Community Calendar

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

IN CLAYTON

Dec. 8
Dessert with Mrs. Claus
Refreshments, party favors. Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Bring camera. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Endeavor Hall, 6008 Center St. Donations appreciated. Clayton Business and Community Association. claytoncbca.org. (925) 672-2272.

Dec. 9
Christmas Home Tour
Self-guided tour of homes decorated for the holidays. 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Starts at Clayton Historical Society and Museum, 6101 Main St. $30; $35 day of tour. claytonhistory.org. (925) 567-6079.

IN CONCORD

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

Dec. 7
Beacon Lighting Ceremony
Mount Diablo’s beacon is lit to give tribute to those who lost their lives at Pearl Harbor and honor the survivors. Ceremony at 3:45 p.m.; lighting at 5 p.m. California State East Bay Concord Campus, 4700 Ygnacio Valley Road. savemountdiablo.org. (925) 947-3535.

Dec. 13
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.

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.

Saturdays in December
Nature Discoveries
Different topic every time. 10 – 11 a.m. Meet at Black Diamond Mines parking lot.

Sundays in December
Historic Somersville
Displays of miners’ tools or short walks to former mining town site. 1 – 2 p.m. Meet at Black Diamond Mines parking lot.

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.

Dec. 29
Round the Mountain Hike
Stunning views in all directions. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Meet at Juniper Camp Trailhead.

Jan. 1
First Day Hike
Start off the new year with an outing on the north side of Mount Diablo. 9:15 a.m. Meet at Mitchell Canyon Trailhead.

Save Mount Diablo’s Discover Diablo is a free public hike series. Go to discover-diablo.eventbrite.com for more information.

Dec. 8
Lime Ridge Family Saunter
Discuss the natural and manmade history of Lime Ridge. 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Meet at Ohlone Trail Parking Area. Reservations required.

EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Thru Dec. 16
“A Christmas Carol”
Brimming with music, dance and spectacular effects. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $28-$50. centerrep.org.

Dec. 7
Holiday Concert
Performed by the United States Air Force Band. 7 p.m. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. Free. elcampaniltheatre.com. (925) 757-9500.

Dec. 7 – 9
“Platinum”
Family-friendly magic show by Alex Ramon Magic. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $35. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Dec. 8
“Aloha”
Annual Christmas recital by Mau Loa Ohana. 7:30 p.m. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $18. elcampaniltheatre.com. (925) 757-9500.

Dec. 8
California Native Plant Propagation
Workshops. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Walnut Creek. $35. bringingbackthenatives.net/workshops.

Dec. 9
“Bollywood Nights”
Presented by HipHop-Natyam Dance Academy. 4 p.m. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $18. elcampaniltheatre.com. (925) 757-9500.

Dec. 9
“Holiday Magic 2018”
Holiday-inspired dance performance presented by the DA Dance Center. 1 and 3:30 p.m. California Theatre, 351 Railroad Ave., Pittsburg. $9-$17. pittsburgcaliforniatheatre.com. (925) 427-1611.

Dec. 13 – 16
“The Biggest Gift”
Original tale presented by Fantasy Forum Actors Ensemble. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $14. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Dec. 14 – 16
“The Nutcracker”
Presented by The Ballet Company of East County. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $16-$20. elcampaniltheatre.com. (925) 757-9500.

Dec. 15 – 16
“The Snowman”
Holiday favorites and a sing-along presented by Diablo Symphony Orchestra. 2 p.m. Diablo Valley College, 321 Golf Club Road, Pleasant Hill. $35. diablosymphony.org.

Dec. 16
“Countdown to Christmas”
Pittsburg’s top 25 favorite holiday songs. 2 p.m. California Theatre, 351 Railroad Ave., Pittsburg. $20-$25. pittsburgcaliforniatheatre.com. (925) 427-1611.

Dec. 20
“A Very ‘Follies’ Holiday!”
Holiday revue presented by The Golden Follies. 2:30 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $38. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Dec. 22
“’Tis the Symphony”
A winter celebration presented by California Symphony. 4 and 8 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $42-$82. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Dec. 29
“Big Fat Year End Kiss Off Comedy Show XXVI”
Presented by Worst of Durst. 8 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $33. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

SCHOOLS

Thru Dec. 8
“Ajax”
Presented by Los Medanos College. 7 p.m. California Theatre, 351 Railroad Ave., Pittsburg. $10-$15. pittsburgcaliforniatheatre.com. (925) 427-1611.

Thru Dec. 9
“The Bad Seed”
One of Broadway’s outstanding hits. Diablo Valley College, 321 Golf Club Road, Pleasant Hill. $16-$21. dvcdrama.net.

Dec. 12 – 14
“Holiday Happenings”
Featuring the Choirs of Concord High School and the El Dorado Singers. 7 p.m. Diablo Valley College, 321 Golf Club Road, Pleasant Hill. $15. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

CHURCHES

Dec. 8
Christmas Concert
Sing traditional carols and listen to the musical story of Christ’s birth. 8 p.m. Saint Bonaventure, 5562 Clayton Road, Concord. Freewill offering. (925) 672-5800.

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.

Thru Dec. 21
Christmas Tree Lot
While supplies last. All proceeds benefit Boy Scout Troop 317. Mon. – Fri. 12 – 8 p.m. Weekends 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Dana Plaza at Concord Boulevard and Landana Drive, Concord. bsatroop317@hotmail.com.

Jan. 2
African Children’s Choir
Performing lively African songs and dances. Benefits Music for Life Institute. 7 p.m. First Presbyterian Church, 1965 Colfax St., Concord. Freewill offering. fpcconcord.org.

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.

  • Dec. 10: Clayton Knits, 1:30 p.m.
  • Dec. 10: Clayton Library Book Club, 7 p.m.
  • Dec. 20: Woodsy Winter Craft, 4 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 (925) 646-5455.

  • Dec. 9: Concord Mystery Book Club, 1 p.m.
  • Dec. 10: Fratello Marionettes, “The North Pole Review,” 7 p.m.
  • Dec. 12: Holiday Crafternoon, 3:30 p.m.
  • Dec. 18: Forever Young Book Club, 4 p.m.
  • Dec. 20: Holiday Film Screening for ages 10 and up, 4 p.m.

GOVERNMENT

1st and 3rd Tuesdays, except for Jan.1
Clayton City Council
7 p.m. Hoyer Hall, Clayton Library, 6125 Clayton Road. (925) 673-7304 or ci.clayton.ca.us.

2nd and 4th Tuesdays, except for Dec. 25
Clayton Planning Commission
7 p.m., Hoyer Hall, Clayton Library, 6125 Clayton Road. (925) 673-7304 or ci.clayton.ca.us.