Music by the lake
Sunset by the Lake summer concerts, 6 p.m. every other Sunday, lawn at City Hall, 100 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill. Aug. 5: Fundamentals party band. 925-671-5229, www.pleasanthillconcerts.com.
California's first settlers
John Muir National Historic Site shows Anza Trail film, 12:30 p.m., tour of Anza Trail exhibit, 1849 Martinez Adobe 1 p.m., Aug. 25, 4202 Alhambra Ave., Martinez. 415-623-2344, email@example.com.
Vallejo's Shakespeare in the Park, 1 p.m. Aug. 4-5, John Muir Amphitheater, 115 Tarantino Drive, Martinez. Features comedy actors, "Twelfth Night." Bring blankets. Free. 510-872-8539, www.gvrd.org.
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.
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.
Downtown Pleasant Hill hosts free concerts 6:30-8:30 p.m. first Friday of the 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.
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.
Les Schwab Summer Concert Series 8 p.m. through August, Campbell Theatre, 636 Ward St., Martinez. Aug. 11: You and I, salute to Nat King Cole, Frankie Valli; Johnny T and Alan Revelo of Top Shelf, Motown sounds. $18. Tickets: 925-798-1300, www.willowstheatre.org.
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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