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Cancer fundraiser

  • 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 gardening

  • 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.

    Library history

  • 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.

    Musical fundraiser

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    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


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  • 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.

    Music recital

  • 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, deckyt@comcast.net.

    Ghost Walk

  • 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, mnelis@ci.pleasant-hill.ca.us, www.pleasanthillconcerts.com.

    Memorial Day

  • 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.

    Moon walking

  • 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.

    Community chorus

  • Martinez Community Chorus spring concert "Sugar and Spice" 3 p.m. June 2, Alhambra High School Performing Arts Building, 150 E St., Martinez. Classical to rock'n'roll directed by Sara Stafford. Refreshments. $5 donation welcome. sstafford@martinez.KIZ.ca.us.

    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.