Community Corner: Harvest Fest, youth basketball sponsorships and more

Community Corner: Harvest Fest, youth basketball sponsorships and more

Michele Ellson

Harbor Bay Club is hosting a National Women’s Health & Fitness Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today (Wednesday, September 25). The event is free and open to the public. The event will include health screenings from Alameda Hospital, health and wellness talks, chair massage, Clarisonic cleaning and more. Additional lectures are scheduled to take place from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. More information is available online or by contacting Sara Norgeot at or at 521-5414, ext. 127.

Frank Bette Center for the Arts has issued a call for art for the gallery’s upcoming exhibit, “Ciao Bella.” The gallery is seeking “all things Italian, Mediterranean, beautiful, classical art, Renaissance – let your imagination go,” and will accept any number of pieces from members and up to two pieces from non-members. Receiving day is September 29, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Frank Bette is at 1601 Paru Street.

Alameda Youth Basketball is seeking league sponsors. The cost for the is $350, and if someone is seeking to sponsor a specific coach or team, the league will do its best to accommodate the request. For more information, email

Temple Israel has teamed up with East Bay artisans to create a holiday shopping Harvest Fest that will take place between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. October 27. The event will take place between Temple Israel’s social hall and the Community of Harbor Bay Isle community center, at 3183 and 3195 Mecartney Road, in the Harbor Bay Landing Shopping Center. Local artists, authors, crafters and home-based business owners will be among the nearly four dozen vendors who will populate the event, which is free to attend and open to the public. Items for sale will include three-dimensional prints, fused glass, Judaica, jewelry, toys, ceramics and more; the event also includes a fall-themed bake sale, and gift cards and the 2014 Chinook Book coupon book will also be available for purchase. The event will also include music, crafting and free face painting for children. For more information, visit, call (510) 522-9355 or write to