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Clayton Valley Village Update
Clayton Valley Village is a non-profit that provides services and social events to seniors who want to live independently in their homes. Meet members and volunteers, enjoy refreshments and hear about the expansion into Concord, 7-8 p.m., Hoyer Hall, Clayton Library, 6125 Clayton Road. Free. 925-626-0411 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Behind the Barbed Wire: History of Naval Weapons Station Concord”
A “sequel” to author John Keibel’s book, with stories left untold plus an update on the Concord Reuse Project. Sponsored by the Concord Historical Society. 2 p.m., Concord Museum and Event Center, 1928 Clayton Road. Free. Before the presentation, the Galindo Home next door will be open for tours. 925-818-2312.
“Talking Across Our Differences/Rent Control”
The first of several moderated conversations around hot political topics. With Costa County Tenant Rights Advocate and the County Apartment Association. 4 p.m., Clayton Valley Presbyterian Church, 1578 Kirker Pass Road, Clayton. Free. Call Peter at 925-348-0884 for details.
Swedish Pancake Breakfast
Swedish pancakes, ham, lingonberry preserves and other toppings, fruit, juice, coffee and tea, hosted by Sveaborg Lodge 449. 8:30 a.m.-noon, Odd Fellows Hall, 4349 Cowell Road, Concord. $10 for anyone over 11, $5 ages 4-10, free for ages 3 and under. Facebook.com/sveaborg449.
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. kidfestconcord.com.
Tuesdays and Thursdays
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays and 4-8 p.m. Thursdays, Todos Santos Plaza, downtown Concord.
Clayton Cleans Up
Honor Earth Day and help pick up trash, pull weeds and share in community spirit. T-shirt, gloves and garbage bags provided. Rain or shine. 9 a.m., Clayton City Hall, 6000 Heritage Trail. Barbecue at noon. Register at ci.clayton.ca.us. Call the Clayton Pioneer with questions at 925-672-0500.
Art & Wine Fesitval
Wine, beer, food court, arts and crafts vendors, live music. Sponsored by the Clayton Business & Community Association. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. April 27. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. April 28. Main Street, Clayton. Free admission and parking. claytoncbca.org.
Clayton Valley Gardens Tour
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Pick up brochure at the Clayton Museum, 6101 Main St., on tour days. $35 in advance at the museum or at R&M Pool, Patio and Gardens, 6780 Marsh Creek Road, Clayton. Or at claytonhistory.org. $40 at the door; $15 extra for party 4-5:30 p.m. May 4.
May 11, 25
Concerts in the Grove
May 11, Boston Rocks. May 25, Brick House. 6-8:30 p.m., the Grove park, downtown Clayton. Free. claytonconcerts.com.
May 11-Sept. 21
9 a.m.-1 p.m., 10950 Main St., Clayton..
Spring Tea at the Galindo Home
Sponsored by the Concord Historical Society, with catering by Sunrise Bistro. 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., 1721 Amador Ave., Concord. $40. RSVP with Carole at 925-934-8631.
Markham Arboretum Plant Sale
Due to the nursery closure, all plants are 40 percent off. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 1202 La Vista Ave., Concord. markhamarboretum.org or 925-681-2968.
Clayton Valley Garden Club Plant Sale
Locally grown, drought-tolerant perennials, succulents, California natives color bowls, Mother’s Day gifts, bat houses and seed bombs. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Endeavor Hall parking lot, 6008 Center St., Clayton. claytonvalleygardenclub.org or 925-276-2299.
“Notes of Love: An Evening of Giving and Music”
Featuring a cappella ensembles from local high schools, Italian fare, raffles, live auctions. To benefit the Bay Area Crisis Nursery. 5-10 p.m., Carondelet High School’s Garaventa Center, 1133 Winton Dr., Concord. $50. bayareacrisisnursery.org.
2nd and 4th Sundays
Eggs, pancakes, sausage, beverage. 8-11 a.m. VFW Post 1525, 2290 Willow Pass Road, Concord. $5, $3 children under 12. vfwpost1525.org.
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 email@example.com.
Round the Mountain Hike
An 8.5-mile loop with views in all directions. 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Meet at the Juniper Trailhead. $10 car fee. mdia.org.
A 2-mile round-trip hike for beginning and advanced lepidopterists. 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Mitchell Canyon Visitor Center, 96 Mitchell Canyon Road, Clayton. $6 car fee. mdia.org.
Lower Perkins Canyon Hike
A 4-mile hike featuring wildflowers, green meadows and a creek. 2:30-5 p.m. Meet at the parking lot on Morgan Territory Road. mdia.org.
Sundays through April
Vasco Caves Tour
Hike 2-3 miles through the windswept landscape. 9 a.m.-2 p.m., 9450 Marsh Creek Road, Brentwood. $35-$40. 510-544-2750 or ebparks.org.
Oyster Point Hike
A 14-mile hike including Windy Point, the Tassajara Creek Trail, Riggs Canyon and the Black Hills. 9:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Meet at Curry Point trailhead. $10 car fee. mdia.org.
Easy 4-mile hike to view Mother Earth’s natural beauty. 9 a.m.-noon., Mitchell Canyon Visitor Center, 96 Mitchell Canyon Road, Clayton. $6 car fee. RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Through Nov. 30
Sponsored by the East Bay Regional Park District. Download guidebook from ebparks.org and submit trail log online by Dec. 1.
Free Fridays in the Park
Park entry and other fees will be wavied on Fridays to celebrate the East Bay Regional Park District’s 85th anniversary. ebparks.org.
THEATER CONTACT INFORMATION
California Theatre, 351 Railroad Ave., Pittsburg. www.pittsburgcaliforniatheatre.com. 925-427-1611.
Del Valle Theatre, 1963 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek. www.lesherartscenter.org. 925-943-7469.
El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. www.elcampaniltheatre.com. 925-757-9500.
Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. www.lesherartscenter.org. 925-943-7469.
Martinez Campbell Theater, 636 Ward St., Martinez. www.campbelltheater.com. 925-350-9770.
Through April 21
“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”
A re-imagination of the Biblical story of Joseph and his father Jacob, 11 brothers and a coat of many colors, Pittsburg Community Theatre. California Theatre. $20-$25.
Through April 22
Exploring the bisexual erasure within the LGBTQ community, a world premiere by B8 Theatre. Concord Historical Society, 1928 Clayton Road. 925-890-8877 or b8theatre.org.
Through April 28
“Diary of Anne Frank”
An enduring tale of hope, Center REP. Lesher Center. $34-$56.
Through April 28
“Bell, Book and Candle”
Romantic comedy about a modern-day witch, Plotline Theatre Company. Campbell Theatre.
Featuring “Tryst,” “Walk Before Talk” and “Swan Lake Suite,” Diablo Ballet. Followed by dessert and coffee reception with the dancers. Del Valle Theatre. $15-$47.
Tapestry Ringers and Singers
Spring concert. 7 p.m. May 3, United Methodist Church, 1543 Sunnyvale Ave., Walnut Creek. 7 p.m. May 4, Hillcrest Congregational, 404 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill. 4 p.m. May 5, St John’s Episcopal Church, 5555 Clayton Road, Clayton. Free, with donations to benefit fire victims. tapestryringersandsingers.org.
Musical exploring newfound freedom, Saint Mary’s College Performing Arts Program. LeFevre Theatre, 1928 Saint Mary’s Road, Moraga. $10-$18. stmarys-ca.edu/cabaret.
“Our Lady of 121st Street”
Brash dark comedy, DVC Drama Department. 321 Golf Club Road, Pleasant Hill. 925-969-2358 or dvcdrama.net.
“Voices of the Past, Present and Future”
Contra Costa Chamber Orchestra. 2 p.m., El Campanil. $7-$20.
Featuring Symphony No. 7, California Symphony. 4 p.m., Lesher Center. $42-$72.
With original music, Fantasy Forum Actors Ensemble. Lesher Center. $14.
Through May 11
70th annual spring show, Valley Art Gallery. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 1661 Botelho Dr., Suite 110, Walnut Creek. Free. 925-935-4311 or valleyartgallery.org.
Through May 12
Adaptation of Roald Dahl’s story about an extraordinary and precocious girl, Contra Costa Musical Theatre. Lesher Center. $55-$59.
May 17-June 23
The life and music of Woody Guthrie, Center Rep. Lesher Center. Free hootenanny after Sunday matinees. $39-$79.
Diablo Women’s Chorale spring concert. 3 p.m., Temple Isaiah, 945 Risa Road, Lafayette. $15-$30. diablowomenschorale.org.
A Broadway-themed musical celebration. 3 p.m., El Campanil. $15-$29.
“Pastoral: Beethoven’s Sixth Symphony”
Diablo Symphony with San Ramon Valley High School Orchestra. 2 p.m., Lesher Center. $35.
Through June 23
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 bedfordgallery.org.
AT THE LIBRARY
Concord Library is at 2900 Salvio St. Programs are free unless otherwise noted. Full schedule at ccclib.org/locations/Concord.html. 925-646-5455.
Baby and Toddler Storytime, 10:15 a.m. Tuesdays.
Preschool Storytime, 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays.
Forever Young: Adult Book Club, “Flora & Ulysses,” 4 p.m. April 16.
Friends of the Library Book Sale, noon-9 p.m. April 18, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. April 19, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. April 20.
Homework Help, for grades K-5. 4.-6 p.m. April 22, 29; May 6, 13, 20.
Brick-by-Brick, 7 p.m. April 22.
Movie Matinee for Adults, “Aquaman,” 3 p.m. April 23.
Adulting 101 for Teens, 4 p.m. April 24.
Medicare Information Session, 2:30 p.m. April 26.
Día Del Niño/Day of the Child, 6:30 p.m. April 29.
Kindergarten Countdown, 3 p.m. May 1, 15.
Talkfest, 6 p.m. May 2.
Bike Theft Prevention, 2 p.m. May 4.
Knitting & Crochet Group, 1:15 p.m. May 5.
Adventures in Coding, 7 p.m. May 13.
Concord Art Association Meeting & Demo, 1:30 p.m. May 14.
AARP Tax Aide, 10 a.m. May 18.
Clayton Library is at 6125 Clayton Road. Programs are free unless otherwise noted. Full schedule at ccclib.org/locations/Clayton.html. 925-673-0659.
Clayton Knits, 1:30 p.m. April 22, May 13.
Paws to Read, 4 and 4:35 p.m. April 23, 30; May 7, 14. Registration required.
Scavenger Hunt, for all ages, 2-4 p.m. May 4.
Free Comic Book Day, while supplies last. May 6.
Craft Program Using Old Comics, for ages 13 and up, 6-7 p.m. May 6.
Mother’s Day Craft, 11 a.m. May 9.
Movie, “North by Northwest,” 2 p.m. May 9.
Hug a Dog Day, 4-5 p.m. May 13.
1st, 2nd and 4th Tuesdays
Concord City Council
6:30 p.m., Council Chamber, Civic Center, 1950 Parkside Dr. cityofconcord.org.
1st and 3rd Wednesdays
Concord Planning Commission
7 p.m. Council Chamber, Civic Center, 1950 Parkside Dr. cityofconcord.org.
1st and 3rd Tuesdays
Clayton City Council
7 p.m. Hoyer Hall, Clayton Library, 6125 Clayton Road. ci.clayton.ca.us or 925-673-7304.
2nd and 4th Tuesdays
Clayton Planning Commission
7 p.m., Hoyer Hall, Clayton Library, 6125 Clayton Road. ci.clayton.ca.us or 925-673-7304.