Here is a look at some of the local events within East Contra Costa County this weekend which we highly recommend the Kiwanis Club Pride of the Southeast Antioch Restaurant Tour. It’s a great value and a lot of fun sampling different foods.
We have also included events that are a little further out that we encourage you to keep on your radar.
May 4 Kiwanis Club – Pride of Southeast Antioch Restaurant Tour
In this event, folks who purchase tickets will get to travel to different restaurants on the tour and sample food provided. Tickets are just $15. Contact Kay Power (925) 202-3519 or TJ Bradley at (925) 864-4188.
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.
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.
Contra Costa Open Studios
Local artists welcome the public to visit their studios during this weekend event. Watch the artists at work, enjoy a wide variety of original fine art and shop for unique, creative treasures. Features more than 30 artists and 13 studios in Antioch, Brentwood, Discovery Bay and Oakley. Open Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission is free.
The Dog Days of Diabetes
Saturday, Creekside Park, 1010 Claremont Drive, Brentwood. Registration at 9 a.m., $25 per person, $100 for a team of five. Raffle tickets $1 each. To learn more about “The Dog Days of Diabetes” or register in advance, email Annette Seabury at [email protected] or call 925-642-3799.
2014 Contra Costa County Youth Summit
On Saturday May 3, Supervisor Federal Glover will be hosting his 2014 Contra Costa County Youth Summit at Los Medanos College from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.
The free event is for youths in 6th grade through 12th grade where special workshops that offer college and job preparation classes, life skills training developing healthy habits and physical fitness will be provided.
This year’s theme is “How to Survive Being a Teenager” and the keynote speaker is Shaun Derik. The daylong event will address issues that teenagers deal with on a daily basis.
“The teen years can be a fun time, but for some, it can be a dark time. Today’s youth are barraged with more information and choices than any other generation. Because of the sheer volume, they skim off the top of the offerings from the media and peers without getting a complete picture. They are being asked to make choices that can affect the rest of their lives without knowing the long-term consequences – all the while enduring bullying, abuse, harassment, and pressure from their peers, their teachers,” said Supervisor Glover
If students stay the entire day, they will qualify for a free bus pass for use all summer and other prizes.
TRANSPORTATION: Rides to and from the Youth Summit available for Martinez/Pacheco residents available. Contact Paul Adler at (925) 335-8200 for more details.
For more information, visit: http://www.cccounty.us/2839/Youth-Summit-2014
K9 Paw Print Adoptions
1st Sat. of the month we are at Petco in Brentwood from 12-4 and the 3rd Sat. of the month we are at Pet Food Express in Clayton from12-4.
May 4: Car Show and Pitch, Hit & Run Competition
Delta Baseball and Softball League (DBSL) and The Asphalt Outlaws are hosting a Car and Bike Show on Sunday, May 4th in the East Parking lot at AYSC, 2200 Wymore Way, Antioch, CA 94509. Registration is from 8am to 10am and the awards will be announced at 2pm. If you would like to register to be a part of the car and bike show, please contact Carol Wood at [email protected] or 925-783-4062. Registration is $20 before April 20 and $25 the day of the event. Also, if you are a vendor and you would like to have a booth at this event please contact, Carol Wood as well. All proceeds will benefit DBSL.
DBSL is also hosting Major League Baseball® Pitch, Hit & Run™ competition presented by Scotts® at AYSC field #9 on the same day. Pitch, Hit & Run™ is the official skills competition of Major League Baseball®. This grassroots program is designed to provide youngsters with an opportunity to compete, free of charge, in a competition that recognizes individual excellence in core baseball/softball skills.
Boys and girls are divided into four age divisions: 7/8, 9/10, 11/12, 13/14, and have the chance to advance through four levels of competition, including Team Championships at Major League ballparks and the National Finals at the 2014 MLB™ All-Star Game®.
The individual Pitching, Hitting, and Running Champions, along with the All-Around Champion in each age and gender group at the Local Competition will be awarded and advance to the Sectional Level of Competition.
For questions concerning the competition, please contact your Local Administrator, Ron Westhorpe, at [email protected] .
A little further out – click on images to enlarge
Boats are wanted for Saturday May 31 from 7:00 am to 1:00 pm for the C.A.S.T. for Kids event designed to provide children with disabilities the opportunity to enjoy a quality outdoor recreational experience through the sport of fishing.
According to Bill Samuels, Department of Water Resources coordinator and Brannan Island event coordinator, the event to be a success they need boats to be volunteered.
For volunteers, you will receive a tax-deductible receipt and can write it off as an “in kind donation” and depending on one’s financial situation, they may be able to deduct gas, mileage, bridge toll and time.
The event is being sponsored by Assemblyman Jim Frazier.
To register as a volunteer, sign up online at www.castforkids.org/events-calendar/cast-events/brannan-island-rec-area. Make sure to register as a “Boat Captain” so organizers know they’ll have another boat for the evnet.
For future events to be included, contact [email protected]