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.
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.
Open house — 10 a.m.-noon. Drop by and see the San Lorenzo District 3 office of county Supervisor Wilma Chan at 15903 Hesperian Blvd. Obtain information on the county, enjoy some light refreshments, and enter in a drawing for a pair of Raider tickets. For more information or to RSVP, contact the San Lorenzo District office at 510-278-0367, or e-mail email@example.com.
Spring cleaning at McConaghy House — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Discover what it took to keep an 1886 farmhouse clean. Try your hand at rug beating, hand-washing laundry, and feather dusting. Admission is $5 adults, $3 seniors/students, free for children under 10 and for Hayward Area Historical Society members. McConaghy House is at 18701 Hesperian Blvd., Hayward. For more information, visit www.haywardareahistory.org or call 510-581-0223.
Vintage fashion show and tea — 12:30 p.m. At the Alta Mira Club House, 561 Lafayette Ave., San Leandro. High tea, served at 12:30, includes tea or coffee and assorted tea sandwiches and desserts. Then Deborah Rush of Fashions of Yesteryear presents “The Beaded Dress in the 20th Century” from her private collection of rare and vintage gowns and frocks. Show also includes historic commentary during the presentation, and a free tour of the historical home. Admission is $25 per person, seating is limited. Tickets can be purchased at the San Leandro Main Library information desk, 300 Estudillo Ave. For more information, call 510-577-3986.
Poetry Slam workshop — 1-3:30 p.m. Get ready for the library’s annual Multigenerational Poetry Slam, presented in association with the Big Read selection, “In the Time of the Butterflies,” by Julia Alvarez. Free workshop, led by an experienced mentor at the Hayward Main Library, 835 C St., aims to give people the tools needed to present their original poems to a live audience. Space limited, registration is required. Register at 510-881-7980. Same workshop offered April 16, but only for those who haven’t taken this workshop.
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.
Passport Day, courtesy of the Hayward City Clerk’s office. Find more information about special weekend passport hours here.
Through April 15
Free tax assistance — 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Trained AARP volunteers offer assistance filling out tax forms to qualifying adults 62 and older and/or low income, and people with disabilities. Marina Community Center, 15301 Wicks Blvd., San Leandro, No drop-ins. Appointments are required. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 577-3462.
Through April 29
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.
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.
Through 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.
Through 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.
Make homemade Earth Day cards — 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. In the first class, make sheets of recycled paper out of used paper scraps and lint. In the second class on April 17, decorate the sheets and turn them into one-of-a-kind Earth Day cards. For all ages. Fee is $8. Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center, 4901 Breakwater Ave. 510-670-7270.
“California of the Past” — 2-4:30 p.m. Digital stories of Japanese American internment during World War II presented at the San Leandro Public Library, 300 Estudillo Ave., San Leandro. Personal stories create a picture of how government action affected the lives of more than 120,000 Japanese Americans: stories of relocation, a young girl’s experience as a nurse’s aide, a son’s memory of his father’s carvings in camp, and stories by cartoonist Jack Matsuoka and Kathryn and Karen Korematsu about Fred T. Korematsu. Reception follows presentation. Free tickets available at the library’s information desk. For more information, call 510-577-3991 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
A regular meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Castro Valley Sanitary District boardroom, 21040 Marshall St.
Topics include an update on a pharmaceutical drop-box site.
For the full agenda, go to www.cvsan.org.
A regular meeting of the City Council 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 work session on Community Development Block Grant funding recommendations.
For the full agenda, go to www.hayward-ca.gov.
A regular meeting will begin at 4 p.m. Monday in room 2A at City Hall, 777 B St.
Topics include Community Promotion Program funding recommendations.
For the full agenda, go to www.hayward-ca.gov.
A regular meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Monday at the Civic Center City Council Chambers, 835 E. 14th St.
Topics include a contract related to renewing the red-light photo enforcement program.
For the full agenda, go to www.sanleandro.org.
A regular meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the San Leandro City Council Chambers, 835 East 835 14th St.
For the full agenda, go to www.sanleandro.k12.ca.us.