Community Calendar

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

IN CLAYTON

Oct. 19 – Nov. 4
“The 1940’s Radio Hour”
Musical about a live radio broadcast from Dec. 21, 1942. Friday night, dress in 1940s costume and get a free popcorn. Endeavor Hall, 6008 Center St. $20-$25. claytontheatrecompany.com.

IN CONCORD

Mondays
Off the Grid
Rotating lineup of food trucks. 5 – 9 p.m. 2151 Salvio Street. offthegridsf.com.

Tuesdays and Thursdays
Farmers’ Market
Tuesdays year round, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Thursdays through Oct. 26. 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.

On Sale Now
Concerts
The Concord Pavilion is located at 2000 Kirker Pass Road. See full concert schedule for 2017 at livenation.com. Upcoming shows:

  • Oct. 14, Punk in Drublic, 1 p.m.
  • Nov. 2, Luke Bryan, 7 p.m.

Oct. 14 – 15
“Masquerade Ball”
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. 4 – 5
Gem and Jewelry Show and Sale
Jewelry, gems, minerals, fossils. Sponsored by the Contra Costa Mineral and Gem Society. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Centre Concord, 5298 Clayton Road. $6. ccmgsshowcoupon.com. (925) 779-0698.

Nov. 9
Advance Health Care Directives
Legal clinic to prepare and notarize advance health care directives for seniors 60 and older in Contra Costa County. 9:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Concord Senior Center, 2727 Parkside Circle. Free. Call for appointment (925) 671-3320.

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.

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. 15
The California Tarantula
Experience a close encounter with these fascinating and harmless spiders. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Summit Museum.

Oct. 28
Halloween Trek
Go in search of what lurks after dark. 5 – 7:30 p.m. Meet at Mitchell Canyon Visitor Center. Reservations required: sweettrails00@gmail.com.

Nov. 8
Bird and Nature Hike
Hike up the canyon in search of bird sights and sounds. 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. Meet at Mitchell Canyon Visitor Center.

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

Oct. 22
Wright Canyon Family Walk
Hike on the east side of the mountain. 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Meet at 4390 Morgan Territory Road, Clayton. Reservations required.

Oct. 28
Thomas Home Ranch Property Tour
Learn about the fascinating history and natural resources on this 130-year-old ranch. 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Meet at 5755 Nortonville Road, Pittsburg. Reservations required.

Nov. 5
Borges Ranch Family Walk
Hike the historic buildings of this operational cattle ranch. 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Meet at 1035 Castle Rock Road, Walnut Creek. Reservations required.

EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT

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

Thru Oct. 15
“Wizard of Oz”
A delightful musical for the young and young at heart. California Theatre, 351 Railroad Ave., Pittsburg. $16-$25. pittsburgcaliforniatheatre.com. (925) 427-1611.

Thru Oct. 28
“Almost, Maine”
A delightful, mid-winter night’s dream. B8 Theatre Company, 2292 Concord Blvd., Concord. $15-$25. b8theatre.org. (925) 890-8877.

Oct. 13
“What Doo Wop is All About”
Street Corner Renaissance sings. 8 p.m. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $10-$27. elcampaniltheatre.com. (925) 757-9500.

Oct. 13 – Nov. 11
“Billy Elliot”
An inspiring celebration of the journey of one boy who hangs up his boxing gloves for ballet shoes. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $49-$65. ccmt.org.

Oct. 15
“Romeo and Juliet”
Season opener for Diablo Symphony Orchestra. 2 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $35. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Oct. 19 – 22
“Z is for … Zombie! An Improvised Zombie Apocalypse”
Presented by Synergy Theater. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $20. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Oct. 20
“The Durst Case Scenario”
Hilarious exploration of how America is changing during the Time of Trump. 8 p.m. California Theatre, 351 Railroad Ave., Pittsburg. $20-$30. pittsburgcaliforniatheatre.com. (925) 427-1611.

Oct. 20 – Nov. 11
“Greetings by Tom Dudzick”
Presented by Onstage Repertory Theatre. Campbell Theater, 636 Ward St., Martinez. $12-$18. campbelltheater.com. (925) 518-3277.

Oct. 20 – Nov. 18
“The Liar”
The charming Dorante has but a single flaw: He cannot tell the truth. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $34-$56. centerrep.org.

Oct. 21
“The Ultimate Huey Lewis Experience”
Performed by SuperHuey. 8 p.m. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $10-$27. elcampaniltheatre.com. (925) 757-9500.

Oct. 22
“The Odd Couple (Female Version)”
Presented by The Vagabond Players. 2 p.m. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $10-$15. elcampaniltheatre.com. (925) 757-9500.

Oct. 28
“Nunsense”
Presented by Broadway Repertory Theater. 2 and 7:30 p.m. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $12-$23. elcampaniltheatre.com. (925) 757-9500.

Oct. 29
“Dia de los Muertos”
Presented by Ballet Folklorico Costa de Oro. 3 p.m. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $10-$25. elcampaniltheatre.com. (925) 757-9500.

Nov. 3 – 5
“Alice @Wonderland: The Musical”
A present-day Alice encountering the Wonderland. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $15. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Nov. 5
Concert
Motown music with Top Shelf. 3 p.m. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $15-$27. elcampaniltheatre.com. (925) 757-9500.

Nov. 10 – 12
“A Swingin’ Holiday and More”
Diablo Ballet’s season opener. Del Valle Theatre, 1963 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek. $25-$59. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Nov. 11
Veterans Day Ceremony
Featuring the Walnut Creek Concert Band. 11 a.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. Free admission; reservations recommended. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Nov. 12
“Cityscape and Symphony”
Presented by Contra Costa Wind Symphony. 7 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $17. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Nov. 18 – 19
“Mozart Masterpieces”
Performed by the Contra Costa Chamber Orchestra. 2 p.m. Nov. 18: El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $7-$15. elcampaniltheatre.com. Nov. 19: Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $10-$30. lesherartscenter.org.

SCHOOLS

Oct. 20 – Nov. 5
“The Mystery of Edwin Drood”
Hilarious, interactive, whodunit mystery musical. Diablo Valley College, 321 Golf Club Road, Pleasant Hill. $16-$21. dvcdrama.net.

CHURCHES

Oct. 15
Concert
Featuring jazz ensemble JaZ. 3 p.m. Clayton Valley Presbyterian Church, 1578 Kirker Pass Road, Clayton. $15. cvpresby.org.

Oct. 28
Trunk or Treat
Safe place to trick or treat for kids. Come in costume. 5 – 7 p.m. Concord United Methodist Church, 1645 West St., Concord. Free. concordumc.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.

Oct. 13
Comedy
Act II Improv is giving a benefit performance for White Pony Express. 7:45 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $15. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Oct. 21
Fall Fundraiser
Laurie and Dan Roldan sing while guests enjoy wine, appetizers, dessert. Sponsored by Clayton Valley Woman’s Club to benefit local charities. 4 – 6 p.m. Diamond Terrace, 6401 Center St., Clayton. $25; call Aleta at (925) 672-9448. claytonvalleywomansclub.org.

Oct. 21
Plant Sale
Native and naturally drought-tolerant plants. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Markham Regional Arboretum Society Nursery. 1202 La Vista Ave., Concord. Free admission. markhamarboretum.org.

Oct. 22
4th Annual Sunday Supper and Silent Auction
Benefits Clayton Valley Village. 5 – 9 p.m. La Veranda, 6201 Center St., Clayton. Reserve by Oct. 18; $45. claytonvalleyvillage.org.

Oct. 22
Golf Tournament
Golf, dinner, raffle benefiting St. Agnes Development Fund. 10 a.m. Boundary Oaks Golf Course, 3800 Valley Vista Road, Walnut Creek. $175. Call Angie Blackmon at (925) 639-0814.

Nov. 3
“Kids: Investing in OUR Future”
County-wide program to keep kids in school. Dinner, auction, speaker Michael Pritchard. Benefits C.O.P.E. Family Support Center. 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Crowne Plaza Hotel, 4500 John Glenn Drive, Concord. $75. copebenefit.eventbrite.com.

Nov. 3 – 4
Comedy
Performed by Arsenio Hall to benefit the Pittsburg Arts and Community Foundation. California Theatre, 351 Railroad Ave., Pittsburg. $30-$40. pittsburgcaliforniatheatre.com. (925) 427-1611.

Nov. 3 – 4
Gala and Boutique
Friday night “Jingle Bells Boutique,” 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. 9
Art Show and Sale
Showcasing Clayton folk art by Carlene Honeychurch. Wine, appetizers; dressy to formal attire. Proceeds benefit Clayton Historical Society and Museum. 4 – 8 p.m. Endeavor Hall, 6008 Center St. $5 admission. claytonhistory.org.


Nov. 13

HomeAid LIVE 2017
HomeAid Northern California’s annual benefit show. 8 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $75-$125. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

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. 26: Guess the Weight of the Library Pumpkin
  • Thru Nov. 6: Clayton Reads, “The Art of Racing in the Rain”
  • Oct. 13 – 15: Book Sale
  • Oct. 22: Speaking for Ourselves: A Panel of Your Muslim Neighbors, 2 p.m.
  • Oct. 23, Nov. 13: Clayton Knits, 1:30 p.m.
  • Oct. 25: Celebrate Halloween, 6:30 p.m. Registration requested.
  • Oct. 26: Crafts: Make a Race Car, 4 p.m.
  • Oct. 29, Nov. 5: Family Movie Afternoon, 2 p.m.
  • Oct. 30: Halloween Adventure, 4 p.m.
  • Nov. 6: “The Art of Racing in the Rain” discussion, 7 p.m.
  • Nov. 13: Clayton Library Book Club, 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 (925) 646-5455.

  • Oct. 16: STEAM, 7 p.m.
  • Oct. 23: Family Game Night, 7 p.m.
  • Oct. 24: How to Use eBooks. Registration required.
  • Oct. 30: Puppet Show, 7 p.m.
  • Oct. 31: Halloween Crafternoon, 3:30 p.m.
  • Nov. 2: Origami, 4 p.m.
  • Nov. 4: Tai Chi Zen, 11 a.m. Registration required.
  • Nov. 6: Movie Monday, 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.