Weekend Things: Toy Story in the Park, Coastal Cleanup, CERT Picnic and More

Don't miss a family movie in the park on Friday, learn to make a neat compost pile on Saturday, and check out chamber music by a Bay Area quintet on Sunday afternoon.


Dinner and a movie? Why not enjoy it outside? Friday night's movie is the family favorite, Toy Story 3. If you preordered your five-dollar box dinner you can skip the picnic basket and head straight from work to Leydecker. Otherwise, pack a meal and join the fun.
Where: Leydecker Field, 3225 Mecartney Rd., Alameda
When: Picnic area opens at 6:30 p.m.; movie starts at 8:15 p.m.
How much: Free ($5 for box lunch)

Drink wine from and support during Friday Night Flights at Angela's Bistro. BikeAlameda works to make Alameda more bike-friendly and educates the community about safe bicycling as an everyday means of transportation.
5:30-7:30 p.m.
How much: Price of food and drinks


Coastal Cleanup Day is naturally a big deal in Alameda and this year is no exception. Come help remove the trash from Robert W. Crown Memorial State Beach and enjoy giving back to your community. Here's a Patch .
Where: Registration and volunteer assignments on Shoreline Dr. at Park St.
When: 8:30 a.m. to noon
How much: Your time and enthusiasm

Learn how to use your would-be trash to help grow a healthy garden. This workshop will show you how to work with the space you have to develop a great compost pile with minimum hassle. Be sure to wear comfortable clothes that you won't worry about and bring your kitchen scraps with you.
Where: ,
When: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
How much: Free

Alameda's Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is not all about preparing for the worst – they have fun too! If you live in the Edison-Fernside neighborhood join them in the park, bring something for the grill and find out what this group of volunteers is all about.
When: Noon to 2 p.m.
How much: Free


Yes, you read that right. The Oaktown Quintet will bring chamber music to the High Street Station, a typically indie, folky and jazzy venue. After your Sunday brunch, come join this revival of classical music.
Where: ,
When: Noon
How much: $5-15 sliding scale


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