24-hour Relay for Life begins 9 a.m. June 1, Pleasant Hill Middle School, 1 Santa Barbara Road, Pleasant Hill. Celebrate those who battled cancer, remember loved ones lost. www.relayforlife.org.
Summer Rose Pruning with Buzz Bertolero, 10 a.m. May 25, Navlet's, 6740 Alhambra Ave., Martinez. Learn pruning, watering, fertilizing, disease, pest control. Free. Space limited. Register: 925-935-9125.
History of Martinez Library 1-3 p.m. May 25, Martinez Historical Society, Veterans Memorial Hall, 930 Ward St., Martinez. Refreshments served. Free, open to all. 925-228-8160.
Wish Upon a Star 2013" 7 p.m. May 25, DVC Performing Arts Center, 321 Golf Club Road, Pleasant Hill. $25. Benefits Oakland Children's Hospital. www.brownpapertickets.com/event/368811.
Of days gone by
Family Day 10 a.m., 2 p.m. May 25, John Muir National Historic Site, 4202 Alhambra Ave., Martinez. Baking bread, churning butter, croquet, horseshoes, calligraphy with quills. Bring picnic. Free. 925-228-8860, www.nps.gov/jomu.
St Andrew's chamber music recital 3 p.m. June 2, 1601 Mary Drive, Pleasant Hill. Beethoven, Copland, more. Helps Contra Costa Interfaith Housing. Refreshments. Free, donations appreciated. 925-228-7731, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Downtown Martinez Ghost Walk, 8 p.m. May 24, 649 Main St., Martinez. Guided walking tour of hidden past, learn facts, tales of days gone by. Bring flashlight. $25. 925-228-3577, ww.mainstreetmartinez.org.
Summer concerts back
Sunset by the Lake summer concerts 6-8 p.m. Sundays through September, Pleasant Hill City Hall lawn, 100 Gregory Lane. May 26: Tender Mercies with original rock. 925-671-5229, email@example.com, www.pleasanthillconcerts.com.
American Legion Post 29 brunch, Mt. Diablo Concert Band concert, noon May 27, Martinez Veterans Hall, 930 Ward St. Free, donations appreciated. 925-957-1662.
Auditions for kids
"Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Jr. " auditions 6 p.m. May 28, Poison Apple Playhouse, 835 Arnold Drive, Martinez. Seeking actors 6-18. Performances in August. Register www.poisonappleproductions.com. 925-957-0773.
Mount Wanda full moon walk 8:30 p.m. May 25. Meet at Caltrans park-and-ride, Alhambra Avenue at Franklin Canyon Road, Martinez. Bring water, binoculars, jacket, flashlight. Free. Reservations: 925-228-8860, www.nps.gov/jomu/index.htm.
King of the coals
King of the County BBQ and Music Festival 11 a.m.-6 p.m. June 15-16, Waterfront Park, Joe DiMaggio Drive, Martinez. Amateur barbecue competition, live music, arts and crafts, kids activities. Free admission, parking. www.countybbq.com.