Events

  • Somersville Survey and Botanical History: 10-11:30 a.m. Jan. 18, Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve, 5175 Somersville Road, Antioch. The park naturalists will trace the natural and man-made patterns on the Black Diamond landscape as participants stroll the Somersville town site. Rain cancels. For ages 7 and older. No registration required. Meet in upper parking lot. $5 parking fee. 510-544-2750.

  • Dead of Winter: 10 a.m.-noon Jan. 19, 5175 Somersville Road, Antioch. See how winter breathes new life into the hills during this cool but rugged chaparral hike. Rain cancels. For ages 8 and older. No registration required. Meet in upper parking lot. $5 parking fee. 510-544-2750.

  • Job Training and Placement Application Session: 10 a.m. Jan. 21, Opportunity Junction, 3102 Delta Fair Blvd., Antioch. Sign up for 12-weeks of training in computer skills and career development in the administrative field. No late comers admitted. 925-776-1133 or www.opportunityjunction.org.

  • Beginner Square Dancing: 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, through March 5, Laurel Elementary School, 1141 Laurel Road, Oakley. All ages welcome. No special equipment is needed. An alcohol-free environment. Sponsored by the Della Squares. 925-217-2255, www.deltasquares.com.


    Advertisement

  • Brentwood Citizen-Business of the Year Awards Dinner: 6 p.m. Jan. 18, 1700 Trilogy Parkway, Trilogy at the Vineyards. Honoring Jack Gaughan for citizen of the year and Gursky Ranch for business of the year. $50; no tickets sold at the door. RSVP: www.brentwoodchamber.com, 925-634-3344.

  • Antioch Neighborhood Clean Up: 9-11 a.m. Feb. 1, Kimball Elementary School, parking lot, 1310 August Way. Help keep neighborhoods free of trash and refuse by volunteering to help clean up. Instructions and equipment provided. The targeted area is within walking distance. Sponsored by the Antioch Police Department.

    Fundraisers

  • Fifth annual Liberty High Athletic Booster Club Crab Feed: 6-11 p.m. Jan. 25, Brentwood Community Center, 150 City Park Way. Auctions and sports memorabilia. Coaches are bartenders, athletes serve dinner, dance to the sounds of Sixstrings. $50. tickets: 925-679-5513.

    Health

  • Sutter Delta Seeing Volunteers: For those with extra time on their hands, volunteer to drive the parking lot shuttle. You must submit a DMV report to be eligible. Apply on line at www.sutterdelta.org or in person at the volunteer desk 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, 3901 Lone Tree Way, Antioch.

  • 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

  • Job Training and Placement Program: 10 a.m. Jan. 21, Opportunity Junction, 3102 Delta Fair Blvd. Antioch or Jan. 9 in Bay Point. An application session to apply for full-time training designed to help those with limited work experience or skills in administrative fields. Free. For details on classes and applications sessions, call 925-776-1133, or go to www.opportunityjunction.org.

  • Free Tax Filing Assistance: Tax-Aide, an AARP-sponsored program, is appointments at Antioch Senior Center, 925-778-1158; Pittsburg Senior Center, 925-252-4890; Brentwood Senior Center appointments made on site on Wednesdays only, 193 Griffith Lane. Filing assistance will be from Feb. 5 through April 10. For more information, call Sally, 925-684-3505.

  • 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.

  • 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.

    Email bnews@bayareanewsgroup.com to submit an event.