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.

  • Antioch Library Book Sale: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 8; noon-5 p.m. Aug. 9, 501 W. 18th St. Gently used books for all ages. Proceeds benefit library programs. 925-757-9224.

  • Special Haven Third Annual Golf Tournament: Registration 11 a.m.; shotgun start noon Sept. 6, Shadow Lakes Golf Club, 401 W. Country Club Drive, Brentwood. Golf, food, prizes, raffle, silent auction. Proceeds benefit Special Haven's multi-sensory room for the development of children and adults with special needs. $100 per player includes 18 holes, shared golf cart, small bucket of balls, souvenir package, bag lunch, dinner. Dinner-only $35. For tickets and information, call Dave Chuey, 650-703-0511, davidc@specialhaven.org.

    Events

  • Torchier Swap: 11 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. July 31; 12:30 p.m. .- 3:30 p.m. Aug. 1, a nonprofit that creates jobs in the energy sector will provide new, energy-saving torchiers to those who bring their 300-watt, halogen floor lamps. Halogen lamps pose a danger because of the high temperatures they reach and also waste energy. All Pacific Gas & Electric customers are eligible to participate.

    The swap will be at Nick Rodriguez Community Center and Theater, 213 F St., Antioch.

  • 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.


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  • Kids Build a Mini-Crate Pencil Holder: 9 a.m.-noon Aug. 2, Home Depot, 5631 Lone Tree Way, Brentwood. A free hands-on workshop for ages 5-12. Kids maykeep their craft. First-come, first-served basis. Registration: http://workshops.homedepot.com/workshops/kids-workshops. No arrival until 9 a.m.

  • Chaparral Hike: 8:15-10:45 a.m. Aug. 2, Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve, 5175 Somerville Road, Antioch. Explore the elfin forest and green and hardy manzanitas. Free. 510-544-2750, www.ebparks.org.

  • 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.

  • Animal Tracks: 2-3 p.m. Aug. 2-3, Big Break Visitors Center, 69 Big Break Road, Oakley. Learn what animals share our environment. Crafts, games and explorations. Free. No registration required. 510-544-3050.

  • Oakley National Night Out: Aug. 5. Help generate support for, and participate in, local anti-crime efforts as well as strengthen neighborhood spirit and police/community partnerships. Send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. Neighborhoods can host a barbecue, block parties and more. Sponsored by the Oakley Police Department. For information, email Nancy Marquez-Suarez at marquez@ci.oakley.ca.us.

  • Pacifica High School Class of 1964: 5:30 p.m. Aug. 30 celebrates 50th reunion, Pittsburg Elks Lodge, 200 Marina Blvd. Cost $60. Advance payment and registration required no later than Aug. 4. To register, contact Charla Enes at 925- 487-0704, or charsword1@yahoo.com.n Paws and Claws: 4 p.m. Aug. 5, Bay Point Library, 205 Pacifica Ave. Volunteers from the Lindsay Wildlife Museum will enlighten and entertain children of all ages about our pawed and clawed friends in the animal kingdom. Free. Brenda, 925-458-9597.

  • Bay Point National Night Out-Celebrate Bay Point: 7-8 p.m. Aug. 5, Ambrose Community Center, 3105 Willow Pass Road. Get to know your neighbors, your local sheriff and fire department and foster new relationships. Learn about the services offered in Bay Point, get your children fingerprinted and receive information about safety. Sponsored by the Ambrose Recreation and Park District. 925-458-1601.

  • The Fratello Marionettes: 3 p.m. Aug. 6, Rio Vista Library, 44 S. 2nd St. Join the exciting adventure with Aladdin, the most popular legend from "1001 Arabian Nights." Watch as Aladdin thwarts the evil sorcerer, discovers the magical lamp, befriends the powerful genie and saves the princess. Free. 866-572-7578.

  • Save the Frogs: 4 p.m. Aug, 6, Brentwood Community Center, 35 Oak St. "Save the Frogs" travels the world to raise awareness about our vanishing amphibians. Learn why frogs are crucial to our survival. Sponsored by the Brentwood Library. Free. Registration required: ccclib.org.

  • Old Town Car Show: 6-8 p.m. Aug. 7, Railroad Avenue between Fourth and Sixth streets. Cars: Back to the Future. Music: Nicky D & the Extreme All Stars. Sponsored by the Pittsburg Arts and Community Foundation. Free. Information: http://oldtownpittsburgca.com.

  • 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. Registration is required: 925-779-6137.

  • Bead & Boutique Arts Show: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, Aug. 8-10, Hilton Concord, 1970 Diamond Blvd., Concord. The show will feature some 200 boutiques and galleries under one roof, where visitors can enjoy the variety of colors, materials, patterns and textures of handmade clothing, jewelry and other products fashioned from beads. There will be dozens of artisan workshops for those who want to learn the techniques of making beads, hand knotting and resin jewelry, among other creative practices. Admission: $10 for all three days. For more information and to register, go to www.beadandboutique.com. Free parking.

  • 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.

  • Summerfest 2014 Wine & Music at the Club: 5-8 p.m. Aug. 9, Discovery Bay Country Club, 475 Clubhouse Drive. The evening features wine and beer sampling, food, drinks, and entertainment with Two Friends Band and Delta Dons. Raffles, artist displays, vendors, commemorative glassware, gifts, goodies. Sponsored by the Discovery Bay Chamber of Commerce. Admission is $55. RSVP by Aug. 1: discoverybaychamber.com, 925-997-6506.

  • 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.

  • Pittsburg High School, class for 1964 -- Planning a reunion 5-11 p.m. Aug. 9, Elks Club, 200 Marina Blvd. Looking for classmates. For information, call Darlene Riva at 925-516-4030, adriva50@att.net.

  • Explore the Antioch Sand Dunes: 10-11 a.m. Aug. 9, 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.

  • 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.

  • Moonrise Over the Mines: 6:30-9:30 p.m. Aug. 10, Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve, 5175 Somersville Road, Antioch. A hike through coal country, then settle along the top of the ridge to watch the rising full moon and share stories of the night sky. Two miles round-trip. Free. 510-544-2750, www.ebparks.org.

  • Master Your Mind to Get What You Really Want in Life: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Aug. 12, Brentwood Community Center, 35 Oak St. Tom Pearson, life success coach, leads a workshop that helps you gain clarity on what you want, how to set your goals and more. Free. Sponsored by Brentwood Library. 925-516-5290.

  • 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.

  • Family Golf Mondays: 4 p.m. Mondays through August, Lone Tree Golf and Event Center, 4800 Golf Course Road, Antioch. Includes nine holes with cart (drivers must be 18 or older with valid driver's license). $10 for adults, $5 for youth 17 and younger. Mom, dad, two youths 17 or younger, $5 each. Show your family golf receipt for a hot dog, chips and soda for $5 each person. 925-706-4220, www.lonetreegolfcourse.com.

  • St. Ignatius of Antioch Community Garage Sale: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 16, 3351 Contra Loma Blvd., Antioch. Discover unexpected treasures. Vendor spaces available: two parking spaces $35; four parking spaces $50. Sellers keep all their profits. Donations for the church accepted. 925-642-2329.

  • 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.

  • St. Ignatius of Antioch Bingo: Doors open 10 a.m.; games begin 10:30 a.m. Aug. 30, 3351 Contra Loma Blvd., Antioch. Ten regular games with $100 payout each, specials. $25 includes 10 games, lunch and dauber. Steve at 925-642-2329.

  • 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.

    Health

    Red Cross Blood Drives:

  • Noon-6 p.m. July 28: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2350 Jeffery Way, Brentwood.

  • Noon-6 p.m. July 31: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2201 Golf Club Road, Pittsburg.

  • 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 4: John Muir Brentwood, 2400 Balfour Road, Brentwood.

  • 1-7 p.m. Aug. 7: Golden Hills Community Church, 2401 Shady Willow Lane, Brentwood.

  • 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Aug. 9: Antioch Indoor Sports Center, 1210 Sunset Drive, Antioch.

    Appointments: 800-733-2767, redcross.org.

  • Living Well with Diabetes: 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Aug. 16, Sutter Delta Medical Center, 3901 Lone Tree Way, Antioch. Learn valuable tools for staying healthy including weight management, stress reduction, controlling your blood sugar and more. Free; lunch $5. Registration required: 510-204-1081.

  • 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 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-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

  • Oakley Online Driver's Education: An interactive course with videos, animated driving scenarios and sample test questions. Learn the rules of the road, major causes of collisions, DMV procedures and more. Must be 15 or older. Register at Oakley City Hall, 3231 Main St. Valid email address required. $39 for residents; $49 for nonresidents. Information: 925-625-7041, 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.

  • Forties 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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