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Be prepared

  • Learn hands-only CPR, use of automatic external defibrillator (AED), emergency preparedness 7-9 p.m. Sept. 17, Clayton Library, 6125 Clayton Road. Free, no registration, offered by Clayton CERT. ClaytonCERT@yahoo.com.

    Galindo Home tours

  • Concord Historical Society's tours of historic Galindo Home and Gardens, 1721 Amador Ave., Concord. 1-4 p.m. Sundays, Aug. 17, 24, 31. Restored Victorian home of one of Concord's founding fathers. 925-827-3380.

    Tarantulas on move

  • Learn about California tarantula 6-8:30 p.m. Aug. 24. Moderate three-mile, two-hour hike on Mount Diablo. Bring water, snacks, camera, binoculars, dress for weather. Mitchell Canyon Picnic Area, Clayton. $6 per car. Reservations www.mdia.org.

    Be English tutor

  • Diablo Valley Literacy Council seeks volunteers to tutor adults in English. No teaching experience required, English need not be first language. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 6, 13, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 4000 Clayton Road, Concord. Nominal fee for training, materials. dvlc.tripod.com, Register 925-685-3881, DVLC4ESL@gmail.com.


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    Music & Market

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    Music & Market concerts 6:30-8 p.m. Thursdays through September. Aug. 21: Zepperella, all-female Led Zeppelin tribute band. Farmers market 4-8 p.m. Todos Santos Plaza, downtown Concord. www.concordfirst.org, 925-671-3464.

    Where does trash go?

  • Tour of Contra Costa Transfer, Recovery Station 10 a.m. Aug. 19. Learn what happens to trash, recycling after it leaves curb. Space limited. R.S.V.P. Anne Baker, 925-671-5806, abaker@republicservices.com.

    Car show, derby

  • Clayton Derby & Car Show 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 30, downtown Clayton. Kids ages 7-14 race derby cars; trophy parade after races. Derby registration claytoncc@claytoncc.com.

    Breast cancer benefit

  • Pink Turn-A-Thon benefits breast cancer awareness 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 23, Rockler Woodworking and Hardware, 541 Contra Costa Blvd., in Pleasant Hill. Instructors guide beginners, novices in wood-turning pens donated to Susan B. Komen Foundation for fundraising. Free. 925-521-1800.

    Pops in the Plaza

  • California Symphony's Pops in the Plaza 6:30 p.m. Aug. 28, Todos Santos Plaza, downtown Concord. Free annual concert of family favorite performances. http://www.cityofconcord.org/pdf/recreation/music.pdf.

    'Round the campfire

  • John Muir free campfire program 7 p.m. monthly through October, 4202 Alhambra Ave., Martinez. Rangers lead visitors in songs, skits, stories on John Muir. 925-228-8860.

    Concerts in the Grove

  • Concerts in the Grove, 6-8:30 p.m. alternating Saturdays, Grove Park gazebo, Clayton. Aug. 30: Apple Z, rock 'n' roll '60s to today. Donations welcome: City of Clayton, 6000 Heritage Trail, Clayton, 94517.

    Tea and treasures

  • Concord Senior Center Aug. 16, 2727 Parkside Circle. Multimedia art show 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; first Mid-Summer Tea and Fashion Show 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in Wisteria Hall. Wear hat to tea for contest. $20 adults; $15 seniors 50, older, students, children. 925-671-3320, option 1, concordsc@cityofconcord.org.