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Classes/Workshops 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 Computer Classes: PowerPoint Basics 7:30-9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Sept. 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, Opportunity Junction, 3102 Delta Fair Blvd. Antioch. Registration and information: 925-776-1133, www.opportunityjunction.org. Biddy Sports Flag Tag: A non-contact game using footballs and flags. Children 4-6 will learn the basic fundamentals of the game. Parents can get involved by volunteering to coach. Residents $81.90, nonresidents $90.10. Fee includes T-shirt and award. Register by Sept. 12. Games begin Sept. 22, Apple Park, Brentwood. Registration: 925-516-5444, or www.brentwoodca.gov. www.biddysports.com. Kidz Love Soccer: Activities include skill demonstrations, fun games for kids 2-10 with instructional scrimmages conducted in a noncompetitive, recreational format. Classes begin Tuesday, September 11 and Saturday, September 15, Apple Hill Park, Brentwood. Residents $90.10, nonresidents $99.10. Registration: 925-516-5444, or www.brentwoodca.org. Free Internet Access: Opportunity Junction offers free Internet access for job searches, researching 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. 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 Langes Metalmark Butterfly Kite Festival: Decorate and fly a Langes Metalmark butterfly kite. Learn how you can help save this endangered species. Talk to experts, enjoy free food, face painting and raffles. 1:30-4 p.m. Aug. 18, Antioch City Park, W 10th St. Free admission. savethemetalmark.wordpress.com. Antioch Sports Legends Hall of Fame Girls Fast Pitch Clinic: Recreational, travel/high school levels. Covers hitting, sliding, pitching, catching, defensive skills. $40 includes registration fee, T-shirt, lunch and raffle. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 18, Antioch Youth Sports Complex, 2200 Wymore Way. Registration: www.allamericansportsacademy.net. Delta Dawgs Baseball Club tryouts: For 9 and under and 13 and under. 9 a.m. Aug. 19, Sunset Fields, Brentwood. www.ddbaseball.com/tryouts. Stickers, Stingers, and Scratchers: Some slither, some fly, some wait for you to walk by! Learn how to safely enjoy the trails while avoiding some of the park's "itchy" residents on a short hike. 9:30-11am, Aug. 19, Black Diamond Mines Regional Park, 5175 Somersville Road, Antioch. $5 parking fee. 510-544-2750. Mad Science-Fire & Ice Show: Mad Science of Mt. Diablo presents a spectacular Fire & Ice Show 3-4 p.m. Aug. 22, Antioch Community Center, Hall B, 4701 Lone Tree Blvd. Includes foggy dry ice storms, a special Mad Science "burp" potion, sizzling, shivering scissors and special bubbly showers. For all ages. Sponsored by the Friends of Antioch Library. 925-776-3060. Downtown Thursdays in Brentwood: Featuring the Summerset Big Band 5-8 p.m. Aug. 23, 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-Import Night: 5-8 p.m. Aug. 23, Railroad Avenue from Third to Sixth streets, Pittsburg. The Bay Area's largest weekly classic car show with live entertainment featuring the Nick Carasis Band. Free. Rose Mary Tumbaga, 925-252-6930, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://oldtownpittsburgca.com. Honoring Vietnam Veterans: 10 a.m. Aug. 24. A remembrance of all those who served in the Vietnam War. Vietnam Memorial, Small World Park, E. Leland Road and Harbor Street. Information: Arnie, 925-783-5121. Los Vaqueros Family Night Hikes: 7:30-9:30 p.m. Aug. 25 and Sept. 15. Meet a the Los Vaqueros Interpretive Center, 100 Walnut Blvd., Byron. Bring a flashlight, wear sturdy shoes and long pants. Free. Parking fees may apply. RSVP: 925-688-8010, email@example.com. Movie in the Plaza: Bring the family for a movie night at dusk Aug. 25 at the Oakley Civic Plaza, 3231 Main St. The fun animated film "Happy Feet Two" will bring a smile to your face. Admission is free. Bring blankets or chairs. Snacks will be available for purchase. 925-625-7000. Kayaking Big Break: Come ply the welcoming waters and discover the wondrous water world of Big Break. All levels welcome. 8:30-11: a.m. and 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 25, Big Break Shoreline. For 8 and older. Adults $20, children $15. Nonresidents $17-$22. Registration required: 888-327-2757. Healthy Living Expo: Martial arts, Zumba demos, massage giveaways and more. 4-7 p.m. Aug. 28, Brentwood Community Center, 35 Oak St. firstname.lastname@example.org. St. Anthony Festival: Car show, vendors, entertainment, food, kids carnival, more. St. Anthony Catholic Church, 971 O'Hara Ave., Oakley. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 9. Admission is free. Fran, 925-437-8425, or email@example.com.
Fundraisers Wine in the Bay: Wine, beer and olive oil tasting; silent and live auction; music, art, jewelry, more. Proceeds benefit St. Anne Parish Women's Fellowship community outreach programs. 4-8 p.m. Aug. 18, 83 Payne Ave., Brentwood. $40 at the door (includes wine glass). Wine available for purchase. Peggy Ann, 925-890-5255. Pittsburg High School Band Boosters fundraiser: All you can eat pancake breakfast 8 a.m.-noon; rummage sale with a variety of gently used items for everyone 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Aug. 18. Breakfast is $10 for adults, $5 for children 5 and younger. Proceeds benefit Pittsburg High School Band trips to Arizona and England. For space rental or information, call Tony Martinez, 925-250-8455. VFW Post 10789 Dinner-Magic Show-Auction: Proceeds will be used to raise funds for supplies and postage for Operations Creekside. 4 p.m. Aug. 25, Veterans Hall, 757 First St., Brentwood. $20 at the door. For information about Operations Creekside, go to www.operationscreekside.org, or call, 925-260-5423. Antioch Senior Center Ice Cream Social: A variety of ice cream treats including hot fudge sundaes, root beer floats, ice cream cones and more. Sugar free ice cream will be available. All proceeds will benefit Senior Center programs. 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Aug. 25. All treats $1-$4. Tips appreciated. 415 W. Second St. 925-778-1158. Bunco Fundraiser: Antioch Covenant Church hosts a bunco fundraiser 7-9 p.m. Aug. 25, 1919 Buchanan Road, Antioch. Bunco, door prizes, refreshments, give away baskets, more. Proceeds will be used to open a care facility for victims of human trafficking. $25 at the door. 925-432-8137, 925-457-3977, www.pillarsofhope.us. Pittsburg High School Band carwash: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 26, Pittsburg Funeral Chapel, 2295 Railroad Ave. $10 donation. Proceeds benefit Pittsburg High School Band trips to Arizona and England. Tony Martinez, 925-250-8455. Antioch Historical Society Museum Bunco Night: 6:30 p.m. Aug. 28, 1500 W. Fourth St. Raffle tickets available for prizes, 50-50 raffle. Proceeds benefit AHSM programs. $15. Bring refreshments, snacks to share. RSVP: Liz Martin, 925-989-4110, 420-5775 or Jill Martin, 925-325-0389.
Health Red Cross Blood Drive: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 27, John Muir Health, 2400 Balfour Road, Brentwood. 800-733-2767, or go to redcrossblood.org. Use sponsor code: JMBRENTWOOD. 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.
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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