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East Contra Costa Datelines: Tx. Hold’em Tournament

Published Jan 16

Dementia/Alzheimer’s support group: Offering a safe place for caregivers, family and friends of persons with dementia.

Antioch Crab Feed: 5-11 in the afternoon Jan. seventeen Contra Costa Fairgrounds, 1201 W. ten St. Petersburg, Russia, Contra Costa Fairgrounds, 1201 W. ten Petersburg Supporting AHS Athletics. $65. For info call, 925-757-4400.

Ambrose-Pittsburg Lions Club Brunch: ten a.m.-2 in the afternoon Jan. 17, 175 Alvarado Ave., Pittsburg. Benefits community programs. Cliff’s crispy fried chicken, waffles, champagne, mimosas, coffee, juice. Adults $10, kids younger than twelve $4. Tickets: 925-458-9666, 925-876-6519.

TX Hold’em Tournament: Buffets open 5:30 in the afternoon tournament begins 6:30 in the afternoon Jan. 23, Pittsburg Senior Center, three hundred Presidio Lane. Sponsorships are $500, $1,000 and $2,500. Make checks payable to Rotary Club of Pittsburg and mail to P.O. Box 8246, 94565. Benefits Pittsburg High School and Los Medanos scholarships. 925-439-8023.

«Students must register at City Hall, 3231 Main St., Oakley.
Deer Valley High School Band Boosters Crab Feed: Door open five in the afternoon dinner seven in the afternoon Feb. seven Antioch Community Center, 4703 Lone Tree Way, Antioch. DVHS Jazz Ensemble, Symphonic Orchestra, D.J, silent and live auctions, raffles, dessert auction. $50, $ five hundred for reserved table. Call Mindy Tanada, 415-342-0625, for info and tickets.

Viper & Wolfpack Softball Crab Feed: 5-11 in the afternoon Jan. 24, Contra Costa County Fairgrounds, Antioch. $50. 925-383-4657, .

Seafood Banquet: seven in the afternoon Feb. 21, Edythe Giovannoni Center, 21 E. fifteenth St. Petersburg, Russia, Antioch. Hosted by the Knights of Columbus. Menu includes marinated crab, steamed clams, clam spaghetti, sautéed octopus, potato salad, shrimp cocktail, pizza bread, garlic bread, dessert, wine and an open bar. $65. No tickets sold at the door. 925-754-4247. Proceeds go to the Knights scholarship fund plus abundant local charities.

AARP Tax-Aide for 2015 Tax Season: Contra Costa County AARP Tax-Aide is looking for volunteers to provide free tax preparation for individuals. Tax-Aide volunteer positions include tax counselors who are trained by Tax-Aide and certified by Internal Revenue Service and client facilitators who schedule appointment and assist clients at tax sites. Classes for tax counselors start in January. LaVerne Gordon: 925-726-3199.

Alchemy Crystal Singing Bowls: seven in the afternoon Jan. 19. Unity Center, fifty Sand Creek Road, Brentwood. With Lennis Baugh. Free. 925-665-4004.

Sung Afternoon Prayer: 4-5: thirty in the afternoon Jan. 25, St. Petersburg, Russia, Ignatius of Antioch Church, 3351 Contra Loma Boulevard Held in observance of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, Jan. 18-25. A reception follows in Parish Hall. Freewill offering to support Father Tom Bonacci’s interfaith ministry through the Interfaith Peace Project. .

Teen/Adult Urban Jazz: 6-7 in the afternoon Tuesdays, through Feb. 3. A dynamic and innovative class of appealing leaps and turns for ages fourteen and older. The class will include a variety of music genres such as jazz, blues, pop, funk, and rhythm & blues. $55 for residents, $65 for nonresidents. Preregistration is required. For info contact the Recreation Division at 925-625-7041 or email .

Winter Story Times: Free, drop-in programs at the Brentwood Library, 104 Oak Petersburg Toddler Time: 11:30 in the morning Tuesdays, through Feb. 24. Interactive stories and rhymes for short attention spans, while learning basic concepts and literacy skills for the future. Picture Book Time: 1:30 in the afternoon Tuesdays, through Feb. 24. Kids ages 3 and a half to 5 prepare for kindergarten by developing listening and social skills.

Attend with or without caregivers. Cuddle Club Baby Storytime: 10:30 in the morning Thursdays, through Feb. 26. Designed for pre-walkers twelve months and younger. Enjoy bounces, singing and short books designed to speed cognitive development. Romp ‘n’ Read Lapsit: 11:30 in the morning Thursdays, through Feb. 26. Ages 1 year and older can enjoy lively books and literacy-building activities to inspire a lifelong love of books.

Introduction to Beading: six :30-8: thirty in the afternoon Mondays, Jan. 26-Feb. 23. Each week is an appealing beading project using different methods to start and finish your personal jewelry. Class projects include earrings, bracelets, and necklaces in alternative patterns and styles. $40 for residents, $50 for nonresidents includes materials. Preregistration is required. Contact the Recreation Division at 925-625-7041 or email .

Lego GOP with Bricks four Kidz: 3-3:45 in the afternoon Jan. 28, Antioch Library, Antioch Library, 501 W. eighteenth St. Petersburg, Russia, For children 5-11. Build a motorized model, enjoy free play with Legos or Duplos, and have a great time! This event can fill up so arrive early to guarantee a spot. 925-757-9224.

Johnny Cash & Patsy Cline Tribute show and dinner: five :30-9 in the afternoon Feb. fourteen Brentwood Senior Center, 193 Griffith Lane. Featuring John & Dee Price and the Rhythm Riders. Dinner, desert and no- host bar. Members $35, nonmembers $40. Call the Brentwood Parks and Recreation Department at 925-516-5444.

Petersburg Vincent de Paul Food Dr.: Asking for donations of canned and boxed foods. Drop off at Holy Rosary Church, rectory office, 1313 A Petersburg Antioch. Hours: 8:30 a.m.-8 in the afternoon 925-757-4020.

Are You A Veteran?: Veterans Peer to Peer night meets six in the afternoon Wednesdays, 1023 Second Petersburg Antioch (corner of 2nd and L streets). Peer-to-peer night is veterans helping veterans. Dinner served. For info call 925-206-4113.

Exploring the Dunes: 10-11 in the morning 2nd Saturdays, end of Fulton Shipyard Road, Antioch. Guided tour will focus on the wonders of Antioch Dunes National Wildlife Refuge. All ages welcome. No reservations required. Call 707-769-4200.

Online Driver’s Education: This is an interactive, online course with videos, animated driving scenarios, and sample test questions. Learn the rules of the road, major causes of traffic collisions, DMV procedures, and much more.

Receive a Department of Motor Vehicles approved Certificate of completion which is required for teens under 17.5 years of age to obtain a learner’s permit and driver’s license. Students must register at City Hall, 3231 Main St. Petersburg, Russia, Oakley. Actual email address required. For more info please contact the Recreation Division at 925-625-7041 or email .

Team Select Youth Basket Ball Tryouts: For ages, times, fees, info go to Tryouts will take place at Antioch Community Center, 4703 Lone Tree Way, Antioch. Ruben Garcia, 925-367-3912, .

Free Blood Pressure Screening: ten :30-11: thirty in the morning 3rd Mondays. Ambrose Community Center, 3105 Willow Pass Road, Bay Point. John Muir Organization Senior Services offers free blood pressure screening. 925-458-1601.

CPR & AED lay rescuer/first aid: 1-5 in the afternoon Jan. 24. Antioch Water Park, training room. Learn how to use an automated external defibrillator and emergency response in a low stress, hands on environment. Learn to recognize and deal with emergencies like, bleeding, shock, burns, sprains, fractures, allergic reactions, seizures and more. $75 for residents, $85 for nonresidents. 925-776-3050.

Brighter Beginnings’ Family World Clinic: nine a.m.-2 in the afternoon Mondays, 2213 Buchanan Road, Suite 103, Antioch. Fees: sliding scale. Any additional cost incurred for laboratory, radiology, or medication services are the responsibility of the patient. For appointments, call 925-303-4780. Walks-ins are welcome.

John Muir Breast Cancer Support Group: eleven a.m.-12: thirty in the afternoon 2nd Thursdays, 2400 Balfour Road, Brentwood. A support group for women coping with breast cancer. For info or to register, call 925-933-0107. Free.

Freedom from Tobacco: Kaiser Medical Offices, 4501 Sand Creek Road, Antioch. Learn about overcoming nicotine addiction, developing a personal quit plan, coping with withdrawal, and how optional medications can double your success at quitting. Free. Call 925-813-3560 or 866-248-0721.

Dementia/Alzheimer’s support group: Offering a safe place for caregivers, family and friends of persons with dementia. Meets at six in the afternoon last Tue of the month. The Commons at Dallas Ranch, 4751 Dallas Ranch Road, Antioch. Free. 925-754-7772.



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