Digest

Holiday concert

  • Clayton Valley Presbyterian Church Holiday Concert, 8 p.m. Nov. 30, 1578 Kirker Pass Road, Clayton. Renaissance, pop, traditional, contemporary music. $15-$25. Tickets www.brownpapertickets.com.

    Blood drive

  • Molly's "Pay It Forward" blood drive 1:30-7:30 p.m. Nov. 27, Diablo View Middle School, 300 Diablo View Lane, Clayton. Appointments: 800-733-276, redcrossblood.org. Use code: MOLLY925.

    Senior center craft fair

  • Concord Senior Center Craft Fair, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 30, 2727 Parkside Circle. Knitted accessories, jewelry, handmade baby items, wood products, art, glass, baked goods. 925-671-3320.

    Book sale

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    Concord Library 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 23-24; 1-3 p.m. Nov. 25, 2900 Salvio St. Gently used books, DVDs, CDs for reasonable prices. Bag of book sale Sunday. 925-646-5455.

    Tree lighting ceremonies

  • Concord tree lighting 4 p.m. Dec. 1, Todos Santos Plaza, Willow Pass Road at Grant Street. Santa, school choirs, traditional tree lighting, holiday singalong. Free. 925-671-3464, www.concordfirst.org.

  • Clayton caroling and tree lighting, 6 p.m. Dec. 1, Grove Park to Main and Oak streets. Meet at the gazebo. Mt. Diablo School choir, Santa, free cider and doughnuts. 925-672-2272.

    Christmas caroling

  • Concord United Methodist Church Carol Sing 3:30 p.m. Dec. 8, 1645 West St., Concord. Christmas music for family. Bring unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots. Free. 925-685-5260, www.concordumc.org.

    Model railroad fest

  • Walnut Creek Model Railroad Society anniversary shows 8-10 p.m. Nov. 16; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 17-18, Larkey Park, 2751 Buena Vista Ave., Walnut Creek. Adults $3, seniors/children $2, free 6, under. 925-937-1888, www.wcmrs.org.

    Republican women meet

  • Ygnacio Valley Republican Women meet 10 a.m. Nov. 21, Oakhurst Country Club, 1001 Peacock Creek Drive, Clayton. Mark Meuser discusses local, national elections. Lunch $25. R.S.V.P. Barbara Allen 925-672-5061.

    Carols, yuletide classics

  • Walnut Creek Concert Band Holiday Concert 7:30-9 p.m. Nov. 27, Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek. Seasonal favorites, carols, yuletide classics. Adults $17, students/seniors $14. Tickets: 925-943-7469.

    City office closures

  • Concord city offices closed, Nov. 19-23 for unpaid furlough days, Thanksgiving. Community Pool open 10 a.m.-noon Nov. 23. Police patrol, dispatch operations not affected. 925-671-3150, www.cityofconcord.org.

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    Clayton city offices closed Nov. 21 furlough day, Nov. 22-23 for Thanksgiving holiday. Police patrol, dispatch operations not affected. 925-673-7300, www.ci.clayton.ca.us.

    Holiday boutique

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    Clayton Valley Woman's Club Holiday Boutique 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 17; 1-4 p.m. Nov. 18, Clayton Library, 6125 Clayton Road. Crafts, bake sale, holiday decor, household items. Benefits local charities. www.claytonvalleywomansclub.org.

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