Concord celebrates Mother’s Day on Saturday -- May 10 -- in Todos Santos Plaza.
The event includes the Mount Diablo Music Education Foundation’s 5th Annual All Area Music Festival, featuring music students from Mt. Diablo elementary, middle and high schools.
The musical performances will take place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is free.
At 1 p.m., Concord Mayor Tim Grayson will announce the winners of the Mother’s Day Essay Contest.
The winners and their moms will receive gift baskets from the Todos Santos Business Association. Vendor booths, featuring representatives from music shops and camps, will be on the plaza.
The Mount Diablo Music Education Foundation was formed to raise awareness of the cuts that have hit school music programs, and to solicit donations to support music education. The organization holds various fundraisers to support music in the schools. Learn more by visiting www.mdmusicfoundation.org.
The Concord AAUW Art and Wine (and Beer) Walk will also be taking place around the plaza Saturday afternoon.
Tickets are $20 per person in advance or $25 at the door; participants must be 21 or older. The event takes place from 1 to 4 p.m. and begins at E.J. Phair Alehouse, 2151 Salvio St.
For more information, call (925) 363-4438 or visit http://concord-ca.aauw.net/.
Todos Santos Plaza is located in downtown Concord on Willow Pass Road between Mt. Diablo and Grant streets.
Free parking is available in two municipal garages.
For a complete listing of upcoming events in Todos Santos Plaza, visit www.cityofconcord.org/recreation/events/. For more information, call the downtown hotline at (925) 671-3464.