Classes/Workshops

  • Word Resume Basics: 7:30-9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning April 23 and 6-9 p.m. Mondays beginning April 29, Opportunity Junction, 3102 Delta Fair Blvd., Antioch. This free two-week class will teach the basics of building a professional resume in Microsoft Word. Sign up in advance at www.opportunityjunction.org/evening or call 925-776-1133.

  • Opportunity Junction application sessions: 10 a.m. May 6, 13, 16, 20, Opportunity Junction, 3102 Delta Fair Blvd., Antioch. Attend an application sessions for information for 12 weeks of free training in computer skills and career development, followed by paid work experience and assistance in finding permanent employment in the administrative field. For information, call 925-776-1133, or go to opportunityjunction.org/jttp.

  • City of Antioch hosts Free Composting Workshop: 9-11 a.m. May 18, Antioch Community Center, 4701 Lone Tree Way. Use lawn clippings, leaves, fruits, vegetables to make a natural compost to improve the soil structure and nutrients in your garden and lawn. Registration: 925-779-6137.

  • 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-Thursday, 3102 Delta Fair Blvd., Antioch. 925-776-1133, www.opportunityjunction.org.

  • English as a Second Language (ESL) class: 6-7:30 p.m. Thursdays ongoing. Bay Point Career Center, Ambrose Recreation Center, 3105 Willow Pass Road, Suite 3, Bay Point. Free. 925-252-2331.

  • English as a Second Language (ESL) class: 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays ongoing. Opportunity Junction, 3102 Delta Fair Blvd., Antioch. Free. 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

  • It's Rodeo Roundup Time: 4 p.m. April 26, Brentwood Community Center, 35 Oak St. Mosey on down for a rootin', tootin' good time as Cowgirl Jessie delights her preschool partners with stories and magic. Miss Jessie will be available for some meet-and-greet photo time. Best suited for ages toddler to 5. Free. 925-516-5444.

  • Movies in the Park: 8 p.m. April 26, City park, 710 Second St., Brentwood. Bring the whole family for a night of fun watching "The Sandlot." Bring lawn chairs, picnic dinner and a blanket. 925-516-5444.

  • Volunteers needed for Ambrose Community Center Cleanup: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. April 27, 3105 Willow Pass Road, Bay Point. Light cleanup work, painting and light cleaning. Light refreshments before and after. To sign up, call Leslie Palaroan, Habitat for Humanity, 510-251-6304, ext. 324.

  • Pittsburg/Bay Point Emergency Preparedness Fair: 9 a.m.-noon April 27, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2201 Golf Club Road, Pittsburg. Get information and instruction on Red Cross CPR training. CERT, Neighborhood Watch, food and water storage, first aid and tools kits, document security and more. 925-432-8732.

  • Sierra Club Earth Day Work Party: 10 a.m. May 4. Volunteers meet in the trailhead parking lot on Fredrickson Lane, Contra Loma Regional Park. Help clean up the park and surrounding area. Tim Donahue, 925-754-8801.

  • Atlantic Plaza Cinco De Mayo Celebration: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. May 4, Atlantic Avenue between Harbor and Railroad avenues, Pittsburg. Car show, gifts, prizes, children's activities, Pittsburg High School cheerleaders and marching band, karate demos, mustache contest, Latin dance, Mariachi band, DJ, scavenger hunt and more. Free admission. For more details, go to www.pittsburgchamber.org.

  • Spring Taste of Brentwood Restaurant Tour: 1-5 p.m. May 4. Self-guided tour sampling food at 10 Brentwood restaurants in Sand Creek Crossing and the Streets of Brentwood. $20, $30 for two. Everyone has a chance to win $100. Tickets can be purchased online at www.brentwoodchamber.com or at the chamber office, 8440 Brentwood Blvd. Ste. C. Brentwood. 925-634-3344.

  • Antioch High Panthers Baseball Alumni Game: Registration 9 a.m.; first game 10 a.m.; second game 1 p.m. May 18, Antioch High School, 700 W. 18th St. $40 includes T-shirt, lunch. Snacks available for purchase, raffles, Aaron Miles memorabilia. Registration: Jane Bray, 925-206-4316.

  • Antioch Sports Legends Alumni Youth Baseball Clinic: 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. May 19, Babe Ruth Fields, 902 Auto Center Drive. Youths ages 9-15 join former Chicago White Sox pitcher Butch Rounsaville and World Series champion Aaron Miles for a day of instruction and demonstration on the finer points of baseball fundamentals, including hitting, pitching catching, base running, infield/outfield play. $25 includes T-shirt, lunch, tour of Antioch Sports Legends Museum. Registration by May 5: Steve Parks, 925-550-3819 or ASLAlumni@AntiochSportsLegends.com.

  • St. Anne Church Golf Tournament: Registration 10:30 a.m.; putting contest 11:30 a.m.; game 12:30 p.m. May 20, Discovery Bay Country Club, 1475 Clubhouse Drive. $150 includes closet to the pin, longest drive, tier putting, hole-in-one contests, lunch, dinner. Also features a raffle, live auction, no-host bar, awards. $35 dinner only. Sponsorship opportunities available. Registration: Larry, 925-516-9525; Dick, 925-634-0141. Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus.

  • 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.

    Fundraisers

  • Autism Awareness Balloon Launch and Bake Sale: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. April 27, The Commons at Dallas Ranch, 4751 Dallas Ranch Road, Antioch. All proceeds benefit Autism Speaks. Speaker: Dr. Irmeen Ashraf, pediatric medical director, Sutter Health. Free admission.

  • Opportunity Junction 2013 Gala-Imagine Being the Inspiration: 6 p.m. April 27, Diablo Country Club, Diablo. Live and silent auctions, dinner, dancing, more. To donate items for the auction, call Rebecca Riley, 925-776-1133. For tickets and sponsorship opportunities, go to www.opportunityjunction.org/imagine/the-2013-imagine-gala.

  • Mike "Bear Cub" Truitt Memorial Motorcycle Ride: Registration 8:30 a.m. April 27, Antioch Police Department, Community Room, 300 L St. Motorcycle ride from Antioch to Ironstone Vineyard in Murphys, with proceeds benefiting the Truitt Memorial Scholarship Fund. Riders $25, passengers $20 (lunch included). Sponsored by the Sacred Sons Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club. 925-956-8934, www.facebook.com/SacredSonsMotorcycleClub?fref=ts.

  • Meals On Wheels Champagne Cruise: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. April 27, San Joaquin Yacht Club, 550 River View Place, Bethel Island. Proceeds benefit Meals on Wheels. Enjoy a four-hour yacht cruise on the Delta with champagne and appetizers followed by dinner and dancing. RSVP by April 15: Kathy Stein, 925-209-9939. www.sjyc.org/mow.

  • Back to the '50s & '60s Rollback Barbecue: 3 p.m. April 27, Scout Hall Community Center, 3090 Ranch Lane, Bethel Island. Sponsored by Bethel Island Women's Club. $5. Tickets: Mary Anne, 925-684-2432.

  • Sons of Italy Pittsburg Lodge 1976 Polenta Dinner: Cocktails 4-5 p.m., dinner 5-7 p.m. April 28, Pittsburg Presbyterian Church, 200 E. Leland Road, Pittsburg. Raffles, 50/50 drawing, live Italian music. Adults $15, children 10 and younger $5. Rosemarie Di Maggio, 925-432-3648 or rdimaggio38@att.net.

  • Inaugural Charity Golf Tournament: Registration 9:30 a.m., shotgun start 11 a.m. April 29, Discovery Bay Golf and Country Club, 1475 Clubhouse Drive. Proceeds benefit Brentwood Police Activities League and the Harvest Park Bowl Youth Scholarship program. Prizes, hole-in-one contest, raffles. $150 includes tournament shirt, green fees, golf cart, range balls, lunch, awards dinner. Dinner only $30, or $50 for two. Registration and information: www.HarvestParkGolfEvent.org, 925-516-1221, ext. 102, jeannine@harvestparkbowl.com.

  • Pastimes Car Club Benefit Car Show: Car registration 7-9 a.m., show 9 a.m.-4 p.m. May 4, Liberty High School, teachers' parking lot, Spruce Street. Proceeds benefit the Liberty Transition Special Education Program. Cars trucks, bikes welcome. Food, prizes, vendors, more. Spectators free. Car registration $20; vendor registration $50. Information: pastimescarclub@gmail.com, www.facebook.com/PastimesCarClub.

  • Diablo Valley Mustang Association Show 'n Shine Car Show: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. May 4, Prewett Water Park, 4701 Lone Tree Way, Antioch. Proceeds benefits the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano. An all Ford and Mustang show. Registration $25, $30 day of event. Spectators are free. Information, registration: www.dvma.org.

  • Delta Informal Gardeners Plant Sale: 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., May 11, Wolfe Ranch, 700 Creek Road, Brentwood. Annuals, perennials, succulents, specialty items, more. $1.50-$5.40. Cash or local checks only. Bring cart or wagon for big purchases. 925-634-4088, www.deltainformalgardeners.org.

  • Seventh annual Wine & Chocolate Festival: 5-9 p.m. May 11, Hannah Nicole Vineyards, 6740 Balfour Road, Brentwood. Proceeds benefit the Special Kids Foundation. Live music, auctions, raffles, hors d'oeuvres, souvenir wine glass, more. $50. Tickets: 925-516-9690, www.spkids.org/eventswhats-happening/wine-a-chocolate.

  • Antioch Rotary Golf Tournament: Registration 6:45 a.m.; putting contest 7 a.m.; game (shotgun start) 8 a.m. May 17, Lone Tree Golf and Event Center, 4800 Gold Course Road. Proceeds benefit educational programs. $125 includes golf shirt, range balls, green fees, cart, tee prizes, lunch, hole-one-contest. Registration: www.lonetreegolfcourse.com. Information: Milanka13@msn.com.

  • Walk for a Warrior-Armed Forces Day Walk-a-Thon: 9 a.m. May 18, meet at East County Veterans Center, 1023 W. Second St., Antioch, for a two-mile walk to benefit veterans. Get walkers instructional packet and begin collecting pledges now. For packets, call 925-206-4113 or go to www.eastcountyveternas.org.

  • St. Ignatius of Antioch Community Garage Sale: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. May 18, 3351 Contra Loma Blvd. Proceeds benefit funding for a new educational center. A variety of treasures for everyone. Vendor spaces $35-$50. Vendors keep all their profits. Steve, 925-757-1276.

    Health

  • Red Cross Blood Drive: 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. April 27, Delta Community Presbyterian Church, 1900 Willow Lake Road, Discovery Bay. For appointments, call 800-733-2767 or go to redcrossblood.org. Use sponsor code: DISCOBAY.

  • Arthritis Foundation Exercise Classes: 10:15 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays, The Commons at Dallas Ranch, 4751 Dallas Ranch Road, Antioch. Free. Registration: Dina Osakue, 925-754-7772.

  • Overeaters Anonymous H. O.W meets: 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Antioch Kaiser, 4501 Sand Creek Road.

    For details and meeting room location, call Nori, 925-267-3697.

  • John Muir-Health Caring Hands Caregivers Program seeking volunteers: 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. Call Linda Groobin at 925-952-2999 or email lgroobin@johnmuirhealth.com.

  • Sutter Delta-Living Well with Diabetes: 10 a.m.-noon Wednesdays, Sutter Delta Medical Center, Edna Fallman Education Center, 3901 Lone Tree Way, Antioch. Learn about weight, exercise, diet, medication, resources and more. For dates and registration, call Wendy, 925-779-3575.

  • 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

  • Pittsburg Bocce Ball League Sign-ups: Pittsburg Summer Bocce League April 30 through September. Open Night Division $220 per team and $190 for the Senior Division, open to adults 50 years of age and older. Open Night Games are played Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings, and Senior Division games are played on Tuesday evenings. Information and registration: Ginny Nelson, 925-229-3312 or t VNelson1947@juno.com.

  • 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 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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