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Aug. 16-17
Salute to Woodstock
6:30-8 p.m., Todos Santos Plaza. Aug. 16: San Francisco Airship (Jefferson Airplane evolution). Aug. 17: Purple Haze (Jimi Hendrix tribute). Free.

Thursdays through Sept. 26
Music and Market
6:30-8 p.m., Todos Santos Plaza. Aug. 22: Zepparella. Aug. 29: Andre Thierry. Sept. 5: Tribute to Steve Sage. Sept. 12: Dan Ashley. Sept. 19: Garageland Rodeo and the Swampers. Sept. 26: Annie Sampson.Free.

Tuesdays and Thursdays
Farmers Market
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays and 4-8 p.m. Thursdays, Todos Santos Plaza.


Saturdays through Sept. 14
Concerts in the Grove
6-8:30 p.m., the Grove Park, downtown. Aug. 17: Night Moves/Creedence Classic Revival. Aug. 31: Cut Loose. Sept. 14: VYBE Society. Free.

Saturdays through Sept. 21
Farmers Market
9 a.m.-1 p.m., 10950 Main St., Clayton. No market Aug. 31.


Sept. 18, 25; Oct. 2, 10, 16
Bedford Gallery Docent Training
The gallery is seeking guild and docent volunteer; no prior art knowledge required. Docent training 1-3:30 p.m., Lesher Center. Contact Carmen at 925-295-1416 or or visit


Sept. 7
Hawaiian Fusion
Featuring Haopinaka, a Hawaiian music and dance group, in a benefit for underprivileged senior citizens. 5:30 p.m., Concord Senior Center, 2727 Parkside Circle. $50; no-host bar. – activity 109361 or 925-671-3320.

2nd and 4th Sundays
Pancake Breakfast
Eggs, pancakes, sausage, beverage. 8-11 a.m. VFW Post 1525, 2290 Willow Pass Road, Concord. $5, $3 children under 12.

Cars for theCamp Fire
Donate a running vehicle for victims of the fire in Paradise, sponsored by the Clayton Valley Concord Sunrise Rotary Club and the Rotary Club of Paradise. or 925-326-5868.

Oct. 26
East Bay Walk to End Alzheimer’s
Three-mile walk, with a one-mile shortcut. 8:30 a.m. registration, 9:30 a.m. ceremony, 10:30 a.m. walk. Bishop Ranch, San Ramon. Register at or contact Brittany Harrit at 925-284-7942 or


Aug. 17
Twilight on the Trail
Search for hawks and owls, 4½ miles on steep trails. 7:15-10:15 p.m., Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve, end of Somersville Road, Antioch. $5 per car. RSVP at 888-327-2757. Select option 2 and program 25820.

Aug. 18
Rose Hill Cemetery Walk
Learn about the miners and their families. 6-8 p.m., Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve, end of Somersville Road, Antioch. $5 per car. 888-327-2757, ext. 2750.

Aug. 24, 31
Bat Census
Stay after normal park hours to help monitor the bat colonies as they emerge into the night sky. 7-9:45 p.m., Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve, end of Somersville Road, Antioch. $5 per car. RSVP at 888-327-2757 and select option 2. Aug. 24 is program 25793; Aug. 31 is 25795.

Aug. 31
Tarantulas, Our Gentle Giants
A close encounter with the fascinating and harmless spiders. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Summit Museum, Mt Diablo State Park. $10 per car.

Aug. 31, Sept. 8, 22
Evening Hikes on Mt. Diablo
Two-mile hike in search of crepuscular critters. 5:30-8:30 p.m., Mitchell Canyon Visitor Center, 96 Mitchell Canyon Road, Clayton. $6 per car. RSVP at

Through Sept. 10
Black Diamond Mines
The Hazel-Atlas Mine and Greathouse Visitor Center are closed for construction; no mine tours available. The Sidney Flat Visitor Center on Somersville Road in Antioch open 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekends. 888-327-2757, ext. 2750 or


Through Aug. 30
“Girl of My Dreams”
Joe keeps getting dumped by the same girl – in his dreams. Onstage Repertory Theatre, Campbell Theater.

Through Sept. 15
“Blow Up II”
A second exhibition of inflatable art. Bedford Gallery, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. or 925-295-1417.

Through Sept. 27
“Abstractly Speaking”
Featuring the group Artist 7. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 1-5 p.m. Saturday, aRT Cottage, 2238 Mt. Diablo St., Concord.

Aug. 30-Oct. 6
“Murder for Two”
A blend of music, mayhem and murder. Center REP, Lesher Center.

Sept. 6-21
“Barefoot in the Park”
Classic Neil Simon comedy. Diablo Actors Ensemble, Lesher Center.

Sept. 7-22
“Remember James”
Dedrick Weathersby stars at James Brown. Weathersby Productions, Campbell Theater.

Sept. 7-22
“Sister Act”
Musical comedy about a convent of nuns. Pittsburg Community Theatre, California Theatre.

Sept. 13-29
“Camping with Henry and Tom”
In which Henry Ford, Thomas Edison and President Warren G. Harding go camping. Onstage Repertory Theatre, Campbell Theater.


Concord Library is at 2900 Salvio St. Programs are free unless otherwise noted. Full schedule at 925-646-5455.

Free Tax Aide, 10 a.m. Aug. 17.
Healthcare for the Homeless, 2 p.m. Aug. 19.
Coffee and Conversation, 2 p.m. Aug. 19.
Family Movie Monday, 7 p.m. Aug. 19.
Baby & Toddler Storytime, ages 0-3. 10:15 a.m. Tuesdays.
Forever Young: Adult Book Club, 4 p.m. Aug. 20, Sept. 17.
Preschool Storytime, ages 3-5. 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays.
Summer Crafting for Kids, 2 p.m. Aug. 21.
Adulting 101 for Teens, 4 p.m. Aug. 21. Registration required.
Adventures in Coding, 3 p.m. Aug. 22, 7 p.m. Aug. 26, Sept. 16. Registration required.
Movie Night for Adults, “The Public,” 6:30 p.m. Aug. 22.
Concord Art Association Meeting and Demo, 1:30 p.m. Aug. 24., Sept. 10.
Your Credit Score, presented by Balance Financial, 6 p.m. Aug. 29.
Talkfest, 5:30 p.m. Sept. 5.
HALO: Read to a Dog, 10:30 a.m. Sept. 7. Call to sign up.
Mystery Book Club, 1 p.m. Sept. 8.
Family Game Night, 7 p.m. Sept. 9.
Medicare Information Session, 4 p.m. Sept. 11.
Taking Control of Your Finances, 6 p.m. Sept. 12.
AARP Tax Help, 10 a.m. Sept. 14
Concord Knitting & Crochet Group, 1:15 p.m. Sept. 15.
Coffee and Conversation, 2 p.m. Sept. 16.
Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration, 4 p.m. Sept. 18.
Friends of the Library Book Sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 20-21, 1-3:30 p.m. Sept. 22.

Clayton Library is at 6125 Clayton Road. Programs are free unless otherwise noted. Full schedule at 925-673-0659.

Patty Cakes Storytime, ages 0-3. 11 a.m. Tuesdays.
Picture Book Storytime, ages 3-5. 11 a.m. Thursdays.
Clayton Knits, 1:30 p.m. Aug. 26, Sept. 9 and 23.
Recycled Robots Craft Program, 4 p.m. Aug. 29.
Book Club, “Shelter in Place.” 7 p.m. Sept. 9.
How to Pay for College, 7 p.m. Sept. 18.
Constituent Services with Assemblyman Tim Grayson’s staff, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 21. (Aug. 17 canceled.)
Local mystery author Dan Hanel, 7 p.m. Sept. 25.


1st, 2nd and 4th Tuesdays
Concord City Council
6:30 p.m., Council Chamber, Civic Center, 1950 Parkside Dr.

1st and 3rd Wednesdays
Concord Planning Commission
7 p.m. Council Chamber, Civic Center, 1950 Parkside Dr.

1st and 3rd Tuesdays
Clayton City Council
7 p.m. Hoyer Hall, Clayton Library, 6125 Clayton Road. or 925-673-7304.

2nd and 4th Tuesdays
Clayton Planning Commission
7 p.m., Hoyer Hall, Clayton Library, 6125 Clayton Road. or 925-673-7304.