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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. Business Plan Writing Course: 6:30-9:30 p.m. beginning Sept. 12. Global NxLevel Strategies offer an 11-week course designed for aspiring entrepreneurs and existing business owners who want to take their business to the next level. Antioch Chamber of Commerce, 101 H St., Unit 4. $95. Information: Quincy Hardin, 925-209-1584, GlobalNxLevel@gmail.com. Registration: www.gnsinfo.biz. 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. Opportunity Junctions Job Training and Placement application sessions: 10 a.m. Sept. 7, 10 and 17, 3102 Delta Fair Blvd., Antioch and 10 a.m. Sept. 13, Bay Point Career Center, Ambrose Community Center, 3105 Willow Pass Road, Bay Point. Register for 12-weeks of free training including computer skills, career development, followed by a paid work experience and help finding employment in an administrative field. Registration: 925-776-1133, http://opportunityjunction.org/jtpp. 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. 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 East County Veterans Connect: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 24, 708 W. Second St., Antioch. A representative form the Contra Costa County Veterans Services will be available to answer questions and assist in the completion of benefit paperwork. Also learn about the services offered by East County Veterans. Veterans, active military and families welcome. Light refreshments served. 925-642-7537. 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. Picnic in the Park: All families are welcome to join in the activities at the playground for children of all abilities. The day features face painting, clowns, balloon animals, arts, crafts, reading fun, education. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 25, Crockett Park, 4150 Richard Way, Oakley. Bring a picnic lunch and a blanket. 925-625-7000. 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, firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. Healthy Living Expo: Martial arts, Zumba demos, massage giveaways and more. 4-7 p.m. Aug. 28, Brentwood Community Center, 35 Oak St. email@example.com. Downtown Thursdays in Brentwood: Featuring Broadway Nights/Brentwood Idol 5-8 p.m. Aug. 30, 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. 30, Railroad Avenue from Third to Sixth streets, Pittsburg. The Bay Area's largest weekly classic car show with live entertainment featuring the Project 4. Free. Rose Mary Tumbaga, 925-252-6930, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://oldtownpittsburgca.com. 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. Antioch Mayoral Candidate Forum: Hosted by the Sons of Italy, 7 p.m. Sept. 12 at 415 W. Second St., Antioch. Romano Marchetti, 925-757-5472.
Fundraisers 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. $1-$4. All proceeds will benefit Senior Center programs. 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Aug. 25. 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. Ragin' Cajun: Authentic Cajun Zydeco with the The Bayou Boys, barbecue, best costume contest, 50/50 raffle, more. Costumes are optional. Sponsored by the Byron Delta Lions Club. Proceeds support preschool eye screening, Canine Companions, Lions Center for the Visually Impaired and Wilderness Camp for Deaf Children. DeLuna Ranch, 7540 Balfour Road, Brentwood. $30. Ginny, 925-634-6045. Discovery Bay Corvettes-Summerset 2012: Corvette Type 1 Car Show, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 8, The Streets of Brentwood, 2565 Sand Creek Road, Brentwood. Registration: WSCC $35; non-WSCC $37. Spectators $25 (includes parking and show). Bob Anderson, 925-634-0857. http://www.shopstreetsofbrentwood.com/events. East Contra Costa Historical Society annual Barbecue: 2-6 p.m. Sept. 9, 3890 Sellers Ave., Knightsen. Proceeds benefit the operations of the museum programs and grounds. Opening flag raising ceremony, Pledge of Allegiance led by Brentwood Mayor Bob Taylor, musical performances by the Bustos Sisters, the Brentwood Community Band and Rod Linn and The Buzzards. Historical demonstrations, kids activities, food and more. $20 for adults and $10 for children 6-12. Children younger than 3 are free. A no-host bar offers drinks for $1-$4. Tickets available at the door. 925-516-7798, 925-354-2174.
Health Red Cross Blood Drive: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 27, John Muir Health, 2400 Balfour Road, Brentwood. Appointments: 800-733-2767, redcrossblood.org. Use sponsor code: JMBRENTWOOD. Red Cross Blood Drive: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 1, American Red Cross bus, Streets of Brentwood, 2565 Sand Creek Road. Appointments: 800-733-2767, redcrossblood.org. Use sponsor code: STREETS925. Red Cross Blood Drive: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 8, Muslims for Life, Ambrose Recreation & Park District, main hall, 3105 Willow Pass Road, Bay Point. Appointments: 800-733-2767, redcrossblood.org. Use sponsor code: MUSLIMSFORLIFE. 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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