Community Corner: Target job fair, firefighters ball, pet calendar and more

Community Corner: Target job fair, firefighters ball, pet calendar and more

Michele Ellson

Target will be holding a job fair for prospective employees for the retailer’s new Alameda store from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. this Thursday, Friday and Saturday in the student center at the College of Alameda, 555 Ralph Appezzato Parkway. During the job fair, Target managers will conduct scheduled interviews with applicants, though walk-ins are also welcome. The store is expected to open on October 13. Additional information on jobs at the store is available on Target’s website.

The International Association of Firefighters Local 689 is holding a Firefighters Charity Ball from 6:30 p.m. to midnight on September 28 at the Albert H. DeWitt Officers Club, 641 West Redline Drive, Alameda Point. Proceeds from the event will benefit Alameda charities. Tickets are $75 each, and the evening will include dinner, dancing and silent and live auctions. Tickets can be ordered by e-mailing or sending checks made out to Local 689 to P.O. Box 727, Alameda, Calif. 94501. Additional information is available by calling Kara Schelin at (925) 209-6725.

Alameda Hospital has hired a new general surgeon. John Lee, an Alameda resident who served as chief resident of the University of California San Francisco – East Bay General Surgery Residency Program and has worked at Alameda Hospital on a rotation through Kaiser Permanent’s general surgery program, will provide additional coverage in the hospital’s emergency care center and the Kate Creedon Center for Advanced Wound Care. Appointments can be made by calling Lee’s office at 814-4630.

The Alameda Recreation and Park Department is accepting applications for fall recreation leaders who will work with youths from kindergarten through high school at Alameda’s parks. Candidates for the part-time positions must like working with children and should have skills that include coaching youth sports, arts and crafts, drama, dance and cooking. Applications are available by calling 747-7529, at the park department office at 2226 Santa Clara Avenue, or online by clicking the link above.

Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter has launched its Second Annual Photo Contest. They’re inviting pet owners to submit photos of their pets and to vote for pets to be included in the shelter runners’ 2014 calendar. Entries for the contest, a fundraiser, are $10 per photo and $1 per vote with a minimum of five votes; the friends group hopes to raise $20,000 to care for abandoned animals and to prevent animal cruelty through education and community programs. For more information or to enter, you can click the link above.

Temple Israel has a new cantor and director of education and music. Brian Reich returns to the temple after serving congregations in Berkeley; Davis; and Warsaw, Poland. Reich, a fifth generation cantor and educator and graduate of the Jewish Theological Seminary, is a married father of five with two grandchildren.