Alameda Spring-Time Events for May 1


Today, from 12 to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 1, Buena Vista United Methodist Church hosts its 52nd annual Spring Festival Bazaar, celebrating Asian Pacific Islander heritage month.

The event is free, features entertainment and other cultural activities, as well as unique food items, and takes place at 2311 Buena Vista Ave., between Park and Oak streets.

Also this afternoon, from 2 to 5 p.m. Bead Inspirations at 1544 Park Street is hosting an opening reception for its Mother’s Day special sale and celebration. The store’s jewelry show and sale continues through May 8.


Alameda Shops Celebrate Spring

There’s plenty of spring in the air around the Island, especially in local storefronts.

You’ll find Easter eggs and bunnies in the windows, and – at least in one shop – you’ll find special eggs inside, too.

Bead Inspirations, on Park Street at Lincoln Ave., asks customers to join their egg hunt. If you find an egg, you get a special discount on merchandise.

Drop in to see some fun merchandise, do-it-yourself supplies and more.

The shop is also hosting the egg hunt online, so you can join the fun without even leaving your own “island.”