Antioch

  • Veterans Day Ceremony and Parade: Activities begin 9:30 a.m. with a Huey helicopter landing and guest speakers at the Veterans Memorial, Antioch Marina, foot of L Street. Parade begins 11 a.m. at the Marina and heads east on Second Street. Information: af-jdsqulre@comcast.net. Sponsorship information, call 925-437-4300, 925-890-2665.

  • Veterans Day Program: 8:30 a.m. Nov. 8, Diablo Vista Elementary School, Antioch. Children participate in a program honoring veterans while learning about patriotism and what it means to serve the country. Brentwood's Scout Troop 90 presents colors. Special guest speakers: Congressman Jerry McNerney, Assemblyman Jim Frazier, Contra Costa Supervisor Mary Piepho. and Antioch Mayor Wade Harper. Warrior Watch Riders make a special drive through at the beginning of the program. Brentwood's Scout Troop 90 present colors.

  • Veterans Day Town Hall and Breakfast: 8 a.m. Nov. 8, Holy Rosary Parish Center, 1313 A St. Student honor veterans for their service to country. Sponsored by the Holy Rosary School Leading with Faith Student Leadership. RSVP: 925-757-1270, dimsand@csdo.org.

    Brentwood

  • The Brentwood Concert Band "A Veterans Day Musical Salute": 7-9 p.m. Nov. 9, Brentwood Community Center, 35 Oak St., Delta Diablo Detachment 1155, Marine Corps League presents colors, patriotic music, including "Armed Forces -- The Pride of America," and fun songs, "Sinatra in Concert." $10; youth 12 and younger are free. Tickets available at the door. www.brentwoodconcertband.com.

  • Brentwood's Veterans Day observance: Brentwood will celebrate Veterans Day at 10 a.m. Nov. 11 at Veterans Memorial Park, 3000 Balfour Road. Among the participants are the Marine Corps League Detachment 1155, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10789, and American Legion Post 202. Musical tributes and patriotic speeches are planned along with the firing of Civil War-era artillery pieces.

    Discovery Bay

  • Blue Star Moms Veterans Memorial Garden Ceremony: 2 p.m. Nov. 11, Slifer Park, New Port Drive, Discovery Bay. The Discovery Bay Garden Club will host a dedication and formal transfer of the Blue Star Veterans Memorial Garden and Stone to the Town of Discovery Bay. The garden in dedicated to those who serve and have served in the military. Refreshments follow. All are welcome. For information, call 925-689-7843.

    Oakley

  • Veterans Day Ceremony -- Honoring All Who Served: 11 a.m. Nov. 11, Civic Center Plaza, 3231 Main St., Oakley. A day to pay tribute to all veterans featuring keynote Speaker Lt. Col. Davis Cooper USMCR and Oakley City Council member Doug Hardcastle. For information, call 925-625-7011 or email banos@ci.oakley.ca.us.

    Pittsburg

  • Inaugural Veterans Benefit Jam: 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9, California Theatre, 351 Railroad Ave., Pittsburg. The event is in recognition and appreciation of veterans service and will help support The Veterans Employment Committee of Contra Costa County. Music by The Delta Dogs, The RaveUps, The Blondies, Billy Schaub, Syria Berry, and special guests. Admission is free; donations appreciated. All proceeds will benefit area veterans. Tickets: www.pittsburgcaliforniatheatre.com. 925-427-1047.

  • Ceremony to Honor Veterans: Breakfast 8 a.m., ceremony 11 a.m. Nov. 11, Pittsburg Senior Center, 300 Presidio Lane. Breakfast sponsored by the Pittsburg Kiwanis Club. For information, call Ben Johnson, 925-252-4850.