Events

  • Delta Discoveries: 11 a.m.-noon Sept. 14, 21, 28; 2-3 p.m. Sept. 15, 22, 29, 69 Big Break Road, Oakley. Discover the hidden world of Big Break through games, activities, and explorations. Call the Visitor Center for weekly topics. 510-544-3050, BigBreakVisit@ebparks.org, ebparks.org.

  • Opportunity Junction Application Session: 10 a.m. Sept. 16, Opportunity Junction, 3105 Delta Fair Blvd. Antioch. 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.

  • Discovery Bay Corvettes Summerfest 2013: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 8, Streets of Brentwood, 2565 Sand Creek Road, Brentwood. All Corvette Type 1 Car Show. Raffle prizes, awards, silent auction, 50/50 raffle. Sponsored by Discovery Bay Corvettes, Able Chevrolet. discoverybaycorvetteclub.com.

  • Classic Car Show-The Last Show: 6-8 p.m. Sept. 26, Old Town Pittsburg, Railroad Avenue between Fourth and Sixth streets. Classic cars, music featuring Nicky D & the Extreme All Stars. For information, call Rosemary Tumbaga, 925-252-6981.

  • Endangered Species Survey: 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 18, 25, Antioch Dunes National Wildlife Refuge, Stamm Unit, 501 Fulton Shipyard Road; Sept. 19, 26, Sardis Unit, 1551 Wilbur Ave. Help survey and count the endangered Metalmark butterflies. Training provided. Wear sturdy shoes, thick pants. Bring sun protection, sunglasses, hat, lunch and water. For 18 and older. Volunteers call, 510-521-9716 or email susan_euing@yahoo.com. www.fws.gov/refuge/antioch_dunes.

  • Rose Hill Requiem: 10 a.m.-noon Sept. 14, Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve, 5175 Somersville Road, Antioch. Meet at the Rose Hill Cemetery. For ages 7 and older. Admission free; parking $5. 510-544-2750, www.ebparks.org.

  • Experience The Break-Intermediate Kayaking: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sept. 15, Big Break Road, Oakley. Have you discovered the watery wonders of Big Break? Join others in experiencing the Delta's wildness. You will paddle to the edges of the park and experience the wonders of the wetlands. For ages 14 and older. Registration required. $45 residents, $51 nonresidents. 510-544-3050, BigBreakVisit@ebparks.org, ebparks.org.

  • Remembering Rose Hill: 10 a.m.-noon Sept. 15, Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve, 5175 Somersville Road, Antioch (meet at the parking lot at the south end of Somersville Road). Though the mining towns have come and gone, Rose Hill Cemetery endures. Hike 1/2 mile to the final resting place of hundreds who helped build California's largest coal mining district. For ages 6 and older. Admission free; parking $5. 510-544-2750, www.ebparks.org.

  • Heart of Oakley Festival: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 14, Main Street across from city hall (between Norcross Lane and Vintage Parkway). Local artists, wine tasting, food trucks, community groups, local performers. Free. Lindsey Bruno, 925-625-7042, bruno@ci.oakley.ca.us.

  • Bay Point Community Yard Sale: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 14, Ambrose Community Center, 3105 Willow Pass Road. Breakfast served 7 a.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 Boys and Girls Flag Tag: Register by Sept. 18. Games played Sept. 28-Nov. 16. Summerwood Park (by Bristow Middle School). Kids 4-6 use soft footballs and flags to learn the basics of the non-contact game. Residents $84, nonresidents $148.50; includes shirt and award. For registration and information, call 925-526-5444 or go to www.biddysports.com.

  • Bay Point Outdoor Girls and Boys Soccer: Register by Sept. 25. Games played Oct. 5-Nov. 16, Ambrose Community Center, 3105 Willow Pass Road. For kids 3-5. $25 includes shirt and award. 925-458-1601, www.biddysports.com.

  • Bay Point Flag Tag: Register by Sept. 25. Games played Oct. 5-Nov. 16, Ambrose Community Center, 3105 Willow Pass Road. Kids 4-6 use soft footballs and flags to learn the basics of the non-contact game. $25 includes shirt and award. For registration and information, call 925-458-1601, or go to www.biddysports.com.

  • Pittsburg Culinary Crawl: 5 p.m. 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. Purchase tickets at Railroad Book Depot or for information, call 925-252-4860.

  • St. Anne Fall Festival and Craft Fair: 6:30-10 p.m. Sept. 20; noon -4 p.m. Sept. 21, 2800 Camino Diablo Road, Byron. Spaghetti dinner 6:30 p.m. Sept. 20: adults $8, ages 4-14, $5, younger than 4, free. Games, crafts, live music, drinks, raffle, Zumba. 8 p.m. Bingo. 925-634-6625, lisap@stannechurchbyron.com, www.stannechurchbyron.com.

  • Hire a Veteran Job Fair: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 21, VFW Post 6435, 815 Fulton Shipyard Road, Antioch. The fair will connect veterans with: Employers who have jobs available, resources that are available in the community, and fellow veterans highlighting their post-military achievements. Free; must have valid military I.D. Free. Veterans call Annie Carroll, 925-437-0375. Bushiness interested in attending, call 952-222-7596. wwwdeltaveteransgroup.org.

  • African American Health Empowerment Expo: 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sept. 21, Pittsburg High School, 1750 Harbor St. Information about diabetes, hypertension and weight management. Cooking demonstrations for healthier meals and nutrition. Key note speaker will be Aaron Perry, first African American Diabetic Ironman triathlete. Free. 925-687-8844-, ext. 225, www.africanamericanhealth.us.

  • Kayak Coastal Cleanup: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sept. 21, Big Break Road, Oakley. Paddle to the far side of Big Break into the wondrous wetlands and waterways. As part of the California Coast Cleanup, you will work to clean up the waters of California's inland. For ages 14 and older. Registration required. $45 residents, $51 nonresidents.

  • Coastal Cleanup Day-Marsh Creek: 9 a.m.-noon Sept. 21. Volunteers needed to help remove trash and debris from Marsh Creek at a variety of sites. To sign up, pick a site and download a waiver, go to http://fomcw.org. 925-325-2908.

  • Coastal Cleanup Day-Antioch: 9 a.m.-noon Sept. 21. Volunteers needed to help remove trash and debris from several sited. To sign up, pick a site and download a waiver, go to http://www.art4antioch.org/Coastal-Cleanup.asp. 925-325-9897.

  • Delta Informal Gardeners: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 23, Brentwood United Methodist Church, social hall, 890 Second St. Topic: Irrigation and how to learn proper watering techniques for stronger, healthier plants. 925-634-4088, www.deltainformalgardeners.org.

  • Thursday Birding-Raptor Baseline: 9-11 a.m. Sept. 26. The eastern side of Mount Diablo hosts an array of birds of prey: hawks, falcons, eagles. Help document the variety and numbers of these magnificent birds. No experience needed. Free. For meeting place and registration, call 1-888-327-2657. Refer to course #3832.

  • Leer Para Crecer-Read to Grow: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 28, Gehringer Elementary School, 100 Simoni Ranch Road, Oakley. Childhood literacy event for ages preschool through 5th grade. For information and registration, call 925-382-6016.

  • Bethel Island Western Barbecue and Dance: 5 p.m. Sept. 28, Scout Hall, 3090 Ranch Lane. No host bar, Karaoke Joe, hoot and holler contest, food, dancing, music featuring The Desert Moon Band, 50/50 raffle. $20; $10 for dancing only. 925-366-6400, 925-625-8163.

  • The World Rocks-A Kids Guide: 10-11 a.m. Sept. 28, Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve, 5175 Somersville Road, Antioch. Discover the sandy, flaky, shiny world of rocks in the Preserve. Learn how to identify common rocks and how to you use them in everyday life. Meet at the Greathouse Visitor's Center. For ages 7 and older. Free; $5 parking fee. 510-544-2750, bdvisit@ebparks.org, www.ebparks.org.

  • Tarantula Trek: 9-10 a.m. Sept. 29, Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve, 5175 Somersville Road, Antioch. You will take a hike to try and spot a tarantula. Discover why these eight-legged goliaths are really just big hairy love bugs. For 6 and older. Free; $5 parking fee. 510-544-2750, bdvisit@ebparks.org, www.ebparks.org.

  • Mickabo Companion Bird Rescue Adoption Fair: 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Oct. 6, Shadow Lakes Golf Course Event Center, 401 W. Country Club Drive, Brentwood. Get introduced to companion birds in foster care waiting for adoption. A basic bird class follows from 2-5 p.m. Learn how to take care of the medical, emotional and dietary needs of companion birds. Free. 952-516-1222, http://mickaboo.org, mickaboo78@gmail.com.

  • Black Diamond Lines Model Railroad Club Train Show: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 5, 6, 12 and 13, 425 Fulton Shipyard Road, Antioch. An operating HO scale model train layout. Adults $2; seniors 60 and older and children 6-12 $1; children 5 and younger, free.

  • Bethel Island Lions Club Lobster Feed: Social hour 3 p.m., dinner 4 p.m. Oct. 7. No-host oyster and sausage bar, dinner, more. $35; no tickets sold at the door. For tickets and information, call Helen Renshaw, 925-684-0968.

    Fundraisers

  • Great Pittsburg Rubber Duck Race: 1:30 p.m. Sept. 14, Pittsburg Marina, 51 Marina Blvd. Proceeds will benefit Pittsburg High School Marching Band's trip to London. Ducks $5, $20 for five. Sponsors needed. 925-432-3145, 925-432-2961, 925-639-2981.

  • Mary Allan Fellows Award Dinner and Fundraiser: 5-7 p.m. Sept. 17, Lone Tree Golf and Event Center, 4800 Golf Course Road, Antioch. Sponsored by the Antioch Schools Education to honor teachers and raise funds for school supplies, equipment and field trips for students. Guest speaker Rappin' Mathematician Alex Kajitani, 2009 California Teacher of the year and Top-four National Teacher of the year. $45. RSVP by Sept. 9. 925-706-1419, martha@goralka.com.

  • Pittsburg Ladies of the Elk Wine Tasting and Crafts: 1-4 p.m. Sept. 17, Pittsburg Elks Lodge, 200 Marina Blvd. Proceeds benefit Ladies of the Elk charities. $10. 925-432-6905

  • Inaugural Schweller Properties Golf Tournament: Check in 11 a.m., shotgun start 1 p.m. Sept. 18, Roddy Ranch, 1 Tour Way, Antioch. All proceeds will benefit Discovery Bay Elementary School PTA. $100 includes green fees, range balls, prizes, shared cart, lunch, goody bag, dinner, silent auction. $25 dinner only. For tickets information or sponsorship, call Dwayne Mullins, 925-819 1072, or email info@schwellerproperties.com.

  • Second annual Harvest of Hope: 5:50-9:30 p.m. Sept. 21, Roddy Ranch Golf Club, 1 Tour Way, Antioch. All proceeds benefit Love 4 Our Neighbors. Join others for an evening of laughs with nationally known "clean" comedians, Stephen B, Robin Cee and Deniis Gaxiola. Wine, food, music, silent auction and more. $45. 925-240-3329, www.love4ourneighbors.org.

  • Education Wins-Libery High School e-waste Fundraiser: 9 a.m.-3 pm.Sept. 21, The Streets for Brentwood, 2565 Sand Creek Road (in parking lot behind ULTA). Proceeds benefit the Liberty High School District Education Foundation. Consumer electronics, computers, copy machines, clothes dryers, fax machines, monitors, metals, stereos and more. No batteries or light bulbs. www.educationwins.org.

  • Pinky's Klassy Kar Wash Fundraiser: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 22, Oct. 20 and Nov. 17, 300 E. 18th St., Antioch. Wash on any of these dates and a portion of the days proceeds will be donated to Thrivent Builds/Habitat for Humanity. 925-779-9274.

  • Deacon Ken's annual Outdoor Flea Market: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 28, Church of the Good Shepherd, 3200 Harbor St., Pittsburg. Collectibles, treasures and a variety of gently used items. Proceeds benefit church programs. Sorja, 925-252-0236.

  • Lumpy's Diner Burger Eating Contest-Fifth Annual Car Show: Oct. 5. Car show registration 2-4 p.m., show 4-9 p.m. (awards 8:30 p.m.). Kids Fest 4 p.m. with jumpy house, petting zoo, coloring contest. Free; limited to 80 cars. Hosted by the Midnighters Nor Cal. Kids burger contest 6:30 p.m., main contest 7 p.m. First place $1,000, second place $250, third place $100. Entry fee $45; includes hat and shirt. Both events at 5891 Lone Tree Way, Antioch. 925-778-5867, www.gotlumpys.com.

  • Food-Friends-Fun: No-host social hour 5:30 p.m., dinner 6:30 p.m. Oct. 5, Bridge Marina Yacht Club, 20 Fleming Lane, Antioch. Proceeds benefit An Elderly Wish Foundation. Raffles and prizes. $25; RSVP by Sept. 25. No tickets sold at the door. Make checks payable to BMYC; mail to Charles Holt, 4856 Highland Way, Antioch 94531. Information: 925-978-1883, info@elderlywish.org.

    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, 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.

    Reunions

  • 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, gusl062@comcast.net or Dave Kirkpatrick, fidangel40@gmail.com.

  • 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.

  • 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 Mary Ann, 925-626-7054.

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