So much so that I wanted to give you a week’s notice on two events that will celebrate Alameda’s beautiful, accomplished ladies. This coming Saturday, March 27 brings us the double-header of Girls Inc. of the Island City’s 11th annual Women Who Dare Awards and Miss Alameda Jessica Robinson, who will be holding a fundraiser at Rock Wall Wine Company.
Girls Inc.’s awards event honors Island women and teens who excel in science, technology, engineering and math.The event takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 27 at Scott’s Seafood Restaurant Pavilion in Oakland’s Jack London Square. Tickets are $40, and are available online.
This year’s adult honorees are Kristina Stone, science department chair of St. Joseph’s Notre Dame high school; Lyn Gomes of the Society of Women Engineers; and Chantal Currid, who helped get a green waste and recycling program off the ground at Alameda’s public schools. Teen honorees are Eco Leaders Caitlin Grey, Emily Ball and Mika Hernandez; Women for Women honorees Yalda Sultan and Bronte Mak; and Teen Innovator Kerry Chin.
For more information on the event, you can call Girls Inc.’s Kellee Hearn at 521-1743, ext. 201.
Meanwhile, Miss Alameda Jessica Robinson is making another run at the Miss California USA crown, and you can help. Her fundraiser takes place from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. March 27 in the Rock Wall Wine Company event dome, 2301 Monarch Street. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children, and are available at the door. Raffle tickets are $1 each or $20 for an arm’s length.
The event features food from different restaurants in Alameda and wine for sale, and a raffle with prizes that include wine and wine tasting tours courtesy of Alameda Point vintners. They’ll also have a silent auction of Robinson’s artwork, bathing suit and gown from 2010 – which she designed, incidentally – and of $5,000 off a solar installation form Sun’s Free Solar, plus live entertainment from Peggy Day and Garth O’Brian from Peggy Day and the Gypsy Nights and others.
They’ll also have information booths about green energy and technology for the community and a drop box for questions about garbage or power here in Alameda. The event will be hosted by local radio personalities, and a portion of the proceeds will go to Children’s Miracle Foundation and toward Haiti relief.