BRENTWOOD

Delta Shootout event is this weekend

The seventh annual Delta Shootout is set from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Brentwood's Family Aquatic Complex, 195 Griffith Lane.

The yearly fundraiser will feature Deer Valley from Antioch, and Heritage and Liberty from Brentwood, along with nine other high schools, including Clayton Valley, Foothill and Granada. The Liberty girls is a four-time defending BVAL champions.

The two-day JV water polo tournament features the girls teams, which are largely self-funded programs.

In the last few years, the shootout has become a popular and premiere event. According to the news release, the event also "serves to promote growth of the sport in East County by exposing the area to schools from (surrounding) areas which are traditionally known for successful water polo programs."

The Friday event is free, while the Saturday event is $5 for general, $3 for students and free for under 12. For more info, email coach Jack Doria at jack.doria@comcast.net, or call 925-634-3421.

-- Trine Gallegos, Correspondent

BRENTWOOD

Scarecrows in Park event set

Halloween enthusiasts can get into the fall spirit by taking part in the city of Brentwood's Scarecrows in the Park event this month. The second annual event allows participants to creatively decorate their own scarecrows for display in downtown City Park.

The event begins with scarecrows being set up on Friday. Participants can receive ribbons in the categories of nonprofessional or design professional.

Judging will take place from Oct. 19-24.

The announcement of winners will happen on Oct. 25 before the Movie in the Park event.

-- Paula King, Staff

DISCOVERY BAY

Trick or Treating for the needy

Don't be scared when students from Excelsior Middle and Discovery Bay and Timber Point elementaries show up at your door next week.

The schools are supporting the Community Food Pantry by going door-to-door throughout neighborhoods 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 23 to collect canned goods. They will be accompanied by parents, teachers, volunteers and members of the Byron Delta Lions Club.

For more information, call Ellen Greene, the Lions liaison to local schools, at 925-513-1010.

-- Paul Burgarino, Staff

BRENTWOOD

Liberty Playmakers host haunted house

Liberty High School's Playmakers drama club will host a Haunted House from 7 to 10 p.m. Oct. 25 and from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 26 at Allan E. Jones Performing Arts Center, 805 Second St.

Tickets are $7, $5 if you bring two canned goods. The canned goods will be donated to a local food bank. The event is one of Playmakers' several fundraisers for the year.

For more information, call 925-634-3521, ext. 5489.

-- Judith Prieve, Staff

BRENTWOOD

Prescription drug take-back in October

A prescription drug take-back event is being planned for Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. by the city of Brentwood and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Participants can bring expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs to the Brentwood Police Department, 9100 Brentwood Blvd., for safe disposal with no questions asked. The service is both free and anonymous.

More details on this event can be obtained by contacting Brentwood police Lt. Doug Silva at 925-809-7712.

-- Rowena Coetsee, Staff

BRENTWOOD

Multiple vacancies on Brentwood civic groups

The city of Brentwood has several vacancies on various civic boards and commissions an is looking for local residents to fill these positions.

There are two current vacancies on the Brentwood Planning Commission because of term expirations. Applicants must live in Brentwood and attend bimontly meetings. The commission helps to oversee zoning, design and development for the community.

The Brentwood Arts Commission also has two vacancies at this time. Applicants must have knowledge and experience in one or more areas of arts and culture. They meet on the third Wednesday of each month.

Two vacancies also exist on the Brentwood Parks and Recreation Commission, which reviews city facility usage and designs including usage, rules, regulations and policies. This commission meets monthly on the fourth Thursday.

Residents are also need to serve on the Brentwood Advisory Neighborhood Committee, which represents the city's more than 50 neighborhoods. The committee works on special programs like the Home of the Month, National Night Out and seasonal events.

To obtain an application, go to City Hall, 150 City Park Way. Interested applicants can also call 925-516-5400 or go to www.brentwoodca.gov.

-- Paula King, Staff

BRENTWOOD

Shop Brentwood campaign to continue

Since local retailers are the top source of tax revenue in the city through sales tax, a campaign to boost local holiday shopping sprees has been reinstated this year.

The Shop Brentwood was launched last year and it encourages local residents to shop and patronize Brentwood businesses. In addition to print and online advertising efforts this year, the city will also host a Shop until you Drop event in December, which provides child care for parents who want to hit the stores sans children.

For more information on local stores and retailers, visit www.shop-brentwood.com. Those businesses wishing to participate in the marketing campaign this year, should contact Peggy Trudell in the city's economic development department.

-- Paula King, Staff

ANTIOCH

Umpqua Bank hosts its second art show

Umpqua Bank hosts its second in a series of art displays through Nov. 22 at 3700 Lone Tree Way in Antioch.

The event is a continuing partnership with the Arts & Cultural Foundation of Antioch. Hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. A free artist reception is set from 5-9 p.m. Oct. 17 with featured artists Sherry Cummings, Mary Lamb, Joel Summerhill, Ken Tomlin and Jeannie Wallen. For more info, visit http://art4antioch.org/UmpquaBankExhibit-Oct-Nov2013. asp.

The foundation's Diane Gibson-Gray is looking for artists for this ongoing exhibit, which changes every two months. If interested, email Diane@Art4Antioch.org or call 925-325-9897.

-- Trine Gallegos, Correspondent