CHERRYLAND — Cherryland is having its seventh annual “Easter Egg-stravaganza” on Saturday, March 28.
The festival at Meek Estate Park will include Easter egg hunts by age groups for kids up to age 12. Those taking part should bring a basket.
Children ages 3 to 12 can compete in an egg roll; bring your own hard-boiled egg.
Other activities include an Easter bonnet parade and contest; categories include most unusual, Victorian, funniest, character theme and best in show.
Community, food vendor, face painting and craft booths will be set up at the park. The Easter Bunny will pose for pictures; don’t forget your camera.
The free festival will start at 10 a.m., with registration at 9 a.m. at the park, 240 Hampton Road. It is sponsored by the Cherryland Community Association and the Hayward Area Recreation and Park District.
HAYWARD — The Hill & Valley Women’s Club will hold its annual Bunco Madness Game Day fundraiser on Saturday, April 25.
Tickets are $15, and include a salad bar lunch and door prizes in addition to bunco. Reservations are required; call Joann Silviera at 510-785-2053 Ticket deadline is April 18.
The fundraiser will be 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Hill & Valley club house, 1808 B. St.
HAYWARD –Storytellers will share tales of spring fever Monday, March 23, at Douglas Morrisson Theatre.
Using no scripts, the storytellers will tell personal, true stories of spring and new possibilities.
Audience members will be invited to share their stories during open mike at the end of the evening.
Tickets are $5, with open seating. The show starts at 8 p.m. at Douglas Morrisson Theatre, 22311 N. Third St. Details at 510-881-6777.
This is the theater’s fourth “Telling Tales” this season.
HAYWARD — Four women of different ages, backgrounds and professions will explore gender equality issues in a panel discussion March 26.
The conversation will take place at the city’s third Hayward Honors Women.
The panelists are Gail Steele, former Hayward councilwoman and Alameda County supervisor; Cecily Joseph, a vice president at Symantec; Farima Pour-Khorshid, a doctoral student and part-time bilingual kindergarten teacher; and Ana Rangel, a UC Berkeley graduate who earlier took part in Puente and Upward Bound. All four are from Hayward.
Janet Reilly will moderate the panel discussion. Reilly is host of “The Mix,” a news magazine show on NBC Bay Area.
Hayward Honors Women was started as a teach-in by former Hayward City Councilman Mark Salinas.
“We’ve assembled a truly remarkable group of Hayward women for this year’s event,” Mayor Barbara Halliday said in a statement.
“They reflect the city’s unparalleled diversity, and each one of them brings a completely different, incredibly valuable voice to the discussion. This should be an interesting and engaging event,” she said.
The event will be 5 to 7 p.m. March 26 at Hayward City Hall, 777 B St.
SAN LEANDRO — Bill Patterson, one of Oakland’s civic champions, will give a talk Feb. 11 as part of Black History Month.
Patterson has been active in political campaigns and community organizations for more than four decades.
The past president of the Oakland NAACP is a retired Oakland Parks and Recreation manager. He has been credited by many athletes who have gone on to gain Hall of Fame recognition, including basketball’s Bill Russell and baseball’s Joe Morgan.
Patterson was a confidant and adviser to Lionel Wilson, Oakland’s first African-American mayor.
Information about elder care resources also will be provided at the gathering from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Feb. 11 at the San Leandro City Hall Sister Cities Gallery, 835 E. 14th St. Admission is free; to register for breakfast, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Rev. Betty Clark will present information about colon cancer and its effects on the black community. Clark is the spiritual care coordinator for Senior Moments, which provides support for isolated, disabled and home-bound older adults.
CASTRO VALLEY — A holiday art fair will be Saturday, Nov. 1, at the Kenneth Aitken Senior and Community Center.
Items for sale include handmade ceramic bowls and mugs, vases, pottery, garden art, hand-sewn items, jewelry, wood crafts, and knitted and crocheted items.
Proceeds will support special needs and arts programs.
The fair will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the center, 17800 Redwood Road.
ASHLAND — A new community garden is holding an open house Saturday, June 21.
The garden is being developed on an empty lot owned by Alameda County at the corner of Mission Boulevard and Paradise boulevards. The garden is being developed by Project EAT, a county Office of Education program to promote healthy lifestyles.
Activities at the open house will include seed planting, kids’ games, nutrition information, healthy snacks and garden box applications. It will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 20095 Mission Blvd., north of Mattox Road and south of Lewelling Boulevard.
For more information, contact Project EAT at email@example.com or 510-670-4156 or go to www.projecteat.com.
HAYWARD — Police are inviting residents to join them for Coffee With a Cop on Saturday, June 14.
This is a chance to voice concerns, ask questions and get to know Hayward police officers.
Coffee With a Cop takes place from 9 to 11 a.m. at Starbucks coffee shop, 20523 Hesperian Blvd. (A Street and Hesperian)
For more information contact Gale Bleth, 510-293-7151 or firstname.lastname@example.org
CASTRO VALLEY — A free outdoor screening of “Frozen” is planned for June 13 at Adobe Park.
The free family-friendly movie night is being put on by Hayward Area Recreation and Park District. Those going are encouraged to take picnic dinners, flashlights and low-back small chairs or blankets.
The movie starts at 8:15 p.m. at the park, 20395 San Miguel Ave. Starting at 6 p.m., people can listen to music, chat with local vendors, get health and wellness information, and play at the park district’s mobile recreation program.
For more information, call 510-881-6700 or email email@example.com.
SAN LORENZO — A Block Party to Die For will raise funds for the San Lorenzo Pioneer Cemetery.
The party takes place from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at College and Usher streets. There will be tours of the historic cemetery, carnival games, crafts and food. Live music will be provided by the Bay Area Blues Society Caravan and Leo Oliver and the Blues Knockouts.
The Friends of the San Lorenzo Pioneer Cemetery and the Hayward Area Historical Society are hosting the event, and all proceeds will support preservation of the cemetery.
The cemetery at Hesperian Boulevard and College Street in San Lorenzo recorded its first burial in 1854. East Bay historic figures William Meek and John Lewelling are among the 2,500 buried there.
Tickets are $10, or $5 for children and seniors. They can be bought at the event or in advance at 510-581-0223.