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Ringing in the holidays

  • Concord tree lighting 4-6 p.m. Dec. 7, Todos Santos Plaza, 2151 Salvio St. Santa photos, live entertainment, holiday buttons, treats, more. ABC7 news anchor Dan Ashley emcees. Free. 925-671-3464.

  • Clayton's annual caroling, tree lighting Dec. 7, downtown Clayton. Grove Park to Main, Oak streets. Carriage rides 4:30-6:30 p.m., caroling 6 p.m., tree lighting 6:30 p.m. Call CBCA 925-672-2272.

    Health care information

  • Get Covered, California 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 7, 14, Concord Library, 2900 Salvio St. Information, assistance for health care enrollment. Spanish translators. Free. 925-646-5455.

    Super Holiday Boutique

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    Super Holiday Boutique 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 8, Centre Concord, 5298 Clayton Road. Toys, baked goods, jewelry, Santa photos, kids activities. music. Benefits local musicians. www.concord-holidayexpo.com.

    Here comes Santa Claus


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  • Santa at Buchanan Field 10 a.m. Dec. 7, behind Crown Plaza Hotel, 45 John Glen Drive, Concord. Treats, Santa photos. Bring canned food, monetary donations for Food Bank of Contra Costa as photo fee.

    Meet Santa, Mrs. Claus

  • Dessert with Mrs. Claus 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 14, Endeavor Hall, 6008 Center St, Clayton. Santa, Mrs. Claus hear wishes, photos, small gifts. Toys for Tots drop-off. Free, donations appreciated. 925-672-2272.

    Holiday arts, crafts

  • Holiday Gift and Craft Fair 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Dec. 6, Concord Senior Center 2727 Parkside Circle. Knitted scarves, hats, jewelry, art, baked goods. Free. 925-671-3272.

    Animal benefit

  • East Bay Animal Rescue and Refuge holiday dinner 4-9 p.m. Dec. 8, Guadalajara Grille 5446 Ygnacio Valley Road, Concord. Dinner, raffles, silent auction. Proceeds for care of animals. $25. ebarr.org, 925-429-2785.

    Tree of Lights

  • Hospice Tree of Lights 5:30 p.m. Dec. 9, John Muir Medical Center Concord parking lot, East Street at Almond Avenue. Dedicate light for, in memory of loved one. Lights $25. 925-887-5678, www.hospiceeastbay.org.

    Toys for Tots collection

  • Toys for Tots, Carol Sing Dec. 7, Concord United Methodist Church, 1645 West St. Diablo H.O.G.s motorcycle group drops off donations 10 a.m.; Carol Sing, Toys for Tots collection 3:30 and 7 p.m.; Marines accept toys 6-7 p.m. Santa on site hour before each carol sing. Bring new unwrapped toy. Free. 925-685-5260.

    Get ready for weather

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    Bags, sand, shovels available, Concord Corporation Yard, 1455 Gasoline Alley. 25 sandbags per house; filled sandbags for elderly, handicapped.

    Christmas home tour

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    Annual tour benefits Clayton Historical Society noon-7 p.m. Dec. 15. Self-guided tour of six Clayton homes decorated for holidays. $30. Details: 925-672-7680, www.claytonhistory.org.

    Home for the holidays

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    Diablo Women's Choir 3 p.m. Dec. 7, Mt. Diablo Unitarian Church, 55 Eckley Lane, Walnut Creek. Holiday songs, Broadway jazzy tunes, sing along. $10-$15. 510-914-5822.

    Holiday boutique

  • Sanctuary Ministries boutique 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Dec. 14, 2250 Commerce Ave., Concord. Handmade items, raffle, food for purchase, concert 5-7 p.m. Free. 925-827-9637.