Intro to Raising Urban Chickens. From housing to hatching and end-of-life care for nonlaying hens, this fun and informative class covers the basics for raising a small to medium flock. Local hens on hand will give the "straight from the beak" scoop. 2 to 4 p.m. March 30. Redux Studios, 2315 Lincoln Ave., Alameda. $20. 510-865-1109.

First Anniversary Celebration of Unity of Alameda. Unity of Alameda celebrates their anniversary on Easter with their band, choir and guest speaker the Rev. Margaret Stortz. Coffee, snacks and lunch follow the celebration. 10 a.m. March 31. The Elks Club of Alameda, 2255 Santa Clara Ave., Alameda. Donation. 510-882-0065, www.unityofalameda.com.

Family Storytime. Storytime features cross-cultural tales and tunes, including beloved folk and fairy tales from around the world for preschool and school-age children and their parents or caregivers. 2 p.m. Sundays. Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St., Alameda. Free. 510-747-7777, www.cityofalamedaca.gov.

Community Sing-Along. Singalong includes parent-led singing, dancing, shaker play and parachute time for infants and toddlers, along with their parents and caregivers. 10:15 to 11 a.m. Mondays. Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St., Alameda. Free. 510-747-7777, www.cityofalamedaca.gov.

Pole Walking to Maintain Balance & Mobility. Improve balance, posture and endurance; strengthen core muscles and preserve joints; and reduce risk and fear of falling -- all by pole walking. Register in the Mastick Office. 12:45 p.m. April 2. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave., Alameda. $15 -- $28. 510-747-7506, www.mastickcenter.com.

Family Storytime. Storytime features stories, songs and finger plays suitable for children of all ages and their families. 7 p.m. Tuesdays. Bay Farm Island Library, 3221 Mecartney Road, Alameda. Free. 510-747-7787, www.cityofalamedaca.gov.

Peter Rabbit Storytime. Storytime is for children ages 3 and older who are able to attend a program independent of a parent or caregiver. It includes age-appropriate stories, songs and finger plays. Parents and caregivers are welcome to join in, but if they choose not to, they must remain nearby. 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays. West End Library, 788 Santa Clara Ave., Alameda. Free. 510-747-7767, www.cityofalamedaca.gov.

School-Age Storytime. Storytime includes longer stories and songs -- perfect for children with longer attention spans -- for kids 5 to 8 years old. Parents and caregivers must remain in the library during the program. 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St., Alameda. Free. 510-747-7777, www.cityofalamedaca.gov.

Kiwanis meetings. Alameda Kiwanis meets every week with no-host lunches for fun, program and community projects. Noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Alameda Elks Lodge, 2255 Santa Clara Ave., Alameda. $17 lunch. 510-764-1472, www.alamedakiwanis.org.