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, 130 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.

  • Jam for Joy: 6-10 p.m. July 12, Elks Lodge, 460 E. 10th St., Pittsburg. Proceeds benefit The National Foundation for Transplant, Joy Love Williams (waiting for lung a transplant) and The Kidney Education Association. A dinner and dance with good food and music featuring The Joy Love Project and DJ Mr. Tee. Door prizes, vendors. $35. Tickets: 800-838-3006.

  • "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.

  • Car and Bike Show: Registration 9 a.m., show 11 a.m.-1 p.m. July 13, Cocina Medina, 5005 Lone Tree Way, Suite A, Antioch. All proceeds benefit children in Cupala, Mexico (Ninos de Cuxpala). Sponsored by the Asphalt Car Club and Cocina Medina. Open to all makes, models, years. Dash plaques for first 100 registered; 25 class trophies awarded. Registration $20 by July 7; $25. afterward. To register, send payment to: Rafael Medina, 5005 Lone Tree Way, Suite A, Antioch. 925-753-1968.

  • Bark for Life: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. July 26, Streets of Brentwood, 2565 Sand Creek Road. A canine event to fight cancer. Dog owners and their pooches walk a mock track. Other activities include games, raffles, goody bags while supply lasts, pet adoptions. Dogs must be on a leash and have current vaccines. For registration and information, go to www.relayforlife.org/barkbrentwoodca or call 925-451-5199 or 925-513-7762.

    Events

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • 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 at the Delta, 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.

  • Old Town Car Show: 6-8 p.m. July 19, Railroad Avenue between Fourth and Sixth streets. All American classics featuring Sam-One Band. Sponsored by the Pittsburg Arts and Community Foundation. Free. Information: http://oldtownpittsburgca.com.

  • 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 five-11. Free. 925-757-9224.

  • Pittsburg State of the City Address: 11:30 a.m. June 26, Pittsburg Elks Lodge, 200 Marina Blvd. Celebrate 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.

  • Insights on Death, Dying and Animals: 7 p.m. June 28, St. John's Lutheran Church, 1360 E. Tregallas Road, Antioch. Rev. Austin Miles discusses: When we die, what happens; will we see each other, our beloved pets, more. Free. 925-757-3070.

  • 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 2nd 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.

  • Teen Monday Night Movie: 6-7:45 p.m. July 8, Antioch Library, 501 W. 18th St. The film features a 1930s pilot who becomes a super hero fighting Nazis and mobsters. Free admission, popcorn and soda. 925-757-9224.

  • The Puppet Company presents "Why Mosquitoes": 3-3:45 p.m. July 9, Antioch Library, 501 W. 18th St. The Puppet Company lets you know "why mosquitoes buzz." Free. 925-757-9224.
  • Bethel Island '50s Bash: 9 a.m. July 9-10, Community Park, Ranch Lane. Car show, dog show, catfish races, kids play area, bike show, crowning of the queen, decorated golf cart parade, rubber ducky races. Local restaurants will provide food, drinks and entertainment. 925-684-3220, www.bethelisland-chamber.com.

  • 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.

  • Delta Birds: 2-3 p.m. July 13, Big Break Visitor Center, 69 Big Break Road, Oakley. Look for Delta birds, including duck-like raptors, shoreline, perching birds. Free drop-in program. 888-327-2757.

  • 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.

  • St. Anne Women's Fellowship Luncheon and Fashion Show: 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. July 19, St. Anne Catholic Church, 2800 Camino Diablo Road, Byron. All proceeds benefit Delta Christian Community Food Pantry. $30. Tickets and information: 925-513-9323, 925-216-6389. Church office: 925-634-6625.

  • Conserving Water in the Landscape: 6:30-7:30 p.m. July 22, Brentwood Library, 104 Oak St. Master gardener Steven Griffin will discuss the basics of water conservation in landscaping and the use and installation of drip irrigation systems. For ages 18 and older. Free. Registration required: ccclib.org or call 925-516-5290.

  • Western Style Senior BBQ: Noon-3 p.m. July 26, Veterans Park, picnic area, Brentwood. Put on your cowboy boots and come on over for burgers, hot dogs, whole roasted pig. Live country music featuring the Miracle Mule Band. Senior Club members free, nonmembers $5. Register: 925-516-5444 (refer to event 14476).

  • Bat Monitoring: 7-9:30 p.m. July 27, Black Diamond Regional Preserve, 5175 Somersville Road, Antioch (meet in upper parking lot). Has our little bat colony grown this year? Find out as we hike up a chaparral-clothed canyon at dusk and wait outside the Hazel-Atlas Mine to quietly count their numbers using detection equipment. Ages 7 and older. Registration is required (refer to program 6390): www.ebparks.org/registration or call 888-327-2757.

  • 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

  • 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

  • Delta Youth Soccer Tryouts: Looking for male players under 16 for the Delta Barcelona team. To schedule a time or for more information, go to www.deltasoccer.org.

  • 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.