Events: Sneak Peek at this Week Nov. 4 to Nov.11


There are plenty of events this week in East Contra Costa County to to keep folks busy. Take a moment to check them out as their are some nice veterans events along with the Hospice 2013 Tree of Lights Ceremony in Brentwood.

Thursday, November 7th

Derik Nelson’s Take Chances Tour

Liberty High School Allan E. Jones Performing Arts Center, 850 Second St., Brentwood
Info: 925-5699-2451 or
Cost: $15 students or $25 VIP seating (first four rows)
Derek Nelson, “Glee” musician presents a pop/rock concert which will benefit the Liberty High

Saturday, November 9th

Brentwood Farmers Market
8:00am – 12:00 pm
First Street, Brentwood


 1st Annual Veterans Benefit Jam
4:00 pm

California Theatre, 351 Railroad Ave., Pittsburg
A free concert for Veterans to support the Veterans Employment Committee of Contra Costa County. Hosted by Dennis Erokan, founder of BAM Magazine. This concert is for Veterans in appreciation of their service. Everyone is welcome. There are ONLY 350 seats, so be sure to get your ticket now and tell other Veterans about this event.

Featuring: The Delta Dogs, The RaveUps, The Blondies, Billy Schaub, Syria Berry and Special Guests!!

The Veterans Employment Committee of Contra Costa County appreciates your donations – 100% of all donations go towards helping area Veterans


“A Veteran’s Day Musical Salute,” presented by the Brentwood Concert Band
7:00pm Brentwood Community Center 35 Oak Street, Brentwood, CA
Tickets are $10 for adults (children 12 and under free with paid adult) and available at the door. For information go to:


Fall Boutique
9:00am – 3:00pm
509 “G” Street, Antioch
GFWC Woman’s Club of Antioch Fall Boutique. Christmas Wreaths & Decorations, Tupperware, Adalia Skincare, Juice Plus, Tower Garden, Color Notes Yarns, Silpada Jewelry, Scentsy, Handmade Scarves, Avon, 31, BeautiControl, Handmade Crafts, Button Bracelets, Pampered Chef, Flirt-A-Bling, Stitchin Fam, Uprising Botanicals, Fused Glass Pendants, Handmade Jewelry & Purses, Nerium Skin Care, Rep Mac, Simply Unique, Damsel in Defense, Origami Owl Aprons, Purses & Dog Coats and much more…
Refreshments & Opportunity Drawing
Fundraiser to support local charities, scholarships and restoration of our historic clubhouse.
For more information contact: [email protected]

Holiday Boutique
8:00am – 2:00pm
St. Anne’s Church, Camino Diablo and McCabe Road, Byron
Crafts, gifts and holiday cheer at this fundraising event for Kaleidoscope Cancer Connection
Vendor space is available for $40, contact Tovah Johnson at 516-4266

Holiday Boutique, International Christian Ministries
11:00am – 3:00pm
605 W. Madhill Street, Antioch
Free gift wrapping.  All proceeds help support the church and its programs

Sunday, November 10th
Hospice 2013 Tree of Lights Ceremony
Brentwood City Park, 710 2nd Street and Oak, Brentwood
For twenty-seven years, our Tree of Lights ceremonies have offered members of communities throughout Contra Costa a way to honor the lives of their friends and loved ones. The funds raised allow us to provide additional programs and services such as our Vigil Program which ensures no one has to die alone.

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.

To dedicate a Memorial Light please visit their website

This location serves Antioch, Brentwood, Byron, Discovery Bay, Knightsen, Oakley and Pittsburg


Holiday Boutique, International Christian Ministries
12:00pm – 4:00pm
605 W. Madhill Street, Antioch
Free gift wrapping.  All proceeds help support the church and its programs


Monday, November 11th


 Antioch Veteran’s Day Ceremonies and Parade
9:30am: Helicopter and Ceremonies
11:00am: Parade begins at the marina and continues East down Second St.
Celebration begins with the arrival and landing of the Huey Helicopter followed by ceremonies with special guest speakers at the Veteran’s Memorial at the base of “L” Street followed immediately by the parade with floats, military vehicles, equipment, veterans, bands and classic cars.

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


  1. I will be performing the National Anthem at the Veterans’ observance in Pittsburg.

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