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Commemoration

  • Nancy Boyd/Peace Corps commemoration, starts noon March 2, Nancy Boyd Memorial Park, Church Street at Pleasant Hill Road East. 50th anniversary of Boyd's death in plane crash in service to Peace Corps, 52nd anniversary of service group. Mayor Rob Schroder, city officials, AHS class of 1960 friends speak. Hot dog lunch for sale by fire district Station 13, proceeds to community projects. Donna DiBetta at ddibetta@sbcglobal.net, 925-228-5606; Mary Perez, twc2perez@aol.com, 925-639-5700.

    Sewing for our troops

  • Contra Costa Blue Star Moms meet 9 a.m.-3 p.m. March 16, Bethany Baptist Church, 5850 Alhambra Ave., Martinez. Make quilts for wounded military, families. All skill levels welcome. Bring bag lunch. 925-689-5947.

    Arbor Day activities

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    Arbor Day celebration 10 a.m. March 13, Susana Park, Martinez. Activities for children preschool-grade 3. R.S.V. P. by March 1. 925-372-3547, bpatchin@cityofmartinez.org.

    Mend social safety net


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  • League of Women Voters of Diablo Valley forum 10 a.m.-noon, March 2, DVC, 321 Golf Club Road, Pleasant Hill. Addresses needs of Contra Costa children, families. 925-283-2235, www.lwvdv.org.

    Martinez Gallery exhibit

  • Martinez Gallery "Great Outdoors" artist reception 6-9 p.m. March 8, 630 Court St. Exhibit 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, through May 4. 925-370-6270.

    Library book sale

  • Martinez Library Book Sale 11 a.m.-4 p.m. March 2, 740 Court St. Bag of books $8, two bags $15. Members admitted 10 a.m. Supports library programs. 646-9900.

    English tutors needed

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    Diablo Valley Literacy Council workshop, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. March 9; 6:30-8:30 p.m. March 12; 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. March 16, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 4000 Clayton Road, Concord. Volunteers teach non-English speaking adults. $15 registration. 925-685-3881, dvlc.tripod.com; dvlc4esl@gmail.com.

    Update first aid kit

  • What's in Your First Aid Kit? 6-8 p.m. Feb. 28, 525 Henrietta St., Martinez. Types of kits available, items to include. Free. Registration: http://martinezcert.org/Schedule.htm, 925-372-3500.

    Prepare for unexpected

  • Free personal emergency preparedness class 10 a.m.-noon March 2, Martinez Adult Ed, 600 F St. Disaster preparation. Register http://martinezcert.org/Schedule.htm, 925-372-3500.

    About e-publishing

  • Mt. Diablo Branch of California Writers Club meets 11:30 a.m. March 9, Zio Fraedo's Restaurant, 611 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill. Topic: How to prepare, publish, market, distribute e-books. $20, $25 nonmembers. 925-934-5677, jeaniegpops@comcast.net.

    Pajama drive

  • Sleep Train Foster Kids Pajama Drive through March 3. Drop off at Walnut Creek, Pleasant Hill stores. All sizes. www.sleeptrain.com.

    Kids workshop

  • Free kids drop-in workshop 9 a.m.-noon March 2, Home Depot, 1037 Arnold Drive, Martinez. Kids 5-12 build, decorate race car. Free apron, pin, certificate. 925-335-0223.

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