We have changed how we collect and accept calendar information. Readers must now submit all items through our website. Go to events.contracostatimes.com, and click on "submit your event." You'll have to register at this point and enter your event, but you do not have to pay. Submitting your event in this way will ensure it is part of our easily searchable online database, as well as a candidate for space in our publications.
Mayor's Town Hall Meeting. Join the conversation on public safety in Oakland with Mayor Jean Quan, Police Chief Sam Whent and OUSD Superintendent Gary Yee at a town hall meeting. 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 14. Oakland North Oakland Senior Center, 5714 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Oakland. 510-238-3083, www2.oaklandnet.com
Juneteenth Capoeira Roda. To celebrate Juneteenth, Bay Area capoeira schools join to perform capoeira inside a circle, called a "roda," lead by three of the art's top African American teachers. 1 to 3 p.m. June 14. Lake Merritt at Pergola, Lakeshore, 599 El Embarcadero, Oakland. Free. 510-504-3648, capoeirabayarea.com.
Juneteenth Celebration. Friends of Negro Spirituals celebrate Juneteenth with a community singing of spirituals and bread-breaking feast. Add your voice, learn more about the songs' history and meaning, and enjoy a delicious feast. All are welcome, especially children. 3 to 5 p.m. June 14. West Oakland Library, 1801 Adeline St., Oakland. Free. 510-869-4359, email@example.com.
Open Cockpit Day. The Oakland Aviation Museum celebrates Father's Day with Open Cockpit Day, a chance for guests to climb into the cockpit and explore the controls of unique war birds. Noon to 4 p.m. June 15. Oakland Aviation Museum, 8252 Earhart Road, Oakland. $5-$10. 510-638-7100, www.oaklandaviationmuseum.org.
Terry Shames and Jonnie Jacobs Mystery Night. Montclair Library's Mystery Night features East Bay authors Terry Shames, reading from her latest book "The Last Death of Jack Harbin," and Jonnie Jacobs, reading from her latest "Lying with Strangers." They'll also discuss what it's like to write a mystery series. 6:30 p.m. June 17. Montclair Branch, Oakland Public Library, 1687 Mountain Blvd., Oakland. Free. 510-482-7810, www.oaklandlibrary.org.
Civil Rights Act Commemoration. The entire community is invited to join Black Elected Officials & Faith Based Leaders of the East Bay and Supervisor Keith Carson as they present the 50th Anniversary Commemoration of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, honoring iconic Bay Area civil rights attorney Howard Moore, Jr., and featuring Dr. Clayborne Carson, Angela Davis and Elaine Brown. 6 to 8 p.m. June 18. Beebe Memorial Cathedral, 3900 Telegraph Ave., Oakland. Free. Reservations strongly suggested. blackelectedandfaithleaders.org, civilrightsact50th.eventbright.com
Crime Prevention Forum. Piedmont Pines hosts a crime prevention forum for Montclair Organized Neighborhoods leaders and almost leaders. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. June 18. Montclair Bistro, 6118 Medua Place, Oakland. 510-530-4286, www.piedmontpines.org
Magic at the Library. Germar the magician entertains all ages with live animals, audience participation, and fun. In English in Spanish. 3 p.m. June 20. Montclair Branch, Oakland Public Library, 1687 Mountain Blvd., Oakland. Free. 510-482-7810, www.oaklandlibrary.org.
PHS 30th Reunion. Advance ticket purchase is a must for Piedmont High School's class of 1984 30th reunion celebration. 6 to 11 p.m. June 21. Piedmont Community Hall, 711 Highland Ave., Piedmont. $100. firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.