East County Events: November 8 and Beyond


As East Contra Costa County prepares for Veterans Day on Tuesday, there are a few events this weekend that we wanted to make you aware of beginning with the 2nd Annual Cherry Bomb Salon Cut-A-Thon this morning followed by the 2nd Annual Vet Jam tonight in Pittsburg.

On Sunday, the Hospice of the East Bay will be hosting their Tree of Lights and this year they will be dedicating the ceremony to Gary Agopian.

Editors Note: We will put out a dedicated Veterans Day Events post Monday.

Here is a rundown of this weekends events and beyond.

vet jamNovember 8: VetJam 2014 at California Theatre in Pittsburg
The 2nd annual VETJAM concert features classic rock and Texas blues by Hot for Teacher and Alan Iglesias. Hot for Teacher entertains with the grooving and unforgettable music of Van Halen and Alan Iglesias presents Stevie Ray Vaughn at his best, with his signature sound, guitars, and attitude! Tickets are ONLY $10 and are available at the Theatre Box Office. Event begins at 5:00 pm Click here to purchase tickets


Cherry BombNovember 8: Cherry Bomb Salon Cut-A-Thon
Join the Brentwood VFW Post 10789 for the second annual Cut-A-Thon with an event from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at 1280 Central Blvd in Brentwood. The event will feature a variety of events from silent auctions, pumpkin decorating, carnival games,


Holiday Boutique.jpegNovember 8: Holiday Boutique
Come and shop for gifts (or yourself)! We will have dozens of various vendors for all your holiday needs. There will be catalog representatives, hand-crafted items, and tables for kids to make presents. We still have space available, so if you are interested in renting a booth to sell something, please send us a message here, or at [email protected] Volunteers are always needed also! Please feel free to share this event or invite guests! The event is being held at Lone Tree Elementary School located at 1931 Mokelumne Dr in Antioch between 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Cornerstone Christian Center Nov 7Nov. 7-8: Cornerstone Gift Shop

Join us this holiday season for a fun time at Cornerstone Christian Center filled with Shopping, Crafts for the kids, Food, Raffle, & Door Prizes. Santa will even be here on Saturday to have your professional pictures taken in time to mail out your Christmas Cards. There will be something for the whole family! If you are a vendor and would like a both it is $80. to register sign up at www.acreativedesign.biz


the nightingaleEl Campanil: The Nightingale (China / France)
China’s Entry for the 2015 Oscars
International Film Showcase
Sunday November 9, 2014     2:00 pm

In order to keep a promise he made to his wife, Zhu Zhi Gen prepares to return with his wife’s caged bird, the sole companion of her final years, to her native village where he’ll set the bird free. He’d decided to make this trip alone, but Ren Xing, his granddaughter, a spoiled little city girl, is forced to go with him.
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Nov. 9: Celebrate the Joy of Remembrance at Hospice of the East Bay’s  East County Tree of Lights
Hospice of the East Bay invites the public to participate in the 28th annual Tree of Lights ceremony for residents of East County on: Sunday, November 9, 5:00 pm, at Brentwood City Park, 710 2nd Street at Oak. This year’s tree lighting is dedicated to the memory of Gary Agopian.

The ceremony will provide a way to honor the lives of their friends and loved ones in East County. Everyone is invited to participate in the events which include music, poetry, remembrances by family members and hospice staff, and the special moment when the tree lights up.

By dedicating a Memorial Light for a minimum gift of $25, you can honor someone you love while directly supporting end-of-life patient care. Memorial donors of $100 and higher will have the option to have their names listed in the lighting ceremony program of their choice. Funds raised allow Hospice of the East Bay to provide essential programs and services such as the Vigil Program which ensures no one has to die alone and Bruns House, our inpatient hospice facility in Alamo.

For light dedications, donations, sponsorships and event questions, call: (925) 887-5678 or visit www.hospiceeastbay.org.

Oakley veterans Day 2014November 11: Oakley Veterans Day Observance Ceremony and Veterans Memorial Ribbon Cutting
The City of Oakley will be hosting its 3rd Annual Veterans Day Observance Ceremony and Veterans Memorial Ribbon Cutting on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at the Civic Center Park beginning at 11:00am. 

The program includes music, the Presentation of Colors, an opening invocation, student essays, 3-volley salute, taps, a closing benediction and most importantly the much anticipated unveiling and ribbon cutting of the Veterans Memorial which is on track to be completed on this special day.
The event’s keynote will be delivered by former Marine Corps Sgt Nathan D. Johnson, who served in Pakistan and Iraq during Operation Enduring Freedom. He is now a Service Officer for the Contra Costa County Veterans Service Office. 
For more information contact Nancy Marquez-Suarez at [email protected].


ChosinEl Campanil: Chosin
A Korean War documentary film by Brian Iglesias
Presented By The Contra Costa County Library System

Tuesday November 11, 2014  6:30 pm

Admission is Free and Open To All

In the winter of 1950, 15,000 U.S. troops were surrounded and trapped by 120,000 Chinese soldiers in the frozen mountains of North Korea. Refusing surrender, the men fought 78 miles to freedom and saved the lives of 98,000 civilian refugees.  More Information

Brentwood Turkey TrotNovember 27: Brentwood Turkey Trot
This 5k Road Race around the Streets of Brentwood is a fundraising event that benefits the Brentwood Union School District and Liberty Union High School District athletic programs. We are proud to host this community event to promote health, athletics, and education. For more information or registration visit their website


Dec 4 Seafood banquetDecember. 4: Fundraiser for Antioch High School
The Seafood Banquet is in it’s 22nd year. It is put on by the 19th Hole in Antioch as a fundraiser for the Antioch High School Football program and Antioch High School Music Masters. It is on Thursday, December 4th at 6pm. There are still tickets available but space is limited. They are $65 each. If people are interested in purchasing they can stop in or call the 19th Hole. (925-757-6545)

The students involved in Music Masters and the Football programs at Antioch High are selling raffle tickets for $2.00 apiece. The prizes include a

55″ Vizio HD TV donated by Best Buy in Brentwood, 3 Month Single Membership to In~Shape of Antioch, $150.00 Gift Card to Best Buy donated  by ICR Electric, $100.00 in California Lottery Tickets donated by The 19th Hole, and Dinner for Four at Mac’s Old House. If people wish to purchase tickets they can feel free to contact me, Kathleen Rogneby, at 925-550-8489.

We are also looking for businesses to donate items that can be auctioned off at the Banquet. All donations are tax deductible. A Tax ID number will  be provided once the donation has been received. Anyone interested in donating can contact me at the same number provided above.

Future Events

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