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Strategies to Maximize Your Social Security Retirement Benefits
Did you know that you don't have to take your Social Security retirement benefits at age 62? Learn how to choose the optimal strategy from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, March 7 at the Pleasant Hill Library. Contact Todd Friedman at 979-2342 or tfriedman@financialguide.com. Pleasant Hill Library, 1750 Oak Park Blvd., Pleasant Hill.
 

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New Takes on Old Myths in Nutrition
Drs. Jim and Bette Felton will investigate "common knowledge" and new findings about nutrition as part of the "Good Food, Good Health" lecture series from 6:30-8 p.m. on Monday, March 16 at the Danville Library. Free. Contact Chris Gray at 837-4889 or cgray@ccclib.org. Danville Library, 400 Front St., Danville.
 

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Seed Saving for Vegetables
Contra Costa Master Gardener Trish Clifford will teach how to grow vegetables and save seeds for next year's crop from 6:30-8 p.m. on Thursday, March 19 at the San Ramon Library. Seed saving enables self-sufficiency and provides access to locally-adapted seeds. Call 973-2850. San Ramon Library, 100 Montgomery St., San Ramon.
 

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Corvid Connection
Would you like to meet the world’s smartest birds? Get up close and personal with live owls, ravens, and other injured wild birds in this fascinating educational opportunity presented by Elaine Friedman, wildlife rehabilitator, from 6:30-8 p.m. on Monday, March 23 at the Danville Library. Free. Contact Chris Gray at 837-4889 or cgray@ccclib.org. Danville Library, 400 Front St., Danville.
 

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Meditation: Change Your Life in 20 Minutes
Join Dr. Zaslove, author, psychiatrist and meditation practitioner for over 30 years, as he offers this lively, fast-moving and thoroughly enjoyable journey into the peace, joy, and health which awaits you within. From 6-7:30 p.m. on Monday, March 30 at the Danville Library. Call 837-4889. Danville Library, 400 Front St., Danville.
 

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Age 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.
 

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Bees 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 cgray@ccclib.org. Danville Library, 400 Front St., Danville.
 

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Deeper 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.
 

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Dogs 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 ldohlman@arf.net. Tony La Russa's Animal Rescue Foundation, 2890 Mitchell Drive, Walnut Creek.
 

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Organics, 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 cgray@ccclib.org. Danville Library, 400 Front St., Danville.
 

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Gardening 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 .
 

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Backyard Birdscaping
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.
 

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The 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.
 

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Ruth 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.