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
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
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
. 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.
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 www.dmtonline.org or call 510-881-6777.
Notes from Vietnam, will be presented by the Oakland Symphony on Friday, Feb. 12, at 8 p.m. at the Paramount Theatre in Oakland, featuring Emmy Award-winning composer-performer Vân-Ánh Võ, who will give the World Premiere of her Lullaby for a Country, performing on a Vietnamese zither and monochord with vocals. Tickets cost from $20 to $75 and can be purchase on-line atwww.OaklandSymphony.org.