Community Calendar

Please submit your Clayton Community Calendar events by 5 p.m. Dec. 31 for the Jan. 9 issue. Items must be submitted by email to calendar@claytonpioneer.com.

IN CLAYTON

Thru Dec. 28
A Heart for Christmas
Walk-through Christmas musical light show to raise funds for Katie-Grace Groebner fund of the Children’s Organ Transplant Association. 1185 Pine Lane, Clayton. Free admission. aheartforchristmas.com.

Dec. 13
Dessert with Mrs. Claus
Prizes, party favors. Visit with Santa. Bring camera. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Endeavor Hall, 6008 Center St., Clayton. Donations appreciated. Clayton Business and Community Association 672-2272.

Dec. 14
Christmas Home Tour
Self-guided tour of five homes in Clayton beautifully decorated for the holidays. 12 – 7 p.m. Rain or shine. Starts at Clayton Museum, 6101 Main St. $30. Proceeds benefit the Clayton Historical Society. claytonhistory.org. Call 672-7680 or email museum@claytonhistory.org.

IN CONCORD

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

Thru Dec. 21
Holiday Home Tour
See the Galindo House decorated in holiday splendor by the Concord Historical Society. Refreshments. Weekends 1 – 4 p.m. Wednesdays 7 – 9 p.m. 1721 Amador Ave., Concord. 685-8203.

Dec. 13
Santa
Crafts and refreshments. Take your own pictures with Santa, music by DJ Lou, photo booth pictures $1. 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Concord Senior Center, 2727 Parkside Drive. $8 for children over 2 years old; adults are free. Registration required: concordsanta.eventbrite.com.

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.

Dec. 14
Winter Hike
Cool winter hike around Mount Diablo’s summit. 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Registration required: mmarchiano@gmail.com.

Dec. 21
Winter Solstice Hike
Explore the slopes of Mount Diablo in search of (Santa’s) beard lichen, romantic mistletoe and colorful Christmas berry. 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Registration required: mtdiablohiker@aola.com or sweettrails00@gmail.com.

EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Thru Dec. 14
Disney’s “Mulan Jr.”
Action-packed stage adaption of Disney’s film. California Theatre, 351 Railroad Ave., Pittsburg. $10-$25. pittsburgcaliforniatheatre.com. 427-1611.

Thru Dec. 14
North Pole Revue
Presented by Center Stage Theatre of Diablo Valley. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $15-$17. lesherartscenter.org. 943-7469.

Thru Dec. 21
“A Christmas Carol”
Brimming with music and dance, love and laughter and scary ghosts. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $41-$49. centerrep.org.

Dec. 12 – 13
Holiday Sweet
Diablo Women’s Chorale serves up a delicious show. Mt. Diablo Unitarian Church, 55 Eckley Lane, Walnut Creek. $10-$20. diablowomenschorale.com.

Dec. 12 – 13
Home for the Holidays
Holiday concert performed by San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus. Nourse Theatre, 275 Hayes St., San Francisco. $25-$65. sfgmc.org.

Dec. 12 – 14
“Christmas at the Biltmore”
Original play by Brentwood author Steve Kinsella. Edna Hill Theater, 140 Birch St., Brentwood. thebrentwoodtheater.org.

Dec. 12 – 14
“Cinderella”
Glass slippers are so back. Performance by Diablo Theatre Company. The Village Theatre, 233 Front St., Danville. $15-$20. diablotheatre.org.

Dec. 12 – 14
#NEWMAGIC
Annual family-friendly holiday magic show by Alex Ramon. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $20-$25. lesherartscenter.org. 943-7469.

Dec. 12 – 14
“The 12 Dates of Christmas”
This heartwarming, one-woman play offers a hilarious and modern alternative to the old standards of the holiday season. Delta Gallery of the Arts, 2485 Sand Creek Road, 128, Brentwood. $16-$20. thebrentwoodtheater.org.

Dec. 13
Darren Carter
A comedy experience unlike any other. 8 p.m. California Theatre, 351 Railroad Ave., Pittsburg. $17-$20. pittsburgcaliforniatheatre.com. 427-1611.

Dec. 13
Handel’s “Messiah”
With orchestra, community chorus and guest soloists under the direction of Susan Stuart. 7:30 p.m. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $12. elcampaniltheatre.com.

Dec. 13
Vintage
Concert to celebrate the season. 7:30 p.m. St. Bonaventure, 5562 Clayton Road, Concord. Free. vintagetrio.com.

Dec. 17
Student Art Show
Ann Nakatani’s Annual Holiday Student Art Show. Refreshments. 6 – 8 p.m. Concord Senior Center, Room A, 2727 Parkside Drive. Free admission. Contact Ann: 825-2453.

Dec. 18 – 21
“The Biggest Gift”
Presented by Fantasy Forum Actors. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $14. lesherartscenter.org. 943-7469.

Dec. 19
Mobius Trio
Performs for Walnut Creek Guitar Series. 7:15 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $25. lesherartscenter.org. 943-7469.

Dec. 19 – 20
“Hansel and Gretel”
A fairytale adventure of a mystical forest, two lost children, an enticing gingerbread house and a wicked witch. Presented by Solo Opera. Del Valle Theatre, 1963 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek. $25-$40. lesherartscenter.org. 943-7469.

Dec. 19 – 21
“The Nutcracker”
Performed by the Brentwood Children’s Ballet Theater. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $16-$20. elcampaniltheatre.com.

Dec. 20
‘Twas the Improv Before Christmas
Presented by Trapped in a Rumo Improv. 7:45 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $12-$15. lesherartscenter.org. 943-7469.

Dec. 22
Home for the Holidays
Concert performed by Diablo Symphony Orchestra and featuring The Ashmolean Singers. 7:30 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $12-$28. lesherartscenter.org. 943-7469.

Dec. 23
Home for the Holidays
Concert performed by California Symphony and The Pacific Boychoir. 3 and 7:30 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $70. lesherartscenter.org. 943-7469.

Dec. 24
Concert
Christmas Eve concert performed by San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus. 5, 7 and 9 p.m. Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., San Francisco. $25-$35. sfgmc.org.

Dec. 27
Comedy Show XXII
Big Fat Year End Kiss Off comedy show presented by Worst of Durst. 8 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $22-$25. lesherartscenter.org. 943-7469.

Beginning Jan. 15
Ham Radio Licensing Course
Seven-week course to learn what you need to earn your Technician Class FCC Amateur Radio License. Held by Salvation Army and Mt. Diablo Amateur Radio Club. 6:30 – 9 p.m. Salvation Army, 3950 Clayton Road, Concord. Class is free. $7 materials fee plus textbook. Registration required. hamradioclass@gmail.com.

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.

Dec. 13
Toy Drive
The Clayton Valley Charter High School Men’s Lacrosse team is collecting new, unwrapped toys for children up to 11 years old to donate to Bay Area Crisis Nursery. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Grove Park Gazebo, Main Street, Clayton. Contact Tracey Morse: 207-0382.

Dec. 20
Holiday Party
A night of dance led by ballerina Rosselyn Ramirez; food, wine, punch. Proceeds benefit Diablo Ballet and its Performing Arts Education and Enrichment for Kids Program. 7 – 9 p.m. Steinway Piano Gallery, 1605 Broadway St., Walnut Creek. $50. diabloballet.org/events.

Dec. 20 – 21
Country Kitchen
Baked goods for your holiday feast. Some kitchen craft items. Proceeds benefit St. Bonaventure Food Pantry. Open to the public approximately one hour after service. Mass times: Sat. 5 p.m. Sun. 7:30, 9 and 11 a.m.; 12:45 and 5 p.m. St. Bonaventure Foyer, 5562 Clayton Road, Concord. 672-5800.

Jan. 9
ARF Comedy Night
An evening of laughter benefiting the Animal Rescue Foundation’s lifesaving programs. 7:30 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $20, $40, $60. lesherartscenter.org. 943-7469.

Jan. 10
ARF Stars to the Rescue XXIV
Proceeds allow ARF to save dogs and cats that have run out of time at public shelters and bring people and animals together. 7 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $45, $100, $250. lesherartscenter.org. 943-7469.

Jan. 31
Crab Feed
St. Agnes School and St. Agnes Knights of Columbus host this crab feed to raise funds for the Parent Association and programs for the students. 5:30 p.m. Garaventa Center, Carondelet High School, 1133 Winton Drive, Concord. $55. Tickets available until Jan. 19 at the school or parish offices, 3886 Chestnut Ave., Concord. For questions or tickets, contact Danielle Grimesey at 330-7317 or danisffd@sbcglobal.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.

Jan. 7
Winter Business Series
Charlie Michelson discusses his experience growing a small ship supply company to the international level. 6:30 p.m.

Jan. 12
Clayton Library Book Club
Sunny Solomon leads book discussion. Book to be announced. Open to anyone who wants to join. 7 p.m.

GOVERNMENT

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.