Holiday Home of the Season Contest: The Brentwood Neighborhood Committee is seeking homes within the Brentwood city limits whose decorated front yards capture the holiday season. One home will be selected as the 2016 winner and receive a yard sign stating their winning status, a gift basket, gift card from Delta Informal Gardeners and special parking privileges at Home Depot. Nominations will be taken until Dec. 18 at www.brentwoodca.gov. Participating residents will need to have their lights/animated scenes turned on from 6-9 p.m. Dec. 20, for judges to evaluate the home. Residences will be judged on originality, arrangement and theme. Winner announced Dec. 21. For information, contact BNC at 925-516-5364 or email@example.com.
Snowmen in the Park: Through Dec. 22, City Park, 710 Second St. Snowpeople and snow scenes will be on display daily. Photo opportunities with “snow flurries” will be available from 6-8 p.m. 925-516-5444, http://www.brentwoodca.gov.
Wreaths Across America Wreath Laying Ceremony: 9 a.m. Dec. 17, Union Cemetery, 11545 Brentwood Blvd., Brentwood. The ceremony is coordinated by Anne Loucks Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution with support of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10789 and the Union Ceremony. Wreaths may be ordered from Anne Loucks Chapter, through VFW Post 10789 (www.vfw.10789.org), Commander Steve Todd, (415-722-0923), or directly through www.wreathsacrossamerica.org using Sponsoring Group #CA0076 and Cemetery Designation CAUNBW. Wreaths are delivered the day before the ceremony. For additional information, call 925-858-9075.
Home for Christmas Musical Revue: 2 p.m. Dec. 17, California Theater, 351 Railroad Ave., Pittsburg. Enjoy Christmas songs performed by various community groups. Directed by Steven W. Mergogey-Conti. $10-$25. www.pittsburgcaliforniatheatre.com.
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.
Willow Lake Annual Lighted Boat Parade: 5:30 p.m. Dec. 17, Discovery Bay. Boats line up on Willow Lake between Beach, Drakes and Shell Court Points. Route will be counter-clockwise around the lake. Held rain or shine. To participate in the parade, contact Shannon Marlin at 925-437-5641 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Art Guild of the Delta Member Art Show: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, through Dec. 22, Brentwood Community Center, 35 Oak St.
“United by the Dream”: 1-3:30 p.m. Jan. 16, Antioch High School, Beede Auditorium, 700 W. 18th St. A Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. community celebration presented by the Antioch School District and the City of Antioch. Featuring Antioch High School Music Masters, Deer Valley High School Divine Voices, Antioch High School Dance Extreme and community performances.
“Your Life. Your Legacy. Plan to make it right”: 1:30 p.m. Jan. 24, Brentwood Senior Activity Center, 193 Griffith Lane. Informative, no-obligation presentation on funeral planning. Space is limited. For a reservation, call 925-516-5444.
The Cancer Journey: 2-4 p.m. Jan. 28, Parish Hall of Immaculate Heart of Mary, 500 Fairview Ave., Brentwood. The program includes cancer prevention, the journey through the cancer process, how it changed your life, Hospice 101, resources for care. For information, call Mary Ann Smith at 925-240-1706.
Parkinson Network of Mt. Diablo Support Group: Meets third Saturdays monthly. 9-9:50 a.m. three concurrent support group meetings; 10-10:30 a.m. refreshments; 10:30-11:30 a.m. guest speaker; 11:30 a.m.-noon wrap up; Grace Presbyterian Church, 2100 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek. All are welcome. 925-939-4210, 925-932-1028.
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.
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.
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.
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 Basket Ball Tryouts: Go to www.teamselectbaskball.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. Service is from February through April 15. 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 home bound, 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 visit 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 cost 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.
Published at Mon, 12 Dec 2016 20:35:32 +0000