Community Calendar

Please submit your Clayton Community Calendar events by 5 p.m. May. 4 for the May. 13 issue. Items must be submitted by email to calendar@claytonpioneer.com.

IN CLAYTON

Thru Apr. 23
“Rumors”
A dinner party, an accident and the evening spins off into classic farcical hilarity. Endeavor Hall, 6008 Center St. $15-$22. claytontheatrecompany.com. brownpapertickets.com.

Apr. 9
Identity Theft Protection Advice and Document Shredding
Clayton residents and small businesses can bring up to three boxes or paper grocery bags of documents to shred on site. 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Travis Credit Union, 5441 Clayton Road. Free. traviscu.org.

Apr. 23
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 cityofclayton.org. Call Clayton Pioneer with questions at 672-0500.

Apr. 30 – May 1
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. Free admission. claytoncbca.org. 672-2272.

May 7
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.

Saturdays, May 14 thru Aug. 27
Farmers’ Market
8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Diablo Street between Main and Center streets, downtown Clayton. pcfma.org.

IN CONCORD

Tuesdays and Thursdays
Farmers’ Market
Tuesdays year round, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Thursdays, starting April 21, 4 – 8 p.m. Todos Santos Plaza, downtown Concord. cityofconcord.org.

3rd Sundays, Starting Apr. 17
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. livenation.com. Concert schedule for 2016:

Apr. 29, Luke Bryan, 7 p.m.
May 17, Bad Company, 7 p.m.
May 19, Janet Jackson, 8 p.m.
May 29, KBLX Stone Soul Concert, 12 p.m.
June 12, Spirit West Coast, 4 p.m.
June 13, Slipknot, 6:30 p.m.
July 9, Bryan Adams, 8 p.m.
July 12, Taste of Chaos, 6:30 p.m.
July 28, Sublime, 6:35 p.m.
Aug. 19, Disturbed, 6:30 p.m.
Sept. 18, Daryl Hall and John Oates, 7 p.m.

Apr. 11
Stroke Support Group
Topic: Vision Restoration Therapy with NovaVision, a therapeutic approach to improve visual abilities following a stroke or traumatic brain injury. 7 – 9 p.m. Concord 1 Room, John Muir Medical Center, Concord Campus, 2540 East St., Concord. Free. Contact Ann Dzuna 376-6218.

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.

Apr. 9, 30
Nature Walk
Easy walk along Mitchell Canyon to introduce you to some of the mountain’s classic habitats. 10 – 11 a.m. Meet at Mitchell Canyon Visitor Center.

Apr. 15
Pine Canyon Hike
Hike in and out of Pine Canyon. 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Meet at Borges Ranch.

Apr. 16, 30
Wildflower Walk
Walk up Mitchell Canyon Road looking for and identifying spring wildflowers. 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Meet at Mitchell Canyon Visitor Center.

Apr. 22
Mt. Olympia Hike
Hike up to Mt. Olympia and back down to Mitchell Canyon. 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Meet at Mitchell Canyon Trailhead.

Apr. 24
Butterfly Walk
Walk up Mitchell Canyon looking for butterflies and wildflowers. 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Meet at Mitchell Canyon Trailhead.

Apr. 29
Curry Canyon and Windy Point Hike
This hike features great views of the Diablo Summit and North Peak. 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Meet at Curry Point Trailhead. Reservations required by Apr. 26: jvanakkeren@comcast.net.

May 8
Mother’s Day Wildflower Walk
See many wildflowers on the way to Twin Peaks. 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Meet at Mitchell Canyon Visitor Center. Reservations required: ken_lavin@hotmail.com.

May 8
Sycamore Canyon Hike
Hike down to Sycamore Canyon then over to Knobcone Point. 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Meet at Curry Point Trailhead.

Save Mount Diablo programs listed are free unless otherwise noted. Go to savemountdiablo.org and click on Activities/Guided Hikes for more information. 947-3535

Apr. 17
Diablo Trails Challenge
5K, 10K, half marathon and 50K. Castle Rock Recreation Area, 1700 Castle Rock Road, Walnut Creek. See website for times, fees and registration.

Apr. 30
Mangini Ranch Family Hike
Four-mile hike with one strenuous climb. 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Meet at 5318 Crystyl Ranch Drive, Concord. Reservations required.

EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Apr. 8 – 9
“Bye, Bye, Birdie!”
The story of a rock and roll singer about to be inducted into the Army. Del Valle Theatre, 1963 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek. $20. lesherartscenter.org. 943-7469.

Apr. 13 – 14
“To Kill a Mockingbird”
Presented by Contra Costa Christian School. 7:15 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $10. lesherartscenter.org. 943-7469.

Apr. 15 – 17
“6 RMS RIV VU”
A sprightly, happy comedy of charm and humor. California Theatre, 351 Railroad Ave., Pittsburg. $10-$25. pittsburgcaliforniatheatre.com. 427-1611.

Apr. 16
Calefax
Classical ensemble with a pop mentality presented by Chamber Music San Francisco. 2:30 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $51. lesherartscenter.org. 943-7469.

Apr. 17
“Smoke and Mystery Tour”
Presented by Nelson Illusions, the largest touring illusion show in the United States. 3 p.m. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $15-$27. elcampaniltheatre.com.

Apr. 22 – 24
“Jungle Book”
Hear the incredible tale of Mowgli, a young boy raised by wolves. El Campanil Children’s Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $8-$12. elcampaniltheatre.com.

Apr. 23
The Best Intentions
Unforgettable experience of great Motown acts. 8 p.m. California Theatre, 351 Railroad Ave., Pittsburg. $25-$30. pittsburgcaliforniatheatre.com. 427-1611.

Apr. 29 – May 1
“The Music Man, Jr.”
Presented by Poison Apple Productions. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $20. lesherartscenter.org. 943-7469.

Apr. 30
Jazz Ensemble
Performed by The Commanders U.S. Air Force Band. 7 p.m. California Theatre, 351 Railroad Ave., Pittsburg. Free, but must have a ticket. pittsburgcaliforniatheatre.com. 427-1611.

Apr. 30
The Ray Charles Project
A tribute to the genius of Ray Charles. 8 p.m. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $25-$27. elcampaniltheatre.com.

May 1
“Alice in Wonderland”
Performed by The Ballet Company of East County. 2 p.m. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $12-$15. elcampaniltheatre.com.

May 5 – 8
“Wizard of Oz”
Presented by Fantasy Forum Actors Ensemble. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $14. lesherartscenter.org. 943-7469.

May 6 – 7
“Celebrated Masters”
Performed by Diablo Ballet. Del Valle Theatre, 1963 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek. $44. lesherartscenter.org. 943-7469.

May 7
House of Floyd
The music of Pink Floyd. 8 p.m. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $25-$27. elcampaniltheatre.com.

May 8
“A Grand Finale”
Performed by California Symphony. 4 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $42-$72. lesherartscenter.org. 943-7469.

May 14
“Royal”
An afternoon of musical adventure that is perfect for your royal family. 2 p.m. Saint Matthew Lutheran Church, 399 Wiget Lane, Walnut Creek. $10-$20. diablowomenschorale.org.

CHURCHES & RELIGION

Apr. 16
“The Singing Cello”
Cellist Emil Miland and pianist James Meredith in concert. 7:30 p.m. Clayton Valley Presbyterian Church, 1578 Kirker Pass Road, Clayton. $15. cvpresby.org.

Apr. 23
Elder Fraud and Abuse
Speaker Micheal Pope, CEO of Alzheimer’s Services of the East Bay; fellowship, lunch. 11 a.m. Concord United Methodist Church, 1645 West St., Concord. Free. concordumc.org.

FUNDRAISERS

Apr. 16
Music-a-Thon
CVCHS music students march and play in school area. Proceeds benefit Clayton Valley Instrumental Music Program. Private lawn concerts available for $25 donation. Rain cancels. 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Clayton Valley Charter High School, 1101 Alberta Way, Concord. claytonbands.org.

Apr. 21
Eagle Arts Expo
Professionally-judged art show with students from Clayton Valley Charter High School, Pine Hollow and Diablo View. Raffle and silent auction. Proceeds go towards CVCHS Travel Club trip costs. 6 – 9 p.m. CVCHS Multi-Use Room, 1101 Alberta Way, Concord. Free admission. For more information, contact Katie at katie.nolan@claytonvalley.org.

Apr. 22
Bingo Bash
Fundraiser for Clayton Valley Village. 5:30 – 9 p.m. Montecito, 4756 Clayton Road, Concord. $30 donation at the door. For information and reservations, call 672-2689 or 672-2727.

Apr. 23 – 24
Clayton Gardens Tour
Beautiful gardens on self-guided tour in Clayton area. Benefits Clayton Historical Society. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Rain or shine. Starts at Clayton Museum, 6101 Main St. $30 in advance; $35 day of event. claytonhistory.org.

Apr. 27
Spaghetti Feed
Sponsored by the Clayton branch of the American Association of University Women to raise funds to send three students to Tech Trek. 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Endeavor Hall, 6008 Center St., Clayton. $10 adults; $5 children. Call 672-1316 for more information.

Apr. 30
Baking for a Cure
Bake sale for Relay For Life Clayton. 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Starbucks, Clayton Station. Contact Sydney Alcock at sydney@sk-tm.com, Michelle Treshler at mrtres94@aol.com or Gigi Pishny at gmpishny@mmm.com to donate baked goods.

Apr. 30 – May 1
Open Studio Sale
Hosted by Generous Nature Pottery. A portion of the proceeds go to the Groebner family to help pay Katie Grace’s medical expenses and to the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Ellen Sachtschale’s studio, 17 Eastbrook Court, Clayton. generousnaturepottery@yahoo.com.

May 7
Plant Sale
Clayton Valley Garden Club’s annual plant sale, including native plants, succulents, color bowls and gently used items. 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Endeavor Hall, 6008 Center St., Clayton. claytonvalleygardenclub.org.

May 7
Rummage Sale
Proceeds benefit Boy Scout Troop 370. 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. The Salvation Army, 3950 Clayton Road, Concord. Still accepting donations of clothing, household items, toys, tools. To donate, contact Marina by May 6 at 234-3470 or marinaware@msn.com.

SCHOOLS

Apr. 15 – 16
“Theater Outside of the Box”
Students theatrically paint a mural of their deepest, bravest thoughts. 8 p.m. Diablo Valley College, 321 Golf Club Road, Pleasant Hill. $5. dvcdrama.net.

Apr. 16
Open House
Visit local Japanese language and cultural school serving K-12 students on Saturday mornings. 9 – 11 a.m. Diablo Nippongo Gakuen, 3165 Treat Blvd., Concord. Free. Direct questions to enrollment@diablonippongogakuen.org.

May 6 – 22
“Clybourne Park”
Unforgettable new story about race, class and real estate in America. 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.Jan. 21: Create Castles and Dragons, 4 p.m.

  • Apr. 11, 25, May 9: Clayton Knits, 1:30 p.m.
  • Apr. 11, May 9: Clayton Book Club, 7 p.m.
  • Apr. 15 – 17: Used Book Sale, 4 – 7 p.m. Fri.; 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sat.; 12 – 4 p.m. Sun.
  • Apr. 20: The Edible Garden, 6 p.m.
  • Apr. 24: Civic Arts Jazz Band, 2 p.m.
  • Apr. 28: Visit Firefighters and Fire Truck, 11 a.m.
  • Apr. 28: Push, Pull, Crash, 4 p.m. Registration required.

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.Jan. 21: Author Rita Joiner Soza, 6:30 p.m.

  • Thru Apr. 15: Tax Help, Fri. and Sat., 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Apr. 12: Arts and Crafts, 4 p.m. Registration required.
  • Apr. 22 – 24: Used Book Sale, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Fri. and Sat.; 1 – 3 p.m. Sun.
  • Apr. 30: Spring Art Show, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • May 3: Cinco de Mayo, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. Registration required.

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.