Harvey Milk Day celebration, charter school fundraiser, food trucks and more

Harvey Milk Day celebration, charter school fundraiser, food trucks and more

Michele Ellson

The Bob Claire Orchestra headlines a fundraiser for the Alameda Community Learning Center. Contributed photo.

Alameda’s Fourth Annual Harvey Milk Day celebration is set to take place on May 20 at Encinal High School, 210 Central Avenue. The festivities begin with a buffet at 5:30 p.m., and the program will begin at 6 p.m. The keynote speaker is Anne Kronenberg, who was Milk’s campaign manager and main political aide and is co-founder and co-chair of the Harvey Milk Foundation, and the East Bay Gay Men’s Chorus is scheduled to perform. The event will also include a presentation from student Hunter DeVecchi, a winner of the Season of Nonviolence essay contest; a reading of the Harvey Milk Day story by Alameda schoolchildren; and an announcement of the winners of the Alameda Harvey Milk Day poetry and poster contest. Admission to the all-ages event, which is sponsored by the Alameda Unified School District and the Alameda Harvey Milk Day Committee, is free. Additional information is available on an event-specific Facebook page.

The Alameda Community Learning Center Fundraising Club is hosting “Rock Out for the Move,” an evening of live music and dancing, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 11 at the school, which is at 210 Central Avenue, #603. The all-ages event will feature live music by the Bob Claire Orchestra and ACLC’s Rockshop, dancing, food and games for children. Tickets are $7 for adults and $3 for students 18 and under, and raffle tickets are $1; volunteers and employees of businesses that donate prizes get in free. Tickets will be available in advance and at the door. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Alameda Community Learning Center. For tickets and information, contact Sam Showalter at samwam2@gmail.com or 316-3271 or ACLC, at 521-7543.

Alameda South Shore Center is extending its popular, weekly food truck event to Thursdays. The shopping center will be hosting Street Food Thursdays featuring food trucks and more, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. each Thursday in Neptune’s Court, near the Daiso Japan store. The shopping center is located at the corner of Park Street and Otis Drive.

The Alamedan and editor Michele Ellson were awarded a certificate of merit in this year’s John Swett Awards for Media Excellence. The Alamedan earned the certificate for continuous schools coverage in the peer-judged competition in the journals, magazines, special publications and websites category.