Beaver Festival 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 4, Beaver park, Marina Vista at Alhambra Avenue, Martinez. Music, crafts, beaver fun, activities. Volunteers needed. 925-283-4499, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or go to www.martinezbeavers.org.
24-hour Relay for Life starts 10 a.m. July 28, Las Juntas Elementary School, Martinez. Celebrate lives of people who battled cancer, remember loved ones lost. www.relayforlife.org.
Retired educators lunch
California Retired Teachers Association meets 11 a.m. Aug. 1, Zio Fraedo's, 611 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill, Dan Ashley, ABC7 news reporter, speaks on reporting experience, commitment to local fundraising causes. $23. 925-686-5637.
Saunter up Mount Wanda 7:30 p.m. Aug. 1, to watch full moon rise. Meet at Caltrans Park & Ride, corner of Alhambra Avenue, Franklin Canyon Road, Martinez. Bring water, binoculars, jacket, flashlight. 925-228-8860, http://www.nps.gov/jomu/index.htm.
Friends of Martinez Library book sale 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 4, 740 Court St. Gently used books, audio books, DVDs. Bag for $8, $15 for two. Members admitted 10 a.m. 925-229-1959.
About ocean animals
Lindsay Wildlife Museum 11 a.m. July 24, 1931 First Ave., Walnut Creek. Explore ocean animal habitats, shells, coral, more. Member $12, nonmembers $15. Registration: 925-935-1978, www.wildlife-museum.org.
Hire Live Sales, Retail, Management Career Fair 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. July 24-26, Embassy Suites, 1345 Treat Blvd., Walnut Creek. Bring resume, one-on-one interviews. 949-599-1876, www.HireLive.com.
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. 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.
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.
Neighbors Helping Neighbors workshop 10 a.m. July 21, Salvation Army, 3950 Clayton Road, Concord. Reliable information, assistance. Free. 925-289-9097. RSVP: http://neighborshelpingneighbors.biz/about-us.
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, email@example.com.
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