The Pioneer Summer 2022 calendar of events and activities, Aug. 7 update

The Pioneer Summer 2022 calendar of events and activities, Aug. 7 update

The Pioneer Summer 2022 calendar of events and activities, Aug. 7 update
Clockwise from Top Left: Monument Impact Job Fair Aug. 12. Concord’s Live Strong Health Expo, Sept. 9. Hope Hospice Golf Marathon Sept. 19.

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA, (August 7, 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

Job Fair. Sponsored by Monument Impact and the Workforce Development Board of Contra Costa County, 2-5 p.m. Aug. 12, Monument Impact, 2699 Monument Blvd., Concord. Vendors include city of Concord, BART, Southwest Airlines, Amazon and the Mt. Diablo Unified School District. Register at

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

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.

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. “Signs of Dementia Vs. Normal Aging,” 10 a.m. Aug. 11. “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. 10: Three New Frantics. Aug. 17: Jim Funk. Aug. 24: Sweet Tooth. 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. 11: The KillBillies and Quattro. Aug. 18: Matchbox Twenty Too. 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.13: The Houserockers. Aug. 27: The Sun Kings. Sept. 10: East Bay Mudd. Visit for more information.

Summer Concert Series. Concerts 7-9 p.m. in the plaza at the Downtown Pleasant Hill shopping center, 105 Crescent Dr. Aug. 18: Andre Thierry. Sept. 15: Fleetwood Mask. For details, visit

Sunset by the Lake Concerts. 6-8 p.m. every other Sunday at the lake by Pleasant Hill City Hall, 100 Gregory Lane. Aug. 21: The Landbirds. Sept. 4: The Big Jangle. For details, visit and click on “Festivals and Events.”

The Arts

Diablo Women’s Chorale Auditions. Open to all female voice parts, 6-9 p.m. Aug. 15. To make an appointment, contact Nancy Hickman at 925-899-5050 or For more on the group, visit

“The Re-Education of Fernando Morales.” A family sends away a young man to “fix him” from being gay, 8 p.m. Aug. 20, Town Hall Theatre, 3535 School St., Lafayette. Includes a talkback with the cast and creative team. Call 925-283-1557 or go to

“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, visit