The Pioneer’s Spring 2023 calendar of events and activities, March 12 update
CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA, (March 12, 2023) — 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 Calendar@pioneerpublishers.com.
In the Community
“From Self-Care to Healing: Lessons from Women of Color Activists.” With professor Pat Zavella, 1 p.m. March 13 via Zoom. Part of the Equity Speaker Series from the Diablo Valley College Social Justice Department. Register at https://www.dvc.edu/academics/social-justice/events.html#event=75950094;instance=20230313130000?popup=1.
“Mighty Times: The Children’s March” Screening. The film highlights young civil rights activists at the 1963 march in Birmingham, Ala., 7 p.m. March 16, Mt. Diablo Peace and Justice Center, 1035 Carol Lane, Lafayette. Register at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spring Brews Festival. More than 40 craft breweries, plus live music and food, noon-4 p.m. March 25, Todos Santos Plaza, downtown Concord. Get tickets at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/12th-annual-spring-brews-festival-tickets-504059414277?fbclid=IwAR3zU4MNeHGkO9OiMWg0_Jm7mSeBAT5u4fam81SIF9wLK_vrXK20xz9BAzI.
Singer Songwriter Sundays. Featuring local musicians, sponsored by Concord Couch Concerts, 2-4 p.m. April 2, May 7 and June 4. Free. For more information, visit concordcouchconcerts.com.
Off the Grid. The popular food truck event returns April 5 and continues 5-9 p.m. Wednesdays on Trelany Road in Pleasant Hill. For details, visit https://offthegrid.com/event/pleasant-hill/.
Contra Costa Fair. Online entries close April 14. Ticket sales begin April 24. The fair will be May 18-21 in Antioch. For details visit www.contracostafair.com.
Community Events in Clayton: The Clayton Business & Community Association is sponsoring the following events downtown: Arts & Wine Festival, April 29-30; BBQ & Brews Festival, Aug. 26-27; Oktoberfest, Sept. 30-Oct. 1. For details, visit https://claytoncbca.org.
Farmers Market. Sponsored by the Pacific Coast Farmers Market Association, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays, Todos Santos Plaza, Concord. pcfma.org.
At the Clayton Library
The Clayton Library is at 6125 Clayton Road. For more information on any of these events, call 925-673-0659 or ccclib.org/events.
Python Ron’s Reptile Kingdom. A hands-on learning experience for children on the world of reptiles, spiders and insects, 2-3 p.m. March 15.
Storytimes. Lapsit storytime for littlest ones 11-11:20 a.m. Thursdays; toddler/preschool storytime 11:30 a.m.-noon Thursdays, with a stay and play event immediately after.
Computer/Tech Assistance. 10 a.m.-noon Fridays. Adults can get one-on-one tech help. Bring your own device or work with a volunteer on one of the library computers. Sign up in person or call during operating hours to book a 30-minute appointment. Drop-ins accommodated as available.
“California Remembered.” Featuring oils and pastels of California’s golden hills by Maralyn Miller, through March 18. Valley Art Gallery, 1661 Botelho Dr., Suite 110, Walnut Creek. For details, visit www.valleyartgallery.org.
“Andela.” World premiere of Jacquelyn Priskorn’s play about a miracle birth, with B8 Theatre, through March 19, Concord Historical Society, 1928 Clayton Road. Go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/andela-by-jacquelyn-priskorn-tickets-543320615587 for tickets.
“The Mousetrap.” Clayton Theatre Company performs the classic Agatha Christie mystery, March 17-April 1, Endeavor Hall 6008 Center St., Clayton. Visit claytontheatrecompany.com or call 925-334-0880 for tickets.
“Sweat.” The Pulitzer Prize-winning play about friendship on the factory floor, with Center Rep, March 25-April 15, Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. Call 925-943-SHOW or go to www.lesherartscenter.org for tickets.
Diablo Ballet 29th Anniversary Gala. Featuring “Confetti,” “Paquita” and “Elevator Operator,” followed by a celebration in The Garden, March 31. For ballet tickets, call 925-943-SHOW (7469) or visit www.lesherartscenter.org or www.diabloballet.org. For gala tickets, visit https://diabloballet.org/anniversary-gala.
Bev Britton graduated with a degree in journalism from the University of North Dakota and moved to the Bay Area with her soon-to-be husband Jim in 1986. She was features editor at the Contra Costa Times in Walnut Creek before becoming managing editor of the Contra Costa Sun in Lafayette in 1995. She retired from newsrooms in 2001, but an ad for the Clayton Pioneer drew her back in. The family moved to Lake Wildwood in the Gold Country a few years ago - but working at the Pioneer keeps her in touch with her old neighborhoods in Concord and Clayton.