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.
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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