Community Corner: Alameda on Camera, chili cookoff, teacher of the year and more

Community Corner: Alameda on Camera, chili cookoff, teacher of the year and more

Michele Ellson

Gaudi Del Monte by Matthew Rampton. Image courtesy of Frank Bette Center for the Arts.

Tickets are still available for the Alameda Council of the Boy Scouts of America’s Crab Feed, which is set to take place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. February 1 in the St. Phillip Neri Parish Hall, 3112 Van Buren Street. Tickets are $50, which includes crab, pasta, salad and dessert; a table of eight costs $450, and includes two bottles of wine. Tickets must be purchased in advance and can be obtained by calling 522-2772.

The Alameda Recreation and Park Department is offering Junior Warriors, “an organized program of balanced competition” for children in kindergarten through third grade, from Saturday, January 18 through March 1 at the Alameda Point Gymnasium, 1101 West Redline Avenue. The program costs between $90 and $130 per child; interested families can register online or call 747-7529.

The Frank Bette Center for the Arts has put out a call for artists interested in participating in the arts center’s eighth annual Alameda on Camera 48 Hour Photography Challenge. The deadline to apply is February 2, and all photo-based artists are welcome to apply. The arts center will select 48 photographers to shoot different areas of the city in late February; the show will open on April 4. An application and prospectus for the show are available online; anyone with questions can e-mail them to AOC@frankbette.org.

Alameda Kiwanis is holding its 15th Annual Chili Cook-Off and Dinner from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. January 25 at the Albert O. DeWitt Officers Club, 641 West Redline Drive. A dozen teams are set to compete. A silent auction will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., and chili tasting from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., and the event will include a self-serve Back Forty Texas BBQ Dinner, no host bar, line dancing and DJ, and a raffle for two iPads. Tickets are $50 for adults and $25 for children ages 4-12; raffle tickets are $5 each or five for $20, and raffle participants need not be present to win. Tickets and information are available on the Kiwanis website.

The Alameda Unified School District has launched its Teacher of the Year search for the 2013-14 school year. Parents, students and teachers can make nominations through February; a committee will review the nomination forms and select finalists and a winner who will be considered for an Alameda County Teacher of the Year nod. Finalists and the local winner will be honored at a Board of Education meeting in May. Nomination forms will be available at school sites and on the district’s website.