Events

  • The Art of Marriage: 7 p.m. Feb. 21 and 9 a.m. Feb. 22, Brentwood Bible Fellowship, 3415 Walnut Blvd., Brentwood. Space is limited. Cost: $50. Registration: 925-634-4909, www.brentwoodfellowship.org.

  • A Bride's Day Out Bridal Faire: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 22, Oak and First streets, Brentwood. Wedding and party planning needs. Merchant are offering raffle prizes, discounts and a chance to win $1,000. Free; raffle tickets $1. www.brentwooddowntown.com.

  • Bird Watching Safari: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Feb. 22, meet at Somersville Towne Center, 2556 Somersville Road, Antioch. Join in a caravan to see Pacific Flyaway migratory birds at the Consumnes River Preserve and Thornton area. Bring lunch and binoculars. Rain cancels. For details, call Tish Brown, 925-375-7228.

  • Affordable Care Act Information and Enrollment Sessions: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 22, Oakley Library, 1050 Neroly Road. The information and enrollment sessions are designed to help you understand the new Affordable Care Act, learn about new and affordable health care insurance options available, and get assistance enrolling in the insurance that is best for you and your family. 925-625-2400.

  • Sierra Club Program: 7:15 p.m. Feb. 26, Antioch Library, 501 W. 18th St. Program: EBRP naturalist Mike Moran discusses the fascinating bird travelers of the California Delta and Central Valley. 925-458-0860.


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  • Tall Ships Come to Antioch: The Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain come to the Antioch Marina with walk-on tours 4-5 p.m. Feb. 26-28 and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. March 1-2; battle sail 2- 5 p.m. March 1-2; adventure sail 11 a.m. 11 a.m. p.m. March 2. Battle and adventure sails $43-$63; walk-on tours $3 donation. For details call 800-200-5239 or jfollansbee@historicalseaport.org, http://historicalseaport.org/contact.

  • Natures Sand Pictures: 10 a.m. March 8, John Muir Interpretive Center, 100 Walnut Blvd., Byron. Learn how to make a paintbrush with sustainable harvested yucca leaves. Each brush will create a unique picture. Suited for children 6 and older. Free; Parking fees apply. 925-240-2440.

  • Nor Cal Toy and Model Train Expo: 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. March 1; 9 a.m.-2 p.m. March 2, Santa Clara Convention Center, 5101 Great America Parkway. Operating sales, clinics, free train appraisals. For all model train enthusiasts. $10-$20. Children 18 and younger free with paying adult. Cash only. Parking free. www.trainexpo.org.

  • Arts and Crafts Boutique and Bake Sale: Noon-3 p.m. March 2, Unity Center for Inspired Living, 50 and Creek Road, Brentwood. Art, books handmade wares, baked goods, jams, jewelry and more. Free entertainment featuring music, songs, story telling, dancing and drumming. Free admission. 925-754-5343, www.inspiredlivingcenter.org.

    Fundraisers

  • Kids Fishing Derby Crab Feed: 6-11 p.m. Feb. 22, Brentwood Veterans Hall, 757 First St. Proceeds benefit the 2014 Kids Fishing Derby. Entertainment, raffle, live auction, wine, more. $40. Roger, 925-754-3938.

  • Crab Feed Scholarship Fundraiser: 5:30 p.m. Feb. 22, Flor do Oakley, 520 Second St. Benefits Luso-American Education Foundation for graduating seniors of Portuguese descent and youth summer camps. $45, children 11 and younger $20. Bela, 925-828-3883; Emidio, 925-254-4454.

  • Second annual St. Ignatius Crab Feed: 6:30 p.m. Feb. 22, St. Ignatius Church Hall, 3351 Contra Loma Blvd., Antioch. Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. Proceeds benefit church programs. Bar and raffles. $45. 925-642-2329.

  • Roaring '20s Casino Night: 5:30-8:30 p.m. March 1, Church of the Good Shepherd, 3200 Harbor St., Pittsburg. $50 includes dinner, $1,000 in gaming chips, entertainment featuring The PHDs. Hosted by the Pittsburg Arts & Community Foundation and the Filipino American Association of Pittsburg. 925-252-6930, www.pittsburgfoundation.org.

  • The Antioch Historical Society Museum Crab Feed: 5:30 p.m. March 1, 1500 W. Fourth St. Benefits museum programs and building improvements. Raffles prizes include a flat-screen TV, trips, dinner gift certificates, lottery tickets, more. $55. Tickets: 925-628-0456, 925-757-4145. www.art4antioch.org/ahs.asp.

  • Park Middle School Taste of Italy: 5-10 p.m. April 5, VFW, 815 Fulton Shipyard Road, Antioch, Raffle prizes, a silent auction, sports memorabilia, live music and a no-host bar. All proceeds will benefit school programs. $30. For information or donations, call 925-779-7420.

  • Vendor Fair and Craft Market: 2-7 p.m. March 21; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. March 22, Cornerstone Christian Center, 1745 E. 18th St., Antioch. Business, craft and arts vendors; direct sales companies. Proceeds benefit children's ministries. Free admission. Details: afowler428@gmail.com.

    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

  • Free Tax Filing Assistance: Tax-Aide, an AARP sponsored program. Appointments: 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

  • Antioch Bocce Federation has openings for four teams. Games are held at 6:30 p.m. either Tuesdays or Thursdays at Chichibu Park at Longview Road and Acorn Drive in Antioch. The new season starts April 29 and runs through August, with playoffs starting in early September. Teams consist of 6-10 players and of all ages. Team entry fee is $210. For those who don't have a full team, you may be placed on an existing team. Information: 925-754-0916.

  • 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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