Community Calendar

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

IN CLAYTON

Feb. 12
Camellia Tea
Clayton Historical Society’s 40th annual Camellia Tea and Open House. Children welcome with adults. 1 – 4 p.m. Clayton Museum, 6101 Main St. Free. claytonhistory.org. (925) 672-0240.

Feb. 13
Pre-Opening Party
Join the Clayton Valley Village for information on their May 1 opening and live webcast of speaker Dr. Atul Gawande for the 15th anniversary of the founding of Beacon Hill Village. Refreshments. 1:30 – 4 p.m.; webcast at 2 p.m. Clayton Community Library, Hoyer Hall, 6125 Clayton Road. Free. For more information, contact Sonja Wilkin (925) 672-2689.

Starting Feb. 15
“School Days”
Clayton Museum’s newest exhibit celebrating historic schools in the Clayton area. Museum open Wednesdays and Sundays from 2 – 4 p.m. 6101 Main St. Free admission; donations welcome. claytonhistory.org. (925) 672-0240.

Mar. 4
Birthday Celebration
The Clayton Community Library Foundation celebrates its 22nd birthday at their annual meeting. Cake; annual report, election, budget. Open to the public. 10 a.m. Clayton Community Library, Hoyer Hall, 6125 Clayton Road. Free. For more information, contact Joyce Atkinson at (925) 672-3850.

Mar. 9 – 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.

IN CONCORD

On Sale Now
Concerts
The Concord Pavilion is located at 2000 Kirker Pass Road. livenation.com. Concert schedule for 2017: Jun. 7, Chicago and The Doobie Brothers, 7:30 p.m. Jun. 11, Spirit West Coast Concord, 4 p.m.

Feb. 13
Stroke Support Group
Speakers: Janet Patterson and Kevin Dalziel. Topic: Aphasic Comprehension: Conflict Resolution and Short-Term Memory. 7 – 9 p.m. Concord Room I, John Muir Medical Center, Concord Campus, 2540 East St., Concord. Free. Contact Ann Dzuna (925) 376-6218.

Feb. 24
Age Strong, Live Long Health Expo
Resources and information for seniors, families and professionals. Exhibits, presentations, screenings. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Concord Senior Center, 2727 Parkside Circle. Free. cityofconcord.org/healthfair.

Mar. 4, 11
English Tutors Needed
Diablo Valley Literacy Council teaches volunteers how to be English tutors. 9 a.m. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 4000 Clayton Road, Concord. Nominal fee; must attend both workshops. dvlc4esl.org. To register, call (925) 685-3881 or email dvlc4esl@gmail.com.

Mar. 9
Advance Health Care Directives
Contra Costa Senior Legal Services, the city of Concord and members of AIG’s legal department offer this legal clinic to prepare and notarize advance health care directives for seniors 60 and older who reside in Contra Costa County. 9:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Concord Senior Center, 2727 Parkside Circle. Free. Call the Senior Center at (925) 671-3320 to sign up for private appointment and free notarizing.

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.

Feb. 10
Black Diamond Moonrise
Watch the sun set and the moon rise as a subtle shadow falls over its face in a rare penumbral eclipse. 5 – 7:15 p.m. Meet at Black Diamond Mines.

Feb. 26
Winter Pond Exploration
Get a little muddy and discover what’s living in our ponds. 10 – 11:30 a.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 Events Calendar for more information.

Feb. 17
Frog Pond
Hike to secluded Frog Pond then up to Green Ranch. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Meet at Curry Point Trailhead.

Feb. 26
Amphibians of Contra Costa County
Drop in and learn about local amphibians with an emphasis on salamanders and newts. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Summit Museum.

Feb. 26
Eagle Peak
Climb past Mitchell Park via Twin Peaks to Eagle Peak. 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Meet at Mitchell Canyon Trailhead.

Mar. 3
Lower Perkins Canyon
Visit the morning side of the mountain. 1 – 3:30 p.m. Meet at Morgan Territory Road Parking Lot.

Mar. 5
Diablo Falls and Donner Canyon
Enjoy wildflowers and water on the rugged north side of Mount Diablo. 10 a.m. – 5 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.

Feb. 25
Family Walk
Perkins Canyon. 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Meet at Morgan Territory Road Parking Lot. Reservations required.

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

Mar. 12
Property Tour
Stroll through the lower 200 acres of Curry Canyon Ranch property. 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Meet at 3500 Curry Canyon Road. Reservations required.

EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Thru Feb. 25
“Man of Letters: A View of Oscar Wilde”
Original theatrical work by Alan Cameron. B8 Theatre Company, 2292 Concord Blvd., Concord. $20-$25. b8theatre.org. (925) 890-8877.

Thru Feb. 25
“Women in Jeopardy!”
Fun and flirtatious new comedy presented by Center REPertory. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $33-$55. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Feb. 10 – 12
“Patience”
Presented by Lamplighters Musical Theatre. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $50-$55. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Feb. 10 – 12
“Port Chicago 50”
Inspired by true events at the navy shipyard in Port Chicago in 1944. California Theatre, 351 Railroad Ave., Pittsburg. $20-$35. pittsburgcaliforniatheatre.com. (925) 427-1611.

Feb. 10 – Mar. 5
“Ghost”
Presented by OMG, I Love That Show! Productions. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $39-$44. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Feb. 11
“Abbacadabra”
Performing 20 of ABBA’s greatest hits. 3 and 8 p.m. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $15-$32. elcampaniltheatre.com.

Feb. 11
Aloe Day Tours and Sweets with Your Sweetie
See website for details. Ruth Bancroft Garden, 1552 Bancroft Road, Walnut Creek. ruthbancroftgarden.org. (925) 944-9352.

Feb. 14
“The Pit Stop: Valentines Day Special”
A fun night filled with laughter. 8 p.m. California Theatre, 351 Railroad Ave., Pittsburg. $20-$25. pittsburgcaliforniatheatre.com. (925) 427-1611.

Feb. 16
“Charlotte’s Web”
Presented by Theatreworks USA. 11:45 a.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $10. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Feb. 17
“Journey Unauthorized: A Live Rock Tribute to Journey”
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.

Feb. 18
“Come Together: The Beatles Concert Experience”
Presented by West Coast Performing Arts. 7:30 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $45. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Feb. 18 – 19
“Mariachi Meets the Symphony”
Experience an afternoon of music from Mexico and Brazil. 2 p.m. Feb. 18: Concord High School, 4200 Concord Blvd., Concord. Free. Feb. 19: Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $35. diablosymphony.org.

Feb. 19
“Classical Broadway”
Hadleigh Adams performs. 3 pm. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $10-$25. elcampaniltheatre.com.

Feb. 22 – 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.

Feb. 24
“Zep Live! The Led Zeppelin 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.

Feb. 26
Pinchas Zukerman
Presented by Chamber Music San Francisco. 3 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $40-$70. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Mar. 2
Matthew Morrison in Concert
Presented by Feinstein’s Presents. 8 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $72.50-$102.50. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Mar. 3 – 4
“Chicken, Chitlins and Caviar”
Presented by Symphony Enterprises. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $40. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Mar. 3 – 5
“Blithe Spirit”
Two blithe spirits haunt hapless Charles into perpetuity. California Theatre, 351 Railroad Ave., Pittsburg. $12-$25. pittsburgcaliforniatheatre.com. (925) 427-1611.

Mar. 5
March Concert
Presented by The Diablo Wind Symphony. 7:30 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $10. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Mar. 5
“Born Yesterday”
A classic American comedy about the power of female persuasion performed by The Vagabond Players. 2 p.m. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $10-$15. elcampaniltheatre.com.

Mar. 5
“Trumpet Celebration: Mark Inouye”
Presented by Contra Costa Wind Symphony. 2 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $17. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Mar. 7
“Symphonic Dances”
Presented by Walnut Creek Concert Band. 7:30 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $14-$17. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Mar. 9 – 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.

Mar. 10
“College Notes”
An a cappella performance celebrating bright minds and voices. 8 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $40. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Mar. 11
Comedy
Performed by Scott Capurro. 8 p.m. California Theatre, 351 Railroad Ave., Pittsburg. $17-$20. 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.

Mar. 11
ICHSA 2017 Tournament Semifinal
International Championship of High School A Cappella event. 7 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $20. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

CHURCHES & RELIGION

Feb. 18
Concert
Featuring original music by Durwynne Hsieh along with a variety of chamber music. 7:30 p.m. Clayton Valley Presbyterian Church, 1578 Kirker Pass Road, Clayton. $15. cvpresby.org.

FUNDRAISERS

Mar. 4
Annual Benefit Concert
Proceeds go towards Delta Blues Festival. 7 – 10 p.m. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $15-$30. elcampaniltheatre.com.

Mar. 4
Banquet
Dinner, auction, raffle; adults only. Proceeds benefit Ygnacio Valley High Athletics. 6:30 – 10:30 p.m. St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 1601 Mary Drive, Pleasant Hill. $40. For tickets and more information, contact Heidi at heidihastings@att.net or (925) 671-6861.

Mar. 4
“Rock the CASA”
Dan Ashley presents this charity concert featuring Cheap Trick to benefit Court Appointed Special Advocates and Friends of Camp Concord. 8 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $50-$250. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Mar. 5
“Jazz in the Afternoon”
Concord High School Jazz Ensemble performs. Benefits high school students in alternative education programs in the Mt. Diablo Unified School District. 2 – 4 p.m. Camellia Room, Heather Farm, 1540 Marchbanks Drive, Walnut Creek. $10-$25. brownpapertickets.com.

SCHOOLS

Feb. 13
Carondelet Rising
Student-led, community-wide event. Carondelet is a host site for One Billion Rising, the largest global mass action to end violence against women. 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. Carondelet High School, Garaventa Center, 1133 Winton Drive, Concord. Free. Register at carondeleths.org.

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 Feb. 28: Catch a Dragon by the Tale; reading program kindergarten through 3rd grade
  • Feb. 13, 27: Clayton Knits, 1:30 p.m.
  • Feb. 13, 27: Clayton Library Book Club, 7 p.m.
  • Feb. 25: An Afternoon of Rumi, 3:30 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 646-5455.

  • Thru Apr. 15: Tax Help, Fri. and Sat., 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Feb. 13: Crafts from the Heart, 7 p.m. Registration required.
  • Feb. 21: Teen Tuesday, 4 p.m.
  • Feb. 23: Master Gardeners, 6:30 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.