Events

  • East County Hospice Tree of Lights: 5 p.m. Nov. 15, Brentwood City Park, 710 Second St. Commemorative ceremonies with music, poetry, remembrances by family members and Hospice staff, and the special moment when the tree lights up. For light decorations, donations, sponsorships and event information, call 925-887-5678, www.hospiceeastbay.org. Memorial lights $25.

  • Fil-Am Holiday Crafts Boutique and Bazaar: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 16-17, Fil-American Cultural Center, 345 Central Ave., Pittsburg. Hand crafted items, jewelry, bath and body items, baked goods, a variety of vendors, more. Benefits the Fil-Am building restoration fund. 925-432-6050.

  • Scout Hike and Craft: 10 a.m. Nov. 16, John Muir Interpretive Center, 100 Walnut Blvd., Byron. Bring your Cub Scout out for an adventure hike followed by a craft. Can count toward Scout Advancement and elective completion. Parking $4-$6. Information: 925-688-8010, www.ccwater.com/losvaqueros.

  • St. Anthony Holiday Boutique: 10 a. m-2 p.m. Nov. 16, 971 O'Hara Ave., Oakley. Shop with over 20 vendors. Admission is free. columbiette10414@aol.com.

  • Kayaking Big Break: 8:30-11 am; 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 16, 69 Big Break Road, Oakley. Come ply the waters of the Delta on a kayak excursion. For 8 and older; all skills welcome. $30, nonresidents $35. Registration required: 888-327-2757. Refer to course 4054 and 4055.


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  • Full Moon Kayak: 3-6 p.m. Nov. 17, 69 Big Break Road, Oakley. The rising full moon illuminates the mysteries of the Delta as the nocturnal world comes alive. For 14 and older. $35, nonresidents $39. Registration required: 888-327-2757. Refer to course 4050.

  • Fall Faire: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 16, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 17, Contra Costa County Fair Grounds, 1201 W. 10th St., Antioch. Do all of your holiday shopping in one place with commercial vendors, arts and crafts and other unique businesses. Adults $3, children 12 and younger, free. Free parking. www.contracostafair.com.

  • Holiday Vendor Boutique: 5-8 p.m. Nov. 20, Ron Nunn Elementary School, 1755 Central Blvd., Brentwood. Holiday shopping with a variety of local vendors. jnsmcconnell@hotmail.com.

  • Free Immigration Citizenship Legal Clinic: 1-5 p.m. Nov. 22, Pacific Community Services, Inc., 329 Railroad Ave., Pittsburg. Assistance filling out forms. Staff will be available to provide information about financial assistance. Registration required: 925-237-8581.

  • Brentwood Winter Walkabout and Holiday Parade: 3-7 p.m.; lighted parade begins 5:30 p.m. Nov. 23, downtown Brentwood. Activities for kids, Taste of Downtown Brentwood Restaurant Tour, pictures with Santa and more. Parade entries must be submitted by Nov. 15. For information, call 925-634-3344, or go to www.brentwoodchamber.com.

  • Delta Wordweaver's Story Swap: 2-3;45 p.m. Nov. 23, Antioch Library, 501 W. 18th St. Poets, balladeers, short story writers and storytellers invited to present their works at this open mic event. Folk tales, humorous tales and more. After refreshments, open mic for audience members, adult and children; limited to seven minutes. Information: 925-437-1360, deltawordweavers@att.net.

  • Eagle Ridge Hike: 8 a.m. Nov. 23. Meet at Kellog Creek Picnic area. Discover how the Bent Blue Oak grew horizontally on this three-hour strenuous hike. Bring a snack and water. Parking $4-$6. For directions and information, call 925-240-2440 or go to www.ccwater.com/losvaqueros.

  • Black Diamond Mine Open House: Noon-4:30 p.m. Nov. 24, Black Diamond Mines Regional Park, 5175 Sommersville Road, Antioch. Free, self-guided tours exploring the undergrounds workings of the restored 1930s-era silica sand mine. For 7 and older; special area for younger children. Parking $5. No registration. 510-544-2750.

  • Thanksgiving Dinner: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 28, First A.M.E. Community Church, 2915 Willow Pass Road, Bay Point. The dinner is free and open to all. 925-458-0521.

  • Holiday Gift Boutique: 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 7, Antioch Covenant Church, 1919 Buchanan Road, Antioch. Enjoy the season with some holiday shopping with a variety of vendors, food, more. Free admission. www.antiochcovenant.org.

  • Brentwood American Legion Post 202 annual Crab Feed: 6-11 p.m. Dec. 7. Veterans Memorial Building, 757 First St., Brentwood. Featuring music with Tailgarorz, dancing. $40. 925-516-2141, philpezze@aol.com.

  • Freedom High School PTSA Holiday Boutique: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 14, Freedom High School, multipurpose room, 1050 Neroly Road, Oakley. Holiday shopping with 50 plus vendors, photos with Santa, yummy treats. 925-418-4079, kirby739@yahoo.com.

    Fundraisers

  • Bunco at the Museum: 7 p.m. Nov. 17, Antioch Historical Society Museum, 1500 W. Fourth St. Benefits museum programs. A light snack and drinks, 50/50 raffle prize will be awarded. $15 prepaid only. Liz, 925-420-5775, 925989-4110.

  • Barnes & Noble Book Fair: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Dec. 7, 5709 Lone Tree Way, Antioch. Come to hear The Delta Music Teachers Association, eat some cheesecake. A portion of the days sales will benefit DMTA scholarships. Nook purchases count toward the fundraiser. Those who can't attend, can make purchases Jan.-7-12 in the store or online at bncom/bookfairs.

  • 59th annual Antioch Woman's Club Christmas Home Tour: Dec. 8. House tour 4 p.m.; reception 2-5 p.m., Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6335 815 Fulton Shipyard Road. Tour six festively decorated private homes, door prizes, drawings, light hors d oeuvres, dessert table, champagne punch, coffee, no host bar. $25. Details: Diane Myers, 925-754-6573; Sandy Henry, 925-754-8771.

    Health

  • Coping with Holiday Grief Workshop: 2-4 p.m. Dec. 10, 80 Eagle Rock Way, Suite A, Brentwood. Hospice of the East Bay offers a workshop for those coping with the loss of a loved-one and find the holiday season to be sad and stressful. Free. Registration, information: 925-887-5681.

  • Red Cross Blood Drive: 1-7 p.m. Nov. 22, Resurrection Ministries, 1275 Fairview Ave., Brentwood. To schedule an appointment, call 800-733-2767. Use sponsor code: BRENTWOOD.

  • Red Cross Blood Drive: 7 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Nov. 25, John Muir Outpatient Center, 2400 Balfour Road, Brentwood. To schedule an appointment, call 800-733-2767.

  • 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

  • Get Fit Now: 6-9:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 4:30-7:30 p.m. Fridays. Drop in the fully equipped weight room at the Ambrose Community Center, 3105 Willow Pass Road to get in shape. Drop in $5; monthly $20. 925-485-1601, jdelorenzo@ambroserec.org.

  • Email Basics: 6-9 p.m. Nov. 25 and Dec. 2, Opportunity Junction, 3102 Delta Fair Blvd., Antioch. A two-week class introducing beginners to popular computer programs. Free. Must be 18 and older. 925-776-1133, www.oportunityjunction.org/evening.

  • 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.

    Miscellaneous

  • 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.

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