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.

Berkeley Garden Club Spring Plant Sale. Annual sale of perennials, succulents, natives, garden-related items, starter plants for kids and more. Helpful information from experienced gardeners. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 3 at 131 Ashbury Ave., El Cerrito. Free www.berkeleygardenclub.org.

California Bookstore Day. Celebrate California Bookstore Day at Moe's with special editions by authors you love, a free copy of Moe's "riot" poster with purchase, and more. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. May 3. Moe's Books, 2476 Telegraph Ave. Free. 510-849-2087, www.moesbooks.com.

Summer Camp Blast. Find out about city programs available to youth and adults this summer at the Summer Camp Blast. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 3. San Pablo Park, 2800 Park St. 510-981-5147, www.ci.berkeley.ca.us.


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Dave Eggers in conversation with Malcolm Margolin. To celebrate California Bookstore Day and Pegapalooza, Dave Eggers, international bestselling author and founder of McSweeneys, will be in conversation with Malcolm Margolin, renowned author, speaker, and founder of Heyday Books. Moderated by Amy Thomas. 7:30 p.m. May 3. Pegasus Books, 2349 Shattuck Ave. Free. 510-467-2758, www.pegasusbookstore.com.

Berkeley Architectural Heritage Spring House Tour. The Berkeley Architectural Heritage Association's 39th annual Spring House Tour and Garden Reception focuses on the world-famous Maybeck's Rose Walk and the surrounding Wheeler Tract, including houses designed by Bernard Maybeck, John Galen Howard, Julia Morgan, Ernest Coxhead, Newsom Bros., William Garren, Roger Lee, and more. Several glorious secret gardens will be on view. 1 to 5 p.m. May 4. Rose Walk, Euclid Avenue and Rose Walk. $35-$45. 510-841-2242, berkeleyheritage.com.

Children's Author Karen Stanton. For kids 3-6 years old, Karen Stanton reads from "Monday, Wednesday, and Every Other Weekend." 7:30 p.m. May 6. Mrs. Dalloway's, 2904 College Ave. 510-704-8222, www.mrsdalloways.com.

Authors Jillian Tamaki and Mariko Tamaki. For kids and teens 12 and up, Jilliam Tamaki and Mariko Tamaki present "This One Summer." 6:30 p.m. May 7. Berkeley Public Library, 2940 Benvenue Ave. www.berkeleypubliclibrary.org.

Lawyers in the Library. Chat privately for free with a visiting lawyer. Sign-ups start at 5 p.m. 6 to 7:30 p.m. May 8. Berkeley Public Library, 2940 Benvenue Ave. 510-981-6280, www.berkeleypubliclibrary.org.

Computers for Beginners. Learn how to use the mouse, use the keyboard, set up email and search the Internet at this free, drop-in class in a relaxed atmosphere. 10 to 11 a.m. Thursdays. Berkeley Public Library, 2090 Kittredge St. Free. 510-981-6148, www.berkeleypubliclibrary.org.