Alameda Recreation and Park Department

Bryan Cardenas and Alfred Feria were one of a pair of doubles winners in the 100th Annual City of Alameda Tennis Tournament. Contributed photo.

The Alameda Recreation and Park Department is showing a free Starlight Movie in the Park, “The Avengers,” on Friday, September 13 at Leydecker Field, 3225 Mecartney Road. Pre-show games and crafts for kids will begin at 6:30 p.m., and the screening will begin at 8:15 p.m. Snacks and food are available for sale during the event; proceeds will support the department’s teen program.

The Alameda Free Library is seeking community members interested in reading aloud as part of the library’s upcoming Community Banned Books Reading Marathon. The library is seeking volunteers to read for up to 30 minutes at a time during the main library’s open hours between September 22 and September 28. Readers may participate as individuals, as a small team or group, and can read once a day, daily or several times in one day. The library will provide carts of banned and challenged books from which to choose.

Alameda's T-shirt league is staging a comeback. Photos from the ARPD Facebook page.

Kevin Kearney played baseball on a scholarship at Cal and, briefly, in the minor leagues. But the most fun he ever had playing a sport, he said, was the time he spent in the Alameda park department's T-shirt league.

“My love for baseball started when I was an Edison Indian,” Kearney, who later played as a Krusi Colt and is now known as Alameda’s city auditor, said.