Summer Rose Pruning with Buzz Bertolero, 10 a.m. May 25, Navlet's, 6740 Alhambra Ave., Martinez. Learn pruning, watering, fertilizing, disease, pest control. Free. Space limited. Register: 925-935-9125.
History of Martinez Library 1-3 p.m. May 25, Martinez Historical Society, Veterans Memorial Hall, 930 Ward St., Martinez. Refreshments served. Free, open to all. 925-228-8160.
DVC's "All in the Timing," 2:30 p.m. May 19, 321 Golf Club Road, Pleasant Hill. One-act comedies. $10-$20. 925-687-4445, www.dvcdrama.net.
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.
Outdoor antique show
Downtown Martinez Peddlers Faire, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. May 18. Antiques, collectibles, vendors. John Humphries evaluates carry-in items for $5, benefits Martinez Historical Society. Admission, parking free. www.mainstreetmartinez.org, 925-228-3577.
Wish Upon a Star 2013" 7 p.m. May 25, DVC Performing Arts Center, 321 Golf Club Road, Pleasant Hill. $25. Benefits Oakland Children's Hospital. www.brownpapertickets.com/event/368811.
Of days gone by
Family Day 10 a.m., 2 p.m. May 25, John Muir National Historic Site, 4202 Alhambra Ave., Martinez. Baking bread, churning butter, croquet, horseshoes, calligraphy with quills. Bring picnic. Free. 925-228-8860, www.nps.gov/jomu.
Les Schwab Car Show 6 a.m.-2 p.m. May 19, 3800 Alhambra Blvd., Martinez. Awards, valve cover races, 50/50 raffle, live music. Car registration $25, spectators free. Register: http://lesschwabcarshow.eventbrite.com.
Downtown Martinez Ghost Walk, 8 p.m. May 24, 649 Main St., Martinez. Guided walking tour of hidden past, learn facts, tales of days gone by. Bring flashlight. $25. 925-228-3577, ww.mainstreetmartinez.org.
Kiwanis Rummage Sale 7 a.m.-4 p.m. May 17-18, 750 Allen St., Martinez. Benefits local charities, scholarships. Donations accepted 2-4 p.m. May 16. No electronics. 925-228-3577.
Beat the heat
Buena Vista Swim Club open house noon- 4 p.m. May 18, 197 Cortsen Road, Pleasant Hill. Check out club. Swimming, shaded lawn, picnic area, kiddie pool, more. Lifeguards on duty. 925-639-6723.
Library book sale
Martinez Library book sale May 18; 10-11 a.m. members; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. all others. 740 Court St. Gently used books. Bag of books sale $8, two for $15. 925-646-9900, ccclib.org.
American Legion Post 29 brunch, Mt. Diablo Concert Band concert, noon May 27, Martinez Veterans Hall, 930 Ward St. Free, donations appreciated. 925-957-1662.