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Everything Alameda. A celebration of Alameda featuring jumpers, games, a celebration of the 60th Anniversary Day Camp, live bands, youth performances, local food, beer and wine garden, a home-brew competition, demonstrations on the water with outrigger canoes and fishing, local artists and community organizations. The Shoots and Ladders softball game -- featuring police vs. fire department -- follows. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 28. Washington Park, 740 Central Ave., Alameda. Free. 510-747-7529, alamedaca.gov.
Urban Cycling 101. Lincoln Middle School PTA and the East Bay Bicycle Coalition host a fun and entertaining bike safety workshop discussing: rules of the road, how to fit your helmet, bikes on transit, crash avoidance, and more. Breakfast provided. Prizes available. Middle school students/parents welcome; no bike required. 9 to 11 a.m. Sept. 28. Lincoln Middle School, 1250 Fernside Blvd., Alameda. Free, bit.ly/LincolnBikeSafety.
Blessing of the Animals. All beloved animals and their people are welcome to receive the Blessing of the Animals. Animals must be well-behaved and in appropriate carriers and cages. 10:30 a.m. Sept. 29. First Congregation Church Courtyard, 1912 Central Ave., Alameda, 510-522-6012, www.fccalameda.org.
Kiwanis Meeting Special Guest. Jennifer Ott, Chief Operating Officer of Alameda Point, discusses the status of The Point and the recent Environmental Impact Report, and answers questions at the Alameda Kiwanis' regular weekly meeting. Noon to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 2. Kiwanis Elks Lodge, 2255 Santa Clara Ave., Alameda. Free meeting. $17 lunch. 510-764-1472, www.alamedakiwanis.org.
Banned Books Reading Marathon. The Alameda Free Library concludes its celebration of Banned Books Week by wrapping up the community reading marathon. Volunteers will read, out loud, for up to 30 minutes at a time, during open library hours through 5 p.m. Sept. 28. Main Library, 1550 Oak St., Alameda. 510-747-7713, alamedaca.gov.
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.