SAN PABLO -- Contra Costa College will host a talk on the state of the Contra Costa Community College District and a groundbreaking ceremony for the new campus center facility on Sept. 4.

College district Chancellor Helen Benjamin will deliver a State of the District Address at 7:30 a.m. in the Green Room of the John & Jean Knox Center for the Performing Arts on the CCC campus at 2640 Mission Bell Drive.

The groundbreaking ceremony will follow at 9:30 a.m. in the area above where the cafeteria and amphitheater, marking construction of the campus center, being built with funds from the Measure A bond issue. The center is scheduled for completion in 2016.