Diablo Japanese American Club Festival, 1-9 p.m. Aug. 11; noon-8:30 p.m. Aug. 12, 3165 Treat Blvd., Concord. Bonsai exhibits, crafts, traditional food, judo performances, dance, more. Free admission. 925-682-5299, www.diablojaclub.com/summer-festival.
The gift of life
American Red Cross blood drive, 1-6 p.m. July 30, St. Agnes Catholic Church, 3966 Chestnut Ave., Concord. Appointments: 800-733-2767, redcrossblood.org. Sponsor code: INTERFAITHCOMMUNITY.
Muir campfire program
Free campfire program 7 p.m. Aug. 4, John Muir National Historic Site, 4202 Alhambra Ave., Martinez. Songs, skits, stories celebrate legacy of John Muir. Bring chairs, blankets, picnic. Rain cancels. 925-228-8860.
Meet state senator
Meet state Sen. Mark De Saulnier, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. July 28, Clayton Library, 6125 Clayton Road. Get help with a state agency problem, give opinions on legislation. 925-942-6082, http://sd07.senate.ca.gov.
Save Mount Diablo Curry Point Loop 4- to 6-mile hike, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 4. Meet at Curry Point, past south gate entrance to Mount Diablo State Park, Clayton. $10 vehicle fee. Registration: email@example.com. www.savemountdiablo.org.
At the Grove
Concerts in the grove 6-8:30 p.m. Aug. 4, Grove Park Gazebo, Main Street, Clayton. Featuring "Diamond" Dave Hosley singing hits by Sinatra, Elvis. Bring blankets, chairs. Free, donations appreciated. 925-673-7300. http://www.tabletop-pro.com/LivinUSA.htm.
Free e-waste recycling
Drop off unwanted e-waste 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug 4, overflow parking lot 7 at DVC, 321 Golf Club Road, Pleasant Hill. For full list of acceptable items go to http://noewaste.com/what-is-recyclable.php.
Take back the night
National Night Out against crime 6:30-9:30 p.m. Aug. 7, Todos Santos Plaza, Willow Pass Road at Grant Street. Entertainment by Stung, tribute to The Police; DVC Roc with rhythm, blues; David Correa and Cascada. Community karaoke, food, more. Admission, parking free. 925-671-3464 or www.concordfirst.org.
Dog wash fundraiser
Contra Costa Humane Society Dunkin' Doggies Dog Wash, Aug. 4, Pet Food Express, Clayton/Concord, Pleasant Hill, Walnut Creek. $15. All proceeds benefit CCHS. For times, addresses, visit www.cchumane.org. 925-279-2247.
Tuesday Night Blues 6:30-8 p.m. July 31, blues guitarist David Landon., mini farmers market. 925-671-3464, www.concordfirst.org for both events.
Beaver Festival 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 4, Beaver park, Marina Vista at Alhambra Avenue, Martinez. Music, crafts, beaver fun, activities. Volunteers needed. 925-283-4499, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or go to www.martinezbeavers.org.
Todos Santos music
Thursday Music & Market features Best Intentions with Motown sounds, 6:30-8 p.m. July 26, Todos Santos Plaza, Willow Pass Road at Grant Street. Series through Sept. 13.
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