Community Calendar

Please submit your Clayton Community Calendar events by 5 p.m. Sep. 28 for the Oct. 7 issue. Items must be submitted by email to calendar@claytonpioneer.com.

IN CLAYTON

Thru Sept. 11
9/11 Remembrance
Flags for each firefighter and police officer lost in 9/11 are on the lawn at Clayton Fire Station 11. The public is welcome and encouraged to visit and pay their respects. 6500 Center St., Clayton.

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

Sept. 10
Saturday Concerts in the Grove
East Bay Mudd. 6 – 8:30 p.m. Grove Park, downtown Clayton. Free. ci.clayton.ca.us.

Sept. 17
Wildfire Open House
Learn how to prepare your family and community for wildfire. 2 – 4 p.m. Clayton Fire Station 11. 6500 Center St., Clayton. cccfpd.org/exterior-hazards.php or diablofiresafe.org.

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.

Sept. 30 – Oct. 2
Oktoberfest
Sponsored by the Clayton Business and Community Association. Music by The Internationals, biergarten, food, arts and crafts, carnival. 6 – 10 p.m. Fri., carnival only; 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Sat.; 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sun. Downtown Clayton. Free admission. claytonoktoberfest.com.

Oct. 3
November Ballot Measures
Kay James from the League of Women Voters speaks about the pros and cons of several upcoming propositions. Sponsored by Clayton Library and Clayton American Association of University Women. 7 p.m. Hoyer Hall, Clayton Library, 6125 Clayton Road, Clayton. Free. Call 672-3411 for more information.

Oct. 13 – 29
“You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown”
Presented by Clayton Theatre Company. Endeavor Hall, 6008 Center St., Clayton. $20-$25. claytontheatrecompany.com.

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: Sept. 15, The Purple Ones. 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:

Sept. 10, Fifth Harmony, 7 p.m.
Sept. 18, Daryl Hall and John Oates, 7 p.m.

Sept. 12
Stroke Support Group
Speaker: Jo McCord from Family Caregiver Alliance. Topic: Caregiving: Taking Care of Yourself and Others. 7 – 9 p.m. Concord Room 1, John Muir Medical Center, Concord Campus, 2540 East St., Concord. Free. Contact Ann Dzuna 376-6218.

Sept. 15, 29
Preventing Falls
Workshops hosted by Concord Senior Center. Sept. 15 from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Sept. 29 from 9:30 – 11 a.m. 2727 Parkside Circle, Concord. $3. Registration required: concordreg.org. Contact Dario Sanchez at 671-3017.

Sept. 21
Leadership in Sustainability Awards Gala
Paying tribute to those who demonstrate outstanding commitment to implementing sustainable practices and inspiring change. 6 – 9 p.m. Concord Hilton, 1970 Diamond Blvd., Concord. $50. sustainablecoco.org/awards.

Sept. 24
Hawaiian Fusion
Polynesian culture and Hawaiian-fusion buffet fundraiser sponsored by Concord Senior Center. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. 2727 Parkside Circle, Concord. $50. cityofconcord.org/hawaiianfusion. Contact Caryl Tynan at 671-3321.

Sept. 24, Oct. 1
English Tutors Needed
Help local adults read, write and speak English. Diablo Valley Literacy Council teaches volunteers how to be a tutor. English need not be your first language. No teaching experience required. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 4000 Clayton Road, Concord. Nominal fee to cover the training and materials. Must attend both workshops. dvlc.tripod.com. To register, call (925) 685-3881 or send email to dvlc4esl@gmail.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.

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.

Sept. 11
Homestead Hike
Visit a prominent ranching family’s homestead. 8:30 – 11 a.m. Meet at Black Diamond Mines Park Offices.

Sept. 18
Late Summer Evening Hike
Enjoy the sights and sounds of twilight. 6:30 – 9 p.m. Meet at Black Diamond Mines Upper Parking Lot. Registration required.

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.

Sept. 10
Curry Point to Oyster Point Hike
Fast-paced destination hike. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Meet at Curry Point. Reservations required: eagleeyedesign@att.net.

Sept. 11
The California Tarantula
Have a close encounter with these fascinating and harmless spiders. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Summit Museum.

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.

Sept. 25
Mount Diablo Challenge
Family-friendly, 11.2-mile, timed bike ride. Registration 7 a.m. Monte Vista High School, 3131 Stone Valley Road, Danville. $100. Contact Karen at kferriere@savemountdiablo.org.

EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Thru 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. $37-$63. centerrep.org

Sept. 10
Erik “Awesome” Alston
Pittsburg’s very own comedian. 8 p.m. California Theatre, 351 Railroad Ave., Pittsburg. $10-$25. pittsburgcaliforniatheatre.com. 427-1611.

Sept. 11
“Ol’ Blue Eyes and Friends”
Frank Sinatra tribute with Jonathan Poretz. 3 p.m. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $25. elcampaniltheatre.com.

Sept. 16 – 25
“Fiddler on the Roof”
Rich in historical and ethnic detail. California Theatre, 351 Railroad Ave., Pittsburg. $10-$25. pittsburgcaliforniatheatre.com. 427-1611.

Sept. 16 – Oct. 1
“The Last Romance”
A heartwarming story about getting a second chance at love at any age. Presented by Onstage Theatre. Martinez Campbell Theatre, 636 Ward St., Martinez. $10-$18. 518-3277.

Sept. 17
Delta Blues Festival
Music, arts and crafts, food. 12 – 7:30 p.m. Antioch’s Rivertown District. Free admission. deltabluesfestival.net.

Sept. 18
Opening Night
Presented by California Symphony. 4 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $42-$72. lesherartscenter.org. 943-7469.

Sept. 23 – 24
“Dance Series 01”
Presented by Smuin Ballet. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $57-$73. lesherartscenter.org. 943-7469.

Sept. 24 – 25
“Now and Then”
Contra Costa Chamber Orchestra performs. 2 p.m. Sept. 24, El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $7 – $15. elcampaniltheatre.com. Sept. 25, Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $10-$30. lesherartscenter.org. 943-7469.

Sept. 25
“Let’s Hang On”
Frankie Valli tribute. 3 p.m. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $25-$27. elcampaniltheatre.com.

Oct.1
Magic and Comedy
Ryan Kane performs. 8 p.m. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $20. elcampaniltheatre.com.

Oct. 1
“PaPa’S BaG: A James Brown Experience”
Enjoy the electrifying performance of a music icon. 8 p.m. California Theatre, 351 Railroad Ave., Pittsburg. $17-$20. pittsburgcaliforniatheatre.com. 427-1611.

Oct. 7 – 30
“The Fantasticks”
A timeless, romantic tale of a boy, a girl and their fathers’ schemes to get the two married. Presented by OMG, I Love That Show! Productions. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $39. lesherartscenter.org. 943-7469.

Oct. 7 – Nov. 5
“1776”
The most fascinating leaders in American history come to life in a musical about the birth of a nation. Performed by the Contra Costa Musical Theatre. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $50-$55. ccmt.org.

Oct. 8
“Elect to Laugh”
Political comedy for people who don’t like politics with Will Durst. 8 p.m. California Theatre, 351 Railroad Ave., Pittsburg. $20-$25. pittsburgcaliforniatheatre.com. 427-1611.

Oct. 9
“Fireworks and Fantasy”
Presented by the Diablo Symphony Orchestra. 2 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $35. lesherartscenter.org. 943-7469.

CHURCHES & WORSHIP

Sept. 17
Concert
The Noyo Consort performs. 7:30 p.m. Clayton Valley Presbyterian Church, 1578 Kirker Pass Road, Clayton. $15. cvpresby.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.

Sept. 17
Plant Sale
Next to last sale of the year. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Markham Regional Arboretum Society Nursery. 1202 La Vista Ave., Concord. Free admission. markhamarboretum.org.

Sept. 24
Black Tie Event
Music, dinner, auction benefiting Pillars of Hope. 5:30 – 10 p.m. Oakhurst Country Club, 1001 Peacock Creek Drive, Clayton. $100. pillarsofhope.us.

Sept. 24
Red, White and Brew
Wine and craft beer tasting sponsored by Contra Costa Blue Star Moms. 1 – 3:30 p.m. Concord Police Association, 5060 Avila Road, Concord. $35 per person or two for $60. fundraisers@ccbluestarmoms.org.

Oct. 8
Afternoon Tea Party
Sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1525 Auxiliary. 2 – 4 p.m. Oak Park Christian Center, 2073 Oak Park Blvd., Pleasant Hill. $25. Email vfwaux1525@gmail.com for tickets and additional information.

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.

  • Sept. 12, 26: Clayton Knits, 1:30 p.m.
  • Sept. 12: Clayton Library Book Club, 7 p.m.
  • Sept. 21: Protect Your Assets, 6:30 p.m.
  • Sept. 28: Contra Costa County’s Community Warning System, 6:30 p.m.
  • Sept. 29: Hooray for Fish, 4 p.m.
  • Sept. 29 – Oct. 26: Guess the Weight of the Library Pumpkin
  • Oct. 3: November Ballot Measures, 7 p.m.
  • Oct. 5: The Paper Airplane Guy, 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.

  • Sept. 10: AARP Free Tax Assistance, 10 a.m.
  • Sept. 12, Oct. 3: Movie Monday, 7 p.m.
  • Sept. 13: Crafty Tuesday, 4 p.m. Registration required.
  • Sept. 17: Summer Art Show, 10 a.m. – 4p.m.
  • Sept. 19: Explore Code.org, 7 p.m. Registration required.
  • Sept. 22: Concord Library Refresh Celebration, 5 p.m.
  • Sept. 23 – 25: Book Sale, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Fri. and Sat.; 1 – 3 p.m. Sun.
  • Sept. 26: STEAM, 7 p.m. Registration required.
  • Sept. 29: Master Gardeners, 6:30 p.m.
  • Oct. 6: Origami, 4 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.