We have changed how we collect and accept calendar information. Readers must now submit all items through our website. Go to events.contracostatimes.com, click on "submit your event," register, 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.

Open Mic Night. To celebrate National Poetry Month, teens and adults are invited to show off their verbal skills at an open mic night. Poetry, spoken word and music are all welcome. 7 p.m. April 18. Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St., Alameda. Free. 510-747-7777, www.cityofalamedaca.gov.

Easter Celebration. Family friendly Easter celebration features the Easter Bunny, pony rides for the kids, and a more. Noon to 3:30 p.m. April 19. South Shore Center, 523 South Shore Center West, Alameda. Free. 510-521-1515. .

Lawyers in the Library. Free, 15 minute consultation with a volunteer attorney offering guidance on how to solve legal issues. Sign-ups at 5:30 p.m. 6 to 8 p.m. April 21. West End Branch, Alameda Free Library, 788 Santa Clara Ave., Alameda. Free. 510-747-7767, www.cityofalamedaca.gov.

Rent Stabilization Committee Meeting. Meeting of Alameda's rent stabilization committee. Public welcome. 7 p.m. April 22. Buena Vista Methodist Church, social hall, 2311 Buena Vista Ave., Alameda. 510-522-8901.

Library Teen Book Club. Cory Doctorow's "Little Brother" is discussed at this month's book club. Book group members get a free copy of the book. 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. April 24. Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St., Alameda. Free. RSVP requested. 510-747-7780, www.cityofalamedaca.gov.

Salute to Education. Alameda Education Foundation's Salute to Education celebrates innovate programs and volunteers in public education with live music, food and beverages, fun and more. 6 to 9 p.m. April 25. Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Ave., Alameda. $30 and up. www.alamedaeducation.org

Kiwanis Scholarship. Kiwanis Club of Alameda is now accepting applications for scholarships to graduating high school seniors. Deadline April 25. Details at alamedakiwanis.org or 510-764-1472.

AHS 40th Reunion. Tickets now available for Alameda High School class of 1974's 40th reunion weekend, held July 25 to 27. $40. Write to: Karen Blom Boswell, 2852 Johnson Ave., Alameda, CA 94501.

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.