East Contra Costa Datelines: Master gardener class
09/05/2014 12:00:00 AM PDT
Events Master gardener class: 6:30 p.m. Sept. 9. Brentwood Library hosts a free program featuring Master Gardener Terry Lippert who will talk about common vegetable growing problems and how to correct them. Registration is required. You may register at the Library Help Desk, by calling the library at 516-5290, or online at www.ccclib.org/programs. Fundamentals Basketball Camp: Registration begins at 8 a.m. for Defense/Ball Handling class, which runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 6, 7. Registration at 8 a.m. for Rebounding/Passing/Shooting class, which runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 13-14. All classes at Antioch Community Center, 4703 Lone Tree Way, Antioch. Cost: $60 each for one session or $100 for both sessions. Call Ruben Garcia at 925- 367-3912 or Fernando Sanabria, 925-240-4265. Oakley-Outdoor Soccer: For boys and girls 3-5 years old. Held Saturday mornings, Sept. 20-Nov. 1, Summer Lake Park, 4020 Summer Lake Drive, Oakley. $65. $75 nonresidents. Includes T-shirt and award. Coaches training: 6-7:30 p.m. Sept. 14. Register by Sept. 10. 925-625-7041, http:oakleyinfo.com. Chad Robichaux: 9-11 a.m. Sept. 14 at Brentwood Neighborhood Church, 50 Birch St., Brentwood. The former mixed-martial arts fighter and founder of "The Mighty Oaks Foundation," an organization dedicated to helping wounded warriors, will speak on "Finding God's Purpose." Chad served eight tours in the Afghanistan War on Terror. After four long years of deployments their family spent years recovering from PTSD, he shares a story from tragedy to triumph in their victory of the struggles veterans face in returning home. They now dedicate their lives to share their story of victory through Christ and to mentor to others like them. For more information about The Mighty Oaks Foundation, go to http://www.mightyoaksfoundation.org. Public is welcome. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Brentwood Flag Tag: For boys and girls 4-6 years old. Held Saturday mornings, Sept. 20-Nov. 15, Summerwood Park at Bristow Middle School, 855 Minnesota Ave., Brentwood. $84. $148.30 nonresidents. Includes T-shirt and award. Coaches training: 6-7:30 p.m. Sept. 21. Register by Sept. 17. 925-516-5444, https://apps.brentwoodca.gov/emotion/start/start.asp. Bay Point-Outdoor Soccer: For boys and girls 3-5 years old. Held Saturday mornings, Oct. 18-Nov. 22, Ambrose Community Center fields, Bay Point.$25. Includes T-shirt and award. Coaches training: 6:30-8 p.m. Oct. 13. Register by Oct. 8. 925-458-1601. 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.
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. Bingo: Doors open at 12:30 p.m. to purchase $10 game packets; games begin at 1 p.m. Sept. 6, Unity Center for Inspired Living, 50 Sand Creek Road, Brentwood. Prizes for each game plus jackpot prize. Seating limited. Barbara at 925-513-1108. 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, email@example.com. East Contra Costa Historical Society Community Barbecue: Events start at 2 p.m.; tri-tip barbecue served at 4 p.m. Sept. 14, 3890 Sellers Ave., Brentwood. Music; tours of the Byer/Nail house and Eden Plain School; horse-smithing and spinning demonstrations; gold panning and "cow" milking. $20 for adults, $5 for youth 6-12, free for 5 and younger. For tickets, call Tim Karlberg at 925-513-1281 or Shirley McCall, 925-634-4049. Bay Life on Stage: 4 p.m. Sept. 20, Contra Loma Estates Park, 2395 Manzanita Way, Antioch. A live, onstage performance based on a true story. Sponsored by Victory Outreach. Information: 925-951-8489, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.voantioch.org. Casino bus trip: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 21. Casino bus trip to Feather Falls in Oroville. Cost is $31 a person ($12 cash and $3 food coupon included). Proceeds benefit the 2015 Antioch Rivertown Jamboree event. Call Betty at 925-757-0972. Make-A-Wish Cruise: Oct. 4, Pittsburg Marina. Pittsburg Yacht Club and Make-A-Wish will co-host a fundraiser, including a continental breakfast, two-hour cruise on the Delta, auction and craft booths. Call Jan Cutaia-Iaconis at 925-427-2011. 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. 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, email@example.com. 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, firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.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 Saving Water In Your Landscape: 10 a.m. Sept. 20, LMCHD Community Garden, corner of Leland and Loveridge roads, Pittsburg. With Master Gardener Roxy Wolosenko. Covers plant selection, watering methods and hands-on practice with irrigation components. Free. 925-305-9055. 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, firstname.lastname@example.org. 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, email@example.com. 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.
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. Tax-Aide needs volunteers: Contra Costa County AARP Tax-Aide is looking for volunteers to become members of a team providing free tax preparation for all. Tax-Aide volunteer positions include tax counselors who are trained by Tax-Aide and certified by IRS and client facilitators who schedule appointments and assist clients at tax sites. Orientation is in November 2014 and classes for tax counselors start in January 2015. Call LaVerne Gordon at 925-726-3199. 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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