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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 kick-off 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.
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
Alameda Tongue Twisters Toastmasters. Alameda Tongue Twisters are committed to helping members improve their speaking and leadership skills in a fun and friendly environment. 7 p.m. Tuesdays. Alameda Hospital, 2070 Clinton Ave., Alameda, att.toastmastersclubs.org.
Peter Rabbit Storytime. For children ages 3 and above who are able to attend a program independent of a parent or caregiver, includes age-appropriate stories, songs and finger plays. Parents and caregivers can join in, or remain nearby if they choose. 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays. West End Library, 788 Santa Clara Ave., Alameda. Free. 510-747-7767, www.cityofalamedaca.gov
Ballroom Dance. Ballroom dance class for seniors 55 and up. No partner required. 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesdays. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara, Alameda. $4. 510-865-5496.
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. Wednesdays. Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St., Alameda. Free. 510-747-7777, www.cityofalamedaca.gov.