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Lectures/WorkshopsJim Haber World Beyond War
Mt. Diablo Peace & Justice Center will host Jim Haber, who will represent the organization World Beyond War, at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 30. Haber will speak on World Beyond War's latest initiative, designed to increase public attention towards opposition to the institution of war. $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Call 933-7850 or go to www.ourpeacecenter.org. Mt. Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church, 55 Eckley Lane, Walnut Creek.
Lectures/WorkshopsElder Law Workshop
Elder law issues become increasingly more important as individuals age and their families care for them. This workshop covers issues such as financial management, health care, public benefits and resources, and Medicare and Medicaid. From 7-8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 2 at the Danville Library. In partnership with CCC Bar Association. Call 837-4889. Danville Library, Mt. Diablo Room, 400 Front St., Danville.
Lectures/WorkshopsThe Great Decisions Group Human Trafficking Presentation
In response to the ever-growing human trafficking epidemic, The Great Decisions Group of the Alamo-Danville Newcomer’s Club proudly presents guest speaker Ashlie Bryant from Run For Courage, a nonprofit established to provide human trafficking education in the classroom and raise awareness. From 4-6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 7 at Crow Canyon Country Club in Danville. Cost is $6. Call 354-6100. Crow Canyon Country Club, 711 Silver Lake Drive, Danville.
Lectures/WorkshopsReese Erlich 'Inside Syria'
Mt. Diablo Peace and Justice Center will host an evening with best-selling author and investigative reporter Reese Erlich who will be discussing his newly published book, "Inside Syria," at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 14 at Mt. Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church. $10 in advance, $15 at the door, students free! Call 933-7850 or go to www.ourpeacecenter.org. Mt. Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church, 55 Eckley Lane, Walnut Creek.
Lectures/WorkshopsI’m Rubber, We're Glue: Teaching Kids Emotional Strength and Self Advocacy
The ability to be assertive in relationships with peers, teachers, and future employers affects your child's ultimate life success. Kristen Caven and Dr. Louise Hart will share specific parenting tips for all ages to help them become life-smart citizens, and confident and determined invested learners, from 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 15 at Iron Horse Middle School in San Ramon. Go to srv-snc-imrubberyourglue.eventbrite.com. Iron Horse Middle School MPR, 12601 Alcosta Blvd., San Ramon.
Lectures/WorkshopsGenealogy Research Assistance
Celebrate Family History Month and discover your family tree with this special genealogy program from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 18 at the Danville Library. Access Ancestry.com and get personalized one-on-one assistance from a genealogist to help you take your research farther. In partnership with San Ramon Valley Genealogical Society. Call 837-4889. Danville Library, Mt. Diablo Room, 400 Front St., Danville.
Lectures/WorkshopsSaving Water in Your Landscape
Contra Costa Master Gardeners will expertly guide the audience through a variety of practices that will help homeowners conserve water in their landscape. Learn about irrigation methods, plant selection and placement, water gardening and rainwater harvesting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 30 at the Danville Library. Call 837-4889. Danville Library, Mt. Diablo Room, 400 Front St., Danville.
Lectures/WorkshopsWidows/Widowers Grief Recovery
Have you or someone you know experienced the death of a spouse recently or within the last few years? Find hope, support and successful ways to process this significant life event with these workshops, from 3-5 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 16–Nov. 18 at Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church in Lafayette. Registration is required. Workbook is $15. Contact Bev Fellows at 949-7628 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church, 49 Knox Drive, Lafayette.