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.
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.
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.
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.
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.