East County Events: May 17 and Beyond


Here is a look at some of the local events within East Contra Costa County this weekend which has plenty to choose from. Saturday is packed with options from a Water Safety Day, Veterans Walk and Oakley Relay for Life.

We have also included events that are a little further out that we encourage you to keep on your radar.

Water Safety Day

Water Safety Day

The New Life Ministries will be hosting a Water Safety Day Saturday where the first 225 kids under 90lbs will receive a free life jacket. The event will feature free snacks, drinks, and sunscreen. The event will be held from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at 4246 Empire Ave in Oakley.

  • The Coast Guard Auxiliary will have a representative there to answer any questions and provide handouts
  • The Sheriffs Marine Patrol will provide a boat for the kids to look at and a representative will be available with handouts and be able to answer your boating questions
  • The Fire Department will have a fire truck for the kids to look at and will have handouts and answer questions concerning CPR and First Aid
  • American Medical Response will also be available with an ambulance for the kids to look at and a representative to answer any questions.
  • Solar Swim & Gym will have a representative available with swim class information
  • Oakley Police Department will have a K-9 Demonstration


Oakley Relay for Life

The Oakley Relay for Life will be held Saturday beginning at 9:00 am at the Freedom High School track in support of cancer research. As of Friday morning, the event will feature 45-teams, 434 participants who have raised $68,001.48.

For more information, visit the Oakley Relay For Life Website

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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

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 Children’s Theatre Presents: Winnie-The-Pooh


Friday May 16, 2014  7:30 pm
Sunday May 18, 2014   2:00 pm

Tickets: Adults: $12   Seniors (62 & Over): $10     Youth (Under 18): $8

A comedy based on the book by A.A.Millne,
Adopted by Krsitin Sergel.

Winnie-the-Pooh is Christopher Robin’s fat little “bear of very little brain” who would like to drift peacefully through life, humming tunes and stopping frequently to eat “a little something.” However, he finds himself involved in all sorts of frantic adventures, assisted by such friends as dismal Eeyore, Piglet and Rabbit, with his countless relations. Pooh’s intentions are always the best, but his passion for honey and condensed milk keeps getting him into trouble. When Piglet gets roped into Kanga’s household and Kanga starts bathing him with soap and forcing down spoonfuls of Strengthening Medicine, Pooh wants to fly to the rescue, but he’s had so many snacks he gets stuck in the door.

Performed by the children of El Campanil Children’s Theatre under the direction of Sharon Redman.

Click here to buy Tickets

Veterans Walk
East County Veterans “Walk for a Warrior”

On May 17, the East County Veterans will be hosting a “Walk For a Warrior” Walk-a-thon in Antioch. The event is aimed to raise funds for veterans and other local causes.

You are encouraged to form a team and Join the event. A BBQ is FREE to all walkers and donors with entertainment provided by Christina Amato – DJ / karaoke.

If you can’t walk you can still collect pledges and we will walk in honor or memory of your loved one who serves/served.

To sign up for the event, click here

Vintage House of Charm Furnitture

Furniture Parking Lot Sale – House of Vintage Charm
Join House of Vintage Charm in Oakley for a Furniture Parking Lot Sales between 10:00 am -6pm on Saturday May 17. They are located at 3385 Main Street in Oakley. Contact 925-684-4997 for more details. You may also visit them online at www.houseofvintagecharm.com


Special Haven BeerFest

Special Haven Beerfest 2014
Support Special Haven in attending their Beefest event at Schooners Grille & Brewery from Noon to 4:00 pm located at 4250 Lone Tree Way in Antioch. Tickets are just $20 and the first 300 guests will receive a souvenir glass. For more information contact David Chuey at [email protected]

Armed Forces Day

Spaghetti Feed – Knights Paladin MC & Delta Veterans Group

Join the Knights Paladin MC & Delta Veterans Group for a spaghetti feed to benefit the “Stand Down on the Delta in 2015”. The event is being held on Saturday from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #6435 at 815 Fulton Shipyard Road in Antioch.

Tickets are sold at the door and are $10 for Veterans and $12 for supporters. All are welcome.

12th Annual Pittsburg Senior Appreciation Day – Health and Resources Fair

In recognition of May as Older Americans Month, the Pittsburg Senior Appreciation Day Health and Resource Fair Taskforce Committee is presenting the event to provide services that improve the quality of life for seniors. The free resource fair will feature health screenings, exercise demonstrations, health education and information booths about services available to the senior community. Entertainment, snacks and raffle prizes will also be provided. All seniors are encouraged to participate.

The event will be held Saturday between 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Pittsburg Senior Center located at 300 Presidio Lane in Pittsburg. For more information, please contact Carlos E. Torres at 925-518-4259 or E-mail [email protected].



Meals on Wheels Look to Raise Funds

The San Joaquin Yacht Club, in conjunction with the Bethel Island Chamber of Commerce, is proudly supporting an event from the East Contra Costa County Meals-on-Wheels Organization. Please see the following Press Release for our Golf and Bowling Tournaments, May 17th, 2014. We invite all Yacht Club Members in the SF Bay Area, as well as the local community. We hope that many people will join us for this exciting annual event.

May 17, 2014
EVENT:                   Golf Tournament and Awards Dinner
DAY/DATE:          Saturday, May 17, 2014, $95 @ person – 11:30 A.M.
LOCATION:           Bethel Island Golf Course
INCLUDES:              18 Holes, Motorized Cart, Balls, Beverages & Snacks on Course, Dinner & Prizes

For more information & tickets go to  http://www.sjyc.org/mow/MOWGolf14.pdf or contact Bob Kenny @ 925-684-9283, e-mail [email protected]

May 17, 2014
EVENT:                      Bowling Tournament and Awards Dinner
DAY/DATE:             Saturday, May 17, 2014, $45 @ person – 11:00 A.M.
LOCATION:              Brentwood Harvest Park Bowl
INCLUDES:              Shoes, Ball, Gift Bags, Bowling, Dinner & Prizes

For more information & tickets go to http://www.sjyc.org/mow/MOWbtknm14.pdf   or contact Ty Silva @ 925-684-9373, [email protected]


boy scouts family night

Monday May 19from 5 to 8:pm at Straw Hat Pizza in Brentwood. Live Entertainment, Free Swag Bags to the first 100 attendees, and HUGE silent auction with over 100 items to bid on! Support Boy Scouts of America, pack 152.



Further Out

K9 Paw Print


Boats Wanted!!!!!

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 more details, call 916-376-9635 or e-mail [email protected]. To learn more about this event, visit www.castforkids.org.

Future Events

For future events to be included, contact [email protected]