CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA, (Dec. 19, 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 Calendar@pioneerpublishers.com.
In the Community
California Writers Club-Mt. Diablo Branch. With speaker Paul Zeidman, an award-winning screenwriter and author, 11 a.m. Jan. 14, Zio Fraedo’s, 611 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill. Guests welcome. Register at https://cwcmtdiablo.org/meetings-and-workshops.
Party for the Planet. A benefit concert for Sustainable Contra Costa featuring Jim Ocean’s Band “FrankenClime” project, new date: 7:30 p.m. Jan 14, Creekside Commons, 1035 Carol Lane, Lafayette. Includes a “trashy” fashion show and the Green Meanies dance troupe. Get tickets at https://PartyForThePlanet22.eventbrite.com.
Farmers Market. Sponsored by the Pacific Coast Farmers Market Association, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays, Todos Santos Plaza, Concord. pcfma.org.
’Tis the Season
“A Christmas Carol.” From Center Rep, with Michael Ray Wisely as Scrooge, through Dec. 22, Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. ASL interpreted performance at 7 p.m. Dec. 18. Call 925-943-SHOW or go to www.lehserartscenter.org for tickets.
Holiday Collection for Artful Giving. Includes ceramic, wood and glass pieces, designer jewelry, holiday decorations and mini-paintings, through Dec 31. Valley Art Gallery, 661 Botelho Dr., Suite 110, Walnut Creek. For details, visit www.valleyartgallery.org.
“Swan Lake Suite.” Presented by Diablo Ballet, Feb. 10-11, Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. Virtual performance available Feb. 17-26. Tickets at 925-943-7469, www.lesherartscenter.org or www.diabloballet.org.
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.