East County Datelines
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Classes/Workshops LMCHD Community Garden-Irrigation & Smart Controllers: 10 a.m.-noon June 15, Los Medanos Community Heathcare District Community Garden, 2311 Loveridge Road, Pittsburg. Contra Costa Master Gardener Roxy Wolosenko discusses ways to reduce water usage in landscaping with new technology. Garden tips and resource material will be available. 925-432-2200, www.lmchd.org. 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 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. Antioch Neighborhood Cleanup: 9-11 a.m. June 2. Volunteers meet at Hillcrest Park, 1300 Larkspur Way, for instructions and equipment. Rain cancels. If you have a suggestion for a future cleanup area, inform the assigned Volunteer in Police Services (VIP) or call 925-779- 6878. 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. Maddie's Pet Adoption Days: Free pet adoptions June 1-2. Help place our furry friends into their forever homes. For locations and times in East Contra Costa County, go to http://adopt.maddiesfund.org, or call 510-337-8975. California Connections Academy Free Family Information Session: 6-7:30 p.m. June 4, Antioch Community Center, 4703 Lone Tree Way. Provides families with an opportunity to meet with a Connections Academy representative, explore the school's program and curriculum, and learn about the enrollment process. Admission is free. Information: www.connectionsacademy.com/california-online-school-ripon/home.aspx, 800-382-6010. Antioch Riverview Garden Club Meeting: 7 p.m. June 4, Antioch Library, 501 W. 18th St. Sandra Kelly, docent form the Antioch Dunes, will speak about native plants of Antioch and East County. 925-778-1023. Animal Tracks and Homes: 10 a.m.-noon June 8, John Muir Interpretive Center, southern end of Walnut Blvd., Brentwood. Learn about spiders, scorpions, Swallowtail butterflies, tarantulas and more that make their home in the watershed. Crafts, photos and collections. Free, parking $4-$6. 925-688-8010, firstname.lastname@example.org. 925-240-2440. Brownstone Gardens Bridal Faire: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. June 9, 91 Brownstone Road, Oakley. Everything you need to plan a perfect wedding. Meet and talk with local wedding vendors. Free admission. 925-418-4532, www.brownstonegardens.com. 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. Snakes Alive!: 10 a.m.-noon June 15, John Muir Interpretive Center, southern end of Walnut Blvd., Brentwood. Meet the Northern Pacific Rattler, a timid yet deadly creature. Find out what is myth and what is true about these nonaggressive serpents. Meet and hold some harmless local snakes and reptiles. Free, parking $4-$6. 925-688-8010, email@example.com. 925-240-2440. 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. Fourth St. 925-757-1326. Book Signing: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. June 22, Graceland Christian Bookstore, 4261 Century Blvd., Pittsburg. Carla Brown Chenoweth, native of Shore Acres (Bay Point), will sign copies of her book, "Mirroring God's Image: Reflections of the Heart." carlachenoweth.blogspot. 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, rock 'n' roll 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. Kaleidoscope Flea Market: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. June 15, Byron United Methodist Church, 14671 Byron Highway. Benefits Kaleidoscope, support for those suffering and living with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. Vendor space $20. Tove Johnston, 925-516-4266. Concert on the Bay: 5:30-8:30 p.m. June 16, Discovery Bay Yacht Harbor, 5901 Marina Road. Featuring Public Eye, a great mix of 70s rock and roll. Benefits community charities. Beer, wine, food available for purchase. Bring blankets, lawn chairs. Sponsored by the Discovery Bay Lions Club. Free admission. www.discoverybaylions.com. Vendors call 925-513-9032, 925-516-7234. 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 HOW 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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