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No Tenor Allowed: All Bass & Baritones. Bay Area Classical Harmonies and Arlington Community Church's Friday Concert Series @ Arlington features bass-baritone Andrew J.Chung, baritone Joseph Hammer, and pianist Boaz Simovici performing songs and opera arias written for bass and baritones, including works by Mozart, Rossini, Verdi, Schumann and Schubert. Refreshments provided. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 17. Arlington Community Church, 52 Arlington Ave., Kensington. $12 - $18. 510-526-9146, acc-ucc.org.
Berkeley Garden Club Meeting. The January meeting of the Berkeley Garden Club features a plant exchange, general meeting, and lecture with Early Plant Explorers' Donna Culpepper, a volunteer at San Francisco Botanical Garden. All are welcome. 12:30 to 3 p.m. Jan. 21. Albany Community Center, 1249 Marin Ave. Free. www.berkeleygardenclub.org.
AC Transit Volunteers. AC Transit is seeking volunteers to fill potential openings on its Accessibility Advisory Committee for 2014. Qualified applicants must use the fixed-route service, be a senior or individual with a disability and/or their representative, and attend monthly meetings. Applications at AC Transit Office, 1600 Franklin St., 10th floor, Oakland, or calling 510-891-7201. Applications must be returned by Jan. 31.
Albany Library Storytime. Stories, crafts and songs for 3-5 year olds and their families. 11 a.m. Saturdays. Albany Library, 1247 Marin Ave. Free. 510-526-3720.
Albany Library Game Day. Play Wii games like Guitar Hero, bowling or tennis, or board games such as Monopoly, Blokus, Life, Connect 4, checkers, chess, Mankala, and Trouble. Bring friends or come by yourself. Drop in. No registration required. 1 to 4 p.m. Saturdays. Albany Library, 1247 Marin Ave. Free. 510-526-3720.
Japanese Story Time. Read Japanese picture books, sing Japanese songs and make Japanese-inspired crafts. 4 p.m. Saturdays. Albany Library, 1247 Marin Ave. Free. 510-526-3720, www.aclibrary.org.
World Affairs/Politics Group. Weekly meeting open to all folks 55 and older who want to discuss the week's events and what we want to do about any of them. 9:30 to 11 a.m. Mondays. Albany Senior Center, 846 Masonic Ave. $3 Albany residents. $4 non-residents. 510-524-9122, www.albanyca.org.
Albany Library Knitting. Work on your own project or make pet blankets and children's hats to be donated to charity organizations. No registration necessary. Yarn and needles provided for charity projects. 3:30 to 5 p.m. Mondays. Albany Library, 1247 Marin Ave. Free. 510-526-3720.
Stories and Song. Stories, songs, lullabies and more for young children and their families to cuddle to and get ready for bedtime. 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Kensington Library, 61 Arlington Ave. Free. 510-524-3043, ccclib.org.
Babies & Toddlers Storytime. Two 20-25 minute long storytimes are packed full of lively stories, songs, and action rhymes for young children and their parents/caregivers. 10:15 and 11:15 a.m. Thursdays. Kensington Library, 61 Arlington Ave., Kensington. Free. 510-524-3043, ccclib.org.