Weekend Events: Film Fest, "Hairspray" and Veterans Day

The cold crept in this week — find things to do in Central Contra Costa County to keep warm this weekend, from ballroom dance lessons and a Zumbathon to a cozy movie.

By golly, it's gotten cold all of a sudden. Temperatures have dropped into the 50s during the day and 40s at night — and it looks like it's going to stay that way. Friday is expected to be overcast with more ran and maybe even a thunderstorm, Saturday will be partly cloudy with a slight chance of rain. Fog rolls in during the evening and stays through Sunday morning, when temperatures will warm up by an little to 61 degrees.

So, pull out your scarf collection and don one with pride this weekend, safe in the knowledge that you won't have to frantically unwind it from your neck as soon as you step outdoors. Summer has gone. And this time — it's for real.

Bring on the apple cider and warm up with a dance class, some live music, or a cozy movie.

Friday, Nov. 9

California Independent Film Festival, 1 p.m. to 10 p.m., $11
New Rheem Theatre, 350 Park St, Moraga

, by appointment only, free
Tony La Russa's Animal Rescue Foundation, 2890 Mitchell Dr, Walnut Creek

Live Music: Roy "Armando" Jeans Birthday Party and Fundraiser, 8 p.m. to 11 p.m., $25
Armando's, 707 Marina Vista Ave, Martinez

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

"Hairspray" the Musical, 6:30 pm, $3 — buy tickets by 4 p.m. FridayKing's Valley Christian School, 4255 Clayton Rd, Concord

Saturday, Nov. 10

California Independent Film Festival, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., $11 to $45
New Rheem Theatre, 350 Park St, Moraga

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

Fall Gardening Tips at Gardens at Heather Farm, 9 a.m., $25
The Gardens at Heather Farm, 1540 Marchbanks Dr, Walnut Creek

Martinez Tree of Lights Celebration, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., free
Morello Ave & Arnold Dr, Martinez

"Hairspray" the Musical, 6:00 pm, $3 — buy tickets by 4 p.m. Friday
King's Valley Christian School, 4255 Clayton Rd, Concord

Get Snowed In at Pyramid Alehouse, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., pints from $3.50 or one penny with the donation of a winter coat
Pyramid, 1410 Locust St, Walnut Creek

Ballroom Dance Lessons, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., donation suggested
Unity of Walnut Creek, 1871 Geary Rd, Walnut Creek

Sunday, Nov. 11

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

Zumbathon Fundraiser for CHP Officer Youngstrom, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., $10
1460 S Main St, Walnut Creek

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

California Independent Film Festival, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., $11 to $14
New Rheem Theatre, 350 Park St, Moraga

Veterans Day Speech, 11 a.m., free

Veterans Day Program, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., free
Lesher Center for The Arts, 1601 Civic Dr, Walnut Creek 

Veterans Day Celebration, 11 a.m., free
Moraga Commons Park, 1425 Saint Marys Rd, Moraga

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.

Molly P Clopp November 09, 2012 at 04:08 PM
These seem to be last weekends events?
Lance Howland November 09, 2012 at 05:33 PM
Sorry, Molly. They are this weekend's events. We forgot to put the right dates in there, and now I've done that. Now -- Start your weekend! -- Lance Howland, editor, Lamorinda Patch
Jack Weir November 09, 2012 at 08:10 PM
Don't overlook the Veterans Day event at Soldiers Monument at Oak Park and Contra Costa Blvd in Pleasant Hll at noon Saturday, November 11.


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