Digest

Western Day sale

  • Western Days at Concord Hospice Thrift 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 22-23; 12-5 p.m. Feb. 24, 5350 Clayton Road, Concord. Cowboy hats, boots, paintings, books, decorative items. Half-off sale Feb. 23. 925-674-9072.

    The glitz, the glamour

  • Annual Academy Awards Benefit Party 4:30 p.m. Feb. 24, Brenden Theatres, 1985 Willow Pass Road, Concord. Proceeds benefit STAND! Dress like star, walk red carpet, food, drinks. $45, $55 at door. 925-603-0138.

    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.

    Help for parents

  • Parenting the Child with Special Needs mini-conference, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Feb. 23, Loma Vista Adult Center, 1266 San Carlos Ave., Concord. Register at www.mdusd.k12.ca.us/adulted.

    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.

    Planning a wedding?

  • Oakhurst Bridal Faire 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 24, 1001 Peacock Creek Drive, Clayton. Wedding vendors, culinary samples, sip champagne, giveaways, gifts, bridal fashion show. Free. www.oakhurstcc.com.

    Let's go to camp!

  • Contra Costa Camp Fair 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 24, Acalanes High, 1200 Pleasant Hill Road, Lafayette. Information for camps, preschools, day care, sports activities for spring break, summer. http://www.contracostacampfair.com/Camp-Fair.html.

    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.

    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.

    Computer introduction

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

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