Mama Goose Storytime. Twenty-minute, age-appropriate stories, songs and finger plays for babies and toddlers and their parents or caregivers. 10 a.m. Saturdays. Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St., Alameda. Free. 510-747-7777, www.cityofalamedaca.gov.

Family Storytime. 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. 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

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

Alameda Tongue Twisters Toastmasters. Alameda Tongue Twisters are committed to helping members improve their speaking and leadership skills in a fun and friendly environment. 7 p.m. Tuesdays. Alameda Hospital, 2070 Clinton Ave., Alameda, att.toastmastersclubs.org.


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Aging Support Group. Natalie Gelman, Ph.D, offers a four-week support group discussing the experience of aging. 10 a.m. Wednesdays through June 26. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave., Alameda. Free. Registration requested. 510-747-7506, www.mastickcenter.com.

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

Ballroom Dance. Ballroom dance class for seniors 55 and up. No partner required. 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesdays. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara, Alameda. $4. 510-865-5496.

Author David Mezzapelle. David Mezzapelle helps you find the silver lining to every cloud with "Contagious Optimism," a compendium of encouragement packed real-life examples of how to overcome personal hardships and lead a life full of hope. 7 p.m. June 27. Books Inc., 1344 Park St., Alameda. Free. 510-522-2226, www.booksinc.net.

Authors Kristin McCloy & Ellen Plotkin Mulholland. The fourth installment of the A Few Good Women Series panel reading features local authors Kristin McCloy, author of "Hollywood Savage," and Ellen Plotkin Mulholland, author of "This Girl Climbs Trees." 7 p.m. June 28. Books Inc., 1344 Park St., Alameda. Free. 510-522-2226, www.booksinc.net.

Afternoon Tea Party. Hands-on cooking class lead by Jacki Rosen teaching the basics of preparing afternoon tea, with the opportunity to enjoy the fruits of your labor. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 29. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave., Alameda. $15. Registration requested. 510-747-7506, www.mastickcenter.com.

Babe Ruth Dinner and Auction. Fundraiser benefiting the Alameda Babe Ruth programs to offset the cost of field rentals, travel, equipment, umpires, and the like, featuring excellent food, fellowship, silent auction, live auction and more. 5:30 p.m. June 29. St. Philip Neri Church, 3101 Van Buren St., Alameda. $50. 510-919-9485, www.alamedababeruth.com.