Community Calendar

Please submit your Calendar events by 5 p.m. July 11 for the July 20 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.

Tuesday Night Blues
July 10 – 31
Some of the best blues in the Bay Area. July 10, Dana Fuchs; July 17, Tommy Castro. 6:30 – 8 p.m. Todos Santos Plaza, downtown Concord. Free. cityofconcord.org.

Thursdays
Music and Market
Thursday night live music and farmers’ market. Music: June 28, The Highway Poets; July 5, Mariachi Mexicanisimo; July 12, Chance McKinney; July 19, California Beach Boys. Market 4 – 8 p.m.; music 6:30 – 8 p.m. Todos Santos Plaza, downtown Concord. cityofconcord.org.

3rd Sundays
Antique Faire
Antiques, collectibles, handmade arts and crafts. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Todos Santos Plaza, downtown Concord. Free admission. concordantiquefaire.com.

June, July
Concerts
The Concord Pavilion is located at 2000 Kirker Pass Road. See full concert schedule for 2018 at livenation.com.

  • June 22: Kevin Hart, 8 p.m.
  • July 1: Spirit West Coast, 3 p.m.
  • July 14: KIDZ BOP, 6 p.m.
  • July 24: Imagine Dragons, 7 p.m.

June 25
Contra Costa County Fair Housing Community Meeting
Participate in fair housing analysis. 5:30 p.m. City Hall, Council Chambers, 1950 Parkside Drive. Free. eventbrite.com.

July 4
Celebration
Pancake breakfast, Stars and Stripes 5K fun run/walk, parade, unveiling of statue of Don Salvio Pacheco to celebrate Concord’s 150th anniversary, festival, fireworks. Events start at 7:30 a.m. Todos Santos Plaza, downtown Concord. For more details, go to starsandstripesrun.com and concordjuly4th.com.

July 10
Cool Concord Cars
Annual car show on opening night of Tuesday Night Blues. 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Todos Santos Plaza, downtown Concord. Free. cityofconcord.org.

IN CLAYTON

Saturdays: June 23, July 7
Concerts in the Grove
June 23, The Fundamentals; July 7, Pride and Joy. 6 – 8:30 p.m. Grove Park. Free. ci.clayton.ca.us.

Saturdays
Farmers’ Market
9 a.m. – 1 p.m. 6095 Main St. pcfma.org.

June 27, July 11
Wednesday Classic Car Show
Car show and DJ music. 6 – 8 p.m. 6099 Main St. Free. ci.clayton.ca.us.

July 4
Pancake Breakfast and Parade
Clayton Valley/Concord Sunrise Rotary pancake breakfast at 7 a.m. at Endeavor Hall, 6008 Center St.; parade on Main Street at 10 a.m. Breakfast: $7 adults; $5 kids. No registration for Kiddie Parade. Register for main parade at ci.clayton.ca.us.

July 14
Clayton BBQ Cook-Off
Pro pitmasters and backyard chef competitions, including People’s Choice. Food, drink, music, family fun. 11 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. Downtown Clayton. Free admission. claytoncbca.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.

June 23
Snakes, Fast and Slow
Take a walk and learn how endangered creatures rely on parks like these. 9 – 11 a.m. Meet at Black Diamond Mines.

June 24
Owl Barfology
Swoop in to see how owls are our allies. 1 – 2 p.m. Meet at Black Diamond Mines.

June 30
Great Granites to Glass Bottles
Investigate the mysteries of sand. 9 – 11 a.m. Meet at Black Diamond Mines.

July 14
Mine Open House
Self-guided tours through newly expanded mine passageways. 12 – 4:30 p.m.

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.

June 22, July 20
Common Poorwill Bird Walk
Hike and listen to the birds of the early evening. 7 – 10:30 p.m. Meet at Mitchell Canyon Visitor Center. Reservations required: blkittiwake@yahoo.com.

June 23
Solstice Evening Hike
Hike begins at Coulter Pond looking for toads and frogs. 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Meet at Mitchell Canyon Visitor Center. Reservations required: sweettrails00@gmail.com.

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

June 23
Castle Rock Family Hike
Leisurely stroll along Pine Creek. 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Meet at Castle Rock Regional Recreation Area. Reservations required.

July 7
Wright Canyon Evening Property Tour
Beat the summer heat. 7 – 10 p.m. Meet at Wright Canyon. Reservations required.

July 20
Curry Canyon Ranch Evening Property Tour
Listen for critters that go bump in the night. 7 – 10 p.m. Meet at Park n’ Ride, 1000 Peacock Creek Drive, Clayton. Reservations required.

EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Thru June 23
“A Doll’s House”
Adapted for B8 Theatre Company by Annie Potter. 2292 Concord Blvd., Concord. $15-$25. b8theatre.org. (925) 890-8877.

Thru June 24
“Broadway and the Bard: An Evening of Shakespeare and Song”
Featuring Len Cariou. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $40. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Thru June 30
“Freaky Friday”
An overworked mother and her teenage daughter magically swap bodies. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $38-$79. centerrep.org. (925) 943-7469.

June 23
“Tribute to the Music of John Denver”
Starring Jim Curry. 2 and 8 p.m. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $12-$29. elcampaniltheatre.com. (925) 757-9500.

June 29 – July 1, 6
“How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying”
Presented by Broadway Repertory Theater. June 29 – July 1: El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $14-$25. elcampaniltheatre.com. July 6: Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $28. lesherartscenter.org.

June 30
“Roots from the West”
Presented by the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir. 7 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $25. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

July 12 – 15
“Spontaneous Shakespeare!”
Presented by Synergy Theater. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $20. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

July 12 – 22
“Man of La Mancha”
Presented by Ghostlight Theatre Ensemble. The Theater at Edna Hill, 140 Birch St., Brentwood. $13-$20. ghostlightte.org.

July 13
“Young Actors Studio Showcase”
Presented by The Ballet School. 6:30 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $20. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

July 14
“An Evening of Magic with Nick Fedoroff”
Magical expertise enhanced with brilliant improvisation and clever comedy. 7:30 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $45. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

July 14
“Mancini”
The songs of Henry Mancini performed by Katy Stephan. 2 p.m. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $20. elcampaniltheatre.com. (925) 757-9500.

July 15
“Love, Lust and Laughter”
Presented by Festival Opera. 2 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $44-90. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

July 21
Chevron Family Theatre Festival
A day of affordable, high quality, family entertainment. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $5. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

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.

July 14
Document Shredding
Old tax returns, bills, business records, bank statements and other documents containing personal information (no x-rays or film) shredded onsite by a certified shredding company. Proceeds go to the Cancer Support Community. 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Parking lot at 400 Taylor Blvd, Pleasant Hill. For questions, call Diablo Valley Oncology at (925) 677-5041, ext. 272.

July 28
International Tea
Fun-filled event for all ages. Benefits underprivileged senior citizens through Concord Senior Center Scholarship Fund. 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Concord Senior Center, 2727 Parkside Circle, Concord. $29. concordsc@cityofconcord.org. (925) 671-3320.

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.

  • Thru Aug. 4: Summer Reading Program
  • June 23: Finance Workshop, 11 a.m. Registration required.
  • June 25: Protecting Yourself from Fraud and Scams, 4 p.m.
  • June 26, 28; July 3, 5, 10, 12: Lunch at the Library, 1 p.m.
  • June 30: Bicycle-Friendly Driver Workshop, 2 p.m.
  • July 1: Concord Knitting and Crotchet Group, 1:15 p.m.
  • July 2: Family Program, 6 p.m.
  • July 7: HALO: Read to a Dog, 10:30 a.m. Registration required.
  • July 7: Finance Workshop, 2 p.m. Registration required.
  • July 8: Mystery Book Club, 1 p.m.
  • July 9: Family Craft, 4 p.m.
  • July 10: Tween Crafts, 4 p.m. Registration required.

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 Aug. 4: Summer Reading Program
  • June 25, July 9: Clayton Knits, 1:30 p.m.
  • July 9: Clayton Library Book Club, 7 p.m.
  • July 16: College Admissions for the Rest of Us, 7 p.m.
  • July 19: Bay Area Discovery Museum Presentation, 4 p.m. Registration required.

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.