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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/.

    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 a 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.

    Maine coon adoptions

  • Maine coon cat adoption fair, 11 a.m.-3 p. July 13-14, Wild Birds Unlimited, 692 Contra Costa Blvd., Pleasant Hill. Kittens, adults, mixes. Adopters must be preapproved. http://mainecoonadoptions.com.

    Blues & Brews

  • 4th annual Blues & Brews Festival noon-6 p.m. July 27, Pleasant Hill Park, 147 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill. Craft beer tasting VIP noon-5 p.m. $55; general admission $35 advance; $45 at door. Music, food for sale, no pets. New Friday night pre-party concert 6-9 p.m. July 26. www.bluesandbrewsfestival.com.

    Derby Day

  • Cardboard, recyclable, duct tape boat race, 2 p.m. July 19, Pleasant Hill Aquatic Park, 147 Gregory Lane. Preregister by July 17. All ages. 925-682-0896.

    Adobo Festival

  • 8th Adobo Festival, July 6-7, Martinez Waterfront Park. Filipino food, music, dance. Filipino Martial Arts Goodwill Tournament, Kiddie Popstar contest (ages 5-10); Adobo Cookfest, raffles. 650-290-0542; 650-290-4457; www.pinoyparinkamitv.com.

    Beaver Festival

  • Beaver Festival VI 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 3, presented by Worth A Dam, Beaver Park at Marina Vista and Alhambra Avenue, Martinez. www.martinezbeavers.org.