June 27, 2012 9:27 PM GMTUpdated:
06/27/2012 02:27:26 PM PDT
Learn composting: The cities of Antioch and Pittsburg and Contra Costa County host a free composting class 9 a.m. June 30. Composting is a simple way to save money and help the environment by creating nutrient-rich soil that your yard and garden. For location and reservations, call Antioch Environmental Resource Line 925-779-7097.
Free Internet Access: Opportunity Junction offers free Internet access for job searches, finding community resources and language learning 6-9 p.m. Monday-Thursdays. Also offers English as a Second Language classes 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays ongoing. 3102 Delta Fair Blvd., Antioch. 925-776-1133, www.opportunityjunction.org.
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.
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.
href='http://www.libertyadulted.org'>www.libertyadulted.org, 925-634-6525 for more information.
Hazel-Atlas Mine Tours: First-come, first-served tours noon and 3 p.m. weekends. A 950-foot walk into the mine to see mine workings, ore chutes, the shifter's office (mine boss), and ancient geological features. Black Diamond Regional Preserve, 5175 Somersville Road, Antioch. $5 per person. For 7 years and older. Tickets can be purchased at the Sidney Flat Visitor Center. For advance-reservation tours, call 1-888-327-2757, option 2. http://www.ebparks.org/parks/black_diamond.
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.
Downtown Thursdays in Brentwood: 5-8 p.m. July 12, First Street between Oak and Chestnut streets. Family fun and entertainment featuring car shows, live bands, kids activities and more. http://www.brentwooddowntown.com/news-events.
Pittsburg Old Town Classic Car Show-Ford Night.: 5-8 p.m. July 5, Railroad Avenue from Third to Sixth streets, Pittsburg. The Bay Area's largest weekly classic car show with live entertainment featuring Vocal Ease & the Boogie Man and more. Free. Rose Mary Tumbaga, 925-252-6930, email@example.com, www.pittsburgfoundation.org.
Discovery Bay Paddle for Fame: 10 a.m. June 30, Discovery Bay Yacht Harbor, 5901 Marina Road. Bring your paddle board, kayak, home made boat and help beat the world record. Wine, food, sky divers, photo, awards, live music and more. Mike Guzzardo, 925-864-5757. http://www.94505.com/2012paddleforfame.htm.
The Hilton's Fireworks Extravaganza: Dusk July 3. Some 5,000 boats gather for a fireworks display shot from a barge anchored off Mandeville Tip, seven miles southwest of Bethel Island.
Antioch Fourth of July Celebration: 7 p.m. parade, 9:30 p.m. fireworks, Second Street, downtown Antioch. A family friendly celebration with live music, car show food, and kids zone. No alcohol. A $4 donation is requested. www.antiochjuly4th.com.
Brentwood Fourth of July Celebration: The Streets of Brentwood, 2565 Sand Creek Road, host an inaugural Fourth of July celebration with a parade 11 a.m. followed by live music, a petting zoo featuring Scooby the pony, fire truck slide and more. The parade begins at Lenscrafters, located at the north east end of The Streets of Brentwood. For a full schedule of events got to www.shopstreetsofbrentwood.com.
Oakley Cityhood Celebration: 6-10 p.m. July 7, Freedom High School, 1050 Neroly Road. Features music, food, jumpy houses, pony rides, games and a fireworks show. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets. Free; $5 wristbands for unlimited rides and attractions. No alcohol. 925-625-7044. www.oakleyinfo.com.
Antioch Neighborhood Cleanup: 9-11 a.m. July 7. Volunteers meet in the south overflow parking lot of the Antioch Marina, L Street south of the entrance to the Marina, and north of W. Second Street. Volunteers will receive instructions and the equipment necessary to accomplish the goal. The targeted area is within walking distance.
Best Buy E-waste Fundraiser: 10 a.m. July 3, 6600 Lone Tree Way. Drop off your unwanted electronics, get information from local "green" vendors, activities for kids, live entertainment, raffles, silent auction and more. Proceeds from the raffle prizes and silent auction gifts will go toward helping the Green Living Coalition fund the Community Garden in Brentwood. Free admission. 925-513-4995.
Red Cross Blood Drive: Noon-6 p.m. July 11, Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church,
500 Fairview Ave., Brentwood. To schedule an appointment, call 800-733-2767, or go to redcrossblood.org. Use sponsor code: INTERFAITHCOMMUNITY.
Red Cross Blood Drive: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. July 14, St. Ignatius of Antioch Church, 3351 Contra Loma Blvd., Antioch. 800-733-2767, or go to redcrossblood.org. Use sponsor code: INTERFAITHCOMMUNITY.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Antioch High Class of 1976: Planning a reunion dinner and dance July 7. Other afternoon activities planned for July 6 and 7th. For details, call 925-754-2812, or Saxxy76@hotmail.com.
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