OAKLEY

Christmas tree lighting set for Dec. 7

Lights, cameras ... Christmas!

The city of Oakley will hold its annual Christmas Tree Lighting festivities next month, which will include an appreciate by the Jolly Man himself.

The fun starts at 5 p.m. Dec. 7 at City Hall, 3231 Main St., where elementary and high school choirs will kick off the event in song.

Children can participate in arts and crafts projects, and there will be free edible treats for all.

The city will illuminate its 26-foot Christmas tree (31 feet if you include the 5-foot star, and bedecked with about 1,500 ornaments) at about 6:15 p.m., and, of course, Santa Claus will pause from drawing up his lists of the naughty and nice to make an appearance (Hint: Bring your cameras, parents).

-- Rowena Coetsee, Staff

PITTSBURG

Second showing added for documentary about The Mallards

A second showing of "Thrown for a Loss: The Story of the 1963 Pittsburg Mallards" is set for 8 p.m. Sunday at the California Theatre following the sold-out premiere showing of the documentary.

The extra showing was added in response to popular demand. The $5 tickets for the second event are first-come, first-served and can be only be purchased at the theater at 351 Railroad Ave.

"Tickets are only available at the door. We didn't have time to get the tickets printed and get them distributed" for the second showing, said former city councilman Bob Lewis, who is on a committee that organized the showing of the documentary.


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The documentary tells the story of the 1963 Pittsburg Mallards, who were headed to play in the national championship for the 12-to-14-year age group and have a pre-game breakfast with President John F. Kennedy at the White House. The assassination, however, changed those plans and team members attended Kennedy's funeral instead before going on to win the national championship. --

-- Eve Mitchell, Staff

PITTSBURG

Immigration clinic

A free legal clinic to assist people with filling out citizenship applications takes place Friday from 1 to 5 p.m. at Pacific Community Services, 329 Railroad Ave. Pittsburg. Staff members from OneJustice's Justice Bus Project and the International Institute of the Bay Area will also provide information about financial assistance available to help cover the cost of the application process.

-- Eve Mitchell, Staff

BAY POINT

Agape Community Thanksgiving Dinner Turkey Giveaway

A turkey dinner giveaway sponsored by Agape Bible Fellowship & Ministries takes place Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the dining room of the Ambrose Community Center, 3105 Willow Pass Road, Bay Point. Reservations must be made ahead of time by calling 925-709-4424 in order to pickup the fixings for a Thanksgiving dinner. For more information, go to www.agapebfm.net

-- Eve Mitchell, Staff

BRENTWOOD

Lighted parade and walkabout set for Saturday

The Brentwood Chamber of Commerce's annual holiday lighted parade is set for 5:30 p.m. Saturday in downtown.

The event will also include a Winter Walkabout from 3 to 7 p.m. It features activities for children and pictures with Santa. Those who want to set up a booth of handmade items should call Kathi Tilli at 752-1378.

-- Judith Prieve