Community Calendar

Please submit your Clayton Community Calendar events by 5 p.m. Aug. 30 for the Sep. 8 issue. Items must be submitted by email to calendar@claytonpioneer.com.

IN CLAYTON

Saturdays thru Sept. 23, except Sept. 2
Farmers’ Market
9 a.m. – 1 p.m. 6095 Main St. pcfma.org.

Aug. 19, Sept. 2
Saturday Concerts in The Grove
6 – 8:30 p.m. The Grove Park, 6100 Main St. Free. ci.clayton.ca.us. For a complete concert series list, see Page 3.

Aug. 23, Sept. 6
Wednesday Classic Car Show
Car show and DJ music, 6 – 8 p.m. 6099 Main St. Free. ci.clayton.ca.us.

Sept. 2
Derby and Car Show
Clayton Community Church’s 14th Annual Labor Day event. Kids 7 – 14 race derby cars down Main Street. Classic car show. 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Main Street. Free. Register for both events at claytoncc.com.

Sept. 23
Second Annual Skip Ipsen Memorial Bocce Tournament
Open tournament. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. match play. Ipsen Family Bocce Park, 6000 Main St. $400 per team. claytonbocce.org.

IN CONCORD

Mondays
Off the Grid
Rotating lineup of food trucks. 5 – 9 p.m. 2151 Salvio Street. offthegridsf.com.

Tuesdays
Farmers’ Market
Year round, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Todos Santos Plaza, downtown Concord. cityofconcord.org.

Thursdays
Music and Market
Thursday night live music and farmers’ market. Music: Aug. 17, Orquestra Borinquen; Aug. 24, The Sun Kings; Aug. 31, Foreverland; Sept. 7, The Next of Kin. Market 4 – 8 p.m.; music 6:30 – 8 p.m. Todos Santos Plaza, downtown Concord. Free admission. cityofconcord.org.

3rd Sundays
Antique Faire
Antiques, collectibles, handmade arts and crafts. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Todos Santos Plaza, downtown Concord. Free admission. concordantiquefaire.com.

On Sale Now
Concerts
The Concord Pavilion is located at 2000 Kirker Pass Road. See full concert schedule for 2017 at livenation.com. Upcoming shows:

  • Aug. 11, Steve Martin and Martin Short, 8 p.m.
  • Aug. 16, Double Feature: Straight No Chaser/Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox, 7:30 p.m.
  • Aug. 27, 2017 Honda Civic Tour featuring OneRepublic, 7 p.m.
  • Sept. 3, Hot Summer Night, 4 p.m.
  • Sept. 15, Florida Georgia Line, 7 p.m.
  • Sept. 28, Jason Aldean, 7:30 p.m.

Aug. 12 – 13
Japanese American Summer Festival
Japanese American Club’s annual event featuring Japanese food, Kendo and Judo demonstrations, Taiko drum performances, Japanese dance performance and flower arrangements. 1 – 9 p.m. Sat.; 12 – 8:30 p.m. Sun. Japanese American Religious and Cultural Center, 3165 Treat Blvd. Free admission, parking at Ygnacio Valley High School. www.diablojaclub.com.

Aug. 22
Blood Drive
Hosted by Concord and American Red Cross. 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. John Muir Medical Center, Auditorium 1, 2540 East St. Schedule appointment at redcrossblood.org and enter code: concord or call (800) 733-2767.

ON AND AROUND THE MOUNTAIN

Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve programs are available for registration through ebparks.org. Parking fees may apply. For additional information, contact Black Diamond Visitor Center at (510) 544-2750 or bdvisit@ebparks.org.

Thru November
Hazel-Atlas Mine Tours
Learn about the mining history and geology at Black Diamond Mines. Guided, 90-minute tour; Saturdays and Sundays. Must be age 7 or older with parent. $5 in advance online or day of at Sidney Flat Visitor Center.

Aug. 12
Notes from the Underground
Discover how creatures survive the hot, dry summer. 8:30 – 10 a.m. Meet at Black Diamond Mines.

Aug. 12
Bat Monitoring
Stay after hours and help monitor the bat colony. 7:15 – 9:15 p.m. Meet at Black Diamond Mines. Registration required.

Aug. 19
Some Lichen It Hot
Discover how a tiny plant survives the hot surface of a rock in summer. 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. Meet at Black Diamond Mines.

Aug. 26
Star Mine by Starlight
Breathe in the late evening air on a walk to Star Mine and the rocky ridge beyond. 6:30 – 10 p.m. Meet at Frederickson Lane entrance to Black Diamond Mines. Registration required.

Mount Diablo Interpretive Association programs listed are free with the exception of park entrance fee. Go to mdia.org and click on Event Calendar for more information.

Aug. 11
Common Poorwill Bird Walk
A hike in the dark may turn up some interesting wildlife. 7 – 10:30 p.m. Meet at Mitchell Canyon Visitor Center. Registration required: blkittiwake@yahoo.com.

Aug. 19, 26, Sept. 2
Tarantula Hikes
Hike Mitchell Canyon in search of Mount Diablo’s famous spiders. Times vary. Meet at Mitchell Canyon Visitor Center. Registration required: sweettrails00@gmail.com.

Aug. 27
The California Tarantula
Experience a close encounter with these fascinating and harmless spiders. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Summit Museum.

Save Mount Diablo’s Discover Diablo is a free public hike series. Go to discover-diablo.eventbrite.com for more information.

Aug. 26
Mary Bowerman Trail Family Walk
Circle the peak of Mount Diablo just below the summit. 9 – 11 a.m. Meet at Lower Summit Parking Lot. Registration required.

Sept. 10
Brushy Peak Regional Preserve
Take a leisurely ramble through this magical and diverse piece of open space. 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Meet at Laughlin Ranch Staging Area, Livermore. Reservations required.

EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Thru Aug. 12
“Legally Blonde JR”
Presented by Poison Apple Productions Youth Performers. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $22. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Weekends, Thru Aug. 13
New Works Staged Readings Series
Celebrate local playwrights and their works via staged readings. B8 Theatre Company, 2292 Concord Blvd., Concord. $10. b8theatre.org. (925) 890-8877.

Aug. 11
The Philippine Madrigal Singers
Presented by Music Repertoire. 8 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $25-$30. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Aug. 11 – 12
“Express”
A new type of magic show by Jack Alexander. 6 and 9 p.m. Campbell Theater, 636 Ward St., Martinez. $15. live@campbelltheater.com. (925) 518-3277.

Aug. 12
Concert
Performed by Mariachi Divas. 8 p.m. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $15-$30. elcampaniltheatre.com. (925) 757-9500.

Aug. 12
Cyrille Aimee
Presented by Diablo Regional Arts Association. 5 and 8 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $42. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Aug. 14
Chorale Auditions
Auditions open to all female voice parts for Diablo Women’s Chorale fall season. By appointment only. Saint Matthew Lutheran Church, 399 Wiget Lane, Walnut Creek. Contact Nancy Hickman at (925) 899-5050 or hickmandg@gmail.com. diablowomenschorale.org.

Aug. 18
“Hot August Improv”
Presented by Funny Bone Productions. 7:45 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $15. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Aug. 18
“Tanzania Visions”
Featuring Kendall Ross Bean. 7:30 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $35. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Aug. 18
“Vandals in Sandals”
A night on the town with Jamie Jobb. 7:30 p.m. Campbell Theater, 636 Ward St., Martinez. $10. live@campbelltheater.com. (925) 518-3277.

Aug. 19
Elvis Tribute
Performed by James Clark and the Jailhouse Rockers. 8 p.m. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $10-$27. elcampaniltheatre.com. (925) 757-9500.

Aug. 19
Monty Alexander Trio
Presented by Diablo Regional Arts Association. 5 and 8 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $42. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Aug. 20
“Oliver and the Fairies”
Presented by Music Repertoire Youth Performers. 7:30 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $15. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Aug. 26
Warren Wolf/Edward Simon Quintet with Tia Fuller
Presented by Diablo Regional Arts Association. 5 and 8 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $42. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Aug. 27
“A Bench in the Sun”
Performed by The Vagabond Players. 2 p.m. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $10-$15. elcampaniltheatre.com. (925) 757-9500.

Sept. 1 – Oct. 6
“Million Dollar Quartet”
Musical of the incredible night Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash had a jam session. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $37-$72. centerrep.org.

Sept. 9
Hip Hop and R & B Concert
Performed by Rainn Sciryl. 8 p.m. California Theatre, 351 Railroad Ave., Pittsburg. $15. pittsburgcaliforniatheatre.com. (925) 427-1611.

Sept. 9
Tribute to Johnny Cash
Performed by James Garner. 8 p.m. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $10-$27. elcampaniltheatre.com. (925) 757-9500.

Sept. 10
“From Broadway to James Bond”
Presented by Music Repertoire. 3:15 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $10. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

FUNDRAISERS

2nd and 4th Sundays
Pancake Breakfast
Veterans of Foreign Wars serve breakfast to the public: Eggs, pancakes, sausage, beverage. 8 – 11 a.m. VFW Post 1525, 2290 Willow Pass Road, Concord. $5, $3 children under 12. vfwpost1525.org.

Aug. 12
Fifth Annual Fish Fry
All proceeds support Team JMJ and the Lupus Foundation of America. 12 – 4 p.m. 3441 Thunderbird Drive, Concord. $20. jones.phylicia@gmail.com or meladevon@yahoo.com” target=”_blank”>target=”_blank”>jones.phylicia@gmail.com or meladevon@yahoo.com.

Aug. 12 – 13
Relay For Life Clayton
American Cancer Society fundraiser. Join a team or walk as an individual. Activities for participants and spectators. 10 a.m. Saturday to 10 a.m. Sunday. The Grove Park, 6100 Main St., Clayton. relayforlife.org/claytonca.

Aug. 26
Baking for a Cure
Bake sale for Relay For Life Clayton. 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Starbucks, Clayton Station. relayforlife.org/claytonca.

Sept. 9
“An Evening with Shakespeare and Sondheim”
Entertaining event to benefit B8 Theatre Company. 7 – 10 p.m. B8 Theater, 2292 Concord Blvd., Concord. $50. b8theatre.org. (925) 890-8877.

Sept. 9
Hawaiian Fusion Fundraiser
Entertainment by Daniel Ho. Proceeds go to scholarships for underprivileged senior citizens. 4:30 – 8:30 p.m. Concord Senior Center, 2727 Parkside Circle, Concord. $50. Purchase tickets by calling Caryl Tynan at (925) 671-3321 or email concordsc@cityofconcord.org.

AT THE LIBRARY

The Clayton Library is at 6125 Clayton Road. Programs are free unless otherwise noted. See full schedule of events at claytonlibrary.org or call 673-0659.

  • Aug. 14: Clayton Library Book Club, 7 p.m.
  • Aug. 14, 28: Clayton Knits, 1:30 p.m.

The Concord Library is at 2900 Salvio St. Programs are free unless otherwise noted. See full schedule of events at ccclib.org or (925) 646-5455.

  • Aug. 12: Art Association Meeting and Demo, 1 p.m.
  • Aug. 15: Kindergarten Countdown, 2 p.m. Registration required.
  • Aug. 24: Master Gardeners, 6:30 p.m.
  • Sept. 7: Origami, 4 p.m.
  • Sept. 7: Meditation, 6:30 p.m.

GOVERNMENT

1st and 3rd Tuesdays
Clayton City Council
7 p.m. Hoyer Hall, Clayton Library, 6125 Clayton Road. (925) 673-7304 or ci.clayton.ca.us.

2nd and 4th Tuesdays
Clayton Planning Commission
7 p.m., Hoyer Hall, Clayton Library, 6125 Clayton Road. (925) 673-7304 or ci.clayton.ca.us.