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CERT training

  • Pleasant Hill Community Emergency Response Team training, 6:30-10 p.m. Thursdays for six weeks starting April 4. Disaster preparedness, first aid, light search and rescue led by Contra Costa Fire District, CERT instructors. Classes at Pleasant Hill Adventist Academy, 796 Grayson Road. Apply at www.ci.pleasant-hill.ca.us or www.pleasanthillcertsignup.com. Information, police Lt. Dan Connelly, 925-288-4633; Jim Bonato 925-938-5433.

    Moon walking

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    Mount Wanda walk 7:30 p.m. March 27, for full moon. Meet at Caltrans park-and-ride, at Alhambra Avenue, Franklin Canyon Road, Martinez. Bring water, binoculars, jacket, flashlight. Reservations: 925-228-8860, http://www.nps.gov/jomu/index.htm.

    Easter activities

  • St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 3051 Putnam Blvd., Pleasant Hill. Maundy Thursday Seder meal 6 p.m. March 28; Good Friday service noon and 7 p.m. March 29; German Easter service/Easter egg hunt 4 p.m. March 30; Easter service 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., breakfast/egg hunt 9:30 a.m., March 31. 925-934-6114, www.sm-lc.net.


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    Martinez Carnival

  • Martinez Carnival 4-10 p.m. March 28; 4-11 p.m. March 29; 11 a.m.-11 p.m. March 30; noon-10 p.m. March 31, Highway 4 at Pacheco exit. Free admission, parking. Unlimited ride wrist bands $20 by March 28, $25 at door. 925-228-2345.

    Cemetery tours

  • Alhambra Cemetery tours 10 a.m.-noon March 26, April 18. Learn about local war heroes, personalities, politicians, caretaker. Best for adults. Free, donations for cemetery restoration. Registration: 925-372-3510.

    Family Easter activities

  • Easter egg hunt 9:30 a.m. March 30, Pleasant Hill Park, 147 Gregory Lane. Jugglers, music, face painting, photos with Easter Bunny. Egg hunt $6 per child. Bring basket. Register by March 29. 925-682-0896.

    It's all about horses

  • Horse Faire 10 a.m.-3 p.m. March 30, Heather Farm Park, 301 N. San Carlos Drive, Walnut Creek. Horse riding, breed demonstrations, kids activity, drill teams, trick horses, western barbecue. Free admission. 925-939-2929, www.ecwc.org.

    The hunt is on!

  • Kids, dogs Easter egg hunt 2-4 p.m. March 24, Rodgers Smith Park, 750 Grayson Road, Pleasant Hill. Kids fill Easter baskets with eggs, dogs get bones, treats. Baked goods, raffles, photos. $5, $8 for two. 925-279-2247, ext. 306, www.cchumane.org.

    Passover seder

  • Traditional Passover Seder 7:30 p.m. March 25, Chabad of Contra Costa, 1671 Newell Ave., Walnut Creek. Traditional Passover dinner, discuss Haggadah, share stories. Adults $65, children $36. 925-937-4101, www.jewishcontracosta.com.

    A day for the arts

  • Martinez Arts Association presents Swan Day 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 30,

    Old Train Depot, Ferry St. Martinez. Art, crafts, dance, song, more. Free. http://martinezarts.org/main.

    Dine, donate for STAND!

  • Contra Costa restaurants donate portion of proceeds April 1-6 for STAND!'s work with children, families. Information, participating restaurants, go to www.standffov.org.

    Email record@bayareanewsgroup.com.