Batter up!

  • Martinez Youth Baseball and Softball parade 10-11:30 a.m. March 9. City Hall to Alhambra Avenue, Main Street, ends at Las Juntas Street. Team introductions at Main Street Plaza. Picnic in marina follows. 925-372-3510.

  • Pleasant Hill Baseball Association parade starts 8 a.m. March 9, Sequoia Elementary School, to Boyd Road, Patterson Boulevard, ending at sports complex on Hawthorne Drive. Opening day games, barbecue, face painting. www.phba.org.

    Arbor Day activities

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    Arbor Day celebration 10 a.m. March 13, Susana Park, Martinez. Activities for children preschool-grade 3. Free. 925-372-3547, bpatchin@cityofmartinez.org.

    DVC's 'Richard III'

  • DVC Drama opens Shakespeare's "Richard III," 8 p.m. March 15, 321 Golf Club Road, Pleasant Hill. $10-$20. For additional performance dates, call 925-687-4445 or www.dvcdrama.net. Free parking.

    Recycle, reuse

  • Great Burlap Bag Giveaway 11 a.m.-3 p.m. March 9, Community Garden, 333 Center Ave., Pacheco. Gardeners, artists, landscapers receive up to 30 free bags for reuse. 925-671-5814, www.martinezpermaculturecenter.com.

    You on YouTube?

  • Business seminar 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., March 21, 921 Susana St., Martinez. Easy steps for using YouTube to meet business goals. Martinez chamber members free, all others $20. Register by March 18. 925-228-2345.

    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.

    Martinez Gallery exhibit

  • Martinez Gallery "Great Outdoors" artist reception 6-9 p.m. March 8, 630 Court St. Exhibit runs 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, through May 4. 925-370-6270.

    Boating course

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    Diablo Sail & Power Squadron America's Boating Course 9 a.m.-5 p.m. March 16, 23, Bridge Marina Yacht Club, 20 Fleming Lane, Antioch. Boat handling, safe operation, radio. $68. Registration: 925-377-2628, www.diablosquadron.org

    Treasures in the attic

  • Antique, collectible appraisals noon-5 p.m. March 10, Gardens at Heather Farm, 1540 Marchbanks Drive, Walnut Creek. $15 for three items, additional $5 per item. 925-947-1678, http://gardenshf.org.

    English tutors needed

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    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; dvlc4esl@gmail.com.

    About e-publishing

  • 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, jeaniegpops@comcast.net.

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