We have changed how we collect and accept calendar information. Readers must now submit all items through our website. Go to events.contracostatimes.com, and click on "submit your event." You'll have to register at this point, then enter your event. You do not have to pay. Submitting your event in this way will ensure it is part of our easily searchable online database, as well as a candidate for space in our publications.

First Friday Family Film. A free showing of "The Iron Giant," rated PG. Tickets available at the Children's Desk. Enter through rear courtyard. 7 p.m. Feb. 7. Main Library, 1550 Oak St., Alameda. Free. 510-747-7777, www.alamedafree.org.

Celebrating the Year of the Horse. It's all about horses when Ernest Chann of the Oakland Zoo leads a Year of the Horse celebration featuring stories, prizes and more. 2 p.m. Feb. 9. Crab Cove, 2252 McKay Ave., Alameda. 510-544-3187.

Foundations, Groundwater Management and More. Lecture on, "Restoring Our Architectural Heritage From The Ground Up," with a representative from the John M. Jameson Construction. 7 p.m. Feb. 9, Immanuel Lutheran Church. 1420 Lafayette St., Alameda. Free for Alameda Agricultural Preservation Society members. $5 nonmembers. www.alameda-preservation.org.


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Lawyers in the Library. Monthly program offering free, 15-minute consultation with a volunteer attorney providing guidance on how one might solve a legal issue. Sign-ups start at 5:30 p.m. 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 10. West End Library, 788 Santa Clara Ave., Alameda. Free. 510-747-7767, www.alamedafree.org.

The True Cost of Health Care. Dr. David L. Belk discusses medication costs, hospital billing, supplemental insurance, medical malpractice and more in his effort to demystify the cost of health care. 1 p.m. Feb. 11. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave., Alameda. Free. Registration suggested. 510-747-7506, www.mastickcenter.com.

Matchmaking 101. Learn how to meet compatible people who share your values and interests. 1 p.m. Feb. 11. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave., Alameda. Free. Registration suggested. 510-747-7506, www.mastickcenter.com.

Geriatric Care Manager Consultation. Meet with a professional to discuss issues such as medication management, ask hygiene or placement questions, or bend an ear if you need a sounding board about a particular care issue. 10 a.m. Feb. 13. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave., Alameda. Free. By appointment only. 510-747-7506, www.mastickcenter.com.

Teen Valentine Card Making. Teens in grades 8 to 12 are invited to create Valentine cards for those they love -- or just like. Materials supplied. Creative tips and ideas shared. 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. Feb. 13. Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St., Alameda. 510-747-7780, www.alamedaca.gov/library.