Dance for a Cure Hosts Pre-Party; Events & Auctions Draw Big Community Support

It’s the home stretch: Dance for a Cure just completed its online auction. And now the big benefit is set to take place in three days – from 5 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, November 14, at Eagles Hall. Tickets are still on sale for the dinner, dance and auction that is being held to benefit breast cancer research.

Lots of items from the successful online auction will be available for purchase through the silent auction set for Saturday, from 5-8:30 p.m. The online auction sold more than $9,500 in goods and services, and hopefully the silent auction will do as good if not better, organizers say.

Be sure to head out to the pre-party at the Churchward Pub, 1515 Park Street, this Thursday night, November 12.

A tasting party featuring Stunna liquor goes on from 9-10: 30 p.m. Plus, there will be three DJs — Alex Mejia, Jose Melendez and Dj Mac G. There’s no cover charge, and Churchward will be holding a raffle for some special liquor — and some giveaways of Cal towels are planned.  

Many thanks to Millie Luz and all the other members of the organizing committee that has brought so many community members into this effort.

Donors and donations include:

Aidells Sausage Company
Alameda Theatre & Cineplex
AMF Bowling Southshore Lane
Big O Tires Alameda, several services
Burger Meister, Alameda
C’era Una Volta, gift certificate
China Gourmet Restaurant & Bar Alameda
Chipotle Alameda
Clinton Chiropractic, consultation and exam
Dance 10, one month of dance instruction
Daphne’s Greek Cafe Alameda
Dawn Adams, series of yoga classes
Dog Bone Alley Alameda
Dreyers Ice Cream Oakland
East Ocean Seafood Restaurant Alameda
Elegant Cargo, Steven A. Grant
Epic Wine
Isabella Fishman, facial
Fort Knox of Alameda, American Eagle Silver Bullion Coins
A Frank Quality Dog Service, Arron Merrell-Owner
Green Belt Alliance-1 year membership and more
Ground Control Private Security
Harbor Bay Landing
J Vineyards & Winery- Vintage Brut Magnum; tasting room for four and more
Genghis Khan Kitchen Alameda
Green Belt Alliance-1 year membership and more
J Vineyards and Winery-2002 J Vintage Brut Magnum; tasting room for four and more
Susan & Claire Kaymon, trail guide book and CD
La Pinata Alameda
La Vals, large pizza with Merlot
Lee Auto Supply of Alameda
Daniel Lewis, DDS, teeth whitening
LITHO Process Alameda
McGee’s donated a Sunday family dinner
Mac Make-Up
Mildred “Millie” Luz Simen, hair products
Monkey Bars Alameda
Nicosia’s Gourmet Products
Nob Hill Alameda
Oakland A’s, outfield vouchers
Oakland Karate & Kickboxing, 3 months Value $395.00 Start Bid $120.00
Panda Restaurant Alameda
Panera Bread Alameda
Sheila Patterson, creative photography, several framed images
Premier Designs – Mildred Luz, gift cards
Lynn Quan, tennis bracelets (see photo, above)
R-Studios/Arturo Ramos, hand-made vase
San Francisco 49ers, #15 Frank Gore laser-autographed football
Scott’s Shoes Alameda
Teresa “Sam” Shaw, commemorative ornaments
Spanks Salon, hair basket
St. George Spirits, gift certificate
Star Pilates-Moraga, gift certificate
Symmetry Chiropractic- Dr. Cynthia Boyd, D.C., perfect pillow
3 Wishes Alameda, gift certificate
A Touch of Class, Deborah Porterfield; jewelry
Usana Health Sciences Products-Stella Price
We Are Hair
Esther Webber, life coach, hypnosis CD, and
Whales & Friends, bamboo jewelry


From Pop Inn to Churchward Pub (Part II)


Well. thanks to the Churchward family and DJ Alex Mejia, the place was hopping last night on Park Street.

There were regulars and new faces.

And as one patron said, “It’s amazing what a coat of paint and some crown molding will do to a place.”

DJ Mejia, an Alameda native now living in Los Angeles, is one of many Alamedans supporting Dance for a Cure, set for November 14 at Eagles Hall. (The event’s online fundraising auction is already doing lots of business.)

Meanwhile, organizer Millie Luz says that Alameda merchants are coming through on a daily basis with new donations and support for the event, which aims to raise funds to benefit breast cancer research. And T-shirt sales for the event are also going well.