‘Cars’ Exhibit Rolls into Hayward PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 21 May 2015 14:38

052115e2The world premier of new photographs from vintage negatives of famed photographer Bill Owens is on display at Photo Central, 1099 E St. in Hayward through June 13.

“Bill Owens Cars” is a series of both color and Owens’ unique black-and-white style photos he made of cars in the 1970s, now seen for the first time.

The exhibition is in both the upper and lower galleries at Photo Central. The upper gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Both upper and lower galleries are open Monday from 5 to 10 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., or by appointment.

Classic car owners, including these members of the Bay Area Mustang Car Association, displayed their vehicles at Photo Central in Hayward on Saturday when photographer Bill Owens was on hand for his exhibition, “Cars,” a series of photos he took in the ’70s now being seen for the first time.

PHOTO BY JIM KNOWLES


 
The Women’s Club Lunches At Alta Mira PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 21 May 2015 14:36

052115eThe California Federation of Women’s Clubs - Alameda District held a board meeting earlier this spring at the Alta Mira Women’s Club in San Leandro, along with their arts and crafts show, led by arts communication chair Carol Crossett.

The Alta Mira Club ladies hosted the meeting and served a delicious breakfast and lunch led by their president, Carol Libbrecht.

There are nine women’s clubs in the California Federation of Women’s Club - Alameda District. To join, call Cora Ariosa at 667-9713.

CAPTION: The ladies of the women’s club are from left to right are (back row)  Cora Ariosa, Gayle Hamilton, Bonnie Bournais, Carol Newsom, Linda Klass, Diana Williams, Shirley Mendez and (front) Doris Crawford and Marty O’Brien.


 
Community Calendar • 05-21-15 PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 21 May 2015 14:34

4th Sunday Breakfast for Veterans

American Legion Post 117 will host 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.

Memorial Day at Lone Tree Cemetery

The 112th consecutive Memorial Day service will be held on Monday, May 25,  at 11 a.m. at the Lone Tree Cemetery, 24591 Fairview Ave. in Hayward. In attendance will be the Hayward Municipal Band, military service organizations, the Hayward Fire Dept., and members of the Alameda County Sheriff”s Office. Also static displays of antique autos, ’50s cars, jeeps and helicopters, a fly-over by a “Huey” helicopter and a BBQ. A tram will provide assistance for those who need to ride up to the event. For more information,  call 582-1274.

Free Family Concert

Enjoy a fun-filled family concert with Patricia Shih, a multiple national award-winning singer-songwriter from New York on Wednesday, May 27 at 7 p.m., at the San Leandro Main Library, 300 Estudillo Ave. in San Leandro. Sing along, move, laugh and dance. All ages are welcome , and refreshments will be served after the show. For more information, call 577-3960.

Victorian Garden Party Concert

Island City Opera’s Anchor Society invites you to a Victorian garden party concert on Sunday, May 31, from 2 to 6 p.m., at 1021 Union Street in Alameda. The afternoon will feature a concert by members of the Island City Opera singers, gourmet appetizers, fine wines and an exciting silent auction. Advance tickets cost $75 or $100 at the door. To purchase tickets visit www.islandcityopera.org or call committee chairman, Susan Dunn at 337-1354.

Assumption to Honor Marilyn Domin

Assumption School kindergarten teacher Mrs. Marilyn Domin will be honored on Sunday, May 31, at the noon Mass at the Church of the Assumption, 1100 Fulton Ave. in San Leandro. A reception will follow in the school gym. All those who know and love Mrs. Domin are invited.

Eden Area Village Outreach Meeting

Eden Area Village is developing a non-profit membership based neighborhood “Village” that will help people in the Castro Valley, Hayward, San Leandro and the San Lorenzo areas stay in their homes as they age. The next meeting is on Friday, June 5, at 2 p.m. at Hayward City Hall, 777 B Street in Hayward. Public outreach meetings are held on the first Friday of each month.

George Mark Bocce Tournament

Entries are now open for the 6th Annual George Mark Children’s House Benefit Bocce Tournament to be held on Saturday, June 6, at 8:30 a.m. The Buon Tempo Club will host this event at the Adobe Art Center Park, 20395 San Miguel Ave. in Castro Valley. This event raises money to help the San Leandro center for the palliative care of terminally ill children. This facility depends almost entirely on donations. Entries are limited to 12 four person mixed teams of all skill levels. The entry fee is a tax-deductible $150. For more information or entry forms, contact Ken Martin at 727-9296 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Entry deadline is May 30.

Ashland Cop Shop Flea Market

A flea market for the Ashland Cop Shop will be held on Saturday, June 6, and Saturday, Aug. 5, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the parking lot of the old Mervyn’s store at Hesperian Blvd. and Paseo Grande in San Lorenzo. Come shop for trinkets and treasures. The flea market is co-hosted by the Community Policing Unit and the community.

Readers Roundtable

The San Leandro Readers Roundtable will meet on Saturday, June 6, from 2 to 3:15 p.m. in the San Leandro Main Library, 300 Estudillo Ave. Readers will discuss One Summer: America 1927, by Bill Bryson, about the historic events of the summer of 1927.

James Madison Elementary Flea Market

The James Madison Elementary School is having a joint flea market with John Muir Middle School, 1444 Williams St. in San Leandro on Saturday, June 6, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. If you have something to sell, sign up for a spot for $25 by sending an email to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Pacific High School Reunion

The Alumni of Pacific High School of San Leandro invite you to the annual All Class Pacific High Reunion Picnic on Saturday, June 27, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the San Leandro Marina Park, in the Seagull Picnic Area, across from the Monarch Bay Golf Course. Tickets are $15. Payment can be made online through PayPal: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Note your first and last name and graduation year for your name tag and include guests, as well. Reservation forms can be found on Facebook. Search: Pacific High School, San Leandro. For more information, contact: Jean (Cookie) Colburn, 208 Owl Ct., Modesto, CA  95351.

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.

Bay Area Book Festival

Come to the Bay Area Book Festival on Saturday and Sunday, June 6 and 7, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in downtown Berkeley. This is a free indoor/outdoor festival with over 300 diverse authors from the Bay Area, state, nation and world appearing in keynotes, interviews, panels.

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 meets on the first Tuesday of the month at the San Leandro Community Senior  Center, 13909 East 14th St., from 9 to 10 a.m. A one-on-one consultaion can be arranged after the meeting. For more information, call 577-3462.

Douglas Morrisson Theatre

The Skin of Our Teeth, Thorton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy about the Antrobus Family and the whole human race, opens with an 8 p.m. Preview performance tonight and an opening reception on Friday, May 22 at the Douglas Morrisson Theatre, 22311 N. 3rd St. in Hayward. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. matinees on May 24, 31 and June 6, 7, 14. Tickets are $10 for the preview, $32 for opening night and $29 all other performances. For more information and tickets, call 881-6777 or visit www.dmtonline.org.

Spring Members Show

Works by members of the Hayward Arts Council will be on display through July 10 at Foothill Gallery, 22394 Foothill Blvd. in Hayward. Meet the artists on Saturday, May 23, from 1 to 3 p.m.  Gallery hours are Thursday, Friday and Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Open to the public.

Hayward Historical Society

An exhibition of unique story quilts based on people who lived in Russell City by master quilt artist Marion Coleman, will be on display until Aug. 2, at the Hayward Area Historical Society, 22380 Foothill Blvd. in Hayward.

Art is Education

Works by Hayward Schools’ students, will be displayed in the John O’Lague Galleria in Hayward City Hall through May 29, sponsored by the Hayward Arts Council.

Photo Central Gallery

The world premier of new photographs from vintage negatives of famed photographer Bill Owens is on display at Photo Central, 1099 E St. in Hayward, through June 13. “Bill Owens Cars” is a series of both color and Owens’ unique black-and-white style photos he made of cars in the 1970’s, now seen for the first time. The exhibition is in both the upper and lower galleries at Photo Central. The upper gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Both upper and lower galleries are open Monday from 5 to 10 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 

 
Eden Garden Club Highlights Drought-tolerant Plants at Sale this Saturday PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 14 May 2015 15:36

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The Eden Garden Club is having a sale on Saturday in Castro Valley.

The Eden Garden Club will hold its annual yard and plant sale on Saturday, May 16, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the parking lot of the Moose Lodge, 20835  Rutledge Road in Castro Valley (just off Castro Valley Boulevard, near Lake Chabot Road).

The club has a variety of plants and garden items, including drought tolerant succulents, flowering perennials and vegetable starts ready to set out in your garden.

Knowledgeable club members will be on hand to answer your gardening questions.

Proceeds support the club’s charitable activities, which include grants to our local schools for their garden programs and to local nature and education organizations.

 

 
Community Calendar • 05-14-15 PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 14 May 2015 15:34

Spring Music Recital

The annual Spring Music Recital for the San Leandro Recreation and Human Services Department’s private music instruction class will be on Friday, May 15, at 5 p.m. at the Marina Community Center, 15301 Wicks Blvd. Students will perform selections from piano and voice study prepared by music instructor Kurt Weaver. The performance is free and open to the public. A reception with light refreshments will follow the performance.

Art and Science Fair

Shefield Village Preschool is having its annual Art and Science Fair on Saturday, May 16,  from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 247 Marlow Drive, in Shefield Village. The theme this year is “Space.” The fair will have many interactive art and science activities that children can explore.

Community Church Yard Sale

The San Lorenzo Community Church, 945 Paseo Grande, will have a yard sale on Saturday, May 16, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. A wide variety of items will be on sale and they’re having a bake sale, too.

Guns And Roses Tribute Concert

The Historic BAL Theatre will present a tribute concert to Guns and Roses, AC/DC, and Iron Maiden on Saturday, May 16, at 8 p.m., at 14808 East 14th Street in San Leandro. Doors open at 7 p.m. Pre-sale cost for general admission tickets is $20 plus small ticketing fee, $30 at the door. To purchase tickets and for more information, visit: www.baltheatre.com or call 614-1224.

Carnival & Car Show

James Monroe Elementary School, 3750 Monterey Ave. in San Leandro, is having a Carnival & Car Show on Saturday, May 16, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with carnival games, food, vendors and fun for the whole family, presented by the James Monroe PTO/Dad’s Club. Trophies will be awarded to the top car in each category, plus Best of Show.

Free Showing of Movie Unbroken

The Buon Tempo Italian American Club will host a free showing of the movie Unbroken (PG13) on Wednesday, May 16, at 7 p.m. in the  meeting hall of Transfiguration Catholic Church, 4400 East Castro Valley Blvd. in Castro Valley. There is no admission charge but reservations are required. To make reservations, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it before May 10. Warning: Some scenes in this movie may be too intense for young children.

Eden Garden Club Annual Plant Sale

The Eden Garden Club will hold its annual yard and plant sale on Saturday, May 16, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the parking lot of the Moose Lodge, 20835 Rutledge Road in Castro Valley (just off Castro Valley Blvd. near Lake Chabot Road). There will be a variety of plants and garden items, including drought tolerant succulents, flowering perennials and vegetable starts ready to set out in your garden. Knowledgeable club members will be on hand to answer your gardening questions. Proceeds support the club’s charitable activities, which include local schools and nature organizations.

SOS/Meals on Wheels Luncheon

SOS/Meals on Wheels is having its Seventh Annual Spring Fundraising Luncheon on Saturday, May 16, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Oliver Hall at Eden United Church of Christ, 21455 Birch Street in Hayward. This luncheon includes a buffet lunch, raffle, and silent auction. Tickets are $25. For tickets, contact Misty at 582-1263 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it before May 11. If you are unable to attend, but wish to support the good work of SOS/Meals on Wheels, please send a tax deductible donation to SOS/Meals on Wheels at 2235 Polvorosa Dr., Suite 260 in San Leandro.

St. Felicitas Young at Heart Luncheon

The Young at Heart luncheon will be on Wednesday, May 20, at St. Felicitas Parish, 1662 Manor Blvd. in San Leandro. Doors open at 11:30 a.m., lunch is served at noon. There will be entertainment and door prizes. Deluxe cheeseburgers with fixings, potato salad, corn on the cob, ice cream, lemonade or coffee will be served. Tickets are $6 and may be purchased at the parish office Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets must be purchase no later than Monday before the luncheon. This will be the final  luncheon until the fall.

Victorian Garden Party Concert

Island City Opera’s Anchor Society invites you to a victorian garden party concert on Sunday, May 31, from 2 to 6 p.m., at 1021 Union Street in Alameda. The afternoon will feature a concert by members of the Island City Opera singers, gourmet appetizers, fine wines and an exciting silent auction. Advance tickets cost $75 or $100 at the door. To purchase tickets visit www.islandcityopera.org or call committee chairman, Susan Dunn at 337-1354.

Mrs. Marilyn Domin To Be Honored

Assumption School kindergarten teacher Mrs. Marilyn Domin will be honored on Sunday, May 31, at the noon Mass at the Church of the Assumption, 1100 Fulton Ave. in San Leandro. A reception will follow in the school gym. All those who know and love Mrs. Domin are invited.

George Mark Bocce Tournament

Entries are now open for the 6th Annual George Mark Children’s House Benefit Bocce Tournament to be held on Saturday, June 6, at 8:30 a.m. The Buon Tempo Club will host this event at the Adobe Art Center Park, 20395 San Miguel Ave. in Castro Valley. This event raises money to help the San Leandro center for the palliative care of terminally ill children. This facility depends almost entirely on donations. Entries are limited to 12 four person mixed teams of all skill levels. The entry fee is a tax-deductible $150. For more information or entry forms, contact Ken Martin at 727-9296 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Entry deadline is May 30.

T.O.P.S.  Meetings

T.O.P.S. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) is a non-commercial, non-profit weight loss support group that meets on Wednesdays from 10 to 11 a.m. in the clubhouse at the Mission Bay Mobile Home Park, 15333 Wicks Blvd. in San Leandro to learn about nutrition, portion control, food planning and exercise. Group support and private weigh-ins help members achieve their goals. Dues are $4 a month, the first visit is free. For more information call Judy at 581-5313 or Sandy by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Chanticleers Theatre

The Nerd, Larry Shue’s character-based comedy that winds and turns into a side-splitting farce, runs through May 17, at Chanticleers Theatre, 3683 Quail Ave. in Castro Valley. The Nerd was the top grossing American play in London’s West End in 1986. You’ll walk away from this show smiling for days and quoting funny lines. Performances are on Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 p.m. with Sunday matinees on May 3, 10 and 17. For tickets ($18-$15) visit www.chanticleers.org or call 510-733-5483.

Douglas Morrisson Theatre

The Skin of Our Teeth, Thorton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy about the Antrobus Family and the whole human race, opens with an 8 p.m. Preview performance on Thursday, May 21 and an Opening Reception on May 22 at the Douglas Morrisson Theatre, 22311 N. 3rd St., Hayward. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. matinees on May 24, 31 and June 6, 7, 14. For discount information and tickets, ($10 Preview, $32 Opening Night, $29 all others) call 881-6777 or visit www.dmtonline.org.

Art Demonstration

Artist Laura Williams will give a demonstration in oil painting on Tuesday, May 12, at 7 p.m. at the San Leandro Library, 300 Estudillo Ave., sponsored by the San Leandro Art Association. For more information, call 483-1321.

 
Vieira Sings in New Bedford PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 07 May 2015 11:46

050715e2Ramana Vieira of San Leandro was nominated in in two categories –  Best Fado Performance and Best World Music Performance – at the 3rd Annual International Portuguese Music Awards held in New Bedford, Massachusetts in April. Vieira and her ensemble were among hundreds of musicians from 79 countries who performed at the festival. Vieira said she was honored to be one of the 40 who were nominated.


 
Arroyo Hosts 14th Annual Classic Custom Car and Motorcycle Show PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 07 May 2015 11:42

050715e3The 14th Annual Arroyo Classic and Custom Car and Motorcycle Show in Memory of Rick DeVecchi will be held Saturday, May 9, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Arroyo High School, 15701 Lorenzo Ave., in San Lorenzo. This charity event is hosted by the Arroyo  Booster  Club and welcomes all to come and enjoy hundreds of classics, customs, hot rods, muscle cars, low riders, tricked-out trucks, motorcycles, rat rods, race cars and more.

There will be live entertainment, raffles, barbecue, vendors and people’s choice trophy presentations with KTVU Channel 2 Traffic Reporter Sal Castaneda as the guest emcee.

The Arroyo Boosters are a group of volunteers and 100 percent of all proceeds from this event go to the student athletes.

Admission is $5 for spectators to enter the event and only $20 for participants.

For more information on this big event, visit the website at www.arroyocarshow.com.

 

 
World Premier of Bill Owens’ Cars Showing at Photo Central PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 07 May 2015 11:41

The world premier of new photographs from vintage negatives of famed photographer Bill Owens is on display at Photo Central, 1099 E St. in Hayward through June 13.

“Bill Owens Cars” is a series of both color and Owens’ unique black-and-white style photos he made of cars in the 1970, now seen for the first time. “Cars” complements Owens’ “Suburbia,” known as one of the great photographic books of the 20th century.

A reception will be held on Saturday, May 16, from 2 to 5 p.m. with vintage cars on display.

The Photo Central Gallery is open on Monday from 5 till 10 p.m.; and on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. till 1 p.m.; and by appointment.

PhotoCentral offers artwork in its gallery and facilities for the dedicated photographic artist with classes, workshops, darkrooms and a matting facility.

For more information, call Photo Central at 881-6721 or go to photocentral.org.

 

 
Adopt a Chihuahua at Hayward Shelter PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 07 May 2015 11:40

050715eThe Hayward Animal Shelter, 16 Barnes Court in Hayward, will have a Chihuahua Palooza adoption on Saturday, May 9, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., sponsored by the Hayward Animal Shelter Volunteers.

The adoption fee for the shelter’s chihuahuas is just $20, not just on Saturday but for the month of May. Discounted spay/neuter vouchers will be available on Saturday. Hayward residents have to pay a $20 dog license fee.

See the shelter’s first ever Chihuahua Fashion Parade at 11:15 a.m., 1:15 p.m. and 3:15 p.m.

For more information, call the Hayward Animal Shelter at 293-7200, ext. 7, or go to www.facebook.com/haywardanimalshelter.

 

 
Take a Ride on the Sacramento Northern R.R. PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 07 May 2015 11:38

The Western Railway Museum will commemorate National Train Day (aka Amtrak Days) on Saturday, May 9, with a celebration of the Sacramento Northern Railway National Historic District.

A rare 102-year old Sacramento Northern train will operate four times that day for an hour-long trip at 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.

In addition, there will be a rare chance to take a caboose ride around the Museum grounds on Sacramento Northern #1632 at 11:30 a.m. and at 1 p.m.

For Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 10, the Museum is planning to indulge mothers with a new event called “Mimosas for Moms.” From 11 a.m. to noon, mothers and grandmothers are invited to sip mimosas in the elegant and relaxed atmosphere of the museum’s antique parlor observation car. Meanwhile, their families will engage in a craft activity and scavenger hunt. After an hour, families will gather back together to share their love and appreciation, and take a train ride.

Museum admission is just $10 for adults, $7 for kids. A special ticket is required for Mimosas for Moms, but families can reserve tickets in advance through BrownPaperTickets.com at: http://bpt.me/1573165

The Museum is located at 5848 State Highway 12, Suisun City in rural Solano County, 15 minutes east of Interstate 80, and halfway between Suisun City and Rio Vista. For more information, visit www.wrm.org or call 707-374-2978.

 

 
Music Students to Play At Annual Spring Recital PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 07 May 2015 11:37

The annual Spring Music Recital for the San Leandro Recreation and Human Services Department’s private music instruction class will be on Friday, May 15, at 5 p.m. at the Marina Community Center, 15301 Wicks Blvd.

Students will perform selections from piano and voice study prepared by music instructor Kurt Weaver. The performance is free and open to the public. A reception with light refreshments will follow the performance.

Private music instruction is a class offered through the San Leandro Recreation and Human Services Department on Monday and Friday afternoons throughout the year for youth, teens and adults. For more information or to register for a class, call 577-6080.

 

 
Community Calendar • 05-07-15 PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 07 May 2015 11:33

Holy Ghost Festival

I.D.E.S. of Alvarado Street, at 790 Antonio St. in San Leandro, will have its annual Holy Ghost Festival with a dinner and dance on Saturday, May 9, at 7 p.m. with traditional Azorean beef stew and dancing to DJ Mike Silva. On Sunday, May 10, a  Mass will be said at the I.D.E.S. Hall at 10:30 a.m., followed at 11:30 a.m. by a parade/procession. At noon, a marching band will accompany the parade. At 1:30 p.m. a traditional Holy Ghost meal of sopas e carne will be served to everyone in attendance, followed by a musical concert by the marching band Sociedade Filarmonica Recreio do Emigrante Portugues.

Free E-Waste Fundraiser

Help Assumption School and free yourself of unwanted E-Waste at no charge on Saturday, May 9, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Assumption School, 1851 136th Avenue in San Leandro. Drop off anything electric or battery powered with an on/off switch, such as computers, televisions, VCRs, stereos, copiers, and fax machines. Please do not drop-off washers, dryers or refrigerators.

Mother and Daughter Prayer Breakfast

A Mother and Daughter Prayer Breakfast will be held on Saturday, May 9, at the Praises of Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 1395 Bancroft Avenue in San Leandro. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and services start at 9:30 a.m. A donation of $25 is suggested.  Pastor Dr. E. N. Crawford will lead the service. For more information, call 205-3638.

Roosevelt School Auction

Roosevelt Elementary School is having its Annual Spring Auction on Saturday, May 9, from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Veteran’s Hall, 1105 Bancroft Ave. in San Leandro. There will be silent and live auctions, dinner, the Dads’ Club bar, a photo-booth hideaway and more. Tropical attire is encouraged. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Proceeds go to Roosevelt and Bancroft PTAs for student enrichment. For advance tickets or donations, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Fundraiser for April Showers

The 11th Annual Fundraiser for April Showers, a program of the San Leandro Interfaith Homelessness Network, will be held on Saturday, May 9, at 7 p.m. at the Cafe Bethel, 14235 Bancroft Avenue in San Leandro. Admission is a $10 donation and a pair of clean socks.  Entertainment will be provided by talented artists in the community.  For more information, contact Noel Moritz at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Fundraiser For Victims In Nepal

Café Sorriso, 1501 Washington Ave. in downtown San Leandro, will be donating all sales of coffees, teas, and juices this Saturday to the Red Cross to help victims on the recent earthquake in Nepal. The coffeehouse is open on Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

S.L. Art Association Art Demonstration

Well known artist, Laura Williams, will give a demonstration in oil painting on Tuesday, May 12, at 7 p.m. at the San Leandro Main Library, 300 Estudillo Ave. For more information, call 483-1321.

Spring Music Recital

The annual Spring Music Recital for the San Leandro Recreation and Human Services Department’s private music instruction class will be on Friday, May 15, at 5 p.m. at the Marina Community Center, 15301 Wicks Blvd. Students will perform selections from piano and voice study prepared by music instructor Kurt Weaver. The performance is free and open to the public. A reception with light refreshments will follow the performance.

Carnival & Car Show

James Monroe Elementary School, 3750 Monterey Ave. in San Leandro, is having a Carnival & Car Show on Saturday, May 16, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with carnival games, food, vendors and fun for the whole family, presented by the James Monroe PTO/Dad’s Club. Trophies will be awarded to the top car in each category, plus Best of Show.

Free Showing of Movie Unbroken

The Buon Tempo Italian American Club will host a free showing of the movie Unbroken (PG13) on Wednesday, May 16, at 7 p.m. in the  meeting hall of Transfiguration Catholic Church, 4400 East Castro Valley Blvd. in Castro Valley. There is no admission charge but reservations are required. To make reservations, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it before May 10. Warning: Some scenes in this movie may be too intense for young children.

Eden Garden Club Annual Plant Sale

The Eden Garden Club will hold its annual yard and plant sale on Saturday, May 16, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the parking lot of the Moose Lodge, 20835 Rutledge Road in Castro Valley (just off Castro Valley Blvd. near Lake Chabot Road). There will be a variety of plants and garden items, including drought tolerant succulents, flowering perennials and vegetable starts ready to set out in your garden. Knowledgeable club members will be on hand to answer your gardening questions. Proceeds support the club’s charitable activities, which include local schools and nature organizations.

SOS/Meals on Wheels Luncheon

SOS/Meals on Wheels is having its Seventh Annual Spring Fundraising Luncheon on Saturday, May 16, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Oliver Hall at Eden United Church of Christ, 21455 Birch Street in Hayward. This luncheon includes a buffet lunch, raffle, and silent auction. Tickets are $25. For tickets, contact Misty at 582-1263 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it before May 11. If you are unable to attend, but wish to support the good work of SOS/Meals on Wheels, please send a tax deductible donation to SOS/Meals on Wheels at 2235 Polvorosa Dr., Suite 260 in San Leandro.

St. Felicitas Young At Heart Luncheon

The Young At Heart Luncheon will be on Wednesday, May 20, at St. Felicitas Parish, 1662 Manor Blvd. in San Leandro. Doors open at 11:30 a.m., lunch is served at noon. There will be entertainment and door prizes. Deluxe cheeseburgers with fixings, potato salad, corn on the cob, ice cream, lemonade or coffee will be served. Tickets are $6 and may be purchased at the parish office Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets must be purchase no later than Monday before the luncheon. This will be the final  luncheon until the fall.

 

 

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