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Garden study

  • 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.

    Disaster preparedness

  • 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.

    Writers workshop

  • 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 night


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  • 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.

    Got e-waste?

  • 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

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    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.

    Halloween fun

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    6 p.m. Oct. 31, 2116 Olympic Drive, Martinez. Wicked Wizard of Oz Haunted House. By Olympic Drive homeowners. Free. wickedwizardofozhauntedhouse@gmail.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.

    Hospital benefit

  • 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

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    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, kdavidson@mvsd.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.