Datelines: A variety of events in East Contra Costa
07/12/2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
08/20/2013 04:45:09 PM PDT
Events Bark in the Park Parade: Registration 10 a.m., parade 10:30, Aug. 24, Brentwood City Park, Oak and Second streets. Dogs are encouraged to wear costumes to this fun family event. To register, dogs must be properly licensed, tagged and have current vaccinations. All dogs must be on leash. Free. 925-516-5400. East County Safety and Emergency Preparedness Fair: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 24, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2350 Jeffery Way, Brentwood. East county police departments, school districts, animal services, child finger printing, kids games and activities, more. Free barbecue while supply lasts. Spanish interpreters available. Free admission. Mine Saunter: 10-11:30 a.m. Aug. 24, Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve, upper parking lot, 5175 Somersville Road. Antioch. Take a shady hike through a peaceful valley and recall the boom days of the Mount Diablo coalfield. For ages 7 and older. No registration required. $5 parking fee. 888-327-2757, http://www.ebparks.org/parks/black_diamond. Book Signing: 1-3 p.m. Aug. 24, Railroad Book Depot, 650 Railroad Ave., Pittsburg. Author Rev. Lawrence Gray Sr. will sign copies and discuss his books "From the Streets of San Francisco: Crack the Untold Story," "3 Pennies," and "Pimping the Pulpit." 925-427-2334. Gone But Not Forgotten: 10 a.m.-noon Aug. 25, Black Diamond Mines Regaling Preserve, 5175 Somersville Road, Antioch. High on a lonely hillside sits one of the few remains from the mining days. You will visit Rose Hill, the final resting place of hundreds who struggled to build California's largest coal mining district. Parking $5. 888-327-2757. Bunco at the Museum: 6 p.m. Aug. 27, Antioch Historical Museum, 1500 W. Fourth St. Bring an appetizer or dessert. 50/50 raffle. For information, call 925-757-1326, or go to www.art4antioch.org. Pittsburg Culinary Crawl: 5 p.m. Aug. 29 and 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 a person. Purchase tickets at Railroad Book Depot or for information, call 925-252-4860. Antioch Snakes and Heat: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 1, Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve, upper parking lot, 5175 Somersville Road, Antioch. Discover how reptiles survive in the preserve all year-round, regardless of the weather. Meet some snakes. Free admission, $5 parking fee. No registration required. 888-327-2757. Opportunity Junction Application Sessions: 10 a.m. Sept. 3, 9, 16, Opportunity Junction, 3105 Delta Fair Blvd. Antioch; 10 a.m. Sept. 5, 3105 Willow Pass Road, Bay Point. Get information and sign up for a free 12-week course in computer skills and career development. The course is followed by paid work experience and assistance in finding permanent employment. 925-776-1133, www.opportunityjunction.org. Classic Car Show/Movie at California Theater: 6-8 p.m. Sept. 12, between Fourth and Sixth streets, Pittsburg. Classic cars, music and dancing featuring DJ Mundo Orozco and DJ Adrian Koolen. The theme for the night is "Ladies Night." At 8 p.m., the restored, historic California Theatre will show a car-themed movie. Admission is free. Rosemary Tumbaga, 925-252-6981. Delta Informal Gardeners: 6:30-8 p.m. Sept. 12. Join garden pro John Case as he gives you tips and instruction on how to make your garden thrive. Brentwood Library, 104 Oak St. 925-516-5290, www.deltainformalgardeners.org. Heart of Oakley: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 14, Main Street, across from city hall between Norcross Lane and Vintage Parkway. Local artists, food vendors, kinds activities, community groups, local performers. Free. Lindsay Bruno, 925-625-7042, firstname.lastname@example.org. Bay Point Community Yard Sale: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 14, Ambrose Community Center, 3105 Willow Pass Road. Breakfast served 7 p.m. for early birds for a small fee. Goodwill truck available for items sellers do not want to take home. Reserve a space for $20, $25 after Sept. 11. For information, call 925-458-1601. 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 Special Haven Golf Tournament: Registration 11 a.m., shotgun start noon Sept. 7, Shadow Lakes Golf Course, 401 W. Country Club Drive, Brentwood. Benefits the Special Haven multisensory room. Golf, food, raffles, prizes, silent auction, more. $100 includes 18 holes, shared cart, small bucket of balls, souvenir package, more. Dinner only, $35. For registration, call 650-703-0511 or go to www.specialhaven.org/Newsletters_Events.html. Congregation B'nai Torah Golf Tournament: Registration 7 p.m., tee time 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Aug. 23, Roddy Ranch Golf Club, 1 Tour Way, Antioch. Proceeds benefit Congregation B'nai Torah building fund. $99 includes green fees, golf cart, range balls, prizes, breakfast, lunch. Scramble format. 925-756-6944, email@example.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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Reunions Antioch High School, class of 1973: 5 p.m.-11 p.m. Sept. 14, VFW, 815 Fulton Shipyard Road, Antioch. Lupe (Vegas) Christiansen, 925-778-5328, Roxanne (Zamora) Solak, 925-778-0506. Antioch High School, class of 1958: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 28, Lone Tree Golf and Event Center, 4800 Golf Course Road, Antioch. RSVP by Sept. 12. Tickets are $25. Dick Augusta, email@example.com or Dave Kirkpatrick, firstname.lastname@example.org. Antioch High School, class of 1963: Sept. 28, Lone Tree Golf and Event Center, 4800 Golf Course Road, Antioch. For reservations or to help, call Connie O'Neal Widner, 925-513-2424.
Workshops/CLASSES 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.
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 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 about current motorcycle laws and legislation. 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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