Alameda in brief
Growing Youth Project opens Friday farm stand
The Growing Youth Project has opened a farm stand to sell the food they’ve grown, raised and harvested. They’ll be offering organically grown vegetables, herbs, eggs, honey, and homemade products from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Fridays through October 1 at Ploughshares Nursery, 2701 Main Street. They’re offering a free vegetable or herb with your first purchase. More information is available on Ploughshares’ website. Proceeds support services for residents at the Alameda Point Collaborative.
Alameda Recreation and Park Department offers summer day trips
The Alameda Recreation and Park Department is offering a pair of summer day trips for residents. The trips are open to residents of all ages, though anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
ARPD will ferry participants to the newly reopened Happy Hollow Park & Zoo in San Jose on Saturday, July 17. The cost of the trip is $25 for participants 13 and older, and $20 for participants under the age of 13, and registration is open through Monday, July 12. Pickup and drop-off will take place at the park and ride lot at 300 Island Drive on Bay Farm Island.
On Saturday, August 7, ARPD will lead a trip to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo. The cost of the trip is $40 for participants 13 and older, $35 for participants under the age of 13 and $15 for season pass holders (season pass must be presented at time of registration). Pickup and drop-off for this trip will take place in the Bayport Recreation Center parking lot, 301 Jack London Avenue. Registration deadline for this trip is Friday, July 23.
Registration forms for all trips are available in the Alameda Recreation and Park Department office, 2226 Santa Clara Avenue. You can also register online or fax registrations with VISA or MasterCard to 747-7566. Phone registration is not accepted from anyone under the age of 18. For more information or to register, call 747-7529.
Summer Site Write moves to Webster Street
The Summer Site Write program is headed west for the month of July. Webster Street’s take on the poetry writing program will include readings, a writing workshop, a Jim Morrison look-alike contest and more.
Participating poets are asked to write original poems about Webster Street that is no more than 28 lines, typed or printed legibly on an 8 1/2 by 11 inch piece of paper with a title and copyright, and to indicate the necessary permissions on their entry form.
Poems can be dropped off in the poetry box at the Pacific Pinball Museum, 1510 Webster Street, through Saturday, July 10. Poems will be posted in the windows of Webster Street businesses July 11-13 and a reading will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. July 25 at Wescafe, 1536 Webster Street.
A free writing workshop featuring Nina Serrano and Alameda Poet Laureate Mary Rudge will be held at 1 p.m. July 17 in the party room of the Pacific Pinball Museum. And the Webster Street ‘write will end with two events on July 31. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. that day, the West Alameda Farmers Market at Webster and Haight will host a haiku writing project for anyone who’s interested in participating. And from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., the market, in conjunction with The Record Gallery, will host a Jim Morrison look-alike contest that will include prizes, a reading of Morrison’s poetry and music from The Doors.
The Summer Site Write is sponsored by Alameda Island Poets and Artists Embassy International. The event was held at Alameda Towne Centre in June and is moving to Park Street for August. More information is available by calling 523-5980. Additional information is available on Rudge’s website.
Marzolf golf tourney set for September
The Boys & Girls Club of Alameda is looking for players – and sponsors – to participate in their annual Marzolf Golf Tournament, which will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, September 17 at the Chuck Corica Golf Complex.
The $150 entry fee covers 18 holes of golf with a cart, player gifts, a dinner, raffle and silent auction. Players who register before August 14 will receive $25 off their entry charge. The club is asking players to register by August 23.
The tournament benefits the Boys & Girls Club. For more information, call Cheryl at 532-2344. Anyone interested in offering a sponsorship can call Kathie Woulfe at 522-4900 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.