Events

  • Family Movie Night Under the Stars: Dusk Sept. 20, Bay Point Church, 3801 Camino Andres, Bay Point. Admission is free. Bring blankets and lawn chairs. 925-458-2621, www.bpchurch.net.

  • Delta Informal Gardeners Propagation Workshop: 10 a.m.-noon Sept. 21, Mel's Greenhouse, 25685 Marsh Creek Road, Brentwood. Bring clippers and gloves. Bring good perennials that are not in bloom bring some branches to make cutting for propagattion. deltainformalgardeners.org.

  • Delta Discoveries: 11 a.m.-noon Sept. 21, 28; 2-3 p.m. Sept. 22 and 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.

  • Endangered Species Survey: 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 25, Antioch Dunes National Wildlife Refuge, Stamm Unit, 501 Fulton Shipyard Road; Sept. 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. BigBreakVisit@ebparks.org, ebparks.org.


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  • 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 DD2014 I.D., military I.D. issued by D. O. D, or Veterans Affairs Medical 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 Meet: 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Chocolate and the Spoken Word: 7 p.m. Sept. 28, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2350 Jeffery Way, Brentwood. Women are invited to explore activities and friendships of the church. View a broadcast from Salt Lake City followed by a dessert buffet. Bring paper towels, toilet paper, large and wastebasket size garbage bags for a service project for Shepherd's Gate. 925-954-5377, 925-437-4963.

  • 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 every day 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 an spot a tarantula. Disvoer why these eight-legged goliaths are really just big hair love bus. 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.

  • Green Aliens: 10-11:30 a.m. Oct. 5. Black Diamond Mines Regional Park District, 5175 Somersville Road, Antioch. They came from far away long ago and share the park. Meet these leafy green visitors strolling through the Somersville townsite. For 7 and older. Parking $5. 510-544-2750, www.ebparks.org.

  • Black Diamond Lines Model Railroad Club Train Show: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct 5, 6, 12, 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

  • 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.

  • Our Lady Queen of the World Church Parish Fall Rummage Sale: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sept. 30; 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 1-2; 9-11:45 a.m. Oct. 3 ($4 bag day). The Regina Mundi Guild Parish Hall, 3155 Winterbrook Drive, Bay Point. Proceeds benefit church programs. Clothing, shoes, linens, jewelry, white elephant items workable small appliances, dishes, glassware, toys, books, more. 925-458-4718.

  • HALO Seventh annul Golf Tournament: 10:30 a.m.- 7.p.m., Lone Tree Golf Course and Event Center, 4800 Golf Course Road, Antioch. Proceeds benefit the care of rescued animals and Angel Ears Therapy Dogs Program. Scramble format. $125 Includes golf, cart, lunch, dinner, cocktails, goody bag, two free beer tickets (at designated holes only), awards, raffles, auction. For registration or dinner only, go to www.eccchalo.org or leave a voice message at 925-473-4642. Sponsorship opportunities available.

  • Lumpy's Dinner 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. Proceeds from Beards for Bucks, all shirt sales and rides will benefit Special Kids.org. Kids burger contest 6:30 p.m., main contest 7 p.m. First place $1,000, second place $25, 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

  • Volunteer Tax Prepares Need: Volunteers assist seniors and low to moderate income taxpayers in Antioch, Brentwood and Pittsburg. Training provided. When trained and certified, volunteers serve one day a week between Feb. 1-April 15. Those interested in volunteering, call, Sally, 925-684-3505 or email mechamrs@pacbell.net.

  • 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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