Community Calendar

Please submit your Calendar events by 5 p.m. Aug. 15 for the Aug. 24 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. cityofconcord.org.

Tuesday Night Blues
Thru July 31
Some of the best blues in the Bay Area. July 24, Tia Carroll; July 31, Jr. DeVille. 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: July 26, Zepparella; Aug. 2, James Clark; Aug. 9, Stung; Aug. 16, Incendio; Aug. 23, Kingsborough. 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.

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

  • July 24: Imagine Dragons, 7 p.m.
  • Aug. 4: Angry Orchard Rock the Roots, 2 p.m.
  • Aug. 11: The Comedy Get Down, 8 p.m.
  • Aug. 18: Steve Miller Band, 7:30 p.m.
  • Aug. 24: End of the World Tour, 5:30 p.m.
  • Aug. 28: Rob Zombie, 7 p.m.

July 21
Bliss Music Festival
Inaugural event with original live music, silent disco, flow arts, craft beer, makers’ faire. 2 – 8 p.m. Todos Santos Plaza, downtown Concord. Free. blissmusicfestival.com.

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

Aug. 11 – 12
Japanese American Summer Festival
Japanese American Club’s annual event featuring Japanese food, Kendo and Judo demonstrations, Taiko drum performances, Japanese dance performance and flower arrangements. 1 – 9 p.m. Sat.; 12 – 8:30 p.m. Sun. Japanese American Religious and Cultural Center, 3165 Treat Blvd. Free admission, parking at Ygnacio Valley High School. www.diablojaclub.com.

IN CLAYTON

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

Saturdays: July 21; Aug. 4, 18
Concerts in the Grove
July 21, Southern Comfort; Aug. 4, Diamond Dave; Aug. 18, Apple Z. 6 – 8:30 p.m. Grove Park, downtown Clayton. Free. ci.clayton.ca.us.

July 25; Aug. 8, 22
Wednesday Classic Car Show
Car show and DJ music. 6 – 8 p.m. 6099 Main St. Free. ci.clayton.ca.us.

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.

July 21
Bat Monitoring
Help monitor the local bat population. 7:45 – 10 p.m. Meet at 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.

July 20, Aug. 24
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.

Aug. 11, 25
Tarantula Tales and Trails
Hike Mitchell Canyon in search of Mount Diablo’s famous spiders. 6 – 9 p.m. Meet at Mitchell Canyon Visitor Center. Registration 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.

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.

Aug. 4
Mangini Ranch Sun Salutation
Keep an eye out for wildlife that is active in the morning. 6 – 9 a.m. Meet at 5318 Crystyl Ranch Drive, Concord. Reservations required.

Aug. 17
Perkins Canyon Evening Family Hike
Learn about unique geology and mercury mining at the foot of Mount Diablo. 7 – 10 p.m. Meet at State Park parking area off of Morgan Territory Road. Reservations required.

EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT

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

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.

July 21
Ice Cream Social and Open House
Celebrate National Ice Cream Day and tour the Contra Costa County History Center. 12 – 2 p.m. 724 Escobar St., Martinez. Free; $5 suggested donation. cocohistory.com.

July 21, 28
Improv in the Park
Sponsored by Pittsurg Community Theatre. 6 p.m. John Buckley Square, Old Town Pittsburg, between Fifth and Sixth Streets and Railroad Avenue. Free. oldtownpittsburgca.com.

July 24
“Summer ‘Pops’ Concert 2018”
Presented by 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.

July 26 – Aug. 2
“Festival of Showcases”
Presented by CenterRep’s Young REPertory. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $20-$22. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

July 27 – 29
“The Secret Garden”
Enchanting musical. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $14-$25. elcampaniltheatre.com. (925) 757-9500.

July 28
Bria Skonberg with Wycliffe Gordon
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.

July 28
“Rockabilly Saturday”
Presented by Running Scared Productions. 8 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $35-$55. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

July 28
“Seussical Kids!”
Presented by the Ghostlight Theatre Ensemble Performing Arts Youth Academy. The Theater at Edna Hill, 140 Birch St., Brentwood. Free. ghostlightte.org.

July 29
Recital
Presented by the Salimpour School of Belly Dance. 5:45 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $20. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Aug. 3 – 4
“The Secret Garden”
Presented by Broadway Repertory Theater. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $28. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Aug. 4 -5
“The Pirates of Penzance”
Presented by Lamplighters. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $50-$55. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Aug. 5
“Abbacadabra”
The Ultimate ABBA Concert. 3 p.m. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $15-$32. elcampaniltheatre.com. (925) 757-9500.

Aug. 10 – 19
“Mary Poppins”
Presented by Poison Apple Productions. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $20. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Aug. 11
“The Modern Jazz Generation”
Performed by Marcus Roberts. 5 and 8 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $42. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

Aug. 12
“A Salute to the Eagles”
Performed by Hotel California. 3 p.m. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $12-$29. elcampaniltheatre.com. (925) 757-9500.

Aug. 18
Eliane Elias
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. 18
“Playing the 60s”
Performed by Mads Tolling. 2 p.m. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $18-$20. elcampaniltheatre.com. (925) 757-9500.

Aug. 24
“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.

Aug. 25
Gerald Clayton Quintet with Dayna Stephens
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. 26
20th Anniversary Gala Concert
Presented by Music Repertoire. 5 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $15. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

CHURCHES

Aug. 10
End of Summer Movie Night
“Coco.” Bring a lawn chair, blankets, invite friends and neighbors. Activities begin at 7 p.m. Movie starts at dusk. Clayton Community Church, 6055 Main St., Clayton. Free. claytoncc.com.

Aug. 12
International Food Festival
Food, music, prizes, kids’ activities. 1 – 4 p.m. International Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1655 West St., Concord. Free admission. concordinternationalsda.org. (925) 676-4111.

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 28; Aug. 11, 25
Adoption Fair
Sponsored by Northern California Sled Dog Rescue. 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. July 28, Aug. 25: Petco, 1150 Concord Ave, #160, Concord. Aug. 11: Pet Food Express, 5404 Ygnacio Valley Road, Concord. norsled.org.

Aug. 4
Water and Well-Wishes
Food trucks, water games, kid-friendly movie. Donate online to support the drilling of wells around the globe. 6 p.m. Crossroads Church, 5353 Concord Blvd., Concord. crossroadschurchweb.org.

Aug. 11
Sixth Annual Fish Fry
Proceeds go to support Team JMJ and the Lupus Foundation of America. 12 – 4 p.m. 3441 Thunderbird Drive, Concord. $20. jones.phylicia@gmail.com or meladevon@yahoo 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.

  • Thru Aug. 4: Summer Reading Program
  • July 20 – 22: Friends of the Concord Library Book Sale
  • July 23: Family Program, Dot Painting, 7 p.m.
  • July 26: Bird Program, 7 p.m.
  • July 28: AARP Tax Help, call (925) 405-5135 for appointment.
  • July 30: Family Movie Night, 7 p.m.
  • Aug. 4: HALO: Read to a Dog, 10:30 a.m. Registration required.
  • Aug. 5: Concord Knitting and Crochet Group, 1:15 p.m.
  • Aug. 7: National Night Out, 6 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.

  • Thru Aug. 4: Summer Reading Program
  • July 23: Destination Antarctica, 7 p.m.
  • July 23; Aug. 13, 20: Clayton Knits, 1:30 p.m.
  • July 30: Harry Potter’s Birthday Party, 6 p.m. Registration required.
  • Aug. 2: Create Your Own Pet Rock Critter, 4 p.m.
  • Aug. 13: Clayton Library Book Club, 7 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.