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Tree lighting ceremonies

  • Concord tree lighting 4 p.m. Dec. 1, Todos Santos Plaza, Willow Pass Road at Grant Street. Santa, school choirs, traditional tree lighting, holiday singalong. Free. 925-671-3464, www.concordfirst.org.

  • Clayton caroling and tree lighting, 6 p.m. Dec. 1, Grove Park to Main and Oak streets. Meet at the gazebo. Mt. Diablo School choir, Santa, free cider and doughnuts. 925-672-2272.

    Holiday breakfast

  • VFW breakfast, 8-11 a.m. Nov. 25, Veterans Memorial Building, 2290 Willow Pass Road, Concord. Eggs to order, pancakes, sausages, beverages. Craft, bake sale. Adults $4, kids 12, younger $2. 925-255-3449.

    Holiday shopping, more

  • Super Holiday Boutique 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 9, Centre Concord, 5298 Clayton Road, Concord. Raffles, wine tasting, food, shopping, Santa photos, performances. First 250 visitors receive free sway bags. Bring gently used coats, receive raffle ticket. Free. http://everythingkidsguide.com/festival-showcase/holiday-boutique.

    Tree of Lights

  • Hospice of East Bay Tree of Lights Central County (Concord, Clayton, Pleasant Hill) ceremony 5:30 p.m. Dec. 3, John Muir Medical Center parking lot, East Street at Almond Avenue, Concord. Dedicated to state Sen. Daniel E. Boatwright

    . Dedicate light for, in memory of, loved one. Refreshments, music. Lights $25. hospiceeastbay.org.

    Holiday concert

  • Clayton Valley Presbyterian Church Holiday Concert, 8 p.m. Nov. 30, 1578 Kirker Pass Road, Clayton. Renaissance, pop, traditional, contemporary music. $15-$25. Tickets www.brownpapertickets.com.

    Retired teachers lunch

  • California Retired Teachers Association holiday luncheon, bazaar 11 a.m. Dec. 4, Boundary Oak, 3800 Valley Vista Road, Walnut Creek. Bazaar benefits scholarships, Concord High chorus. $28. R.S.V.P. by Nov. 24. 925-686-5637.

    Blood drive

  • Molly's "Pay It Forward" blood drive 1:30-7:30 p.m. Nov. 27, Diablo View Middle School, 300 Diablo View Lane, Clayton. Appointments: 800-733-276, redcrossblood.org. Use code: MOLLY925.

    Senior center craft fair

  • Concord Senior Center Craft Fair, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 30, 2727 Parkside Circle. Knitted accessories, jewelry, handmade baby items, wood products, art, glass, baked goods. 925-671-3320.

    Help furry friends

  • East Bay Animal Rescue Refuge fundraiser 4 p.m. Dec. 2, Guadalajara Grille, 5446 Ygnacio Valley Road, Concord. Raffles, silent auction. Proceeds benefit care of animals. $25. www.brownpapertickets.com. Information: http://ebarr.org.

    Book sale

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    Concord Library 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 23-24; 1-3 p.m. Nov. 25, 2900 Salvio St. Gently used books, DVDs, CDs for reasonable prices. Bag of book sale Sunday. 925-646-5455.

    Christmas caroling

  • Concord United Methodist Church Carol Sing 3:30 p.m. Dec. 8, 1645 West St., Concord. Christmas music for family. Bring unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots. Free. 925-685-5260, www.concordumc.org.

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