The Pioneer Summer 2022 calendar of events and activities, Aug. 21 update

The Pioneer Summer 2022 calendar of events and activities, Aug. 21 update

The Pioneer Summer 2022 calendar of events and activities, Aug. 21 update
Clockwise from Left: Monument Impact Gala presents keynote speaker Diana Otero Sept. 8. Dos Pogi Boys perform at The Veranda Unplugged Sept. 7. East Bay Mudd closes out Clayton’s Concerts in the Grove series Sept. 10.

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA, (August 22, 2022) — The Pioneer Calendar lists local events, performances and activities for the whole family.

We update the Pioneer Calendar page every week so check back often to find out what’s going on near you.

If you’d like to submit your event to the Pioneer Calendar page, please send email to us at

In the Community

Monument Impact Gala. With the theme “Stronger Together,” the keynote speaker is Diana Otero, senior director of special projects for the Latino Community Foundation, 6-9 p.m. Sept. 8, Hilton, 1970 Diamond Blvd., Concord. Purchase tickets at

Concord Park Cleanups. With Councilmember Carlyn Obringer, 8-11 a.m. Sept. 17 at Hillcrest Park and 8-11 a.m. Sept. 24 at Willow Pass Park. Register by Sept. 7 at

ESL Tutor Training. Learn how to become an English as a Second Language tutor through the Diablo Valley Literacy Council, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 17 via Zoom and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 24, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 4000 Clayton Road, Concord. $20. Register at

Hope 100 Golf Marathon. A fundraise for Hope Hospice, Sept. 19, Castlewood Country Club, 700 Country Club Circle, Pleasanton. For details, visit or call Marc Rovetti at 925-829-8770.

Pleasant Hill Community Service Day. Help “Build a Better Pleasant Hill” with a variety of service projects on Sept. 24. Meet 7:30-9 a.m. at Pleasant Hill Park, 147 Gregory Lane, for free breakfast. Register at

Farmers Market. Sponsored by the Pacific Coast Farmers Market Association, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays year-round and 4-8 p.m. Thursdays through Sept. 29, Todos Santos Plaza, Concord.

For Your Health

Caregiver Classes: Sponsored by Hope Hospice, free via Zoom. “Dementia Basics,” 10 a.m. Sept. 8. “End-of-Life Legal and Financial Issues,” 10 a.m. Oct. 13. Register at Call 925-829-8770 for more information.

Live Strong Health Expo. Health and human services vendors plus free health screenings and presentations, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 9, Concord Senior Center, 2727 Parkside Circle. To reserve a booth, visit For more on the expo, visit

Community Concerts

Veranda Unplugged Series. 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays through Oct. 26, Pavilion Fountain Park, 2001 Diamond Blvd., Concord. Aug. 24: The Brothers Schuman. Aug. 31: Sweet Tooth Duo. Sept. 7: Dos Pogi Boys. Sept. 14: Carlos Xavier Trio. Sept. 21: Danilo Paiz Trio. Sept. 28: Rene’s Latin Band. For details, visit

Music & Market. Music along with the Farmers Market, 6:30-8 p.m. Thursdays through Sept. 29, Todos Santos Plaza, downtown Concord. Aug. 25: Zepparella. Sept 1: Local Bands Night. Sept. 8: Fast Times. Sept. 15: Steve Snyder’s Big Band. Sept. 22: Midnight Sun. Sept. 29: House of Floyd. For music details, visit

Concerts in The Grove. 6-8:30 p.m. every other Saturday through Sept. 10, downtown Clayton. Reserve a spot with chairs or blankets starting at 4 p.m. Free but donations welcome. Aug. 27: the Sun Kings. Sept. 10: East Bay Mudd. Visit for more information.

Sunset by the Lake Concerts. The Big Jangle, 6-8 p.m. Sept. 4, the lake by Pleasant Hill City Hall, 100 Gregory Lane. For details, visit and click on “Festivals and Events.”

Summer Concert Series. Fleetwood Mask, 7-9 p.m. Sept. 15, plaza at the Downtown Pleasant Hill shopping center, 105 Crescent Dr. For details, visit

The Arts

Valley Art Gallery. Featuring hand-colored photographs by Lisa Rigge, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays through Sept. 16, 1661 Botelho Dr., Suite 110, Walnut Creek. Meet the artist, 2-5 p.m. Aug. 23 and 28. For details, call 925-935-4311 or visit

“Steel Magnolias.” This heartwarming yet bittersweet play is part of Pittsburg Theatre Company’s Black Box Series, Sept. 16-25, Steeltown Coffee & Tea, 695 Railroad Ave., Pittsburg. For tickets, call 925-439-PLAY or visit