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ROOT16 Sets a New Record for Lincoln Families

The ROOT16 Community Fête for Lincoln on May 6 at Rock Wall Wine Company rocked with great bites from San Francisco Bay Area restaurateurs, ample wine pours, and a lively after party with music and dancing, raising a record-breaking $190,000.

Alameda Point Collaborative Hosts Farm-to-Table Luncheon

Attendees enjoyed a beautiful full-course meal made with farm-fresh produce and listened to chef Matthew Dolan of 25 Lusk Restaurant speak on the topic of being green and sustainable in business and private life. www.APCollaborative.org.

Alameda Health System Foundation Honors Members

The elegant evening was held at Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery in Pleasanton on May 7. www.FoundationHS.org.

Notes and Words Sets Record

Appearances by Coldplay’s Chris Martin, the Stone Foxes, Kelly Corrigan, Dave Eggers, and BJ Novak delighted the crowd, as did Oakland School for the Arts singers and special guest MC Hammer. www.NotesAndWords.org, www.ChildrensHospitalOakland.org.

The Oakland Hills Were Alive

While it was hard to top last year’s infamous mermaid pool party, this year’s hacienda-themed party included margarita and taco bars and live music all set among the spectacular 1.5-acre listing in the exclusive Skyline-Hillcrest Estates neighborhood.

March Release Party

Signature Development Group sponsored the release party for the March issues of Oakland and Alameda magazines. The event brought together people at Impact Hub Oakland and The Hive and honored the ICA Fund Good Jobs business incubator. DJ Page Hodel made a special appearance.

Education Stars Saluted at RCW

The AEF Salute to Education honored innovation in Alameda’s public schools with an evening full of food, wine, fun, and heartfelt appreciation on April 15 at Rhythmix Cultural Works. AEF is a nonprofit organization that provides assistance to Alameda schools with volunteers and donations to enrich students’ lives in the arts in particular. www.AlamedaEducationFoundation.org.

A Literary Caucus Before the Book Fest

Piedmont residents Jeanine and Guy Saperstein hosted A Literary Caucus in support of the upcoming Bay Area Book Festival. It was held on Sunday, March 6, at their home and featured readings by authors David Hochschild, Carol Pogash, David Talbot, and Caroline Paul and Wendy MacNaughton who will be participating in the June 4-5 festival in Berkeley. www.BayBookFest.org

Making a Difference for Kids

Prescott Circus Theatre performers, the Rotary Rough & Ready Blues Band, and other entertainers kept the The OAKTown Gala, A Celebration of Creativity, Inventiveness and People, lively, fun, and fabulous. Set in the stunning Paramount Theatre.www.Oakland-Rotary.org