The Pioneer’s Winter 2023 calendar of events and activities, Feb. 5 update
CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA, (Feb. 5, 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
“How Do We Cultivate Anti-Racism?” The Mt. Diablo Peace & Justice Center Book Club discusses “The Sum of US, What Racism Costs Everyone, and How We Can Prosper Together” by Heather McGhee, 7-8:30 p.m. Feb. 7, 1035 Carol Lane, Lafayette. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 925-933-7850.
Equity Speakers Series. With Malkia Devich-Cyril, sponsored by Diablo Valley College, 1 p.m. Feb. 8 via Zoom. Register at https://4cd.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_PdX7oRdFS4qo-AlY5pnqUQ.
City of Concord Preschools Open House: 10 a.m.-noon Feb. 11, Baldwin Park, 2790 Parkside Circle, and Centre Concord, 5298 Clayton Road. Registration for the next school year opens March 1. For more information, visit www.cityofconcord.org/preschool.
Diablo View Orchid Society Show and Sale. Includes orchid displays, orchid and native plants for sale, educational talks and American Orchid Society judging, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 11, First Lutheran Church, 4000 Concord Blvd, Concord. Admission $5, $3 with coupon printable at https://www.dvos.org. Those 12 and under free. For more information, contact Jackie Krstulovich at email@example.com or 510-278-3654.
California Writers Club Mt. Diablo Branch. With Chronicle columnist and author Kevin Fisher-Paulson, plus tips for creating great book blurbs, check-in at 11 a.m. Feb. 11, Zio Fraedo’s, 611 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill. Register at https://cwcmtdiablo.org/meetings-and-workshops.
Camellia Tea. A Clayton tradition since 1977, hosted by the Clayton Historical Society, 1-4 p.m. Feb. 12, Clayton Museum, 6101 Main St. For more information, call 925-672-0240 or visit www.claytonhistory.org.
Farmers Market. Sponsored by the Pacific Coast Farmers Market Association, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays, Todos Santos Plaza, Concord. pcfma.org.
East Bay Regional Park District Youth Job Fair. Learn about paid seasonal and year-round jobs, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 11 via Zoom. Register at https://ebparks.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUqcuqvpj8qGdaBw6qHvqYaqqaZLLYaUQXx.
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.
For your health
Diabetes Management Classes. Monument Impact sponsors this 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.
“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.
Maralyn Miller exhibit. Featuring oils and pastels of California’s golden hills, Feb. 7-March 18. Valley Art Gallery, 1661 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.
“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.
“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.
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.