East County Events: September 20 and Beyond


Lots of events in East Contra Costa County this weekend with the main attractions being the Coast Cleanup event hosted by the Arts & Cultural Foundation of Antioch  and the Friends of Marsh Creek Watershed holding cleanups in Brentwood, Discovery Bay and Oakley.

On Sunday, the day kicks off with the Delta Harvest Run in Brentwood while Brownstone Gardens in Oakley is hosting a free Open House Photo Day.

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Sept. 20: E-Waste Recycle Day at Streets of Brentwood
If you have some electronics that are difficult to dispose because it costs you too much to do it, just bring it to The Streets’ Saturday morning at the parking lot East of Black Angus & ULTA, it will costs you $0, AND you’ll be doing it for a good cause!  The proceeds benefit the Liberty Union High School District Ed Foundation.


Brownstone Fitness

Brownstone Gardens Fit Club
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.  Come have fun with us!! We will be doing a 30 minute P90X workout, so bring some form of resistance with you. Can be anything from a basketball to a LIGHT weight (3-10 lbs). 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.


El Campanil

El Campanil Theatre Upcoming Events

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

Los Vaqueros John Muir Intepretive Center

Sept. 20: Natures Painted Pictures
Learn how to make a natural paintbrush out of harvested yucca plants. Join Naturalist John Mottashed in this traditional American Indian art at the John Muir Interpretive Center at Los Vaqueros Reservoir, 19 Walnut Blvd in Brentwood from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. For more information, contact 925-688-8010 or visit http://www.ccwater.com/losvaqueros/interpcenter.asp. We will also have natural pigment paint made out of plants so you can paint the day away. This program will also supply a mixture of items to paint on.


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
Sept. 20: 10th Annual Marsh Creek & Delta Cleanup

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

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Sept. 20: Nature’s Canvas Exhibit Opens

The Arts & Cultural Foundation of Antioch is proud to present the works of artists living in and around the Delta at the Lynn House Gallery.  With the many hills and valleys, along with East Bay Regional Park properties, artists have an abundance of opportunities to capture nature and all its wonders in many art forms. The Nature’s Canvas Exhibit has many works of art in oils, acrylic, mixed media and photography.

The Lynn House Gallery is located at 809 West 1st Street in downtown Antioch. The exhibit begins on Saturday, September 20th, with a free artist reception from 2-4 PM and continues through October 4th on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 1-4 PM. The artist reception and exhibit are free to the public. |

Participating artists are: Amy Schmidt, Andre’ Salvador Betty Espindola, Beverly Knight, Carla Schueler, Carol Jurczak, Christine Mikulice, Clyde Cox, Corinne Rodriguez Evans, Ellen LaVaccare, FROgard, Gloria Cannon, Jennifer Frost, Joel Summerhill, Julia Offord, Julia Starr, Ken Tomlin, Linda Fead, Lisa Salazar, Lori Azzolino, Mark Jezierny, Michele Eakin, Pamela Miller, Pat Puryear, Patricia Draper, Robin Mayoff, Saundra Lyle, Sherry Cummings and Shirley DiMercurio.

For more information visit http://www.art4antioch.org/Nature’s_Canvas.asp or call Diane Gibson-Gray at (925) 325 9897.

Sept. 20: Soroptimist International of Antioch to Host Bunco Tournament
From 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm, the Sorptimist International of Antioch will be hosting a Bunco Tournament at the Delta Villa Estates Clubhouse located at 1900 Venice Lane (off E. 18th in Antioch). The event is $15 with snacks, prizes, raffles and a door prize drawing.

Tickets are available at the door. For more information, contact MaryAnn Redden (925) 586-3161

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

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.

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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

BrentwoodPAL Blues

Sept. 27: Brentwood PAL Blues At the Barn
The Brentwood Police Activities League will be hosting its 2nd annual benefit concert and dinner on Sept. 27 from 6-10 pm at the corner of Walnut Blvd & Marsh Creek Rd with a $40 donation which includes BBQ brisket dinner, drinks, dessert, and music by Allen Vega & Rough cut.
For tickets, call Jeff at 207-8908 or Bill at 642-3004.

Bay Life

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


Delta Thunder 

October 4-5: Delta Thunder

Antioch, CA – The Antioch Rivertown Jamboree, in conjunction with the Delta Boat Racing Association is excited to showcase the Delta Thunder V-Gary Agopian Memorial Powerboat races, formally held in Isleton CA. The event is at the New Antioch Marina on the weekend of October 4th & 5th. Racing Action runs from 10am-4:00pm.

The race will be a Championship Race featuring the exciting 100 mph Cracker Box Power boats, Sport C boats, SST 45 and the fun to watch high horsepower outboard runabouts. It will also feature a boat show with folks showing their prized boats as well as numerous water related informational booths.

Admission to this event is free, although donations, sponsorship and advertising spots in the race program guide are needed and welcomed.

For more information contact: Inland Marine 925-757-1714



October 6: Hospice East Bay, Rossmoor Art & Wine 2014

Pleasant Hill, CA – Wine Tastings & Local Artist Exhibits at the Rossmoor Event Center: $30 general admission; $80 VIP admission. Price of general admission includes an event wine tasting glass, a stylish wine tote & hors d’oeuvres.

VIP participants may arrive at noon for a private hour of food and wine pairings, specialty appetizers, and a presentation from a vintner’s ambassador. Additionally, as a VIP you can peruse the silent auction offerings in advance of the general opening time of 1:00 pm. Proceeds to benefit Hospice of the East Bay.

Purchase tickets online:  www.HospiceEastBay.org/ArtandWine


Los Medanos College Drama Dept: Man of the Flesh
by Octavio Solis, directed by Hugo Carbajal.

Where: Los Medanos College Theatre – 2700 E. Leland Rd. Pittsburg, CA.

After recently co-directing Ripple Effect for The San Francisco Mime Troupe, Hugo E. Carbajal has joined the award winning Drama Department at Los Medanos College in Pittsburg, and is directing Man of the Flesh. The play, written by Octavio Solis, “reimagines the DON Juan legend in terms of contemporary Chicano culture.”

Performances of Man of the Flesh will take place October 16, 17, 18, 20, 23, 24, 25, 27, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. There is a Wednesday matinee October 22 at 11 a.m. The theatre is located on the campus of Los Medanos College 2700 E. Leland Rd. in Pittsburg, CA. Tickets $7 – $15. Box office: 925-439-2181 ext. 805. http://www.losmedanos.edu/drama


October 18: Brazen Racing to Manage Los Vaqueros Tarantula Run

There are some changes in store for the 2014 Los Vaqueros Tarantula Run, set for Saturday, Oct. 18. The eighth annual Tarantula Run will be managed by Brazen Racing, which has been producing popular trail events in the Bay Area since 2009.

The Contra Costa Water District is very pleased that Brazen has chosen to add the Los Vaqueros Tarantula Run to its 2014 event lineup, and is looking forward to seeing the run thrive in the future.   Brazen will to offer the same race distances as in the past — 5K, 10K and half-marathon — all out of the Kellogg Creek Picnic Area.

Brazen is in the process of redesigning the courses for the run. They will all be different than in the past. The half-marathon will be a true half-marathon distance. We will post links to maps as soon as the courses are complete.

Race Times:

  • Half Marathon: 8:00 am
  • 10K: 8:15 am
  • 5K: 8:30 am
  • Kids Spider Scramble: 7:35 am

Look here for more information on the Los Vaqueros Tarantula Run.


Future Events

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