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Christmas caroling

  • Join Salvation Army brass band 7 p.m. Dec. 15, 3950 Clayton Road, Concord, for Christmas caroling. For entire family. 925-676-6180, ext. 21.

    Helping those in need

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    Drop off gently used coats, scarves, gloves through Dec. 21, at REI Concord, 1975 Diamond Blvd. Shelter, Inc., St. Vincent de Paul will distribute to those in need. For store hours: www.rei.com/stores/concord.html, 925-825-9400.

    Boy Scouts help others

  • Boy Scout Troop 317 selling Christmas trees, mistletoe, wreaths, tree stands 10 a.m.-10 p.m. daily through Dec. 23, Dana Plaza, Concord Boulevard at Landana Drive. Proceeds benefit Hurricane Sandy victims. bsatroop317@hotmail.com.

    Be a powerful voice

  • Court Appointed Special Advocates of Contra Costa County recruiting volunteers to make difference in lives of abused, neglected children. Details 6:30-8 p.m. Dec. 15, 2020 N. Broadway, Walnut Creek. Register 925-256-7284, ext. 7, ginaturturici@cccocasa.org, www.cccocasa.org.


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    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.

    Journey to Bethlehem

  • Christ Community Church live Nativity 6-8 p.m. Dec. 15-16, 1650 Ashbury Drive, Concord. Petting zoo, refreshments. Free. 925-685-4343.

    Christmas Eve service

  • Christmas Eve service 7 p.m. Dec. 24, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 4000 Clayton Road, Concord. All welcome. 925-682-8410.

    Disaster preparedness

  • Clayton holds free Disaster Preparedness Seminar 7-9 p.m. Jan. 7, Clayton Library, 6125 Clayton Road. Learn what to have on hand, escape plan, more. No registration required. claytonCERT@yahoo.com.

    Republican women meet

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    Ygnacio Valley Republican Women luncheon 10 a.m., Dec. 19, Oakhurst Country Club, 1001 Peacock Drive, Clayton. $25. Holiday fun, festivities. R.S.V.P.: 925-672-5061.

    Citizen Police Academy

  • Concord Police Department accepting applications for 10-week Citizen Police Academy, providing residents with inside look at law enforcement. Classes 6:30-9:30 p.m. Thursdays starting Feb. 7, at police department, 1350 Galindo St. Participants must be at least 16, live or work in Concord, no felony convictions, no misdemeanors within year of applying. http://www.cityofconcord.org/police/joinin/academy.aspx.

    City closures

  • Concord and Clayton city offices will be closed during the Christmas and New Year's holidays.

    In Concord, offices closed Dec. 24-Jan. 1, for unpaid furlough days, holidays. Minimum non-sworn staff on duty primarily on call for essential services. Police patrol, dispatch not affected. www.cityofconcord.org.

    In Clayton, offices closed Dec. 24-Jan. 1. Visit www.ci.clayton.ca.us/ for more information.

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