The Douglas Morrisson Theatre Presents ‘Mrs. Warren’s Profession’ PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 04 February 2016 14:49

020416eThe Douglas Morrisson Theatre, 22311 N. Third St. in Hayward, presents Mrs. Warren’s Profession by George Bernard Shaw Feb. 11 through March 6. Shows are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $29, and $32 on opening night, and $10 preview night on Feb. 11. Discounts available for HARD residents, seniors, students, TBA, KQED members, and groups or 10 or more.

For tickets, call the box office at 881-6777 or go to

Mrs. Warren’s Profession tackles subjects as topical today as they were over a century ago – the fate of women in the marketplace, the choices forced upon women by economic and social pressures and the hypocrisies of middle-and upper-class conventions. The play centers on the relationship between Vivie Warren, a thoroughly modern, highly educated young woman, and Mrs. Warren, her mother whom Vivie barely knows.

When Mrs. Warren arrives for a surprise visit, Vivie discovers the truth about her mother’s profession, and a battle of wills ensues.

CAPTION: Emily Scott plays Vivie Warren and Celia Maurice plays Mrs. Warren in Mrs. Warren’s Profession by George Bernard Shaw at the Douglas Morrisson Theatre in Hayward Feb. 11 through March 6.


DMT Presents Stories On Narrow Escapes PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 04 February 2016 15:06

Douglas Morrisson Theatre (DMT) invites local storytellers to come share stories on the theme: “Narrow Escapes.”

The program is the third in the DMT’s storytelling series, “Telling Tales,” slated for Monday, Feb. 22, at the Douglas Morrisson Theatre, 22311 N. Third St. in Hayward.

The DMT is looking for stories about times you squeaked out of a situation, whether it was a relationship, a job or a literal cliff-hanger.  Or perhaps you’ve escaped from some situation you wish you hadn’t. The DMT can’t wait to hear your story.

DMT welcomes one and all to contribute and participate.  To be a storyteller on Feb. 22,  just send a story idea to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

For complete “Telling Tales Story Guidelines,” visit the DMT website at and click on the Alt. Mondays image. It should be a true personal story, no script in hand, and 10 minutes or under in length.

There will be an open mike at the end of the evening for those inspired to share on the spot.

Or just come and listen to some great stories.


San Leandro Players to Hold Auditions for New Show PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 04 February 2016 14:48

The San Leandro Players will hold auditions for Forsooth, My Lovely on Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 9 and 10, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. the San Leandro Museum Auditorium, 320 West Estudillo Ave.

The show is a film noir comedy with Shakespeare on the brain. Ensemble cast, read from script. No pay, non-Equity. Casting for male and female roles. Open to all ages and ethnicities. Rehearsals are Monday through Thursday evening, beginning Feb. 16.

Performances will be on Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. from April 2 to May 1, plus Fridays at 8 p.m. on April 22 and 29.

For more information, contact Sage Hindley at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or call 895-2573 and leave a message.


Community Calendar • 02-04-16 PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 04 February 2016 14:44

I.D.E.S. of Saint John Valentine Dinner

I.D.E.S of Saint John Inc. will have a Valentines day dinner on Saturday, Feb. 6, at 6 p.m. at 1670 Orchard Ave. in San Leandro. A chicken dinner with all the trimmings will be served. Tickets are $15 per person and will be sold at the door. For more information, call Willie Calvo at 207-6326 or Darlene Cornell at 972-0366.

Black History Month Talks

A program titled Sites of Memory: African American Hallowed Ground will be presented on Saturday, Feb. 6, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the HAHS Center for History & Culture, 22380 Foothill Blvd. in Hayward. Sites of Memory will shed light on some of the important sites in the Bay Area where significant African American events took place. Speakers include USF African-American Studies Professor James L. Taylor. This program is planned in partnership with the Eden Rose Chapter of the Links, Incorporated and the Women’s Ministry at Palma Ceia Baptist Church.

Nature Detectives: Reptile Rangers

Learn about the reptiles that live at the shoreline by meeting the lizards and snakes that live in the habitat room on Saturday, Feb. 6, from 11 a.m. to noon. at the Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center, 4901 Breakwater Ave. in Hayward. Search for wild reptiles on a walk down the trail. This event is for children 3 to 5 years of age and the cost is $7 per child. For more information, call 510-670-7270 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

White Elephant Sale

The 5th annual Roosevelt Elementary White Elephant Sale will be on Saturday, Feb. 6, from 9 a.m. to noon in the Roosevelt School Multipurpose Room, 951 Dowling Blvd. Donations for the sale can be dropped off on Friday, Feb. 5, from 2 to 6 p.m. The sale is looking for toys, bikes, tools, kitchen items, art, sporting goods, books and collectibles.

San Leandro Creek Cleanup

Volunteers, individuals, families, and students are needed on Saturday, Feb. 6,  from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to help remove litter in the San Leandro Creek at Root Park, East 14th and Hays streets, as a tribute to the peaceful works of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Wear sturdy shoes, long pants, sleeves and mosquito repellent. Latex gloves, trash bags and refreshments will be provided. For more information, call 427-3668 before arrival in case of rain.

Hayward Eagles Luncheon

The Hayward Eagles Eden Auxiliary 1139 will have a charity bingo luncheon on Monday, Feb. 8, at noon at the Hayward Eagles Hall, 21406 Foothill Blvd. in Hayward. A donation of $8 includes lunch and one bingo card. The proceeds will benefit the Max Baer Heart Fund.  Join the fun afternoon of food, prizes. For more information, call 782-8187.

Sons In Retirement Meetings

SIR, an organization of retired men, meets on the second Wednesday of each month at Francesco’s Restaurant, 8520 Pardee Dr. at Hegenberger Road in Oakland. Happy hour is at 11 a.m., lunch is served at noon. Great guest speakers. Guests are welcome. Come and make new friends. For more information, call Al, 895-9900.

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.  Park free in the old garage across from Howe St. 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. Refreshments are served at 9:30 a.m., with the program starting at 10 a.m. For more information, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call Kay at 886-4717.

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.

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 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . 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.

Tax Assistance

The Hayward Area Recreation and Park District’s Senior Centers will be offering free assistance with simple federal and state income tax forms for older adults and low income individuals in our community.  The income limit restriction is $54,000.  If you have any questions or want to make an appointment please call the Hayward Area Senior Center at 881-6766 or the Kenneth C. Aitken Senior Center at 881-6738.  The tax volunteers go through an intense training program through the IRS.

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.

San Leandro Museum

Take a break from the rain and watch Singing in the Rain, Saturday, Feb. 6, at the San Leandro Museum, 320 West Estudillo. Singing’ in the Rain is a 1952 American, musical comedy starring Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor and Debbie Reynolds. The film is frequently regarded as one of the best musicals ever made. Showings will be at 11:15 a.m. and again at 2 p.m. The event is free, but bring your own popcorn.

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 or call 510-881-6777.

Paramount Theatre

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




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