Here’s this week’s calendar. Just about to head to San Leandro to see what they say about options for a medical marijuana ordinance. Tomorrow, the Hayward City Council is poised to take steps to save redevelopment assets from a possible state take. And Wednesday’s Sustainability Committee meeting could be a big one, as they will be looking at the draft Residential Energy Conservation Ordinance. They moved that meeting into the main Council Chambers instead of the work session room, in case people turn out.
Through April 15
Free tax preparation — Community Resources for Independent Living (CRIL) is offering all low-income Hayward area residents free tax preparation services on Monday and Friday evenings from 4-8 p.m. through April 15, at our main office, 439 A St. If you had any earned income in 2010, you could be eligible for an earned income tax credit or other tax refunds. If you are low income (under $52,000 for 1-2 persons in a household) you can have your taxes prepared free by CRIL’s IRS certified tax specialists. Bring last year’s tax return, W-2s for all jobs, social security card for each family member, and all 1099 forms. Call 510-881-5743 for an appointment.
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.
Seabird program — 7:30 p.m. Ted Cheeseman, a naturalist and popular expedition leader, presents a program on albatross and penguins, “The world through the eyes of a seabird,” at the San Leandro Library, 300 Estudillo Ave. Free admisson. For more information, call 510-507-3383 or go to www.OhloneAudubon.org.
Hayward is holding an open house event for local businesses that would like to learn about working with government agencies and how such agencies help and promote businesses. The second annual “How to Do Business with Public Agencies in Hayward” event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday in the City Hall Rotunda, 777 B St. It will include representatives from the city’s police, fire and public works department, the Alameda County Office of Education, Hayward Area Recreation and Park District and Hayward Unified School District.
Bay Area Youth Sports, a nonprofit that helps families pay for costs associated with youth sports, is holding a crab feed fundraiser at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Carpenters Union Hall, 1050 Mattox Road, Hayward. Cost is $38 for unlimited crab, pasta, salad and dessert. It will feature an Elvis impersonator for entertainment. The nonprofit’s main purpose is to raise funds for local little leagues. For more information, call 510-581-5096.
Job lab — 12:30-2:30 p.m. Wednesdays. 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.
Journal writing workshop for seniors — 10:30 a.m.-noon. First day of a four-week workshop, on consecutive Thursday mornings through March at the Castro Valley Library, 3600 Norbridge Ave. The workshop will focus on travel memories, and is for beginning journal-keepers age 55 and older. Participants must attend all four sessions, and bring a page of their writing to share with the group at each of the four meetings. Free program, but registration is requested — can register at the library information desk, or call 510-667-7900.
“A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” — Play will be performed at Cal State East Bay in the Hayward Campus’ University Theatre, 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd. Performances are at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, March 4, 5, 11 and 12, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 13. Tickets are $20 general admission; $15 for youth, seniors and alumni; $10 for Cal State East Bay students — no children younger than 10 years old. Tickets can be reserved by calling 510-885-3118, or online at http://class.csueastbay.edu/theatre/Ticket_Reservations.php.
McConaghy House tour — 4 p.m. Learn about the women of McConaghy House on a special tour focusing on Sarah (McCaw), Mary, and Florence (Smyth) McConaghy. Tour includes information on immigration history, social activites for women, Victorian decorating and the hard work women did around the house. McConaghy House, 18701 Hesperian Blvd., Hayward. Admission is $5 adults, $3 seniors and students, free for members of Hayward Area Historical Society. Call 510-581-0223 for reservations, or go to www.haywardareahistory.org for more information.
Alameda County will hold an open house for District 2 residents. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 24301 Southland Drive, Suite 101, Hayward. Share your ideas and enjoy some light refreshments with other District 2 residents. For more information or to RSVP, please contact the District 2 office at (510) 272-6692 or email District2@acgov.org
Food stamp eligibility clinic — 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Staff from the Alameda County Community Food Bank will be conducting free screenings at the Hayward Main Library, 835 C St. Bring identification, social security number and recent bank statement to determine eligibility. Registration required — call 510-881-7980.
“Healing with Scientific Certainty through the Christ”— 7:30 p.m. Free talk, sponsored by the Hayward and the Fremont Christian Science Churches, is given by Christine Driessen. Talk will be at the Hayward church, 1814 B St. Free parking. For more information, call 510-581-6865.
A regular meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Castro Valley Sanitary District boardroom, 21040 Marshall St.
Topics include drafting a two-year budget.
For the full agenda, go to www.cvsan.org.
A special 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 redevelopment agency budget update and possible responses to the governor’s redevelopment proposal.
For the full agenda, visit www.hayward-ca.gov.
HAYWARD AREA RECREATION
AND PARK DISTRICT
A regular meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Monday at the district offices, 1099 E St., Hayward.
Topics include an update on the HARD specific plan, and reports on the construction project at Meek Estate Park. restroom renovations at Southgate Community Center, and parking lot renovations at Castro Valley Community Park.
For the full agenda, visit www.haywardrec.org.
A regular meeting will be held at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday in the City Council Chambers, 777 B St.
Topics include the draft Residential Energy Conservation Ordinance.
More information can be found at www.hayward-ca.gov under the RECO icon.
A regular meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Monday at the Civic Center City Council Chambers, 835 E. 14th St.
Topics include a options related to a medical marijuana ordinance.
For the full agenda, visit www.sanleandro.org.
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 operations committee. For the full agenda, go to www.oroloma.org.