The Recreation & Community Services Department is launching it’s new program @theCenter! Join us for live music, movies, demonstrations, lectures and events right here @theCenter! Wine & Beer from Solano Cellars. Childcare onsite for each event, $5/child (Ages 3-12, toddlers must be potty trained).
Albany Community Center
1249 Marin Avenue
Berlin Style Ping Pong
Friday, April 26 • 6:45–8:30 pm • Free
Berlin Style Ping Pong is a great way to meet people and be social. A group of people surround a table, whoever is in the server spot serves the first ball to the person directly across from them, and then moves out of the way, to the right. The person to the server’s left takes their place and the rest of the circle moves counterclockwise. If someone messes up they are out. When there are two players left, they play until someone scores three points and wins. Bring paddles.
Ants: The Invisible Majority
Friday, May 31 • 6:45–8 pm • Free
Often found hip-deep in Madagascar mud, Dr. Brian Fisher is a modern-day explorer who has devoted his life to the study and conservation of ants and biodiversity around the world. His research sends him through the last remote rainforests and deserts of Madagascar and Africa in search of ants. Although his subjects may be small in stature, they make a huge impact on their ecosystems. And what they lack in size, they more than make up for in numbers. By documenting the species diversity and distribution of this “invisible majority,” Dr. Fisher has appeared in a number of BBC, Discover Channel, and National Geographic films and has been profiled in Newsweek and Discover magazine. Dr. Fisher is currently Associate Curator of Entomology at the California Academy of Sciences and adjunct professor of biology at both the University of California at Berkeley and San Francisco State University.
PechaKucha Night™ 20 x 20
Friday, June 28 • 6:45–8:20 pm • Free
The first PechaKucha Night was held in Tokyo in February 2003 as an event for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public. PechaKucha Nights are informal and fun gatherings where creative people get together and share their ideas, works, thoughts, holiday snaps—just about anything, really—in the PechaKucha 20x20 format. PechaKucha 20x20 is a simple presentation format—20 slides, 20 seconds for each slide. Check-out PechaKucha in action at www.pechakucha.org. Think you've got what it takes to present at Albany's PechaKucha Night? Contact Chelle Putzer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mixology with Jessica Maria from
the Hotsy Totsy Club
Friday, July 26 • 6:45–8:45 pm • $20
(7-piece bar set included with if you
register in advance, 524-9283)
Join master mixologist Jessica Maria for an evening of history and hands-on cocktail construction. Jessica has been a key figure in the Bay Area mixology scene since moving from her native Boston 16 years ago. She has competed and won in national and international cocktail competitions, is a founding member of LUPEC SF (Ladies United for the Preservation of Endangered Cocktails) and a member of the San Francisco Bartender’s Guild and is on the Board of Directors. You will learn about the history of the cocktail, bar tools and how to use them, get hands-on experience making cocktails, and receive your very own 7-piece bar kit.