Community Calendar • 05-20-2015 | Print |  E-mail
Wednesday, 20 May 2015 13:07

 

Thursday, May 21: School Board Budget Workshop

The Castro Valley School Board will hold a special meeting at 6 p.m. tomorrow in the District Office Board Room, 4400 Alma Avenue. Assistant Superintendent Dr. Candi Clark will review the Governor’s May budget revision and the board will discuss its potential impact on the district’s 2015--16 budget.

Saturday, May 23: Saturday Bridge Fundraiser

The Castro Valley Women’s Club at 18330 Redwood Road invites you to a continental breakfast and bridge ($7) from 9 a.m. to noon this Saturday. Call the Clubhouse at 510-537-2778 for a reservation.

lSunday, May 24: Free Bicycle Skills Class

Learn smart cycling skills, bike with confidence, bike for fun. Join this free bicycle skills class for adults and teen (no bike required) from 2 to 4 p.m. this Sunday at the Castro Valley Library. For info or to register, visit BikeEastBay.org/UC101 or call 510-845-7433 ext. 2

Sunday, May 24: Shavuot Dairy Lunch

Join us for a Shavuot celebration. Bring your whole Family to hear the Ten Commandments. Enjoy a delicious dairy buffet including Cheesecakes, Blintzes, Ice cream and more, at 11 a.m. this Sunday at the Chabad Jewish Center, 20910 Redwood Road, Suite G.

Monday, May 25: Memorial Day at Lone Tree Cemetery

Lone Tree Cemetery at 24591 Fairview Ave., Hayward will host its 112th consecutive Memorial Day beginning at 11 a.m. on Monday with the Hayward Muni 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. Call 582-1274 for information.

Monday, May 25: Memorial Day Ceremonies

Memorial Day ceremonies will be held at 9 a.m. at the Castro Valley Veterans Memorial, 18988 Lake Chabot Road.

Tuesday, May 26: Sneak Peek of ‘The Skin of Our Teeth’

Enjoy a scene from Douglas Morrisson Theatre’s production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play “The Skin of Our Teeth” and then talk with the actors about the show and their craft during a Castro Valley Library Special Event from 7-8 p.m. Tuesday.  No tickets necessary. (See DMT show information in the A&E Calendar at right)

Tuesday, May 26: ID Theft Preparedness Workshop

Find more effective ways to fight identity theft at a local level through awareness and education, how to reduce personal vulnerability in an emergency, and how to get support and recovery assistance, during a workshop by the Alameda County Fire Department from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. May 26 at the Aitken Community Center, 17800 Redwood Road. To register, visit www.acfdcert.eventbrite.com or call 510-632-3473 ext. 1721 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Thursday, May 28: Using LinkedIn for Your Job Search

Learn more about using the world’s largest professional network to best advantage in finding work. Alameda County Job Developer Shawnelle Goalder will cover the basics of creating a good profile, adding connections, navigating social media and researching potential employers from 1 to 3 p.m. May 28 atd Castro Valley Library. Registration required. Register at the Library Information Desk, call 510-667-7900 or visit www.aclibrary.org

Friday, May 29: Festival of Praise

Beautiful music and artwork as the Choir and Orchestra of the Church of 3Crosses at 20600 John Drive presents Festival of Praise at 7:30 p.m. May 29, with artists of the Christian Academy of Arts, in the Main Auditorium. Free of charge. For information, visit www.3Crosses.org


 
A&E Calendar • 05-22-2015 | Print |  E-mail
Wednesday, 20 May 2015 07:00

 

CASTRO VALLEY CENTER FOR THE ARTS

Tickets for CFA events listed below are available online at cv.k12.ca.us/cfa; or at the Center Box Office, 19501 Redwood Road, Thursdays and Fridays 3-5 p.m. phone 889-8961; or at the CV Adult School, 4430 Alma Ave. Pre-sale ticket prices on school performances are shown. Some ticket prices increase on the day of the performance.

Way Back Wednesday Pops Concert, featuring pop music performed by Caynon Middle School’s Treble Choir and Choral Ensemble, will be presented at 7 p.m. tonight, May 20. Tickets: $4-$6

Castro Valley High School Orchestra will present a concert at 7 p.m. tomorrow, May 21. Tickets:$6-$8

Castro Valley High School Band will present a concert at 7 p.m. this Friday, May 22. Tickets: $6-$8

Castro Valley Adult School Orchestra will present a concert featuring Arriaga “Symphony in D,” Dvorak “Romance for Violin,” and Bruch “Kol Nidre,” at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 24. Tickets: $6-$8

Choral Pops 2015 Concert, all your favorite guilty pleasure songs will be performed by the Castro Valley High School choirs at 7 p.m. Friday, May 29, and at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 30. For tickets ($10-$15) see above.

 

THEATRICAL & MUSICAL PERFORMANCES

“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 tomorow, May 21 and an Opening Reception on Friday 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 510-881-6777 or visit www.dmtonline.org

Monica Laire “SLAY” Concert will be presented by Curtain Call Performing Arts at 7 p.m. this Saturday, May 23, at the Historic Bal Theatre in San Leandro, featuring Bay Area American Idol contestants, Monica Laire, Maddy Hudson and other special guests. Admission $25 plus small ticketing fee. Doors open at 6 p.m. For tickets or information, call 510-614-1224 or visit www.baltheatre.com

An Evening of Improv with Made Up Theatre, a night of hiarious improvisation comedy, will be presented at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 28 by Douglas Morrisson Theatre, 22311 N. Third St., Hayward. For tickets ($5) visit www.dmtonline.org or call 510-881-6777

 

ART GALLERIES & EVENTS

“Dreams,” Adobe Gallery’s Annual Spring Exhibit, is currently on view at 20395 San Miguel Ave. in Castro Valley.

Master Quilter Marion Coleman will present an overview of the use of textiles, photos and mixed media, how quilt ideas are developed, and a demonstration of machine-quilting from 1 to 3 p.m. May 30 at the Adobe Art Center in Castro Valley. Open to the public.

“Troubled Waters: Drought and Change,” featuring art and interactive experiences by local and international artists working to bring home the message of environmental change, is on exhibit at Sun Gallery, 1015 E St., Hayward, phone 510-581-4050.

“In My Own Backyard,” an exhibition of compositions that highlight the natural beauty and landmarks of Hayward by digital artist Jeanne Bertolina, continues at the HAHS Center for History and Culture, 22380 Foothill Blvd.

Spring Members Show,” works by members of the Hayward Arts Council will be on display through July 10 at Foothill Gallery, 22394 Foothill Blvd., Hayward. Hours: Thur, Fri, Sat, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Meet the artists on Saturday, May 23, 1 to 3 p.m. Open to the public.

Stitching Russell City Stories, 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.

Bill Owens’ CARS, a world premier of a new body of work by renowned photographer Bill Owens is currently on exhibit at PhotoCentral Gallery, 1099 E Street, Hayward. “Cars” was photographed in the 1970s and comprise rich color work as well as Owen’s signature black and white photographic style. A reception will be held Saturday, May 16, 2-5 p.m. with vintage cars on display. Prints are available for purchase to support PhotoCentral Programs. More details at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


 
Artists Reception at Foothill Gallery Saturday | Print |  E-mail
Wednesday, 20 May 2015 08:43

 

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Castro Valley artist Ellen Bailey with her watercolor “Spring Fling” now on exhibit at Foothill Gallery’s Spring Members Show until July 10. Meet and greet the artists this Saturday, from 1 to 3 p.m.

 

Celebrate the spring season by visiting the “Spring Members Show” at  the Foothill Gallery in Hayward this Saturday and meeting the artists from 1 to 3 p.m.

The show – 46 pieces – are by members of the Hayward Arts Council and reflect a wide array of creativity in oils, pastels, watercolors, acrylic, mixed media, poetry, sculptures, and digital photography.

“We have a fantastic and eclectic collection of art and impressive selection of media,” said Council President Michael Wallace.

Participating are Kathy Zanger, Al Murdach, Richard Geiger, Christine Shimizu, Ellen Bailey, Joanne Bertolina, Robert Woff, Winda Shimizu, Kathleen Hardwig, Sharon Hemenway, Susan Olsen, Janet Lyons, Ken Bertelson, Bruce Roberts, Gerald Thompson, Ann Maloney-Mason, Winnie Thompson, Eileen Syrop, Ruey Syrop, Patra Nesseth-Steffes, Jon Nesseth, Rosa Bazzani, Janet Harrelson, Joanne Rickets, and Tracy Vinzant,

Foothill Gallery, in the Hayward Area Historical Society Center at 22394 Foothill Blvd., is one of five art venues maintained by Hayward Arts Council. Galleries and programs are free and open to the public, and all are easily accessible.

Winda Shimizu


 
Maui Greets Mainlanders with Open Arms | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 08 January 2015 17:27

From small town charms to big resort luxuries, Maui beautifully blends the best of both worlds

010815t1By Greg Benson San Leandro Times

Hawai‘i entices mainlanders from across the Pacific with every tropical breeze. Like six seductive sirens in the sea, the Hawaiian islands call out to vacationers, extolling the virtues of their natural wonders. From rugged volcanic ridges to soothing sandy shores, the sights, sounds and sensations of these islands have attracted travelers for centuries.

In 1778, British explorer Captain James Cook unexpectedly discovered these “Sandwich Isles,” a name he chose in honor of the Earl of Sandwich, and introduced Hawai‘i to the world.

Inhabited hundreds of years earlier by the Polynesians, the islands slowly transformed from a pristine tropical oasis to industrious whaling towns and corporate plantations.

Populations swelled in a social tsunami as the islands experienced incredible exponential growth during this economic boom of the 19th century.

While whalers and plantation owners have long left the shores and valleys of these lands, the tourist industry still stands strong. And, the Hawaiian islands rise up to welcome you with open arms.

Each of the six major islands possess their own unique characteristics: Kaua‘i, “The Garden Isle;” O‘ahu, “The Gathering Place;” Moloka‘i, The Native Isle; Lana‘i, The Secluded Isle; Hawai‘i, “The Big Island;” and then there’s Maui… “The Magic Isle.”

Whether you’re looking for a relaxing getaway sipping mai tais by the pool or an adventurous zipline tour down the slopes of a volcano, you’ll find the best of both worlds on the island of Maui.

Developers first chose to place their luxurious resorts on the west side of the island. Its leeward position allows for gentle surf, mild breezes and gorgeous ocean sunsets.

The Westin Kā‘anapali Ocean Resort Villas was our home on this week, as my wife, Dawn, and I accompanied our dear friends, Muriel and Alex Maguire of San Leandro.

You see, Alex and Muriel are timeshare owners at the Westin. They have been visiting the resort four or five times a year for the past seven years. “We love it here,” said Alex. “Muriel and I call this our second home. The people here treat us like family… ‘ohana.”

From the time we arrived at the resort, the warmth of the greetings we received could only be matched by the blissful beachside breeze as it gently swept through the palm fronds above.

These warm embraces in the lobby breezeway melted our worries away and instantly placed us in Maui mode.

The Hawaiian culture is very family oriented, and the resort reflects that in every “Aloha” greeting from each concierge, caretaker and cabana crewmember you pass by.

Maui, Hawai‘i’s second largest island, features a feast of activities to satisfy a host of hungers. First on our minds upon arrival was lunch.

010815t2DINING

Dining choices range from seafood-inspired cultural dishes and Polynesian staples to American comfort foods. The latter can be found on practically every menu on the island in the form of the classic cheeseburger.

Jimmy Buffet would be in heaven with these “Cheeseburgers in Paradise.” The best one I found was at Māla Ocean Tavern on the north end of Front Street in Lāhainā.

The combination of Kobe beef and applewood-smoked bacon with caramelized onions and cheddar cheese sent the tastebud meter to the top.

The Westin also features cheeseburgers at their two outdoor restaurants. I preferred Ocean Pool Bar & Grill’s offering at the south property. The charred flavor of the Angus patty came in second best to Māla.

Other contenders included burgers at Duke’s, a seaside restaurant named after Duke Paoa Kahanamoku (Hawai‘i’s legendary Olympic swimmer and surf evangelist), and the Four Seasons Resort overlooking Hulopo‘e Bay on Lana‘i — by far, the best view from any restaurant and once named “America’s Best Beach.”

Even the namesake restaurant “Cheeseburger in Paradise” in Lāhainā Town couldn’t contend with the flavorful Māla masterpiece. However, their dizzying array of toppings will delightfully spin your head quicker than a naked fire dancer on Little Beach.

But, seriously, Maui offers plenty of fine dining choices to satisfy any discerning palate. Just walk down Front Street in Lāhainā and find a menu that tickles your taste buds, or ask a local for a good recommendation. You’re sure to find your new, favorite restaurant… eventually.

010815t3SHOPPING

Speaking of Front Street, that’s where the action is!

If shopping is on your vacation to-do list, this is the place to be. You can find everything from hand-carved figurines at sidewalk vendors to swanky silk dresses at designer outlets… and everything in between.

One added benefit of shopping in Hawai‘i is the lower sales tax. That means everything is on sale!

SNORKELING

One of the best and most affordable activities around Maui County is by far snorkeling. The calm waters off the shores of the Westin resort proved to be a paradise of irridescent parrotfish and brightly colored species of all kinds. Just to the south, Black Rock Reef plays host to many sea turtles and manta rays — just beware of cliff divers and rip tides. Shark sightings are rare.

One of the best spots we found to snorkel was on the secluded isle of Lana‘i. The ferry from Lāhainā Harbor runs over every day at multiple times from Maui ($60 roundtrip). Take an early ferry and spend the day at Hulopo‘e Bay — just a 20-minute walk from the ferry dock. Bring one of your rolling suitcases packed with snorkeling gear and beach towels to make the trek a little easier.

In these shallow waters, following along with a school of tropical fish is very easy. It’s like floating atop a giant aquarium. You will be amazed! And, you might even get an up-close visit from a shy sea turtle.

WHALE WATCHING

Keep your eye out on the ferry ride back, you may catch a glimpse of a breaching whale along the horizon. The best lookout spot is top deck, outside.

For a better chance at seeing these magnificent migrating mammals up close, schedule a whale-watching tour with one of the many charter options offered at the harbor. The peak of the whale-watching season runs from January to early April.

GOLFING

Golfing the great courses of Maui is another favorite vacation activity. The breathtaking scenery from each tee to green will make any round a positive play.

Choose from 14 courses around the island designed by famous architects and golfing greats like Arnold Palmer and Ben Crenshaw.

ADVENTURE

For those with a more adventurous spirit, check out Skyline Eco-Adventures. They feature a wide range of zipline tours and bicycle runs down the Haleakalā volcano that are sure to raise the hairs on your neck. However, most cyclers choose a more leisurely pace, coasting along the downhill course.

If a long sight-seeing drive to explore Hawai‘i’s unspoiled past sounds interesting, check out the quiet little town of Hāna on the rugged eastern coastline.

But, beware: The Hāna Highway, which is more of a road, has 620 curves and 59 bridges along its 50-plus miles. The drive can take anywhere from two to four hours to complete, but it features some of the most spectacular views of the island. Along the way, you will see an abundance of lush rainforests, tall waterfalls, reflective pools and dramatic seascapes.

Once there, the rich history of this incredible island unfolds before you.

So, if you’re planning to escape the cold California winter this year, consider the warmth of Maui’s charms… and cheeseburgers.

For more information on the Westin Kā‘anapali Ocean Resort Villas, visit www.westinkaanapali.com. For more information on Skyline Eco-Adventures, visit www.zipline.com.

Historical and geographical reference material for this article came from www.gohawaii.com — a valuable resource for anyone interested in researching any of the six Hawaiian islands.

CAPTION 1: Located on the west side of Maui, the Westin Kā‘anapali Ocean Resort Villas is part of the Starwood Hotels and Resorts family, and features all the amenities you could wish for in a beautiful seaside setting.

PHOTO BY GREG BENSON

CAPTION 2: The cheeseburger at the Four Seasons Resort on Lana‘i is served overlooking Hulopo‘e Bay.

PHOTO BY GREG BENSON

CAPTION 3: Everyone had a great time at Māla Ocean Tavern — myself, Kapunawai “Puna” Akima, Dawn, Muriel, Alex and Puna’s son, Pōhaku. Puna is the executive assistant to the general manager of the Westin Kā‘anapali Ocean Resort Villas and a very accomplished Polynesian dancer. Her husband, Jeremy (not pictured), is in the National Guard.

PHOTO BY JEREMY AKIMA


 
Community Calendar • 08-27-2014 | Print |  E-mail
Tuesday, 23 December 2014 14:52

 

The Week Ahead

 

Today, August 27: Orientation for Homework Volunteers

The Castro Valley Library is looking for dedicated high school students to volunteer a few hours a week for its after-school Homework Assistance Center. Volunteer hours are available on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons during the school year to help students tackle their homework. Orientation sessions will take place today from 4 to 4:30 p.m. for returning volunteers, and at 4:30 p.m. for new volunteers.

 

Thursday, August 28: School Board Meeting

The Castro Valley Board of Education will hold a regular open meeting at 7 p.m. tomorrow in the District Office Board Room at 4400 Alma Avenue. For the agenda and board packet, visit www.cv.k12.ca.us/board-of-education/agendas-and-board-materials/2014-08-28-board-packet/view

 

Saturday, August 30: Coastal Clean-Up Day

Join the volunteers working to remove litter from San Leandro Creek at Root Park in San Leandro from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. this Saturday. Individuals or families, students or service groups, all are welcome. Since 1985, in conjunction with Coastal Clean-Up Day, more than a million Californias have participated in removing some 19 million pounds of trash and recyclables from our beaches, lakes and waterways.

 

Tuesday, September 2: Ohlone Audubon Meeting

“Along the Road to the Birds and Blooms of Alaska” will be the presentation at the next meeting of Ohlone Audubon at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Carlton Plaza of Fremont, 3800 Walnut Avenue. Highlights will include Denali, Taylor, Glenn, Kenai Spur, Sterling, Seward, Haines and Klondike Highways. There’s no admission charge and refreshments served. For more information or directions, visit www.ohloneaudubon.org.

 

Tuesday, September 2: Free Senior Driver Safety Seminar

The California Highway Patrol invites senior drivers to attend a seminar from 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 2 at the Castro Valley Library, 3600 Norbridge Ave., that will include such topics as age-related changes, tuning up driving skills, rules of the road, nutrition and strength and a confidential self-evaluation. To register (required), or for more information, call the Library Information Desk at 510-667-7900.

 

Wednesday, September 3: CVSan Candidates Debate

Candidates who will be vying for two seats on the Castro Valley Sanitary District’s Board of Directors in the November Election will hold a debate from 5:30 to 8 p.m. p.m. Sept. 3, at Transfiguration Catholic Church, 4000 East Castro Valley Blvd.

 

Wednesday, September 3: Jewish Meditation Group

The first meeting of a newly-forming group for the practice of Jewish meditation and spirituality will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 3 at Congregation Shir Ami, 4529 Malabar Ave. in Castro Valley. A second meeting will be on Sept. 17. No religious experience is necessary. Meetings are free; donations are accepted. For info, contact Julie at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

Thursday, September 4: Pioneer Cemetery Friends Meet

Learn more about the San Lorenzo Pioneer Cemetery in San Lorenzo and join in the efforts to maintain, preserve and protect this local historic treasure at the next meeting of the Friends Group of the Pioneer Cemetery at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4 at the Hayward Area Historical Society, 22380 Foothill Blvd., Hayward. For more information, visit www.haywardareahistory.org

 

Saturday, September 6: Bunny Bonanza Adoption Event

Meet and adopt the rabbit of your dreams at the Hayward Animal Shelter from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday Sept. 6 as the shelter volunteers showcase rabbits from rescue groups around the Bay Area. Learn what they eat, and how to take care of them from rabbit experts. Find a companion for your spayed/neutered bunny by bringing your rabbit for bunny speed dating! Purchase toys and supplies for your rabbit. Free nail trims for visiting rabbits. The shelter is located at 16 Barnes Court, Hayward. Adopt a bunny, save a life! For more information, call 510-293-7200.

 

Saturday, September 6: Fun with Science

Kids ages 5 to 14 can take part in an exciting and fun afternoon of hands-on, interactive experiments exploring such scientific concepts as magnetism and gravitational force at 2 p.m. on Sept. 6 at the Castro Valley Library. Attendees can participate in a competition for prizes at the end. No registration is required. For more info, call the library at 510-667-7900.

 

Saturday, September 6: Free Yoga Class for Beginners

If you’re curious about yoga but not ready to join a class, attend this session with instructor Joe Sapena from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. on Sept. 6 at the Castro Valley Library. Dress in comfy clothes and bring an exercise mat if you have one. Adults and teens welcome regardless of fitness level. No registration required. For more info, call 510-667-7900.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
A&E Calendar • 08-27-2014 | Print |  E-mail
Tuesday, 23 December 2014 14:50

 

THEATRICAL & MUSICAL PERFORMANCES

“Wonder of the World,” a wild and wacky tale of one woman’s quest for happiness and self-fulfillment, will open Douglas Morrisson Theatre’s 35th season with a preview (with $10 tickets) tomorrow, Aug. 28, at 8 p.m. Regular shows begin Friday night and run through Sept. 21. Performances are at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. on Sundays, with additional shows at 2 p.m. on Sept. 13, and 8 p.m. on Sept. 18. Special events include a pre-show talk at 7:10 p.m. on Sept. 5 and a post-play discussion after the Sept. 13 matinee. For tickets ($32 opening night, $29), call 510-881-6777 or visit www.dmtonline.org.

“SAVIOUR, The Story of God’s Passion for His People,” a multi-media experience with drama and dance, will be presented at Three Crosses (Neighborhood Church), 20600 John Drive in Castro Valley on Friday, Sept. 5 at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, Sept. 6, in a matinee at 2:30 p.m. and again at 7:30 p.m. Purchase tickets ($5 suggested donation) online or in person Sunday thru Fridays from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the church’s Cafe 4. For ticket link and more, visit www.3crosses.org/music-arts/events. Office phone: 510-537-4690.


ART GALLERIES & EVENTS

iCarography, an exhibit of cool car photography by Bay Area artist Stephen Hollingsworth is on display through Sept. 14 at the HAHS Center for History and Culture, 22380 Foothill Blvd., Hayward.

Emerging Artists, an exhibit of new members of the Hayward Arts Council, is currently on view at Foothill Gallery, 22394 Foothill Blvd., Hayward, featuring a variety of art mediums from more than 25 local artists. An artist’s reception will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Sept. 13. For more info visit www.haywardarts.org or call 538-2787.

‘Out of Space,’ works by Zach Cotham, is on view in the Ken Cook Room at Sun Gallery, 1015 E St., Hayward. The exhibition shows explorative and reflective abstractions from personal interactions with life in the city. Concurrent with Out of Space is an exhibition featuring works by members of Sun Gallery.

Robert Wolff’s Exhibition of oils, pastels, and wood cut prints will be on view at the John O’Lague Galleria in Hayward’s City Hall through Sep. 26, sponsored by the Hayward Arts Council. For more info, call 538-2787.

San Leandro Art Association Fall Show, featuring paintings, photography and mini-paintings, runs Sept. 1 to 28 at the San Leandro Main Library, 300 Estudillo Ave. during library hours. For more info, call 510-635-5129.

San Leandro Community Center Show, with all-seasons paintings and photography, will be presented by the San Leandro Art Association at 13909 East 14th St., San Leandro, Sept. 4 thru Dec. 11, Monday thru Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. For info, call 510-577-3462 or 510-483-1915.

Oil Painting Demonstration will be presented by Nicole Leming of the San Leandro Art Association at the next meeting on Sept. 9 at 7 p.m. in the San Leandro Library, 300 Estudillo Avenue. Leming will explain her initial steps of planning and some of her history as an artist. Free admission. For info, call 510-276-0730.

 
Community Calendar • 08-20-2014 | Print |  E-mail
Friday, 12 September 2014 15:26

 

 

The Week Ahead

 

Thursday, August 21: Start Smart Teen Driving Program

The California Highway Patrol Castro Valley Area will hold a “Start Smart” teen-driver safety class from 4 to 6 p.m. Aug. 21, at the Castro Valley Library for new and future licensed teenage drivers between the ages of 15-19 and their parents. CHP officers who have investigated fatal collisions involving teens will talk about traffic collisions, their causes and avoidance techniques, and driver responsibilities. To attend, RSVP to 510-581-9028 (CHP), or 510-667-7900 (library).

 

Friday, August 22: Movie Night at OLG

Is there really hunger in America? “A Place at the Table” is an 84-minute documentary that tells the story of three Americans who struggle to maintain dignity while attempting to put food on the table. It will be shown at 7 p.m. this Friday in Stack Hall at Our Lady of Grace, 3433 Somerset Avenue. Free admission, but donations for pizza, snacks and desserts welcomed. RSVP to Bill at 510-733-9880

 

Thursday, August 21: Hayward Street Party

The final event in the 2014 downtown Hayward Street Party season will be Thursday, Aug. 21, with bands at five locations, a classic car show, street entertainers, food, and family fun from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on B Street between Foothill Blvd. and City Hall on Watkins Street.

 

Saturday, August 23: Cub Scout Annual Garage Sale

Cub Scout Pack 703 will hold it’s annual Garage Sale from 8 a.m. to noon this Saturday at 18609 Laredo Road in Castro Valley. All proceeds go toward activities for Cub Scouts in Pack 703 of Castro Valley.

 

Saturday, August 23: Chabot Space Volunteers’ Orientation

Chabot Space & Science Center will hold an orientation from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Saturday for those interested in volunteering 8 hours per month at the center in the Oakland Hills. For info on the program, or to RSVP for the orientation, visit www.chabotspace.org/adult-volunteers.htm or call 510-336-7304.

 

Sunday, August 24: Free Summer Concert

Enjoy Big Band music featuring 3 O’Clock Jump and the Hayward La Honda Music Camp All Stars at this Sunday’s free Summer Plunge Concert from 1 to 5 p.m. at Hayward Memorial Park (24176 Mission Blvd.) to benefit the Hayward-La Honda Music Camp. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs, a picnic (no alcohol), and enjoy an afternoon in the park with music, art, dance and chess.

 

Sunday, August 24: Linguini & Meatball Benefit Dinner

The Buon Tempo Club hosts an all-you-can-eat linguini and meatball feed for $15 per person from 5 to 7 p.m. this Sunday at Transfiguration Church, 4000 East Castro Valley Blvd. to raise funds for the George Mark Children’s House, a unique facility in San Leandro for terminally ill children that depends mostly for donations to keep operating. Come and enjoy some great Italian fare and help support this worthy cause. For information call Rich Gorham at 510-483-3779.

 

Tuesday, August 26: 18th Annual Restaurant Walk

The Castro Valley Lions Breakfast Club holds its 18th annual sampling of foods at 16 participating restaurants in the Castro Valley Downtown and Village area from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Buy your ticket book now ($20). For info, call Joe Farias 510-581-2897, or Rudy Grasseschi 510-538-6020, or Norene Mirande 925-485-5262.

 

Tuesday, August 26: Card-Making Workshop

Make two unique greeting cards and learn techniques you can apply to any card-making project from master card-maker Vinnie Cespedes at this free workshop from 4:40 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Castro Valley Library. This program is appropriate for adults, teens, and tweens. Registration is required. Register at the library Information Desk or call 510-667-7900.

 

Tuesday, August 26: Democratic Candidates Q&A

The Castro Valley-Eden Area Democratic Club will host an evening for Democratic Candidates for local offices in the November Election to speak and answer questions, starting at 7 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, 20080 Redwood Road, Castro Valley. Candidates who haven’t confirmed may contact the Club President at P.O.Box 20866, Castro Valley 94546.

 

 

... and Beyond

 

 

Wednesday, August 27: Orientation for Homework Volunteers

The Castro Valley Library is looking for dedicated high school students to volunteer a few hours a week for its after-school Homework Assistance Center. Volunteer hours are available on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons during the school year to help students tackle their homework. Orientation sessions on Aug. 27 will be from 4 to 4:30 p.m. for returning volunteers, and at 4:30 p.m. for new volunteers.

 

Tuesday, September 2: Free Senior Driver Safety Seminar

The California Highway Patrol invites senior drivers to attend a seminar from 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 2 at the Castro Valley Library that will include such important topics as age-related changes, driving skills, rules of the road and a confidential self-evaluation. To register (required), or for more information, call the Library Information Desk at 510-667-7900.

 

Wednesday, September 3: Jewish Meditation Group

The first meeting of a newly-forming group for the practice of Jewish meditation and spirituality will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 3 at Congregation Shir Ami, 4529 Malabar Ave. in Castro Valley. A second meeting will be on Sept. 17. No religious experience is necessary. Meetings are free; donations are accepted. For info, contact Julie at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

Saturday, September 6: Fun with Science

Kids ages 5 to 14 can take part in an exciting and fun afternoon of hands-on, interactive experiments exploring such scientific concepts as magnetism and gravitational force at 2 p.m. on Sept. 6 at the Castro Valley Library. Attendees can participate in a competition for prizes at the end. No registration is required. For more info, call the library at 510-667-7900.

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Friday, 12 September 2014 15:24

THEATRICAL & MUSICAL PERFORMANCES

“Over the River and Through the Woods,” Joe DiPietro’s comedy about the 1990s, will be presented by Chanticleers Theatre this Friday and Saturday night, Aug. 22-23 at 8 p.m. and at a Sunday twilight matinee Aug. 24 at 6 p.m. For reservations, call 510-733-5483. Tickets are $18-$15. All performances are at the theatre, 3683 Quail Ave. in Castro Valley.

“Wonder of the World,” a wild and wacky tale of one woman’s quest for happiness and self-fulfillment, will open Douglas Morrisson Theatre’s 35th season at 8 p.m. on Aug. 29 (with a preview performance Aug. 28) at the theatre, 22311 N. Third St., Hayward. For tickets (Preview $10, Opening Night $32 , other shows $29) and information, phone 510-881-6777 or visit www.dmtonline.org

“SAVIOUR, The Story of God’s Passion for His People,” a multi-media experience with drama and dance, will be presented at Three Crosses (Neighborhood Church), 20600 John Drive in Castro Valley on Friday, Sept. 5 at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, Sept. 6, in a matinee at 2:30 p.m. and again at 7:30 p.m. Purchase tickets ($5 suggested donation) online or in person Sunday thru Fridays from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the church’s Cafe 4. For ticket link and more, visit www.3crosses.org/music-arts/events. Office phone: 510-537-4690.

 

ART GALLERIES & EVENTS

Emerging Artists, an exhibit of new members of the Hayward Arts Council, is currently on view at Foothill Gallery, 22394 Foothill Blvd., Hayward, featuring a variety of art mediums from more than 25 local artists. An artist’s reception will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Sept. 13. For more info visit www.haywardarts.org or call 538-2787.

‘Out of Space,’ works by Zach Cotham, is on view in the Ken Cook Room at Sun Gallery, 1015 E St., Hayward. The exhibition shows explorative and reflective abstractions from personal interactions with life in the city. Concurrent with Out of Space is an exhibition featuring works by members of Sun Gallery.

Robert Wolff’s Exhibition of oils, pastels, and wood cut prints will be on view at the John O’Lague Galleria in Hayward’s City Hall through Sep. 26, sponsored by the Hayward Arts Council. For more info, call 538-2787.

San Leandro Art Association Fall Show, featuring paintings, photography and mini-paintings, runs Sept. 1 to 28 at the San Leandro Main Library, 300 Estudillo Ave. during library hours. For more info, call 510-635-5129.

San Leandro Community Center Show, with all-seasons paintings and photography, will be presented by the San Leandro Art Association at 13909 East 14th St., San Leandro, Sept. 4 thru Dec. 11, Monday thru Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. For info, call 510-577-3462 or 510-483-1915.

Oil Painting Demonstration will be presented by Nicole Leming of the San Leandro Art Association at the next meeting on Sept. 9 at 7 p.m. in the San Leandro Library, 300 Estudillo Avenue. Leming will explain her initial steps of planning and some of her history as an artist. Free admission. For info, call 510-276-0730.

 


 
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Thursday, 14 August 2014 11:09

 

The Week Ahead

 

Thursday, August 14: School Board Meeting

The Castro Valley Board of Education will meet in open session at 7 p.m. tomorrow at 4400 Alma Avenue. Items include reports from both employees’ unions, and updates on the budget and the Local Control Accountability Plan. For the complete agenda, visit www.cv.k12.ca.us/board-of-education/agendas-and-board-materials/2014-08-14-board-packet/view

 

Friday, August 15: Flea Market Tables Go On Sale

Beginning this Friday, the Aitken Senior Center at 17800 Redwood Road in Castro Valley will be renting tables for its annual Indoor Flea Market to be held Saturday, Oct. 4. Table rentals are $25 each for HARD residents, $35 for non-residents. Registration will be accepted in person from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Center. Deposits are non-refundable. Space is limited to tables on hand and there is a limit of 2 tables per person. Register early, as the tables will sell out fast! For more info, 510-881-6738.

 

Saturday, August 16: Hot ‘Paw’gust Nights: $20 Adoptions!

The volunteers at Hayward Animal Shelter are sponsoring their annual August Pet Adoptions this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Shelter, 16 Barnes Court (near the DMV) in Hayward. Kittens, cats, dogs, puppies, bunnies and a guinea pig will all be available for a low $20 adoption fee. For more info, call 510-293-7200, ext. 7 or visit www.facebook.com/haywardanimalshelter?fref=ts

 

Saturday, August 16: Showing Adoptable Dogs

Dusty Paws Rescue will have some of its available dogs at Pet Food Express, 3385 Castro Valley Blvd. this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Visit www.dustypawsrescue.org to preview available dogs and cats.

 

Sunday, August 17: Cop Shop Flea Market

The Community Policing Unit will hold a Flea Market from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Sunday in the old Mervyn’s parking lot at Hesperian Blvd. and Paseo Grande in San Lorenzo to benefit the Sheriff’s Office Cop Shop. Clean out your closets, basements, attics, garages and sell your trinkets and treasures. Two-car spaces are available for $30; 3-car spaces for $40. For more information, call 510-667-7770.

 

Tuesday, August 19: Job Search Workshop

Job expert and author Mary Eileen Williams will conduct a workshop titled “7 Keys to a Successful Job Search” at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Castro Valley Library. Learn how to brand yourself for success, make yourself marketable and differentiate yourself from the competition. No registration is required for this free program. For more information call the Library Information Desk at 510-667-7900.

 

 

... and Beyond

 

 

Wednesday, August 20: Discover ‘Road Scholar’ Tours

Ardent travelers and speakers Larry and Jill Fine will discuss Road Scholar’s more than 5,500 educational tours in all 50 states and 150 countries from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Aug. 20 at Castro Valley Library. No reservations required. For more information, call 510-667-7900.

 

Thursday, August 21: Start Smart Teen Driving Program

The California Highway Patrol Castro Valley Area will hold a “Start Smart” teen-driver safety class from 4 to 6 p.m. Aug. 21, at the Castro Valley Library for new and future licensed teenage drivers between the ages of 15-19 and their parents. CHP officers who have investigated fatal collisions involving teens will talk about traffic collisions, their causes and avoidance techniques, and driver responsibilities. To attend, RSVP to 510-581-9028 (CHP), or 510-667-7900 (library).

 

Thursday, August 21: Hayward Street Party

The final event in the 2014 downtown Hayward Street Party season will be Thursday, Aug. 21, with bands at five locations, a classic car show, street entertainers, food, and family fun from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on B Street between Foothill Blvd and City Hall on Watkins Street.

 

Sunday, August 24: Linguini & Meatball Benefit Dinner

The Buon Tempo Club hosts an all-you-can-eat linguini and meatball feed for $15 per person from 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 24 at Transfiguration Church, 4000 East Castro Valley Blvd. to raise funds for the George Mark Children’s House, a unique facility in San Leandro for terminally ill children that depends mostly for donations to keep operating. Come and enjoy some great Italian fare and help support this worthy cause. For information call Rich Gorham at 510-483-3779.

 

Tuesday, August 26: 18th Annual Restaurant Walk

The Castro Valley Lions Breakfast Club holds its 18th annual sampling of foods at 16 participating restaurants in the Castro Valley Downtown and Village area from 6 to 8 p.m. on Aug. 18. Buy your ticket book now ($20). For info, call Joe Farias 510-581-2897, or Rudy Grasseschi 510-538-6020, or Norene Mirande 925-485-5262.

 

Tuesday, August 26: Card-Making Workshop

Make two unique greeting cards and learn techniques you can apply to any card-making project from master card-maker Vinnie Cespedes at this free workshop from 4:40 to 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 26 at the Castro Valley Library. This program is appropriate for adults, teens, and tweens. Registration is required. Register at the library Information Desk or call 510-667-7900.

 

Wednesday, August 27: Orientation for Homework Volunteers

The Castro Valley Library is looking for dedicated high school students to volunteer a few hours a week for its after-school Homework Assistance Center. Volunteer hours are available on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons during the school year to help students tackle their homework. Orientation sessions on Aug. 27 will be from 4 to 4:30 p.m. for returning volunteers, and at 4:30 p.m. for new volunteers. Contact Nathan Silva at 510-667-7906 for more information.

 

 

 
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Thursday, 14 August 2014 11:07

 

CASTRO VALLEY CENTER FOR THE ARTS

(Tickets at Center Box Office, 19501 Redwood Road Thursdays and Fridays 3-5 p.m. 889-8961; at CV Adult School, Monday through Thursday 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Fridays 8 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturdays 8 a.m.-noon, at 4430 Alma Ave., 886-1000; or online at: cv.k12.ca.us/cfa)

ABBA FAB Tribute Band, the first in the Center for the Arts’ 2014-2015 series, will be presented at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 16. Join the tribute band and its multi-media production as it revisits the pop sensation of the ’70s and ’80s, recapturing the original songs and fun of the hit musical “Momma Mia.” For tickets ($17-$30) see above.

 

THEATRICAL & MUSICAL PERFORMANCES

“Over the River and Through the Woods,” Joe DiPietro’s comedy about the 1990s, will be presented by Chanticleers Theatre Friday and Saturday nights through Aug. 23 at 8 p.m., with Sunday twilight matinees on Aug. 10, 17 and 24 at 6 p.m. For reservations, call 510-733-5483. Tickets are $18-$15. All performances are at the theatre, 3683 Quail Ave. in Castro Valley.

“The Night of the Iguana,” Tennessee Williams’ moving tale of desire, despair, courage and redemption, will be presented by the San Leandro Players Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 through Aug. 17 at the San Leandro Museum/Auditorium, 320 W. Estudillo Ave. For tickets ($20-$15), call 510-895-2573 or visit www.slplayers.org

“Catch Me If You Can,” based on the movie starring Tom Hanks and Leonardo DeCaprio, will be performed by Woodminster Summer Musicals with a live orchestra at 8 p.m. on Aug. 14, 15, 16, 17. Shows are at Woodminster Amphitheater in Joaquin Miller Park, 3300 Joaquin Miller Road, Oakland. Tickets ($28-$59 with discounts for children, seniors, groups) are available at 510-531-9597, online at www.woodminster.com, or at the box office before any performance.

“Wonder of the World,” a wild and wacky tale of one woman’s quest for happiness and self-fulfillment, will open Douglas Morrisson Theatre’s 35th season at 8 p.m. on Aug. 29 (with a preview performance Aug. 28) at the theatre, 22311 N. Third St., Hayward. For tickets (Preview $10, Opening Night $32 , other shows $29) and information, phone 510-881-6777 or visit www.dmtonline.org

 

ART GALLERIES & EVENTS

Emerging Artists, an exhibit of new members of the Hayward Arts Council, opens this Friday, Aug. 15, at Foothill Gallery, 22394 Foothill Blvd., Hayward, featuring a variety of art mediums from more than 25 local artists. An artist’s reception will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Sept. 13. For more info visit www.haywardarts.org or call 538-2787.

‘Out of Space,’ works by Zach Cotham, will be on view in the Ken Cook Room at Sun Gallery, 1015 E St., Hayward starting tomorrow. The exhibition shows explorative and reflective abstractions from personal interactions with life in the city. Concurrent with Out of Space is an exhibition featuring works by members of Sun Gallery.

Robert Wolff’s Exhibition of oils, pastels, and wood cut prints will be on view at the John O’Lague Galleria in Hayward’s City Hall through Sep. 26, sponsored by the Hayward Arts Council. For more info, call 538-2787.

San Leandro Art Association Fall Show, featuring paintings, photography and mini-paintings, runs Sept. 1 - 28 at the San Leandro Main Library, 300 Estudillo Ave. during library hours. For more info, call 510-635-5129.

San Leandro Community Center Show, with all-seasons paintings and photography, will be presented by the San Leandro Art Association at 13909 East 14th St., San Leandro, Sept. 4 thru Dec. 11, Monday thru Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. For info, call 510-577-3462 or 510-483-1915.

 


 
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Wednesday, 13 August 2014 13:26

 

The Week Ahead

 

Thursday, August 7: Quest Low-Vision Meeting

What does physical therapy have to do with low vision? Attend the next low-vision support group meeting at 1 p.m. on Aug. 7 at Baywood Court, 21966 Dolores St. in Castro Valley to find out. For more information, call Sam Blank at 510-247-0470.

 

Thursday, August 7: Veterans Housing Seminar for Landlords

Alameda County Housing Authority will present 2 free seminars on Aug. 7 to educate property owners on how to find housing for veterans with special vouchers, from 3 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Housing Authority, 1489 Salmon Way, Hayward. For more info, contact Kurt Heuer at 408-691-4188 or by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

Saturday, August 9: Leaping Lizards at Sulphur Creek

Do lizards really leap? Absolutely, and you can watch them jump, leap, do sit-ups and push-ups – their entire athletic repertoire for hunting, exploring and confusing their enemies. This adult-only program will be held this Saturday, Aug. 9, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Sulphur Creek Nature Center, 1801 D St. in Hayward. Advance registration is required and space is limited. Visit www.haywardrec.org or call 510-881-6700.

 

Saturday, August 9: Free Comedy Night in San Leandro

Bayfair Center hosts a free Comedy Night with celebrity comic Mark Pitta and four other local comedians. Families are invited to a night of fun and freebies from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Center Court at 15555 East 14th St. in San Leandro. For more info visit www.shopbayfair.com.

 

Saturday, August 9: Hearing Loss Association Meeting

Marisa Musso will facilitate a roundtable discussion on communication tips for people with hearing loss at the next meeting of the Hearing Loss Association at 10 a.m. Aug. 9, in Conference Room LL-B at Kaiser Oakland, Broadway and West MacArthur. Refreshments at 9:30. Free parking in the next-door garage at 3510 Broadway. For more info, contact George at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 510-352-1569.

 

Sunday, August 10: Free Summer Concert

Chris Marquis & Company and the Sycamore 129 Blues Band will open the free Summer Plunge Concert Series from 1 to 5 p.m. at Hayward Memorial Park (24176 Mission Blvd., Hayward) to benefit the Family Emergency Shelter Coalition (FESCO).  Bring a blanket or lawn chairs, a picnic (no alcohol), and enjoy an afternoon in the park with music, art, dance and chess. Sponsored by HARD, Hayward Odd Fellows Sycamore Lodge No. 129 and local nonprofits.

 

Sunday, August 10: Pet Adoptions

Dusty Paws Rescue will be showing dogs this Sunday, Aug. 10, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Petco, 3735 E. Castro Valley Blvd, Castro Valley. For info, call 510-886-8925. Cats and kittens are also available.

 

Monday, August 11: Eagles Auxiliary Bingo Luncheon

Hayward Eagles Auxiliary holds its monthly luncheon bingo at noon on Monday at the Eagles Hall, 21406 Foothill Blvd., Hayward near I-580, serving hash brown casserole, ham, salad and dessert for $7, which includes a free bingo card. Proceeds will go to a diabetes fund.

 

 

... and Beyond

 

 

Sunday, August 17: Cop Shop Flea Market

The Community Policing Unit will hold a Flea Market from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 17 in the old Mervyn’s parking lot at Hesperian Blvd. and Paseo Grande in San Lorenzo to benefit the Sheriff’s Office Cop Shop. Clean out your closets, basements, attics, garages and sell your trinkets and treasures. Two-car spaces are available for $30; 3-car spaces for $40. For more information, call 510-667-7770.

 

Tuesday, August 19: Job Search Workshop

Job expert and author Mary Eileen Williams will conduct a workshop titled “7 Keys to a Successful Job Search” at 6 p.m. on Aug. 19 at the Castro Valley Library. Learn how to brand yourself for success, make yourself marketable and differentiate yourself from the competition. No registration is required for this free program. For more information call the Library Information Desk at 510-667-7900.

 

Wednesday, August 20: Discover ‘Road Scholar’ Tours

Ardent travelers and speakers Larry and Jill Fine will discuss Road Scholar’s more than 5,500 educational tours in all 50 states and 150 countries from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Aug. 20 at Castro Valley Library. No reservations required. For more information, call 510-667-7900.

 

Thursday, August 21: Start Smart Teen Driving Program

The California Highway Patrol Castro Valley Area will hold a “Start Smart” teen-driver safety class from 4 to 6 p.m. Aug. 21, at the Castro Valley Library for new and future licensed teenage drivers between the ages of 15-19 and their parents. CHP officers who have investigated fatal collisions involving teens will talk about traffic collisions, their causes and avoidance techniques, and driver responsibilities. To attend, RSVP to 510-581-9028 (CHP), or 510-667-7900 (library).

 

Sunday, August 24: Linguini & Meatball Benefit Dinner

The Buon Tempo Club hosts an all-you-can-eat linguini and meatball feed for $15 per person from 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 24 at Transfiguration Church, 4000 East Castro Valley Blvd. to raise funds for the George Mark Children’s House, a unique facility in San Leandro for terminally ill children that depends mostly for donations to keep operating. Come and enjoy some great Italian fare and help support this worthy cause. For information call Rich Gorham at 510-483-3779.

 

Tuesday, August 26: Card-Making Workshop

Make two unique greeting cards and learn techniques you can apply to any card-making project from master card-maker Vinnie Cespedes at this free workshop from 4:40 to 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 26 at the Castro Valley Library. This program is appropriate for adults, teens, and tweens. Registration is required. Register at the library Information Desk or call 510-667-7900.

Saturday, October 11: Hayward High’s Class of ’72 Reunion

Make plans now to attend the “Way Past Due Reunion” on Saturday, Oct. 11 in Pleasanton followed by a BBQ the next day in Hayward. Please e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for info and an invitation.

 

 

GOVERNMENT MEETINGS

• Castro Valley Municipal Advisory Council (MAC) meets on land-use issues on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month, and holds general purpose meetings on most 3rd Mondays of the month. Meetings are at 6 p.m. at the Castro Valley Library Chabot Room, 3600 Norbridge Avenue.

• Castro Valley School Board meets at 6 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month at 4400 Alma Ave.

• Castro Valley Sanitary District (CVSan) meets at 6:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month at the District Headquarters, 21040 Marshall St.

• Alameda County Board of Supervisors meets every Tuesday at 10:45 a.m. in the Supervisors Chambers at the County Administration Bldg., 1221 Oak St. in Oakland.

 


 

 

 
A&E Calendar • 08-06-2014 | Print |  E-mail
Wednesday, 13 August 2014 13:25

 

CASTRO VALLEY CENTER FOR THE ARTS

(Tickets at Center Box Office, 19501 Redwood Road Thursdays and Fridays 3-5 p.m. 889-8961; at CV Adult School, Monday through Thursday 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Fridays 8 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturdays 8 a.m.-noon, at 4430 Alma Ave., 886-1000; or online at: cv.k12.ca.us/cfa)

“Into the Woods Jr.,” will be presented by the Castro Valley Theatre Academy at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8, and at 3 p.m. this Saturday, Aug. 9. Enjoy this cockeyed fairy-tale, an adaptation of one of Sondheim’s most popular works designed especially for young performers. For tickets ($0, $10 ,$12) see above.

“Sleeping Beauty Kids,” Disney’s classic fairy-tale will be brought to life with students ages 5-9 in this Castro Valley Theatre Academy presentation at 1 p.m. this Saturday, Aug. 9. Songs include “Once Upon a Dream” and “Maleficent.” For tickets ($0, $10 ,$12) see above.

ABBA FAB Tribute Band, the first in the Center for the Arts’ 2014-2015 series, will be presented at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 16. Join the tribute band and its multi-media production as it revisits the pop sensation of the ’70s and ’80s, recapturing the original songs and fun of the hit musical “Momma Mia.” For tickets ($17-$30) see above.

 

THEATRICAL & MUSICAL PERFORMANCES

“Over the River and Through the Woods,” Joe DiPietro’s comedy about the 1990s, will be presented by Chanticleers Theatre Friday and Saturday nights through Aug. 23 at 8 p.m., with Sunday twilight matinees on Aug. 10, 17 and 24 at 6 p.m. For reservations, call 510-733-5483. Tickets are $18-$15. All performances are at the theatre, 3683 Quail Ave. in Castro Valley.

“The Night of the Iguana,” Tennessee Williams’ moving tale of desire, despair, courage and redemption, will be presented by the San Leandro Players Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 through Aug. 17 at the San Leandro Museum/Auditorium, 320 W. Estudillo Ave. For tickets ($20-$15), call 510-895-2573 or visit www.slplayers.org

Catch Me If You Can,” based on the movie starring Tom Hanks and Leonardo DeCaprio, will be performed by Woodminster Summer Musicals with a live orchestra at 8 p.m. on Aug. 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, with a preview performance on Aug. 7 when all tickets will be $18 at the door. Shows are at Woodminster Amphitheater in Joaquin Miller Park, 3300 Joaquin Miller Road, Oakland. Tickets ($28-$59 with discounts for children, seniors, groups) are available at 510-531-9597, online at www.woodminster.com, or at the box office before any performance.

“Wonder of the World,” a wild and wacky tale of one woman’s quest for happiness and self-fulfillment, will open Douglas Morrisson Theatre’s 35th season at 8 p.m. on Aug. 29 (with a preview performance Aug. 28) at the theatre, 22311 N. Third St., Hayward. For tickets (Preview $10, Opening Night $32 , other shows $29) and information, phone 510-881-6777 or visit www.dmtonline.org

 

ART GALLERIES & EVENTS

Watercolor Collage Demonstration by San Leandro Art Association member Barbara Berrner will be featured at the next meeting of the association at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12, at the Main San Leandro Library, 300 Estudillo Avenue. Free, the public is invited.

PhotoCentral Annual Spring Exhibition at the Lower Level PhotoCentral Gallery, 1099 E St. in Hayward, features a wide variety of works from more than 50 artists. Open from 5 to 10 Mondays, and 10 to 1 on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Visit www.photocentral.org/Spring2014 to see samples of the works.

Robert Wolff’s oils, pastels, and wood cut prints will be exhibited at the John O’Lague Galleria in Hayward’s City Hall through Sep. 26. Sponsored by Hayward Arts Council. For more info, call 538-2787.

Huangshan and Zhangjiajie, China: Photographs of Land and Culture at the KCI Gallery, Krause Center, Bldg. 4000 at Foothill College, 12345 El Monte Rd in Los Altos.

 


 

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