Concord public hearings on proposed 2012-2013 city budget, 10-year financial plan, 6:30 a.m. June 5, 26. Civic Center, 1950 Parkside Drive. View at www.cityofconcord.org. 925-671-3495.
Music & Market
24th annual Thursday evening Music & Market features Cajun fiddler Tom Rigney and Flambeau, 6:30-8 p.m. June 7, Todos Santos Plaza, Willow Pass Road at Grant Street. Series through Sept. 13. 925-671-3464 or www.concordfirst.org.
Father's Day in Plaza
DadDay Brews Festival 11 a.m. June 17, Todos Santos Plaza, Willow Pass Road at Grant Street, Concord. Live music, fire department chili cook-off, more. Free admission, parking. 925-671-3464, concordfirst.org.
Botanize Diablo's North Side hosts 5-mile walk 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. June 10. Meet at trailhead at end of Rialto Drive, Clayton. Bring water, snacks. Rain cancels. Free. RSVP: 510-223-3310.
State budget update
The gift of life
Red Cross blood drive 9 a.m.-2 p.m. June 5, John Muir Medical Center, Concord One Auditorium, 2540 East St., Concord. 800-733-2767 or redcrossblood.org for appointment. Use code: DIABLO.
Bethel Baptist Church women's ministry day retreat, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. June 2, 3578 Clayton Road, Concord. Guest speakers, lunch, worship, silent auction. $20. Auction proceeds benefit women's ministry events. RSVP: 925-798-7470, email@example.com.
Cooking veggies, vegan
Vegetarian cooking with celebrity Chef Marc Anthony, 6 p.m. June 26, Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1655 West St., Concord. Learn vegan cooking, plant-based nutrition. Program, dinner free. 925-676-4111, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keep young drivers safe
CHP Start Smart driver education class 6-8 p.m. June 11-12, CHP office, 5001 Blum Road, Martinez. Targets new, future drivers ages 15-19. Free. Registration: 925-646-4980 or at office.
At the Grove
Concerts in the Grove 6-8:30 p.m. June 9, Grove Park Gazebo, Main Street, Clayton. Mamaluke plays classic rock by Rolling Stones, more. Bring blankets, chairs. Free, donations appreciated. 925-673-7300. www.santanatributeband.com.
A little magic for all
Society of American Magicians Assembly 112 meets 7 p.m. third Wednesdays, Round Table Pizza, 2960 Treat Blvd., Concord. Magic performances, instruction, open to all. Fred, 925-451-1292"
Diablo Women's Chorale's 70th annual spring concert, "Goin' Down the Road," 3 p.m. June 2, St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 399 Wiget Lane, Walnut Creek. Blues artist Juke Joint Jonny, audience singalong, reception. $15 general, $10 students. Tickets at door or www.diablowomenschorale.org.
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