Community Calendar

Please submit your Clayton Community Calendar events by 5 p.m. Apr. 2 for the Apr. 11 issue. Items must be submitted by email to calendar@claytonpioneer.com.

IN CLAYTON

Apr. 3
Oakhurst Business Network
Meets quarterly for social hour. Hosted hors d’oeuvres, cash bar. 6 – 7:30 p.m. Oakhurst Country Club, 1001 Peacock Creek Drive, Clayton. oakhurstcc.com.

Apr. 4 – 12
“Night of January 16th”
A tense and humorous courtroom drama depicting a murder trial. Jury picked from the audience. Is she guilty of murder or not? Clayton Theatre Company, Endeavor Hall, 6008 Center St., Clayton. $12-$18. claytontheatrecompany.com. 222-9106.

Apr. 26
Clayton Cleans Up
Honor Earth Day with a town spring cleaning. Help pick up trash, pull weeds and share in community spirit. A great activity for clubs and organizations, school projects or a family outing. Meet at City Hall at 9 a.m., rain or shine. T-shirt, gloves and garbage bags provided. Barbecue at 11:30 a.m. Sponsored by the Clayton Pioneer and the city of Clayton with generous donations from Republic Services, the CBCA and many local merchants. 672-0500.

Apr. 26 – 27
Clayton Gardens Tour
Six beautiful gardens on self-guided tour. Benefits Clayton Historical Society. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Starts at Clayton Museum, 6101 Main St. $30. claytonhistory.org. 672-0240.

May 19
Golf Tournament
Clayton Business and Community Association’s Clayton Classic. 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Oakhurst Country Club, 1001 Peacock Creek Drive, Clayton. Contact 28thclaytonclassic@gmail.com or 672-2272.

IN CONCORD

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

Apr. 1 – May 13
Disaster Preparedness Training
Learn how to protect yourself, your family and your neighbors in a disaster with no emergency services available. Sponsored by the Concord Emergency Response Team. Fire Training Center, 2945 Treat Blvd., Concord. Free. concordcert.org. 603-5933.

Apr. 5 – 6
Quilt Show
Quilts, demos, vendors, boutique, youth activities, opportunity quilt. Sponsored by the Guild of Quilters of Contra Costa County. Sat. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sun. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Centre Concord, 5298 Clayton Road, Concord. $8 adult; $4 youth; under 6 free. contracostaquiltguild.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.

Apr. 5
Wildflower Walk
Easy walk on Mitchell Canyon Road. 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Meet at Mitchell Canyon Visitor’s Center. Registration required.

Apr. 12
Fire Recovery Hike
Hike on Mary Bowerman Trail. Unique post-fire wildflowers expected. 10 – 11:30 a.m. Meet at Lower Summit Parking Lot. Reservations required.

Apr. 12
Fire Recovery Hike
Hike on North Peak Trail. Unique post-fire wildflowers expected. 12 – 2:30 p.m. Meet at Lower Summit Parking Lot. Reservations 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.

Apr. 30
Student Photo Contest
Contest for students kindergarten through grade 12 of Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. Submit photo of one of eligible Diablo parks that shows why the student enjoys the land and thinks it should be protected. Due Apr. 30. savemountdiablocontest.com.

EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Thru Apr. 5
“Weekend Comedy”
Funny, home-spun tale about two couples who accidentally rent the same vacation cabin for the weekend. Presented by Onstage Theatre at the Campbell Theatre, 636 Ward St., Martinez. $12-$18. onstagethhm@aol.com. 518-3277.

Thru Apr. 20
“Les Miserables”
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.

Thru Apr. 26
“Sleuth”
One of the best stage thrillers of all time. Performed by Center REP. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $33-$54. centerrep.org.

Mar. 29
Johnny Steele
Comedy. Presented by the Laff Gang. 8:45 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $20. lesherartscenter.org. 943-7469.

Mar. 29
Junius Courtney Big Band
Lace up your dancing shoes and get ready to swing. 8 p.m. California Theatre, 351 Railroad Ave., Pittsburg. $15. pittsburgcaliforniatheatre.com. 427-1611.

Mar. 29 – 30
“Social Security”
Aging mothers have never been funnier, unless they’re your aging mother. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $12-$15. elcampaniltheatre.com.

Mar. 30
Herstory
A Women’s History Month Celebration performed by the Contra Costa Chamber Orchestra. 7:30 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $10-$30. cccorch.org.

Apr. 4
New West Guitar Group
Fresh, cutting-edge guitar ensemble performing popular covers and original music. 8:15 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $25-$30. lesherartscenter.org. 943-7469.

Apr. 9
VIDA Guitar Quartet
Presented by Walnut Creek Guitar Series. 7:15 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $25. lesherartscenter.org. 943-7469.

Apr. 10
Eva Beneke
Presented by Walnut Creek Guitar Series. 7:15 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $25. lesherartscenter.org. 943-7469.

Apr. 11
HowellDevine
Blues mixed with ragtime. 8:15 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $25. lesherartscenter.org. 943-7469.

Apr. 12
Abbacadabra
The music of ABBA. 8 p.m. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $25-$27. elcampaniltheatre.com.

Apr. 12
Acts to Grind
Comedy by Ready or Not Improv. 8:15 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $15. lesherartscenter.org. 943-7469.

Apr. 12
Foreverland
Larger-than-life tribute to Michael Jackson. 8 p.m. California Theatre, 351 Railroad Ave., Pittsburg. $15. pittsburgcaliforniatheatre.com. 427-1611.

Apr. 13
Tapestry
Musical journey from Rodgers and Hammerstein to The Beatles. 4 p.m. Clayton Valley Presbyterian, 1578 Kirker Pass Road, Clayton. Free will donation. Tapestryringersandsingers.org.

Apr. 17 – May 11
“The Real Housewives of Walnut Creek: The Musical”
Secrets, lies and betrayal are at the center of this hilarious romp inspired by the infamous reality series. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $25-$41. centerrep.org.

Apr. 26
Family Earth Day Celebration
Tour of Mt. Diablo Recycling’s facility, interactive recycling lesson, games, crafts. 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. or 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. 1300 Loveridge Road, Pittsburg. Free. Reservations required. Contact Adriana Medina at Adriana.medina@garaventaent.com or 771-2721.

FUNDRAISERS

Apr. 11
Poker Tournament
Clayton Valley Music Boosters host dinner and poker tournament benefiting CVCHS Instrumental Music Department. Music by student ensembles. Dinner at 6 p.m. Poker at 7 p.m. Concord Police Association, 5060 Avila Road, Concord. $65 dinner and poker; $20 dinner only. Extra chips if register by Apr. 1. claytonbands.org.

Apr. 26
Festival of Tables and Fashion
Fashion by Chico’s. Lunch by La Veranda. Proceeds go to select charities and scholarships supported by Clayton Valley Woman’s Club. 11 a.m. Concord United Methodist Church, 1645 West St., Concord. $40. Contact Rosemary Harwood 672-3490. claytonvalleywomansclub.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 May 13
Patty Cakes
Story time for babies to 3-year-olds. Child attends with caregiver. 11 a.m.

Wednesdays
Book Buddies
A volunteer will read stories for children 3 and older. 2 – 3 p.m. Call in advance.

Thursdays Thru May 8
Picture Book Time
Story time for 3- to 5-year-olds. Child may attend without caregiver. 11 a.m.

Apr. 1 – 30
Student Exhibit
Danish students in fourth and fifth grade tell about their country.

Apr. 11
Clayton Library Book Club
Sunny Solomon leads the discussion of “Me Before You” by Jojo Moyes. Open to anyone who would like to join. 7 p.m.

Apr. 16
“Daughter Cell”
How far can you genetically alter someone before she becomes someone else? Talk and reading with author Jay Hartlove. 7 p.m.

Apr. 17
Celebrate Earth Day
Crafts and fun for children. Preschool age through fifth grade. 4 – 5 p.m. Registration required.

Apr. 19
ACT/SAT Practice Test
Kaplan administers practice test. 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Apr. 30 is a follow up meeting with parents and students from 7 – 9 p.m. Register at ccclib.org.

The Concord Library is at 2900 Salvio St. ccclib.org or 646-5455.

Friday and Saturdays thru Apr. 14
Free income tax assistance from AARP to low and middle-income people. Appointment required.

Mar. 29
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.

Mar. 31
Movie
Come watch a G or PG rated movie. Ages 5 – 11. 7 – 8:30 p.m.

Apr. 7
Cherry Blossom Craft
Celebrate spring by making a beautiful cherry blossom painting. Ages 5 – 11. 7 – 8 p.m.

Apr. 9
All Ears Reading
Adults with disabilities read to furry friends from ARF. 1 – 2 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.

1st, 2nd and 4th Tuesdays
Concord City Council
6:30 p.m., Council Chamber, Concord Civic Center, 1950 Parkside Dr. cityofconcord.org.