Red Cross blood drives
10 a.m.- 3 p.m. April 3, Pleasant Hill Wellness Center, 238 Golf Club Road, Pleasant Hill. Use code PHWC.
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
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.
Princess for a day
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.
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
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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.