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Lectures/WorkshopsThe Empty Nest
When teens leave home to launch independent lives, it can be a challenging time for the whole family. This free workshop will help all family members make this transition into an exciting opportunity. Presented by Christine Roslund, licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 12 at the Danville Library. Free. Call 837-4889. Danville Library, 400 Front St. , Danville.
Lectures/WorkshopsFrom Laundry to Landscape
Interested in reducing your water use while keeping your garden green? Greywater, water from sinks, showers, and washing machines, can be safely reused to irrigate plants. Learn how you can transform your home and yard to collect and reuse these water resources at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 14 at The Gardens at Heather Farm in Walnut Creek. Cost. is $20-$25. Contact Rebecca Flanegan at 947-1678 or email@example.com. The Gardens at Heather Farm, 1540 Marchbanks Drive, walnut Creek.
Lectures/WorkshopsOrnamental Grasses For Your Garden
Grassologist Bob Hornback will introduce beautiful and useful grasses for the home landscape on Saturday, Oct. 17 at The Gardens at Heather Farm in Walnut Creek. He will discuss native grasses and drought-tolerant varieties; grasses for color, texture and visual interest; lawn alternatives and ground covers; and decorative grasses for containers. Cost is $25-$30. Contact Rebecca Flanegan at 947-1678 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The Gardens at Heather Farm, 1540 Marchbanks Drive, Walnut Creek.
Lectures/WorkshopsTriValley Cultural Jews Speaker: Jewish Perspective on Medical Ethical Dilemmas
Rabbi Hugh Seid-Valencia will discuss Jewish perspectives of contemporary bio-ethical dilemmas at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 18 at the Bothwell Arts Center in Livermore. He will look at Jewish medical ethics in issues such as defining life and death, and the role of palliative care. Cost is $15 for non-members. Contact Karen Furst at email@example.com. Bothwell Arts Center, 2466 8th St., Livermore.
Lectures/Workshops'Tech and the Brain: A Double edged Sword'
Dr. Jyoti Mishra, Ph.D, Assistant Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry at UCSF, will present "Tech and the Brain: a Double-Edged Sword" at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 22 at the Danville Town Meeting Hall. Presented by the Danville-Alamo-Walnut Creek Branch of AAUW. Tickets are $5. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Danville Town Meeting Hall, 201 Front St., Danville.