Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1525 distribute Buddy Poppies Nov. 9-12, Safeway at 4309 Clayton Road, Concord; 710 Bancroft Road, Walnut Creek. 925-255-3449, email@example.com.
Veterans Day ceremony 11 a.m. Nov. 11, Hillcrest Community Park, 2050 Olivera Road, Concord. KWVA Mt. Diablo Chapter 264, VFW Post 1525, city of Concord honor women of armed forces. Speakers, veterans service organizations, information, jet flyover. 925-255-3449, firstname.lastname@example.org.
City office closures
Concord city offices closed Nov. 12 for Veterans Day, Nov. 19-23 for unpaid furlough days, Thanksgiving. Community Pool open 10 a.m.-noon Nov. 12, 23. Police patrol, dispatch operations not affected. 925-671-3150, www.cityofconcord.org.
Clayton city offices closed Nov. 12 for Veterans Day, Nov. 21 furlough day, Nov. 22-23 for Thanksgiving holiday. Police patrol, dispatch operations not affected. 925-673-7300, www.ci.clayton.ca.us.
Contra Costa Christian Theater's "Doubt," 8 p.m. Nov. 9-10, 15-17; 2:30 p.m. Nov. 11, 17; 1835 Colfax St., Concord. Pulitzer Prize winner for drama. Adults $15, seniors $12, students $10. For dates, tickets: 925-262-2206, www.ccchristiantheatre.org.
Baha'i Faith celebrates birth of prophet/founder of Baha'i Faith, 7 p.m. Nov. 11, 4100 Clayton Road, Concord. Refreshments. 360-0448, www.bahaifaithofwalnutcreek.org.
Helping those in need
Monument Crisis Center Simple Supper, 6 p.m. Nov. 8, 2350 Monument Blvd., Concord. Soup, salad, more. Entertainment by The Kids for the Kids. Proceeds benefit center. $20. 925-825-7751, http://monumentcrisiscenter.org.
Seventh annual Giving Thanks at Thanksgiving dinner 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Nov. 22, First Lutheran Church, 4000 Concord Blvd., Concord. Free turkey with trimmings. All welcome, local transportation provided. Seeking blankets, sleeping bags, coats, gloves, monetary donations 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. weekdays to distribute at Thanksgiving dinner. 925-270-0984, GTatTG2012@yahoo.com.
Stroke Support Group of Contra Costa County meets 7-9 p.m. Nov. 12, John Muir Medical Center, 2540 East St., Concord. Topic: California relay telephone services. Free. Ann Dzuna, 925-376-6218.
Clayton Community Church, CVCHS Public Service Academy collect winter wear through Nov. 18, for needy families, 6055 Main St., Clayton. 925-673-9060, email@example.com.
Japanese arts concert
Taki GenRyu Arts 17th anniversary concert 12:30 p.m. Nov. 12, Japanese Cultural & Community Center of Northern California, 1840 Sutter St., Concord. Japanese traditional, contemporary music, dance. Adults $20, children/seniors $15. Tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/281503.
Dalis Gardens Clubhouse Holiday Boutique 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 10, 3161 Terraza Del Sol, Concord. Crafts, gifts items, raffles. 925-676-6980.
Clayton Valley Woman's Club Holiday Boutique 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 17; 1-4 p.m. Nov. 18, Clayton Library, 6125 Clayton Road. Crafts, bake sale, holiday decor, household items. Benefits local charities. www.claytonvalleywomansclub.org.
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