Strike a Pose! Yogathon. Strike A Pose! Yogathon raises awareness and resources to continue to support the need for HIV/AIDS within the Asian American Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander community. 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 18. Madison Square Park, 849 Madison St., Oakland. $10, asianhealthservices.org.

8th Annual Walk To End Poverty. Walk to end poverty in the city of Oakland and throughout Alameda County, also featuring live entertainment, free snacks, boating, children's activities, a Community Resource Fair and more. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 18. Oakland's Lakeside Garden Center-Lake Merritt, 666 Bellevue Ave., Oakland. Free. 510-238-2362, www.AC-OCAP.com.

Creek Crew Work Day. Grab your gardening gloves and help clean up Arroyo Viejo Creek. Wear close-toed shoes that can get dirty. Bring water and snacks. Gloves and tools provided, but feel free to bring your own. 10 a.m. to Noon May 18. Arroyo Viejo Creek Restoration Project, Oakland Zoo, 9777 Golf Links Road, Oakland. 510-632-9525, www.oaklandzoo.org.

California Writers Club. This month's meeting features Julia Flynn Siler, award-winning author, historian and journalist speaking about her book, "The Lost Kingdom: Hawaii's Last Queen, the Sugar Kings, And America's First Imperial Adventure," and the history behind it. 2 to 4:30 p.m. May 19. Oakland Public Library, Main Branch, 125 14th St., Oakland. Free. 238-3134, www.cwc-berkeley.org.


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Opportunity Changes Everything. East Bay College Fund's Scholarship Awards Ceremony honors 40 resilient and inspirational young Oakland residents who've overcome difficult circumstances and obstacles. Some will share their stories and aspirations. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. May 22. Kaiser Center Lakeside Theater, 300 Lakeside Dr., Oakland. Free. 510-836-8900, www.eastbaycollegefund.org.

Author and Journalist Scott Johnson. Journalist Scott C. Johnson reads from and discusses his new book, "The Wolf and The Watchman," exploring his relationship with his father, a spy and one of the CIA's most trusted officers. 7 p.m. May 23. Diesel, A Bookstore, 5433 College Ave., Oakland. 510-653-9965, www.dieselbookstore.com.

Rod & Custom Car Show. Model As, Roadsters, Thunderbirds and other vintage vehicles from the 1920s to 1960s will be showcased at the Rod & Custom Car Show. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 25. Jack London Square, 70 Washington St., Oakland. Free. 510-645-9292, www.jacklondonsquare.com.