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Concord Family Carnival

  • 39th Concord Family Carnival April 11-13, front parking lot Concord High School, 4200 Concord Blvd. 3:30-11 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday; noon-9 p.m. Sunday. $1 admission or one nonperishable food item. Carnival ride tickets, one-day unlimited ride tickets for sale. Helps school district, nonprofit programs. Musical entertainment by school groups.

    Diabetes focus group

  • Diabetes focus group begins 6:15 p.m. April 4, 2727 Parkside Circle, Concord. Type 2 diabetes management, nutritional therapy. Free. Information: diabetes2class@aol.com.

    Library book sale

  • Clayton Library book sale, member preview 10 a.m.-6 p.m. April 12; all others noon- 4 p.m. April 13, 6125 Clayton Road. Prices 50 cents-$1. Half price, $3 bag of books 2-4 p.m. April 12. 925-673-0659.

    World of quilts

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    Guild of Quilters of Contra Costa County show 10 a.m.-5 p.m. April 5; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 6, Centre Concord, 5298 Clayton Road. $8, 2-day $10. Quilts, vendors, classes, raffle. www.contracostaquiltguild.org.

    Guilty or innocent?

  • Clayton Theatre Company's "Night of January 16th" 7:30 p.m. April 4-12, Endeavor Hall, 6008 Center St., Clayton. Murder trial enactment, jury chosen from audience. Adults $20, seniors $18, students $14. www.claytontheatrecompany.com.

    Be a Blue Devil

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    Blue Devils Drum & Bugle Corps accepting new members: brass players, drummers, color guard (dancers). Ages 8-21; no experience. Debbie Odello, 925-689-2918, ext. 3004, rodello@bluedevils.org, www.bluedevils.org.

    Handbell concert

  • Tapestry handbell, vocal concert 4 p.m. April 13, Clayton Valley Presbyterian Church, 1578 Kirker Pass Road, Clayton. Renaissance melodies, rock, classical, Broadway. Free. 925-672-4848, cvpres@sbcglobal.net.

    Spring is in the air

  • Spring Tea at Galindo Home, Gardens noon April 11-13, 1721 Amador Ave., Concord. Enjoy beauty of spring, garden walk. 925-827-3380, www.concordhistorical.org.

    Disaster preparedness

  • CERT basic training 6:30-10 p.m. Tuesdays, April 1-May 13 (no class April 22), Contra Costa County Fire Training Center, 2945 Treat Blvd., Concord. Make-up class available. Learn to care for self, family after emergency. 925-603-5933, concordcert.org.

    Plant sales

  • Contra Costa Master Gardeners' Great Tomato, Plant Sale 10 a.m.-3 p.m. April 5; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 12, Our Garden, Shadelands Drive at North Wiget Lane, Walnut Creek. Heirloom tomatoes, peppers, eggplants. $3. 925-646-6586, ccmg.ucanr.edu.

    Help with taxes

  • Free income tax assistance by appointment 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays through April 15, Concord Library, 2900 Salvio St. AARP volunteers provide tax assistance to low, middle-income filers. 925-646-5455.

  • Appointments for free tax preparation

    for those with less than $50,000 income. 925-646-5455, 925-405-5234. www.earnitkeepitsaveit.org. Must bring Social Security card or ITIN letter for all listed on return; Photo ID for self, spouse; copies of W-2, 1098, 1099 forms; other income, deductions; 2011 tax return.