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Bonilla discusses budget

  • Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla discusses midyear budget cuts, governor's proposed 2012-13 budget impacts on Pleasant Hill schools, 7 p.m. March 8, Pleasant Hill City Hall, council chamber, 100 Gregory Lane. Martin Nelis, 925-671-5229, mnelis@ci.pleasant-hill.ca.us.

    Mini Motorland

  • Mini Motorland, 10 a.m.-noon March 31, John Muir Amphitheater, 115 Tarantino Drive, Martinez. Kids ages 2-5 drive electric ride-on cars, big wheels, tricycles on track. Carwash, tire shop, face painting. Bring child's favorite riding toy. No dogs or gas-powered ride-on vehicles. Preregistration required. Limited to 150. $8. 925-372-3510.

    Irish/Celtic concert

  • Jason Pollack and Friends perform Irish/Celtic music, 6:30-7:30 p.m. March 12, Martinez Library, 740 Court St. Free. 925-646-9900, http://ccclib.org/locations/martinez.html.

    Egg and bone hunt

  • Easter egg and bone hunt for kids, dogs, 10 a.m.-noon, March 25, Rodgers Smith Park, 750 Grayson Road, Pleasant Hill. Crafts, pictures, goodies. Benefits Contra Costa Humane Society. $5 each, $8 for two. 925-279-2247, www.cchumane.org.


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    Youth baseball parades

  • Martinez Youth Baseball Parade 10 a.m. March 10, City Hall Plaza, 525 Henrietta St., with players, coaches from Martinez Baseball Club, Martinez Youth Baseball and Softball Association. Team pictures, barbecue lunch follows at Waterfront Park. 925-372-3510.

  • Pleasant Hill Baseball Association opening day parade March 10, begins at Boyd Road, Patterson Boulevard. Games all day at Pleasant Oaks Park, Pleasant Hill Middle School fields. 925-933-7950.

    Cancer survivors social

  • Free Irish Ice Cream Social for cancer survivors, 3-4 p.m. March 16, California Cancer & Research Institute, 400 Taylor Blvd., Pleasant Hill. Irish dancing, survivors can sign up for third annual Relay for Life of Pleasant Hill on May 19-20. 925-944-4898.

    Jazz Band concert

  • Civic Arts Education Jazz Band concert, 7:30 p.m. March 15, Shadelands Auditorium, 111 N. Wiget Lane, Walnut Creek. Members ages 13-65, director Max Pricco. Blues, Latin, ballads. $10; 925-943-5846.

    Brain Awareness Week

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    ohn Muir Neurosciences Institute provides information on how brain works, effects of traumatic brain injury, support for families impacted by brain injury. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. March 14, Vista Adult Center, 1266 San Carlos Ave. Concord. 925-685-7340, ext. 2783; baismanferrern@mdusd.org.

    Antique appraisals

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    Jewelry, antiques, rare books, coins, dolls appraised noon-5 p.m. March 11, Gardens at Heather Farm, 1540 Marchbanks Drive, Walnut Creek. Open to amateurs, serious collectors. $15. 925-947-1678, www.gardenshf.org.

    Volunteer docents

  • Adults 18, older learn about volunteering with kids at Lindsay Wildlife Museum 2-3:30 p.m. March 13, 1931 First Ave., Walnut Creek. Refreshments. Polly Gusa, 925-627-2944, or pgusa@wildlife-museum.org.

    St. Pat's fundraiser

  • Rotary Club of Pleasant Hill holds St. Pat's Goes Hollywood fundraiser 6 p.m. March 16, Big C Athletic Club, 1381 Galaxy Way, Concord. Irish dancing, dinner, entertainment, auctions. Proceeds benefit community projects. $45. 925-932-7011, jessica@bravermansolutions.com.