Calendar for week of April 18

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 jketchum@bayareanewsgroup.com. 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.

April 20
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.

April 21
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 jeniengler@sbcglobal.net, or phone 510-352-8473.

April 23
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.

April 25
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.

Government listings

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.

San Leandro
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.

School Board
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.

Eric Kurhi

  • For Monica Ruiz,
    Not that it matters much to you, I did respond to your posting. I would only like to state that I hope that you never have a cyber bully target you or members of your family, spewing lies and distorted bits of personal information for all to read. It is a frightening thing to deal with, particularly when this individual also knows where you reside and where your family members are employed. It is especially troublesome when you are essentially powerless to stop the individual.

  • qodrn

    Blessings to all during this special season. It is actually a joyous thing that we all have the energy to confront and communicate with each other on this blog. You know, we will most likely all wind up buried next to each other in the same cemetary section. Those that intend to use a cemetary anyway. I have several friends and relatives that really disliked each other that are now geographically very close. Life turns out in so many unreal ways.

  • John W. Kyle


    May I dare suggest that you read the May 20, 2011 issue of the Daily Review’s opinion page, “Letters to Ed. column“? Then, may I further suggest that you bring that topic to the desk of our illustrious representatives, Pete Stark in the House of Representatives as well as Diane Feinstein and Barbara Boxer in the U.S. Congress?

    In such actions, you just might assist yourselves when food products derived in the
    produce of farms, such as corn, wheat and rice are reduced in price to ward off inflation which eats away at the pocket book of folks on fixed incomes especially.

    We do not need tariffs on the import of ethanol which is presently produced by using grain, ( wheat, corn and rice) for the production of ethanol.

    Drop the blog for a few days and write to the above named elected folks on the subject of need for elimination of tariff on ethanol.

    Use the blue trimmed pages of your phone book for the addresses of the above named elected officials! Write a simple note asking them to read a copy of the letter to the editor in which this subject is raised. Send them a copy of the letter seen in today’s review which raises the topic that they need to understand. If you have a printer, copy this request and speak at least to your immediate neighbors to suggest that they write also.

    Failure to make the attempt at reduction of Tariffs which would aid your own pocket book at the grocery store and gas pumps is economic suicide. More importantly, it is a failure in the exercise of freedom of speech and responsibilities of Citizenship; to say nothing of self esteem and preservation of your own future.!

    Clip and send a copy of the letter if you do nothing else…that $0.44 sent stamp and the price of an envelope and a sheet of paper is nothing as compared to the reward found in self esteem, seen in a successful result of your letter.

  • qodrn

    The Eco Thrift store on Mission has relocated to one of the nicer former car sale places on Mission closer to downtown. This is a great place to see the benefits of shopping at a thrift store. I suppose this does leave another empty building along Mission somewhere else…

  • qodrn

    Eric wrote a great article in today’s paper on the seemingly never ending road work on Mission and its effects. I wonder how many funerals have decided to go elsewhere. And traveling to Cal State! Yowie! I am able to use a couple of long cuts, but it is still a nightmare.

  • Michael Moore

    Between the construction on Castro Valley Boulevard to the East and Mission to the South, there is little to be pleased with. The folks responsible for the planning of both these efforts should be taken to task for the poor initial results. Small business is having a terrible time along both venues.

  • John W. Kyle


    awe gee ! Missewion Blvd has long been overdue abd yiu ain’t seen nothing yet! Wait toll the construct the Ubderpass below Mission Blovd to permit east bound traffic to access foothil which becomes one way traffid as far as ‘A’ street wher many will turb right to reach Redwood Rd.

  • John W. Kyle