ALAMEDA -- The free, family friendly Concerts at the Cove music series co-produced by the Rotary Club of Alameda and the East Bay Regional Park District will conclude its 15th season on Aug. 8.

Two KFOG Local Scene bands will headline the final concert.

Robin Applewood and friends take the stage beginning at 5:30 p.m. Applewood's songs tell the tale of love and the struggles of everyday living delivered through a healthy mixture of rock, funk, and soul.

The Bay Area-based quartet The Orange Peels, an indie-pop and rock band, just completed a nationwide tour. The group will perform songs from their album "Sun Moon" beginning at 6:30 p.m. The group's single "Aether Tide" was included on KFOG's Local Scene 10 CD.

The Concerts at the Cove music series attracts neighbors, friends, and families to Crab Cove for an evening of music, picnics, and an opportunity to support local restaurants (Calafia and Café Jolie), wineries (R & B, Rosenblum, and Rock Wall), and Alameda's first brewery -- Faction Brewing.

For Alameda-based, nonprofit organizations that receive grants from the Alameda Rotary Community Grants Program, Concerts at the Cove is the economic engine that generated more than $14,000 in 2013.

Through the sales of beer and wine and the contribution of many sponsors like Alameda Landing, community groups including the Boys & Girls Club, Girls Inc., and the Alameda Educational Foundation along with Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter and Altarena Playhouse have received funds.


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Concerts at the Cove is also one the most visible demonstrations of the Rotary motto -- "Service Above Self." The Rotary Club of Alameda is part of Rotary International, a service organization with 1.2 M members in 34,000 clubs across 200 countries.

The Rotary Club of Alameda meets every Tuesday at Grand View Pavilion for lunch, fellowship, networking, and to hear an interesting speaker. The one-hour formal meeting and program begins at 12:30 p.m., and club members begin gathering at noon.

For more information about the Rotary Club of Alameda, go to the website at www.alamedarotary.org.

To attend a Rotary meeting, contact Jerry Nussbaum, director of membership at jerrynussbaum@sbcglobal.net or call the Rotary office at 510-522-6778.

-- Jeff Cambra for Rotary Club of Alameda