CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA, (Sept. 11, 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.
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In the Community
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 dvlc4esl.org.
Fire Safety Town Hall. Hosted by ConFire for Morgan Territory residents, 10 a.m. Sept. 17, Diablo View Middle School, 300 Diablo View Lane, Clayton. If you can’t attend, watch it the next day on Facebook page www.facebook.com/contracostafire.
Hope 100 Golf Marathon. A fundraise for Hope Hospice, Sept. 19, Castlewood Country Club, 700 Country Club Circle, Pleasanton. For details, visit hope100golfmarathon.com 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 www.pleasanthillca.org/volunteer.
Oktoberfest. Sponsored by the Clayton Business & Community Association (CBCA), 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Oct. 1 and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 2 on Clayton’s Main Street. Plus, a carnival 5-10 p.m. Sept. 30, noon-10 p.m. Oct. 1 and noon-8 p.m. Oct. 2. For details, visit https://claytoncbca.org/cbca-events/clayton-oktoberfest.
Eco Fest. Part of Walnut Creek’s Sustainability Week, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 22, Civic Park, 1375 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. Ticket sales support ongoing local climate change action. For details, visit 350BayArea.org.
Festival Opera’s Masquerade Ball. Wear elaborate masks and hats, or dress as your favorite opera character. Includes multi-course meal, cocktails, live/silent auctions, entertainment and dancing, 6 p.m. Oct. 22, Lafayette Park Hotel, 3287 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette. VIP pre-sale tickets available until Sept. 15. Go to www.festivalopera.org/masquerade-ball.
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. pcfma.org.
Roadmap to Voting 2022. A webinar with information about the Contra Costa County Election Office, the League of Women Voters’ “Voter’s Edge,” and the responsibilities of elected officials and how their offices impact residents, 4 p.m. Sept. 15. Includes simultaneous Spanish translation. Register at https://ccclib.bibliocommons.com/events/62f127e0c2fa5f462017ef4e.
Voter Forum on State Propositions/Clayton City Council: Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Diablo Valley, American Association of University Women and the Clayton Community Library Foundation, 7 p.m. Oct. 10, Hoyer Hall, Clayton Community Library, 6125 Clayton Road. For more information, visit https://my.lwv.org/california/diablo-valley.
For Your Health
“End-of-Life Legal and Financial Issues.” Sponsored by Hope Hospice, 10 a.m. Oct. 13. Free, via Zoom. Register at Hopehospice.com/family. Call 925-829-8770 for more information.
Veranda Unplugged Series. 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays through Oct. 26, Pavilion Fountain Park, 2001 Diamond Blvd., Concord. Sept. 14: Carlos Xavier Trio. Sept. 21: Danilo Paiz Trio. Sept. 28: Rene’s Latin Band. For details, visit https://shoptheveranda.com/event/The-Veranda-Unplugged/2145560938.
Music & Market. Music along with the Farmers Market, 6:30-8 p.m. Thursdays through Sept. 29, Todos Santos Plaza, downtown Concord. Sept. 15: Steve Snyder’s Big Band. Sept. 22: Midnight Sun. Sept. 29: House of Floyd. For music details, visit cityofconcord.org/downtownevents.
Summer Concert Series. Final concert 7-9 p.m. Sept. 15 with Fleetwood Mask in the plaza at the Downtown Pleasant Hill shopping center, 105 Crescent Dr. For details, visit www.shopdowntownpleasanthill.com.
Valley Art Gallery. Featuring hand-colored photographs by Lisa Rigge, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays through Sept. 17, 1661 Botelho Dr., Suite 110, Walnut Creek. For details, call 925-935-4311 or visit www.valleyartgallery.org.
“Always … Patsy Cline.” A heart-warming and toe-tapping show from Center Rep, through Sept. 25, Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. Call 925-943-SHOW or go to www.lesherartscenter.org.
“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 www.ptcca.org/tickets.
“Wait Until Dark.” Lots of thrills and chills by Plotline Theater Company, sponsored by Onstage Repertory Theater, Sept. 16-Oct. 2, Campbell Theater, 636 Ward St., Martinez. For tickets, go to www.campbelltheater.com.
Dark Fest. Showcasing short films from the dark side of cinema, 5:30-10 p.m. Sept. 17, El Campanil Theatre, 602 West 2nd St., Antioch. Get tickets at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-dark-fest-short-film-festival-tickets-394614902797.
“Forbidden Broadway’s Greatest Hits.” New takes on popular songs from Clayton Theatre Company, Oct. 14-29, Endeavor Hall, 6008 Center St., Clayton. For more information, visit www.claytontheatrecompany.com.
Eden Espinosa. The “Wicked” star live on stage, Oct. 16, Orinda Theatre, 4 Orinda Theatre Square. For tickets, go to www.orindamovies.com.