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Health Enrollment Information & Wellness Event. As part of The California Endowment's efforts to educate families about the Affordable Care Act and the provisions that may benefit them, this event aims to enroll those who are eligible but uninsured into existing public programs. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 21. Cesar Chavez Community Center, 2825 International Blvd., Oakland. Free. www.WEConnect.net.
Love Your Neighbors -- Help End Gun Violence. A daylong conference focusing on community action, legislation, public health policy and restorative justice, with keynote speaker Fania E. Davis of Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth. Sponsored by the Episcopal Diocese. Lunch provided. 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 21. St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 114 Montecito Ave., Oakland. Free. RSVP requested, 510-893-8630, email@example.com.
Author Diana Gould. Author Diana Gould reads from and signs her novel, "Coldwater." 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 21. A Great Good Place for Books, 6120 La Salle Ave., Oakland. Free. 510-339-8210, www.ggpbooks.com.
Sunday Story Time with Christie Matheson. San Francisco debut author Christie Matheson reads from her new children's book, "Tap the Magic Tree," during Sunday Story Time. 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sept. 22. A Great Good Place for Books, 6120 La Salle Ave., Oakland. Free. 510-339-8210, www.ggpbooks.com.
Introduction to Backyard Beekeeping. Find out what the buzz is all about in backyard beekeeping with this introductory class to Backyard Beekeeping with Alameda County Beekeepers Association swarm list manager Jonathan Zamick. 11 a.m. Sept. 22. Pollinate Farm & Garden, 2727 Fruitvale Ave., Oakland. $30 -- $35. 510-686-3493, pollinatefarm.com.
Author David Schickler. Author and screenwriter David Schickler reads from and signs his new memoir, "The Dark Path." 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sep. 23. A Great Good Place for Books, 6120 La Salle Ave., Oakland. Free. 510-339-8210, www.ggpbooks.com.
Piedmont Diversity Film. "Poor Kids" is a moving documentary about three American families hurt by the recession and the effects on poverty on the kids, as told by the kids themselves. 6:30 p.m. Sept. 26. Ellen Driscoll Theater, 325 Highland Ave., Piedmont. Free. No need to RSVP. 510-655-5552, diversityfilmseries.com.
Author David Bacon: How U.S. Policy Drives Mexican Migration. David Bacon discusses his new book, "The Right To Stay Home," answers questions, and signs books. Hosted by Miguel Guerrero. 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sept. 26. Oakland Asian Cultural Center, 388 Ninth St., Oakland. $12 advance. $15 door. 510-967-4495, www.brownpapertickets.com/event/451564.