Here’s what’s going on this week. Also, check out the slideshow on the Castro Valley artist who carves fish out of wood. They’re pretty impressive pieces, and you can see them at The Book Shop on B Street.
Community Calendar items can be faxed to 510-293-2490, mailed to 22533 Foothill Blvd., Hayward, CA 94541, or e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions? Call 510-293-2464.
Through April 23
“The Grapes of Wrath” — Chabot College presents Frank Galati’s Tony Award-winning play, “The Grapes of Wrath,” with songs, dance, and folk music performed on period instruments. Performances at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Chabot’s Little Theater, Bldg. 1200, 25555 Hesperian Blvd., Hayward. Ticket are $15 general, $10 seniors/students with ID. Parking is $2. For more information, contact Rachel LePell, RLePell@chabotcollege.edu, or call 510-723-6830.
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 — Larry Van Deusen, Art ‘76, is exhibiting several pieces at the “Cinema Place Art Gallery,” 1061 B St., operated by the Hayward Arts Council. Reception will be from 5-7 p.m. April 27. Galley hours are noon-4 p.m. Sunday and Wednesday, and noon-9 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. The exhibition shows 171 2-D and 3-D works by Van Deusen in a variety of media. For more information, call the Hayward Arts Council, 510-538-2787.
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, 777 B St., during business hours. 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.
Spring break event — 2 p.m. LEGO club at the Castro Valley Library, 3600 Norbridge Ave. 510-667-7900.
Book discussion — 6:30 p.m. Join City Councilmember Francisco Zermeno for a discussion of “En el tiempo de las mariposas” (in Spanish) at the Weekes Branch Library, 27300 Patrick Ave., Hayward. Free event. For a copy of the book in Spanish, contact Melesha Owen at 510-293-5239.
Spring luncheon and entertainment — Noon. Richard Herman’s Band will play from 10-11:40 a.m., coffee and tea served at 11:45, and lunch, prepared by chef Arlington, is served at noon. Hayward Area Senior Center, 22325 North Third St. (near the Japanese Garden). Door prizes. Tickets are $5.50 per person in advance, or $7 at the door. For more information, please call 510-881-6766.
Spring break event — 1-2 p.m. Free teen and senior connection video gaming at the Castro Valley Library, 3600 Norbridge Ave. 510-667-7900.
Afternoon movie — 2 p.m. Free showing of “Karate Kid 2010” (rated PG) at the Castro Valley Library, 3600 Norbridge Ave. 510-667-7900.
Fundraiser open house — 6:30-8:30 p.m. The Friends of the Theater host a “Sneak Peek” open house to celebrate the new theater at the San Leandro High School Art Education Center. Enjoy appetizers, beverages and desserts. Tour the theater and adjoining classrooms, including the San Leandro Multimedia Academy (SLAM) media and green rooms and the “black box” theater classroom, and peek into a technical rehearsal of the upcoming production, “Once Upon A Mattress.” Tickets are a donation of $50 per person. To reserve, e-mail email@example.com, or phone 510-352-8473.
Keep Hayward Clean and Green — 8:30 a.m. to noon. Cleanup at Tennyson Road and Leidig Court, adjacent to the train tracks. Children under 18 must be supervised by an adult. Tools and bags are provided, bring gloves if you have an extra pair. Community service hours are available. For more information, go to Hayward’s website, http://www.hayward-ca.gov, and click on the KHCG logo. Also, Chuck Horner, 510-589-9677 or Carole Bates Peck, 510-305-9893, are available for additional information.
Creating native habitats at home — 10-11 a.m. Learn about adding native California plants to the yard to both reduce the water bill and provide a habitat for native animals such as birds, lizards and salamanders at the Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center, 4901 Breakwater Ave. For all ages. Fee is $12. 510-670-7270.
Investor education in the library — 10:15-11:30 a.m. A local financial adviser answers questions and provides information on various topics, such as retirement timelines, 401K’s, etc., at the Hayward Main Library, 835 C St. Free program. Registration is recommended — call 510-881-7980.
Authors at the library — 2-4 p.m. An opportunity to meet Daniel Alarcon and Stephen D. Gutierrez, two Bay Area-based Latino writers, at the Hayward Main Library, 835 C. St. Alarcon, a native of Peru who lives in Oakland, is the author of “Lost City Radio,” his debut novel, and more recently a collection of short stories, “War by Candlelight.” Gutierrez is a professor of creative writing at Cal State East Bay. His latest work, a collection of short stories, “Live from Fresno y Los,” won a 2010 American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation. For more information, call 510-881-7980, or go to www.library.hayward-ca.gov.
VFW comedy night fundraiser — 7:30 p.m. (Doors open at 6 p.m.) Comedian Jim Giovanni, from the LA Comedy Store, appears at the Castro Valley Moose Hall, 20835 Rutledge Road, to help raise funds for a veterans memorial being proposed by Veterans of Foreign War Post 9601 in Community Center Park. Admission is $15 advance sale tickets, or $20 at the door, plus the purchase of two food or drink items at the show. Purchase tickets at the Castro Valley Moose Hall. For more information, call 510-418-6311, or visit www.cvvm.info.
The Mirabal sisters — 6 p.m. Movie about the life of four citizens of the Dominican Republic, the Mirabal sisters, political dissidents who opposed the dictatorship of Rafael Trujillo. Three of the sisters were assassinated, but a fourth lived to tell the stories of the death of her sisters. Free showing on the big screen at the Hayward Main Library, 835 C St. For more information, call 510-881-7980, or to to www.library.hayward-ca.gov.
Cal State art exhibit — Opening reception and awards ceremony 5-7 p.m. for the annual student juried exhibition in the University Art Gallery, on the first floor of the Art and Education Building, Cal State East Bay, 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd., Hayward. The gallery is open 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday and Saturday, and 6-9 p.m. Friday. Admission is free, but parking fee will apply. 510-885-3299.
A special meeting of the City Council and Housing Authority 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 the development of a regional sustainable communities strategy, a progress report on the Climate Action Plan, Community Development Block Grant funding recommendations, and a zoning change for 22 senior units at B and Grand streets.
For the full agenda, visit www.hayward-ca.gov.
A special meeting will begin at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the district board room, 24411 Amador St.
Topics include a work session on the superintendent search.
For the full agenda, visit www.husd.k12.ca.us.
Eden Township Healthcare
A regular meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Hayward Area Recreation and Park District Board Room, 1099 E St.
For the full agenda, go to www.ethd.org.
Chabot-Las Positas Board
A regular meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the district office at 5020 Franklin Drive.
For the full agenda, go to www.clpccd.org.
A regular meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Monday at the Civic Center City Council Chambers, 835 E. 14th St.
Topics include approval of Community Development Block Grants and the renewal of a red-light camera contract.
For the full agenda, visit 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.