Digest

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. Proceeds support library programs. 925-646-9900.

    Update your first aid kit

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

    Prepare for unexpected

  • Personal emergency preparedness class 10 a.m.-noon March 2, Martinez Adult Education, 600 F St. Learn to prepare for major disaster. Free. Register http://martinezcert.org/Schedule.htm, 925-372-3500.

    Abracadabra!

  • Dan Chan the Magic Man Show 11 a.m. Feb. 23, Campbell Theater, 636 Ward St., Martinez. Stay late for crafts. Free. 925-372-3510.

    Kids workshop

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

    Crab feed

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    Mt. Diablo Center for Adult Day Health Care crab feed 6 p.m. Feb. 23, Pleasant Hill Senior Center, 233 Gregory Lane. Teacup auction, live auction, raffles. Proceeds benefit Alzheimer's, adult health care programs. $50. Tickets, 925-682-6330.

    For small businesses

  • Finding the Right Franchise Business, noon-2 p.m. Feb. 27, Small Business Development Center, 300 Ellinwood Way, Suite 300, Pleasant Hill. Find franchise for your goals. Free. Registration: 925-602-6806, www.contracostasbdc.com.

    For young writers

  • Humor, mystery, suspense writing workshop 9 a.m.-noon March 2, Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway. Sixth- to eighth-graders meet children's authors Sarah Wilson, Elizabeth Koehler-Pentacoff. Bring pen, paper. Free. 925-977-3340.

    Healthy coping skills

  • National Alliance on Mental Illness Contra Costa hosts Express Yourself through Art exhibit, 3-5 p.m. Feb. 22, 2590 Pleasant Hill Road, Pleasant Hill. Provides safe, creative outlet while discussing mental illness. RSVP 925-942-0767, veronica.m@namicontracosta.org.

    Children's chorus

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    Contra Costa Children's Chorus open auditions, placement interviews 3:45 p.m. Wednesdays through February, Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 1035 Carol Lane, Lafayette. Open to youths 7-15. 925-945-7101, ext. 2, www.childrenschorus.org/Welcome.html.

    Caregivers job fair

  • Eldercare Services Job Fair, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 26, 1808 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek. Seeking professional caregivers with year of professional experience working with dementia, mental health patients. 925-937-2018, www.EldercareAnswers.com.

    Grant writing seminar

  • Grant writing seminar 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Feb. 27, Shell Clubhouse, 1635 Pacheco Blvd., Martinez. Contra Costa groups, government agencies get tips to write grant applications. With workbook, breakfast, lunch. Register: www.cccounty.us/supervisorglover, 925-335-8200.

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