Community Corner: Produce packs, prom dresses and more

Community Corner: Produce packs, prom dresses and more

Michele Ellson

Students Marissa Murphy, Marisa Woo and Emily Rentschler are organizing a prom dress sale. Contributed photo.

The Alameda Point Collaborative still has spaces available in its Farm2Market community supported agriculture spring subscription program. Participants will receive a weekly box of fresh, locally grown produce. Money from subscriptions supports the programs and training for the on the job trainees who operate it. Additional information about the program and a link to purchase shares is available on the Collaborative’s website.

Student leaders at Alameda High School, Encinal High School and St. Joseph Notre Dame High School are hosting a prom dress sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 8 in the new gym at Alameda High School, 2200 Central Avenue. The goals of the sale are to offer lower-cost prom dress options to this year’s attendees and to raise money for proms at each of the schools. Anyone interested in donating their old prom dress can drop it off at any of the three school offices by the end of the day Wednesday, March 5; interested participants can also donate or sell their prom dress at the event.

The Cardinal Point retirement community has opened its limited income qualified program. The program is open to single seniors with a gross annual income of up to $32,750 and couples with a gross annual income of up to $37,400. Participants would pay an entrance fee of $5,000 and a monthly fee of $2,300 for singles and $2,969 for double occupancy; the fee covers a studio and utilities, some meals, scheduled transportation, laundry and housekeeping services. Additional information is available by calling 337-1033.

Friends of Crown Beach is launching its petition drive from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 8 at the Aeolian Yacht Club, 980 Fernside Boulevard. The group is seeking signatures to put an initiative that would rezone a nearly four-acre federal property near Crab Cove from residential to open space. A title and summary for the proposed measure were released by the city attorney’s office on February 25; the group must collect 6,000 valid signatures from Alameda voters in order for it to qualify for the ballot. Additional information is available on the group’s website or by calling 523-6054.