Events for week of Jan. 31

Items of interest: If you have any acquaintances in the restaurant industry, the city is holding a “Survive to Thrive in the Restaurant Industry” event on Feb. 7. Talk about ways to evolve, such as using social media to promote your eatery.

Also, on Wednesday the Hayward Sustainability Committee is going to be talking about the Residential Energy Conversation Ordinance, something that has brought out the real estate community to speak against it at past meetings.
Feb. 1
Hawaiian dancing for seniors — First of eight Tuesday morning classes (through March 22) teaching Hawaiian dance to seniors at the Marina Community Center, 15301 Wicks Blvd., San Leandro. Intermediate class (#22776) from 8:30-9:30 a.m., beginning class (#22777) from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Fee is $30 for San Leandro residents, $40 for nonresidents. Register online at www.sanleandrorec.org, or in person at the center, or at city hall south offices.

Strategies for jobseekers over 50 — 6 p.m. Mary Ellen Williams, host of the blog and radio show “Feisty Side of Fifty,” will be at the Castro Valley Library, 3600 Norbridge Ave., discussing the latest techniques for midlife job seekers to land a job in today’s job market. She’ll give some insider tips on turning their age into an advantage, making their efforts count, and saving time, money and lots of frustration. Free event, no registration required. For more information, call 510-667-7900.

Feb. 2
Arthritis Foundation exercise program for seniors — Gentle, joint-safe chair or standing exercises, developed for those with arthritis. Wednesdays and Fridays (through April 1) at the Marina Community Center, 15301 Wicks Blvd., San Leandro. Class focuses on improving range of motion, strength, balance and decreasing pain and stiffness. For details, call Marina Community Center at 510-577-6053, or go to www.sanleandrorec.org.

Job lab — 12:30-2:30 p.m. The Castro Valley Library, 3600 Norbridge Ave., offers assistance for community members seeking employment by providing a quiet space for job seekers to use the library’s laptops to update or create a resume, search for jobs online, or other employment-related activities. Computers and assistance available on a walk-in basis. For more information, call Lyn at 510-667-7903. 

Feb. 3-March 24
Zumba Gold classes — 4-5 p.m. Program for adults age 50 and older at the Marina Community Center, 15301 Wicks Blvd., San Leandro. Zumba Gold incorporates Latin rhythms and music and fun into a dance fitness program. No experience necessary. Wear comfortable exercise clothing and bring a hand towel and bottle of water. Fee is $40 for residents; $50 for nonresidents. For more information, call 510-577-3462, refer to course #23058. Register online www.sanleandrorec.org, or in person at the community center.

Feb. 3 through Feb. 27
“Almost, Maine” — California Conservatory Theatre presents John Cariani’s contemporary romantic comedy, “Almost, Maine,” at 999 E. 14th St., San Leandro. Almost is a small town in northern Maine that doesn’t quite exist, where all is not quite what it seems, and when the northern lights fill the night sky, residents of Almost find themselves falling in and out of love, often in hilarious ways. Performances at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, and 2 p.m. on Sundays. Preview performance at 8 p.m. Feb. 3. Tickets are $25 adults, $22 seniors/students; preview performance is $15. Box office opens one hour before performances. For tickets, e-mail CCTofSL@yahoo.com, visit www.CCTofSL.org, or call 510-632-8850.

Feb. 5
Investor education — 10:15 a.m. Have concerns about your ability to retire on your timeline? Have an old 401K that you want to work harder for you? A local financial adviser will be on hand at the Hayward Main Library, 835 C St., to provide information on various topics and assist you with questions. Limited space, registration is recommended. To register or for more information, contact Melesha.owen@hayward-ca.gov, or call 510-293-5239.

Lunar New Year celebration — 11 a.m.-3 p.m. The San Leandro Public Library, 300 Estudillo Ave., invites you to welcome the Year of the Rabbit with cultural music and dance performances, bright costumes, martial arts demonstrations, a magician, storytelling and much more. Admission is free, as are Asian arts and crafts sessions for children, hosted by the Asian Community Cultural Association of San Leandro. Beverages and Asian cuisine food plates are available for purchase. For more information on this or another Big Read event, call the information desk at 510-577-3971.

You Gotta Have Heart fundraiser — 5-8 p.m. The Eden Youth & Family Center is offering an evening of music, wine and hors d’oeuvres in the Hayward City Hall Rotunda, 777 B St. The event features a silent and live auction, good food and wine, and music. Cost is $25 per person with proceeds benefiting proprietary programs of the center, including the child care, Computer Clubhouse and tattoo removal programs. For reservations, call 510-887-1146. 

“Life of William Grimes, the Runaway Slave” — 5-7 p.m. Talk with author Regina Mason at Palma Ceia Baptist Church, Bennett Hall, 28605 Ruus Road, Hayward. Mason spent 15 years researching the life of her remarkable ancestor, and republished his original writings, including her research results, in the book. Free admission. For more information, call the Hayward Area Historical Society, 510-581-0223.
Feb. 6
Needle Crafters — 2-3:45 p.m. Informal gathering for those who love to knit, crochet, sew, embroider or cross stitch, where many topics are discussed. Hosted by Needle Crafters at the San Leandro Main Library, 300 Estudillo Ave. For more information, call the information desk at 510-577-3971.

Feb. 7
Survival Strategies for Today’s Restaurateur will be taught by Louise Dawson, Lead Restaurant Consultant of Five Star Restaurant Consultants.  She is former restaurant and catering businesses owner, and her clients include: Medjool, Foreign Cinema, Beard Papa, Bristo Burgers, District SF, Peet’s Coffee, and more. Time:  12 pm to 4 p.m.  Hayward City Hall, 777 B Street, Council Chambers, 2nd Floor. RSVP to Colleen Kamal, Redevelopment Agency, 510-583-4260

Government listings
Don’t forget, City of Hayward has handy listings with direct links to agendas, reports here.

Alameda County
Board of Supervisors
A regular meeting will begin at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the County Administration Building, Supervisors’ Chamber, 1221 Oak St., Oakland.
Topics include approving a contract for maintenance for county library software.
For the full agenda, go to www.acgov.org.

Fairview Fire Protection District
A regular meeting will begin 7 p.m.
Monday at the Five Canyons Fire Station, 25862 Five Canyons Parkway, Castro Valley.
Topics include a report from the fire chief.
For the full agenda, go to www.fairviewfiredept.org

Castro Valley
Sanitary District
A regular meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Castro Valley Sanitary District boardroom, 21040 Marshall St.
Topics include adopting a policy for investment of district funds.
For the full agenda, go to www.cvsan.org.

A joint meeting of the City Council and Redevelopment Agency will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the City Council Chambers at City Hall, 777 B St.
It will be broadcast on Hayward cable Channel 15 and online at www.hayward-ca.gov/
Topics include a public hearing on zoning changes to accommodate expansion at the Hayward Executive Airport.
For the full agenda, go to www.hayward-ca.gov.

There will be a Neighborhood Partnership Program meeting for the Fairway Park area at 7 p.m. Monday at Treeview Elementary School, 30565 Treeview St.
For details, go to www.hayward-ca.gov and click on the Neighborhood Partnership Program link.

There will be a regular meeting of the City Council Sustainability Committee at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday in Room 2A at City Hall, 777 B St.
The committee will discuss a Residential Energy Conservation Ordinance.
For the full agenda, go to www.hayward-ca.gov.

There will be a regular meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Hayward Unified School District conference room, 24411 Amador St.
The committee will discuss the educational needs of adults in Hayward.

San Lorenzo
Oro Loma Sanitary District
A regular meeting will begin at 3 p.m. Tuesday in the district’s boardroom at 2655 Grant Ave.
Topics include reports from the finance and insurance committees.
For the full agenda, go to www.oroloma.org.

School Board
A regular meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the district’s office, 15510 Usher St.
Topics include a report from the superintendent.
For the full agenda, go to www.slzusd.org.

Eric Kurhi