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Harvey Milk Day Festivities. The fifth 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.
Friends of Crown Beach Celebration. The Friends of Crown Beach are celebrating their successful signature drive with a party from 3 to 5 p.m. June 1, Aeolian Yacht Club, 980 Fernside Blvd., next to the Bay Farm Island bridge. All park supporters are invited. Children are welcome but will need to be supervised.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 510-747-7713, www.cityofalamedaca.gov.
Author Walter Mosley. The recipient of numerous awards, including the O. Henry and a Grammy, bestselling author of the Easy Rawlins mysteries including "Devil in a Blue Dress," which was made into an acclaimed film starring Denzel Washington. Mosley shares "Debbie Doesn't Do It Anymore." 7 p.m. June 4. Books Inc., 1344 Park St., Alameda. Free. 510-522-2226, www.booksinc.net.
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
Family Storytime. Stories, songs and fingerplays 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 fingerplays. 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