Digest

Singing valentines

  • Devil Mountain Barbershop Chorus offers singing Valentine's Day packages Feb. 8-14 for Walnut Creek, Concord, Pleasant Hill, Martinez. $50 for serenade, small box of chocolates, long-stemmed rose. Information: 925-376-4916.

    VFW breakfast

  • VFW breakfast honors Presidents Day 8-11 a.m. Feb. 10, Veterans Memorial Building, 2290 Willow Pass Road, Concord. Eggs to order, pancakes, sausages, beverages. $5 adults, $3 for 12, younger. Crafts and bake sale. 925-255-3449.

    Chili cook-off

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    Annual Chili Cook-Off 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 3, Clayton Club Saloon, 6096 Main St., Clayton. Prizes/awards for top three of 20 entries. Entry forms at Clayton Club. www.claytonclubsaloon.com or steve@claytonclubsaloon.com, 925-998-0549.

    Republican women meet

  • Ygnacio Valley Republican Women Federated meet 10 a.m. Feb 20, Oakhurst Country Club, l001 Peacock Creek Drive, Clayton. Topic: How state, federal legislatures work. $25. 925-672-5061.

    Be prepared

  • Free emergency disaster services courses 9 a.m.-5 p.m. March 2, 9, The Salvation Army, 3950 Clayton Road, Concord. Free. For course information, registration, email ConcordCanteen@gmail.com.

  • 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.

    Citizen Police Academy

  • Concord Police Department accepting applications for 10-week Citizen Police Academy, providing 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.

    Grant writing seminar

  • Grant writing seminar 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Feb. 27, Shell Clubhouse, 1635 Pacheco Blvd., Martinez. Contra Costa County community based organizations, government agencies get tips to write grant applications. Includes workbook, breakfast, lunch. Registration: www.cccounty.us/supervisorglover, 925-335-8200.

    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.

    Computer introduction

  • Learn basic computer skills 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Feb. 8-22, Concord Senior Center, 2727 Parkside Circle, Concord. Best suited for adults. $15. Refer to course 91743. Registration: 925-671-3404. concordreg.org.

    Be a VIP

  • Concord Police Department seeking applicants for Volunteers In Police Service. Duties include home security surveys, pick up and deliver property/evidence, traffic complaints, handicap enforcement, parking violations, business license verification, more. Call Margaret Romiti, 925-671-3184.

    Email transcript@bayareanewsgroup.com or fax 925-943-8362.