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Be prepared

  • Martinez Senior Center emergency preparedness class 10 a.m.-noon Oct. 26, 818 Green St. Learn how to prepare yourself, family for major disaster. Free. 925-370-8770.

    Men's chorus performs

  • Devil Mountain Men's Chorus performs 1:30 p.m. matinee; dinner show 7 p.m. Nov. 3, Shadelands Art Center, 111 N. Wiget Lane, Walnut Creek. Matinee $15, dinner show $30. Reservations: 925-284-9042.

    Halloween fun

  • Hello Halloween crafts, activities, treats 1:30-3:30 p.m. Oct. 26, Nancy Boyd Recreation Room, 525 Henrietta St. For grades K-5. $10, includes materials. Registration: 925-372-3510.

  • Trunk or Treat 5:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 26, Pleasant Hill Park parking lot, 147 Gregory Lane. Crafts, activities, treats. Prizes for decorated vehicles. Hot dogs, drinks $1. Vehicle registration $5: 925-682-0896.www.pleasanthillrec.com.

  • Trick-or-Treat Halloween night 4-6 p.m. Oct. 31, Crescent Dive, downtown Pleasant Hill. Tricks, treats, children's activities. Free. 925-580-4202, www.shopdowntownpleasanthill.com.

  • Marty O's Halloween Hunt 3:30-5 p.m. Oct. 25, Holiday Highlands Park, Figtree and Eastwoodbury Lane, Martinez. Crafts, candy, face painting for ages 3-12. Free. Space limited. Registration: 925-372-3510.

  • Alien Invasion Haunted House, 2116 Olympic Drive, Martinez. 6-9 p.m. Oct. 31. Free. Homeowners, volunteers build, staff haunted house, best for older children. Alien Invasion Haunted House on Facebook; alieninvasionhauntedhouse@gmail.com.

    Taste of the vine

  • Seniors sip wine with friends 3-5 p.m. Oct. 26, Pleasant Hill Chateau III, 175 Cleaveland Road. Wine, hors d'oeuvres, nonalcoholic beverages. $7, $10 at door. Tickets at Senior Center, 249 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill. 925-682-0896.

    Young People's concert

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    Young People's Symphony Orchestra, 8 p.m. Nov. 3, Walnut Creek Presbyterian Church, 1801 Lacassie Ave. Performing Brahms, Theofanidis. $15-$20. Tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com. 510-849-9776.

    Ghost Walk

  • Downtown Martinez Ghost Walk, 8 p.m. Oct. 26-27, 29-31, 649 Main St., Martinez. Guided walking tour to discover hidden past, learn facts, tales of days gone by. $25. Tickets: 925-228-3577, ww.mainstreetmartinez.org.

    Benefit concert

  • Chamber music at St. Andrew's 3 p.m. Oct. 28, 1601 Mary Drive, Pleasant Hill. Music from Baroque period, more. Free, donations appreciated. Proceeds benefit Contra Costa Interfaith Housing project. 925-228-7731, deckyt@comcast.net.

    Stargazing

  • Mt. Diablo Astronomical Society stargazing 6-9 p.m. Oct. 26, Heather Farm Park, 505 N. San Carlos Drive, Walnut Creek. Observe moon, star clusters, nebulae, more. Free. Details: 695-3134, www.mdas.net, outreachinfo@mdas.net.

    Free e-waste drop off

  • E-waste recycling 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 3, Diablo Valley College, 321 Golf Club Road, overflow parking lot 7, Pleasant Hill. Drop off unwanted electronics. For list of acceptable items, visit www.co.contra-costa.ca.us/depart/cd/recycle/options/e-waste.htm.

    Items included on a space-available basis; not all items will be published. Email record@bayareanewsgroup.com or fax 925-943-8362.