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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. Learn disaster preparedness, fire safety, first aid, light search and rescue from 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, call police Lt. Dan Connelly, 925-288-4633; Jim Bonato 925-938-5433.

    Red Cross blood drives

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    10 a.m.- 3 p.m. April 3, Pleasant Hill Wellness Center, 238 Golf Club Road, Pleasant Hill. Use code PHWC.

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    10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 4, Contra Costa Regional Medical Center, 2500 Alhambra Ave., Martinez. Use code CCMC.

    For appointment: 800-733-2767 or go to redcrossblood.org.

    Expo, plant sale

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    Expo, plant sale 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 6, Rodgers Ranch Historic Farm, 315 Cortsen Road, Pleasant Hill. Garden experts, plants, supplies. Classes: Composting, bees, worm farming, chicken coops. Free. www.rodgersranchurbanfarm.org.


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    Princess for a day

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    Fairy tale Princess Party 3:30-4:30 p.m. April 10, Winslow Center, 2590 Pleasant Hill Road, Pleasant Hill. Children 2—6 will be princess for a day. Wear your princess dress. Stories, snacks, create a princess tiara. $7-$8. Register by April 5: 925-682-0896.

    Spaghetti benefit

  • Italian Catholic Federation Branch 13 spaghetti family dinner 5:30 p.m. April 6, St. Catherine of Siena Parish Hall, 604 Mellus St., Martinez. Benefits scholarship programs. Adults $10; kids 5-11, $5; under 5 free. 925-229-2665.

    For foster parents

  • Foster Family Workshop Fair: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. April 6, Children's Child Care Council, 1035 Detroit Ave., Concord. Orientations, CPR/first aid training. Free, lunch provided. 925-370-1990, http://www.ncfc.us/Pages/default.aspx.

    Library's afternoon tea

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    Spring Tea Party 6:30-7:30 p.m. April 8, Martinez Library, 740 Court St. Children dressed in their best invited to celebrate spring with tea, special dessert. Reservations: 925-372-3510.

    Free e-waste drop-off

  • Drop off e-waste 9 a.m.-1 p.m. April 6, Diablo Valley College, overflow parking lot 7, 321 Golf Club Road, Pleasant Hill. Audio visual, computers, copiers, video game systems, more. For full list of acceptable items: http://noewaste.com/calendar-event-display.php?346.

    Pacheco town hall

  • Supervisor Federal Glover hosts a town hall 6-7 p.m. April 11, 651 Pine St., Martinez. Pacheco residents discuss concerns, issues, Northern Waterfront Development Initiative. 925-335-8200.

    Brickyard Run

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    Annual Brickyard Run, registration 7 a.m., run 8:30 a.m. April 7, on Carquinez Scenic Drive, Martinez. A 4-mile/8-mile run all ages. $25-$30 includes T-shirt. Information: 925-372-3500, knsearls@comcast.net.

    Email record@bayareanewsgroup.com.

    Dine, donate for STAND!

  • Restaurants in Contra Costa County will donate portion of proceeds April 1-6 to support STAND!'s work with children, families. For information, participating restaurants, go to www.standffov.org.

    Email record@bayareanewsgroup.com.