The Pioneer’s Winter 2023 calendar of events and activities, Feb. 19 update
CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA, (Feb. 19, 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
“Central San Academy.” An in-depth look at how the county handles wastewater, 6-9 p.m. Feb. 21, 28 and March 21, 28, plus daytime tour March 6, 5019 Imhoff Place, Martinez. Apply by Feb. 20 at centralsan.org/academy.
Contra Costa County Office of Education Spring Job Fair. With representatives from 25 school districts, charter schools and colleges, 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Feb. 26, Alhambra High School, 150 E St., Martinez. Fill out an interest form at https://www.cccoe.k12.ca.us/departments/human_resources/employment/job_fairs. For more information, call Morgan Broshar at 925-942-3489.
SIRS Branch 19 Luncheon: With guest speaker Ron Parish of Lone Tree Golf Court, plus a St. Patrick’s Day celebration with corned beef and cabbage, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Elks Lodge, 200 Marina Blvd., Pittsburg. For more about the group, visit www.sirinc2.org/branch19 or call 925-338-1996.
Human Sex Trafficking Seminar. Sponsored by the Concord Chamber of Commerce and Visit Concord, 11:30 am-1:30 pm March 9, Hilton Concord, 1970 Diamond Blvd. Purchase tickets at www.concordchamber.com/events.
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.
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.
For your health
Diabetes Management Classes. Monument Impact sponsors a free course on creating a healthier lifestyle, in Spanish, 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays for six weeks beginning Feb. 21. To register, call Alejandra Villagran at 925-682-8248, ext. 2400 or text your name and contact information to 925-222-5671.
“The Red Bike.” Center Rep presents the highly choreographed story about a young child fixated on a red bike, through Feb. 25, Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. For tickets, call 925-943-7469 or go to www.lesherartscenter.org.
“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.
“Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) (Revised).” Presented by Ghostlight Theatre Ensemble and Pittsburg Theatre Company, Feb. 24-26, Steeltown Coffee and Tea, 695 Railroad Ave., Pittsburg. Go to http://www.ghostlightte.org/ for tickets.
David Burnham’s “Mostly Broadway.” The star of “Wicked” and “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” 5 p.m. March 5, Orinda Theatre, 4 Orinda Theatre Square.
Purchased tickets at www.orindamovies.com.
“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.
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.