Digest

CERT training

  • CERT classes begin 6:30-10 p.m. Jan. 28, Pleasant Hill Adventist Academy, 796 Grayson Road, Pleasant Hill. Six-night program on disaster preparedness, fire safety, first aid, more. www.pleasanthillcertsignup.com, 925-288-4633, 925- 938-5433.

    Understanding grief

  • Free six-week support group 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 12-March 19, 395 Taylor Blvd., Suite 200, Pleasant Hill. Transforming grief to strength, hope. 925-771-8295, www.professionalhc.com.

    State of the City

  • Pleasant Hill Mayor's Breakfast 7:30-9 a.m. Feb. 7, Back Forty Texas BBQ, 100 Coggins Drive, Pleasant Hill. State of city address. $25. 925-671-5229, mnelis@ci.pleasant-hill.ca.us.

    Wine, chocolate stroll

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    Downtown Wine & Chocolate Stroll 2-5:30 p.m. Feb. 9, Main Street, Martinez. Sample wines, chocolates. $15, $20 at door by 1 p.m. event day. 925-228-3577, www.mainstreetmartinez.org.

    Apply for Star Quest

  • Deadline Feb. 1 for K-12 students in Pleasant Hill to audition for Star Quest youth talent show. Applications at schools, Pleasant Hill Recreation and Park District office, 147 Gregory Lane; City Hall, 100 Gregory Lane. Singers, dancers, musicians, comedians, magicians, etc. February auditions, show in April. 925-682-0896 or producer Jim Nunes at 925-689-2249.

    Help for Seniors

  • Support group 12:30-3 p.m. Feb. 8, second Fridays ongoing. Seniors learn technology to help stay in their homes. Bring bag lunch. St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 1601 Mary Drive, Pleasant Hill. 925-937-2018

    Give the gift of life

  • American Red Cross blood drive 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 31, Contra Costa Regional Medical Center, 2500 Alhambra Ave., Martinez. Appointments: 800-733-2767, redcrossblood.org. Use sponsor code CCRMC.

    Crab feed

  • 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.

    Do-si-do

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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 after. Registration: 925-228-3276, or at Martinez Adult Education office. Refer to section 11-0851.

    Chamber music series

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    St. Andrew's Church chamber music 3 p.m. Jan. 27, 1601 Mary Drive, Pleasant Hill. Cantos wind quintet, Ascot Sextet, more. Refreshments. Freewill offering. 925-228-7731, deckyt@comcast.net.

    Breast cancer research

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    East Bay Cancer Forum 6-7:30 p.m. Jan. 29, Diablo Valley Oncology, 400 Taylor Blvd., Pleasant Hill. Information on latest breast cancer research, updates. Refreshments served. Free. Registration: 925-677-5041, ext. 272, http://dvohmg.com.

    Free health expo

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