This weekend has a variety of events in East County while the main attraction will be the Pittsburg Seafood Festival held both Saturday and Sunday with a variety of events for the family. The event begins at 10:00 am at the Marina in Pittsburg. Another worthwhile and fun event is the Brentwood Idol competition from 2-6pm in downtown Brentwood.
Here is a rundown for events scheduled on Sept. 5 followed by the weekend events and beyond/
Friday September 6
Opportunity Junction: Need a Job?
Providing one-on-one customized support, enrollment and financial assistance, and job placement as you complete short-term career education through Los Medanos College.
Attend an Information and Application Session:
- Friday, September 5, 12, 19, 10:00 am at Opportunity Junction, 3102 Delta Fair Blvd., Antioch; or
- Tuesday, September 9, 3:00 pm at EASTBAY Works – America’s Job Center of California, 4071 Port Chicago Hwy #250, Concord, CA 94520; or
- Thursday, September 18, 10:00 am at EASTBAY Works – America’s Job Center of California, 281 Pine St., Brentwood, CA 94520
Holy Rosary School Fundraiser: The White Party
The Holy Rosary School in Antioch is hosting a social event as a fundraiser which includes dinner and dancing. The popular “White Party Themed Dinner and Dance” on Friday, September 5, 2014 at 6:00 P.M. Last day to purchase tickets is THIS Friday, please don’t miss out on a great evening, you won’t be disappointed. Along with a dinner at Club Los Meganos at Trilogy in Brentwood, there are amazing raffle prizes including a chance to win one of two timepieces donated by K & Co. Family Jewelers. Dance the night away with a fantastic DJ from Amos Productions, capture the moment in the our fun photo booth and taste heavenly desserts from our dessert auction.
All who attend will receive a limited edition gift and many more surprises!! A wonderful event benefiting Holy Rosary School. Tickets are $65 per person, please purchase your tickets online: http://holy-rosary-school.ticketleap.com/whiteparty2014/
Saturday Sept. 6 Events
Seafood Festival Back at the Marina!
Food. Entertainment. Arts & Crafts, Kids Area and More… The fabulous Pittsburg Seafood Festival has something for everyone. Packed full of exciting events, this festival will be one of the year’s most memorable events!
- Continuous Live Entertainment
- Arts & Crafts Exposition
- Wine Pavilion
- Sports Pavilion
- California Zinfandel Championship & Gourmet Dinner
- Great Seafood. Over 40 restaurants
- Continuous Live Entertainment
It’s two full days of family entertainment at its best!
At the Marina, in Pittsburg, California Saturday, September 6 – 10 am to 7 pm Sunday, September 7 – 10:30 am to 6 pm
Presale online adults: $8.00 and $10.00 at gate
Presale online seniors (60)+: $6.00 and $8.00 at gate
Presale online kids (6-12yrs): $6.00 and $8.00 at gate.
Buy tickets online: http://pittsburgseafoodandmusicfestival.com/online-ticket-sales/
For more great Seafood Festival information, including directions, a list of performers and events, click here: pittsburgseafoodandmusicfestival.com/
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.
El Campanil Theatre Upcoming Events
Close To You
Carpenters Tribute Concert
Sunday September 7, 2014 3:00 pm
The popular singing duo of the 1970′s and early 80′s focused on mid tempo pop and ballads with Karen Carpenter’s unique and expressive alto voice on lead vocals. More Information / Buy Tickets
LOVELY LOUISE (Germany)
International Film Showcase
Sunday September 14, 2014 2:00 pm (1 Showing New Time)
André, 55, lives with his mother Louise, 80, and leads an unspectacular life. He works as a taxi driver while the elderly diva dreams of bygone days as an actress in Hollywood. More Information/Buy Tickets
Contra Costa Chamber Orchestra
Masterpieces Past and Present
Saturday, September 27, 2014 7:30 pm
Formed in the late 1970s, the Contra Costa Chamber Orchestra has established a presence throughout the county. More Information / Buy Tickets
El Campanil Children’s Theatre Presents: James and the Giant Peach
Friday October 3, 2014 7:30 pm
Sunday October 5, 2014 2:00 pm
A magical journey of fantasy and adventure!
A magical peach! An imprisoned boy! Insect friends! An incredible journey! This amazing adventure of James Henry Trotter will fulfill the fantasy of anyone who has ever dreamed of escape.
More Information / Buy Tickets
Street Corner Renaissance
Saturday October 4, 2014 8:00 pm
Not just another singing group, Street Corner Renaissance breathes new life into classic doo-wop music. These cats can flat out sing and their infectious energy is highly entertaining as they transport their audiences to another space and time. More Information/Buy Tickets
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Presented by The Vagabond Players
Saturday October 11, 2014 8:00 pm
Sunday October 12, 2014 2:00 pm
The Vagabond Players present this Tony award-winning musical comedy by William Finn and Rachel Sheinkin celebrates the mania of competition as six funny, eccentric misfits compete for the Spelling Bee title in this witty Broadway hit.
More Information/Buy Tickets
Sept. 6: Special Haven 3rd Annual Golf Tournament
Join Special Haven for its 3rd Annual Golf Tournament on Saturday Sept. 6 beginning at 11:00 am with a dinner to begin around 5:00 pm. The event includes 18 holes of golf, shared cart (two people per cart), a sleeve of Special Haven logo balls, a goodie bag, and dinner for $100 per person or you may purchase dinner tickets only for $35. There will be a silent auction, raffle items, 50/50 raffle, and sports memorabilia. Please come out and enjoy all the fun activities while supporting Special Haven!
For tickets or more information please contact Special Haven at 925-222-5322 or email us at [email protected]pecialhaven.org . You can also visit us at www.specialhaven.org . Special Haven is a non-profit organization providing our special needs community a creative outlet to express themselves with unlimited possibilities.
Sept. 6: Brentwood Idol Competition
A singing competition for Youth (to age 17) and Adults (age 18 and up) with a trophy will be awarded to the top contestant in both categories! Applications must be submitted by Tuesday Sept. 3. Applications, Guidelines and Rules are available at: His and Hers Formal Wear, 625 First Street, Brentwood, CA call 925-634-5900 for more information
For more information, visit the Brentwood Downtown website
Sept. 6 Good Shepherd Church: Community Flea Market
Saturday, September 6, 2014
From 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at 3200 Harbor Street, Pittsburg, California 94565
Free to get in; quality clothes, appliances and furniture at
All proceeds benefit our community based charity programs such as our food pantry, assistance for pregnant women and our Christmas Giving Tree program. We are a non-profit organization.
There will be raffles for great prizes and a cake walk.
Remember 9/11 Memorial Concert
On Sept. 11, join the East County Veterans for a Memorial Concert at the East County Veterans Resource Center at 1023 W. 2nd Street & L beginning at 6:00 pm for light food and refreshments followed by a Concert beginning at 6:30. The Event will conclude at 8:00 pm with a Candlelight Memorial. For more information, visit the EastCountyVeterans.org website or call 925-206-4113
Sept. 12: Antioch PAL Charity Golf Tournament
The Antioch Police Activities League announced that it’s 7th Annual Antioch Police Activities League Charity Golf Tournament is open for player and sponsorship registration. Don’t miss your chance to be part of this year’s fun and excitement! The tournament will be taking place on Friday, September 12, 2014, at the Lone Tree Golf Course and Event Center in Antioch.
Below you will find a form with additional information about how to register players, sponsor the event, or both! As in prior years, we are limiting our field to 128 players. Don’t wait too long to register, as you may miss out on participating in THE premier tournament in East County!
Please remember, ALL proceeds raised from this tournament go toward helping the youth in our community stay active and socially involved through positive relationships with mentors and members of the Antioch Police Department. We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, and your donation/sponsorship can be considered tax deductible.
Make checks payable to Antioch PAL Golf Tournament and mail to:
300 L Street
Antioch, CA 94509
Questions and Information
Captain Tammany Brooks: Tournament Director (925) 779-6978 or [email protected]
The Antioch Police Activities League is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization — FEDERAL TAX ID 30-0344324
Sept. 13: Heart of Oakley Festival
Experience the Place the Families in the Heart of the Delta on the Second Saturday of September as we celebrate Oakley’s viticulture. This family friendly event features wine tasting, gourmet food trucks, arts and crafts vendors, a community stage and more.
Enjoy a sampling of wine made from Oakley grapes. For a listing of participating wineries click here.
Over 50 vendors will be on site including arts and crafts, non-profits and more. If you are interested in participating as a vendor click here.
Gourmet Food Trucks
Enjoy a tasty bite from one of the gourmet food trucks.
Sept. 20: The 31st Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day
The 31st Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day, the state’s largest volunteer event, will take place on Saturday, September 20th 2014. The event is expected to draw more than 70,000 volunteers who will combat marine debris at over 800 locations throughout the state by removing the trash that has accumulated on California’s beaches and inland shorelines over the past year. Get out there, join the effort in Antioch, CA. There are three locations to choose from: Antioch Marina, Prewett Park & Fulton Shipyard. Select your location when you complete your registration (see tabs above).
For more information, visit www.art4antioch.org/coastal-cleanup.asp
Sept. 21: Delta Harvest Run
Please join us for this community event as we work to raise money for local East Contra Costa food banks and pantries. This benefit is organized by the Delta Association of Realtors Community Service Foundation. We have designed a route that is flat and fast and will appeal to athletes of all levels. Our route is USTF Course Certified.
All events to start on the 50 yard line/ home side of the Liberty High School Football Stadium just off Oak Street in Brentwood. Full address is: Liberty High School 850 2nd Street Brentwood, CA
- 10 Mile – 7:00 AM
- 10K – 7:20 AM
- 5k – 7:40 AM
- Family Fun Run – 9:00 AM
There will be cash awards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd overall Female and Male winners in the 10 Mile, 10k and 5k events. The awards ceremony will begin at approximately 9:00 AM at the Entertainment Stage near the Liberty High School Football Stadium track.
Online registration is provided by runsignup.com on our official website www.deltaharvestrun.com. There will be race day registration available. You must register on or before September 15, 2014 to be guaranteed a t-shirt.
Sept. 21: Brownstone Gardens Open House Photo Day
Save the Date! Sunday 9/21/14 is our next OPEN HOUSE PHOTO Day! The gardens will be open from 12:00 – 6:00 PM. BYO photographer and use our free back drops for your family photos! Photo below from our last open house. Photo credit Angelina at Capture This Photography!
Location: Brownstone Gardens
91 Brownstone Road,
Oakley CA 94561
Time: 12-6 pm
Sept. 28: Kiwanis Helicopter Golf Ball Drop
Our first Kiwanis Division 26 Helicopter Golf Ball Drop event is being held on Sunday, September 28th 2014 from 3:O0 pm to 6:00 pm in order to make a significant impact during the final year of the Eliminate Project!!! The Eliminate Project will change the world forever, ending Maternal Neonatal Tetanus in the World, one Child, one Community at a time! Become a part of this movement by purchasing your tickets!! Call Argentina Davila-Luevano, Lieutenant Governor, Kiwanis, Division 26 @ 925 813-2178.
Oct. 4: Downtown Brentwood Craft Beer Festival
The Downtown Brentwood Craft Beer Festival will be hosted at the community center on Saturday, October 4th, 2014 from 12pm to 4pm. Pre-sale tickets will be $25 for tastings and $5 for a designated driver. Tickets at the door will be $35/$5. For more information, visit: www.facebook.com/brentwoodcraftbeerfestival
For future events to be included, contact [email protected]