Pizza night fundraiser
Round Table Pizza donates 20 percent of proceeds to Contra Costa Humane Society 4-9 p.m. April 8, 1938 Oak Park Blvd., Pleasant Hill. Present flier at www.cchumane.org when ordering.
Mini Motorland, 10 a.m.-noon April 13, John Muir Amphitheater, 115 Tarantino Drive, Martinez. Kids 2-5 drive electric ride-on cars, big wheels, tricycles on track. Carwash, fishing hole, face painting. No dogs or gas-powered ride-on vehicles. Preregister. $5. 925-372-3510, www.cityofmartinez.org.
John Muir National Historic Site story time 1 p.m. April 7, 4202 Alhambra Ave, Martinez. Learn how Muir survived night in Alaskan wild with small dog. Free. 925-228-8860.
The gift of life
Blood drive 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 4, Contra Costa Medical Center, 2500 Alhambra Ave., Martinez. 800-733-2767 or redcrossblood.org. Code CCMC.
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. Kids 2—6 can be princess for day. Wear princess dress. Stories, snacks, create 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.
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, DVC overflow parking lot 7, 321 Golf Club Road, Pleasant Hill. Audio visual, computers, copiers, video game systems. For full list: http://noewaste.com/calendar-event-display.php?346.
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!
Contra Costa restaurants donate portion of proceeds April 1-6 to support STAND!'s work with children, families. www.standffov.org.