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.

  • 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 multisensory 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

  • Ice cream social: 2-2:30 p.m. Aug. 27 Brentwood Senior Citizens Club annual ice cream social at the Brentwood Senior Activity Center, 193 Griffith Lane. Free for members or $2 for nonmembers. To preregister, call 925-516-5444.

  • 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. An orientation will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon Aug. 22 (light breakfast will be served) at St. Ignatius Church, 3351 Contra Loma Blvd., Antioch. Help make a difference in the lives of seniors in need. Sharon Fitzgerald, 925-937-8607.


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  • 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.

  • Master gardener class: 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 16, Contra Costa Master Gardener Steve Griffin will teach the four steps to controlling pests in a way that protects our r planet. Free class in the LMCHD Community Garden at the corner of Leland and Loveridge, Pittsburg. "Ask A Master Gardener" table will be available to answer garden questions as well. Call Jane or Craig for info at 925.305.9055

  • The Antioch Historical Society Museum Community Barbecue, Membership Drive: 2-6 p.m. Aug. 24, 1500 W. 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.

  • Fellows Awards Dinner: 5-7 p.m. Sept. 16. Antioch Schools Education Foundation hosts a dinner to recognize exemplary teachers within the Antioch Unified School District. The Mary Allan Fellows Award dinner is at the Lone Tree Golf & Event Center. Guest speaker: Rebecca Mieliwocki, 2012 National Teacher of the Year. Call Martha Goralka at 925-706-1419 or (mornings), or 925-757-1800; or e-mail Martha@Goralka.com.

  • 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:

  • 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.

  • Resume Building, PowerPoint: 6-9 p.m. Aug. 18. This free two-week class is part of a series introducing advanced users to popular computer programs; at Opportunity Junction, 3102 Delta Fair Blvd., Antioch. Also PowerPoint Basics is offered on Tuesday and Thursday nights from 7:30-9 p.m. This free three-week class starting Aug. 21 is part of a series introducing beginners to popular computer programs. Sign up in advance at www.opportunityjunction.org/evening or call 925-776-1133.

  • 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.

  • Youth tennis: A Future Stars 2000s tennis professional will teach children's tennis classes from Aug. 25 through Sept. 10 through the Brentwood parks and Recreation Department. To register, call 925-516-5444 or go online at www.brentwoodcal.gov.

  • 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.

  • 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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