Pleasant Hill Garden Study Club 7 p.m. Nov. 5, Faith Lutheran Church, 50 Woodsworth Lane, Pleasant Hill. Succulents in small places. 925-944-4898, www.phgsc.com.
Day of the Dead
Alhambra Pioneer Cemetery Day of the Dead 10-11:30 a.m. Nov. 2, Carquinez Scenic Drive, Martinez. Celebrate lives of deceased loved ones. Historical headstone hunt, crafts. Register by Nov. 1. 925-372-3510.
CERT Safety Fair 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 2, Pleasant Hill Park, 147 Gregory Lane. CERT demonstrations, first aid, disaster preparedness, more. Hot dogs, beverages for purchase. www.pleasanthillcert.com.
Mt. Diablo Branch California Writers Club Nov. 9, Zio Fraedo's Restaurant, 611 Gregory Lane. "Author Law 101" workshop 9 a.m.-noon; lunch follows. $45, $55 guests. R.S.V.P. by Nov. 6. 925-933-9670.
Bingo 6:30 p.m. Nov. 9, St. Catherine's School Hall, 604 Mellus St., Martinez (enter on Henrietta Street). Ten regular games including blackout. $20. Snack bar. 925-228-4140.
Free e-waste recycling 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 2, DVC, 321 Golf Club Road, parking lot 7, Pleasant Hill. Recycle computers, copiers, TVs, cameras, more. Accepted items: www.noewaste.com. 866-35-3373.
Impact of Obamacare
Medicare, Obamacare seminar 1:30 p.m. Nov. 2, DVC Emeritus College, 321 Golf Club Road. Medicare, Medicare Senior Advantage expert on impact of Obamacare. Free. 925-969-4316.
St. Mark's sales benefit
Holiday craft sale 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 2, St. Marks Lutheran Church, 3051 Putnam Blvd., Pleasant Hill. Holiday table decor, gift baskets, baby quilts, stuffed animals, wreaths, more. 925-934-6114.
6 p.m. Oct. 31, 2116 Olympic Drive, Martinez. Wicked Wizard of Oz Haunted House. By Olympic Drive homeowners. Free. email@example.com.
Donations for troops
Contra Costa Blue Star Moms collecting items for deployed overseas troops. Drop off at A-1 Self Storage, 5296 Concord Blvd., Concord by Nov. 16. Postage cash donations needed. For a full list, call 925-686-3944, ccbluestarmoms.org.
Bargain fundraiser 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 12-13, Contra Costa Regional Medical Center lobby, 2500 Alhambra Ave., Martinez. Purses, briefcases, leather jackets. Benefits patients, staff. 925-370-5818.
Fall plant sale
DVC plant sale 2-5 p.m. Nov. 1; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 2, Horticulture Department, 321 Golf Club Road, Pleasant Hill. Natives, roses, vegetables, berries, herbs. $1-$12. 510-685-7024.
Composting with worms
Worm composting workshop 10 a.m. Nov. 9, Mt. View Sanitary District, 3800 Arthur Road, Martinez. Recycle fruit, vegetable scraps for compost. Free. Register 925-228-5635, ext. 19, firstname.lastname@example.org.
John Muir documentary
"In Search of John Muir" documentary 6:30 p.m. Nov. 19, Martinez Library, 740 Court St. Register 925-646-9900, ccclib.org.