Community Calendar

Please submit your Clayton Community Calendar events by 5 p.m. Jan. 28 for the Feb. 6 issue. Items must be submitted by email to calendar@claytonpioneer.com.

IN CLAYTON

Jan. 25 – 27
Auditions
Clayton Theatre Company is holding auditions for “Arsenic and Old Lace” in April and “Urinetown” in October. No appointment necessary. Jan. 25 from 1 – 5 p.m. Jan. 26 from 7 – 10 p.m. Endeavor Hall, 6008 Center St., Clayton. For more information, go to claytontheatrecompany.com, audition page.

Feb. 8
Camellia Tea
Clayton Historical Society’s annual Camellia Tea and Open House. Camellia display and refreshments. Current and former mayors of Clayton will be honored by pouring tea. Children welcome with adults. 1 – 4 p.m. Clayton Museum, 6101 Main Street. Free. 672-0240.

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.

Jan. 18
Open House
Dogs4Diabetics hosts an open house to share their work with the community and celebrate founder Mark Ruefenacht being named in the “Guinness World Records 2015” book for training the world’s first dog to detect changing blood sugars in diabetics. 5 – 7 p.m. 1400 Willow Pass Court, Concord. dogs4diabetics.com.

Jan. 21
Author Event
Guest Jesse Saperstein: Author who writes of his life with Asperger’s Syndrome in an insightful, but lighthearted way. 7 p.m. Loma Vista Adult Center, Multi-Use Room, 1266 San Carlos Ave., Concord. Free admission; books available for $20 each. 685-7340, ext. 6721.

Jan. 27
Mayor’s Luncheon
Mayor Tim Grayson presents his 2015 state-of-the-city address. 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Hilton Concord, 1970 Diamond Blvd., Concord. $55. concordchamber.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.

Jan. 18
Mushrooms, Fungus and Lichens
See the fascinating colors and shapes of some local fungi. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Summit Audio Visual Room.

Jan. 18
Waterfall/Natural History Hike
Hike up Donner Canyon to Mount Diablo’s waterfalls. 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Meet at Regency Drive, Clayton. Reservations required: mtdiablohiker@gmail.com.

Feb. 8
Black Point Hike
Hike up White Canyon to summit of Black Point before returning to trailhead. 1 – 4:30 p.m. Meet at Mitchell Canyon Trailhead.

EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Mondays
Chorus Practice
Walnut Creek Chorus is looking for all voices. Wide selection of music. Small placement audition. Two concerts a year, plus some sing outs. 7 – 9 p.m. Trinity Lutheran Church, 2317 Buena Vista Ave., Walnut Creek. walnutcreekchorus@gmail.com.

Jan. 17
Illusionist
Performance by Timothy James. Suitable for ages 5 and up. 2 p.m. Martinez Campbell Theater, 636 Ward St., Martinez. $10. 350-9770.

Jan. 17
Magician and Mentalist
Performance by Jay Alexander. 8 p.m. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $25. elcampaniltheatre.com.

Jan. 17
UnderGround Improv
First show ever. 7 p.m. Martinez Campbell Theater, 636 Ward St., Martinez. $8. campbelltheater.com.

Jan. 18
Whimsy and Virtuosity
Presented by California Symphony. Pre-concert lecture 3 p.m. Concert 4 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $70. lesherartscenter.org. 943-7469.

Jan. 19
Open Rehearsal
Join Diablo Women’s Chorale. 7 p.m. St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 399 Wiget Lane, Walnut Creek. Contact Mary Sorenson to schedule informal audition: marysorenson2@gmail.com. diablowomenschorale.org.

Jan. 23
Cattywampus!
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.

Jan. 23
Concert
Performed by Winds Across the Bay. 8 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $12. lesherartscenter.org. 943-7469.

Jan. 23 – 24
“Teen Cinderella”
Presented by Civic Arts Education Junior Theatre. Del Valle Theatre, 1963 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek. $16.75. lesherartscenter.org. 943-7469.

Jan. 24 – 25
“Annie Jr.”
Beloved musical about a sunny orphan and her adventures presented by Poison Apple Productions’ newest branch, Apple Teens. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $12. lesherartscenter.org. 943-7469.

Jan. 30 – Feb. 14
“Mama Won’t Fly”
A Jones Hope Wooten comedy. Onstage Theatre at Martinez Campbell Theater, 636 Ward St., Martinez. 518-3277.

Jan. 30 – 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.

Jan. 31 – Feb. 1
“Adventures of Alisa”
Performed in Russian by Russian Drama Club Skazka. 4:45 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $17. lesherartscenter.org. 943-7469.

Feb. 1
Concert
Performed by the Young People’s Symphony Orchestra. 3 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. Free tickets: 943-7469.

Feb. 6 – 7
“Enticing Beauty”
Performed by Diablo Ballet. Del Valle Theatre, 1963 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek. $24-$44. diabloballet.org.

Feb. 6 – 7
“The Great Divorce”
Lost souls take a bus ride to heaven in this Dantesque celestial journey performed by Fellowship for the Performing Arts. Ages 13 and up. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $94. lesherartscenter.org. 943-7469.

Feb. 6 – 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.

Feb. 7
Those Were the Days
The spirit and song of the 1960s starring William Florian. 2 p.m. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $25-$27. elcampaniltheatre.com.

Feb. 8
Concert
An American in Paris (and Other Travels) performed by Diablo Symphony Orchestra. 2 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $12-$28. lesherartscenter.org. 943-7469.

Feb. 13 – 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.

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.

CHURCHES & RELIGION

Jan. 24
Concert
Performed by classical guitarist Glenn Staller. 7:30 p.m. Clayton Valley Presbyterian Church, 1578 Kirker Pass Road, Clayton. $15. cvpresby.org.

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.

Jan. 16
Poker Night
All proceeds benefit Clayton Valley Charter High School’s men’s soccer program. Ages 21 and up. 5:30 p.m. Centre Concord, 5298 Clayton Road, Concord. $35 dinner; $75 dinner and gaming. claytonvalleysoccer.com.

Jan. 23, 25
“An Inspector Calls”
Mystery presented as a staged reading. Ages 10 and up. Mt. Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church, 55 Eckley Lane, Walnut Creek. Free admission; donations accepted. All proceeds benefit Winter Nights Rotating Family Shelter. mduuc.org.

Jan. 31
Crab Feed
St. Agnes School and St. Agnes Knights of Columbus host this crab feed to raise funds for the Parent Association and programs for the students. 5:30 p.m. Garaventa Center, Carondelet High School, 1133 Winton Drive, Concord. $55. Tickets available until Jan. 19 at the school or parish offices, 3886 Chestnut Ave., Concord. For questions or tickets, contact Danielle Grimesey at 330-7317 or danisffd@sbcglobal.net.

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. 28
The Art of Satsuki Bonsai
A demonstration and talk with Rick Garcia. 6:30 p.m.

Feb. 1 – 28
Reading is Our Thing
Winter reading program. Read books and receive prizes. Pick up your reading record at the desk. Grades kindergarten through third.

Feb. 4
Emergency Preparedness
CERT teaches hands-only CPR, plus use of an Automated External Defibrillator. 7 – 9 p.m.

Feb. 5
Healthy Heart Day
Celebrate a healthy heart with fun aerobic activities, a craft and a snack. 4 p.m.

Feb. 9
Clayton Library Book Club
Sunny Solomon leads discussion of “The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion” by Fannie Flagg. 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.

Jan. 22
Author Event
Dr. Gordon Frankie discusses his book “California Bees and Blooms: A Guide for Gardeners and Naturalists.” 6:30 p.m.

Jan. 24
Covered California Workshop
Enrollment and questions/answers. 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Jan. 26
Financial Education Workshop
Organizing your financial records. First of nine financial workshops Concord Library is having in partnership with Travis Credit Union. 6 p.m. in English; 7:30 p.m. in Spanish. Registration recommended.

Jan. 27
Book Talking
Librarian Lynne Noone talks about current books and some oldies, but goodies. Some books available for check out. Meeting at Concord Senior Center, 2727 Parkside Circle, Concord. 1 p.m. Registration required: concordreg.org; reference class 97086.

Jan. 31
eResources at Your Library
Come learn about new and updated digital lending services available through the library. 10:30 a.m. Registration required.

SCHOOLS

Jan. 24
Bella Notte: A Night at the Opera
Concert by Clayton Valley Charter High School Choirs. Dinner, auction. 6 p.m. CVCHS Multi-Use Room, 1101 Alberta Way, Concord. $25. Respond by Jan. 16: elizabeth.emigh@claytonvalley.org.

Jan. 30 – 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. 7
E-Waste Recycling
Drop off electronic waste first Saturday of the month, except holidays. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Diablo Valley College, overflow lot 7, 321 Golf Club Road, Pleasant Hill. Free. noewaste.com.

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.