Digest

VFW breakfast

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VFW breakfast honors the Boy Scouts 8-11 a.m. Feb. 24, 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.

Caldecott exhibit

  • Clayton Historical Society's project overview/update covering Caldecott Tunnel's history, geology 7 p.m. March 6, Diamond Terrace, 6401 Center St., Clayton. Caldecott exhibit opens Clayton Museum, 6101 Main St. 925-672-0240, www.claytonhistory.org.

    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.

    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.

    For young writers

  • Free humor, mystery, suspense writing workshop 9 a.m.-noon March 2, Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway. Kids in grades 6-8 meet children's authors Sarah Wilson, Elizabeth Koehler-Pentacoff. Bring pen, paper. 925-977-3340.

    Caregivers job fair

  • Eldercare Services Job Fair, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 26, 1808 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek. Seeking professional caregivers with year of professional experience working with dementia, mental health patients. 925-937-2018, www.EldercareAnswers.com.

    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.

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