Camp for kids

  • Kids 4-11 have day of crafts, games, cooking brownies, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 22, Nancy Boyd recreation room, 90 Church St., Martinez. $18-$20. 925-372-3510.

    Emergency training

  • CERT classes begin 6:30-10 p.m. Jan. 28, Pleasant Hill Adventist Academy, 796 Grayson Road, Pleasant Hill. Six-night program on disaster preparedness, fire safety, first aid, more., 925-288-4633, 925- 938-5433.

    Baby sitter workshop


    Youths 11-15 learn skills to provide safe, responsible care for children 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 22, Martinez City Hall, 525 Henrietta St. Bring bag lunch. $62-$67. Scholarships available. Registration: 925-372-3510.

    Give the gift of life

  • American Red Cross blood drive 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 31, Contra Costa Regional Medical Center, 2500 Alhambra Ave., Martinez. Appointments: 800-733-2767, Use sponsor code CCRMC.

    Breast cancer research



    East Bay Cancer Forum 6-7:30 p.m. Jan. 29, Diablo Valley Oncology, 400 Taylor Blvd., Pleasant Hill. Information on latest breast cancer research, updates. Refreshments served. Free. Registration: 925-677-5041, ext. 272,

    Crab feeds


    Grace Episcopal Church Crab Feed 5:30 p.m. Jan. 19, 130 Muir Station Road, Martinez. Dinner, raffle, drawing. Proceeds support operations, activities. $40. Tickets: 925-876-6916.

  • Martinez Senior Center Crab Feed 5:45 p.m. Jan. 26, 818 Green St. Dinner, auction, drawings, more. Proceeds benefit center. $45. 925-370-8770,



    Learn basic, modern square dance 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Jan. 26; Feb, 2, 9; March 2, 9, Martinez Adult Education, multipurpose room, 600 F St. $40 by Jan. 26, $45 at door. Registration: 925-228-3276, or at Martinez Adult Education office. Refer to section 11-0851.

    Chamber music series


    St. Andrew's Church chamber music 3 p.m. Jan. 27, 1601 Mary Drive, Pleasant Hill. Cantos wind quintet, Ascot Sextet, more. Refreshments served. Freewill offering. 925-228-7731,

    Free health expo

  • East Bay Health Expo, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 26, Civic Park Community Center, 1375 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek. Information on natural health, green living, healthy foods, more. First 200 visitors get free swag bag.

    Global interfaith series


    Opening Our Hearts: Interfaith Truth in Action series 7 p.m. Wednesdays, through Feb. 6; 4 p.m. Feb. 10, Hillcrest Congregational Church, 404 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill. Experience, share traditions, beliefs, more. Information: 925-689-8260,

    Democratic club meets


    Diablo Valley Democratic Club meets 7 p.m. Jan 23, Ygnacio Valley Library, 2661 Oak Grove Road, Walnut Creek. Al Gore's Climate Reality Project multimedia presentation on climate change worldwide. 25-946-0469 or

    Items included on a space-available basis. Email or fax 925-943-8362.