Community Corner: Computer classes, hospital board seat, fashion show and more

Community Corner: Computer classes, hospital board seat, fashion show and more

Michele Ellson

The Alameda Multicultural Center is hosting computer classes from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through August 22. Each class meets for eight sessions, and the cost is $10 per session. The classes are designed for people with little to no computer experience, though beginning to intermediate students are welcome. Class 1 covers keyboarding, introduction to computers and Microsoft Word, while Class 2 covers Microsoft applications including Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher. Anyone interested in more information or in registering for the classes, which will be held at the Multicultural Center, may do so in person; by e-mailing; or by phone, at 355-6984. The center is located at 1900 Third Street, in Portable 30.

The City of Alameda Health Care District is looking for candidates to fill a vacant board seat. Anyone interested in the unpaid directorship is asked to fill out an application package and to submit it before 5 p.m. on July 2. Additional information on the application process and procedures for appointment to the board, which governs Alameda Hospital, are available on the hospital’s website.

Alameda South Shore Center will host an Alameda Youth Ethical Fashion Show from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, June 22 in Center Court. Student Katherine Metkowski teamed up with Miss Alameda Jessica Robinson to create the show, a design competition in which contestants will create high-fashion outfits using clothing purchased at local thrift and second-hand shops. Guest judges include Christopher Collins, a participant on Project Runway, and fashion show producer Charleston Pierce. Participation is open to high school students in the Alameda area, and grants are available to those who qualify; contestants are eligible to receive tips and critiques from fashion experts, and winners will receive prizes from sponsors including Crossroads Trading Company and Mercy Vintage. Advance tickets are $10-$15 and are available at; tickets are $20 at the door.

The Alameda Boys & Girls Club added six new members to the club’s board of directors at its 64th Annual Dinner Meeting on June 10. They are Rusty Bailey, a former Alameda Boys & Girls Club attendee and owner of CenCal Insurance Services, Inc. in San Ramon; Kenneth G. Cala, who owns a tax management and wealth advisory services firm; Mark Clement, a former advisory board member and general manager of the Hilton Oakland Airport; John Jacobs, a third generation Alamedan and senior vice president of business development with the Bank of Alameda; Randy Marmor, a partner with the law firm of firm Sinnott, Puebla, Campagne & Curet in San Francisco and also, president of Alameda Youth Basketball and vice president of Alameda Little League; and Donald Sawyer, professor emeritus of kinesiology and chief of staff emeritus for California State University, East Bay. Several people received special recognition at the dinner, including Elvis Spijodic, 2013 Youth of the Year; James Adkins, MVP Staff of the Year; Board member Ron Matthews, Sparkplug Award; Anne DeBardeleben, Advisory Board Member of the Year; Sally Rudloff, Board Member of the Year and National Medallion; Board member and treasurer Bill Dal Porto, Keystone Award; Al Wright of Raintree Studios and Jesse Sternburg, JSternburg Productions, Thank you/Helping Hand.

Alameda’s iSalon has reopened in a new location following a fire in the building that housed its previous Park Street location in March. The salon is now located at 2327 Blanding Avenue, Suite D, and its telephone number is 995-8937.