Concord United Methodist Church Carol Sing 3:30 and 7 p.m. Dec. 8, 1645 West St., Concord. Christmas music for family. Bring unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots. Photos with Santa. Free. 925-685-5260, www.concordumc.org.
Dessert with Mrs. Claus
Dessert with Mrs. Claus 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 8, Endeavor Hall, 6008 Center St., Clayton. Treats, prizes, candy canes, visit with Santa. Free, donations appreciated. 925-672-2272.
Helping furry friends
East Bay Animal Rescue Refuge fundraiser 4 p.m. Dec. 9, Guadalajara Grille, 5446 Ygnacio Valley Road, Concord. Raffles, silent auction. Proceeds benefit care of animals. $25. www.brownpapertickets.com. Information: http://ebarr.org.
Concord VFW breakfast
Time of the Year Breakfast 8-11 a.m. Dec. 9, Veterans Memorial Building, 2290 Willow Pass Road, Concord. Eggs, pancakes, sausages, candy canes, beverages. $4, kids 12 and younger $2. 925-255-3449.
Christmas home tour
Clayton Historical Society Christmas Home Tour noon-7 p.m. Dec. 16. Self-guided tour of five decorated homes. Tour begins at Clayton Museum, 6101 Main St. $20. Refreshments. Tickets: 925-672-7680, www.claytonhistory.org or at door.
Songs of Christmas
First Presbyterian Church of Concord Cathedral Choir Christmas concert 7 p.m. Dec. 9, 1965 Colfax St. Reception follows. Freewill offering. Proceeds benefit Chiappino Concert Fund. 925-676-7177, www.fpcconcord.org.
Holiday shopping, more
Super Holiday Boutique 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 9, Centre Concord, 5298 Clayton Road, Concord. Raffles, wine tasting, food, shopping, Santa photos, performances. First 250 visitors receive free sway bags. Bring gently used coats, receive raffle ticket. Free. http://everythingkidsguide.com/festival-showcase/holiday-boutique.
Southern fried comedy
On Stage Productions' "Christmas Belles" 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6; 8:15 p.m. Dec. 7; 2:15 and 8:15 p.m. Dec. 8, Cue Productions Live, 1835 Colfax St., Concord. $15, seniors students $12. Tickets: 925-518-3277.
A Christmas tradition
Calvary Temple Church "Scrooge," 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7, 4725 Evora Road, Concord. Hors d'oeuvres, sparkling cider 7 p.m. $8-$20. 925-458-9100, www.scroogeinfo.org.
Diablo Women's Chorale Heavenly Holiday Concert 2 p.m. Dec. 8, St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 399 Wiget Lane, Walnut Creek. Traditional holiday music, more. Reception follows. Adults $15, students $10. 925-672-2689, www.diablowomenschorale.org.
Christmas for Everyone
Christmas for Everyone, Dec. 25, New Hope International Church, 2120 Olivera Road, Concord. New, gently used clothing, new unwrapped toys, gifts, food, sleeping bags, rain gear sought. Volunteers needed before Christmas to answer phones, hang posters, sort clothes, decorate. On Christmas Day, volunteer to deliver food to homebound, provide haircuts, be entertainers. 925-228-2233, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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