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 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.
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.
Christmas Carol Sing
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.
Cardiac nutrition class
Cardiac nutrition class 5-6 p.m. Dec. 3, John Muir Medical Center, 2540 East St., Concord. Learn to reduce risk of cardiac disease, read food labels. Free. 925-947-5313.
It's all downhill
Ski/snowboard waxing basics 7-8:30 p.m. Dec. 5, REI Concord, 1975 Diamond Blvd. Learn how, why waxes work. Free. 925-825-9400.
Adult ed open house
Mt. Diablo Adult Education open house, art/craft sale 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Dec. 1, Pleasant Hill Education Center, 1 Santa Barbara Road. Handcrafted jewelry, wood crafts, knitted items, art, more. Visit classrooms, meet instructors, students. 925-937-1530.
A Christmas tradition
Calvary Temple Church "Scrooge," 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7, 4725 Evora Road, Concord. Hors d'oeuvres, sparkling cider 7 p.m. $8-$20. 925-458-9100, www.scroogeinfo.org.
Reaching our youths
Christmas Closet, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, Thursday, Saturday, through December, 100 Glacier Drive, Martinez. Visit Santa shop at Christmas store. Benefits Juvenile Hall Auxiliary. 925-957-0019, www.reachingouryouth.org.
Diablo Women's Chorale Heavenly Holiday Concert 2 p.m. Dec. 8, St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 399 Wiget Lane, Walnut Creek. Traditional holiday music, more. Reception follows. Adults $15, students $10. 925-672-2689, www.diablowomenschorale.org.
Christmas for Everyone
Christmas for Everyone, Dec. 25, New Hope International Church, 2120 Olivera Road, Concord. New, gently used clothing, new unwrapped toys, gifts, food, sleeping bags, rain gear sought. Volunteers needed before Christmas to answer phones, hang posters, sort clothes, decorate. On Christmas Day, volunteer to deliver food to homebound, provide haircuts, be entertainers. 925-228-2233, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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