Calendar for week of March 14

A little late, didn’t have a chance to post yesterday. Note that tonight the Hayward City Council will be talking about proposed amendments to the city’s noise ordinance, as we discussed late last year here on the HayWord.

March 17
Annual St Patrick’s Day luncheon — Fun starts at the Hayward Area Senior Center at 9:30 a.m. when the Richard Herman Band begins to play; Gerry Winn Singers at 11 a.m.; coffee and tea served at 11:45 a.m.; and a traditional lunch of corned beef and cabbage is served at noon. Senior Center is at 22325 N. Third St., near the Japanese Garden. Door and raffle prizes. Advance tickets are $5.50 per person, or $7 per person at the door. For more information, call 510-881-6766.

Through March 20
Private Lives — Noel Coward’s classic comedy “Private Lives” is being performed at the Douglas Morrisson Theatre, 22311 N. Third St., Hayward. It is the story of two people, divorced from each other, who discover they are honeymooning with their new spouses at the same hotel. 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $24 adults, $22 seniors, and $15 students. For ticket information, call the Morrisson Theatre at 510-881-6777, or go to www.dmtonline.org.

“Lend Me A Tenor” — The comedy, by Ken Ludwig, is about what happens to a renowned tenor known as Il Stupendo who becomes incapacitated right before he is scheduled to sing Othello. Performances are at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. matinees on Sundays. Chanticleers Theatre, 3683 Quail Ave., Castro Valley. Tickets are $18 general, $15 for students and seniors. For tickets, call 510-733-5483 or online at: www.chanticleers.org.

Art exhibit — An art exhibit by classically trained East Bay artists Will Tait and Rebecca Fogg is showing at the Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center, 4901 Breakwater Ave., Hayward. “In Their Element” exhibits works on paper and wood relief carvings, artwork that intensifies the patterns of nature experienced while exploring the boundaries of land and water. The exhibit is open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays (other days by appointment only). For more information, call 510-670-7270. To learn more about the artists, visit http://www.willtait.com, or http://www.westcoastfogg.com.

Through March 17
Art exhibit — Public invited to the Corita celebration honoring the life and artwork of Corita Kent (1918-1986), showing at the John O’Lague Galleria in Hayward City Hall, 777 B St.

Through April 8
Art exhibit — The work of eight Cal State East Bay art students will be part of the “Art IS Education – a Continuum of Learning” show at the new Cinema Place Gallery, 1061 B St. A reception from 5-7 p.m., March 26. Exhibit includes various mediums created by students at several East Bay public schools and universities, and runs through April 8. The Gallery opens at noon, closes at 4 p.m. on Wednesdays and Sundays, 6 p.m. Saturdays, and at 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays.

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 from 4-8 p.m. through April 15, at its 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 people 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.

March 19
Blood drive — 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Creekside Community Church, community room, 951 MacArthur Blvd., San Leandro. To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-733-2627 or go to redcrossblood.org. (Sponsor code: CREEKSIDE)

Investor education — 11:15 a.m. Have questions about retirement, or an old 401K you want to work harder for you? A local financial adviser will be at the Hayward Main Library, 835 C St., to provide information on various topics and answer questions. Free program, but registration is recommended. To register, call 510-881-7980.

Book signing — 1-3 p.m. Meet local author Mathilde Apelt Schmidt as she introduces her books at a book signing held at The Book Shop, 1007 B St., Hayward. For more information, call 510-538-3943.

Poetry slam workshop — 1-4 p.m. Hayward Main Library, 835 C St. Get ready for the library’s next poetry slam, presented in association with the Big Read of Julia Alvarez’s novel, “In the Time of the Butterflies.” Workshop is aimed at giving writers the tools to present their original poems to a live audience. Registration is required. For more information, or to register, contact Sally Thomas at 510-881-7700, or sally.thomas@hayward-ca.gov.

Martin Yan at the library — 2 p.m., and at 3:30 p.m. Martin Yan, master chef and noted television personality, will be at the Castro Valley Library, 3600 Norbridge Ave., to discuss his latest book and demonstrate his cooking skills. Space will be limited and tickets will be required. Tickets for both shows distributed starting at 1 p.m. on the day of the program. For more information, call 510-667-7900.

Dinner and dance — 5:30 p.m. The Knights of Columbus is having a St. Patrick’s Day dinner and dance at the St. John the Baptist Parish Community Hall, 264 E. Lewelling Blvd., San Lorenzo. Dinner includes corned beef or baked chicken, cabbage, potatoes, carrots, rolls and dessert. Music (DJ), dancing and raffles. Advance tickets are $12; $15 at the door. To purchase tickets or for more information, call Jim White at 510-667-9612, or e-mail: jimwhite1105@comcast.net.

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.

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. For more information, call 510-538-2787, or go to www.haywardarts.org.

March 20
Weekend weed warriors — 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Help to eradicate the non-native plants at the Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center, 4901 Breakwater Ave. Restoration day will involve working and learning techniques for invasive plant removal and native planting. Bring gloves or borrow some from the center. Refreshments provided. Free program for ages 12 and older. 510-670-7270.

Town hall meeting — 1-4 p.m. APAPA (Bay Area Chapter) town hall is co-sponsored by the Asian Business Alliance. Subject is “Business, community, schools, government — how are they related?” Meeting at the Hayward Senior Center/Japanese Gardens, 22325 N. 3rd St., features guest speakers and performances by the Academy of Chinese Performing Arts. Free admission, all are welcome. Refreshments provided. For more information, call 510-886-2662.

Inner Wheel Club fundraiser — 3 p.m. The San Leandro Inner Wheel Club is having a chili cook-off and gin rummy tournament at the Alta Mira House, 561 Lafayette, Ave., San Leandro, with proceeds to benefit several local charities. Advance tickets are $35, or $40 at the door. For more information, or to purchase tickets, call Terri Tinsley at 510-895-1441.

Concert — 3 p.m. Acclaimed tenor Michael Belle is the featured singer in the next Eden Performing Arts Concert. Belle will perform bel canto art songs and arias. The recital will be held at Eden United Church of Christ, 21455 Birch St., Hayward. Tickets are $15, and may be purchased by calling 510-582-9533, or at the door.

Benefit ravioli feed — 5-7 p.m. All-you-can-eat raviolis prepared by Buon Tempo Club chefs to benefit Peterson Power Systems American Cancer Society Relay for Life Team. Price is $10 per person and includes salad, bread, and entree. Held at the Castro Valley Moose Hall, 20835 Rutledge Road, Castro Valley. For reservations and information, call Kathy Gorham at 510-483-3779.

March 21
“Book to Action” program discussion — 6:30 p.m. The program invites you to discuss a timely book, followed with an opportunity to volunteer for a local organization that implements the ideas read about. Book being discussed is “Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer,” by Novella Carpenter. Hayward Main Library, 835 C St. Free program, no registration necessary. For more information, call 510-881-7980 or go to www.hayward-ca.gov.

March 22
Job interview success — 6:45 p.m. Workshop to empower yourself for a job interview. Time is provided for questions and discussion about five important things: attitude about interview, message employers love to hear, control and self-care, questions to ask, and handling challenging interview situations. Castro Valley Library, 3600 Norbridge Ave. For more information, call 510-667-7900.

Government listings

Alameda County
Board of Supervisors
A regular meeting will begin at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday at the County Administration Building, Supervisors’ Chamber, 1221 Oak St.
Topics include expanding training services provided for the dislocated workers from the New United Motor Manufacturing Inc. auto plant.
For the full agenda, go to

A regular 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 an amendment to the city’s noise ordinance.
For the full agenda, visit www.hayward-ca.gov.

Eden Township Healthcare District
A regular meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Hayward Area Recreation and Park District Board Room, 1099 E St.
Topics include the chief executive’s monthly report.
For the full agenda, go to

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 an activated sludge presentation.
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 election of representative to the Alameda County School Boards Association for 2011-2012.
For the full agenda, go to

Eric Kurhi

  • Michael Moore

    Eric, again a big thank you for continuing to focus on providing information to all of HayWord.

  • John W. Kyle


    Big news today was That created by Rush Limbaugh who laughs at Diane Sawyer for her ‘coverage’ of the disaster in Japan.

    Tha man continues to amaze all for his boorish behaviotr as well as lack of sensitivity to the nuclear problem which may yet occur again in other locales.

    He apparently was broadcasting from Los Angeles and I wonder what he would do if he knew of the larger potential disaster to areas from Panama to Northern California should it be hit by a tsunami. Do not for a moment think that we are not exposed to such a danger.

    Think about these facts; then write or phone Rush Limpbrain to seek his reaction.

    Try this on: The ‘big island’ of Hawaii in the State of HAWAII has a long term, continuously active volcano named “Kilauea’ where recently a new ‘vent’ has developed. Tha volcano can and will eventually experience a “run out”! It is the size of that event which will determine whether or not we experience a massive or a more fentle tsunami along the Pacific Coast from Panama to Northern California. Keep in mind that the curvature of the earth makes San Francisco closer to the State of Hawaii. Float paper maps are deceiving.

    About 25 or 30 years ago a Boy Cout troop and it’s adult leadership did an ‘overnight camp out’ on a black sand beach on the south east side of the Big Island. There was a relatively small slip out during that night with the result that the scouts suddenly in water four or five feet deep. More than one was reported to have drowned in the resulting confusion of panic.

    Those who have toured the Big Island might recall the road southerly which leads to the volcano from Hilo. There are warning signs to the effect that drivers be alert to new, as yet unreported fissures. One of the curiosities is the rather deep and wide fissure which generally parallels the road, below the road but well above the beach which can be observed from look out points. That fissure is almost continually widening, at a point nearly a mile from the beach at varying heights sufficient to give rise to unpleasant thoughts.

    Other Islands in that State have experienced, over a great length of time, what is known as ‘run outs’ where large landslides have started at a point above the water but included a massive amount of under water volcanic material upon the submerged portion of the mountain which rose from the sea floor. Scientists have written thoughts on the result of those largely underwater ‘run outs’ and that those slides ran for distances of a mile or more and that the involved ‘mass’ must have generated a huge tsunami.

    So there you are! Now speculate on the odds however you like, then ask your self if locating California’s two atomic reactors were located.

    Be sure to phone and write to ‘good ol’ boy’ Rush Limpbow’ watch him grab his bow and arrows skedaddle back to “chaw tobaccky kuntry” where his real supporters live! Let him be one of the first to move out of L.A. if in truth that is where he is reported to broadcast all that bull…!

  • qodrn

    Don’t understand why, but the sales tax in Union City is going up to 10.25% on April 1. San Leandro is going up to 10%. Why would people vote for this stuff? Anyway, guess I will be shopping at another Best Buy.

  • qodrn

    Also, U-verse is now carrying the MLB channel on 634. Who knows, if this could happen, maybe the recession will end too.

  • Michael Moore

    Qodrn, the good citizens of Union City voted on increasing their sales tax, mostly to aid their schools. So did the good folks in San Leandro.

  • John W. Kyle


    Be careful… Rush Limbaugh might get inspired to do a story on our locakl sales tax competitin.

    Too bad ‘HAPA’ chased our car dealers out of TOWN!