Digest

Mount Wanda walks

  • Day, night walks on Mount Wanda led by park rangers. Two-hour walk 9 a.m. July 21. Full moon walk 7:45 p.m. July 22. Meet at park-and-ride, Alhambra Avenue, Franklin Canyon Road, Martinez. Bring water for both walks, flashlight, warm clothing for night. Reservations suggested. 925-228-8860; www.nps.gov/jomu.

    Summer concerts

  • Sunset by the Lake concerts 6-8 p.m. Sundays through September, Pleasant Hill City Hall lawn, 100 Gregory Lane. July 21: Patrón Latin Rhythms. 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. www.shopdowntownpleasanthill.com/.

    Peddlers' Faire

  • Main Street Martinez Peddlers' Faire, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 3, downtown Martinez. Antiques, collectibles at downtown stores, 150 vendors. Evaluations of one carry-in item for $5 donation to Martinez Historic Society. Email director@mainstreetmartinez.org; 925-228-3577.

    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 this year Friday night pre-party concert 6-9 p.m. July 26. www.bluesandbrewsfestival.com.

    Ghost Walk

  • Downtown Martinez Ghost Walk, July 26. Check-in 7:30 p.m. 649 Main St., Suite 106, Martinez. Guided 1 1/2-hour walking tour of hidden past, learn facts, tales of days gone by. Bring flashlight, wear comfortable shoes. No one under 12; 12-17 must be accompanied by adult. $25. 925-228-3577, ww.mainstreetmartinez.org.

    Recycling tours

  • Free 30-minute tours of Pleasant Hill recycling facility, 1320 Galaxy Way, Concord. 10 a.m. July 18, 25. Pleasant Hill Chamber of Commerce Green Committee hosts. Sign up with ABaker@republicservices.com; call Allied Waste 925-671-5806.

    Bag of books sale

  • Martinez Friends of Library $5 Bag-of-Books Sale, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 3, Martinez Library, lower level, 740 Court St. 925-646-9900.

    Leave it to beaver

  • Beaver Festival 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 3, Beaver Park, corner of Marina Vista, Alhambra Avenue, Martinez. Learn how beavers help watershed, wildlife. www.martinezbeavers.org/wordpress.

    Movies, puppets, stories

  • Chevron Family Theatre Festival 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 20, Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. Family day of entertainment. $5, activities free. 925-295-7469, www.LesherArtsCenter.org.

    Helping children

  • Volunteers of America collecting backpacks, school supplies for foster youth, homeless through Ju

    ly 26. For Contra Costa drop-off: OperationBackpackBayArea.org.

    Career information

  • Diablo Valley College free career information 7-8 p.m. July 31, Aug. 6, BLF Community Conference Center, 321 Golf Club Road, Pleasant Hill. Learn about industrial equipment maintenance careers. www.dvc.edu/mTECH-info.