Yikes, once again I find myself a day behind on the calendar post. Here’s what we have/had on tap for the week. Of note: There’s going to be a Hayward Cesar Chavez event and teach-in at at City Hall starting 5 p.m. Thursday, a new Hayward Arts Council exhibit opens Friday, also at City Hall, featuring the artists at right and for the next four Saturdays, Big Read events, again at City Hall.
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. Exhibit includes various mediums created by students at several East Bay public schools and universities. 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.
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.
Through May 15
Art show — “Expanding Horizons.” Paintings from Richard Dunn’s Wednesday art class on display at the Hayward Area Senior Center, 22325 N. Third St., Hayward. Center is open Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information, call 510-881-6766.
Mobile blood drive — 1:30-7:30 p.m. Red Cross bus at Glad Tidings Church, 27689 Tyrell Ave., Hayward. To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-733-2627 or go to redcrossblood.org. (Sponsor code: GTSH)
“Broadway to Hollywood” — The Morrisson Theatre chorus, under the musical direction of Cesar Cancino, presents “Broadway to Hollywood,” a concert of favorite songs from the stage and screen. Performances at 8 p.m. April 1 and 2, and at 2 p.m. April 3. Tickets are $10-$15 and can be purchased online at www.dmtonline.org, or at 510-881-6777. The theatre is at 22311 N. Third St., Hayward.
Art show — The San Leandro Art Association’s annual spring show is at the San Leandro Library, 300 Estudillo Ave. View during regular library hours: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; noon-4 p.m. Sunday. Judged show. For more information, call 510-635-5129.
April 1-May 27
Art exhibit — Artist 7: “Colorful Beginnings.” The exhibit, including works in oil, acrylic, photography, watercolor, pastel, colored pencil, jewelry and collage, can be viewed at the John O’Lague Galleria in Hayward City Hall during business hours. Reception from 5:30-7:30 p.m. April 8 at the Galleria, 777 B St., Hayward. Reception is free and open to the public. Information on this and other exhibits along with sample photos will be posted to www.haywardarts.org. For more information, call the Hayward Arts Council, 510-538-2787, Thursday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Read-A-Thon — 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Hayward Main Library, 835 C St., invites community members to read a short passage from the book, “In the Time of the Butterflies,” by Julia Alvarez. The Big Read selection will be read cover to cover at City Hall Plaza during four Saturday Farmer’s Markets in April. For more information, or to sign up to read, contact Melesha.firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 510-293-5239.
Nature Detectives — 11 a.m.-noon. What makes the American avocet so interesting? It gets its food from the marsh in a unique way. Learn more about this salt marsh inhabitant. For ages 3–5. $5 fee. Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center, 4901 Breakwater Ave. 510-670-7270.
Castro Valley history — 2 p.m. Take a trip back in time with Castro Valley’s official historian, Lucille Lorge. The program, part of the History Around Town series, includes a multimedia presentation of historical Castro Valley photos and commentary. Longtime residents are invited to share their memories, and newcomers will learn about the rich and varied past. Castro Valley Library, 3600 Norbridge Ave. For more information, call 510-667-7900.
April 2-May 31
Art display — “San Leandro: Then & Now.” Paintings by 16 members of the San Leandro Art Association will be on display at the new San Leandro Senior Community Center, 13909 E. 14th St. For more information. call 510-577-3462.
through June 3
Cal State East Bay exhibits — The C.E. Smith Museum of Anthropology is showing “Stamps and Lamps, Toys and Tins: The Things We Collect and Why We Collect Them,” in the Main Gallery, and “Trails to Rails: Building the Transcontinental Railroad,” in the East Gallery. The museum is open 11 a.m.-4 p.m. in Meiklejohn Hall 4047, Cal State East Bay, 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd., Hayward. Admission is free, but parking fee will apply. 510-885-3104.
Ukulele festival — “The 17th annual ’Ukulele Festival of Northern California.” 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Chabot College Performing Arts Center, 25555 Hesperian Blvd., Hayward. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. Admission is free for children 4 and younger. For more information, contact Sarah Kamai-Paler at Sarah@ukulelefestivalnorcal.org or go to the festival’s website at www.ukulelefestivalnorcal.org.
Winton fishing expedition — Noon-4 p.m. Meet a naturalist at the West Winton Avenue trailhead for an afternoon of fishing fun. Learn or practice fishing basics like knot-tying, rigging, proper fish handling, and the “zen” of fishing out in the field. We have poles to lend, but feel free to bring your own gear. Those age 16 or older need a valid fishing license to participate. Dress to get dirty or muddy. For all ages. $15 fee. 510-670-7270.
How is San Leandro doing? — 11:15 a.m.-1 p.m. State of the city is assessed by Mayor Stephen Cassidy at a luncheon sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce — members and nonmembers are invited. Luncheon is at the Senior Community Center, 13909 E. 14th St., San Leandro. Prepaid registration is required. Cost: $30 for chamber members, $40 for nonmembers. Register at: sanleandrochamber.com, click “events” link. For more information, call 510-317-1400.
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., Oakland.
Topics include approval of staffing changes within the county’s probation department.
For the full agenda, go to www.acgov.org.
Municipal Advisory Council
A regular meeting will begin at
6 p.m. Monday at the Castro Valley Library, Chabot Room, 3600 Norbridge Ave.
Topics include a report from the Eden Area Alcohol Policy Committee.
For the full agenda, go to www.acgov.org.
HAYWARD AREA RECREATION AND PARK DISTRICT
A regular meeting of the Hayward Area Recreation and Park District will be held at 6 p.m. Monday at the district offices, 1099 E St., Hayward.
Topics include a roof replacement at the Southgate Community Center, synthetic turf repair at the Mission Hills of Hayward driving range, and additional costs related to construction in the West Terrace area of Meek Estate Park.
For the full agenda, go to www.haywardrec.org.
HAYWARD NEIGHBORHOOD ALERT
A regular meeting is scheduled at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Community Room of Southland Mall.
A Neighborhood Partnership Program meeting for the South Garden area is scheduled at
7 p.m. Monday at Shiloh Baptist Church, 22582 South Garden Ave. It will be the first meeting for the neighborhood.
For more information, go to www.hayward-ca.gov and click on the Neighborhood Partnership Program link.
San Leandro CITY COUNCIL
A regular meeting will begin at
7 p.m. Monday at the Civic Center City Council Chambers, 835 E. 14th St.
Topics include a work session and budget update on the general fund, redevelopment agency fund and Capital Improvement Program.
For the full agenda, go to www.sanleandro.org.