Readers must now submit calendar items through our website -- go to www.insidebayarea.com, scroll down the right-hand side of the home page to "Things to Do," click on "submit event" and fill out the form.
Mama Goose Storytime. Twenty-minute, age-appropriate stories, songs and finger plays for babies and toddlers and their parents or caregivers. 10 a.m. Saturdays. Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St., Alameda. Free. 510-747-7777, www.cityofalamedaca.gov.
Family Storytime. Cross-cultural tales and tunes, including beloved folk and fairy tales from around the world for preschool and school-age children and their parents or caregivers. 2 p.m. Sundays. Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St., Alameda. Free. 510-747-7777, www.cityofalamedaca.gov.
Community Sing-Along. Parent-led singing, dancing, shaker play and parachute time for infants and toddlers, along with their parents and caregivers. 10:15 to 11 a.m. Mondays. Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St., Alameda. Free. 510-747-7777, www.cityofalamedaca.gov
Family Storytime. Stories, songs and finger plays suitable for children of all ages and their families. 7 p.m. Tuesdays. Bay Farm Library, 3221 Mecartney Road, Alameda. Free. 510-747-7787, www.cityofalamedaca.gov
School-Age Storytime. Longer stories and songs, perfect for children with longer attention spans, for kids 5 to 8 years old. Parents and caregivers must remain in the library during the program. 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St., Alameda. Free. 510-747-7777, www.cityofalamedaca.gov
Kiwanis meetings. Alameda Kiwanis meets every week with no-host lunches for fun, program and community projects. Noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Kiwanis Elks Lodge, 2255 Santa Clara Ave., Alameda. $17 lunch. 510-764-1472, www.alamedakiwanis.org.
Collectibles Outdoor Show. West End Flea Market features toys, comics, cards, sports and collectibles. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 23. College of Alameda, 555 Ralph Appezzato Memorial Pkwy., Alameda. Free admission/parking. 510-999-1431, www.WestEndFleaMarket.com.
Electric Auto -- Plug-In Prius. East Bay Electric Auto Association gets a demonstration of Toyota's Prius Plug-In -- the Third generation Prius with a dedicated electric driving capability. 10 a.m. to Noon March 23. Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Ave., Alameda. Free. Open to public. 510-865-5060, www.ebeaa.org.
Authors Connie Baechler & Patricia Yager. The A Few Good Women reading series presents Connie Baechler and Patricia Yager Delagrange, contributors to the captivating collection of essays, "Desire: Women Write about Wanting." 7 p.m. March 23. Books Inc., 1344 Park St., Alameda. Free. 510-522-2226, www.booksinc.net.
Veteran's Benefits. Seminar focusing on burial benefits, honors and memorials available to Veterans and their families. 1 p.m. March 26. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave., Alameda. Free. Register in office or by phone. 510-747-7506, www.mastickcenter.com.
Introduction to Raising Urban Chickens. From housing to hatching and end of life care for non-laying hens, this fun and informative class covers the basics for raising a small to medium flock. Local hens on hand will give the "straight from the beak" scoop. 2 to 4 p.m. March 30. Redux Studios, 2315 Lincoln Ave., Alameda. $20. 510-865-1109.