Friends and supporters of the Alameda Education Foundation were on hand March 14 for a screening of the documentary Miracle in a Box – A Piano Reborn at Auctions by the Bay. The documentary, by Academy award-winner John Korty and narrated by John Lithgow, is about piano restoration by Callahan Piano artisans. Guests were also treated to a piano recital by Alameda students. miracleinabox.com, alamedaeducationfoundation.org
The Boys & Girls Club of Alameda hosted its 22nd annual auction and dinner, A Magical Evening, at the Oakland Airport Hilton on March 10. Sports anchor Mark Ibanez of KTVU-TV, Channel 2, hosted the evening, which featured a silent and live auction, as well as dinner and dancing. Members of the capacity crowd competed for a trip to Hawaii, but the real winners were the children served by Boys & Girls Club programs, which benefited from funds raised at the event. www.alamedabgc.org. Photography by Patrick M. Tracy.
The dome at Rock Wall Wine Co. was the site for the Alameda Homeless Network’s 19th annual Have a Heart Gala & Silent Auction. The event, which assists the Alameda Midway Shelter and New Beginnings for Women and Children, was April 18, attracting more than 100 guests. Wines from Rock Wall Wine Co., Blacksmith Cellars, R & B Cellars and JRE Wines flowed, and Bistro Zafari provided the food. midwayshelter.org