Bone marrow drive set for 10-year-old student
A registration drive to find a bone marrow donor for a fourth-grader at Ruby Bridges Elementary School will take place from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at Alameda South Shore Center.
Myla Cunanan, 10, was diagnosed with myeloid sarcoma, a form of acute myeloid leukemia. She needs a bone marrow transplant to survive.
Since Myla is Filipino, she will likely find a match from someone also Filipino or Asian.
To register, which requires a complete cheek swab, a person must be between 18 and 44 years old, in good health and committed to helping Myla.
The registration will take place between Safeway and Trader Joe's at the shopping center.
For information, contact the Asian American Donor Program at 1-800-59-DONOR or go to www.aadp.org.
Pet supply drive begins Saturday at library
The Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St., will host a pet supplies drive beginning Saturday and continuing through Aug. 9.
Supplies collected during the drive, which is being held in cooperation with the Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter, will go to either the shelter or will be given to needy families by the shelter's staff at the Alameda Food Bank.
For information, call 510-747-7713.
Wolf expedition talk is set for July 29 at library
As part of its "Summer Reading for Adults" program, the Alameda Free Library will host two members of the Wolf OR-7 Expedition to speak about their project at 6 p.m. on July 29.
The expedition follows a wolf that left his pack in September 2011 in northeastern Oregon and made his way southwest into California, becoming the first documented wild wolf in California since 1924. The wolf is called Wolf OR-7 because he was the 7th radio-collared wolf in Oregon.
The animal's travels through Oregon and California has sparked conversations about wolf/human co-existence in the region.
Using an estimated GPS track of OR-7, the expedition team plans to mountain bike and hike across Oregon and Northern California and create a documentary film.
The Alameda Free Library is following the progress of the expedition on maps.
For information, go to www.or7expedition.org.
The Summer Reading for Adults program will be looking at domestic and wild animals and how humans co-exist with them.
The library is located at 1550 Oak St.
USS Hornet set to host Father's Day activities
In honor of Father's Day, the USS Hornet Museum will present a special "Living Ship Day" from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday June 15 that will feature a children's magic show.
A traditional American barbecue also will be available for $10. The magic show will begin at 1 p.m. and feature Scott Alcalay, who has performed at Magic Castle in Hollywood. A Big Band will perform starting at 11 a.m. During Living Ship Days, museum visitors can experience what life was like aboard the aircraft carrier at sea.
Normal museum hours and admission prices will apply for the Father's Day event. The USS Hornet is permanently berthed at 707 W. Hornet Ave., Pier 3 in Alameda.
Meals on Wheels annual fundraiser to be July 20
The 18th annual Alameda Meals on Wheels Community Faire and Wine Tasting will take place July 20 at the Rock Walk Wine Company, 2301 Monarch St.
Along with wine and hors d'oeuvres, the event will feature a silent auction and live swing and jazz music by Three O'Clock Jump. This year's event, which will take place from 1 to 5 p.m., will honor the memory of Janice Lee, who was a volunteer and board member of the organization.
Tickets are $20. For information, call 519-865-6131 or go to www.alamedamealsonwheels.org.