Community Calendar

Please submit your Clayton Community Calendar events by 5 p.m. Jan. 3 for the Jan. 12 issue. Items must be submitted by email to calendar@claytonpioneer.com.

IN CLAYTON

Dec. 9
Dessert with Mrs. Claus
Prizes, party favors. Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Bring camera. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Endeavor Hall, 6008 Center St. Donations appreciated. Clayton Business and Community Association. claytoncbca.org. (925) 672-2272.

IN CONCORD

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

Dec. 9 – 10
Gingerbread House Boutique
Shop for holiday gifts created by local artists and vendors. 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Concord Museum and Event Center and Galindo Home, 1721 Amador Ave. concordhistorical.org.

Dec. 14
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.

Dec. 19
Tree of Lights
Tree lighting for Clayton and Concord by Hospice East Bay. 5 – 7 p.m. John Muir Medical Center parking lot, East Street and Almond Avenue. Donations accepted. (925) 887-5678.

Starting Jan. 11
Ham Radio Technician License Class
License training starts. Held by Salvation Army and Mt. Diablo Amateur Radio Club. 7 p.m. Salvation Army, 3950 Clayton Road, Concord. Registration and some fees required. mdarc.org/activities/education/Classes.

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.

Dec. 16
Around Round Valley
Explore the park on a moderately strenuous hike. 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Meet at Round Valley Staging Area.

Dec. 17
Christmas Berry
Look for holly and other wintry foliage on this short nature hike. 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Meet at Black Diamond Mines.

Dec. 23
Mushroom Foray
Venture out to look for these marvelous fruiting bodies. 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.

Dec. 29
Round the Mountain Hike
Views in all directions. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Meet at Juniper Trailhead.

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

Dec. 17
North Peak Ranch Property Hike
Beautiful, heavily-wooded property rising from Marsh Creek Road onto the slopes of North Peak. 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Meet at Peacock Creek Park’n Ride Lot. Reservations required.

EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Thru Dec. 9
“Christmas Belles”
Presented by Onstage Theatre. Campbell Theater, 636 Ward St., Martinez. campbelltheater.com. (925) 518-3277.

Thru Dec. 9
“Reality Check”
Hilarious night of fun destined to give you a Reality Check. 7 p.m. California Theatre, 351 Railroad Ave., Pittsburg. $10-$15. pittsburgcaliforniatheatre.com. (925) 427-1611.

Thru Dec. 16
“An Appalachian Christmas”
A young boy learns the meaning of Christmas. B8 Theatre Company, 2292 Concord Blvd., Concord. $25. b8theatre.org. (925) 890-8877.

Thru Dec. 17
“A Christmas Carol”
Brimming with music and dance, love and laughter and scary ghosts. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $28-$50. centerrep.org.

Dec. 8 – 10
“VII”
Presented by Alex Ramon Magic. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $35. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Dec. 8 – 17
“Calendar Girls”
Based on a true story. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $35-$45. thebrentwoodtheater.org.

Dec. 9
“Moe`uhane” The Dream
A Christmas recital presented by Mau Loa Ohana. 7:30 p.m. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $18. elcampaniltheatre.com. (925) 757-9500.

Dec. 11
Annual Holiday Party Potluck
Open to the public; hosted by Stroke Support Group. 7 – 9 p.m. Ball Auditorium, John Muir Medical Center, 1601 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek. Free. Contact Ann Dzuna (925) 376-6218.

Dec. 14
“Amerigeddon”
Comedy by Christopher Titus. 8 p.m. California Theatre, 351 Railroad Ave., Pittsburg. $25-$45. pittsburgcaliforniatheatre.com. (925) 427-1611.

Dec. 14 – 17
“The Biggest Gift”
Original holiday tale presented by Fantasy Forum Actors Ensemble. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $14. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Dec. 15 – 17
“The Nutcracker”
Presented by The Ballet Company of East County. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $16-$20. elcampaniltheatre.com. (925) 757-9500.

Dec. 16
“All Thru the Hale”
Celebrating the holidays Hawaiian style. 2 and 8 p.m. California Theatre, 351 Railroad Ave., Pittsburg. $30. pittsburgcaliforniatheatre.com. (925) 427-1611.

Dec. 17
“A Christmas Fantasia”
Presented by Diablo Symphony Orchestra. 3:30 p.m. Walnut Creek Presbyterian Church, 1801 Lacassie Ave., Walnut Creek. $35. diablosymphony.org.

Dec. 17
“Christmas Time is Here”
Journey around the world and learn some local holiday customs, too. 2 p.m. California Theatre, 351 Railroad Ave., Pittsburg. $16-$25. pittsburgcaliforniatheatre.com. (925) 427-1611.

Dec. 19
“An Irish Christmas”
Take a journey through Christmas in Ireland. 7 p.m. California Theatre, 351 Railroad Ave., Pittsburg. $25-$40. pittsburgcaliforniatheatre.com. (925) 427-1611.

Dec. 23
“A Lemony Snicket Holiday”
Presented by California Symphony. 4 and 8 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $42-$72. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Dec. 30
“Big Fat Year End Kiss Off Comedy Show XXV”
Presented by Worst of Durst. 8 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $32. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Dec. 30
“Hamilton: An American Musical”
Presented by In the Light Voice Studio. 3 p.m. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $13. elcampaniltheatre.com. (925) 757-9500.

Jan. 6
“Winter Spectacular”
Presented by En Pointe Dance Studio. 2 p.m. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $10-$15. elcampaniltheatre.com. (925) 757-9500.

SCHOOLS

Thru Dec. 10
“The Farnsworth Invention”
Who will unlock the key to the greatest innovation of the 20th century? Diablo Valley College, 321 Golf Club Road, Pleasant Hill. $16-$21. dvcdrama.net.

CHURCHES

Dec. 15 – 16
Live Drive-Thru Nativity
Celebrate the true reason for the season. 6 – 9 p.m. Bethel Baptist Church, 3578 Clayton Road, Concord. Free. bethelbaptistca.org.

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.

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.

  • Dec. 11, 18, Jan. 8: Clayton Knits, 1:30 p.m.
  • Dec. 13: Holiday Movie Night, 7 p.m.
  • Jan. 8: Clayton Library Book Club, 7 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.

  • Dec. 8, 9, 10: Friends of the Concord Library Book Sale
  • Dec. 9: Holiday Saturday Social, 12 p.m.
  • Dec. 11: Holiday Elf Program, 4 p.m.
  • Dec. 11: Eating Healthy Workshop, 6 p.m. Registration required.
  • Dec. 12: Teen Make n’ Take Station, 4 p.m.
  • Dec. 13, 20: Tween Giftables, 4 p.m. Registration required.
  • Dec. 14: “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” 6 p.m.
  • Dec. 16: Biking After Dark, 3 p.m. Registration required.
  • Dec. 18: Create a Holiday Card, 7 p.m.
  • Dec. 19: “Frozen” Sing-A-Long, 3:30 p.m.
  • Jan. 9: Concord Art Association Meeting and Demo, 1 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.