Classes/Workshops

  • Los Medanos College: Is offering a free workshop "Orientation to College and Careers" for new and returning students interested in job training certificates and degrees that lead directly to employment. The orientations will introduce students to strategies on how to shorten their college years and go straight into a career that matches their interests. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 27 and 29; 5:30-9:30 p.m. Dec. 3 and 5, Los Medanos College, Library Community Room L109, 2700 East Leland Road, Pittsburg. Registration: www.losmedanos.edu/occ. Information: crogers@losmedanos.edu or 925-439-2181, ext. 3422.

  • Free ELS classes: Learn the English language at free classes offered 10 a.m.-noon Saturdays ongoing, Golden Hills Community Church, Antioch Campus, 1800 Woodland Drive. No registration required.

  • 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.


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  • Liberty Adult School classes: Offers morning and evening General Educational Development preparation and English as Second Language (ELS) classes. Ongoing open enrollment. 929 Second St., Brentwood. www.libertyadulted.org, 925-634-6525 for more information.

    Events

  • East County Little League sign-ups: Softball and baseball sign-ups 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 17, Iron House Elementary School, 4801 Frank Hengel Way, Oakley. www.eastcountyll.org, 925-679-9747.

  • Operation Wedding Gown: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 14-15, His & Hers Formal Wear, 625 First St., Brentwood. Providing complimentary wedding gowns to East County military brides. To qualify brides must be on active duty in the military, or have a fiance on active duty. For information, call 925-634-5900 or go to www.bridesacrossamerica.com.

  • Holiday on Ice: 12:30-10:30 p.m. Nov. 17 through Jan. 21, Streets of Brentwood, 2565 Sand Creek Road. Ice skating for the whole family. $12 weekdays, $15 weekends and holidays. For group rates and information, got to www.brentwoodholidayonice.

  • Fall Fair: 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Nov. 17 and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 18, Contra Costa County Fairgrounds, 1201 W. 10th St., Antioch. Gifts, crafts, jewelry, clothing, woodworking, novelties, more. Food available for purchase. Admission $3; children 12 and younger are free. Parking is free. Receive $1 off bus transportation to the event. 925-757-4400, www.contracostafair.com.

  • Brentwood Christmas Parade: 2:30 p.m. Nov. 17, Chestnut and First streets, downtown Brentwood. Floats, cars, dance groups, Santa, more. Sponsored by the Brentwood Chamber of Commerce. 925-634-334.

  • Valley View Hike: 8 a.m. Nov. 17. A moderate hike in the south watershed with an excellent view of the reservoir and Livermore Valley. Bring water, sturdy hiking shoes, hat, snacks and sunscreen. Meet at the County Line Staging area next to the south watershed entrance kiosk. Free; parking fees $4-$5. 925-688-8010, goltman@ccwater.com. Directions: http://www.ccwater.com/losvaqueros.

  • Streets of Brentwood Holiday Tree Lighting: 5-8 p.m. Nov. 24, 2565 Sand Creek Road. Join the fun with the Hipwaders concert, tap dancing Christmas trees, Santa, train rides, more. 925- 516-8500.

  • Bunco at the Museum: 7 p.m. Nov. 27, Antioch Historical Society Museum, 1500 W. Fourth St. $15 includes buy-in, cash prizes, refreshments.

  • Brentwood Christmas Tree Lighting: 6 p.m. Nov. 30, Brentwood Community Center, 35 Oak St. Music, singing, hot drinks, treats, visits with Santa and more. 925-516-5400.

  • Delta Dawgs Baseball Club tryouts: For 10 and under/12 and under. 6 p.m. Nov. 30, Antioch Community Park, James Donlon Boulevard and Blyth Drive. For information and registration, call 925-354-1200, or email gotgame@ddbaseball.com.

  • Antioch Covenant Church Christmas Boutique: 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 1, 1919 Buchanan Road. Arts, crafts, vendors, Santa and more. Free admission. 925-754-3626.

  • Holiday Boutique: 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 1, Redman Pocahontas Hall of Oakley, 1403 Main St. A variety of handcrafted gift items. Free admission. Debra, 925-457-9692; Jane, 925-625-2527.

  • Discovery Bay Parade of Lights/Tree Lighting: Festivities begin 3 p.m. Dec. 1 with a visit from Santa followed by the parade with 200 or more floats, closing with a tree lighting ceremony. Prizes awarded floats in 20 categories. For information, call Amanda Dove, 925-408-8332.

    Fundraisers

  • The 19th Hole Casino & Lounge/Antioch High School Crab Feed: 6 p.m. Dec. 6, Contra Costa County Fairgrounds, 1201 W. 10th St., Antioch. Proceeds benefit the high school. Hosted bar, raffles, silent and live auction. $6. Tickets: Eddie Beaudin, 9250-383-4979.

  • Freedom High School Holiday Boutique: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 8, 1050 Neroly Road, Oakley. Santa photos, holiday treats, vendors, more. Bring your unwanted gold and silver and receive cash on the spot. Fun for the whole family. Sponsored by the Freedom High School Parent-Teacher-Student Association. Proceeds benefit school programs. 925-625-5900.

  • Antioch Woman's Club Christmas Home Tour: 12-4 p.m. Dec. 9; reception 2:30-5:30 p.m. Tour festively decorated homes for the holiday season. Raffle with a chance to win a Kindle Fire and a $50 Amazon gift card. Admission $30. Earline, 925-757-8771; Sandy, 925-754-8771; Juan, 925-360-0562; Denise, 925-779-1864.

    Health

  • Red Cross Blood Drive: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 17, Streets of Brentwood, 2565 Sand Creek Road, Brentwood. To schedule an appointment, call 800-733-2767 or go to www.redcrossblood.org. Use sponsor code: Streets925.

  • Red Cross Blood Drive: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 19, John Muir Outpatient Center, 2400 Balfour Road, Brentwood. To schedule an appointment, call 800-733-2767 or go to www.redcrossblood.org.

  • John Muir-Advance Health Care Directives: 10 a.m.-noon Dec. 11, John Muir Health Outpatient Center, large conference room, 2400 Balfour Road, Brentwood. A legal statement that lets your doctor, family, and others know your medical treatment preferences should you become unable to tell them. Appoints an individual as your agent and empowers them to communicate with your doctors and other medical staff so your health care wishes can be carried out. nformation/registration: 925-941-7900 or johnmuirhealth.com/classes.

  • John Muir-Health Caring Hands Cargivers Program: Is seeking volunteers to help the elderly and persons with disabilities to get to a doctor's appointment, go to the grocery store, get hair cuts and other daily needs. Training is provided. For information, call Linda Groobin, 925-952-2999 or www.johnmuirhealth.com/caringhands.

  • 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.

  • Sutter Delta-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 kellerm1@sutterhealth.org.

    Miscellaneous

  • 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 tremendous difference in the lives of our 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 of current motorcycle laws and legislation, more. Michael Bruno, 925-383-6900, or 916-470-2938.

  • Forty's 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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