Community Calendar

Please submit your Community Calendar events by 5 p.m. Feb. 6 for the Feb. 15 issue. Items must be submitted by email to


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

Jan. 18 – 27
Comfort Food Week
Part of California Restaurant Month. See website for participating restaurants.

Jan. 20
Speaker Series
Guest John van der Zee, author. 2 p.m. Concord Museum and Event Center, 1928 Clayton Road. Free.

Jan. 27
Super Valentine’s Boutique
Valentine’s gifts, clothing, activities, raffle. 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Hilton Concord, Golden Gate Ballroom, 1970 Diamond Blvd. Free admission.

Feb. 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 – 11:30 a.m. Concord Senior Center, 2727 Parkside Circle. Free. Call for appointment (925) 671-3320.


Jan. 19
Dance Performance
Presented by Ace Dance Academy. 4 p.m. Diamond Terrace, 6401 Center St. Free and open to the public. Reserve space by Jan. 18. (925) 524-5100.

Feb. 10
Camellia Tea
Clayton Historical Society’s annual Camellia Tea and open house. 1 – 4 p.m. Clayton Museum, 6101 Main St. Free. (925) 672-0240.


Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve programs are available for registration through Parking fees may apply. For additional information, contact Black Diamond Visitor Center at (510) 544-2750 or

Saturdays thru February
Nature Discoveries
Different topic every time. 10 – 11 a.m. Meet at end of Somersville Road.

Saturdays thru February
Snake Friends
Meet the snakes of Sidney Flat Visitor Center. 1:30 – 2 p.m. Meet at Sidney Flat Visitor Center.

Sundays thru February
Historic Somersville
Displays of miners’ tools or short walks to former mining town site. 1 – 2 p.m. Meet at end of Somersville Road.

Jan. 19
Fungus Far and Wide
Go on a wild mushroom search. 10 – 11:30 a.m. Meet at end of Somersville Road.

Jan. 26
Youth Job Fair
Learn about specific park district jobs available. 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Big Break Visitor Center, 69 Big Break Road, Oakley.

Jan. 27
Hazel-Atlas History Hike
Discover the ancient and modern history of these sandy hills. 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Meet at end of Somersville Road.

February – April
Vasco Caves Tours
Vasco Caves Regional Preserve is accessible only through guided tours. February tours open for enrollment now; March and April open for enrollment Jan. 29. $35-$40. Reservations required.

Mount Diablo Interpretive Association programs listed are free with the exception of park entrance fee. Go to and click on Event Calendar for more information.

Jan. 27
Sycamore Canyon Hike
Hike to Sycamore Canyon and Knobcone Point. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Meet at Curry Point.

Save Mount Diablo’s Discover Diablo is a free public hike series. Go to for more information.

Jan. 20
New Year’s Resolution Hike
Start out the year with an exciting climb to Eagle Peak. 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Meet at Mitchell Canyon Interpretive Center. Reservations required.

Jan. 26
Mary Bowerman Birthday Hike
Celebrate SMD co-founder Mary Bowerman’s birthday. 10 – 11:30 a.m. Meet at Lower Summit Parking Lot. Reservations required.

Feb. 2
Falls Loop Geology Trek
Nature trek to explore Mount Diablo’s winter wonders. 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Meet at Regency Gate Trailhead. Reservations required.


Theatre Contact Key:

B8 Theatre Company, 2292 Concord Blvd., Concord. (925) 890-8877.
California Theatre, 351 Railroad Ave., Pittsburg. (925) 427-1611.
Del Valle Theatre, 1963 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek. (925) 943-7469.
El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. (925) 757-9500.
Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. (925) 943-7469.
Martinez Campbell Theater, 636 Ward St., Martinez. (925) 350-9770.

Thru Jan. 20
“Improvisors in Space”
Presented by Synergy Theater. Lesher. $20.

Jan. 18
“Red Herring”
Presented by Onstage Repertory Theatre. 8 p.m. Martinez Campbell Theater. $18-$20.

Jan. 19 – 20
“A Tango with Mozart”
Presented by California Symphony. Lesher. $42-$72.

Jan. 23
Leukemia Seminar
Sponsored by Diablo Valley Oncology. 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Lafayette Library Community Room, 3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette. Free. Response required: or (925) 677-5041.

Jan. 23, 30; Feb. 6, 13
Docent Training
Be a Bedford Gallery docent. 1 – 3:30 p.m. Lesher. Register with Carmen Kelly at (925) 295-1416 or

Jan. 24 – Feb. 2
“Peter Pan”
Presented by DLUX Puppets. Lesher. $20.

Jan. 25 – Feb. 23
“Communicating Doors”
A hilarious mash up of “Psycho” and “Doctor Who.” Lesher. $34-$56.

Jan. 27
Nicolas Bearde sings the music of Nat King Cole. 3 p.m. El Campanil. $15-$29.

Feb. 1
Pink Floyd Concert Experience
Presented by West Coast Performing Arts. 8 p.m. Lesher. $45.

Feb. 1 – 2
“Balanchine and Beyond”
Presented by Diablo Ballet. Del Valle Theatre. $15-$47.

Feb. 1 – 3
“Little Shop of Horrors”
Presented by The Bentley School featuring Youth Performers. Lesher. $5.

Feb. 2
“Sinatra Sings the Big Bands”
Presented by West Coast Performing Arts. 8 p.m. Lesher. $45.

Feb. 2
“Spotlight on Comedy!”
Fun-filled evening of stand-up comedy. 8 p.m. California Theatre. $15.

Feb. 3
“Love for Piano Recital”
Presented by Mina with Love for Piano. 11 a.m. Lesher. $30.

Feb. 7
Vocal performance by Zachary Gordin. Presented by Festival Opera. 7:15 p.m. Lesher. $40.

Feb. 8
“Improv for Good”
Presented by Funny Bone Productions. 7:45 p.m. Lesher. $15.

Feb. 9
Presented by Chamber Music San Francisco. 2:30 p.m. Lesher.

Feb. 9
Performed by Decades. 8 p.m. El Campanil. $15-$29.

Feb. 9
Music Fest
Performed by Music City Legends. 8 p.m. California Theatre. $30.

Feb. 9 – 10
“A Little Night Music”
Presented by Lamplighters. Lesher. $50-$55.

Feb. 14 – Mar. 2
“Fuddy Meers”
Funhouse plot. B8 Theatre. $15-$22.

Feb. 15 – 24
“Noises Off”
A fond look at the follies of theatre folk. California Theatre. $20-$25.

Feb. 16 – 17
“Let’s Dance”
Presented by Contra Costa Chamber Orchestra. 2 p.m. Feb. 16: El Campanil Theatre; $7-$20. Feb. 17: Lesher; $30.

Feb. 17
“A Celebration of Joni Mitchell”
Featuring Kimberly Ford. 3 p.m. El Campanil. $15-$29.


Feb. 16
The Alpha Rhythm Kings swing band performs. 7:30 p.m. Clayton Valley Presbyterian Church, 1578 Kirker Pass Road, Clayton. $15. (925) 672-4848.

Feb. 23
Annual Daddy-Daughter Dance
Open to the public: girls and dads, uncles, granddads and friends of all ages. Professional portrait, dessert and dancing. Secret Garden theme. Sponsored by Clayton Community Church. 6:30 – 9 p.m. Oakhurst Country Club, 1001 Peacock Creek Drive, Clayton. $25 per couple; $5 each additional guest. Register at For more information, contact Jamie Davis at or (615) 495-4349.


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.

Vehicle Donation
Donate a running vehicle for victims of the 2018 Camp Fire. Sponsored by Clayton Valley Concord Sunrise Rotary and Rotary Club of Paradise.

Jan. 19
Local choirs sing to raise funds to help St. Thomas More Catholic Church and Paradise Methodist Church which were heavily damaged in the Camp Fire. 2 p.m. St. Bonaventure, 5562 Clayton Road, Concord.

Jan. 26
Stars to the Rescue XXVIII
Proceeds benefit Animal Rescue Foundation dogs and cats. 7 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $50-$275. (925) 943-7469.


The Concord Library is at 2900 Salvio St. Programs are free unless otherwise noted. See full schedule of events at or (925) 646-5455.

  • Jan. 20, Feb. 10: Concord Mystery Book Club, 1 p.m.
  • Jan. 28: Family Game Night, 7 p.m.
  • Jan. 31: Twelve Financial Resolutions for 2019, 5 p.m.
  • Jan. 31, Feb. 11: Adventures in Coding, Registration required.
  • Feb. 1, 2, 8, 9: AARP Tax Services, Call (925) 405-5135 for appointment
  • Feb. 3: Concord Knitting and Crochet Group, 1:15 p.m.
  • Feb. 4: Chinese New Year Celebration, 4 p.m.
  • Feb. 6: Valentine’s Day Crafternoon, 3:30 p.m.
  • Feb. 12: Concord Art Association Meeting/Demo, 1:30 p.m.
  • Feb. 13: Wednesday Matinee, 3 p.m.

The Clayton Library is at 6125 Clayton Road. Programs are free unless otherwise noted. See full schedule of events at or call 673-0659.

  • Jan. 28, Feb. 11: Clayton Knits, 1:30 p.m.
  • Jan. 31, Feb. 14: Kindergarten Countdown, 2 p.m.
  • Feb. 4: Weights and Measures STEM Program, 4 p.m.
  • Feb. 6: College Info Night, 6:30 p.m.
  • Feb. 11: Clayton Library Book Club, 7 p.m.


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

1st and 3rd Wednesdays
Concord Planning Commission
7 p.m. Council Chamber, Concord Civic Center, 1950 Parkside Dr.

1st and 3rd Tuesdays
Clayton City Council
7 p.m. Hoyer Hall, Clayton Library, 6125 Clayton Road. (925) 673-7304 or

2nd and 4th Tuesdays
Clayton Planning Commission
7 p.m., Hoyer Hall, Clayton Library, 6125 Clayton Road. (925) 673-7304 or