Film Series. The library’s free film series continues with the 2015 documentary, “And When I Die, I Won’t Stay Dead,” a look into the life and work of beat poet and activist Bob Kaufman. Adults only. 5:30 p.m. Aug. 8 Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St., Alameda. Free. 510-747-7713, www.alamedaca.gov. Stroke Risk Assessment. Alameda Hospital representatives stop by the library for free community stroke risk assessments. Assessments include blood pressure, body mass index, cholesterol, blood glucose and more. Appointments required. 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 9. Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St., Alameda. Free. 510-814-4362, 510-747-7713, www.alamedaca.gov.
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His (deeply) personal musical odyssey: Acclaimed Israeli cellist Amit Peled invites you to join him Sept. 17 on his “Journey with My Jewishness,” as he revisits the experiences of growing up on a kibbutz and discovering the musical influences that shaped his life and his faith, including Max Bruch’s moving “Kol Nidre.” Music will be interspersed with observations and anecdotes from the 6-foot-5-inch artist, who abandoned a potential career in basketball to pursue his love for the cello. He performs on a 1733 Matteo Goffriller instrument that once belonged to the great Pablo Casals. Details: 5:30 p.m.; Oshman Family Jewish Community Center, Palo Alto; $18-$60; 650-223-8649, paloaltojcc.org.— Sue Gilmore, Correspondent.