Community Corner: School performances, summer jobs and youth scholarships

Community Corner: School performances, summer jobs and youth scholarships

Michele Ellson

Students at three Alameda schools will be showcasing their performing abilities over the next couple of weeks.

Wood Middle School’s PTA will present the school’s Second Annual Spring Performing Arts Night, featuring student entertainment and art, at 6:30 p.m. today in the Wood Multipurpose Room. Light refreshments will be offered and a raffle will be held; tickets are $1 each. Wood is at 420 Grand Street.

Meanwhile, Alameda High School will present “All Shook Up,” a musical comedy featuring the songs of Elvis Presley, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Kofman Auditorium, 2200 Central Avenue. Tickets are $15, $12 for students and seniors and can be purchased at the Alameda School Bank weekdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. or at the Kofman box office one hour before the shows. For more information call 337-7022, ext. 5633 or e-mail

And Encinal High School students are preparing to present a production of the musical “Hair” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and March 21-23 in the gym at the school, which is at 210 Central Avenue. Tickets for the show are $10-$15 and are available by phone at 748-4023, ext. 3111; online, at; or at the door.

The Alameda Recreation and Park Department is taking applications for part-time recreation leaders, day camp leaders and aquatics jobs. Hours will vary between 20 to 30 hours per week and pay will start at $8 per hour and will be based on experience. Applicants must be 16 or older and be able to show good judgment, relate well to children and demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Applications may be obtained online or at the park department headquarters, 2226 Santa Clara Avenue.

Kohl’s Department Stores is accepting nominations for its Kohls Cares Scholarship Program for outstanding young volunteers. The deadline is Friday, March 15. Nominations of youths ages 6 to 18 can be made online by anyone 21 and older. Two nominees from each of the chain’s 1,100 stores, including the store in Alameda, will be eligible to compete for $50 gift cards and scholarships up to $10,000. In addition to awarding scholarships, the chain will also donate $1,000 to 10 nonprofits on each national winner’s behalf.

The Frank Bette Center for the Arts is accepting applications for its eighth annual Plein Air Paintout. The application deadline is April 1, and the Paintout takes place from July 29 through August 3. Applications are being accepted online.

Natalie Gelman, PhD, has started a discussion group called "Different Stages As We Age." The group will meet from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. each Wednesday at Temple Israel, 3183 Mecartney Road.