AEF Miracle in a Box Screening
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 Photos By Alan Bartlett
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.
AEF Salute to Education
The Alameda Education Foundation hosted its 27th annual Salute to Education on April 16 at Rock Wall Wine Co. More than 300 guests attended the event, which included a silent auction, drawing and music by the Alameda High School Jazz Band. The event honored volunteers from Island schools. Proceeds were earmarked for AEF, the nonprofit that seeks to make up deficiencies in public education. Bistro Zafari satisfied appetites, while Rock Wall Wine Co., R & B Cellars and Blacksmith Cellars did their parts to slake thirsts. alamedaeducationfoundation.org Photos By Lewis Smith
Images of Alameda
It was art and wine galore at the Rock Wall Wine Co. on April 17 as more than 150 guests attended the inaugural Images of Alameda & Wine Tasting gala, a benefit for Alameda Hospital and the Frank Bette Center for the Arts. The work of twenty-one local artists who participated in FBC’s spring plein air event was exhibited, and paintings were sold to raise money for the organizations. Guests could vote for their favorite piece and participate in a raffle as they sampled wines poured by Rock Wall Wine Company, R & B Cellars and Blacksmith Cellars, nibbled delectables from Angela’s Bistro and listened to the Franz-Nichols Band. frankbettecenter.org, alamedahospital.org Photos By Lewis Smith
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