Delta Datelines: Contra Costa County Fair; Pittsburg car show, returns

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Delta Datelines: Contra Costa County Fair; Pittsburg car show, returns

Delta Datelines: Contra Costa County Fair; Pittsburg car show, returns


Pittsburg Classic Car Show: 6-8 p.m. May 11, between Sixth and Third streets, Old Town Pittsburg. Featured car club: Mayor’s Pick. Cars, music from the PHd’s and special attractions. Free.

Senior Appreciation Health Fair: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 13, Pittsburg Senior Center, 300 Presidio Lane.

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.

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: 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

Children’s Spring Concert: 7 p.m. May 19, Civic Center Plaza, 3231 Main St., Oakley. Choir Director Shannon Pages leads the Oakley Elementary School District Choir in a fun and lively program of songs. A reception with cookies and punch follows the concert. Free. 925-625-7044,

5K Fun Run/Walk Color Dash: Registration 8 a.m., race begins 10 a.m. May 20, Rancho Medanos Junior High School, 2301 Range Road, Pittsburg. Along the route, participants go through stadiums where they are sprayed with colored powder. Sponsored by Body Move. $35-$40. Benefits the Physical Education department at Rancho Medanos Junior High School. Open to all ages. Registration:

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,

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,

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,

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 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,

Movie in the Plaza: Dusk, June 17, Civic Center Plaza, 3231 Main St., Oakley. Movie: “Secret Life of Pets.” Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome. Snacks and beverages will be available for purchase. Free admission. 925-625-7044,

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

“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;

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 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

Team Select Youth Basketball Tryouts: Go to Tryouts will take place at Antioch Community Center, 4703 Lone Tree Way, Antioch. Ruben Garcia, 925-367-3912,


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 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

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

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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Published at Mon, 08 May 2017 17:33:12 +0000