Community Calendar

Please submit your Clayton Community Calendar events by 5 p.m. May 6 for the May 15 issue. Items must be submitted by email to calendar@claytonpioneer.com.

IN CLAYTON

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. 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. Rain or shine. T-shirt, gloves and garbage bags provided; barbecue after. 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Clayton City Hall, 6000 Heritage Trail. Register at ci.clayton.ca.us. 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 or contact museum@claytonhistory.org. 672-0240.

May 2 – 3
Art and Wine Festival
Arts, crafts, food, music, wine. Sat. 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Sun. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Main Street, Clayton. claytoncbca.org. 672-2272.

Saturdays May 9 – Sep. 19
Farmers’ Market
8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Diablo Street between Main and Center streets, downtown Clayton. pcfma.com/clayton.

May 9
Plant Sale
Annual plant sale by Clayton Valley Garden Club. 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Endeavor Hall parking lot, 6008 Center St., Clayton. claytonvalleygardenclub.org.

May 9
Saturday Concerts in the Grove
6 – 8:30 p.m. Grove Park, downtown Clayton. Free. For a complete concert series list, see Page 3.

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.

  • May 24, KBLX Stone Soul
  • May 28, Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga
  • June 14, Spirit West Coast Festival
  • July 7, Smashing Pumpkins and Marilyn Manson
  • July 9, Van Halen and Kenny Wayne Shepherd
  • July 15, Chicago and Earth, Wind and Fire
  • 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

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.

Apr. 13
Stroke Support Group
Speaker: Rosanna Radding, stroke survivor, entrepreneur and inventor of the Can Do Cutting Board. 7 – 8:30 p.m. Ball Auditorium, John Muir Medical Center, 1601 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek. Free. Contact Ann Dzuna 376-6218

Apr. 23
Music and Market
Thursday night farmers’ market returns. Thursday night live music returns May 21. Market 4 – 8 p.m.; music 6:30 – 8 p.m. Todos Santos Plaza, downtown Concord. cityofconcord.org.

Apr. 25
Autism Awareness Walk
Two mile walk, rain or shine. 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Loma Vista Adult Center, 1266 San Carlos Ave., Concord. $25. Register by Apr. 15. c4al.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.

Apr. 19
Mattson Walk or Ride
Guided walk or trail ride from the Concord Mt. Diablo Trail Ride Association grounds to the Waterfall Trail of Mount Diablo. MDIA guides call out points of interest. Barbecue after. Proceeds benefit both organizations. 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. 1600 Trail Ride Road, Clayton. $15-$30. cmdtra.org.

Apr. 19
Wildflower Hike
Hike around Upper Summit and Mary Bowerman trails looking for wildflowers. 10 a.m. Meet at Lower Summit Picnic Area. Reservations required.

Apr. 19
Wildflower Hike
Hike North Peak Trail through burned area looking for wildflowers. 1 – 4:30 p.m. Meet at Lower Summit Picnic Area. Reservations required.

Apr. 26
Pine Canyon Hike
Hike in and out of Pine Canyon and see Little Yosemite, Castle Rock and Wall Point. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Meet at Macedo Ranch Trailhead.

EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Starting in April
Ham Radio Courses
Auxiliary training courses and General Class course. Held by Salvation Army and Mt. Diablo Amateur Radio Club at The Salvation Army, 3950 Clayton Road, Concord. Go to mdarc.org for full schedule, fee and sign up information.

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. $10-$25. elcampaniltheatre.com.

Apr. 17 – May 3
“Forbidden Broadway”
Hit musical revue performed by OMG, I Love that Show! Productions. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $30-$39. lesherartscenter.org. 943-7469.

Apr. 19
“Leading Ladies”
Comedy presented by The Vagabond Players. 2 p.m. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $10-$15. elcampaniltheatre.com.

Apr. 23 – 26
“Barefoot in the Park”
Neil Simon’s romantic comedy. California Theatre, 351 Railroad Ave., Pittsburg. $10-$25. pittsburgcaliforniatheatre.com. 427-1611.

Apr. 24
“An Evening of Pink Floyd”
Starring House of Floyd and presented by West Coast Performing Arts Presenters. 8 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $40-$45. lesherartscenter.org. 943-7469.

Apr. 25
“Come Together: The Beatles Concert Experience”
Presented by West Coast Performing Arts Presenters. 8 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $40-$45. lesherartscenter.org. 943-7469.

Apr. 26
“Ol’ Blue Eyes is Back”
A salute to Sinatra 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.

May 1, 3
“Robin Hood”
Performed by El Campanil’s Children’s Theatre. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $8-$12. elcampaniltheatre.com.

May 2
Chamber Music SF
Nikolay Khozyainov, pianist, performs. 2:30 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $47-$51. lesherartscenter.org. 943-7469.

May 2
“The Grand Duke”
Topsy turvy musical farce presented by Lamplighters Music Theatre. 8 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $25-$49. lesherartscenter.org. 943-7469.

May 2
“Ukulele Uprising”
Performed by The Delta Strummers. 2 p.m. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $15. elcampaniltheatre.com.

May 3
California Symphony
Golka and Grieg perform. 4 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $70. lesherartscenter.org. 943-7469.

May 7
Mariachi Sol De Mexico
Expression of Mexico’s authentic musical heritage. 7 p.m. California Theatre, 351 Railroad Ave., Pittsburg. $39. pittsburgcaliforniatheatre.com. 427-1611.

May 7 – 10
“The Crimson Pirate”
A treasure of an adventure story performed by Fantasy Forum Actors Ensemble. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $14. lesherartscenter.org. 943-7469.

May 8 – 9
“Celebrated Masters”
Performed by Diablo Ballet. Del Valle Theatre, 1963 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek. $22-$44. lesherartscenter.org. 943-7469.

May 8 – 9
“Spring Rep 2015”
Performed by Contra Costa Ballet. 7:30 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $20-$35. lesherartscenter.org. 943-7469.

May 9
“The Motown Era”
Sargent Tucker’s salute to Motown. 8 p.m. California Theatre, 351 Railroad Ave., Pittsburg. $17 in advance; $20 at the door. pittsburgcaliforniatheatre.com. 427-1611.

May 9 – 10
“Some Assembly Required”
Performed by Contra Costa Chamber Orchestra. May 9, 2 p.m. El Campanil Theatre. May 10, 2 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts.

May 10
Make Memories with Mom
Start a new Mother’s Day tradition at the Ruth Bancroft Garden. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 1552 Bancroft Road, Walnut Creek. $8-$10; free for Moms. ruthbancroftgarden.org. 944-9352.

May 14 – 17
“Greater Tuna”
Hilarious two-man show. California Theatre, 351 Railroad Ave., Pittsburg. $10-$25. pittsburgcaliforniatheatre.com. 427-1611.

May 15 – 16
“Get Happy”
Concert by Diablo Women’s Chorale. Mount Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church 55, Eckley Lane, Walnut Creek. $10-$20. diablowomenschorale.org.

FUNDRAISERS

Apr. 18
Card Making
Fundraiser for Clayton Relay For Life. 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. St. John’s, Parish Hall, 5555 Clayton Road, Clayton. $25. See website for details and registration information: relayforlife.org/claytonca.

Apr. 18
Community Hero Event
Counseling Options and Parent Education holds its second annual fundraiser and honors Kris Gery, foster parent. 5:30 – 8 p.m. Contra Costa Country Club, 801 Golf Club Road, Pleasant Hill. $50. cathy.botello@copefamilysupport.org or 689-5811.

Apr. 24
Bake Sale
Fundraiser for Clayton Relay For Life. 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Starbucks, Clayton Station. relayforlife.org/claytonca.

Apr. 25
Poker Tournament
Fundraiser by Soroptimist of Diablo Vista. 6:30 p.m. Concord Moose Family Center Lodge #567, 1805 Broadway St., Concord. $60. Call Sue Manning 672-2727.

May 2
Run/Walk
One mile, 5K and 10K event to raise funds for Kops for Kids. Volunteers needed also. Medals, food, drink, music. 8 a.m. Willows Shopping Center, Iron Horse Trail, 1975 Diamond Blvd., Concord. $25-$35. contracostakopsforkids.org.

May 2 – 3
Plant Sale
Benefits Markham Regional Arboretum Society. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 1202 La Vista Ave., Concord. 681-2968.

May 9
Art and Wine Walk
Fine wine, beer, appetizers and art. Concord Branch American Association of University Women donates all proceeds to educational scholarships for local girls and women. 1 – 4 p.m. Todos Santos Plaza, downtown Concord. $20. concord-ca.aauw.net.

May 9
Festival of Tables and Fashion
Proceeds from the luncheon and fashion show go to charities and scholarships selected by the Clayton Valley Woman’s Club. 11 a.m. Concord United Methodist Church, 1645 West St., Concord. $40. Call Rosemary Harwood at 672-3490.

May 9
Music-A-Thon
Musical celebration marching 3.5 miles through Clayton. Benefits CVCHS Music Program. 9 a.m. Clayton Farmers’ Market, Diablo Street, Clayton. claytonbands.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.

Apr. 11: Memoir and Biography Through Poetry and Prose, 10:30 a.m.
Apr. 13: Clayton Knits, 1:30 – 4 p.m.
Apr. 17 – 19: Used Book Sale, Fri. 4 – 7 p.m. Sat. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sun. 12 – 4 p.m.
Apr. 22: Urban Farming, 7 p.m.
Apr. 29: Family Farming, 6:30 p.m.
May 2: Permaculture with Bumblebee Farms, 10:30 a.m.
May 4: Celebrate Children’s Book Week, 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.

Apr. 25: Rosie the Riveters, 1 p.m.
Apr. 30: ID Theft, 6 p.m. English; 7:30 p.m. Spanish. Registration required.

SCHOOLS

Apr. 17 – 18, 24 – 25
“25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”
Performed by Ygnacio Valley High School Performing Arts. 755 Oak Grove Road, Concord. $5-$12. 685-8414.

Apr. 23
Arts Expo
Showcasing artwork from students at CVCHS, Pine Hollow, Diablo View. 6 – 9 p.m. CVCHS Multi-Use Room, 1101 Alberta way, Concord.

Apr. 24 – May 10
“Oedipus El Ray”
The timeless Greek tragedy meets the vicious reality of today’s L.A. barrios. Diablo Valley College, 321 Golf Club Road, Pleasant Hill. $16-$21. dvcdrama.net.

May 16
Athletic Hall of Fame Dinner
For Clayton Valley Charter High. 5 p.m. Centre Concord, 5298 Clayton Road, Concord. $50. claytonvalley.org.

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.