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Collector Cars and Parts Swap Meet. A collector car show highlights the third annual Collector Cars and Parts East Bay Swap Meet. 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 6. Alameda Naval Air Museum, 2151 Ferry Point Road, Alameda. Free admission. 510-522-2244, 510-522-6440, email@example.com
Storytime with Jennifer Sattler. Author and illustrator Jennifer Sattler shares the latest adventures of Fergus and Dink, our favorite porcine-brother duo, in "Pig Kahuna Pirates." 5 p.m. April 9. Books Inc., 1344 Park St., Alameda. Free. 510-522-2226, www.booksinc.net.
Art at the Library. Docent LauraBeth Nelson presents "Yoga: The Art of Transformation," an art talk that coincides with an exhibition at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. 6:30 to 8 p.m. April 9. Alameda Free Library, Regina K. Stafford Meeting Room, Main Library, 1550 Oak St., Alameda. 510-747-7777, www.cityofalamedaca.gov
History of Art in the Bay Area. Local art expert Deric Torres discusses Bay Area painting from 1872 to 1920, and display art from that period. 7 p.m. April 9. Frank Bette Center for the Arts, 1601 Paru St. Alameda. $5-$10. 510-523-6957, www.frankbettecenter.org.
Scout Community Day. Alameda Scout Community Day features action, adventure, games, activities and more. Families can learn about Cub and Boy Scouts for boys, and Sea Scouts and Venture Crews for boys and girls. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 12. Washington Park, 740 Central Ave., Alameda.
Splash Into Spring Egg Scramble. Celebrate sprint with an egg hunt, games, arts, crafts, snacks, the Easter Bunny and a whole lot more. For kids walking to 12 years old. 10 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. April 12. Crab Cove, 1252 McKay Ave., Alameda. Free. 510-747-7529, alamedaca.gov.
Author Laini Taylor. Books Inc. and the Alameda Free Library welcome National Book Award Finalist and bestselling author Laini Taylor sharing "Dreams of Gods & Monsters," the thrilling conclusion to the Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy. 6 p.m. April 15. Alameda Library Main Branch, 1550 Oak St., Alameda. Free. 510-747-7777, www.booksinc.net.
Author Gabrielle Zevin. Author Gabrielle Zevin shares her latest novel, "The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry," an irresistible affirmation of why we read, and why we love -- and which takes place in a bookstore on an island. 7 p.m. April 16. Books Inc., 1344 Park St., Alameda. Free. 510-522-2226, www.booksinc.net.
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.