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Weekend Events: Live Music, Fall Farmers' Markets, Art

Celebrate fall in Contra Costa County by checking out the things to do this weekend, Oct. 12 to 14. The weekend weather report shows that may even get to wear a scarf!

It finally feels like fall. The rain has come, leaves are falling from the trees and there is a briskness in the air. It's enough to make you feel like Mr. or Mrs. Autumn, the Duke or Duchess of fall, walking down the street with a pumpkin-spiced latte while the twigs and acorns "crunch pleasurably" beneath your shoes. 

It's pumpkin time at the farmers' market and cooking season in the kitchen, with recipes to try like comforting pumpkin soupMoroccan winter stew and squash, pear, and onion gratin. There are only a few weeks left of the seasonal farmers' markets. Clayton's final market is Oct. 27, the Thursday evening markets in Concord and Martinez end Oct. 25, and Pleasant Hill's market ends Nov. 17.

As for weather, Friday will be partly cloudy with a chance of rain and highs of 68 degrees during the day and a low of 50 degrees in the evening. Saturday is expected to be partly cloudy, with a high of 77 degrees during the day and a low of 54 degrees at night. Sunday goes from partly cloudy in the morning to clear skies by the afternoon, with a high of 79 degrees. The evening is expected to be overcast, with a low of 54 degrees.

Friday, Oct. 12

From Stonewall to Lady Gaga: A Senior-Youth Storytelling Event, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., free
Rainbow Community Center, 2118 Willow Pass Rd, Concord

, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., free

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

Live Music: Tender Mercies, 8 p.m. to 11 p.m., $10
Armando's, 707 Marina Vista Ave, Martinez

Piano Concert: Great Music from Great Ballets, 8 p.m. to 9 p.m., free
Sherman Clay, 1605 Bonanza St, Walnut Creek

Saturday, Oct. 13

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

Farmers Market at Concord High, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., free
Concord Blvd & West St, Concord

Carquinez Model Railroad Society's Open House, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., $4
641 Loring Ave, Crockett

Martinez Historical Society Home Tour, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., $25
1635 Pacheco Blvd, Martinez

Grand Opening: Village Center for the Arts, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., free
1720 Linda Dr, Pleasant Hill

Maine Coon Cat Adoption Fair, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., free
Wild Birds Unlimited, 692 Contra Costa Blvd, Pleasant Hill

Public Art Walking Tours, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., $5
1601 Civic Dr, Walnut Creek

Author Talk: Marty Brounstein, 1:30 pm to 3:30 p.m., free
Martinez Public Library, 740 Court St, Martinez

Concord Lions Club 5th Annual Pasta Sauce Challenge, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., $10
175 Alvarado Ave, Pittsburg

Live Music: Open Mic Night, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., free

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

Live Music: Wendy DeWitt & Friends, 8 p.m. to 11 p.m., $10
Armando's, 707 Marina Vista Ave, Martinez

Sunday, Oct. 14

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

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

Carquinez Model Railroad Society's Open House, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., $4
641 Loring Ave, Crockett

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