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Meet the police

  • Concord Police Association has complimentary doughnuts, coffee 10 a.m.-noon April 12, Starbucks, 4125 Concord Blvd., in Dana Plaza. Temporary badge tattoos for kids. Residents can talk firsthand about safety concerns.

    Kids Easter musical

  • Concord International Seventh-day Adventist Church

    Easter musical, "Nic at Night" 3 p.m. April 19, 1655 West St., Concord. Musical play for kids. Free. 925-676-4111.

    Plant sale

  • Markham Nursery plant sale 9 a.m.-1 p.m. April 19, 1201 La Vista Ave., Concord. Tomatoes, irises, geraniums, more. Free admission; free class 10-11 a.m. 925-681-2968, markhamarboretum.org.

    Stroke support

  • Stroke Support Group meets 7-9 p.m. April 14, John Muir Medical Center, Lesher Auditorium, 2540 East St, Concord. 925-376-6218, ssgcccpublicity@gmail.com.

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  • Drop off unused, unwanted, prescription drugs 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 26, Concord Police Department, 1350 Galindo St., Concord. Anonymous. No syringes. 925-671-5067.

    Wood shop fundraiser

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    Mt. Diablo High School Architecture, Construction, Manufacturing and Engineering wood shop sale 10 a.m.-3 p.m. April 12, 2450 Grant St., Concord. Enter East Street side of school across from John Muir Medical Center. Student handcrafted items. Benefits benefit ACME. 925-682-4030, ext. 3425.

    Book signing

  • Gary Peterson signs "Battle of the Bay," 1-3 p.m. April 14, Rocco's Pizzeria & Ristorante, 2909 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek. Look-back at 1989 baseball season, A's, Giants Bay Bridge World Series. Books $16.95 plus tax, totaling $18.39; cash, checks. garypeterson@bayreanewsgroup.com.

    Disaster preparedness

  • CERT. basic training 6:30-10 p.m. Tuesdays, through 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.

    Blessing of the cars

  • St. Agnes Car Show & Blessing 11 a.m. April 28, St. Agnes Catholic Church, 3966 Chestnut Ave., Concord. Classics, hot rods. Car blessing noon. stagnescarshow@aol.com. Purchase food, drinks. stagnescarshow@aol.com.

    Career fair, workshops

  • Bay Area Career Fair, workshops 9 a.m.-2 p.m. April 11, Cal State East Bay Concord Campus, 4700 Ygnacio Valley Road. For veterans, professionals. Resume building, interview techniques, veterans resources. Register careerfair@euccc.org, 925-602-0166.

    Taming of the brew

  • Bay Area Craft Beer Festival noon-4 p.m. April 12, Martinez Waterfront Park. Microwbrews, live music, food for sale. Free shuttle at North Concord BART, Best Western John Muir Inn. $35, $40 at door. 925-228-3577, info@bayareacraftbeerfestival.com.

    Festival of Tables

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    Clayton Valley Woman's Club ninth annual Festival of Tables and Fashion Show 11 a.m. April 26, Concord United Methodist Church, 1645 West St., Concord. Fashions by Chico's, luncheon. Proceeds benefit club, charities, scholarships. $40. 925-672-3490, www.claytonvalleywomansclub.com.