Community Calendar • 08-13-2014 | Print |  E-mail
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.

 


 
Community Calendar • 08-06-2014 | Print |  E-mail
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.

 


 
Community Calendar • 07-30-2014 | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 07 August 2014 14:11

 

 

The Week Ahead

 

Today, July 30: Eden Area Livability Initiative

Learn about the progress being made on the goals that were chosen by community members from all over the Eden Area last fall, including updates on agriculture, environment, economic development, education, governance, and public safety and realignment, at a joint leadership committee meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. this evening  at Eden Church, 21455 Birch St., Hayward. A free dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. RSVP for the dinner by emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

Friday, August 1: Jenny Lin Youth Concert

More than 300 middle to high school students from the East Bay will be performing at the annual Jenny Lin Youth Concert at 7:30 p.m. this Friday at the Chabot College Performing Arts Center, 25555 Hesperian Blvd., Hayward. Cary Nasatir will conduct the Symphony Orchestra, Diana Ryan will conduct the Chorus, and Greg Conway will conduct the Symphonic Band. Admission is free.

 

Saturday, August 2: Bunny Bonanza Adoption Event

Join the volunteers at the Hayward Animal Shelter from 1 to 4 p.m. this Saturday as they showcase rabbits from many rescue groups around the Bay Area. Learn about rabbits, 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! Free nail trims for visiting rabbits. The shelter is located at 16 Barnes Court, Hayward. For more information, call 510-293-7200.

Saturday, August 2: Yoga for Beginners

If you’re curious about yoga but not ready to join an ongoing class, the Castro Valley Library and instructor Joe Sapena have the class for you from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. this Saturday. Dress in comfy clothes and bring an exercise mat if you have one! All adults and teens are welcome regardless of current fitness level. No registration is required. For more info, call 510-667-7900.

 

Saturday & Sunday, Aug. 2-3: Free Annual Dahlia Show

The San Leandro Dahlia Society will present its annual free Dahlia Show from 10 to 5 this Saturday and 10 to 4 Sunday, at the San Leandro Library, Karp Room, 300  Estudillo Ave. in San Leandro. The variety of sizes, shapes and colors will amaze everyone. For more information, visit sanleandrodahliasociety.org

 

Sunday, August 3: Bluegrass Jam

Enjoy listening to – or playing with –  the acoustic string bluegrass band Gospel Creek from 4 to 6 p.m. this Sunday at Cafe 4 in Neighborhood (3 Crosses) Church, 20600 John Drive. Questions? Call Rich Ferguson at 510-568-0887.

 

Sunday, August 3: Dogs, Cats, Kittens for Adoption

Meet some of Dusty Paws Rescue animals available for adoption this Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. at Pet Food Express, 3385 Castro Valley Blvd. Visit www.dustypawsrescue.org for those available and call ahead (510-886-8925) to make sure the one you are interested in will be there.

 

Tuesday, August 5: National Night Out

National Night Out is designed to strengthen communities by encouraging neighborhoods to engage in stronger relationships with each other and the Sheriff’s Office. Get to know your Community Policing Deputies from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Aug. 5 at St. John’s Catholic Church, 264 E. Lewelling Blvd., San Lorenzo. For more information contact the Cop Shop at 510-667-7770 or email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

 

... and Beyond

 

 

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: 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.

 

 

 

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 • 07-30-2014 | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 07 August 2014 14:09

 

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. 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. on 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 with an Opening Night Gala on Aug. 1 and continuing 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, except on Aug. 2 when all seats are $13. All performances are at the theatre, 3683 Quail Ave. in Castro Valley. Meet the cast and enjoy refreshments after the Opening Night this Friday.

“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

“Godspell,” the 2012 revised version by Stephen Schwartz, will be presented at Neighborhood Church at 7:30 p.m. this Friday, Aug. 1, and at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Based on the Gospel According to St. Matthew, the show features such beloved songs as “Day by Day” and “Prepare Ye The Way Of The Lord,” and features an adult cast. Tickets (suggested donation $5) at www.3crosses.org or at the church’s Cafe 4, 20600 John Drive.

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 Doublas 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

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. An artist’s reception will be held 5:30-7:30 p.m. this Friday, Aug. 1. 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.

Annual Plein Air Paintout, will be presented by the Frank Bette Center for the Arts from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. this Saturday At South Shore Center (off Park St. at the beach) in Alameda. Observe the process and the artists’ resulting works. All paintings will be on sale. For more information, visit www.frankbettecenter.org

 


 
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The Week Ahead

 

July 23-Aug. 15: International Summer Camp

Calvary Lutheran School, at 17200 Via Magdalena in San Lorenzo will be hosting the First International Summer Camp for the  Bay Area from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 23 to Aug. 15, and is seeking at least 14 “American Buddies” to join the program. Any students who might be interested in participating in this opportunity to meet new friends from around the world should call 510-278-2598 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

Thursday, July 24: Story Time at Neighborhood Church

Story time at Cafe 4 at 3 Crosses Church is every Thursday from 10:30 to 11 a.m. for children ages 2-5 accompanied by an adult. Come enjoy a special time at this local coffee house!

 

Friday, July 25: Sheriff Ahern Discusses Crime

Alameda County Sheriff Gregory Ahern will discuss trends in crime and new, emerging criminal activity at a luncheon beginning at 11:30 a.m. this Friday at the Moose Lodge on Rutledge Road. Reservations are required and seating is limited. For reservations or information, call the Castro Valley / Eden Area Chamber of Commerce 510-537-5300.

 

Saturday, July 26: Meet Astronaut Buzz Aldrin

Attend “Splashdown 45” aboard the aircraft carrier USS Hornet from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on July 26, honoring the 45th anniversary of the first time humans walked on the moon. Greet one of them, astronaut Buzz Aldrin. The daring, safe recovery of the Apollo 11 astronauts and their spacecraft was accomplished by the USS Hornet, which is docked at 707 W. Hornet Ave., Pier 3 in Alameda. A reception will be held from 6 to 10:30 p.m. For more info, visit www.uss-hornet.org

 

Saturday, July 26: Blood Drive

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive on July 26, with appointments available between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m., at 859 Grant Ave. in San Lorenzo. Appointments can be made at redcrossblood.org (enter sponsor code InterfaithCommunity) or by calling 1-800-733-2767. Identification is required. If you have questions about eligibility, call 1-800-236-3276.

 

Monday, July 28: Municipal Advisory Council Meeting

The Castro Valley MAC will hold a land use meeting beginning at 6 p.m. on Monday, July 28 at the Chabot Room of the Castro Valley Library. The agenda includes an application to rezone property at 21634 Redwood Road, an application for a cell phone antenna at 20437 Redwood Road, and a discussion of the E-Cigarette Vapor Ordinance.

 

 

The Week Ahead

 

 

Wednesday, July 30: Eden Area Livability Initiative

Learn about the progress being made on the goals that were chosen by community members from all over the Eden Area last fall, including updates on agriculture, environment, economic development, education, governance, and public safety and realignment, at a joint leadership committee meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. next Wednesday  at Eden Church, 21455 Birch St., Hayward. A free dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. RSVP for the dinner by emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

Friday, August 1: Free Jenny Lin Youth Concert

More than 300 middle to high school students from the East Bay will be performing at the annual Jenny Lin Youth Concert at 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 1 at the Chabot College Performing Arts Center, 25555 Hesperian Blvd., Hayward. Cary Nasatir will conduct the Symphony Orchestra, Diana Ryan will conduct the Chorus, and Greg Conway will conduct the Symphonic Band. Admission is free.

 

Saturday & Sunday, Aug. 2-3: Free Annual Dahlia Show

The San Leandro Dahlia Society will present its annual free Dahlia Show from 10 to 5 on Aug. 2, and 10 to 4 on Aug. 3, at the San Leandro Library, Karp Room, 300  Estudillo Ave. in San Leandro. The variety of sizes, shapes and colors will amaze everyone. For more information, visit sanleandrodahliasociety.org

 

Saturday, August 2: Yoga for Beginners

If you’re curious about yoga but not ready to join an ongoing class, the Castro Valley Library and instructor Joe Sapena have the class for you. Dress in comfy clothes and bring an exercise mat if you have one! All adults and teens are welcome regardless of current fitness level. No registration is required. For more info, call 510-667-7900.

 

Tuesday, August 5: National Night Out

National Night Out is designed to strengthen communities by encouraging neighborhoods to engage in stronger relationships with each other and the Sheriff’s Office. Get to know your Community Policing Deputies from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Aug. 5 at St. John’s Catholic Church, 264 E. Lewelling Blvd., San Lorenzo. For more information contact the Cop Shop at 510-667-7770 or email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

 

 
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Wednesday, 06 August 2014 16:19

 

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. 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. on Saturday, Aug. 9. Songs include “Once Upon a Dream” and “Maleficent.” For tickets ($0, $10 ,$12) 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 with an Opening Night Gala on Aug. 1 and continuing 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, except on Aug. 2 when all seats are $13. All performances are at the theatre, 3683 Quail Ave. in Castro Valley. Meet the cast and enjoy refreshments after the Opening Night show on Aug. 1.

“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

“Godspell,” the 2012 revised version by Stephen Schwartz, will be presented at Neighborhood Church at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 1, and at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Based on the Gospel According to St. Matthew, the show features such beloved songs as “Day by Day” and “Prepare Ye The Way Of The Lord,” and features an adult cast. Tickets (suggested donation $5) at www.3crosses.org or at the church’s Cafe 4, 20600 John Drive.

 

ART GALLERIES & EVENTS

“A Volatile Terrain” – The Art of Climate Change, the works of many artists that bear witness to the idea that we, as a species, are required to initiate a process of healing to defend the Earth and leave it in better condition for future generations, is on display through July 27 at Sun Gallery, 1015 E St. in Hayward. Take part in Skype Q&A sessions on abrupt climate change with University of Ottowa Prof. Paul Beckwith  6 to 7 p.m. July 24.

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.

“Odyssey” Fabric Creations by Sew N Sews, a mini-group within the African American Quilt Guild of Oakland, is on display at Foothill Gallery, 22394 Foothill Blvd. in Hayward until Aug. 7. The gallery is open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“Double Visions,” the works of Bev Lindsay and Carol Jones Brown, will be presented by the Hayward Arts Council through July 25 at the John O’Lague Galleria at Hayward City Hall.

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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Tuesday, 05 August 2014 14:31

 

The Week Ahead

 

 

Thursday, July 17: Start Smart Teen Driving Program

The California Highway Patrol Castro Valley Area will hold a “Start Smart” teen-driver safety class from 4 to 5 p.m. tomorrow 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, July 17: Hayward Street Party

Celebrate a “Star Spangled Summer” with bands of four stages, a classic car show, street entertainers, food and family fun on B Street from Foothill Blvd. to City Hall from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. tomorrow. Sponsored by the Hayward Chamber of Commerce.

 

Friday, July 18: Mini Golf Tournament

Bay East Realtors’ “Members Helping Members” will hold the Georgie Porgie Mini Golf Tournament from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Friday at the Golden Tee Golf Course, 2533 Castro Valley Blvd., with a food arcade and free play for kids. Presale tickets can be purchased online at bit.ly/1cSz4pm. For info, call Marie Gonzales at 925-730-3273.

 

Saturday, July 19: Castro Valley Relay for Life

Join in the signature event for the American Cancer Society – Castro Valley’s Relay for Life. Young or old, cancer survivor, caregiver or supporter; all are welcome. The 24-hour event will be held at Canyon Middle School for 24 hours starting at 9 a.m. this Saturday. Entertainment all afternoon. For info visit www.relayforlife.org/castrovalleyca

 

Saturday, July 19: Workshop on Climate Change

The Sun Gallery, at 1015 E St. in Hayward, presents a workshop on the local impacts of sea level rise titled “What? Sharks in My Backyard?” from 1 to 4 p.m. this Saturday with Jennifer Koney and representatives from the Adapting to Rising Tides Project and naturalists from the Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center.

 

Saturday, July 19: Pancake Breakfast for Dusty Paws

Join Dusty Paws Rescue for an all-you-can-eat pancake and bacon breakfast fundraiser at Knudsen’s Ice Creamery this Saturday from 8 to 10 a.m. Purchase tickets online for $9 each (pick them up at will-call on Saturday) or $10 at the door. Afterwards on Saturday, meet available foster dogs rom 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Pet Food Express, 3385 Castro Valley Blvd. For more information, call 510-886-8925.

 

 

... and Beyond

 

 

July 23-Aug. 15: International Summer Camp

Calvary Lutheran School, at 17200 Via Magdalena in San Lorenzo will be hosting the First International Summer Camp for the  Bay Area from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 23 to Aug. 15, and is seeking at least 14 “American Buddies” to join the program. Any students who might be interested in participating in this opportunity to meet new friends from around the world should call 510-278-2598 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

Saturday, July 26: Meet Astronaut Buzz Aldrin

Attend “Splashdown 45” aboard the aircraft carrier USS Hornet from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on July 26, honoring the 45th anniversary of the first time humans walked on the moon. Greet one of them, astronaut Buzz Aldrin. The daring, safe recovery of the Apollo 11 astronauts and their spacecraft was accomplished by the USS Hornet, which is docked at 707 W. Hornet Ave., Pier 3 in Alameda. A reception will be held from 6 to 10:30 p.m. For more info, visit www.uss-hornet.org

 

Saturday, July 26: Blood Drive

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive on July 26, with appointments available between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m., at 859 Grant Ave. in San Lorenzo. Appointments can be made at redcrossblood.org (enter sponsor code InterfaithCommunity) or by calling 1-800-733-2767. Identification is required. If you have questions about eligibility, call 1-800-236-3276.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Tuesday, 05 August 2014 14:29

 

THEATRICAL & MUSICAL PERFORMANCES

“Les Misérables” will be performed by Woodminster Summer Musicals at 8 p.m. on July 17, 18, 19, 20 at the Woodminster Amphitheater in Joaquin Miller Park, 3300 Joaquin Miller Road, Oakland. For tickets ($28-$59) visit www.woodminster.com or call 510-531-9597. There is a $2 discount for children and seniors.

“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 from July 19 through Aug. 17 at the San Leandro Museum/Auditorium, 320 W. Estudillo Ave. (1 block east of San Leandro BART Station). For tickets ($20-$15) or information, call 510-895-2573 or visit www.slplayers.org

“Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” will be presented with live orchestra on an outdoor stage at Smith Amphitheatre at Ohlone College, 43600 Mission Blvd. in Fremont, on July 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26 at 8:15 p.m. For tickets ($20-$15) visit www.smithcenter.com or call 510-659-6031. Event parking is $2.

Auditions for ‘Dracula,’ are being announced by Ohlone College’s Theatre and Dance Department, to be held from 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday, July 31, at Smith Center Dance Studio, 43600 Mission Blvd. in Fremont. Prepare a 90-second monologue in a British, Cockney or Romanian accent. Performers of all ages and ethnic backgrounds are urged to attend. For an audition appointment, contact Michael Navarra at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Drop-ins are welcome.

 

ART GALLERIES & EVENTS

“A Volatile Terrain” – The Art of Climate Change, the works of many artists that bear witness to the idea that we, as a species, are required to initiate a process of healing to defend the Earth and leave it in better condition for future generations, is on display through July 27 at Sun Gallery, 1015 E St. in Hayward. Take part in Skype Q&A sessions on abrupt climate change with University of Ottowa Prof. Paul Beckwith 7 to 8 p.m. July 17, and 6 to 7 p.m. July 24.

Art Camp for children ages 6-12 are be held at Sun Gallery, 1015 E Street in Hayward. Camp hours are Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The fee is $225 per child for one week, or $45 per day for drop-in. Students should bring a lunch. All weeks include mixed media art and camps include a visit to the Sun Gallery exhibit. To register or for information, visit www.Sungallery.us and click on Programs, or call 510-581-4050.

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.

“Odyssey” Fabric Creations by Sew N Sews, a mini-group within the African American Quilt Guild of Oakland, is on display at Foothill Gallery, 22394 Foothill Blvd. in Hayward until Aug. 7. The gallery is open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

55th Annual Festival of Fine Art, will be presented July 19-20 by the San Leandro Art Association, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, at the Casa Peralta, 384 West Estudillo Ave., San Leandro. Artwork categories are Oil & Acrylics, Watercolor/watermedia, Photography and Three Dimensional Art.

“Double Visions,” the works of Bev Lindsay and Carol Jones Brown, will be presented by the Hayward Arts Council through July 25 at the John O’Lague Galleria at Hayward City Hall.

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. Info: www.incredibletravelphotos.com/krause-innovation-center-2014/

 


 
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Friday, 01 August 2014 13:30

 

The Week Ahead

 

Thursday, July 10: Ice Cream Social

The Aitken Senior & Community Center at 17800 Redwood Road holds its annual Ice Cream Social Luau from 1:30 to 3 p.m. tomorrow for all ages. Dress in Hawaiian attire and beat the summer heat while enjoying an ice cream sundae with your friends and family. Hawaiian Hula Dancers will perform. The sundaes cost $1.50 per person (please bring exact change or small bills only). For more information, call 510-881-6738.

 

Thursday, July 10: Living Well with Diabetes

The first of a 2-part diabetes management program will be offered tomorrow at 7 p.m. at Eden Medical Center, 20103 Lake Chabot Road, in Castro Valley. Part 2 will be presented July 17. Learn about lifestyle modifications and how to control the disease. For more info, see the Health & Fitness section on pages 6-7. To register, call 1-888-445-8433. Seating is limited.

 

Saturday, July 12: Castro Valley Pride 2014

Once again, the Castro Valley High School Redwood Road parking lot will be transformed into a fun-filled event with food, vendors, performers and speakers from noon till 5 p.m. this Saturday. The goal is to create a safe and welcoming space for the LGBTQ community and for the surrounding area to understand it shares the same visions and values that all American families share. For vendor or group booth opportunities, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

Saturday, July 12: Hearing Loss Association Meeting

Join in a roundtable discussion of assistive listening devices, implants and hearing aids this Saturday at 10 a.m. in Room LCC-H1/H2 at the Kaiser Hospital Medical Bldg., 3600 Broadway in Oakland. Free parking in the garage next door at 3510 Broadway. Refreshments at 9:30 a.m. For more info, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call George at 510/352-1569.

 

Saturday, July 12: Animals for Adoption

Dusty Paws Rescue will be showing foster animals available for adoption at Petco, 3735 East Castro Valley Blvd. from 1 to 4 p.m. this Saturday. Come by and meet your next best friend. More info at 510-886-8925, or email dustypawsrescue@aol.

 

Sunday, July 13: Run to the Lake

Castro Valley’s annual Run to the Lake and free Health Expo will be held from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. this Sunday in front of Eden Medical Center, 20103 Lake Chabot Road, including a 5K run/walk, a 10K run and a Kids’ Dash for ages 3-8. The event is a benefit for the Eden Medical Center’s Trauma Center. More info in Health & Fitness, pages 6-7.

 

Monday, July 14: Bingo Luncheon

Hayward Eagles Auxiliary holds its monthly bingo luncheon at noon on Monday at the Eagles hall, 21406 Foothill Blvd. near I-580, with barbecued hamburgers, hot dogs, salad, beans, corn on the cob and ice cream for  $7, which includes a free bingo card. All are welcome.

 

Monday, July 14: MAC Meeting Cancelled

The land use meeting by the Castro Valley Municipal Advisory Council scheduled for July 14 has been cancelled.

 

 

... and Beyond

 

 

Thursday, July 17: Start Smart Teen Driving Program

The California Highway Patrol Castro Valley Area will hold a “Start Smart” teen-driver safety class from 4 to 5 p.m. July 17, 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, July 17: Hayward Street Party

Celebrate a “Star Spangled Summer” with bands of four stages, a classic car show, street entertainers, food and family fun on B Street from Foothill Blvd. to City Hall  from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. July 17. Sponsored by the Hayward Chamber of Commerce.

 

Friday, July 18: Mini Golf Tournament

Bay East Realtors’ “Members Helping Members” will hold the Georgie Porgie Mini Golf Tournament from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 18 at the Golden Tee Golf Course, 2533 Castro Valley Blvd., with a food arcade, free play for kids and door prizes. Presale tickets can be purchased online at bit.ly/1cSz4pm. For info, call Marie Gonzales at 925-730-3273.

 

Saturday, July 19: Castro Valley Relay for Life

It’s not too late to register for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Castro Valley. Start a team or join an existing one. Young or old, cancer survivor, caregiver or supporter; all are welcome. The 24-hour event will be held at Canyon Middle School starting at 9 a.m. on July 19 and running to 9 a.m. on Sunday. For info or to register, visit  www.relayforlife.org/castrovalleyca

 

 

 
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THEATRICAL & MUSICAL PERFORMANCES

“Les Misérables” will be performed by Woodminster Summer Musicals at 8 p.m. on July 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20 at the Woodminster Amphitheater in Joaquin Miller Park, 3300 Joaquin Miller Road, Oakland. For tickets ($28-$59) visit www.woodminster.com or call 510-531-9597. There is a $2 discount for children and seniors. The final dress rehearsal of Les Misérables  on July 10 will be open to the public as a “preview performance.”   It will start at  8 p.m., all tickets are $18 at the door, and seating is open, first-come, first-choice.

Cafetorium Chronicles: Lost & Found,” the 3rd Annual Playwrights CageMatch, will be presented at 8 p.m. on Sunday, July 13, by the Douglas Morrisson Theatre at the Hayward Area Senior Center Main Hall (next door) at 22325 N. Third St., Hayward. Five playwrights will enter but only one will emerge victorious. The tone, theme or genre is up to the playwrights – Class reunion? Bingo game? Polling place? PTA meeting? Bomb shelter? Inside the cafetorium anything can happen. Admission is free; the audience decides the winner (tokens to vote are $5). For tickets, call 510-881-6777 or visit www.dmtonline.org

“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 from July 19 through Aug. 17 at the San Leandro Museum/Auditorium, 320 W. Estudillo Ave. (1 block east of San Leandro BART Station). For tickets ($20-$15) or information, call 510-895-2573 or visit www.slplayers.org

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” will be presented with live orchestra on an outdoor stage at Smith Amphitheatre at Ohlone College, 43600 Mission Blvd. in Fremont, on July 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26 at 8:15 p.m. Travel through the gritty streets of Victorian London as the Oholone College Theatre and Dance Department unfolds this ultimate tale of murder for profit. For tickets ($20-$15) visit www.smithcenter.com or call 510-659-6031. Event parking is $2.

 

ART GALLERIES & EVENTS

“A Volatile Terrain” – The Art of Climate Change, the works of many artists that bear witness to the idea that we, as a species, are required to initiate a process of healing to defend the Earth and leave it in better condition for future generations, is on display through July 27 at Sun Gallery, 1015 E St. in Hayward. A Children’s Day reception with interactice art, face painting, wild animal mask-drawing and making clay animals will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. this Sunday, July 13. Take part in Skype Q&A sessions on abrupt climate change with University of Ottowa Prof. Paul Beckwith 7 to 8 p.m. July 17, and 6 to 7 p.m. July 24.

Art Camp for children ages 6-12 are be held at Sun Gallery, 1015 E Street in Hayward. Camp hours are Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The fee is $225 per child for one week, or $45 per day for drop-in. Students should bring a lunch. All weeks include mixed media art and camps include a visit to the Sun Gallery exhibit. To register or for information, visit www.Sungallery.us and click on Programs, or call 510-581-4050.

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.

“Odyssey” Fabric Creations by Sew N Sews, a mini-group within the African American Quilt Guild of Oakland, is on display at Foothill Gallery, 22394 Foothill Blvd. in Hayward until Aug. 7. A public reception will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. this Saturday, July 12. The gallery is open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

New Works, by Castro Valley artist Richard Geiger are on display in the Exhibit Hall of the Castro Valley Library thru June.

55th Annual Festival of Fine Art, will be presented July 19-20 by the San Leandro Art Association, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, at the Casa Peralta, 384 West Estudillo Ave., San Leandro. Artwork categories are Oil & Acrylics, Watercolor/watermedia, Photography and Three Dimensional Art (porcelain, pottery & sculpture).

“Double Visions,” the works of Bev Lindsay and Carol Jones Brown, will be presented by the Hayward Arts Council through July 25 at the John O’Lague Galleria at Hayward City Hall, open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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. Info: www.incredibletravelphotos.com/krause-innovation-center-2014/

 


 

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