Please submit your Calendar events by 5 p.m. Feb. 5 for the Feb. 14 issue. Items must be submitted by email to email@example.com.
Valentine’s Orchid Show & Sale
Sponsored by the Diablo View Orchid Society. Orchid and supplies vendors, raffle, workshops, judging, repotting service. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., First Lutheran Church, 4000 Concord Blvd., Concord. $5, $3 with coupon from website; 12 and under free. Free orchid for joining the society on day of show. dvos.org.
10 a.m.-2 p.m., Todos Santos Plaza. pcfma.org.
March 7, 14
Diablo Valley Literacy Council Spring Workshop
For adults interested in helping ESL (English as a Second Language) adults in the community to learn the English language. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 4000 Clayton Road, Concord. Volunteers must attend both sessions and commit 1-2 hours per week after match with a student. $20. RSVP at 925-685-3881 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Understanding Breast Cancer Risk Factors”
A panel of medical experts will give an overview of the genetic counseling process, MRI breast screening guidelines, understanding extremely dense breast tissue findings, recommendations for chemoprevention therapy and lifestyle changes, followed by a Q&A. 6:30-8:30 p.m., Lafayette Library Community Room, 3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd. RSVP at email@example.com or 925-677-5041.
Jan. 21-Feb. 25
Grief Support Workshop
A six-week program offering a safe place to share experiences and gain insight in your grief journey. St. Bonaventure’s Catholic Church, 5562 Clayton Road, Concord. Free. Register with Helene at 925-681-8105.
Advance Health Care Directives for Seniors Clinic
Legal clinic to prepare and notarize advance health care directives for those 60 an older in Contra Costa County. 9:15 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Concord Senior Center, 2727 Parkside Circle. Free. Call for appointment at 925-671-3320.
Bay Area Crisis Nursery Crab Feed
All you can eat dinner with salad, crab, pasta and French bread, plus auction items. 5-10 p.m., Garaventa Center at Carondelet High School, 1133 Winton Dr., Concord. $65. bayareacrisisnursery.org/events/crab-feed/.
Veterans Hall Pasta Night
Pasta and dessert; vegetarian available by request when making reservation. 6-7:30 p.m., Veterans Hall, 2290 Willow Pass Road, Concord. $10. RSVP by Jan. 18. 925-389-0057.
Concord High School Athletic Boosters Club Crab Feed
All you can eat dinner with salad, crab, tritip, pasta and garlic bread, plus silent and live auctions, a dessert auction and dancing. Must be at least 21. 6-11 p.m., Centre Concord, 5298 Clayton Road. $60. concordhighschool.net/crabfeed.
VFW Pancake Breakfast and Bake Sale
Pancakes, sausage, eggs, coffee, tea, juice, 8-10:30 a.m. second Sundays of each month, Veterans Hall, 2290 Willow Pass Road, Concord. $5, $3 for kids under 12. vfwpost1525.org.
Rotary Club of Concord’s Love Fest
Dinner, dance and auction to benefit the mobile RotaCare Clinic and other Rotary projects. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., Clarion Hotel, 1050 Burnett Ave., Concord. $75. concordlovefest.com.
Veterans Hall/VFW Crab Feed
Doors open 5 p.m., dinner 6 p.m., Elks Lodge, 1475 Creekside Dr., Walnut Creek. $50. RSVP by Feb. 14; chicken available by request when making reservation. 925-389-0057.
Blue Devils Crab Feed
All you can eat dinner with salad, crab, pasta, garlic bread and dessert, plus silent auction, raffle, music and dancing to benefit B and C Corps. Door opens 5 p.m., Centre Concord, 5298 Clayton Road, Concord. $65 or $600 for table of 10 until Feb. 16. eventbrite.com/e/bd-performing-arts-crab-feed-fundraiser-tickets-75709943479. For info, contact Teresa Saunders at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Festival Opera Benefit Gala
“Carmen” themed evening with fortune telling, dinner, concert, dancing and auction to benefit the 2020 season. 6 p.m., Scott’s Garden, 1333 N. California Blvd. Walnut Creek. festivalopera.com/gala or 925-944-9610.
Trails Challenge Guide
The 2020 edition is available at East Bay Regional Park visitors centers or online at ebparks.org/TC. The Trails Challenge encourages visitors to complete any five of the 20 trails. Turn in your trail log by Dec. 1 and receive a commemorative pin while supplies last.
MLK Day of Service
Volunteer to help clean up the MLK Jr. Regional Shoreline, 8:30 a.m.-noon. Registration required at email@example.com or call 888-327-2757, option 2.
Weekends through February
Black Diamond Mines
“Nature Discoveries,” 10-11 a.m. Saturdays. “Meet a Snake,” 1:30-2 p.m. Saturdays. “Historic Somersville,” 1-2 p.m. Sundays. End of Sommersville Road, Antioch $5 per vehicle. 888-327-2757, ext. 2750.
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Through March 22
“The Great Wave: Contemporary Art About the Ocean”
Inspired by Katsushika Hokusai’s woodblock print “The Great Wave off Kanagawa.” Bedford Gallery, Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. www.lesherartscenter.org. 925-943-7469.
Jan. 17-Feb. 2
“The Glass Menagerie”
Tennessee Williams classic, Onstage and Plotline. Campbell Theater, 636 Ward St., Martinez. www.campbelltheater.com. 925-350-9770.
Jan. 24-Feb. 22
“The Devil’s Music, the Life and Blues of Bessie Smith,”
The career, loves and losses of the “Empress of the Blues,” Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. www.lesherartscenter.org. 925-943-7469.
Jan. 25, Feb. 22
Jan. 25: Jubilee Road, a trio of singers/instrumentalists. Feb. 22: Jazz with Matt Zebley. 7:30 p.m., Clayton Valley Presbyterian Church, 1578 Kirker Pass Road, Clayton. $15 at the door. Contact Lyle Swallow at 925-689-5070 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Diablo Woman’s Chorale Auditions
For the spring season. 6:30 p.m., St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 399 Wiget Lane, Walnut Creek. Contact Jennifer at 925-890-2899 or email@example.com.
Pittsburg Community Theatre Auditions
For “The Real Inspector Hound” and “The Hound of the Baskervilles.” pctca.org.
Jan. 29-March 1
“The Road Traveled”
Tamsen Armstrong paints the Western landscape. Artist’s reception, 2-5 p.m. Feb. 8. Main Street Arts, 613 Main St., Martinez. 925-269-8049 or mainstreetarts.net.
Featuring a pair of Bay Area rising stars, California Symphony. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. www.lesherartscenter.org. 925-943-7469.
“Balanchine & Beyond”
Offerings from five ballets, Diablo Ballet. Del Valle Theatre, 1963 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek. www.lesherartscenter.org. 925-943-7469.
“White Guy on the Bus”
Exploration of race, B8 Theatre Company, El Monte Plaza, 3503 Clayton Road, Concord. www.b8theatre.org.
AT THE LIBRARY
Concord Library is at 2900 Salvio St. Full schedule at ccclib.org/locations/Concord.html. 925-646-5455.
Baby & Toddler Storytime, 10:15 a.m Tuesdays. Ages 0-3.
Forever Young: Adult Book Club, 4 p.m. Jan. 21
Preschool Storytime, 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays. Ages 3-5.
Friends of the Library Book Sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 24-25, 1-3:30 p.m. Jan. 26.
Census Job Opportunities, 12-3 p.m. Jan. 24.
Coffee and Conversation, 2 p.m. Jan. 27.
Adulting 101 for Teens, 6 p.m. Jan. 27.
Learn to Download eBooks, 3-5 p.m. Jan. 28. Registration required at 925-646-5455.
Free AARP Tax Services, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 31, Feb. 1, 7, 8,14, 15. Call 925-405-5135 for appointment.
Concord Knitting and Crochet Group, 1:15 p.m. Feb. 2.
Valentine’s Craft for Kids, 4 p.m. Feb. 6.
Concord Mystery Book Club, 1 p.m. Feb. 9.
SPARK: Creative Writing for Kids, 4 p.m. Feb. 13.
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. Jan. 20, Feb. 10.
Patty Cakes Storytime, 11 a.m. Tuesdays. Ages 0-3.
Picture Book Storytime, 11 a.m. Thursdays. Ages 3-5.
Winter Night Painting, 5 p.m. Jan. 29. Ages 11-18. Registration required.
Paper Penguin Parade, craft and stories, 4 p.m. Jan. 30
Library Book Club, “Waking Lions,” 7 p.m. Feb. 10.
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.