September 11

Alameda Art Association
Check out Alameda Art Association’s new art galley and meet local artists at a free reception with refreshments.
When: 5:00 PM—7:00 PM
Where: Alameda Towne Centre, 2242 South Shore Center, Alameda
Cost: Free
More Information: 510-523-4475

September 12

USS Hornet — Glenn Miller Orchestra
Doors open at 7 p.m. with free dance lessons. Glenn Miller Orchestra performs 8 p.m. – midnight. Dancing on three large dance floors on the enclosed hangar deck. The Singing Blue Stars will perform a tribute to the Andrews Sisters during intermission. Period attire encouraged. Ticket sales ; benefit the USS Hornet Museum.
When: 7:00 PM—12:00 AM
Where:  USS Hornet, 707 W Hornet Ave., Pier 3
Cost: $45
More Information: 510-521-8448 x 282.

The Crucible’s Fall Open House Celebrating Art & Community
Live demonstrations including welding, glass working, metal casting, and blacksmithing
• Student art show
• Fun, prizes and more
• Food & Refreshments
• Family-friendly fire performances, music and dance
When: 12:00 PM—4:00 PM
Where: The Crucible, 1260 7th Street, Oakland
Cost: Free
More Information: 510-444-0919 Ext. 109;

September 13

Montclair Jazz & Wine Festival
A Wine Tasting Village, a jazz stage highlighting some of the greatest Bay Area talents, gourmet food booths, a street fair and Kid’s Town
When: 11:00 AM—6:00 PM
Where: Montclair Village
Cost: Admission is free, wine tasting tickets are $30, couples wine tasting tickets are $50 (for two people)
More Information: 510 339-1000;

September 14

13th Annual Dynamo Golf Scramble
Play golf and raise money for a good cause at the same time. All levels of play welcome. Call 559-7005 for more information. Golf Tournament to benefit the David Hunter Memorial Scholarship Fund and the Open House Senior Center. Entry Fee is $135 – includes tournament shirt, gift, lunch, snacks throughout the tournament and golf cart as well as prizes for the winners.
When: 8:15 AM
Where: Mira Vista Country Club, 7901 Cutting Blvd. El Cerrito
Cost: $135 Entry Fee

September 15

Saul Kaye Sings the Jewish Blues
Saul Kaye has mined the rich tapestry of the Old Testament in a cross-cultural merging of the music that emerged from the African slavery experience in America. Luncheon will follow.
When: 10:00 AM—12:30 PM
Where: Contra Costa JCC, 2071 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek
Cost: Contra Costa JCC Members $20, Public $25
More Information: Reservations required by Friday, September 11. To Register call (925) 938-7800, ext. 244 or visit

September 16

Free Bicycle Safety Classes
Earn a free front/back bike light by taking a free bicycle safety class….
The East Bay Bicycle Coalition is again offering free bicycle safety classes this Fall. Each class consists of a 3.5 hour Traffic Safety 101 Classroom workshop (formerly Day One Street Skills) and a 6.5 hour Traffic Safety 101 Road Class (formerly known as Day Two Road I class) of on-bike instruction. We encourage you to take both Day One and Day Two and to entice you to do so, we’ll give you a free front/back bike light upon completing the class. If, however, your time is limited, sign up for a Day One class. You can always take a Day Two class later.
When: 6:00 PM—9:30 PM
Where: 2001 Dwight Way, Alta Bates Medical Center, Herrick Hospital Campus, Berkeley
Cost: Free
More Information: Register online at:…

September 17

East Bay Heart Walk
The Heart Walk is a nationwide campaign to raise awareness of cardiovascular disease and empower men and women with the knowledge they need to take charge of their health.
The Heart Walk emphasizes the importance of walking as a heart healthy exercise while raising funds to help the American Heart Association in its fight against heart disease and stroke- one of the leading causes of death among men and women.
On September 17th, more than 50 East Bay corporations and 4,500 or their employees, friends and families will come together to celebrate the funds they have raised to fight heart disease and stroke. Both walks are 5k and will feature a miracle mile for heart disease and stroke survivors.
When:  11:30 AM—1:00 PM
Where:  Snow Park, Downtown Oakland
Cost:  Free, but fundraising is encouraged
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Andy Gillin

Andy Gillin received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of California at Berkeley and his law degree from the University of Chicago. He is the managing partner of GJEL Accident Attorneys and has written and lectured in the field of plaintiffs’ personal injury law for numerous organizations. Andy is a highly recognized wrongful death lawyer in California.