The Pioneer’s Spring 2024 calendar of events and activities, March 24 update

Clockwise from left: “Send it to the Moon” opens April 18 at St. Mary’s LeFevre Theatre. Ira Mato will be one of the many musicians performing at this year’s Singer Songwriter Sundays in Todos Santos park this starting April 7. Also at Todos Santos, Concord’s weekly Farmers Market happens every Tuesday morning.

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA, (Mar. 24, 2024) — 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

San Francisco Bay Flower & Garden Show. April 4-7, Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton. For seminar schedule, go to

Singer-Songwriter Sundays. Featuring Soul Glitch, Margaret Jones, Aaron Burnham, McClain Sullivan, Daniel Ray Hilsinger and Ira Mato, 2 p.m. April 7, Todos Santos Plaza, downtown Concord. More shows at 2 p.m. May 12 and June 2. For details, email

Farmers Market. Sponsored by the Pacific Coast Farmers Market Association, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays, Todos Santos Plaza, downtown Concord. Visit for more information.

Women Marines Association. The Bay Area chapter meets 11:30 a.m. every third Saturday, usually at Harry’s Hofbrau, 14900 E. 14th St, San Leandro. For more information, visit or contact Janet Johnson at 925-890-4583.

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 visit

Insiders. Fun activities for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to build confidence while navigating the library, 2-3 p.m. March 26 and every second and fourth Tuesday, Hoyer Hall.

Homework Help. For children in grades K-5 in all subjects, 5-7 p.m. Tuesdays. Assistance in select subjects is available for those in grades 6-9. Call to make a 30-minute appointment. Drop-ins accommodated as available.

Book Club. “The Bad Muslim Discount” by Syed M. Masood, 6-8 p.m. March 26. April’s book will be “The Hate U Give” by Angie Thomas.

Chair Yoga and Meditation. Adult program featuring low-impact chair yoga followed by a guided meditation, 10-11 a.m. March 28 and every second and fourth Thursday. Sponsored by the Clayton Community Library Foundation.

Lapsit Storytime. Children ages 0-3 can explore the joys of movement, books and songs while building early literacy skills you can practice at home, 11-11:15 a.m. Thursdays.

Toddler/Preschool Storytime. Children ages 3-5 can explore the joys of movement, books and songs while building early literacy skills you can practice at home, 11:30 a.m.-noon Thursdays.

Raptors Up Close. Join Native Bird Connections for a journey into the world of raptors, also known as birds of prey, 2-2:45 p.m. April 3. Suitable for all ages. Sponsored by the Clayton Community Library Foundation.

Repurposed Envelope Art. To celebrate Earth Day, Roger Renn will teach adults how to create beautiful art with repurposed envelopes, 2-3 p.m. April 6. All supplies provided. Registration required. Sponsored by the Clayton Community Library Foundation.

The Arts

Call for Artists. The Concord Art Association is looking for exhibitors for its Spring Pop-up Art & Craft Show on May 11 at Todos Santos Plaza. Deadline is May 9. For details, visit

“The Great Leap.” Lauren Yee’s basketball drama, through April 7, Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. Call 925-943-7469 or go to

Festival 10. Ghostlight presents 20 10-minute plays, April 12-14, Brentwood Community Center, 35 Oak St. For more information, go to

“Send It to the Moon.” A series of short plays from the Capstone Project theater students at Saint Mary’s College, April 18-21, LeFevre Theatre, 1928 St. Mary’s Road, Moraga. For more information, visit

Chromatica Chorale. The Danville-based chorus has commissioned “Transfigurations,” a choral and instrumental suite in six movements by Christopher Tin with lyrics by Charles Anthony Silvestri, April 27, St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 399 Wiget Lanet, Walnut Creek, and April 28, Peace Lutheran Church, 3201 Camino Tassajara, Danville. For details, visit

Bev Britton
Bev Britton
Copy Editor at The Concord Clayton Pioneer |

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.