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Updated: Tis the Season, Weekend Offers Plethora of Holiday Events

by ECT

This weekend  there is something for everyone of all ages. This weekend is jam packed with events that began last night with the Brentwood Tree Lighting Ceremony.  Here is a list of events.


December 7

Antioch Neighborhood Cleanup
The 48th Neighborhood Cleanup event will occur on Saturday, December 7th from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Volunteers should report to the east parking lot of Bidwell Continuation High, 800 Gary Avenue in Antioch which is accessible from the dead end of Gary Avenue.


Ironhouse Sanitary District: FOG Recycling
Drop off your holiday cooking grease with us on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for our Fats, Oils and Grease Drop-off Saturday and we’ll recycle it into bio-diesel to use to help fuel school buses. It is better for the environment and will help reduce clogs in your kitchen drains. For more information, see our website at www.ISDP2.org.


Brownstone Garden Winter Photos

Brownstone Gardens Photo Open House
Brownstone Gardens is again opening their facility up for a free photo days before Christmas to help local residents attain the perfect holiday photograph between 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. They are allowing folks access to their beautiful facility to serve as a back drop.  The only requirement is that you bring your own photographer. Photos with Santa and Mrs Claus will be available for $10.

For more information on Brownstone Gardens, please visit their website or you can also follow them on Facebook. They are located 91 Brownstone Road, Oakley CA 94561


Pearl Harbor Day Beacon Lighting Ceremony
The ceremony will be held in the Oak Room of the Library Building at the California State East Bay Concord Campus, 4700 Ygnacio Valley Road, Concord, CA 94521. The ceremony will take place between 3:45pm – 5pm



EducationWins Holiday Home Tour
The tour, held Saturday, Dec. 7 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., begins and ends at Club Los Meganos (located at Trilogy at The Vineyards, 1700 Trilogy Pkwy. in Brentwood), where attendees will receive a tour map. Following the tour, the group returns to the event center for libations, door prize drawings, live entertainment, refreshments, plus silent auctions. For tickets, visit their website


Holiday Boutique Pankcake breakfast

Holiday Boutique & Pancake Breakfast
Mission Elementary P.T.A. is hosting a Holiday Boutique and Pancake Breakfest from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm to help raise funds for Mission Elementary School in Antioch. The breakfast is just $5 per person which includes pancakes, sausage, fruit, coffee and orange juice. Kids can also take pictures with Santa.  There is still vendor space available for $25, contact [email protected]


Oakley Christmas Tree Lighting in Oakley!
Join us for the Annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony on Saturday, December 7. You cannot miss the traditional lighting of the 30′ Christmas tree at the Civic Center Plaza.  The festivities will kick off at 5pm with performances by the Oakley Elementary School District choir, followed by the Freedom High School choir.  There will also be free refreshments for all and Santa will be on hand to visit with children and pose for photos.  There will be games and crafts for the children. For more information, contact Cindy at 625-7044 or email: [email protected]


Antioch Tradition Continues – Boat Parade
The Antioch Lighted Boat Parade tradition continues. The Antioch Holiday Lighted Boat Parade will take place Saturday, December 7, 2013 at approximately 5:30 PM (weather permitting). The event is sponsored by the Sportsman, Bridge Marina, Dos Rios  and Ebony Yacht Clubs. The parade begins at 5:30 PM and the best locations to view are the Antioch Municipal Pier and all along 2nd Street in downtown Antioch. The boat parade is free and will have approximately 15 entries.  For more information, please contact Georgine Shunk, (925) 757-2226.


Bethel Island Santa Sack Program

Bethel Island Crab Feed
An all you can eat crab feed hosted by the Santa Sack Program and Bethel Island Lions Club this Saturday beginning at 4:00 pm at Scout Hall, 3090 Ranch Lane Road) with proceeds going to support the Santa Sack Program. Donations and new unwrapped toys are also being accepted. The event will feature  Fresh Crab, Pasta, Bread and Dessert for $35. If you can’t eat crab, you may replace it with a rib eye steak for $20. For more information contact Jackie (510) 816-9871 or Margie at (925) 684-0473.


John Cash Tribute

El Campanil Theatre: Cash Tribute Show Starring James Garner 
The Cash Tribute Show featuring James Garner delivers the Man in Black’s music with conviction, accuracy, sincerity, and honesty. James Garner not only takes his audience through a musical journey of Johnny Cash’s biggest hits, but also on an expedition of the Man in Black’s legendary life. Between accurate performances of Cash’s songs, Garner recounts the stories of Johnny’s childhood, entrance into the music business, and the highs and lows Cash experienced in a career that spanned 48 years. Most importantly, audience members will definitely find themselves tapping their toes and singing along with the train-like rhythm that became synonymous with the songs of Johnny Cash & the Tennessee Three.

While James Garner is not a Johnny Cash impersonator, his musical tribute will remind audiences of the energy, power, and excitement that graced the stage every night the Man in Black walked out and said, “Hello, I’m Johnny Cash.” Johnny may have walked off the stage for the final time in 1997, but audiences today can get a glimpse of what Cash concert-goers of yesteryear might have experienced when James Garner takes to the stage with strong conviction, historical accuracy, heartfelt sincerity, and musical honesty in his tribute to the great Johnny Cash!

The show begins at 8:00 pm. Tickets are $27 for adults, youths free with paid adult or senior.

Tickets May Be Purchased in Advance: At the Ticket Office 604 W. Second Street (Next Door To The Theatre) Monday through Friday 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. and 1 hour before showtime or by phone: (925) 757-9500
or ONLINE  https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?performance=146366


Discovery Bay Parade of Lights
The “A Miracle on Discovery Bay Blvd.,” begins at 6 p.m. when thousands of participants, lighted floats, dancers, marching bands and more wind their way through the streets.


December 8

lumpy christmas toy drive

Lumpy’s Diner and Jeremy Newberry’s 6th Annual Toy Drive
This annual event will begin in Pittsburg at 615 Railroad Ave at 10:00 am sharp and will cruise to Antioch where a Toy Drive and Car Show will begin at 11:00 am and go until 3:00 pm. Car show entry fee is $20 or bring an unwrapped gift in lieu.  The event is rain or shine.

There will also be a gingerbread house contest for kids grades k-5 where the winner will win a lunch party.

Antioch Woman’s Club Holiday House Tour
The Antioch Woman’s Club hosts its 59th Annual Christmas House Tour Sunday, Dec. 8, from noon to 4 p.m. which features 6-homes. There will be a reception following at VFW Hall located at 825 Fulton Shipyard Road. The event will then have hors d’oeuvres, a dessert table, candy bar, champagne, punch and coffee. Proceeds benefit local charities and Antioch High school student scholarships. Tickets are $25. For more information call 925-777-0725 or view the flyer online.


The Legends All Star Cheerleaders Santa Breakfast
The Legends All Stars Cheerleaders will be hosting a Breakfast with Santa on Sunday December 8, 2013 at Shadow Lakes Golf Course Banquet Center. The event is split into two seating times for breakfast at 8:30 am and 10:00 am. Tickets are $10 and kids 2 and under eat free. The event will include a pancake breakfast, visit with Santa, entertainment, and silent auction with 200 items up for bid. For tickets, visit Seat Yourself. You can also purchase tickets at Little Miss Everything (220 Oak Street Brentwood) or Lumpy’s Diner (5891 Lone Tree Antioch)

Santa Sunday @ the Caboose.
Bring unwrapped toy and kids will get a free pancake breakfast with Santa. Parents bring your cameras because you will have great Kodak moments. Breakfast will be served rain or shine. Call 925 777-1921


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Kati Dec 3, 2013 - 10:09 am

Contact the Red Caboose in Antioch. This Sunday 12/8 morning. Toy Drive. Santa visit. Pancakes for kids.

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