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Hospice store opening

  • Hospice of the East Bay thrift store opens 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Nov. 10, Morello Ave. Martinez. Raffle drawings, giveaways. 925-887-5678, www.hospiceeastbay.org.

    Holiday bazaar

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    Martinez Senior Center Holiday Bazaar 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 2, 818 Green St. Jewelry, plants, books, crafts, baked goods, holiday decorations. Lunch 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. $4; at the door $4.50. 925-370-8770.

    Plant sale

  • Diablo Valley College Horticultural Department plant sale, 2-5 p.m. Nov. 9, 321 Golf Club Road, Pleasant Hill. Variety of annuals, perennials, vegetables, shrubs, trees at wholesale prices. 925-685-1230.

    Music of British Isles

  • Cantare Con Vivo Chamber Ensemble presents "A Lark in Clear Air" 4 p.m. Nov. 4, St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 1601 Mary Drive, Pleasant Hill. Songs of British Isles. General $20, youths $10. Tickets: 510-836-0789, www.cantareconvivo.org.

    Gardeners meet


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  • Pleasant Hill Garden Study Club meets 7 p.m. Nov. 6, Gardens at Heather Farm, Camellia Room, 1540 Marchbanks Drive, Walnut Creek. Topic: Rodgers Ranch urban farm and teaching gardens. 925-944-4898, www.phgsc.com

    Sip, savor, swing

  • Foster-a-Dream wine tasting 6:30-9 p.m. Nov. 9, Shell Clubhouse, 1635 Pacheco Blvd., Martinez. Proceeds benefit Bay Area foster youths. Wine, food, live music with Lost Dog Found. $20. Tickets: 925- 228-0200, info@fosteradream.org.

    Sustainable citizen

  • Eco-Friendly Workshop 10 a.m.-noon Nov. 3, Martinez City Hall, 525 Henrietta St. Anyone interested in being better stewards of environment. Free. Registration: 925-372-3531, SCrsvp@cityofmartinez.org, www.cityofmartinez.org.

    Tree of Lights

  • Hospice of the East Bay Tree of Lights ceremonies. Dedicate a light for, or in memory of, loved one. Refreshments, music, more. Lights $25. hospiceeastbay.org

    In Martinez, 5 p.m. Nov. 10, at old oak tree on Morello Avenue. Dedicated to Pat Hill and Conrad Hoxworth.

    SIRs luncheon

  • Son in Retirement meets 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Nov. 8, Clubhouse at Boundary Oak, 3800 Valley Vista Road, Walnut Creek. Lt. Col. Eric Boettcher discusses experience in Iraq. $24. R.S.V.P.: 925-939-8073, www.sir146.com.

    Men's chorus performs

  • Devil Mountain Men's Chorus performs 1:30 p.m. matinee; dinner show 7 p.m. Nov. 3, Shadelands Art Center, 111 N. Wiget Lane, Walnut Creek. Matinee $15, dinner show $30. Reservations: 925-284-9042.

    Young People's concert

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    Young People's Symphony Orchestra, 8 p.m. Nov. 3, Walnut Creek Presbyterian Church, 1801 Lacassie Ave. Performing Brahms, Theophanidis. $15-$20. Tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com. 510-849-9776.

    Free e-waste drop off

  • E-waste recycling 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 3, Diablo Valley College, 321 Golf Club Road, overflow parking lot 7, Pleasant Hill. Drop off unwanted electronics. For list of acceptable items, visit www.co.contra-costa.ca.us/depart/cd/recycle/options/e-waste.htm.