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Alameda Rotary Golf Open: Alameda Rotary’s annual day of golf features breakfast and check-in, a shotgun start and lunch. Price includes breakfast, golf, cart and lunch. Proceeds benefit local nonprofit charities. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 22. Earl Fry North Course, Chuck Corica Golf Complex, 1 Clubhouse Memorial Drive. $100. $50 lunch only. Call 510-522-6778 or visit alamedarotary.org.
Author Augustus Rose: Screenwriter and author Augustus Rose reads from and discusses his critically-acclaimed debut novel, “The Readymade Thief.” 7 p.m. Sept. 22. Books Inc., 1344 Park St., Alameda. Free. 510-522-2226, www.booksinc.net.
African Arts and Crafts Bazaar: Asante Network holds a craft fair featuring items from Tanzania and Uganda, including clothing, jewelry, baskets, tablecloths, carvings and more. Proceeds benefit women and children in Africa. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 23. Trinity Lutheran Church, 1323 Central Ave. 510-522-5220, trinityalameda.org.
MasquerAID For Kidz Fundraiser: TheCaliKid hosts a family-oriented day of fun and games featuring food, live entertainment, crafts, a bounce house, dancing, select tours with veterans and more. All money raised benefits Ronald McDonald House. 4 to 10 p.m. Sept. 23. USS Hornet Sea, Air & Space Museum, 707 W Hornet Ave, Alameda Point. $15 adults. $10 kids. 510-521-8448, email@example.com.
Oktoberfest: Dust off your lederhosen and dirndls, Immanuel Lutheran Church’s 27th annual Oktoberfest celebration serves up a traditional German dinner, no host beer/wine, live music and dancing, a silent auction, child care and bouncy house. 5 to 9 p.m. Sept. 23. Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1910 Santa Clara Ave. $25 adults. $10 kids. 510-523-0659, immanuel-alameda.org.
Alameda Legacy Home Tour: The Alameda Museum and The Alameda Architectural Preservation Society’s annual Alameda Legacy Home Tour features a self-guided tour of the exterior charms, beautiful interiors and lush gardens settings of seven spectacular historic homes in Alameda. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 24. Pick up map day of at Franklin Park, 1432 San Antonio Ave., or Frank Bette Center for the Arts, 1601 Paru St. $30-$35. Alameda-legacy-home-tour.org.
Sign Language Playgroup: The library kicks off a 7-week playgroup, Happy Baby Signs, to help parents build their signing vocabulary and skills. Designed for expectant parents and parents with pre-talkers. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sept. 26. Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St., Alameda. Free. 510-747-7777, www.alamedaca.gov.
Banned Books Crafts: Support Banned Books Week by creating your own Banned Books jewelry or keychain. All supplies provided. All ages welcome. 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Sept. 26. Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St., Alameda. Free. 510-747-7713, www.alamedaca.gov.
National Voter Registration Day: It’s National Voter Registration Day and the League of Women Voters of Alameda will be at three locations to help you register to vote. LVWA is also looking for volunteer to staff events. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Alameda Farmers’ Market, Haight Avenue and Webster Street. 1 to 6 p.m. Alameda Main Library, 1550 Oak St., 4:15 to 6 p.m. Sept. 26. Alameda Main Street Ferry Terminal, 2990 Main St. www.lwvalameda.org.
Knitting and Crocheting Meet-Up: Bring your needles, crochet hooks and yarn and stop by the library for a new, informal, fun knitting and crochet group for beginners and experts and everyone in between. For teens and adults. No registration required. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 26. Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St., Alameda. Free; 510-747-7713, alamedaca.gov.
Local author and artist Vanessa Castro: Local author and artist Vanessa Castro shares her inspirational new picture book, “Finding the Spirit.” Castro, an artist living with Cerebral Palsy, aims to educate kids about different disabilities through her artwork and children’s books. 6 p.m. Sept. 27. Books Inc., 1344 Park St., Alameda. Free. 510-522-2226, www.booksinc.net.
Immigration Nation: The League of Women Voters of Alameda hosts a panel on the history of federal immigration policy and how it informs our current situation; the recent sanctuary movement; and migration, immigration law and constitutional protections. RSVP requested. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sept. 27. Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St., Alameda. Free. 510-748-7455, www.lwvalameda.org.
Banned Books Reading Marathon: Sign up to read from banned or challenged books during the Library’s annual Banned Books Reading Marathon — or just stop by to listen. Each reading slot is 30 minutes long. Register as individual or group. 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 28. Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St., Alameda. Free; 510-747-7713, alamedaca.gov.
Assemblyman Rob Bonta: Constituents have the opportunity to meet with Assemblymember Rob Bonta’s staff to access legislative information or to receive assistance with a state-related matter. Appointments required. 1 to 3 p.m. Sept. 28. Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St., Alameda. Free; 510-286-1670, www.alamedaca.gov.
U.S. Rep. Barbara Lee: Staff from Congresswoman Barbara Lee’s office will hold satellite office hours. 3 to 5 p.m. Sept. 28. Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St., Alameda. Free. 510-747-7777, www.alamedaca.gov.
Author Annalee Newitz: Founder of the science fiction website io9 and current Tech Culture Editor at the technology site Ars Technica, Annalee Newitz shares her much-buzzed science fiction debut, “Autonomous.” 7 p.m. Sept. 28. Books Inc., 1344 Park St., Alameda. Free. 510-522-2226, www.booksinc.net.