Community Corner: Social media class, animal shelter fundraiser, and more sand at Crown Beach

Community Corner: Social media class, animal shelter fundraiser, and more sand at Crown Beach

Michele Ellson

Alameda’s Jeff Heyman is inviting prospective students to sign up for his Social Media for Journalists class at Laney College. The 17-week class, which will be offered from 1 p.m. to 3:50 p.m. Fridays starting August 23, will include instruction on social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube and Reddit and how they can be used for journalistic purposes, network building and enhancing job prospects. Additional information on the class and an enrollment link are available on the class web page.

After the Ball, Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter’s annual fundraising event, is being held from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. September 27 at Rock Wall Wine Company. Tickets for the event are $80 in advance, $100 at the door and $125 for the event plus a VIP reception featuring jazz guitarist Terrence Brewer, and are available on the group’s website. Proceeds from the event, which includes entertainment from trapeze artists, stilt walkers and more, will benefit the friends group’s operation of the city animal shelter. Sponsorship opportunities are also still available, by calling 337-8572.

The East Bay Regional Park District is hosting a Community Information Day on a planned sand replacement project at Crown Beach from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, August 24 at Crab Cove Visitor Center, 1252 McKay Avenue. The event will include a presentation, project plans and an opportunity to talk with park staff about the $5.3 million project, which aims to restore the beach to its 1987 footprint by placing more than 80,000 cubic yards of sand along an 8,000-foot stretch of beach. Additional information on the project and the event are available by clicking the link.