It’s Happening at the County Fair PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 02 July 2015 11:29

070215n3The Alameda County Fair runs through Sunday and a fireworks display will be at 9 p.m. on Saturday, the Fourth of July, featuring the Oakland East Bay Symphony, following the Red, White & Blues Festival earlier in the day. Also on the main stage, Kansas plays tonight (Thursday) at 8 p.m., and Morris Day & The Time play on Friday night. The Beach Boys played last Wednesday night to a packed house. The shows are no additional cost than the price of admission to the fair, as is the horse racing, which continues Thursday through Sunday. Post time is 1:30 p.m. each day except Friday when it’s 3:30 p.m.

PHOTO BY JIM KNOWLES


 
Have a Glass of Beer for the Boys and Girls Club PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 02 July 2015 11:22

Drake’s Brewing Co., 1933 Davis St., building 177 (by WalMart), will have a beer tasting benefit or the Boys & Girls Club of San Leandro on Friday, July 3, from 4 to 8 p.m.

Taste from an array of micro brews in support of the club.

A variety of food will be for sale, and live entertainment will be provided by BackBeat, playing the music of The Beatles.

A $5 donation to the Boys & Girls Club is requested but not required for admission. Brew tasting is $15 and includes a Drake’s logo mug and three tokens. For more information, call 483-5581.

 

 
Community Calendar • 07-02-15 PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 02 July 2015 11:17

Boys & Girls Club Benefit

Drake’s Brewing Co., 1933 Davis St., building 177 (by WalMart), will have a beer tasting benefit for the Boys & Girls Club of San Leandro on Friday, July 3, from 4 to 8 p.m. Taste from an array of micro brews in support of the club. A variety of food will be for sale, and live entertainment will be provided by BackBeat, playing the music of The Beatles. A $5 donation to the Boys & Girls Club is requested but not required for admission. Brew tasting is $15 and includes a Drake’s logo mug and three tokens. For more information, call 483-5581.

Vacation Bible School

Praises Of Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 1395 Bancroft Ave. in San Leandro, is offering a Vacation Bible School for all ages from Monday through Friday, July 6 to July 10, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. For more information, call the church at 483-1811.

Summer Movie Nights

Bring your own lawn chairs, blankets and snacks and enjoy these summertime movie events. Showtimes start approximately at 8 p.m. on Wednesday nights. Maleficent, July 8, at Washington Manor Park,  Paddington on July 22, at Halcyon Park, and Big Hero 6 on August 5, at Lower Chabot Park.

Mental Well-Being Workshop

Join author and psychotherapist Linda Graham in a discussion about her book Bouncing Back: Rewiring Your Brain for Maximum Resilience and Well-Being on Thursday, July 9, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the San Leandro Main Library, 300 Estudillo Ave. A question and answer session and a time for book signing will follow her presentation.

Lego City Display

One of the biggest Lego projects around is on display at the Bay Area Family Church, 2305 Washington Ave. in San Leandro. The Lego city, built by Johannes van Galen, is on display through Aug. 2 on Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. Tickets are $4 cash only at the door, or online at www.playbuildingbricks.com.

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. Gallery hours are Thursday, Friday and Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Open to the public.

Botanical Works of Art

Paintings of natural floral beauties in watercolor and ink, featuring the artists of the Mary L. Harden School of Botanical Illustrations, will be on display through July 31 at the John O’Lague Galleria at the Hayward City Hall, 777 B Street.

Sun Gallery

Come and see how ordinary objects have been transformed into amazing works of art in the Transformations 2: Recycled and Up-cycled Exhibit, at the Sun Gallery, 1015 E St. in Hayward, through August 1. The show has just about everything, mixed media, sculpture, photography, collage, with pieces by artists from other countries along with local artists. Gallery hours are Thursday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. A reception for the artists will be on Saturday, July 11, from 1 to 4 p.m. Admission is free and light snacks will be served.

Traveling Lantern Theater

The Traveling Lantern Theater presents Peter Pan on Wednesday, July 15, at 7 p.m. at the San Leandro Main Library, 300 Estudillo Ave. Fly away with the Darling children to Neverland, where Peter battles with pirates and Captain Hook.

Caribbean Steel Drum Band

Harry Best and his Shabang Steel Drum Band will perform upbeat rhythms of Calypso, Reggae, Zouk, and Soca on Thursday, July 16, from 7 to 8 p.m. at the San Leandro Main Library, 300 Estudillo Ave. For more information, call 577-3971.

Read It • See It

The San Leandro History Museum, 320 West Estudillo Ave, will be showing the film  The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking (1988) on Thursday, July 16, at 1:30 p.m. as part of the San Leandro Public Library Summer Reading Program. Rated G, 100 minutes.

Douglas Morrisson Theatre

The Douglas Morrisson Theatre Chorus presents Summer Concert: The Flavors  of Latin America on Friday and Saturday, July 24 and 25, at 8 p.m. and on Sunday, July 26, at 2 p.m. at 22311 N. Third St. in Hayward. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors, and $12 for students. The box office number is 881-6777 or go to www.dmmtonline.org.

A Theatrical Tour of Fashion

The Alta Mira Club, 561 Lafayette Ave. in San Leandro, presents  Have Bag Will Travel, 100 years of fashion, on Monday, July 27, at 11:30 a.m. The show is an entertaining and informative theatrical tour of fashion through the ages. A salad bar and luncheon will follow. Tickets are $25 to support the Alta Mira scholarship program. For reservations, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 483-1018.

Sons In Retirement Meetings

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

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.

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.

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. Learn about nutrition, portion control, food planning and exercise. For more information call, Judy at 581-5313.

San Leandro Auditorium

San Leandro Players present King of the Monsters vs. Altair, Queen of Outer Space in a world premiere prequel to the Earth vs. Altair Trilogy. Learn the truth about the origins of the alien queen, what she wants, and witness her epic battle with a gigantic prehistoric monster in this off-the-wall comedy for the whole family. Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. July 18 through Aug. 16 at the San Leandro Museum/Auditorium, 320 West Estudillo Ave. For more information and reservations, call 895-2573. Tickets are from $20 to $15 and purchased online visit www.slplayers.org.

C. V. Center for the Arts

Lighten Up with Brian
Copeland,
an evening of fun and laughter as stand-up comedian, playwright, author and talk show host Brian Copeland brings a few of his funniest friends to entertain you, on Saturday, July 18,  at 7:30 p.m., at the Castro Valley Center for the Arts, 19501 Redwood Road, in Castro Valley. Recommended for audiences 14 years and above. Tickets are from $12 to $30. You can purchase tickets at the Center box office or call 889-8961 Thursdays and Fridays from 3 to 5 p.m.

Douglas Morrisson Theatre

The Douglas Morrisson Theatre, 22311 N. Third St. in Hayward, presents a staged reading of Rx by Kate Fodor, a sharp but tender comedy about love, the search for happiness and Big Pharma on Monday, July 27, at 8 p.m. Mature language and subject matter. Appropriate for ages 15 and up. This is the fourth DMT Bare Bones series in the 2014-2015 season: edgier pieces by contemporary writers. Tickets are $10, open seating. The box office number is 881-6777 or go to www.dmtonline.org.

 

 
Community Calendar • 06-25-15 PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Monday, 29 June 2015 08:49

Read It • See It

The San Leandro History Museum, 320 West Estudillo Ave, will be showing the film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971 version) today at 1:30 p.m. as part of the San Leandro Public Library Summer Reading Program. Rated G, 100 minutes.

Stepping Stones Center Celebration

Stepping Stones Growth Center, 311 Mac Arthur Blvd. in San Leandro, will have its 40th anniversary celebration on Thursday, June 25, from noon to 3 p.m. with a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new playground, a barbecue lunch, games and more, free and open to the public. Later that evening, a $100-a-plate fundraising dinner will be served. Cocktails and hors d’oeuves begin at 6 p.m. with fine dining and a live art auction at 7 p.m. To RSVP for the dinner, call Stephenique Allen at 568-3331, ext. 2660 or email her at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Stepping Stones Growth Center is a not-for-profit social services agency that was founded in 1975 by concerned parents of children with special needs.

Adult Summer Reading & Movie Night

The San Leandro Main Library, 300 Estudillo Ave., will have its first Adult Summer Reading Program and Movie Night on Friday, June 26, at 6 p.m. Admission is free. The library can’t publicize the title of the movie for some sort of legal reason, but here’s a hint: it’s a 1978 movie in which an alien orphan is sent from his dying planet to Earth, where he grows up to become his adoptive home’s first and greatest superhero. For more information, call the library at 577-3971.

Hayward Historical Society Open House

The Hayward Area Historical Society Center for History & Culture, at 22380 Foothill Blvd. in Hayward, celebrates its first anniversary with a community Open House on Saturday, June 27,  from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Free admission to galleries, along with family art activities, interactive fun, games, and birthday cake. Learn more about  family programs, school tours, events, and community resources. The Cannery Cafe will be serving delicious food all day long. Bring family and friends!

106th Holy Ghost Celebration

I.D.E.S. of Saint John Inc. will start the festivities of its 106th Year of the Holy Ghost Celebration on Saturday, June 27, with a dance with music by Erminio Lemos at 7 p.m. at the I.D.E.S. Hall, 1670 Orchard Ave. in San Leandro. Presentatin of the new queens & officers at 7:30 p.m. On Sunday, June 28, a Mass will be held at the hall at 10 a.m. and at 11:15 a.m. the parade will start. After the parade a meal of sopas e carne will be serve at the hall. A dance will be held at the hall at 4 p.m. featuring music by Erminio Lemos.

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.

Jr. Giants Baseball Program Registration

Jr. giants is a free, non-competitive, co-ed baseball program for youth, ages 6 to 14.  Learn the basics of baseball during the summer, along with self-esteem and respect. For information, please call 544-4315.  Register online by June 26 at www.jrgiants.org.

1st Southern Baptist Church Fundraiser

Huge parking lot fundraiser on Saturday, June 27, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the First Southern Baptist Church, 15503 Usher St. in  San Lorenzo, across from WalMart on Hesperian Blvd. Lots of items for sale. For more information, call the church office at 276-3688.

Free Family Science Program

Come to a fun and educational program of hands-on science with scientists from the American Chemical Society on Saturday, June 27, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the San Leandro Main Library, 300 Estudillo Ave. The free activities may include making ice cream with liquid nitrogen, magic color changing experiments, and noisy projects that go bang. Open to all ages, but the activities are best for kids ages 4 and older. No registration needed, just drop by.

Knock Out Diabetes

Knock Out Diabetes, an event addressing the growing rate of type II diabetes in the Filipino community, will be held on Saturday, June 27, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Kennel Boxing Gym, 3051 Teagarden St. in San Leandro. Check-in begins at 12:30 p.m. There will be boxing workshops, healthy Filipino food demonstrations, health screenings and community resources. Registraion for this free event is available at www.altabatessummit.org/KODiabetes. For more information, call 869-8223.

Let’s Go Fishing

Learn basic rigging, equipment, ethics, and ecology while hiking and fishing in San Francisco Bay on Sunday, June 28, from 10 a.m. to 1p.m. All equipment provided. Meet at the Hayward Shoreline trailhead just beyond 3050 West Winton Avenue. Participants must be 16 years of age or older and must have a fishing license. Ages 6 and up may attend. The fee is $12 per person. For more information, call 670-7270 or visit www.haywardrec.org.

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.

Boys & Girls Club Benefit

Drake’s Brewing Co., 1933 Davis St., building 177 (by WalMart), will have a beer tasting benefit for the Boys & Girls Club of San Leandro on Friday, July 3, from 4 to 8 p.m. Taste from an array of micro brews in support of the club. A variety of food will be for sale, and live entertainment will be provided by BackBeat, playing the music of The Beatles. A $5 donation to the Boys & Girls Club is requested but not required for admission. Brew tasting is $15 and includes a Drake’s logo mug and three tokens. For more information, call 483-5581.

San Leandro Auditorium

San Leandro Players present King of the Monsters vs. Altair, Queen of Outer Space in a world premiere prequel to the Earth vs. Altair Trilogy. Learn the truth about the origins of the alien queen, what she wants, and witness her epic battle with a gigantic prehistoric monster in this off-the-wall comedy for the whole family. Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. July 18 through Aug. 16 at the San Leandro Museum/Auditorium, 320 West Estudillo Ave. For more information and reservations, call 895-2573. Tickets are from $20 to $15 and purchased online visit www.slplayers.org.

C. V. Center for the Arts

Lighten Up with Brian
Copeland,
an evening of fun and laughter as stand-up comedian, playwright, author and talk show host Brian Copeland brings a few of his funniest friends to entertain you, on Saturday, July 18,  at 7:30 p.m., at the Castro Valley Center for the Arts, 19501 Redwood Road, in Castro Valley. Recommended for audiences 14 years and above. Tickets are from $12 to $30. You can purchase tickets at the Center box office or call 889-8961 Thursdays and Fridays from 3 to 5 p.m.

 

 
Scholars to Speak On Macau at Library PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 18 June 2015 00:18

Former Portuguese colony was turned over to China 15 years ago

061815n5By Jim Knowles • San Leandro Times

Two scholars will give a talk on the history and recent developments in Macau at the San Leandro Main Library on Monday, June 22, at 11 a.m.

Macau, a peninsula 40 miles west of Hong Kong, was transferred from Portugal to China 15 years ago. Portugal established Macau as a trading post in 1557 and it became a meeting point between East and West.

The Jesuits established the College of St. Paul in Macau, the first Western college in the Far East, and helped introduce Western science, math and astronomy to the Chinese.

Dr. Roy Eric Xavier, president of the International Macanese Alliance, and Professor Ming K. Chan from Stanford University will speak. Macanese food and refreshments will be served. Admission is free.

The talk was organized by Art and Mandy Britto, owners of Mandy’s jewelry shop in downtown San Leandro. Art and Mandy are of Portuguese decent, born in Hong Kong and have an understanding of Portuguese and Chinese culture.

This year marks the 40th anniversary of Mandy’s, the shop they opened in downtown Oakland in 1975 and moved to San Leandro in 1991.

CAPTION: Mandy and Art Britto who have Mandy’s Jewelers in downtown San Leandro are hosting a talk about Macau by two experts on the subject.

PHOTO BY JIM KNOWLES


 
Come to the Stepping Stones 40th Anniversary PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 18 June 2015 00:17

Stepping Stones Growth Center, 311 MacArthur Blvd. in San Leandro, will have its 40th anniversary celebration on Thursday, June 25, from noon to 3 p.m. with a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new playground, a barbeque lunch, games and more, free and open to the public.

Later that evening, a $100-a-plate fundraising dinner will be served.

Cocktails and hors d’oeuves begin at 6 p.m. with fine dining and a live art auction at 7 p.m.

To RSVP for the dinner, call Stephenique Allen at 568-3331, ext. 2660 or email her at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Stepping Stones Growth Center is a not-for-profit social services agency that was founded in 1975 by concerned parents of children with special needs.

 

 
Always Dreaming Team Bocce Ball Tournament PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 18 June 2015 00:16

A team with the unlikely name of Always Dreaming prevailed over twelve other teams, including one from the George Mark House itself, at the June 6 Buon Tempo Club-hosted 6th Annual George Mark Children’s House Benefit Bocce Tournament.

Team members John Anderson, Ed Ciminella, Matt Porter, and Shorty Harrell easily outscored “The Four H’s” team of Ron Haslam, Charles Hayes, Lowell Hickey, and Ron Sarti in the final game to take top prize. Third place went to the “Four Paesanos,” a team of four Italian men, Dick Dianda, Bruce Tobia, Rich de Luca, and Al Bronzini.

The tournament raised over $2,000 for the George Mark Children’s House, a unique facility in San Leandro for the palliative care of terminally ill children and giving respite to their caregivers. It depends mostly on donations to continue operating. It is the only facility of its type in the United States. To date these annual Boun Tempo Club hosted tournaments have raised over $10,000 for the George Mark House.

 

 
Community Calendar • 06-18-15 PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 18 June 2015 00:03

Palma Ceia Baptist Church Festival

The Palma Ceia Baptist Church, 28605 Ruus Road in Hayward, will host its 4th Annual Juneteenth Festival on Saturday, June 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., a budget-friendly event for the whole family with food, music, a kid’s play zone and vendors. This year is the sesquicentennial (150th anniversary) of the Juneteenth Celebration in Texas on June 19, 1865 when Gen. Gordon Granger entered Galvaston Harbor and announced that the Emancipation Proclamation freed the slaves. For more information, call 786-2866.

14th Summer Sport Collectors Show

The Meridians of St. Leander’s are sponsoring their 14th Annual Summer Sport Collectors Show on Saturday, June 20, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the St. Leander’s Ryan O’Connell Church Hall, 575 W. Estudillo Ave., San Leandro. A variety of vintage sports memorabilia from the 1880s to 2015 will be on sale. Proceeds from the show will benefit St. Leander’s parish and local charities. Door prizes will be given away. General admission is $4, those 5 and under or adults over 65 is $2. For more information, call 538-6245.

Soroptimist 2nd Annual Garage Sale

The Soroptimist’s 2nd annual garage sale is this Saturday and Sunday, June 20 and 21, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 3841 Somerset Ave. in  Castro Valley (between Redwood Rd. and Santa Maria Ave.) Lots of household items, children’s toys, furniture, clothes and shoes. All at great garage sale prices.  All proceeds given back to the community. For more information, call Lynn Levin at 593-7377.

Mission Bay Men’s and Women’s Club

The Mission Bay Men’s and Women’s Club is having a Hawaiian Dinner on Saturday, June 20, at 5 p.m. at Mission Bay Mobile Home Park, 15333 Wicks Blvd. in San Leandro.  Tickets are $6 and must be purchased by 5 p.m. on June 17. No tickets sold at the door. Chicken teriyaki, pulled pork, musubi, macaroni salad, rice, fresh fruit dessert will be served.  Limited seating.  For more information, call Sue at 863-2925.

Memorial Park Concerts

The 40 piece Hayward Municipal Band, under the direction of Kathy Morelli Maier, will open its 59th summer concert series, on Fathers’s Day, Sunday,  June 21, at 2:30 p.m., on the Tony Morelli Band Stand in Memorial Park, 24176 Mission Blvd. in Hayward behind the Hayward Plunge. Bring your family and friends, picnic lunch, lawn chair or blanket and enjoy classical, popular, big band, jazz, musicals, latin and more. The free concerts will continue each Sunday through July 19. For more information, visit www.haywardmunicipalband.com.

History of Macau China at S.L. Library

Dr. Roy Eric Xavier, president of the International Macanese Alliance, and Professor Ming K. Chan from Stanford University will give a talk on the history and recent developments in Macau, China on Monday, June 22, at 11 a.m. at the San Leandro Main Library, 300 Estudillo Ave. Macau was transferred from Portugal to China 15 years ago. Macanese food and refreshments will be served. Admission is free.

Magic Show at San Leandro Library

See a comedy magic show with Perry Yan on Wednesday, June 24, at 7 p.m. at the San Leandro Main Library, 300 Estudillo Ave. Perry is a family entertainer, incorporating plenty of comedy to keep you laughing while his sleight of hand magic will leave you in awe. All ages are welcome at this Family Fun Night. Refreshments will be served after the show. For more information, call 577-3960.

Stepping Stones Center Celebration

Stepping Stones Growth Center, 311 Mac Arthur Blvd. in San Leandro, will have its 40th anniversary celebration on Thursday, June 25, from noon to 3 p.m. with a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new playground, a barbecue lunch, games and more, free and open to the public. Later that evening, a $100-a-plate fundraising dinner will be served. Cocktails and hors d’oeuves begin at 6 p.m. with fine dining and a live art auction at 7 p.m. To RSVP for the dinner, call Stephenique Allen at 568-3331, ext. 2660 or email her at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Stepping Stones Growth Center is a not-for-profit social services agency that was founded in 1975 by concerned parents of children with special needs.

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.

Jr. Giants Baseball Program Registration

Jr. giants is a free, non-competitive, co-ed baseball program for youth, ages 6 to 14.  Learn the basics of baseball during the summer, along with self-esteem and respect. For information, please call 544-4315.  Register online by June 26 at www.jrgiants.org.

1st Southern Baptist Church Fundraiser

Huge parking lot fundraiser on Saturday, June 27, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the First Southern Baptist Church, 15503 Usher St. in  San Lorenzo, across from WalMart on Hesperian Blvd. Lots of items for sale. For more information, call the church office at 276-3688.

Free Family Science Program

Come to a fun and educational program of hands-on science with scientists from the American Chemical Society on Saturday, June 27, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the San Leandro Main Library, 300 Estudillo Ave. The free activities may include making ice cream with liquid nitrogen, magic color changing experiments, and noisy projects that go bang. Open to all ages, but the activities are best for kids ages 4 and older. No registration needed, just drop by.

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.

 
Digital Work Added to this Year’s Festival of Fine Art PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 11 June 2015 15:54

The San Leandro Art Association has added a new category of art for this year’s festival – digitial creations: composite photo, digital painting and drawing.

The digital work will be on display at the 56th Annual Festival of Fine Art on Saturday, July 18, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, July 19, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Casa Peralta, 384 West Estudillo Ave. in San Leandro.

Entries for the show can be turned in on Saturday, June 27, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Casa Peralta.

The other art categories are: oil and acrylics, watercolor/watermedia, photography and 3-dimensional art (procelain, pottery and sculpture).

Information about entry forms, fees and prize award amounts can be found at slartassociation.org.

 

 
Free Lunch at SLz Schools PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 11 June 2015 15:53

The San Lorenzo Unified School District announced its “Summer Feeding Program.” Children 18 and younger are eligible for a free lunch throughout the summer from the program.

Lunches will be available at Bay Elementary School, 2001 Bockman Road in San Lorenzo, Monday through Friday from 11:15 to 11:45 a.m. from June 18 to July 15.Lunches will be at Edendale Middle School, 16160 Ashland Ave. in San Lorenzo, Monday through Friday from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. from June 18 to July 15.

 

 
Library to Show 'Magic Flute' Film by SF Opera PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 11 June 2015 15:10

A one-hour movie, created by the San Francisco Opera and based on their  production of The Magic Flute for Families, will be shown on Friday, June 19, at 11 a.m. at the Main Library, 300 Estudillo Ave.

The movie is a way for children to learn about  opera. This English language version of Mozart’s opera tells the charming story of a prince and a bird catcher’s journey to rescue a beautiful princess.

The performance is recommended for ages 4 and older. The screening will include a live introduction by an artist with the SF Opera. The program is free and open to the public.

Free tickets may be picked up from any SL library branch. For more information, call the Children’s Desk at 577-3960.

 

 
Swalwell to Speak in Castro Valley PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 11 June 2015 15:09

Congressman Eric Swalwell will speak about what Congress is doing about climate change, campaign finance reform and income inequality at the annual meeting of the League of Women Voters Eden Area at noon on Saturday, June 13, at the Castro Valley Library, 3600 Norbridge Ave.

 

 

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