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Kids fly free

  • Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 393 Young Eagles offers free plane rides for kids 8-17, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. April 20, Buchanan Field, Concord. Register on-site, parent(s) must attend. New location; enter airport on Center Avenue in Pacheco, follow signs to 200 Sally Ride Drive. www.eaa393.org. 925-705-7771, 925-356-5656.

    Help clean up creek

  • Volunteers needed for Newhall Park creek cleanup, butterfly garden restoration 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. April 26. Register: Robin.Smith@cityofconcord.org or 925-671-3371.

    Drop off medication

  • Dispose of expired, potentially dangerous prescription drugs 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 27, Concord Police Department, 1350 Galindo St. Free, anonymous, no questions asked. Sgt. Robert Brady, 925-671-5067.

    Kids learn bike safety

  • Kids Bike Rodeo 11 a.m. April 28, 1760 Clayton Road, Concord. Grades 3-6 learn bike safety, skill building. Bikes, helmets provided if needed. Spanish/English. Free. 510-845-7433, www.ebbc.org.

    First-time homebuyer


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  • Free first-time homebuyer seminar 9 a.m.-noon April 27, Centre Concord, 5298 Clayton Road, Concord. Saving for down payment, credit reports, managing debt-to-income ratio. Register: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/5776368273/es2005/?rank=6.

    Wine, art, crafts

  • Clayton Art and Wine Festival 10 a.m.-7 p.m. May 4; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 5, downtown Clayton. Arts, crafts, food, live music, wine, beer, kids activities. Free. 925-672-2272, www.claytoncbca.org.

    Discover family history

  • Concord Family History Center genealogy class 10 a.m. April 20, 3700 Concord Blvd., Concord. Learn to use Internet to search for family history. Free. 925-827-4729.

    Hands-on astronomy

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    Mount Diablo astronomy program 7-11 p.m. April 20, Mount Diablo, lower summit parking lot, Summit Road, Clayton. Hands-on astronomy activities. Bring water, snacks, warm clothing, binoculars. Free, park entry fees apply. 925-695-3134, www.mdas.net.

    Communication skills

  • Toastmasters Word Weavers Club open house 7 p.m. April 29, Montecito, 4756 Clayton Road, Concord. Learn to improve communication, leadership skills. All welcome. 400@toastmastersclubs.org.

    Pension workshop

  • Pension maximization workshop 6:30-8 p.m. April 24, Clayton Library, 6125 Clayton Road. Discussion on pensions, maximizing benefit to ensure continued benefit to survivors. Free. R.S.V.P. by April 24. 925-673-0659, ccclib.org.

    Book sale

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    Concord Library book sale 10 a.m.-5 p.m. April 19; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. April 20; 1-4 p.m. April 21, 2900 Salvio St. Gently used books for $1 or less. $3 for bag of books April 21. 925-646-5455.

    Mount Diablo walk

  • Family wildflower walk 10 a.m. April 21, Mitchell Canyon Visitor Center, Mount Diablo State Park, Walnut Creek. Moderate hike to spot early blooming flowers, rare plants, critters that pollinate them. Parking $6. www.mdia.org/site.

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