Free e-waste recycling
Drop off unwanted e-waste 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug 4, overflow parking lot 7 at DVC, 321 Golf Club Road, Pleasant Hill. For full list of acceptable items go to http://noewaste.com/what-is-recyclable.php.
Summer concert series
Les Schwab Summer Concert Series 8 p.m. through August, Campbell Theatre, 636 Ward St., Martinez. Aug 4: Kit & The Branded Men, country, rock-a-billy. $18. Tickets: 925-798-1300, www.willowstheatre.org.
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 email@example.com, 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.
Downtown Pleasant Hill hosts free concerts 6:30-8:30 p.m. first Friday of month through Sept. 7, in plaza between Sweet Tomatoes, Jack's Restaurant. Aug. 3: Music from 80s with Rebel Yell. www.shopdowntownpleasanthill.com.
Muir campfire program
Free campfire program 7 p.m. Aug. 4, John Muir National Historic Site, 4202 Alhambra Ave., Martinez. Songs, skits, stories celebrate legacy of John Muir. Bring chairs, blankets, picnic. Rain cancels. 925-228-8860.
Retired educators lunch
California Retired Teachers Association meets 11 a.m. Aug. 1, Zio Fraedo's, 611 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill, Dan Ashley, ABC 7 news reporter, speaks on job 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.
Dog wash fundraiser
Contra Costa Humane Society Dunkin' Doggies Dog Wash, Aug. 4, Pet Food Express, Clayton/Concord, Pleasant Hill, Walnut Creek. $15. All proceeds benefit CCHS. For times, addresses, visit www.cchumane.org. 925-279-2247.
Big bag of books sale
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.
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.
Hillcrest Church Interfaith Summer Kidz Camp 9 a.m.-noon Aug. 6, Hillcrest Congregational Church, 404 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill. Preschool-grade 5. Art, crafts, music, more. $25, scholarships available. Registration: 925-689-8260, www.hillcrestucc.org.
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