Community Calendar

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

IN CLAYTON

Jan. 23
Water – More or Less
Reflections on the changing landscapes of California’s water with authors Rita Sudman and Stephanie Taylor. Sponsored by the Clayton American Association of University Women and Clayton Community Library Foundation. 7 p.m. Clayton Library, 6125 Clayton Road. Free. For more information, call Jeanne at (925) 872-9807.

Feb. 12
Camellia Tea
Clayton Historical Society’s 40th annual Camellia Tea and Open House with special honoree’s, the museum garden volunteers. Camellia display and refreshments. Children welcome with adults. 1 – 4 p.m. Clayton Museum, 6101 Main Street. Free. 672-0240.

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.

IN CONCORD

Mondays
Off the Grid
Rotating lineup of food trucks. 5 – 8 p.m. 2151 Salvio Street. offthegridsf.com.

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

Jan. 28
Health Care Town Hall Meeting
Learn how to be a part of statewide movement for quality health care. Speakers include Congressman Mark DeSaulnier and Congressman George Miller, Ret. 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. First Christian Church of Concord, 3039 Willow Pass Road. Free. For more information, contact David Sharples at dsharples@calorganize.org or (510)269-4692.

Feb. 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.

Jan. 14
Winter Raptors
Scan the skies for raptors. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Meet at Round Valley Staging Area.

Jan. 15
Hazel-Atlas History Hike
Hike over old sandstone mine workings to examine the history of the hills. 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Meet at Black Diamond Mines.

Jan. 22
The Fungus Among Us
Grow an appreciation for mushrooms, molds and slimes while exploring the murky backwoods of the preserve. 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Meet at Black Diamond Mines.

Jan. 28
East Side Rocky Ramble
Travel through some of the most scenic and least-visited parts of the park. 9 a.m. – 4 p.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.

Jan. 22
Mushrooms, Fungi and Lichens
Drop in to find out about local edibles and dangerous growths. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Summit Museum.

EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Thru Jan. 21
“Back Home Again”
A new musical featuring the songs of John Denver. 8 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $55-$61. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Tuesdays
Walnut Creek Chorus Rehearsal
All voices welcome. 7 – 9 p.m. Trinity Lutheran Church, 2317 Buena Vista Ave., Walnut Creek. walnutcreekchorus.com.

Jan. 14, 16
“The Meeting”
Play depicting supposed meeting of Malcolm X and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. California Theatre, 351 Railroad Ave., Pittsburg. $13-$15. pittsburgcaliforniatheatre.com. (925) 427-1611.

Jan. 15
“From Victim to Victory”
Featuring Albert Rosa, the Holocaust survivor who received a Purple Heart. 3 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $25-$30. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Jan. 19 – 22
“Spontaneous Sitcom”
Get ready to binge watch your favorite TV sitcom with Synergy Theater. 8:15 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $20. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Jan. 20
Cheyenne Jackson in Concert
Presented by Feinstein’s Presents. 8 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $62.50 – $92.50. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Jan. 20 – 22
“Snow Queen”
Presented by El Campanil Children’s Theatre. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $8-$12. elcampaniltheatre.com.

Jan. 21
“The Music of Simon and Garfunkel”
Performed by AJ Swearingen and Jayne Kelli. 8 p.m. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $10-$27. elcampaniltheatre.com.

Jan. 22
“Peace, Love, Mozart & Beethoven”
Presented by California Symphony. 4 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $42-$72. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Jan. 27
Audra McDonald with Will Swenson in Concert
Presented by Feinstein’s Presents. 8 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $75-$105. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Jan. 27 – 29
“Fiddler on the Roof JR”
Presented by Poison Apple Productions. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $20. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Jan. 27 – Feb. 11
“Catfish Moon”
Presented by Onstage Repertory Theatre. Campbell Theatre, 636 Ward St., Martinez. $12-$18. live@campbelltheater.com. (925) 518-3277.

Jan. 27 – 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.

Jan. 28
Don Friesen
Smart and savvy, highly-caffeinated comedy. 8 p.m. California Theatre, 351 Railroad Ave., Pittsburg. $17-$20. pittsburgcaliforniatheatre.com. (925) 427-1611.

Feb. 3
“Causing a Scene”
Act II Improv performs. 7:45 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $15. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Feb. 3
James Monroe Iglehart in Concert
Presented by Feinstein’s Presents. 8 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $62.50-$92.50. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Feb. 3 – 4
“Body and Soul”
Soulful ballet program featuring romantic duet. Del Valle Theatre, 1963 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek. $27-$47. diabloballet.org.

Feb. 4
“Sinatra Sings The Big Bands”
Presented by West Coast Performing Arts Presenters. 7:30 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $45. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Feb. 4 – 5
“Song and Dance”
Presented by Contra Costa Chamber Orchestra. 2 p.m. Feb. 4: El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $7-$15. elcampaniltheatre.com. Feb. 5: Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $10-$30. lesherartscenter.org. 943-7469.

Feb. 9 – 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.

Feb. 10 – 12
“Patience”
Presented by Lamplighters Musical Theatre. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $50-$55. lesherartscenter.org. 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. 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
Guided aloe tours with refreshments at 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. Guided aloe tours at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Self-guided tours 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Ruth Bancroft Garden, 1552 Bancroft Road, Walnut Creek. $8-$10 regular admission. $50-$65/couple Sweets event; registration required. ruthbancroftgarden.org. (925) 944-9352.

CHURCHES & RELIGION

Jan. 22
“Mutts and Maribel Walk to the Moon”
An original story set to music. 3 p.m. Clayton Valley Presbyterian Church, 1578 Kirker Pass Road, Clayton. $5. 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.

Jan. 13
Taste of Mt. Diablo
Taste local wines and foods; wine auction, raffle, dancing. Proceeds benefit Mt. Diablo Elementary Playfield Project. Adults 21 and older only. 6 – 10 p.m. Oakhurst Country Club, 1001 Peacock Creek Drive, Clayton. $75. atasteofmtdiablo.eventbrite.com.

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. 19: Aloha Mind Math, 4 p.m.
  • Jan. 21: College Information Workshop, 10:30 a.m.
  • Jan. 23: Clayton Knits, 1:30 p.m.
  • Feb. 1 – 28: Catch a Dragon by the Tale; reading program kindergarten through 3rd grade
  • Feb. 2: Valentine Craft, 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.

  • Jan. 26: Master Gardeners, 6:30 p.m.
  • Jan. 30: STEAM, 7 p.m.
  • Feb. 1, 8: About Face: Veteran Self-Portrait Painting Workshop, 2:30 p.m. Registration required.
  • Feb. 2: Origami, 4 p.m.
  • Feb. 7: Watercolor texturing techniques, 1 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.