Digest

Library book sale

  • Concord library hosts winter book sale 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 25-26; 1-3 p.m. Jan. 27, 2900 Salvio St. Gently used books $1 or less. Bag of books $3 Jan. 27. Proceeds benefit library programs. 925-646-5455.

    VFW serves breakfast

  • Breakfast for 40th anniversary of Vietnam Peace Accord signing 8-11 a.m. Jan. 27, Veterans Memorial Building, 2290 Willow Pass Road, Concord. Eggs to order, pancakes, sausages, beverages. Crafts, bake sale. $3-$5. 925-255-3449.

    Be prepared

  • Clayton holds free two-hour disaster preparedness seminar 7 p.m. March 13, Clayton Community Library, 6125 Clayton Road. Learn what to have on hand, escape plan, more. No registration required. ClaytonCERT@yahoo.com.

    Wellness expo

  • Total Wellness Expo 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 9, 1251 Monument Blvd. Concord. Free health screenings, massages, kids entertainment. First 250 get free swag bag. 925-685-2002, contracostahealthexpo.com.

    Knights crab feed


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    Knights of Columbus St. Bonaventure Council Crab Feed 6 p.m. Feb 2, 5562 Clayton Road, Concord. No-host bar, 50/50 raffle. $40. No tickets sold at the door. 925-685-2573, 925-849-5446.

    Camellia Tea

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    Clayton Historical Society 36th annual Camellia Tea 1-4 p.m. Feb. 10, 6101 Main St., Clayton. Camellia display, town founder exhibit, refreshments. Free, donations welcome.

    Blood drive

  • Red Cross blood drive noon-5 p.m. Feb. 7, John Muir Medical Center, Concord One Auditorium, 2540 East St., Concord. Appointments: 800-733-2767, redcrossblood.org. Use code DIABLO.

    Backcountry travel

  • Safety, survival tips 7-8:30 p.m. Jan. 30, REI Concord, 1975 Diamond Blvd. Learn hazards of winter backcountry travel. Free. 925-825-9400.

    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.

    Winter Brews Festival

  • Brewing Network's Winter Brews Festival noon Jan. 26, Todos Santos Plaza, Grant Street at Willow Pass Road, Concord. Local brew tastings, innovations, music. $40 at door.

    Getting on the air

  • Mt. Diablo Amateur Radio Club seminar 7-9 p.m. March 24, April 4, Salvation Army, 3950 Clayton Road, Concord. Develop on-the-air skills. Free, $5 material fee. Register HamRadioClass@gmail.com, 925-465-9554.

    Pajama drive

  • Sleep Train annual Foster Kids Pajama Drive through March 3. Drop off at Walnut Creek, Pleasant Hill stores. All sizes needed. For hours, locations, www.sleeptrain.com.

    Free museum day

  • Lindsay Wildlife Museum free admission day 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 2, 1931 First Ave., Walnut Creek. See wild creatures that inhabit backyards, open spaces. 925-935-1978, http://wildlife-museum.org.

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