Community Corner: Women Who Dare, computer classes, lighting workshop and a grand opening

Community Corner: Women Who Dare, computer classes, lighting workshop and a grand opening

Michele Ellson

Girls Inc. will be hosting its 14th annual Women Who Dare awards from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 16 at the Albert H. DeWitt Officers Club, 641 West Redline Avenue. Tickets are $50-$55, and can be purchased online at or by calling 521-1743 ext. 225. This year’s honorees include University of California, Berkeley women’s swimming and diving coach Teri McKeever; Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley; winemaker Shauna Rosenblum; Alameda Science & Technology Institute student Tram Huynh; Nea Community Learning Center student Maraena Spencer Yochelson; and Oakland Technical High School student and Girls Inc. member Carmen Zheng.

The Alameda Multicultural Community Center is offering self-paced computer classes at its computer lab. The classes, “Introduction to Computers: History, Hardware, and Software” and “Computer Applications: Beginning to Intermediate” started on February 9 and will be held through March 23 and again from April 13 through May 18. Classes will be conducted from 10 a.m. to noon on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month. An instructor will provide individual support for each student, and people with little to no computer experience are welcome. There is a $10 fee for each class. The Alameda Multicultural Community Center is at 1900 Third Street, Portable 30, and students may register in person; by phone, at 355-6984; or by sending an email to

Alameda Municipal Power and Community Action for a Sustainable Alameda are hosting a residential lighting workshop form 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. February 27 at the main library, 1550 Oak Street. At the workshop the “Principal of Lighting Wizards,” Stan Walerczyk, will discuss lighting options that may decrease participants’ lighting bills and increase comfort. The workshop is free, and more information is available on AMP’s website.

China Villa Restaurant is holding a grand opening and Chinese New Year celebration from noon to 2 p.m. this Sunday, February 17. The event will include lunch and a Lion Dance. China Villa is at 891A Island Drive, in the former Harbor Village Restaurant space.

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