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Weekend Events: Live Music, Craft Fairs, Farmers' Markets

It's beginning to feel a lot like the holidays. Get crafty this weekend with these Central Contra Costa County events — there are plenty of things to do in and around town.

November has arrived, with its cinnamon-scented sweetness and apple-cider smile. The holidays are approaching and the year is winding down. Take a breath and savor the delights of the coming season this weekend by enjoying some live local music or stocking the pantry with some hearty vegetables from the farmers' market. 

Contra Costa County residents are getting crafty this weekend and selling their homemade goods around town, which makes for a great opportunity to pick up some unique and adorable gifts. Or, just buy yourself a treat and support someone else's creativity.

Friday, Nov. 2

Annual Churchbell Bazaar, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., free
Concord United Methodist Church, 1645 West St, Concord

Live Music: Happy Hour & a Half with Sin Silver, 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Armando's, 707 Marina Vista Ave, Martinez

Live Music: The Saddle Cats, 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., $10 
Armando's, 707 Marina Vista Ave, Martinez

Free Community Yoga Class, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., free
1379 Locust St, Walnut Creek

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, 8 p.m., $40 to $45
Lesher Center for The Arts, 1601 Civic Dr, Walnut Creek

Saturday, Nov. 3

Lafayette Juniors 19th Annual Rummage Sale, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., free
Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church, 49 Knox Dr, Lafayette

Pleasant Hill Farmers' Market, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., free
60 Crescent Dr, Pleasant Hill

Diablo Valley Farmers' Market, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., free
Mitchell Dr & N Wiget Ln, Walnut Creek

Orinda Farmers' Market, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., free
Rite Aid, 27 Orinda Way, Orinda

Help Save Mount Diablo Plant Natives and Enhance Marsh Creek, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., free
3240 Aspara Dr, Clayton

Orinda Community Center Auxiliary's 36th Annual Holiday Bazaar, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., free
Orinda Community Center, 28 Orinda Way, Orinda

Craft Sale at Concord Cascade Mobile Home Park, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., free
245 Aria Dr, Pacheco

Holiday Pet Portraits With Santa Paws, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., $25 and up
Tony La Russa's Animal Rescue Foundation, 2890 Mitchell Dr, Walnut Creek

The Jinx Jones/Kurt Ribak Jazzabilly Duo, 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., $10
Armando's, 707 Marina Vista Ave, Martinez

Country Music Saturday Nights, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., $5
Farrington's Sports Bar, 1938 Contra Costa Blvd, Pleasant Hill

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., $40 to $45
Lesher Center for The Arts, 1601 Civic Dr, Walnut Creek

Serbian Food Festival, 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., free
Civic Park, 1375 Civic Dr, Walnut Creek

Live Music: Young People's Symphony Orchestra Fall Concert, 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., $15 to $20
Walnut Creek Presbyterian Church, 1801 Lacassie Ave, Walnut Creek

Sunday, Nov. 4

Walnut Creek Farmers' Market, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., free
Locust St & Cole Ave, Walnut Creek

Moraga Certified Farmers Market, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., free
Moraga Rd & Moraga Way, Moraga

Lafayette Farmers' Market at the South BART Lot, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., free
3601 Deer Hill Rd, Lafayette

Save Mount Diablo Trail Adventure, 9 a.m., $40
1700 Castle Rock Rd, Walnut Creek

Martinez Farmers' Market, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., free
Main St & Ferry St, Martinez

5th Annual Craft Fest, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., free
Bedford Gallery at the Dean Lesher Regional Center for The Arts, 1601 Civic Dr, Walnut Creek

Vendor & Crafts Fair, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., free
Morello Hills Christian Church, 1000 Morello Hills Dr, Martinez

Seminar for Parents with LGBTQ Children, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., free
Rainbow Community Center, 2118 Willow Pass Rd, Concord

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, 2 p.m., $40 to $45
Lesher Center for The Arts, 1601 Civic Dr, Walnut Creek

See something missing? Share it in the comments or add it to the community calendar by clicking the "events" tab at the top of the page or add a comment below with the details.

Thea Dosanjh November 02, 2012 at 04:10 PM
Eastshore Pediatric Dental Group at 2000 Appian Way, #303, in Pinole, is doing a Halloween candy buyback on Saturday, November 3rd from 10 AM to 2 PM. We will buy your candy for $1/pound ($10 max per child) and send it to the troops overseas. Make your teeth happy! See you there...

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