Community Calendar

Please submit your Clayton Community Calendar events by 5 p.m. Apr. 1 for the Apr. 10 issue. Items must be submitted by email to calendar@claytonpioneer.com.

IN CLAYTON

Mar. 27 – 29
Creekside Arts
Arts, entertainment, environmental education. This year’s theme, “The Future Belongs to Those Who Believe in the Beauty of Their Dreams.” Fri. 6 – 8:30 p.m. Sat. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sun. 12 – 5 p.m. Clayton Library, 6125 Clayton Road. Free admission. claytonlibrary.org.

Apr. 15 – 19, 22 – 25
“Arsenic and Old Lace”
Classic comedy about two lovable ladies who poison lonely old men and bury them in their basement. Apr. 15 preview is a fundraiser for Relay For Life. Endeavor Hall, 6008 Center St., Clayton. $16-$22. brownpapertickets.com. claytontheatrecompany.org. 222-9106.

Apr. 24 – 25
“Death and Disloyalty”
Murder mystery with local celebrity cast members. Revolves around the California 100 who fought during the Civil War. Period costumes, props, music. Refreshments available. 7 – 9 p.m. Clayton Library, 6125 Clayton Road. $15. Tickets available at library. For more information, contact Arlene at akiksen@aol.com or 673-9777.

Apr. 25
Clayton Cleans Up
Honor Earth Day with a town spring cleaning. Help pick up trash, pull weeds and share in community spirit. A great activity for clubs and organizations, school projects or a family outing. Meet at City Hall at 9 a.m., rain or shine. T-shirt, gloves and garbage bags provided. Barbecue at 11:30 a.m. Sponsored by the Clayton Pioneer and the city of Clayton with generous donations from Republic Services, the CBCA and many local merchants. Clayton City Hall, 6000 Heritage Trail. Call Clayton Pioneer with questions at 672-0500.

Apr. 25 – 26
Clayton Gardens Tour
Five beautiful gardens on self-guided tour in Clayton and Concord. Benefits Clayton Historical Society. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Rain or shine. Starts at Clayton Museum, 6101 Main St. $30. Tickets at R & M Pool, Patio and Gardens or Clayton Historical Society at museum@claytonhistory.org. 672-0240.

IN CONCORD

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.
June 14, Spirit West Coast Festival, 7 p.m.
July 21, 5 Seconds of Summer, 7 p.m.
Aug. 4, The Boys of Zummer, 7 p.m.
Aug. 7, Idina Menzel, 7 p.m.
Aug. 26, Slipknot, 7 p.m.

Mar. 17 – Apr. 28
CERT Basic Training
Concord’s Community Emergency Response Team teaches you how to be prepared for and protect you, your family and neighbors in a disaster. Open to Concord and Clayton residents. Twenty-hour course, Tuesdays, six weeks. 6:30 p.m. Concord Police Department, 1350 Galindo St., Concord. Free. concordcert.org. 603-5933.

Apr. 11 – 12
Quilt Show
Quilts, demos, vendors, boutique, youth activities, opportunity quilt. Sponsored by the Guild of Quilters of Contra Costa County. Sat. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sun. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Centre Concord, 5298 Clayton Road, Concord. $10; good for both days. gqccc.org.

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.

Mar. 14
Wildflower Hike
Loop through fire recovery area and see spring flowers. 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Meet at Oak Knoll Picnic Area on Summit Road.

Mar. 15
Diablo Falls Hike
Hike up Back Canyon to Murchio Gap, then descend to Falls Trail. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Meet at Mitchell Canyon Trailhead.

Mar. 22
Oyster Point Hike
Stunning vistas, wildflowers and a little bit of poetry. 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Meet at Curry Point Trailhead.

MDIA swallowtail by Megan Madahar MDIA Swallowtail photo by Megan Madahar

Mar. 28
Butterfly Walk
Walk up Mitchell Canyon Road to Red Road looking for butterflies and flowers. 10 a.m. Meet at Mitchell Canyon Trailhead.

Mar. 29
Round the Mountain Hike
Views in all directions as you circle the park’s dominant peak via Deer Flat, Prospector’s Gap and Oak Knoll. 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Meet at Juniper Camp Trailhead.

April 10
Riggs Canyon Hike
Explore the hills framing Riggs Canyon in the southeastern reaches of Mount Diablo. 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Meet at parking lot on Morgan Territory Road.

EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Thru Mar. 14
“The Foursome”
Four old college chums catch up on their lives over a round of golf. Onstage Theatre at the Campbell Theatre, 636 Ward St., Martinez. $12-$18. 518-3277.

Thru Mar. 29
“My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish, I’m in Therapy!”
Presented by Playhouse Productions. Del Valle Theater, 1963 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek. $65. 943-7469.

Mar. 17 – 21
“Percussion Discussion”
Presented by Ken Bergmann. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $14. lesherartscenter.org. 943-7469.

Mar. 19
Caring for Our Creeks
The Walnut Creek Watershed Council brings together local communities to develop a common vision for healthy creeks. 7 – 8:45 p.m. Pleasant Hill Community Center, 320 Civic Drive, Pleasant Hill. Free. For more information, contact Heidi Petty at wcwcreekgroups@ccrcd.org or (510) 478-7402.

Mar. 19
Concert
The Walnut Creek Civic Arts Jazz Band performs. 7:30 p.m. Civic Arts Auditorium, 111 N. Wiget Lane, Walnut Creek. $10. 943-5846.

Mar. 19
“Opera Lite”
Familiar opera arias combined with lighter fare: popular songs and Broadway show tunes. 7 p.m. Walnut Creek Marriott, 2355 North Main St., Walnut Creek. Free admission. For prix fixe menu, call 934-2000.

Mar. 19 – Apr. 5
Improv Playhouse of San Francisco
Presented by CenterRep. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $20-$30. centerrep.org.

Mar. 20 – Apr. 19
“The Music Man”
Funny, warm, romantic and touching. Presented by Contra Costa Musical Theatre. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $44-$54. lesherartscenter.org. 943-7469.

Mar. 21
James Clark and the Jail House Rockers
A tribute to Elvis. 2 p.m. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $25-$27. elcampaniltheatre.com.

Mar. 22
“Enigma Variations”
Presented by Diablo Symphony Orchestra. 2 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $12-$28. lesherartscenter.org. 943-7469.

Mar. 22
“Hello, Gorgeous! A Live Tribute to Barbra Streisand”
Presented by West Coast Performing Arts Presenters. 3 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $40-$45. lesherartscenter.org. 943-7469.

Mar. 26
21st Anniversary Performance
Presented by Diablo Ballet. 6:30 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $28-$54. lesherartscenter.org. 943-7469.

WC Jazz Band_Sally Hogarty Walnut Creek Civics Art Jazz Band

Mar. 26
Concert
The Walnut Creek Civic Arts Jazz Band performs. 7:30 p.m. Walnut Creek Library, 1644 North Broadway, Walnut Creek. Free. Reserve seat at http://ccclib.org/locations/walnutcreek.html.

Mar. 28
“Immortal Beloved”
Presented by Contra Costa Chamber Orchestra. 2 p.m. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $7-$15. elcampaniltheatre.com.

Mar. 28
Pacifica Quartet
Presented by Chamber Music SF. 2:30 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $47-$51. lesherartscenter.org. 943-7469.

Mar. 29
“Easter Parade: In Concert”
A celebration of one of Irving Berlin’s most memorable film scores. 3 p.m. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $25. elcampaniltheatre.com.

Mar. 29
“Immortal Beloved”
Presented by Contra Costa Chamber Orchestra. 7:30 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $10-$30. lesherartscenter.org. 943-7469.

Apr. 2 – 4
“Seussical”
Presented by Diablo Youth Theatre. Del Valle Theatre, 1963 Tice Valley Boulevard, Walnut Creek. $19-$21. diablotheatre.org.

Apr. 3 – May 2
“Mirandolina! Mistress of a Tuscan Inn”
A rapturous and hilarious 18th century battle of the sexes comedic caper. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $39-$60. centerrep.org.

Apr. 10 – 19
“Seussical the Musical”
Presented by Crosslight Theater. Del Valle Theatre, 1963 Tice Valley Boulevard, Walnut Creek. $25-$28. lesherartscenter.org.

Apr. 11
Artemis Quartet
Presented by Chamber Music SF. 2:30 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $47-$51. lesherartscenter.org. 943-7469.

Apr. 11
“The Best Intentions: Motown Tribute”
Unforgettable experience of great Motown acts. 8 p.m. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $25-$27. elcampaniltheatre.com.

Apr. 12
“Mads Men”
Mads Tolling, violinist, performs instrumental hits from the 1960s “Mad Men” era. 3 p.m. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $25. elcampaniltheatre.com.

May 3
Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour
A variety of gardens containing 60 percent or more native plants are featured in two counties. Plant sales, workshops. Volunteers needed. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Donations requested. Registration required at bringbackthenatives.net.

FUNDRAISERS

Mar. 20
Sing-a-Long Movie Night
Sing your heart out to hit animated musical and enjoy performances by Instrumental Music students. Benefits Clayton Valley Charter High School Music Boosters. 7 p.m. CVCHS Multi-Use Room, 1101 Alberta Way, Concord. $5 donation requested. claytonbands.org.

Mar. 27
Wild West Roundup
Benefit auction, dinner, dancing for Mt. Diablo Elementary School. 5 – 11 p.m. Centre Concord, 5298 Clayton Road, Concord. $50; adults only. mtdiabloelementary.mdusd.org. For more information: stacysummers79@gmail.com.

Mar. 28
Spring for the Symphony
Lunch, fashion show, raffle. Benefits California Symphony. 11 a.m. Crow Canyon Country Club, 711 Silver Lake Drive, Danville. $65. californiasymphony.org.

Apr. 12
A Taste of Spring
Art, wine tasting, appetizers, raffle, no host bar. Proceeds benefit Clayton Valley Village. 4 – 8 p.m. Oakhurst Country Club, 1001 Peacock Creek Drive, Clayton. $35. Call Sonja at 672-2689 or Bonnie at 788-2035.

Apr. 18
NorCal Poodle Rescue Corral
Wear your western gear and enjoy barbecue, live music and casino entertainment. 5 – 9 p.m. Pacheco Community Center, 5800 Pacheco Blvd., Pacheco. $75. norcalpoodlerescue.net.

Apr. 19
No Warrior Left Behind
Student artist artwork, silent auction, CVCHS Jazz Band, appetizers, no host bar. Senior student project benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project. 5 – 10 p.m. Oakhurst Country Club, 1001 Peacock Creek Drive, Clayton. $25; $30 after Mar. 18; $35 at the door. payitsquare.com/collect-page/60868. nowarriorleftbehind19@gmail.com.

Apr. 24
Oakland A’s v. Astros
CVCHS Marching Band performs the national anthem. A portion of ticket sales benefits Music Boosters. 7:05 p.m. O.co Coliseum, 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland. $40 lower box seats. Reserve by Mar. 15: musicboosters@claytonvalley.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.

Mar. 21
Movie Afternoon
Join us for a new DVD release movie for teens and adults (rated PG-13). Refreshments provided. Button making craft after. 2 p.m.

Apr. 1
The Factory Farming Awareness Coalition
Presentation by a nonprofit organization about the practices of modern food production and their effects on the environment. 6:30 p.m.

Apr. 17 – 19
Used Book Sale
Most books $1. Most children’s books $.50. Fri. 4 – 7 p.m. members preview. Sat. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sun. 12 – 4 p.m. half price. 2 – 4 p.m. $3/bag; bag provided.

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.

Mar. 26
Financial Education Workshop
Solving the mystery of credit reports. 6 p.m. English; 7:30 p.m. Spanish. Registration requested.

Mar. 30
Read eBooks on a Computer Workshop
How to check out and read eBooks on a computer. Computers available. Class location: Concord Senior Center, 2727 Parkside Circle, Concord. 1 p.m. Registration required: concordreg.org, class 97095.

Mar. 31
Checkout Free Library eBooks Workshop
Learn how to download free eBooks and audio books on your eReader, tablet or smart phone. 1 p.m. for Kindle devices; 2:30 p.m. for iPads, Nooks and Androids. Class location: Concord Senior Center, 2727 Parkside Circle, Concord. $2. Registration required: concordreg.org, class 97092 for 1 p.m. class; 97093 for 2:30 p.m. class.

SCHOOLS

Mar. 13 – 29
“Picasso at the Lapin Agile”
Absurdist comedy placing Pablo Picasso and Albert Einstein in a Parisian café in 1904. Diablo Valley College, 321 Golf Club Road, Pleasant Hill. $16-$21. dvcdrama.net.

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.