Community Calendar

Please submit your Clayton Community Calendar events by 5 p.m. Aug. 5 for the Aug. 14 issue. Items must be submitted by email to calendar@claytonpioneer.com.

IN CLAYTON

Saturdays thru Sep. 19
Farmers’ Market
8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Diablo Street between Main and Center streets, downtown Clayton. pcfma.com/clayton.

July 10, 17, 24, 31
Moonlight Movies
July 10, “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day;” July 17, “Big Hero 6;” July 24, “When the Game Stands Tall;” July 31, “Monsters University.” Bring a lawn chair, blankets, invite friends and neighbors and join us at sunset for a surround sound spectacular evening. Activities begin at 7:30 p.m. Movies start at 8:45 p.m. Clayton Community Church, 6055 Main St. Free admission. claytoncc.com.

July 18, Aug. 1, 15
Saturday Concerts in the Grove
6 – 8:30 p.m. Grove Park, downtown Clayton. Free. cityofclayton.org. For a complete concert series list, see Page 3.

Aug. 6
Thursday Concerts in the Grove
7 – 8:30 p.m. Grove Park, downtown Clayton. Free. cityofclayton.org. For a complete concert series list, see Page 3.

Aug. 8
Rib Cook-Off
Rib cook-off sponsored by the Clayton Business and Community Association. Family event with live music, food, drink. Teams compete for bragging rights and cash prizes. Attend or sign up by Aug. 1 to compete. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Clayton Club Saloon, 6096 Main St., Clayton. Raffle tickets available for chance to be People’s Choice Judge. claytoncbca.org.

Aug. 15 – 16
Relay For Life
American Cancer Society fundraiser. Join a team or walk as an individual. Activities for participants and spectators. 10 a.m. Saturday to 10 a.m. Sunday. Mt. Diablo Elementary School, 5880 Mt. Zion Drive, Clayton. Register at relayforlife.org/claytonca.

IN CONCORD

Pavilion Concert Schedule
The Concord Pavilion is located at 2000 Kirker Pass Road, Concord. theconcordpavilion.com. Shows start at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

  • July 15, Chicago and Earth, Wind and Fire
  • July 18, Sublime, 6 p.m.
  • July 21, 5 Seconds of Summer
  • Aug. 4, The Boys of Zummer
  • Aug. 7, Idina Menzel
  • Aug. 14, The Pink Print Tour
  • Aug. 26, Slipknot
  • Sep. 6, KBLX Hot Summer Night, 4 p.m.
  • Sep. 19, Chris Brown
  • Sep. 20, Counting Crows

Tuesdays
Farmers’ Market
Tuesdays year round. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Todos Santos Plaza, downtown Concord. cityofconcord.org.

Tuesday Nights in July
Blues Series
Some of the best blues in the Bay Area. July 14, David Landon; July 21, Alvon Johnson; July 28, Loose Blues; Aug. 4, Charged Particles; Aug. 11, Annie Sampson. 6:30 – 8 p.m. Todos Santos Plaza, downtown Concord. Free. cityofconcord.org.

Thursdays
Music and Market
Thursday night live music and farmers’ market. Music: July 16, Tribute to Johnny Cash; July 23, Long Train Runnin’; July 30, Aja Vu; Aug. 6, Superlicious; Aug. 13, Patron. Market 4 – 8 p.m.; music 6:30 – 8 p.m. Todos Santos Plaza, downtown Concord. cityofconcord.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.

July 11 – 12
Relay For Life
American Cancer Society fundraiser. Join a team or walk as an individual. Activities for participants and spectators. 10 a.m. Saturday to 10 a.m. Sunday. Todos Santos Plaza, downtown Concord. Register at relayforlife.org/concordca.

July 23
Mayors’ Healthy Cookoff
Mayors from Contra Costa County and chefs from their cities compete to prepare the best healthy meal. 4 p.m. Todos Santos Plaza, downtown Concord. wellnesscitychallenge.org.

Aug. 8 – 9
Japanese American Summer Festival
Japanese American Club’s annual event featuring Japanese food, bonsai exhibits, Kendo and Judo demonstrations, Taiko drum performances, Japanese dance performances, calligraphy demonstrations and flower arrangements. Sat. 1 – 8:30 p.m. Sun. 12 – 8:30 p.m. Japanese American Religious and Cultural Center, 3165 Treat Blvd., Concord. Free admission, parking at Ygnacio Valley High School. www.diablojaclub.com.

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.

July 17
Things That Go Flap in the Night
Evening hike to see bats, poorwills and scorpions. 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. Must be nine years and up. Meet at Mitchell Canyon Visitor Center. Reservations required: mmarchiano@gmail.com.

July 19
Snakes, Skulls, Spiders and Lizards
See what naturalist Michael Marchiano brings. 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Mitchell Canyon Visitor Center.

July 31
Common Poorwill Bird Walk
Hike in White Canyon. 7 p.m. Meet at Mitchell Canyon Trailhead. Reservations required: blkittiwake@yahoo.com.

EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Thru July 19
Sculpture in the Garden
Ruth Bancroft Garden transforms into an outdoor art gallery. 1552 Bancroft Road, Walnut Creek. $8-$10. ruthbancroftgarden.org.

July 10
Young Actors Studio Showcase
Final showcase of summer acting program filled with songs from Broadway shows presented by The Ballet School. 7 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $12. lesherartscenter.org. 943-7469.

July 10, 12
“Ariadne auf Naxos”
This opera features both lighthearted comedy and heroic grand opera. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $20-$88. festivalopera.org.

July 11
Improv Vacation
Presented by Act II Improv. 8:15 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $15. lesherartscenter.org. 943-7469.

July 17 – Aug. 2
“Hello, Dolly!”
Matchmaker Dolly Levi takes a trip to Yonkers, New York. Allan E. Jones Performing Arts Center, 850 Second St., Brentwood. thebrentwoodtheater.org. 513-3863.

July 18
Chevron Family Theatre Festival
A day of affordable, high quality family entertainment. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $5. lesherartscenter.org. 943-7469.

July 21
Summer “Pops” Concert
Performed by Walnut Creek Concert Band. 7:30 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $14-$17. lesherartscenter.org. 943-7469.

July 23, 30
Summer Sounds
Outdoor summer concert series. 5:30 – 7 p.m. Outside plaza, Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. Free. lesherartscenter.org. 943-7469.

July 25
Don Friesen
Comedy. 8 p.m. California Theatre, 351 Railroad Ave., Pittsburg. $17-$20. pittsburgcaliforniatheatre.com. 427-1611.

July 26
Concert
Don Neely and the Royal Society Jazz Orchestra. 3 p.m. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $25-$27. elcampaniltheatre.com.

July 26
Ella & Frank
Vocalist Mazella Houston pays tribute to Ella Fitzgerald and Steven Powell remembers Frank Sinatra. 2 p.m. California Theatre, 351 Railroad Ave., Pittsburg. $13-$17. pittsburgcaliforniatheatre.com. 427-1611.

July 26, Aug. 8
Belly Dance
Performed by Salimpour School. 7:15 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $15. lesherartscenter.org. 943-7469.

July 30
“Starlight, Starbright”
Festival Opera Light performs. 7 p.m. Walnut Creek Marriott, 2355 N. Main St., Walnut Creek. 934-2000.

July 31
“Mission: Improvible”
Presented by Trapped in a Rumor Improv. 8:15 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $12-$15. lesherartscenter.org. 943-7469.

July 31 – Aug. 2
“H.M.S. Pinafore”
One of the most beloved comic operas of all time. Presented by Lamplighters Music Theatre. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $49-$54. lesherartscenter.org. 943-7469.

Aug. 1
Concert
Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra performs. 5 and 8 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $40. lesherartscenter.org. 943-7469.

Aug. 1
“Dog Days of Improv”
Presented by Ready or Not Improv. 8:15 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $15. lesherartscenter.org. 943-7469.

Aug. 2
Little Joe y La Familia
Popular Tex-Mex band. 3 p.m. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $30-$45. elcampaniltheatre.com.

Aug. 6 – 16
“The Little Mermaid, Jr.”
Presented by Poison Apple Productions. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $22. lesherartscenter.org. 943-7469.

Aug. 6 – Sep. 24
General Class Licensing Course
Thursdays. Sponsored by The Salvation Army and Mt. Diablo Amateur Radio Club. 7 – 9 p.m. The Salvation Army, 3950 Clayton Road, Concord. Materials and textbook fees. Registration required. hamradioclass@gmail.com.

Aug. 8
Jazz
Dick Hyman, Ken Peplowski and Harry Allen perform. 5 and 8 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $40. lesherartscenter.org. 943-7469.

Aug. 9
#New Magic
Family friendly magic and illusion performed by Alex Ramon. 3 p.m. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $35. elcampaniltheatre.com.

Aug. 15
Comedy
Performed by Scott Capurro. 8 p.m. California Theatre, 351 Railroad Ave., Pittsburg. $17-$37. pittsburgcaliforniatheatre.com. 427-1611.

Aug. 15
Roy Orbison Returns
Wiley Ray and the Big O Band pay tribute to Roy Orbison. 8 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $25-$45. lesherartscenter.org. 943-7469.

CHURCHES & RELIGION

July 28
Healing the Heart
Start of six-week grief workshop. 7:30 – 9 p.m. Saint Bonaventure, 5562 Clayton Road, Concord. Free. Registration required by July 17. Call 686-4870 or email healingtheheart@stbonaventure.net.

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.

July 18
Dine and Donate
Dairy Queen will donate 20 percent of all sales to Relay For Life Clayton. No flier needed; put receipt in Relay bucket. 4463 Clayton Road, Concord. Contact Lorraine at lorraine.henney@comcast.net.

July 25
Baking for a Cure
Bake sale for Relay For Life Clayton. 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Starbucks, Clayton Station. Contact Michelle Treshler at mrtres94@aol.com or Gigi Pishny at gmpishny@mmm.com to donate baked goods.

Aug. 1
Texas Hold’Em Poker Night
Benefits Dana Hills Swim Team. 6 – 10 p.m. Endeavor Hall, 6008 Center St., Clayton. Adults only. danahillsotters.com.

Aug. 8
Paint the Town Purple
Decorate store fronts on Main Street, Clayton, in purple to raise awareness for Relay For Life Clayton. 9 – 10 a.m. Contact Nancy Salmon at fishsal@pacbell.net.

Aug. 13
Gourmet Gallop
Fantastic food and wine walk to benefit Diablo Ballet and its PEEK Youth Outreach Program. 6 – 9 p.m. Check in at Massimo, 1604 Locust St., Walnut Creek. $39 by July 31; $45 after. diabloballet.org.

Oct. 17
Auction/Dinner
Help the Concord Historical Society complete the Concord Museum and Events Center. 5 – 9 p.m. Concord Senior Center, 2727 Parkside Circle, Concord. $50. Call Carole Kelsh at 934-8531 for reservations.

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.

  • July 13: Hums, Strums and Worldwide Drums, 7 p.m.
  • July 13, 27, Aug. 10: Clayton Knits, 1:30 – 4 p.m.
  • July 13, Aug. 10: Clayton Library Book Club, 7 p.m.
  • July 14: The Art of Henna, 2 p.m. Permission form required.
  • July 14, 21, 28: Teen Book Club, July 14 at 4:30 p.m.; July 21, 28 at 2 p.m.
  • July 15: Top Interviewing Tips, 6:30 p.m.
  • July 16, 23, 30: Read to the Rhythm Fun Days, grades 3 – 5, 2 p.m.
  • Aug. 6: Read to the Rhythm Fun Days, preschool to grade 5, 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 646-5455.

  • July 10: Reptile Rendezvous, 2 p.m.
  • July 21: Learn to play Minecraft. Register in advance. 3:30 p.m.
  • July 23: Meditation, 6:30 p.m.

GOVERNMENT

1st and 3rd Tuesdays, except Aug. 4
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.