• Trunk or Treat: 1-4 p.m. Oct. 27. St. John's Lutheran Church and La Petite Academy host free Halloween activities, including games, treats and fun for the whole family. St. John's parking lot, 1360 E. Tregallas Road, Antioch. Pumpkins and foods available for purchase. Proceeds benefit Make-A-Wish Foundation. 925-755-3070, 925-779-0110.

  • Samhain Celebration and Pot Luck: 4-7 p.m. Oct. 28, 3 Linscheid Drove, Pittsburg. Samhain is a festival marking the end of the harvest and honoring ancestors. Sponsored by The Eye of the Newt metaphysical store. RSVP: 925-984-6468.

  • Circus Night: A free safe and sane alternative to Halloween 5-9 p.m. Oct. 31, Harvest Time Church, 2200 Ventura Drive, Brentwood. Treats, games, bicycle giveaway every 30 minutes. Hot dogs, popcorn, nachos for $1. 925-516-1908.

  • Pursue Conference: Sponsored by the Fellowship Church of Antioch 6:30 p.m. Nov. 2 and 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (break), restarts 5:30 p.m., Deer Valley High School, theater, 4700 Lone Tree Way, Antioch. Speakers: Jack Hayford, Mario Murillo and musical guests William Matthews and Steffany Frizzell. $25. Registration: www.pursue2012.org. 925-755-3040.

  • St. Anthony Columbiettes Holiday Boutique: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 3, St. Anthony Church, 971 O'Hara Ave., Oakley. Vendors, raffles, food and lots of fun. Fran, 925-437-8425.

  • Forty Days of Love-Principals for Healthy Relationships: 9:30 a.m. Sundays, through Nov. 11, Brentwood Bible Fellowship, 3415 Walnut Blvd. Information: 925-634-4909, www.brentwoodfellowship.org.

  • On Hoops4Him: Basketball open to everyone 8-10 p.m. Mondays, Adams Middle School, 401 American Ave, Brentwood. Sponsored by Golden Hills Community Church. First time is free; $2 after. Rich Lopez, 925-783-4669. www.facebook.com/pages/Hoops4Him/118124828226113.

  • Helping Young People Excel: H.Y.P.E. meets every third Friday, 415 W. Sixth St., Antioch. Junior and senior high school students are invited to play games, listen to music, dance and more. A positive Christian environment for youth. $5 donation, raffle tickets $1. Food available for purchase. 925-778-1639.

    Bible studies

  • Word and Worship -- 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Solomon Temple Church, 655 California Ave., Pittsburg. 925-439-5905.

  • St. John's Lutheran Church Women's Bible Study -- 7 p.m. Mondays. 1360 E. Tregallas Road, Antioch. 925-757-3070.

  • Antioch Church on The Rock Women's Bible Study -- 7 p.m. Fridays ongoing. An invitation to all women of Antioch and nearby communities to participate in a Bible study, "Identity -- Discovering the Real You." Mature spiritually and become more like Jesus. 50 Walton Lane. Jennifer Welsh, 925-757-4359 or jennifer@antiochcotr.org.

  • Filipino Bible Study and Fellowship -- 6 p.m. Saturdays, Hillcrest Terrace Community Hall, 3420 Deer Valley Road, Antioch; 9:30 a.m. Sundays, Christ Community Church of the Nazarene, 1650 Ashbury Drive, Concord. Esper Hagberg, 925-778-8083, 925-876-1903 or esper@comcast.net.

  • Nondenominational Bible Study -- 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, clubhouse at Marsh Creek Apartments, Applewood Court, Brentwood. 925-513-0401.

  • Spanish Bible Class -- 11:30 a.m. Sundays, Golden Hills Community Church, 2401 Shady Willow Lane, Brentwood. 925-240-1079.

    COMMUNITY

  • Birthright of Brentwood -- Helping pregnant women facing personal crises. 925-634-1275.

  • Street Outreach -- Helping the homeless in Antioch by providing hot meals, clothing and other resources. Sam, 925-783-6923.

  • Immaculate Heart of Mary Church -- Welcomes adults interested in becoming Catholic Christians through the RCIA process (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults). 925-634-4154.

  • Shepherd's Gate -- Christ-centered services for homeless women and children providing shelter and resources for those displaced by abuse, financial hardships and addictions. 605 Sycamore Ave., Brentwood. 925-308-7507.

  • Agape Bible Fellowship -- Worship 11:30 a.m. Sundays. Agape Care Connection, 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Fellowship and emotional support for ministers. 2008 Mahua Way, Antioch. John Ojewole, 925-265-1134, or pastor@agapebfm.org

    SUPPORT

  • Al-Anon -- 7 p.m. Wednesdays. Offering strength and hope for friends and families of problem drinkers. St. John's Lutheran Church, 1360 E. Tregallas Road, Antioch. 925-757-3070.

  • Kaleidoscope Cancer Support Group -- 7-8:30 p.m. Spiritual guidance and hope for people with cancer and their caregivers. Byron United Methodist Church, Kaleidoscope Support Center, 14671 Byron Highway. 925-634-1411.

  • Alcoholics Anonymous -- 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays. AA for women 9-10 a.m. Wednesdays. AA book study 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays. AA 6:45-7:45 p.m. Fridays. Al-Anon 8-9 p.m. Fridays. Brentwood Community United Methodist, 809 Second St. 925-634-3093.

  • Celebrate Recovery -- 7-9 p.m. Saturdays. A Christ-centered recovery program. First Family Church, 201 E. 18th St., Antioch. 925-706-1238.

  • Overcomers Ministry -- 7-8:30 p.m. Thursdays. A 12-step program for those struggling with alcohol, drugs and other addictions. Grace Bible Fellowship, 913 Sunset Drive, Antioch. 925-522-2017.

  • 12-Step Recovery Program -- 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. A program for any adult dealing with compulsive or addictive behavior. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, High Council Room, 2350 Jeffrey Way, Brentwood. 925-831-8386.

  • Al-Anon/AA -- Al-Anon 6:45 p.m., AA 8 p.m. Fridays. Brentwood Community United Methodist Church, 809 Second St. 925-634-3093.

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