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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
Sacred Harp Singing. The 10th annual Golden Gate Sacred Harp Singing is a day of fun and fulfilling Sacred Harp singing for anyone interested in singing, regardless of musical experience or ability. For people of all traditions and faiths (and lack thereof). Potluck lunch at noon. 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. April 26. Trinity Lutheran Church, 1323 Central Aven., Alameda. 510-593-0019.
Pet Ambassadors Club. Alameda See Spot Run and Hopalong & Second Chance Animal Rescue present a free, hands-on, pet education workshop teaching kids to be safe and respectful with animals, with some fun arts and crafts to take home. This month's special animal guest is Daschel the rabbit. Bring empty paper towel or toilet paper tube for craft project. 1 to 2 p.m. April 26. Alameda See Spot Run, 2510 Santa Clara Ave., Alameda. 510-523-7768, alamedaseespotrun.com.
Earth Day Festival. Celebrate the planet at Alameda's Earth Day Festival featuring free activities for kids, games and exhibits, info booths, and more. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 26. Washington Park, 740 Central Ave., Alameda. 510-747-7529, www.alamedaca.gov.
Create Your Own Blog. Learn how to create your own website or blog with WordPress at this hands-on workshop showing how easy it is. Participants must have basic working knowledge of the computers and Internet. 6 to 7:30 p.m. April 28. Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St., Alameda. Register at circulation desk or at firstname.lastname@example.org. 510-747-7777, www.cityofalamedaca.gov.
Library Craft Day. Kids 5 to 12 years old can don their play clothes and get ready to get crafty at the monthly Thursday craft day at the library. 3:30 p.m. May 1. Bay Farm Island Branch, 3221 Mecartney Road, Alameda. 510-7347-7787, www.cityofalamedaca.gov.
Bike Walk Gear Up. To prepare everyone for Bike to Work Day, Bike Walk Alameda's Gear Up event features fun and safe activities for the family and bike enthusiasts. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 3. South Shore Center, Otis Drive and Park Street, Alameda. 510-521-1515, www.bikewalkalameda.org.
LGBTQ Book Group. Jeanette Winterson's "Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?' will be discussed this month at the library's LGBTQ Book Group meeting. Refreshments served. 3 to 4:30 p.m. May 4. Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St., Alameda. Free. RSVP email@example.com. 510-747-7777, www.cityofalamedaca.gov.
Annual Spring Festival Bazaar. As part of Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Buena Vista United Methodist Church will feature Asian foods, cultural activities, a historic photo display, entertainment, games for kids, and more. Also, on display, a newly dedicated mural, using the original windows of the 1927 Social Hall. Noon to 5 p.m. May 4. Buena Vista United Methodist Church, 2111 Buena Vista Ave., Alameda. 510-522-2688, buenavistaumc.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.
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.