Fourth of July Events

  • 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.

  • 56th annual Barron Hilton Fireworks Extravaganza: 8-10 p.m. Hundreds of boats gather for an annual fireworks display shot off a barge anchored off Mandeville Tip on the north side of the Deepwater Channel in the Delta between Stockton and Antioch. Free. 916-777-4041

  • Fourth of July Decorated Stroller and Wagon Kids Parade: 9-10 a.m. Streets of Brentwood, center court, 2455 Sand Creek Road. Face painting, balloon twisting, raffle and more. 925-516-8500, www.shopstreetsofbrentwood.com.

  • Pittsburg Fireworks: Begins at dusk at Pittsburg's Waterfront, 51 Marina Blvd. 925-252-4860.

  • Oakley Cityhood Celebration: 6 p.m. July 5, Freedom High School, 1050 Neroly Road. The Cityhood Celebration commemorates the anniversary of the incorporation of Oakley as a city in 1999. Admission is free; $5 wristbands available for unlimited children's rides and activities. The Freedom High School Athletic Booster Club will be charging $5 for parking in the student lot. Free parking in the lot near the library. Features music, vendors, food, bounce houses, face painting and more. The evening will culminate with fireworks. For information, call Cindy at 925-625-7044 or email coelho@ci.oakley.ca.us.

    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.

  • 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 Outlaws 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.

  • Wine in the Bay: 4-8 p.m. Aug. 16. Wine, beer and olive tasting. Hors d'oeuvres, live and silent auctions, crafts, wine for purchase, music and more. Supports St. Anne Parish community outreach programs. Address of the event will be on your ticket. Tickets $40 until June 30, $45 after. 925-890-5255, 925-634-3439. Information: www.stannechurchbyron.com, 925-634-6625.

    Events

  • Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve Hazel-Atlas Mine Tours.: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekends through November, Greathouse Visitor Center, 5175 Somersville Road, Antioch. View the workings of an early 20th-century sand mine and learn about the lives of 19th-century coal miners. Artifacts and photographs are displayed along with a short film about the preserve. First-come, first-served. Arrive at least one hour before tour time to sign up. For 7 and older. 510-554-2750., www.ebparks.org.

  • 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.

  • Kids Build a Bug House: 9 a.m.-noon July 5, Home Depot, 5631 Lone Tree Way, Brentwood. A free hands-on workshop for ages 5-12. Kids get to keep their craft. First-come, first-served basis. Registration: http://workshops.homedepot.com/workshops/kids-workshops. Do not arrive before 9 a.m.

  • Old Town Car Show: 6-8 p.m. July 10, 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, through 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.

  • Lend a Helping Hand -- 10 a.m.-2 p.m. July 13, Special Haven, 215 St., Antioch, Help decorate Special Haven's art wall with a fun-filled day of hand-stamping. Troop 31066 will be assist these fine artists. This event is geared toward special needs children and their families. The multi sensory room will open for visitors. Light snacks an refreshments will be served. 925-222-5322, 925-522-8921.

  • Ballin' Hard Basketball Tournament: 8 a.m.-7 p.m. through Aug. 24, Pittsburg City Park Basketball Complex. Players 12-17 and adults. Coaches are needed. Stay in tiptop shape during the summer. Trophies and medals. $36. Registration: dariusjonesfoundation.org or mail to Darius Jones Foundation, P.O. Box 1414, Pittsburg, 94565. Information: 925-360-4624.

  • Antioch Neighborhood Clean Up: 9-11 a.m. July 5 in the Delta Estates neighborhood. Volunteers meet in the parking lot of Marchetti Park, 5298 Belle Drive, to receive equipment needed and instructions. Sponsored by the Antioch Police Department, Crime Prevention Commission, Neighborhood Watch Program, Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS), community volunteers and the Antioch Public Works Department.

  • 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.

  • Mt. Diablo Recycling Kids Summer Camp: 9-11 a.m. July 10, 17, 24, 31, 1300 Loveridge Road, Pittsburg. Kids learn about recycling and respecting the environment. Tours, games, interactive activity and more. Limited to 25 kids per session. Free. Registration: Adriana Medina, 925-771-2721, Adriana@Garaventaent.com. For information about the center, go to www.mtdiablorecycling.com.

  • Old Town Car Show: 6-8 p.m. Railroad Avenue between Fourth and Sixth streets. July 10: All American classics and music with Sam-One Band; July 24: Car Club Night and music with Vocal Ease &the Boggie Men. Sponsored by the Pittsburg Arts and Community Foundation. Free. Information: http://oldtownpittsburgca.com.

  • Explore the Antioch Sand Dunes: 10-11 a.m. July 12, end of Fulton Shipyard Road, Antioch. A docent-led tour to explore the refuge. The guided tour is 1.5 miles. Wear sturdy shoes. All ages welcome. No facilities. No reservation required. 707-769-4200.

  • 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, option 2.

  • Dragoons Car Club Nite of the Hot Rods: 4 p.m. July 19, The Riverview Lodge, I Street wharf, Antioch. American-made customs and hot rods 1964 or earlier. Awards. Free.
  • 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.

  • Show Stopperz Summer Fest Car Show: Registration 6-11 a.m..; show 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Contra Costa Fairgrounds, 1201 W. 10th St., Antioch. All makes and models. Beer, wine sold by Antioch Lions Club, family fun zone, raffle prizes, more. Car preregistration $25; $30 day of show. $5; kids 12 and younger, free. 925-584-5292, www.cencallx.com/forums/archive/index.php/t-8572.html.

  • 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.

  • Pittsburg Relay for Life: 9 a.m. July 19 through 9 a.m. July 20, Pittsburg City Hall, 65 Civic Ave. Join others to help fight cancer. For more information or to join a team, contact Jackie Mitchell at 925-698-5220 or jacmitchell@sbcglobal.net.

  • Explore Delta Habitats: 2-3 p.m. July 19, Big Break Visitors Center, 69 Big Break Road, Oakley. Take a walk on the wild side and discover the different animal habitats surrounding the Delta by participating in a scavenger hunt. Free. 888-327-2757, option 2.

  • "Weird Animals" Vacation Bible School: 5-8:15 p.m. July 21-25, Antioch Church on The Rock, 50 Walton Lane. At "Weird Animals," kids will learn about some of God's most creative creations and to look for the evidence of God all around us. Includes Bible-learning activities, singing, teamwork-building, games and snacks. $25 per child. For information, call 925-757-4359 or go to www.antiochcotr.org.

  • Delta Informal Gardeers-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).

  • Movie in the Plaza: 9 p.m. July 26, Oakley City Plaza, 3231 Main St. The series continues with Universal's "Despicable Me 2." Admission is free; snacks available for purchase. Bring lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy this family movie under the stars. For more information, call 925-625-7044.

  • Wetland Wonders: 2-3 p.m. July 27, Big Break Visitors Center, 69 Big Break Road, Oakley. Feel the contours on cottonwood bark, listen for seed pods and watch cattail seeds travel away in the wind as wetlands plants come to life at Big Break. Free. 888-327-2757, option 2.

  • 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 by July 24.

  • 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.

  • Bethel Island '50s Bash: 9 a.m. Aug. 9-10, Community Park, Ranch Lane. Car, bike and dog shows, catfish races, kids play area, 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.

  • Antioch Sports Legends Alumni Hall of Fame Softball Clinic: Registration 9 a.m.; clinic 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 2, Antioch Youth Sports Complex, Wilbur Avenue and Apollo Court. Instruction on hitting, pitching, catching and defensive skills for the recreational and travel ball high school players. $40 fee includes admission, barbecue hot dog lunch, Hall of Fame T-shirt. Register at allamericansportsacademy.net, www.antiochsportslegends.com, 209-833-2255.

  • Composting Workshop: 7-9 p.m. Aug. 7, Antioch Community Center, 4703 Lone Tree Way. This free workshop will explain what to do with lawn clippings, leaves and fruit and vegetable scraps. Learn about basic composting and other organic management practices and more. Registration is required: 925-779-6137.

  • Cook-off and Car Show: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 9, 6651 Lone Tree Way, Brentwood. Barbecue and chili cook-off, cool cars, music, kids play area, family fun. Sponsored by Cornerstone Fellowship. Benefits the Special Kids Foundation. Tasting $1; $2 rib tickets. Registration: http://cookoffandcarshow.com. For information, email Steve at stevel@cornerstoneweb.org.

  • 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: Noon-6 p.m. July 10-11, St. Ignatius Church, 3351 Contra Loma Blvd., Antioch. 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: Training July 25, John Muir Outpatient Center, 2400 Balfour Road, Brentwood. 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

  • 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.

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