Community Calendar

Please submit your Clayton Community Calendar events by 5 p.m. March 6 for the March 13 issue. Items must be submitted by email to calendar@claytonpioneer.com.

IN CLAYTON

Mar. 1
15th Annual Chili Contest at the Clayton Club Saloon.
Field is limited to the first 20 contestants who register. Top three chilis win cash prizes. But the big winner is the hungry gallery that gets to sample all the chilis after the judging. Judging starts at 11 a.m. Prizes awarded at 1 p.m. Bring your Beano. Clayton Club Saloon, 6096 Main St., Clayton. claytonclubsaloon.com. 673-0440.

IN CONCORD

Tuesdays
Farmers’ Market
Tuesdays year round. 10 a.m. – 2 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, Concord. theconcordpavilion.com. Concert schedule for 2015:

May 28, Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, 7 p.m.
July 21, 5 Seconds of Summer, 7 p.m.
Aug. 7, Idina Menzel, 7 p.m. +Aug. 26, Slipknot, 7 p.m.

Feb. 27
Health Expo
Age Strong, Live Long Health Expo. Senior citizens and family members invited. Presentations, vendors, health screenings. 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Concord Senior Center, 2727 Parkside Circle, Concord. Free. cityofconcord.org/healthfair.

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.

Feb. 15
Amphibians of Contra Costa County
Learn about amphibians of the county with an emphasis on local salamanders and newts. Meet a salamander up close. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Summit Audio Visual Room.

Feb. 22
Sycamore Canyon Hike
Hike from Curry Canyon to Sycamore Canyon then over to Knobcone Point and back. Expansive views of Mount Diablo and Morgan Fire area. 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Meet at Curry Point Trailhead.

Mar. 8
Eagle Peak Hike
Climb past Mitchell Rock via Twin Peaks to Eagle Peak with its magnificent view. 10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Meet at Mitchell Canyon Trailhead.

Mar. 15
Diablo Falls Hike
Hike up Back Canyon to Murchio Gap, then descend to Falls Trail. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Meet at Mitchell Canyon Trailhead.

Mar. 15
Wildflowers of Mount Diablo
Visual presentation of an array of flowers that bloom from February through June. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Summit Audio Visual Room.

EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Thru Feb. 14
“Mama Won’t Fly”
A Jones Hope Wooten comedy. Onstage Theatre at Martinez Campbell Theater, 636 Ward St., Martinez. 518-3277.

Thru Feb. 15
“Candide”
Eccentric characters journey around the world in search of the meaning of life performed by Lamplighters Music Theater. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $25-$54. lamplighters.org.

Thru Feb. 22
“Godspell”
Masterful retelling of the Gospel According to St. Matthew presented by OMG I Love that Show Productions. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $35. lesherartscenter.org. 943-7469.

Thru Feb. 28
“The Book Club Play”
A comedy about books and people who love them. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $33-$58. centerrep.org.

Feb. 14
Songs in the Key of L.O.V.E.
Valentine’s Day musical tribute of love songs. 8 p.m. California Theatre, 351 Railroad Ave., Pittsburg. $13-$17. pittsburgcaliforniatheatre.com. 427-1611.

Feb. 15
“Bull in a China Shop”
Madcap goings-on presented by Vagabond Players. 2 p.m. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $10-$15. elcampaniltheatre.com.

Feb. 15
Musical Interludes
Intimate recitals showcasing the talented players of the California Symphony. 3 p.m. Steinway Piano Gallery, 1605 Bonanza St., Walnut Creek. $60. 280-2490.

Feb. 20, 22
“Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory”
Timeless story told by El Campanil Children’s Theatre. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $8-$12. elcampaniltheatre.com.

Feb. 21
Company Show Showcase 2015
Presented by Dance Connection. 3 and 7:30 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $16-$25. lesherartscenter.org. 943-7469.

Feb. 21
Hooray for Hollywood
Performed by the Contra Costa Chamber Orchestra. 2 p.m. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $7-$15. elcampaniltheatre.com.

Feb. 22
Hooray for Hollywood
Performed by the Contra Costa Chamber Orchestra. 2 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $10-$30. lesherartscenter.org. 943-7469.

Feb. 27 – Mar. 8
“Into the Woods”
The Brothers Grimm fairytales collide in this epic tale. California Theatre, 351 Railroad Ave., Pittsburg. $10-$25. pittsburgcaliforniatheatre.com. 427-1611.

Feb. 28
The Acoustic Reunion Concert
Presented by Randyn Seymon and Bill Younger. 6:15 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $13-$17. lesherartscenter.org. 943-7469.

Feb. 28
The Sun Kings
Spot-on recreation of The Beatles. 8 p.m. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $25-$27. elcampaniltheatre.com.

Feb. 28 – Mar. 15
“Mr. Burns”
A.C.T. presents an outrageous and enthusiastically acclaimed dark comedy by Bay Area-born playwright Anne Washburn. The Geary Theater, 415 Geary St., San Francisco. $20-$120. act-sf.org. (415) 749-2228.

Mar. 3
Concert
Presented 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. 6 – 8
Forbidden Broadway
Off-Broadway hit musical revue by Brentwood Theater Company. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $25-$40. lesherartscenter.org. 943-7469.

Mar. 8
French Impressions
Presented by Contra Costa Wind Symphony. 7:30 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $18-$25. lesherartscenter.org. 943-7469.

Mar. 10
Walnut Creek Concert Band
Performs band classics from Bach to Bernstein. 7:30 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $14-$17. lesherartscenter.org. 943-7469.

Mar. 11
In the Mood
Fully staged tribute to big band greats. 2 p.m. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $34-$37. elcampaniltheatre.com.

Mar. 12 – 29
“My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish, I’m in Therapy!”
Presented by Playhouse Productions. Del Valle Theater, 1963 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek. $65. 943-7469.

Mar. 13
Scott Capurro
Comedy. 8 p.m. California Theatre, 351 Railroad Ave., Pittsburg. $17-$20. pittsburgcaliforniatheatre.com. 427-1611.

Mar. 13 – 14
Untamed: The Winter Dance Series
Presented by Smuin Ballet. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $73. lesherartscenter.org. 943-7469.

Mar. 13 – 15
“Pinocchio”
Presented by Fantasy Forum Actors Ensemble. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $14. lesherartscenter.org. 943-7469.

Mar. 14
3.141592 etc.
Presented by Ready or Not Improv. 8:15 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $15. lesherartscenter.org. 943-7469.

Mar. 14
Mariachi Divas
South-of-the-border evening of cheerful music. 8 p.m. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $25-$27. elcampaniltheatre.com.

Mar. 17 – 21
Percussion Discussion
Presented by Ken Bergmann. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $14. lesherartscenter.org. 943-7469.

CHURCHES & RELIGION

Feb. 14
Concert
Michele Sharik performs a solo handbell concert. 7:30 p.m. Clayton Valley Presbyterian Church, 1578 Kirker Pass Road, Clayton. $15. cvpresby.org.

Feb. 28
Annual Daddy Daughter Dance
Open to the public: girls and dads, uncles, granddads and friends of all ages. Professional portrait, dessert and dancing. Disney’s “Frozen” 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 claytoncc.com/#/event-registration. For more information, contact Carol Gaiser at cgaiser@pacbell.net or 890-5301.

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.

Feb. 14
Valentine’s Dinner Dance
Dinner and dancing to live music. Benefits donations made by the Concord Moose Lodge. 6:30 p.m. 1805 Broadway St., Concord. $15. 798-0887.

Feb. 21
Pancakes and Ponies
Enjoy breakfast, horses and Mount Diablo and get to know the Concord Mt. Diablo Trail Ride Association. Benefits club’s horsemanship education programs. 9 a.m. Association clubhouse, 1600 Trail Ride Road, Clayton. $8 adults; $5 children.cmdtra.org.

Mar. 1
A Stroll Through New Orleans
Music and silent auction to benefit high school students in alternative programs in Mt. Diablo Unified School District. Hosted by Mount Diablo Alternative Education Foundation. 2 – 4 p.m. Heather Farm, 1540 Marchbanks Drive, Walnut Creek. $10-$25. brownpapertickets.com.

Mar. 7
Delta Blues Festival Benefit Concert
All profits benefit funding the next Delta Blues Festival. 7 p.m. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $15-$40. elcampaniltheatre.com.

Mar. 14
Crab Feed
Crab feed, dancing, raffles and auction by Clayton Valley Charter High School Athletic Boosters Club. 5:30 p.m. Centre Concord, 5298 Clayton Road, Concord. $50; $60 after Feb. 28. cvhs-boosters.org.

Mar. 21
Banquet
Dinner, auction, raffle to benefit Ygnacio Valley High School Athletic Boosters. 6:30 – 10:30 p.m. St. John Vianney Church, 1650 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek. Adults only. $35 by Mar. 1; $40 after. For more information: heidihastings@att.net or 671-6861.

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.

Feb. 25
Winter Business Series
Janet Long of Elaine’s Toffee Company talks about the start and growth of the local Clayton business. 6:30 p.m.

Mar. 9
Clayton Library Book Club Sunny Solomon leads the discussion of “Whistling Past the
Graveyard” by Susan Crandall. Open to anyone who wants to join. 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.

Fridays and Saturdays thru Apr. 11
Free Tax Assistance
The library and AARP partner to provide free tax assistance to low and middle income people. Call for appointment: 405-5135.

Mar. 12
Small Claims Advisor Workshop
Presented by Contra Costa County Superior Court. 5:30 p.m. Registration required: smallclaims@contracosta.courts.ca.gov.

SCHOOLS

Thru Feb. 15
“The Taming of the Shrew”
Shakespeare’s outrageous comedy. Diablo Valley College, 321 Golf Club Road, Pleasant Hill. $16-$21. dvcdrama.net.

Feb. 18 – 21
“Little Shop of Horrors”
Musical comedy presented by Clayton Valley Charter High School. 7 p.m. CVCHS Multi-Use Room, 1101 Alberta Way, Concord. $5 students; $10 general. Not recommended for small children. For more information: elizabeth.emigh@claytonvalley.org or 682-7474, ext. 2678.

Mar. 13 – 29
“Picasso at the Lapin Agile”
Absurdist comedy placing Pablo Picasso and Albert Einstein in a Parisian café in 1904. Diablo Valley College, 321 Golf Club Road, Pleasant Hill. $16-$21. dvcdrama.net.

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.