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Mini Motorland

  • Mini Motorland 10 a.m.-noon April 12, John Muir Amphitheater, 115 Tarantino Drive, Martinez. Kids 2-5 drive electric ride-on cars, big wheels, tricycles on track, carwash, face paining. No dogs, gas-powered cars. Preregister $8 at 925-372-3510, www.cityofmartinez.org.

    John Muir's legacy

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    100 years of John Muir's legacy, Earth Day, 50th anniversary of Muir National Historic Site 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 26, 4202 Alhambra Ave, Martinez. Family activities, food for purchase, auctions, live music, speakers. Free. 925-228-8860, www.nps.gov/jomu.

    Lions Club egg hunt

  • Lions Club Easter Egg Hunt, arrive by 9:45 a.m., hunt begins 10 a.m. April 19, Waterfront Park grass area, Martinez. Ages 2-9. Egg hunt, face painting, bring cameras for pictures with Bunny. 925-372-3510, www.cityofmartinez.org.

    Dinosaur dig

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    Kids 3-6 dig for dinosaur bones 3:30-4:45 p.m. April 25, Waterfront Park, Martinez. Crafts, snacks. $8. Register 925-372-3510, www.cityofmartinez. Limited to 20.

    Plant sales


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  • Rodgers Ranch plant sale, expo 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 5, 315 Cortsen Road, Pleasant Hill. Heirloom tomatoes, herbs, flowers, workshops. 925-682-0896, www.rodgersranchurbanfarm.org.

  • Contra Costa Master Gardeners' Great Tomato, Plant Sale 10 a.m.-3 p.m. April 5; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 12, Our Garden, Shadelands Drive at North Wiget Lane, Walnut Creek. 60 varieties of heirloom tomatoes, peppers, eggplants. All plants $3. 925-646-6586, ccmg.ucanr.edu.

    DVC theater

  • "Noises Off," through April 13, DVC Drama, 321 Golf Club Road, Pleasant Hill. Showtimes 8 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays; 2:30 p.m. April 6, 13. Tickets: 925-969-2358 or www.dvcdrama.net.

    Support women artists

  • Swan Day 10 a.m. March 29, The Old Train Depot, 407 Ferry St., Martinez. Showcasing diversity of women's creativity through visual arts, more. Free. www.womenarts.org.

    Taming of the brew

  • Bay Area Craft Beer Festival noon-4 p.m. April 12, Martinez Waterfront Park. Microwbrews, live music, food for sale. Free shuttle at North Concord BART, Best Western John Muir Inn. $35, $40 at door. 925-228-3577, info@bayareacraftbeerfestival.com.

    Spaghetti benefit

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    Italian Catholic Federation Branch 13 spaghetti family dinner 5:30 p.m. April 5, St. Catherine of Siena Parish Hall, 604 Mellus St., Martinez. For scholarships. Adults $10; kids 5-11, $5; under 5 free. 925-229-2665.

    Garden author speaks

  • Dinner Talk with Toby Hemenway 5-9 p.m. April 5, Diablo College, 321 Golf Club Road, Pleasant Hill. $25 adults, $15 for students with I.D. http://rodgersranchurbanfarm.org/evening-with-toby-hemenway.

    Honoring Chavez

  • John F. Kennedy University hosts Cesar Chavez Commemoracion for his dedication to service, social justice, diversity 11 a.m. March 31, at campus, 100 Ellinwood Way, Pleasant Hill. JFK president, Chavez grandson among speakers. http://www.jfku.edu/Events/Cesar-Chavez-Conmemoracion.html.