Community Calendar

Please submit your Clayton Community Calendar events by 5 p.m. Mar. 2 for the Mar. 11 issue. Items must be submitted by email to calendar@claytonpioneer.com.

IN CLAYTON

Feb. 12
Mementos of the Civil War Years
Opening event for new display of artifacts from 1861 to 1865 from the collections of Ellis Byrd and others. 5 – 7 p.m. Clayton Museum, 6101 Main St., Clayton. Free. 672-0240.

Feb. 14
Camellia Tea
Clayton Historical Society’s annual Camellia Tea and Open House. Camellia display and refreshments. Children welcome with adults. 1 – 4 p.m. Clayton Museum, 6101 Main Street. Free. 672-0240.

Feb. 17
Feng Shui
Curious about Feng Shui, but didn’t know who to ask? Seminar sponsored by Inge Yarborough and Margaret Kearns, Windermere Real Estate. 7 – 8 p.m. Banquet room, La Veranda, 6201 Center St., Clayton. Free admission. Response required: margaret.kearns@windermere.com.

Feb. 27
Pancakes and Ponies
Enjoy breakfast, horses and Mount Diablo. Get to know the Concord Mt. Diablo Trail Ride Association and Diablo Equestrian Heritage Association. Benefits horsemanship education programs. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. CMDTRA clubhouse, 1600 Trail Ride Road, Clayton. $15 adults; $8 children. Response required by Feb. 20: cmdtra.org and click on calendar.

Feb. 28
Chili Cook-Off
Contestants must register. Public enjoys samples after judging is complete. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Prizes awarded at 1 p.m. Clayton Club Saloon, 6096 Main St., Clayton. claytonclubsaloon.com. 673-0440.

IN CONCORD

Feb. 27, Mar. 5
English Tutor Training
Diablo Valley Literacy Council teaches volunteers how to be English tutor. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 4000 Clayton Road, Concord. Nominal fee; must attend both workshops. dvlc.tripod.com. To register, call (925) 685-3881 or email 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.

Feb. 21
Wildflowers of the Chaparral
See what’s in bloom. 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Meet at Black Diamond Mines.

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.

Feb. 14
Romancing the Waterfalls Hike
Romantic and strenuous hike from Mount Diablo’s Summit, down along Falls Trail and back up the mountain. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Meet at Lower Summit Parking Lot. Reservations required.

Feb. 14
Valentines “For the Faint of Heart” Hike
Round trip hike up Mitchell Canyon Fire Road and Globe Lily Trail. 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Meet at Mitchell Canyon Visitor Center.

Feb. 19
Black Point Hike  
Hike up White Canyon to summit of Black Point. 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Meet at Mitchell Canyon Trailhead.

Feb. 21
Eagle Peak Hike
Climb past Mitchell Rock via Twin Peaks to Eagle Peak. 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Meet at Mitchell Canyon Trailhead.

Feb. 26
Moses Rock Hike
Explore the western slope of the mountain. 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Meet at Diablo Ranch Trailhead.

Feb. 28
Frog Pond and Green Ranch Hike
Hike to secluded Frog Pond. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Meet at Curry Point Trailhead.

Feb. 28
Mt. Diablo’s Hidden Waterfalls
Trek to explore Mount Diablo’s winter wonders. 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Meet at Regency Gate. Reservations required: mtdiablohiker@gmail.com.

Mar. 6
Pine Canyon and Wall Ridge Hike
See Little Yosemite, Castle Rock, Wall Point and fine views. 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Meet at Macedo Ranch Trailhead.

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.

Feb. 27
Pine Canyon Family Hike  
Nature walk and learn about plants and animals in Castle Rock Park. 9 a.m. Meet at Orchard Staging Area. Reservations required.

 

EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Feb. 12 – Mar. 6
“Pageant”
Who will win the title of Miss Glamouresse? Performed by OMG, I Love That Show! Productions. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $39. lesherartscenter.org. 943-7469.

Feb. 13
Szymanowski Quartet
Presented by Chamber Music San Francisco. 2:30 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $51. lesherartscenter.org. 943-7469.

Feb. 16 – 17, Mar. 7 – 8
Spring Auditions
Auditions for performances at California Theatre. 7 – 9 p.m. See website for details. pittsburgcommunitytheatre.org.

Feb. 18 – Mar. 12
“Hair”
Musical about Vietnam-era youths creating their own rite of passage through the confusion around them. Victoria Theatre, 2961 16th St., San Francisco. victoriatheatre.org.

Feb. 19 – 20
“Guys and Dolls JR.”
Oddball romantic comedy presented by SingOut! Del Valle Theatre, 1963 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek. $20. lesherartscenter.org. 943-7469.

Feb. 19, 21
“The Emperor’s New Clothes”
Performed by El Campanil’s Children’s Theatre. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $8-$12. elcampaniltheatre.com.

Feb. 20
Family Concert
Diablo Symphony concert featuring The Fratello Marionettes and instrument petting zoo. Concert 2 p.m.; zoo 2:45 p.m. Concord High School, 4200 Concord Blvd., Concord. Free. diablosymphony.org.

Feb. 20 – 21
Camp and School Fair
Booths for camps, schools, sports; activities and exhibitions. 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Free. Feb. 20 at San Ramon Valley High School, 501 Danville Blvd., Danville. www.trivalleycampfair.com. Feb. 21 at Acalanes High School, 1200 Pleasant Hill Road, Lafayette. www.contracostacampfair.com.

Feb. 21
Ravel’s “Mother Goose”
Presented by Diablo Symphony Orchestra. 2 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $33. lesherartscenter.org. 943-7469.

Feb. 27
“Broadway at the Movies”
Performed by Contra Costa Chamber Orchestra. 2 p.m. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $7-$15. elcampaniltheatre.com.

Feb. 27
“Come Together: The Beatles Concert Experience”
Presented by West Coast Performing Arts Presenters. 7:30 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $45. lesherartscenter.org. 943-7469.

Feb. 28
“Broadway at the Movies”
Performed by Contra Costa Chamber Orchestra. 2 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $10-$30. lesherartscenter.org. 943-7469.

Feb. 28
Concert
Performed by Diablo Wind Symphony. 7:30 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $10. lesherartscenter.org. 943-7469.

Mar. 4 – 5
“The Computer Kid’s Magic Night”
Magical characters convince Mikey to use the computer to learn. Presented by Solo Opera. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $25-$35. lesherartscenter.org. 943-7469.

Mar. 4 – 13
“Once Upon a Mattress”
Rollicking spin on a familiar classic. California Theatre, 351 Railroad Ave., Pittsburg. $10-$25. pittsburgcaliforniatheatre.com. 427-1611.

Mar. 6
A Live Tribute to The Carpenters
Featuring Michelle Whited. 3 p.m. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $25-$27. elcampaniltheatre.com.

Mar. 6
“Knoxville: Summer of 1915”
Presented by Contra Costa Wind Symphony. 2 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $17. lesherartscenter.org. 943-7469.

Mar. 8
“Tales of Fantasy and Adventure”
Presented by Walnut Creek Concert Band. 7:30 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $17. lesherartscenter.org. 943-7469.

Mar. 10 – 13
“Once Upon a Time”
Little Red Riding Hood and Goldilocks change places for a day. Presented by Fantasy Forum Actors Ensemble. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $14. lesherartscenter.org. 943-7469.

Mar. 11
“In the Mood”
A look at America’s swing era. Presented by Artbeat, Inc. 2 and 8 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $52-$64. lesherartscenter.org. 943-7469.

Mar. 12
Beatles Tribute
Presented by The Sun Kings. 8 p.m. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $25-$27. elcampaniltheatre.com.

Mar. 12
Pink Floyd Concert Experience
Presented by West Coast Performing Arts Presenters. 8 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $45. lesherartscenter.org. 943-7469.

Mar. 31
Ham Radio General Class
License training starts. Held by Salvation Army and Mt. Diablo Amateur Radio Club. 6:30 p.m. Salvation Army, 3950 Clayton Road, Concord. Registration required. hamradioclass@gmail.com.

 

CHURCHES & RELIGION

Feb. 15
Love Your Muslim Neighbors
Panel conversation about how to support Muslims in our community against Islamophobia and racism. Open to the public. 7:30 p.m. Meet in the church at St. Bonaventure’s, 5562 Clayton Road, Concord. Free. For more information, contact Eileen Limberg at 672-5800, ext. 2217.

Feb. 17
Cuba in 2016
Jeannie Boyd and Carol Harrington share about the trip they took to Cuba with the Road Scholars. 11 a.m. Concord United Methodist Church, 1645 West St., Concord. Free. concordumc.org.

Feb. 20
Russian Vocal Ensemble
Konevets Quartet performs with Concord’s own Marina Tolstova. 7 p.m. Saint Michael and All Angels Church, 2925 Bonifacio St., Concord. $5-$10 at the door. Call 672-8717 for more information.

Feb. 20
Villa Trio
Performing chamber music. 7:30 p.m. Clayton Valley Presbyterian Church, 1578 Kirker Pass Road, Clayton. $15. cvpresby.org. 672-4848.

Feb. 27
Annual Daddy Daughter Dance
Open to the public: girls and dads, uncles, granddads and friends of all ages. Professional portrait, dessert and dancing. Princess 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. Registration link at claytoncc.com. For more information, contact Carol Gaiser at cgaiser@pacbell.net or 890-5301.

FUNDRAISERS

Now Thru May 6
Rummage Sale Donations
Boy Scout Troop 370 is accepting donations of household items, collectibles, books, music items and clothing for upcoming rummage sale. For more information, contact Marina Ware at 234-3470 or marinaware@msn.com. Rummage sale is May 7, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. at The Salvation Army, 3950 Clayton Road, Concord. Proceeds benefit Troop 370.

Feb. 13
Valentine’s Dinner/Dance
Music by The Killbillies. Proceeds benefit charities supported by Concord Moose Lodge. 6:30 p.m. #567 Family Center, 1805 Broadway St., Concord. $15. 798-0887.

Feb. 13 – 14
Two Girls and a Bike Project
Buy a Valentine and support the girls’ efforts to donate a bicycle to Toys for Tots. Proceeds go towards buying a junior bike to donate. Surplus proceeds go towards refurbishing used children’s bikes to donate. 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Clayton Fitness Center, 1516 Kirker Pass Road, Clayton. $5-$10. Contact Bryan at 2girlsbike@gmail.com to donate a used bike. bforrester.wix.com/2girlsbike.

Feb. 27
Sadie Hawkins Dinner Dance
Dance to The Spare Change Band. Proceeds benefit charities supported by Concord Moose Lodge. 6:30 p.m. #567 Family Center, 1805 Broadway St., Concord. $13. 798-0887.

Mar. 5
Rock the CASA
Charity concert presented by Dan Ashley and featuring REO Speedwagon to benefit Court Appointed Special Advocates and Friends of Camp Concord. 8 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $40-$250. lesherartscenter.org. 943-7469.

Mar. 6
“Jazz in the Afternoon”
Foothill Middle School Jazz Band performs. Benefits high school students in alternative education programs in the Mt. Diablo Unified School District. 2 – 4 p.m. Garden Room, Heather Farm, 1540 Marchbanks Drive, Walnut Creek. $10-$25. brownpapertickets.com.

Mar. 12
Athletic Boosters Banquet
Dinner, auction, raffle. All proceeds benefit Ygnacio Valley High School sports teams. Adults only. 6:30 p.m. St. John Vianney Church, 1650 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek. $35 by Feb. 19; $40 after. Go to yvhs.mdusd.org and click on Athletic Boosters.

SCHOOLS

Feb. 18 – 20
“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”
Musical tale of socially awkward youngsters finding joy, heartache and purpose in competing in the regional spelling bee. 7 p.m. Clayton Valley Charter High School Multi-Use Room, 1101 Alberta Way, Concord. $8-$12. For more information, contact Elizabeth Emigh at elizabeth.emigh@claytonvalley.org or 682-7474, ext. 2678.

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.Jan. 21: Create Castles and Dragons, 4 p.m.

  • Thru Feb. 29: Winter Reading Program, kindergarten thru third grade
  • Feb. 22: Clayton Knits, 1:30 p.m.
  • Mar. 2: Social Security, 6:30 p.m. Registration required.
  • Mar. 3: Dr. Seuss’ Birthday, 4 p.m. Registration required.
  • Mar. 5: SAT Practice, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Registration required.

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.Jan. 21: Author Rita Joiner Soza, 6:30 p.m.

  • Feb. 6 – Apr. 15: Tax Help, Fri. and Sat., 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Feb. 22: Movie night, 7 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.