Classes/Workshops

  • Opportunity Junction Job Training and Placement application sessions: 10 a.m. Sept. 7, 10 and 17, 3102 Delta Fair Blvd., Antioch, and 10 a.m. Sept. 13, Bay Point Career Center, Ambrose Community Center, 3105 Willow Pass Road, Bay Point. Register for 12 weeks of free training, including computer skills, career development, followed by a paid work experience and help finding employment in an administrative field. Registration: 925-776-1133, http://opportunityjunction.org/jtpp.

  • Sacrament of Confirmation classes: St. Anthony Church, 971 O'Hara Ave., welcomes those 18 and older who are interested in classes for preparation of reception of the Sacrament of Confirmation. The 14-week class begins 7 p.m. Sept. 10. For information, call 925-625-2048.

  • Freedom Falcons Cheer Clinic: For youths kindergarten-eighth grade. 4-5:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Falcons cheer squad. Sept. 11-13. Attendees will perform at the Freedom High School football game 7 p.m. Sept. 14. $50 includes T-shirt, poms, snacks. RSVP by Sept. 4. www.freedomfalconscheer.com.

  • Business Plan Writing Course: 6:30-9:30 p.m. beginning Sept. 12. Global NxLevel Strategies offers an 11-week course designed for aspiring entrepreneurs and existing business owners who want to take their business to the next level. Antioch Chamber of Commerce, 101 H St., Unit 4. $95. Information: Quincy Hardin, 925-209-1584, GlobalNxLevel@gmail.com. Registration: www.gnsinfo.biz.

  • AARP 55 Driving Class: A one-day refresher course 9:15-2 p.m. Sept. 13, Antioch Senior Center, 415 W. Second. St. Topics cover senior driving concerns, latest traffic laws and road safety. AARP members $12; nonmembers $14. Register at 925-778-1158 or go to the senior center. Bring your drivers's license.

  • Total Body Toning: Build muscle, burn fat using total body workouts. 6-7 p.m. Thursdays beginning Sept. 13. $40 per month. Buchanan Park Community Center, 4150 Harbor St., Pittsburg. Information/registration: Lemar, 926-267-4935. Sponsored by the city of Pittsburg.

  • Adult/Youth Tennis Lessons: For intermediate to advanced skill level. A six-week class 10-11 a.m. Saturdays beginning Sept. 13. Woodland Hill Tennis Court. $55. Information/registration: 925-354-0108. Sponsored by the city of Pittsburg.

  • Fire Yoga with Eknath: Balance body, mind and spirit through strengthening, breathing, meditation. 6:30-8 p.m. Thursdays beginning Sept. 13. Pittsburg Senior Center, 300 Presidio Lane. $10 per class. 925-206-1659. Sponsored by the city of Pittsburg.

  • Biddy Sports Flag Tag: A non-contact game using footballs and flags. Children 4-6 will learn the fundamentals of the game. Parents can get involved by volunteering to coach. Residents $81.90, nonresidents $90.10. Fee includes T-shirt and award. Register by Sept. 12. Games begin Sept. 22, Apple Park, Brentwood. Registration: 925-516-5444, www.brentwoodca.gov or www.biddysports.com.

  • Kidz Love Soccer: Activities include skill demonstrations, fun games for kids 2-10 with instructional scrimmages conducted in a noncompetitive, recreational format. Classes begin Tuesday, Sept. 11 and Saturday, Sept. 15, Apple Hill Park, Brentwood. Residents $90.10, nonresidents $99.10. Registration: 925-516-5444, or www.brentwoodca.org.

  • Diablo Sail & Power Squadron-America's Boating Course: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 6 and 13, Bridge Marina Yacht Club, 20 Fleming Lane, Antioch. Designed for all boaters. Learn boat handling, regulations, equipment, safe operations, navigation rules, radio operation and more. $70 includes fee and lunch for both classes. Information and registration: 925-377-2628 or www.diablosquadron.org.

  • Free ELS classes: Learn the English language at free classes offered 10 a.m.-noon Saturdays ongoing, Golden Hills Community Church, Antioch campus, 1800 Woodland Drive. No registration required.

  • Free Computer Classes: PowerPoint Basics 7:30-9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Sept. 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, Opportunity Junction, 3102 Delta Fair Blvd., Antioch. Registration and information: 925-776-1133, www.opportunityjunction.org.

  • 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.

  • 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-led 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, 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. www.ebparks.org/parks/black_diamond.

  • Antioch Riverview Garden Club meets: 7 p.m. Sept. 4, Antioch Library, 501 W. 18th St. John Jorgensen, Lone Tree Golf and Event Center, discusses lawns and irrigation. New members welcome. Bob Kelly, 925-757-4295.

  • Downtown Thursdays in Brentwood: Featuring Home Town Jewelry 5-8 p.m. Sept. 6, First Street between Oak and Chestnut streets. Family fun and entertainment featuring car shows, live music, kids activities and more. www.brentwooddowntown.com/news-events.

  • Pittsburg Old Town Classic Car Show Last Bash: 5-8 p.m. Sept. 6, Railroad Avenue from Third to Sixth streets, Pittsburg. The Bay Area's largest weekly classic car show with live entertainment featuring The PHDs and The Rules of the Road Car Show. Free. Rose Mary Tumbaga, 925-252-6930, rtumbaga@pittsburgfoundation.org, http://oldtownpittsburgca.com.

  • Antioch Woman's Club meets: Lunch and meeting 11:30 a.m. Sept. 6 and first Thursdays of the month ongoing, 509 G St. For information, call 925-565-9120.

  • St. Anthony Festival: Car show, vendors, entertainment, food, kids carnival, more. St. Anthony Catholic Church, 971 O'Hara Ave., Oakley. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 9. Admission is free. Fran, 925-437-8425, or columbiette10414@aol.com.

  • Antioch Mayor Candidate Forum: Hosted by the Sons of Italy, 7 p.m. Sept. 12, 415 W. Second St., Antioch. Romano Marchetti, 925-757-5472.

  • East Contra Costa Republican Women Federated Pasta & Politics: 6 p.m. Sept. 12. Larry Greenfield discusses national defense. $35. RSVP by Sept. 7. For reservations and location, call 925-634-5404.

    Fundraisers

  • Jackson Rancheria Casino Bus Trip: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 8. Proceeds benefit Antioch Rivertown Jamboree. Get a goody bag, complimentary water and soda and play free bingo during the bus trip. 50/50 drawing and raffles. $30. Receive $15 for games and $5 for food. Meet at Antioch City Hall parking lot, Third and H streets. For details, call Betty, 925-757-0972.

  • Ragin' Cajun: Authentic Cajun Zydeco with The Bayou Boys, barbecue, best costume contest, 50/50 raffle, more. Costumes are optional. Sponsored by the Byron Delta Lions Club. Proceeds support preschool eye screening, Canine Companions, Lions Center for the Visually Impaired and Wilderness Camp for Deaf Children. 5-9 p.m. Sept. 22, DeLuna Ranch, 7540 Balfour Road, Brentwood. $30. Ginny, 925-634-6045.

  • Discovery Bay Corvettes-Summerset 2012: Corvette Type 1 Car Show, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 8, The Streets of Brentwood, 2565 Sand Creek Road, Brentwood. Registration: WSCC $35; non-WSCC $37. Spectators $25 (includes parking and show). Bob Anderson, 925-634-0857. www.shopstreetsofbrentwood.com/events.

    Health

  • John Muir Health Caring Hands Cargivers Program: Is seeking volunteers to help the elderly and persons with disabilities to get to a doctor's appointment, go to the grocery store, get hair cuts and other daily needs. Training is provided. For information, call Linda Groobin, 925-952-2999 or www.johnmuirhealth.com/caringhands.

  • Red Cross Blood Drive: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 1, American Red Cross bus, Streets of Brentwood, 2565 Sand Creek Road. Appointments: 800-733-2767, redcrossblood.org. Use sponsor code: STREETS925.

  • Red Cross Blood Drive: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 8, Muslims for Life, Ambrose Recreation & Park District, main hall, 3105 Willow Pass Road, Bay Point. Appointments: 800-733-2767, redcrossblood.org. Use sponsor code: MUSLIMSFORLIFE.

  • 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 kellerm1@sutterhealth.org.

    Miscellaneous

  • Meals on Wheels: Seeking volunteer drivers for meal delivery routes in Pittsburg and Antioch. Commit two hours once a week between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Help make a tremendous difference in the lives of our seniors in need. Sharon Fitzgerald, 925-937-8607.

  • 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. Call Sharon, 925-937-8607, 925-778-4379, or sfitzgerald@mowsos.org.

    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 sigariba@yahoo.com.

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