Community Calendar

Please submit your Calendar events by 5 p.m. Feb. 14 for the Feb. 23 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, downtown Concord. pcfma.org.

Second Thursday of the Month
Advance Health Care Directives
Legal clinic to prepare and notarize advance health care directives for seniors 60 and older in Contra Costa County. 9:15 – 11:15 a.m. Concord Senior Center, 2727 Parkside Circle. Free. Call for appointment (925) 671-3320.

Jan. 26
Advocate for a Foster Child
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Contra Costa County conduct information session on how to be a volunteer. Webinar: 12:30 – 2 p.m. Free. Register at cccocasa.org or call Jacqui at (925) 256-7284, ext. 7.

Jan. 28
Super Valentine’s Boutique
Valentine’s gifts, clothing, activities, raffle. 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Hilton Concord, Golden Gate Ballroom, 1970 Diamond Blvd. Free admission. supervalentinesboutique.com.

Feb. 23
Age Strong, Live Long Health Expo
Resources and information for seniors, families and professionals. Presentations and health screenings. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Concord Senior Center, 2727 Parkside Circle. Free. cityofconcord.org/healthfair. (925) 671-3320, ext. 1.

IN CLAYTON

Feb. 2
“A Collection of Small Collections”
Reception for new display of artifacts and archival materials related to life in the Clayton Valley. 5 – 7 p.m. Clayton Museum, 6101 Main St. Free. (925) 672-0240 or Renee Wing at (925) 212-0940.

Feb. 11
Camellia Tea
Clayton Historical Society’s 41st annual Camellia Tea. Open house honoring the Clayton Business and Community Association this year. 1 – 4 p.m. Clayton Museum, 6101 Main St. Free. claytonhistory.org. (925) 672-0240.

Feb. 24
Pancakes and Ponies
Breakfast and fun-filled horse day for the family. Benefits horsemanship education programs. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Concord Mt. Diablo Trail Ride Association Clubhouse, 1600 Trail Ride Road. $8 kids, $15 adults before Feb. 14; $15-$25 after. diabloequestrianheritage.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.

Jan. 28
Snakes in Winter
Meet our resident snakes. 1 – 3 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 Event Calendar for more information.

Feb. 8
The Lions of Diablo
Wildlife biologist James Hale talks about cougars in the Bay Area. 7 – 9 p.m. Ygnacio Valley Library, 2661 Oak Grove Road, Walnut Creek.

Feb. 18
Salamanders and Amphibians
Drop in and learn about amphibians of Contra Costa County. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Summit Museum.

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

Jan. 27
Discover Madrone Canyon
Learn about the unique nature on the Madrone Canyon trail. 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Meet at Rock City Parking Lot. Registration required.

Jan. 30
“State of the Mountain: A Year in Review and Looking Ahead”
Annual address by SMD’s Executive Director, Ted Clement. 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Walnut Creek Library, Oak View Room, 1644 N. Broadway, Walnut Creek. Free. Response required: Shannon Grover at sgrover@savemountdiablo.org or (925) 947-3535.

Feb. 4
Falls Loop Geology Trek
See rocks that formed far out at sea during the age of the dinosaurs. 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Meet at Regency Gate Trailhead. Registration required.

Feb. 11
Curry Canyon Ranch
Visit the lower 200 acres of SMD’s Curry Canyon. 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Meet at Park n’ Ride, 1000 Peacock Creek Drive. Registration required.

EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Thru Jan. 27
“Singin’ in the Rain JR”
Presented by Poison Apple Productions. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $20. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Thru Feb. 3
“The Sunshine Boys”
Presented by Plotline Theater. Campbell Theater, 636 Ward St., Martinez. $15-$22. campbelltheater.com. (925) 518-3277.

Jan. 26 – 28
“Shrek The Musical JR”
Live, high-energy musical. California Theatre, 351 Railroad Ave., Pittsburg. $20-$25. pittsburgcaliforniatheatre.com. (925) 427-1611.

Jan. 26 – Feb. 24
“Red Speedo”
A sharp and compelling play. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $40-$56. centerrep.org.

Jan. 28
“Songs of the Great White Way”
Performed by Franc D’Ambrosio. 3 p.m. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $12-$29. elcampaniltheatre.com. (925) 757-9500.

Feb. 2
“Pink Floyd Concert Experience”
Presented by West Coast Performing Arts. 8 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $45. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Feb. 2 – 3
“Harmonious Beauty”
Program composed of four unique ballets and one short film. Del Valle Theatre, 1963 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek. $25-$47. diabloballet.org.

Feb. 3
“Rhinestone”
A salute to the songs of Glen Campbell. 8 p.m. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $12-$29. elcampaniltheatre.com. (925) 757-9500.

Feb. 3
“Sinatra Sings the Big Bands”
Presented by West Coast Performing Arts. 7:30 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $45. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Feb. 6
“Angelina Ballerina” Story Time
Diablo Ballet’s Prima Ballerina Club invites children of all ages. 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Nordstrom, 3rd Floor, 1200 Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek. Free. diabloballet.org/prima-ballerina-club. (925) 943-1775.

Feb. 9 – 11
“The Gondoliers”
A pair of handsome gondoliers suddenly become kings and humor and exuberance abound. Presented by Lamplighters. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $49-$54. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Feb. 10
James Ehnes
Violinist. 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.

Feb. 10
“This One’s for You”
The songs of Barry Manilow. 2 p.m. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $12-$29. elcampaniltheatre.com. (925) 757-9500.

Feb. 11
“Beethoven Mass in C”
Performed by Diablo Symphony Orchestra. 3:30 p.m. Walnut Creek Presbyterian Church, 1801 Lacassie Ave., Walnut Creek. $35. diablosymphony.org.

Feb. 11
“The Hallelujah Girls”
Presented by The Vagabond Players. 2 p.m. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $12-$17. elcampaniltheatre.com. (925) 757-9500.

Feb. 14, 16
“The All Hands On Deck Show”
Authentic American roadshow and radio broadcast re-creation circa 1942. Feb. 14: El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $30-$40. elcampaniltheatre.com. (925) 757-9500. Feb. 16: Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $52.50-$62.50. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Feb. 15 – Mar. 3
“Jubilee”
In a dystopian future, brutal civil war ends in a fragile peace. B8 Theatre Company, 2292 Concord Blvd., Concord. $15-$25. b8theatre.org. (925) 890-8877.

Feb. 17
“Chicken, Chitlins and Caviar”
A musical soul food feast that celebrates music in the African American culture. 2 and 7:30 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $40. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Feb. 17 – 18
“Ludwig and Leonard”
Presented by Contra Costa Chamber Orchestra. 2 p.m. Feb. 17: El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $7-$15. elcampaniltheatre.com. (925) 757-9500. Feb. 18: Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $10-$30. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Feb. 23
“Improv For Good”
Presented by Funny Bones Productions. 7:45 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $15. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Feb. 23 – 25
“Mr. Toad’s Mad Adventures”
Presented by El Campanil Children’s Theatre. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $9-$13. elcampaniltheatre.com. (925) 757-9500.

Feb. 24
“Come Together: The Beatles Concert Experience”
Presented by West Coast Performing Arts. 7:30 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $45. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Feb. 25
“A Tribute to Glenn Miller and Tex Beneke”
Presented by West Coast Theater Company. 2 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $47-$59. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Feb. 25
Piano Recital
Presented by Mina with Love for Piano. 6:30 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $25. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

CHURCHES

Feb. 17
Annual Daddy-Daughter Dance
Open to the public: girls and dads, uncles, granddads and friends of all ages. Professional portrait, dessert and dancing. Candyland theme. Sponsored by Clayton Community Church. 6:30 – 9 p.m. Oakhurst Country Club, 1001 Peacock Creek Drive, Clayton. $25 per couple; $5 each additional guest. Register at claytoncc.com/daddydaughter. For more information, contact Jamie Davis at jamie.davis@claytoncc.com or (615) 495-4349.

SCHOOLS

Jan. 30 – Feb. 2
“Puss n’ Boots”
A sassy cat promises to solve the problems of a poor miller’s son. LeFevre Theatre, Saint Mary’s College, 1928 St. Mary’s Road, Moraga. $8-$12. stmarys-ca.edu/pussnboots.

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. 27
Stars to the Rescue XXVII
Musical gala. Proceeds aid the Animal Rescue Foundation efforts toward saving dogs and cats. 7 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $50-$250. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Jan. 27
Super Bowl Crab Feed Party
Wear your favorite team apparel. Food, auction. Proceeds benefit charitable causes of the Knights of Columbus Council 6038. 6 p.m. St. Bonaventure, 5562 Clayton Road, Concord. $50. Tickets available in church office or contact Mike Farnham at (925) 672-3422 or (925) 766-2864.

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.

  • Jan. 27: Genealogy Workshop, 10 a.m. Registration required.
  • Jan. 29: Family Game Night, 7 p.m.
  • Feb. thru Apr. 14: AARP Tax Help, Fri. and Sat., 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Registration required.
  • Feb. 4: Concord Kitting and Crochet Group, 1:15 p.m.
  • Feb. 5: Kindergarten Countdown, 2 p.m. Registration required.
  • Feb. 5: STEAM: Open Explorations, 7 p.m.
  • Feb. 7: Tween Giftables, 4 p.m. Registration required.
  • Feb. 11: Concord Mystery Book Club, 2:30 p.m.
  • Feb. 12: Kids’ Movie Monday, 7 p.m.
  • Feb. 14: Valentine’s Day Crafternoon, 4 p.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.

  • Feb. 1 – 28: Elephant and Piggie Reading Club
  • Feb. 12: Clayton Knits, 1:30 p.m.
  • Feb. 12: Clayton Library Book Club, 7 p.m.
  • Feb. 15: Kindergarten Countdown. Story Workshop, 2 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.