Community Calendar

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

IN CLAYTON

Saturdays, thru Sept. 24, except Sept. 3
Farmers’ Market
8 a.m. – 12 p.m. 6095 Main St., Clayton. pcfma.org.

Aug. 13, 27, Sept. 10
Saturday Concerts in the Grove
6 – 8:30 p.m. Grove Park, downtown Clayton. Free. cityofclayton.org. For a complete concert series list, see Page 3.

Aug. 17, 31
Wednesday Classic Cars
6 – 8 p.m. Grove Park, downtown Clayton. Free. cityofclayton.org.

Aug. 27
Wine Tasting and Book Signing
Clayton’s own Chloe Laube invites you for a peek at her novella, “Dream On, Dancing Queen.” 1 – 4 p.m. La Veranda Café, 6201 Center St., Clayton. Free admission; book $7. For more information, contact anncastellucci@hotmail.com.

Sept. 3
Derby and Car Show
Clayton Community Church’s 13th Annual Labor Day event. Kids 7 – 14 race derby cars down Main Street. Car show and parade. 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Main Street, Clayton. Free. Register for both events at claytoncc.com.

Sept. 24 – 25
Skip Ipsen Memorial Bocce Tournament
Inaugural open bocce tournament in memory of Skip Ipsen. Sponsored by Clayton Business and Community Association. 12 – 6 p.m. Ipsen Family Bocce Park, 6000 Main St., Clayton. $400 per team. claytonbocce.org/event/ipsen.

IN CONCORD

Mondays
Off the Grid
Rotating lineup of food trucks. 5 – 9 p.m. 2151 Salvio Street. offthegridsf.com.

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

Thursdays
Music and Market
Thursday night live music and farmers’ market. Music: Aug. 18, Project 4 Band; Aug. 25, Caravanserai; Sept. 1, PUSH; Sept. 8, Evolution. Market 4 – 8 p.m.; music 6:30 – 8 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.

On Sale Now
Concerts
The Concord Pavilion is located at 2000 Kirker Pass Road. livenation.com. Concert schedule for 2016:

July 12, Taste of Chaos, 6:30 p.m.
Aug. 13, Slipknot, 6:30 p.m.
Aug. 19, Disturbed, 6:30 p.m.
Aug. 27, Outcry Tour, 6 p.m.
Aug. 28, Snoop Dogg, 7 p.m.
Sept. 4, Hot Summer Night Feat, 4 p.m.
Sept. 10, Fifth Harmony, 7 p.m.
Sept. 18, Daryl Hall and John Oates, 7 p.m.

Aug. 13 – 14
Japanese American Summer Festival
Japanese American Club’s annual event featuring Japanese food, Kendo and Judo demonstrations, Taiko drum performances, Japanese dance performance and flower arrangements. Sat. 1 – 9 p.m. Sun. 12 – 8:30 p.m. Japanese American Religious and Cultural Center, 3165 Treat Blvd., Concord. Free admission, parking at Ygnacio Valley High School. www.diablojaclub.com.

Aug. 14
Concord Museum and Event Center
Docent-led walk through of restoration progress on former Masonic Temple. 1, 2 and 3 p.m. 1928 Clayton Road, Concord. Free; donations requested. concordhistorical.org.

ON AND AROUND THE MOUNTAIN

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.

Aug. 13
Little Giant Loop
Hike with great views and varied habitat. 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Meet at Mitchell Canyon Visitor Center. Reservations required: eagleeyedesign@att.net.

Aug. 19
Common Poorwill Birdwalk
Hike near the upper portion of White Canyon listening for birds of the evening, the common poorwill and local owls. 7 – 10:30 p.m. Meet at Mitchell Canyon Visitor Center. Reservations required: blkittiwake@yahoo.com.

Aug. 27
Tarantula Walk
Hike looking for tarantulas. 4:30 – 7 p.m. Meet at Mitchell Canyon Visitor Center. Online reservations required.

Aug. 28
The California Tarantula
Have a close encounter with these fascinating and harmless spiders. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Summit Museum.

Sept. 10
Tarantula Walk
Hike looking for tarantulas. 5 – 7:30 p.m. Meet at Mitchell Canyon Visitor Center. Online reservations required.

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.

Thru November
Hazel-Atlas Mine Tours
Learn about the mining history and geology at Black Diamond Mines. Guided, 90-minute tour; Saturdays and Sundays. Must be age 7 or older with parent. $5. For reservation and ticket information, go to ebparks.org.

Aug. 14
Bat Monitoring
Help monitor a small bat colony as the bats emerge from the hills to fly at night. 6:45 p.m. – 9:15 p.m. Meet at Black Diamond Mines. Registration required.

Aug. 20
Stories in Sand
Discover the stories told by the sandy hills of Black Diamond on a walk with great views of Mount Diablo. 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. Meet at Black Diamond Mines.

Aug. 21
Beat the Heat Hike
Head out early on a strenuous, three-mile hike with fantastic views. 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. Meet at Black Diamond Mines.

Aug. 28
Old-Fashioned Cemetery Picnic
Pack a picnic and hike to Rose Hill Cemetery to learn about the lives of the 19th century coal miners. 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Meet at Black Diamond Mines.

 

EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Aug. 14
Mariachi Music
Performed by Mariachi Tapatio de San Jose with Grupo Folklorico Los Laureles. 3 p.m. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $10-$27. elcampaniltheatre.com.

Aug. 15
Chorale Auditions
Prepare a song and bring sheet music to demonstrate vocal quality, technique and musicality to audition for Diablo Women’s Chorale. 6:15 p.m. Saint Matthew, 399 Wiget Lane, Walnut Creek. To schedule audition, call Nancy at 899-5050 or email diablowomenschorale@gmail.com. diablowomenschorale.org.

Aug. 20
Arturo Sandoval
Presented by Diablo Regional Arts Association. 5 and 8 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $40. lesherartscenter.org. 943-7469.

Aug. 26
“The David Bowie Concert Experience”
Presented by West Coast Performing Arts. 8 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $45. lesherartscenter.org. 943-7469.

Aug. 27
Mark O’Connor’s “Hot Swing”
Presented by Diablo Regional Arts Association. 5 and 8 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $40. lesherartscenter.org. 943-7469.

Aug. 27
Nonoy Zuniga
Professional vocalist. 7:30 p.m. California Theatre, 351 Railroad Ave., Pittsburg. $38-$48. pittsburgcaliforniatheatre.com. 427-1611.

Sept. 9 – Oct. 8
“It Shoulda Been You”
Hilarious and heartwarming musical that is a culture clash for the ages. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. centerrep.org

CHURCHES & RELIGION

Aug. 17
Prayer Vigil
Pray together for peace. 7 – 8 p.m. Concord United Methodist Church in the Chapel, 1645 West St., Concord. concordumc.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.

Aug. 13 – 14
Relay For Life Clayton
American Cancer Society fundraiser. Join a team or walk as an individual. Activities for participants and spectators. 10 a.m. Saturday to 10 a.m. Sunday. Mt. Diablo Elementary School, 5880 Mt. Zion Drive, Clayton. Register at relayforlife.org/claytonca.

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.

  • Aug. 17: College Planning Workshop, 6 p.m. Registration required.
  • Aug. 18: Bubbles, 4 p.m. Registration required.
  • Aug. 22, Sept. 12: Clayton Knits, 1:30 p.m.
  • Sept. 12: 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 646-5455.

  • Aug. 13, Sept. 10: AARP Free Tax Assistance, 10 a.m.
  • Aug. 16: Teen Craft, 4 p.m.
  • Aug. 18: Concord Library Book Club, 6:30 p.m.
  • Aug. 22 – Sept. 5: Library Closed for Renovations

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.