Sunset by Lake
Sunset by the Lake summer concerts, 6 p.m. every other Sunday, lawn at City Hall, 100 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill. July 22: Tamsen Donner Band, blues, ballads. Free. 925-671-5229, www.pleasanthillconcerts.com.
Peddlers Faire 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 4, downtown Martinez. Antiques, collectibles, arts, crafts. Admission, parking free. 925-228-3577, http://www.mainstreetmartinez.org/php/peddlersfaire.php.
Herb Day program 11 a.m.-4 p.m. July 15, Rodgers Ranch, 315 Cortsen Road, Pleasant Hill. Topics: herb gardening, more. Free admission. Raffle tickets 3 for $5; 7 for $10. www.rodgersranch.org.
Friday night fun
Fridays on the Main 6-8 p.m. through Aug. 31, Main Street, downtown Martinez. Classic cars, street rods, custom trucks, motorcycles, arts, crafts, live music. July 13: Blues artist Jim Caroompas. 925-228-3577, www.mainstreetmartinez.org.
Blues and Brews
Blues and Brews Festival noon-6 p.m. July 21, Pleasant Hill Park, 147 Gregory Lane. Beer tasting, food, live entertainment. $30, $40 at door. Tickets: 925-687-0700, http://www.bluesandbrewsfestival.com/buytickets.html.
Cardboard boat race
Derby Day 2 p.m. July 13, Pleasant Hill Aquatic Park, 147 Gregory Lane. Make cardboard, recyclables, duct tape boats, race across pool. Entry fee $5. R.S.V.P. by July 11. 925-682-0896, http://pleasanthillrec.com/home/specialevents.html.
Neighbors Helping Neighbors workshop 10 a.m. July 21, Salvation Army, 3950 Clayton Road, Concord. Information, assistance. Free. 925-289-9097. RSVP: http://neighborshelpingneighbors.biz/about-us.
Pleasant Hill family campout 3 p.m. July 14 till 10 a.m. July 15, Pleasant Oaks Park, 2 Santa Barbara Road. Crafts, campfire, music, outdoor movie. Snacks, dinner, breakfast available for purchase. $10 per person. 925-682-0896, ext. 15.
Hidden Valley Park walk
Walking Club meets 9 a.m. Mondays ongoing, Hidden Valley Park, 1798 Center Ave., Martinez. All ages. 925-228-8792, http://www.cityofmartinez.org/depts/recreation/guide.asp.
Downtown Pleasant Hill hosts free concerts 6:30-8:30 p.m. first Friday of month through Sept. 7, in plaza by Sweet Tomatoes, Jack's Restaurant. Aug. 3: Music from 80s with Rebel Yell. www.shopdowntownpleasanthill.com.
Rodgers Round Up
Rodgers Ranch Round Up, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. July 24, 26, 315 Cortsen Road, Pleasant Hill. Children 7-12 experience 1800s farm life, churn butter, make ice cream, plant herb garden, old-fashioned crafts, games. $35 per day. 925-387-0158, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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