Community Corner: Free movie, gallery party and board seats

Community Corner: Free movie, gallery party and board seats

Michele Ellson

Bryan Cardenas and Alfred Feria were one of a pair of doubles winners in the 100th Annual City of Alameda Tennis Tournament. Contributed photo.

The Alameda Recreation and Park Department is showing a free Starlight Movie in the Park, “The Avengers,” on Friday, September 13 at Leydecker Field, 3225 Mecartney Road. Pre-show games and crafts for kids will begin at 6:30 p.m., and the screening will begin at 8:15 p.m. Snacks and food are available for sale during the event; proceeds will support the department’s teen program.

Redux Studios & Gallery is celebrating its second anniversary on Friday, October 11 with a free public event from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. that will include a ribbon cutting with Mayor Marie Gilmore and the art of Oakland artist Leon Kennedy. The event will include open studios, entertainment, food and drink. Redux, which is at 2315 Lincoln Avenue, is a social enterprise of St. Vincent de Paul of Alameda County and is open daily from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

The Alameda Recreation and Park Department has released the results of the 100th Annual City of Alameda Tennis Tournament, which was held September 7-8 on the Fairfield Tennis Courts at Washington Park. Singles winners were Omar Ted Panugaling and Bryan Cardenas; doubles winners were Paul Nguyen and John Nguyen and Bryan Cardenas and Alfred Feria.

A quartet of firefighter/paramedics will serve as tactical medics with the Alameda Police Department’s Critical Incident Response Team, which handles search and arrest warrants and other high-risk operations. George Nijmeh, Eddie Dutch-Storey, Steve Lucero and Patrick Corder each took 224 hours of initial training and will conduct 10 hours of training a month with the police department.

The Alameda Point Collaborative board is welcoming new leadership. Paula Swanson has been appointed incoming board chair, replacing Mark Landes, who served on the board for six years. Swanson has served on the board for five years, most recently as its vice-chair. Michele McGarraugh will serve as the board’s vice chair; Jim Ahrens as its treasurer; and Kathryn Sáenz Duke as secretary. Meanwhile, the board is seeking additional members who are committed to the goal of permanently ending homelessness. Anyone interested in seeking a position on the board can click the link to the collaborative’s website or e-mail