Fundraisers

  • Summer Bingo Fun: 12:30-3 p.m. Mondays, Brentwood Senior Center, 193 Griffith Lane, Brentwood. Cash prizes, snacks, more. For ages 18 and older. $10 buy-in. Proceeds benefit senior programs. 925-626-7054.

  • Squish Out Cancer: 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. June 21, Delta Bowl, 3300 Delta Fair Blvd., Antioch. Proceeds will support treatment costs for Oakley 3-year-old Quentin, diagnosed with brain cancer. $10 includes bowling and shoes. Vendors, food, raffles, door prizes. For tickets, call Penny at 925-625-4481 or Robin at 925-757-5424. For vendor information or in-kind donations, email columbiette10414@aol.com.

  • Texas Hold'em Poker Tournament: 6:30-10 p.m. June 27, Brentwood Senior Center, 193 Griffith Lane. Proceeds benefit the Brentwood Holiday Parade. $65 includes poker, dinner beverages, prizes, more. No tickets sold at the door. RSVP: 925-634-3344 or www.brentwoodchamber.com.

  • "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.


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    Events

  • Pittsburg High School, class of 1964: Planning a 50th reunion Aug. 9, Elks Club, Pittsburg. Looking for classmates. For information, call Darlene Riva at 925-516-4030 or email adriva50@att.net.

  • Antioch High School, class of 1964: Planning a reunion 6 p.m. Sept. 20, Lone Tree Golf Course and Event Center, 4800 Golf Course Road, Antioch. Looking for classmates. For information, call 925-757-6203, or email mizmiche@aol.com.

  • Grace Bible Fellowship Activity Camp: 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday, June 9-20. Breakfast, lunch, snacks, transportation, bowling, movies, Sky High, Boomers, Pier 39, Six Flags, more. $170 a week per child; $25 registration fee. For information, call Vinny Valentine, 925-222-7571.
  • 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.

  • Explore the Antioch Sand Dunes: 10-11 a.m. June 14, Fulton Shipyard Road. Guided tour along the dunes. Wear sturdy shoes. All ages welcome. No reservations required. For information, call 707-769-4200.

  • Alzheimer's Association Presentation: 10 a.m.-noon June 14, Immaculate Heart of Mary, 500 Fiarview Ave., Brentwood. Learn about the differences between normal aging, dementia, Alzheimer's and other related disorders. Get information on resources offered for family members and caregivers. 925-634-4154.

  • Book Signing: 2-4 p.m. June 14, Barnes & Noble, Slatten Ranch Shopping Center, 5709 Lone Tree Way, Antioch. Concord author Megan O'Keefe signing in recognition of being Oak View's newest internationally acclaimed writer published in L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume 30. 925-978-1031.

  • Delta Discoveries-Animal Tracks: 9 a.m.-1 a.m. June 14-15, Big Break Visitor Center at the Delta, 69 Big Break Road, Oakley. Discover what animals live in the Delta by the tracks they leave. Crafts, games and explorations. Free; no registration required. 510-544-3050.

  • Isleton Cajun & Blues Festival: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. June 14-15, Delta Boat Storage, 950 Brannan Island Road (next to the B&W Resort Marina), Isleton. A family-friendly weekend of great Zydeco and Cajun and blues music, a feast of Bayou cuisine, exciting vendors, street entertainers and kid amusements. $40 for both days; $25 for one day. Children younger than 12 are free. For an entertainment lineup, free parking and free shuttle information and tickets, go to http://isletoncajunfestival.net, 916-777-4800. Hosted by the Isleton Chamber of Commerce.

  • Fathers of the Coal Field: 10 a.m.-noon June 15, Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve, 5175 Somersville Road, Antioch. Stroll through historic Somersville with a visit to Rose Hill Cemetery. Learn how fathers of the past helped shape local history. Free. 510-544-2750, www.ebparks.org.

  • Kayaking-Dutch Slough: 12-3 p.m. June 15, 69 Big Break Road, Oakley. An intermediate two-hour kayak trip that will cover up to six miles as you explore the historic waterway flowing past Big Break. $30 residents, $34 nonresidents. Refer to program 5776. Reservations: 510-544-3050.

  • Free Summer Basketball Camp: 6-7:30 p.m. June 16-20; June 23-27; July 7-11; July 14-18, Ambrose Community Center, 3105 Willow Pass Road, Bay Point. For ages 8-10. Sponsored by Los Medanos Community Healthcare District. Registration: www.ambroserec.org, 925-458-1601.

  • Spy Academy Vacation Bible School: 9 a.m.-noon June 16-20, First Family Church, 3195 Contra Loma Blvd., Antioch. Children will learn an understanding of God while having fun. $10 per child. 925-706-1238.

  • Busy Bee Dogs: 6:30 p.m. June 19, Oakley Library, 1050 Neroly Road. Join in the fun for the Summer Reading Festival presentation featuring the lively Busy Bee Dogs. They are formerly homeless pets who currently amaze and educate audiences of all ages through heart capturing entertainment. Free. 925-625-2400.

  • Old Town Car Show: 6-8 p.m. June 19, Railroad Avenue between Fourth and Sixth streets, Pittsburg. Live music with the PHD's Band. Sponsored by the Pittsburg Arts and Community Foundation. Free. Information: http://oldtownpittsburgca.com.

  • Bay Point Unity in Community: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. June 21, Ambrose Recreation Center, 3105 Willow Pass Road, Bay Point. Free lunch for first 700 people. Local entertainment, dancing, DJ, Kaiser Educational Theatre, resource tables, prizes. This is an alcohol free event. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free. Information: 925-479-9875.

  • Bethel Island Lions Western Barbecue and Dance: 5 p.m. June 21, Scout Hall, 3090 Ranch Lane. No-host bar, Karaoke Joe, hoot and holler contest, 50/50 drawing and loot for pulling the donkey's tail. $25 or $10 for dancing only. For tickets, call Larry at 925-366-6400 or Ivy at 925-625-8163, email bethellion@gmail.com.

  • Lumpy's Diner Car, Truck and Bike Show: Registration 8-10 a.m., show 10 a.m.-2 p.m., June 21, Lumpy's Diner, 5891 Lone Tree Way, Antioch. Cash prize for best of show, $150; best car, $50; best truck, $50; best bike, $50. Entry fee, $20. For details, go to www.gotlumpys.com.

  • Dog Days of Summer: Noon-7 p.m. June 21, Civic Center Park, 3231 Main St., Oakley. A free family event featuring a dog costume contest, pet vendors, local rescue groups, pet adoptions, live music, food, beer, wine, kid's zone, jumpy house, games and more. Free admission. Kid's Zone wrist bands $5 for unlimited jumpy house access and games. 925-625-1035, www.oakleychamber.com,

  • Nighttime Discovery Hike: 8-10 p.m. June 21, John Muir Interpretive Center, north entrance, 100 Walnut Blvd., Brentwood; south entrance, 9990 Los Vaqueros Road, Byron. Join naturalist Michael Marchiano for a moonlit hike along Kellog Creek. Discover which creatures come out a night, who rules the night sky and who rules the hillsides. Bring a flashlight and dress appropriately with closed-toe shoes and long pants. Space is limited to 20 hikers. Reservations required. $4-$6 parking fee. 925-240-2440, www.ccwater.com/losvaqueros.

  • Antioch Relay for Life: 10 a.m. June 21, Deer Valley High School, football stadium, 4700 Lone Tree Way. Support The American Cancer Society research. For information, go to www.relayforlife.org/antiochca.

  • Read to a Dog: 10:30-11:45 a.m. June 21, Oakley Library, 1050 Neroly Road. Kids may improve their reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud to a dog from H.A.L.O. Angel Ears Therapy Dogs. Sign up for a 10-15 minutes session. Walk-ins as space permits. Free. 925-625-2400.

  • Kids Saturday Movie: 3- 5 p.m. June 21, Oakley Library, 1050 Neroly Road. Kids all ages are invited to watch the "The Lego Movie, a computer animated adventure comedy. Free. 925-625-2400.

  • Beyond the Beach-Contra Loma Past, Present: 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. June 22, Contra Loma Regional Park, 1200 Frederickson Lane, Antioch. Celebrate generations of summer fun at the park along with a trip down memory lane with historic park photos. 510-544-2750, www.ebparks.org.

  • Delta Discoveries-Delta Plants: 9 a.m.-1 a.m. June 21-22, Big Break Visitor Center, 69 Big Break Road, Oakley. Discover a few of the many diverse plants in the Delta. Crafts, games and explorations. Free; no registration required. 510-544-3050.

  • Veterans Home-Buying Triage: 1-4 p.m. June 21, Veterans Memorial Building, 186 Leland Road, Pittsburg, and 1-4 p.m. June 28, American Legion Hall, 403 W. Sixth St., Antioch. Assistance for veterans who wish to become homeowners. Sponsored by The Delta Veterans Group in partnership with local Realtors and funding groups. The group also provides professional free services to veterans with VA claims. Free. Registration, information: 925-421-1384, gerald.wilson@deltaveteransgroup.org.

  • Summer Camp: 8 a.m.- 6 p.m. Monday-Friday, June 23-Aug. 8, Grace Bible Fellowship, 3415 Oakley Road, Antioch. Breakfast, lunch, community service, math, reading comprehension, lots of fun. $70 per week; $25 registration fee. For information, call Vinnie Valentine at 925-222-7571 or the church office at 925-522-2017.

  • Give a Hoot: 3-3:45 p.m. June 25, Antioch Library, meeting room, 501 W. 18th St. Do you have questions about owls? Join East Bay Regional Park District staff showing you some owl specimens, information about owls, and great activities. For kids 5-11. Free. 925-757-9224.

  • Pittsburg State of the City Address: 11:30 a.m. June 26, Pittsburg Elks Lodge, 200 Marina Blvd. Addresses the city's achievements, decisions made by past community leaders, the focus of the current state of the Pittsburg community, its challenges and future opportunities. Keynote speaker is Pittsburg Mayor Sal Evola. Guest speakers include City Manager Joe Abranti, Assistant City Manager Garrett Evans, Chief of Police Brian Addington and Director of Finance Tina Olson. $25. RSVP: 925-432-7301.

  • Family Law Workshop: 6-8 p.m. June 26, Pittsburg Library, 80 Power Ave. Talk to an attorney about family law issues. Provided by the Contra Costa County Bar Association. No registration required. Free. 925-427-8390.

  • Animal Rescue Foundation (A.R.F.) Dog Training Tips: 4-5 p.m. June 25, Brentwood Community Center, 35 Oak St. Sponsored by the Brentwood Library. Does Chester chew? Is Toby a terror? A.R.F. shows you how to communicate with your best friend. Don't bring your dogs as A.R.F. will provides students. 925-516-5290.

  • Homeless Animals' Lifeline Organization (H.A.L.O) Ramble-Dog Walk and Pet Appreciation Day: 1 a.m.-2 p.m. June 29, The Streets of Brentwood, 2565 Sand Creek Road. Features dog walks, vendors, contests, pet adoptions, pet photos, raffles, silent auction, giveaways and more. Free goody bags to the first 75 visitors. Help support H.A.L.O and other local rescue groups. Free admission. 925-473-4642, www.eccchalo.org.

  • 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 Second and E 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.

  • The Brentwood Harvest Time Festival: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 12-13, Brentwood City Park, 710 Second St. A celebration of the farmland's historic downtown Brentwood and City Park. Food, fun and entertainment for the whole family. Free admission. www.harvest4you.com, harvesttimefestival@gmail.com.

  • Antioch Football Camp: 9 a.m. July 19, Deer Valley High School, stadium, 4700 Lone Tree Way. For ages 13-18. Learn from former NFL and college stars, including Jeremy Newberry, Ron Pritchard and more. For information and fees, go to www.antiochsportslegends.com, tracynelsonasl@icloud.com.

  • Senior Swim Day: 1-6 p.m. Aug. 1, Brentwood Family Aquatics Complex, 195 Griffith Lane. Calling all seniors 50 and older to enjoy a day in the sun with your favorite beach party music. $3 for the first 150 preregistered senior club members; $6 for all others. Lunch provided. Registration, information: 925-516-5444.

  • The Antioch Historical Society Museum Community Barbecue, Membership Drive: 2-6 p.m. Aug. 24, 1500 West Fourth St. Live entertainment featuring Tuck and Roll, tours of the museum. $20 for adults, $10 for children 12 and younger. For information and tickets, call Joanne Bilbo, 925-757-4169.

    Health

  • Blood Drive: 9 a.m. June 14, Most Holy Rosary Church, parish center, 1313 A St., Antioch. Appointments, information: 925-757-4020.

  • Red Cross Blood Drive: 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. June 28, Delta Community Presbyterian Church, 1900 Willow Lake Road, Discovery Bay. Appointments, information: 800-733-2767, redcross.org.

  • Sutter Delta Care At Home: Looking for caring individuals to volunteer for end of life care. Provide companionship to a veteran patient, conduct an honor ceremony at bedside, support veterans family members and caregivers. Training classes provide free of charge. For information, call Nancy Gayles 925-363-4123, gaylesn@sutterhealth.org.

  • American Red Cross: Recruiting volunteers, for Antioch, Bethel Island, Brentwood, And Discovery Bay. Team members develop and maintain external partnerships, synchronize support services, respond in times of disaster. For information and training, call 925-603.7426, shoshanna.tafesse@redcross.org.

  • 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

  • Senior Rockin' World Dance: 10-11 a.m. Thursdays through 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

  • 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 go to matchingdonors.com.

  • 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.

    Email bnews@bayareanewsgroup.com or call Nan Hargis at 925-779-7173. Submit items two weeks before the event. For additional events go to http://www.contracostatimes.com/east-county-times.