Museum open house
Martinez Historical Society holiday open house 4-6 p.m. Dec. 1, 1005 Escobar St. Visit museum decorated in holiday vintage fashion. Refreshments, free. 925-228-8160.
Books for the holidays
Pleasant Hill Library book sale 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Dec. 7, parking lot, 1750 Oak Park Blvd. Paperbacks 50 cents, hardbacks $1, including Christmas books, free e-waste drop-off. For library programs. 925-646-6434.
Martinez Library book sale begins 10-11 am. for Friends of Martinez Library members; all others 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 7, 740 Court St. Gently used books for all ages. 925-646-9900.
For natural resources
Zero waste, sustainable free workshop 10 a.m.-noon Dec. 7, 3800 Arthur Road, Martinez. Solutions to reducing energy, resource consumption. 925-228-5635, ext. 19.
Holiday brunch, bazaar
Holiday brunch, bazaar 10:30 a.m. Dec. 7, DVC, 321 Golf Club Road, Pleasant Hill. Brunch, Santa treats, entertainment. Supports Emeritus College. $10-$30. R.S.V.P.: 925-969-4316. www.dvc.edu/emeritus.
Out with the old
E-waste event 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 7, Diablo Valley College, 321 Golf Club Road, Pleasant Hill. Drop off unwanted electronic equipment. Free. For acceptable items: www.nowaste.com.
"A Christmas Carol" 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6, 7 and 2:30 p.m. Dec. 8, 14, 385 Arnold Drive, Suite 5, Martinez. An adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic. Tickets $12-$15. For tickets, more dates go to http://poisonappleproductions.com.
Author Margaret Netherby signs copies of "Some of My Seasons" 2-4 p.m. Dec. 7, White Rabbit Boutique, 529 Main St., Martinez. A collection of personal writings. 925-229-1900, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tea for the season
Holiday Tea 6:30-8:30 p.m. Dec. 14, Veterans Memorial Building, 930 Ward St. Martinez. Tea, desserts, history of tea. Tickets: Martinez Historical Museum, 1005 Escobar St. $10. 925-228-8160.
DVC's "Children's Hour" Dec. 6-15; 8 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays; 2:30 p.m. Sundays. 321 Golf Club Road, Pleasant Hill. $11-$21. Free parking. 925-969-2358, dvcdrama.net.
Home for the holidays
Diablo Women's Choir 3 p.m. Dec. 7, Mt. Diablo Unitarian Church, 55 Eckley Lane, Walnut Creek. Holiday songs, Broadway jazzy tunes, sing along. $10-$15. 510-914-5822.
Holiday Frolic Gingerbread House 3-5 p.m. Dec. 6, Martinez Historical Museum, 1005 Escobar St. Children decorate gingerbread cookies. Part of Holiday Frolic. 925-228-8160.
Santa Beer Crawl
Santa Beer Crawl 2:30-5:30 p.m. Dec. 14, Main Street, Martinez. Sample handcrafted brew; Santa costumes, ugly sweaters encouraged. $25, $35 at door. Free shuttles to, from, North Concord BART 1:30-8 p.m. www.santabeercrawl.com.
Holiday art sale
DVC Holiday Art Sale 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 3-4, Conference Center, 321 Golf Club Road, Pleasant Hill. Works by faculty, staff. Paintings, ceramics, jewelry. 925-685-1230, ext. 1234.