Community Calendar

Please submit your Clayton Community Calendar events by 5 p.m. Jun. 27 for the Jul. 6 issue. Items must be submitted by email to calendar@claytonpioneer.com.

IN CLAYTON

Saturdays: June 9, 23
Concerts in the Grove
6 – 8:30 p.m. Grove Park. Free. ci.clayton.ca.us. For a complete concert series list, see Page 3.

Saturdays
Farmers’ Market
9 a.m. – 1 p.m. 6095 Main St. pcfma.org.

June 13, 27
Wednesday Classic Car Show
Car show and DJ music. 6 – 8 p.m. 6099 Main St. Free. ci.clayton.ca.us.

July 4
Pancake Breakfast and Parade
Clayton Valley/Concord Sunrise Rotary pancake breakfast at 7 a.m. at Endeavor Hall, 6008 Center St.; parade on Main Street at 10 a.m. Breakfast: $7 adults; $5 kids. No registration for Kiddie Parade. Register for main parade at ci.clayton.ca.us.

IN CONCORD

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

Thursdays
Music and Market
Thursday night live music and farmers’ market. Music: June 14, Dakila; June 21, Lumberyard; June 28, The Highway Poets; July 5, Mariachi Mexicanisimo. Market 4 – 8 p.m.; music 6:30 – 8 p.m. Todos Santos Plaza. cityofconcord.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.

June, July
Concerts
The Concord Pavilion is located at 2000 Kirker Pass Road. See full concert schedule for 2018 at livenation.com.

  • June 13: Chicago, REO Speedwagon, 7:30 p.m.
  • June 21: Chris Brown, 7 p.m.
  • June 22: Kevin Hart, 8 p.m.
  • July 1: Spirit West Coast, 3 p.m.
  • July 14: KIDZ BOP, 6 p.m.
  • July 24: Imagine Dragons, 7 p.m.

June 14
Emergency Communications Class
Learn about HF or VHF/UHF portable operations. Held by Mt. Diablo Amateur Radio Club. 7 – 9 p.m. Salvation Army, 3950 Clayton Road. Free. Register at mdarc.org/activities/education/auxiliary-classes-2018.

June 16
Corvette Car Show
Hosted by Diablo Valley Corvettes. 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Todos Santos Plaza, downtown Concord. Free to spectators; $25 car entrants. For more information, contact Bill at coupe66@gmail.com or (510) 332-5669.

July 4
Celebration
Pancake breakfast, Stars and Stripes 5K fun run/walk, parade, unveiling of statue of Don Salvio Pacheco to celebrate Concord’s 150th anniversary, festival, fireworks. Events start at 7:30 a.m. Todos Santos Plaza, downtown Concord. For more details, go to starsandstripesrun.com and concordjuly4th.com.

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.

June 9
Edge of Night
Walk in a mountainous park known for wondrous surprises. 5 – 9 p.m. Meet at Morgan Territory Staging Area.

June 10
Mine Open House
Self-guided tours through newly expanded mine passageways. 12 – 4:30 p.m.

June 17
Oak Apples
Discover the not-so-tasty truth behind these and other weird fruits and make an oak-y craft to take home. 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Meet at Black Diamond Mines.

June 23
Snakes, Fast and Slow
Take a walk and learn how endangered creatures rely on parks like these. 9 – 11 a.m. Meet at Black Diamond Mines.

June 24
Owl Barfology
Swoop in to see how owls are our allies. 1 – 2 p.m. Meet at Black Diamond Mines.

June 30
Great Granites to Glass Bottles
Investigate the mysteries of sand. 9 – 11 a.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.

June 10
Round the Mountain Hike
Stunning views in all directions. 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Meet at Juniper Campground.

June 10
Snakes and Reptiles
Drop in to meet several local snakes. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Summit Museum.

June 22
Common Poorwill Bird Walk
Hike and listen to the birds of the early evening. 7 – 10:30 p.m. Meet at Mitchell Canyon Visitor Center. Reservations required: blkittiwake@yahoo.com.

June 23
Solstice Evening Hike
Hike begins at Coulter Pond looking for toads and frogs. 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Meet at Mitchell Canyon Visitor Center. Reservations required: sweettrails00@gmail.com.

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

June 9
Mangini Ranch Evening Tour
Find out what wakes up once the sun goes down on the Mangini Ranch property. 7 – 10 p.m. Meet at Crystyl Ranch hiker gate. Reservations required.

June 23
Castle Rock Family Hike
Leisurely stroll along Pine Creek. 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Meet at Castle Rock Regional Recreation Area. Reservations required.

July 7
Wright Canyon Evening Property Tour
Beat the summer heat. 7 – 10 p.m. Meet at Wright Canyon. Reservations required.

EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Thru June 23
“A Doll’s House”
Adapted for B8 Theatre Company by Annie Potter. 2292 Concord Blvd., Concord. $15-$25. b8theatre.org. (925) 890-8877.

Thru June 30
“Freaky Friday”
An overworked mother and her teenager daughter magically swap bodies. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $38-$79. centerrep.org. (925) 943-7469.

June 9
Summer Cabaret Series
Spencer Day performs. 2 p.m. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $18-$20. elcampaniltheatre.com. (925) 757-9500.

June 10
Concert
Benjamin Beilman, violin. Presented by Chamber Music San Francisco. 3 p.m. Del Valle Theatre, 1963 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek. $50. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

June 10
June Demonstration
Presented by The Ballet School. 11 a.m., 2 and 5 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $28. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

June 15 – 16
“The Show 2018”
Presented by Dance Fusion Company. 7 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $25. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

June 16
History Talk and Book Signing
“Highway 21: The Farm Road that Became an Interstate” presented by local historians John Mercurio and Steve Minniear. 2 – 3:30 p.m. Campbell Theater, 636 Ward St., Martinez. $10 suggested donation. Reservations requested: mkting@cocohistory.org or (925) 229-1042.

June 17
Escher String Quartet
Presented by Chamber Music San Francisco. 3 p.m. Del Valle Theatre, 1963 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek. $50. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

June 21 – 24
“Broadway and the Bard: An Evening of Shakespeare and Song”
Featuring Len Cariou. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $40. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

June 23
“Tribute to the Music of John Denver”
Starring Jim Curry. 2 and 8 p.m. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $12-$29. elcampaniltheatre.com. (925) 757-9500.

June 29 – July 1
“How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying”
Presented by Broadway Repertory Theater. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $14-$25. elcampaniltheatre.com. (925) 757-9500.

June 30
“Roots from the West”
Presented by the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir. 7 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $25. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

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.

June 16
Bowl to Benefit Families
Proceeds go to the C.O.P.E. Family Support Center. 6 p.m. Clayton Valley Bowl, 5300 Clayton Road, Concord. $25. copefamilysupport.org. (925) 689-5811.

June 16
Plant Sale
Plants selected for the pollinators in our summer-dry climate. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Markham Regional Arboretum Society Nursery. 1202 La Vista Ave., Concord. Free admission. markhamarboretum.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.

  • June 11: Clayton Knits, 1:30 p.m.
  • June 11: Clayton Library Book Club, 7 p.m.
  • June 11: Road Scholar Ambassador Presentation, 7 p.m.
  • June 21: Way Down Deep in the Deep Blue Sea 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 Aug. 4: Summer Reading Program
  • June 9: AARP Tax Help by appointment, (925) 405-5135
  • June 10: Mystery Book Club, 1 p.m.
  • June 11: Teokalli Aztec Dancers, 7 p.m.
  • June 13: Tween Giftables, 4 p.m. Registration required.
  • June 14: Write from the Heart, 6 p.m.
  • June 19, 21, 26, 28: Lunch in the Library, 1 p.m.
  • June 20: School’s Out: An Afternoon Outside, 3 p.m.
  • June 21: Travel Adventures with a Road Scholar, 6 p.m.
  • June 23: Finance Workshop, 11 a.m. Registration required.
  • June 25: Protecting Yourself from Fraud and Scams, 4 p.m.
  • June 30: Bicycle-Friendly Driver Workshop, 2 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.