Community Calendar

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

IN CLAYTON

Thru Mar. 25
“Moon Over Buffalo”
Hilarious comedy with madcap misadventures presented by the Clayton Theatre Company. 7:30 p.m. Endeavor Hall, 6008 Center St. $15-$25. claytontheatrecompany.com. (925) 222-9106.

Mar. 24 – 26
Creekside Arts
Arts, entertainment, environmental education. This year’s theme, “Life on Main Street.” Fri. 6 – 8 p.m. Sat. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sun. 12 – 5 p.m. Clayton Library, 6125 Clayton Road. Free admission. claytonlibrary.org.

Mar. 25
Pancakes and Ponies
Enjoy breakfast, horses and Mount Diablo. Benefits horsemanship education programs. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Concord Mt. Diablo Trail Ride Association Clubhouse, 1600 Trail Ride Road, Clayton. $8 and up. diabloequestrianheritage.org.

IN CONCORD

On Sale Now
Concerts
The Concord Pavilion is located at 2000 Kirker Pass Road. livenation.com. Concert schedule for 2017:

Mar. 16
Annual Meeting
Concord Historical Society holds its annual meeting with presentations on Mount Diablo in 1760 and Concord Then and Now. 6 p.m. Oakhurst Country Club, 1001 Peacock Creek Dr., Clayton. $45 by March 10. Open to the public. Contact Louise Turrin at (925) 685-2497.

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.

Thru November
Hazel-Atlas Mine Tours
Learn about the mining history and geology at Black Diamond Mines. Guided, 90-minute tour; Saturdays and Sundays. Must be age 7 or older with parent. $5 in advance online or day of at Sidney Flat Visitor Center.

Mar. 11
Miners and Mining Tools
Discover historic mine openings. 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Meet at Black Diamond Mines.

Mar. 11, 18, 19, 25, 26 and Apr. 9, 15
Vasco Caves
Naturalist-guided tour. Ages 10 and up. 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. $30; reservations required. Meet at Round Valley Regional Preserve.

Mar. 12
Wildflower Hike
Stroll through oaks and chaparral in search of early season blooms. 1 – 3 p.m. Meet at Black Diamond Mines uppermost parking lot.

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.

Mar. 26
A Jeweled Island in Suburbia
Drop in to learn about the animals and plants on Mount Diablo. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Summit Museum.

Mar. 29
Frog Pond
Hike to secluded Frog Pond then to Green Ranch before returning. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Meet at Curry Point Trailhead.

Mar. 31
Moses Rock Ridge
Explore some of the wild northwestern slopes of the mountain. 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Meet at Diablo Ranch Trailhead.

Apr. 2
Round the Mountain
Views in all directions. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Meet at Juniper Trailhead.

Apr. 7
Back Canyon and Diablo Falls Hike
Ideal time to see wildflowers and water on the rugged north side of Mount Diablo. 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Meet at Mitchell Canyon Trailhead.

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

Mar. 11
Family Walk
Curry Point to Frog Pond. 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Meet at Curry Point Parking Lot. Reservations required.

EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Thru Mar. 12
“Jack and the Beanstalk”
Presented by Fantasy Forum Actors Ensemble. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $14. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Thru Apr. 23
“John”
A visceral ghost story with a millennial twist. A.C.T.’s Strand Theater, 1127 Market St., San Francisco. $20-$105. act-sf.org. (415) 749-2228.

Mar. 11
Comedy
Performed by Scott Capurro. 8 p.m. California Theatre, 351 Railroad Ave., Pittsburg. $18-$21. pittsburgcaliforniatheatre.com. (925) 427-1611.

Mar. 11
Concert
Performed by United States Air Force Concert Band. 3 p.m. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. Free; reserved seating. elcampaniltheatre.com. (925) 757-9500.

Mar. 12
“Hello Gorgeous! A Live Tribute to Barbra Streisand”
Presented by West Coast Performing Arts. 3 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $45. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Mar. 14 – 18
“Percussion Discussion”
Ken Bergmann is back with his smashing spectacle of drums, cowbells, chairs and more. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $14. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Mar. 16
Concert
Annual concert by The Saklan School. 4:30 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. Free. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Mar. 16
“St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland: An Irish Hooley!”
Concert led by members of The Kerry Traditional Orchestra. 7 p.m. California Theatre, 351 Railroad Ave., Pittsburg. $25-$35.pittsburgcaliforniatheatre.com. (925) 427-1611.

Mar. 17
“Green with Envy”
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.

Mar. 17, 19
“Princess Who?”
Performed by El Campanil Children’s Theatre. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $8-$12. elcampaniltheatre.com. (925) 757-9500.

Mar. 17 – 19
“Some Enchanted Evening”
Presented by the Brentwood Theater Company. Mt. Diablo Event Center, Trilogy, 1700 Trilogy Parkway, Brentwood. $9-$26. thebrentwoodtheater.org. (925) 852- 3612.

Mar. 17 – Apr. 1
“My Three Angels”
Presented by Onstage Theatre. Campbell Theater, 636 Ward St., Martinez. live@campbelltheater.com. (925) 518-3277.

Mar. 18
Scan-a-thon
Preserve family documents in digital form. Tour center and archives. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Contra Costa County History Center, 724 Escobar St., Martinez. $10 suggested donation. Drop in or register at cocohistory.com.

Mar. 19
“The French Connection”
Presented by California Symphony. 4 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $42-$72. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Mar. 22
Understanding Weight Loss Through Surgery
Learn more about surgical solutions for weight loss. 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Walnut Creek Library, Oak View Room, 1644 N. Broadway, Walnut Creek. Free. Call for reservations (925) 677-5041, ext. 272.

Mar. 23
“23rd Anniversary Celebration”
Presented by Diablo Ballet. 6:30 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $33-59. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Mar. 24
“In the Mood”
A look at America’s Swing Era. 2 and 8 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $47-$59. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Mar. 24 – 26
“The Big Bad Musical”
This is your official notice to appear as juror for the trial of the Big Bad Wolf. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $15. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Mar. 25
“Chicago…The Tribute”
Powerful horns, rich vocals and a rockin’ rhythm section. 8 p.m. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $10-$27. elcampaniltheatre.com. (925) 757-9500.

Mar. 25
Miles Schon Band
Powerful combination of original music and amazing guitar virtuosity. 8 p.m. California Theatre, 351 Railroad Ave., Pittsburg. $27.pittsburgcaliforniatheatre.com. (925) 427-1611.

Mar. 25
“Pink Floyd Concert Experience”
Presented by West Coast Performing Arts. 8 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $45. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Mar. 26
“That’s Our Snow White!”
Hilarious musical spoof of the classic tale. 2 p.m. California Theatre, 351 Railroad Ave., Pittsburg. $12-$15. pittsburgcaliforniatheatre.com. (925) 427-1611.

Mar. 30 – Apr. 23
“Needles and Opium”
A breathtaking dive into art and addiction. A.C.T.’s Geary Theater, 415 Geary St., San Francisco. $20-$105. act-sf.org. (415) 749-2228.

Mar. 31 – Apr. 23
“End of the Rainbow”
Musical drama of Judy Garland’s comeback concerts during Christmas 1968. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $39-$44. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Mar. 31 – Apr. 29
“Sisters Matsumoto”
Three sisters return home after internment in this heartwarming story of what it means to be American. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $33-$55. centerrep.org

Mar. 31 – Apr. 30
“Grease”
Wonderful blast from the past. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $50-$60. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Apr. 1 – 2
Concert
Performed by Contra Costa Chamber Orchestra. 2 p.m. Apr. 1: El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $7-$15. elcampaniltheatre.com. (925) 757-9500. Apr. 2: Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $10-$30. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Apr. 2
“Painting with Music”
Explore the intersection of symphonic music and visual art. 7:30 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $35. diablosymphony.org.

Apr. 6 – 22
“Glengarry Glen Ross”
Presented by B8 Theatre Company. B8 Theatre Company, 2292 Concord Blvd., Concord. b8theatre.org. (925) 890-8877.

CHURCHES

Mar. 18
Concert
Performed by the Lowell Trio. 7:30 p.m. Clayton Valley Presbyterian Church, 1578 Kirker Pass Road, Clayton. $15 cvpresby.org. (925) 672-4848.

Mar. 25
Boutique and Vendor Fair
Crafts, including artwork, soaps, jewelry, and vendors such as Tupperware. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Faith Missionary Baptist Church Gym, 4266 Thompson Drive, Concord. Free admission. (925) 687-1440.

FUNDRAISERS

Mar. 18
Plant Sale
A huge selection of beautiful plants to celebrate spring. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Markham Regional Arboretum Society Nursery. 1202 La Vista Ave., Concord. Free admission. markhamarboretum.org.

Mar. 24
Totally Rad 80’s
Benefit auction for Mt. Diablo Elementary School. 5 – 11 p.m. Centre Concord, 5298 Clayton Road, Concord. $60. Reserve by Mar. 10: mdepfc.ejoinme.org/mde2017. To donate or for more information, contact Stacy at stacysummers79@gmail.com.

Mar. 25
Baking for a Cure
Bake sale for Relay For Life Clayton. 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Starbucks, Clayton Station. relayforlife.org/claytonca.

Apr. 1
Faces of Wildlife Gala
Unforgettable experience with live animals to benefit Lindsay Wildlife. 6 p.m. Diablo Country Club, 1700 Clubhouse Road, Diablo. Tickets start at $250. lindsaywildlife.org/gala. (925) 627-2950.

Apr. 24
Swing for Science
Carondelet’s annual golf tournament to benefit the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math program. Shotgun start 11 a.m. Blackhawk Country Club, 599 Blackhawk Club Drive, Danville. $25 discount before Mar. 31. carondeleths.org/golf.

SCHOOLS

Mar. 10, 23 – 25
“Lucky Stiff”
A musical farce. Ygnacio Valley High School, Multi-Use Room, 755 Oak Grove Road, Concord. $8-$12. For more information, contact Kelly Cooper at (925) 528-9178.

Mar. 17 – Apr. 2
“You Can’t Take It with You”
Meet the Sycamores – a madcap clan who sets the bar for eccentricity. Diablo Valley College, 321 Golf Club Road, Pleasant Hill. $16-$21. dvcdrama.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.

  • Thru Mar. 14: St. Patrick’s Day Limerick Contest
  • Mar. 13: Clayton Library Book Club, 7 p.m.
  • Mar. 13, 27: Clayton Knits, 1:30 p.m.
  • Mar. 15: La Di Da Vocal Quartet, 6:30 p.m.
  • Mar. 30: Cartooning and Animation, 4 p.m. Registration required.

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.

  • Thru Apr. 15: Tax Help, Fri. and Sat., 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Mar. 13: Meditation, 6:30 p.m.
  • Mar. 20: STEAM, 7 p.m.
  • Mar. 23: Master Gardeners, 6:30 p.m.
  • Mar. 30: Meet Author Novella Carpenter, 6 p.m.
  • Apr. 3: Dig it! 2 p.m. Registration required.
  • Apr. 6: Origami, 4 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.