Digest

Free fishing

  • Fall Fishing Derby, 6:30-8 p.m. Sept. 14, Martinez Marina, Carquinez Scenic Way. Ages 5-15. Bring pole, hooks. Bait supplied. Parent, guardian must accompany. Registration required. 925-372-3510

    Restaurant Walk

  • Crescent Drive Restaurant Walk, 5:30-8 p.m., Sept. 18, Crescent Drive, Pleasant Hill. Food, live music, family fun. Benefits Pleasant Hill schools through Foundation for Pleasant Hill Education. $20 adults, $5 children, 5-12. Tickets: www.fphe.org, generalinfo@fphe.org.

    Martinez Mutt Strutt

  • Bring your pooches 6 p.m. Sept. 13, John Muir Amphitheater, Martinez Marina. Prizes for best name, tail, trick, costume. Dogs must be on leash. Registration: 925-372-3510.

    Street painting

  • Italian Street Painting Festival 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 22-23, Main Street, Martinez. Chalk artists, arts, crafts, pasta sauce competition, vendors, entertainment, food, bocce, more. Free. www.mainstreetmartinez.org/index.php.

    Coping with loss

  • Hospice of East Bay children, teen's bereavement support group, meets 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, bimonthly beginning Sept. 18, 3470 Buskirk Ave., Pleasant Hill. Free. Registration: 925-887-5681.

    Calling all woodworkers

  • Diablo Woodworkers meet 7-9 p.m. Sept. 19, Pleasant Hill Education Center, room 112, 1 Santa Barbara Road, Pleasant Hill. Artist, woodworker Dan Stalzer discusses greenwood chair making. Open to all. www.diablowoodworkers.com.

    Fall prevention

  • Third annual Walk for Fall Prevention, 9 a.m. Sept. 22, 500 Ellinwood Way, Pleasant Hill. Music, food, movement. $25. Children 12, under, seniors free. Registration: www.mowsos.org/fpwalk, 925-937-8311.

    Learn about Medicare

  • Welcome to Medicare class, 7 p.m. Sept. 18, Martinez Adult Education, 600 F St. Medicare benefits, facts. Materials provided. Sponsored by Contra Costa HICAP. Free. Registration: 925-228-3276.

    Help end hunger

  • Hillcrest Congregational Church Women's Fellowship meets 7 p.m. Sept. 13, 404 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill. Larry Sly, Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano, discusses how agency works to end hunger. All welcome. 925-689-8260, www.hillcrestucc.org

    DVC art exhibit

  • Diablo Valley College hosts Karen Lee exhibit, "Scenes from My Life." Reception 4:30-6 p.m. Sept. 13, 321 Golf Club Road, Pleasant Hill. Exhibit through Oct. 13. 925-685-1230.

    Community Service Day

  • Volunteer registration open for Pleasant Hill's Community Service Day, Sept. 22, Pleasant Hill Park, Gregory Lane. Free breakfast, T-shirts. 925-671-5229. Registration: www.pleasant-hill.net/volunteer.

    Wiggly composters

  • Worm composting workshop 10 a.m.-noon Sept. 15, Mt. View Sanitary District, 3800 Arthur Road, Martinez. Learn efficient ways to convert fruit, vegetable scraps into nutrient-rich worm compost for garden, house plants. RSVP 925-228-5635, ext. 19.

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