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Learn basic, modern square dance 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Jan. 26; Feb, 2, 9; March 2, 9, Martinez Adult Education, multipurpose room, 600 F St. $40 by Jan. 26, $45 at door. Registration: 925-228-3276, or at Martinez Adult Education office. Refer to section 11-0851.

Business seminar

  • Owning a Business seminar noon-2 p.m. Jan. 24, Pacific Business Center, 3478 Buskirk Ave., Pleasant Hill. Free. Learn how franchise can be alternative to traditional start-up business. Register: http://reachingyourdream012413.eventbrite.com.

    Crab feeds

  • Boys & Girls Club of Diablo Valley Crab Feed, 6 p.m. Jan. 12, 1301 Alhambra Ave. Martinez. Raffles, balloon pop, no-host bar, dancing. $50. Proceeds benefit club programs. Tickets: 925-228-3896, ext. 102, www.bgcdv.org.

  • Martinez Senior Center Crab Feed 5:45 p.m. Jan. 26, 818 Green St. Dinner, auction, drawings, more. Proceeds benefit center. $45. 925-370-8770, www.cityofmartinez.org.

    Writers meet

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    Mt. Diablo Branch California Writers Club meets 8:30 a.m. Jan. 12, Zio Fraedo's Restaurant, 611 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill. Connie Hale's workshop "Creative Use of Language in Fiction and Non-Fiction." $34 members, $40 nonmembers. 925-934-5677, jeaniegpops@comcast.net.

    CERT classes

  • Pleasant Hill Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) classes 6:30-10 p.m. Mondays, starting Jan. 28. Learn disaster preparedness, fire safety, suppression, first aid, light search and rescue. Held at Pleasant Hill Adventist Academy, 796 Grayson Road. Register www.ci.pleasant-hill.ca.us; www.pleasanthillcertsignup.com. Information: Dan Connelly 925-288-4633; Jim Bonato 925-938-5433.

    Free health expo

  • East Bay Health Expo, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 26, Civic Park Community Center, 1375 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek. Information on natural health, green living, healthy foods, more. First 200 visitors get free swag bag. www.eastbayhealthexpo.com.

    Art exhibit

  • mARTinez Gallery New Beginnings reception 6-9 p.m. Jan. 11, 630 Court St. Martinez. Refreshments served. Exhibit runs 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays through March 3.

    Backyard composting

  • Free backyard composting workshop 10 a.m.-noon, Jan. 12, Martinez City Hall, 525 Henrietta St. High-quality compost bin $58. Registration: 925-372-3531, compostrsvp@cityofmartinez.org.

    Global interfaith series

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    Opening Our Hearts: Interfaith Truth in Action series 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 16-Feb. 6; 4 p.m. Feb. 10, Hillcrest Congregational Church, 404 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill. Experience, share traditions, beliefs, more. Information: 925-689-8260, www.hillcrestucc.org.

    Democratic club meets

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    Diablo Valley Democratic Club meets 7 p.m. Jan 23, Ygnacio Valley Library, 2661 Oak Grove Road, Walnut Creek. Al Gore's Climate Reality Project multimedia presentation on climate change worldwide. 25-946-0469 or www.dvdems.org.

    Love to sing?

  • Walnut Creek Chorus open house 7 p.m. Jan. 14, 7-9 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 2317 Buena Vista Ave., Walnut Creek. Seeks singers for concerts. No formal audition. walnutcreekchorus@gmail.com.

    Items included on a space-available basis. Email record@bayareanewsgroup.com or fax 925-943-8362.