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Service Day

  • Pleasant Hill's 10th annual Community Service Day, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 27. Meet 7:30 a.m. Pleasant Hill Park, free pancake breakfast, free T-shirts to first 600 volunteers. Volunteer at pleasanthill.volunteerhub.com/Events/Index. Register a project at www.ci.pleasant-hill.ca.us/forms.aspx?FID=99.

    Concerts at the Lake

  • Sunset at the Lake concerts 6-8 p.m. through Sept. 7, City Hall lawn, 100 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill. Aug. 31: Big Jangle Band. Free. 925-671-5229, www.pleasanthillconcerts.com.

    Folding fun

  • Back to school origami, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Sept. 9, Martinez Library, 740 Court St. Kids ages 5-11 can learn origami. Best for grades 2, older. 925-646-9900.

    Onstage show

  • Onstage Repertory Theatre Company's "Beau Jest" through Sept. 7, Campbell Theatre, 636 Ward St. Martinez. Shows 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays; 8 p.m. Sept. 4; 2:30 p.m. Sept. 7. $18 general, $16 seniors, $10 students. Thursday $12 (except students). 925-518-3277.


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    Emergency training

  • Pleasant Hill Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) six-week class starts 6 p.m. Sept. 15, Pleasant Hill Adventist Academy, 796 Grayson Road, Pleasant Hill. For residents 14, older. Learn disaster preparedness, fire safety. Disaster simulation Nov. 1. Apply at www.ci.pleasant-hill.ca.us, www.pleasanthillcertsignup.com. Dan Connelly 925-288-4633; Jim Bonato 925-938-5433.

    Be an English tutor

  • Diablo Valley Literacy Council needs volunteers to tutor adults in English. No teaching experience, English need not be first language. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 6, 13, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 4000 Clayton Road, Concord. Nominal materials fee. dvlc.tripod.com. 925-685-3881, DVLC4ESL@gmail.com.

    Crude oil by rail

  • Community forum on facts, fears, future of transporting volatile crude oil by rail. Scientist Diane Bailey of Natural Resources Defense Council leads presentation by Martinez Environmental Group 7:30 p.m. Sept. 8, Congregational Church, 1229 Court St., Martinez.

    JFKU scholarships

  • John F. Kennedy University has 30 more scholarships of $5,000 for Hispanic students completing bachelor's degree. Transfer scholarships of $2,500 for students coming from California community college, $500 scholarships for Pleasant Hill residents. Scholarships to veterans, active duty military. Week of Sept. 8, application fee waiver. 800-696-5358.

    Book sales

  • Friends of Martinez Library Bag of Books sale 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 6, Martinez Library, lower level, 740 Court St. 10-11 a.m. members only; can join at door. Fill grocery sack $5. 925-646-9900.

  • Friends of Pleasant Hill Library book sale 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Sept. 13, in parking lot behind Pleasant Hill Library, 1750 Oak Park Blvd. Free e-waste drop-off. 925-646-6434.

    College Park reunion

  • College Park High School 1974 graduating class hosts reunion for all College Park grads. 1-6 p.m. Sept. 6, Martinez Marina. $30 includes barbecue, live band. Albert Franco 925-788-2170.

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