This weekend help the baseball team get to Japan, swap stories with your neighbors, get your fill of Irish music with 13 hours of entertainment and, finally, learn about eating local with a resource fair and a documentary film.
Where/When: , 1601 Paru St., Alameda. Thursday, 7-9 p.m.
Why Go: Envious of all that storytime for toddlers at the library? Have a tall tale you'd like to tell? Had a strange encounter recently? Tell everyone about it and hear others' accounts of truth that's often stranger than fiction.
Where/When: , 2717 Encinal Ave., Alameda. Friday, 6:30-10 p.m.
Why Go: The Alameda World Tournament Baseball is trying to get to Japan to compete in the annual World Baseball Tournament. Help them get there by chowing down on tasty pasta, salad and breadsticks.
Where/When: , 1303 High St., Alameda. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Why Go: You can come and go to this day long festival of Irish music, but you won't want to miss Avalon Rising, the headlining band. Come early with the kids for lessons in the Irish fiddle and harp.
Pricing: $4-$59. Varies greatly by age, time of purchase, number of people in your party and time of arrival. Check the website for pricing details.
Where/When: , 1550 Oak St., Alameda. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Why Go: This is the place to be to get information and advice about backyard gardening, raising chickens, beekeeping and the best places to get local produce and equipment for your own garden.
Where/When: , 1550 Oak St., Alameda. Sunday, 2 p.m.
Why Go: After attending Grow and Eat Local, you might want to check out this documentary about the slow but steady return to eating local foods.