Please submit your Clayton Community Calendar events by 5 p.m. May. 15 for the May. 24 issue. Items must be submitted by email to email@example.com.
Concerts in the Grove
6 – 8:30 p.m. Grove Park, downtown Clayton. Free. For a complete concert series list, see Page 3 of the Clayton Pioneer.
Annual plant sale by Clayton Valley Garden Club. 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Endeavor Hall parking lot, 6008 Center St., Clayton. claytonvalleygardenclub.org.
May 11, 18, 25
8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Saturdays. Diablo Street between Main and Center streets, downtown Clayton. pcfma.com/clayton.
May 18, 19
Clayton Historical Society’s annual gardens tour. Five homes. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Self-guided tour starts at Clayton Museum, 6101 Main St., Clayton. Tickets $25; $30 day of. claytonhistory.org.
Clayton Classic. 27th Annual Clayton Business and Community Association tournament. Oakhurst Country Club, 1001 Peacock Creek Drive, Clayton. firstname.lastname@example.org or 672-2272.
Oakhurst Business Network
Meets first Thursday of the month for social hour. Hosted hors d’oeuvres, cash bar. 5 – 7 p.m. Oakhurst Country Club, 1001 Peacock Drive, Clayton. oakhurstcc.com.
Mom and Music
Celebrate Mother’s Day with the Mount Diablo Music Education Foundation’s All Area Music Festival featuring music students from Mt. Diablo elementary, middle and high schools. 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Todos Santos Plaza, downtown Concord. Free. cityofconcord.org.
Stroke Support Group
Speaker: Georgia Upshaw of Lingraphica. Topic: Alternative Communication Systems. 7 – 9 p.m. Concord Room, John Muir Medical Center, Concord Campus, 2540 East St., Concord. Free. Contact Ann Dzuna 376-6218.
Furry Pet Faire
Pet parade, contest and adoptions sponsored by the Concord Senior Center and Contra Costa Humane Society. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. John Baldwin Park, 2727 Parkside Circle, Concord. Free admission. cchumane.org. 671-3017.
Thursdays May 23 – Sept. 12
Music and Market
Thursday night live music and farmers’ market. Market 4 – 8 p.m.; music 6:30 – 8 p.m. Todos Santos Plaza, downtown Concord. Free. cityofconcord.org.
24th annual event with nonstop activities for kids, tweens and parents; arts and crafts, food court and rides. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Mt. Diablo High School, 2450 Grant St., Concord. $5 with canned food donation for Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano; $6 without. kidfestconcord.com.
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.
Summit Wildflower Walk
Walk on Mary Bowerman trail. 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Meet at Lower Summit parking lot.
Birds and Wildflowers
Pleasant walk with little elevation in Mitchell Canyon area. 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Meet at Mitchell Canyon Trailhead.
What’s That Bug?
Learn about the fascinating insects that share the mountain. Join Naturalist Michael Marchiano in the Summit Audio Visual Room between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Join Rich McDrew to hike several historical sites in the park. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Meet at Curry Point on South Gate Road.
EVENTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
Thru May 11
“Grace and Glorie”
A story of pain and wisdom, heartbreak and comfort, comedy and acceptance set in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Diablo Actors’ Ensemble Theatre, 1345 Locust St., Walnut Creek. $10-$25. diabloactors.com.
Thru May 12
Company C Contemporary Ballet
Spring 2013 program. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $10-$45. lesherartscenter.org. 943-7469.
Thru May 12
“Pilgrims Musa and Sheri in the New World”
Romantic comedy exploring the differences between American and Middle Eastern cultural values and expectations. Parental advisory. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $20-$35. centerrep.org. 943-7469.
Thru May 26
Butterfield 8 Theatre Company presents this one-act play telling the Biblical story of Salome. Cue Productions Live, 1835 Colfax St., Concord. $10-$20. b8company.com.
May 10, 11, 12
A lively romp through some of Broadway’s best party songs, presented by Broadway Chorus. Amador Theater, 1155 Santa Rita Road, Pleasanton. $10-$20. trivalleyrep.org.
Chamber Music SF
Featuring pianist Garrick Ohisson. 2:30 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. Tickets on sale May 11 at 12 a.m. lesherartscenter.org. 943-7469.
Delta Moon Student Film Festival
Dedicated exclusively to showcasing the top films produced by high school students in North America. 7:30 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $6.50-$9. lesherartscenter.org. 943-7469.
Contra Costa Chamber Orchestra
French Connection. 7:30 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $10-$30. lesherartscenter.org. 943-7469.
May 17, 18
“Alice in Wonderland”
Presented by Contra Costa Ballet Foundation. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $23-$33. lesherartscenter.org. 943-7469.
May 17 – June 22
Meet Charity Hope Valentine, the girl who wants to be loved so much that she sings, dances, laughs and cries her way through romances. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $42-$57. centerrep.org. 943-7469.
May 18, 19
“Last of the Red Hot Lovers”
Barney Cashman, a middle-aged, married restaurateur decides he wants to have an affair. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $10-$15. elcampaniltheatre.com.
Diablo Symphony Orchestra
Gypsy Magic. 2 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $10-$25. lesherartscenter.org. 943-7469.
Diablo Wind Symphony
Concert. 8 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $4-$10. lesherartscenter.org. 943-7469.
May 24 – June 8
OnStage Theatre performance. A successful playwright dines with a newspaper critic who consistently pans his work in public, yet privately seeks his help in writing a play of her own. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $10-$22. lesherartscenter.org. 943-7469.
May 31 – June 1
Bouquet Smuin spring dance series. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $70. lesherartscenter.org. 943-7469.
“Rollin’ on the River”
The Diablo Women’s Chorale launches its 71st Annual Spring Concert. 3 p.m. Mt. Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church, 55 Eckley Lane, Walnut Creek. $15 at the door; $10 for students. diablowomenschorale.org.
June 24, July 29, Aug. 26
Children aged 2-5 discover the natural world around them. Children must be accompanied by adult. 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Lindsay Wildlife Museum, 1931 First Ave., Walnut Creek. $15. wildlife-museum.org. 935-1978.
CHURCHES AND RELIGION
Dinner and a Movie
Crossroads Church invites its neighbors to dinner and “The Perfect Stranger.” 6 p.m. Multi-Use Room, 5353 Concord Blvd., Concord. 798-5905. Free admission. Donations accepted.
An evening with Gordon Goodwin featuring the Concord High Jazz Ensemble and the Instrumental Music Program. Proceeds go to the Concord High School Instrumental Music Program and the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano. 7:30 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $20-$25. lesherartscenter.org. 943-7469.
Ed’s Mudville Grill
This Tip a Teacher is organized by the Mt. Diablo Elementary Parent Faculty Club. Third- through fifth-graders are invited. Fliers available at mtdiabloelementary.mdusd.org. Bring flier and Ed’s donates 20 percent. Dine in or take out. 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Located at 6200 Center St., Clayton. 673-0333.
Cars, awards, barbecue, activities for kids. 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Dave Brubeck Park, Concord Boulevard between Mendocino Drive and Denkinger Road, Concord. Free to spectators. $25 admission for car participants; $20 before June 1. Held by Calvary Temple to benefit Wounded Warrior Project. calvarytemple.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 14
Story time for babies to 3-year-olds. Child attends with caregiver. 11 a.m.
A volunteer will read stories for children 3 and older. 1 – 2 p.m. Call in advance.
Thursdays thru May 16
Picture Book Time
Story time for 3- to 5-year-olds. Child may attend without caregiver. 11 a.m.
Clayton Library Book Club
Sunny Solomon leads a discussion of “The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet” by David Mitchell. Open to anyone who would like to join. 7 p.m.
Special Needs Trusts Workshop
Ivette Santaella gives a presentation that focuses on transition issues for special needs individuals, families and caregivers. Question and answer period. 6:30 p.m. Registration requested.
The Concord Library is at 2900 Salvio St. 646-5455.
Urban Cycling 101
The East Bay Bicycle Coalition presents a free bicycle safety class for teens and adults. Free reflective vest. Registration required. ebbc.org/safety or (510) 845-7433, ext. 2. 1 – 4:30 p.m.
Meditation at the Library
Celebrate National Meditation Month by joining Dr. Marshall Zaslove for a presentation on the benefits of accurate meditation as well as a demonstration. 1 – 3 p.m.
Workshop designed for college-bound teens.1 – 3 p.m.
May 10, 17, 18
“You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown”
Clayton Arts Academy Advanced Drama Troupe presents this musical comedy. Clayton Valley Charter High School, Multi-Use Room, 1101 Alberta Way, Concord. $5-$10 at the door. Contact Elizabeth Emigh at (510) 590-1367 or Elizabeth.email@example.com.
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.