Community Calendar

Please submit your Calendar events by 5 p.m. June 14 for the June 23 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: June 1, The Fundamentals; June 8, Native Elements. 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.

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:

  • May 27, KBLX Stone Soul Concert, Saturday only, 12 p.m.
  • May 28, Stone Soul, two-day ticket or Sunday only, 12 p.m.
  • Jun. 2, Kidz Bop Tour, 7 p.m.
  • Jun. 7, Chicago and The Doobie Brothers, 7:30 p.m.
  • Jun. 11, Spirit West Coast Concord, 3 p.m.
  • Jun. 23, United We Rock Tour, 7 p.m.

May 27
Armed Forces Half Marathon
6:30 a.m. Todos Santos Plaza, downtown Concord. $90. Register: armedforceshalf.com.

May 27 – 29
KidFest
Nonstop entertainment, plus free activities for kids. Food court and rides. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; closes at 5 p.m. on Memorial Day. Mount Diablo High School, 2450 Grant St. $6 with canned food donation for Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano; $7 without. kidfestconcord.com.

June 10
47th Annual Corvette Car Show
Enjoy the finest examples of classic, custom and stock corvettes. 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Todos Santos Plaza, downtown Concord. Free to the public; $40-$45 car entrants. diablovalleycorvettes.com.

IN CLAYTON

Saturdays thru Oct. 14
Farmers’ Market
9 a.m. – 1 p.m. 6095 Main St. pcfma.org.

May 27
Saturday Concerts in the Grove
The Cheeseballs perform. 6 – 8:30 p.m. Grove Park, downtown Clayton. Free. ci.clayton.ca.us.

May 29
Memorial Day Observance
Program to honor our lost heroes, sponsored by VFW Post 1525. 10 a.m. Veterans Memorial flagpole monument, Main and Oak Streets. Free. vfwpost1525.org.

June 17
Round-Up For Relay
Barbecue, music, prizes. Sponsored by Relay For Life Clayton; benefiting the American Cancer Society. 6 – 10 p.m. Easley Ranch, 6995 Marsh Creek Road. $75. roundupforrelay.wix.com/home.

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.

May 26
An Evening at Rose Hill Cemetery
6 – 8:30 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.

June 2
Round the Mountain
Views in all directions. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Meet at Juniper Trailhead.

June 11
Snakes Alive
Drop in to meet several local types of snakes. 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.

June 3
Lime Ridge Family Walk
9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Meet at Ohlone Trail Parking Area. Registration required.

June 10
Mangini Ranch Property Tour
9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Meet at hiker gate adjacent to 5318 Crystyl Ranch Drive, Concord. Registration required.

EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Thru June 24
“Off the Shelf and OnStage”
A festival of one acts. Onstage Theatre at the Campbell Theater, 636 Ward St., Martinez. $16. onstagetheatre.homestead.com. (925) 518-3277.

May 26 – 27
“Alice in Wonderland”
Presented by Contra Costa Ballet Foundation. 7:30 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $38. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

May 26 – 28
“Into the Woods, JR”
Presented by Poison Apple Productions’ Apple Teens. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $20. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

May 26 – July 1
“Altar Boyz”
Spoof about a heavenly guy group. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $37 -$72. centerrep.org.

June 2 – 3
“The Show 2017”
Presented by Dance Fusion Company. 7 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $25. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

June 3
Concert
By East County Performing Arts Center Show Choir. 11 a.m. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. $15. elcampaniltheatre.com. (925) 757-9500.

June 8 – 25
“King Lear”
One of Shakespeare’s greatest tragedies. B8 Theatre Company, 2292 Concord Blvd., Concord. $18-$22. b8theatre.org. (925) 890-8877.

June 10
“A Taste of Me”
Presented by Noel Anthony. 8:15 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $25-$50. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

June 10
“Fifteen”
The Danville Community Band’s season finale. 3 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $17. lesherartscenter.org. (925) 943-7469.

June 11
“June Demonstration”
Presented by The Ballet School. 11 a.m., 2 and 5 p.m. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $27. 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.

May 27
Baking for a Cure
Bake sale for Relay For Life Clayton. 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Starbucks, Clayton Station. relayforlife.org/claytonca.

June 3
Plant Sale
Plants selected for pollinators and tour of honey bee farm. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Markham Regional Arboretum Society Nursery. 1202 La Vista Ave., Concord. Free admission. markhamarboretum.org.

SCHOOLS

July 29
30th Reunion
YVHS Class of 1987 reunites. 6 – 11 p.m. Blackhawk Auto Museum, 3700 Blackhawk Plaza Circle, Danville. $95. Go to Ygnacio Valley High Class of 1987 on Facebook or email yvhs1987@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.

  • June 1: Origami, 4 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.

  • June 5 – Aug. 5: Summer Reading Program for all ages.
  • June 7: Kenn Adams’ Adventures in Space, 1 p.m.
  • June 12: Clayton Knits, 1:30 p.m.
  • June 12: Clayton Library Book Club, 7 p.m.
  • June 14: Wrap Animals Craft, 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.