The laughter will be anything but canned at the Contra Costa Civic Theatre production of "Monty Python's Spamalot," the closing production of the company's 54th season, on stage June 13 through July 13.

The show is a "lovingly ripped off" version of the 1975 film "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" and its sendup of the legend of King Arthur, cocreated by Eric Idle and winner of two Tony Awards.

Michael Ross directs the CCCT cast of Zachary Stockton as King Arthur; Jeremy Kreamer as his loyal servant, Patsy; Nicole Frydman as Lady of the Lake; Christian McCooey as Lancelot; Paul Plain as Galahad; Ever Leon as Herbert; Bob Stratton as Bedevere; and Chad Yarish as Robin; with Carl Smith, Emily Alvarado, Kristin Avila, Rachel Prow, and Liza Wallace as the Ensemble.

"I grew up on Abbott and Costello and the Three Stooges, and Monty Python owes a great deal to their brand of nonsensical humor and physical comedy," Ross said. "There is something irreverently wonderful about this type of British humor, with its emphasis on the outlandish and unexpected, that appeals to all ages. I mean, what's not funny about seeing a cow fly across the stage?

Music direction is by Michael Wiles and choreography by Rick Wallace.

Performances are at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays at CCCT, 951 Pomona Ave. in El Cerrito. Tickets and details are available by calling 510-524-9132 or visiting www.ccct.org.

WEST COUNTY NOTES: Well Grounded Coffee and Tea, 6925 Stockton Ave. in El Cerrito, is hosting a bone marrow drive registry from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the effort to find a match for 7-year-old Baylor Fredrickson of Albany, who has been diagnosed with has acute myelogenous leukemia.

  • Maurice Abraham of the El Sobrante Historical Society reports that plans are being made to install a dozen historical markers on San Pablo Dam Road between El Portal Drive and Appian Way when construction on new sidewalks starts in October. The markers will be similar in design to ones on San Pablo Avenue in El Cerrito. The Dam Road work will also include street trees, benches, matching trash receptacles and potted plants.

  • The free monthly Point Richmond Music summer concert series opens Friday with a show featuring Twice as Good at 5:30 p.m. and Major Powers & the Lo-Fi Symphony at 6:45 p.m.

    Shows are held on the second Friday of each month through September on the outdoor stage at Park Place and Washington Avenue in the historic downtown district.

  • Participants are needed for the Relay For Life of El Sobrante, a 24-hour fundraiser for the American Cancer Society that starts at 9 a.m. June 21 at Murphy Elementary School, 4350 Valley View Road. To register, volunteer or get more details, visit www.relayforlife.org and enter El Sobrante in the search field.

  • A series of community meetings have been scheduled to get input on plans to rename Portola Middle School for Fred J. Korematsu, the late Japanese American civil rights activist. The next meeting is at 7 p.m. June 17 at Fairmont Elementary School, 724 Kearney St. in El Cerrito. Meetings are also set for 7 p.m. June 26 at Harding Elementary, 7230 Fairmount Ave. in El Cerrito; and 7 p.m. July 1 at Stege Elementary, 4949 Cypress Ave. in Richmond.

    Details: 510-231-1151 or communications@wccusd.net.

  • Enjoy a meal with friends while doing a good turn for active troops and veterans at the Sox to Vets night at 5 p.m. June 14 at the Richmond Elks Lodge, 3931 San Pablo Dam Road in El Sobrante.

    Dinner of beef and chicken enchiladas, rice and beans is on the menu for $15, plus an optional donation of a new pair of socks to be given to a veteran or soldier on active duty. Reservations or details: 510-223-3441 or Bob Ostini at 510-326-0844.

  • Celebrate Father's Day at the monthly pancake breakfast from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 15 on the historic SS Red Oak Victory, 1337 Canal Blvd. in Richmond. Breakfast is $7 per person.

    The day is being dedicated in memory of longtime Richmond Museum Association board member Ray Sitton who died in April. A toast and bell-ringing will be held in his honor.

  • Friends of Five Creeks reports that the Metropolitan Transportation Commission has awarded a $1 million grant "to continue the Bay Trail spur running west from Interstate 80 toward the Berkeley Marina," an area the group's volunteers have tended for 14 years. The funding is also intended to cover adding a public restroom and bike racks, and making parking lot improvements.

    A second MTC grant, for $750,000, goes to the East Bay Regional Park District "to help pay for eventual construction of the Bay Trail along the shoreline at Golden Gate Fields, between the sports fields at Gilman Street and the Albany Bulb at Buchanan," the group reports.

    Contact Chris Treadway at 510-262-2784 or ctreadway@bayareanewsgroup.com. Follow him at Twitter.com/christreadway. Stay up-to-date on West Contra Costa news at IBABuzz.com/westcounty.