Benefit for Aaron Hern
Roy Jeans of Armando's hosts fundraiser for Aaron Hern, (11-year-old injured at Boston bombing) 8-10 p.m. May 16, 707 Marina Vista, Martinez. Music by Lafayette Studio Big Band. $15 at door.
Wine tasting fundraiser
Martinez Early Childhood Center wine tasting fundraiser 5-8 p.m. May 10, Martinez Event Center, 524 Main St. Wine, music, appetizers, auction, raffles. $35, $40 at door. 925-229-2000, http://martinezecc.org/php/events.php.
Boy Scouts' pasta feed
Boy Scout Troop 1351 Pasta Feed 6:15 p.m. May 11, Shell Clubhouse, 1635 Pacheco Blvd., Martinez. Proceeds benefit summer rafting trip. Dinner, dessert auction, raffles. $10-$15. http://www.eventbrite.com/event/5336672130/rss.
Live, laugh, learn
Senior Live Well Forum 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. May 10, Winslow Center, 2590 Pleasant Hill Road, Pleasant Hill. Senior resources, breakfast, lunch, speakers, door prizes. $25-$30 advance, $35-$40 at door. Register 925-798-8788, www.pleasanthillrec.com.
Mother's Day comedy celebration 7:30-9 p.m. May 11, Winslow Center, 2590 Pleasant Hill Road, Pleasant Hill. Comedy show about love, motherhood. $20. http://4thannualmothersday-rss.eventbrite.com. 415-308-0841.
Alhambra Cemetery cleanup 10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 11, Carquinez Scenic Way, Martinez. Help clean, garden, beautify historic site. Bring garden tools, gloves. Martinez Recreation, 925-372-3510.
Plants for sale
Pleasant Hill Garden Study Club plant sale 9 a.m.-2 p.m. May 11, Winslow Center, 2590 Pleasant Hill Road. Perennials, veggies, succulents, garden tools, art, books. Proceeds fund club, gardening organizations. 925-944-4898, www.phgsc.com
Library book sale
Martinez Library book sale 10-11 a.m. members only; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. all others May 18, 740 Court St. Gently used books. Bag of books sale $8, two for $15. 925-646-9900, ccclib.org.
Sales and Professional Career Fair 11 a.m.-2 p.m. May 15, Embassy Suites, 1345 Treat Blvd., Walnut Creek. Meet, interview with Fortune 500 companies. Entry to midlevel sales positions. Discuss salary, commissions, bonuses, benefits. Bring resumes. Professional dress required. www.diversitycareergroup.com.
Muir speakers series
John Muir speaker series 2 p.m. May 11, 4202 Alhambra Ave., Martinez. Peter, Donna Thomas' digital presentation of "Muir Ramble Route: San Francisco to Yosemite." Free. 228-8860, www.nps.gov/jomu.
Golden Eagle meeting
Help for businesses
Martinez Chamber Hiring-Best Practices seminar noon-1:30 p.m. May 16, Creekside Church, 444 Fig Tree Lane, Martinez. Lunch provided. Members free, nonmembers $20. R.S.V.P. by May 13. 925-228-2345, firstname.lastname@example.org.