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Classes/Workshops Swimming Lessons: The East Bay Regional Park District offers financial aid for children's swimming lesson at Contra Loma Regional Park in Antioch. Lessons are offered weekdays at various times from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 5:30, 6 and 6:30 p.m. To find out if your children qualify or to get Bilingual aid forms, go to www.ebparks.org/activities/daycamps,or by call 888-327-2757, option 2. AARP 55 Driving class: 9:15-2 p.m. June 21 and 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. June 22. Hosted by the Antioch Senior Center, 415 W. Second St. $12 for members; $14 for nonmembers. Registration: 925-778-1158. Liberty Adult School classes: Offers morning and evening General Educational Development (GED) preparation and English as Second Language (ELS) classes. Ongoing open enrollment. 929 Second St., Brentwood. www.libertyadulted.org, 925-634-6525 for more information. Welcome to Medicare: 2-4:30 p.m. June 20, Liberty Adult Education Center, 929 Second St., Brentwood. Learn about Medicare and the many benefits available: health care, prescription drug coverage, Medicare alternatives, how to supplement your coverage. Materials will be provided. Presented by volunteers from HICAP of Contra Costa County. RSVP: 925-634-2565. www.cchicap.org. Handgun Safety Class: 9-10:a.m. June 21 and July 5, Hook, Line & Sinker, 3100 Main St., Oakley. Learn safe operation of a handgun and review the Handgun Safety Certificate test manual and requirements. Handgun Safety Certificate will be issued upon successful completion of test. $25-$50. Must be 18. RSVP: 925-625-2441, www.HookProShop.com or at hook, Line & Sinker.
Events Homeless Animals Response Program (HARP): Offering a free spay/neuter program for Bay Point residents for pit bulls, Chihuahuas and cats. Funds donated by Calpine and Supervisor Federal Glover. For information, call the HARP voice-mail message center, 925-431-8546. Pool Safety Awareness Day: The Contra Costa Pool Safety Council presents information on pool safety and child drowning prevention 11 a.m. June 15, Prewett Family Water Park 4701 Lone Tree Way, Antioch. Offerings include a REACH helicopter landing, aircraft tour, meet the crew; fire engine and ambulance displays and tours; lifeguard rescue relay races; CPR demonstrations; learning activities for kids and parents. $12 entrance fee. 925-776-3070. Book Signing Event: Author Kristina Kilbouren will be available to sign copies of her new book, "Shadows of Truth," 2-6 p.m. June 16, Grace Bible Fellowship, 913 Sunset Blvd., Antioch.
Juneteenth: A free cultural celebration 11 a.m.-6 p.m. June 16, City Park on Railroad Avenue. Live music, dance exhibitions, food, kids activities, community resource booths, 3 on 3 Hoop Tournament and more. To sign up for the hoop tournament, call 925-432-0989 or firstname.lastname@example.org. No alcohol allowed. Movie in the Plaza: Dusk, June 16, Plaza at the Oakley Civic Center. Bring the whole family for "Cars 2." Bring blankets and chairs. Snacks available for purchase. Free admission. 925-625-7000. Contra Costa Rabbit Rescue adoption event: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. June 16, Pet Smart, 5879 Lone Tree Way, Antioch. To view rabbits available for adoption: www.contracostarabbitrescue.org.
Fundraisers Fun Fair: 8 a.m.-3 p.m. June 16, Pittsburg United Methodist Church, 153 W. Leland Road. Yard sale, carwash, ice cream treats and more. Proceeds benefit church ministries. 925-432-7614. The Green Living Coalition e-waste event: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 16, 6600 Lone Tree Way, Brentwood. Drop off your unwanted electronics. Proceeds will benefit a future Brentwood community garden. Vendors, children's activities and more. 925-513-5346, Brittany@CABusinessSolutionsOnline.com. Purple Pig Barbecue: The Pittsburg Elks Lodge hosts a fundraiser for the benefit of children with disabilities noon- 5 p.m. June 17, 200 Marina Blvd. Pork ribs and chicken are on the menu. $10. A Flag Day ceremony takes place at 11 a.m. Information, tickets: 925-432-6905. Soroptimist of East Contra Costa yard sale: Proceeds benefit women's scholarships and community projects. Household items, toys, furniture, assorted clothes, more. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. June 16, 1201 Dainty Ave., Brentwood. Brentwood Relay for Life: 9 a.m. June 16-9 a.m. June 17, Liberty High School, 850 Second St. Proceed benefit cancer research and treatment. Games, food, raffles, entertainment and more. http://www.relayforlife.org/brentwoodca. Purple Pig Barbecue: The Pittsburg Elks Lodge hosts a fundraiser for the benefit of children with disabilities noon- 5 p.m. June 17, 200 Marina Blvd. Pork ribs and chicken are on the menu. $10. A Flag Day ceremony takes place at 11 a.m. Information, tickets: 925-432-6905. The Commons at Dallas Ranch Community Pet Expo: Dogs modeling the latest in canine couture, raffle prizes, pet vendors and snacks. Proceeds will benefit the Tony LaRussa Animal Rescue Foundation. Admission $2; dog fashion show entry $10. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. June 23, 4751 Dallas Ranch Road, Antioch. RSVP: Dina Osakue, 925-754-7772. HALO 14 annual Ramble-Pooch Promenade & Pet Awareness Day: Bring the family and your favorite pooch for a day of outdoors activities featuring dog walks, games, vendors, contests, food, raffles, giveaways, silent auction, pet adoptions and more. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. June 24, Contra Costa County Fairgrounds, 1201 W. 10th St., Antioch. Admission is free. 925-473-4642, www.eccchalo.org.
Health Red Cross Blood Drive: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 23, Delta Community Presbyterian Church, 1900 Willow Lake Road, Discovery Bay. To schedule an appointment, call 800-733-2767, or go to redcrossblood.org. Use sponsor code: DISCOBAY. Red Cross Blood Drive: 2-7 p.m. June 27. Sponsored by the Antioch Rotary Club at Lone Tree Golf and Event Center, meeting room, 4800 Golf Course Road, Antioch. 800-733-2767, or go to redcrossblood.org. Use sponsor code: ANTIOCHROTARY. John Muir Health seminar: 7 p.m. June 19, The Commons at Dallas Ranch, 4751 Dallas Ranch Road, Antioch, John Muir Health hosts a free seminar on information about new methods of detecting and treating colorectal issues. 925-308-8475. 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. Stop Smoking-No more excuses: Sutter Delta Medical Center offers free smoking cessation classes 6-8 p.m. Mondays, 3901 Lone Tree Way, Antioch. For information and registration, call Michelle Keller or email email@example.com.
Miscellaneous The Delta Dawgs Baseball Club: Is is seeking 8 and under baseball players for an inaugural 8-U team competing in the summer Northern Regional Championships at Big League Dreams in Manteca. Information: www.ddbaseball.com/tryouts. Tri-Delta Transit summer youth pass: Allows students ages 17 and younger unlimited rides on fixed route buses and Express Route 300 through Aug. 31. Students will pay only $50 for a three-month Summer Youth Pass through July 15; $60 after July 15. Receive a wristband good for discounts at dozens of restaurants and events throughout East County. For more information go to http://trideltatransit.com/promos/summer-youth-pass. aspx. East County Veterans Thrift Store: Is seeking volunteers and donations. Proceeds will benefit veterans with peer-to-peer support and other programs. Store hours are 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. To volunteer or donate, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the store at 708 Second St., Antioch. https://www.facebook.com/pages/East-County-Veterans-Thrift-Store.
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