Veterans Day

  • In Martinez, 10 a.m. Nov. 11, Alhambra Cemetery with benediction, placing of wreath, posting of colors. Resume 11 a.m. All Veterans Monument, Alhambra Avenue and Berrellesa Street, with messages from officials, veterans; music, 21-gun salute; taps. Brunch following at Veterans Memorial Building, 930 Court St.

  • In Pleasant Hill, 10 a.m.-noon Nov. 11, Soldiers Monument, Contra Costa Boulevard at Boyd Road. Messages, color guard, music, posting of colors, Uncle Sam. U.S. flags presented to youth, badges to each veteran for their service. Veterans representatives provide information. Refreshments.

    Senior help, support

  • St. Andrew's Seniors Fellowship lunch, support group, lecture 12:30 p.m. Nov. 9, 1601 Mary Drive, Pleasant Hill. "Are Your Ducks in Order?" Bring bag lunch. 925-685-4720.

    City office closures

  • Martinez city offices closed Nov. 12 for Veterans Day, Nov. 22-23 for Thanksgiving. Police patrol, dispatch operations not affected. 925-372-3500, www.cityofmartinez.org.


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    Pleasant Hill city officers closed Nov. 12 for Veterans Day, Nov. 22-23 for Thanksgiving holiday. Police patrol, dispatch operations not affected. 925-671-5270, www.ci.pleasant-hill.ca.us.

    Early bird shoppers

  • Earlier Than the Bird shopping 8-10 a.m. Nov. 17. Downtown Martinez businesses offer specials deals, treats, more. Wear pajamas, get free shopping bag at 649 Main St., Suite 106. www.mainstreetmartinez.org.

    Lung screenings

  • California Cancer & Research Institute, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Nov. 12-16, 400 Taylor Blvd., Suite 105, Pleasant Hill. Free appointments with medical provider for 50 and older. Call 925-826-1900 for qualification requirements.

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    Contra Costa Citizens for Responsible Government meets 6 p.m. Nov. 14, Back Forty BBQ, 100 Coggins Drive, Pleasant Hill. Randal O'Toole, Cato Institute, on smart growth affecting cities, counties. $50. 925-937-3435, 925-586-4350.

    Take home a turkey

  • Turkey Trot 8.4-mile run 7:30 a.m. Nov. 18, begins Briones Regional Park, finish Bear Creek staging area, Pleasant Hill. Win turkey, medals. $20, $25 at event. R.S.V.P. by Nov. 14, for free T-shirt. Register 925-682-0896, download flier at pleasanthillrecsports.com.

    Plant sale

  • DVC Horticultural Department plant sale, 2-5 p.m. Nov. 9, 321 Golf Club Road, Pleasant Hill. Annuals, perennials, vegetables, shrubs, trees at wholesale prices. 925-685-1230.

    Sip, savor, swing

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

    Tree of Lights

  • Hospice of the East Bay Tree of Lights events. Dedicate a light for, in memory of, loved one. Refreshments, music. 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.

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