Classes/Workshops

  • Opportunity Junction application sessions: 10 a.m. May 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.


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  • 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

  • Oakley Relay for Life: 9 a.m. May 18 to 9 a.m. May 19, Freedom High School 1050 Neroly Road. Help fight cancer. Opening ceremony, survivors lap, luminary ceremony, raffles. Spectators free. Donations accepted at the event. http://RelayForLife.org.

  • Ambrose Park Cleanup Day: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. May 18, 125 Memorial Way, Bay Point. Sponsored by Habitat for Humanity and the Ambrose Recreation and Park District. Light landscaping, building cleanup, painting and other small tasks. Volunteers contact Leslie Palaroan, 510 251-6304, ext. 324. Light refreshments served before and after.

  • Introduction to California Natives and Drought Tolerant Plants: 10-11 p.m. May 18, Pompei Nursery, 4701 Main St., Oakley. Learn about plants that are native to California and require minimal water. Discussion on composting and mulching as a means of water conservation. Free. 925-625-7330, www.pompeinursery.com.

  • 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 memrobilia. Registration: Jane Bray, 925-206-4316.

  • Water Safety Day: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. May 18, New Lifeline Ministries, 4246 Empire Ave., Oakley. Free life jackets for kids newborn to 5 while supplies last. For information, call 925-625-1982.

  • 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. Walk-ins OK or call Steve Sparks, 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 closest 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.

  • City of Brentwood Public Works Open House: 9 a.m.-noon May 21, Public Works Corporation Yard, 2201 Elkins Way, Brentwood. A family event to celebrate National Public Works Week. Get information on water conservation, water meter reading, responsible recycling, water quality, stormwater and more. Equipment demonstrations and a backhoe competition. Free. 925-516-6000., www.brentwoodca.gov.

  • Elder Abuse-How To Avoid It: 10 a.m. May 23, GFWC Woman's Club of Antioch, 509 G St. Attorney Matthew Hart gives information on how to avoid becoming a victim of elder abuse. Light refreshments served. Free. Kay, 925-565-9120.

  • Contra Costa County Fair: May 30-June 2, Contra Costa County Fairgrounds, 1201 W. 10th St., Antioch. Live music, entertaining shows, a variety of food, traditional exhibits, youth livestock, free kids activities, rides and more. For a full schedule of events and times, go to www.contracostafair.com/fair.

  • Family Fun Nights at the Museum: 1-9 p.m. June 19, July 17, Aug. 21, 1500 W. Fourth St. The Antioch Historical Society will offer special programs, including children's activities, cartoons in the theater room, old photo slide shows in the Riverview Room. Lemonade, iced tea, coffee, cookies, popcorn and prizes. Antioch Historical Society Museum, 1500 W. 4th St. 925-757-1326.

    Fundraisers

  • Cornerstone Fellowship Carwash: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 18, Willy's Bagels (near Heritage High School), 390 W. Country Club Drive, Brentwood. All proceeds will help send teens to Hume Lake Summer Camp. Suggested donation $10. 925-447-3465.

  • Delta Community Presbyterian Church E-waste Fundraiser: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. May 18, 1900 Willow Lake Road, Discovery Bay. Proceeds benefit DCPC youth group. No batteries or scrap metal. For a full list of acceptable items, call 925-634-0184.

  • 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.

  • Battle of the Bands: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. June 1, Contra Costa County Fairgrounds, 1201 W. 10th St., Antioch. Proceeds benefit music programs at Pittsburg, Heritage, Liberty and Freedom high schools and Black Diamond and Bristow middle schools. All-day jazz bands, rock 'n' roll bands and worship bands. Sponsored by the Delta Force Rotary Club. $10. For information, call Richard McDaniel, 925-998-1764 or email rich.mcdaniel@mutualofomaha.com.

    Health

  • Red Cross Blood Drive: 1-7 p.m. May 17, Resurrection Ministries, 1275 Fairview Ave., Brentwood. To schedule an appointment, call 800-733-2767 or go to redcrossblood.org. Use sponsor code: BRENTWOOD.

  • Red Cross Blood Drive: 2:30-6:30 p.m. May 20, Church of Christ, Fellowship Hall, 1020 E. Tregallas Road, Antioch. To schedule an appointment, call 800-733-2767 or go to redcrossblood.org. Use sponsor code: ANTIOCH.

  • 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 Cargivers 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

  • Biddy Sports Outdoor T-ball Sign-ups: Register by June 5. Boys and girls 3-5 learn the fundamentals of T-ball and develop social skills. Games are played on six consecutive Saturday mornings at the Ambrose Community Center, 3105 Willow Pass Road, Bay Point. $25 includes a T-shirt, weekly snacks and an award. 925-458-1601, or go to www.biddysports.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 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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