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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.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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