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Classes/Workshops Free Internet Access: Opportunity Junction offers free Internet access for job searches, finding community resources and language learning 6-9 p.m. Monday-Thursdays. Also offers English as a Second Language classes 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays ongoing. 3102 Delta Fair Blvd., Antioch. 925-776-1133, www.opportunityjunction.org. Swimming Lessons: The East Bay Regional Park District offers financial aid for children's swimming lesson at Contra Loma Regional Park in Antioch. Lessons are offered weekdays at various times from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 5:30, 6 and 6:30 p.m. To find out if your children qualify or to get Bilingual aid forms, go to www.ebparks.org/activities/daycamps or 888-327-2757, option 2. Liberty Adult School classes: Offers morning and evening General Educational Development (GED) preparation and English as Second Language (ELS) classes. Ongoing open enrollment. 929 Second St., Brentwood. www.libertyadulted.org, 925-634-6525 for more information.
Events Antioch Dunes National Refuge tours: A docent-lead, one-hour tour 10 a.m. second Saturdays ongoing. The refuge provides protection for three endangered species: Lange's Metalmark butterfly, Antioch Dunes evening primrose and Contra Costa wallflower. Free. 707-769-4200, http://www.fws.gov/sfbayrefuges/antioch. Hazel-Atlas Mine tours: First-come, first-served tours noon and 3 p.m. weekends. A 950-foot walk into the mine to see mine workings, ore chutes, the shifter's office (mine boss), and ancient geological features. Black Diamond Regional Preserve, 5175 Somersville Road, Antioch. $5 per person. For 7 years and older. Tickets can be purchased at the Sidney Flat Visitor Center. For advance-reservation tours, call 1-888-327-2757, option 2. http://www.ebparks.org/parks/black_diamond. St. Ignatius Community Garage Sale: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 4, 3351 Contra Loma Blvd., Antioch. New and used items available. Space rental $25. Steve, 925-642-2329. A Celebration of Life: 2 p.m. Aug. 5, Red Caboose, 210 Fulton Shipyard Road, Antioch. Gather with friends of the late local musician, Joe Villarreal for a celebration of his life featuring Hepcatz Band with rock, pop and country. Open jam to follow. Riverview Garden Club meets: 7 p.m. Aug. 7, Antioch Library, 501 W. 18th St. Ruth Bancroft Gardens curator Brian Kemble, will discuss succulents along with a slide presentation. Guests and new members welcome. Bob Kelly, 925-757-4295. Downtown Thursdays in Brentwood: The Brentwood Art Society presents Hosts the Artists 5-8 p.m. Aug. 9, First Street between Oak and Chestnut streets. Family fun and entertainment featuring car shows, live music, kids activities and more. http://www.brentwooddowntown.com/news-events. Pittsburg Old Town Classic Car-Luxurious Car Club: 5-8 p.m. Aug. 9, Railroad Avenue from Third to Sixth streets, Pittsburg. Free. Rose Mary Tumbaga, 925-252-6930 or http://oldtownpittsburgca.com. Free Kids Fishing Derby: Oakley hosts an annual Kids Fishing Derby for children ages 2-15, Antioch/Oakley pier, off Bridgehead Road. A hot dog lunch will follow. Registration 8-9 a.m.; derby 9-11 a.m. Aug. 11. For information, call 925-625-7044. Bethel Island 25th annual 1950s Bash: 9 a.m. -5 p.m. Aug. 11-12, Community Park in downtown Bethel Island. Car and bike show, vendors, food, live entertainment, dog show, kids activities, rubber ducky races, queen contest, golf cart parade, catfish races, more. For a full schedule of events times go to, www.bethelisland-chamber.com, or call, 925-684-3220.
Fundraisers Dunkin' Doggies Dog Wash: A self service dog wash to pamper your pet. All proceeds benefit the Contra Costa Humane Society. 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Aug. 4, 5829 Lone Tree Way, Antioch, Tokens $15; by three get one free. Tokens can be used any time. For details, call 925-279-2247, or go to www.cchumane.org. Bethel Island Women's Club Luau Dinner: Hawaiian pork dinner, raffles, prizes, music, karaoke. Proceeds benefit scholarships for high school students. 3 p.m. Aug. 5, Scout Hall Community Center, 3090 Ranch Lane Road. $15. 925-684-2278, 925-684-0968. Wine in the Bay: Wine, beer and olive oil tasting; silent and live auction; music, art, jewelry, more. Proceeds benefit St. Anne Parish Women's Fellowship community outreach programs. 4-8 p.m. Aug. 18, 83 Payne Ave., Brentwood. $40 at the door (includes wine glass). Wine available for purchase. Peggy Ann, 925-890-5255. Pittsburg High School Band Boosters fundraisers: All-you-can-eat pancake breakfast 8 a.m.-noon; rummage sale with a variety of gently used items for everyone 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Aug. 18. Breakfast is $10 for adults, $5 for children 5 and younger. Proceeds benefit Pittsburg High School Band trips to Arizona and England. For space rental or information, call Tony Martinez, 925-250-8455. Bunco Fundraiser: Antioch Covenant Church hosts a bunco fundraiser 7-9 p.m. Aug. 25, 1919 Buchanan Road, Antioch. Bunco, door prizes, refreshments, give away baskets, more. Proceeds will be used to open a care facility for victims of human trafficking. $25 at the door. 925-432-8137, 925-457-3977, www.pillarsofhope.us. Pittsburg High School Band carwash: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 26. Pittsburg Funeral Chapel, 2295 Railroad Ave. $10 donation. Proceeds benefit Pittsburg High School Band trips to Arizona and England. Tony Martinez, 925-250-8455.
Health Breast Cancer support group: A breast cancer support group sponsored by the American Cancer Society meets 2-3:30 p.m. second Wednesday, Sutter Delta Medical Center, Edna Fallman Education Center, 3901 Lone Tree Way, Antioch. 925-779-3570. No registration required. Stop Smoking-No more excuses: Sutter Delta Medical Center offers free smoking cessation classes 6-8 p.m. Mondays, 3901 Lone Tree Way, Antioch. For information and registration, call Michelle Keller or email email@example.com.
Miscellaneous Modified Motorcycle Association meets: 7:30 p.m. Third Thursdays ongoing, Red Caboose, 210 Fulton Shipyard Road, Antioch. Learn what the MMA is about, keep informed of current motorcycle laws and legislation, more. Michael Bruno, 925-383-6900, or 916-470-2938. Forty's Plus Singles meet -- 7 p.m. Wednesdays ongoing. Plan and participate in house parties, day trips, camp outings, cruises and more. Riverview Lodge Restaurant, foot of I Street, Antioch. Dennis, 925-432-0804, or Mary, 925-783-9692. Meals on Wheels: Is seeking volunteer drivers to deliver meals to homebound seniors in Antioch and Pittsburg for one-hour a week, Monday through Friday. Reunions Antioch High School, class of 1962: Planning a reunion Oct. 6, Lone Tree Golf and Event Center, 4800 Golf Course Road, Antioch. For information, call Barbara Clemmons, 925 516 2736, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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