East County Events: September 13 and Beyond


This weekend will be all about Oakley as they host their Heart of Oakley Festival while East Bay Regional Park District will host two events at Big Break Regional Shoreline. Congressman McNerney will also be in Oakley hosting his Congress “Congress At Your Corner”.

Later in the evening, you could make your way out to Discovery Bay for a Concert on the Bay where Forejour, a tribute band to Foreigner and Journey will be playing.

Just a reminder, next week is Coastal Cleanup and both the Arts & Cultural Foundation of Antioch  and the Friends of Marsh Creek Watershed are looking for sign ups.


Heart of Oakley

The City of Oakley’s Heart of Oakley Festival will kick off with a Ribbon Cutting and inauguration of our Downtown Civic Center Stage and Amphitheater at 11:00 a.m.

The new additions to the Civic Park include: amphitheater style seating, stage and stage cover, a restroom/snack shack building and enhanced, landscaping, irrigation and lighting.

After the Ribbon Cutting stick around for the Heart of Oakley Festival which will include over 50 booths where you’ll be able to buy items and learn more about a local non‐profits.

Sept. 13: Heart of Oakley Festival
Experience the Place the Families in the Heart of the Delta on the Second Saturday of September as we celebrate Oakley’s viticulture. This family friendly event features wine tasting,  gourmet food trucks, arts and crafts vendors, a community stage and more.

Wine Tasting
Enjoy a sampling of wine made from Oakley grapes. For a listing of participating wineries click here.

Over 50 vendors will be on site including arts and crafts, non-profits and more. If you are interested in participating as a vendor click here.

Gourmet Food Trucks
Enjoy a tasty bite from one of the gourmet food trucks.

Brownstone Fitness

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.

For more information, visit OneREVolution Fitness at their website, or “Like” them on Facebook.

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.


east bay regional park district

Sept. 13: Animal Games – Big Break Regional Shoreline

Animals vs. Humans. Join us as we compare how far our participants can jump compared to how far we know a grasshopper can jump. Can you run faster than a bird can fly? Let?s compare the facts. This is a drop in event from 2:00-3:00pm at the Big Break Visitor Center at the Delta, 69 Big Break Rd in Oakley CA.

Contra Costa Water

Primitive Technology: Food, Fire and Tools
10 a.m. to noon Saturday, September 13
John Muir Interpretive Center

Join Fire, food gathering and preparing, and tool making were survival skills the native people mastered to survive. Join Naturalist Briana Moore as she shares the history and skills of the native people who lived in the Los Vaqueros area. Learn fire making, acorn grinding and cordage making

The event is located at 19 Walnut Blvd. in Brentwood (Next to the Los Vaqueros Dam)


DB Concert on the Bay

Concert on the Bay at the Discovery Bay Community Center
Join the Discovery Bay Lions Club as they present a free concert from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Discovery Bay Community Center located at 1601 Discovery Bay Blvd. The event will feature Forejour, a tribute band to Foreigner and Journey. You are encouraged to bring the kids, friends, chairs, and blankets.


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Congressman McNerney to Host “Congress At Your Corner” in Oakley
Congressman Jerry McNerney announced today that he will host a “Congress at Your Corner” on Saturday, September 13  from 1pm to 2pm at Oakley City Hall,  located at 3231 Main Street. Rep. McNerney will meet with individuals based on the order in which they arrive.

Congressman McNerney’s staff will be on hand outside City Hall to direct constituents to the meeting room.

  • When: Saturday, September 13, 2014, 1-2pm
  • Where: Oakley City Hall, 3231 Main Street, Oakley, CA 94561


Delta Blues Festival

Delta Blues Festival
12:00 pm to 7:30 pm at Waldie Plaza (2nd Street)  in Antioch for free live music, crafts, art, food and more. All ages are welcome.

El Campanil

El Campanil Theatre Upcoming Events

International Film Showcase
Sunday September 14, 2014     2:00 pm   (1 Showing New Time)
André, 55, lives with his mother Louise, 80, and leads an unspectacular life. He works as a taxi driver while the elderly diva dreams of bygone days as an actress in Hollywood. More Information/Buy Tickets

Contra Costa Chamber Orchestra
Masterpieces Past and Present
Saturday, September 27, 2014  7:30 pm
Formed in the late 1970s, the Contra Costa Chamber Orchestra has established a presence throughout the county.   More Information / Buy Tickets

 El Campanil Children’s Theatre Presents: James and the Giant Peach
Friday October 3, 2014  7:30 pm
Sunday October 5, 2014  2:00 pm
A magical journey of fantasy and adventure!
A magical peach! An imprisoned boy!  Insect friends!  An incredible journey!  This amazing adventure of James Henry Trotter will fulfill the fantasy of anyone who has ever dreamed of escape.
More Information / Buy Tickets

Street Corner Renaissance
Saturday October 4, 2014   8:00 pm
Not just another singing group, Street Corner Renaissance breathes new life into classic doo-wop music. These cats can flat out sing and their infectious energy is highly entertaining as they transport their audiences to another space and time. More Information/Buy Tickets

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Presented by The Vagabond Players
Saturday October 11, 2014   8:00 pm
Sunday October 12, 2014   2:00 pm
The Vagabond Players present this Tony award-winning musical comedy by William Finn and Rachel Sheinkin  celebrates the mania of competition as six funny, eccentric misfits compete for the Spelling Bee title in this witty Broadway hit.
More Information/Buy Tickets


Chad Robichax to Speak at Neighborhood Church

Former MMA World Champion, Chad Robichaux will speak at Neighborhood Church,  50 Birch Street in Brentwood, on Sunday, September 14th, and will share his story in the 9:00am and 11:00am services.  The public is welcome, and veterans are especially welcome. Chad’s message is not just one of success and overcoming but of finding your true purpose in life.

With a 2nd Degree Black Belt (Jui Jitsu) Professor “Robo” has fought with Strike Force, Bellator, Legacy and most recently the World Series of Fighting on NBC Sports Network and has a record is 19-2 in MMA.

As U.S. Marine he served 6 Afghanistan Tours with USMC Special Operations Command going behind enemy lines. Like many Veterans he found himself struggling with war’s aftermath at home. He established Mighty Oaks Foundation in 2011 to reach out to fellow warriors and get them the foothold they need in life to find their true purpose.



Sept. 14:  the East Bay Regional Park District will host their Second Sunday in the Park at Big Break Visitor Center at the Delta last night with a “Beneath the Waves” night. The event will begin at 6:30 pm and includes games, a campfire along with s’mores and popcorn for visitors.

The event is located at the Big Break Visitor Center at the Delta, 69 Big Break Rd in Oakley CA.


 Sept 20


Sept. 20: The 31st Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day
The 31st Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day, the state’s largest volunteer event, will take place on Saturday, September 20th 2014. The event is expected to draw more than 70,000 volunteers who will combat marine debris at over 800 locations throughout the state by removing the trash that has accumulated on California’s beaches and inland shorelines over the past year. Get out there, join the effort in Antioch, CA.  There are three locations to choose from: Antioch Marina, Prewett Park & Fulton Shipyard. Select your location when you complete your registration (see tabs above).

For more information, visit www.art4antioch.org/coastal-cleanup.asp


FOMCW Delta Clean Up

The Friends of Marsh Creek Watershed (FOMCW) are proud to announce that Marsh Creek & Delta Cleanup Day which will take place on Saturday, September 20. The event will be held between 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. Participants may choose from locations in Brentwood, Discovery Bay or Oakley. Last year’s event had 400 volunteers during Coast Cleanup Day where they picked up 6.75 tons of trash and cleaned 20-miles of creek and delta waterways.

Sign up: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/creek-cleanup-supply-prep-get-together-tickets-13037255783

For more information on the Friends of Marsh Creek Watershed, visit their website


Knightsen School

Sept. 20: Knightsen Parent Club Hosts Tri Tip Dinner Fundraiser

The Knightsen Parent Teacher Club is hosting a Tri Tip Dinner to raise funds for Knightsen School’s Sports Program! Knightsen School children are invited to Kids Night Out Movie Night at Knightsen School 6:30—9pm in the multi-purpose room $5 if purchased ahead of time, $8 at the door! Price includes Pizza & Drink. Other snacks available for purchase.

  • Diablo Valley Farm Center (3020 Delta Road, Knightsen)
  • Saturday, September 20th
  • $25 per person
  • No Host Bar 6pm
  • Dinner Served at 7pm
  • Silent Auction & Music

For Tickets, to make a donation or questions please call Rochelle Henson (925) 584-5434; Tara Torres (925) 783-7709; Jennifer Pereira (925) 366-6986 or Amy Johnston (925) 206-5953

Bay Life

Delta Harvest Run

Sept. 21:  Delta Harvest Run
Please join us for this community event as we work to raise money for local East Contra Costa food banks and pantries. This benefit is organized by the Delta Association of Realtors Community Service Foundation. We have designed a route that is flat and fast and will appeal to athletes of all levels. Our route is USTF Course Certified.

All events to start on the 50 yard line/ home side of the Liberty High School Football Stadium just off Oak Street in Brentwood. Full address is: Liberty High School 850 2nd Street Brentwood, CA

Races Include:

  • 10 Mile – 7:00 AM
  • 10K – 7:20 AM
  • 5k – 7:40 AM
  • Family Fun Run – 9:00 AM

There will be cash awards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd overall Female and Male winners in the 10 Mile, 10k and 5k events.  The awards ceremony will begin at approximately 9:00 AM at the Entertainment Stage near the Liberty High School Football Stadium track.

Online registration is provided by runsignup.com on our official website www.deltaharvestrun.com. There will be race day registration available.  You must register on or before September 15, 2014 to be guaranteed a t-shirt.


brownstone photo day

Sept. 21: Brownstone Gardens Open House Photo Day

Save the Date! Sunday 9/21/14 is our next OPEN HOUSE PHOTO Day! The gardens will be open from 12:00 – 6:00 PM. BYO photographer and use our free back drops for your family photos! Photo below from our last open house. Photo credit Angelina at Capture This Photography!

Location: Brownstone Gardens
91 Brownstone Road,
Oakley CA 94561
Time: 12-6 pm

Kiwanis Golf Ball Drop

 Sept. 28: Kiwanis Helicopter Golf Ball Drop

Our first Kiwanis Division 26 Helicopter Golf Ball Drop event is being held on Sunday, September 28th 2014 from 3:O0 pm to 6:00 pm in order to make a significant impact during the final year of the Eliminate Project!!! The Eliminate Project will change the world forever, ending Maternal Neonatal Tetanus in the World, one Child, one Community at a time! Become a part of this movement by purchasing your tickets!! Call Argentina Davila-Luevano, Lieutenant Governor, Kiwanis, Division 26 @ 925 813-2178.

downtown Brentwood Beer Festival

Oct. 4: Downtown Brentwood Craft Beer Festival
The Downtown Brentwood Craft Beer Festival will be hosted at the community center on Saturday, October 4th, 2014 from 12pm to 4pm. Pre-sale tickets will be $25 for tastings and $5 for a designated driver. Tickets at the door will be $35/$5. For more information, visit: www.facebook.com/brentwoodcraftbeerfestival

Future Events

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




  1. The Blues Fest was awesome!!! Frankie G knows how to throw a party!! If you missed this year, make sure to come out for the 2015 Blues Fest! Live music, crafts, delicious food & our community having a fantastic time togather. It doesn’t get any better than that!

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