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Fourth of July

  • In Martinez, parade, celebration 8-11:30 a.m. July 4. Pancake breakfast 8-10 a.m., Roxx on Main, 627 Main St. $7 adults, $4 kids to age 10. Flag-raising 9-9:15 a.m. Veterans Memorial Building, 930 Ward St. Parade 10 a.m. on Main Street between Court, Alhambra. www.mainstreetmartinez.org; 925-228-3577. Fireworks at Waterfront Park start at dusk, last about 25 minutes. Fireworks info, www.cityofmartinez.org.

  • In Pleasant Hill, 8 a.m. Firecracker 5K Fun Run starts at Clock Tower downtown. Parade starts 9:30 a.m. on Contra Costa Boulevard at Woodsworth Lane, to Crescent Drive, Boyd Road. Music, food, contests, educational displays start 10:30 a.m. at Pleasant Hill Park, 147 Gregory Lane. Music before fireworks start at dusk, about 9:15 p.m., at College Park High School, 201 Viking Drive. Music www.phjuly4.com.

    Summer concerts

  • Sunset by the Lake summer concerts 6-8 p.m. Sundays through September, Pleasant Hill City Hall lawn, 100 Gregory Lane. July 7: Spinout. 925-671-5229, mnelis@ci.pleasant-hill.ca.us, www.pleasanthillconcerts.com.


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  • Free Downtown Plaza concert series 6:30-8:30 p.m. third Thursdays through September, between Sweet Tomatoes, Jack's Restaurant, Pleasant Hill. 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.

    Summer preschool

  • Preschool 9:15-11:15 a.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, July 9-Aug. 8. Ages 24 months (by July 9) to 36 months. Parent works in classroom one day per week. $130. Preregister. Loma Vista Adult Center 1266 San Carlos Ave. Concord. Dee Jones 925-685-7340, ext. 6720; jonesd@mdusd.org.

    Auditions

  • Auditions for Clayton Theatre Company's first production, "Robber Bridegroom," noon July 14; 7 p.m. July 15, 16, Endeavor Hall, 6008 Center St., Clayton. Prepare 32 bars of Broadway song; cold read from script. Performances Oct. 16-26. Audition forms, www.claytontheatrecompany.com; Roxanne Pardi, roxannepardi@comcast.net. 925-222-9106.

    Clarinet ensemble

  • Clarinet Fusion 2-3:15 June 30, Martinez Senior Center, 818 Green St. Light buffet follows. Senior center members $5, nonmembers $8, by June 21. 925-370-8770.

    Vote for Martinez

  • Help spruce up Main Street in Martinez when you cast your vote for the Benjamin Moore "Main Street Matters" contest. Vote once a day at www.paintwhatmatters.com by June 30.

    Church splash day

  • NorCal Christian Singles Network Family Day 11 a.m.-5 p.m. June 29, Waterworld California, 1950 Waterworld Parkway Concord. $20.99 includes admission, concert, more. Use promo code churchsplash. Tickets: http://churchsplashday-zvents.eventbrite.com.

    Coins, collectibles

  • Concord-East Bay Coin Show 10 a.m.-6 p.m. June 28; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 29, Clarion Hotel, 1050 Burnett Ave., Concord. Coins, currency, jewelry, medals, stamps. Free appraisals. $3 for both days. 925-371-7605, www.norcalcoinshows.com.