Adult ed open house
Mt. Diablo Adult Education open house, art/craft sale 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Dec. 1, Pleasant Hill Education Center, 1 Santa Barbara Road. Students, instructors offer handcrafted jewelry, wood crafts, knitted items, art, more. Visit classrooms, meet instructors, students. 925-937-1530.
Pleasant Hill's Center Stage of Diablo Valley presents "North Pole Revue," 7:15 p.m. Dec. 7, Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek. $15. For additional times, tickets, 925-943-7469; www.lesherARTScenter.org.
Journey to Bethlehem
Advent activities for children, adults 9:30-11:30 a.m. Dec. 2-23, Hillcrest Church, 404 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill. Family Christmas pageant 5 p.m., candlelight service 11 p.m. Dec. 24. Details: 925-689-8260, www.hillcrestucc.org.
John Muir National Historic Site presents story time 1 p.m. Dec. 2, and first Sundays, John Muir House, 4202 Alhambra Ave., Martinez. Hear some of Muir's greatest adventure stories. Free. 925-228-8860.
Writers club meets
Mt. Diablo Branch of California Writers Club meets 11:30 a.m. Dec. 8, Zio Fraedo's Restaurant, 611 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill. Members Susan Pace Koch, Kathleen Curtis Wilson, discuss writing journey. $20, guests $25. 925-377-6054, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Explore with your furry friend 9 a.m. Dec. 1, Briones Regional Park, Martinez. Meet at Alhambra Creek staging area. Bring water, treats. Adults, kids 10, older. Free drop-in, no registration required. 510- 544-2233.
Holiday book sale
Martinez Library holiday book sale 10 a.m. members; 11 a.m. all others Dec. 1, 740 Court St. Bag of books $8, two bags $15. Sale ends 4 p.m. 925-646-9900.
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, email@example.com.
Tree of Lights
Hospice of East Bay Tree of Lights Central County (Concord, Clayton, Pleasant Hill) ceremony 5:30 p.m. Dec. 3, John Muir Medical Center parking lot, East Street at Almond Avenue, Concord. Dedicated to state Sen. Daniel E. Boatwright
. Dedicate light for, or in memory of, loved one. Refreshments, music. Lights $25. hospiceeastbay.org.
Reaching our youths
Christmas Closet, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, Thursday, Saturday, through December, 100 Glacier Drive, Martinez. Visit Santa shop at Christmas boutique store. All proceeds benefit Juvenile Hall Auxiliary. 925-957-0019, www.reachingouryouth.org.
Pleasant Hill Dolfins Swim Team Christmas tree lot, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 12:30-9 p.m. Sunday through Dec. 23, Winslow Center, 2590 Pleasant Hill Road. Proceeds benefit team. www.pleasanthilldolfins.com.
mARTinez Gallery's exhibit "Still," 630 Court St. Martinez. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays through Dec. 9. 925-370-6270.
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