There is plenty of history to explore in and around Alameda — even during the pre-holiday hustle and bustle.
And two local history buffs are willing and able to help residents and visitors navigate the Island’s interesting past: Eric Kos and Dennis Evanovsky, who will be presenting the second of three programs at the Main Library this Wednesday, December 16, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
This week, their talk will focus on the development of the area, including the establishment of Alameda, Encinal and Woodstock towns and their unification in 1872. Central historic figures that will be discussed include Gov. Henry Haight and A.A. Cohen.
Evanovsky will have a few local history and architectural books for sale that he plans to autograph.
For younger audiences, the library is hosting a children’s program this Friday, December 18, at 3:30 p.m. Alex Ramon, Zingmaster or Magician, of the Ringling Brothers Circus.
Try and take a shopping or party break to check out the good entertainment at 1550 Oak Street.