Free e-waste event
Pleasant Hill Library 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 29, 1750 Oak Park Blvd. Recycle unwanted appliances, batteries, cellphones, computers, screens, more. 925-646-6434.
Hospice of East Bay adult grief class 6-8 p.m. Sept. 27, 3470 Buskirk Ave., Pleasant Hill. Help for those experiencing grief after death of a loved one. Registration: 925-887-5681.
Downtown Martinez Ghost Walk, 8 p.m. Sept. 28, 649 Main St., Martinez. Discover hidden past, learn facts, tales of days gone by. $25. Tickets: 925-228-3577, ww.mainstreetmartinez.org.
Shaken, not stirred
Martinis on the Plaza, 6:30-10 p.m. Sept. 29, Plaza Ygnacio Fountain at City Hall, 525 Henrietta St., Martinez. Hosted by Martinez chamber. Dress in vintage/cocktail attire. $55 per person, $100 per couple. Portion of proceeds benefit Joltin' Joe's Restoration Fund. 925-228-2345, www.martinezchamber.com.
Art, jazz, wine fest
Art, Jazz & Wine Festival 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 6, Crescent Plaza, downtown Pleasant Hill. Art, crafts, wine, beer, music, kids activities. Free. http://pleasanthillchamber.com.
Run for Education
Run for Education 7 a.m. Oct. 7, Main Street Plaza, Martinez. Supports Martinez Education Foundation. Pasta feed follows 6-8 p.m. R.S.V.P. by Sept. 28. Information, registration: www.martinezedfoundation.com/events/funRun.cfm.
Garden club meets
Pleasant Hill Garden Study Club 7 p.m. Oct. 2, Gardens at Heather Farm, Camellia Room, 1540 Marchbanks Drive, Walnut Creek. Michael Glassman discusses landscape problem solving. Free. 925-944-4898, www.phgsc.com.
Retired educators lunch
California Retired Teachers Association meets 11 a.m. Oct. 3, Zio Fraedo's, 611 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill. Senior musical group Silver Wings performs. All retired educators welcome. $23. 925-939-5170.
Ending death penalty
Proposition 34 forum, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 25, Christ the King Church, 199 Brandon Road, Pleasant Hill. Residents can listen, ask questions about ending death penalty. 925-682-2486.
Help clean, beautify historic Alhambra Cemetery, Martinez, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 13. Bring garden tools, gloves, friends. 925-372-3510.
Western pond turtle workshop 1-4 p.m. Sept. 29, Mt. View Sanitary District, 3800 Arthur Road, Martinez. Learn about California's only native turtle species. Free. Registration: 925-228-5635, ext. 19.
Free movie night
Moonlight Movie, 7-8:30 p.m. Sept. 28, Pleasant Hill City Hall, 100 Gregory Lane. Watch a free family-friendly movie on the lawn. 925-682-0896, www.pleasanthillrec.com.
75th annual Walnut Festival Sept. 20-23, Heather Farm Park, 301. N. San Carlos Drive, Walnut Creek. Food, kids activities, rides, entertainment, more. $5. For times, information, www.thewalnutfestival.org/festival.php, 925-935-6766.
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