With the anniversary of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake upcoming, residents are invited to a free emergency preparedness workshop to learn techniques to help them and others get ready in the event of a disaster.

The two-hour session, hosted by Soroptimist International of Martinez, will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 14, at the IBEW Local 302 Union Hall, 1875 Arnold Drive, in Martinez. Refreshments will be provided.

Participants will learn how to prepare themselves and their family in the event of a disaster. The class will cover the basic supplies and equipment needed, and plans to meet challenges.

Register by Wednesday, April 10. Contact Dorothy Buffington at 925-382-4316 or dotsold@comcast.net; Gay Gerlack at 925-228-6717 or ggerlack@aol.com; or Judy Moon at 925-229-1413 or jdy_moon@yahoo.com.

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