Events

  • 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.

  • 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 or email mickaboo78@gmail.com.

  • 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.

  • Nighttime Discovery Hike: 6-9 p.m. Oct. 11. Meet at the Los Vaqueros Interpretive Center, 100 Walnut Blvd. Byron. for a hike along Kellogg Creek and find out what creatures come out at night. Bring flashlight, dress according to weather, wear closed-toe shoes. $4-$6 parking. For 8 and older. Reservations: 925-688-8010. For directions, go to www.ccwater.com/losvaqueros.


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  • Antioch Sports Legends Alumni Golf Tournament: Noon, Oct 11, Lone Tree Golf and Event Center, 4800 Golf Course Road, Antioch. Shotgun start 1 p.m. Games, prizes, raffles, more. Reunion Party begins 6-10 p.m. featuring live music, dinner, more. $115 (includes dinner), $20 for dinner only. For information and registration, call 925-437-8803, or email, aslalumni@antiochsportslegens.com.

  • Fish Tales -- 4:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 12, Big Break Regional Shoreline, Oakley. Benefits the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Educational Resource calendar given to fifth-graders. Storyteller, music, art, silent auction, wine, hors d'oeuvres, more. Hear stories about pioneers, ferryboat captains, island dwellers, more. $25. No tickets sold at the door. 925-289-5711.

  • Flora and Fauna: 10 a.m. Oct. 12. Meet at the Los Vaqueros Interpretive Center, 100 Walnut Blvd. Byron. Come out to the Watershed and enjoy the fall colors in an easy hike to the top of the dam. Bring flashlight, dress according to weather, wear closed-toe shoes. $4-$6 parking. Reservations: 925-688-8010. For directions, go to www.ccwater.com/losvaqueros.

  • Great Clips Salon opening celebration: 10 a.m. Oct. 12, 3457 Deer Valley Road, Suite 102. Drawings for free haircuts, gifts, free refreshments, meet Sudz the mascot and more.

  • Fighting Against Breast Cancer Conference: 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Oct. 12, Los Medanos College, 2700 E. Leland Road, Pittsburg. Information on raising awareness, support, services available, raise funds for two LMC scholarships. Free. Information and registration, www.lmcfightsbreastcancer.org.

  • Your Glass Starts Here: 10-11:30 a.m. Oct. 12, Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve, 5175 Somersville Road, Antioch. Learn how rocks protect our food, links us to the digital world and more. Tour the Hazel-Atlas mine. For 7 and older. Fee $5, parking $5. Registration required: 1-888-327-2757, option 2.

  • Vasco Caves Regional Preserve tour: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 13, 20. Find rock outcrops, vernal pools, archaeological sites containing Indian rock art, more. For 10 and older. Transportation to the site provided. $30 residents, $34 nonresidents. For registration, call 1-888-327-2757.

  • Delta Word Weavers Story Swap: 7 p.m. Oct. 14, Antioch Library, 501 W. 18th St. Audience members are invited to present oral stories, ballads and poems with the suggested theme of "Mysteries." After refreshments presentations may be in any genre or theme. New presenters and listeners are welcome. Free. 925-437-1360.

  • Scarecrows in the Park: Oct. 18. Design and build a scarecrow that will be displayed at Brentwood City Park. Ribbons awarded in nonprofessional and professional categories. Registration deadline 5 p.m. Oct. 11. $15 per scarecrow. Registration form: www.brentwood.ca.gov.

  • Oakley Harvest Festival: Noon-4 p.m. Oct. 18, Civic Center Plaza, 3231 Main St. Canine costume parade, all ages costume parade, pie eating contest, pumpkin eating contest (bring pre-carved pumpkin), more. All costume parade participants receive a goody bag. Arts, crafts, vendors, Ravioli the Clown.

    925-625-7044, or coelho@ci.oakley.ca.us.

  • Seventh annual Tarantula Run: 8 a.m. Oct. 19, Meet a the Kellogg Creek picnic area. Kellogg Creek Features a 5K, 10K, half-marathon and a free 1K kids' run. $25. Participants receive a T-shirt. Registration, information: www.ccwater.com or by calling 925-688-8175.

    Fundraisers

  • HALO Seventh annul Golf Tournament: 10:30 a.m.- 7.p.m. Oct. 4, 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.

  • Bethel Island Women's Club annual Luau Scholarship Fundraising Dinner: 2 p.m. Oct. 6, Scout Community Hall, 3090 Ranch Lane Road. Proceeds benefit local high school student scholarships. Raffles, prizes, more. $12. 925-684-9770, 925-684-2291.

  • Homeless Families Food Drive and Poker Run: Arrive 9 a.m., poker run begins 10 a.m., lunch at 12:30 Oct. 12, Jubilee Church, 11 Texas St., Antioch. Music, kids games, slides and more. Asking for nonperishable food or cash donations. Poker run $10 per hand; 50/50 split for winning hand. 925-757-5777.

  • Black Cat Ball: 6 p.m. Oct. 19, Lone Tree Golf and Event Center, 400 Golf Course Road, Antioch. All proceeds benefit the animals at the Antioch Animal Shelter. Reception, dinner, dancing, music featuring The Romano Marchetti Orchestra, costume contest (costumes optional). Adults $70, children $35. For tickets, call 925-431-8318 or 925-754-2923.

  • Seventh annual Purple Big Dinner and Car Show: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 20, Pittsburg Elks Lodge, 200 Marina Blvd. Lunch $12, car entry fee $30. Proceeds benefit Elks charities. 925-432-0125, 925-813-1620.

    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.

    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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