Community Calendar

Please submit your Clayton Community Calendar events by 5 p.m. Aug. 29 for the Sep. 7 issue. Items must be submitted by email to calendar@claytonpioneer.com.

IN CLAYTON

Saturdays, except Sept. 1
Farmers’ Market
9 a.m. – 1 p.m. 6095 Main St. pcfma.org.

Saturdays: Aug. 18, Sept. 1
Concerts in the Grove
6 – 8:30 p.m. Grove Park, downtown Clayton. Free. ci.clayton.ca.us. For a complete concert series list, see page 3.

Aug. 22, Sept. 5
Wednesday Classic Car Show
Car show and DJ music. 6 – 8 p.m. 6099 Main St. Free. ci.clayton.ca.us.

Sept. 1
Derby and Car Show
Clayton Community Church’s Annual Labor Day event. Kids 7 – 14 race derby cars down Main Street. Classic car show. 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Main Street. Free. Register for both events at claytoncc.com/labordayderby.

Sept. 29
Annual Skip Ipsen Memorial Bocce Tournament
Open tournament. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. match play. Ipsen Family Bocce Park, 6000 Main St. $400 per team. claytonbocce.org.

IN CONCORD

Tuesdays
Farmers’ Market
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: Aug. 16, Incendio; Aug. 23, Kingsborough; Aug. 30, Foreverland; Sept. 6, Lafayette Studio Big Band. 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.

August, September
Concerts
The Concord Pavilion is located at 2000 Kirker Pass Road. See full concert schedule for 2018 at livenation.com.

  • Aug. 11: The Comedy Get Down, 8 p.m.
  • Aug. 18: Steve Miller Band, 7:30 p.m.
  • Aug. 28: Rob Zombie, 7 p.m.
  • Sept. 2: Hot Summer Night, 4 p.m.
  • Sept. 28: Rise Against, 7 p.m.

Aug. 11
Blue Devils Viewing Party
DCI World Championship Finals. 2 p.m. Todos Santos Plaza, downtown Concord. Free. bluedevils.org.

Aug. 11 – 12
Japanese American Summer Festival
Japanese American Club’s annual event featuring Japanese food, Kendo and Judo demonstrations, Taiko drum performances, Japanese dance performance and flower arrangements. 1 – 9 p.m. Sat.; 12 – 8:30 p.m. Sun. Japanese American Religious and Cultural Center, 3165 Treat Blvd. Free admission, parking at Ygnacio Valley High School. www.diablojaclub.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.

Aug. 12
Perseid Viewing Party
Stay after hours to peek at the peak of Perseid meteor activity. 7:45 – 10 p.m. Meet at Black Diamond Mines. Registration required.

Aug. 18
Quiet Night Hike
Look and listen for signs of predators and prey. 6 – 10 p.m. Meet at Round Valley Regional Preserve. Registration required.

Aug. 25
Baby Snakes
Newly-hatched baby snakes will soon be out on the trails. 9 – 10:30 a.m. Meet at Black Diamond Mines.

Aug. 26
Full Moon Hike
Catch the last full moon of summer. 7 – 9:30 p.m. Meet at Black Diamond Mines. 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.

August, September
Tarantula Hikes
Hike Mitchell Canyon in search of Mount Diablo’s famous spiders. Dates and times vary. Meet at Mitchell Canyon Visitor Center. Registration required.

Aug. 24
Common Poorwill Bird Walk
Hike and listen to the birds of the early evening. 7 – 10:30 p.m. Meet at Mitchell Canyon Visitor Center. Reservations required: blkittiwake@yahoo.com.

Sept. 2
The California Tarantula
Drop in to learn about Mount Diablo’s gentle giant. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Summit Museum.

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

Aug. 17
Perkins Canyon Evening Family Hike
Learn about unique geology and mercury mining at the foot of Mount Diablo. 7 – 10 p.m. Meet at State Park parking area off of Morgan Territory Road. Reservations required.

EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Thru Aug. 19
“Dearly Departed”
Drop dead funny. Onstage Theatre at the Campbell Theater, 636 Ward St., Martinez. $18-$20. womenofwords.brownpapertickets.com.

Aug. 10 – 19
“Mary Poppins”
Presented by Poison Apple Productions. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $20. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Aug. 11
“The Modern Jazz Generation”
Performed by Marcus Roberts. 5 and 8 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $42. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Aug. 12
“A Salute to the Eagles”
Performed by Hotel California. 3 p.m. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $12-$29. elcampaniltheatre.com. (925) 757-9500.

Aug. 18
Eliane Elias
Presented by Diablo Regional Arts Association. 5 and 8 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $42. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Aug. 18
“Playing the 60s”
Performed by Mads Tolling. 2 p.m. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $18-$20. elcampaniltheatre.com. (925) 757-9500.

Aug. 24
“Improv for Good”
Presented by Funny Bone Productions. 7:45 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $15. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Aug. 25
Gerald Clayton Quintet with Dayna Stephens
Presented by Diablo Regional Arts Association. 5 and 8 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $42. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Aug. 25
The Stylistics Review
Tribute band for The Stylistics. 7 and 9:30 p.m. California Theatre, 351 Railroad Ave., Pittsburg. $35-$40. pittsburgcaliforniatheatre.com. (925) 427-1611.

Aug. 26
20th Anniversary Gala Concert
Presented by Music Repertoire. 5 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $15. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Aug. 26
“Sylvia”
Presented by The Vagabond Players. 2 p.m. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $15-$20. elcampaniltheatre.com. (925) 757-9500.

Aug. 31 – Oct. 7
“Mamma Mia!”
Presented by Center Rep. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $39-$83. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Sept. 7
Seafood Festival Comedy Jam
Hosted by Erik Awesome. 8 p.m. California Theatre, 351 Railroad Ave., Pittsburg. $15-$20. pittsburgcaliforniatheatre.com. (925) 427-1611.

CHURCHES

Aug. 10
End of Summer Movie Night
“Coco.” Bring a lawn chair, blankets, invite friends and neighbors. Activities begin at 7 p.m. Movie starts at dusk. Clayton Community Church, 6055 Main St., Clayton. Free. claytoncc.com.

Aug. 12
International Food Festival
Food, music, prizes, kids’ activities. 1 – 4 p.m. International Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1655 West St., Concord. Free admission. concordinternationalsda.org. (925) 676-4111.

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.

Aug. 11
Sixth Annual Fish Fry
Proceeds go to support Team JMJ and the Lupus Foundation of America. 12 – 4 p.m. 3441 Thunderbird Drive, Concord. $20. jones.phylicia@gmail.com or meladevon@yahoo.com.

Aug. 11, 25
Adoption Fair
Sponsored by Northern California Sled Dog Rescue. 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Aug. 11: Pet Food Express, 5404 Ygnacio Valley Road, Concord. Aug. 25: Petco, 1150 Concord Ave, #160, Concord. norsled.org.

Sept. 8
Hawaiian Fusion
Featuring Hawaiian guitarist, Nathan Aweau. Catered dinner, no host cocktails and Hawaiian boutique. All proceeds benefit Senior Citizen Scholarship Fund from Concord Senior Center. 5 – 8:30 p.m. Concord Senior Center, 2727 Parkside Circle, Concord. $50 or $450 per table of 10. cityofconcord.org/hawaiianfusion. (925) 671-3320.

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.

  • Aug. 13, Sept. 10: Clayton Library Book Club, 7 p.m.
  • Sept. 10: Clayton Knits, 1:30 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.

  • Aug. 11: Concord Art Association Meeting and Demo, 1 p.m.
  • Aug. 12: Mystery Book Club, 1 p.m.
  • Aug. 13: Family Game Night, 7 p.m.
  • Aug. 16: “Ready Player One” Film Screening, 6 p.m.
  • Aug. 18: AARP Tax Help, call (925) 405-5135 for appointment.
  • Aug. 20: Family Program, Marble Roller Coasters, 7 p.m.
  • Aug. 21: Book Club, 4 p.m.
  • Aug. 23: Community Warning System Emergency Alerts, 5:30 p.m.
  • Aug. 27: Family Program, Bead Crafts, 7 p.m.

GOVERNMENT

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