Community Calendar

Please submit your Calendar events by 5 p.m. May 3 for the May 12 issue. Items must be submitted by email to newsandcalander@concordpioneer.com

IN CONCORD

Tuesdays and Thursdays
Farmers’ Market
Tuesdays year round, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Thursdays, 4 – 8 p.m. Music starting May 11, 6:30 – 8 p.m. Todos Santos Plaza, downtown Concord. cityofconcord.org.

On Sale Now
Concerts
The Concord Pavilion is located at 2000 Kirker Pass Road. livenation.com. Concert schedule for 2017:

  • May 27, KBLX Stone Soul Concert, Saturday only, 12 p.m.
  • May 28, Stone Soul, two-day ticket or Sunday only, 12 p.m.
  • Jun. 2, Kidz Bop Tour, 7 p.m.
  • Jun. 7, Chicago and The Doobie Brothers, 7:30 p.m.
  • Jun. 11, Spirit West Coast Concord, 3 p.m.
  • Jun. 23, United We Rock Tour, 7 p.m.

Apr. 22
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. 22
Secure Your ID Day
Paper only shredding event. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Concord City Hall, 1950 Parkside Drive. Free. cityofconcord.org.

Apr. 29
Hoarding and Chronic Disorganization
By Rachel Seavy. 10 a.m. Concord Senior Center, 2727 Parkside Circle. Free. Register: (925) 671-3320, option 1, or concordreg.org, course 104525.

May 5 – 7
Spring Tea
Sponsored by Concord Historical Society. 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Galindo Home, 1721 Amador Ave. $35. Reserve: (925) 682-6383.

May 13
MomDay
Celebrate Mom and enjoy the All Area Music Festival. Todos Santos Plaza, downtown Concord. cityofconcord.org.

May 27
Armed Forces Half Marathon
6:30 a.m. Todos Santos Plaza, downtown Concord. $80 through May 15; $90 after. Register: armedforceshalf.com.

IN CLAYTON

Apr. 22
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. 29 – 30
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.

May 1
Launch Party
Celebrate Clayton Valley Village nonprofit. 4 – 6 p.m. Endeavor Hall, 6008 Center St. Free. claytonvalleyvillage.org.

May 6 – 7
Clayton Gardens Tour
Self-guided tour. Benefits Clayton Historical Society. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Clayton Museum, 6101 Main St. $30. claytonhistory.org.

May 13
Saturday Concerts in the Grove
Rockin Down the Hiway. 6 – 8:30 p.m. Grove Park, downtown Clayton. Free. ci.clayton.ca.us.

Saturdays, May 13 thru Oct. 14
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. 23
Somersville Stroll
1 – 2 p.m. Meet at Black Diamond Mines.

Apr. 29
Passage to Pioneer Pond
9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Meet at Black Diamond Mines.

Apr. 30
Long Wildflower Hike at Morgan Territory
10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Meet at Morgan Territory Staging Area pending road closure.

May 20
History Hike
8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Meet at Clayton Park and Ride.

May 26
An Evening at Rose Hill Cemetery
6 – 8:30 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. 28
Sycamore Canyon and Knobcone Point Hike
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Meet at Curry Point Trailhead.

Apr. 30
Twin Peaks Wildflower Hike
10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Meet at Mitchell Canyon Trailhead.

May 5
Curry Canyon and Windy Point Hike
9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Meet at Curry Point Trailhead. Reservations required by May 3: jvanakkeren@comcast.net.

May 6
Butterfly Walk
10 a.m. – 1p.m. Meet at Mitchell Canyon Visitor Center.

May 6, 21
Wildflower Walk
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Meet at Lower Summit. Must register: onesuperhiker@aol.com.

May 19
Mt. Olympia and Mitchell Canyon Hike
9:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Meet at Mitchell Canyon Trailhead.

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

May 14
Round Valley Family Walk
9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Meet at Round Valley Regional Preserve Trailhead. Registration required.

EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Apr. 27
“The Jungle Book – Hungarian Musical”
By Pilvax Players. 4 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $35. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Apr. 30
“Those Were the Days”
Songs of the 1960s. 3 p.m. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $10-$27. elcampaniltheatre.com. (925) 757-9500.

May 4
“A Song to Sing, O!”
Gilbert and Sullivan. 8 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $50-$55. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

May 5
“An A Cappella Evening”
HouseBlend and La Di Da. 7:30 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $25. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

May 5
Mariachi Reynas
Female ensemble. 8 p.m. California Theatre, 351 Railroad Ave., Pittsburg. $40. pittsburgcaliforniatheatre.com. (925) 427-1611.

May 5 – 6
“Celebrated Masters”
Presented by Diablo Ballet. Del Valle Theatre, 1963 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek. $47. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

May 6
Concert
By Collage. 7:30 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $15. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

May 6
History/Book Talk
By Author Richard Schwartz. 1 – 3:30 p.m. Shell Clubhouse, 1635 Pacheco Blvd., Martinez. $10 donation. Reservation: mkting@cocohistory.org; (925) 229-1042.

May 7
“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. (925) 757-9500.

May 7
“Americana Roadtrip”
Joyful music. 7:15 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $30. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

May 7
Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour
Self-guided tour of 40 Alameda and Contra Costa County gardens. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Free. Pre-register: bringingbackthenatives.net.

May 7
Season Finale
California Symphony. 4 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $42-$72. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

May 7
Spring Concert – The Ballet School
2:30 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $40. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

May 11 – 14
“Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”
Presented by Fantasy Forum Actors Ensemble. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $14. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

May 12 – 13
“Beauty and the Beast JR”
Presented by Diablo Theatre Company’s SingOut! Musical Theatre. Del Valle Theatre, 1963 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek. $20. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

May 12 – 13
“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 12 – 13
“The Reluctant Dragon”
Performed by El Campanil Children’s Theatre. 7:30 p.m. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $8-$12. elcampaniltheatre.com. (925) 757-9500.

May 12 – 21
“Hairspray”
Musical. California Theatre, 351 Railroad Ave., Pittsburg. $12-$25. pittsburgcaliforniatheatre.com. (925) 427-1611.

May 13 – 14
“Then and Now”
By Contra Costa Chamber Orchestra. 2 p.m. May 13: El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. elcampaniltheatre.com. May 14: Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. lesherartscenter.org.

May 14
May Concert- Diablo Wind Symphony
7:30 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $10. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

May 20
“Alice in Wonderland”
By DLUX Puppets. 10 a.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $15. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

May 20
“Manava”
Music and dances of Tahiti and the Pacific Isle. 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $25. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

May 20
“Unplugged”
James Taylor tribute. 8 p.m. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $10-$27. elcampaniltheatre.com. (925) 757-9500.

May 21
“From Screen and Stage”
By Contra Costa Wind Symphony. 7:30 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $17. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

May 21
“La Traviata”
By Diablo Symphony Orchestra. 2 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $35. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

May 21
“Summer Piano Recital”
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 21
“Ukulele Uprising II”
By the Delta Strummers. 3 p.m. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $15. elcampaniltheatre.com. (925) 757-9500.

May 23
“La Fille mal gardee”
By Ligioso Ballet. 6:30 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $17.75. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

May 25
“Spring Ballet Performance 2017”
By Center for Community Arts. 7 p.m. Del Valle Theatre, 1963 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek. $16.75. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

CHURCHES & RELIGION

Apr. 29
Concert
Chromatica performs. 7 p.m. Clayton Valley Presbyterian Church, 1578 Kirker Pass Road, Clayton. $10-$20. chromaticachorale.org.

SCHOOLS

May 5 – 21
“Titus Andronicus”
Revenge story. Diablo Valley College, 321 Golf Club Road, Pleasant Hill. $16-$21. dvcdrama.net.

May 16
Spring Concert
By Northgate High School. 7 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $20. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

FUNDRAISERS

Apr. 28
Baking for a Cure
Bake sale for Relay For Life Clayton. 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Starbucks, Clayton Station. relayforlife.org/claytonca.

May 6 – 7
Plant Sale
Plant sale in conjunction with Bringing Back the Natives Tour. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Markham Regional Arboretum Society Nursery. 1202 La Vista Ave., Concord. markhamarboretum.org.

May 6, 13
“Back on Broadway!”
Performed by Tapestry. 7 p.m. May 6: Saint John’s Parish, 5555 Clayton Road, Clayton. May 13: Clayton Valley Presbyterian, 1578 Kirker Pass Road, Clayton. tapestryringersandsingers.org.

May 9
Dash and Dine
For Relay For Life Clayton. Skipolini’s, 1033 Diablo St., Clayton. Bring flier at relayforlife.org/claytonca.

May 13
Plant Sale
By Clayton Valley Garden Club. 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Endeavor Hall, 6008 Center St., Clayton. claytonvalleygardenclub.org.

May 13
Poker Tournament
By Soroptimist of Diablo Vista. 5:30 – 10:30 p.m. Elks Lodge, 3565 Clayton Road, Concord. $60. sidiablovista.org.

May 13
Rummage Sale
Benefits Boy Scout Troop 370. 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Salvation Army, 3950 Clayton Road, Concord. Donations accepted through May 12; contact Marina (925) 234-3470 or marinaware@msn.com.

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. 21 – 23: Book Sale
  • Apr. 27, May 25: Master Gardeners, 6:30 p.m.
  • Apr. 29: Concord Art Assoc. Spring Show and Sale, 10 a.m.

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.

  • Thru Apr. 30: Black Out Poetry. Supplies provided.
  • Apr. 24: Putting the You in University, 7 p.m. Register.
  • May 1: Scavenger Hunt, 4 p.m.
  • May 12 – 14: Book Sale

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.