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The weather is warming, and East County is preparing for some fun outdoor events. The Contra Costa County Fair will open Thursday, May 17, at the Contra Costa County Fairgrounds in Antioch. The annual fair is being promoted on social media to help attract families who love spending time on thrilling rides, indulging in food-truck cuisine and checking out the many exhibits, including the 4-H animals that are always a favorite stop for both young and old visitors. The location for the fair is 120 W 10th St., in Antioch. It will run through Sunday, May 20. 

Do you know anyone who enjoys singing to a crowd and wants to sing the national anthem at a Pittsburg Diamonds baseball game? The team is accepting applications on its website for anyone looking to audition. They are also looking for batboys and volunteers to help at the games. Just head over to and fill out the form on the website home page for a chance to be part of America’s favorite pastime.


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