Community Calendar

Please submit your Community Calendar events by 5 p.m. November 15 for the November 24 issue. Items must be submitted by email to newsandcalendar@concordpioneer.com

IN CONCORD

Mondays
Off the Grid
Rotating lineup of food trucks. 5 – 9 p.m. 2151 Salvio Street. offthegridsf.com.

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

On Sale Now
Concerts
The Concord Pavilion is located at 2000 Kirker Pass Road. See full concert schedule for 2017 at livenation.com. Upcoming shows:

  • Oct. 29, Punk in Drublic, 1 p.m.
  • Nov. 2, Luke Bryan, 7 p.m.

Oct. 28
SpiritsFest
Featuring local craft spirits, artists and vendors, live entertainment, food and Concord history during a spirited, Halloween-themed evening. Sponsored by Rotary Club of Concord. 2 to 8 p.m. Galindo Home and Gardens, 1721 Amador Ave. $60. spiritsfest.org.

Nov. 4 – 5
Gem and Jewelry Show and Sale
Jewelry, gems, minerals, fossils. Sponsored by the Contra Costa Mineral and Gem Society. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Centre Concord, 5298 Clayton Road. $6. ccmgsshowcoupon.com. (925) 779-0698.

Nov. 9
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 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Concord Senior Center, 2727 Parkside Circle. Free. Call for appointment (925) 671-3320.

Nov. 11
Veterans Day Celebration
Kicking off the annual Veterans Day Softball Tournament sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1525. 11 a.m. Willow Pass Community Park, 2748 E. Olivera Road. vfwpost1525.org.

Nov. 23
Turkey Trot Concord
5K/10K run/walk sponsored by Calvary Temple Church. Proceeds benefit outreach to local communities.7:45 a.m. Todos Santos Plaza, downtown Concord. $35-$40; $40-$45 after Oct. 31. Kids Dash is free. turkeytrotconcord.org. (925) 643-1207.

IN CLAYTON

Thru Nov. 4
“The 1940’s Radio Hour”
Musical about a live radio broadcast from Dec. 21, 1942. Friday night, dress in 1940s costume and get a free popcorn. Endeavor Hall, 6008 Center St. $20-$25. claytontheatrecompany.com.

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.

Thru November
Hazel-Atlas Mine Tours
Learn about the mining history and geology at Black Diamond Mines. Guided, 90-minute tour; Saturdays and Sundays. Must be age 7 or older with parent. $5 in advance online or day of at Sidney Flat Visitor Center.

Oct. 29
Creepy Critters
Learn about snakes, bats, owls and tarantulas and make a fun craft to take home. 12 – 4 p.m. Meet at Black Diamond Mines Upper Parking Lot.

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.

Nov. 8
Bird and Nature Hike
Hike up the canyon in search of bird sights and sounds. 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. Meet at Mitchell Canyon Visitor Center.

Nov. 24
Three Canyons Hike
Enjoy Green Friday instead of Black Friday. 10 a.m. – 5 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.

Nov. 5
Borges Ranch Family Walk
Hike the historic buildings of this operational cattle ranch. 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Meet at 1035 Castle Rock Road, Walnut Creek. Reservations required.

Nov. 12
Young Canyon Property Tour
Steep, but short hike up the slopes of North Peak. 9 – 12 p.m. Meet at end of Regency Drive, Clayton. Reservations required.

EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Thru Oct. 28
“Almost, Maine”
A delightful, mid-winter night’s dream. B8 Theatre Company, 2292 Concord Blvd., Concord. $15-$25. b8theatre.org. (925) 890-8877.

Thru Nov. 11
“Billy Elliot”
An inspiring celebration of the journey of one boy who hangs up his boxing gloves for ballet shoes. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $49-$65. ccmt.org.

Thru Nov. 11
“Greetings by Tom Dudzick”
Presented by Onstage Repertory Theatre. Campbell Theater, 636 Ward St., Martinez. $12-$18. campbelltheater.com. (925) 518-3277.

Thru Nov. 18
“The Liar”
The charming Dorante has but a single flaw: He cannot tell the truth. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $34-$56. centerrep.org.

Oct. 28
“Nunsense”
Presented by Broadway Repertory Theater. 2 and 7:30 p.m. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $12-$23. elcampaniltheatre.com. (925) 757-9500.

Nov. 3 – 5
“Alice @Wonderland: The Musical”
A present-day Alice encountering the Wonderland. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $15. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Nov. 5
Concert
Motown music with Top Shelf. 3 p.m. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $10-$27. elcampaniltheatre.com. (925) 757-9500.

Nov. 10 – 12
“A Swingin’ Holiday and More”
Diablo Ballet’s season opener. Del Valle Theatre, 1963 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek. $25-$59. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Nov. 11
“1940s Battle of the Big Bands”
Celebrate Veterans Day at El Campanil Theatre. Parade at 11 a.m. Show at 2 p.m. 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $15-$39. elcampaniltheatre.com. (925) 757-9500.

Nov. 11
Veterans Day Ceremony
Featuring the Walnut Creek Concert Band. 11 a.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. Free admission; reservations recommended. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Nov. 12
“Cityscape and Symphony”
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.

Nov. 17 – 18
“The Christmas Ballet”
Presented by Smuin Ballet. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $57-$82. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Nov. 17 – 19
“The Happy Prince”
Performed by El Campanil Children’s Theatre. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $8-$12. elcampaniltheatre.com. (925) 757-9500.

Nov. 18 – 19
“Mozart Masterpieces”
Performed by the Contra Costa Chamber Orchestra. 2 p.m. Nov. 18: El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $7-$15. elcampaniltheatre.com. Nov. 19: Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $10-$30. lesherartscenter.org.

Nov. 21
“Te Aito, Warrior”
Presented by Ta’ere Tia’i Polynesian Cultural Arts. 7:30 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $35-$45. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Nov. 24 – 26
“The Nutcracker”
Presented by Contra Costa Ballet. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $38. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Nov. 28
“Holiday Concert”
Presented by the Walnut Creek Concert Band. 7:30 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $17.50. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Nov. 28 – 30
“Elf JR”
Presented by Poison Apple Productions. 7:15 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $20. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

SCHOOLS

Thru Nov. 5
“The Mystery of Edwin Drood”
Hilarious, interactive, whodunit mystery musical. Diablo Valley College, 321 Golf Club Road, Pleasant Hill. $16-$21. dvcdrama.net.

Oct. 27 – 29
“Romeo and Juliet: A Rock and Roll Tragedy”
A hybrid of the original Shakespearean text and modern music and dance. Clayton Valley Charter High School, 1101 Alberta Way, Concord. $5-$10. claytonvalley.org.

CHURCHES

Oct. 28
Trunk or Treat
Safe place to trick or treat for kids. Come in costume. 5 – 7 p.m. Concord United Methodist Church, 1645 West St., Concord. Free. concordumc.org.

Oct. 28
Trunk or Treat
Dinner, games and trunk or treating. No scary costumes or weapons. 5 – 7 p.m. The Bridge Church, 2140 Olivera Court, Concord. Free. bridgebayarea.com.

Nov. 4
Boutique and Vendor Fair
Crafts, including artwork, scarves, jewelry; baked goods; vendors. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Faith Missionary Baptist Church Gym, 4266 Thompson Drive, Concord. Free admission. concordfmbc.com.

Nov. 23
Thanksgiving Dinner
For anyone in need. 11:30 – 2 p.m. First Lutheran Church, 4000 Concord Blvd., Concord. Free. flcconcord.org. (925) 483-4913.

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.

Nov. 3
“Kids: Investing in OUR Future”
County-wide program to keep kids in school. Dinner, auction, speaker Michael Pritchard. Benefits C.O.P.E. Family Support Center. 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Crowne Plaza Hotel, 4500 John Glenn Drive, Concord. $75. copebenefit.eventbrite.com.

Nov. 3 – 4
Comedy
Performed by Arsenio Hall to benefit the Pittsburg Arts and Community Foundation. California Theatre, 351 Railroad Ave., Pittsburg. $30-$40. pittsburgcaliforniatheatre.com. (925) 427-1611.

Nov. 3 – 4
Gala and Boutique
Friday night “Jingle Bells Boutique,” wine, appetizers, auction, wine pull, raffle and boutique; 6 – 8 p.m. Saturday Classy Crafters Boutique and Country Kitchen continues; 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Proceeds benefit Saint Bonaventure Food Pantry. Saint Bonaventure Large Hall, 5562 Clayton Road, Concord. Free admission. 672-5800.

Nov. 9
Art Show and Sale
Showcasing Clayton folk art by Carlene Honeychurch. Wine, appetizers; dressy to formal attire. Proceeds benefit Clayton Historical Society and Museum. 4 – 8 p.m. Endeavor Hall, 6008 Center St. $5 admission. claytonhistory.org.

Nov. 13
HomeAid LIVE 2017
HomeAid Northern California’s annual benefit show. 8 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $75-$125. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Nov. 17 – 18
Comedy
Performed by Pablo Francisco to benefit the Pittsburg Arts and Community Foundation. California Theatre, 351 Railroad Ave., Pittsburg. $20-$30. pittsburgcaliforniatheatre.com. (925) 427-1611.

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.

  • Oct. 30: Puppet Show, 7 p.m.
  • Oct. 31: Halloween Crafternoon, 3:30 p.m.
  • Nov. 2: Origami, 4 p.m.
  • Nov. 4: Tai Chi Zen, 11 a.m. Registration required.
  • Nov. 6: Movie Monday, 7 p.m.
  • Nov. 13: Eating Healthy Workshop, 6 p.m. Registration required.
  • Nov. 14: Concord Art Association Meeting and Demo, 1 p.m.
  • Nov. 14: Teens Make’n’Take, 4 p.m.
  • Nov. 20: Thankful Crafts, 7 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 Nov. 6: Clayton Reads, “The Art of Racing in the Rain”
  • Oct. 29, Nov. 5: Family Movie Afternoon, 2 p.m.
  • Oct. 30: Halloween Adventure, 4 p.m.
  • Nov. 6: “The Art of Racing in the Rain” discussion, 7 p.m.
  • Nov. 13: Clayton Knits, 1:30 p.m.
  • Nov. 13: Mt. Diablo Astronomical Society, 6:30 p.m.
  • Nov. 13: Clayton Library Book Club, 7 p.m.
  • Nov. 20: Create Picture Book Art, 4 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.