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Classes/Workshops Opportunity Junction 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. Freedom Falcons Cheer Clinic: For youths kindergarten-eighth grade. 4-5:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Falcons cheer squad. Sept. 11-13. Attendees will perform at the Freedom High School football game 7 p.m. Sept. 14. $50 includes T-shirt, poms, snacks. www.freedomfalconscheer.com. Business Plan Writing Course: 6:30-9:30 p.m. beginning Sept. 12. Global NxLevel Strategies offers 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. AARP 55 Driving Class: A one-day refresher course 9:15-2 p.m. Sept. 13, Antioch Senior Center, 415 W. Second. St. Topics cover senior driving concerns, latest traffic laws and road safety. AARP members $12; nonmembers $14. Register at 925-778-1158 or go to the senior center. Bring your drivers's license. Diablo Sail & Power Squadron-America's Boating Course: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 6 and 13, Bridge Marina Yacht Club, 20 Fleming Lane, Antioch. Designed for all boaters. Learn boat handling, regulations, equipment, safe operations, navigation rules, radio operation and more. $70 includes fee and lunch for both classes. Information and registration: 925-377-2628 or www.diablosquadron.org. 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. 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 Antioch Dunes National Refuge tours: A docent-led 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, 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. www.ebparks.org/parks/black_diamond. 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 Mayor Candidate Forum: Hosted by the Sons of Italy. 7 p.m. Sept. 12, 415 W. Second St., Antioch. Romano Marchetti, 925-757-5472. East Contra Costa Republican Women Federated Pasta & Politics: 6 p.m. Sept. 12. Larry Greenfield discusses national defense. $35. RSVP by Sept. 7. For reservations and location, call 925-634-5404. Remember 9/11 Memorial Ceremony: Honoring first responders and those who perished on 9/11. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 11, Waldie Plaza, Second Street, Antioch. Guest speakers include Antioch Police Chief Allan Cantando and Mayor James Davis. Country recording artist Jessica Caylyn will sing a patriotic tribute, and there will be a Boy Scout honor guard and candlelight ceremony. www.eastcountyveterans.org. California Coastal Cleanup Day: 9 a.m.-noon Sept. 15. Antioch volunteers meet at three sites: Marina, Prewett Park or Fulton Shipyard. Lunch follows at noon-1:30 p.m., Antioch Historical Society, 1500 W. Fourth St. To sign up or for more information, go to http://art4antioch.org/Coastal-Cleanup. asp or call 925-779-6137. The Delta Dawgs Baseball Club: Hosts tryouts for the 12-and-under team. The team will represent East Contra Costa County in Cooperstown, N.Y., in July 2013. Tryouts 10 a.m. Sept. 16, Balfour Park, Brentwood. 925-354-1200, www.ddbaseball.com/tryouts. Proposition Pros and Cons: Representatives of the League of Women Voters will present information on the pros and cons of the propositions on the November ballot. 6 p.m. Sept. 15, Brentwood Community United Methodist Church, 809 Second St. Betty Gaughan, 925-513-3863.
Fundraisers 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. 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. 5-9 p.m. Sept. 22, DeLuna Ranch, 7540 Balfour Road, Brentwood. $30. Ginny, 925-634-6045. Ladies Pampering Party Extravaganza: Total transformation makeovers 6-8:30 p.m. Sept. 20, Intuitive Healing Center, 213 G St., Antioch. Desserts, wine, coffee. Massage, vendors, samples, raffle prizes, discounts for services and more. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. $5 donation. For information, 925-777-9995, www.intuitivehealingcenter.com.
Health John Muir Health Caring Hands Caregivers 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. 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.
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. 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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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