The Pioneer's Winter 2024 calendar of events and activities, Feb. 4 update

The Pioneer’s Winter 2024 calendar of events and activities, Feb. 4 update

The Pioneer's Winter 2024 calendar of events and activities, Feb. 4 update
Clockwise from left: Diablo Ballet’s Stars and Stripes Jubilee scheduled for March 22 & 23. Michele Morgen and Alex Schepers are Blanche and Mitch in PTC’s “Streetcar Named Desire,” opening Feb. 23. Stop by the Diablo View Orchid show and plant sale on Feb. 10.

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA, (Feb. 4, 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.

If you’d like to submit your event to the Pioneer Calendar page, please send email to us at

In the community

Walnut Creek Watershed Restoration Meeting. 6-8 p.m. Feb. 7 online, hosted by the Contra Costa Library. Register at

Diablo View Orchid Society Show. Displays, sales of orchids and native plants, and educational talks, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 10, Cal State East Bay campus, 4700 Ygnacio Valley Road, Concord. Get discount tickets at

“C is for Concord” Book Launch. Concord residents Kori and Sammy Barton celebrate their new ABC book, 10:30 a.m. Feb. 15, Concord Library, 2900 Salvio St.

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.

Tour and Takeout at TreVista. For all of February, those considering Senior Living for themselves or a loved one is invited to take an in-person tour of TreVista in Concord. As a thank you, they’ll send you home with a meal to share with your loved one. All meals will be homemade by the fantastic culinary team at TreVista. Choose from Asian Chicken Salad, Black Angus Cheeseburger or Avocado Chicken Sandwich – each meal includes a beverage and a dessert. Schedule a tour with Mike at (925) 798-3900 or email


Roaring ’20s Dance. Live music, dancing and costumes in a fundraiser for the Concord Senior Center, 4-8 p.m. Feb. 10, 2727 Parkside Circle, Concord. For tickets, visit or call 925-671-3171.

The Three Redneck Tenors. Blake Davidson, Grace Lord and Matthew Lord take on all genres of music with comic flair in a benefit for the Livermore Valley Opera, 7 p.m. Feb. 17, Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St., Livermore. For tickets, visit

Camellia Tea. A celebration of Clayton history in a fundraiser for the Clayton Historical Society, 1-4 p.m. Feb. 18, Clayton Museum, 123 Main St. For more information on the Clayton Historical Society, visit or call 925-672-0240.

Opera on the Dock of the Bay. Wine, food bites and music plus live and silent auctions to support Festival Opera, 3-6 p.m. March 16, Riggers Loft Wine Co., 1325 Canal Blvd., Richmond. For more information and tickets, visit


California Writers Club/Mt. Diablo Branch. Brooke Warner, publisher of She Writes Press, will discuss writing memoirs, 10:30 a.m. Feb. 10, Zio Fraedo’s Restaurant, 611 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill. Guests welcome. To register for the meeting online, visit

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

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.

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.

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

The Arts

Enchanted Wilderness. Featuring watercolors by Karen Kramer, Feb. 6-March 16, Valley Art Gallery, 1661 Botelho Drive, Suite 110, Walnut Creek. Meet the artist 2-5 p.m. Feb. 17 or March 2. For details, visit or call 925-935-4311.

“The White Card.” Pittsburg Theatre Company presents free staged readings of a one-act play about racial divisions, followed by a discussion with the director and cast, 8 p.m. Feb. 9-10, Campbell Theater, 636 Ward St., Martinez. To reserve free tickets, visit

“Sleeping Beauty’s Wedding” and “Confetti.” Diablo Ballet features the world premiere of “Sleeping Beauty’s Wedding” by Penny Saunders and an encore presentation of Gerald Arpino’s festive “Confetti,” Feb. 9-10, Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. or call 925-943-SHOW.

“A Streetcar Named Desire.” Pittsburg Theatre Company presents the Tennessee Williams classic, Feb. 23-March 3, California Theatre, 351 Railroad Ave., Pittsburg. For tickets, call 925-427-1611.

“But Why Bump Off Barnaby?” Clayton Theatre Company offers up the mystery by Rick Abbot, March 8-17, Endeavor Hall, 6008 Center St., Clayton. For details, visit or call 925-334-0880.

Stars & Stripes Jubilee. In honor of Diablo Ballet’s 30th season, 6 p.m. March 22 and 2 p.m. March 23, Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. Early Bird pricing through Feb. 28. Get tickets at

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.