Community Calendar

Please submit your Community Calendar events by 5 p.m. September 13 for the September 22 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. cityofconcord.org.

Thursdays
Music and Market
Thursday night live music and farmers’ market. Music: Aug. 31, Foreverland; Sept. 7, The Next of Kin; Sept. 14, Annie Sampson. Market 4 – 8 p.m.; music 6:30 – 8 p.m. Todos Santos Plaza, downtown Concord. Free admission. 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.

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:

  • Aug. 27, 2017 Honda Civic Tour featuring OneRepublic, 7 p.m.
  • Sept. 3, Hot Summer Night, 4 p.m.
  • Sept. 15, Florida Georgia Line, 7 p.m.
  • Sept. 28, Jason Aldean, 7:30 p.m.

IN CLAYTON

Saturdays thru Sept. 23, except Sept. 2
Farmers’ Market
9 a.m. – 1 p.m. 6095 Main St. pcfma.org.

Sept. 2
Derby and Car Show
Clayton Community Church’s 14th Annual Labor Day event. Kids 7 – 14 race derby cars down Main Street. Classic car show. 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Main Street. Free. Register for both events at claytoncc.com.

Sept. 2, 16
Saturday Concerts in The Grove
Sept. 2, The Fundamentals; Sept. 16, East Bay Mudd. 6 – 8:30 p.m. The Grove Park, 6100 Main St. Free. ci.clayton.ca.us.

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

Sept. 23
Second Annual Skip Ipsen Memorial Bocce Tournament
Open tournament. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. match play. Ipsen Family Bocce Park, 6000 Main St. $400 per team. claytonbocce.org.

Sept. 25
Live Stream Event
Atul Gawande presents “The Value of Community and Choice as We Grow Older.” 1 – 4 p.m. Clayton Library, 6125 Clayton Road. Free. Register at claytonvalleyvillage.com or (925) 626-0411.

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.

Aug. 26
Star Mine by Starlight
Breathe in the late evening air on a walk to Star Mine and the rocky ridge beyond. 6:30 – 10 p.m. Meet at Frederickson Lane entrance to Black Diamond Mines. Registration required.

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.

Aug. 27
The California Tarantula
Experience a close encounter with these fascinating and harmless spiders. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Summit Museum.

Sept. 3, 9, 16
Tarantula Hikes
Hike Mitchell Canyon in search of Mount Diablo’s famous spiders. Times vary. Meet at Mitchell Canyon Visitor Center. Registration required.

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

Aug. 26
Mary Bowerman Trail Family Walk
Circle the peak of Mount Diablo just below the summit. 9 – 11 a.m. Meet at Lower Summit Parking Lot. Registration required.

Sept. 10
Brushy Peak Regional Preserve
Take a leisurely ramble through this magical and diverse piece of open space. 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Meet at Laughlin Ranch Staging Area, Livermore. Reservations required.

Sept. 23
Hanson Hills Property Tour
Blue oak ridges meet miles of sky and pathways. 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Meet at Park n’ Ride lot on Peacock Creek Drive, Clayton. Reservations required.

EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Aug. 26
Warren Wolf/Edward Simon Quintet with Tia Fuller
Presented by Diablo Regional Arts Association. 5 and 8 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $42. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Aug. 27
“A Bench in the Sun”
Performed by The Vagabond Players. 2 p.m. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $10-$15. elcampaniltheatre.com. (925) 757-9500.

Sept. 1 – Oct. 6
“Million Dollar Quartet”
Musical of the incredible night Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash had a jam session. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $37-$72. centerrep.org.

Sept. 9
Hip Hop and R & B Concert
Performed by Rainn Sciryl. 8 p.m. California Theatre, 351 Railroad Ave., Pittsburg. $15. pittsburgcaliforniatheatre.com. (925) 427-1611.

Sept. 9
Tribute to Johnny Cash
Performed by James Garner. 8 p.m. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $10-$27. elcampaniltheatre.com. (925) 757-9500.

Sept. 10
“From Broadway to James Bond”
Presented by Music Repertoire. 3:15 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $10. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Sept. 16
19th Annual Delta Blues Festival
Music, arts and crafts, food. 12 – 7:30 p.m. Antioch’s Rivertown District. Free admission. deltabluesfestival.net.

Sept. 16
History Talk and Book Signing
Dan Hanel talks about “In the Shadow of Diablo: Mystery of the Great Stone House.” 1 – 3 p.m. Contra Costa County Historical Society’s History Center, 724 Escobar St., Martinez. $10 suggested donation for admission. Response requested: mkting@cocohistory.org or (925) 229-1042.

Sept. 16
Mike Amaral’s California Beach Boys Experience
A true Beach Boys concert experience. 7:30 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $39-$49. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Sept. 17
Diamonds of DanceSport Annual Showcase
Competitive dancesport. 6 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $30. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Sept. 19
Many Faces of Gynecologic Cancers
Medical experts discuss issues of ovarian, cervical and uterine cancers. 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Lafayette Library, 3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette. Free. Register at (925) 677-5041, ext. 260.

Sept. 22 – 23
“Dance Series 01”
Presented by Smuin Ballet. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $57-$73. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Sept. 22 – 24
“Fantastic Mr. Fox”
Performed by El Campanil Children’s Theatre. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $8-$12. elcampaniltheatre.com. (925) 757-9500.

Sept. 23
Tribute to Billy Joel
Performed by Joel: The Band. 8 p.m. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $10-$27. elcampaniltheatre.com. (925) 757-9500.

Sept. 24
“Lyrical Dreams”
Season opener for California Symphony. 4 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $42-$72. 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.

Aug. 26
Baking for a Cure
Bake sale for Relay For Life Clayton. 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Starbucks, Clayton Station. relayforlife.org/claytonca.

Sept. 9
“An Evening with Shakespeare and Sondheim”
Entertaining event to benefit B8 Theatre Company. 7 – 10 p.m. B8 Theater, 2292 Concord Blvd., Concord. $50. b8theatre.org. (925) 890-8877.

Sept. 9
Hawaiian Fusion Fundraiser
Entertainment by Daniel Ho. Proceeds go to scholarships for underprivileged senior citizens. 4:30 – 8:30 p.m. Concord Senior Center, 2727 Parkside Circle, Concord. $50. Purchase tickets at concordreg.org, course #104592; email concordsc@cityofconcord.org or call (925) 671-3320, ext. 1.

Sept. 16
Plant Sale
Annual overstock sale. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Markham Regional Arboretum Society Nursery. 1202 La Vista Ave., Concord. Free admission. markhamarboretum.org.

Sept. 17
5th Annual Wine Tasting at the Adobe
Sample local wines. Benefits Concord Museum and Event Center. 1 – 4 p.m. 1870 Adobe St., Concord. $35. concordhistorical.org.

Sept. 22 – 23
Yard Sale
All proceeds benefit Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1525 Relief Fund. 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. 1121 Peacock Creek Drive, Clayton. To donate small items, contact Mark Steinberg at vfwaux1525@gmail.com.

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.

  • Aug. 28: Movie Monday, 7 p.m.
  • Sept. 7: Origami, 4 p.m.
  • Sept. 7: Meditation, 6:30 p.m.
  • Sept. 11: STEAM, 7 p.m. Registration required.
  • Sept. 12: Art Association Meeting and Demo, 1 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.

  • Aug. 28: Clayton Knits, 1:30 p.m.
  • Sept. 11: Clayton Library Book Club, 7 p.m.
  • Sept. 18: Fall Family Story Time and Craft, 6:30 p.m.

GOVERNMENT

1st, 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, No Meetings in August
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.