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Brickyard race

  • Martinez Brickyard Race, 7 p.m. April 13, Carquinez Scenic Drive, Martinez. Supports Alhambra High, Martinez Recreation. Register online by April 8 or day of race. $30, includes T-shirt, award. 925-963-8534, www.evenbrite.com.

    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.

    Plant sale

  • 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. 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.

    Taming of the brew

  • Bay Area Craft Beer Festival noon-4 p.m. April 12, Martinez Waterfront Park. Microwbrews, live music, food for purchase. 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. Benefits scholarship programs. Adults $10; kids 5-11, $5; under 5 free. 925-229-2665.

    Job opportunities

  • Career Fair 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. April 8, Embassy Suites Hotel, 1345 Treat Blvd., Walnut Creek. Meet with companies, local businesses. Free. Parking $5. www.hirelive.com/fair/405/CA/walnut-creek/April/8/2014.

    Kids fly free

  • Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 393 Young Eagles' free plane rides for kids 8-17, 9 a.m.-noon, April 19, Buchanan Field, Concord. Register on-site, parent(s) must attend. Enter airport on Center Avenue in Pacheco, follow signs to 200 Sally Ride Drive. www.eaa393.org. 925-338-7612.

    Spring Break Camp

  • Spring Break Camp for fifth grade 9 a.m.-3 p.m. April 7-11, Golden Hills Park, end of Bernice Lane off Blue Ridge Drive, Martinez. Crafts, games hikes. For kids in Martinez Unified School District. $82-$87 weekly; drop in $18-$20. 925-372-3510, www.cityofmartinez.org.

    Women's boutique

  • Women's Boutique 10 a.m.-3 p.m. April 12, Faith Lutheran Church, 50 Woodsworth Lane, Pleasant Hill. Vendors, wine, purses, handmade greeting cards, mini manicure $5, jewelry, more. Free admission. 925-685-7353, www.welcome2faith.com, info@welcome2faith.com.

    Red Cross volunteers

  • Red Cross volunteer orientation 3 p.m. April 11, Pleasant Hill Blood Donation Center, 140 Gregory Lane. Greet, inform, thank community. Registration required: 510-594-5211, mandylewisnakaya.redcross.org.