Community Calendar

Please submit your Calendar events by 5 p.m. Oct. 17 for the Oct. 26 issue. Items must be submitted by email to newsandcalendar@concordpioneer.com.

IN CONCORD

Tuesdays and Thursdays
Farmers’ Market
Tuesdays year round, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Thursdays through Oct. 25. 4 – 8 p.m. Todos Santos Plaza, downtown Concord. pcfma.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.

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

Sept. 28: Rise Against, 7 p.m.

Oct. 4
“Dark Side of the Moon” Night
House of Floyd performs the music of Pink Floyd to laser light show. 6 – 8:30 p.m. Todos Santos Plaza, downtown Concord. Free. cityofconcord.org.

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

Oct. 12 – 13
Oktoberfest
Family friendly; beer, food, entertainment. 6 – 9 p.m. Fri.; 12 – 6 p.m. Sat. Todos Santos Plaza, downtown Concord. Free admission. concordoktoberfest.com.

IN CLAYTON

Saturdays thru Sept. 22
Farmers’ Market
9 a.m. – 1 p.m. 6095 Main St. pcfma.org.

Oct. 5 – 7
Oktoberfest
Sponsored by the Clayton Business and Community Association. Music by The Internationals, biergarten, food, arts and crafts, carnival. 6 – 10 p.m. Fri., carnival only; 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Sat.; 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sun. Downtown Clayton. Free admission. claytonoktoberfest.com.

Oct. 19
“Remembering the Great War: A Community Event”
New exhibit opening and reception. 5 – 7 p.m. Clayton Museum, 6101 Main St. Free. Contact Renee Wing for more information at reneewing@sbcglobal.net or (925) 212-0940.

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.

Sept. 23
Tiny Nature
Examine the wondrous bits of nature around us. 12 – 2 p.m. Meet at Black Diamond Mines.

Sept. 29
Round Valley Picnic Walk
Bring lunch and explore this peaceful valley. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Meet at Round Valley Staging Area.

Sept. 29
Spider Senses
See what true spider senses are about. 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Meet at Black Diamond Mines.

Sept. 30
Tarantula Tales
Meet Harry, our resident tarantula, and discover why he and his brothers are roaming the hills this season. 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.

September, October
Tarantula Hikes
Hike Mitchell Canyon in search of Mount Diablo’s famous spiders. Dates and times vary. Meet at Mitchell Canyon Visitor Center. Registration required.

Sept. 23, Oct. 14
The California Tarantula
Drop in to learn about Mount Diablo’s gentle giant. 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.

Sept. 22
Nature Sketching Family Walk
Record your impressions of the plants and terrain on this easy hike. 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Meet at Regency Gate Trailhead. Reservations required.

Oct. 14
Shell Ridge
Hike on established trails in the Open Space. 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Meet at entrance to Shell Ridge Open Space. Reservations required.

EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Thru Oct. 7
“Mamma Mia!”
Presented by Center Rep. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $39-$83. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Sept. 21 – 22
“Dance Series 01”
Presented by Smuin Contemporary Ballet. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $58-$75. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Sept. 22
The Best Intentions
Singing Motown classics. 8 p.m. California Theatre, 351 Railroad Ave., Pittsburg. $30-$35. pittsburgcaliforniatheatre.com. (925) 427-1611.

Sept. 23
“An Evening of Evidential Mediumship”
Presented by Angel Anne Psychic Medium. 7:15 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $30. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Sept. 23
“Beethoven and Bernstein”
Presented by California Symphony. 4 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $42-$72. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Sept. 28
Creedence Revelation
A tribute to Creedence Clearwater Revival. 7:30 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $39-$49. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Sept. 28
“Improv for Good”
Presented by Funny Bone Productions. 7:45 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $15. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Sept. 28 – Oct. 13
“Canyon Road”
Presented by Onstage Repertory Theatre. Campbell Theater, 636 Ward St., Martinez. $15-$20. canyonroad.brownpapertickets.com.

Sept. 28 – Oct. 14
“Spamalot”
An irreverent parody of the Arthurian legend. $20-$25. Sept. 28 – Oct. 7: California Theatre, 351 Railroad Ave., Pittsburg. Oct. 13 – 14: El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. pittsburgcommunitytheatre.org.

Sept. 29
“A Tribute to Jimmy Buffet”
Presented by West Coast Performing Arts Presenters. 7:30 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $45. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Sept. 29
Martinez Archives Crawl
Family-friendly scavenger hunt involving local history. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Veterans Memorial Hall, 930 Ward St., Martinez. Free. martinezarchivescrawl.com.

Sept. 29 – 30
“How to Make It in America”
Presented by The Contra Costa Chamber Orchestra. 2 p.m. Sept. 29: El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $7-$20. Sept. 30: Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $30. contracostachamberorchestra.org.

Sept. 30
Top Shelf
Performing Motown classics. 3 p.m. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $12-$29. elcampaniltheatre.com. (925) 757-9500.

Oct. 6
“In the Spirit of Lennon”
Performed by Drew Harrison. 8 p.m. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $12-$25. elcampaniltheatre.com. (925) 757-9500.

Oct. 11 – 13
“Legend of Banbury Cross”
Presented by Fantasy Forum Actors Ensemble. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $14. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Oct. 12 – 14
“The Fox on the Fairway”
Hilarious madcap adventure. Shadow Lakes Event Center, 401 Lakeview Drive, Brentwood. ghostlightte.org.

Oct. 12 – Nov. 10
“Thoroughly Modern Millie”
Presented by Contra Costa Musical Theatre. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $49-$53. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Oct. 13
“Popovich Comedy Pet Theatre”
Family-friendly show featuring legendary circus entertainer and his furry friends. 7 p.m. California Theatre, 351 Railroad Ave., Pittsburg. $26-$31. pittsburgcaliforniatheatre.com. (925) 427-1611.

Oct. 14
“A Dark and Stormy Night”
Presented 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.

Oct. 14
“Lili Boulanger and Her World”
Presented by Diablo Symphony Orchestra. 2 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Oct. 16
“A Night with Janis Joplin”
Presented by Turnaround Artists. 2 and 7:30 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $52.50-$62.50. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Oct. 18 – 21
“The Improvised Adventures of Sherlock Holmes”
Presented by Synergy Theater. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $20. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Oct. 19 – Nov. 17
“Dancing Lessons”
Quirky romantic comedy. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $34-$56. centerrep.org.

Oct. 20
“At Last”
The songs of Etta James performed by Terrie Odabi. 8 p.m. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $12-$29. elcampaniltheatre.com. (925) 757-9500.

Oct. 21
Bay Area Kids’ Book Fair
Authors, illustrators, publishers, educational programs, vendors, meet and greet characters, activities. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Pine Valley Middle School, 3000 Pine Valley Road, San Ramon. Free admission. bayareakidsbookfair.com.

Oct. 27
Forejour
Tribute to Foreigner and Journey. 8 p.m. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $12-$29. elcampaniltheatre.com. (925) 757-9500.

Oct. 28
An Afternoon with Cristiani Rebada and Leandra Ramm
Presented by FGB Productions Company. 2 p.m. California Theatre, 351 Railroad Ave., Pittsburg. $25-$30. pittsburgcaliforniatheatre.com. (925) 427-1611.

CHURCHES

Sept. 22
Concert
Matt Zebley’s B3 Organ Trio performs. 7:30 p.m. Clayton Valley Presbyterian Church, 1578 Kirker Pass Road, Clayton. $15. cvpresby.org.

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.

Sept. 29
Annual March-a-thon
The Marching Band and Auxiliary march 6.2 miles through Concord for donations. Proceeds benefit Concord High School Instrumental Music Program. For more information, go to chsminutemenmusic.org.

Oct. 20
Plant Sale
Buy native and naturally drought-tolerant plants for fall. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Markham Regional Arboretum Society Nursery. 1202 La Vista Ave., Concord. Free admission. markhamarboretum.org.

SCHOOLS

Oct. 19 – Nov. 4
“Footloose, The Musical”
Energetic and fun. Diablo Valley College, 321 Golf Club Road, Pleasant Hill. $16-$21. dvcdrama.net.

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.

  • Sept. 21 – 23: Book Sale
  • Sept. 24: Taking Control of Your Finances, 6 p.m. Registration required.
  • Sept. 26: Hispanic Heritage Month Crafts and Celebration, 4 p.m.
  • Sept. 27: Concord Candidate Forum, 6 p.m.
  • Oct. 1: Loteria Family Game Night, 7 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.

  • Sept. 24: Clayton City Council Candidates Forum, 7:30 p.m.
  • Sept. 24; Oct. 1, 22: Clayton Knits, 1:30 p.m.
  • Sept. 27: B is for Bubbles, 4 p.m.
  • Sept. 29 – Oct. 25: Guess the Weight of the Library Pumpkin
  • Oct. 1: Clayton Library Book Club, 7 p.m.
  • Oct. 1 – Nov. 8: Clayton Reads, “The Underground Railroad”
  • Oct. 14: “Underground Railroad: The William Still Story,” 2 p.m.
  • Oct. 23: Medicare 2019, What You Need to Know, 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.