We have changed how we collect and accept calendar information. Readers must now submit all items through our website. Go to events.contracostatimes.com, and click on "submit your event." You'll have to register at this point to enter your event, but you don't have to pay. Submitting your event in this way will ensure it is part of our easily searchable online database as well as a candidate for space in our publications.
Oakland Restaurant Week. More than 40 of Oakland's top restaurants celebrate the fourth annual Oakland Restaurant Week with prix fixe meals, special tastings, desserts or wine pairing, and more. Through Jan. 26. Oakland, Downtown Oakland, Oakland. $20 to $40. www.oaklandrestaurantweek.org.
Christmas In January. Orthodox Christmas choral music featuring Christmas carols from Serbia, Slovenia and Ukraine; and some rousing Christmas songs from Russia thrown in for good measure. Almost all of it new to Western ears, and presented by the 40 voices of Slavyanka Men's Chorus and Slavyanka Women Singers. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 24. St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 114 Montecito Ave., Oakland. $15 to $25. 415-250-7515, slavyanka.org.
Birds of a Feather. Learn about the birds that live outside the doors of the Junior Center in Lakeside Park in drawing and painting workshops. The birds will serve as inspiration for the day's art presentations, art and craft stations, and face painting. Also meet the Animal Ambassadors that live at the Junior Center. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 25. Junior Center of Art and Science, 558 Bellevue Ave., Oakland. $3 advance. $5 event. under 2 years free. 510-839-5777, www.juniorcenter.org.
Diversity Film Series. The documentary film, "The Waiting Room," looks at Oakland Highland Hospital emergency room's hard choices dealing with victims of gun violence and cancer patients waiting for care. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 29. Ellen Driscoll Theater, 325 Highland Ave., Piedmont. Free. For ages 10 and up. 510-835-9227, diversityfilmseries.org.
AC Transit Volunteers. AC Transit is seeking volunteers to fill potential openings on its Accessibility Advisory Committee for 2014. Qualified applicants must use the fixed-route service, be a senior or individual with a disability and/or their representative, and attend monthly meetings. Applications at AC Transit Office, 1600 Franklin St., 10th floor, Oakland, or calling 510-891-7201. Applications must be returned by Jan. 31.
2014 Annual Wildwood Dads Club Crab Feed Dinner. Music, cocktails, raffle prizes, live music, all-you-can-eat fresh Dungeness crab, lasagna, salad, and a Wildwood Dads Club Show. Proceeds benefit Wildwood Elementary School. 6 p.m. Feb. 1. Piedmont Veterans' Memorial Building, 401 Highland Ave., Piedmont. $20 to $55. 510-704-3483.
Celebrating the Year of the Horse. It's all about horses when Ernest Chann of the Oakland Zoo leads a celebration of the Year of the Horse featuring stories, prizes and more. 2:30 p.m. Feb. 1. Asian Library, 388 Ninth St., Oakland. Free. 510-238-3400.