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Pleasant Hill's Community Service Day is neighbors helping neighbors
Josh Botting, 8, above left, and Owen Allison, 8, were among the hundreds of Pleasant Hill residents coming together Saturday for the 11th annual Community Service Day.
You can walk through a 5-acre field looking for Indian corn and popcorn and take home a share of what you harvest (bring your own bag). Other attractions will include magic shows, cider pressing, old-time music and historic craft demonstrations. Ardenwood's train will be on track, the pumpkin patch will be open, and docents will lead tours of the park's historic Patterson House.
Activities will include demonstrations of basketry, jewelry, soaproot brush and string making. You can try your hand at making a fire without matches or fashioning a miniature tule boat. Native plant teas, manzanita cider and acorn soup will be available for tasting. The park's 2,000-year-old village site will be open for tours, too.
Local Happenings -- Concord, Clayton, Martinez, Pleasant Hill: Alhambra Cemetery cleanup set Oct. 10
Pops concert Diablo Regional Concert Band: 3 p.m. Oct. 11, Grace Church, 130 Muir Station Road, Martinez. Music: 'Chronicles of Narnia'; Disneyland celebration; golden age of Broadway, more.
Lafayette's Town Hall Theatre turns into a bawdy music hall as it presents five-time Tony Award-winning musical "The Mystery of Edwin Drood," by Rupert Holmes.
"I want people to understand my journey and to be inspired by that. You can be an immigrant, and if you work really hard, you can have your own restaurant.
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Will Smith making music again
'Suicide Squad’ actor raps on Bomba Estereo’s “Fiesta” remix.