Community Calendar

Please submit your Clayton Community Calendar events by 5 p.m. Feb. 28 for the Mar. 9 issue. Items must be submitted by email to calendar@claytonpioneer.com.

IN CLAYTON

Feb. 11
Camellia Tea
Clayton Historical Society’s 41st annual Camellia Tea. Open house honoring the Clayton Business and Community Association this year. 1 – 4 p.m. Clayton Museum, 6101 Main St. Free. claytonhistory.org. (925) 672-0240.

Feb. 24
Pancakes and Ponies
Breakfast and fun-filled horse day for the family. Benefits horsemanship education programs. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Concord Mt. Diablo Trail Ride Association Clubhouse, 1600 Trail Ride Road. $8 kids, $15 adults before Feb. 14; $15-$25 after. diabloequestrianheritage.org.

Mar. 3
Birthday Celebration
The Clayton Community Library Foundation celebrates its birthday. Refreshments follow annual meeting. Open to the public. 10 a.m. Clayton Community Library, Hoyer Hall, 6125 Clayton Road. Free. claytonlibrary.org.

Mar. 4
Chili Cook-off
Contestants must register. Public enjoys samples after judging is complete. 10 a.m. Prizes awarded at 1 p.m. Clayton Club Saloon, 6096 Main St. claytonclubsaloon.com. (925) 673-0440.

Mar. 8 – 24
“Lend Me A Tenor”
Madcap, screwball comedy presented by the Clayton Theatre Company. Endeavor Hall, 6008 Center St. $15-$25. claytontheatrecompany.com. (925) 222-9106.

IN CONCORD

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

Second Thursday of the Month
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 – 11:15 a.m. Concord Senior Center, 2727 Parkside Circle. Free. Call for appointment (925) 671-3320.

Feb. 23
Age Strong, Live Long Health Expo
Resources and information for seniors, families and professionals. Presentations and health screenings. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Concord Senior Center, 2727 Parkside Circle. Free. cityofconcord.org/healthfair. (925) 671-3320, ext. 1.

Feb. 27
District Elections Public Hearing
Comment on draft of district map(s). 6:30 p.m. Concord Civic Center, City Council Chamber, 1950 Parkside Drive. cityofconcord.org.

Mar. 3, 10
English Tutors Needed
Diablo Valley Literacy Council teaches volunteers how to be English tutors. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 4000 Clayton Road. $20. Must attend both workshops. dvlc4esl.org. To register, call (925) 685-3881 or email dvlc4esl@gmail.com.

ON AND AROUND THE MOUNTAIN

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.

Feb. 18
Salamanders and Amphibians
Drop in and learn about amphibians of Contra Costa County. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Summit Museum.

Mar. 3
Early Bloomers
Early season wildflower walk up Mitchell Canyon. 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Meet at Mitchell Canyon Visitor Center. Response required: mtdiablohiker@gmail.com.

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

Feb. 11
Curry Canyon Ranch
Visit the lower 200 acres of SMD’s Curry Canyon. 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Meet at Park n’ Ride, 1000 Peacock Creek Drive. Registration required.

EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Thru Feb. 24
“Red Speedo”
A sharp and compelling play. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $40-$56. centerrep.org.

Feb. 9 – 11
“The Gondoliers”
A pair of handsome gondoliers suddenly become kings and humor and exuberance abound. Presented by Lamplighters. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $49-$54. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Feb. 10
James Ehnes
Violinist. Presented by Chamber Music San Francisco. 2:30 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $55. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Feb. 10
“This One’s for You”
The songs of Barry Manilow. 2 p.m. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $12-$29. elcampaniltheatre.com. (925) 757-9500.

Feb. 11
“Beethoven Mass in C”
Performed by Diablo Symphony Orchestra. 3:30 p.m. Walnut Creek Presbyterian Church, 1801 Lacassie Ave., Walnut Creek. $35. diablosymphony.org.

Feb. 11
“The Hallelujah Girls”
Presented by The Vagabond Players. 2 p.m. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $15-$20. elcampaniltheatre.com. (925) 757-9500.

Feb. 12
Stroke Support Group
Speaker: Eileen Nevitt. Topic: Ongoing care management. 7 – 9 p.m. Ball Auditorium, John Muir Medical Center, 1601 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek. Free. Contact Ann Dzuna (925) 376-6218.

Feb. 14, 16
“The All Hands On Deck Show”
Authentic American roadshow and radio broadcast re-creation circa 1942. Feb. 14: El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $30-$40. elcampaniltheatre.com. (925) 757-9500. Feb. 16: Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $52.50-$62.50. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Feb. 15 – Mar. 3
“Jubilee”
In a dystopian future, brutal civil war ends in a fragile peace. B8 Theatre Company, 2292 Concord Blvd., Concord. $15-$25. b8theatre.org. (925) 890-8877.

Feb. 17
“Chicken, Chitlins and Caviar”
A musical soul food feast that celebrates music in the African American culture. 2 and 7:30 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $40. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Feb. 17 – 18
“Ludwig and Leonard”
Presented by Contra Costa Chamber Orchestra. 2 p.m. Feb. 17: El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $7-$15. elcampaniltheatre.com. (925) 757-9500. Feb. 18: Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $10-$30. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Feb. 23
“Improv For Good”
Presented by Funny Bones Productions. 7:45 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $15. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Feb. 23 – 25
“Mr. Toad’s Mad Adventures”
Presented by El Campanil Children’s Theatre. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $9-$13. elcampaniltheatre.com. (925) 757-9500.

Feb. 24
“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. 25
“A Tribute to Glenn Miller and Tex Beneke”
Presented by West Coast Theater Company. 2 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $47-$59. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Feb. 25
Michael Schade
Tenor. Presented by Chamber Music San Francisco. 2:30 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $55. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Feb. 25
Piano Recital
Presented by Mina with Love for Piano. 6:30 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $25. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Mar. 1
“Pete the Cat”
Life is an adventure for this groovy blue cat. 11:45 a.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $10. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Mar. 4
March Concert
Presented by Diablo Wind Symphony. 7:30 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $12. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Mar. 4
“New Day Rising”
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. 4
“The Everly Brothers Experience”
Featuring the Zmed Brothers. 3 p.m. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $12-$29. elcampaniltheatre.com. (925) 757-9500.

Mar. 8 – 11
“Sleeping Beauty”
Presented by Fantasy Forum Actors Ensemble. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $14. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Mar. 9 – 11
“The Taming of the Shrew”
A William Shakespeare comedy. California Theatre, 351 Railroad Ave., Pittsburg. $20-$25. pittsburgcaliforniatheatre.com. (925) 427-1611.

Mar. 9 – 18
“Beguiled Again: The Songs of Rodgers and Hart”
Presented by Brentwood Theater Company. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $30. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Mar. 10
“The Magician is In”
Performed by Nick Federoff. 8 p.m. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $10-$20. elcampaniltheatre.com. (925) 757-9500.

SCHOOLS

Mar. 2 – 18
“Twelfth Night”
A tale of unrequited love. Diablo Valley College, 321 Golf Club Road, Pleasant Hill. $11-$21. dvcdrama.net.

CHURCHES

Feb. 9 – 18
“Godspell”
Presented by Grant Street Players. St. Michael’s Church, 2925 Bonifacio St., Concord. $10. brownpapertickets.com.

Feb. 17
Annual Daddy-Daughter Dance
Open to the public: girls and dads, uncles, granddads and friends of all ages. Professional portrait, dessert and dancing. Candyland theme. Sponsored by Clayton Community Church. 6:30 – 9 p.m. Oakhurst Country Club, 1001 Peacock Creek Drive, Clayton. $25 per couple; $5 each additional guest. Register at claytoncc.com/daddydaughter. For more information, contact Jamie Davis at jamie.davis@claytoncc.com or (615) 495-4349.

Feb. 24
Jazz Concert
Performed by Matt Zebley’s Oversized Quartet. 7:30 p.m. Clayton Valley Presbyterian, 1578 Kirker Pass Road, Clayton. $15. cvpresby.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.

Feb. 24
North Korean Refugee Benefit Concert
Including performance by Korean Choir of the Bay Area. Presented by the Mustard Seed Mission Society and Concord United Methodist Church. 7 p.m. 1645 West St., Concord. Freewill offering. concordumc.org.

Mar. 3
Annual Benefit Concert
Supporting the Delta Blues Festival. 7 – 10 p.m. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $15-$40. elcampaniltheatre.com. (925) 757-9500.

Mar. 3
“Rock the CASA”
Dan Ashley presents this charity concert featuring Melissa Etheridge to benefit Court Appointed Special Advocates and Friends of Camp Concord. 8 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $100-$250. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Mar. 9 – 10
“College Notes”
Amazing evening with some top colleges and their award-winning a cappella groups. Benefits Diablo Regional Arts Association’s Education and Outreach Programs. 8 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $40. 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 Feb. 28: Elephant and Piggie Reading Club
  • Feb. 12: Clayton Library Book Club, 7 p.m.
  • Feb. 12, 26: Clayton Knits, 1:30 p.m.
  • Feb. 15: Year of the Dog craft program, 4 p.m.
  • Feb. 15, Mar. 1: Kindergarten Countdown, 2 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.

  • Thru Apr. 14: AARP Tax Help, Fri. and Sat., 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Registration required.
  • Feb. 11: Concord Mystery Book Club, 2:30 p.m.
  • Feb. 12: Kids’ Movie Monday, 7 p.m.
  • Feb. 13: Concord Art Assoc. Meeting and Demo, 1:30 p.m.
  • Feb. 14: Valentine’s Day Crafternoon, 4 p.m.
  • Feb. 15: Year of the Dog celebration, 4 p.m.
  • Feb. 15: Get the Retirement You Want, 7 p.m. Registration required.
  • Feb. 26: LEGO Building, 7 p.m.
  • Feb. 26, Mar. 5: Kindergarten Countdown, 2 p.m. Registration required.

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.