East County Events: June 14 and Beyond

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The highlight of the weekend will be in for the  Cajun & Blues FestivalSaturday and Sunday, June 14-15 with Multiple Texas and Louisiana Grammy winners are making this growing northern California music festival a perfect weekend destination for stellar American roots music, bayou cuisine and family fun.  If you do not feel like traveling, catch the movie Frozen in Downtown Oakley this evening with movie in the park.

Here is a list of events this weekend and a little further out.


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Brownstone Gardens Bridal Boot Camp
Open to the public, this free event begins workouts on Saturdays from 8:00 to 9:00 am throughout the summer and into the fall. The series will be led by Mary and Brandon Collins, independent Beachbody Coaches. Participants need to bring a Yoga mat, towel, and water bottle.  Brownstone Gardens is located at 91 Brownstone Road in Oakley.

For more information, visit OneREVolution Fitness at their website, or “Like” them on Facebook.


Isleton Cajun and Blues Festival

Isleton Cajun & Blues Festival (June 14 & 15)
The 2014 Cajun & Blues Festival set for Father’s Day weekend, Saturday and Sunday, June 14-15. Multiple Texas and Louisiana Grammy winners are making this growing northern California music festival a perfect weekend destination for stellar American roots music, bayou cuisine and family fun.

The new Festival location on the Delta Loop–the spacious Delta Boat Storage adjacent to B&W Resort Marina at 950 Brannan Island Road just off Hwy. 12–allows for a more pastoral, grassy setting. Parking is free and fest shuttles will make regular runs.

National headliners this year are:

  • Louisiana/Texas blues Grammy nominee Marcia Ball
  •  Steve Riley & The Mamou Playboys, Cajun French music from the backwaters of Southwest Louisiana
  •  Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas. black dancehall powerhouse family band sound with rubboard percussion, electric guitars and R&B influences.
  •  Others set to perform include: JD McPherson, Signs & Signifiers, Yvette Landry and Roddie Romero, Ray Bonneville and Richie Lawrence, Andre Thierry & Zydeco Magic, Terry Hanck, Wendy DeWitt, Red’s Blues with Steve Freund, Kyle Rowland Blues Band, Ray “Catfish” Copeland Band, Derek Abel and JAWS, and The Cool Drift Band featuring Raymond Coats.

The event will feature over 8,000 pounds of fresh crawdads, gumbo, jambalaya, alligator, bacon-covered hot dogs, shrimp po’ boys and more.

An active Kid Zone with large climbing rocks, bounce house and crafts and face painting is next to one of the stages. Other features are a classic car show, mini farmers market, wines from Lodi and the Delta wineries and museums depicting the great history of the Delta.

Tickets are $35 for a two day pass and 20 per day for ages 12 and over. 12 and under are free. The complete music line-up ( with links to each band and bio)


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Republic of Cake Fathers Day Special
Bring Dad this Friday, Saturday and Father’s Day (Sunday) and when you buy 4 cupcakes, he’ll get a FREE one all for himself. Dad must be present, free cupcake of lesser value, some exclusions apply, and on and on and on and on…..


 

Oakley

Oakley Movie in the Plaza
The Recreation Division will feature the Disney favorite Frozen, tomorrow Saturday, June 14th at the Civic Center Park. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy a movie under the stars the movie will begin at dark.


Brentwood Farmers Market

Brentwood Farmers Market
The farmers market will run on Saturdays between March 15 through November 22 between 8:00 am and 12:00 pm located at First Street between Oak and Chestnut.


 

A Little Further Out

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Bowling Fundraiser for Quentin “Squish” Rios
This fundraiser supports 3-year old Quentin from Oakley diagnosed with a brain tumor which has affected his vision where the tumor is located throughout his optic nerves. The tumor is inoperable because of its location within the brain and the treatment is 60 weeks of chemotherapy with a goal of preventing the tumor from further growth while hopefully shrinking it.

Saturday June 21, 2014 from 11:30 am – 3:00 pm
Delta Bowl 3300 Delta Fair Blvd. Antioch, CA 94509
Tickets $10.00 per person Includes bowling & shoes
Vendors, Food, Raffles, Door Prizes!

For tickets please call Penny at 925-625-4881 or Robin at Delta Bowl 925-757-5424 For Vendor Information or in-kind donations for the raffle please contact Fran at [email protected]


 

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Brentwood Chamber of Commerce: Poker Tournament
On June 27, the Brentwood Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a Texas Hold-em Poker Tournament to help raise funds for then annual holiday parade. The event is located at the Senior Center at 130 Griffith Lane in Brentwood and the event begins with a Dinner Buffett at 6:30 to 7:30 with the poker tournament to begin at 7:30. The buy in is $65.

If you go:
Cash Bar, Wine, Beer, Soda and Water. Raffle Prizes
No tickets will be sold at door,
Prizes will be awarded to  First, Second and Third place.
Register online


Goldon Pond

On Golden Pond @ El Campanil T
Presented by The Vagabond Players

Saturday June 28, 2014 8:00 pm
Sunday June 29, 2014  2:00 pm
The play is a classic American comedy/drama that’s every bit as touching, warm, and witty today as when it debuted on Broadway in 1979. Retired couple Ethel and Norman Thayer spend every summer at their home on Golden Pond. …..
More Information/Buy Tickets


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June 28: Brentwood PAL Fundaiser hosted by Chamon Kabob Restaurant
Chamon Kabob Restaurant will be hosting their Two Year Anniversary on Saturday June 28th from 2-5pm. They wanted to celebrate by giving back to the community by hosting a family friendly fun which includes face painting, balloon making, a police car and the highlight will be an eating contest. You are encouraged to attend and help support Brentwood PAL who will be accepting donations to help raise funds for the Brentwood Police Activities league.

If you are interested in participating in the Eating Contest, email Naz at [email protected]. The cost is $25 and the winner will receive a gift card.

Chamon Kabob is located at 5611 Lone Tree Way in Brentwood and can be visited on the web or “like” them on Facebook


Streets of Brentwood Parade

Streets of Brentwood 4th of July Parade
The Streets of Brentwood will be hosting a 4th of July Kids Parade on July 4 beginning at 8:00 am and will end around 11:00 am. The event will feature:

  • Parade of beautifully decorated strollers and wagons
  • Contest in multiple categories for the decorated strollers and wagons
  • Face Painting
  • Balloon Twisting
  • Raffle
  • …and much more!

Note: if you wish to participate in the parade, you must RSVP. All information regarding the parade can be found on the Streets of Brentwood Website


Oakley Cityhood Celebration
The Annual Cityhood Celebration will be held on Saturday, July 5th at 6:00 p.m. at the Freedom High School Basin. Celebrate our 15th birthday with jumpies, games, food, music and a firework extravaganza. Bring your lawn chair and blanket to enjoy the fun. Activity wristbands are $5, children 5 and under are free. For more information contact Cindy Coehlo at [email protected]


 

Free Antioch Saturday Summer Concerts begin Saturday, July 5th

For the 10th year, the Arts & Cultural Foundation of Antioch is proud to present the Free Antioch Saturday Summer Concert Series in downtown Antioch. Concerts will be held in Waldie Plaza, located at 2nd & I Streets, from 6 – 8 PM every Saturday in July and August. The downtown, river view location brings back visions of old fashioned events for audiences of all ages. During the concerts the trains passing through town add to the crowd’s enjoyment Concert goers are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs, blankets, etc., as there is no seating in the plaza.

The concert’s major funder is the Lesher Foundation, along with support from the City of Antioch, East County Times, Republic Services, NRG, Clay Millias & Co, LLP and the Antioch Chamber of Commerce. Without these generous sponsors, the summer concert series could not be possible.

Bands scheduled for the 2014 series are all local, have played at prior summer concerts and are proven crowd favorites. The line-up is:

  • July 5th: Vocal Ease & the Boogie Men, Best Music of the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s
  • July 12th: Frankie G & the Conviction, Blues & R&B Band
  • July 19th, PHD’s, contemporary R&B, Latin, Oldies Standards and Jazz
  • July 26th: Project4, Punk, Soul, Latin & R&B
  • August 2nd: Nicky Depalola, Dance and Rock & Roll from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s
  • August 9th: The Love Handles, 70’s, 80’s & 90’s Dance Rock & Roll
  • August 16th: Rodeo House, Today’s Country, August 23rd: Against Leo, Rock & Roll and Blues
  • August 30th and features Tuck & Roll, 50’s, 60’s and 70’s.

For more information, visit http://art4antioch.org/Summer_Concerts.asp or call Diane Gibson-Gray at (925) 325-9897.


 

July 8: Discovery Bay Community Meeting About Aquatic Invasive Plants

Discovery Bay, CA –  On Tuesday, July 8th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Discovery Bay Elementary School, residents are invited to attend a community meeting regarding Aquatic Invasive plants. The meeting will be attended by Assemblymember Jim Frazier, various elected officials, and representatives from the California Division of Boating and Waterways. Biologists will be on hand to discuss the identification of new invasive aquatic species, and staff members from the department will be available to discuss proactive methods of management.  Delta residents play a vital role in apprising the Division of Boating & Waterways of aquatic weed infestations.  It is very important to report aquatic weed sightings by emailing [email protected] or calling 1-888-326-2822.

Location:
Discovery Bay Elementary School
1700 Willow Lake Road
Discovery Bay, CA 94505


 

Alex Ramon

July 13: #New Magic Staring Alex Ramon

A magic show with a new style and a new flair, is in Antioch for one show only! Alex Ramon #NewMagic will introduce the world of magic, all of its most incredible marvels and some of its newest miracles, to the latest generation of audiences. Friendly enough for kids but edgy enough for the adults. Don’t miss the rare opportunity to see this illusion show in Antioch. Alex Ramon has mesmerized millions around the world with his magic. He toured the globe as the Ringmaster for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, the star of Disney LIVE Mickey’s Magic Show, and has made Whoopi Goldberg levitate! His show was named the #1 attraction in Lake Tahoe for over 2 years, come and see why! www.alexramonmagic.com.

For tickets, visit http://www.elcampaniltheatre.com/new-magic.html


Future Events

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