Community Calendar

Please submit your Clayton Community Calendar events by 5 p.m. Oct. 31 for the Nov. 9 issue. Items must be submitted by email to calendar@claytonpioneer.com.

IN CLAYTON

Oct. 19
“Remembering the Great War: A Community Event”
New exhibit opening and reception. 5 – 7 p.m. Clayton Museum, 6101 Main St. Free. claytonhistory.org.

Nov. 1 -17
“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”
Adult actors channel their pre-teen selves in this uproariously funny musical. Endeavor Hall, 6008 Center St. $20-$25. claytontheatrecompany.com. (925) 222-9106.

Nov. 12
Annual Meeting
The Clayton Historical Society’s annual meeting is open to the public. Refreshments. Guest performance by Laurie Strawn as Eleanor Roosevelt. 6:30 p.m. Hoyer Hall, Clayton Community Library, 6125 Clayton Road. claytonhistory.org. (925) 672-0240.

IN CONCORD

Tuesdays and Thursdays
Farmers’ Market
Tuesdays year round, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Thursdays through Oct. 25. 4 – 8 p.m. Todos Santos Plaza, downtown Concord. pcfma.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.

Oct. 12 – 13
Oktoberfest
Family friendly; beer, food, entertainment. 6 – 9 p.m. Fri.; 12 – 6 p.m. Sat. Todos Santos Plaza, downtown Concord. Free admission. concordoktoberfest.com.

Oct. 13 – 14
“Enchanted Friends and Foes”
Contra Costa Cake and Sugar Art Society’s annual cake show. Open to anyone interested in entering or attending. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. First Lutheran Church, 4000 Concord Blvd. $8; $14 both days. contracostacakeshow.com.

Nov. 11
Veterans Day Celebration
Kicking off the annual Veterans Day Softball Tournament sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1525. 11 a.m. Willow Pass Community Park, 2748 E. Olivera Road. vfwpost1525.org.

Nov. 11
Veterans Dinner
Pot roast dinner. 5 p.m. Concord Elks Lodge, 3565 Clayton Road. $10; free to Veterans with proof of service. Call after 4 p.m. for reservations: (925) 685-1994.

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.

Oct. 20
What’s Brewing at Black Diamond?
Celebrate harvest season with guided walks between historic pub locations; free beer and lemonade; food for sale. 4 – 6 p.m. Meet at Black Diamond Mines.

Oct. 21
Evening Cemetery Hike
Hike to historic Rose Hill Cemetery to learn of the miners’ tales. 5 – 7 p.m. Meet at Black Diamond Mines.

Oct. 28
Creepy Critters
Learn about creepy critters of the park and make a craft to take home. 12 – 4 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.

Oct. 14
The California Tarantula
Drop in to learn about Mount Diablo’s gentle giant. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Summit Museum.

Oct. 28
Halloween Trek
Go in search of what lurks after dark. 4:30 – 7 p.m. Meet at Mitchell Canyon Visitor Center. Reservations required: sweettrails00@gmail.com.

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

Oct. 14
Shell Ridge
Hike on established trails in the Open Space. 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Meet at entrance to Shell Ridge Open Space. Reservations required.

Oct. 27
Halloween Hike
Celebrate Halloween on the trails. Costumes optional, but encouraged. 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Meet at Somersville Staging Area. Reservations required.

EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Thru Oct. 13
“Canyon Road”
Presented by Onstage Repertory Theatre. Campbell Theater, 636 Ward St., Martinez. $15-$20. canyonroad.brownpapertickets.com.

Thru Oct. 13
“Legend of Banbury Cross”
Presented by Fantasy Forum Actors Ensemble. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $14. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Oct. 12 – 14
“The Fox on the Fairway”
Hilarious madcap adventure. Shadow Lakes Event Center, 401 Lakeview Drive, Brentwood. $22-$30. ghostlightte.org.

Oct. 12 – Nov. 10
“Thoroughly Modern Millie”
Presented by Contra Costa Musical Theatre. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $49-$53. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Oct. 13
Gardening with Nature in Mind
Workshop. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Walnut Creek. $35. bringingbackthenatives.net/workshops.

Oct. 13
“Popovich Comedy Pet Theatre”
Family-friendly show featuring legendary circus entertainer and his furry friends. 7 p.m. California Theatre, 351 Railroad Ave., Pittsburg. $26-$31. pittsburgcaliforniatheatre.com. (925) 427-1611.

Oct. 13 – 14
“Spamalot”
An irreverent parody of the Arthurian legend. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $20-$25. pittsburgcommunitytheatre.org.

Oct. 14
“A Dark and Stormy Night”
Presented by Contra Costa Wind Symphony. 7:30 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $17. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Oct. 14
“Lili Boulanger and Her World”
Presented by Diablo Symphony Orchestra. 2 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Oct. 16
“A Night with Janis Joplin”
Presented by Turnaround Artists. 2 and 7:30 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $52.50-$62.50. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Oct. 18 – 21
“Becky Shaw”
A wickedly funny play. California Theatre, 351 Railroad Ave., Pittsburg. $10-$15. pittsburgcaliforniatheatre.com. (925) 427-1611.

Oct. 18 – 21
“The Improvised Adventures of Sherlock Holmes”
Presented by Synergy Theater. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $20. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Oct. 19 – Nov. 17
“Dancing Lessons”
Quirky romantic comedy. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $34-$56. centerrep.org.

Oct. 20
“At Last”
The songs of Etta James performed by Terrie Odabi. 8 p.m. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $12-$29. elcampaniltheatre.com. (925) 757-9500.

Oct. 20, 27; Nov. 10, 17; Dec. 8
California Native Plant Propagation
Workshops. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Walnut Creek. $35. bringingbackthenatives.net/workshops.

Oct. 21
Bay Area Kids’ Book Fair
Authors, illustrators, publishers, educational programs, vendors, meet and greet characters, activities. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Pine Valley Middle School, 3000 Pine Valley Road, San Ramon. Free admission. bayareakidsbookfair.com.

Oct. 26 – 28
“Boxed Out”
Presented by The Bentley School. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $15. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Oct. 27
Breast Cancer Seminar
Sponsored by Diablo Valley Oncology. 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. Response required: sjung@dvohmg.com.

Oct. 27
Forejour
Tribute to Foreigner and Journey. 8 p.m. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $12-$29. elcampaniltheatre.com. (925) 757-9500.

Oct. 27
“Zombie Apocalypse”
Put on your zombie costume and dance shoes. 6 p.m. California Theatre, 351 Railroad Ave., Pittsburg. $15. pittsburgcaliforniatheatre.com. (925) 427-1611.

Oct. 28
An Afternoon with Cristiani Rebada and Leandra Ramm
Presented by FGB Productions Company. 2 p.m. California Theatre, 351 Railroad Ave., Pittsburg. $25-$30. pittsburgcaliforniatheatre.com. (925) 427-1611.

Nov. 2 – 4
“Pollyanna”
Presented by El Campanil’s Children’s Theatre. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $9-$13. elcampaniltheatre.com. (925) 757-9500.

Nov. 3
Concert: Chicago the Tribute
A tribute to the legendary band. 8 p.m. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $12-$29. elcampaniltheatre.com. (925) 757-9500.

SCHOOLS

Oct. 19 – Nov. 4
“Footloose, The Musical”
Energetic and fun. Diablo Valley College, 321 Golf Club Road, Pleasant Hill. $16-$21. dvcdrama.net.

CHURCHES

Oct. 18 – 19
“The Trouble with Being Tucker Dowt”
Dessert and a two-act play. 7 p.m. The Bay Church. 4725 Evora Road, Concord. $15. calvarytemple.org/connect/weekend-experience.

Oct. 20
Concert
Clarinet, voice and piano. 7:30 p.m. Clayton Valley Presbyterian Church, 1578 Kirker Pass Road, Clayton. $15. cvpresby.org.

Nov. 3
Concert
Chromatica. 7 p.m. Clayton Valley Presbyterian Church, 1578 Kirker Pass Road, Clayton. $10-$20. ticketriver.com.

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.

Oct. 14
Sunday Supper and Silent Auction
Clayton Valley Village’s fifth annual fundraiser. 5 – 9 p.m. La Veranda, 6201 Center St., Clayton. $45. (925) 626-0411 for information and reservations.

Oct. 19
Golf Tournament
Benefiting St. Agnes Development Fund. 10 a.m. Boundary Oak Golf Course, 3800 Valley Vista Road, Walnut Creek. $175. Call Angie Blackmon at (925) 639-0814 by Oct. 12.

Oct. 20
Plant Sale
Buy native and naturally drought-tolerant plants for fall. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Markham Regional Arboretum Society Nursery. 1202 La Vista Ave., Concord. Free admission. markhamarboretum.org.

Oct. 20
Plant Sale
Native plants and garden art for sale at various nurseries. A percentage of sales support Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. bringingbackthenatives.net.

Nov. 9 – 10
Gala and Boutique
Friday night wine, appetizers, auction, wine pull, raffle and boutique; 6 – 8 p.m. Saturday Classy Crafters Boutique and Country Kitchen continues; 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Proceeds benefit Saint Bonaventure Food Pantry. Saint Bonaventure Large Hall, 5562 Clayton Road, Concord. Free admission. 672-5800.

Nov. 10
Tee It Up for the Troops
Benefiting local chapters of Blue Star Moms. 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Diablo Hills Golf Course, 1551 Marchbanks Drive, Walnut Creek. $75. bit.ly/dhcharitygolfreg or (925) 339-8571.

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.

  • Thru Oct. 25: Guess the Weight of the Library Pumpkin
  • Thru Nov. 8: Clayton Reads, “The Underground Railroad”
  • Oct. 14: “Underground Railroad: The William Still Story,” 2 p.m.
  • Oct. 15: Halloween Movie Marathon, 1:30 – 8:30 p.m.
  • Oct. 17: Bring Balance to Your Budget, 7:30 p.m.
  • Oct. 23: Medicare 2019, What You Need to Know, 2 p.m.
  • Oct. 25: Hanging Bat Craft, 4 p.m.
  • Oct. 26 – 28: Book Sale
  • Oct. 29: Star Party, 6:30 p.m.
  • Nov. 4: The Massachusetts 54th Colored Infantry, 2 p.m.
  • Nov. 5: “The Underground Railroad” book discussion, 7 p.m.
  • Nov. 7: Taking Control of Your Finances, 7 p.m.
  • Nov. 8: Train Craft for Kids, 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.

  • Oct. 12, 24: Medicare Information Session, times vary
  • Oct. 14: Mystery Book Club, 1 p.m.
  • Oct. 15: “Coco,” 7 p.m.
  • Oct. 16: Forever Young Book Club, 4 p.m.
  • Oct. 18: “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” 6 p.m.
  • Oct. 20: Homebuyer Workshop, 11 a.m.
  • Oct. 22: Family Program, 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.