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

  • Ben Whitener Memorial Ceremony: 5 p.m. June 7, Freedom High School Garden, 1050 Neroly Road, Oakley. A ceremony in remembrance of fire science teach Ben Whitener, with the dedication of an oak tree in his honor. Oakley Mayor Kevin Romick, council members, East Contra Costa Fire District Battalion Chief Brian Helmick speak.

  • Oak Hills Center Customer Appreciation Celebration: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. June 8, Bailey and West Leland roads, next to Pittsburg/Bay Point BART. Kids fingerprinting, music featuring the Pittsburg High School Marching Band, dance performances, Karate demos, face painting, scavenger hunt, more.

  • Animal Tracks and Homes: 10 a.m.-noon June 8, John Muir Interpretive Center, southern end of Walnut Boulevard, 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, goltman@ccwater.com. 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.

  • Delta Wordweavers: 7-8:45 p.m. June 10, Antioch Library, 501 W. 18th St. Story theme: "If I Knew Then What I Know Now." Bring your fun, edgy stories to tell or just come to listen. No offensive or abusive language. Open mic after the storytelling for those who want to tell a story, a poem or ballad. Each participant limited to seven minutes. Free. Marian Ferrante, 925-437-1360.

  • East Contra Costa Republican Women Meet: 11:30 a.m. June 13, Cap's Oak Street Bar and Grill, 144 Oak St., Brentwood. Lunch and meeting. Guests welcome. Reservations: 925-286-7674.

  • 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 Boulevard, 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, goltman@ccwater.com. 925-240-2440.

  • Catch A Special Thrill for Kids (C.A.S.T.) : 8 a.m.-1 p.m. June 15, Brannan Island State Recreational Area, Rio Vista. A day of fishing in the Delta for children with disabilities. Children will be supplied with a fishing rod, reel, T-shirt, hat, tackle box and a commemorative plaque. Sponsored by Assemblyman Jim Frazier. Free. Registration: http://www.trivalleySELPA.org, 916-376-9614.

  • 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.

  • Pittsburg Culinary Crawl: 5 p.m. June 20 and every Thursday through Sept. 19. Begins at Railroad Avenue Book Depot. A walking tour showcasing six Old Town restaurants with sample appetizers, music and fun with a different host restaurant each week. $5 per person. For information, call Kolette Simonton, 925-252-4021.

  • Nighttime Discovery Hike: 8-10 p.m. June 22, John Muir Interpretive Center, southern end of Walnut Boulevard, Brentwood. A moonlit hike along Kellogg Creek to learn what creatures come out at night and who rules the sky. Bring a flashlight, wear warm clothing and close-toed shoes. Free; parking $4-$6. Reservations required: 925-688-8010. goltman@ccwater.com. 925-240-2440.

  • Second annual Slow Food Festival: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. June 22, 45 Main St., Rio Vista. Farm fresh food, wine, art, music, guest speakers, cherry pie contest, raffles, Trilogy Soul Line Dancers, more. $25, $30 at the door (includes food, wine tasting and wine glass). Tickets: 707-374-6118, slowfoodriovista.org.

  • 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.

  • Pittsburg Car Show: 5-8 p.m. June 27 and every Thursday through Sept. 26. Old Town Pittsburg, plaza area. Classic cars, live music and more. Register your car for $10; cars must be in position by 6 p.m. Spectators free. Information, Rosemary Tumbaga, 925-252-6981.
  • 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

  • Heritage High School Rally Squad Garage Sale: 8 a.m.-3 p.m. June 15, 2766 St. Andrews Drive, Brentwood. Children's clothing, toys, adult clothes, kitchen items, furniture, small appliances, electronics and more. All proceeds benefit the Heritage High School Rally Squad teams.

  • 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 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 bring 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.

  • Special Haven Walk-a-Thon: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. June 23, Crockett Park, 4150 Richard Way, Oakley. Help raise funds to support Special Haven benefiting the local special needs community. For information, call Jude Bryne, 925-522-8921, or email ladybrit1965@outlook.com.

    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 lgroobin@johnmuirhealth.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 kellerm1@sutterhealth.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 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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