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Ben Bernanke's Legacy. Oliver Guinn, Ph.D. Economics and volunteer instructor, continues his three-part series, "Celebrating Ben Bernanke's Legacy." 10 a.m. to Noon. Jan. 16. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave., Alameda. Free. Registration suggested. 510-747-7506, www.mastickcenter.com.
Roger Letson Quintet. Alameda resident Roger Letson sings selections from his debut CD, "You Stole My Heart", with a special group of musical friends, including Walter Bankovitch on keyboards, Clinton Day on bass, Tim Bulkley on drums, and Christian Roy on saxophones). 2:30 p.m. Jan. 19. Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Ave., Alameda. $10. 510-865-5060, www.rhythmix.org.
Learn More About Medicare. The Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program provides objective information and counseling workshops about Medicare and other health insurance related topics. 1 p.m. Jan. 21. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave., Alameda. Free. Registration suggested. 510-747-7506, www.mastickcenter.com.
Health Care Reform Lecture. Debbie LeVeen, professor emerita of Urban Studies, SFSU, presents "Healthcare Reform: California at the Forefront." 10 a.m. Jan. 22. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave., Alameda. Registration suggested. Free. 510-747-7506, www.mastickcenter.com.
Circus Moves for the Young at Heart. Cynthia Rauschert, head coach and director of Circus Moves, leads a free class incorporating developmental principles with the playful skills of circus arts. 10 to 11:30 a.m. Jan. 23. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave., Alameda. Registration suggested. Free. 510-747-7506, www.mastickcenter.com.
Seedings. The annual concert to benefit Ruby Bridges Elementary School's fifth-grade science camp will feature Terrance Kelly and the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir, African drum and dance, OIYC, and Ruby Bridges fifth-graders and a guest appearance by civil rights icon Ruby Bridges. 7 p.m. Jan. 25. Kofman Auditorium, 2200 Central Ave., Alameda. $15. For tickets or for donor information, contact Ruby Bridges Elementary School, 510-748-4006 or Heather Figueroa at email@example.com.
AC Transit Volunteers. AC Transit is seeking volunteers to fill potential openings on its Accessibility Advisory Committee for 2014. Qualified applicants must use the fixed-route service, be a senior or individual with a disability and/or their representative, and attend monthly meetings. Applications at AC Transit Office, 1600 Franklin St., 10th floor, Oakland, or calling 510-891-7201. Applications must be returned by Jan. 31.
Relay for Life 20th Anniversary Kick-Off. Alameda first hosted a Relay for Life event supporting the American Cancer Society 20 years ago. Learn more about the June event, how to sponsor a team or participate, and how you can help at a kickoff party featuring information, the Beatles tribute band The Sun Kings, and an optional dinner. 6 p.m. Feb. 1. Eagles Hall, 2305 Alameda Ave., Alameda. Suggested donation $15. Optional dinner starts at 5 p.m. for $15. www.RelayForLife.org/AlamedaCA. Dinner firstname.lastname@example.org.
Celebrating the Year of the Horse. It's all about horses when Ernest Chann of the Oakland Zoo leads a celebration of the Year of the Horse featuring stories, prizes and more. 2 p.m. Feb. 9. Crab Cove, 2252 McKay Ave., Alameda. 510-544-3187.