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Events Preview: Lots to Choose From As Halloween Approaches

by ECT

With Smith Family Farms and Pumpkin Fest events  having been in full swing for weeks now, the rest of East Contra Costa County is catching up with multiple events to choose from as Halloween is just a week away.

Wednesday, October 23

Karaoke Wednesdays
7:00 pm
Shadow Lakes Event Center, 401 W. Country Club Drive, Brentwood
No reservations necessary. No cover. No minimum. Dinner and Appetizers available

Toastmasters Master Public Speaking,
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Antioch Chamber of Commerce Conference Room, 101 H Street, #4, Antioch
Learn to to improve your speaking and presentation skills

Brentwood Library Halloween Party
Brentwood Community Center, 35 Oak St., at 4 p.m.
This free, 45-minute event includes crafts, games, face painting and spooktacular snacks. Don’t forget to come in costume or your finest orange and black attire. For more information, call 925-516-5290.

Thursday, October 24

Halloween Zombie Tie-Dye
3:30 – 4:45 pm
This event is perfect for teens aged 12-17 where they are invited to the Antioch Library to celebrate Halloween by creating your own tie-dyed t-shirts. You can choose the traditional psychedelic rainbow or the special zombie style–lots of greens and oranges, and a pair of scissors to give it that walking dead look. The library will provide all supplies, and a staff member will supervise the dying process. So shuffle down to the library for some Halloween fun.

Antioch Chamber of Commerce Business Mixer, 5:00pm – 7:00pm
4615 Golf Course Road, Antioch
Network and Mix with new and existing chamber members. Theme is Breast Cancer Awareness so you are welcome to wear pink

Heritage High School Haunted House

8:00pm – 10:00pm
101 American Ave Brentwood
Scary Haunted House, not for kids – PG13. Admission: $5

Friday, October 25

El Campanil

Golden Dragon Acrobats, Premiere Chinese Acrobatic Touring Company
El Campanil Theatre
, 8:00pm
602 W 2nd St. Antioch

The Golden Dragon Acrobats represent the best of a time honored tradition that began more than twenty-five centuries ago. The Golden Dragons are recognized throughout the United States and abroad as the premiere Chinese acrobatic touring company of today.

The reputation of the company is solidly rooted in a commitment to the highest of production values and an attention to artistic details that is unparalleled in the art form. World renowned impresario Danny Chang and choreographer Angela Chang combine award-winning acrobatics, traditional dance, spectacular costumes, ancient and contemporary music and theatrical techniques to present a show of breathtaking skill and spellbinding beauty.
Tickets: Adults: $25  / Youth (Under Age 18): $10 or RESERVED SEATING
Approximately 2 hours including 20 minute intermission
For more information visit: http://www.elcampaniltheatre.com/

Fall movies in the Park featuring Goonies
City Park, 710 Second Street, Brentwood,
Bring lawn chairs, blankets and a picnic dinner and enjoy a FREE family movie under the stars

BOOville 2013
4:30pm – 8:00pm
Discovery Bay Elementary, 1700 Willow Lake Road, Discovery Bay
Carnival with games, crafts and live critter presentation. Children 3-17 are $10.00, Adults 18 and over with a paying child is $5.00.

Heritage High School Haunted House
8:00pm – 10:00pm
101 American Ave Brentwood
Scary Haunted House, not for kids – PG13. Admission: $5

Senior Monster Mash Brentwood Senior Activity Center
195 Guthrie Lane, Brentwood
Enjoy a spooktacular evening of entertainment, fine dining, and dancing with the Brentwood Senior Citizens Club, Inc. The night will feature music, a costume contest, and a delicious chicken dinner with all the trimmings and some hot apple pie. $25 Senior Club Members, $30 Non-Members; Event #13386 No Refunds


Saturday, October 26

Wagon Wheels A-Rollin’ Presented By The Vagabond Players
El Campanil Theatre
, 8:00pm
602 W 2nd St. Antioch
Saturday October 26, 2013 8:00 pm
Sunday October 27, 2013 2:00 pm
Woe falls upon Chuck Wagon’s wagon train, stranded at notorious Whistling Skull Rock outside the tiny town of Vinegar Bottle, famed for its “I’m OK, You’re OK Corral” and crawling with villains and bandits! This fast-paced spoof of the Old West is filled with a goofy stable of hilarious characters: hero, Chuck Wagon; sweet heroine, Candy Cane; the villainous crooked card dealer, Smiling Slade Clagget; Wild Bill Hiccup; the Hamm sisters, Virginia and Glazed; fascinating Senorita Juanita Fandango; and Clagget’s evil ally, Sue Flay. Mixed with action and a laugh a minute, this is an audience participation comedy, where you can boo the outlaw, cheer on the hero, and experience the hysterical best of the West! Cowboy hats and kerchiefs encouraged.
Runtime: 1 hour 20 minutes. No Intermission
For more information visit: http://www.elcampaniltheatre.com/

Brentwood Elementary Bazaar and Garage Sale
8:00am – 1:00pm
200 Griffith Street, Brentwood
For more information contact: [email protected]

Streets of Brentwood Halloween Event
1:00pm to 4:00pm
2565 Sand Creek Rd, Brentwood
Trick-or-Treat event for the whole family including the dog. Pet adoption, dog costume contest. For more information on the pet adoptions go to www.cchumane.org

Sandcreek Crossing Bewitching Event,
1:00pm – 3:00pm
2400 Sand Creek, Brentwood
Wear your costume and enjoy face painting, crafts and balloon creations

Hometown Halloween, 5:00pm to 7:30pm
First & Oak Street, Brentwood
Calling all Ghost and Goblins, join us for night of Fun Trick or Treating in downtown Brentwood. Portions of Oak & First Streets are closed to all traffic. Local businesses have booths and there is the “big pumpkin” for children. It is a totally safe environment for the youngsters & they all go home with lots of candy

Antioch Animal Control Holloween

Antioch Animal Services First Annual Howl-O-Weenie Mutt Strut,
11:00am – 2:00pm
300 L Street,Antioch
Costume parade at 11:30am. All dogs must be on a leash. Costume contest, raffle, baskets and prizes

CoCo County Wine Bar Halloween Bash, 8:00pm – midnight
633 First Street, Brentwood
Dance party featuring “The Playthings,” costume contests, prizes, specials and more


Frighteners Haunted House at Knightson School
5:00pm – 10:00pm
1923 Delta Road, Knightson
A night of screams featuring a haunted house, carnival games, raffles and trunk or treating.  Haunted house $5, admission is free and there are additional fees for other activities. Food by Lumpy’s Diner

Harvest Park Halloween Costume Party
9:00pm – 1:00am
5000 Balfour Rd, Brentwood
Costume party and contest, raffles, give aways, drink and food specials and black lights

Halloween Bash at Uptown 1st Street Lounge, October 31st 9:30pm – 1:00am. Costume Contests, drinks specials and music from NOVA with a rockin’ chick singer, covering top 40’s hits.


A little further out

November 2
The 47th Neighborhood Cleanup event will occur on Saturday, November 2nd from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.  Volunteers should report to the east parking lot of Gentrytown Park which is accessible from the 1600 block of Monterey drive (dead end of Monterey drive).

November 12, 14, 16
Friends of Oakley Christmas Basket Sign up Program
will be held between 4-7 pm each of the three days or until they reach 300 families-. Location for sign ups will be held at the City of Oakley White House Community Annex 204 Second Street, Oakley. Oakley families in need of assistance with a holiday meal and toys. Registered families will receive a turkey, additional food, and a wrapped toy for each child through age 17 in the family. Families must bring either a water or power bill with the family name as proof of Oakley residence to register as well as a name and address matching State of California driver’s license or identification card. Friends of Oakley will consider special circumstances. One family meal will be provided per residence. If your registration is determined to be a duplicate with us or another service provider or invalid for any reason your registration will be voided. The Oakley Christmas Basket distribution will take place on the afternoon of Saturday, December 14th. Questions? Call 925-625-5745.


amy schrader

By Amy Schrader
Arts & Entertainment Editor
Email: [email protected]

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