Community Calendar • 11-20-14 PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 20 November 2014 15:53

The Comfort Zone Single’s Party

The Comfort Zone, which provides a quiet environment for meeting new friends, will hold its first party on Thursday, Nov. 20, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Englander Pub, 101 Parrott St. in San Leandro. A donation of $5 is requested. The meetings are at low-noise sites to provide an oasis of calm and goodwill. Adults of all ages are welcome, including those with hearing disorders. The Comfort Zone is co-sponsored by The Society of Single Professionals, the world’s largest non-profit singles organization.

Holiday Boutique Fundraiser

Join SOS Meals on Wheels Holiday Boutique Fundraiser at the Hill and Valley Women’s Club, 1808 “B” St., Hayward on Friday, Nov. 21, from noon to 7 p.m. and on Saturday, Nov. 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More than 20 local craft people offer jewelry, paper crafts, decorative clothing, specialty foods and an exciting “pick your prize” raffle and food made by our Meals on Wheels chef. All proceeds benefit local chapters of SOS/Meals on Wheels. For more information, call Gerry Mellen at 483-8156 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Holiday Craft Sale

Residents at the Fargo Senior Center, 868 Fargo Ave. in San Leandro, will have a holiday craft sale on Saturday, Nov. 22, from 10 to 4 p.m.  On sale will be original handmade items and artwork at affordable prices. Refreshments will be available.  For more information, call Molly Dolly at 472-6121.

Sports Collectors Show

The Meridians of St. Leander’s are sponsoring their 30th Annual Sports Collectors Show on Saturday, Nov. 22, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The show is being held at St. Leander’s Ryan - O’Connell Church Hall 575 W. Estudillo Ave. in San Leandro, directly across from the BART station. A variety of vintage sports memorabilia, from 1880 to 2014, will be for sale. Proceeds  benefit St. Leander’s parish and other local charities. Door prizes will be given away. General admission is $4, those under 5 or over 65 is $2. For more information, call Mark 538-6245.

Eden Garden Club Meeting

The next meeting of the Eden Garden Club will be Monday, Nov. 24, 9:30 a.m. at the Moose Lodge, 20835 Rutledge Road in Castro Valley. The speaker will be Jaime Pawelek, a researcher from the UC Berkeley Urban Bee Lab and owner of Wild Bee Garden Design. She has been studying native bees for over 7 years in urban, agricultural, and wild landscapes in California, Florida and Costa Rica. Meetings are free and guests are always welcome. For more information, call 538-4292.

S.L. Alumni Basketball Fundraiser

Former San Leandro High School basketball players are invited to compete in a fundraiser alumni basketball double-header on Wednesday, Nov. 26. The girls game will begin at 6 p.m. and the boys game starts at 7 p.m. This fundraiser raises money for both teams. Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for students. Anyone interested in playing can contact SLHS Athletic Director Jeanette Wood at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 618-4600, ext. 2177.

Senior Thanksgiving Luncheon

Registration is now open for San Leandro’s 37th Annual Senior Thanksgiving Luncheon which will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 26, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at two locations: the Senior Community Center, 13909 East 14th St.; and the Marina community Center, 15301 Wicks Blvd. Reservations can be purchased in person at both Community Centers, or online at www.sanleandrorec.org.  Reservation fees for the thanksgiving luncheon are $7 for San Leandro residents and $9 for non-residents. For more information, call 577-3462.

The Lenny Williams Benefit Concert

The annual Keep Music Rockin’ Foundation’s Holidays with Lenny Williams Benefit Concert will be presented at the San Leandro Performing Arts Center, 2250 Bancroft Ave. in San Leandro on Thursday, Dec. 4, at 6:45 p.m. Celebrating the 11th annual benefit concert will be a special performance from the S.L. High School Jazz Ensemble and Concert Choir with award winning artist Larry Batiste. General admission tickets are now on sale for $15. VIP tickets with admission into a pre-concert reception at 5:30 p.m. and reserved seating are $25. Tickets will not be sold at the door, purchase tickets at any San  Leandro public school during normal school hours or order your tickets from www.brownpapertickets.com.

The Nutcracker Piñata

The East Bay Center for the Preservation of Cultural Arts presents Compañia Mexico Danza’s third annual Nutcracker Piñata at the San Leandro Center for the Performing Arts, 2250 Bancroft Avenue, on Saturday, Nov. 29 at 2 and 7:30 p.m.  A one of a kind holiday spectacle of the Nutcracker with a Mexican twist, full of color, culture and tradition. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children 12 and younger. To purchase tickets, visit: www.mexicodanza.com.

Bob Grazzini Memorial Crab Feed

The Buon Tempo Club presents the Annual Bob Grazzini Memorial Crab Feed, Tuesday, Dec. 2, at the Castro Valley Moose Hall, 20835 Rutledge Road in Castro Valley. Cocktails are at 6 p.m., dinner is served at 7 p.m. Cost for members is $40 per person, $45 for guests. Dinner includes salad, pasta and cracked crab. Prepaid reservations only. Your check should be made out to the Boun Tempo Club and mailed to Bob Grazzini Crab Feed, C/O Michael Baldwin, 3185 Castro Valley Blvd., Castro Valley, CA 94546. Deadline for reservations is Nov. 26. All proceeds go for scholarships.

Multicultural Holiday Mixer

Eat, drink, and mingle. The African American Business Alliance are hosting a multicultural holiday mixer at the San Leandro Main Library, 300 Estudillo Ave. in San Leandro on Monday, Dec. 1, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Admission with an unwrapped new toy benefitting te Davis Street Family Resource Center’s annual toy drive.

Breakfast Supporting Local Veterans

The American Legion Post 117, will be offering breakfast every 4th Sunday from 8 a.m. until 11 p.m.,  at 1105 Bancroft  Ave., in San Leandro. The menu will be eggs-to-order, bacon/sausage, hash browns or pancakes, toast and coffee. The cost for this delicious breakfast is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors or veterans and $4 for children under 12. Stop by, we look forward to seeing you!

 
A Lively Candide Plays at the Douglas Morrisson Theatre PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 13 November 2014 15:49

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PHOTO BY TERRY SULLIVAN

Candide’s mentor Pangloss (center) pursues the ladies every chance he gets. From left to right are Kelcey Jay Poe, Jennifer Noel Medeiros, Dee Baily, Anna Joham, Marianna Wolff, Geoffrey Colton as Pangloss, Rachel Deatherage and Alexis Lane Jensen.

By Linda Sandsmark • San Leandro Times

A witty version of the operetta  Candide plays at the Douglas Morrisson Theatre (DMT) through the end of November.

The story follows the life and loves of Candide, an optimistic man who is often in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Though he experiences near-drowning, robbery, war, the Inquisition, flogging, an earthquake, and other disasters, Candide keeps looking for the good in each situation.

Strong vocal performances are provided by Andres Ramirez as Candide, and Angela Jarosz as his love interest Cunegonde.

Recently-added replacement cast member Ben Brady adds humor to the role of Martin, a pessimist who keeps track of human failings. (“It affects me like rabies, when men act like babies,” he sings.)

Directed by Michael Mohammed, with musical director David Möschler, Candide clocks in at over three hours, but the musical talent shines throughout. A live 14-piece orchestra and 20 singing cast members add to the experience.

Both classic and unconventional costumes are used, including Jesuit priests wearing capes made of black trash bags,  and an aristocrat’s “wig” made out of paper coin-rolling tubes. Sets are sparse but inventive, including a sailboat which is constructed in a few seconds right on stage.

Candide was written by Voltaire in 1759, and several plays based on the book have been produced over the years. The DMT version includes music by Leonard Bernstein with lyrics by Richard Wilbur, Stephen Sondheim and Lillian Hellman.

Candide plays through Nov. 30. Show times are: Thursday, Nov. 13, at 8 p.m.;  Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.;  Saturday, Nov. 22, at  2  and 8 p.m.;  and Sundays at 2 p.m.

The theatre will host a pre-show talk on Friday, Nov. 14, at 7:10 p.m., and a post-play discussion after the matinee on Saturday, Nov. 22.

Tickets are $29. Discounts are available for seniors, students, TBA, KQED members and groups of 10 or more. Tickets are available online at www.dmtonline.org and by calling 881-6777.

The Douglas Morrisson Theatre is located at 22311 N. Third St. in Hayward, adjacent to the Senior Center and Japanese Garden.

 

 
Community Calendar • 11-13-14 PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 13 November 2014 15:48

2015 Sports Hall of Fame Dinner

The San Leandro Sports Foundation invites the public to attend the kickoff planning session for its 2015 Sports Hall of Fame induction dinner. Anyone interested in helping with this exciting new event is encouraged to attend the kickoff tonight, Nov. 13, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at The Englander Sports Pub and Restaurant, 101 Parrott St. in San Leandro.  Seating is limited so RSVP Martin Capron no later than Nov. 11 by calling 895-1980. For more information visit www.slsfi.org.

Lifted Up! At Redwood Chapel

Join Redwood Chapel as they present Lifted Up on Friday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m., for an evening of music that will lift your heart and spirit featuring Redwood Chapel’s Choir and Orchestra as well as guests singers from other churches.  Dessert and Coffee will be served.  Cost is $5.  Redwood Chapel is located at 19300 Redwood Road in Castro Valley.  For more information, go to our website www.redwoodchapel.org or call Joan Kady at 886-6300 ext. 232.

School Funding Talk

The League of Women Voters, Eden Area is hosting a talk on school funding on Friday, Nov. 14, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the San Lorenzo Village Community Hall, 377 Paseo Grande in San Lorenzo. The speakers will be San Lorenzo Unified Superintendent Fred Brill, San Leandro Superintendent Mike McLaughlin, Castro Valley Superintendent Jim Negri and Hayward Unified Accountability Officer Mary Ann Valles. Learn more about the new way of funding school districts and how parents and teachers can participate in the planning.

James Madison Fall Festival

James Madison Elementary School, 14751 Juniper St. in San Leandro, is having its annual Fall Festival on Saturday, Nov. 15, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., hosted by the Madison P.T.O. All are welcome to come and enjoy carnival games, food, jump houses, prizes, silent auction, entertainment, and more. It will be an exciting event for kids.

S.L. Girls Basketball Fundraiser

The San Leandro High girls basketball team will have a fundraiser at Porky’s Pizza Palace, 1221 Manor Blvd. in San Leandro, on Tuesday, Nov. 18, from 4 to 9 p.m. Dine in and Porky’s will donate 20 percent of each order to the Pirates girls basketball team.

S. L. Garden Club Meetings

The San Leandro Garden Club meets every third Tuesday from September through June at the Alta Mira House, 561 Lafayette Avenue in San Leandro.  Business meeting are at 10 a.m. followed by a speaker at 11a.m. The meeting this month is Tuesday, Nov. 18. The speaker will be from Sulpher Creek Nature Center.  She will be speaking on the work they do there. Expect a critter to view. All are welcome.

The Comfort Zone Single’s Party

The Comfort Zone, which provides a quiet environment for meeting new friends, will hold its first party on Thursday, Nov. 20, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Englander Pub, 101 Parrott St. in San Leandro. A donation of $5 is requested. The meetings are at low-noise sites to provide an oasis of calm and goodwill. Adults of all ages are welcome, including those with hearing disorders. The Comfort Zone is co-sponsored by The Society of Single Professionals, the world’s largest non-profit singles organization.

Holiday Boutique Fundraiser

Join SOS Meals on Wheels Holiday Boutique Fundraiser at the Hill and Valley Women’s Club, 1808 “B” St., Hayward on Friday, Nov. 21, from noon to 7 p.m. and on Saturday, Nov. 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More that 20 local craft people offering jewelry, paper crafts, decorative clothing, specialty foods and an exciting “pick your prize” raffle and food made by our Meals on Wheels chef. All proceeds benefit local chapters of SOS/Meals on Wheels. For more information, call Gerry Mellen at 483-8156 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Holiday Craft Sale

Residents at the Fargo Senior Center, 868 Fargo Ave. in San Leandro, will have a holiday craft sale on Saturday, Nov. 22, from 10 to 4 p.m.  On sale will be original handmade items and artwork at affordable prices. Refreshments will be available.  For more information, call Molly Dolly at 472-6121.

Sports Collectors Show

The Meridians, of St. Leanders, are sponsoring their 30th Annual Sports Collectors Show on Saturday, Nov. 22, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The show is being held at St. Leander’s Ryan - O’Connell Church Hall 575 W Estudillo Ave. in San Leandro, directly across from the BART station. A variety of vintage sports memorabilia, from 1880 to 2014, will be for sale. Proceeds  benefit St. Leanders parish and other local charities. Door prizes will be given away. General admission is $4, those under 5 or over 65 is $2. For more information, call Mark 538-6245.

S.L. Alumni Basketball Fundraiser

Former San Leandro High School basketball players are invited to compete in a fundraiser alumni basketball double-header on Wednesday, Nov. 26. The girls game will begin at 6 p.m. and the boys game starts at 7 p.m. This fundraiser raises money for both teams. Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for students. Anyone interested in playing can contact SLHS Athletic Director Jeanette Wood at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 618-4600, ext. 2177.

Senior Thanksgiving Luncheon

Registration is now open for San Leandro’s 37th Annual Senior Thanksgiving Luncheon which will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 26, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at two locations: the Senior Community Center, 13909 East 14th St.; and the Marina community Center, 15301 Wicks Blvd. Reservations can be purchased in person at both Community Centers, or online at www.sanleandrorec.org.  Reservation fees for the thanksgiving luncheon are $7 for San Leandro residents and $9 for non-residents. For more information, call 577-3462.

The Lenny Williams Benefit Concert

The annual Keep Music Rockin’ Foundation’s Holidays with Lenny Williams Benefit Concert will be presented at the San Leandro Performing Arts Center, 2250 Bancroft Ave. in San Leandro on Thursday, Dec. 4, at 6:45 p.m. Celebrating the 11th annual benefit concert will be a special performance from the S.L. High School Jazz Ensemble and Concert Choir with award winning artist Larry Batiste. General admission tickets are now on sale for $15. VIP tickets with admission into a pre-concert reception at 5:30 p.m. and reserved seating are $25. Tickets will not be sold at the door, purchase tickets at any San  Leandro public school during normal school hours or order your tickets from www.brownpapertickets.com.

 

 
Community Calendar • 11-06-14 PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 06 November 2014 15:46

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

The San Leandro High School drama department presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the San Leandro High Performing Arts Center, 2250 Bancroft Ave., on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 7, 8, at 8 p.m., and on Sunday, Nov. 9, at 2 p.m.  Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. Tickets will be available in advance at www.sanleandropac.com or at the door.

Blood Wedding at Moreau High

Moreau Catholic High School Drama Department presents Blood Wedding, a tragedy by Spanish playwright Frederico Garcia Lorca.  Performances are November 7, 8, 14 and 15 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 9 at 2 p.m. at the Moreau Catholic Teves Theatre, 27170 Mission Blvd.in Hayward.  Recommended for ages 13 and up.  Tickets are $12 for adults, $9 for students and seniors and $5 for Moreau students and alumni. For tickets or for more information, call 882-5002.

Alta Mira Club Community Bazaar

The Alta Mira Club on Lafayette Ave. in San Leandro, is having its Annual Community
Bazaar on Friday, Nov. 7, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and on Saturday, Nov. 8, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with  unique handmade items by many popular vendors and Alta Mira members, white elephant stage tables, an opportunity drawing gift table, and the club will be selling lunches.

Christmas Boutique

Mission Bay Mobile Home Park, 15333 Wicks Blvd. in San Leandro, will have a Christmas boutique on Saturday, Nov. 8, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be over 20 tables, and free coffee.

Marine Corps Birthday Breakfast

The Marine Corps League Detachment 919
celebrates the 239th birthday of the United States Marine Corps with a breakfast on Saturday, Nov. 8, at the Veterans Memorial Building, 1105 Bancroft Ave. in San Leandro. Doors open at 9 a.m. and the program begins at 9:45 a.m. For advanced tickets of $17.50, call Ron Saunders at 489-4186 or purchace at the door for $20.

Hearing Loss Association

The Hearing Loss Association will meet on Saturday, Nov. 8, at the new Kaiser-Oakland Hospital, 3600 Broadway and MacArthur. Rrefreshments, begin at 9:30 a.m., and the program starts at 10 a.m. The speaker will be retired Alameda County Superior Court judge, James R. Lambden, who  will speak on the topic of, “The Rights of the Hearing Impaired.” Free parking is available at the garage next door at 3510 Broadway. Take elevator to the lower level conference center room. 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.

Mission Bay Christmas Boutique

The Mission Bay Mobile Home Park, 15333 Wicks Blvd. in San Leandro, will have a Christmas boutique on Saturday, Nov. 8, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be over 20 tables, and free coffee.

Annual Holiday Craft Bazaar

Eden United Church of Christ, 21455 Birch St. in Hayward, is holding its 6th Annual Holiday Craft Bazaar on Sunday, Nov. 9, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Craft items on sale will include handmade quilts, crocheted baby blankets, jewelry, artwork, Christmas décor, gift baskets, specialty foods, bake sale and rummage sale. A lasagna luncheon will be offered for $5. Proceeds benefit the church.

Friends of San Leandro Creek

The Friends of San Leandro Creek are hosting an environmental forum on Saturday, Nov. 8, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the San Leandro Main Library, 300 Estudillo Ave. A panel of experts will be speaking about climate change and rising sea levels. For more information, call Susan Levenson at 577-6069 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or go to the website wwwfslc.org.

Hayward Eagles Auxiliary Luncheon

The Hayward Eagles Auxiliary is having their monthly bingo luncheon on Monday, Nov. 10, at noon at the Eagles Hall, 21406 Foothill Blvd. near I-580. Turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, yams, salad, rolls and dessert will be served.  The price is $7, which includes a free bingo card. There will also be a raffle, two tickets for $1. Proceeds from this luncheon will go to the kidney foundation. For more information, call Jonna Villadsen  785-8174.

2015 Sports Hall of Fame Dinner

The San Leandro Sports Foundation invites the public to attend the kickoff planning session for its 2015 Sports Hall of Fame induction dinner. Anyone interested in helping with this exciting new event is encouraged to attend the kickoff on Thursday, Nov. 13, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at The Englander Sports Pub and Restaurant, 101 Parrott St. in San Leandro.  Seating is limited so RSVP Martin Capron no later than Nov. 11 by calling 895-1980. For more information visit www.slsfi.org.

A Thousand Clowns at Chanticleers

See the new laugh filled production of the comedy classic A Thousand Clowns by Herb Gardner at the Chanticleers Theatre, 3683 Quail Ave. in Castro Valley through Sunday, Nov. 23 at 8 p.m. The show runs Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and on Sundays at 2 p.m.  (no performance on Halloween).  Order tickets at 733-5483 or www.chanticleers.org

San Leandro Players

Old-fashioned melodramas will be celebrated as the San Leandro Players present Curse You, Jack Dalton! and He Ain’t Done Right By Nell Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m., through Nov. 23 at the San Leandro Museum/Auditorium, 320 West Estudillo Ave. in San Leandro. Step back to the 19th century, when bad was bad and good was better, and the hero always came to the rescue. Tickets are $20 for general admission, $15 for seniors, children under 12 and students. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.slplayers.org or call 895-2573.

Senior Thanksgiving Luncheon

Registration is now open for San Leandro’s 37th Annual Senior Thanksgiving Luncheon which will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 26, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at two locations: the Senior Community Center, 13909 East 14th St.; and the Marina community Center, 15301 Wicks Blvd. Reservations can be purchased in person at both Community Centers, or online at www.sanleandrorec.org.  Reservation fees for the Thanksgiving Luncheon are $7 for San Leandro residents and $9 for non-residents. For more information, call 577-3462.

 

 
‘Dream’ Opens Tomorrow at SLHS PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 30 October 2014 15:17

103014eThe San Leandro High School Dramatic Arts Department’s production of A Midsummer’s Night Dream – one of William Shakespeare’s most popular works – opens Friday, Oct. 31, at 7:30 p.m. It is Halloween night, so come in costume to get in for a “treat” of a price – $3 per ticket.

This well-loved play is about  the adventures of humans who are controlled and manipulated by fairies who inhabit the forest in which most of the play is set.

Additional dates and ticket prices are Nov. 1, 7, and 8 at 7:30 p.m., and Nov. 2 and 9 at 2 p.m., adults $10 and students $5. Tickets are available at www.sanleandropac.com or at the door of the performing arts center, 2250 Bancroft Avenue.

CAPTION: San Leandro High actors Sadie Barreto, Abby Curlett, Cecilia Merner, Jessica Reining, Nia Sanchez, Olive Acholonu and (kneeling in front) Chloe Santos and Jessica Sandoval are set to star in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer’s Night Dream beginning this Friday.

PHOTO COURTESY OF DIANE DRAGONE


 
SL Players Present Old-Fashioned Melodrama PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 30 October 2014 15:14

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Martina Lawson as Nell, Jocelyn Michael as Granny, Terry Guillory as Lolly, and Dana M. Chohlis as Vera perform in the San Leandro Players melodrama through Nov. 23.

The San Leandro Players present a celebration of old-fashioned melodrama: Curse You, Jack Dalton! and He Ain’t Done Right By Nell by Wilbur Braun and directed by Catherine Heck, Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. through Nov. 23 at the San Leandro Museum/Auditorium, 320 West Estudillo Ave. in San Leandro.

Tickets are $20 general, $15 seniors, TBA members, under 12 and students.  BART accessible (1 block east of the San Leandro BART Station).  For information or reservations call 895-2573.  Order tickets online at www.slplayers.org.

 

 
Community Calendar • 10-30-14 PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 30 October 2014 15:12

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

The San Leandro High School drama department presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the San Leandro High Performing Arts Center, 2250 Bancroft Ave., on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday, Nov. 2, at 2 p.m. and on the following weekend Nov. 7, 8 and 9, at the same times. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. Tickets will be available in advance at www.sanleandropac.com or at the door.

African Miners Documentary at Enlander

The San Leandro Worker’s Club will present a showing of Miners Shot Down on Saturday, Nov. 1, at 7 p.m., at the Englander Pub, 101 Parrott St. in San Leandro. This documentary tells the story of the South African mine workers who began a wildcat strike in August of 2012 for better wages and working conditions. During the strike 34 miners were killed and many more were injured. A $10 donation is suggested, students and unemployed $5. No one be turned away due to lake of funds. All proceeds go to the miner’s families. For more information, go to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Reader’s Roundtable

The San Leandro Library Readers Roundtable book club will meet at the Main Library, 300 Estudillo Ave., on Saturday, Nov. 1, at 2 p.m. to discuss Life After Life by Kate Atkinson. What if you had a chance to live your life again and again, until you finally got it right? Life After Life follows Ursula Todd as she lives through the turbulent events of the last century again and again.

Annual Holiday Craft Bazaar

Eden United Church of Christ, 21455 Birch St. in Hayward, is holding its 6th Annual Holiday Craft Bazaar on Sunday, Nov. 2, and Sunday, Nov. 9, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Craft items on sale will include handmade quilts, crocheted baby blankets, jewelry, artwork, Christmas décor, gift baskets, specialty foods, bake sale and rummage sale. A lasagna luncheon will be offered for $5. Proceeds benefit the church.

Diabetes Support Group

The next meeting of the Diabetes Support Group will be on Monday, Nov. 3, at 5 p.m. at the San Leandro Surgery Center, 15035 East 14 St. Registered dietitian Christina McFadden, a Certified Diabetes Educator, will lead a discussion of “Staying on Course During the Holidays.”

Parkinson’s Support Group

The San Leandro Parkinson’s Support and Information group will be meeting on Thursday, Nov. 6, at 10 a.m. at the San Lorenzo Community Church, 945 Paseo Grande in San Lorenzo. This month’s speaker will be David Blaschka, a personal trainer who will do exercises. For more information, call 276-3119.

Blood Wedding at Moreau High

Moreau Catholic High School Drama Department presents Blood Wedding, a tragedy by Spanish playwright Frederico Garcia Lorca.  The themes of choice, deception, fate and nature, as well as the cycle of life are portrayed in this show, centered around a wedding.  Performances are November 7, 8, 14 and 15 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 9 at 2 p.m. at the Moreau Catholic Teves Theatre, 27170 Mission Blvd.in Hayward.  Recommended for ages 13 and up.  Tickets are $12 for adults, $9 for students and seniors and $5 for Moreau students and alumni. For tickets or for more information, call 882-5002.

Alta Mira Club Community Bazaar

The Alta Mira Club, Lafayette Ave. in San Leandro, is having its Annual Community Bazaar on Friday, Nov. 7, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and on Saturday, Nov. 8, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with  unique handmade items by many popular vendors and Alta Mira members, white elephant stage tables, an opportunity drawing gift table, and the club will be selling lunches.

Friends of San Leandro Creek

The Friends of San Leandro Creek are hosting an environmental forum on Saturday, Nov. 8, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the San Leandro Main Library, 300 Estudillo Ave. A panel of experts will be speaking about climate change and rising sea levels. For more information, call Susan Levenson at 577-6069 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or go to the website wwwfslc.org.

A Thousand Clowns at Chanticleers

See the new laugh filled production of the comedy classic A Thousand Clowns by Herb Gardner at the Chanticleers Theatre, 3683 Quail Ave. in Castro Valley through Sunday, Nov. 23 at 8 p.m. The show runs Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and on Sundays at 2 p.m.  (no performance on Halloween).  Order tickets at 733-5483 or www.chanticleers.org

San Leandro Museum Auditorium

Old-fashioned melodramas will be celebrated as the San Leandro Players present Curse You, Jack Dalton! and He Ain’t Done Right By Nell Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m., through Nov. 23 at the San Leandro Museum/Auditorium, 320 West Estudillo Ave. in San Leandro. Step back to the 19th century, when bad was bad and good was better, and the hero always came to the rescue. Tickets are $20 for general admission, $15 for seniors, children under 12 and students. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.slplayers.org or call 895-2573.

Artful Steps Work on Display

A group art exhibit by local artists with developmental disabilities is currently on display until Jan. 9 on the 3rd floor of  the Joseph P. Bort Metro Center, 101 Eighth Street in Oakland, across from the Lake Merritt BART Station. “On the Move” is a collaboration between the Artful Steps program and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission.  The Artful Steps artists explore the diverse means of transportation found in the Bay Area.

Senior Thanksgiving Luncheon

Registration is now open for San Leandro’s 37th Annual Senior Thanksgiving Luncheon which will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 26, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. simultaneously at two locations: the Senior Community Center, 13909 East 14th St.; and the Marina community Center, 15301 Wicks Blvd. Reservations can be purchased in person at the Senior Community Center or at the Marina Community Center, or online at www.sanleandrorec.org.  Reservation fees for the Thanksgiving Luncheon are $7 for San Leandro residents and $9 for non-residents. For more information, call 577-3462.

 

 
Artists Turn Dead into Lively Subjects at HAHS PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 23 October 2014 15:15

102314eThe Day of the Dead exhibit at the Hayward Area Historical Society, 22380 Foothill Blvd. in Hayward, runs through Nov. 9.

The gallery hours are Wednesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., except on Thursdays when they stay open until 7 p.m.

Day of the Dead explores the celebration of the holiday through altars prepared by local artists from traditional to contemporary representations of the holiday, all carrying personal themes for their creators.

A variety of artistic expressions of the holiday are featured in the exhibit, from photographs to paintings on canvas and leather skateboards to tattoo-style decorative plates will be on display.

CAPTION: “Dead End Road,” an acrylic on canvas by Angela Villegas, is one of the works on display at the Hayward Area Historical Society.


 
Ramana Vieira & Redwood Tango Duo Share an Evening of Fado & Tango PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 23 October 2014 15:13

102314e2Ramana Vieira and her ensemble will perform on Wednesday, Oct. 29, at 8 p.m. at the Freight & Salvage, 2020 Addison St. in Berkeley. Vieira is joined by Chilean Guitarist/Percussionist Tomas Salcedo, cellist Gretchen Hopkins, and Alberto Rameriz on bass.

The show will be co-billed with Redwood Tango Duo for an evening of Fado and energetic Tango.

Vieira lives in San Leandro where she grew up. Her singing has been acclaimed as bringing new life and sensibility to traditional Portuguese fado music in reviews from the San Francisco Chronicle to the Boston Globe.

Tickets are $20 in advance, $22 at the door. Tickets may be purchased by calling the Freight & Salvage box office at 644-2020, or online
www.freightandsalvage.org.

CAPTION: Ramana Vieira and her band will be performing at the Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse in Berkeley on Wednesday, Oct. 29.


 
Community Calendar • 10-23-14 PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 23 October 2014 15:11

A Thousand Clowns at Chanticleers

See the new laugh filled production of the comedy classic A Thousand Clowns by Herb Gardner at the Chanticleers Theatre, 3683 Quail Ave. in Castro Valley. Performance dates are October 24 to November 23 at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday (no performance on Halloween).  Order tickets at 733-5483 or www.chanticleers.org

Vendors Needed

Vendors are needed for the annual James Madison School Craft Show to be held on Saturday, Oct.  25,  from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 14759 Juniper St. in San Leandro. For more information, call Nadine Lopes at Madison School 895-7944.

San Leandro Museum Auditorium

Old-Fashioned Melodramas will be celebrated as the San Leandro Players present Curse You, Jack Dalton! and He Ain’t Done Right By Nell Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m., starting Oct. 25 through Nov. 23 at the San Leandro Museum/Auditorium, 320 West Estudillo Ave. in San Leandro. Step back to the 19th century, when bad was bad and good was better, and the hero always came to the rescue. Tickets are $20 for general admission, $15 for seniors, children under 12 and students. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.slplayers.org or call 895-2573.

Volunteer for Annual Beautification Day

Join the San Leandro Education Foundation, parents, students, and community groups and spruce up a school on the annual beautification day on Saturday, Oct. 25, from 9 a.m. to noon. Just go to any school in the San Leandro Unified School District. No special skills or experience needed to paint and plant, water and weed, and have fun doing things simple enough for the whole family. For more information or to volunteer, call or email SLED at 618-4483 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Halloween Trunk or Treat Party

The Principled Academy, 2305 Washington Avenue in San Leandro,  invites everyone to a safe Halloween experience at their Trunk or Treat event on Saturday, Oct. 25, at 5 p.m. Decorate the trunk of your car, dress in costume and join the contests, enjoy a Not-so Haunted House and a variety of other fun activities.  Dinners vary in price from $5 to $8. Proceeds will go to help support the 7th and 8th grade field trip to Washington D.C. For more information, call 351-6400.

S.L. High Bazaar Fundraiser

The San Leandro High School track and field team will host a fundraising bazaar on Saturday, Oct. 25, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. outdoors behind the school cafeteria at 2200 Bancroft Ave. Find treasures at different tables and booths, enjoy music and the fare from food trucks. Admission is free. If you would like to set up a table or a tent and sell your goods, the cost is $40. Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Cleanup San Leandro Creek

The Friends of San Leandro Creek are having a creek cleanup at Root Park, corner of East 14th and Hays streets, on Saturday, Oct. 25, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Volunteers are needed to remove litter from the creek. Wear sturdy shoes, long pants and sleeves, and mosquito repellant. Bring gloves if you have them.Volunteers are required to fill out a waiver form. Children under 14 are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult.

Artful Steps Work on Display

A group art exhibit by local artists with developmental disabilities is currently on display until Jan. 9 on the 3rd floor of  the Joseph P. Bort Metro Center, 101 Eighth Street in Oakland, across from the Lake Merritt BART Station. “On the Move” is a collaboration between the Artful Steps program and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission.  The Artful Steps artists explore the diverse means of transportation found in the Bay Area.

Adoption Event and Bake Sale

Sunshine Rescue Group is holding a Halloween Adoption Event and Bake Sale on Saturday, Oct. 25, at Bay Fair Petsmart, 15555 E 14th Street in San Leandro, from noon to 5 p.m.. Cats, kittens and dogs will be available for adoption at a discounted rate.  In addition, there will be lots of goodies at the bake sale.

Halloween Carnival

The annual Halloween Carnival will take place on Sunday, Oct. 26, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Marina Community Center, 15301 Wicks Blvd.  Arrive in costume and join friends and neighbors for an afternoon of games and all-around spooky cheer.  Games and entertainment are geared for children from 4-8 years of age,  and tickets will be available for 25 cents each. For more information, call customer service at 577-3462.

Senior Thanksgiving Luncheon

Registration is now open for San Leandro’s 37th Annual Senior Thanksgiving Luncheon which will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 26, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. simultaneously at two locations: the Senior Community Center, 13909 East 14th St.; and the Marina community Center, 15301 Wicks Blvd. Reservations can be purchased in person at the Senior Community Center or at the Marina Community Center, or online at www.sanleandrorec.org.  Reservation fees for the Thanksgiving Luncheon are $7 for San Leandro residents and $9 for non-residents. For more information, call 577-3462.

Eden Garden Club Fall Bazaar

The Eden Garden Club will have their Annual Fall Bazaar on Monday, Oct. 27, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Moose Lodge, 20835 Rutledge  Rd., Castro Valley.  There will be a large variety of items including plants and baked goods. Cash and checks accepted for purchases. Refreshments will be available. All are welcome. For more information, call 538-4292

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

The San Leandro High School drama department presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the San Leandro High Performing Arts Center, 2250 Bancroft Ave., on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday, Nov. 2, at 2 p.m. and on the following weekend Nov. 7, 8 and 9, at the same times. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. Tickets will be available in advance at www.sanleandropac.com or at the door.

Documentary Movie: Service

See the documentary movie Service: When Women Come Marching Home on Tuesday, Oct. 28, at 7 p.m. at the Main Library, 300 Estudillo Ave. Service explores the resilience of a group of young service women returning from Afghanistan and Iraq as they face the inadequate care they receive. The film honors their unbroken spirits. This 55-minute film is not rated. It contains profane language and is not suitable for children.

 

 
Aubrie Lee and Lonny Ross Say I Do PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 16 October 2014 15:28

101614eAubrie Renee Lee married Lonny James Ross, Saturday, October 4, 2014, at the New Almaden Quicksilver Mining Museum in San Jose, California.

The lovely bride was a long-time resident of San Leandro, working at the San Leandro Manor Branch Library for many years. The happy couple now live in Fremont.

CAPTION: Newlyweds Aubrie Lee and Lonny Ross will make their new home in Fremont.


 
Meet TV Personality Martina Lawson PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 16 October 2014 15:34

ABC Tree Farms Presents the 3rd Annual Meet and Greet Event with TV Personality Martina Lawson.

Martina Lawson is a local Scoliosis survivor and advocate and TV show hostess.  After receiving much support from communities throughout the years her show has aired, she requested to produce an event that would thank the communities for their support.

Lawson, who is co-producing this event again this year, will be at the Bayfair Mall in San Leandro on Saturday, Oct. 11, beginning at 2 p.m.

Come out and meet Martina at ABC Tree Farms Pumpkin Patch lot at Bayfair and receive an autographed poster, a photograph with her, and a free pumpkin. Come early, free pumpkins are limited to the first 20 guests who arrive.

Watch the Martina Show weekdays on Tuesday and Thursday at 7 p.m. on Comcast channel 28.  See the official website for the show for additional details, www.martinashow.com and www.youtube.com/TheMartinaTalkShow.

 

 

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