Community Calendar

Please submit your Calendar events by 5 p.m. May 16 for the May 25 issue. Items must be submitted by email to newsandcalendar@concordpioneer.com

IN CONCORD

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

Thursdays
Music and Market
Thursday night live music and farmers’ market. Music: May 17, Tom Rigney; May 24, Concord High Jazz Band. Market 4 – 8 p.m.; music 6:30 – 8 p.m. Todos Santos Plaza. cityofconcord.org.

Apr. 21
Earth Day
Clean up the community and celebrate the planet. 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Hillcrest Community Park, Olivera Road and Grant Street. Register at signupgenius.com/findasignup; choose search icon and enter shannon.griffin@cityofconcord.org. (925) 671-3068.

Apr. 24, May 8
Budget Workshop and Hearing
Open to the public. 6:30 p.m. City Council Chamber, 1950 Parkside Drive. cityofconcord.org.

May
Concerts
The Concord Pavilion is located at 2000 Kirker Pass Road. See full concert schedule for 2018 at livenation.com. May shows: May 13, The New ALT 105.3 BFD 2018, 1 p.m. May 26 – 27, KBLX Stone Soul Concert, 12 p.m.

May 12
MomDay
Celebrate Mom and enjoy the All Area Music Festival. Todos Santos Plaza. cityofconcord.org.

IN CLAYTON

Apr. 21
Clayton Cleans Up
Honor Earth Day with a town spring cleaning. 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Clayton City Hall, 6000 Heritage Trail. Register at ci.clayton.ca.us.

Apr. 24
Auditions
Auditions for Clayton Theatre Company’s fall production. 7 – 10 p.m. Endeavor Hall, 6008 Center St. claytontheatrecompany.com.

Apr. 28 – 29
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 entry. claytoncbca.org. (925) 672-2272.

May 5 – 6
Clayton Gardens Tour
Self-guided tour in Clayton area. Benefits Clayton Historical Society. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Clayton Museum, 6101 Main St. $35 in advance; $40 day of event. claytonhistory.org. (925) 672-0240.

Saturdays, May 12 – Sep. 16
Concerts in the Grove
May 12, Plan B. 6 – 8:30 p.m. Grove Park. Free. ci.clayton.ca.us.

Saturdays, May 12 – Sep. 22
Farmers’ Market
9 a.m. – 1 p.m. 6095 Main St. pcfma.org.

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.

Apr. 21 – 29
Wildflower Hikes
10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Meet at Black Diamond Mines.

Apr. 28
Moon Over Star Mine
Bask in the silver moonlight on an after-hours hike. 6:30 – 10 p.m. Meet at Black Diamond Mines. Registration required.

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. 20
Windy Point and Riggs Canyon Hike
9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Meet at Curry Point Trailhead.

Apr. 21, May 5
Butterfly Walk
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Meet at Mitchell Canyon Visitor Center.

Apr. 22
Diablo Falls and Donner Canyon Hike
9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Meet: Mitchell Canyon Visitor Center.

Apr. 29
Wildflower Walk
10 a.m. Meet: Mary Bowerman Trail. Reservations required.

Apr. 30
North Peak Hike
10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Meet at Morgan Territory Road Parking Lot.

May 6
Mt. Olympia Hike
9:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Meet: Mitchell Canyon Visitor Center.

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

May 5
Family iNaturalist Walk
Use the iNaturalist application. 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Meet at Lower Summit Parking Lot. Reservations required.

May 13
Mother’s Day Ramble
Leisurely stroll. 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Meet at Round Valley Regional Preserve Trailhead. Reservations required.

EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Thru Apr. 29
“Shirley Valentine”
A thrilling, cheer-raising piece of theatre. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $34-$56. centerrep.org.

Thru Apr. 29
“West Side Story”
By Contra Costa Musical Theatre. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $49-$71. lesherartscenter.org.

Apr. 20 – 21
“Legally Blonde The Musical JR”
Presented by SingOut! Musical Theatre. Del Valle Theatre, 1963 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek. $20. lesherartscenter.org.

Apr. 20 – 22
“An Evening of Live Radio”
Presented by Four-Eyed Jacks. Campbell Theater, 636 Ward St., Martinez. campbelltheater.com. (925) 350-9770.

Apr. 20 – 22
“The Magical Lamp of Aladdin”
Presented by El Campanil Children’s Theatre. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $9-$13. elcampaniltheatre.com. (925) 757-9500.

Apr. 20 – 29
“Next to Normal”
Musical about a mother struggling with worsening bipolar disorder. California Theatre, 351 Railroad Ave., Pittsburg. $16-$25. pittsburgcaliforniatheatre.com. (925) 427-1611.

Apr. 21
History Talk and Book Signing
“The Polar Adventures of a Rich American Dame: A Life of Louise Arner Boyd” by Dr. Joanna Kafarowski. 1 – 3 p.m. CoCo History Center, 724 Escobar St., Martinez. $10 suggested donation. Reservations requested: mkting@cocohistory.org or (925) 229-1042.

Apr. 22
“Spontaneous Noir! An Improvised Piece of Pulp”
Presented by Synergy Theater. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $20. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Apr. 27 – 28
“12 Angry Jurors”
Presented by Contra Costa Christian School. 7:15 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $12. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Apr. 28, May 4
“Improv for Good”
Featuring Act II Improv. Apr. 28: 7 p.m. Campbell Theater, 636 Ward St., Martinez. $10. campbelltheater.com. May 4: 7:45 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $15. lesherartscenter.org.

Apr. 29
“The Carole King Songbook – You’ve Got a Friend”
Performed by The Rhythm Method 4. 3 p.m. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $12-$29. elcampaniltheatre.com. (925) 757-9500.

May 2 – 5
“Alice in Wonderland”
Presented by DLUX Puppets. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $10-$15. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

May 4 – 5
“Celebrated Masters”
Presented by Diablo Ballet. Del Valle Theatre, 1963 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek. $40. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

May 4 – 5
“Déjà vu”
Presented by Tapestry International Singers. 7 p.m. May 4: St. John’s, 5555 Clayton Road, Clayton. May 5: Clayton Valley Presbyterian, 1578 Kirker Pass Road, Clayton. Freewill offering. tapestryringersandsingers.org.

May 5
“The Ultimate Tribute to Fleetwood Mac”
Performed by Fleetwood Mask. 8 p.m. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $12-$29. elcampaniltheatre.com. (925) 757-9500.

May 6
“Ballet Joyeux Spring Concert”
Presented by The Ballet School. 2:30 and 5:30 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $35. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

May 6
“Something Old, Something New”
California Symphony’s season finale. 4 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $42-$72. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

May 10 – 13
“Robin Hood”
Presented by Fantasy Forum Actors Ensemble. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $14. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

May 11 – 12
“Dance Series 02”
Presented by Smuin Ballet. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $57-$73. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

May 11 – 12
“The Little Mermaid JR”
Presented by DTC’s SingOut! Musical Theatre. Del Valle Theatre, 1963 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek. $20. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

May 11 – 13
“Oliver and the Fairies”
Presented by Music Repertoire. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $15. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

May 11 – 27
“Funny Little Thing Called Love”
A Jones Hope Wooten comedy. Campbell Theater, 636 Ward St., Martinez. campbelltheater.com. (925) 518-3277.

May 12 – 13
“American Idols”
Presented by the Contra Costa Chamber Orchestra. 2 p.m. May 12: El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $7-$15. elcampaniltheatre.com. May 13: Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $10-$30. lesherartscenter.org.

May 13
May 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.

May 17 – 19
“Anything Goes JR”
A wacky shipboard farce presented by Poison Apple Productions. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $20. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

May 19
“Coast to Coast”
Music from Broadway to Hollywood by The Blackhawk Chorus. 8 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $25. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

May 19
Concert
Alexander Gavrylyuk, pianist. 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.

May 19
“The Rhythm of Life”
Presented by Diablo Women’s Chorale. 2 p.m. Hillside Covenant Church, 2060 Magnolia Way, Walnut Creek. $15-$30. diablowomenschorale.org. (800) 838-3006.

May 20
“Give Us This Day”
Presented by Contra Costa Wind Symphony. 7 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $17. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

May 20
Spring Piano Recital
Presented by The Ballet School. 12:15, 3:15 and 6:15 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $14. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

May 20
“The World of Rachmaninoff”
Final concert of the season for Diablo Symphony Orchestra. 2 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $35. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

May 24 – 26
“The Sound of Music G2K”
Presented by Poison Apple Productions. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $20. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

CHURCHES

May 5
“Encounters”
One-man show. 11:15 a.m. Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1655 West St., Concord. Free. concordinternationalsda.org.

SCHOOLS

May 3
“Spring Sing”
Presented by Concord High School Choir. 7 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $15. lesherartscenter.org.

May 4 – 20
“Godspell 2012”
Diablo Valley College, 321 Golf Club Road, Pleasant Hill. $16-$21. dvcdrama.net.

May 22
Spring Concert
Presented by Northgate High School. 7 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $20. lesherartscenter.org.

FUNDRAISERS

May 5 – 6
Plant Sale
Apr. 14: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. May 5 – 6: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Markham Regional Arboretum Society Nursery. 1202 La Vista Ave., Concord. Free admission. markhamarboretum.org.

May 6
Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour
Self-guided tour of 40 Alameda and Contra Costa County gardens. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. $15 donation. bringingbackthenatives.net.

May 12
Plant Sale
By Clayton Valley Garden Club. 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Endeavor Hall, 6008 Center St., Clayton. claytonvalleygardenclub.org.

AT THE LIBRARY

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.

  • Apr. 20 – 22: Book Sale
  • Apr. 21: Saturday Social, 12 – 1 p.m.
  • Apr. 26: Write from the Heart, 6 p.m. Registration required.
  • May 6 – May 28: CLOSED for refurbishments.

The Clayton Library is at 6125 Clayton Road. Programs are free unless otherwise noted. See full schedule of events at claytonlibrary.org or call (925) 673-0659.

  • Apr. 23, May 14, 21: Clayton Knits, 1:30 p.m.
  • Apr. 26: Kindergarten Countdown, 2 p.m.
  • Apr. 26: Make a Rainbow Craft, 4 p.m.
  • Apr. 30: Children’s Book Week Stories and Craft, 4 p.m.
  • Apr. 30: MCE Presentation, 7 p.m.
  • May 7: Make Your Own Comic Book, 4 p.m.
  • May 10: Mother’s Day Craft, 4 p.m.
  • May 14: Clayton Library Book Club, 7 p.m.

GOVERNMENT

1st, 2nd and 4th Tuesdays
Concord City Council
6:30 p.m., Council Chamber, Concord Civic Center, 1950 Parkside Dr. cityofconcord.org.

1st and 3rd Wednesdays
Concord Planning Commission
7 p.m. Council Chamber, Concord Civic Center, 1950 Parkside Dr. cityofconcord.org.