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Your weekend: Events galore!

Submitted by on 1, April 15, 2011 – 12:01 amOne Comment
Alameda Education Foundation’s Salute to Education 2010.

Over here at The Island, we’ve gotten a number of requests over the past few weeks to share information about upcoming local fundraisers and other events with our readers, and we’re happy to oblige. Here’s what’s coming up:

Frank Bette Center for the Arts is hosting a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Saturday, April 16. Items for sale will include artists’ supplies and equipment, creative and decorative books, art and more. The sale is a fundraiser for Frank Bette, which is at 1601 Paru Street.

The Alameda High School Athletic Boosters are presenting “The Hornet Sting,” a Texas hold ’em and social mixer fundraising event, from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. this Saturday, April 16 at the Harbor Bay Club, 200 Packet Landing Road. The Boosters are offering $1,000 in non-cash prizes to the top three finishers, as well as a no-host bar and hors d’oeuvres for purchase.

Tickets and reservations for the event are available from team representatives or on the Boosters’ website.

Admission to the mixer is $20, and your ticket includes live music, food, drinking and dancing, as well as the chance to catch the exciting poker action. For more information, call Nancy Elzig at 388-9852 or Sue Rausser at 864-2848.

Poker is being limited to 10 tables of eight; it’s a $100 donation to participate. For information, call Gayle Winterbauer at 846-4728.

Temple Israel is hosting its Gunther Gates Memorial Concert at 7 p.m. April 23. Tickets are $20 in advance and $20 at the door, and are available online.

The concert, which features cellist Emil Miland and pianist Miles Graber, honors Rabbi Gunther Gates, Temple Israel’s first rabbi and a teacher at Alameda High School. Proceeds will benefit local charities.

Miland made his solo debut with the San Francisco Symphony at 16, and he made his Carnegie Hall debut at local opera star Frederica von Stade’s farewell recital in 2010. Graber, who trained at Juilliard, has performed with a long list of local ensembles.

Temple Israel is at 3183 Mecartney Road.

The Alameda Education Foundation is hosting its annual Salute to Education on Friday, April 29 at Rock Wall Wine Company, 2301 Monarch Street. The three-hour event begins at 6 p.m.

“Salute to Education provides an opportunity for the schools and the greater community to come together in a festive, relaxed setting to share best practices, network and socialize,” event chair Diana Kenney said.

The event spotlights innovative school programs, and your ticket includes gourmet hors d’oeuvres, local wine and music from the Alameda High School jazz band. Programs to be featured at this year’s event include a Creative Arts Institute that integrates the arts into the language arts curriculum; a firefighters in the classroom program; a tutoring program developed by high school students for younger students; and “The Wall Breakers,” a program that targets bullying.

Tickets are $30 in advance if purchased on the foundation’s website by April 22, $35 if purchased by cash or check by April 22, and $40 after that date or at the door.

One Comment »

  • Josh Cohen says:

    Here is some additional information for the Gates Concert at Temple Israel: Proceeds will go to support the Alameda Food Bank this year. To make reservations, you can do so online at TempleIsraelAlameda.org/events (look for the Gates Memorial event) or by calling the Temple at 510-522-9355. Thanks!

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