Encinal Yacht Club to host open house

The Encinal Yacht Club, 1251 Pacific Marina, will host a "Junior Sailing Open House" 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

Sailing rides and club tours will be available during the free event, where people can also learn about beginning to advanced sailing lessons for children between the ages of 8 and 18. Refreshments will be available.

For information, call 510-769-0221 or go to www.encinal.org.

Vintage music set for Sunday at library

Music historian Richard Wahlberg will play original 78 rpm recordings on a 1906 open-horn "His Masters Voice" gramophone and will share anecdotes about the music and the artists Sunday at the main branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. The free event will take place 2 to 4 p.m. in the library's Stafford Meeting Room. For information, call 510-747-7713.

May 4 benefit set for Altarena Playhouse

A reception, dinner and show to mark the 75th anniversary of Altarena Playhouse will take place May 4 at the Alameda Elks Lodge, 2255 Santa Clara Ave.


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The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. and will feature entertainment by Altarena actors, singers and dancers. Tickets purchased before Monday are $50 for Altarena alumni, or performers and those who have worked behind-the-scenes, and $75 for others.

After March 11, tickets are $75 for alumni and $100 for others. Proceeds will benefit the playhouse. For reservations, email Susan Dunn at historian@altarena.org or call 510-337-1354.

Boy Scout troop to host alumni, family dinner

Alameda's Boy Scout Troop 1015 will host its first Alumni & Family Dinner on March 16 at the Alameda Elks Lodge 1015, 2255 Santa Clara Ave.

The festivities will include a buffet dinner, dessert, raffle and entertainment. All proceeds will go directly toward scout sponsorships, which can range from sending a boy to summer camp to helping him purchase camping gear if his family needs financial help.

Entertainment will include DJ Tanoa, the B-Stars and the troop's musicians. Tickets are $30 adults and $15 for children under 18. Tickets can be purchased in advance by a call to event coordinator Marie Ortega 510-508-3099. Tickets can also be purchased at the door the evening of the event.

Author to sign books at Dog Bone Alley

Author Karen Bane will sign copies of her children's book "Raising Tippy" 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. March 16 at Dog Bone Alley, 1342 Park St. The book tells the story of two sisters who learn about commitment and responsibility when their uncle gives them a lamb as a pet.

'Muslim Journeys' book talk to be March 16

A book discussion will take place March 16 as part of "Muslim Journeys," the four-part program that explores the intertwined histories of Islam and the West. It is sponsored by the Alameda Free Library, the Islamic Center of Alameda and the Alameda Multicultural Community Center.

The discussion will focus on two titles, "Dreams of Trespass: Tales of a Harem Girlhood" by Fatima Mernissi and "Broken Verses" by Kamila Shamsie. Yahsmin BoBo, co-founder and executive editor at Illume Magazine, will moderate. The free event will take place from 2-4 p.m. at the Leydecker Park Recreation Center, 3225 Mecartney Road.