Alameda’s Churchward Pub to Host Benefit

There will be more than drinks, sports and relaxation going on this Saturday, March 6, at the Churchward Pub — formerly the Pop Inn — on Park Street.

From 9 p.m. until closing, the bar will ask patrons for $5 that will go to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. And a DJ will be there playing music for those who want to dance or listen — and to encourage lots of Alamedans to drop in and contribute.

Bar owner Joe Churchward says that his mom Diane was asked by some East Bay resident to host the fund-raiser, and that’s how it got organized.

Try to turn out for the cause if you can.

The Churchward Pub has been very supportive of local causes, like Dance for a Cure, a breast-cancer fund-raiser event held last year.

The bar is located at 1515 Park Street, near Lincoln Avenue.

Note: On March 8, event organizer Teresa Fimby-Christensen, an East Bay chiropractor, said that $1,300 was raised. Congratulations to Teresa and the Churchwards for staging such a successful event.


Many Hi-5s to Dance for a Cure Supporters

This was the scene Saturday night at Eagles Hall.

A crowd of 400 Alameda residents and other supporters in the fight against breast cancer showed up to dance, dine and join in the silent auction as part of the Dance for a Cure event.

DJ Alex Mejia and others kept the crowd hopping.

“It was great to see so many people come out and support us!” said Millie Luz, one of the event organizers.

The group expects to have raised at least $10,000 when all the numbers are tallied.

The effort that led to this successful event, of course, was huge. Just check out a partial list of contributors.

And while Luz says she and others are looking forward to future events, they need a bit of time to recuperate and evaluate how it all came together and turned out.

Such a break, needless to say, is well deserved.


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