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.
Harding Elementary's Spring Swing Auction. The Spring Swing 2014, Harding School's annual silent and live auction, features live jazz, hearty appetizers, California wine, local micro-brewed beer, nonalcoholic refreshments and an amazing selection of items and services to bid on. 6:30 p.m. Saturday. El Cerrito Community Center, 7007 Moeser Lane. $30. 510-332-5651, www.hardingpta.org.
Quilters Meet Up. Learn tips and tricks about the art of quilting; explore color, technique and textile while building community through the love of quilting; learn new skills, share your work and get inspired. Angie Woolman leads the group. 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. April 1. Albany Library, 1247 Marin Ave. Free. 510-526-3720, www.facebook.com/AlbanyCALibrary.
El Cerrito Re-Imagined Art Exhibit. Public reception for the "El Cerrito, Re-imagined" art exhibit, which includes works by Rita Bagley, Dyana Bhandari, Pam Fingado, Edward Alex Franco, Sandi Potter and Nicole Rubio. 2 to 4 p.m. April 6. El Cerrito City Hall Gallery Space, 10890 San Pablo Ave. Free. 510-593-9081.
Books and Blocks at the Library. Hear a story, then stay to play with Legos, Duplos and more. For ages 2 and up. 11 a.m. to noon. Saturdays. El Cerrito Library, 6510 Stockton Ave. Free. 510-526-7512, www.el-cerrito.org.
Albany Library Storytime. Stories, crafts and songs for ages 3 to 5 and their families. 11 a.m. Saturdays. Albany Library, 1247 Marin Ave. Free. 510-526-3720.
Albany Library Game Day. Play Wii games like Guitar Hero, bowling or tennis, or board games such as Monopoly, Blokus, Life, Connect 4, checkers, chess, Mankala and Trouble. Bring friends or come by yourself. Drop in. No registration required. 1 to 4 p.m. Saturdays. Albany Library, 1247 Marin Ave. Free. 510-526-3720.
Japanese Story Time. Read Japanese picture books, sing Japanese songs and make Japanese-inspired crafts. 4 p.m. Saturdays. Albany Library, 1247 Marin Ave. Free. 510-526-3720, www.aclibrary.org.
World Affairs/Politics Group. Weekly meeting open to all folks 55 and older who want to discuss the week's events and what we want to do about any of them. 9:30 to 11 a.m. Mondays. Albany Senior Center, 846 Masonic Ave. $3 Albany residents. $4 nonresidents. 510-524-9122, www.albanyca.org.
Albany Library Knitting. Work on your own project or make pet blankets and children's hats to be donated to charity organizations. No registration necessary. Yarn and needles provided for charity projects. 3:30 to 5 p.m. Mondays. Albany Library, 1247 Marin Ave. Free. 510-526-3720.
Stories and Song. Stories, songs, lullabies and more for young children and their families to cuddle to and get ready for bedtime. 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Kensington Library, 61 Arlington Ave. Free. 510-524-3043, ccclib.org.
Babies and Toddlers Storytime. Two 20-25 minute long story times are packed full of lively stories, songs and action rhymes for young children and their parents/caregivers. 10:15 and 11:15 a.m. Thursdays. Kensington Library, 61 Arlington Ave. Free. 510-524-3043, ccclib.org.