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					January 12, 2007                                                                             Clayton Pioneer •                                                                                                  Page B7

                                                                 Clayton Community Calendar

               EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT                                              FEB. 14
                                                                                   Pajama Story Time @ Clayton Community Library                                    FEB. 6
THROUGH FEB. 27                                                                    7 p.m. Beat the bedtime blues with stories, songs and a craft at the library.    Knights of Columbus @ St. Agnes Church Hall
Patty Cakes Story Time @ Clayton Community Library                                 The whole family is invited to pajama story time. You can wear your comfy        7:30 p.m. General membership meeting of the Knights of Columbus
11 a.m. Tuesdays. Story time for babies to children 3 years old. No registra-      pajamas and bring your favorite stuffed animal too. Registration is required.    Concord Council 6038 of Concord and Clayton is the first Tues. of the
tion required. 673-0659. Clayton Community Library, 6125 Clayton Road.             673-0659. Clayton Community Library, 6125 Clayton Road.                          month. We look forward to seeing our brother Knights there. St. Agnes
                                                                                                                                                                    Church, 3478 Chestnut Street, Concord.
THROUGH FEB. 12                                                                                    CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS                                            FEB 7
The Art of Retirement @ Loma Vista Adult Center                                    JAN. 11, 18, 25
                                                                                                                                                                    Self Help for the Hard of Hearing @ Walnut Creek Methodist Church
7 - 9 p.m. The course is five weeks in length and costs just $18 for people        Rotary Club of Clayton Valley Concord Sunrise @ Oakhurst
                                                                                                                                                                    7:30 p.m. We meet on the first Wed. of the month. Contact Bob at shhh-
55-plus. The topic for Jan. 16 is Social Security; how it works; how it effects    7 a.m. Meets every Thurs. for breakfast meeting that usually features a
                                                                                                                                                           with questions. Walnut Creek Methodist Church,
retiree finances; how to keep the money you've got; retirement spending            speaker. www. Chuck Graham 689-7640. Oakhurst
                                                                                                                                                                    Education Building in the rear parking lot at 1543 Sunnyvale Avenue,
and distribution; charitable trusts and annuities. The topic for Jan. 23 is        Country Club, 1001 Peacock Creek Drive, Clayton.
                                                                                                                                                                    Walnut Creek.
health in retirement; life expectancy factors and long-term-care insurance.
People of all ages and situations are welcome. For class information call          JAN. 11, 18, 25                                                                  FEB. 12
George Fulmore at (925) 686-6916. Call (925) 937-1530 for registration             Weights Watchers Weekly Meeting @ Contra Costa Farm Bureau                       Clayton Valley 4-H Club @ Farm Bureau Hall
information. Loma Vista Adult Center, located at 1266 San Carlos Ave,              10 a.m.and 5:30 p.m. Weekly Weight Watchers weigh-in and meeting on              7:15 p.m. 4-H is open to youth ages 5 - 19 and adults. Projects in small
Concord.                                                                           Thurs. 800-326-8450 x 2023.Contra Costa Farm Bureau, 5554 Clayton Rd.,           and large animals, leadership, community service, 4-H camp, conferences
                                                                                   Concord.                                                                         and fairs. Learn new skills including cooking, photography, arts/crafts etc.
JAN. 11 - MAR. 1                                                                                                                                                    Contact Candy Hogan at 925- 969-1325 for more information. Meetings
Picture Book Time @ Clayton Community Library                                      JAN. 11, 25                                                                      held on the second Mon. of the month Sept. - June. Farm Bureau Hall,
11 a.m. Thursdays. Story time for children 3 to 5 years old. . No registra-        Clayton Valley Woman's Club @ Holy Cross Lutheran Church                         5554 Clayton Rd. Concord.
tion required. Child may attend without caregiver. 673-0659. Clayton               9:30 a.m. Regular monthly business meeting starts with coffee; the meeting
                                                                                   begins at 10 a.m. CVWC is a non-profit, non-denominational service organ-        FEB. 12
Community Library, 6125 Clayton Road.                                                                                                                               Stroke Support Group of Contra Costa County @ John Muir Medical
                                                                                   ization that is open to all women interested in charitable work in the
                                                                                   Clayton Valley community. Meetings are held on the second and fourth             Center
JAN. 13                                                                                                                                                             7 p.m. Join stroke survivors, caregivers and health professionals as they dis-
East Bay Regional Park Presentation @ Clayton Community Library                    Tues. of the month. For more information, please call Joyce at 672-3850 or
                                                                                   Sheila at 672-7947. Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 1092 Alberta Way,                cuss issues, challenges and suggestions for living with stroke. Monthly guest
2 p.m. Beverly Lane and Jim Townsend will present an overview of the East                                                                                           speakers provide important information about the rehabilitation process.
Bay Regional Park District and all that it has to offer residents of the Clayton   Concord.
                                                                                                                                                                    Meetings held the second Mon. of each month, are free and open to the
area. The presentation will include making trail connections from Clayton to                                                                                        public. For more information contact Ann Dzuna at 925-376-6218. John
nearby regional parks such as Black Diamond and Clayton Ranch. 673-                JAN.14
                                                                                   Concord Mystery Book Club @ Concord Library                                      Muir Medical Center, 1601 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek
0659. Clayton Community Library, 6125 Clayton Road.
                                                                                   2:30 - 4 p.m. All mystery readers are invited to participate and explore a       FEB. 14
JAN. 17                                                                            different genre each month. Group meets the second Sun. of the month.            Creekside Artists Meeting @ Clayton Community Library
OLLI Lecture @ CSU East Bay                                                        Concord Library, 2900 Salvio Street, Concord, 646-5455.                          7 p.m. Come join this unique group of eclectic artists that meet the 2nd
2:00-3:30 p.m. Shaping the Destiny of Our World - how Mediterranean Sea                                                                                             Wed. of each month. If you like, bring your artwork for review - all levels
countries play their roles. Presented by Larry Foster, professor emeritus of       JAN. 14                                                                          and all art forms are welcome! "We provide an environment for all artists to
geography, San Francisco State University. $5.00 at the door (free to OLLI         VFW Post 1525 Breakfast @ Concord Veterans Memorial Hall                         inspire, create, educate and prosper." Call Arlene Kikkawa-Nielsen at (925)
members). Oak Room, CSU East Bay, Concord Campus, 4700 Ygnacio                     8 - 11 a.m. Serving eggs, prepared your way, pancakes, sausage, coffee           673-9777, or email with questions.
Valley Road, Concord, 925-602-6776,                           and orange juice. $4 for adults and $2 for children under 12. Bring the
                                                                                   family, friends and neighbors. Call Pete at 925-255-3449 with                    FEB. 14
                                                                                   questions.Veterans Memorial Hall, corner of Colfax and Willow Pass Road,         Clayton Valley Garden Club @ Diamond Terrace
JAN. 17
                                                                                   Concord.                                                                         7 p.m. The Clayton Valley Garden Club meets the second Wed. of the
6:30 p.m. Classic Movie Night @ Clayton Community Library
                                                                                                                                                                    month. Every meeting has an informative program concerning some aspect
Young rich and obsessed with death, a young man finds himself changed
                                                                                   JAN. 16, 23, 30                                                                  of gardening. Garden lectures will resume in Feb. The Club maintains the
forever when he meets a lively septuagenarian at a funeral. Clayton
                                                                                   Kiwanis Club of Walnut Creek                                                     flowers on Daffodil Hill, the planters on Main Street, and the raised garden
Community Library, 6125 Clayton Road, 673-0659.
                                                                                   12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Meetings every Tues. All are invited to check us out and     beds at the Library as well as other civic projects. Anyone interested in gar-
                                                                                   be our guest for lunch. Massimo’s Ristorante, 1604 Locust St., Walnut            dening is welcome at our meetings. Call Jeff at 672-7579 or Barry at 827-
JAN. 18
                                                                                   Creek. For more information call Sam Totah, 941-1536.                            9540 for information. Diamond Terrace, 6401 Center Street, Clayton.
OLLI Lecture @ CSU East Bay
7 - 8:30 p.m. Through the Eyes of the Veterinarian: Wildlife Rehabilitation,
                                                                                   JAN. 16                                                                                         BUSINESS & GOVERNMENT
presented by Nancy Anderson, DVM, Director of Wildlife Services, Lindsay
                                                                                   Women in Business @ Chapman University                                           JAN. 11
Wildlife Museum. $5.00 at the door (free to OLLI and Lindsay Wildlife
                                                                                   11:45 - 1:15 p.m. What a Woman needs to know about Finances. $20 for             Clayton Community Services Commission Meeting @ City Hall
Museum members)., 925-602-6776. Oak Room, CSU
                                                                                   Concord Chamber Members, $30 for non-Chamber Members. Lunch                      7 p.m. City of Clayton Community Services Commission meets 2nd Thurs. of
East Bay, Concord Campus, 4700 Ygnacio Valley Road, Concord.
                                                                                   Provided. Register online at Chapman University           month. Open to the public. 673-7304, Clayton City
                                                                                   2600 Stanwell Dr. #110.                                                          Hall Conference Room, 6000 Heritage Trail, Clayton.
JAN. 19
Caring Hands Volunteer Training @ John Muir Medical Center                                                                                                          JAN. 16, 23, 30
8:45 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Interview and pre-registration by Jan. 10 is required.       JAN. 18                                                                          Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors Meeting @ County
Volunteering 1 - 3 hours a week can be an extremely rewarding experience           Veterans of Foreign Wars Meeting @ Veterans Memorial Hall,                       Administration Building
and just might be what you've been searching for. Lend a caring hand and           Concord                                                                          9 a.m. County Board of Supervisors holds regular weekly meetings Tues.
make a significant difference in someone else's life. Caring Hands creates         6 p.m. Meeting begins. At 7 p.m. Post 1525 will dedicate Eagle Scout Artist      mornings. Open to the public. 335-1900. County
"matches" between caring volunteers and frail, isolated, and disabled sen-         Aaron Neighbour’s painting, The Five Seals of Defense. The public is invited     Administration Building, 651 Pine Street, Room 107, Martinez.
iors. You may choose the services you would like to perform, the communi-          to attend. Refreshments will be served. VFW meets the third Thurs. of the
                                                                                   month. All Veterans of foreign wars are invited to attend. The VFW is here       JAN. 16
ties in which you would like to serve, and your own schedule. For more
                                                                                   to support eligible Veterans and their families. Wives and daughters of eligi-   Clayton City Council Meeting @ Clayton Community Library
information or to register, please call (925) 952-2999.
                                                                                   ble Veterans are invited to join the Ladies Auxiliary. Meetings are held at      6 p.m. City Council meets on the first and third Tues. of the month. Open to
                                                                                   Veterans Memorial Hall, corner of Colfax and Willow Pass Road, Concord.          the public. Agendas posted at the following locations: City Hall, 6000
JAN. 20
                                                                                                                                                                    Heritage Trail, Clayton, Ohm's Bulletin Board, 1028 Diablo St., Clayton,
Saturday Movie Matinees @ Clayton Community Library
                                                                                   JAN. 18                                                                          Clayton Community Library, 6125 Clayton Rd., Clayton.
2 p.m. Two dogs, one a pampered cocker spaniel and the other a freedom
loving mutt with a heart of gold, share thrilling adventures. 6125 Clayton         Concord Chamber After Hours Business Mixer @ Mechanics Bank                      JAN. 23
Road, Clayton.                                                                     5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Bring lots of business cards. Mechanics Bank, 1170              Planning Commission Meeting @ Clayton Community Library
                                                                                   Concord Ave, Concord.                                                            7p.m. City of Clayton Planning Commission meets 2nd and 4th Tues. of
JAN. 23                                                                                                                                                             month. Open to the public. 673-7304, Clayton Library
Check your Bones @ Diamond Terrace Retirement Community                            JAN. 24                                                                          Community Room, 6125 Clayton Road, Clayton.
11 a.m. Latest osteoporosis information and free bone density testing.             Blue Star Mom Meeting in Concord
                                                                                   6:30 p.m. Small group Blue Star Mom meetings held the fourth Wed. of             JAN. 25
Donna Schuppert from the Foundation for Osteoporosis Research and
                                                                                   each month. Blue Star Moms is a support and service group for those serv-        CBCA (Clayton Business & Community Association) Meeting @
Education will be here. You will receive your results immediately and also
                                                                                   ing in all branches of the Armed Forces. 1792 Elmhurst Lane, Concord. Call       Oakhurst
find out if you qualify for free calcium. Join us on Tuesday, January 23rd at
                                                                                   676-3654 for information.                                                        6:30 p.m. Monthly dinner meeting, last non-holiday Thurs. of the month.
11a.m. Test is open to adults 55 and older. Diamond Terrace, 6401 Center
                                                                                                                                                                    Reservations due by Tuesday noon prior, 672-2272. John Rubiales,
Street. Call 524-5100 today to reserve your spot.
                                                                                   JAN. 24                                                                          President. Oakhurst Country Club, 1001 Peacock Creek Drive, Clayton.
JAN 26 - FEB. 18                                                                   Concord Chamber of Commerce Mayor's Breakfast @ Concord Hilton
Some Enchanted Evening: The Songs of Rodgers & Hammerstein @                       7:30 - 9:30 a.m. Register Online at Concord
Diablo Valley College                                                              Hilton, 1970 Diamond Blvd, Concord.                                                            SCHOOLS AND EDUCATION
                                                                                                                                                                    JAN. 16
Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. Sundays at 2:30 p.m. Some Enchanted
                                                                                   JAN. 24                                                                          Parent Faculty Club Meeting @ Mt. Diablo Elementary
Evening is a celebration of songs from many of the greatest musicals of all
                                                                                   League of Women Voters Health Care Forum @ Rossmoor                              7:00 p.m., Multi Use Room. Make a difference in your child's education. For
time: Carousel, Cinderella, Oklahoma, Flower Drum Song, South Pacific and
                                                                                   7 p.m. Public forum on health care single payer system. Pat Snyder, PhD,         items to be included on the agenda, contact Stacey Wickware 673-1999,
Sound Of Music. The songs of Rodgers & Hammerstein have become an inte-
                                                                                   RN, Chair of Health Care for Contra Costa and Chair of the Health Care  or Kristy Smith 673-1795,
gral part of our everyday lives. This stunning collection of compositions
                                                                                   Committee of the Diablo League of Women Voters, will present an informa-, PFC Co-Presidents. Childcare is available. Watch
reminds you of why Rodgers & Hammerstein are our most beloved composer
                                                                                   tive 22 minute DVD, which describes an affordable, comprehensive, secure         website for details.
and lyricist. Tickets $12 - $15. Call the box office at 687-4445. Diablo Valley
College Performing Arts Center, 321 Golf Club Road, Pleasant Hill.                 system of universal health care for all Californians. A question and answer
                                                                                                                                                                    FEB. 1
                                                                                   period follows. For further information contact Pat Snyder at (925) 962-
                                                                                                                                                                    Parent Faculty Club Meeting @Clayton Valley High School
FEB. 7                                                                             0379 or Annabelle Cloner at (925) 933-8806. Rossmoor, Los Trampas
                                                                                                                                                                    7:00 p.m. If you show your child that you care about their school, your child
Numbers Don't Lie @ Clayton Community Library                                      Room, 1001 Golden Rain Road, Walnut Creek. Directions to the Los
                                                                                                                                                                    will care too. Together we can make a difference! The meeting will be held
7 - 9 p.m. An effective accounting system is key to a successful business.         Trampas Room are available at the Rossmoor entrance.
                                                                                                                                                                    in the school library. Clayton Valley High School, 1101 Alberta Way,
Presented by Zachary Sahar, C.P .A., Capital Tax and Accounting. Topics                                                                                             Concord.
include how accounting glues parts of a business into a whole, building a          FEB. 1
professional accounting system with a small budget and using accounting            Sons in Retirement Meeting (SIRS) @ Oakhurt Country Club                         FEB. 13
reports to help owners manage their business. Clayton Community Library,           11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Meetings are the first Thurs. of the month. George       Parent Faculty Club Meeting @ Diablo View Middle School
6125 Clayton Road, 673-0659.                                                       Fulmore. Publicity Chair, SIR, Branch 19. March 1, April 5, May 3, June 7,       7 p.m. Meeting to be held in the school library. All parents welcome. Diablo
                                                                                   July 5, August 2, September 6, October 4, November 1, December 6.                View Middle School, 300 Diablo View Lane, Clayton.

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