Health care reform
Assemblywoman Susan A. Bonilla hosts free health care seminar 8 a.m. April 27, JFK University, 100 Ellinwood Way, Pleasant Hill. Small business owners, self-employed learn what new health care law, Affordable Care Act, means for small businesses in state. 800-557-1384.
Princeton Review's "Getting into College" workshop 6:30-7:30 p.m. April 24, Martinez Library, 740 Court St. Students learn to navigate admissions process. Registration required at http://ccclib.org/locations/martinez.html. 925-646-9900.
Keepin' it clean
Volunteers needed 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. April 28, to help clean up downtown Martinez. Doughnuts, coffee, water, lunch provided. For information, registration, call Barbara, 925-408-1338.
Library book sale
Fill grocery bag with gently used books, audio books, DVDs for $8, two bags $15, Martinez Library, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. April 21, 740 Court St., Martinez. Proceeds benefit programs. Open 10 a.m. for Friends of Library members only. 925-646-2898.
Hillcrest Congregational Church Hillcrest holds Blessing of the Animals and Earth Day service 10:30 a.m. April 22, 404 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill. Animals must be on leash or in crate. 925-689-8260.
Help fight cancer
California Cancer & Research Institute document shredding fundraiser 1-3 p.m. April 21, 400 Taylor Blvd., Pleasant Hill. Bring old tax returns, bank statements, more. $20 for first storage-size box, $5 each additional. 925-677-5041, ext. 231, www.diablovalleyoncology.md.
Red Cross blood drive 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 21, Contra Costa Regional Medical Center, 2500 Alhambra Ave., Martinez. For appointment, call 800-733-2767, or go to redcrossblood.org. Use code: CCRMC.
Save Mt. Diablo benefit
Save Mount Diablo's Diablo Trails Challenge 5K, 10K, half-marathon, 50K April 21. Registration opens 6:30 a.m., 50K begins 8 a.m., all other races begin 9 a.m. $35-105. Register at SaveMountDiablo.org or on race day. Information: http://www.savemountdiablo.org/activities_events_50k.html.
First Church of Christ, Scientist, hosts free lecture by Ricardo Saldivar, 'Finding Your Spiritual Nature Heals Everything,' 7 p.m. April 23, 409 Boyd Road, Pleasant Hill. All welcome. Free child care, parking. 925-932-1415.
Race for education
Amazing Race of Pleasant Hill, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. April 21. Race through Pleasant Hill with clues, activities for all ages. Final event at City Hall. Proceeds benefit Foundation for Pleasant Hill Education grant program. $40 per team. Information, registration: www.fphe.org.
Poker night benefit
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