Oct. 28-29: East Contra Costa Events

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Here is a look at East Contra Costa County events for the weekend of Oct. 28-29.

8:00 am: Brentwood Farmers Market
The 2017 season will run every Saturday through November 18  located at First Street between Oak and Chestnut.

8:00 am: Pittsburg Hosts Halloween Fun Run & 5K
Join the City of Pittsburg as they host a 5K run and family fun run beginning at 8:00 am. The kids run/walk begins at 7:00 am while the 5k kicks off at 8:30 am. The event will feature a costume contest where participants can run or walk in a costume.

John Buckley Square
Railroad Ave between 5th & 6th Streets
Pittsburg, California

For more information, visit http://www.ci.pittsburg.ca.us/index.aspx?page=17&recordid=5720&returnURL=%2findex.aspx


10:00 am: East Contra Costa Fire Protection District Open House
The community is invited to visit station 53 and visit with local firefighters and tour fire Station 53. ECCFPD is honored and excited to present this event for the public and encourage the community to come by and say hello.

The open house is from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at 530 O’Hara Ave in Oakley, CA


10:00 am: National Prescription Drug TAKE BACK
On Saturday, from 10 AM to 2 PM, law enforcement agencies across Contra Costa County  will give the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.

Bring your pills for disposal at the following sites. The DEA cannot accept needles or sharps, only pills, patches, and liquids sealed in their original container. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

DROP OFF LOCATIONS:

  • Antioch Police Department –  300 L Street, Antioch, CA
  • Brentwood Police Department – 9100 Brentwood Blvd, Brentwood CA
  • Pittsburg Police Department – 65 Civic Avenue, Pittsburg CA
  • Office of the Sheriff Muir Station, 1980 Muir Road, Martinez, CA. (Field Operations Building)
  • Office of the Sheriff Bay Station, 5555 Giant Highway, Richmond, CA. (West County Detention Facility)
  • Danville Police Department, 510 La Gonda Way, Danville, CA.
  • Lafayette Police Department, 3675 Mt. Diablo Way, Suite 130, Lafayette, CA.
  • Orinda Police Department, 22 Orinda Way, Orinda, CA.

For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the October 28,2017 Take Back event, go to the DEA Office of Diversion Control website at: www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov.


12:00 pm: Puerto Rico Benefit Concert and Donation Drive
Located at John Buckley Square in Pittsburg, a donation drive and concert will occur to help raise funds and donations for the folk  of Puerto Rico as they are still in a state of emergency with most of the island without water or electricity.

For more information: www.ci.pittsburg.ca.us/index.aspx?page=17&recordid=5779

 

 


1:00 pm: Oakley Day of the Dead Workshop
You, Me, We Oakley! (YMWO) is partnering with the City of Oakley and the Contra Costa Library to honor the tradition of El Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) ! The Día de los Muertos cultural workshop is taking place in the City Council Chambers on  Saturday, October 28 from 1-3:00 p.m. Admission and the festivities are free.

The cultural workshop will include an explanation of the holiday and the Día de los  Muertos altar, commonly referred to as the ofrenda, which is utilized to honor loved ones that have passed away.

In addition to enjoying performances by Sandra Ortiz’s Ballet Folklórico Jaraque and Teokalli Traditional Aztec dancers, attendees will be able to engage in related activities like tasting Pan de Muerto (traditional holiday bread), playing Lotería (Mexican Bingo), decorating your own sugar skull, creating sheet metal art, and more. The event is open to the public and no prior registration is required!


1:30 pm: Drama Factor Presents Frankenstein

The Drama Factor presents Frankenstein on stage with multiple showings between Oct. 28 through November 4. The shows will take place at the Nick Rodriquez Theatre located at 213 F Street in Antioch.

General Admission: $10
Senior: $8
Free Senior Sunday

Upcoming Shows include:

  • 10/28 – 7:30 pm
  • 10/29 – 1:30 pm
  • 11/3 – 7:30 pm
  • 11/4 – 1:30 pm
  • 11/4 – 7:30 pm

For more information, visit www.dramafactory.org  or call (925) 695-4123


2:00 pm: El Campanil Hosts A Brand New Production of “Nunsense”
Nunsense begins when the Little Sisters of Hoboken discover that their cook, Sister Julia, Child of God, has accidentally poisoned 52 of the sisters, and they are in dire need of funds for the burials. The sisters decide that the best way to raise the money is to put on a variety show, so they take over the school auditorium, which is currently set up for the eighth grade production of “Grease.” Here we meet Reverend Mother Regina, a former circus performer; Sister Mary Hubert, the Mistress of Novices; a streetwise nun from Brooklyn named Sister Robert Anne; Sister Mary Leo, a novice who is a wannabe ballerina; and the delightfully wacky Sister Mary Amnesia, the nun who lost her memory when a crucifix fell on her head. Featuring star turns, tap and ballet dancing, an audience quiz, and comic surprises, this show has become an international phenomenon. With more than 5000 productions worldwide, it has been translated into 21 languages.

Adults: $23    Seniors (62 & Over): $19   Youth (Under 18): $12

https://www.elcampaniltheatre.com/nunsense.html


5:00 pm: Bentwood Hometown Halloween
The Brentwood Chamber of Commerce invites the community to downtown Brentwood for a night of safe trick-or-treating.

The event kicks off at 5:00 pm where merchants set up a booth and pass out candy, toys or business information. This free event draws over 5000 people to Oak St. and 1st Street.

For more information, visit the Chamber office or call (925) 634-3344 or visit www.brentwoodchamber.com


6:00 pm: Just Breathe – Fundraiser Featuring Marshall Tucker Band
The event will be held at Campos Family Vineyards located at 3501 Byer Rd in Byron where the Frys Guys of Fremont are sponsoring an incredible event to raise money to be donated in honor of Tiffany Rich, daughter of Danny and Darcy Rich! 100% of the ticket proceeds will be donated to COTA for Tiffanys transplant related expenses.

The Marshall Tucker Band will bring you Country Rock and Roll hits like “Heard it in a Love Song”, “Fire on the Mountain” and “Can’t You See!” With amazing openers, Brandon Pasion and Toree McGee, you are SURE to have a fulfilling night!! There will also be a special performance by DOUBLE SHOT!

A $10 CASH ONLY parking fee will be collected upon entry. Gates open at 4pm!

For tickets, click here


6:30 pm: Hannah Nicole Vineyards – Murder Mystery Dinner

Join Hannah Nicole Vineyards for a Mystery Dinner at your favorite winery in Brentwood.

Of Sound Mind & Dead Body: When a magical mishap leaves a million dollar inheritance up for grabs, the next trick will be figuring out who the lucky winner is, and who will end up behind bars for malicious magical mayhem! This is an abracadabra disaster, and it’s up to you to find the murderer before they vanish into thin air. Spend the evening glimpsing through the smoke and mirrors to uncover which hocus pocus hitman offed the poor fellow, and stop them before this goes down as the most dangerous magic trick in history.

Gather information, trade clues with your guests, and solve the crime before the murderous magician gets away! Come dressed as a rival magician, a lovely assistant, or even a detective to this night of magical mystery. Use all your best tricks to get info and clues to solve the crime so the show can go on!

Enjoy a full buffet dinner of prime rib, turkey, potatoes, vegetable, roll & dessert. Vegetarian option is available at registration.

$65 for members – $75 for non members, non-refundable. Wine & Non Alcoholic beverages available for purchase. Seating is first come and first serve unless you purchase a full table of 8 available to anyone at the member price. Event is for guests 21 and over only please.

Click here for more information.


7:00 pm: El Campanil Hosts A Brand New Production of “Nunsense”
Nunsense begins when the Little Sisters of Hoboken discover that their cook, Sister Julia, Child of God, has accidentally poisoned 52 of the sisters, and they are in dire need of funds for the burials. The sisters decide that the best way to raise the money is to put on a variety show, so they take over the school auditorium, which is currently set up for the eighth grade production of “Grease.” Here we meet Reverend Mother Regina, a former circus performer; Sister Mary Hubert, the Mistress of Novices; a streetwise nun from Brooklyn named Sister Robert Anne; Sister Mary Leo, a novice who is a wannabe ballerina; and the delightfully wacky Sister Mary Amnesia, the nun who lost her memory when a crucifix fell on her head. Featuring star turns, tap and ballet dancing, an audience quiz, and comic surprises, this show has become an international phenomenon. With more than 5000 productions worldwide, it has been translated into 21 languages.

Adults: $23    Seniors (62 & Over): $19   Youth (Under 18): $12

https://www.elcampaniltheatre.com/nunsense.html


7:30 pm: Drama Factor Presents Frankenstein

The Drama Factor presents Frankenstein on stage with multiple showings between Oct. 28 through November 4. The shows will take place at the Nick Rodriquez Theatre located at 213 F Street in Antioch.

General Admission: $10
Senior: $8
Free Senior Sunday

Upcoming Shows include:

  • 10/29 – 1:30 pm
  • 11/3 – 7:30 pm
  • 11/4 – 1:30 pm
  • 11/4 – 7:30 pm

For more information, visit www.dramafactory.org  or call (925) 695-4123


October 29

10:00 am: Trunk-or-Treat Event & Public Safety Fair

Date: Sunday, October 29, 2017

Location: Parking lot area behind Ulta & vacant land beside Black Angus (See map at bottom of page)

ACTIVITY TIMES

  • Public Safety Fair: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Trunk-or-Treat Car Decorating (Setup): 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Trunk-or-Treat Contest: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • Children’s Trunk-or-Treating: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

For more informtation, visit them at https://www.shopstreetsofbrentwood.com/events 


1:30 pm: Drama Factor Presents Frankenstein

The Drama Factor presents Frankenstein on stage with multiple showings between Oct. 28 through November 4. The shows will take place at the Nick Rodriquez Theatre located at 213 F Street in Antioch.

General Admission: $10 / Senior: $8 / Free Senior Sunday

Upcoming Shows include:

  • 11/3 – 7:30 pm
  • 11/4 – 1:30 pm
  • 11/4 – 7:30 pm

For more information, visit www.dramafactory.org  or call (925) 695-4123


2:00 pm: Owl Pellet Dissection at Big Break Regional Shoreline
Join the East Bay Regional Park District on an exploration of Barn Owls and their digestive contents. Pluck apart owl pellets to discover what the pellet tells us about the predators diet. No registration required; Drop-in program located at 69 Big Break Rd in Oakley.


3:00 pm: El Campanil: Ballet Folklorico Costa de Oro Presents Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)

Day of the Dead (Spanish: Día de Muertos) is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico, in particular the Central and South regions, and by people of Mexican ancestry living in other places, especially the United States. It is acknowledged internationally in many other cultures. The multi-day holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died, and help support their spiritual journey.

Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, the Ballet Folklórico Costa de Oro is considered a rising star in the northern California folklórico  scene as well as in other areas of the country. Formed in 2005 as an offshoot of another Bay Area folklórico troupe, Costa de Oro’s principal artists have been dancing together for many years, some since their early teens. Several lead dancers have performed with the world famous Ballet Folklórico de México of Amalia Hernandez while other company members have trained in Mexico as well. The Ballet Folklórico Costa de Oro is known for its creative choreography and its comprehensive performance repertoire.  Arizona’s Coolidge News calls it, “tightly choreographed and expertly performed,” and the Honolulu Weekly writes that it is a, “treasure chest of Mexican traditions.” Most recently the company was featured at the world-renowned San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival in June 2013.

Adults: $25   Seniors (62 & Older):  $20  Youth (Under 18): $10

https://www.elcampaniltheatre.com/ballet-folklorico.html


For future events, email burk@eastcountytoday.net

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