Where/When: Mt. Wanda – meet at the Park & Ride lot at Alhambra Ave & Franklin Canyon Rd, Martinez; Saturday, 9 to 11 a.m.
Why Go: This popular weekend stroll up the mountain presents an opportunity to get back to nature and learn about local flora.
Pricing: $3 per person
Where/When: , 630 Court St, Martinez; Friday, 6 – 9 p.m.
Why Go: Every two months an open-house reception is held to showcase new pieces and allow people to meet Martinez artists.
Where/When: Benicia Old Town Theatre Group, 140 W J St, Benicia; Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.
Why Go: Enjoy local actors performing this two-act play about an unassuming young architect and what happens when someone from his past shows up at his house – to stay.
Where/When, Ygnacio Valley Rd & San Carlos Dr, Walnut Creek, Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Why Go: Following the Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Heather Farm, walk with your family over the bridge to the Equestrian Arenas on the other side of the pond for a fun-filled horse extravaganza! Watch breed and riding demonstrations; get information on 4H, Pony Club, Scouts and other great youth and local riding organizations; talk with managers of local barns, trainers and summer camps, among other activities.
5. West of Next at Armando’s
Where/When: Armando’s in Martinez, Friday 7:30 p.m.
Why Go: Check out West of Next, a roots/rock/Western swing band hatched not far from here, in Fair Oaks.