In Martinez, Holiday Frolic, Children's Light Parade, ice skating, snow park 1-9 p.m. Nov. 30, downtown. Light parade starts 6:30 p.m. at City Hall. Call 925-372-3510 to register for free lights (600 sets available). Holiday Frolic with Snow Park (Friday-Sunday), Reindeer Stop, Gingerbread House, hot cocoa with Frosty the Snowman, Santa visits. Lighting Tree of Spirit 5:30 p.m. at Pine, Court streets.
Volunteers needed 1-9 p.m. for snow park, face painting, jump house attendant, game booth operator, craft assistant. Training provided. Community service hours for students. For full schedule, www.cityofmartinez.org.
Rodgers Ranch boutique
Rodgers Ranch Holiday Boutique 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 1-2, 315 Cortsen Road, Pleasant Hill. Holiday stuffed bears, gift items, Santa visits 1-4 p.m., more. 925-937-3677, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Carols, yuletide classics
Walnut Creek Concert Band Holiday Concert 7:30-9 p.m. Nov. 27, Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek. Carols, yuletide classics. Adults $17, students/seniors $14. Tickets: 925-943-7469.
Pleasant Hill Dolfins Swim Team Christmas tree lot, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 12:30-9 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23-Dec. 23, Winslow Center, 2590 Pleasant Hill Road. Proceeds benefit team. www.pleasanthilldolfins.com.
City office closures
Martinez offices closed Nov. 22-23 for Thanksgiving. Police patrol, dispatch not affected. 925-372-3500, www.cityofmartinez.org.
Pleasant Hill offices closed Nov. 22-23 for Thanksgiving. Police patrol, dispatch not affected. 925-671-5270, www.ci.pleasant-hill.ca.us.
Early bird shoppers
Earlier Than the Bird shopping 8-10 a.m. Nov. 17. Downtown Martinez businesses have specials deals, treats. Wear pajamas, get free shopping bag at 649 Main St., Suite 106. www.mainstreetmartinez.org.
Birding field trip
Wetlands birding field trip 8-10:30 a.m. Nov. 24, Mt. View Sanitary District, 3800 Arthur Road, Martinez. Meet at observation platform. Bring binoculars. Rain cancels. Free. Register 925-228-5635, ext. 19.
California Cancer & Research Institute, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Nov. 15-16, 400 Taylor Blvd., Suite 105, Pleasant Hill. Free appointments with medical provider for 50, older. 925-826-1900.
Take home a turkey
Turkey Trot 8.4-mile run 7:30 a.m. Nov. 18, begins Briones Regional Park, finish Bear Creek staging area, Pleasant Hill. Win turkey, medals. $20, $25 at event. Register 925-682-0896, flier at pleasanthillrecsports.com.