Please submit your Clayton Community Calendar events by 5 p.m. Mar. 5 for the Mar. 14 issue. Items must be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contestants must register in advance. Public enjoys samples after judging is complete. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Prizes awarded at 1 p.m. Clayton Club Saloon, 6096 Main St., Clayton. claytonclubsaloon.com. 673-0440.
Happy Birthday, Clayton
Mark the date for a day-long celebration of Clayton’s 50th birthday as an incorporated city. Endeavor Hall, 6008 Center St., Clayton. Watch the Clayton Pioneer for more details.
Healthy Lifestyle Expo
Information about services, resources and products that benefit older adults, their families and caregivers. 9 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. Concord Senior Center, 2727 Parkside Circle, Concord. Free. cityofconcord.org/healthfair. 671-3320, ext. 1.
Tuesdays year round, 10 a.m. – 2 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.
Fire Recovery Hike
Easy hike on Mary Bowerman Trail. Unique post-fire flowers expected. 10 – 11:30 a.m. Meet at Lower Summit Parking Lot. Reservations required.
Fire Recovery Hike
Moderate hike on North Peak Trail. Unique post-fire flowers expected. 12 – 2:30 p.m. Meet at Lower Summit Parking Lot. Reservations required.
Oak Knoll and Summit Loop Hike
Hike from Juniper Camp around the mountain to Oak Knoll and up to the summit before descending. Includes visit to museum. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Meet at Juniper Camp trailhead.
Black Point Hike
Hike to the summit of Black Point before returning to trailhead. 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Meet at Mitchell Canyon trailhead.
Walk up Mitchell Canyon Road to Red Road looking for flowers and butterflies. Ten to 15 different butterflies possible. Bring binoculars. 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Meet at Mitchell Canyon trailhead. Registration required.
Save Mount Diablo programs listed are free unless otherwise noted. Go to savemountdiablo.org and click on Activities/Guided Hikes for more information. 947-3535.
Assist the Diablo Restoration Team with weeding and watering activities and cleaning up restoration debris from initial plantings on the property. 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Meet at 3240 Aspara Drive, Clayton. Response required to Jim Cartan at email@example.com or 947-3535.
EVENTS and ENTERTAINMENT
Thru Mar. 1
Jokes fly and hidden agendas unfold as two different generations tip-toe the dance of social politics. Performed by Center REP. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $39-$57. centerrep.org. 943-7469.
Thru Mar. 1
“Guys and Dolls”
Romantic comedy performed by Diablo Theatre Company. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $49-$53. diablotheatre.org.
Thru Mar. 9
An Italian comedy. American Conservatory Theater, 415 Geary St., San Francisco. act-sf.org. (415) 749-2228.
Thru Mar. 9
“The Great American Trailer Park Musical”
There’s a new tenant at Armadillo Acres and she’s wreaking havoc all over. Presented by “OMG, I Love that Show!” Productions. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $30-$35. lesherartscenter.org. 943-7469.
Thru Mar. 9
“The Maltese Falcon”
A story about what it’s like to want something so badly until the chase itself means more than what you’re chasing. Cue Productions Live, 1835 Colfax St., Concord. $12-$18. b8company.com.
Feb. 28 – Mar. 2
“Jack and the Beanstalk”
This classic play performed by the El Campanil Children’s Theatre is full of magic. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $8-$12. elcampaniltheatre.com.
Mar. 1 – 2
“Hot ‘n’ Cole”
A Cole Porter celebration by Brentwood Theater Company. 1700 Trilogy Parkway, Brentwood. $20-$35. thebrentwoodtheater.org. 513-3863.
“Catch a Rising Star”
The California Symphony welcomes Kenneth Renshaw, an exciting, young violinist. 4 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $15-$65. californiasymphony.org.
Performed by Diablo Wind Symphony. 7:30 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $6-$10. lesherartscenter.org. 943-7469.
Mar. 4 – 8
Join percussionist Ken Bergmann with his smashing spectacle of drums, cowbells, chairs and more. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $14. lesherartscenter.org. 943-7469.
In the Mood
Fully-staged tribute to all the big band greats of the 1940s. 2 p.m. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $34. elcampaniltheatre.com.
20th Season Celebration
Diablo Ballet performs stunning works from their 20-year history. 6:30 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $26-$52. diabloballet.org.
Mar. 7- 16
Enchanting tale of romance set on a tropical island during WWII. California Theatre, 351 Railroad Ave., Pittsburg. $10-$20. pittsburgcommunitytheatre.org. 427-1611.
Performs on the violin. Presented by Chamber Music San Francisco. 2:30 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $25.50-$51. chambermusicsf.org.
“Mountains and Canyons”
Presented by Contra Costa Wind Symphony. 7:30 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $18-$25. Free to students. ccwindsymphony.org.
The Walnut Creek Concert Band pays tribute to the city’s 100th anniversary with a special program. 7:30 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $14-$17. walnutcreekband.org.
Mar. 13 – 16
Fantasy Forum Actors Ensemble performs this family-friendly musical that encourages audience participation. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $14. fantasyforum.org.
Mar. 14 – 15
Performed by Smuin Ballet. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $70. lesherartscenter.org. 943-7469.
Mar. 14 – 23
A wonderful musical based on “Through the Looking Glass.” Presented by Center Stage Theatre and Contra Costa Christian Theatre. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $14. lesherartscenter.org. 943-7469.
Almost Elton John
One of the best Elton John tribute acts in the industry. 8 p.m. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $25-$27. elcampaniltheatre.com.
Commanders Jazz Ensemble
A newly-revived ensemble from the United States Air Force. 3 p.m. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. Free. elcampaniltheatre.com.
Starting Mar. 20
Ham Radio Licensing Course
Learn everything you need to upgrade your Amateur Radio License to General Class. Sponsored by The Salvation Army and Mt. Diablo Amateur Radio Club. 8 weeks. 7 – 9 p.m. The Salvation Army, 3950 Clayton Road, Concord. Materials and textbook fees. Registration required. firstname.lastname@example.org. 465-9554.
Mar. 21 – Apr. 20
Treasured tale about the survival of the human spirit. Performed by the Contra Costa Musical Theatre. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $44-$57. ccmt.org. 943-7469.
CHURCHES and RELIGION
Baha’i, interaction, fellowship and discussion. Topic: Science and Religion – Disagree or in Harmony. Speaker: Dr. Stephen R. Friberg, physicist living in Silicon Valley. 7:30 p.m. Free. For directions, call 672-6686.
Proceeds from concert go directly to the free, annual Delta Blues Festival in September. 7 – 10 p.m. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $15-$40. elcampaniltheatre.com.
Held by Soroptimist International of Diablo Vista. 5:30 p.m. registration and instruction; 6:30 p.m. tournament. Concord Moose Lodge, 1805 Broadway St., Concord. $65. Call Sue Manning 672-2727.
Crab feed and auction benefiting CVCHS Athletic Booster Club. Raffle, auction and dancing after dinner. Must be 21 years or older. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; dinner at 7 p.m. Centre Concord, 5298 Clayton Road, Concord. $50 before Mar. 7; $60 after. Tickets available from CVCHS teams or at cvhsboosters.org.
AT THE LIBRARY
The Clayton Library is at 6125 Clayton Road. Programs are free unless otherwise noted. claytonlibrary.org or 673-0659.
Tuesdays Thru Mar. 4
Story time for babies to 3-year-olds. Child attends with caregiver. 11 a.m.
A volunteer will read stories for children 3 and older. 1 – 2 p.m. Call in advance.
Thursdays Thru Mar. 6
Picture Book Time
Story time for 3- to 5-year-olds. Child may attend without caregiver. 11 a.m.
Mar. 4, 11, 18, 25
Paws to Read
Learn to read by reading aloud to a dog. Grades 1 – 5. Registration required. 4 or 4:35 p.m.
Joy of Movement
Join Liz Mac, dynamic movement instructor, as she guides fun dance and yoga movements to upbeat tunes. 4 p.m.
Clayton Library Book Club
Sunny Solomon leads the discussion of “Little Century” by Anna Keesey. Open to anyone who would like to join.7 p.m.
CERT trains hands-only CPR, plus the use of an Automatic External Defibrillator. 7 – 9 p.m.
The Concord Library is at 2900 Salvio St. ccclib.org or 646-5455.
Friday and Saturdays through Apr. 14
Free income tax assistance from AARP to low and middle-income people. Appointment required.
Computers and Technology
If you need help with your mouse, come to our house. Drop-in assistance to learn how to use computers, smart phones and tablets. 12 – 2 p.m. Additional dates and times offered. Check library calendar.
Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss
Come celebrate Dr. Seuss’ 110th birthday with stories, activities and treats. Ages 11 and under. 6 p.m.
All Ears Reading
Adults with disabilities read to furry friends. Dogs and handlers from ARF. 1 – 2 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.
1st, 2nd and 4th Tuesdays
Concord City Council
6:30 p.m., Council Chamber, Concord Civic Center, 1950 Parkside Dr. cityofconcord.org.