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Albany Town Hall Meeting. Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner, Supervisor Keith Carson, Mayor Peggy Thomsen and special guest Congresswoman Barbara Lee hold a Town Hall Meeting. This is also an opportunity to share concerns with your federal, state, county and local representatives. 7 p.m. April 23. Albany Veterans Memorial Building, 1325 Portland Ave. 510-272-6695, www.acgov.org/Carson

El Cerrito Earth Day. Each year in April, the City of El Cerrito celebrates Earth Day through a morning of volunteerism and work parties, followed by socializing and music at a volunteer appreciation lunch. 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. April 26. El Cerrito Community Center, 7007 Moeser Lane. Free. 510-215-4350, www.el-cerrito.org/earthday.

"El Cerrito Re-Imagined" Exhibit. The Artist Salon of the East Bay newest exhibit "El Cerrito Re-Imagined" features works by Rita Bagley, Dyana Bhandari, Pam Fingado, Edward Alex Franco, Sandi Potter and Nicole Rubio. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. through April 24. El Cerrito City Hall Gallery Space, 10890 San Pablo Ave. Free. 510-593-9081.


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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 3-5 year olds 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 non-residents. 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 and lullabies 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 & Toddlers Storytime. Two 20-25 minute long storytimes 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.