Digest

City office closures

  • Concord and Clayton city offices will be closed Jan. 21, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

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    In Concord, Civic Center complex, public works, Concord Senior Citizens Center, police headquarters, Willow Pass Center, Centre Concord closed. Pool open 10 a.m. to noon. Police patrol, dispatch not affected. 925-671-3150, www.cityofconcord.org.

  • In Clayton, police patrol and dispatch not affected. 925-673-7300, www.ci.clayton.ca.us.

    Earn radio license

  • Mt. Diablo Amateur Radio Club seven-week course begins 7-9 p.m. Jan. 24, Salvation Army, 3950 Clayton Road, Concord. Class free, material fee $5 (book $26 if needed). Registration: HamRadioClass@gmail.com.

    Backcountry travel

  • Safety, survival tips 7-8:30 p.m. Jan. 30, REI Concord, 1975 Diamond Blvd. Learn how to best prepare for potential hazards of winter backcountry travel. Free. 925-825-9400.

    Citizen Police Academy

  • Concord Police Department accepting applications for 10-week Citizen Police Academy, providing residents with inside look at law enforcement. Classes 6:30-9:30 p.m. Thursdays starting Feb. 7, at police department, 1350 Galindo St. Participants must be at least 16, live or work in Concord, no felony convictions, no misdemeanors within year of applying. http://www.cityofconcord.org/police/joinin/academy.aspx.

    Winter Brews Festival

  • Brewing Network's Winter Brews Festival noon Jan. 26, Todos Santos Plaza, Grant Street and Willow Pass Road, Concord. Tastings from variety of local brews, innovations, music, more. Tickets $40 at door.

    Democratic club meets

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    Diablo Valley Democratic Club meets 7 p.m. Jan. 23, Ygnacio Valley Library, 2661 Oak Grove Road, Walnut Creek. Al Gore's Climate Reality Project multimedia presentation on climate change worldwide. 25-946-0469 or www.dvdems.org.

    Free health expo

  • East Bay Health Expo, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 26, Civic Park Community Center, 1375 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek. Information on natural health, green living, healthy foods, more. First 200 visitors get free swag bag. www.eastbayhealthexpo.com.

    Be prepared

  • Clayton holds free two-hour disaster preparedness seminar 7 p.m. March 13, Clayton Community Library, 6125 Clayton Road. Learn what to have on hand, escape plan, more. No registration required. ClaytonCERT@yahoo.com.

    Pajama drive

  • Sleep Train annual Foster Kids Pajama Drive through March 3. Drop off at Walnut Creek, Pleasant Hill stores. All sizes needed. For store hours and additional locations, go to www.sleeptrain.com.

    Free museum day

  • Lindsay Wildlife Museum free admission day 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 2, 1931 First Ave., Walnut Creek. Make acquaintance with wild creatures that inhabit backyards, open spaces. 925-935-1978, http://wildlife-museum.org.

    Free trees

  • Free crape myrtle trees by joining Arbor Day Foundation by Jan. 31. Trees shipped Feb. 1-April 30. Send $10 membership contribution to: 5 CRAPEMYRTLES, Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Ave., Nebraska City, NE 68410, or arborday.org/january.

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