Events

  • Family Festival Day: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. May 17, Brentwood Bible Fellowship, 3415 Walnut Blvd., Brentwood. Petting zoo, carnival games, carnival food, face painting and more. $5 per person (children 3 and under are free). Call 925-634-4909.

  • Antioch Showcase of the Schools: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. May 21 at Antioch Community Center, 4701 Lone Tree Way. Featuring programs from Antioch Unified, Contra Costa County Office of Education, Los Medanos College and Cal State East Bay University. Tickets: $20 per person, or make a commitment to volunteer two hours for schools. Sponsor a student for an additional $20, or make a commitment of two hours of your time. Register at www.business4students.org

  • Pittsburg High School Career Fair/State of Education: 7:15 a.m.-1:45 p.m., Pittsburg Creative Arts Building, 250 School St., Pittsburg. A free lunch will be 12:30-1:45 p.m. May 21, Pittsburg High School Library, 250 School St. The event is hosted by the Pittsburg Chamber of Commerce and the Pittsburg Unified School District. Working to partner students and families with local businesses to help shape students' understanding and preparation for life after high school.

  • East Contra Costa Career Fair: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. May 22, Pittsburg Elks Lodge, 200 Marina Blvd., Pittsburg. Bring copies of your resume Learn about employee opportunities, career counseling and resume review, veterans services, on-the-job training and educational resources. Businesses attend to learn about job posting and recruitment events; training and hiring, advising and hiring incentives and more. Job seekers who register in advance will be given priority entrance; arrive at 9:45. Free. Job seekers with questions, call 925-602-3996. For registration, go to eventbrite.com and search with city and event name.

  • Oakley Memorial Day Observance Ceremony: 10:30 a.m. May 24, Oakley Civic Center Park, 3231 Main St., Oakley. Presentation of colors, performance by Freedom High School Choir, MIA/POW table, two-bell ceremony, presentation of wreath, taps and three volley salute. 925-625-7000.

  • United Veterans Council, Inc. Memorial Day Ceremony: 10 a.m. May 26, Pittsburg Veterans Memorial, Harbor Street. Presented by the Disabled American Veterans Council Chapter 154, American Legion Post 151, and the Veterans Of Foreign Was Post 1858. Ben Johnson, Pittsburg City Council Manger is master of ceremonies. Guest speakers will speak on meritorious service, honoring current and deceased veterans for their commendable service. RSVP: 925-432f-9252, wjs17@comcast.net or 925-759-3444, johnben31@comcast.net.

  • "Pacific Flyway in the Delta and Central Valley": 7:15 p.m. May 28, Antioch Library, 501 West 18th St. Mike Moran, East Bay Regional Park District naturalist, will discuss the fascinating bird travelers of the California Delta and Central Valley. Free, public welcome. Information: 925-458-0860.

  • Movie in the Plaza: 9 p.m. May 31, Oakley City Plaza, 3231 Main St., Oakley. Bring the family to watch the Disney film "Planes." Bring blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy this family movie under the stars. Free. Snacks available for purchase. Sponsored by Black Bear Diner. For information, call 925-625-7044.

  • "An Evening of Inspiration" dinner: 6 p.m. June 13, Shadow Lakes Golf Course Event Center, Brentwood. Dinner, guest speakers and live music provided by Big Fat Swing Company. Tickets: $50 each, or sponsor a table of eight for $400. All proceeds will benefit students and families in East Contra Costa County who are served through Village Community Resource Center and its programs. To purchase tickets or receive additional information, call 925-626-7892 or go to www.vcrcbrentwoodca.org

  • "9s over Deuces Poker Run": Backroad motorcycle ride starts 9 a.m. July 12, Antioch American Legion Hall, 403 W. Sixth St., Antioch and ends at Brentwood Veterans Hall for a barbecue lunch. Tickets: $25 per motorcycle or $35 two-up, includes poker hand, coffee/doughnut breakfast, door prize and barbecue lunch. Raffle tickets also available. All proceeds go to ALR programs helping local veterans and their families. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/Rolling.9s or contact Tony Fettig at 925-759-1586 or sf-jdsquire@comcast.net

  • Child Nutrition Services Summer Meals Program Kickoff: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 13, Buchanan Park, Pittsburg. Barbecue, face painting, music and games.

    Fundraisers

  • Beer Fest: Noon-4 p.m. May 17, Schooner's Grille & Brewery, 4250 Lone Tree Way, Antioch. Proceeds benefit Special Haven Multi Sensory Room, serving those with special needs. Beer, raffles, vendors, 50/50 raffle, and more. Food available for purchase. $20. For registration and tickets, email David Chuey at davidc@specialhaven.org or go to http://specialhaven.org/Beerfest_2014.html.

  • Ambrose-Pittsburg Lions Club Champagne Brunch: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 17, Lions Center, 175 Alvarado Ave., Pittsburg. Proceeds benefit the Lions Center for the Visually Impaired. Omelettes, waffles, sausage, raffle, two complimentary glasses of champagne and more. Additional champagne is available for a donation. $25. Tickets: 925-876-6519 or 925-458-9666.

  • Community Garage Sale: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. May 17, St. Ignatius of Antioch Church, 3351 Contra Loma Blvd. Proceeds benefit church programs. Vendor spaces available, $35-$50. Free admission. For information, call 925-642-2329.

  • Family Night Out: 5-8 p.m. May 19, Straw Hat Pizza, 6680 Lone Tree Way, Brentwood. Live entertainment, face painting, balloon twisting, magic show, silent auction, more. Sponsored by the Boy Scouts of America and Oakley Cub Scout Pack 152. For details go to www.cubscoutpack152.com.

  • 25th annual Antioch Mayor's Cup Golf Tournament: 11 a.m. check in and putting practice; 1 p.m. shotgun start; 5:30 p.m. dinner May 21, Lone Tree Golf Course and Event Center, 4800 Golf Course Road, Antioch. Benefits youth and nonprofit organizations. $125 per player includes tee prizes, cart, lunch, dinner, nonalcoholic beverages, awards, contests. Dinner only $30. RSVP by May 21. Call 925-706-4220.

    Workshops/CLASSES

  • Senior Rockin' World Dance: 10-11 a.m. Thursdays May 15-June 19, City Annex, 204 Second St., Oakley. For ages 50 and older. Dance around the world and move to international beats. The class is gentle on the joints; everyone can move at their own pace. Oakley residents $40, nonresidents $50. Registration required. For information, call 925-625-7041 or email tumin@ci.oakley.ca.us.

  • Get Fit Now: 6-9:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 4:30-7:30 p.m. Fridays. Drop in to 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 Fourth of July: Parade marchers (individuals, businesses, clubs), nonprofit organization exhibits and arts and craft booth vendors wanted for the Antioch Fourth of July Parade starting at 11 a.m. at 2nd and L streets in Rivertown and ending at the county fairgrounds. Free admission to enjoy a classic car show, Kids Zone, demonstrations, pony and carnival rides, music, food, wine and beer, and a 9:15 p.m. fireworks show. For parade, vendor or exhibit applications, go to www.celebrateantioch.org or call Walter Ruehlig at 925-756-7628.

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  • Matching Donors: Donate your car, truck, RV, boat, real estate to help those in need of an organ transplant. Donations are 100 percent tax-deductible. All proceeds will go to saving lives. For information, call 800-3850422 or to matchingdonors.com.

  • Bay Point Youth Soccer League: Youths ages 6-9, 9-11 a.m.; youths ages 9-11 a.m. begin at 11 a.m., Ambrose Community Center, 3105 Willow Pass Road. Kids learn soccer skills at the beginning of each game and play another team during the second part of the session. $10 per person. Cost is offset by a grant from Supervisor Federal Glover and Keller Canyon Landfill Mitigation. Teams play on Saturdays. Each child receives a team shirt, weekly snack and small award at the end of the season. 925-458-1601, www.abroserec.org.

  • 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 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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