Community Calendar

Please submit your Calendar events by 5 p.m. Mar. 6 for the Mar. 15 issue. Items must be submitted by email to


March 2, 9
English as a Second Language Workshops
Sponsored by the Diablo Valley Literacy Council. No teaching experience required but volunteers must attend both training sessions and commit to 1-2 hours a week after being matched with a student. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 4000 Clayton Road, Concord. $20 for materials and training. Register at 925-685-3881.

Concord Farmers Market
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays, Todos Santos Plaza, downtown Concord.


March 14
St. Patrick’s Day Celebration
Open to the public. 4 p.m., Diamond Terrace Dining Room, 6401 Center St., Clayton. Free. 925-524-5100.


Feb. 23, March 2, 9, 19
Introduction to Mainstream Mindfulness Meditation
Relieve stress and reduce emotional and physical discomfort by learning how to be kinder to yourself and others. 10-11 a.m., Arts and Crafts Room, Diamond Terrace, 6401 Center St., Clayton. Attendance at all classes recommended. Free. Contact

Feb. 28
The Most Common Female Urologic Conditions
Medical experts will discuss the latest treatment options for female incontinence, overactive bladder, pelvic organ prolapse, menopause and postmenopause. 6:30-8:30 p.m., Lafayette Library Community Room, 3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd. Register by email at

March 1
Live Strong Health Expo
Presentations on back pain and boxing fitness, raffle prizes and health resources for all ages. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Senior Center, 2727 Parkside Circle, Concord. Free. 925-671-3320.

Nar-Anon Family Group
A support group for families and friends of addicts. 7:30 p.m., John Muir Medical Center, 2540 East St., Concord. Free. 510-427-2607.


Feb. 16, 23
Nature Discoveries
Learn what’s flying, crawling or blooming with a different nature subject each week. 10-11 a.m., meet at the end of Somersville Road, Black Diamond Mines. $5 parking. 510-544-2750 or

Feb. 16, 23
Snake Friends
Meet the snakes and learn about snakes and other ectotherms. 1:30-2 p.m., Sidney Flat Visitor Center, 5175 Somersville Road, Black Diamond Mines. $5 parking. 510-544-2750 or

Feb. 16, 23
Historic Somersville
Learn about 19th-century mining and go on a short walk. 1-2 p.m., meet at the end of Somersville Road, Black Diamond Mines. $5 parking. 510-544-2750 or

Feb. 23
Amazing Amphibians
Learn about salamanders, newts and frogs. For those 5 and older. 10:30-11:30 a.m., meet at Briones Road Staging Area, 2537 Reliez Valley Road, Martinez. Parking fee. 510-544-2750 or

Feb. 24
Frog Pond/Green Ranch Hike
A 9.5-mile hike with an elevation gain of about 2,100 feet, sponsored by Mt. Diablo Interpretive Association. Rain cancels. 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Meet at Curry Point on South Gate Road, Mt. Diablo. $10 car fee. RSVP to

Sundays through April
Vasco Caves Tour
Hike 2-3 miles through this windswept landscape. 9 a.m.-2 p.m., 9450 Marsh Creek Road, Brentwood. $35-$40. 510-544-2750 or


Theater Contact Key

B8 Theatre Company, 2292 Concord Blvd., Concord. 925-890-8877.
California Theatre, 351 Railroad Ave., Pittsburg. 925-427-1611.
Del Valle Theatre, 1963 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek. 925-943-7469.
El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. 925-757-9500.
Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. 925-943-7469.
Martinez Campbell Theater, 636 Ward St., Martinez. 925-350-9770.

Through Feb. 23
“Communicating Doors”
A hilarious mash-up of “Psycho” and “Doctor Who,” Center REP, Lesher Center. $34-$56.

Through March 2
“Fuddy Meers”
A rare form of amnesia plagues Claire, B8 Theatre. $15-$25.

Through March 3
“White Guy on a Bus”
A brutal look at race in America, Women of Words, Campbell Theater. $20-$22.

Through March 15
Valley Art Gallery Celebrates 70
Featuring 12 artists. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 1661 Botelho Dr., Suite 110, Walnut Creek. Free. Free. 925-935-4311 or

Through April 9
Call for Entries/“Around and About Diablo”
Juried, two-dimensional Valley Art Gallery exhibit focusing on the mountain and the communities surrounding it. Entries due April 9.

Feb. 15-16
“Pirates of Penzance JR”
Set sail with Sing Out, Del Valle Theatre. $25.

Feb. 15-24
“Noises Off”
A “loony” comedy about the theater world with mature content, Pittsburg Community Theatre, California Theatre. $20-$25.

Feb 16-17
“Let’s Dance”
Contra Costa Chamber Orchestra. Feb. 16, El Campanil Theatre. Feb. 17, Lesher Center. $7-$30.

Feb. 17-25
“Stage Kiss”
A romantic comedy set in the theater world, Other Other Theatre Company. Lesher Center. $17.

Feb. 24
“Beau Jest”
A sweet romantic comedy, Vagabond Players 2 p.m., El Campanil. $15-$18.

Feb. 25
“The New U.S.-Russian Cold War”
With Stephen Cohen and Katrina vanden Heuvel, to benefit KPFA radio. 7:30 p.m., First Congregational Church, 2345 Channing Way, Berkeley. $12-$15. See ad in today’s Pioneer or

March 1
Victor Krummenacher’s Flying Circus
To promote a new CD release. 8 p.m., Armando’s 707 Marina Vista Ave., Martinez. $15. 925-228-6985.

March 1, 3
“The Emporer’s New Clothes”
Classic tale of a vain emporer, El Campanil Children’s Theatre. El Campanil. $9-$13.

March 7-10
“The Emporer’s New Clothes”
A family-friendly music that encourages audience participation, Fantasy Forum. Lesher Center. $14.

March 15-16
“La Vida Loca”
A one-man show about a Mexican Immigrant, Los Medanos College Equity Series. California Theatre. $10-$12.

March 15-24
“I Am My Own Wife”
A one-man show about a cross-dressing antique collector and the LGBT movement during WWII. Martinez Campbell Theatre.

March 15-31
“Peter and the Starcatchers”
DVC Drama Department, 321 Golf Club Road, Pleasant Hill. 925-969-2358 or

March 16-17
“All John Williams”
Featuring light sabers and Quidditch brooms, California Symphony. Lesher Center. $42-$72.


Feb. 16
Alpha Rhythm Kings.
Swing band and dancing. 7:30 p.m., Clayton Valley Presbyterian Church social hall, 1578 Kirker Pass Road, Clayton. $15. 925-672-4848 or

Feb. 23
Daddy-Daughter Dance
Open to all girls and dads, uncles, granddads and friends. Includes professional portrait, dessert and dancing. Sponsored by Clayton Community Church. 6:30-9 p.m., Oakhurst Country Club, 1001 Peacock Creek Dr., Clayton. $25 per couple; $5 each additional guest. Register at Details at or 615-495-4349.


March 9
Viva Las Vegas
To benefit St. Agnes School in Concord. Carondelet High School, 1133 Winton Dr., Concord.

March 23
Blue Devils B/C Crab Feed
All you can eat crab, salad, garlic bread, pasta, plus wine with dinner and desert. Silent auction, raffle, music and dancing. 5:30-10:30 p.m., Sunset Hall, Contra Costa County Fairgrounds, 1201 West 10th St., Antioch. $60.

2nd and 4th Sundays
Pancake Breakfast
Eggs, pancakes, sausage, beverage. 8-11 a.m. VFW Post 1525, 2290 Willow Pass Road, Concord. $5, $3 children under 12.

Cars for the Camp Fire
Donate a running vehicle for victims of the fire in Paradise, sponsored by the Clayton Valley Concord Sunrise Rotary Club and the Rotary Club of Paradise. 925-326-5868 or


Concord Library is at 2900 Salvio St. Programs are free unles otherwise noted. Full schedule at 925-646-5455.

Fridays and Saturdays through March 9. AARP Tax Services, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Call 925-405-5135 for appointment.
Feb. 19, Adult Book Club, “The Sun is Also a Star.” 4 p.m.

Feb. 21, Commuting by Bike, presented by Bike East Bay, 6 p.m.
Feb. 25, African Dancing, Drumming and Traditions, 7 p.m.
Feb. 25, Dr. Seuss Celebration, 1:30 p.m.

Feb. 28, Adventures in Coding, 3 p.m. Registration required.
March 4, Go with the Flow: Juggling Event, 7 p.m.
March 5, Telling Your Story: Writing and Women’s History Month, 4 p.m.

March 6, Teen Tech Week, 3:30 p.m.
March 10, Mystery Book Club, “To Love and Be Wise, 1 p.m.
March 12, Concord Art Association Meeting and Demonstration, 1:30 p.m.

Clayton Library is at 6125 Clayton Road. Programs are free unless otherwise noted. Full schedule at 925-673-0659.

Feb. 25, March 11, Clayton Knits, 1:30 p.m.
Feb. 28, Kindergarten Countdown, 2 p.m.

Feb. 28, Seussiville Puppet Party/Craft, 4 p.m.
March 6, Author B. Lynn Goodwin: “Never Too Late,” 4 p.m.
March 11, Women’s History Month movie, 2 p.m.

March 11, Dinosaur craft, 4 p.m.
March 11, Book Club, 7 p.m.


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

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

1st and 3rd Tuesdays
Clayton City Council
7 p.m. Hoyer Hall, Clayton Library, 6125 Clayton Road. or 925-673-7304.

2nd and 4th Tuesdays
Clayton Planning Commission
7 p.m., Hoyer Hall, Clayton Library, 6125 Clayton Road. or 925-673-7304.

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