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Help out in the garden

  • Pleasant Hill Instructional Garden community service 3-5 p.m. June 21, 1 Santa Barbara Road. Help develop garden's water conservation, learn drought tolerant practices. RSVP: 925-482-6670, phigarden@gmail.com.

    Summer concerts

  • Sunset by the Lake summer concerts 6-8 p.m. Sundays through September, Pleasant Hill City Hall lawn, 100 Gregory Lane. June 23: East Bay Mudd. 925-671-5229, mnelis@ci.pleasant-hill.ca.us, www.pleasanthillconcerts.com.

  • Free Downtown Plaza concert series 6:30-8:30 p.m. third Thursdays through September, between Sweet Tomatoes, Jack's Restaurant, Pleasant Hill. June 20: Cover 2 Cover. Free. www.shopdowntownpleasanthill.com/

    Ghost Walk

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    Downtown Martinez Ghost Walk, 8 p.m. June 28, 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.

    Paws for a Cause

  • Trail hike 9:30 a.m.-noon June 23, Castle Rock Regional Park, 1700 Castle Rock Road, Walnut Creek. Helps Contra Costa Humane Society. Contests, raffles. $25; 12 under, dogs, free. Register 925-279-2247, www.cchumane.org.

    Only Owls

  • Only Owls workshop 10 a.m.-noon June 20, Lindsay Wildlife Museum, 1931 First Ave., Walnut Creek. Children 6-8 meet live owl, make crafts. Members $20, nonmembers $30. http://wildlife-museum.org/cart/registration/3429, 925-935-1978.

    Business tips

  • Tips & Techniques for Building Your Business noon-1:30 p.m. June 20, Creekside Church, 444 Fig Tree Lane, Martinez. Martinez chamber members free, nonmembers $20. R.S.V.P.: 925-228-2345, info@martinezchamber.com.

    Job seekers

  • Walnut Creek Career Fair 6 p.m. June 26, Walnut Creek Marriott, 2355 N. Main St. Meet business development, sales management professionals. Professional dress; bring 15 resumes. Register, information: http://walnutcreekcareerfair2013-zvents.eventbrite.com.

    Parkinson support

  • Parkinson Network of Mt. Diablo support group 10 a.m. June 20, Grace Presbyterian Church, 2100 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek. 925-254 8349, jgriehl@gmail.com.

    Summer picnic

  • Contra Costa Network of Mental Health picnic 10 a.m.-2 p.m. June 21, Pleasant Hill Community Park, Gregory Lane and Cleveland Avenue. Free, open to all. 925-942-0767, info@namicontracosta.org, visit www.namicontracosta.org.

    Goin' green

  • Free composting workshop 10 a.m.-noon June 22, City Hall, 525 Henrietta St., Martinez. Compost yard waste, food scraps. 372-3531, comptrsvp@cityofmartinez.org.

    Rodgers Ranch

  • Rodgers Ranch Round Up, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, 315 Cortsen Road, Pleasant Hill. Session 1: June 25, 27. Session 2: Aug. 6, 8. Kids 7-12 learn 1800s farm life, churn butter, make ice cream, old-time crafts. $40 per session, space limited. Register: 925-387-0158, rodgersranch@yahoo.com.