Fourth of July
In Concord at Todos Santos Plaza, Concord-Diablo Rotary's pancake breakfast 6:30-11 a.m., then hot dogs until 3 p.m. tickets $5. Stars & Stripes 5K run, walk benefiting Monument Crisis Center, police association charities, starts 8:30 a.m. Kids' fun run 8:15 a.m. Parade 10 a.m. new route starts at Salvio Street just west of Brenden Theaters garage up Salvio to Concord Library. Willows Theatre entertainment until 3 p.m. www.concordjuly 4th.com. Singing Flag 2012 variety, fireworks show at Dave Brubeck Park on Concord Boulevard. Show at 7:30 p.m., fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Call 925-458-9100, ext. 118; www.calvarytemple.org.
Clayton's 2012 Fourth of July parade downtown begins 10 a.m. a.m. on Main Street. For information, call Sandy Johnson, 925-693-0463.
Red Cross blood drives
Saint Bonaventure Catholic Community 1-7 p.m. July 5, 5562 Clayton Road, Concord.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints noon-6 p.m. July 13, 1360 Alberta Way, Concord. Call 800-733-2767 or go to redcrossblood.org to
At the Grove
Concerts in the Grove 6-8:30 p.m. July 7, Grove Park Gazebo, Main Street, Clayton. Featuring classic rock band Livin' In The USA. Bring blankets, chairs. Free, donations appreciated. 925-673-7300. http://www.tabletop-pro.com/LivinUSA.htm.
Brazilian Festival 3 p.m.-midnight June 30, St. Francis of Assisi Church, 860 Oak Grove Road, Concord. Traditional music, food, dance from Brazil; activities for whole family. $5. 925-682-5447.
Family magic show
Magic of Gerald Joseph 2:30 p.m. July 8, Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek. Sleight of hand magic, sight gags. $26. Tickets: 925-943-7469, http://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase.
Lindsay kids workshop
Lindsay Wildlife Museum one-day workshop 10-11:30 a.m. June 28, 1931 First Ave., Walnut Creek. Animal activities, science experiments, more. For ages 4-5. Members $14, nonmembers $18. Registration: 925-935-1978, http://wildlife-museum.org/cart/registration/?id=3148.
Juneteenth Celebration Through Dance 8 p.m. June 30, Willows Theatre Company, 1975 Diamond Blvd., Concord. Inspiring dances, music, American history honoring African American musicians. $20. Tickets: 925-798-1300, www.GrownWomenDance.org.
Music & Market
Thursday evening Music & Market features the 80z Allstars taking listeners back to '80s, 6:30-8 p.m. June 21, Todos Santos Plaza, Willow Pass Road at Grant Street. Series through Sept. 13. 925-671-3464 or www.concordfirst.org.
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