February 18-20: East Contra Costa Events

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Here is a look at a few of the events occurring within East Contra Costa over the next couple of days.

8:00 am – Oakley Offering Free Mulch Available
Wood chips will be available from 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at the City yard located at the corner of Neroly Road and Main Street (entrance at Neroly). Don’t forget to bring your own tools/shovels & bags/containers to load & carry the mulch and a tarp to cover the mulch, if necessary. Residents are asked to take no more than 3-5 years of mulch at a time


9:00 am – Antioch Police Coffee With the Cops
The Antioch Police Department will be hosting its Coffee With the Cops on Saturday, February 18 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am at the Antioch Police Department Community Room. The event will allow the police department to discuss recent crime statistics and recent issues occurring in our community while allowing residents to ask questions and offer solutions. This event is held at 300 L Street.


10:00 am: Brentwood Brides Day Out
Experience downtown Brentwood with Brides Day out from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm rain or shine. This free event will introduce you to 40 Bay Area wedding professionals in one place located on 1st St, 2nd St, Chestnut St and Oak St.

For more information, click here.


10:30 am – Town Hall on Affordable Care Act
Walnut Creek, CA – 
Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) will host town hall meetings in Martinez and Pleasant Hill i. Since his election to Congress, Mark has hosted 33 town hall meetings and mobile district office hours throughout Contra Costa County.

Representative DeSaulnier invites residents of Contra Costa County to join him at one of his upcoming town hall meetings to listen to a presentation and legislative update. During both town halls constituents will have an opportunity to ask questions and share thoughts on key policy issues, such as the Affordable Care Act, and actions taken by the new Administration.

Joint Town Hall with Representatives Thompson (CA-05) and McNerney (CA-09)

Special Topic: Protecting the Affordable Care Act, Medicare, and Medicaid
Saturday, February 18, 2017
10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
County Board of Supervisors Chambers, Room 107
651 Pine Street
Martinez, CA 94553


2:00 pm – El Campanil Theatre Presents Singin In The Rain (1952)
Join the El Campanil Theatre as they present a showing of Singin in the Rain which some say is one of the greatest Hollywood musicals ever made.

Tickets: Adults: $8   Seniors: $7    Students: $7

For more information: http://www.elcampaniltheatre.com/singin-in-the-rain.html


2:00 pm – Antioch Black History Month Exhibit
The annual Black History Month Exhibit will be open for its last day at the Nick Rodriquez Community Center, in downtown Antioch beginning from 2-4 pm.

This exhibit provides a timeline of historical events featuring art, artifacts, literature, and creative arts that reflect the African American Experience in America. Attendees will also have an opportunity to taste traditional beverages and deserts.

Exhibit dates:
February 8th – 18th, Wednesday – Saturday, 12 PM – 5 PM
Sundays – 2 PM – 4:30 PM
Nick Rodriquez Community Center,
213 F Street, Downtown Antioch


5:00 pm – Leo Fontana Lifetime Achievement Foundation Trivia Night
After a successful Trivia Night earlier this year, the Leo Fontana Lifetime Achievement Foundation announced it will host its next Trivia Night on February 18, 2017.

The event is limited to 35-teams (tables) and will be held at the Lone Tree Golf and Event Center. It begins at 5:00 pm for a social hour with a 6:00 pm Dinner followed by 2-hours of Trivia. The winning team gets a free entry in the 2018 event

For more information, contact:
Martha Parsons – MarthaParsons@gmail.com (925) 890-2665
Ken Turnage – k2gc@comcast.net (925) 250-0400

Checks made payable to the Leo Fontana Lifetime Achievement Foundation 501c3 Tax ID: #47-4885626


Sunday, February 19

3:00 pm – El Campanil Hosts Hadleigh Adams “Classical Broadway”
Celebrating the Songs of Rodgers & Hammerstein, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Stephen Sondheim
…and much more

Hadleigh Adams is a New Zealand-born baritone now resident in the United States. He has a demanding concert schedule on the opera stage having recently performed at London’s Royal National Theatre, the Sydney Opera House, and for two years he was a principal young artist at the San Francisco Opera taking the stage in over 75 performances.

In this program, Hadleigh showcases his passion for musical theatre performing a collection of songs from Broadway’s most beloved shows such as “South Pacific”, “My Fair Lady”, and “Les Miserables.”  Contemporary classics from the songbooks of Stephen Sondheim and Andrew Lloyd Webber will also be featured…and, don’t be surprised if Hadleigh throws in a favorite operatic aria or two.

Tickets: Adults: $27  Seniors (62 & Over): $25   Youth (Under 18): $10

For more information & tickets, click here: http://www.elcampaniltheatre.com/classical-broadway.html

 


Monday, February 20

1:00 pm: Screening of 13th
On Monday, February 20 from 1-4pm, the community is invited to the AMC Deer Valley 16 Theater to view a screening and discussion on a thought provoking documentary which includes scholars, activists and politicians analyzing the criminalization of African Americans and the US Prison System.

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