Events

  • Delta Women's Social Club luncheon: 11:30 a.m. Oct. 10, Joe's Cafe and Bakery, 6210 Bethel Island Road. Silent auction. 925-240-5406.

  • Join the Fun in Rio Vista: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Oct. 12, Rio Vista Elementary Scoll, 611 Pacifica Ave., Bay Point. Help Playworks and PG&E paint the school playground. Volunteers needed. Lunch, water provided. Wear painting attire. 510-685-7851, sandra@craig-communications.com.

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

  • 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.

  • 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-grade students. 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.

  • Rio Vista Bass Derby Festival: Oct. 11, 12, 13, Rio Vista. Enjoy live entertainment, a parade, along with other events. For a full schedule of events, times, and tournament information, go to www.bassfestival.com.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Bunco Night: 5:30 p.m. Oct. 17, Good Shepherd Church hall, 3200 Harbor Blvd., Pittsburg. Light buffet, cash and raffle prizes. $15. RSVP: Ann Zbacnek, 925-439-9413.

  • Red Men Pocahontas annual Halloween Festival: 6-9 p.m. Oct. 18-19, 1403 Main St., Oakley. Games, haunted house, more. Admission $1.50 (includes haunted house and game ticket. Additional games 25 cents. 925-625-1102.

  • 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.

  • Smith Family Farm Pumpkin Patch: Stop by the farm through Oct. 31 for the annual pumpkin harvest. Activities include a hayride to the pumpkin patch, pick your own pumpkin, live interactive music performances, educational displays, a corn maze, a replica Miwok Indian village, a barnyard animal area, a country store, a picnic area and more. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 4430 Sellers Ave., Brentwood. $8 on weekdays, $9 weekends (cash, checks only). Group reservations are available Monday-Friday. 925-625-5966, http://jkdevera2.wix.com/smithfamilyfarm#!

  • 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.

  • Antioch Chamber Business Expo: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 2, 2556 Somersville Road, Antioch. A great opportunity for businesses to get themselves in front of the public. Vendor tables are $150 for members, $250 nonmember. Registration: http://antiochchamber.com, or call 925-757-1800.

  • Fall Movies in the Park: 8 p.m. Oct. 25, City Park, 710 Second St., Brentwood. Bring the whole family to watch Steven Spielberg's "The Goonies." Bring a chair, picnic and blankets. Admission is free. 925-516-5444.

  • Brentwood Senior Citizens' Monster Bash: 2-9 p.m. Oct. 27, 193 Griffith Lane, Brentwood. Enjoy a "spooktacular" evening with dinner and entertainment dancing to "Wolf Man Jack's" music collection. Come dressed in your favorite costume for a the contest and win prizes. Proceeds benefit center programs. $20 members, $25 nonmembers. Register by Oct. 21. 925-516-5380 or 925-516-5444. 516-5444.

  • Summerset II Holiday Boutique: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 2, Sommerset Club House, 193 Summerset Drive. Bake sale, gifts, more. Lunch available for purchase 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

  • Antioch Woman's Club Fall Boutique: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 9, 509 G St., Antioch. Christmas decorations, Tupperware, jewelry, handmade crafts, purses, skin care, more. Benefits local charities, scholarships, restoration of historic clubhouse. Information: sandy@theprintclub.com.

    Fundraisers

  • 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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