Please submit your Clayton Community Calendar events by 5 p.m. July 2 for the July 11 issue. Items must be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturdays thru Oct. 25
Music: June 28, Scott Pullman. July 5, Angel the Harpist. 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Diablo Street between Main and Center streets, downtown Clayton. pcfma.com/clayton.
Oakhurst Business Network
Meets quarterly for social hour. Hosted hors d’oeuvres, cash bar. 6 – 7:30 p.m. Oakhurst Country Club, 1001 Peacock Creek Drive, Clayton. oakhurstcc.com.
Pancake Breakfast and Parade
The day begins with the Clayton Valley Sunrise Rotary pancake breakfast at 7 a.m. at Endeavor Hall, 6008 Center St., followed by the parade down Main Street at 10 a.m. Breakfast: $6 adults; $4 kids. No registration for Kiddie Parade. Register for main parade at cityofclayton.org.
Saturday Concerts in the Grove
6 – 8:30 p.m. Grove Park, downtown Clayton. Free. For a complete concert series list, see Page 3.
Relay For Life Clayton Monthly Meeting
Relay event captain meeting at 6 p.m. Committee meeting at 7 p.m. Saint John’s Episcopal Church, Parish Hall, 5555 Clayton Road, Clayton. relayforlife.org/claytonca.
Thursday Concerts in the Grove
Featuring local talent. 7 – 8:30 p.m. Grove Park, downtown Clayton. Free. For a complete concert series list, see Page 3.
July 11, 18, 25 and Aug. 1
Bring a lawn chair, blankets, invite friends and neighbors and join us at sunset for a surround sound spectacular evening: July 11, “Frozen;” July 18, “Despicable Me;” July 25, “The Game Plan;” Aug. 1, “The Princess Bride.” Activities begin at 7:30 p.m. Movies start at dusk. Clayton Community Church, 6055 Main St. Free admission. claytoncc.com.
July 20 – 21
Clayton Theatre Company Auditions
Auditions for fall production of Clayton Theatre Company performance, “A Trip Down Broadway.” Musical revue of songs from 15 Broadway shows. July 20: 12 – 6 p.m. July 21: 6:30 – 10 p.m. Call backs July 22: 6:30 – 10 p.m. at Endeavor Hall, 6008 Center St., Clayton. Go to claytontheatrecompany.com and click on Auditions for more information and audition form. If you attended general auditions in January 2014, no need to audition again. Call Beth Neudell at 381-1615 with questions.
Tuesdays year round, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Todos Santos Plaza, downtown Concord. cityofconcord.org.
Tuesday Nights in July
Some of the best blues in the Bay Area. July 1, Frank Bey and Anthony Paule. July 8, Frankie G and the Conviction. 6:30 – 8 p.m. Todos Santos Plaza, downtown Concord. Free. cityofconcord.org.
Music and Market
Thursday night live music and farmers’ market. Music: July 10, Puro Bandido. Market 4 – 8 p.m.; music 6:30 – 8 p.m. Todos Santos Plaza, downtown Concord. cityofconcord.org.
Pancake breakfast, fun run, parade, festival, fireworks. Events start at 7 a.m. For more details, go to concordjuly4th.com.
July 12 – 13
Relay For Life
American Cancer Society fundraiser. Activities for participants and spectators. 9 a.m. Saturday to 9 a.m. Sunday. Todos Santos Plaza, downtown Concord. relayforlife.org/concordca.
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.
Common Poorwill Bird Walk
Listen to the birds of the early evening in White Canyon. 7 p.m. Meet at Mitchell Canyon Trailhead. Registration with Denise Wight required: email@example.com.
Over the creek beds and through the woods. 6:15 – 9:15 p.m. Meet at Mitchell Canyon Visitor Center. Registration required at mdia.org.
Under the setting sun and rising moon. 6:15 – 9:15 p.m. Meet at Mitchell Canyon Visitor Center. Registration required at mdia.org.
Common Poorwill Bird Walk
Listen to the birds of the early evening along Red Road. 7 p.m. Meet at Mitchell Canyon Trailhead. Registration with Denise Wight required: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Mangini Ranch Family Hike
Visit a secret spring and look for bobcats, coyotes, owls, quail and other feathered friends. 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Meet at hiker gate on Crystal Ranch Drive between Autumn Oak Circle and Rolling Woods Way. Registration required: email@example.com.
Restoring Creek Habitat
Enjoy the beauty of Marsh Creek while weeding and watering. 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Meet at 3240 Aspara Drive, Clayton. Registration required: firstname.lastname@example.org or 947-3535.
EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Thru July 6
“Ella the Musical”
The story of one of the greatest jazz vocalists of all time. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $37-$65. centerrep.org.
Fallen Heroes, Rising Stars
A Juneteenth Dance Celebration honors African American musical artists that have died since 2000, but will inspire for generations to come. 8 p.m. California Theatre, 351 Railroad Ave., Pittsburg. $25 in advance; $30 at the door. pittsburgcaliforniatheatre.com. 427-1611.
Speak No Weevil
Presented by Ready or Not Improv. 8:15 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $15. lesherartscenter.org.
June 28 – 29
“On Golden Pond”
Classic American comedy/drama. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $12-$15. elcampaniltheatre.com.
15th anniversary gala concert by Music Repertoire. 3 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $10. lesherartscenter.org.
Patriotic salute performed by Walnut Creek Concert Band. 6 p.m. Civic Park, 1375 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek. Free. walnutcreekband.org.
July 11 – 12
Chip and His Dog
Exciting double bill of opera and choral music for children and families. Presented by Solo Opera. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $22-$27. lesherartscenter.org.
Performed by Walnut Creek Jazz. 5 and 8 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $25-$40. lesherartscenter.org.
Great Piano Masterworks
Performed by Taboloff. 4 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $40. lesherartscenter.org.
Starring Alex Ramon. 3 p.m. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $35. elcampaniltheatre.com.
CHURCHES & RELIGION
July 14 – 18
Weird Animals Adventure Camp
Open to preschoolers through incoming 5th graders. Leadership opportunities for junior and senior high school students. 9 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Clayton Valley Pumpkin Farm, 1060 Pine Lane, Clayton. For more information, fee and registration, go to claytoncc.com.
Support local theatre and a local eatery. Pavilion Bar and Grill will donate 20 percent of all receipts to the Clayton Theatre Company for its fall show. Good for dine in or carry out orders. Download flier from claytontheatrecompany.com or mention Clayton Theatre Company. 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Pavilion Bar and Grill, 1508 Kirker Pass Road, Clayton.
Information table and bake sale for Relay For Life Clayton at Rotary pancake breakfast. Relay parade walkers wear purple and go to staging area by 9:30 a.m. relayforlife.org/claytonca.
5K Run and Fitness Fair
All ages welcome. Sarah Owen’s Girl Scout Gold Award project. 8 – 11 a.m. Clayton Community Park, Regency Drive, Clayton. No registration fee; canned food donation requested for the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano. Register: clayton5krun.weebly.com or at event.
Ice Cream Social
Ice cream, games, raffle. Fundraiser honoring cancer survivors sponsored by Relay For Life Clayton. 2 – 4 p.m. Dana Hills Cabana, 296 Mountaire Circle, Clayton. Free to cancer survivors; $5 donation others. relayforlife.org/claytonca.
AT THE LIBRARY
The Clayton Library is at 6125 Clayton Road. Programs are free unless otherwise noted. claytonlibrary.org or 673-0659.
Thru July 31
Children grades 6 – 12: Snap a photo of your pet or an animal and enter the contest. Prizes for Best Looking, Grumpiest and Best Action Shot. Part of Summer Reading Festival. Entry forms available at library. Deadline: July 31. Judging by Creekside Artists Guild.
Tuesdays thru Aug. 12
Story time for babies to 3-year-olds. Child attends with caregiver. 11 a.m.
Thursdays thru Aug. 14
Picture Book Time
Story time for 3- to 5-year-olds. Child may attend without caregiver. 11 a.m.
Thru Aug. 16
Guess the number of pet treats in the jar. Closest guess wins a prize. All ages. One guess per person.
Sample a wide selection of books and record your impression on the Book Bites Placemat. Grades 6 – 12. Refreshments served. 4 – 5 p.m. Registration required.
Clayton Library Book Club
Sunny Solomon leads the discussion of “The Heart is a Lonely Hunter” by Carson McCullers. Open to anyone who would like to join. 7 p.m.
Come create a yarn creature. Grades 6 – 12. 4 – 5 p.m.
The Concord Library is at 2900 Salvio St. ccclib.org or 646-5455.
June 28 – 29
Hardcovers $1. Paperbacks $.50. Children’s books $.25-$.50. Sat. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sun. 1 – 4 p.m. $3/bag.
Come see a rated G or PG movie. Ages 5 – 11. 7 – 8 p.m.
All Ears Reading
Adults with disabilities read to furry friends from ARF. 1 – 2 p.m.
What you need to know about immigration law. Meet with an immigration attorney for free. 6 – 8 p.m.
Paws and Claws
Explore wildlife with this presentation by the Lindsay Wildlife Museum. Ages 5 – 11. 1- 1:45 p.m.
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.
1st, 2nd and 4th Tuesdays
Concord City Council
6:30 p.m., Council Chamber, Concord Civic Center, 1950 Parkside Dr. cityofconcord.org.