Alameda Walks. It's park-to-park fun during this Alameda Walks that takes you from the Marina Cove Park waterfront and to the Jean Sweeney Open Space Park to check out the potential design for the newest park in Alameda. Please leave pets at home. 9 to 10 a.m. Aug. 2. Meet at Marina Cove Park, 1591 Clement Street, Alameda. Free. 510-747-7529, alamedaca.gov.

Old Alameda Picnic. The Period Events & Entertainments Recreation Society hosts "Alameda 1902," a free picnic dance where costumes from 1890 to 1914 are admired but not required, and period picnic gear is encouraged. Bring your picnic lunch, listen to the Edwardian ballroom dance music and ragtime of "Bangers & Mash." 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 2. Lincoln Park, 1450 High St., Alameda. Free. 510-522-1731, www.peersdance.org.

Opera Concert In the Park. Island City Opera presents "Opera Concert In The Park" with selections of your favorite arias, duets and more. Bring a blanket, umbrella, chair, kids and your love of opera. 2 p.m. Aug. 2. Franklin Park, 1432 San Antonio Ave., Alameda. Free. 510-263-8060, alamedaca.gov, www.islandcityopera.org

Summer Beats Concert Series. The Summer Beats Concert Series continues with the Latin sounds of Tito Garcia Y Su Orquesta Internacional. Also included; face painting, raffles, adult beverages and more. Equipped 4 Success school supply drive will be on hand to collect backpacks and school supplies for students in need. 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 2. Free. South Shore Center, Park Street and Otis Drive, Alameda. www.alamedasouthshorecenter.com


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Chamber Music Concert. Ross Thompson on guitar, Natalia Kaminska-Palarczyk on flute and Erica Ward on violin perform. 7 p.m. Aug. 5. Alameda Free Library, West End branch, 788 Santa Clara Ave., Alameda. Free. 510-747-7767, www.alamedafree.org

Thursday Craft at the Library. Kids 5 to 12 years old can check out the fun at craft day at the library. Come dressed in play clothes, crafts can get messy. 3:30 p.m. Aug. 7. Alameda Free Library, Bay Farm branch, 3221 Mecartney Road, Alameda. Free. 510-747-7787, www.alamedafree.org

Writers' Group at the Library. All interested adult writers needing a space to work, and an opportunity to connect and share with other writers are invited to join. All writing genres welcome. Noon to 3 p.m. Aug. 9. Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St., Alameda. Free. 510-747-7713, www.alamedafree.org

Legos in the Library. Designed for kids in grades 2 and up, this program gives out a suggested challenge and the Legos, and kids add their imagination and building skills. 2 to 4 p.m. Aug. 9. Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St., Alameda. Free. 510-747-7777, www.alamedafree.org.