Digest

African gospel music

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Jambo New Life Band performs 7 p.m. Oct. 16, Concord United Methodist Church, 1645 West St., Concord. Traditional, contemporary gospel music of Tanzania. Free, donations welcome. 925-798-8284, www.concordumc.org.

Plant sale

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Markham Regional Arboretum Society plant sale 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 13, 1201 La Vista Ave., Concord. Hard-to-find California natives, succulents up to 50 percent off. Parking, admission free. 925-681-2968, http://markhamarboretum.org.

Support for your heart

  • John Muir chapter of Mended Hearts meets 7 p.m. Oct. 11, 2540 East St., Concord. Speaker, information, cardiac patient, family support. 925-943-7549.

    Helping families cope

  • Free Alzheimer's care workshop 1-4 p.m. Oct. 20, Concord Senior Center, 2727 Parkside Circle. Help families learn to deal with behavior associated with Alzheimer's disease, other dementias. R.S.V.P. by Oct. 15. 925-280-9688.

    E-Marketing webinar

  • Webinar for small businesses 9-11 a.m. Oct. 18. Options for online marketing strategies, tools such as e-newsletters, social media, search engine optimization. Free. Registration: www. ContraCostaSBDC.com.

    Handcrafters' Boutique

  • Handcrafters' Boutique, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 13, Concord Moose Family Center Lodge 567, 1805 Broadway St., Concord (behind Park & Shop). Handmade decorations, candles, jams, jellies, baby gifts, more. Free admission, hourly raffles, kids' face painting. Proceeds benefit Moose Charity Fund, college scholarships.

    Autumn at Adobe

  • Concord Historical Society's Autumn at the Adobe 1-4 p.m. Oct. 14, Salvio Pacheco Adobe, 1870 Adobe St., Concord. Wine tasting, appetizers, raffles, cash prizes, more. $30, $35 at door. RSVP: 925-682-7271.

    Republican women

  • Ygnacio Valley Republican Women meet 5:30 p.m. Oct. 17, Oakhurst Country Club, 1001 Peacock Creek Drive, Clayton. Tom Del Becarro, chairman California Republican Party speaks. Dinner $35. R.S.V.P.: 925-672-5061.

    Library book sale

    Clayton Library book sale, members only 4-7 p.m., Oct 12; all others 10-6 p.m. Oct. 13; noon-4 p.m. Oct. 15, 6125 Clayton Road. 925- 672-3672, www.claytonlibrary.org.

    Storytelling concert

  • Singer/storyteller Randy Rutherford's "The Water is Wide," 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12, St. John's Episcopal Church, 5555 Clayton Road, Clayton. $15 at door, www.brownpapertickets.com, 925-672-8717.

    Scarecrow contest

  • Shoppers invited to visit Todos Santos Plaza stores, vote for favorite scarecrow Oct. 13-28. Participating businesses fly orange, black balloons. www.concordtsba.org or www.cityofconcord.org/recreation/events/downtownevents.htm.

    Children trick-or-treat at plaza businesses 3-5 p.m. Oct. 31.

    Energy updates

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    PG&E Homeowner's Energy Upgrade workshop, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 16, Centre Concord, 5298 Clayton Road, Concord. Learn ways to lower utility bills, save energy. Free. Registration: http://euc-concord2012.eventbrite.com. 408-821-2710.

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