Car washes to benefit Island youth groups

The city's Public Works Department's Clean Water Program has helped two fundraising groups partner with local business Follow Charlie Car Wash as a way to protect San Francisco Bay from pollution caused by wash water runoff entering storm drains, which flow directly to the Bay without treatment.

Organizers of the upcoming fundraisers will wash patrons' cars for a set price.

The first will take place noon-4 p.m. on Saturday and will benefit Alameda Pirates Football & Cheer. The second will take place 9 a.m.-4 p.m, on May 31 and will benefit Alameda High School senior class. The fundraisers will be held at Follow Charlie Car Wash, 1700 Everett St.

For more information about the clean water program, call Patrizia Guccione at t 510-747-7951 or e-mail PGuccion@alamedaca.gov.

Police, firefighters play annual hoops game

"Shoots and Ladders," the annual basketball game between Alameda firefighters and police officers to benefit Alameda Family Services, will take place Friday at the Alameda High gym.

Pizza and soft drinks will be available at the game, plus the admission ticket includes entry in the half-time raffle, with prizes from local businesses such as Fudgelato, Trabocco, Big O Tires and Alameda Bike. The fire department is donating a ride in the fireboat for three people.


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Event sponsors include German Auto Service, Churchward Pub, McGee's Bar & Grill, Alameda Theater, Perforce Software/Little House Café. The game will be played at the Alameda High School gym, Oak Street entrance. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the game begins at 7 p.m.

Tickets are: general admission, $15; students (with ID), $10; children ages 6-12, $5; children under 6 are free. Tickets are available from Alameda Family Services at http://alamedafamilyservices.brownpapertickets.com or at the agency's office: 2325 Clement Ave. Tickets will also be available at the door.

SJND has made finals of music competition

Saint Joseph Notre Dame High School has reached the finals of the California High School Musical Honors competition, which will be held at 6:30 p.m. May 19 in San Jose.

The school's production of "In the Heights" has been nominated for Outstanding Production and actors Ruben Souza and Daniela Chaparro have been nominated for Outstanding Actor and Outstanding Supporting Actress.

SJND first presented the show about New York's vibrant Washington Heights neighborhood in early March at the Michaan Auction House Theatre.

California High School Musical Honors is a new, regional awards competition that recognizes outstanding achievement in high school musical theater north of Santa Barbara. Winners advance to the National High School Musical Theatre Awards (NHSMTA), also known as the Jimmy Awards in New York City, where students will perform on a Broadway stage before industry experts and compete for scholarship opportunities to NYU's prestigious Tisch School of the Arts. For more information, go to http://cmtsj.org/content/california-honors.