Community Calendar

Please submit your Clayton Community Calendar events by 5 p.m. Apr. 26 for the May. 5 issue. Items must be submitted by email to calendar@claytonpioneer.com.

IN CLAYTON

Apr. 22
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. 29 – 30
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 1
Launch Party
Celebrate the opening of Clayton Valley Village nonprofit helping seniors live successfully in their own homes. 4 – 6 p.m. Endeavor Hall, 6008 Center St., Clayton. Free. claytonvalleyvillage.org.

May 6 – 7
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. $30 in advance; $35 day of event. claytonhistory.org.

IN CONCORD

Tuesdays and Thursdays
Farmers’ Market
Tuesdays year round, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Thursdays, starting April 20, 4 – 8 p.m. Todos Santos Plaza, downtown Concord. cityofconcord.org.

On Sale Now
Concerts
The Concord Pavilion is located at 2000 Kirker Pass Road. livenation.com. Concert schedule for 2017:

  • Apr. 16, Snoop Dogg, 7:30 p.m.
  • May 27, KBLX Stone Soul Concert, Saturday only, 12 p.m.
  • May 28, Stone Soul, two-day ticket or Sunday only, 12 p.m.
  • Jun. 2, Kidz Bop Tour, 7 p.m.
  • Jun. 7, Chicago and The Doobie Brothers, 7:30 p.m.
  • Jun. 11, Spirit West Coast Concord, 3 p.m.
  • Jun. 23, United We Rock Tour, 7 p.m.
  • Jul. 6, Deftones and Rise Against, 6:30 p.m.
  • July 15, I Love the 90’s Tour, 7 p.m.
  • 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.

Apr. 13
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 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Concord Senior Center, 2727 Parkside Circle. Free. Call for appointment (925) 671-3320.

May 5 – 7
Spring Tea
Spring tea at the Galindo Home sponsored by the Concord Historical Society. Seatings at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. 1721 Amador Ave. $35. Call Lind for reservations: (925) 682-6383.

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. 9, 15
Vasco Caves
Naturalist-guided tour. Ages 10 and up. 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. $30; reservations required. Meet at Round Valley Regional Preserve.

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. 7
Back Canyon and Diablo Falls Hike
Ideal time to see wildflowers and water on the rugged north side of Mount Diablo. 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Meet at Mitchell Canyon Trailhead.

Apr. 8
Early Spring Creek and Pond Walk
Exploration of local creek and pond. 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Meet at Mitchell Canyon Visitor Center.

Apr. 14
Riggs Canyon and Highland Ridge Hike
Explore the hills in the southeastern reaches of Mount Diablo State Park. 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Meet at parking lot on Morgan Territory Road. If Morgan Territory Road is closed, approach Red Corral Trailhead from the south via Livermore.

Apr. 15
Wildflower Walk
Explore the flowers in the Mitchell Canyon area. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Meet at Mitchell Canyon Visitor Center.

Apr. 21
Castle Rock and Camel Rock Hike
Dip in and out of Pine Canyon and climb into lovely meadows. 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Meet at Borges Ranch.

Apr. 23
Butterflies and Insects of Contra Costa County
Drop in to see many preserved examples and specimens. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Summit Museum.

Apr. 23
Windy Point and Riggs Canyon Hike
A 14.5-mile hike. 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Meet at Curry Point Trailhead. Reservations required by Apr. 21: jvanakkeren@comcast.net.

Apr. 28
Sycamore Canyon and Knobcone Point
Expansive views of Mount Diablo and North Peak. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Meet at Curry Point Trailhead.

Apr. 30
Twin Peaks Wildflower Hike
Wildflowers and outstanding views. 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Meet at Mitchell Canyon Trailhead.

May 5
Curry Canyon and Windy Point Hike
An 8.5-mile hike. 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Meet at Curry Point Trailhead. Reservations required by May 3: jvanakkeren@comcast.net.

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

Apr. 22
Mitchell Canyon Family Walk
A leisurely loop up Mitchell Canyon to Black Point Trail. 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Meet at Mitchell Canyon Interpretive Center. Registration required.

EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Thru Apr. 22
“Glengarry Glen Ross”
Presented by B8 Theatre Company. B8 Theatre Company, 2292 Concord Blvd., Concord. b8theatre.org. (925) 890-8877.

Thru Apr. 23
“End of the Rainbow”
Musical drama of Judy Garland’s comeback concerts during Christmas 1968. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $39-$44. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Thru Apr. 23
“John”
A visceral ghost story with a millennial twist. A.C.T.’s Strand Theater, 1127 Market St., San Francisco. $20-$105. act-sf.org. (415) 749-2228.

Thru Apr. 23
“Needles and Opium”
A breathtaking dive into art and addiction. A.C.T.’s Geary Theater, 415 Geary St., San Francisco. $20-$105. act-sf.org. (415) 749-2228.

Thru Apr. 29
“Sisters Matsumoto”
Three sisters return home after internment in this heartwarming story of what it means to be American. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $33-$55. centerrep.org

Thru Apr. 30
“Grease”
Wonderful blast from the past. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $50-$60. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Apr. 2
“Painting with Music”
Explore the intersection of symphonic music and visual art. 7:30 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $35. diablosymphony.org.

Apr. 8
Concert
Performed by The Four Aces. 2 p.m. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $10-$27. elcampaniltheatre.com. (925) 757-9500.

Apr. 15
Concert
Performed by The Preservation Hall Jazz Band. 8 p.m. California Theatre, 351 Railroad Ave., Pittsburg. $44. pittsburgcaliforniatheatre.com. (925) 427-1611.

Apr. 21 – 22
“Shrek JR”
Presented by Diablo Theatre Company’s SingOut! Musical Theatre. Del Valle Theatre, 1963 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek. $20. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Apr. 22
Beatles Tribute
Performed by The Sun Kings. 8 p.m. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $10-$27. elcampaniltheatre.com. (925) 757-9500.

Apr. 28
“Better Than Taxes”
Dramatically comedic 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.

Apr. 29
Concert
Chromatica performs. 7 p.m. Clayton Valley Presbyterian Church, 1578 Kirker Pass Road, Clayton. $10-$20. chromaticachorale.org.

Apr. 30
“Those Were the Days”
The spirit and songs of the 1960s. 3 p.m. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $10-$27. elcampaniltheatre.com. (925) 757-9500.

May 4
“A Song to Sing, O!”
A great way to introduce one to the world of Gilbert and Sullivan. 8 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $50-$55. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

May 5
“An A Cappella Evening”
Presented by HouseBlend and La Di Da. 7:30 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $25. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

May 5
Mariachi Reynas
America’s first all female mariachi ensemble. 8 p.m. California Theatre, 351 Railroad Ave., Pittsburg. $39. pittsburgcaliforniatheatre.com. (925) 427-1611.

May 5 – 6
“Celebrated Masters”
Presented by Diablo Ballet. Del Valle Theatre, 1963 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek. $47. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

May 6
Concert
Performed by Collage – Sincerity Girls Ensemble. 7:30 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $15. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

May 6
History/Book Talk
Richard Schwartz talks about his new book, “The Man Who Lit Lady Liberty.” 1 – 3:30 p.m. Shell Clubhouse, 1635 Pacheco Blvd., Martinez. $10 donation suggested. Reservation requested: mkting@cocohistory.org or (925) 229-1042.

May 7
“Alice in Wonderland”
Performed by The Ballet Company of East County. 2 p.m. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $12-$15. elcampaniltheatre.com. (925) 757-9500.

May 7
“Americana Roadtrip”
Five genre-busting artists play joyful music infused with folk, the blues and more. 7:15 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $30. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

May 7
Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour
Self-guided tour featuring 40 Alameda and Contra Costa County gardens. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Free. Pre-registration required: bringingbackthenatives.net.

May 7
Season Finale
Presented by California Symphony. 4 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $42-$72. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

May 7
Spring Concert
The Ballet School celebrates 40 years. 2:30 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $40. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

CHURCHES

Apr. 16
Easter Egg Hunt
Open to the public. 12 p.m. The Bridge Church, 2140 Olivera Court, Concord. Free. bridgebayarea.com.

Apr. 22
“HARANA”
Documentary of the music of harana, the long-forgotten tradition of Filipino serenading. 7:30 p.m. St. Bonaventure, 5562 Clayton Road, Concord. $10-$15. For tickets, call (925) 207-1608, (925) 682-5447 or (925) 285-2613.

SCHOOLS

May 5 – 21
“Titus Andronicus”
Grotesquely violent and daringly experimental. Diablo Valley College, 321 Golf Club Road, Pleasant Hill. $16-$21. dvcdrama.net.

FUNDRAISERS

Apr. 8
Plant Sale
Featuring edibles. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Markham Regional Arboretum Society Nursery. 1202 La Vista Ave., Concord. Free admission. markhamarboretum.org.

Apr. 21 – 22
Cedric “The Entertainer”
Fundraiser for Pittsburg Arts and Community Foundation. California Theatre, 351 Railroad Ave., Pittsburg. $65-$75. pittsburgcaliforniatheatre.com. (925) 427-1611.

May 6
Goodwill Vintage Fashion Show
A morning of fun and fashion held by Concord United Methodist Women. Proceeds benefit Goodwill. 10 a.m. Concord UMC, 1645 West St., Concord. Free-will donations accepted. For more information, contact Linda at lindaznks@gmail.com.

May 6, 13
“Back on Broadway!”
Performed by Tapestry handbell and vocal ensemble; in support of Contra Costa ARC. 7 p.m. May 6: Saint John’s Parish, 5555 Clayton Road, Clayton. May 13: Clayton Valley Presbyterian, 1578 Kirker Pass Road, Clayton. Free. tapestryringersandsingers.org.

May 13
Poker Tournament
Hosted by Soroptimist of Diablo Vista, benefiting scholarships. 5:30 – 10:30 p.m. Elks Lodge, 3565 Clayton Road, Concord. $60. sidiablovista.org or (925) 672-2727.

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.

  • Thru Apr. 30: Create Your Own Black Out Poetry. Supplies provided.
  • Apr. 10, May 8: Clayton Library Book Club, 7 p.m.
  • Apr. 13: Earth Day Stories and Craft, 4 p.m.
  • Apr. 24, May 8: 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.

  • Thru Apr. 15: Tax Help, Fri. and Sat., 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Apr. 10: Make It: Sock Bunny, 7 p.m. Registration required.
  • Apr. 17: STEAM: Open Explorations, 7 p.m.
  • Apr. 18: Kindergarten Countdown, 2 p.m. Registration required.
  • Apr. 21 – 23: Book Sale; Fri./Sat. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sun. 1 – 3:30 p.m.
  • Apr. 24: Movie Monday, 7 p.m.
  • Apr. 27: Master Gardeners, 6:30 p.m.
  • Apr. 29: Concord Art Assoc. Spring Show and Sale, 10 a.m.
  • May 4: Origami, 4 p.m.
  • May 9: Crafty Tuesday, 4 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.