ALAMO

Peak dining experience under Mt. Diablo moon

An outdoor moonlight dinner on Mt. Diablo will be held from 4 to 10 p.m. Sept 7 in the annual fundraising event for Save Mount Diablo, a conservation group that buys and protects open space.

The sit-down dinner for 500 people with music, dancing and live and silent auctions will be held on a plateau by the China Wall rock formation in Mt. Diablo State Park. Tickets cost $250 per person or $2,500 for a table of 10. For reservations or information about Moonlight on the Mountain, visit www.savemountdiablo.org or call 925-947-3535.

-- Denis Cuff, Staff

MARTINEZ

Dinner in pear orchards of famed naturalist Muir

An outdoor dinner in John Muir's old pear orchards will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Aug. 24 by the Muir Heritage Land Trust to raise money to buy and protect open space.

The group's annual Fresh Aire Affaire Gala, with live music and auctions, will be held at the John Muir National Historic Site, 4202 Alhambra Ave., the location of the famous conservationist's Victorian home and estate. For tickets or information, visit www.muirheritagelandtrust.org or call 925-228-5460. Tickets are $150. The cost is $250 for a VIP ticket, which includes a tour of Muir's mansion and a visit to house areas not normally open to the public.

-- Denis Cuff, Staff

SAN RAMON

Forest Home Farms is seeking volunteers

Forest Home Farms Historic Park will hold an informational meeting Aug. 28 for people interested in volunteering at the park.

The meeting will be from 6 to 7 p.m. and will provide information on the variety of volunteer jobs available, including those for farm life field trip docents to introduce third-graders to the San Ramon Valley's agricultural history through working in the organic garden, leading activities and tours and canners to help with demonstrations.

Volunteers are also needed to lead tours of the Victorian Glass House and for other activities. For details or to RSVP for the meeting, contact Sharon Peterson at 925-973-3282 or speterson@sanramon.ca.gov. Forest Home Farms is at 19953 San Ramon Valley Blvd., just south of Pine Valley Road in San Ramon.

-- Kelly Gust, Staff