Here is a look at some of the local events within East Contra Costa County this weekend which has many options to chose from as there are plenty of volunteer options to Fairs and Boutiques to attend. We have also included events that are a little further out that we encourage you to keep on your radar.
Keep Antioch Beautiful
This is your opportunity to join with family, friends and other community volunteers to make a difference in your hometown! Allied Waste has donated dumpsters, which will be located at various schools throughout the city. Each location will be the distribution point for you to receive instructions, pick-up clean-up supplies (gloves, plastic bags, etc.) Complete the form below and you will receive more information by email or phone. Visit this website often for the latest up-to-date information.
Friends of Marsh Creek – Volunteer Earth Day
From 9:00 am to Noon, the Friends of Marsh Creek Watershed will be working three different sites to help Mother Earth on this workday. The day’s work plan will include weeding, planting wild flowers, removing the fence along Laurel, painting the walkways, installing the flagstone walk, etc.
- ANTIOCH SAND CREEK BASIN
Watering/ Weeding & Mulching
- BRENTWOOD PLANTING DAY
Help plant Trees & Bushes
WILSON NUNN PARK WORKDAY
Planting, painting, & weeding!
For more information or to register click here.
Mt. Diablo Recycling will be hosting an Earth Day Celebration located at 1300 Loveridge Road in Pittsburg. They have two sessions which you can register for from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon or 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Event includes presentations, tours and activities throughout Mt. Diablo Recycling 90,000 square foot recycling facility. Questions/RSVP: Adriana [email protected] or (925) 771-2721
3rd Annual Discovery Bay Earth Day Celebration
Located at the Discovery Bay Community Center (1601 Discovery Bay Blvd), the event begins at 9:00 am which includes volunteer projects, a concert, kids zone, vendor booths and a food truck. For more information, contact [email protected] or call (925) 634-1733
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.
Brownstone Gardens will be hosting their annual Bridal Faire Saturday April 26 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm in Oakley where attendees can visit over 30-vendors who will be on hand to assist with the perfect wedding or event.
The event is located at 91 Brownstone Road in Oakley. For more information, contact (925) 418-4532 or email [email protected]
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.
Lumpy’s Car, Truck and Bike Show
Lumpy’s Diner is having a Car & Bike Show from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at his diner in Antioch at 5891 Lone Tree Way. Come enjoy spring with your family, grab some awesome food, and check out dozens of beautiful cars & bikes!
Prescription Drug Take Back Event
On Saturday, April 26, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Law Enforcement agencies will join the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its eighth opportunity in three years 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 locations. Please note that the DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.
East County Drop Off Locations include:
- Antioch Police Department, 300 L Street,
- Brentwood Police Department, 9100 Brentwood Boulevard
- Concord Police Department, 1350 Galindo Street
- Kaiser Permanente – Antioch, 4501 Sand Creek Rd
- Oakley Police Department, 3231 Main Street
- Pittsburg Police Department, 65 Civic Ave.
Last October, Americans turned in 324 tons (over 647,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at over 4,114 sites operated by the DEA and its thousands of state and local law enforcement partners. When those results are combined with what was collected in previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in over 3.4 million pounds of pills.
For more information on the Take Back program, visit: www.dea.gov
St. Anthony’s Columbiettes to host Spring Boutique
The event will be held from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at St. Anthony’s Church in Oakley located at 971 O’Hara Avenue. More than 20 vendors will be on hand displaying crafts and homemade products. Admission is free. For more information, email [email protected]
Craft & Vendor Fair by Bay Area Boutiquers
This “Vintage Vogue” themed Craft and Vendor Fair will be held between 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at 1201 W. 10th Street in Antioch (Contra Costa Fairgrounds) where attendees are invited to come dressed in their classiest, sharpest clothes. Anything classic inspired by the 20s through the 50s. Think Dorothy Dandridge and Audrey Hepburn for the ladies, something classic and timeless. And for the guys, Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin. There will be a photo contest to find out who among our attendants is the best dressed. So make sure you are dressed in your sharpest outfit!
The Antioch Rivertown Jamboree Crab Feed fundraiser will be held at St. Georges Social Hall in Antioch at 6:00 pm. Tickets are $40 in advance; $45 at the door. The event includes dinner, music, and an auction. For more information you can call 925-757-0972
A little further out:
Joni Morris – Presents a Tribute to the Music of Patsy Cline
Sunday April 27, 2014 3:00 pm
“Morris Has Cline Down Pat” said the newspaper headlines from the San Francisco Examiner of Joni’s most recent performance there. And the San Francisco chronicle’s Date Book section reads “It’s Patsy All Over Again” of her re-creation of the country and western legend, Patsy Cline, at the bay area’s Alcazar Theatre.
Joni, from Stockton, California, has traveled nationally for the past fifteen years with her extremely talented “Jordanaires singing style” four-piece band. Audiences love her tributes to the music of Patsy Cline, Connie Francis, Legendary Ladies in Country Music, Christmas Shows, and Joni’s own original music, included in every show.
Her performance is a solid one, saturated with true showmanship and authentic sound and personality. We’re transported back to Golden Years of the late 50’s and 60’s with songs like “Crazy,” “Sweet Dreams,” “I Fall to Pieces,” “My Happiness,” and “Where the Boys Are.”
Joni sings each song brilliantly and adds dazzling costumes and comedy too, but nothing shines so bright as her ability to connect with audience.
Give Me Music, A Slice of America
The Pacific Masterworks Chorus, under the direction of Dr. Greg Lyne, is devoted to high quality choral performance. We embrace a wide variety of repertoire ranging from works of the a cappella tradition through accompanied compositions, including choral masterworks. We seek to perform distinctive choral music that will have value to both our performers and to our audiences. We provide training and education in historical and contemporary choral methods for individual growth and community enrichment. Purchase Tickets
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.
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] .
May 17 – Special Haven Beer Fest
This upcoming FUN event benefits Special Haven multi Sensory Room in Antioch, serving special needs families in our community. Please include this in any of your community events listings, and/or contact Dave Chuey for more information.
WHEN: May 17th 2014 from noon to 4 pm
WHERE: Schooner’s 4250 Lone Tree Way, Antioch
WHAT: Beer Fest, raffles, Vendors, Home brewers competition
WHY: proceeds benefit Special Haven 501c3, serving the special needs community
WHO: contact Dave Chuey with questions/ for more info. [email protected]
For future events to be included, contact [email protected]