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Books for sale

  • Friends of Ple

    asant Hill Library book sale 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (members 9:30 a.m.) Sept. 14, 1750 Oak Park Blvd. (enter from Santa Barbara Road). 50-cent paperbacks, $1 hardcover. Bag sale starts 2:30 p.m. Benefits library programs. 925-646-6434.

    Writers club lunch

  • Mt. Diablo Branch California Writers Club luncheon 11:30 a.m. Sept. 14, Zio Fraedo's Restaurant, 611 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill. Judith Newton speaks on publishing short, full-length works using print, blogging, social media. $20, guests $25. R.S.V.P. by Sept. 12. 925-933-9670. http://cwcmtdiablowriters.wordpress.com.

    Mount Wanda walks

  • Day, night walks on Mount Wanda led by park rangers. Two-hour walk 9 a.m. Sept. 15; full moon walk 6:45 p.m. Sept. 19. Meet at park-and-ride, Alhambra Avenue, Franklin Canyon Road, Martinez. Bring water, flashlight, warm clothing for night. Reservations 925-228-8860; www.nps.gov/jomu.

    Kids fly free

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    Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 393 Young Eagles' free plane rides for kids 8-17, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 21, Buchanan Field, Concord. Register on-site, parent(s) must attend. New location; enter airport on Center Avenue in Pacheco, follow signs to 200 Sally Ride Drive. www.eaa393.org. 925-705-7771, 925-356-5656.


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    Shaken, not stirred

  • Martinis on the Plaza, 6:30-10 p.m. Sept. 28, Plaza Ygnacio Plaza, 525 Henrietta St., Martinez. Hosted by Martinez chamber. $55 person, $120 couple by Sept. 15. Portion of proceeds go to Joltin' Joe Restoration Fund. 925-228-2345, www.martinezchamber.com. Tickets:martinezmartini.com.

    Volunteer for cleanup

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    Ninth annual Community Service Day 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 28, Pleasant Hill Park, 147 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill. Volunteer to help clean up community. Free breakfast, T-shirt. 925-671-5229, www.pleasant-hill.net/volunteer.

    Artist reception, exhibit

  • Martinez Gallery new exhibit "Oceans, Rivers and Lakes," 630 Court St. Artist reception 6-9 p.m. Sept. 13. Exhibit open 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Saturday through November.

    Help Pleasant Hill youth

  • Offer reading, science knowledge to help students in Pleasant Hill. Fingerprinting, TB testing 6-8 p.m. Sept. 17, Pleasant Hill YMCA, 350 Civic Drive, Pleasant Hill. Volunteers sign up for fingerprinting: mnelis@ci.pleasant-hill.ca.us, www.pleasant—hill.net/phei.

    Plaza concert finale

  • Free Downtown Plaza concert finale 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sept. 19, between Sweet Tomatoes, Jack's Restaurant, Pleasant Hill. The Fundamentals, rockin' soul. www.shopdowntownpleasanthill.com/.

    1,000 inventions

  • Night of 1,000 Inventions 6 p.m., Sept. 24, Pleasant Hill Library, 1750 Oak Park Blvd. Robotics, space balloons, astronomy, cloud chamber, 3-D printer. Sponsored by Pleasant Hill Library, Pleasant Hill Education Initiative. 925-646-6434.

    Be prepared

  • CERT classes 6 p.m. Mondays through Oct. 14, Pleasant Hill Adventist Academy, 800 Grayson Road, Pleasant Hill. Disaster preparedness, fire safety, search/rescue, medical operations. Simulated disaster exercise Oct. 19. Free. www.pleasanthillcertsignup.com.