Things to do in Alameda
Things to do in Alameda: The Alameda Recreation and Parks - Alameda Walks program begins 2012 walks by taking a “Historic Preservation Walk” on May 5 starting at 9:00 am at the Franklin Park entrance. The walks are easy, entertaining and fun and last about an hour. Exercise and learn something about your city. What could be better?
Things to do in Alameda: The USS Hornet will pay tribute to Jimmy Doolittle and the 70th Anniversary of the 1942 Doolittle Raid Japan on May 5, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on the USS Hornet at 707 W. Hornet Ave, Pier 3. The mission was launched just 4 months after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. The raid provided a huge morale boost to Americans. The USS Hornet and Jimmie Doolittle will be a very busy event, so visit the Hornet early.
Things to do in Alameda. The 8th Annual Bring Back the Native Garden Tour will be held on Sunday, May 6, 2012 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. The tour is free but you must have a ticket to see the gardens. To get your tour booklet and tickets, visit the Bring Back The Natives website. There are 45 Alameda and Contra Costa County gardens and nurseries on the tour. Alameda is represented by one garden on Santa Clara Avenue which features a glazed pot turned into bubbling fountain and low maintenance garden designed by the owner.
Things to do in Alameda: The League of Women Voters will host Meet Your Public Officials on Friday, May 4 at the Alameda Elks Lodge from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Both elected and appointed public officials will be available to speak. The cost is $10.00. Elks Lodge is located at 2255 Santa Clara Avenue. For information please call Alice Fried at 510-593-9572.
Things to do in Alameda: Upcycle Clothes will show new inventory Friday, May 4, 5-9pm, at Spank Salon, 1912 Clement St. (Chestnut & Lafayette)
Things to do in Alameda: Rhythmix Cultural Works is celebrating Cinco de Mayo and their 5th Anniversary on (what else?) May 5, 8:00 to 11:30 pm at the center at 2513 Blanding Avenue. The Latido Latin Dance Party featuring Edgardo Cambon and Latin dancing. The cost is $15 in advance and $20 at the door.
Things to do in Alameda: The Alameda’s Farmer’s Market is open to the public every Saturday and Tuesday morning from 9am to 1pm, rain or shine. It is best to arrive early to find the best choice of delectable fruits and vegetables. There are activities for kids and grownups alike. The market is at Webster Street and Haight Avenue
Mark your calendars for these great events:
Pacific Pinball Museum and Rhythmix Cultural Works are teaming up to offer Pinball Oddity exhibition at Rhythmix starting on Friday, May 11, from 6 to 9pm. The exhibit of rare historic pinball games comes from the Pacific Pinball Museum collection. If you haven’t been to Pacific Pinball Museum, you in for a treat. The sounds and lights are mesmerizing.
Don’t forget to the PSBA Spring Festival . Traditionally held the weekend of Mother’s Day, the festival will take place on Saturday and Sunday May 12 and 13th. Lots of activities, vendors, music and games for the kids.
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