Fun for families

  • Bay Area Family Fest 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 31-Sept. 2, Waterfront Park, Martinez. Kid's activities, sports games, face painting, spin art, Radio Disney, more. $6, $5 with can food donation; under 2, seniors 65 older, free. www.bayareafamilyfest.com.

    Bead show

  • Bead and Boutique Arts show, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 9-11, Concord Hilton, 1970 Diamond Blvd., Concord. Vendors, workshops. $10 admission. www.beadandboutique.com/show.php.

    Artist exhibit, reception

  • 80/20 Gallery, ARTU4iA first group show with reception 7 p.m. Aug. 16, 725 Ward St., Martinez. Exhibit through Sept. 20. www.artU4iA.com, 925-323-6533.

    Ghost Walk

  • Downtown Martinez Ghost Walk, Aug. 23, 30. Check-in 7:30 p.m. 649 Main St., Suite 106, Martinez. Guided 1 1/2-hour walking tour of hidden past, 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.

    Waste collection

  • Free tour of Pleasant Hill Transfer, Recovery Station 1 p.m. Aug. 14, 951 Waterbird Way, Martinez. Learn what happens to garbage after collection. Register: abaker@republicservces. com, 925-671-5806.

    Rams fundraiser

  • Pleasant Hill High School class of 1970, hosts live music with The Tuneriders 7:30-10 p.m. Aug. 17, Teen Center, Pleasant Hill Park, 147 Gregory Lane. Benefits Rams Plaza memorial. $20, $25 at door. 925-360-0288.

    Helping foster children

  • Sleep Train collecting backpacks, school supplies for local foster children through Aug. 11. Bring donation to Sleep Train or donate online and they will do shopping for you. www.sleeptrain.com.

    Gently used clothing

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    Clothing Galore 8:30 a.m. Aug. 10, Morello Hills Christian Church, 1000 Morello Hills Drive, Martinez. Free gently used clothing for men, women, children in many sizes. 925-228-4346.

    Music, classic cars

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    Fridays on the Main 6-8 p.m. through Aug. 30, Main Street, Martinez. Classic cars, street rods, custom trucks, motorcycles, arts, crafts, live music. Aug. 16: Zenkali, punk, pop, alternative. 925-228-3577, www.mainstreetmartinez.org.

    Summer reading finale

  • Rockets! 6:30-7:30 p.m. Aug. 12, Martinez Library, 740 Court St. Kids make, fly air-powered rockets. Drawing for free Lindsay museum pass. 925-646-9900.

    Interfaith summer camp

  • Summer Kidz Camp 9 a.m.-noon, Aug. 12-16, Hillcrest Congregational Church, 404 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill. Kids 5-12 of all faiths explore values in Christianity, Judaism, Islam with stories, songs, crafts, food projects. $25. Register 925-689-8260.

    Art in the Park

  • 44th Art in the Park, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 18, Susana Park, Martinez. Vendor artists, wine, beer garden, live music. Martinez Arts Association hosts; proceeds benefit its scholarship fund. martinezarts.org.

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