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    CLUBS

    American Association of University Women - Concord Branch    
    www.aauw-concord.org

    American Legion Post 171 - 5 p.m. third Tuesdays, Veterans Memorial Hall, Concord. 687-1427.

    B2F Business Networking Group - noon first and third Thursdays. 998-8844.

    Beachcomber Singles - Social and service activities for active adults age 45 and above. For more information call (510) 799-2207, Or visit our website: www.beachcombersingles.org/

    British Club - 11:30 a.m. first Wednesdays, Zio Fraedo’s, Pleasant Hill. 682-7978.

    Circle of Friends - second Mondays, Walnut Country Club, Concord. 998-8844.

    Clayton Valley Garden Club- 7p.m. second Wednesdays, February-November.  Diamond Terrace, 6401 Center St., Clayton. Contact: www.claytonvalleygardenclub.org

    Clutch Busters Square Dance Club - 7:30 p.m.-9:30 pm Thursdays, New dancers and those wanting brush-up are welcome. Willow Pass Community Center, 2748 E Olivera Rd, Concord. 686-3774.

    Concord Art Association - 12:50 p.m. second Tuesdays, Concord Library. 646-5455.

    Concord Diablo Rotary - 12:15 p.m. Wednesdays, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Concord. dirk@wentlingstudio.com 685.7760

    Clayton Valley/Concord Sunrise Rotary Club- 7 a.m. Thursdays, Oakhurst Country Club, Clayton. 689-7640 or www.claytonvalley-rotary.org.

    Clayton Valley Woman’s Club. For meeting times call Aleta at 925-672-9448  www.claytonvalleywomansclub.org.

    Concord Garden Club - 9:30 a.m. third Tuesdays, Bethel Baptist Church, Concord. 687-2334.

    Concord Lions Club - 7 p.m. third Tuesdays, La Tapatia Mexican Restaurant, Concord. 687-3594.

    Concord Mystery Book Club - 2:30 p.m. second Sundays, Concord Library, 646-5455.

    Concord Senior Club - ballroom dancing, 1 p.m. Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays and 8 p.m. second Saturdays. 2727 Parkside Circle, Concord. 798-4557.

    Contra Costa Genealogical Society - 7 p.m. second Thursdays, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Concord.
    www.rootsweb.com/~cacccgs.

    Contra Costa Mineral & Gem Society - 7:30 p.m. second Mondays, Centre Concord. 429-2748 or www.ccmgs.org.

    Creekside Artists Guild  Meets 2nd Wed. each month @ 7-8:30pm. Clayton Library Story Room, 6125 Clayton Rd., Clayton. Arlene 673-9777, akiksen@aol.com

    Concord United Methodist Women Monthly Meeting 510-758-4837

    Diablo Numismatic Society - 7 p.m. third Thursdays, Veterans Memorial Hall, Concord. 825-0649 or xsteamerx@aol.com.

    Diablo Toastmasters, every Thursday 7 – 9 p.m., Sizzler Rest., Concord.  http://www.diablotoastmasters.org.

    Diablo Valley Democratic Club - 7 p.m. third Wednesdays, Ygnacio Valley Library, Walnut Creek. 946-0469 or http://www.dvdems.org.

    Diablo Valley Macintosh Users Group - 6:30  p.m. third Tuesdays. Bancroft Elementary School, Walnut Creek. 689-1155 or www.dvmug.org.

    Diablo Valley Mustang Assoc meets 7:00 pm second Wednesdays each month at Fuddruckers Concord.  All Mustang afficiados invited.  Nancy Russell 925-825-5994.  www.dvma.org

    Diablo Valley Wings, Chapter P of the Gold Wing Touring Association - 12:15 p.m. third Tuesdays, Sizzler, Concord. 686-3774 or http://www.GWTA-CA-DVW.org.

    East Bay Prospectors Club - 7 p.m. fourth Wednesday, 1021 Detroit Ave., Unit D, Concord. 672-1863 or

    www.eastbaygpaa.webs.com.

    Ellen’s Guild - 10 a.m second Tuesdays, Family Stress Center, Concord. 672-5409 or www.familystresscenter.org.

    Hope Academy Concord  Open House, Third Thursday of each month, 9 – 9:45 a.m. Reservations required:  Judy Davies  687-7555; 5353 Concord Blvd. 
    www.hopeacademyconcord.org

    Kiwanis Club of Greater Concord - 8:15 a.m. Wednesdays, Buttercup Grill and Bar, 4301 Clayton Rd., Concord. 372-5348.

    Knife Throwing Club/Diablo Impalement Arts Group:We throw anything with a point on our 40 foot multiple target range, Wed, Thurs, Sat & Sun-part of the Diablo Rod and Gun Club, 4700 Evora Rd.

    Concord,(925)709-9199
    www.throwzini.com/events.html

    Knitting Group - 2 p.m. first Sundays, Concord Library. 646-5455.

    Knights Of Columbus, Concord Council 6038

    Meets 7:30 p.m. first Tuesday of the month, St.Bonaventure Church, 5562 Clayton Road, Contact Rayce at 683-9717 or rayce@aol.com.

    Mt. Diablo Metal Detecting Club - 7:30 p.m. second Tuesdays, Contra Costa Water District Offices, Concord. 682-7428 or

    www.mdmdctreasurehunting.com.

    Mt. Diablo Branch, California Writers Club 611 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill $35 for CWC members. Contact jeaniegpops@comcast.net, or 934-5677 for more information.

    Soroptimist International Diablo Vista - 12:15 p.m. first, second and third Wednesdays, Sizzler, Concord. 672-2727

    National Marine Corps Business Network: www.nmcbn.com/ We normally meet the second Tuesday of each month. Contact 925-680-8714.

    Odd Fellows - 3 p.m. second and fourth Tuesdays, Pacheco Lodge 117, Concord. 682-7358.

    Rebekah’s Lodge - 8 p.m. first and third Thursdays, Mt. Diablo Lodge, Concord. 672-Shipmates Singles - social activities for active adults age 50+. 933-3644 or www.shipmatessingles.com.

    Rising Stars Toastmasters

    This group was created for job seekers. For more information, contact Derrick Smith at (925) 381-4551 or go to risingstarstm.toastmastersclubs.org.

    Snowchasers Ski Club - Snow skiing and Snowboarding- First and Third Wednesdays of each month. Snowchasers meets 7:30 pm Sizzlers Concord.Contact iSteve and Rosalie Rhodes,925-228-8145.

    www.snowchasers.org

    Toastmasters International - 7 p.m. Mondays, Montecito of Concord, 682-7211. Also, 7:15 p.m. Tuesdays, John Muir Concord Campus. Toastmasters can help! Our local club, Word Weavers, meets Mondays, 7:00 to 8:15 p.m. at 4756 Clayton Road, Concord 686-1818. www.toastmasters.org.

    Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1525 - 9 a.m. second Saturdays, Veterans Memorial Hall, Concord.

    Widows/Widowers Club - meets for dinner, brunch, theater, etc. 998-8844.

     

    SUPPORT GROUPS

    Al-Anon Family Group - 7:30 p.m. Mondays, St. Martins of Tours Anglican Church and Preschool, Concord. 932-6770 or www.ncwsa.org.

    Alcoholics Anonymous - 939-4155 or www.aa.org.

    Cardiac Care Support Group - 7 p.m. second Thursdays, John Muir Walnut Creek or Concord. 947-5206.

    Hearing Loss and Cochlear Implant Wearers Support Group - 7 p.m. first Wednesdays, Walnut Creek United Methodist Church. HLAADV@hearinglossdv.org or 264-1199.

    HIV/AIDS Support Group - 7-9 p.m. 2nd & 4th Thursdays, John Muir Concord.

    674-2190.

    Leukemia Society Family Support Group - 7 p.m. first Thursdays. 947-4466, ext. 32797.

    Living with a Mental Illness? Join NAMI Connection Peer-led support group. Saturdays 1:00 - 2:30 pm Held at John Muir Behavioral Health Center 2740 Grant Street Concord. Call 925-942-0767 or www.namicontracosta.org

    Nar-Anon - 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, John Muir Concord. http://naranoncalifornia.org.

    Pet Loss Support Group, Every first Tuesday of the month, 12:00 - 1:30 PM. (925) 887-5681. Pre-registration required.

    Rainbow Community Center - Check Website for services. 3024 Willow Pass Road, Suite 200, Concord.
    www.rainbowcc.org.

    Retired & Senior Volunteer Program - 472-5777.

    The Stroke Support Group of Contra Costa County will hold its monthly meeting. For details of time and place contact Ann Dzuna at 925-376-6218. Meetings are free.

     

    GOVERNMENT

    A calendar of all city meetings and agendas is available at http://www.cityofconcord.org.

    City Council - 6:30 p.m. first, second and fourth Tue.s, 1950 Parkside Dr. Televised live on channel 28 (Comcast) and 29 (Astound) and on the city’s Website. 671-3495.

    Commission on Aging - 1:30 p.m. third Wed., Concord Senior Center. 671-3419.

    Community Advisory Committee - 6:30 p.m. third Tues., Concord Senior Center. 671-3019.

    Community Services Commission - 6:30 p.m. third Wed., 1950 Parkside Dr. 671-3283.

    Design Review Board - 5:30 p.m. second and fourth Thurs., 1950 Parkside Dr. 671-3152.

    Parks, Recreation & Open Space Commission - 7 p.m. second Wed., 1950 Parkside Dr. 671-3440.

    Planning Commission - 7 p.m. first and third Wednesdays, 1950 Parkside Dr. 671-3152.

     

    Clayton City Council  - 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 7pm. Hoyer Hall, Clayton Library, 6125 Clayton Rd, Clayton.

    http://ci.clayton.ca.us

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