Sewing for our troops
Contra Costa Blue Star Moms meet 9 a.m.-3 p.m. March 16, Bethany Baptist Church, 5850 Alhambra Ave., Martinez. Make quilts for wounded military, families. All skill levels welcome. Bring bag lunch. 925-689-5947.
Arbor Day activities
Arbor Day celebration 10 a.m. March 13, Susana Park, Martinez. Activities for children preschool-grade 3. R.S.V. P. by March 1. 925-372-3547, email@example.com.
Mend social safety net
League of Women Voters of Diablo Valley forum 10 a.m.-noon, March 2, DVC, 321 Golf Club Road, Pleasant Hill. Addresses needs of Contra Costa children, families. 925-283-2235, www.lwvdv.org.
Martinez Gallery exhibit
Martinez Gallery "Great Outdoors" artist reception 6-9 p.m. March 8, 630 Court St. Exhibit 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, through May 4. 925-370-6270.
Library book sale
Martinez Library Book Sale 11 a.m.-4 p.m. March 2, 740 Court St. Bag of books $8, two bags $15. Members admitted 10 a.m. Supports library programs. 646-9900.
English tutors needed
Diablo Valley Literacy Council workshop, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. March 9; 6:30-8:30 p.m. March 12; 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. March 16, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 4000 Clayton Road, Concord. Volunteers teach non-English speaking adults. $15 registration. 925-685-3881, dvlc.tripod.com; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Update first aid kit
What's in Your First Aid Kit? 6-8 p.m. Feb. 28, 525 Henrietta St., Martinez. Types of kits available, items to include. Free. Registration: http://martinezcert.org/Schedule.htm, 925-372-3500.
Prepare for unexpected
Free personal emergency preparedness class 10 a.m.-noon March 2, Martinez Adult Ed, 600 F St. Disaster preparation. Register http://martinezcert.org/Schedule.htm, 925-372-3500.
Mt. Diablo Branch of California Writers Club meets 11:30 a.m. March 9, Zio Fraedo's Restaurant, 611 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill. Topic: How to prepare, publish, market, distribute e-books. $20, $25 nonmembers. 925-934-5677, email@example.com.
Sleep Train Foster Kids Pajama Drive through March 3. Drop off at Walnut Creek, Pleasant Hill stores. All sizes. www.sleeptrain.com.
Free kids drop-in workshop 9 a.m.-noon March 2, Home Depot, 1037 Arnold Drive, Martinez. Kids 5-12 build, decorate race car. Free apron, pin, certificate. 925-335-0223.