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Free Comic Book Day. To celebrate the awesome medium that is known as comic books, comic book stores worldwide -- and all three Alameda libraries -- are giving away free comic books and holding fun activities. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 3. Alameda Main Library, 1550 Oak St.; West End Library, 788 Santa Clara Ave.; Bay Farm Island Library, 3221 Mecartney Road; Alameda Sports Cards and Comics, 1515 Webster St. Other locations: www.freecomicbookday.com. 510-747-777, 510-769-0644.

LGBTQ Book Group. Jeanette Winterson's "Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?" will be discussed this month at the library's LGBTQ Book Group meeting. Refreshments served. 3 to 4:30 p.m. May 4. Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St., Alameda. Free. RSVP kcoleman@alamedaca.gov. 510-747-7777, www.cityofalamedaca.gov.

Annual Spring Festival Bazaar. As part of Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Buena Vista United Methodist Church will feature Asian foods, cultural activities, a historic photo display, entertainment, games for kids, and more. Also on display, a newly dedicated mural, using the original windows of the 1927 Social Hall. Noon to 5 p.m. May 4. Buena Vista United Methodist Church, 2111 Buena Vista Ave., Alameda. 510-522-2688, buenavistaumc.org.

Bike to Work Energizer Stations. With over 300 Energizer Stations providing free beverages, snacks, cheers and more located in the Bay Area for Bike to Work Day 2014, there's no excuse for you to go any other way. Two to try: 6:30 to 9:30 a.m. Peet's Coffee, 1365 Park St.; and 6:30 to 9 a.m. College of Alameda, Webster Street and Appezzato Way. May 8. Find more at www.youcanbikethere.com.