Kids fly free
Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 393 Young Eagles' free plane rides for kids 8-17, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 21, Buchanan Field, Concord. Register on-site, parent(s) must attend. New location; enter airport on Center Avenue in Pacheco, follow signs to 200 Sally Ride Drive. www.eaa393.org. 925-705-7771, 925-356-5656.
Gently used book sale
Concord Library book sale 1-8 p.m. Sept. 27; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 28; 1-4 p.m. Sept. 29, 2900 Salvio St. Hardcovers $1, paperbacks 50 cents, children's 25-50 cents, media $1. Sunday sale $3 per bag. Benefits library programs. 925-646-5455.
Lawn workshop 9 a.m.-noon Sept. 21, Contra Costa Water District, 1331 Concord Ave., Concord. Learn to replace lawn with waterwise landscape. $20 includes resource packet. Register 925-947-1678, www.gardenshf.org.
VFW Breakfast 8-11 a.m. Sept. 22, Veterans Memorial Building, 2290 Willow Pass Road. Concord. Egg to order, sausages, pancakes, beverages. Adults $5, children 12 and younger $3. Bake sale and boutique. 925-255-3449.
School choir fundraiser
Concord High School Choir carwash 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 28, 4200 Concord Blvd. Funds raised will support Williamsburg, Va tour. Cars $10, trucks/SUVs $12. 925-687-2030.
Social and Latin ballroom dancing 7-9 p.m. Fridays, Concord Senior Center. 2727 Parkside Circle, Concord. All ages, learn steps, $4. For dates, call 925-671-3320.
Afternoon with author Elizabeth Lonseth, 3 p.m. Sept. 29, Montecito Oakmont Senior Living, 4756 Clayton Road, Concord. Lonseth's novels have strong spiritual message with multithreaded storylines. Free. R.S.V.P.: 925-692-5838.
All things Sake
Eighth annual Sake Day 5-8 p.m. Sept. 28, Japanese Cultural & Community Center of Northern California, 1840 Sutter St., Concord. Sake centric foods, live Okinawan band, Sake brewers, auction. Proceeds benefit center. $75 by Sept. 27; $80 at door. akeday-zvents.eventbrite.com, 415-567-5505.
It's bocce time
Bocce ball at Baldwin Park 5:30-7:30 p.m. Mondays, Sept. 23-Oct. 4, Baldwin Park bocce courts, 2790 Parkside Circle, Concord. Learn to play. 18, older. $54. Course 93186. 925-671-2489. Register www.cityofconcord.org (go to activities guide).
Helping furry friends
Wine & Whiskers 5-8 p.m. Sept. 28, 2890 Mitchell Drive, Walnut Creek. ARF celebrates decade of sheltering animals. Proceeds benefit animals. Wine, appetizers. $80. www.arf.net.
Meet the authors
Meet Howard Vanes, Cathy Turney 1-3 p.m. Sept. 21, Pet Food Express, 785 Oak Grove Road, Concord. Dog, cat stories, photos. Proceeds benefit NorCal Poodle Rescue. www.norcalpoodlerescue.net.
Contra Costa Taxpayers Association breakfast 7:45-9:30 a.m. Sept. 27, Denny's, 1313 Willow Pass Road, Concord. Gus Kramer talks about assessments in Contra Costa County. $20. 925-289-9200, firstname.lastname@example.org. www.cocotax.org.