Classes/Workshops

  • Road to Success-Business and Learning Through Play: 6 p.m. Jan. 10, Contra Costa Child Care Council, East Area Office, 5095 Lone Tree Way, Antioch. A free workshop to help family child care providers learn how to start and maintain a successful business. Covers marketing your business, interviews with clients, contracts and legal considerations, record keeping, tax tips, how to set up early reading skills, math and science projects. Information: Cecilia Sequeira, 925-676-5442, ext. 3105, workshopRegistration@cocokids.org. Registration: http://cocokidsroadtosuccess011013-zvents.eventbrite.com.

  • Biddy Sports Basketball Class: Children 4-6 learn the fundamentals of basketball, develop social skills in a fun, safe environment and are introduced to team sports. The class provides noncompetitive basketball where children can participate at their own level and ability without keeping score. Classes begin Jan. 26 and will meet at Adams Middle School gymnasium. $81.90 for Brentwood residents; 156.90 for nonresidents. Register by Jan. 16. by calling 925-516-5444 or go to www.brentwoodca.gov.

  • Antioch Sports Legends Alumni Baseball Clinic: 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Dec. 29, Antioch Historical Society Museum, 1500 W. Fourth St. An all-star collection of college and high school coaches and professional players will demonstrate and discuss successful techniques and strategies for high school, travel and Babe Ruth/Pony baseball. $20 includes information packet, lunch, beverages and snacks. RSVP by Dec. 15 and receive a gift card. $25 at the door. Registration and information: 925 437-8803, sandmanone@comcast.net.

  • Biddy Sports Indoor Soccer: Begins Feb. 3-March 10, Sundays. The Ambrose Recreation and Park District is offering a noncompetitive six-week soccer program for kids ages 3-6 year. $25. Each child receives a T-shirt and award Ambrose Community Center, 3105 Willow Pass Road, Bay Point. Sign-ups are now open. Space is limited. Parent volunteer coaches needed; training provided. For information and registration, call Julie Mason, 925-522-9284 or go to www.biddysports.com.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Christmas Day Breakfast: 9-10 a.m. Dec. 25, Grace Bible Fellowship, 913 Sunset Drive, Antioch. All welcome for breakfast and fellowship. For information, call 925-522-2017.

  • Holiday on Ice: 12:30-10:30 p.m. 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.

  • HARP Santa Pet Photos: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 23, Pet Food Express,Slatten Ranch Shopping Center, 5829 Lone Tree Way, Antioch. One digital photo $10, two for $15. All proceeds benefit the care of animals. 925-431-8546.

  • Frozen Bun Run: 8 a.m. Jan. 1. Join other hearty souls for skiing in the chilly waters of Bethel Island. The Rusty Porthole, 3893 Willow Road, will have food for purchase all day. For information, call 925-684-3607.

  • Opportunity Junction Job Training Application Sessions: 10 a.m. Jan. 7, 14 and 22, 3102 Delta Fair Blvd., Antioch and 10 a.m. Jan. 10, 3105 Willow Pass Road, Bay Point. Offers 12 weeks of training in computer skills and career development, followed by paid work experience and assistance in finding permanent employment in the field of administrative. Registration: 925-776-1133, www.opportunityjunction.org.

  • Carrington College California Open House: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Jan. 15 at 2157 Country Hills Drive, Antioch. Visitors explore a variety of careers, including multiple health care fields. Students and faculty will be on site to provide in-depth tours of interactive classrooms and explain the career potential of programs, which include dental assisting, medical assisting, pharmacy technology, vocational nursing and more. Attendees can also meet with enrollment service representatives to discuss career opportunities and learn more about financing higher education with the student financing department. Interested students will be given the opportunity to "crash a class," where they will sit in on a class of their choosing to better understand their potential career path. For information, call Tiffany Clingshoff, 925-522-7741.

    Fundraisers

  • A Night with the Knights: 7 p.m. Dec. 31, Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 500 Fairview Ave. Brentwood. Features music and dancing with the Summerset Big Band, dinner, no-host bar. Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Council 7467. Proceeds benefit charitable activities. $75. Reservations: 925-437-8082 or 925-634-7438.

  • Deer Valley High School Marching Band Fundraiser: 7 p.m. Feb. 2, Contra Costa County Fairgrounds, 1201 W. 10th St., Antioch. Dinner, no-host bar, dancing, auctions, prize drawings, more. Music featuring the Deer Valley jazz ensemble. The grand prize is Monterey getaway, which includes aquarium tickets, wine tasting and a $100 restaurant voucher. $45; $10 for the grand-prize drawing. No tickets sold a the door. Make checks payable and mail to: DV Band Boosters, 2465 Inez Way, Antioch, CA 94531. Information: 925-755-2724.

    Health

  • Red Cross Blood Drive: 1-7 p.m. Dec. 28, Resurrection Ministries, 1275 Fairview Ave., Brentwood. To schedule an appointment, call 800-733-2767, or go to redcrossblood.org. Use sponsor code: BRENTWOOD.

  • 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.

  • 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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