We have changed how we collect and accept calendar information. Readers must now submit all items through our website. Go to events.contracostatimes.com. Click on "submit your event." You'll have to register at this point, and enter your event. You do not have to pay. Submitting your event in this way will ensure it is part of our easy online searchable database, as well as a candidate for space in our publications.

Author and Artist George O'Connor. In volume six of "Olympians," graphic novel author/artist George O'Connor turns the spotlight on Aphrodite, the goddess of love. Thoroughly researched and wonderfully accessible, O'Connor tackles the story of the Aphrodite from her dramatic birth to her role in the Trojan War. 4:30 p.m. Feb. 7. Claremont Branch Library, 2940 Benvenue Ave. 510-981-6280, berkeleypubliclibrary.org.

Author Andrea Pflaumer. Learn to dress your best with Andrea Pflaumer's concise and thorough tips to the basic principles of clothing selection, "Shopping for the Real You: 10 Essential Steps to a Better Wardrobe for Every Woman." 7 p.m. Feb. 7. Books Inc., 1760 Fourth St. Free. 510-525-7777, www.booksinc.net.

Lunafest Film Festival. Zonta Club of Berkeley/North Bay presents the third annual Lunafest Film Festival, short films by, for and about women. 7 p.m. Feb. 7. Craneway Pavilion, 1414 Harbor Way, Richmond. $20-$30. www.lunafest.org/richmond.


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Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival. Collaborative, noncompetitive mathematics festival open to kids in grades 6-12. Adults must supervise their children/students. Registration required. 9 a.m. to Noon Feb. 8. Pixar Animation Studios, 1200 Park Ave., Emeryville. $10. Fee waivers available. juliarobinsonmathfestival.org.

Black History Celebration. Family-friendly fun featuring historical presentations, spoken word and dance, food, face painting, African storytelling and more. 1 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Feb. 8. Berkeley Community Theatre, 1930 Allston Way, Berkeley. Free. 510-677-9425.

Snake Expert Dr. Harry Greene. Dr. Harry Greene, world-renowned snake expert, biologist and author talks about "Snakes and primates, an 80 million-year-long dialogue -- with digressions about late 20th century Museum of Vertebrate Zoology." Also, tour the museum -- not regularly opened to the public -- and mingle with local scientists. 3 to 5 p.m. Feb. 8. Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, 3101 Valley Life Sciences Building, Berkeley. Free, mvz.berkeley.edu.

Story Hour featuring Fred Vogelstein. Reading and signing with Fred Vogelstein, author of "Dogfight: How Apple and Google Went to War and Started a Revolution," contributing editor at Wired magazine, and staff writer for Fortune, the Wall St. Journal, Newsday and US News and World Report. 7 p.m. Feb. 13. Morrison Library, 101 Doe Library, Berkeley. Free. 510-643-0397, storyhour.berkeley.edu.

World Affairs/Politics Group. Weekly meeting open to all folks 55 and older who want to discuss the week's events and what we want to do about any of them. 9:30 to 11 a.m. Mondays. Albany Senior Center, 846 Masonic Ave. $3 Albany residents. $4 nonresidents. 510-524-9122, www.albanyca.org.