05/01/2013 02:20:47 PM PDT
05/01/2013 02:20:47 PM PDT
Classes/Workshops 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 Internet Access: Opportunity Junction offers free Internet access for job searches, finding community resources and language learning 6-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 3102 Delta Fair Blvd., Antioch. 925-776-1133, www.opportunityjunction.org. English as a Second Language (ESL) class: 6-7:30 p.m. Thursdays ongoing. Bay Point Career Center, Ambrose Recreation Center, 3105 Willow Pass Road, Suite 3, Bay Point. Free. 925-252-2331. English as a Second Language (ESL) class: 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays ongoing. Opportunity Junction, 3102 Delta Fair Blvd., Antioch. Free. 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 Sierra Club Earth Day Work Party: 10 a.m. May 4. Volunteers meet in the trailhead parking lot on Fredrickson Lane, Contra Loma Regional Park. Help clean up the park and surrounding area. Tim Donahue, 925-754-8801. Atlantic Plaza Cinco De Mayo Celebration: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. May 4, Atlantic Avenue between Harbor and Railroad avenues, Pittsburg. Car show, gifts, prizes, children's activities, Pittsburg High School cheer leaders and marching band, karate demos, mustache contest, Latin dance, mariachi band, DJ, scavenger hunt and more. Free admission. For more details, go to www.pittsburgchamber.org. Spring Taste of Brentwood Restaurant Tour: 1-5 p.m. May 4. Self-guided tour sampling food at 10 Brentwood restaurants in Sand Creek Crossing and the Streets of Brentwood. $20, $30 for two. Everyone has a chance to win $100. Tickets can be purchased online at www.brentwoodchamber.com or at the chamber office, 8440 Brentwood Blvd. Ste. C. Brentwood. 925-634-3344. Birds of Spring: 10 a.m.-noon May 4, John Muir Interpretive Center, 100 Walnut Blvd., Brentwood. Are you a beginning bird watcher? Would you like to know more about identifying the local birds? Hike the Kellogg Creek Trail and identify as any bird species as you can spot. Free admission, $4-$6 vehicle fee. 925-688-8010 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Los Vaqueros Wildflower Run 10K: 9 a.m. May 4, 10 Walnut Blvd., Brentwood. Run begins near the marina. This is a 10K over beautiful green hills at Los Vaqueros. $20 includes T-shirt. $4-$6 vehicle fee. 925-688-8175, www.ccwater.com. Opportunity Junction application sessions: 10 a.m. May 6, 13, 16, 20, Opportunity Junction, 3102 Delta Fair Blvd., Antioch. Attend an application sessions for information for 12-weeks of free training in computer skills and career development, followed by paid work experience and assistance in finding permanent employment in the administrative field. For information, call 925-776-1133, or go to opportunityjunction.org/jttp. Antioch Riverview Garden Club Meeting: 7 p.m. May 7, Antioch Library, 501 W. 18th St. Topic: Neighbor Hood Watch presented by Bill Cook and Dick Augusta. 925-439-4483. Coffee with the Cops: 9-11 a.m. May 11, Antioch police Department, community room, 300 L St. Antioch Police Chief Allan Cantando discusses public safety issues, crime statistics with residents. Open communication about community issues is encouraged. Members of the Antioch Crime Prevention Commission will answer questions with a focus on enhancing Neighborhood Watch programs in Antioch. Antioch Riverview Garden Club Plant Sale: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. May 11, Prewett Family Park, 4701 Lone Tree Way. Succulents, herbs, garden crafts, more. 925-439-4483. Rummage Sale: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. May 11, Delta Community Presbyterian Church, 1900 Willow Lake Road, Discovery Bay. Proceeds benefit the Delta Christian Community Food Pantry. Donations are now being excepted. No used clothes or large furniture. 925-634-0184. Delta Wordweavers Evening of Story Treasures: 7 p.m. May 13, Antioch Library, 501 W. 18th St. Each storyteller gets seven minutes to tell a treasured story. No offensive language. Bring in an old common or odd object and share the story behind it. After the break, stories of any genre are welcome. 925-437-1360 or email@example.com. City of Antioch hosts Free Composting Workshop: 9-11 a.m. May 18, Antioch Community Center, 4701 Lone Tree Way. Use lawn clippings, leaves, fruits, vegetables to make a natural compost to improve the soil structure and nutrients in your garden and lawn. Registration: 925-779-6137. Antioch High "Panthers" Baseball Alumni Game: Registration 9 a.m.; first game 10 a.m.; second game 1 p.m. May 18, Antioch High School, 700 W. 18th St. $40 includes T-shirt, lunch. Snacks available for purchase, raffles, Aaron Myles memrobilia. Registration: Jane Bray, 925-206-4316. Antioch Sports Legends Alumni Youth Baseball Clinic: 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. May 19, Babe Ruth Fields, 902 Auto Center Drive. Youths ages 9-15 join former Chicago White Sox pitcher Butch Rounsaville and World Series Champion Aaron Miles for a day of instruction and demonstration on the finer points of baseball fundamentals, including hitting, pitching catching, base running, infield/outfield play. $25 includes T-shirt, lunch, tour of Antioch Sports Legends Museum. Registration by May 5: Steve Parks, 925-550-3819 or ASLAlumni@AntiochSportsLegends.com. St. Anne church Golf Tournament: Registration 10:30 a.m.; putting contest 11:30 a.m.; game 12:30 p.m. May 20, Discovery Bay Country Club, 1475 Clubhouse Drive. $150 includes closet to the pin, longest drive, tier putting, hole-in-one contests, lunch, dinner. Also features a raffle, live auction, no-host bar, awards. $35 dinner only. Sponsorship opportunities available. Registration: Larry, 925-516-9525; Dick, 925-634-0141. Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus.
Fundraisers Blues in the Barn Dinner and Concert: 6-11 p.m. May 4, Farmer's Daughter Produce Barn, Walnut Boulevard and Marsh Creek Road. Proceeds benefit Brentwood Police Activites League (PAL). Dinner, music, dancing and free photo. $40. Tickets: Jeff, 925-890-8296 or Greg, 925-487-6383. Pastimes Car Club Benefit Car Show: Car registration 7-9 a.m., show 9 a.m.-4 p.m. May 4, Liberty High School, teachers' parking lot, Spruce Street. Proceeds benefit the Liberty Transition Special Education Program. Cars trucks, bikes welcome. Food, prizes, vendors, more. Spectators free. Car registration $20; vendor registration $50. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.facebook.com/PastimesCarClub. Diablo Valley Mustang Association Show 'n' Shine Car Show: 10 a.m. -3 p.m. May 4, Prewett Water Park, 4701 Lone Tree Way, Antioch. Proceeds benefits the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano. An all Ford and Mustang show. Registration $25, $30 day of event. Spectators are free. Information, registration: www.dvma.org. Deer Valley Grad Night Fundraiser: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. May 8, Schooner's Grille & Brewery, 4250 Lone Tree Way and 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m. May 15, Dad's BBQ, 785 Railroad Ave., Pittsburg. A portion of the proceeds will benefit grad night activities. Delta Informal Gardeners Plant Sale: 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., May 11, Wolfe Ranch, 700 Creek Road, Brentwood. Annuals, perennials, succulents, specialty items, more. $1.50-$5.40. Cash or local checks only. Bring cart or wagon for big purchases. 925-634-4088, www.deltainformalgardeners.org. Seventh annual Wine & Chocolate Festival: 5-9 p.m. May 11, Hannah Nicole Vineyards, 6740 Balfour Road, Brentwood. Proceeds benefit the Special Kids Foundation. Live music, auctions, raffles, hors d'oeuvres, souvenir wine glass, more. $50. Tickets: 925-516-9690, http://www.spkids.org/eventswhats-happening/wine-a-chocolate. Antioch Rotary Golf Tournament: Registration 6:45 a.m.; putting contest 7 a.m.; game (shotgun start) 8 a.m. May 17, Lone Tree Golf and Event Center, 4800 Gold Course Road. Proceeds benefit educational programs. $125 includes golf shirt, range balls, green fees, casrt, tee prizes, lunch, hole-one-contest. Registration: http://www.lonetreegolfcourse.com. Information: Milanka13@msn.com. Delta Community Presbyterian Church E-waste Fundraiser: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. May 18, 1900 Willow Lake Road, Discovery Bay. Proceeds benefit DCPC youth group. No batteries or scrap metal. For a full list of acceptable items, call 925-634-0184. Walk for a Warrior-Armed Forces Day Walk-a-Thon: 9 a.m. May 18, meet at East County Veterans Center, 1023 W. Second St., Antioch, for a two-mile walk to benefit veterans. Get walkers instructional packet and begin collecting pledges now. For packets, call 925-206-4113 or go to www.eastcountyveterans.org. St. Ignatius of Antioch Community Garage Sale: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. May 18, 3351 Contra Loma Blvd. Proceeds benefit funding for a new educational center. A variety of treasures for everyone. Vendor spaces $35-$50. Vendors keep all their profits. Steve, 925-757-1276.
Health Arthritis Foundation Exercise Classes: 10:15 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays, The Commons at Dallas Ranch, 4751 Dallas Ranch Road, Antioch. Free. Registration: Dina Osakue, 925-754-7772. Overeaters Anonymous H. O.W meets: 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Antioch Kaiser, 4501 Sand Creek Road. For details and meeting room location, call Nori, 925-267-3697. John Muir-Health Caring Hands Cargivers Program seeking volunteers: 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. Call Linda Groobin at 925-952-2999 or email email@example.com. Sutter Delta-Living Well with Diabetes: 10 a.m.-noon Wednesdays, Sutter Delta Medical Center, Edna Fallman Education Center, 3901 Lone Tree Way, Antioch. Learn about weight, exercise, diet, medication, resources and more. For dates and registration, call Wendy, 925-779-3575. Sutter Delta-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. Sutter Delta-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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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