2017 CLAYTON COMMUNITY EVENTS
February 12 – 40th Annual Camellia Tea, Clayton Historical Society, 6101 Main Street, 1pm to 4pm. Coffee, tea, and treats. A great opportunity to tour the Museum decorated in the season’s bloom of camellias. For more information call 672-0240 or www.claytonhistory.org
March TBD – 17th Annual Chili Cook Off – Clayton Club Saloon, 6096 Main Street, 10am – 4pm; judging noon-1pm. Prizes- awards for top three of 20 entries. Entry forms at Clayton Club. For info www.claytonclubsaloon.com or email at email@example.com; (925) 998-0549.
March 9th -12th ; 16th -19th ; 23rd -25th . – Clayton Theatre Company presents “Moon Over Buffalo” at Endeavor Hall 6008 Center Street, Clayton CA 94517 www.BrownPaperTickets.com For more information or Roxanne Pardi at 698-1886 tickets available www.claytontheatrecompany.com
March 4th – Library 22nd Birthday Recognition Program – Annual Library Birthday recognition, Foundation meeting and volunteer recognition Clayton Library Hoyer Hall 10 am to 11 am. For more info contact Joyce Atkinson at 672-3850.
March 24, 25, and 26 — Annual Clayton Library Birthday Celebration and Creekside Arts Celebration Friday 6pm-8:30pm; Saturday 10am- 6pm; Sunday Noon-5pm – Clayton Community Library 6125 Clayton Road; for info call Arlene Nielson 673-9777 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
March 31- April 7 – MDUSD
April 3- April 7 CVCHS Spring Break
April 1 through 31 – April on the Mountain – various hikes and nature activities within Mt. Diablo State Park and nearby regional park areas. For information call 673-2891 or 972-7222.
April 16th – Easter
April 22 – Spring Clayton Cleans Up – Rain or shine, 9 am to Noon. Meet at City Hall Courtyard, 6000 Heritage Trail, for Information – call Pamela at Clayton Pioneer at 672-0500 or email: email@example.com
April 30 – 22nd Annual Devil Mountain Double Century Bicycle Ride– starts and ends in San Ramon– Pine Hollow Rd, Mt Zion to Clayton Rd, continue as it becomes Marsh Creek Rd, 7:30am- 9:30am for info contact Scott Halversen (510)-882-6727, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or www.quackcyclists.com
April 29th and 30th — Annual Art and Wine Festival Sat: 10am – 7:00 p.m.; Sun: 10am – 5pm, Main Street downtown Clayton. Art, Crafts, Food, Music, Kiddieland. Information – Call CBCA at 672-2272; or www.claytoncbca.org
May 3 – Annual Spaghetti Feed – 5pm – 8pm at Endeavor Hall, 6008 Center Street, Downtown Clayton, AAUW American Association of University Women for information contact Joan Chesterman at 672-7815 or email: JChesterman@astound.net
May 6 and 7 – Annual Gardens Tour 10am – 4pm Rain or Shine various homes in the Clayton Valley area, Information – call Clayton Historical Society at (925) 672-0240 or www.claytonhistory.org
May 6 or 13 through apx. September 30 – Clayton Farmers Market Saturday’s 8am-Noon – Downtown Clayton on Diablo Street (between Main and Center Streets). For more information contact Pacific Coast Farmers Market at www.pcfma.com or call 1-800-949-3276 (no market on September 3).
May 12, 13 and 14 – Spring Book Sale. The Semi Annual Library Foundation pre owned Book Sale @ Clayton Library – Hoyer Hall Community Room, 6125 Clayton Rd. Fri. 4-7 CCLF members only- memberships can be purchased at the door; general public–Sat. 10-6; Sun. Noon-4; information call 672-3672 www.claytonlibrary.org
May 13 – Annual Plant Sale, Clayton Valley Garden Club, Rain or shine. Endeavor Hall Parking Lot 8 am-1pm. Call Rory Richmond at (925) 864-8687 for information; email: email@example.com or www.claytonvalleygardenclub.org
May 13 — Sat Night Concerts in the Grove kick off 6pm – 8:30pm – Grove Park Gazebo Downtown Clayton –Main Street– “Rockin Down the Hiway” This seasoned band is best known for their all-hits, road-themed show playing a list of well-known songs about travel, hot rods, cruising, trucks, buses, trains, highways and America’s love of automobiles created by the Grateful Dead, Allman Brothers., Steppenwolf, Wilson Pickett to name a few with an added set of The Doobie Brothers greatest hits. Get ready for a “Road Trip” you will remember.. www.rockindownthehiway.com for more info.
May 13 tentative – Clayton Valley Charter High School – Bands/Music March – A – Thon. 9am to noon- Downtown, to Library, Easley Drive, Stranahan Circle and Grove Park. For info contact Venus Suasin at firstname.lastname@example.org
May 27 — Sat Night Concerts in the Grove –– 6pm – 8:30 pm Grove Park Gazebo Downtown Clayton –Main Street –“The Cheeseballs” a San Francisco based high energy dance band with lots of Groove and Funk under their belts playing 70′s disco hits to 80′s new wave and rock classics, along with current hits from Lady Gaga, Robin Thicke, Pharrell, Pitbull, Katie Perry, Ke$ha & Lorde. Add hits from “Stayin’ Alive” to “Just Dance” with a bit of Etta James “At Last” for a concert that will keep you dancing all night long. www.cheeseballs.com for more info.
May 29 – Annual Memorial Day Program by the VFW Post 1525, 10am Downtown Clayton Flagpole, Main and Oak Streets. Information call Paul Carroll at 628-9508 or email@example.com.
June 2 – CVCHS last school day
June 9 – MDUSD last school day
June 10 – Sat Night Concerts in the Grove –– 6pm – 8:30 pm Grove Park Gazebo Downtown Clayton –Main Street the “The Boys of Summer” Deemed the best Eagles Tribute band this side of the Rockies, with spot on vocals, The Boys of Summer play the true musical heart and sound of the Eagles. With a hit list too long to name this is a true sing-a-long tribute dance band that will keep you dancing all night long. www.boysofsummertribute.com for more info.
June ?? tentative — Annual Relay for Life Roundup at Easley Ranch. Contact Pat Middendorf email: firstname.lastname@example.org
June 24 – Sat Night Concerts in the Grove –– 6pm – 8:30 pm Grove Park Gazebo Downtown Clayton –Main Street “Caravanserai” This outstanding Santana tribute band meticulously re-enacts the wide repertoire of Santana material that includes the well-known songs as well as some of the more obscure B-sides that never made the charts. Put on your dancing shoes as Leo Herrera does the honors on guitar, while a full band including horn section completes the Latin rock sound we’ve come to know and love. www.santanatributeband.com for more info.
July TBD – Clayton Youth Theatre Camp presents: “ ” at Endeavor Hall 6008 Center Street, show times at 1:00 pm & 3:00 pm. – for more information www.claytontheatrecompany.com or Roxanne Pardi at 698-1886.
July 4 – Annual Pancake Breakfast & Parade– Downtown Clayton, Pancakes at Endeavor Hall(6008 Center Street) at 7am Clayton Valley Sunrise Rotary, $5 adults and $3 kids 12 and under; parade on Main Street 10 am, for info: Sandy Johnson at 693-0463 or main parade application at www.cityofclayton.org (no parade application needed for kiddie parade – just line up on Oak street near between Main and Center Street that morning)
July 7 tentative – Friday Night Family Movies – “movie TBD” outdoor movies and social in the parking lot next to the Clayton Community Church offices, 8pm-10pm, 6055 Main Street downtown Clayton, for information call 673-9060. www.claytoncc.com
July 8 – Sat. Night Concerts in the Grove – 6pm – 8:30 pm Grove Park Gazebo Downtown Clayton – Main Street “Diamond Dave” Entertaining the Bay Area audiences for over 20 years, Dave is back for his 10th consecutive year. With capacity crowds at every Clayton Concert, he is truly one of Clayton’s favorites. His ability to cover classics of Frank Sinatra, Elvis, Timberlake, Lady Gaga and so many other great artists is a tribute to his amazing talent. Showcased and singing the newest hits of our time will be his daughters, Kelly, Kaitland and Megan. www.davehosley.com for more info
July 14 tentative – Friday Night Family Movies – “movie TBD” outdoor movies and social in the parking lot next to the Clayton Community Church offices, 8pm-10pm, 6055 Main Street downtown Clayton, for information call 673-9060. www.claytoncc.com
July 21 tentative – Friday Night Family Movies – “movie TBD” outdoor movies and social in the parking lot next to the Clayton Community Church offices, 8pm-10pm, 6055 Main Street downtown Clayton, for information call 673-9060. www.claytoncc.com
July 22 – Sat Night Concerts in the Grove – 6pm to 8:30 pm Grove Park Gazebo Downtown Clayton –Main Street – “The Peelers” San Francisco Bay Area’s riveting cover band sensation that plays all your favorite music from the 70s, 80s, 90s, and today! The Peelers are recognized for elevating the live band experience to exciting new levels by creating unique non-stop DJ-like mash-ups and medley’s of the latest hits on the radio with your favorite classics from all genres. Get ready for a true evolution of the cover band experience and a dance party that never quits. www.thepeelersband.com for more info.
July 28 tentative – Friday Night Family Movies – “movie TBD” outdoor movies and social in the parking lot next to the Clayton Community Church offices, 8pm-10pm, 6055 Main Street downtown Clayton, for information call 673-9060. www.claytoncc.com
August 5 – Sat Night Concerts in the Grove –– 6pm – 8:30 pm Grove Park Gazebo Downtown Clayton–Main Street – “Pride and Joy” One of the most sought-after Pop/Soul bands in the Bay Area singing the sounds of Motown’s greatest hits including the best of the Temptations and The Supremes. Rhythm, perfect pitch and harmony from the four lead singers, backed by a five piece spot on band, will keep you on your feet all night long. With 25 years of phenomenal success, this is a show not to miss. www.pridejoy.com for more info.
August 12 and 13 – Relay For Life – American Cancer Society – “The Grove” Park www.relayforlife.org/California
August 19 – Sat Night Concerts in the Grove –- 6pm – 8:30 pm Grove Park Gazebo Downtown Clayton–Main Street – “Busta Groove” Northern California’s hottest dance party band playing hits from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and today! With a song list to include classic hits from Motown such as The Temptations, Marvin Gaye and Aretha Franklin, the 70’s disco and classic rock hits from artists such as Earth, Wind & Fire, The Commodores, and Led Zeppelin, plus the top 80’s and 90’s, R&B, Pop and Rock from Madonna, B-52’s, Guns N Roses, Michael Jackson, and current Hip-Hop/Top 40 from Beyonce’, Justin Timberlake, Usher, Bruno Mars, Daft Punk, Robin Thicke and the most popular songs of today. Busta-Groove will keep you dancing all night long. www.busta-groove.com for more info.
September 2 – Twelfth Annual Soap Box Derby and Classic Car Show 9 am – 3 pm, Main Street Downtown Clayton. For information call Clayton Community Church (925) 673-9060.
September 2 – Sat Night Concerts in the Grove –- 6pm – 8:30 pm Grove Park Gazebo Downtown Clayton–Main Street – “The Fundamentals” Performing a high-energy stage show with three dynamic lead vocalists, the hottest horn players around & a super tight four-piece rhythm section, this group has been performing their “Red Hot Rockin’ Soul” for over 15 years. Performing songs by Michael Jackson, Earth Wind & Fire, Beyonce’ to Journey and BonJovi, you will hear your favorite R&B, Rock, Pop, and Soul tunes. www.thefundamentals.com for more info.
September 11 (tentative) — 9/11 Remembrance (16 years) 7pm at Station 11 Firehouse lawn – corner of Center and Clayton Rd. bell ringing memorial commemoration
September 16 – Sat. Night Concerts in the Grove –– last concert of the summer 6pm – 8:30 pm Grove Park Gazebo Downtown Clayton — Main Street – “East Bay Mudd” Put on your dancing shoes. This 10-piece cover dance band with a powerful four-man horn section, will keep you dancing all night long. Thrilling the Bay Area and Clayton concert-goers for the past 9 years, their upbeat and commanding take on contemporary classics, soul, funk and R&B tunes leaves you asking for more. They are always a great band to end our concert season. www.eastbaymudd.net for more info.
September/October Wednesday TBD –– Clayton Valley Charter High School Homecoming Parade —4-6pm, Main Street, call Ms. Ljepava, 682-7474 for information.
Sept 29, Sept 30 and Oct. 1 – Oktoberfest kids Carnival – Main/Oak St. CC Church offices parking lot & field Friday Sept 29th 5pm-10pm; Sat Sept 30th , 11am-10pm; Sunday Oct 1st , 11 am to 9 pm Information – Call CBCA at 672-2272; or www.claytonoktoberfest.com
Sept 30th and Oct 1st – Oktoberfest Sat: 11am – 8pm; Sun: 10 – 6pm; Main Street Downtown Clayton. Art, Crafts, Food and kids Carnival rides. Information – Call CBCA at 672-2272; or www.claytonoktoberfest.com
Oct. 19-22; 26-29; Nov 2-4 – Clayton Theatre Company presents “___________________________” at Endeavor Hall 6008 Center Street, Clayton CA 94517– tickets at www.BrownPaperTickets.com For more information Roxanne Pardi at 698-1886 or www.claytontheatrecompany.com
October 13, 14, 15 – Fall Book Sale. Semi Annual Library Foundation pre owned Book Sale @ Clayton Library- Hoyer Hall Community Room, 6125 Clayton Rd. (Fri. 4-7 CCLF members only- memberships can be purchased at the door; general public –Sat. 10-6; Sun. Noon-4) information call 672-3672. www.claytonlibrary.org
December 2 — Annual Caroling Santa Arrival and Tree Lighting. Rain or Shine –Downtown Clayton, Grove Park to Main and Oak Streets,- tentative Carriage Rides 4:30-6:30; Caroling 6pm; Tree Lighting 6:30 pm . From more information call CBCA at 672-2272
December TBD – Annual Hospice Tree Lighting @ Concord John Muir Hospital Parking Lot, Almond /East Street 5:30 pm., for info contact at 925-887-5678 or at www.hospiceestbay.com
December 9 — Annual Christmas Tea with Mrs. Claus and Santa 11 am – 2 pm, Endeavor Hall, 6008 Center Street – Call CBCA at 672-2272,or www.claytoncbca.org for more information.
December 9 (tentative) – Annual Holiday Toy Collection Clayton Valley Charter High School Lacrosse Team – new toy donations being accepted 10 am to 2pm, at the Grove Park Gazebo, downtown Clayton – for info contact Tracy Morse, CVHS Men’s Lacrosse Team Rep, Tel: 925-207-0382; email: email@example.com more info at www.cvlacrosse.com
December 10 (tentative) – Annual Holiday Home Tour Noon – 7pm Various homes in the Clayton Valley area, Information – call Clayton Historical Society at (925) 672-0240 or www.claytonhistory.org
Other events, activities, and local organizations
Clayton Community Gym and Recreation: All year
Various activities for youth and adults including basketball and volleyball through a management partnership with the All Out Sports League (AOSL). Gym rental available for kids parties and events too. Contact the Clayton Community Gym located at Diablo View Middle School call (925) 203-5626; www.alloutsportsleague.com
Clayton Community Library various programs and activities: 6125 Clayton Road; www.claytonlibrary.org; or call 673-0659.
Clayton Museum various history exhibits 6101 Main Street (Joel Clayton Home) — Open Wednesdays and Sundays 2pm to 4pm; and Saturdays June 1 through August 31st from 10 am – Noon; or by appointment and during some special downtown community events. 6101 Main Street; www.Claytonhistory.org or phone 672- 0240 for more information.
Little League Season
Youth: August 1- Nov. 20:contact Mt. Diablo Soccer League, Tom Semple: email
Adult: July – Sept.: contact Clayton Soccer Club, Rob Sears at 925-451-1110
Oakhurst Country Club (private membership golf, tennis, swim, swim team and gym club) www.oakhurstcc.com Or call 672-9797 x205; x210; x217
Oakhurst Business Networking Mixer – First Thursday of every Month. Open to the Public, free. Oakhurst Country Club, 1001 Peacock Creek Dr. (925) 519-8753; http://oakhurstcc.eventbrite.com/
Dana Hills Swim Team (Otters) contact: Cathy Meyers 683-2125 or cathy@diabloValley.net; or
Lauren Velez 768-6685 firstname.lastname@example.org (pentathlon meet is mid July at Dana Hills)
Clayton Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) – The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) provides opportunities for residents a, businesses and those that work in the community training to be prepared and have a formal structure in the event of an emergency. Training on home and neighborhood safety and response in various emergency and disaster is provided as well as training on hands only CPR. www.claytoncert.org for more information.
Mt. Diablo Trail Ride Association- is a local non-profit organization dedicated to horsemanship, with 200 acres next to Mt Diablo off Russelman Road just at Clayton’s easterly boarder. The MDTR Association has equestrian facilities, club house with pool, and monthly social potlucks, complete equestrian facilities, a club house with pool, horse boarding, horse camping, rentals, a cross country jump course, clinics, events and very affordable membership fees. For more info www.cmdtra.org
Clayton Business and Community Association (CBCA) a non-sectarian, non-partisan and non-profit community organization. working together to improve the general welfare, prosperity and common good of the entire Clayton community. Members are local professionals, businesses and individuals The CBCA provides the vehicle for social networking and camaraderie through fund raising activities, meetings and social gatherings, and for working as a group for our community. The CBCA annually presents four major Clayton events, the Art and Wine Festival, Golf Tournament, Rib Cook –Off, and the Oktoberfest, along with the annual downtown Holiday decorations, Tree lighting with Santa, and Mrs. Claus Tea. Funds raised by the CBCA go back to projects in the community and local schools. www.claytoncbca.org
Clayton American Association of University Women (AAUW) The AAUW promotes equity for women and girls, lifelong education, and positive societal change. The Clayton Branch is highly active in community programs. One notable program is the Clayton Library which was begun by the branch and supported by the members. www.claytonaauw.org
Clayton Valley Woman’s Club – CVWC members are community-minded women of all ages, from the Clayton/Concord area and beyond, who have joined together to provide community service through volunteering and fundraising. We are dedicated to meeting the needs and interests of all members as we meet the needs in our community. www.claytonvalleywomansclub.org
Clayton Valley Garden Club – formed to bring together people in that area with an interest in gardening including community projects such planter boxes on Main Street and near the Clayton Library and the daffodils at the town center entry at old Marsh Creek Rd and Clayton Road. www.claytonvalleygardenclub.org
Clayton Historical Society – membership open to all that have in interest in wanting to learn more and help preserve the local history of the community. It works to research, collect, record, preserve, display, borrow, share, and interpret local history information and memorabilia, and to promote understanding of Clayton origins and development. Its volunteers operate and maintain the Clayton Historical Museum for visitors and hosts student classes an special tours . It locates, records, inventories, publicizes and marks historic sites, buildings and natural features making recommendations. The Society has developed a “twinning” bond with Joel Clayton’s birth town, Bugsworth, England, and the town he founded. www.claytonhistory.org
Diablo Vista Soroptimist – a service organization that focuses on ways to improve the lives of women and girls in our local community and throughout the world. www.sidiablovista.org
Clayton Theater Group – started in 2012– to entertain, educate and elevate the community and surrounding areas with live theater. CTG is a nonprofit theatre company providing performing arts to the local and surrounding community. Spring and fall productions with actors 16 or older are provided and a summer youth theater camp for ages 6-16. Rehearsals and shows at Endeavor Hall – For information contact Roxanne Pardi at 222-9106 or email email@example.com; http://www.claytontheatrecompany.com OR https://www.facebook.com/pages/Clayton-Theatre-Company
Clayton Valley Sunrise Rotary — non-governmental, non-religious, non-political service organization serving humanitarian goals in the world with time and effort to help others through service in the local communities. The club is involved in many projects around the world but and has projects that are important in the local community as well. Meetings are breakfast every Thursday morning at 7:00 a.m. at the Oakhurst Country Club, 1001 Peacock Drive, Clayton, CA. www.claytonvalleyrotary.org
School fundraisers and events contact various schools:
Clayton Valley Charter Higher School (CVCHS) – an independent public charter high school conversion of Clayton Valley High for more information regarding the Charter High (925) 682-7474 or www.claytonvalley.org OR http://sites.google.com/site/claytonvalleycharterhighschool;
Governing Board parent representatives Megan Kommer ph 348-3831 firstname.lastname@example.org; OR