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A Bit of Broadway in Alameda: ACLO announces 5th season
Now in its 5th season, the Alameda Civic Light Opera is proud to present "A Bit of Broadway in Alameda". The Alameda Civic Light Opera provides professional quality musical theatre and youth arts opportunities as part of its mission to bring cultural enrichment to Alameda and the East Bay communities. Each summer, in Historic Kofman Auditorium, the ACLO presents a repertoire of contemporary as well as traditional musical theatre works.

This season the ACLO will present:

July 6-22 Cabaret

August 3-19 The Sound of Music

September 7-23 The Secret Garden

Performances begin at 8:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturdays and 2:00 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets are $22, $18 or $14 each. Juniors 18 and under are half price on Friday nights only. Discounts are available for groups of 25 or more. You may contact the ACLO box office at 1400 Park Street or call 510-864-2256. You may also order your tickets on-line at

Brochures promoting the new season are also available at the Chamber’s office at 1416 Park Avenue. Get your tickets now to guarantee your seat on "Broadway".

First Saturday concerts have begun
You may have missed the first concert on April 7 but you can be sure to catch the next First Saturday concerts at the Adelphian Club at 2167 Central Avenue at the corner of Oak Street.

The new concert series will benefit our kids and music programs in the schools by a portion of the proceeds going to the Alameda Education Foundation – Flicka Fund. The monthly concert will focus on genres of music including acoustic singer/songwriter, jazz, blues, and pop. Admission is $8 for those 18 years and over; $3 for youth 8-18 years and free to kids 7 years and under.

The Adelphian Center is a member of the Alameda Chamber of Commerce and owned and operated by Jamie Bell and Marla Fibish. You can contact them at 510-748-8181 or check out their Web site at

Concerts at the Cove Return
The West Alameda Business Association invites you to join us at Crab Cove this summer for another season of Concerts at the Cove.
The dates for this year’s concerts are June 8, July 13, August 10, and September 14. These concerts are free, and run from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Food and beverages will be available for sale, including beer and wine. The Crab Cove Visitor Center will sponsor organized activities for children on the deck of the center, which will remain open until 7:30pm each night of the concerts.
Free parking is available at Crown Memorial Beach or the parking lot at the corner of Webster and Taylor. Or ride your bike to the park and let Bike Alameda valet park your bike safely for the duration of the concert.
For more information, please call Sarah Sykes at the WABA office at 510-523-5955.

Put on your dancing shoes
Attention all swing dancers and lovers of big band music! The world famous Glenn Miller Orchestra will be performing aboard the USS Hornet on Saturday, June 2 from 7:00 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.

If you’re tired of the same boring turns and want to learn some new fancy footwork, you’ll want to be there to take the free dance lesson by the San Francisco Jitterbugs at 8:00 p.m. Gourmet food concessions are available for your dining pleasure from 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

General admission is $30 in advance and $50 for reserved seating in front of the stage. You’ll enjoy plenty of dance space as the USS Hornet will provide three huge dance floors on the heated, enclosed hangar deck of the ship.

For information on all the fun, please contact the USS Hornet at 510-521-8448 extension 225.

Antiques By the Bay - First Sunday of every month
We can always tell when it’s getting close to the first of the month. The Chamber’s phone starts ringing for information on the Antiques by the Bay. With over 650 antique and collectible booths displayed at Alameda Point, it has quickly become a favorite for collectors all over the United States. All items must be 20 years or older and no reproductions are allowed to be sold.

General admission is $3 between 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Early buyers can get into the show starting at 7:30 a.m. for a $5 entry fee. If you’re really looking to get the jump on the other shoppers, you can purchase a VIP entry for $10 starting at 6:00 a.m. Parking is free and food vendors are available for your convenience.

There is a 24 hour info line at 510-869-5428 or log onto their Web site at

Attend The Mayor's 26th Annual 4th of July Parade !!
Starting at Park Street and Lincoln Avenue ending at Webster Street and Lincoln Ave. This is the 2nd longest Parade ( in miles) in the country. Do not miss it. Entrance is free just contact Steve Helwig at

Celebrate the 4th of July - aboard the USS Hornet
This year’s 4th of July celebration will be even bigger than last year’s inaugural event aboard the USS Hornet. The fun will begin at 1:00 p.m. following the traditional 4th of July parade and will last until 10:00 p.m.

While you’re exploring the USS Hornet, you and your family will enjoy food, beer, wine, children’s games, live entertainment and a carrier view of several fireworks displays from around the bay. Why go somewhere where you get to see only one display? The Pete Escovedo Orchestra will entertain guests starting at 7:00 p.m.

The Alameda Chamber of Commerce will be doing our part to make this event a success. You may contact our office at 510-522-0414 to request a volunteer sign-up sheet. Volunteers receive free admission to the party, drink tickets and a t-shirt. You can volunteer to pour wine or beer, sell tickets, direct guests, set-up and tear-down. Your volunteer hours will help benefit the Alameda Chamber of Commerce.

Last year over 5,000 guests enjoyed the 4th of July celebration aboard the Hornet. You won’t want to miss this year!

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