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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.

    Concert at the Lake

  • Sunset at the Lake concert by East Bay Mudd 5 p.m. Sept. 7, City Hall lawn, 100 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill. 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 from Charles Esseltine. Best for grades 2, older. 925-646-9900.

    Full moon walk

  • Rangers lead two-hour full moon walk on Mount Wanda 6:30 p.m. Sept. 9, to 640-foot summit. Spotting scopes to see lunar features. Park at Alhambra Avenue, Franklin Canyon Road, Martinez. Bring water, flashlight; wear walking shoes for steep trail. 925-228-8860, www.nps.gov/jomu.

    Emergency training


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  • 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. Ages 14, older. Learn disaster preparedness, fire safety, light search and rescue, more. 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. dvlc.tripod.com. 925-685-3881, DVLC4ESL@gmail.com.

    JFKU scholarships

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

    Crude oil by rail

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

    Mutt Strutt

  • Mutt Strutt 6 p.m. Sept. 18, Amphitheatre, Martinez Marina. Enter dog in contest for best tail, trick, costume, looks most like owner. Prizes for all pups. Dogs must be on leash, preregistered. 925-372-3510, www.cityofmartinez.org.

    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.

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