Datelines: East County events, fundraiser, more
05/21/2013 04:29:49 PM PDT
Classes/Workshops Swim Lessons: The Sullenberger Swim Center, 4150 Harbor St., Pittsburg, is offering morning and evening swim lessons Tuesdays-Friday, June 18-17; July 8-18; July 22-Aug. 1 and Aug. 5-15. $40 per person for eight lessons. Scholarships are available for low-income residents of Bay Point and Pittsburg. Sign up at the Pittsburg Senior Center, 300 Presidio Lane. For information, call Lollie, 925-252-4842. 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 Antioch Water Parks Season Opening: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. May 25-27, 4701 Lone Tree Way. Season passes and group rates available. For additional dates and fees, go to http://www.ci.antioch.ca.us/CitySvcs/Prewett. Movie in the Plaza: Dusk June 1, Oakley Civic Plaza, 3231 Main St. Bring the whole family for the Disney film, Wreck-It Ralph. Admission is free; bring blankets and lawn chairs. Snacks available for purchase. 925-625-7000. The East County Boys and Girls Club Summer Day Camp: 9 a.m.-noon June 17-28;9 a.m. -3 p.m. July 1-26; 7 a.m.-6 p.m.; July 29-Aug. 9, 1011 Stoneman Ave., Pittsburg. Activities include sports, field trips, swimming, a carnival and more. Scholarships are available for students in the Pittsburg Unified School District. $35-$80 per week. For information, go to www.ci.pittsburg.ca.us/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=5459. Contra Costa County Fair: Through June 2, Contra Costa County Fairgrounds, 1201 W. 10th St., Antioch. Live music, entertaining shows, a variety of food, traditional exhibits, youth livestock, free kids activities, rides and more. For a full schedule of events and times, go to www.contracostafair.com/fair. Antioch Riverview Garden Club Meeting: 7 p.m. June 4, Antioch Library, 501 W. 18th St. Sandra Kelly, docent from the Antioch Dunes, will speak about native plants of Antioch and East County. 925-778-1023. Family Fun Nights at the Museum: 1-9 p.m. June 19, July 17, Aug. 21, 1500 W. Fourth St. The Antioch Historical Society will offer special programs including children's activities, cartoons in the theater room, old photo slide shows in the Riverview Room. Lemonade, iced tea, coffee, cookies, popcorn and prizes. Antioch Historical Society Museum, 1500 W. 4th St. 925-757-1326. Brentwood Senior Citizens Club Bingo Mondays: 12:30-3 p.m. Mondays ongoing, Brentwood Senior Center, 193 Griffith Lane. Proceeds benefit senior programs. $10 buy-in; must be 18 years of age. Daubers available for purchase. If interested in helping with the bingo games, call MaryAnn, 925-626-7054.
Fundraisers Battle of the Bands: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. June 1, Contra Costa County Fairgrounds, 1201 W. 10th St., Antioch. Proceeds benefit music programs at Pittsburg, Heritage, Liberty and Freedom high schools and Black Diamond and Bristow middle schools. All day jazz bands, rock 'n' roll bands and worship bands. Sponsored by the Delta Force Rotary Club. $10. For information, call Richard McDaniel, 925-998-1764 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Brentwood Senior Citizens Club Dinner Dance Show: 6-9 p.m. June 21, 193 Griffith Lane. Proceeds benefit senior programs. Dean Martin impersonator, Matt Helm, will be perform his most requested acts of his Vegas-style show. Hear a host of famous songs with comedy, fun and lots of audience interaction. Don't forget to year your dancing shoes. Members $20, nonmembers $25. Purchase tickets at the Brentwood Parks and Recreation Department, 35 Oak St. RSVP by June 17. 925-516-5380, 925-516-5444.
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 Caregivers 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.
Reunions Pittsburg High School, class of 1953: Noon June 22, Elks Lodge, 200 Marina Blvd., Pittsburg. A steak sandwich lunch will be served. For reservations, call Richard Ledesma, 925-432-3631; Bob Rouner, 925-432-6453.
Miscellaneous Biddy Sports Outdoor T-ball Sign-ups: Register by June 5. Boys and girls 3-5 learn the fundamentals of T-ball and develop social skills. Games are played on six consecutive Saturday mornings at the Ambrose Community Center, 3105 Willow Pass Road, Bay Point. $25 includes a T-shirt, weekly snacks and an award. 925-458-1601, or go to www.biddysports.com. 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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