Community Corner: Teen fashion show, housing award and church fundraiser

Community Corner: Teen fashion show, housing award and church fundraiser

Michele Ellson

The newly opened Jack Capon Villa has earned a design award. Photo by Keith Baker Photography.

The Ethical Fashion Show 2014 will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, May 31 at Alameda South Shore Center, corner of Park Street and Otis Drive. Tickets are $15 in advance and are available online, or $20 at the door. The show, which is organized by Alameda Science and Technology Institute senior Kasia Metkowski and Miss Alameda Jessica Jane Robinson, will feature the work of teen fashion designers who will create outfits using only recycled materials. Judges will include celebrity designer and model coach Charleston Pierce; Shae Lynn, chief executive officer of VIP Socialites; Melissa Stearns; and Teresa Igaz. The cost of the ticket will also cover music, food and drink. Proceeds from the event will benefit Girls Inc. of the Island City.

The newly opened Jack Capon Villa is a recipient of a Gold Nugget Award of Merit. The award honors design and planning excellence. The development, which was built on city property at 2216 Lincoln Avenue, is the first in Alameda to serve low-income residents with developmental disabilities. It offers one- and two-bedroom apartments 19 households with at least one member who has a developmental disability and with a total household income of 50 percent or less of the area median income. It was developed by Satellite Affordable Housing Associates and Housing Consortium of the East Bay.

First Congregational Church Alameda is hosting “Name That Tune!” its annual spring concert fundraiser, on June 7. The concert begins at 6 p.m., and dinner will follow at 7 p.m. Tickets for the concert and dinner are $25 for adults, $15 for children ages 6-12 and free for children 5 and under. Tickets for the concert alone are $10. Tickets for a raffle to be held as part of the event are $2 each, or $10 for six. The Chancel Choir, conducted by music director Janice Peterson, will perform, along with the Resounding Joy Hand Bells, with Ron Jones on percussion and guest vocal and instrumental soloists. Dinner will include pasta, salad, bread and dessert. Beer and wine will also be available for sale, and free childcare will be available for children 5 and under with a reservation. To reserve tickets, call 522-6012. The church is located at 1912 Central Avenue.