Digest

Winter kids activities

  • Winter Mini Camp 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 2-4, Nancy Boyd Recreation Room, 90 Church St., Martinez. Crafts, games, cooking, tennis, sports, theme activities for ages 4-11. $18-$20 per day, $48-$51 for three-day session. 925-372-3510.

    Puppets of Praise

  • Puppets of Praise 10:30 a.m. Dec. 16, St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 3051 Putnam Blvd., Pleasant Hill. Telling of Christmas story for all ages. 925-934-6114.

    Christmas Eve service

  • Christmas Eve at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 3051 Putnam Blvd., Pleasant Hill. Services: 5 p.m. German language; 7 p.m. family service with contemporary music; 10 p.m. traditional service, music. 925-934-6114.

    Holiday boutique

  • Martinez Arts Association holiday boutique 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Wednesday-Friday; 4-8 p.m. Thursday-Friday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 23. Old Train Depot, Ferry Street, downtown Martinez. www.martinezalts.org.

    Ice Berg Swim

  • Ice Berg Swim for ages 10, older, 9 a.m. Jan. 5, Rankin Aquatic Center, 100 Buckley St., Martinez. Doughnuts, bagels, hot beverages. Costumes encouraged. $6 at door. Proceeds benefit swim programs. RSVP: 925-372-3510

    Toys for Tots collections

    Drop off new, unwrapped toys for a needy children through Dec. 17.

  • Edward Jones Investments, 608 Las Juntas St., Martinez. For hours, call 925-370-0184.

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    Security Public Storage, 111 Muir Station Road, Martinez.

    9 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays. 925-229-4898.

    Craft beer enthusiasts

  • Santa Beer Crawl 4-7 p.m. Dec. 15, Main Street, downtown Martinez. Sample local craft beers. Prizes for best Christmas costume, costumes optional. Caroling. $25, $35 at door. http://santabeercrawl.com/santacrawldetails.html.

    Red Cross volunteering

  • Volunteer to greet, inform, thank donors.

    Blood Donation Center, 140 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill.

    3 p.m. Dec. 14. Registration: 510-594-5211, mandy.lewisnakaya@redcross.org.

    Be a powerful voice

  • Court Appointed Special Advocates of Contra Costa County recruiting volunteers to make difference in lives of abused, neglected children. Details 6:30-8 p.m. Dec. 15, 2020 N. Broadway, Walnut Creek. Register 925-256-7284, ext. 7, ginaturturici@cccocasa.org, www.cccocasa.org.

    Journey to Bethlehem

  • Advent activities for children, adults 9:30-11:30 a.m. through Dec. 23, Hillcrest Church, 404 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill. Family Christmas pageant 5 p.m., candlelight service 11 p.m. Dec. 24. 925-689-8260, www.hillcrestucc.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. Benefits Juvenile Hall Auxiliary. 925-957-0019, www.reachingouryouth.org.

    Email record@bayareanewsgroup.com or fax 925-943-8362.