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Egrets Talk. Discover what the Bay Farm Island egret colony is doing this year at a talk with San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory outreach coordinator Kristin Butler and citizen scientist Cindy Margulis. 11:30 a.m. May 24. Bay Farm Island Library, 3221 Mecartney Road, Alameda. Free. 510-747-7787, www.cityofalamedaca.gov.
Transportation 101. Donatella Zepplin leads an overview of the various transportation options offered to Alameda residents. Have your questions answered regarding: East Bay Paratransit, City of Alameda taxi program, shuttle service and scholarships. 1 p.m. May 27. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave., Alameda. Free. Registration requested. 510-747-7506, www.mastickcenter.com.
National Senior Health and Fitness Day. Make a move toward better health as part of National Senior Health and Fitness Day with senior specific information and events, including certified personal trainers, physical therapists, massage therapists, an acupuncturist, blood pressure checks by Walgreens, and more. 2 to 4 p.m. May 28. Independence Plaza, 703 Atlantic Ave., Alameda. Free. 510-217-8527.
State of the City with John Russo. City Manager John Russo speaks on the state of the City of Alameda. 10 a.m. May 29. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave., Alameda. Free. Registration requested. 510-747-7506, www.mastickcenter.com.
Harvey Milk Day Festivities. The 5th annual Harvey Milk Day celebration continues with free events, including: Performance by the East Bay Gay Men's Chorus, 7 p.m. May 30, First Congregational Church of Alameda, 1912 Central Ave.; Children's art project, 10 a.m. May 31, Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St.
LGBTQ Book Group. Sarah Schulman's gripping memoir of the AIDS years, "The Gentrification of the Mind," is the next book to be discussed at the library's LGBTQ Book Group. 3 to 4:30 p.m. June 1. Alameda Free Library, 2nd floor, conference room, 1550 Oak St., Alameda. Free. RSVP email@example.com, 510-747-7713, www.cityofalamedaca.gov.
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 fingerplays 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 fairytales 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