Friday, June 13
Brentwood Multi-cultural Celebration
Come celebrate Brentwood's rich diversity at the city's first Multi-Cultural Celebration on Friday, June 13 at 6 p.m. in City Park, 790 Second St. For more information, call 925-516-5444.
Teen Summer Reading Program
Help kick off the metamorphosis Teen Summer Reading Program with a screening of Young Frankenstein, rated PG. This free event for teens and adults takes place Friday, June 13 at 3 p.m. in the Oakley Library, 1050 Neroly Road. For more information, call 925-625-2400.
Saturday, June 14
SRP Teen Volunteer Orientation
School's out and what's a teen to do? Volunteer at your library. The Antioch Library, 501 W. 18th St., needs your help. To learn more about volunteering this summer, attend the orientation meeting Saturday, June 14 at 2 p.m. You must be entering the eighth grade in the fall to participate. For more information, call 925-757-9224 or visit www.ccclib.org.
Kids Fishing Derby
Oakley's annual Kids Fishing Derby will be held Saturday, June 14 at the Oakley/Antioch Pier (near the Antioch Bridge) from 9 to 11 a.m. Registration for the free event starts at 8 a.m. For more information, call the city of Oakley at 925-625-7041.
Soroptimist International of the Delta will hold a yard sale on Saturday, June 14 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Gursky Ranch, 1921 Apricot Way in Brentwood.
Sunday, June 15
Father's Day at Black Diamond Mines
Bring Dad out to the mines on Father's Day from noon to 6 p.m. for a self-guided tour of the 1930s-era Hazel-Atlas silica sand mine. Golden Bough will be performing live Celtic music from 6 to 8 p.m. Bring chairs and a picnic dinner. The event is free, but a $5 parking fee is required. Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve is located at 5175 Somersville Road in Antioch. For more information, call 925-757-2620.
Father's Day Breakfast
Grace Fellowship of Antioch, 913 Sunset Drive, invites all fathers to a Father's Day Breakfast on Sunday, June 15 from 7 to 8 a.m. For more information, call Mother Doris at 209-271-8992.
Monday, June 16
Art Classes/Multi-Media Art Camps
The City of Pittsburg is offering summer art classes encompassing watercolor/oil painting, drawing and clay sculpture. The art camp begins Monday, June 16. For more information, call 925-252-4842 or Karen at 925-754-7666.
Terrapins Swim Team
The summer session for the 2008 spring/summer team begins June 16. To join the fun, visit www.terrapinswim.com or call 925-680-8372, ext. 205.
Tuesday, June 17
East Bay Vivarium
Celebrate the Catch the Reading Bug Summer Reading Program with bugs and reptiles for Berkeley's East Bay Vivarium. The event takes place at the Brentwood Library, 751 Third St., at 4 p.m. For more information, call 925-634-4101.
The Art of Journalizing
The Delta Women's Connection is holding a luncheon and program for all interested in field of journalizing making thoughts work for you. Come out to Nines at the Brentwood Golf Club, 100 Summerset Drive, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, June 17 to see what you can learn. Reservations are required. For more information, call Dannette at 925-634-7540 or Joyce at 925-513-7644.
Wednesday, June 18
Once Upon a Wednesday
The library is celebrating Catch the Reading Bug Kid's Summer Reading Program with a visit by the Insect Discovery Lab. The class is designed for kids 6 and younger. Class time is 3 p.m. at the Antioch Library, 501 W. 18th St. For more information, call 925-757-9224.
Thursday, June 19
Food Addicts in Recovery
A new group meeting in East Contra Costa County will be held on Thursdays from 6:45 to 8:15 p.m. in the John Muir/Mount Diablo Medical Center's second-floor conference room, 2400 Balfour Road in Brentwood. For more information, call Steve at 925-513-3015.
Summer Band and Colorguard Camp
The Liberty High School Band will be hosting a Summer Band and Colorguard Camp for students entering grades six through nine. The camp runs from Monday, June 16 to Friday, June 20. For more information, call 925-634-3521, ext. 5248 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Baby Signs parent workshop is a one-time class designed for the parents and caregivers of infants and will teach you everything you need to know about using the Baby Signs program. Classes begin on Monday, June 16 and run through July. Registration is required. For more information or to sign up, call Andrea at 925-325-0024 or e-mail email@example.com.
Summer Activity Camp
Grace Bible Fellowship of Antioch will be holding its 2008 Activity Camp Monday, June 16 through Friday, June 27. For more information, call 925-522-8108.
Vacation Bible School
Grace Bible Fellowship in Brentwood will hold Vacation Bible School Monday, July 7 through Friday, July 11 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at 657 McClarren Road. Register by Monday, June 16. For more information, call 925-634-2188.
Catch the Reading Bug
Summer reading returns to the Contra Costa County Library in June through Aug. 18. Your library offers many fun and exciting events for all the readers in your family. Win prizes and make new friends. For more information, visit www.ccclib.org.
Little Ones and Preschoolers
The Antioch Library is offering two new storytimes for toddlers and preschoolers. Both classes take place Tuesday mornings: Little Ones at 10:15 and Preschoolers at 11:30. For more information, call 925-757-9224.
National Night Out
The Antioch Police Crime Prevention Commission invites all Neighborhood Watch groups to participate in its National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 5. The deadline for application is Friday, June 20. To submit an application, call 925-779-6903. If your neighborhood is not currently participating in a Neighborhood Watch Program, call 925-779-6980.
Vacation Bible School
The Antioch Covenant Church, 1919 Buchanan Road, will hold a Vacation Bible School for ages 3 to 12 Sunday, June 22 through Thursday, June 26. There is no charge for participation. For more information, call 925-754-3626.
Summer Day Camp
St. John's Lutheran Church will hold a weeklong camp adventure Monday, June 23 to Friday, June 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration is $60 until June 15; $75 afterward. For more information, call Karen at 925-757-3070 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vacation Bible School/Outrigger Island
Golden Hills Community Church is offering Vacation Bible School to the community Monday, June 23 through Friday, June 27 from 8:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Space is limited, so register now. The $22 cost includes T-shirt, snacks and all the supplies for the week. For more information, call 925-516-0653, ext. 140.
Outrigger Island Vacation Bible School
Brentwood Bible Fellowship is registering pre-K to fifth-grade kids for Vacation Bible School, which runs Monday, June 30 to Thursday, July 3 from 9 a.m. to noon. This is a free event. For more information, call 925-634-4909.
Bariatric Weight Loss Support Group
The group meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month at Deer Valley Kaiser's Sand Creek Building, Room 1E. Kaiser membership is not required. The group focuses on pre- and post-op surgery and offers valuable information to those considering WLS. For more information, call 925-695-4125 or e-mail DeerValley_WLS_Group@yahoo.com.
History and Sports
The Antioch Historical Society Museum and Sport Legends Hall are located at 1500 W. Fourth Street and are open Wednesday and Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. Private and group tours may be booked by calling 925-757-1326. Admission is free.
On the Horizon
On Saturday, June 21 at 11 a.m., join the East Bay Regional Park District in dedicating East Contra Costa County's newest regional park, Bay Point Regional Shoreline. The new park is located on McAvoy Road in Bay Point. Refreshments will be served. For more information or to RSVP, e-mail Brenda Montano at email@example.com.
Celebration of Art
The Arts & Cultural Foundation of Antioch will host the Celebration of Art Exhibit from June 21 to July 19 at the Antioch Historical Society Museum, 1500 W. Fourth St. An artists' reception will kick off the exhibit on Saturday, June 21 from 4 to 6 p.m. The museum is open to the public Wednesday and Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call 925-779-7018 or visit www.art4antioch.org.
Jack Gilbert Fundraiser
Jack Gilbert was killed by a drunk driver on June 1. A bike run will be held in his memory on Sunday, June 22 in Bethel Island from Lundborg Landing, 6777 Riverview Road, to Tugs, 6201 Bethel Island Road. Proceeds will go the Gilbert family. Sign-ups run from 9 to 11:30 a.m. A donation of $20 includes a meal at Tugs. You don't need to ride to a part of the event. For more information, call 925-684-9800.
Brentwood Art Society
The Brentwood Art Society is hosting a membership drive and volunteer rally on Saturday, June 28 from noon to 3 p.m. at the Sand Creek Pools parking lot, 3877 Walnut Blvd., Suite C in downtown Brentwood. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call 925-634-6681.
The Antioch High School class of 1953 reunion will be held Saturday, June 28 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Antioch Historical Society Museum, 1500 W. Fourth St. For more information, call 925-779-7018.
2008 Summer Gospel Explosion
The Light Ministry Church, 415 W. Sixth St. in Antioch, invites you to an evening of excitement with the Light Ministry's Praise Team on Sunday, June 29 at 6 p.m. For more information, call 925-698-2670.
Byron Delta Lions Club
The Byron Delta Lions Club holds its meetings on the first Friday of the month at 10 a.m. at the Delta Community Presbyterian Church, 1800 Willow Lake Road in Discovery Bay. For information, call Nancy Greene at 925-634-5650.
MOB Mothers of Brentwood
Mothers of Brentwood meets the first Tuesday of the month at the United Methodist Church, 809 Second St. In odd months the group meets at 9:30 a.m.; in even months at 7 p.m. For information, call 925-759-3141.
Wi-cha-ka Council will be hosting an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast the first Sunday of every month from 7:30-11 a.m. at Red Men & Pocahontas Hall, 1403 Main St. in Oakley. The cost of breakfast is $4 for adults and $2 for children.
MOMS Club of Discovery Bay
Join a great group of friends for playgroups, special events and philanthropy on the last Wednesday of every month at 11 a.m. at Aladino's Pizza, 1555 Riverlake Drive. Call 925-240-8976 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Daughters of the British Empire
Daughters of the British Empire meet the first Friday of the month at 7 p.m. for friendship and enjoyment of common heritage. For information, call Karen at 925-240-7889.
Goodwill Senior Discount
Goodwill Store, located in the Raley's shopping center in Oakley, offers a 10-percent discount to seniors every Wednesday. For information, call 925-679-2824.
Veterans of Foreign Wars
VFW Post 10789 invites all veterans who have been on active duty and served overseas to join it on the second Tuesday of each month. The meeting is held at 7 p.m. at Veterans Hall, 757 First St. in Brentwood. For information, call 925-634-4557.
Antioch Riverview Garden Club
The Antioch Riverview Garden Club meets the first Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Antioch Library, 501 W. 18th St. For information, call 925-439-4483.
Delta Squares square dancing club meets every Wednesday night at the Laurel Elementary School auditorium on O'Hara Ave. in Oakley beginning at 7 p.m. For information, call 925-625-8020 or e-mail email@example.com.
Antioch Lions Club
Antioch Lions Club meets the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. at Carpaccio's Ristorante, 2741 Lone Tree Way in Antioch. For information, call 925-754-2818.
Rotary Club of the Delta/Antioch
The Rotary Club of the Delta/Antioch meets every Wednesday at 7 a.m. at the Lone Tree Golf/Event Center, 4800 Golf Course Way in Antioch. For information, call 925-699-4551.
Improved Order of Redmen
The Improved Order of Redmen, Erie Council 281, meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 8 p.m. at Red Men & Pocahontas Hall, 1403 Main St. in Oakley. Call Jim Darling at 925-625-0596 for information.
Degree of Pocahontas
Degree of Pocahontas, Wi Cha Ka Council 222, meets on the first and third Thursday of the month at 8 p.m. at Red Men & Pocahontas Hall, 1403 Main St. in Oakley. Call 925-625-9986 for information.
Delta Blue Star Moms
Delta Blue Star Moms meets at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month at Straw Hat Pizza, 6680 Lone Tree Way in Brentwood. For information, call 925-516-1063.
Friday Night Live on the Rock
Church on the Rock, 50 Walton Lane in Antioch, presents Friday Night Live on the Rock, an evening of fun for parents and children. Each first and third Friday of the month at 7 p.m., a new theme and life lesson will be presented with a mix of music, humor, video, sketches, crafts and food. Admission is free. For information, call 925-757-4359 or visit www.antiochchurchontherock.org.
MOPS Mothers of Preschoolers
MOPS meets the first Tuesday of each month from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Neighborhood Church, 50 Birch St. in Brentwood. The group is for all mothers of children from infancy through kindergarten age. Childcare is available. For information, call 925-634-1415, ext. 32 or visit www.brentwoodnc.org/mops.
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