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Anime Afternoon. "Evangelion 1.1: You Are (Not) Alone," is the feature-length re-imagining of the legendary anime, "Neon Genesis Evangelion." Best for grades 8 to 12. 3 to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 28. Alameda Main Library, Stafford Room, 1550 Oak St., Alameda. 510-747-7777, www.alamedafree.org.
Crab Fest Fun Raiser. Alameda Teachers and the Alameda Firefighters Association hold their second annual Crab Fest "Fun" Raiser featuring special guest State Superintendent of Public Institution Tom Torlakson, a feast of all-you-can-eat crab and fixings, a raffle, and more. Benefits Alameda Point Collaborative's children and teen programs. 6 p.m. Feb. 28. $50. Albert H. DeWitt Officers Club, 641 West Redline Ave., Alameda. 925-209-6725, email@example.com.
College Admissions Workshop. Sharon Cravanas provides guidance on every aspect of college admissions, including what how to get in, what high school classes and tests to take, and how to pay. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 1. Alameda Main Library, 1550 Oak St., Alameda. Parents welcome. RSVP requested. 510-747-7713, www.alamedafree.org.
Prep Your Garden for Spring. Start thinking about your spring and summer garden when Lori Caldwell discusses seeds vs. starts, crop rotation, building healthy soil and more. 2 to 4 p.m. March 1. Alameda Main Library, 1550 Oak St., Alameda. Teens and adults. RSVP requested. 510-747-7713, www.alamedafree.org.
Nea's SuperFly Night Out. It's adults-only fun at Nea Community Learning Center's fifth annual fundraising dinner and auction with an evening of cocktails, appetizers, dancing, buffets, raffles and more. Proceeds benefit Nea's Visual Performing Arts program. Look sharp; 70s era dance party attire welcome and encouraged. 6 p.m. March 1. Alameda Elks Lodge, 2255 Santa Clara Ave., Alameda. $45 and up. 510-522-1015.
Mary Anne Radmacher and Liz Kalloch. Author and artists Mary Anne Radmacher and Liz Kalloch share "She: A Celebration of Greatness in Every Woman," a book of qualities illustrating the greatness of women from everywoman to exemplars. 7 p.m. March 3. Books Inc., 1344 Park St., Alameda. Free. 510-522-2226, www.booksinc.net.
History in Trashion. The 13th annual Wood Middle School Museum of History's "History of Trashion" exhibition kicks off with an opening reception and "trashion" fashion show. 6 to 8 p.m. March 5. Alameda Main Library, 1550 Oak St., Alameda. Free. 510-747-7713, www.alamedafree.org.
Alameda Island Poets and Writers. Meeting of Alameda Island Poets and Writers, moderated by Nanette Bradley Deetz, and featuring special guest Muriel Antoine, Lakota (Sicangu Oyate), who draws on her traditional background to create moving prose about native peoples and human experience. Open mic follows. 7 p.m. March 5. Books Inc., 1344 Park St., Alameda. Free. 510-522-2226, www.booksinc.net.
Spring Festival. The Harbor Bay Intercultural Committee's 16th Spring Festival celebrates "The Year of the Horse" with the Lincoln Middle School music band, multicultural dances, martial arts, lion dance, and more. 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. March 8. Harbor Bay Landing Shopping Center, 875 Island Drive, Alameda. Free. 510-816-0333, firstname.lastname@example.org.