07/25/2012 02:14:29 PM PDT
07/25/2012 02:14:29 PM PDT
Classes/Workshops Gymnastics Fun: Black Diamond Kids Center will teach children coordination, balance, flexibility, and kinesthetic awareness through group games and an introduction to basic tumbling, trampoline and the balance beam. Classes for ages 6-12 Tuesday afternoons or Saturday mornings. Classes for babies, toddlers, and ages 3-5 Tuesday and Saturday mornings. All classes begin the week of July 31st at the Black Diamond Kids Center, 2015 Elkins Way, Brentwood. For registration, times and fees, call 925-516-5444 or www.brentwoodca.gov. JumpBunch: Introduces children ages 3-5 to a healthy lifestyle through sports and fitness 11:30 a.m. July 31-Sept. 4, 204 Second St., Oakley. A different sport each week focusing on motor skills, balance, movement and hand to eye coordination. Residents $42; nonresidents $52. Registration: 925-625-7041, firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 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. www.libertyadulted.org, 925-634-6525 for more information.
Events Antioch Dunes National Refuge tours: A docent-lead one-hour tour 10 a.m. second Saturdays ongoing. The refuge provides protection for three endangered species: Lange's Metalmark butterfly, Antioch Dunes evening primrose and Contra Costa wallflower. Free. 707-769-4200, http://www.fws.gov/sfbayrefuges/antioch. 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. Downtown Thursdays in Brentwood: 5-8 p.m. Aug. 2, First Street between Oak and Chestnut streets. Family fun and entertainment featuring car shows, live music, kids activities and more. http://www.brentwooddowntown.com/news-events. Pittsburg Old Town Classic Car Show-Mopar Night: 5-8 p.m. Aug. 2, Railroad Avenue from Third to Sixth streets, Pittsburg. The Bay Area's largest weekly classic car show with live entertainment featuring JD & Company and more. Free. Rose Mary Tumbaga, 925-252-6930, email@example.com, http://oldtownpittsburgca.com. Coffee with the Cops: Antioch Police Chief Allan Cantando will give a brief presentation on the East Contra Costa's crime statistics for this year, while members of the Crime Prevention Commission answer questions about the growing Neighborhood Watch program. 9-11 a.m. July 28, police station's community room, 300 L St. Movie in the Plaza: Dusk, July 28, Plaza at the Oakley Civic Center. Bring the whole family for "Tangled." Bring blankets and chairs. Snacks available for purchase. Free admission. 925-625-7000. Summer Fest at Hugo's Place: Live entertainment, shuffleboard, horseshoe games, more. Bring your own guitar, keyboard, drums and join in the music. 1 p.m. July 29, 22 W. 10th St., Antioch. Free admission. Greenview Resource free e-waste event: Get rid of your unwanted, outdated electronics 9 a.m.-4 p.m. July 28-29, Somersville Towne Center, main entrance on Delta Fair Boulevard, Antioch (across from Kaiser). For a full list of acceptable items go to http://www.greenviewresource.com/ewaste.html. St. Ignatius Community Garage Sale: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 4, 3351 Contra Loma Blvd., Antioch. New and used items available. Space rental $25. Steve, 925-642-2329. A Celebration of Life: 2 p.m. Aug. 5, Red Caboose, 210 Fulton Shipyard Road, Antioch. Gather with friends of the late local musician, Joe Villarreal for a celebration of his life featuring Hepcatz Band with rock, pop and country. Open jam to follow. Free Kids Fishing Derby: Oakley hosts an annual Kids Fishing Derby for children ages 2-15, Antioch/Oakley pier, off Bridgehead Road. A hot dog lunch will follow. Registration 8-9 a.m.; derby 9-11 a.m. Aug. 11. For information, call 925-625-7044.
Fundraisers Ambrose-Pittsburg Lions Club Summer Barbecue: Proceeds benefit community programs. 3 p.m. July 28, Lions Center for the Visually Impaired, 175 Alvarado Ave., Pittsburg. $25; $1-$5 donations for drinks. 925-709-0557. Antioch Historical Society Bunco: Benefits museum programs. 7 p.m. July 31, 1500 W. Fourth St. $15 includes bunco, a light snack and drinks. A 50/50 raffle prize will be awarded. Raffle tickets available for other prizes. Pay at the door; reservations recommended. Liz Martin, 925-989-4110, 925-420-5775. Dunkin' Doggies Dog Wash: A self service dog wash to pamper your pet. All proceeds benefit the Contra Costa Humane Society. 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Aug. 4, 5829 Lone Tree Way, Antioch, Tokens $15; by three get one free. Tokens can be used any time. For details, call 925-279-2247, or go to www.cchumane.org.
Health 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.
Miscellaneous AARP tax aide preparers needed: Volunteers are needed in Brentwood, Antioch and Pittsburg to assist seniors and low-to-moderate income taxpayers with tax preparation. Training provided. Commit for on day a week during tax season. Sally, 925-684-3505, or email@example.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 of current motorcycle laws and legislation, more. Michael Bruno, 925-383-6900, or 916-470-2938. Meals on Wheels: Is seeking volunteer drivers to deliver meals to homebound seniors in Antioch and Pittsburg for one-hour a week, Monday through Friday. Call Sharon, 925-937-8607, 925-778-4379, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reunions Antioch High School, class of 1962: Planning a reunion Oct. 6, Lone Tree Golf and Event Center, 4800 Golf Course Road, Antioch. For information, call Barbara Clemmons, 925 516 2736 ,or email@example.com.
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