Alameda Community Corner

Halloween Costume Exchange

Saturday, October 14th
7pm - 8pm
Color Me Mine of Alameda | 2205 South Shore Center

Drop off a gently used kids costume and receive two vouchers. One for your Costume Exchange, and one for a Free Studio Fee on a future date.
YES - You can drop off a costume or 5 just for the Free Studio Fee Vouchers. All costume donations in good condition are accepted.
1) Drop off your gently used costumes from Sept 28th thru NOON on October 14th.
2) Come to pick out your new-to-you costume on Saturday, October 14th from 7pm to 8pm

Star Wars Party at Alameda Free Library

October 14
1:00pm -3:00pm
Stafford Community Room at Main Library

It's one of the biggest events of the year! Wear your costume, make a cool glow in the dark lightsaber, channel the force and construct your very own R2D2, play Star Wars themed games and RECEIVE JEDI TRAINING at 2:00 from our special guest.

Alameda Swimming Pool Association

Free Swimming Lessons for All Kindergarten Children. No experience needed!

Monday through Friday
Begins: September 18
End: October 27
Franklin Pool | 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Paru St. & San Jose Ave, Alameda
Lincoln Pool | 3:15pm - 4:00pm
High St. & Santa Clara Ave, Alameda

For the greastest success, parent participation is needed to assist with instruction. Please come ready to get in the water and don't forget your towel.

Contact persons: Melinda Samuelson [Franklin] via or Donna Murray [Lincoln] via .

Crab Cove Coastal Clean-up

Come to the cove. Clean for the crabs.

Sunday, October 15
Crab Cove at Crown Memorial State Beach
1231 McKay Avenue, Alameda, CA 94501
Event Schedule:
11:00am - 11:30am | General set-up
11:30am - 12:00noon | Booth set-up
12:00noon - 2:00pm | Games, picnic and informational booths
2:00pm - 2:30pm | Picnic and booth clean-up
2:30pm - 3:00pm | Beach clean-up safety talk
3:00pm - 4:30pm | Beach clean-up

Bring your own food for the picnic. Make sure to clean up after yourselves when the picnic wraps up at 2:00pm. The beach clean-up can count as community service hours for students in middle school and high school if they bring their paperwork from school. Got questions? Please email.

Click here for the pdf file.

AEF After School Enrichment Programs

Registration for AEF after-school enrichment classes is still open! There are several classes offered this fall that still have spots available:

Begins September 18: Quick Start Tennis
[Grades K-2] 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Begins September 18: Quick Start Tennis
[Grades 3-5] 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Begins October 2: After School Drama Club/Play Production [Grades K-5] 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Begins September 19: Bike Safety
[Grades 5] 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Begins September 19: Challenge Island STEAM Program [Grades K-5] 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Begins September 20: Tiny Techs RobotEd "AdventureBots" [Grades 1-5] 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Begins September 20: Acronastics
[Grades K-2] 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Begins September 14: Chess
[Grades 1-5] 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Begins September 12: Fall Karate I [Beginners, White, Yellow Stripe Belts]
[Grades 1-5] 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Begins September 12: Fall Karate II [Yellow & Orange Belts]
[Grades 1-7] 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Begins September 12: Fall Karate III [Green Belts & above]
[Grades 1-12] 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Begins September 14: Fall Karate III [1 day/week]
[Grades 1-12] 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Begins December 12: Winter Karate I [Beginners, White, Yellow Stripe Belts]
[Grades 1-5] 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Begins December 12: Winter Karate II [Yellow & Orange Belts]
[Grades 1-7] 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Begins December 12: Winter Karate III [Green Belts & above]
[Grades 1-12] 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Begins December 14: Winter Karate III [1 day/week]
[Grades 1-12] 4:15pm - 5:15pm

Registration and information via AEF website. Got questions? Please contact AEF via email.

Bike Safety AEF after school class

[Grades 5]
Tuesdays 3-5pm, starting 9/19 for six weeks.

Easy Street Cycling gives kids a fun experience outdoors, learning life skills through practicing everything they need to know to ride bikes in the road on their own. Kids gain confidence by understanding the rules of the road and how to interact safely with all traffic.
Easy Street Cycling Website

Chess AEF after school class

[Grades 1-5]
Thursdays 3-4pm, starting 9/14 for ten weeks

Chess is fun and can be learned quickly and easily. Studies have found that chess helps improve test results in reading, science, and math, and produces growth in critical cognitive skills. Beyond academia, chess influences social behavior including self esteem, respect for others, patience, and good manners. And did we mention, it's FUN. Boards and sets are provided for our classes. Classes are one hour in length, with 20 minutes of instruction and 40 minutes of play. The Berkeley Chess School is a non-profit organization offering chess instruction from kindergarten through high school for over 25 years. It is an affiliate of the US Chess Federation. Over the years our students have won many state championships and several have gone on to become National Masters, FIDE Masters, and International Masters.

Tiny Techs RobotED "AdventureBots"

[Grades 1-5]
Wednesdays 2-3pm, starting 9/20 for six weeks

CAdventure Land! Join us as we follow the adventure trail with different robots add to the thrill of life! Drag the water skier and be careful of the bear and the wolf! Bungee jump with R-Bot and watch out for the scorpion's tail! Learn all about the fundamentals of mechanics like gears, levers, pulleys, cranks. Each team of two gets a computer and LEGO WeDo kit to learn with. Exclusive Curriculum with an emphasis on technology, engineering and programming. Onward ho!

All-Star Academics After School Program

All-Star Academics is an after school program for children from TK to 8th grades. Our program consists of homework assistance and academics enrichment in the key areas of reading, writing, and mathematics. We will provide a safe, fun, and structured environment whereby your child will work together with peers in their own age groups. Our tutors will provide positive motivation and help your child progress through new concepts, by teaching through reinforcement and repetitive practice. We believe in helping our students to lay the foundation of academic excellence at an early age, by helping to build good study habits, with an emphasis on disciplined focus and concentration on their coursework. Our activities also include indoor gym sports, arts & crafts, visits to local parks, library and more.

For more details, please download the PDF Flyer
For enrollment or schedule a personal tour? Please contact via email, drop by, or call 510.769.8172

Tomorrow Youth Repertory (TYR)

Our All-Experience programs are meant to meet students exactly where they are at - be it their 1st production or their 30th. We boast a welcoming and adaptable staff who focus on providing everyone with an opportunity, a challenge, and a good time. Every registered student in our All-Exp Shows is guaranteed a part, complete with responsibilities and moments to shine. We focus on self-expression, teamwork, and personal responsibility, believing all to be crucial to theater, and life.

Our fall production will be HONK JR. (A retelling of the HC Andersen classic "The Ugly Duckling".)

Wednesdays - Ruby's Tumbling 4:30-6:30pm
2333 Clement Avenue, Alameda
Classes run 9/13 - 12/6 (no class 11/22)
Tech Rehearsal: Tuesday 12/5, 4:30pm - 8:00pm
Shows: 3:30pm 12/9, 6:30pm 12/10

Who can Sign Up: Grades 1 - 6
Tuition: $360
Teachers: Rob Cheifetz, Kara Perrino

Online Registration
Please email if you have any questions.

Alameda Youth Basketball AYB 2017-2018

Be a part of the 24th season of Alameda Youth Basketball, Inc. (AYB) whose guiding mission and philosophy is to provide children in Alameda the opportunity to play recreational basketball and to teach the concepts of sportsmanship, teamwork, leadership and fair play.

Practices: Begin in November
Games: Begin in December
All leagues will play on either Saturday or Sunday.

Who can Sign Up: Grades 1 - 8
Fee: $175
How: Register for the 2017-2018 AYB Basketball season either online or in person.

For more information, please contact Randy Marmor via or .


[Ages 5-15]
Saturdays, 9/9- 1/11

NFL FLAG is a fast paced, fun filled game of 5 on 5 flag football where every player is eligible to receive the ball. There is no contact and no blocking. It is a style of play that is exciting both to play and watch. NFL Flag is played in over 1,000 leagues across the country.

At East Bay Flag Football, the main emphasis is on good sportsmanship, skills building and FUN!!!


Boy Scout Troop

Troop 3 Openings for New Boy Scouts! Does your son enjoy canoeing, camping, rock climbing? Or is he more into sculpture, music or theater? Perhaps he's an adventurer who would like to spend a week at Catalina Island, earning his scuba certification or 2 weeks at the National Jamboree Camp, zip-lining, perfecting his stunts on their massive skate park with a trip to DC to view the Smithsonian Monuments and meet a government official? Whether he wants to pursue his Eagle Scout rank or simply enjoy all these experiences -- and so many more -- he is welcome. Troop 3 is open to boys ages 11-18 and meets on Tuesday evenings on Bay Farm Island 7:30-8:30pm. If you have questions about the troop we would be happy to discuss. You can reach out to Lisa Trousdale via .

Camp Bladium

Age 5-14 years

At Camp Bladium, children can experience a wide variety of games and activities throughout the school year: Rock Climbing, Basketball, Dodgeball, Karaoke, Kickball, Arts and Crafts, Laser Tag, Cheerleading, Jumpers and Legos®.

Papalote Spanish Language Enrichment Classes

Beginner and Intermediate Spanish for ages 5 & up

Papalote is more than just Spanish class or camp where you learn how to Speak Spanish. It's based on creating long lasting friendships, building community, sharing, playing and learning together. Classes were started out of a gift and passion for teaching others the Spanish language, culture and history.

If you have any questions, please contact Paulettes or call (510) 521-5416 ext 130.

Alameda Soccer Club

Champions Soccer League: Program for Children with Special Needs

Registration is now open for the second season of Champions Soccer. The Champions League provides the opportunity to play soccer for those children who have not been able to play under the typical league circumstances. The goal of the program is to provide an opportunity for children with physical and mental challenges to experience the fun of playing soccer and the joy of being part of a team.

The Champions League is an all-volunteer, inclusive soccer program where children ages 7-17 years old with special needs can participate in a fun, supportive environment, coached by experienced soccer coaches. We provide the opportunity for the children to learn and play in a safe and fun environment.

Games will be played weekly in Alameda on Sunday afternoons from September 10 to November 12 during the typical fall soccer season. By participating in the Champions League our hope is that all players will develop social skills, better motor coordination, improved communication skills and get exercise while having a fun time.

The registration fee is $25 for the season. Register through Sportability. REGISTRATION

For questions or further information please contact Conor Neal via or .

Don Grant Alameda Youth Track Club

Boys and girls aged 3-15 are invited to join this nonprofit youth track club to compete in local track meets. Membership is $20 per student. Practices take place at Alameda College on Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:00pm-7:30pm. For more information, contact Coach Ralph Walker via or .

Free National Park Admission for 4th Graders

Hey fourth graders! See America’s natural wonders and historic sites for free. As a part of a new federal initiative 4th grade students are able to visit our national parks for free. Please see the Kid In a Park website for more information.

Youth League Tennis

Youth League Tennis provides non-profit community league play for ALL LEVEL players ages 5-14 on Saturday afternoons at Alameda High. Kids are grouped in 5 levels from beginners though advanced.
YLT is registering for spring, summer and fall sessions now and offers league play throughout the year. Scholarships are offered to disadvantaged families.

Got questions? Please contact Laura
To register or learn more, please visit YLT website.

Home Depot's Free Kids Workshops

On the first Saturday of each month, Home Depot's FREE Kids Workshops offer fun & useful projects like building toolboxes, fire trucks & mail organizers, birdhouses, Mother's Day gifts, or any number of other cool projects. The workshops are great for kids 5 to 12 year old, & they teach children do-it-yourself skills & tool safety & they help to instill a sense of accomplishment.

Please REGISTER ahead of time online to make sure there will be enough kits & aprons for the participants. However, registration is not mandatory. The workshop will make a space at the work table for anyone who shows up, so don't be shy!

: First Saturday of each month
: 9am - noon
: Home Depot Store

Military Appreciation Humvee
4 November 2017
Register & Information