Please submit your Clayton Community Calendar events by 5 p.m. Oct. 29 for the Nov. 7 issue. Items must be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturdays thru Oct. 25
Music: Oct. 11, Scott Pullman. Oct. 18, Mama Mia D’Bruzzi. Oct. 25, Bill Lombardo. 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Diablo Street between Main and Center streets, downtown Clayton. pcfma.com/clayton.
Oct. 8 – 12, 16 – 18
“A Trip Down Broadway”
Musical revue with fabulous music and choreography. Endeavor Hall, 6008 Center St., Clayton. $16-$22. claytontheatrecompany.com.
Clayton candidates forum led by League of Women Voters. Co-sponsored by the American Association of University Women and the Clayton Community Library. 7 p.m. Clayton Library, 6125 Clayton Road. claytonaauw.org.
Tuesdays year round. Music: Oct. 14, Kevin Kooyumjian. Oct. 21, Mama Mia D’Bruzzi. Oct. 28, Fred McCarty. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Todos Santos Plaza, downtown Concord. cityofconcord.org.
Thursdays thru Oct. 23
Music: Oct. 16, Paul Anderson. 4 – 8 p.m. Todos Santos Plaza, downtown Concord. cityofconcord.org.
Antiques, collectibles, handmade arts and crafts. 9 – 4 p.m. Todos Santos Plaza, downtown Concord. Free admission. concordantiquefaire.com.
The Concord Pavilion is located at 2000 Kirker Pass Road, Concord. theconcordpavilion.com. Concert schedule:
Oct. 17, Luke Bryan, Lee Brice and Cole Swindell, 7 p.m.
Hand Crafters Boutique
Shop early for the holidays. Raffles. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Concord Moose Family Center Lodge #567, 1805 Broadway St., Concord. Free admission. 798-0887.
Taste of Monument
A festival of fun and international foods. Discover the community and many businesses in the area. 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Erickson Road off of Monument Boulevard, Concord. Free admission. See Monument Businesses on Facebook.
Oct. 17 – 31
Visit downtown Concord and vote for your favorite scarecrow at participating businesses. Theme: Superhero. Sponsored by the Todos Santos Business Association. Todos Santos Plaza, downtown Concord. cityofconcord.org.
Oct. 24 – 26
Home and Garden Show
Building, remodeling, redecorating information and savings. Fri. 12 – 6 p.m. Sat. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sun. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Concord Pavilion, 2000 Kirker Pass Road, Concord. $6 adult; free for children 12 and under. capitalshowcase.com.
Autumn at the Adobe
Wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres, raffle, silent auction in historic setting at Don Salvio Pacheco Adobe. Hosted by the Concord Historical Society. 1 – 4 p.m. 1870 Adobe St., Concord. $30. Response required to Linda Chambers at 682-8720.
Red Cross blood drive. 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Montecito, 4756 Clayton Road, Concord. Call Michaela or Lisa at 575-9572.
Trick or Treat
Trick or treat around the plaza and see the Scarecrow Contest winner. Look for orange and black balloons in front of participating businesses. Ice cream treats at Umpqua Bank, 1900 Grant St., Concord. Event sponsored by the Todos Santos Business Association. 3 – 5 p.m. Todos Santos Plaza, downtown Concord. cityofconcord.org.
ON THE MOUNTAIN
Mount Diablo Interpretive Association programs listed are free with the exception of park entrance fee. Go to mdia.org and click on Events Calendar for more information.
Continuous presentation and live tarantula with Michael Marchiano. 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Summit Visitor Museum.
EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Maureen Langan, featuring Mike Capozolla and hosted by Priya Prasad. 8 p.m. California Theatre, 351 Railroad Ave., Pittsburg. $17-$20. pittsburgcaliforniatheatre.com. 427-1611.
Experience the natural, historical and archaeological aspects of Marsh Creek State Park and the John Marsh Stone House. Tours, food and entertainment, presentations. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Free. johnmarshhouse.com.
Oct. 11 – 12
“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”
Musical comedy celebrating the mania of competition as six misfits compete for the spelling bee. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $13-$15. elcampaniltheatre.com.
Stroke Support Group
View “Aphasia the Movie.” 7 – 8:30 p.m. Ball Auditorium, John Muir Medical Center, 1601 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek. Free. Contact Ann Dzuna 376-6218.
Adam Levin performs. 7:15 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $25. lesherartscenter.org. 943-7469.
Oct. 17 – 18
“Legend of Banbury Cross”
Presented by Fantasy Forum Actors Ensemble. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $14. lesherartscenter.org. 943-7469.
Oct. 17 – 19
“Are You Married?”
Solo autobiographical musical about a crisis that strikes a male couple performed by Robin Taylor. Mt. Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church, 55 Eckley Lane, Walnut Creek. Suggested $10 donation. Contact Robin for more information at 837-6560.
Oct. 17 – Nov. 15
“Bye Bye Birdie”
A musical theatre classic; satire done with the fondest affection. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $12-$44-$54. ccmt.org.
Digging for Your Roots
Family history seminar with keynote speaker Janet Brigham. 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Concord California Family History Center, 3700 Concord Blvd., Concord. $10 -$25 for materials. For more information, contact Jackie Hein at 827-4729.
Flying Train Wreck
Energetic evening of comedy and craziness by Ready or Not Improv. Rated PG-13. 8:15 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $15. lesherartscenter.org. 943-7469.
Oct. 18, 19, 25, 26
A cabaret tribute. Town Hall Theatre, 3535 School St., Lafayette. $23-$25. townhalltheatre.com. 283-1557.
Tribute to the Music of John Denver
Starring Jim Curry. 3 p.m. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $25-$27. elcampaniltheatre.com.
In My Life
Musical theatre tribute to The Beatles. 7:30 p.m. California Theatre, 351 Railroad Ave., Pittsburg. $25-$35. pittsburgcaliforniatheatre.com. 427-1611.
Panel discussion and open forum about what is modern-day slavery, how it does exist in Contra Costa County and what is being done to stop it. Sponsored by Soroptimist International of Diablo Vista. 6 p.m. Queen of All Saints Church Hall, 2390 Grant St., Concord. Free. For more information, call 324-9595 or go to sidiablovista.org.
Oct. 23 – Nov. 9
The story of 80-year-old Alice in Wonderland drawn back down the rabbit hole. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $20-$33. centerrep.org.
Oct. 24 – Nov. 2
Deliciously goofy revue of four singers miraculously revived for the posthumous chance to perform in the show that never was. Brentwood Theater Company at Cue Live, 1835 Colfax St., Concord. thebrentwoodtheater.org. 513-3863.
Oct. 24 – Nov. 22
A comedic thriller. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $33-$58. centerrep.org.
House of Floyd
San Francisco’s immersive Pink Floyd tribute band. 8 p.m. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $25-$27. elcampaniltheatre.com.
Leo Vigil and Terrence Brewer
Presented by Pittsburg Pops. 8 p.m. California Theatre, 351 Railroad Ave., Pittsburg. $15.50. pittsburgcaliforniatheatre.com. 427-1611.
Contra Costa Wind Symphony
Performs. 7:30 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $18-$25. lesherartscenter.org. 943-7469.
The Broadway Divas
A cabaret tribute. 3 p.m. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $25-$27. elcampaniltheatre.com.
Celebrating the best of country. 8 p.m. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $25-$27. elcampaniltheatre.com.
Classic rock and Texas blues. 5 p.m. California Theatre, 351 Railroad Ave., Pittsburg. $10. pittsburgcaliforniatheatre.com. 427-1611.
Popovich Comedy Pet Variety Show
Gregory Popovich and his furry cast of animals rescued from shelters all over the country entertain. 7 p.m. California Theatre, 351 Railroad Ave., Pittsburg. $15-$25. pittsburgcaliforniatheatre.com. 427-1611.
Clayton Valley Charter High School’s annual homecoming parade. 4:30 – 5 p.m. Downtown Clayton.
Common Core Forum
The Concerned Parents and Educators of the East Bay discuss the challenges children face with the Common Core Standards this school year. Two members of the validation committee will share their reasons for not signing off on the program and a lawyer discusses the legal ramifications of opting out. 7 – 9 p.m. Main Sanctuary, Calvary Temple Church, 4725 Evora Road, Concord. Register to attend at tinyurl.com/ccconcordforum.
CHURCHES & RELIGION
Kate Taber, mission co-worker in Israel/Palestine, discusses the conflict there. 7 p.m. Clayton Valley Presbyterian Church, 1578 Kirker Pass Road, Clayton. Free. 672-4848.
Classical and contemporary choral music. 6 p.m. Clayton Valley Presbyterian Church, 1578 Kirker Pass Road, Clayton. $10-$20. 672-4848.
2nd and 4th Sundays
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.
Dinner, live music, auction. Proceeds benefit Joe Gamez’s “My Liver Hates Me” fund. 5 – 10 p.m. 1945 Jameson Court, Concord. $50. Contact Chad Olson at email@example.com to buy tickets or go to youcaring.com/joegamez to donate.
Dinner and auction with entertainment by CVCHS instrumental music students. Proceeds benefit the instrumental music program. 6:30 p.m. Shadelands Art Center, 111 N. Wiget Lane, Walnut Creek. $30 each or $225 for a table of eight. For more information and to buy tickets, go to claytonbands.org.
Two-Bit Auction and Dinner
Dinner, entertainment, auction, dessert raffle, prizes. Benefits projects of the Soroptimist International of Diablo Vista. 6 p.m. Back Forty Texas BBQ, 100 Coggins Drive, Pleasant Hill. $50. Call Jan Townsend at 827-1050 by Oct. 13 for tickets. sidiablovista.org.
Native plants for sale and guest speaker Kelly Marshall discusses pocket meadows, an alternative to lawns. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Markham Regional Arboretum Society Nursery. 1202 La Vista Ave., Concord. Free admission. 681-2968.
Games, crafts, food for the family. Proceeds benefit the Parent Faculty Club. 4 – 7 p.m. Mt. Diablo Elementary School, 5880 Mt. Zion Drive, Clayton. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
1950s Dinner Dance
Dress in your best 1950s outfit. Music by Contra Band. Proceeds benefit local charities. 6:30 p.m. Concord Moose Family Center Lodge #567, 1805 Broadway St., Concord. $13 before Oct. 20; $15 after. 798-0887.
An Afternoon of Music
Annual fundraiser benefiting charities and scholarships supported by the Clayton Valley Woman’s Club. Performance by the Swingin’ Blue Stars; appetizers and desserts. 3:30 – 6:30 p.m. Diamond Terrace, 6401 Center St., Clayton. $20. Contact Aleta Huck for tickets at 672-9448. claytonvalleywomansclub.org.
Clayton Valley Charter High School Instrumental Music Boosters fundraiser. Music and marching through Clayton. 9 a.m. Procession starts at Endeavor Hall and ends at The Grove, downtown Clayton. Donate at claytonbands.org.
Kenn Adams Adventure Theatre
A zany, interactive show for kids. Benefits church’s outreach programs. 3 p.m. St. John’s Episcopal Church, 5555 Clayton Road, Clayton. $15 adults; $5 for ages 12 and under. brownpapertickets.com. 672-8717.
Halloween Dinner Dance
Costume contest and raffle. Wear your funniest or spookiest costume. Proceeds benefit local charities. 6 p.m. Concord Moose Family Center Lodge #567, 1805 Broadway St., Concord. $13. 798-0887.
AT THE LIBRARY
The Clayton Library is at 6125 Clayton Road. Programs are free unless otherwise noted. claytonlibrary.org or 673-0659.
Tuesdays thru Nov. 18
Story time for babies to 3-year-olds. Child attends with caregiver. 11 a.m.
Thursdays thru Nov. 20
Picture Book Time
Story time for 3- to 5-year-olds. Child may attend without caregiver. 11 a.m.
Thru Nov. 3
Featuring “The Book Thief” by Markus Zusak. Pick up a free copy at the library while supplies last. Return or give it to a friend when done. Flier available with related programs and discussions.
Join other readers to share thoughts about the book. 7 p.m.
Klezmer Accordion Music Performance
Hear Jim Rebhan play the songs from “The Book Thief.” 2 p.m.
Clayton Library Book Club
Sunny Solomon leads the discussion of “The Thirteenth Tale” by Diane Setterfield. Open to anyone who wants to join. 7 p.m.
Oct. 17 – 19
Used Book Sale
Most books $1. Most children’s books $.50. Fri. 4 – 7 p.m. members preview. Sat. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sun. 12 – 4 p.m. with books at half price. 2 – 4 p.m. special $3/bag; bag provided.
Write Page-Turning Suspense
Young writers’ interactive workshop led by author Liz Koehler-Pentacoff. Grades 6 – 12. Registration required. 4 p.m.
Rosie the Riveters
Meet five women who worked in shipyards in Richmond and Oakland during World War II. Hear about their struggles and experiences. 2 p.m.
“Travels with Baby”
Author Shelly Rivoli shares tips for traveling during the holidays with young children. 11 a.m.
Space and Astronaut Training
Chabot Space and Science Center present a program for children of all ages. 4 p.m.
A Japanese American Child in World War II
Eizo Kobayashi talks about his experiences as a young boy relocated to an internment camp with his family. 6:30 p.m.
Nov. 4, 18 and Dec. 2, 9
Paws to Read
Practice reading skills by reading to a dog. Grades 1 – 5. Registration required; starts Oct. 13. 4 and 4:35 p.m.
“Back to Greenville”
Author Ron Cerruti shares his experiences working as a seasonal forester. 7 p.m.
The Concord Library is at 2900 Salvio St. Programs are free unless otherwise noted. ccclib.org or 646-5455.
Workshop for adults. 11 a.m. Reservations required.
Oct. 13 – 19
Teen Fine Forgiveness Program
A chance to return overdo items and remove fines by reading in the library for one hour. Bring items and library card or valid ID.
Master Gardener Terry Lippert presents, “What went wrong with your vegetable garden.” Problems, solutions. 7 p.m.
1st and 3rd Tuesdays
Clayton City Council
7 p.m. Hoyer Hall, Clayton Library, 6125 Clayton Road. 673-7304 or ci.clayton.ca.us.
2nd and 4th Tuesdays
Clayton Planning Commission
7 p.m., Hoyer Hall, Clayton Library, 6125 Clayton Road. 673-7304 or ci.clayton.ca.us.