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Lectures/WorkshopsEverything Agave: Successfully Growing Agaves at Home
Greg Starr will share his love for and knowledge of the agave plant on Saturday, April 4 at The Ruth Bancroft Garden in Walnut Creek. Agaves can work great in gardens, large or small, even in containers, and are drought-resistant. Cost is $20. Call 944-9352. The Ruth Bancroft Garden, 1552 Bancroft Road, Walnut Creek.
Lectures/WorkshopsAge Well, Drive Smart
Learn how to safely keep your ability to drive for as long as possible in this informative talk. Presented by the California Highway Patrol from 1-2:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 9 at the Danville Library. Free. Call 837-4889. Danville Library, 400 Front St. , Danville.
Lectures/WorkshopsLegal Workshop: Conservatorships and Guardianships
Learn about conservatorships and guardianships in this free informational presentation provided by the Contra Costa Bar Association, from 7-8:30 p.m. on Monday, April 13 at the Danville Library. Call 837-4889. Danville Library, 400 Front St. , Danville.
Lectures/WorkshopsBees and Blooms
Unravel the connections between bees, flowers, and people. U.C. Berkeley researcher Dr. Gordon Frankie will speak about his new book and how you can use it to plan your own habitat garden at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 14 at the Danville Library. Books available for sale. Contact Chris Gray at 837-4889 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Danville Library, 400 Front St., Danville.
Lectures/WorkshopsGet a Life: Creating Balance for You and Your LD Child
Learn common myths and facts about children with learning disabilities and how to overcome parenting challenges on Wednesday, April 15 at Iron Horse Middle School in San Ramon. There will also be a discussion on strategies to create a healthy balance at school, in your home and how to empower social success. Register at http://srv-snc-getalife.eventbrite.com. Iron Horse Middle School MPR, 12601 Alcosta Blvd., San Ramon.
Lectures/WorkshopsDeeper Into Meditation
This stimulating workshop for old and new meditators will give many useful directions for deepening and stabilizing your practices to gain more inner bliss and peace. Presented by Dr. Marshall Zaslove, author, psychiatrist and meditation practitioner for over 30 years, from 6-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 16 at the Danville Library. Call 837-4889. Danville Library, 400 Front St., Danville.
Lectures/WorkshopsDogs and Diapers Workshop
Being pregnant is an exciting time. It also means a lot of changes for you and for your dog. Learn how to successfully integrate your dog into life with the new baby from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 16 at Tony La Russa's Animal Rescue Foundation in Walnut Creek. Cost is $30. Contact Lindsey Dohlman at email@example.com. Tony La Russa's Animal Rescue Foundation, 2890 Mitchell Drive, Walnut Creek.
Lectures/WorkshopsLegal Workshop: Medicare, Medi-Cal, and Elder Law
Do you have questions about Medicare or Medi-Cal? Get them answered and hear more information about Elder Law in this talk provided by the Contra Costa Bar Association, from 7-8:30 p.m. on Monday, April 20 at the Danville Library. Call 837-4889. Danville Library, 400 Front St. , Danville.
Lectures/WorkshopsMaster Gardeners: Seasonal Vegetable Gardening
Contra Costa Master Gardener Janet Miller will expertly guide the audience through the process of creating a healthy vegetable garden at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 21 at the Danville Library. The presentation will cover a variety of topics to leave attendees with the knowledge necessary to create their own bio-intensive garden. Call 837-4889. Danville Library, 400 Front St., Danville.
Lectures/WorkshopsHow to Think Ink: The Expert as Article Writer
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM. Experts get hired, rehired, quoted and consulted. So build up your expertise by getting published. Learn to "think ink" from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 21 at John F. Kennedy University in Pleasant Hill. Cost is $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Call (877) 800-1097 ext. 704 or visit the website below. John F. Kennedy University, 100 Ellinwood Way, Pleasant Hill.
Lectures/WorkshopsThe Top Three Sales Skills for Entrepreneurs
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM. You are an expert at what you do. You don't love selling your product or service. Leave with tips you can put into action immediately, from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 22 at the Walnut Creek Library. Contact Leslie Ellis at 338-2924 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway, Walnut Creek.
Lectures/WorkshopsOrganics, Antioxidants, and Your Health
Are organic foods more nutrient-rich? What are antioxidants and how do they contribute to your health? Local dietitian and holistic nutritionist Angela Stanford will discuss these and other important health questions as part of the "Good Food, Good Health" lecture series at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 28 at the Danville Library. Free. Contact Chris Gray at 837-4889 or email@example.com. Danville Library, 400 Front St., Danville.
Lectures/WorkshopsCollege Application Essay Workshop
Sharpen your essay-writing skills and get into the school of your dreams with this workshop presented by Karen Schiavo, Independent College Adviser, at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 29 at the Danville Library. Call 837-4889. Danville Library, 400 Front St., Danville.
Lectures/WorkshopsGardening in Containers and Small Spaces
Terry Lippert of Contra Costa Master Gardeners will inspire you to grow your own produce even with limited space. She will cover building and preparing raised beds, conventional to unique containers, and espalier fruit trees, from 6:30-8 p.m. on Thursday, April 30 at the San Ramon Library. Free plant exchange follows. Call 973-2850. San Ramon Library, 100 Montgomery St., San Ramon .
The proper food, water, and shelter will attract a marvelous assortment of birds to your yard. Learn the common birds that inhabit your neighborhood and how you can enhance both their home and yours, presented by Michael Marchiano, local naturalist and guide, at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, May 4 at the Danville Library. Call 837-4889. Danville Library, 400 Front St., Danville.
Lectures/WorkshopsThe Language of Dreams
Learn to unpack your dreams, make sense of them, and take them to the next level. Presented by Linda Mastrangelo, writer, psychologist and dream specialist, at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, May 11 at the Danville Library. Free. Call 837-4889. Danville Library, 400 Front St. , Danville.
Lectures/WorkshopsGardening in Small Spaces
Contra Costa Master Gardener Terry Lippert will inspire you to grow your own fruits and vegetables even with limited space at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 19 at the Danville Library. This talk will cover building and preparing raised beds, conventional to unique containers for container gardening, and espalier fruit trees. Call 837-4889. Danville Library, 400 Front St., Danville.
Lectures/WorkshopsRuth Bancroft Garden: Drought Tolerant Plants
Hear from experts at this Walnut Creek public garden renowned for exceptional design with water-conserving plants in a natural setting. Learn about cacti and succulents and other water-wise plants that do well in our Mediterranean climate. Bancroft-propagated plants will be for sale. The event will be from 6:30-8 p.m. on Thursday, May 21 at the San Ramon Library. Call 973-2850. San Ramon Library, 100 Montgomery St., San Ramon.
Lectures/WorkshopsMake the Most of High School
In this College Prep workshop, learn what classes and activities in High School will help prepare you best for getting into and getting the most out of college. Presented by Karen Schiavo, Independent College Adviser, at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 27 at the Danville Library. Call 837-4889. Danville Library, 400 Front St., Danville.