Community Corner: Free lunch, elder care art and more

Community Corner: Free lunch, elder care art and more

Michele Ellson

ABC7's Michael Finney is grand marshal for the 2014 Alameda Mayor's Fourth of July Parade. Photo from the parade website.

The Alameda-based Elder Care Alliance is seeking submissions for “ReDefining Age: A Square Foot Art Show.” The deadline to submit work is August 1. Artists of all ages are invited to submit 12-inch square works of any medium that celebrates their current age. Works that are selected for the show will be exhibited from September 8 to October 8 at the University at California, San Francisco Memory and Aging Center gallery and from October 20-24 at the LeadingAge annual meeting and expo in Nashville, Tenn. An artwork submission and release form and project brochure are available via e-mail, at

The Alameda Recreation and Park Department is teaming up with BallPoppers to offer a basketball program with a science, technology, engineering and math twist to economically challenged East Bay youth. Their Summer Basketball & STEM Series is being offered to up to 100 rising fifth through seventh graders in three-hour morning and afternoon sessions across five Saturdays in July and August at the Alameda Boys & Girls Club. The camp offers beginning and intermediate basketball training along with guest speakers who will introduce youths to possible STEM careers. The cost of the program is $200, and scholarships are available for qualifying youths. Additional information is available online.

Rhythmix Cultural Works is accepting nominations for its 2014 Golden Gear Awards, which honor visual and performing artists and arts educators. Members of the public can submit nominations for the three awards through June 30. Ballots are available online and additional information is available via e-mail, at, or by calling 865-5060.

The Alameda Unified School District is serving free lunches to youths 18 and younger this summer at four different locations. Lunches will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. weekdays through July 18 at Alameda High School, 2201 Encinal Avenue (enter on the Central Avenue side) and Henry Haight Elementary School, 2025 Santa Clara Avenue; and from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. through August 15 at the Alameda Point Collaborative, 677 West Ranger Avenue; and the Alameda Boys & Girls Club, 1900 Third Street. No lunches will be served on July 4. Applications are not required to participate in the lunch program; for additional information, call 337-7078.

ABC7 News’s Michael Finney has been named the grand marshal of this year’s Alameda Mayor’s Fourth of July Parade. Finney follows Christopher Seiwald, founder and president of Perforce Software, who was marshal of the 2013 parade. Finney is known for his “7 on Your Side” television reports at his “Consumer Talk” show on KGO radio.

The Alameda Fire Department’s Doug Long will address the Alameda Kiwanis at the club’s weekly meeting on July 2. The meeting begins at noon at Alameda’s Elks Lodge, 2255 Santa Clara Avenue; lunch is optional. Additional information is available on the club’s website.