Community Calendar

Please submit your Clayton Community Calendar events by 5 p.m. May. 2 for the May. 11 issue. Items must be submitted by email to calendar@claytonpioneer.com.

IN CLAYTON

Apr. 21
Clayton Cleans Up
Honor Earth Day with a town spring cleaning. Help pick up trash, pull weeds and share in community spirit. Rain or shine. T-shirt, gloves and garbage bags provided; barbecue after. 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Clayton City Hall, 6000 Heritage Trail. Register at ci.clayton.ca.us. Call Clayton Pioneer with questions at (925) 672-0500.

Apr. 24
Auditions
Auditions for Clayton Theatre Company’s fall production of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.” 7 – 10 p.m. Endeavor Hall, 6008 Center St. Go to claytontheatrecompany.com for info and audition forms.

Apr. 28 – 29
Art and Wine Festival
Arts, crafts, food, music, wine. Sat. 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Sun. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Main Street. Free admission. claytoncbca.org. (925) 672-2272.

May 5 – 6
Clayton Gardens Tour
Beautiful gardens on self-guided tour in Clayton area. Benefits Clayton Historical Society. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Rain or shine. Starts at Clayton Museum, 6101 Main St. $35 in advance; $40 day of event. claytonhistory.org. (925) 672-0240.

IN CONCORD

Tuesdays and Thursdays
Farmers’ Market
Tuesdays, year round, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Thursdays, starting April 19, 4 – 8 p.m. Todos Santos Plaza, downtown Concord. pcfma.org.

Second Thursday of the Month
Advance Health Care Directives
Legal clinic to prepare and notarize advance health care directives for seniors 60 and older in Contra Costa County. 9:15 – 11:30 a.m. Concord Senior Center, 2727 Parkside Circle. Free. Call for appointment (925) 671-3320.

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.

Apr. 7 – 8
Quilt Show
Quilts, demos, vendors, boutique, opportunity quilt. Sponsored by the Guild of Quilters of Contra Costa County. Sat. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sun. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Centre Concord, 5298 Clayton Road. $10; good for both days. gqccc.org.

Apr. 21
Autism Awareness Walk
Two mile walk. 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Loma Vista Adult Center, 1266 San Carlos Ave. $15-$25. Register by Apr. 11; alc-ca.org. Contact Jordane Tofighi with questions: jtofighi@alc-ca.org.

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.

Apr. 21 – 29
Wildflower Hikes
Each hike explores a unique plant community and covers steep and rugged terrain. 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Meet at Black Diamond Mines.

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.

Apr. 6
Summit and Oak Knoll Hike
Circle the mountaintop. 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Meet at Juniper Trailhead.

Apr. 8
Wildflower Walk
Diverse display of spring wildflowers. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Meet at Mitchell Canyon Visitor Center.

Apr. 13
Curry Canyon and Windy Point Hike
Outstanding views of the summit, North Peak, Riggs Canyon and Highland Ridge. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Meet at Curry Point Trailhead.

Apr. 15
Round the Mountain Hike
Views in all directions. 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Meet at Juniper Trailhead.

Apr. 20
Windy Point and Riggs Canyon Hike
A 14.5-mile hike. 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Meet at Curry Point Trailhead.

Apr. 21, May 5
Butterfly Walk
This hike is beginners and advanced lepidopterists. 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Meet at Mitchell Canyon Visitor Center.

Apr. 22
Diablo Falls and Donner Canyon Hike
Enjoy wildflowers and water on the rugged north side of Mount Diablo. 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Meet at Mitchell Canyon Visitor Center.

Apr. 29
Wildflower Walk
Diverse display of spring wildflowers. 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Meet at Mary Bowerman Trail. Reservations required.

Apr. 30
North Peak Hike
Stunning views from North Peak and Mount Olympia. 10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Meet at Morgan Territory Road Parking Lot.

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

May 5
Family iNaturalist Walk
Use the iNaturalist application on the Mary Bowerman Trail. 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Meet at Lower Summit Parking Lot. Reservations required.

EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Thru Apr. 21
“Tartuffe”
One of the French theatre’s most famous comedies. B8 Theatre Company, 2292 Concord Blvd., Concord. $15-$25. b8theatre.org. (925) 890-8877.

Thru Apr. 29
“Shirley Valentine”
A thrilling, cheer-raising piece of theatre. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $34-$56. centerrep.org.

Thru Apr. 29
“West Side Story”
Presented by Contra Costa Musical Theatre. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $49-$71. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Apr. 6 – 7
Comedy
Performed by Sinbad. California Theatre, 351 Railroad Ave., Pittsburg. $30-$40. pittsburgcaliforniatheatre.com. (925) 427-1611.

Apr. 7
“An Evening with the Sun Kings”
Premier Beatles tribute act. 8 p.m. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $12-$29. elcampaniltheatre.com. (925) 757-9500.

Apr. 8
Bay Area Kids’ Book Fair
Authors, illustrators, publishers, educational programs, vendors, meet and greet characters, activities. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Acalanes High School, 1200 Pleasant Hill Road, Lafayette. Free admission. bayareakidsbookfair.com.

Apr. 8
“Master of the Movies: John Williams”
Presented by Diablo Symphony Orchestra. 2 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $35. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Apr. 12
Concert
Edgar Moreau, cellist. Presented by Chamber Music San Francisco. 7:45 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $50. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Apr. 14
Concert
Lacy J. Dalton, country music legend. 8 p.m. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $12-$29. elcampaniltheatre.com. (925) 757-9500.

Apr. 19 – 22
“Spontaneous Noir! An Improvised Piece of Pulp”
Presented by Synergy Theater. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $20. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Apr. 20 – 21
“Legally Blonde The Musical JR”
Presented by SingOut! Musical Theatre. Del Valle Theatre, 1963 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek. $20. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Apr. 20 – 22
“The Magical Lamp of Aladdin”
Presented by El Campanil Children’s Theatre. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $9-$13. elcampaniltheatre.com. (925) 757-9500.

Apr. 20 – 29
“Next to Normal”
Musical about a mother struggling with worsening bipolar disorder. California Theatre, 351 Railroad Ave., Pittsburg. $16-$25. pittsburgcaliforniatheatre.com. (925) 427-1611.

Apr. 21
History Talk and Book Signing
“The Polar Adventures of a Rich American Dame: A Life of Louise Arner Boyd” by Dr. Joanna Kafarowski. 1 – 3 p.m. CoCo History Center, 724 Escobar St., Martinez. $10 suggested donation. Reservations requested: mkting@cocohistory.org or (925) 229-1042.

Apr. 27 – 28
“12 Angry Jurors”
Presented by Contra Costa Christian School. 7:15 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $12. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Apr. 29
“The Carole King Songbook – You’ve Got a Friend”
Performed by The Rhythm Method 4. 3 p.m. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $12-$29. elcampaniltheatre.com. (925) 757-9500.

May 2 – 5
“Alice in Wonderland”
Presented by DLUX Puppets. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $10-$15. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

May 3
“Spring Sing”
Presented by Concord High School Choir. 7 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $15. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

May 4 – 5
“Celebrated Masters”
Presented by Diablo Ballet. Del Valle Theatre, 1963 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek. $40. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

May 5
“The Ultimate Tribute to Fleetwood Mac”
Performed by Fleetwood Mask. 8 p.m. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $12-$29. elcampaniltheatre.com. (925) 757-9500.

May 6
“Ballet Joyeux Spring Concert”
Presented by The Ballet School. 2:30 and 5:30 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $35. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

May 6
“Something Old, Something New”
California Symphony’s season finale. 4 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $42-$72. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

May 12 – 13
“American Idols”
Presented by the Contra Costa Chamber Orchestra. 2 p.m. May 12: El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $7-$15. elcampaniltheatre.com. May 13: Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $10-$30. lesherartscenter.org.

CHURCHES

Apr. 21
Concert
Performed by Glenn Staller. 7:30 p.m. Clayton Valley Presbyterian, 1578 Kirker Pass Road, Clayton. $15. cvpresby.org.

May 5
“Encounters”
One-man show performed by Chuck Neighbors. 11:15 a.m. Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1655 West St., Concord. Free. concordinternationalsda.org.

SCHOOLS

May 4 – 20
“Godspell 2012”
The story of Jesus’ life dances across the stage. Diablo Valley College, 321 Golf Club Road, Pleasant Hill. $16-$21. dvcdrama.net.

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.

Apr. 14, May 5 – 6
Plant Sale
Apr. 14: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. May 5 – 6: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Markham Regional Arboretum Society Nursery. 1202 La Vista Ave., Concord. Free admission. markhamarboretum.org.

May 6
Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour
Self-guided tour of 40 Alameda and Contra Costa County gardens. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. $15 suggested donation. Pre-register: bringingbackthenatives.net.

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.

  • Apr. 9: Clayton Library Book Club, 7 p.m.
  • Apr. 9, 23: Clayton Knits, 1:30 p.m.
  • Apr. 12, 26: Kindergarten Countdown, 2 p.m.
  • Apr. 13 – 15: Used Book Sale
  • Apr. 18: Edible Garden and Healthy Soil Building, 7 p.m.
  • Apr. 26: Make a Rainbow Craft, 4 p.m.
  • Apr. 30: Children’s Book Week Stories and Craft, 4 p.m.
  • Apr. 30: MCE Presentation, 7 p.m.
  • May 7: Make Your Own Comic Book, 4 p.m.
  • May 10: Mother’s Day Craft, 4 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.

  • Thru Apr. 14: AARP Tax Help, Fri. and Sat., 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Registration required.
  • Apr. 9: Make Toys from Recycled Materials, 4 p.m.
  • Apr. 9: Teen Uno Tournament, 6:30 p.m.
  • Apr. 11: Teen Poetry JAM, 4 p.m.
  • Apr. 16: Kindergarten Countdown, 2 p.m. Registration required.
  • Apr. 19: MCE Presentation, 5:30 p.m.
  • Apr. 20 – 22: Book Sale
  • Apr. 21: Saturday Social, 12 – 1 p.m.
  • Apr. 26: Write from the Heart, 6 p.m. Registration required.
  • May 6 – May 28: CLOSED for refurbishments.

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.