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May 25-27
Bay Area KidFest
The 30th annual event includes entertainment, rides, free kids’ activities and food court. Memorial Day ceremony with Concord Blue Devils C Corps at noon May 27. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. May 25-26, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 27. Mt. Diablo High School, 2450 Grant St., Concord. $6 with canned food donations ($5 with two cans Saturday), or $7 general. Children under 2 and those 65+ free. Proceeds benefit local educational, health and sports non-profits.

Thursdays, May 30-Sept. 26
Music and Market
Farmers market and free concerts, 6:30-8 p.m., Todos Santos Plaza. May 30: Concord High Jazz Band and the Blue Devils. June 6: Steve Lucky & the Rhumba Bums. June 13: Soul Power. June 20: Native Elements.

June 1
Pride 2019
Sponsored by the Rainbow Community Center. Family-friendly celebration of the LGBTQ+ community with DJ, food, vendors, kids area. Noon-6 p.m., Todos Santos Plaza.

June 15
49th annual Corvette Car Show
Featuring classic, custom and stock Corvettes, sponsored by Diablo Valley Corvettes. 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Todos Santos Plaza, downtown Concord. Show is free; car entry fee is $30. Car registration 8 a.m.-10:45 a.m. Contact Bill at or 510-332-5669.

Tuesdays and Thursdays
Farmers Market
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays and 4-8 p.m. Thursdays, Todos Santos Plaza, downtown Concord.


Saturdays through Sept. 21
Farmers Market
9 a.m.-1 p.m., 10950 Main St., Clayton.

May 25-Sept. 14
Concerts in the Grove
May 25: Brick House. June 8: Mixed Nuts. June 22: Boys of Summer. 6-8:30 p.m., the Grove park, downtown Clayton. Free.

May 27
Memorial Day Program
Sponsored by VFW Post 1525. 10 a.m., flagpole at Main and Oak streets, downtown Clayton. Free. Contact Mark at 925-389-0057 or


May 22
Soroptimist Membership Mixer
Learn how Soroptimist Diablo Vista and Martinez clubs support, empower and educate women and girls in the community. 5-7 p.m. May 22, 1870 Adobe St. Concord. Free. RSVP on Facebook by May 20.


June 13
Advance Health Care Directives for Seniors
Legal clinic for those 60 and older in the county. 9:15-11:30 a.m., Concord Senior Center, 2727 Parkside Circle. Free. Call for appointment, 925-671-3320.


June 8
Dogs4Diabetics Poker Chip Walk
Elvis-themed costume contest for you and your pup. Check-in 9 a.m., walk at 10 a.m., Heather Farm Park, 301 N. San Carlos Dr., Walnut Creek.

2nd and 4th Sundays
Pancake Breakfast
Eggs, pancakes, sausage, beverage. 8-11 a.m. VFW Post 1525, 2290 Willow Pass Road, Concord. $5, $3 children under 12.

Grad Night/
Prom for Paradise
The Pleasant Hill Rotary Club and the county Office of Education are collecting prom dresses and raising funds to provide a Grad Night on June 6 for about 240 seniors from fire-ravaged Paradise. Send donations to Pleasant Hill Rotary Foundation, PHS Grad Night, 621 Reading Place, Danville, CA 94526. Tax ID 04-3708728. For dress donations, contact Rebecca at

Cars for the
Camp Fire
Donate a running vehicle for victims of the fire in Paradise, sponsored by the Clayton Valley Concord Sunrise Rotary Club and the Rotary Club of Paradise. 925-326-5868 or


May 17
Bird Walk
Listen for the birds as twilight approaches. 7-10:30 p.m., Mitchell Canyon Visitor Center, 96 Mitchell Canyon Road, Clayton. $6 per vehicle. Reservation required at

May 19
Spring Wildflower Walk
Easy two-mile walk. 9:30-11:30 a.m., Mitchell Canyon Visitor Center, 96 Mitchell Canyon Road. Clayton. $6 per vehicle.

May 19
Spring Wildflower Walk
Six-mile hike. 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m., park entrance on Morgan Territory Road near Clayton. 888-327-2757, ext. 2750.

May 24
Summit/Oak Knoll Hike
Seven-mile hike with 1,500 foot elevation gain and unobstructed views. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Juniper Trailhead at entrance to Juniper Campground on Summit Road. $10 per vehicle.

May 25
Snakes and Reptiles of Mt. Diablo
Drop in to meet and learn about local lizards and snakes. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Mt. Diablo Summit Museum. $10 per vehicle.

June 2
Round the Mountain Hike
A 7½-mile loop with 2,000 foot elevation gain and outstanding views. 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Juniper Trailhead at entrance to Juniper Campground on Summit Road. $10 per vehicle.


California Theatre, 351 Railroad Ave., Pittsburg. 925-427-1611.
Del Valle Theatre, 1963 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek. 925-943-7469.
El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. 925-757-9500.
Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. 925-943-7469.
Martinez Campbell Theater, 636 Ward St., Martinez. 925-350-9770.

May 19
“Better Together”
Diablo Women’s Chorale spring concert. 3 p.m., Temple Isaiah, 945 Risa Road, Lafayette. $15-$30.

May 19
“On Broadway”
A Broadway-themed musical celebration. 3 p.m., El Campanil. $15-$29.

May 19
“Pastoral: Beethoven’s Sixth Symphony”
Diablo Symphony with San Ramon Valley High School Orchestra. 2 p.m., Lesher Center. $35.

Through June 23
“Woody Sez”
The life and music of Woody Guthrie, Center Rep. Lesher Center. Free hootenanny after Sunday matinees. $39-$79.

May 23-26
“Once Upon a Mattress”
Fun fairy tale musical, Poison Apple. Lesher Center. $20.

June 13-19
“A Midsummer Night’s Dream”
Females play the male roles in this classic Shakespeare comedy, B8 Theatre Company. Concord Historical Society, 1928 Clayton Road. $15-$25.

June 14-30
“The Fitting Room”
A comedy written by Pioneer theater columnist Kathryn G. McCarty, Onstage Theatre. Martinez Campbell Theatre. $19-$22.

Through June 23
“Tradition Interrupted”
Exhibit exploring the methods artists use to conflate contemporary ideas with traditional art and craft. Bedford Gallery, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. $3-$5. 925-295-1417 or


Concord Library is at 2900 Salvio St. Programs are free unless otherwise noted. Full schedule at 925-646-5455.

Baby and Toddler Storytime, 10:15 a.m. Tuesdays.
Preschool Storytime, 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays.
AARP Tax Aide, 10 a.m. May 18.
Mystery Book Club, “The Glass Key,” 1 p.m. May 19.
Health Care for the Homeless,1 p.m. May 20.
Coffee and Conversation, 2 p.m. May 20.
Forever Young: Adult Book Club, “Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library,” 4 p.m. May 21.
Adulting 101 for Teens, 4 p.m. May 22, June 19. Registration recommended.
Adventures in Coding, 3 p.m. May 23.
Monthly Movie Night for Adults. “The Upside,” 6:30 p.m. May 23.
Kindergarten Countdown, 3 p.m. May 29.
Junior Investigator Afternoon, 3 p.m. May 30.
Medicare Information Session, 11 a.m. May 31.
Concord Knitting & Crochet Group, 1:15 p.m. June 2.
Free Homework Help, For grades K-5. 4.-6 p.m. June 3.
Adventures in Coding, 7 p.m. June 3. Registration required.
Talkfest, 5:30 p.m. June 6.
Summer Reading, June 8-Aug. 8.
Mystery Book Club, “A Purple Place for Dying.” 1 p.m. June 9.
Sterling the Bubblesmith, family program. 7 pm. June 10.
Healthcare for the Homeless, 1 p.m. June 17.
Coffee and Conversation, 2 p.m. June 17.
Family Game Night, 7 p.m. June 17.
Lunch for Kids, 1 p.m. June 18, 20, 25, 27.
Forever Young: Adult Book Club, “Artemis Fowl,” 4 p.m. June 18.
AARP Tax Aide, 10 a.m. June 22

Clayton Library is at 6125 Clayton Road. Programs are free unless otherwise noted. Full schedule at 925-673-0659.

Clayton Knits, 1:30 p.m. May 20, June 10.
DNA Testing in Genealogy Search, 7 p.m. May 22.
College Info Night, 6:30 p.m. May 29.
Travel Adventures with Road Scholar, 2 p.m. June 6.
Go With the Flow Juggling Show, 4 p.m. June 17.


1st, 2nd and 4th Tuesdays
Concord City Council
6:30 p.m., Council Chamber, Civic Center, 1950 Parkside Dr.

1st and 3rd Wednesdays
Concord Planning Commission
7 p.m. Council Chamber, Civic Center, 1950 Parkside Dr.

1st and 3rd Tuesdays
Clayton City Council
7 p.m. Hoyer Hall, Clayton Library, 6125 Clayton Road. or 925-673-7304.

2nd and 4th Tuesdays
Clayton Planning Commission
7 p.m., Hoyer Hall, Clayton Library, 6125 Clayton Road. or 925-673-7304.