Science and faith
Physicist Denny Lee speaks on science, faith 7:30 p.m. Sept. 29, Grace Chinese Alliance Church, 1630 Grant St. Concord. Child care available. 925-518-7272, http://gcac.us.
Clayton Theatre Co.
Finding your ancestors
Contra Costa County Genealogy Society meets 7 p.m. Sept. 13, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1360 Alberta Way, Concord.
Professional genealogist Dean McLeod speaks about experiences, knowledge. http://rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cacccgs.
Introduction to Facebook, 12:45-2:15 p.m., Sept. 14, Concord Senior Center, 2727 Parkside Circle. Set up account, learn to safely use Facebook. Must have email address. $16. 925-671-3320, http://www.ci.concord.ca.us/recreation/events/srevents.htm.
Trip to the islands
Hawaiian Fusion, 4:30 p.m., Sept. 7, Centre Concord, 5298 Clayton Road. Features Bruce Shimabukuro with Hawaiian music, food, boutique, more. Proceeds benefit Concord Senior Center programs. $48. 925-671-3320, www.cityofconcord.org/hawaiianfusion.
Republican women meet
Ygnacio Valley Republican Women meet 10 a.m. Sept. 19, Oakhurst Country Club, 1001 Peacock Creek Drive, Clayton. Becky Kolberg, chairman of the Contra Costa Republican Party speaks. $25. Barbara Allen, 925-672-5061.
Free CERT training
Concord Community Emergency Response Team training, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 8, 15, 22, fire training facility, 2945 Treat Blvd., Concord. Learn basic fire safety, disaster preparedness, more. Registration: 925-603-5933.
75th annual Walnut Festival Sept. 20-23, Heather Farm Park, 301. N. San Carlos Drive, Walnut Creek. Food, kids activities, rides, entertainment, more. $5. For times, information, www.thewalnutfestival.org/festival.php, 925-935-6766.
At the Grove
Concerts in the Grove 6-8:30 p.m. Sept. 15, Grove Park Gazebo, Main Street, Clayton. East Bay Mudd cover dance band with classic soul, funk. Bring blankets, chairs. Free, donations appreciated. 925-673-7300.
Looking for readers
Volunteers needed to read to children ages 3-5 in preschool child care centers in Concord. Attend four-hour training session offered by library. Books, resources supplied. 925-927-3288.
Stuff the Bus campaign
Drop off backpacks full of school supplies through Sept. 9, Krispy Kreme, 1991 Diamond Blvd., Concord. Donors receive free doughnuts. Supplies distributed by Concord Salvation Army. 916-563-3731.
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