Sunset by Lake music
Annual Sunset by the Lake summer concerts, 6 p.m. every other Sunday, lawn at City Hall, 100 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill. June 24: Stompy Jones 925-671-5270, www.pleasanthillconcerts.com.
Dog walk, fundraiser
Paws for a Cause, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. June 24, Castle Rock Park, 1700 Castle Rock Road, Walnut Creek. Benefits Contra Costa Humane Society. Trail hike, pet contest, more. First 50 walkers get goody bag, T-shirt, more. $10-$25, children 12 younger free. 925-279-2247, www.cchumane.org.
Donate the gift of life
Red Cross Blood Drive 10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 28, Red Cross bus, Contra Costa Regional Medical Center, 2500 Alhambra Ave., Martinez. 800-733-2767, redcrossblood.org for appointment. Use code: CRMC.
Ghostly fact or fiction
Martinez Downtown Ghost Walk, 8 p.m. June 22, 649 Main St., Suite 106. Discover little-known haunting facts. $25. Tickets: 925-228-3577, www.mainstreetmartinez.org.
Teen Scene XTREME summer camp 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday, June 25-Aug. 13, Faith Lutheran Church, 50 Woodsworth Lane, Pleasant Hill. Swimming, field trips, creative activities, more. Bring snacks, water, lunch daily. $49 a day. Dates, registration: 925-682-0896, http://pleasanthillrec.com/Camps.html#teens.
Stuck in Philadelphia
Willows Theatre opens "Vaudeville," 8 p.m. June 28, Campbell Theatre, 636 Ward St., Martinez. $25-30. Information, dates, tickets, www.willowstheatre.org or 925-798-1300.
Grace Episcopal Church wine tasting 2-5 p.m. June 23, Viano Vineyards, 150 Morello Ave, Martinez. $18 includes wine glass. 925-360-3955. www.gracechurchmartinez.org.
Free two-hour walk
Walking Club meets 9 a.m. June 25, every Monday ongoing, Hidden Valley Park, 1798 Center Ave., Martinez. All ages. 925-228-8792, http://www.cityofmartinez.org/depts/recreation/guide.asp.
Rodgers Round Up
Rodgers Ranch Round Up, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. June 26, 28; 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.
Diablo Valley Democratic Club hosts Contra Costa Times columnist Daniel Borenstein 7 p.m. June 27, Ygnacio Valley Library, 2661 Oak Grove Road, Walnut Creek. Inner workings, financing of public employee pensions, more. 925-946-0469 or www.dvdems.org.
Bethany Baptist Church of Martinez welcomes new pastor, 6:30 p.m. June 24, 5850 Alhambra Ave. All invited. 925-228-7282.
Martinez Arts Association's "Free to Be" artist reception 6-9 p.m. June 22, 411 Ferry St., Martinez. Art, emotions, dreams, challenges of living alternative lifestyle. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. through June. 415-786-5554.
Critter 'n' Clay Camp
Camp for children 4 1/2-8, 10-11 a.m. Monday-Thursday, June 25-July 2, Gregory Gardens Elementary School, 1 Corritone Court, Pleasant Hill. Learn about different animal each day through science, sculpting, literature. Cost varies. Registration: 925-682-0896, www.pleasanthillrec.com.
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