featuring marching bands, festive floats, bagpipes, and horses.

CAPTION: Bagpipes, bands and Celtic rock will be played this weekend in Dublin.


 
Stepping Stones Celebrates With Valentine’s Day Ball PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 13 March 2014 15:18

031314e2San Leandro’s Stepping Stones Growth Center (SSGC), in collaboration with Creekside Community Church,  celebrated its 8th Annual Valentine’s Ball on Friday, Feb. 14, with 350 people in attendance.

The red-carpet event  raises awareness  of  inclusion  for  those with developmental disabilities  and offers an opportunity to experience a special night out with their peers, families and members of the local community. The Valentine’s Day-themed event, “Love is in the air,” included preparations for the women by  Alameda’s Avalon School of Cosmetology, followed by  guests arriving  on  the red carpet in limousines where “paparazzi” – community volunteers, friends and family – greeted them with cheers, bubbles and photographs before the four-course dinner, and the crowning of a king and queen.

SSGC provides a variety of programs and services to more than 400 local adults and children with developmental disabilities. The Valentine’s Ball is part of the organization’s health and wellness program.

CAPTION: King Anthony and Queen Kay get ready for their royal dance at the Stepping Stones Growth Center’s annual Valentine’s Ball.


 
Community Calendar • 03-13-14 PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 13 March 2014 15:15

American Red Cross Blood Drive

The American Red Cross Mobile Blood Drive will be open to the public at the Sears outlet, 1936 West Ave., in San Leandro, on Friday, March 14, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or go to redcrossblood.org, Sponsor Code: SEARSSL, to schedule an appointment.

San Leandro Historical Society

Local historian Dennis Evanosky will speak at the San Leandro Historical Society meeting on Saturday, March 15, at 2 p.m. at the Little Brown Church, 384 West Estudillo Ave. in San Leandro, behind Casa Peralta. Evanosky will talk about Oakland’s Mountain View Cemetery, which was designed in 1863 by notable landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted and is the burial place of many famous Bay Area authors, artists, architects, and pioneers. For more information, call 969-0975 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

St. Patrick’s Day Dinner

The St. Leander Conference of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul will sponsor a St. Patrick’s day dinner at Ryan O’Connell Hall, 575 W. Estudillo Ave. on Saturday, March 15. Social hour begins at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m.  Corned beef or chicken, cabbage, carrots, potatoes, roll, ice cream, coffee, tea or punch.  $15 for adults, $7.50 for children 12 and under. Tickets are available at the St. Leander Parish Office, 474 W. Estudillo Ave., San Leandro. Door prize (Kindle Fire), entertainment, 50-50 raffle.  For more information, call 895-5631.

Family Board Game Challenge

Learn to Play Parcheesi at the San Leandro Main Library, 300 Estudillo Ave., on Saturday, March 15 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Based on the ancient game of pachisi, considered the national game of India, it’s an exciting game of chase, race, and capture.  There will also be more than 25 other board games to try. Board games are best for kids ages 3 and up, and the suggested age for Parcheesi is 7 and up. For more information, call the Main Library children’s desk at 577-3960.

Shaheed in Castro Valley

Direct from Off-Broadway, Shaheed - The Dream and Death of Benazir Bhutto, will be presented at the Center For The Arts, 19501 Redwood Road in Castro Valley on Saturday, March 15 at 7:30 p.m. Castro Valley native Anna Khaja (CVHS ’92) gives a powerhouse one-woman performance.  Tickets are  from $17 to $29 and can be purchased at the Center Box Office, or at the C.V. Adult School, 4430 Alma Ave., Castro Valley on Thursdays and Fridays from 3 to 5 p.m. or call 886-1000 or online at: cv.k12.ca.us/cfa.

S. L. Hospital Volunteers Jewelry Sale

The San Leandro Hospital volunteers will host a $5 jewelry sale at San Leandro Hospital, 13855 East 14th St. in San Leandro, in the 2nd floor classroom, on Monday, March 17, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Tuesday, March 18, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. This special event includes unique costume jewelry, watches and gift items – all for $5. All proceeds benefit volunteer-supported programs of San Leandro Hospital.

San Leandro Garden Club

The San Leandro Garden Club meets every third Tuesday from September through June at the Alta Mira House, 561 Lafayette Ave. in San Leandro. This month’s business meeting meets on March 18, at 10 a.m., followed at 11 a.m. with guest speaker Paul Loberg of Evergreen Nursery who will talk on growing organic vegetable gardens.

Indian Dance Performance

There will be an Indian dance performance at the San Leandro Main Library, 300 Estudillo Ave., on Wednesday, March 19 at 7 p.m. for a special Family Fun Night. The young performers of Ushanjali School of Dance will demonstrate Indian folk, classical, semi-classical and bollywood-style dance. All ages welcome. For more information, call the Main Library children’s desk at 577-3960.

Beta Sigma Phi Friendship Night

The southern Alameda County council of Beta Sigma Phi invites you to their Friendship Night on Thursday, March 20, at the San Lorenzo Community Church, 945 Paseo Grande in San Lorenzo. A free pot luck dinner will be provided. Please RSVP by March 6 to Karen Dalton at 828-5609 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Visit our website at www.betasigmaphi.org.

Bryant Austin Photographs on Display

Photographer Bryant Austin will present his world-renowned whale photographs from his book, Beautiful Whale, on Saturday, March 22, at 2 p.m. at the Main Library, 300 Estudillo Ave. Admission is free. Austin spent nine years traveling the world’s oceans, photographing 5-foot sections of 50-ton whales as they swam by with a Hasselblad studio camera, then he connected his images using Adobe Photoshop to create the first-ever full-body portraits of whales. Copies of his book will be available for sale for $50.

Creekside Kids Theater

The Creekside Kids Theater will give a production of  The Little Mermaid Jr. at Creekside Community Church, 951 MacArthur Blvd in San Leandro, on Friday, March 28 and Saturday, March 29.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the performance starts at 7 p.m.  Tickets can be purchased at the door for $5, children 3 and under are free.

San Leandro Toastmasters

The San Leandro Toastmasters meet every Thursday evening from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the San Leandro Main Library, 300 Estudillo Ave. 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.

Parenting Workshop

To learn the joy and ease of parenting, join a fun and interactive positive discipline workshop series of  five classes starting Sunday, March 30, at the San Leandro Church of Christ, 601 MacArthur Blvd. in San Leandro, at 9:30 a.m. The workshop will be led by parent educator Marcilie Smith-Boyle. For more information, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center

The Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center will hold a discussion about sea level rise at the San Lorenzo Community Center, 1970 Via Buena Vista in San Lorenzo, on Saturday, March 22, at 2 p.m. Sea level rise for the Hayward shoreline is projected to be as much as 55 inches by the year 2100, affecting 80,000 East Bay residents. Naturalists from the Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center, representatives from the Adapting to Rising Tides Project and 350BayArea.org, present the most current information regarding local impacts of sea level rise then discuss in small groups how we respond as a community.

 

 

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