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African arts, crafts

  • African Arts and Crafts Bazaar 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Aug. 1; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 2-3, 2238 Mt. Diablo St., Concord. Handwoven baskets, Nativity sets, jewelry, animal carvings, African art, more. Free admission.

    Rib cook-off

  • Fourth annual Clayton Rib Cook Off 2 p.m. Aug. 10, Clayton Club Saloon, 6096 Main. St. Clayton. Live music, ribs, more. Free. Amateur competitors register: www.claytoncbca.org. 925-383-1495.

    Music & Market

  • 25th season Music & Market 6:30-8 p.m. Thursdays through Sept. 12. July 20: Project 4, dance band, Todos Santos Plaza, Salvio Street, Willow Pass Road. Tuesday Night Blues 6:30-8 p.m. Admission, parking free. 925-671-3464, www.concordfirst.org.

    A tasty Sunday stroll

  • Taste of Concord 1-4 p.m. Aug. 11, Todos Santos Plaza, Salvio Street, Willow Pass Road. Food, wine, beer, silent auction. Children $10, adults $20. Tickets: http://tasteofconcord-zvents.eventbrite.com.

    Honoring Korean vets

  • Korean War 60th Commemoration 11 a.m. July 27, Hillcrest Park, Olivera Road, Grant Street, Concord. Tribute to Korean War veterans. Free refreshments, food. Information 925-899-2015, 925-998-8071, davidamc@comcast.net.

    Summer Pops concert

  • Walnut Creek Concert Band 7:30 p.m. July 23, Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. Virtuoso Allen Vizzutti on trumpet. $14-$17. 925-943-7469, lesherartscenter.org.

    Live theater

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    'The Man in the Box: A Play in two Acts,' 8 p.m. July 26-28, Cue Theatre Live, 1835 Colfax St., Concord. $12-$18. Tickets, information: www.b8company.com/events.htm.

    Cat independence

  • Cat Independence Days through July 28. No adoption fee for ARF adult cats. All spayed, neutered, vaccinated, microchipped. Noon-5 p.m., Wednesday; 3-7 p.m. Thursday-Friday; noon-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. 925-256-1ARF (925-256-1273); www.arf.net.

    Ham radio course

  • Salvation Army, Mt. Diablo Amateur Radio Club free seven-week course to earn entry level FCC Amateur Radio license. 7-9 p.m. beginning Thursday, Aug. 22, Salvation Army 3950 Clayton Road, Concord. Registration required, $5 materials fee; textbook if needed less than $30. Sign up HamRadioClass@gmail.com; 925 465-9554.

    Volunteer to patrol

  • Volunteers sought for Concord Police Department neighborhood patrol, including vacation checks, pickup and delivery property/evidence, traffic complaints, handicap enforcement, parking violations, traffic control, business license verification, more. Call Margaret Romiti, 925-671-3184.

    Movies, puppets, stories

  • Chevron Family Theatre Festival 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 20, Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. Family day of entertainment. $5, activities free. 925-295-7469, www.LesherArtsCenter.org.

    Helping children

  • Volunteers of America Operation Backpack through July 26. Collecting backpacks, school supplies for Bay Area homeless, foster youth. For Contra Costa drop-off sites: OperationBackpackBayArea.org.