Events for week of Feb. 7

maskHere’s this week’s list of events and government meetings. This is a mask that’s on display as part of the Hayward Arts Council Winter Member’s Show, through May 7.

As usual, add anything else going on in the comments section, and don’t forget about Hayward’s handy link site for additional information.

Feb. 8
Meditation workshop — 6:30-8:00 p.m. Marshall Zaslove, a board certified psychiatrist, presents a program at the Castro Valley Library, 3600 Northbridge Ave., to help people learn how to reach the “haven of peace within” through meditation. Find relief from stress; find inner peace and even bliss. The program includes a short presentation and guided meditation. For more information, call the library at 510-667-7900.

Feb. 9
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. Through March 24

Zumba Gold classes — 4-5 p.m. Thursdays. 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. 12
West Winton bird hike — 10 a.m.-1 p.m. This stretch of the Hayward Shoreline has a couple of favorite hangouts for geese during the winter. Along with the shorebirds, search specifically for snow geese and the smaller subspecies of our resident Canada goose, the Aleutian. Meet a naturalist at the West Winton trail head. Free.

Shoreline valentine — 1-4 p.m. Observe wildlife in the wetlands, then return to the Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center, 4901 Breakwater Ave., to trace your silhouette as well as those of various wildlife species, then color them with crayons. Color, line, shape, and size will be used to explore and express your connection with the shoreline and its resident birds. Open to ages 5 to 15 years. Each child will have artwork to bring home as a reminder of their day. Fee: $5. 510-670-7270.

through May 7
Winter “Members Show” — Exhibit at the Green Shutter Gallery, 22654 Main St., Hayward, showcases unique artwork created by Hayward Arts Council member artists. Includes photography, paintings, ceramics, sculptures, greeting cards, decorative gourds and jewelry. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Thursday-Saturday. Reception at the gallery between 1-3 p.m., on March 12. Public is welcome. For more information, call 510-538-2787, or go to www.haywardarts.org.

Feb. 13
Weekend weed warriors — 1-4 p.m. Help is needed to eradicate the non-native plants that threaten shoreline diversity. Will involve working and learning techniques of invasive removal, native planting, and information about the native plants and animals of the Hayward Shoreline. Refreshments will be provided. Bring gloves or borrow some of ours. Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center, 4901 Breakwater Ave. For ages 12 and older. Free. 510-670-7270.

Government Listings

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 public improvement agreements involving 22 county redevelopment projects costing more than
$278 million.
For the full agenda, go to www.acgov.org.

Castro Valley
Sanitary District
A special meeting will begin at
7 p.m. Tuesday in the Castro Valley Sanitary District boardroom, 21040 Marshall St.
Topics include reviewing résumés submitted by candidates for open board seat.
For the full agenda, go to www.cvsan.org.

A regular meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the City Council Chambers at City Hall, 777 B St.
It will be broadcast on Hayward cable Channel 15 and online at www.husd.k12.ca.us.
Topics include a report on the superintendent’s action plan and an update on the Regional Occupational Center.
For the full agenda, go to www.husd.k12.ca.us.

A regular meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at the City Council chamber at City Hall, 777 B St.
The meeting will be broadcast live on Hayward cable Channel 15 and online at www.hayward-ca.gov.
Topics include increasing density allowance of parcel at B and Grand streets to allow for 22 additional affordable senior housing units.

There will be a Neighborhood Partnership Program meeting
for the Jackson Triangle area at
7 p.m. Monday at Harder Elementary School, 495 Wyeth Road. It is the area’s fourth neighborhood meeting.
For more information, go to www.hayward-ca.gov and click on the Neighborhood Partnership Program link.

A joint meeting of the council and redevelopment agency will begin at 7 p.m. Monday at the Civic Center City Council Chambers, 835 E. 14th St.
Topics include nominations to various city boards and commissions, appointing council members to intergovernmental agencies.
For the full agenda, go to www.sanleandro.org.


There will be a regular meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the City Council chambers, 835 East 14th Street. Topics include a budget update. For the full agenda, visit www.sanleandro.k12.ca.us.

Eric Kurhi

  • Fernando Hernandez

    Hi Eric:

    Thanks for this posting. I would suggest that you credit the artists whose work you use as images in the blog or printed matters,

    I happen to know the artist whose mask you portray above, and her name is Beverly Mota (Motta?), a very talented sculpture student at Chabot College,

    For folks who find this schedule of events useful, you can also subscribe to “Julie’s art list”, a compilation of art related listings e-mailed weekly by Julie Machado. To add your name to that list, send Julie a request to Julie at juliemac@pacbell.net

  • qodrn

    That mask looks like me after I do my taxes (which I am doing this week). Sigh. Great artistic work Julie!