Antioch Historical Society Barbecue: Noon-4 p.m. May 7, 1500 West 4th St., Antioch. Includes a tri-tip dinner (1-2 p.m.) cooked by the Antioch Lion’s Club, beer, wine, soda and water. Children 12 years and younger receive a free hot dog, chips and beverages. The Tuck & Roll Band will play music of the ’50s-’70s from 2-4 p.m. in the gazebo; museum tours will be given from 2-3 p.m. $25. Tickets: 925-757-4169, Diane@Art4antioch.org.
Pittsburg Historical Society and Museum: Annual pasta dinner to honor Federal Glover. 5:30 p.m. April 29, Pittsburg Senior Center, 300 Presidio Lane. Tickets are $30 and include appetizers, salad, French bread, penne pasta with chicken Parmesan and dessert. Tickets can be picked up and paid for at the Museum, 515 Railroad Ave. Reserve tickets by calling 925-439-7501 or 925-766-8304. Benefits the Pittsburg Historical Society and Museum.
Rivertown Historic Homes Tour: Noon-4 p.m. April 30. Tour eight homes in historic sections of Antioch.Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at Urban Jumble, 307 G St.; G St. Mercantile, 205 G St.; Jim Lanter’s State Farm, 314 G St.; Oddly Unique, 209 G St.; and East County Insurance, 2738 W. Tregallas St. Day of event tickets available at 220 W. 4th St. Benefits Rivertown Townsquare. 925-640-8483, 925-754-2006.
Resurrection Ministries Rummage Sale: 7 a.m.-2 p.m. May 6, Resurrection Ministries, 1275 Fairview Ave., Brentwood. Shop for clothing, furniture, tools, jewelry, books and more. Benefits the church’s community programs. Donations of merchandise for the sale accepted through May 3. http://rezministry.org.
Antioch Library presents Cascade de Flores: 6:30 p.m. May 2, Antioch Library, 501 W. 18th St., Antioch. Get a jump-start on Cindo de Mayo with musical group Cascada de Flores, performing songs from Latin America’s golden age, including bolero, rancheras and guarachas. For all ages. Free. 925-757-9224, ccclib.org.
A Prom for Our True Heroes: 5 p.m. dinner, 5:45 p.m. downtown parade, 6 p.m. grand entrance. The event is for special needs students from Heritage, Freedom and Liberty high schools. Prom guests meet at Heritage High School where they will be transported to Vic Stewarts for a pre-prom dinner. After dinner, they will be provided limo transportation to the Community Center where the prom will be held. To volunteer or donate dresses, tuxedos or transportation services, email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Support the event at www.gofundme.com/trueheroprom.
Annual Gospel Celebration Concert: 7 p.m. May 6, Los Medanos College Recital Hall, 2700 E. Leland Road, Pittsburg. The theme of this year’s concert is “Black Gospel Music — An Urban Celebration of S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts/Music and Math). Special guest gospel artist Anita Wilson and featuring Tri Valley Component Community Choir, Casey and Erica Pringle, The Faith Chorale and Sons of Mr. Gospel. Guest speaker: Dr. Ameer Thompson, Ph.D., director of Caminos a Las Ciencias, Saint Mary’s College. $18-$20. 925-565-6107, email@example.com.
“Strategies for a Culturally Challenged World”: 6:30-9 p.m. May 9, Liberty Adult Education Center, 929 Second St., Brentwood. Participants learn a new model for etiquette to thrive on the job, while seeking a job or in everyday life situations. $25 plus $15 for textbook. Register by fax (925-634-5317) or by phone (925-634-2565).
Adult Storytelling Workshop: 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 10, Antioch Public Library, 501 W. 18th St. Workshop led by professional storyteller Liz Nichols covers simple story selection, learning, and presenting skills. Adults can advance their knowledge of storytelling skills to interact with family, friends, organizations and business. Free. 925-437-1360, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Open Mic: 6:30 p.m. May 11, Brentwood Community Center, 35 Oak St. Participants are allowed five minutes each to perform poetry, short story, nonfiction or any other creative work of their own or by another writer, as long as it’s neither insulting nor abusive. Hosted by Kati Short, poet laureate. Free. 925-634-6655, email@example.com.
Delta Pedalers Family Fun Ride: Registration 8-9 a.m. May 13, Veterans Park, 3841 Balfour Road, Brentwood. Family-friendly ride, open to all levels and offers three distances: a short 3-mile ride, a 10-mile ride with turnaround at Creekside Park and the full 20-mile ride with turnaround at Big Break Regional Shoreline. All participants required to wear a helmet. Free. www.deltaped.org.
California Striped Bass Association: 5:30-8:30 p.m. (6:30 p.m. dinner) May 13, Bridge Marina Yacht Club, 20 Fleming Lane, Antioch. New members and visitors are welcome for lively discussions; reports on current events; and speakers on striped bass, the Delta and fishing. $17. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org. Reservations: 925-699-1699.
Contra Costa County Fair: Fair hours: Noon-9:30 p.m. May 18-19; 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. May 20-21. Carnival hours: Noon-11 p.m. May 18; noon-midnight May 19; 11 a.m.-midnight May 20 and 11 a.m.-11 p.m. May 21, Contra Costa Fairgrounds, 1201 West 10th St., Antioch. For a complete list of events and prices, go to http://contracostafair.com.
Parkinson Network Support Group: 9 a.m.-noon May 20, Grace Presbyterian Church, 2100 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek. Three concurrent individual meetings, followed by a group session and speaker. Dr. Maxwell Markow will give a presentation called “Deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s disease: Rationale, evaluation, and emerging technology.” 925-939-4210, https://pnmd.net.
Python Ron’s Reptile Kingdom: 3:30 p.m. May 23, Antioch Community Library, 501 W. 18th St. Meet all the different creatures that travel with Python Ron. From 18-foot pythons to 4-foot lizards, get up close and personal with these reptiles — and maybe even hold a snake. 925-757-9224.
Microsoft Office Suite 2013: 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays, through May 31, Liberty Adult Education Center, 929 Second St., Brentwood. Self-paced program with the support of a teacher. Students of all levels will be able to improve their marketability. Students can focus on any of the applications in the suite, including Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook. $125 plus textbook and USB flash drive. 925-634-2565, www.libertyadulted.org.
Bookkeeping/Accounting: 6-9 p.m. Thursdays, through June 1, Liberty Adult Education Center, 929 Second St., Brentwood. This course covers terms, concepts and applications of a double-entry accounting system for a service business. Students learn to deal effectively with the chart of accounts, assets, liabilities and equity accounts, as well as apply basic rules of generally accepted accounting principles. $125 plus textbook access cards for online workbook and automated accounting. 925-634-2565, www.libertyadulted.org.
June Home of the Season Contest: Members of the Brentwood Neighborhood Committee (BNC) are looking for the city’s most outstanding front yard as part of its Home of the Season program. BNC members consider homes exhibiting creative and beautiful landscaping as well as overall curb appeal when making their selection. The 2017 winner will receive a yard sign stating their winning status, a gift basket, a gift card from Delta Informal Gardeners and a parking pass giving them special privileges at Home Depot. To nominate a home or your own home, go to www.brentwoodca.gov and click on the BNC link under Boards and Commissions. Nominations will be taken until June 2. The winning home will be announced June 14. 925-516-5364, email@example.com.
Mobile Home Owners Advocacy Group: Meets 12:30-2:30 p.m. second Saturdays monthly, in Oakley. Mobile home owners living in East Contra Costa County are welcome. The league teaches mobile home owners their legal rights and how to defend themselves when rights are violated. For details about the local chapter and to RSVP, call 925-625-6251. For information on the statewide organization, go to GSMOL.org.
Healing Your Grief Workshops: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, through May 11, St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 4001 Stoneridge Drive, Pleasanton. Explore the steppingstones that are part of each grief journey in this eight-week series of workshops. Preregistration required. One-time $15 donation requested. 925-846-8708.
“In Mt. Diablo’s Shadow”: The book “In Mt. Diablo’s Shadow,” Vol. 6, featuring poetry, short stories and essays written by East Bay residents, is now available for purchase from the Postal Annex, 3130 Balfour, Brentwood and Delta Gallery of the Arts in the streets of Brentwood, Brentwood Press, 248 Oak St., and Kati Short, 925-634-6655; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Legal clinics for seniors: By appointment, second Thursday of the month, Concord Senior Center, 2727 Parkside Drive. Contra Costa Senior Legal Services offers a free legal clinic to prepare and notarize an advance health care directive, tailor-made for you in a 45-minute, individual confidential appointment with an attorney. For any senior 60 or older who resides anywhere in Contra Costa County. 925-671-3320.
Discovery Bay Library Connection: 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday and 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Discovery Bay Community Center, 1601 Discovery Bay Blvd. A new service allows Discovery Bay residents to borrow library materials without having to travel to the library. Patrons with a valid library card can request items, including books and music CDs, online at ccclib.org and they will be delivered to the Community Center the following Thursday afternoon. Checkout time is 27 days, including delivery time. 925-634-1131.
Delta Shadow Boxers Parkinson’s Support Group: 6:30 p.m. third Wednesdays monthly, John Muir Health building, 2400 Balfour Road, Brentwood. 925-550-2756.
Are You A Veteran?: Veterans Peer to Peer night meets 6 p.m. Wednesdays, 1023 Second St., Antioch (corner of Second and L streets). Call 925-206-4113.
GSMOL Education Classes: 4:30-6 p.m. second and fourth Thursdays monthly. Oakley location given upon registration. Hosted by Golden State Manufactured Home Owners League Chapter 196. Facilitator Glorie Illian discusses important topics related to mobile home living. Call 925-625-6251.
Exploring the Dunes: 10-11 a.m. second Saturdays, end of Fulton Shipyard Road, Antioch. Guided tour will focus on the wonders of Antioch Dunes National Wildlife Refuge. Call 707-769-4200.
Online Driver’s Education: Students 15 and older can start the process to obtain a driver’s license by enrolling in this interactive online course. Learn the rules of the road, DMV procedures and more. Register at Oakley City Hall, 3231 Main St. A valid email address is required. $39-$49. Call 925-625-7041 or email email@example.com.
Team Select Youth Basketball Tryouts: Go to www.teamselectbasketball.com. Tryouts will take place at Antioch Community Center, 4703 Lone Tree Way, Antioch. Ruben Garcia, 925-367-3912, firstname.lastname@example.org.
AARP Tax-Aide: Contra Costa County AARP Tax-Aide is seeking volunteers to become members of a team providing free tax preparation for individuals of all ages. Volunteer positions include tax counselors who are trained by Tax-Aide and certified by IRS, and client facilitators, who schedule appointments and assist clients at tax sites. Classes for tax counselors begin in January. Apply online at www.aarp.org/taxvolunteer or call LaVerne Gordon at 925-726-3199 for information.
Meals on Wheels: Volunteer drivers are needed to deliver nutritious meals to homebound, frail seniors living in far East County. Meals are delivered between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. Call 925-625-4545.
Host families needed: Cultural Homestay International is seeking volunteer host families for boys and girls from a variety of countries. Students are 15 to 18 years old. Call 209-502-7567 or 877-737-0409 or go to www.chinet.org.
Red Cross: Become part of Red Cross’ disaster responders to provide assistance to individuals and families affected by local emergencies and disasters. Hours are flexible, and free training, including CPR/First Aid, is provided. Call 925-603-7426 or email VYSNB@redcross.org.
Senior Volunteer Program: Senior volunteers with the California Highway Patrol provide a visual presence around school zones. Call 925-646-4980 or visit the office, 5001 Blum Road, Martinez. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Brentwood Library Foundation: A variety of volunteer opportunities are available to help support the Brentwood Library Foundation. Contact Diane Alexander at 925-634-5456.
Free Blood Pressure Screening: 10:30-11:30 a.m. third Mondays. Ambrose Community Center, 3105 Willow Pass Road, Bay Point. John Muir Health Senior Services: free blood pressure screening. Call 925-458-1601.
Brighter Beginnings’ Family Health Clinic: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Mondays, 2213 Buchanan Road, Suite 103, Antioch. Fees: sliding scale. Any additional costs incurred for laboratory, radiation or medication services are the responsibility of the patient. Call 925-303-4780.
Freedom from Tobacco: Kaiser Medical Offices, 4501 Sand Creek Road, Antioch. Learn about overcoming nicotine addiction and how medications can help. Call 925-813-3560.
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