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South Shore Shares Summer Concerts

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As in past years, South Shore Center says it will be presenting a Summer Beats Concert Series, a free, live music event starting next month and ending in late August.

The first concert is set for 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 19, with Mike Amaral’s California Beach Boys, a tribute rock band playing the Beach Boys’ classic hits. All performances take place in the Center Court.

Along with music, the concert series features family activities like face painting, henna tattoos, raffles and more. R&B Wine Cellars will sells some of its top wines at the event, as well.

Community members are asked to support the Alameda Unified School District’s Equipped 4 Success school-supply drive by donating basic items to fill backpacks for low-income students. All wine sales from the concert benefit the drive.

South will present these other shows this summer, from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday:
– Aug. 2, Tito Garcia Y Su Orquesta Internacional (Latin/salsa)
– Aug. 16, Sun Kings (Beatles tribute band)
– Aug. 30., Pure Ecstasy (MoTown)

Recently, South Shore announced that Studio Grow, an indoor play center that provides drop-in programs for children ages 0 to 6 years old plans to open at the retail center in mid-June.

“Studio Grow, which was founded in Berkeley in 2006, chose South Shore Center for its newest Bay Area location because it is Alameda’s premier lifestyle destination, particularly for young families,” said Julie Taylor, senior vice president of Cornish & Carey Commercial Newmark Knight Frank, in a press release.

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Summer Sailstice Comes to Encinal Yacht Club

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Encinal Yacht Club, 1251 Pacific Ave., invites the community to its yearly Summer Sailstice event this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The free gathering includes a popular boat-building contest, sailing demonstrations and displays, educational events and live music.

The music includes a DJ from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. , Gerry Pagano from 1 to 1:30 p.m., Johnny Nash from 1:45 to 2:45 p.m., Debra Crooks and Kwame Copeland from 3 to 4 p.m., Jeremy von Epp and Wicked Lobsta’ from 4:15 – 6:15 p.m. and Downwind Run from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

At noon on Saturday, a discussion about Latitude 38-organized sailing events will be led by Andy Turpin. The magazine’s managing editor will share details on the Baja Ha-ha, Pacific Puddle Jump and Delta Doo Dah rallies.

One hour later, at 1 p.m., Dan Leininger of the Maritime Institute will explain how sailors can get their captain’s license.

The boat-building work will take place all day, with the launching of the two vessels set to take place in the late afternoon.

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Movies in the Park Start Friday Night

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The Alameda Recreation and Park Department, Friends of the Parks and City of Alameda Public Works Department will present three movies in the city’s outdoor parks this summer as part of its annual Starlight Movies in the Park program.

This Friday, June 20, residents are invited to come see “DESPICABLE ME 2″ at the Alameda Point Multi-Purpose Field, 1101 West Redline Ave. (The film is rated PG.)

On Friday, July 25, the featured film will be “CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2,” also at the Alameda Point Multi-Purpose Field

About six weeks later on Friday, Sept. 12, “BACK TO THE FUTURE” will be screened at Leydecker Field on Bay Farm.

This free events start at 6:30 p.m. with pre-show festivities of games and crafts for the kids.

The feature film begins at dusk, approximately 8:15 p.m.

Snacks and food will be available for purchase, and proceeds support the city’s Teen Program.

Guests are asked to bring their own chairs and blankets to better enjoy a film under the stars. (No barbecue grills, alcoholic beverages or pets are permitted.)