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Get a job at the Contra Costa County Fair during Job Fair, Saturday, May 7th

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

There will be lots of positions to be filled!

WHAT:           The Contra Costa County Fair will be holding a Job Fair and interviews on Saturday, May 7th.  Applications and interviews will take place for the 2016 Contra Costa Contra Costa County Fair which will be held Thursday June 2nd – Sunday, June 5th.  Available positions include but are not limited to: parking and ticket sellers, ticket takers, parking attendants, customer service representatives, janitorial staff, maintenance staff, security guards and more.  Fair Management and Department Supervisors are looking for people with a strong work ethics and a high level of customer service who want to be part of the Contra Costa County Fair event.  Interested applicants must bring their photo ID and a social security card to the Job Fair.  Applications will be available to fill out on-site or are available on-line in advance under the “About Us” tab at www.contracostafair.com

WHEN:           Saturday, May 7th from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

WHERE:         Contra Costa County Fairgrounds Office, 1201 West 10th Street, Antioch

WHY:             Each year the Contra Costa County Fair hires roughly 50 – 100 people to work at the annual event, not including the local employees hired directly by our individual food vendors, carnival providers and Livestock department. We are looking for top-notch workers who believe in keeping the Contra Costa County Fair a place where families can expect superior customer service.  The goal with the Job Fair is to create a greater level of awareness among Contra Costa County residents that these job opportunities exist at the Contra Costa County Fair.  The fact that we are hiring hard working local residents creates a big opportunity for those looking for work.

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Get Moooving to enter an exhibit in the 2016 Contra Costa County Fair – deadline this week

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

County Fair 2016Imagine the thrill of winning a blue ribbon at the Fair for a special talent. Think you own the best pig, bake the most delicious apple pie, made a beautiful quilt, or have an uncanny knack for making crafts? Want to see who’s the best in all of Contra Costa County? Then be sure to enter the Contra Costa County Fair’s competitive exhibits. There’s something for everyone. Download our Exhibitor Handbook and find the best division for your special talent.

All entries must be entered online or postmarked by April 30th.  Walk in entries must be received by April 29th by 4pm at the fair office.

Check our website for entries instructions and more information on entry requirements.
Don’t wait, enter early, and often……..

http://contracostafair.com/become-an-exhibitor-today/

This year’s fair will be held Thursday, June 2 through Sunday, June 5 at the Contra Costa County Fairgrounds, 1201 West 10th Street in Antioch. For further information, please visit:

www.contracostafair.com

 

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Lynn House Gallery to host free exhibit in May: Antioch “Through My Lens”

Sunday, April 24th, 2016
Antioch Lumber Company, downtown Antioch, by Jeff Strawther.

Antioch Lumber Company, downtown Antioch, by Jeff Strawther.

The 2nd Annual “Through My Lens” exhibit, at the Lynn House Gallery in Antioch, begins May 7th and runs through May 21st. There is no admission fee and the free opening artist reception will be held on Saturday, May 7th from 2-4 PM.

This year, the exhibit focus is our Antioch community and the digital images may be used for promotional efforts by the Arts & Cultural Foundation of Antioch (ACFA), City of Antioch and the Antioch Chamber of Commerce.   ACFA’s volunteer photographer, Beverly Knight, has had her beautiful Antioch photos used in the City of Antioch’s Community Newsletter and on the Antioch Chamber of Commerce’s publications and website, along featured photos on ACFA’s website and monthly E-newsletters. The exhibit creates the opportunity to have a catalog of photographs, from many photographers, to help promote the beautiful landscapes, scenery, buildings, people and more that can be found every day in Antioch.

Photography has become one of the fastest growing hobbies, with many beautiful photos captured on cell phones, which makes it easy to share and print.  Participating photographers at press date are: Beverly Knight, Carla McCrea, Carla McCrea, Constance Chevalier, Dianne Curtain, Jeff Strawther, Jerome Gibson, Laurie DiMaggio, Marcella Favaloro, Michael Partain, ick Felix, Robin Ruport, Tina Rouse, Tyler De Vincenzi.

There is a prize pool of $200 for Best of Show, $150 for 1st Place, $125 for 2nd Place and $100 3rd Place. The exhibit is for amateur photographers whose work captures the beauty of our town.

The exhibit is open to the first 35 artists who sign up. If you are interested in participating in the exhibit, please contact Diane Gibson-Gray at Diane@Art4Antioch.org or (925) 325 -9897. Don’t miss this opportunity to share your photos or enjoy photos of Antioch people, places and things. There is no submission fee to participate.

The Lynn House Gallery is located at 809 West 1st Street in downtown Antioch (across the street from AMTRAK) and is open from 1-4 PM on Wednesdays and Saturdays during exhibits. For more information email Diane@Art4Antioch.org or call Diane Gibson-Gray at (925) 325-9897.

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Enter raffle to have a character named after you in a new book by Antioch author

Thursday, April 14th, 2016
Antioch author Sarah Sundin

Antioch author Sarah Sundin

Have you ever read a book where a character had your name? This is your chance to make that happen and help support the El Campanil Theatre Preservation Foundation at the same time.

Sarah Sundin is the author of eight historical novels, including Anchor in the Storm (coming May 2016). Her novel Through Waters Deep was named to Booklist’s “101 Best Romance Novels of the Last 10 Years,” and her novella “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” in Where Treetops Glisten was a finalist for the 2015 Carol Award. A mother of three, Sarah lives in Antioch, works on-call as a hospital pharmacist, and teaches Sunday School. www.sarahsundin.com

Sarah has offered to include five characters’ names in the first book of her Brothers of Liberation series, contracted to be published in spring 2018​.

To accomplish this as a fundraiser for El Campanil Theatre we will raffle 5 character’s names.

Each chance is $10.

You can either “win” the opportunity to use your own name, the name of a loved one (perhaps to honor a relative who served in WWII), or to create a name for a character.

In addition, each of the 5 winners will receive a signed copy of the book.

“I will need to retain some artistic control, which I would negotiate with the winners,” Sundin said. “For example, if the name is super-modern and wouldn’t fit in the 1940s or if the name is too similar to the hero’s name and would cause reader confusion we could discuss a solution.”

Proceeds from this raffle will be used to support the El Campanil Theatre Preservation Foundation facility management projects.

Raffle Tickets now on sale and available through April 30, 2016

$10 per chance. Donate $50 and receive 5 chances.

Chances may be purchased at the ticket office, by phone at (925) 757-9500 or online:  CLICK HERE. There are no convenience fees.

For more information visit www.elcampaniltheatre.com/sarahsundin.html.

Thank you for your support of El Campanil Theatre Preservation Foundation.

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Lone Tree and Mno Grant Elementary Schools art exhibit at Antioch’s Lynn House Gallery in April

Saturday, April 2nd, 2016
Students and residents attend the Sutter Elementary School Art Exhibit at the Lynn House Gallery in March.

Students and residents attend the Sutter Elementary School Art Exhibit at the Lynn House Gallery in March.

Students from two of Antioch Unified School District’s Elementary schools will showcase their original artwork at the Lynn House Gallery April 6th – 23rd. The exhibit is open to the public at no cost. There will be a reception on Wednesday, April 6th from 4-5:30 PM for students, their parents and the public. The exhibit continues through April 23rd on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 1-4 PM. Please join us as we celebrate these talented young people.

The Arts4Schools Program is sponsored by the Arts & Cultural Foundation of Antioch, the City of Antioch, Cal Pine and Keller Canyon Mitigation Fund Grant from Contra Costa County Supervisor Federal Glover. In addition to sponsoring the gallery exhibit, the grant provides $500 to each participating school to be used for art and cultural supplies and educational endeavors.

For more information about each exhibit call Diane Gibson-Gray at (925) 325-9897 or email Diane@Art4Antioch.org. The Lynn House Gallery is located in the Rivertown District at 809 W. 1st Street, Antioch (across from the AMTRAK Train Station) and is open from 1 – 4 PM on Wednesdays and Saturdays during exhibits and admission is free.

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Antioch schools’ Spring 2016 ARTS schedule continues with concert, festival this week

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

ARTS 1ARTS 2

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Antioch elementary schools to showcase art at Lynn House Gallery exhibit, in March and April

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016
Sutter Elementary student art

Sutter Elementary School student art on display at Antioch’s Lynn House Gallery through this Saturday, March 19, 2016.

Students from Antioch’s Sutter Elementary are showcasing their original artwork at the Lynn House Gallery through this Saturday, March 19th, on Wednesday and Saturday, from 1-4 PM. The showcase is open to the public at no cost.

Lone Tree Elementary and Mno Grant Elementary will showcase their art from April 6-23 on Wednesdays and Saturdays, from 1-4 PM.

The Arts4Schools Program is sponsored by the Arts & Cultural Foundation of Antioch, the City of Antioch and a Cal Pine and Keller Canyon Mitigation Fund Grant from Contra Costa County Supervisor Federal Glover. In addition to sponsoring the gallery exhibit, the grant  provides $500 to each participating school to be used for art and cultural supplies and educational endeavors.

For more information about each exhibit call Diane Gibson-Gray at (925) 325-9897 or email Diane@Art4Antioch.org. The Lynn House Gallery is located in the Rivertown District at 809 W. 1st Street, Antioch (across from the AMTRAK Train Station) and is open from 1 – 4 PM on Wednesdays and Saturdays during exhibits and admission is free.

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March entertainment continues at Antioch’s historic El Campanil Theatre

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

Girl of the Golden West

Puccini’s The Girl of the Golden West For Families

Presented by San Francisco Opera’s Education Department

Saturday, March 19, 2016     2:00 pm

Free (But Tickets Required)

On Borrowed Time

T​he Vagabond Players Present

On Borrowed Time

Sunday, March 20, 2016  2:00 pm

Adults: $15   Seniors (62 & Over): $13   Youth: (Under 18): $10

General Seating

Joni Morris sings Patsy Cline

JONI MORRIS PRESENTS –

 ”A Tribute to the Music of Patsy Cline”

Saturday, March 26, 2016   2:00 pm

Adults: $27

Seniors (62 and Over): $25

Youth (Under 18):  Free when accompanied by an adult or senior

Reserved Seating

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. – 2:00 p.m. and 1 hour before showtime or by phone: (925) 757-9500 or online at www.elcampaniltheatre.com.

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