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AUGUST 16, 2019



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Events Saturday, Aug. 17 St. Jude Children’s Hospital Benefit

A fundraiser benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital will take place from 5 to 9 p.m. at Campos Family Vineyards, 3501 Byer Road in Byron. A BBQ dinner will be served with soft drinks, and wine and beer will be available for purchase. Live music, raffles and games will make it a fun evening for the family. Tickets are $45 for adults, $20 for kids ages 5 to 12, and children 4 and under are free. For more information, tickets or to donate, visit Tickets will not be sold at the event.  

Kids’ Fishing Derby

Join us for the annual free kids’ fishing derby off the Antioch/Oakley Pier at Bridgehead Road in Oakley. Check-in starts at 8 a.m. and fishing runs from 9 to 11 a.m. The derby is for kids age 15 and under; free bait and a limited number of loaner poles will be available, so bring your own pole, if possible. Preregistration is available at Oakley City Hall, 3231 Main St. in Oakley, or at Hook, Line and Sinker, 3100 Main St. in Oakley. After the derby, lunch will be served and prizes awarded. For more information, contact Cindy Coelho at, 925-625-7044 or visit 

Sunday, Aug. 18 CYO Basketball sign ups

Girls and boys in second through eighth grade can sign up for the Immaculate Heart of Mary CYO basketball teams on Sunday, Aug. 18 from noon to 4 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 25, from 4 to 8 p.m., and Tuesday, Aug. 27, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Hall, 757 First St. in Brentwood. Players must reside in Brentwood, and all new players to CYO must bring a copy of a birth certificate to sign-ups. Registration fees are $185 per player. For more information, call Fernando Sanabria at 925-759-0486.

Christian Music Concert

Anthony Blackman Ministries will play a free concert with contemporary Christian music on the lawn at City Park in downtown Brentwood from 6 to 9 p.m. For more information, email Anthonyeblackman@ or visit www. 

Tuesday, August 20 Brentwood Community Chorus

The Brentwood Community Chorus will meet on Tuesdays through Dec. 15 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Brentwood Community Methodist Church, 809 Second Street in Brentwood. The chorus is open to anyone, regardless of age or experience. The ability to read music is desirable, but not required – only the love of singing. Registration is $50, plus approximately $20 for music. Performances are scheduled for Dec. 15, 21 and 22. For more information or to register, visit www. or email

Wednesday, Aug. 21 Banner Up Tour

Interested parties can join local artists for a free tour of the hand-painted banners that decorate downtown Brentwood. To participate, meet at the gazebo in City Park at the corner of Second and Oak streets at 10 a.m. For more information, contact Frank Littman at or 818-3078918 or visit banner-up-2019.

Thursday, Aug. 22 Live Music by Natural Blend

The Natural Blend band will play a variety of music for dancing and fun at the Brentwood Community Center at 35 Oak St. from 7 to 10 p.m. The evening will include refreshments, dance lessons and a no-host bar. Attendees must be 21+. Ample free garage parking is available behind the community center. Cost is $10 for those who pre-register and $12 for everyone at the door. Call 925-516-5380 with questions or to register. Funds raised benefit the Brentwood Senior Center.

Friday, Aug. 23 Back to School Festival

Check out our online Community Calendar. CYO Basketball in Oakley

St. Anthony’s in Oakley will have CYO Basketball signups for girls and boys in third to eighth grade on Sunday, Aug. 25, from 1 to 4 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 31, from 9 a.m. to noon; and Sunday, Sept. 8, from 1 to 4 p.m. Cost is $150 and players must reside within parish boundaries. CYO requires a photocopy of new players’ birth certificates. St. Anthony’s is located at 971 O’Hara Ave. For more information, visit www. 

Tuesday, Aug. 27 Discovery Bay Chamber of Commerce Mixer

Old River Elementary will host its annual back-to-school festival from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Old River Elementary, 30 Learning Lane, in Brentwood. Come for food trucks, a video game truck, bounce houses, games, raffles, prizes and more. Entrance is free; ride tickets are available for purchase. For more information, contact Courtney Fuentes at 925-584-1487.

The Discovery Bay Chamber of Commerce after-hours mixer will be held at Delta Valley Fitness, 1520 Discovery Bay Blvd. in Discovery Bay, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Come meet other businesspeople in the community at this fun networking event. For more information, email, call 925-240-4144 or visit  

Concert at Contra Loma

Thursday, Aug. 29 MOPs Open House

East Bay Regional Parks will host a free concert at Contra Loma Regional Park in Antioch to celebrate its 85th anniversary. The event will feature the David Perez Band, who will play an exciting mix of pop and rock with a Latin flair. Attendees should bring chairs, blankets, food and beverages. No alcohol will be allowed, and no food or drink will be sold. For more information, visit 

Saturday, Aug. 24 Movie Under the Stars: “Ralph Breaks the Internet”

The City of Oakley is hosting Movie Under the Stars, featuring “Ralph Breaks the Internet,” at Civic Center Plaza, 3231 Main St. in Oakley. Admission is free and set-up begins at 8 p.m. with the movie starting after sunset. Bring blankets, chairs and snacks and come enjoy a fun movie with your neighbors. For more information, contact Cindy Coelho at coelho@ or 925-625-7044 or visit www.

Kiddie Academy Grand Opening

The Kiddie Academy daycare center will celebrate its grand opening at 2 p.m. at 1620 Neroly Road in Oakley. Bring your child for storytime with Curious George and Pinkalicious. To register, visit For more information, contact Rishu Khare at 925261-6717 or

Sunday, Aug. 25 Youth Flag Football

Boys and girls 4 to 16 can participate in a free flag football clinic at Freedom Basin Park. Ages 4 to 8 start at 10 a.m.; ages 9 to 16 start at 11:30 a.m. For more information or to register for the fall season, visit www. or call 925-625-2222. 

Live Organ and a Movie: “Dial M for Murder”

The Pittsburg California Theatre presents the next in its Live Organ and a Movie series, “Dial M for Murder.” This series combines live organ music, raffles and a classic movie all rolled into one. Academy Award winners Grace Kelly and Ray Milland star with Robert Cummings in one of Alfred Hitchcock’s greatest depictions of revenge and murder. The show starts at 1:30 p.m. at 351 Railroad Ave. in Pittsburg and tickets cost $6.50. For more information, call 925-427-1611, email or visit upcoming-events. 

Mothers Of Preschoolers (MOPs) will have an open house from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at Golden Hills Community Church, 2401 Shady Willow Lane in Brentwood. Drop in to learn about meetings, speakers, activities and more. For more information, contact Amanda at 925-642-6794 or morning.mops.ghcc@gmail. com or visit 

Ongoing Events Discovery Bay Cars and Coffee

Al-Anon Meetings

Al-Anon meets Mondays from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. and Thursdays from 7 to 8 p.m. at Delta Community Presbyterian Church, 1900 Willow Lake Road in Discovery Bay. Al-Anon was made to help friends and families of alcoholics. For more information, call 925-784-8030.

Byron Delta Lions Club

The Byron Delta Lions Club meets the first Friday of every month at 10 a.m. at Delta Community Presbyterian Church, 1900 Willow Lake Road, in Discovery Bay. For more information, visit

Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support

This group meets the second Thursday of each month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Neighborhood Church at 50 Birch St. in Brentwood. It is open to any member of the community who is caring for or knows someone caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. No charge, no reservations needed. Speaker varies each month. For more information, call 925-284-7942 or visit 

Brentwood Chamber Mixer

The Brentwood Chamber of Commerce hosts its mixers on the third Thursday of each month, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at varying locations. Come for an evening of networking, refreshments and raffles. These events are free for members; non-members are welcome twice, then $25 per visit. For more information, contact Laura Young at Admin@ or 925-634-3344, or visit 

Free Medical Clinic

East Contra Costa Historical Society

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Family Resource Center hosts a free medical clinic at 2210 Gladstone Drive in Pittsburg on Wednesdays from 4 to 8 p.m., and second and fourth Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon. Uninsured adults ages 17+ with acute or chronic medical conditions are eligible. For an appointment, call 925-439-2009 on Wednesdays between 1 and 3 p.m. All health care services are free to the patient, including medical exams, diagnostic and laboratory testing. For more information, visit www. 

Grief Support Group

Free yourself from anger, distrust, addictions and regrets. Renewed Life Church, at 1435 Main St. in Oakley, invites all to attend Celebrate Recovery, a 12-step, Christcentered program, Fridays from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Live music, a potluck buffet and child sitter are available. For more information, visit

The Discovery Bay Community Foundation is hosting a community gathering on the third Saturday of each month through October. This free event is an opportunity for car enthusiasts to share their rides. All cars are welcome. Come to the Boardwalk Grill parking lot at 5879 Marina Road in Discovery Bay, from 8 to 10 a.m. to see some neat vehicles and check out the shops at the marina. For more information, contact Jim Mattison at or 925-698-1590. The East Contra Costa Historical Society’s Museum, located at 3890 Sellers Ave. in Brentwood, is open 2 to 4 p.m. every Saturday and third Sunday through October. Tour the 1890s home, one-room school, new resource center and other features from East County’s past. For more information, call Dawn at 925-513-3247. This group is to provide support for adults age 18+ who are grieving the death of someone close to them. No registration is required, but please arrive a few minutes early. The group meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the large conference room in the John Muir Urgent Care Center, 2400 Balfour Road, suite 223. For more information, contact Suzi Spangenberg at 925-887-5678 or suzis@hospiceeastbay. org or visit

Soroptimist International of Antioch Meeting

The Soroptimist International of Antioch will meet the first Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m., and the second, third and fourth Wednesdays at noon at the Lone Tree Golf and Event Center at 4800 Golf Course Road in Antioch. For more information, contact Mary Ann Redden at 925-757-5605 or visit www.

Celebrate Recovery

Area Agency on Aging survey

The Contra Costa County Area Agency on Aging has launched a survey to gather more information to create services for seniors in Contra Costa County. Seniors and their caregivers may take the Needs Assessment Survey now through September at www. or request a copy by calling 800-510-2020.

GSMOL Biweekly Class

Golden State Manufactured Homeowners’ League Chapter 196 hosts an education class the second and fourth Thursday of each month in Oakley from 5 to 6 p.m. Facilitator Glorie Illian discusses important topics related to mobile home living, such as emergency preparedness for pets and humans, mobile home maintenance and more. Attendees should come prepared to take notes. For more information or to RSVP, call 925-625-6251.

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