Please submit your Calendar events by 5 p.m. Jun. 12 for the Jun. 21 issue. Items must be submitted by email to email@example.com.
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.
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. cityofconcord.org.
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. rainbowcc.org.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 510-332-5669. diablovalleycorvettes.com/vetteorama.
Tuesdays and Thursdays
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays and 4-8 p.m. Thursdays, Todos Santos Plaza, downtown Concord. pcfma.org.
Saturdays through Sept. 21
9 a.m.-1 p.m., 10950 Main St., Clayton. pcfma.org.
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. claytonconcerts.com.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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.
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. d4ddogwalk.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cars for the
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 cars4paradise.org.
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 email@example.com.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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. email@example.com.
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.
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. firstname.lastname@example.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.
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
The life and music of Woody Guthrie, Center Rep. Lesher Center. Free hootenanny after Sunday matinees. $39-$79.
“Once Upon a Mattress”
Fun fairy tale musical, Poison Apple. Lesher Center. $20.
“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. b8theatre.org.
“The Fitting Room”
A comedy written by Pioneer theater columnist Kathryn G. McCarty, Onstage Theatre. Martinez Campbell Theatre. $19-$22.
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.
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 ccclib.org/locations/Clayton.html. 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. 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.