Your weekend: Tons of kiddie fun
While we wait for the final votes to come in for Measure H, I thought I’d let you know that there’s a lot of stuff going on in town this weekend for the kiddies (and the kids at heart). For starters, we’ve got the 42nd Annual Sand Castle and Sand Sculpture Contest. Saturday at Robert Crown Memorial State Beach Park, corner of Westline and Otis drives. Registration starts at 9 a.m. Judging starts at noon, and awards are handed out at 1 p.m. Contestants need to bring their own equipment and can only use sand for their structures, with items found on the beach for decoration. More info on this time-honored Alameda tradition is here. Next up is The Kids’ Chalk Art Project, which is hoping to create the world’s largest chalk drawing out at Alameda Point. Wanna help? Just bring your grade school-age kids out to the Point between now and Saturday. They’re hoping to break a Guinness World Record here and are even planning to snap a snazzy satellite photo. The project will culminate with an event from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Point (swing past Bladium and hang a left on Monarch, ya can’t miss it), with the satellite photo shoot at 11:20 a.m. and closing ceremonies at 3. More info on the event plus downloadable permission and photo release slips here. I also hear that kiddie fave Hank Hooper is performing at a Summer Block Party behind Tillie’s, corner of Webster and Santa Clara streets, on Saturday morning. The Lucky JuJu pinball place will be open and free, according to Hank’s website, and there’s be lots more. Hank performs at 11:30 a.m.