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Singin' the blues

  • Tuesday Night Blues 6:30-8 p.m. Todos Santos Plaza, downtown Concord. July 29: Annie Sampson, Concord's blues, soul diva. Free admission, parking. www.concordfirst.org, 925-671-3464.

    Church fundraiser

  • Raise the Roof in the Courtyard fundraiser 6-8 p.m. July 26, St. Bonaventure Catholic Church, 5562 Clayton Road, Concord. Food, wine, beer, silent auction. $20. Supports new parish hall roof. 925-672-4383.

    Concerts in the Grove

  • Concerts in the Grove, 6-8:30 p.m. alternating Saturdays, Grove Park gazebo, Clayton. Aug. 2: Diamond Dave, Sinatra, more. Donations welcome: City of Clayton, 6000 Heritage Trail, Clayton, 94517.

    Taking back the night

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    National Night Out 6:30 p.m. Aug. 5, crime prevention awareness event. Celebrate Todos Santos downtown district with live bands, farmers market, dining. 925-671-3464, www.concordfirst.org.

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  • Beginning puppy obedience demonstration 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Aug. 2, Clayton Library, 6125 Clayton Road. Demonstrations of obedience techniques, answers to dog-related questions. Free. Registration: ccclib.org, 925-673-0659.

    Old treasures

  • Peddlers Faire 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 2, downtown Martinez. Antiques, collectibles. Bring one item for appraisal for $5 donation; benefits Martinez Historical Society. Parking, admission free. 925-228-3577, www.martinezpeddlersfaire.com.

    Gather 'round campfire

  • John Muir free campfire program 7 p.m. July 26, 4202 Alhambra Ave., Martinez. Rangers lead visitors in songs, skits, stories to celebrate legacy of John Muir. 925-228-8860.

    Dust off the grill

  • Clayton Rib Cook-off 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 9, Clayton Club Saloon, 6096 Main St., Clayton. Live music, barbecue for sale, awards. Supports CBCA. 925-673-0440, www.claytonclubsaloon.com.

    Music & Market

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    Music & Market concerts 6:30-8 p.m. Thursdays through September. July 31: Dan Ashley and PUSH. Farmers market 4-8 p.m. Todos Santos Plaza, downtown Concord. www.concordfirst.org, 925-671-3464.

    Blood drive

  • Blood drive 10 a.m.-2 p.m. July 28, Monument Crisis Center, 1990 Market St., Concord. Appointments: www.bloodheroes.com, cfnewman9@gmail.com.

    Church concert

  • On the Road to Pride: Clayton 7 p.m. Aug. 2, Clayton Valley Presbyterian Church, 1578 Kirker Pass Road. Concert for all ages. $15 adults; $8, 15 and younger. www.brownpapertickets.com.

    Living healthy

  • Contra Costa Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Health, Wellness, Practical Information Series 6-8 p.m. July 28, 1875 Olympic Blvd., Suite 105, Walnut Creek. Strategies for healthy aging. Free. Register: http://h5c.org. 925-933-2337.

    Helping furry friends

  • Pet foster orientation 10 a.m. July 26, ARF, 2890 Mitchell Drive, Walnut Creek. Learn caring for dogs, cats. Ages 12, older, free. Register: www.arf.net. 925-256-1273.