Community Calendar • 02-19-2014 | Print |  E-mail
Tuesday, 11 March 2014 11:02

 

 

The Week Ahead

 

Today, February 19: Preventing Falls

Outreach Worker Tina Maria Scott with Alameda County Public Health will discuss factors that cause falls, including changing behavior, medication, and fitness, in a free program for older adults from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. today at the Castro Valley Library. No reservations required. Call 510-667-7900 for more info.

 

Today, February 19: Castro Valley Women’s Club

The Alameda County Sheriff’s Department will discuss safety tips in and around the community at the club’s monthly meeting at 1 p.m. today at the clubhouse at 18330 Redwood Road. Those interested in attending or who want more information about the Women’s Club, call 510-537-2778 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

Thursday, February 20: State’s Twin-Tunnel Water Project

A public discussion on a controversial plan to send fresh water from the Sacramento River to parts of the East Bay, the Central Valley and Southern California will begin at 6 p.m. tomorrow at the Castro Valley Library, sponsored by the League of Women Voters and the Sierra Club. Opposing speakers will present their topics, followed by a Q&A session with written questions from the audience. Free, but attendees are asked to register at www.eventbrite.com/e/bay-delta-conservation-plan-a-discussion-of-the-twin-tunnel-project-tickets-10159283691

 

Thursday, February 20: CVSan’s ‘Path to Zero Waste’

Join the Castro Valley Sanitary District’s “Path to Zero Waste,” a program in the district’s ongoing efforts to reduce waste and disposal, and conserve resources. Attend the next in a series of free community workshops from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. tomorrow at CVSan’s headquarters, 21040 Marshall Street. For more information, call 510-537-0757 or visit www.cvsan.org/ZeroWaste

 

Saturday, February 22: Wild & Crazy Encounters with Wildlife

Castro Valley Veterinarian Dr. Rene Gandolfi will share his adventures with wildlife while helping Sulphur Creek care for rescued wild animals. From tending to a bat that weighs less than an ounce, to de-scenting a skunk, the unexpected is likely to happen. This adult program will be presented at 12:30 p.m this Saturday at Sulphur Creek, 1801 D St. in Hayward. Advance registration required ($18 fee), visit www.haywardrec.org or call 510-881-6700.

 

Thursday, February 20: Lupus Fibromyalgia Support Group

The Lupus Fibromyalgia support group meets from 6:30 to 8 p.m. tomorrow and the third Thursday of every month, in the San Leandro Hospital Education Center 13851 E. 14th St., San Leandro, behind the Emergency Room. Contact: Barbara at 510-889-1656.

 

Friday, February 21: TOPS Open House & Health Fair

Learn about TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), the non-profit weight-loss group. at an open house this Friday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in Room 5 of the Methodist Church, 19806 Wisteria St. in Castro Valley. For more information, call Val Giles at 510-886-3585.

 

Friday-Sunday, Feb. 21-23: Mineral & Gem Show

The Mineral and Gem Society of Castro Valley hosts its 67th Annual Show & Sale Feb. 21, 22 and 23, opening at 10 a.m. each day at the Newark Pavilion, 6430 Thornton Avenue. Finished jewelry, faceted stones and settings, beads and supplies, rough slabs, minerals, fossils, petrified wood, crystals, opals on sale. Three-day pass $6 at the door. For more information and a discount coupon, visit mgscv.org.

 

Saturday, February 22: Discussion: Sea Level Rise in the East Bay

A Community Forum titled “What? Sharks in My Backyard!” will take place at 2 p.m. this Saturday at the Castro Valley Library. Learn about the effects of climate disruption on the East Bay (the sea level is projected to rise 16 inches by 2050, 55 inches by 2100, inundating Oakland Airport, the City of Alameda, and directly affecting 80,000 East Bay residents) from a panel of experts.

 

Saturday, February 22: Crab Feed, Music and Dancing

Castro Valley Elementary School PATA will hold a Crab Feed from 5 to 8 p.m. (dinner at 5:30) with a no-host bar, dessert auction, music and dancing (no outside alcohol, please) at the Castro Valley Moose Lodge, 20835 Rutledge Road. For information, call Ari at 510-301-7465. Purchase tickets online at events.benchmarkemail.com/event/8DF959B02

 

Saturday & Sunday, February 22-23: SAT Bootcamp

Boost your confidence and increase your score by joining Catalyst at the Castro Valley High School Main Library for a one-weekend SAT Bootcamp from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 22 and 23 that will give you go-to strategies for questions you’ll face on the day of the test. Course materials are included in the $165 cost for the entire weekend. A portion of the proceeds go to benefit CVHS Athletic Boosters. For more info or to enroll, visit www.CatalystPrep.com and click the Bootcamp Sign-Up tab on the menu bar. Deadline to register is this Monday, Feb. 17.

 

Monday, February 24: Start Smart: Teen Driver Safety Class

The California Highway Patrol Castro Valley Area will hold a “Start Smart” teen-driver safety class from 6 to 7 p.m. Feb. 24, at the Castro Valley Library for new and future licensed teenage drivers between the age 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 by calling (CHP) 510-581-9028 or the Library at 510-667-7900.

 

 

...and Beyond

 

 

Sunday, March 2: Flag Drop Box Dedication

American Legion Post 649 of Castro Valley invites you to a dedication ceremony of the American Flag Drop Box adjacent to the Clock Tower on Village Drive in the Castro Village Shopping Center at 1 p.m. on Sunday, March 2.

 

Saturday & Sunday, March 15-16: St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

Join the City of Dublin’s 31st Annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration on March 15 and 16. The weekend’s festivities actually begin Friday evening with dinner and dancing to live music at the annual Green and White Gala at the Shannon Community Center, 11600 Shannon Ave. The festival (free admission) takes place on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Dublin Civic Center, 100 Civic Plaza, with a parade, music, food, entertainment, a carnival and a Fun Run. Visit www.DublinStPats.com for more information.

 

 

 
A&E Calendar • 02-19-2014 | Print |  E-mail
Tuesday, 11 March 2014 11:01

 

 

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.)

Music of the Makaha Sons, presented by Ka Nalu Productions, 38 years of the award-winning, legendary music, at the Castro Valley Center for the Arts on Saturday, Feb. 22, at 6:30 p.m. For tickets ($40), email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 510-566-1422.

“Comedy Night,” presented by the Center for the Arts at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 1. Back by popular demand, New Yorker transplant, Jeff Applebaum returns to CV with his band of comics. Applebaum and his cohorts delight in dissecting the vagaries of popular culture and the various peccadilloes of the human condition. For tickets, see above.

 

THEATRICAL & MUSICAL PERFORMANCES

“Death by Design,” a comedy with murder, has its gala opening this Friday, Feb. 21, at Chanticleers Theatre, 3683 Quail Ave. in the Castro Valley Community Park. Shows at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights thru March 16, with 2 p.m. Sunday Matinees on March 2, 9 and 16. For tickets ($18, $15) call 510-733-5483. Bargain night ($13) is Feb. 22.

“An Ideal Husband,” a sparkling new adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s comedy set in 1959 Washington, D.C. in which public and personal morality collide, continues through March 2 at the Douglas Morrisson Theatre at 22311 N. Third Street in Hayward. Show times are 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. on Sundays, plus a 2 p.m. show on Feb. 22 which will be followed by a special post-play discussion. For tickets ($29), call 510-881-6777 or visit www.dmtonline.org.

 

ART GALLERIES & EVENTS

ART Inc. Members Exhibit continues thru March 1 at the Adobe Art Gallery, 20395 San Miguel Ave. in Castro Valley. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Castro Valley Artist Ann Maloney-Mason, is being introduced by A.R.T. Inc. at the Aitken Community Center at 17800 Redwood Road. Experience colors and textures of her original acrylic paintings through April 15. Maloney-Mason received her teaching credential in Fine Art and Design from Crawford Municipal College of Art and Design in Ireland. For more information, call 510-733-9682.

Shared Perceptions,” the 14th annual exhibit of paintings and drawings by students of San Lorenzo Adult School, at the Alameda Historical Museum, 2324 Alameda Ave., Alameda. The public is invited to an Artists’ Reception from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 8. For more info, call 510-521-1233.

25th Annual Children’s Book Illustrator’s Exhibition, continues through April 7 at Sun Gallery, 1015 E St. in Hayward. This year the exhibition focuses on both on traditional media and alternative press, including ’zines and comic books. A reception for the artists and a book-signing will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 16. For info, call 510-581-4050.

Marge Barta Atkins: Color is the Thing! 12 watercolor and mixed media paintings are on display at the Hayward Senior Center, 22325 N. 3rd Street, thru March 11.

“Jumping Into Spring, an exhibit by the Artists Guild of the East Bay, continues through March 27 at the John O’Lague Galleria in the Hayward City Hall, 777 B Street.

“2014 Members Exhibit,” presented by Foothill Gallery, 22394 Foothill Blvd. in Hayward through April 4. Open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. An artists’ reception, open to the public, will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 1.

Jamaica Then, Cuba Now, the photo exhibits “Bill Owens: Peace Corps 1964-1966” and “John Thacker’s Cuba 2010-2011” at PhotoCentral Gallery, 1099 E Street, Hayward. Owens and Thacker approach the people and cultures of their locale with sympathetic eyes that mix journalism with fine art photographic vision. The show runs until Saturday, April 12, when there will be a closing event from 1 to 3 p.m. For more info, call Geir Jordahl 510-881-6721, or info@photocentral.\

 


 
Community Calendar • 02-12-2014 | Print |  E-mail
Tuesday, 04 March 2014 12:39

 

 

The Week Ahead


Thursday, February 13: School Board Meeting

The Castro Valley Board of Education will meet in an open session at 7 p.m. tomorrow, Feb. 13, at the District Office Board Room at 4400 Alma Avenue. The full agenda is available at cv.k12.ca.us/board-of-education/agendas-and-board-materials/2014-02-13-board-packet/view.

 

 

Friday, February 14: Dance to a Live Band!

The 5-Spot Dance Club will hold a dance with a live band for couples – married or single – this Friday and every second Friday of each month at the Moose Lodge in Castro Valley from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. For more information, call Carol at 510-886-7302.

 

 

Saturday, February 15: Saidiana Veterans Memorial Choir

Celebrate Black History Month with a tribute to America’s veterans at a free musical performance at the Castro Valley Library’s Chabot Room this Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m., presented by the Saidiana Veterans Memorial Choir in conjunction with the American Legion Hayward Veteran’s Post 870. The mission of the choir is to honor and celebrate the lives of active duty military and veterans, their families and survivors through the power of heartfelt music, song and dance.

 

 

Saturday, February 15: Pet Adoption Event

Dusty Paws Rescue will be showing foster animals available for adoption this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Pet Food Express, 3385 Castro Valley Blvd.

 

PRESIDENTS’ DAY

Monday, February 17, 2014

Federal, state, county and city government operations will be closed except for emergency services. Banks, stock exchanges and all other financial institutions will also be closed.

Most other business offices, stores and restaurants will be open on their regular Monday schedule.

BART trains will run on a Saturday schedule, AC Transit bus service will run on a Sunday schedule.

CVSan offices will be closed, but garbage pickup will be on a normal Monday schedule.

 

 

 

Monday, February 17: Alta Mira Scholarship Mystery Tea

Join Juliet Blackwell, Gigi Pandian and Penny Warner at 1 p.m. Feb. 17 at the historic Alta Mira Clubhouse, 561 Lafayette Ave. in San Leandro. The $15 admission includes the program followed by tea and delectables. All proceeds benefit the Alta Mira Scholarship Fund. Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 5109-483-1018.

 

 

...and Beyond

 


Wednesday, February 19: Preventing Falls

Outreach Worker Tina Maria Scott with Alameda County Public Health will discuss factors that cause falls, including changing behavior, medication, and fitness, in a free program for older adults from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. next Wednesday at the Castro Valley Library. No reservations required. Participants will receive a Falls Prevention Manual. Call 510-667-7900 for more info.

 

 

Thursday, February 20: CVSan’s ‘Path to Zero Waste’

Join the Castro Valley Sanitary District’s “Path to Zero Waste,” a program in the district’s ongoing efforts to reduce waste and disposal and conserve resources. Attend the next in a series of free community workshops from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Feb. 20 at CVSan’s headquarters, 21040 Marshall Street. For more information, call 510-537-0757 or visit www.cvsan.org/ZeroWaste

 

 

Thursday, February 20: Lupus Fibromyalgia Support Group

The Lupus Fibromyalgia support group meets from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Feb. 20 and the third Thursday of every month, in the San Leandro Hospital Education Center 13851 E. 14th St., San Leandro, behind the Emergency Room. Contact: Barbara at 510-889-1656.

 

 

Thursday, February 20: Top of the Hill Toastmasters

Improve your public speaking and leadership skills! Join Toastmasters Top of the Hill Club tomorrow and every Thursday evening 7:15 to 8:30 at the Moose Lodge, 20835 Rutledge Road in Castro Valley.

 

 

Friday-Sunday, Feb. 21-23: Mineral & Gem Show

The Mineral and Gem Society of Castro Valley hosts its 67th Annual Show & Sale Feb. 21, 22 and 23, opening at 10 a.m. each day at the Newark Pavilion, 6430 Thornton Avenue. Finished jewelry, faceted stones and settings, beads and supplies, rough slabs, minerals, fossils, petrified wood, crystals, opals on sale. Three-day pass $6 at the door. For more information and a discount coupon, visit mgscv.org.

 

 

Saturday, February 22: Crab Feed, Music and Dancing

Castro Valley Elementary School PATA will hold a Crab Feed from 5 to 8 p.m. (dinner at 5:30) with a no-host bar, dessert auction, music and dancing (no outside alcohol, please) at the Castro Valley Moose Lodge, 20835 Rutledge Road. For information, call Ari at 510-301-7465. Purchase tickets online at events.benchmarkemail.com/event/8DF959B02

 

 

Saturday & Sunday, Feb. 22-23: SAT Bootcamp

Boost your confidence and increase your score by joining Catalyst at the Castro Valley High School Main Library for a one-weekend SAT Bootcamp from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 22 and 23 that will give you go-to strategies for questions you’ll face on the day of the test. Course materials are included in the $165 cost for the entire weekend. A portion of the proceeds go to benefit CVHS Athletic Boosters. For more info or to enroll, visit www.CatalystPrep.com and click the Bootcamp Sign-Up tab on the menu bar. Deadline to register is this Monday, Feb. 17.

 

 

Monday, February 24: Start Smart: Teen Driver Safety Class

The California Highway Patrol Castro Valley Area will hold a “Start Smart” teen-driver safety class from 6 to 7 p.m. Feb. 24, at the Castro Valley Library for new and future licensed teenage drivers between the age 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 by calling (CHP) 510-581-9028 or the Library at 510-667-7900.

 

 

 

 

 

 
A&E Calendar • 02-12-2014 | Print |  E-mail
Tuesday, 04 March 2014 12:37

 

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.)

Music of the Makaha Sons, presented by Ka Nalu Productions, 38 years of the award-winning, legendary music, at the Castro Valley Center for the Arts on Saturday, Feb. 22, at 6:30 p.m. For tickets ($40), email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 510-566-1422.

“Comedy Night,” presented by the Center for the Arts at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 1. Back by popular demand, New Yorker transplant, Jeff Applebaum returns to CV with his band of comics. Applebaum and his cohorts delight in dissecting the vagaries of popular culture and the various peccadilloes of the human condition. For tickets, see above.

 

THEATRICAL & MUSICAL PERFORMANCES

“The Waiting Period: Laughter in the Darkness,” talk-show host and actor Brian Copeland’s comedic look at his struggle with chronic depression, will be performed at 7 p.m. this evening at Las Positas College’s Mertes Center for the Arts at 3000 Campus Hill Drive in Livermore The show focuses on a 10-day period – the mandatory waiting time before Copeland could receive a newly purchased gun with which he planned to end his life. Tickets ($15) available online at lpcpsych.brownpapertickets.com. The campus has a $2 parking fee (tickets are available from vending machines in the campus parking lots).

“An Ideal Husband,” a sparkling new adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s comedy set in 1959 Washington, D.C. in which public and personal morality collide, continues through March 2 at the Douglas Morrisson Theatre at 22311 N. Third Street in Hayward. Show times are 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. on Sundays, plus a 2 p.m. show on Feb. 22 which will be followed by a special post-play discussion. For tickets ($29), call 510-881-6777 or visit www.dmtonline.org.

“Mary Fineman: It’s About Love,” a World Premier presented by the Oakland East Bay Symphony, with vocalist Wesla Whitfield, at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, at the Paramount Theatre, 2025 Broadway, Oakland, including music by Dvorák, Bloch, Schelomo and Mussorgsky. For tickets ($20-$70) visit www.oebs.org or call 510-444-0801.

 

ART GALLERIES & EVENTS

ART Inc. Members Exhibit continues thru March 1 at the Adobe Art Gallery, 20395 San Miguel Ave. in Castro Valley. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Castro Valley Artist Ann Maloney-Mason, is being introduced by A.R.T. Inc. at the Aitken Community Center at 17800 Redwood Road. Experience colors and textures of her original acrylic paintings through April 15. Maloney-Mason received her teaching credential in Fine Art and Design from Crawford Municipal College of Art and Design in Ireland. For more information, call 510-733-9682.

25th Annual Children’s Book Illustrator’s Exhibition, continues through April 7 at Sun Gallery, 1015 E St. in Hayward. This year the exhibition focuses on both on traditional media and alternative press, including ’zines and comic books. A reception for the artists and a book-signing will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 16. For info, call 510-581-4050.

Marge Barta Atkins: Color is the Thing! 12 watercolor and mixed media paintings are on display at the Hayward Senior Center, 22325 N. 3rd Street, thru March 11.

“Jumping Into Spring, an exhibit by the Artists Guild of the East Bay, continues through March 27 at the John O’Lague Galleria in the Hayward City Hall, 777 B Street. A public artists’ reception will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. this Friday, Feb. 7.

“2014 Members Exhibit,” presented by Foothill Gallery, 22394 Foothill Blvd. in Hayward through April 4. Open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. An artists’ reception, open to the public, will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 1.

Jamaica Then, Cuba Now, the photo exhibits “Bill Owens: Peace Corps 1964-1966” and “John Thacker’s Cuba 2010-2011” at PhotoCentral Gallery, 1099 E Street, Hayward. Owens and Thacker approach the people and cultures of their locale with sympathetic eyes that mix journalism with fine art photographic vision. The show runs until Saturday, April 12, when there will be a closing event from 1 to 3 p.m. For more info, call Geir Jordahl 510-881-6721, or info@photocentral.

 


 
Community Calendar • 02-05-2014 | Print |  E-mail
Friday, 21 February 2014 13:12

 

 

The Week Ahead

 

Thursday, February 6: School Board Special Meeting

The Castro Valley Board of Education will hold a special study session/workshop from 5 to 7 p.m. tomorrow in the District Board Room at 4400 Alma Ave. to discuss the Local Control Accountability Plan. The agenda and board packet are available at cv.k12.ca.us/board-of-education/agendas-and-board-materials/2014-02-06-board-packet-special-mtg-lcap-workshop/view.

 

 

Thursday, February 6: Top of the Hill Toastmasters

Improve your public speaking and leadership skills! Join Toastmasters Top of the Hill Club tomorrow and every Thursday evening 7:15 to 8:30 at the Moose Lodge, 20835 Rutledge Road in Castro Valley.

 

 

Thursday, February 6: Low Vision Support Group

Karen Marshall of Community Resources for Independent Living will explain CRIL’s many programs and activities to assist handicapped persons achieve greater independence, at the next Quest meeting at 1 p.m. tomorrow at Baywood Court, 21966 Dolores St., Castro Valley.  For more info, call Sam Blank, 510-247-0470.

 

 

Saturday, February 8: CVHS Cheer Squad Clinic

The Castro Valley High School Varsity Cheer Squad will hold a cheer clinic for boys and girls grades 3 to 8 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Saturday. No experience necessary. T-shirt and pizza lunch included in the $50 registration fee. The participants will perform at the varsity basketball game on Feb. 14. Come out and have a day of fun with the CVHS cheer squad. All donations will help the Varsity Cheer Squad travel to Nationals in March! Contact Judy Vaz at 427-7498 or Maria Keller at 305-2825 for info. Registration form is available at cvhscheer.shutterfly.com.

 

Saturday, February 8: “All Fur Love” Pet Adoptions

Volunteers at the Hayward Animal Shelter (at 16 Barnes Court) will hold a special pet adoptions of kittens, cats, dogs, puppies and bunnies at greatly reduced fees from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. this Saturday, Feb. 8. Fees will be just $20 for all pets (plus a license fee for dogs adopted to Hayward residents). For more info, call 510-293-7200, ext. 7.

 

 

Saturday, February 8: Hearing Loss Association Meeting

Pharmacist Alice Hwe, who manages programs for chronic disease conditions at Kaiser Permanente, will speak on “Medications and Hearing Loss” at the association’s next meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8 (refreshment at 9:30 a.m.) in Room 1200-C at Kaiser Hospital, 280 W. MacArthur Blvd. in Oakland. Free parking Saturdays in the parking garage on Howe Street (across the street). For info, call Bruce Harris 510-473-7905.

 

 

Saturday, February 8: Join the Marines...for Coffee

Marines are welcome to enjoy coffee, doughnuts and friendship on the second Saturday of every month at 9 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial Building, 1105 Bancroft Ave. in San Leandro. For more info, call Bobby Ferreira at 510-460-0636.

 

 

Sunday, February 9: Grief Recovery Class & Support Group

If you or someone you know has experienced the death of a spouse recently, share the healing process during a 10-week class beginning this Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 2490 Grove Way in Castro Valley. Enrollments will be accepted as late as Feb. 23. Pre-registration is required. The workbook is $15. To register or for more information, call Lois Samarron 510-581-6203 ext. 202.

 

 

Monday, Febuary 10: CV Parent Nursery School Open House

Everyone is welcome to attend the free open house and tours from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at 3657 Christensen Lane, Castro Valley. Bring your prospective student as well as any siblings. This non-profit parent-run preschool, established in 1949, is for children 3 to 5 years old. For more info, visit www.cvpns.org.

 

 

\Monday, February 10: Eagles’ Bingo Luncheon

The Hayward Eagles Auxiliary holds its monthly bingo luncheon at noon Monday at the Eagles Hall, 21406 Foothil Blvd. near I-580.  Hostess Earlene Jensen will be serving barbecued chicken, rice, salad, rolls and dessert for $7, which includes a free bingo card. Also raffle tickets 2 for $1. Proceeds will go to the Max Baer Heart Fund.

 

 

Monday & Tuesday, Feb. 10-11: Veterans Job Search Boot Camp

Nonprofit ElitePrep U will hold a Job Search Boot Camp for veterans from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. next Monday and Tuesday at the Veterans Memorial Blvd., 22327 Main St. in Hayward, providing an opportunity to network directly with – and be mentored by – experienced recruiting professionals. For more information on how to register for this event, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit www.eliteprepu.org and www.recruitersunited.org.

 

 

Monday, February 10: Castro Valley Relay for Life Meeting

The American Cancer Society’s signature event, the annual Relay for Life, is scheduled for July 19. Planning is in progress and teams are now forming. If you want more info or you’d like to be part of this year’s Relay, come to Eden Hospital’s Conference Room A at 6:30 p.m. Monday. For more info, visit www.relayforlife.org/castrovalleyca

 

 

... and Beyond

 

 

Monday, February 17: Alta Mira Scholarship Mystery Tea

Join Juliet Blackwell, Gigi Pandian and Penny Warner at 1 p.m. Feb. 17 at the historic Alta Mira Clubhouse, 561 Lafayette Ave. in San Leandro. The $15 admission includes the program followed by tea and delectables. All proceeds benefit the Alta Mira Scholarship Fund. Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 5109-483-1018.

 

 

Wednesday, February 19: African Origins of Human Intelligence

How did we get here? Our ancestors sprang from populations in sub-Saharan Africa over 100 thousand years ago. Hear Dr. Yonatan Sahle, postdoctoral scholar at UC Berkeley’s Human Evolution Research Center speak on our intellectual origins from 6 to 7 p.m. on Feb. 19 at Cal State’s University Theater, 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd. in Hayward. Free, but register at www.eventbrite.com/event/10219315247

 

Wednesday, February 19: Preventing Falls

Outreach Worker Tina Maria Scott with Alameda County Public Health will discuss factors that cause falls, including changing behavior, medication, and fitness, in a free program for older adults from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Feb. 19 at the Castro Valley Library. No reservations required. Participants will receive a Falls Prevention Manual. Call 510-667-7900 for more info.

 

 

Thursday, February 20: CVSan’s ‘Path to Zero Waste’

Join the Castro Valley Sanitary District’s “Path to Zero Waste,” a program in the district’s ongoing efforts to reduce waste and disposal and conserve resources. Attend the next in a series of free community workshops from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Feb. 20 at CVSan’s headquarters, 21040 Marshall Street. For more information, call 510-537-0757 or visit www.cvsan.org/ZeroWaste

 

 

 

 
A&E Calendar • 02-05-2014 | Print |  E-mail
Friday, 21 February 2014 13:12

 

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.)

Music of the Makaha Sons, presented by Ka Nalu Productions, 38 years of the award-winning, legendary music, at the Castro Valley Center for the Arts on Saturday, Feb. 22, at 6:30 p.m. For tickets ($40), email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 510-566-1422.

“Comedy Night,” presented by the Center for the Arts at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 1. Back by popular demand, New Yorker transplant, Jeff Applebaum returns to CV with his band of comics. Applebaum and his cohorts delight in dissecting the vagaries of popular culture and the various peccadilloes of the human condition. For tickets, see above.

 

THEATRICAL & MUSICAL PERFORMANCES

“An Ideal Husband,” a sparkling new adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s comedy, will presented by the Douglas Morrisson Theatre, opening this Friday, Feb. 7 (with a preview at 8 p.m. on Feb. 6), and continuing through March 2. Showtimes are 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. on Sundays, plus a 2 p.m. show on Feb. 22. For tickets ($29, $10 preview), call 510-881-6777 or visit www.dmtonline.org. The Douglass Morrisson Theatre is located at 22311 N. Third Street in Hayward.

 

ART GALLERIES & EVENTS

ART Inc. Members Exhibit continues thru March 1 at the Adobe Art Gallery, 20395 San Miguel Ave. in Castro Valley. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

25th Annual Children’s Book Illustrator’s Exhibition, presented from Feb. 7 to April 7 by Sun Gallery, 1015 E St. in Hayward. This year the exhibition focuses on both on traditional media and alternative press, including ’zines and comic books, as a compliment to works that tie images closely with literature. Special Teachers Preview Day from 3 to 5 p.m. this Friday, Feb. 7. Reception for the artists and book-signing from 1 to 4 p.m. March 16. For info, call 510-581-4050.

Computers in Art, a talk by Robert West who holds a degree in Computer Arts from the Academy of Art on using the computer as a tool for art, photography illustration, graphics and design, at the next meeting of the San Leandro Art Association at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the San Leandro Library, 300 Estudillo Ave. West will deconstruct some of his personal works, showing his process. For info, call 510-912-0555.

Marge Barta Atkins: Color is the Thing! 12 watercolor and mixed media paintings are on display at the Hayward Senior Center, 22325 N. 3rd Street, thru March 11.

“Jumping Into Spring, an exhibit by the Artists Guild of the East Bay, runs thru March 27 at the John O’Lague Galleria in the Hayward City Hall, 777 B Street. A public artists’ reception will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. this Friday, Feb. 7.

“2014 Members Exhibit,” presented by Foothill Gallery, 22394 Foothill Blvd. in Hayward from Feb. 7 thru April 4. Open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. An artists’ reception, open to the public, will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 1.

Jamaica Then, Cuba Now, the photo exhibits “Bill Owens: Peace Corps 1964-1966” and “John Thacker’s Cuba 2010-2011” open with a reception from 3 to 6 p.m. this Saturday at PhotoCentral Gallery, 1099 E Street, Hayward. Owens and Thacker approach the people and cultures of their locale with sympathetic eyes that mix journalism with fine art photographic vision. The show runs until Saturday, April 12, when there will be a closing event from 1 to 3 p.m. For more info, call Geir Jordahl 510-881-6721, or info@photocentral.

 

 
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Tuesday, 18 February 2014 16:29

 

 

The Week Ahead

 

Wednesday, January 29: Science Lecture on Antibiotics

Dr. Lynette Cegelski, assistant professor of chemistry at Stanford University, will describe her efforts to find new antibiotics and research at a science lecture at 7 p.m. today at the Castro Valley Center for the Arts, sponsored by the Castro Valley Educational Foundation.

 

Thursday, January 30: School Board Meeting

The Castro Valley Board of Education will hold a regular open meeting at 7 p.m. tomorrow in the Board Room at 4400 Alma Avenue. Among the agenda items are reports by the presidents of the Calif. Schools Employees Association and the Castro Valley Teachers Association, and a review of Gov. Brown’s proposed 2014-2015 Budget. For the complete budget, log on to cv.k12.ca.us/board-of-education/agendas-and-board-materials/2014-01-30-board-packet/view

 

Thursday, January 30: CVSan Kicks Off ‘Path to Zero Waste’

Join the Castro Valley Sanitary District as it launches the “Path to Zero Waste,” a program in the district’s ongoing efforts to reduce waste and disposal and conserve resources. Attend the first in a series of free community workshops from 6 to 8 p.m. tomorrow at CVSan’s headquarters, 21040 Marshall Street. For info, call 510-537-0757.

 

Saturday, February 1: Creative Writing Workshop

CVHS journalism teacher and author Matt Johanson and authors Amy Franklin-Willis, Lise Pearlman and Bruce Roberts will discuss fiction, nonfiction and poetry writing, and answer questions about how to get published during a free Creative Writing Workshop from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. this Saturday at the Castro Valley Library. Free admission. Sign up at www.cvef.org.

 

Saturday, February 1: Bunny Adoptions

The Volunteers of the Hayward Animal Shelter at 16 Barnes Court are holding bunny adoptions from 1 to 4 p.m. this Saturday. A big variety of rabbits will be coming from rescue groups all over the Bay Area. Learn about bunnies – what they eat and how to care for them – from rabbit experts who will answer your questions. If you already have a pet (spayed/neutered) rabbit, bring your bunny to the event to find a companion (free nail trims for visiting rabbits). For more information, call the shelter at 510-293-7200.

 

Saturday, February 1: 5th Annual Black History Program

The national topic for Black History Month 2014 is “Civil Rights in America.” Join a panel of local community leaders as they explore the mass incarceration of people of color and its impacts on health, education and family structure, at 5 p.m. this Saturday at the Palma Ceia Baptist Church, 28605 Ruus Road in Hayward, sponsored by Cal State. Free admission, light refreshments will be served. For info, call 510-581-0223 or visit This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

Saturday, February 1: Casino & Cabaret Fundraiser

The Lighthouse Community Center presents its 7th Annual Casino & Cabaret Fundraiser from 6 to 10:30 p.m. this Saturday in the Hayward City Hall Rotunda, 777 B Street, an evening of casino-style games, live entertainment, raffles, gourmet food and silent auction. Free covered parking nearby. Near downtown BART. Must be 21 or older to attend.

 

Sunday, February 2: Philosophers’ Café / Culture Chat

Join an informal gathering to discuss “Can Judaism survive without a strong Orthodox community?” this Sunday at 10:45 a.m. at Café Rumi, 4799 Heyer Ave., Castro Valley, an activity of Tri-Valley Cultural Jews. Open to the entire community (non-members are asked to donate $5 per session). For info, contact 925-240-5612.

 

Monday, February 3: Diabetes Support Group

Cardiology Specialist Dr. Aditya Jain, MD, will lead a discussion on “Heart Health” at the Diabetes Support Group meeting at 5 p.m. Monday at the San Leandro Surgery Center, 15035 East 14th St., San Leandro. Free admission, open to the public. For info, call 510-351-1193.

 

Tuesday, February 4: Ohlone Audubon Meeting

Birding instructor Bob Lewis will present some knockout images of Colombian birds at the next meeting of Ohlone Audubon, Feb. 4 at 7:30 p.m. at Pleasanton Middle School, 5001 Case Avenue, Pleasanton. Free, refreshments served. For more info, visit www.ohloneaudubon.org.

 

Tuesday, February 4: Seminar: Affordable Healthcare Act

The Castro Valley / Eden Area Chamber of Commerce Sizzling Seminar Series Presents “Affordable Healthcare Act - The Motel 6 of Medicine” from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, hosted by Castro Valley Adult & Career Education at 4430 Alma Avenue in Room 12. RSVP recommended. Call the Chamber at 510-537-5300 to register.

 

 

...and Beyond

 

 

Saturday, February 8: “All Fur Love” Pet Adoptions

Volunteers at the Hayward Animal Shelter (at 16 Barnes Court) will hold a special pet adoptions of kittens, cats, dogs, puppies and bunnies at greatly reduced fees from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8. Fees will be just $20 for all pets (plus a license fee for dogs adopted to Hayward residents). For more info, call 510-293-7200, ext. 7.

 

Saturday, February 8: Hearing Loss Association Meeting

Pharmacist Alice Hwe, who manages programs for chronic disease conditions at Kaiser Permanente, will speak on “Medications and Hearing Loss” at the association’s next meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8 (refreshment at 9:30 a.m.) in Room 1200-C at Kaiser Hospital, 280 W. MacArthur Blvd. in Oakland. Free parking Saturdays in the parking garage on Howe Street (across the street). For info, call Bruce Harris 510-473-7905.

 

 

 
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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.)

Music of the Makaha Sons, presented by Ka Nalu Productions, 38 years of the award-winning, legendary music, at the Castro Valley Center for the Arts on Saturday, Feb. 22, at 6:30 p.m. For tickets ($40), email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 510-566-1422.

“Comedy Night,” presented by the Center for the Arts at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 1. Back by popular demand, New Yorker transplant, Jeff Applebaum returns to CV with his band of comics. Applebaum and his cohorts delight in dissecting the vagaries of popular culture and the various peccadilloes of the human condition. For tickets, see above.

 

THEATRICAL & MUSICAL PERFORMANCES

“An Ideal Husband,” a sparkling new adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s comedy, will presented by the Douglas Morrisson Theatre, opening on Feb. 7 (with a preview at 8 p.m. on Feb. 6), and continuing through March 2. Showtimes are 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. on Sundays, plus a 2 p.m. show on Feb. 22. For tickets ($29, $10 preview), call 510-881-6777 or visit www.dmtonline.org. The Douglass Morrisson Theatre is located at 22311 N. Third Street in Hayward.

World Premiere Concert will be presented free by the Oakland Youth Orchestra at 1 p.m. this Sunday, Feb. 2, at the San Leandro Performing Arts Center, 2250 Bancroft Avenue. It features the world premiere of Bay Area composer Nathaniel Stookey’s “Go” with Emil Miland on cello. The program includes Elgar’s “Cello Concerto in E minor” and Rimsky-Korsakov’s Capriccio Espagnole, conducted by Bryan Nies.

 

ART GALLERIES & EVENTS

ART Inc. Members Exhibit continues through March 1 at the Adobe Art Gallery, 20395 San Miguel Ave. in Castro Valley. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Computers in Art, a talk by Robert West who holds a degree in Computer Arts from the Academy of Art on using the computer as a tool for art, photography illustration, graphics and design, at the next meeting of the San Leandro Art Association at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, at the San Leandro Library, 300 Estudillo Ave. West will deconstruct some of his personal works, showing his process. For info, call 510-912-0555.

Marge Barta Atkins: Color is the Thing! 12 watercolor and mixed media paintings are on display at the Hayward Senior Center, 22325 N. 3rd Street, thru March 11.

“Jumping Into Spring, an exhibit by the Artists Guild of the East Bay, opens this Friday, Jan. 31, and runs thru March 27 at the John O’Lague Galleria in the Hayward City Hall, 777 B Street. A public artists’ reception will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 7.

“2014 Members Exhibit,” presented by Foothill Gallery, 22394 Foothill Blvd. in Hayward from Feb. 7 thru April 4. Open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. An artists’ reception, open to the public, will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 1.

“Watercolor Passion,” sponsored by Hayward Arts Council, features the works of Annie Boddum, Dawn Hyde, Dorothy Lyons, Molly McKenzie, Sheila Fimreite, Sally Lampi, Jan Matsuoka, Nan Soldahl, and Grace Yun thru Jan. 31 at the John O’Lague Galleria in Hayward City Hall.

Jamaica Then, Cuba Now, the photo exhibits “Bill Owens: Peace Corps 1964-1966” and “John Thacker’s Cuba 2010-2011” open with a reception from 3 to 6 p.m. this Saturday at PhotoCentral Gallery, 1099 E Street, Hayward. Owens and Thacker approach the people and cultures of their locale with sympathetic eyes that mix journalism with fine art photographic vision. The show runs until Saturday, April 12, when there will be a closing event from 1 to 3 p.m. For more info, call Geir Jordahl 510-881-6721, or info@photocentral.

 


 
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Today, January 22: School Board Special Meeting

The Castro Valley Board of Education will hold a study session in the District Office Board Room at 4400 Alma Ave. from 5 to 9 p.m. this evening  to discuss Gov. Brown’s proposed 2014-2015 budget. Dr. Candi Clark, Assistant Superintendent of Business Services, will review highlights of the budget and its implications for the Castro Valley School District. There will also be a review of the Governance Team Handbook. Draft copies of the handbook will be available at the meeting.

Today, January 22: Zoning Board - Castro Valley Items

The West County Board of Zoning Adjustments will take up two Castro Valley issues at its 1:30 p.m. meeting today at 224 W. Winton Ave. in Hayward: (1) a 45-foot cell phone antenna at the end of Brookdale Drive and (2) continued operation of a horse-boarding facility at 8018 Crow Canyon Road.

Sunday, January 26: 2nd Annual Dessert Cabaret

The Silver Lining presents the 2nd Annual Dessert Cabaret from 7 to 9 p.m. this Sunday at the Imagine Affairs Art Lounge, 408 14th St. in Oakland. Donations are $25 per ticket at: main.acsevents.org/goto/TheSilverLining. All proceeds benefit The American Cancer Society and Castro Valley Relay for Life 2014.

Saturday, January 25: Creek Clean-up

Help Friends of San Leandro Creek celebrate Martin Luther King Jr’s Birthday by removing litter from San Leandro Creek at Root Park at East 14th St. at Hays St. one block north of Davis St. in downtown San Leandro from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday. Wear sturdy shoes, long pants, sleeves and mosquito repellent, and bring gloves if you have them. Trash bags, snacks and drinks will be provided. For info, call Susan Levenson at 510-577-6069. Participants are required to fill out a waiver form. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

Saturday, January 25: Mothers Club Enrichment Fair

Join the Castro Valley Mothers Club’s free Enrichment Fair from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at the San Felipe Community Center, 2058 D St. in Hayward. Meet providers of pre-schools, day-cares and kid-friendly activities from horseback riding to music lessons and language enrichment who will provide you with information about their services. For more info, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Saturday, January 25: Sons of Norway Crab Feed

Sons of Norway Snorre Lodge No. 61 in Hayward will host its annual Crab Feed (including spaghetti and dessert) Saturday, beginning with a social hour at 6 p.m. (dinner at 7) at the Hill & Valley Clubhouse, 1808 B St., Hayward. Proceeds will fund scholarships and other programs. For tickets or info call 510-656-3549 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

... and Beyond


Wednesday, January 29: Science Lecture on Antibiotics

Dr. Lynette Cegelski, assistant professor of chemistry at Stanford University, will describe her efforts to find new antibiotics and research at a science lecture at 7 p.m. on Jan. 29 at the Castro Valley Center for the Arts, sponsored by the Castro Valley Educational Foundation.

Thursday, January 30: CVSan Kicks Off ‘Path to Zero Waste’

Join the Castro Valley Sanitary District as it launches the “Path to Zero Waste,” a program in the district’s ongoing efforts to reduce waste and disposal and conserve resources. Attend the first in a series of free community workshops from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 30 at CVSan’s headquarters, 21040 Marshall Street. For more information, call 510-537-0757.

Saturday, February 1: Creative Writing Workshop

CVHS journalism teacher and author Matt Johanson and authors Amy Franklin-Willis, Lise Pearlman and Bruce Roberts will discuss fiction, nonfiction and poetry writing, and answer questions about how to get published during a free Creative Writing Workshop from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 1 at the Castro Valley Library. Free admission. Sign up at www.cvef.org.

Saturday, February 1: 5th Annual Black History Program

The national topic for Black History Month 2014 is “Civil Rights in America.” Join a panel of local community leaders as they explore the mass incarceration of people of color and its impacts on health, education and family structure, at 5 p.m. on Feb. 1 at the Palma Ceia Baptist Church, 28605 Ruus Road in Hayward, sponsored by Cal State. Free admission, light refreshments will be served. For info, call 510-581-0223 or visit This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Saturday, February 1: Casino & Cabaret Fundraiser

The Lighthouse Community Center Hayward presents its 7th Annual Casino & Cabaret Fundraiser from 6 to 10:30 p.m. Feb. 1 in the Hayward City Hall Rotunda, 777 B Street, an evening of casino-style games and live entertainment with prizes, raffles, gourmet food, a no-host bar and silent auction. Free covered parking nearby. Walking distance from downtown BART station. Must be 21 or older to attend. Proceeds benefit The Lighthouse Community Center.

Sunday, February 2: Philosophers’ Café / Culture Chat

Join an informal gathering to discuss “Can Judaism survive without a strong Orthodox community?” on Sunday, Feb. 2 at 10:45 a.m. at Café Rumi, 4799 Heyer Ave., Castro Valley, an activity of Tri-Valley Cultural Jews, a Secular Humanistic Jewish community. Open to the entire community (non-members are asked to donate $5 per session). For info, contact 925-240-5612.

Monday, February 3: Diabetes Support Group

In honor of Heart Month (February), Cardiology Specialist Dr. Aditya Jain, MD, will lead a discussion on “Heart Health” at the Diabetes Support Group meeting at 5 p.m. on Feb. 3, San Leandro Surgery Center, 15035 East 14th St., San Leandro. Free admission, open to the public. For info, call 510-351-1193.

Tuesday, February 4: Ohlone Audubon Meeting

Birding instructor Bob Lewis will present some knockout images of Colombian birds, including hummingbirds, Bearded Helmetcrest, ovenbirds, tanagers and other brightly-colored denizens of the Colombian mountains at the next meeting of Ohlone Audubon, Feb. 4 at 7:30 p.m. at Pleasanton Middle School, 5001 Case Avenue, Pleasanton. No admission charge and refreshments served. For more information visit www.ohloneaudubon.org

Tuesday, February 4: Seminar: Affordable Healthcare Act

The Castro Valley / Eden Area Chamber of Commerce Sizzling Seminar Series Presents “Affordable Healthcare Act - The Motel 6 of Medicine” from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, hosted by Castro Valley Adult & Career Education at 4430 Alma Avenue in Room 12. RSVP recommended. Call the Chamber at 510-537-5300 to register.

Saturday, February 8: History for Half Pints

Learn how to draw portraits, and read the story of Juana Briones during the free Second Saturday Family Program from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. on Feb. 8 at Pancho Villa Event Center, 1026 B Street, Hayward. For more info, visit This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 510-581-0223.

 

 

 
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Thursday, 06 February 2014 14:27

 

 

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.)

Music of the Makaha Sons, presented by Ka Nalu Productions, 38 years of the award-winning, legendary music, at the Castro Valley Center for the Arts on Saturday, Feb. 22, at 6:30 p.m. For tickets ($40), email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 510-566-1422.

“Comedy Night,” presented by the Center for the Arts at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 1. Back by popular demand, New Yorker transplant, Jeff Applebaum returns to CV with his band of comics. Applebaum and his cohorts delight in dissecting the vagaries of popular culture and the various peccadilloes of the human condition. For tickets, see above.

 

THEATRICAL & MUSICAL PERFORMANCES

“An Ideal Husband,” a sparkling new adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s comedy, will presented by the Douglas Morrisson Theatre, opening on Feb. 7 (with a preview at 8 p.m. on Feb. 6), and continuing through March 2. Showtimes are 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. on Sundays, plus a 2 p.m. show on Feb. 22. For tickets ($29, $10 preview), call 510-881-6777 or visit www.dmtonline.org. The Douglass Morrisson Theatre is located at 22311 N. Third Street in Hayward.

 

ART GALLERIES & EVENTS

ART Inc. Members Exhibit continues through March 1 at the Adobe Art Gallery, 20395 San Miguel Ave. in Castro Valley. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

“Watercolor Passion,” sponsored by Hayward Arts Council, features the works of Annie Boddum, Dawn Hyde, Dorothy Lyons, Molly McKenzie, Sheila Fimreite, Sally Lampi, Jan Matsuoka, Nan Soldahl, and Grace Yun thru Jan. 31 at the John O’Lague Galleria in Hayward City Hall.

Jamaica Then, Cuba Now, the photo exhibits “Bill Owens: Peace Corps 1964-1966” and “John Thacker’s Cuba 2010-2011” open with a reception from 3 to 6 p.m. this Saturday at PhotoCentral Gallery, 1099 E Street, Hayward. Owens and Thacker approach the people and cultures of their locale with sympathetic eyes that mix journalism with fine art photographic vision. The show runs until Saturday, April 12, when there will be a closing event from 1 to 3 p.m. For more info, call Geir Jordahl 510-881-6721, or info@photocentral.

 


 
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Wednesday, 05 February 2014 15:00

 

The Week Ahead

 

Today, January 15: CV History at Women’s Club Meeting

Local historian and contractor Randy Vanderbilt will share his passion for local Castro Valley history at the next meeting of the Castro Valley Women’s Club at 1 p.m. on Jan. 15, at 18330 Redwood Road. Highlights will include movie clips and snippets from local history. Call 510-537-2778 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you’re interested in attending.

 

 

Thursday, January 16: Lupus Fibromyalgia Support Group

The Lupus Fibromyalgia support group meets from 6:30 to 8 p.m. tomorrow and the third Thursday of every month, in the San Leandro Hospital Education Center 13851 E. 14th Street in San Leandro, behind the hospital’s Emergency Room. Contact Barbara at 510-889-1656 for more information.

 

 

Friday, January 17: Standup Comedy

Dan Dillman Presents LYAO Standup Comedy at 8 p.m. this Friday at Curtain Call Performing Arts Theatre, 999 E. 14th St. in San Leandro, featuring comics who have headlined shows across the country. Visit www.curtaincallperformingarts.org or call 510-909-9516 for tickets ($15) or information.

 

 

Saturday, January 18: Improv Night

Curtain Call Performing Arts at 999 E. 14th St. in San Leandro present Gray Matter and Friends Improv Night at 8 p.m. this Saturday with the all-female troupe True Medusa and Off The Mic. Visit www.curtaincallperformingarts.org or call 510-909-9516 for tickets ($10) or information.

 

Saturday, January 18: Free SAT Practice Test & Workshop

Teens are invited to take a free SAT practice test at the Castro Valley Library from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. this Saturday, administered by Kaplan Test & Prep Admissions. This 4-1/2 hour workshop provides students with test-taking tips and strategies in preparation for what might be one of the most important tests of their lives. Registration is requested. Sign up by phone or in person at the Library Information Desk. Registration is also available online at www.kaptest.com/enroll/SAT.94546/events.

 

 

Saturday, January 18: Our Lady of Grace Crab Feed 2014

Enjoy a dinner of crab (or chicken), salad, pasta and garlic bread at 7:30 p.m. this Saturday at the OLG Stack Center, 3433 Somerset Ave., Castro Valley. Hors D’oeuvres, no-host cocktails and a raffle at 6:30 p.m., dancing from 9 to 11 p.m.. For tickets ($40 each, adults only), call OLG at 510-537-0806 or Zach Marshall at 510-881-8618.

 

 

Saturday, January 18: A Nature Walk: See Migrating Cranes

Join Sulphur Creek Nature Center this Saturday for the second annual trip to the Central Valley in search of cranes. Meet at the Consumnes River Preserve’s Visitors Center northwest of Lodi (see map at www.consumnes.org) for this 1 to 4 p.m. adults-only program ($20 per person). Or, to carpool, meet at the HARD office parking lot at 1099 E St. in Hayward. Advance registration is required. Visit www.haywardrec.org to register or call 510-881-6700.

 

 

Saturday, January 18: Alta Mira Crab Feed

The Alta Mira Club at 561 LaFayette Ave. in San Leandro invites you to a Crab (or chicken) Feed with salad, pasta and garlic bread Saturday, with a social hour and opportunity drawings at 5 p.m. and dinner at 6. For tickets ($45) or more info, call Carol Libbrecht at 510-305-5393.

 

 

Saturday & Sunday Jan. 18-19: CARH Bazaar Sale

Community-based CARH, Inc, a  nonprofit serving adults and children with intellectual disabilities, will hold a Bazaar Sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. this weekend, Jan. 18-19  at CARH’s Michael Guidotti Center, 20513 Almeda St. in Castro Valley, featuring new and gently used items. Donate a bag of gently used clothes and receive one free raffle ticket for a chance to win a gift basket. Proceeds benefit local individuals with special needs. For more info, call 510-537-6611 or visit www.carh-inc.org

 

 

Sunday, January 19: Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The 12th Annual Musical Tribute “In the Name of Love” honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will be held at 7 p.m. this Sunday at the Oakland Scottish Rite Center, 1547 Lakeside Drive in Oakland, featuring Martin Luther McCoy, the Marcus Shelby Jazz Orchestra, the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir, and  presentation of the Citizen Humanitarian Award. For tickets ($23-$8), visit www.mlktribute.com or call 510-287-8880.

 

 

Monday, January 20: Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday (Jan. 15, 1929) is observed on the third Monday in January and is a federal, state, county and  city holiday.  A march and rally will gather at 9 a.m. at Hayward City Hall Plaza for music and the words of Dr. King. Except for emergency services, all government offices will be closed. Schools will be closed. Stock exchanges, banks and financial institutions will be closed. Most stores, restaurants and businesses will be open, including the Forum. BART will operate on a Saturday schedule. AC Transit will operate on a Sunday schedule. Garbage pickup service will be normal. CV Sanitary District offices will be closed.

 

 

Tuesday, January 21: Operation Mom Meeting

All interested persons are invited to join the members of Operation Mom for the first meeting of the New Year 2014, at 7 p.m. at the Hayward Veterans Memorial Bldg., 22737 Main Street. Join us in our mission of support and gratitude to our troops and their families.

 

 

... and Beyond

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, January 22: Zoning Board - Castro Valley Items

The West County Board of Zoning Adjustments will take up two Castro Valley issues at its 1:30 p.m. meeting on Jan. 22 at 224 W. Winton Ave. in Hayward: (1) a 45-foot cell phone antenna at the end of Brookdale Drive and (2) continued operation of a horse-boarding facility at 8018 Crow Canyon Road.

 

 

Sunday, January 26: 2nd Annual Dessert Cabaret

The Silver Lining presents the 2nd Annual Dessert Cabaret from 7 to 9 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 26 at the Imagine Affairs Art Lounge, 408 14th St. in Oakland. Donations are $25 per ticket at: main.acsevents.org/goto/TheSilverLining. All proceeds benefit The American Cancer Society and Castro Valley Relay for Life 2014.

 

 

Saturday, January 25: Creek Clean-up

Help Friends of San Leandro Creek celebrate Martin Luther King Jr’s Birthday by removing litter from San Leandro Creek at Root Park at East 14th St. at Hays St. one block north of Davis St. in downtown San Leandro from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Jan. 25. Wear sturdy shoes, long pants, sleeves and mosquito repellant, and bring gloves if you have them. Trash bags, snacks and drinks will be provided. For info, call Susan Levenson at 510-577-6069. Participants are required to fill out a waiver form. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

 

 

Saturday, January 25: Mothers Club Enrichment Fair

Join the Castro Valley Mothers Club’s free Enrichment Fair from noon to 3 p.m. on Jan. 25 at the San Felipe Community Center, 2058 D St. in Hayward. Meet providers of pre-schools, daycares and kid-friendly activities from horseback riding to music lessons and language enrichment who will provide you with information about their services. For more info, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

 

Saturday, January 25: Sons of Norway Crab Feed

Sons of Norway Snorre Lodge No. 61 in Hayward will host its annual Crab Feed (including spaghetti and dessert) on Jan. 25, beginning with a social hour at 6 p.m. (dinner at 7) at the Hill & Valley Clubhouse, 1808 B St., Hayward. Proceeds will fund scholarships and other programs. For tickets or info call 510-656-3549 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

 

Wednesday, January 29: Science Lecture on Antibiotics

Dr. Lynette Cegelski, assistant professor of chemistry at Stanford University, will describe her efforts to find new antibiotics and research at a science lecture at 7 p.m. on Jan. 29 at the Castro Valley Center for the Arts, sponsored by the Castro Valley Educational Foundation.

 

 
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Wednesday, 05 February 2014 14:59

 

 

THEATRICAL & MUSICAL PERFORMANCES

“An Ideal Husband,” a sparkling new adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s comedy, will presented by the Douglas Morrisson Theatre, opening on Feb. 7 (with a preview at 8 p.m. on Feb. 6), and continuing through March 2. Showtimes are 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. on Sundays, plus a 2 p.m. show on Feb. 22. For tickets ($29, $10 preview), call 510-881-6777 or visit www.dmtonline.org. The Douglass Morrisson Theatre is located at 22311 N. Third Street in Hayward.


ART GALLERIES & EVENTS

ART Inc. Members Exhibit will open with a reception from 1 to 3 p.m. this Saturday and continue to March 1 at the Adobe Art Gallery, 20395 San Miguel Ave. in Castro Valley. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

“Watercolor Passion,” sponsored by Hayward Arts Council, features the works of Annie Boddum, Dawn Hyde, Dorothy Lyons, Molly McKenzie, Sheila Fimreite, Sally Lampi, Jan Matsuoka, Nan Soldahl, and Grace Yun thru Jan. 31 at the John O’Lague Galleria in Hayward City Hall.

Jamaica Then, Cuba Now, the photo exhibits “Bill Owens: Peace Corps 1964-1966” and “John Thacker’s Cuba 2010-2011” open with a reception from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25 at PhotoCentral Gallery, 1099 E Street, Hayward. Owens and Thacker approach the people and cultures of their locale with sympathetic eyes that mix journalism with fine art photographic vision. The show runs until Saturday, April 12, when there will be a closing event from 1 to 3 p.m. For more info, call Geir Jordahl 510-881-6721, or info@photocentral.

 


 

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