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Prince Tribute skate, Friday night June 24 at Paradise Skate in Antioch

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

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Antioch Juneteenth Celebration in downtown on Saturday

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

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Celebration of Art exhibit returns to Antioch Historical Society Museum for 11th year

Thursday, June 9th, 2016
Dwellings by Lisa Fulmer

Dwellings by Lisa Fulmer

The Arts & Cultural Foundation, once again in partnership with the Antioch Historical Society, will host the 11th Annual Celebration of Art Exhibit at the Antioch Historical Society Museum. This is a non-juried exhibit with no required theme, with up to 60 local artists participating in the event.  The event begins on Saturday, June 25th, with an artist reception from 2-4 PM. The exhibit continues through Wednesday, July 22nd. The event, artist reception and entry to the museum are free.

Friesian Up Roar by Beverly C. Turner

Friesian Up Roar by Beverly C. Turner

Partial list of registered artists: Adele Boyer, Annette Seabury, Betty Espindola, Beverly C. Turner, Beverly Knight, Beverly Martinez, Brenda Chapman, Carla McCrea, Cathy Hanson, Charles J Fox Jr, Charlotte Cusack, Danny Grace, Dianne Curtain, Dianne Solvari, Easy Gonzalez, Eloine Chapman, Jerome Gibson, Jim Miller, Joni Hess, Kay Kirby, Ken Tomlin, Lisa Fulmer, Matt Martin, Michael Pohl,  Michele Eakin, Michelle Cicala, Mike Nelson, Paul Dugan, Paul Schorr, Prudence Capelle, Raymond Figueroa, Rick Felix, Robin Ruport, Sharon Petersen, Thomas Seabury, Tyler De Vincenzi and Yarina Brooks.

If you are an artist interested in participating in the exhibit, please send an email to Diane@Art4Antioch.org or call Diane Gibson-Gray at (925) 325-9897.

The Antioch Historical Society Museum is located at 1500 West 4th Street, Antioch and is open Wednesdays and Saturdays, from 1-4 PM. Admission is free.  Please visit http://art4antioch.org/CelebrationofArt2016.asp for more information. For questions, please email Diane@Art4Antioch.org or call 779-7018, Monday-Thursdays.

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Contra Costa County Fair 2016 Schedule for Friday-Sunday

Friday, June 3rd, 2016

FA-CONTRACOSTA2016Friday, June 3 FUN FAMILY FRIDAY

  • Kids 12 & Under– FREE admission all day for kids 12 and under!
  • Family Carnival Deal-Buy 1 Ride Wristband & Get 1 FREE until 6:00pm…$25 savings

12:00 Gates Open
12:00 Splash Dogs Registration begins
1:00 Splash Dogs
1:30 Circus Imagination
2:00 Wild About Monkeys
3:00 Splash Dogs
4:00 Circus Imagination
5:00 Splash Dogs
5:00 Rabbits & Cavy Show – Small Animal Barn
5:30 Circus Imagination
6:30 Wild About Monkeys
7:00 Splash Dogs
7:00 Pop, Rock, & Soul- Main Stage
7:30 Jr. Sheep Lead – Shady Oak Arena
7:30 Undead Betty’s Roller Derby– Paradise Skate
8:00 Wild About Monkeys
9:15 & 10:30 Big Bad Boogie Rock- Main Stage

 

Saturday, June 4

9:00 Swine Show-Livestock Arena
11:00 Gates Open
11:00 Splash Dogs Registration begins
12:00 Splash Dogs
12:00 Pocket Pets-Shady Oak Arena
12:30 Circus Imagination
1:00 Wild About Monkeys
1:30 The Doritos Rollerskating Dance Team-Paradise Skate
2:00 Splash Dogs
3:00 Circus Imagination
3:30 The Doritos Rollerskating Dance Team-Paradise Skate
4:00 Wild About Monkeys
4:00 Small Animal Showmanship-Livestock Arena
5:00 Woodcarver Auction
5:30 Gwen In Doubt-Main Stage
5:30 The Doritos Rollerskating Dance Team-Paradise Skate
6:00 Large Animal Showmanship-Livestock Arena
6:00 Splash Dogs
6:45 Circus Imagination
7:00 Metalachi-Main Stage
7:30 Wild About Monkeys
8:00 The Doritos Rollerskating Dance Team-Paradise Skate
9:15 & 10:30 Long Duck Dongs- Main Stage

 

Sunday, June 5 Fiesta De La Familia Day

10:00 Junior Livestock Auction-Livestock Arena
11:00 Gates Open
11:00 Splash Dogs Registration begins
12:00 Circus Imagination
1:00 Wild About Monkeys
1:30 Splash Dogs
2:00 Live Hispanic Musical Entertainment – Main Stage
2:00 Battle of the Bullriders-Antioch Speedway
2:30 Circus Imagination
3:00 Undead Betty’s Roller Derby-Paradise Skate
3:00 Wild About Monkeys
3:00 Livestock Awards Ceremony-Livestock Arena
3:30 Splash Dogs
5:00 Splash Dog Finals
5:30 Woodcarver Auction
6:00 Wild About Monkeys
6:30 Circus Imagination

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It’s Fair Time! Contra Costa County Fair opens in Antioch, today, runs through Sunday

Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

FA-CONTRACOSTA2016

Sponsored in part by the Antioch Herald.

Concert Schedule and Features at the 2016 Contra Costa County Fair

True Willie

True Willie

THURSDAY JUNE 2

TRUE WILLIE

Chosen as the most authentic and convincing tribute act to Willie Nelson in America, the True Willie Tribute Band is fast becoming the first choice with audiences across America. If you’re a Willie Nelson fan, you won’t want to miss this show.

Thunder Cover

Thunder Cover

THUNDER COVER

Thunder Cover hails from Sacramento, CA and is one of the most energetic and fun cover bands you will ever see. In an area that is full of cover bands, Thunder Cover separates themselves with a high energy show and a unique set that features some of the biggest hits of all time.

FRIDAY JUNE 3

Pop Rock Soul

Pop Rock Soul

POP, ROCK, & SOUL

Pop, Rock, & Soul has the best of all music in one show! Nathan Owens has put together another unforgettable show featuring tribute performances of three of the music industry’s biggest legends…Michael Jackson, Tina Turner, and James Brown. Come experience this amazing show!

Big Bad Boogie Rock

Big Bad Boogie Rock

BIG BAD BOOGIE ROCK

The name says it all! Let’s boogie down, get funky, and let’s rock to the music of the 70s and early 80s! Afros, long hair, and guitars…what more could you ask for?Big Bad Boogie Rock Band is where the very best of Disco and Rock…EXPLODE! It’s high energy will have you shaking your booty all night long.Let the party begin!

SATURDAY JUNE 4

GWEN IN DOUBT

GWEN IN DOUBT has been entertaining audiences with the high energy performances of the music of Gwen Stefani and No Doubt for nearly a decade. Whether you are a hard core fan or a newcomer to this music, the authentic vocals, staging and performances will have you on your feet.

Gwen In Doubt

Gwen In Doubt

METALACHI

What do you get when you mix the best heavy metal rock music with a crazy mariachi band…METALACHI! Back by popular demand, it’s the outrageous experience that brought down the house last year! This one of a kind show should not be missed, it will blow your mind!

LONG DUCK DONGS

Long Duck Dongs was voted “Best Cover Band” in Coachella Valley. All the classic 80’s hits you remember from junior high dances and mix tapes. Their high energy performances will keep you on your feet dancing and singing along!

 

Metalachi

Metalachi

Prehistoric Adventures

Prehistoric Adventures provides a fascinating and thrilling experience that will captivate both adults and children alike. The newest addition to the Prehistoric Adventures family is “FIRE STRYKER”, a smoke blowing, fire breathing, wing flapping, one of a kind Dragon. Led around on a leash by a “medieval Viking” handler, large crowds will want to gather to get up close and personal to this incredible flying beast.

 

Fables of The West

Fables of The West

Fables of the West

Get ready to ride with the biggest little cowboys in the Old West! This strolling cowboy comedy team is always 100 % G-rated, family friendly, and fun. Performing at over 550 Fairs from California all the way to Alaska, these crazy cowboys have been entertaining crowds of all ages for over 10 years. Be sure to keep a look out for them and their trusty steeds during your visit to the Fair!

 

 

Fire Stryker of Prehistoric Adventures

Fire Stryker of Prehistoric Adventures

Flo the Clown

The one and only Flo the Clown is back! Flo and her clowning antics have been delighting audiences for more than 20 years from the West Coast of the United States to Russia, Taiwan, Japan, Korea and Singapore. She has even toured with the Yankee Doodle Circus in New York and beyond. Look for Flo riding her tricycle down the midway, carting fair guests around in her custom car, or running all the fun games and activities at the Kids Korral stage…she’s a delight to fairgoers of all ages!

Circus Imagination

Expanding the imagination of children through learning and playing experience, Circus Imagination is a sure crowd pleaser for both children and parents.  Up to 25 children can participate per show, dressing up, and joining the circus as the stars of the show!  No talent or special skills are required…just a great imagination. Don’t miss this circus when it comes to town at the Fair!

 

Wild About Monkeys

Wild About Monkeys

Wild About Monkeys

When a movie producer needs a performing baboon, chances are they will call “Wild about Monkeys”. Combining the rare skills of excellent trainers and the incredible instincts of the wild as well as domestic animals with which they have become friends, your hosts Kevin and Martina will delight and amaze  audiences with fun, education and great entertainment for the whole family. “Wild about Monkeys” is the only traveling animal exhibition that features trained baboons. Come “monkey” around with them!

 

Splash Dogs

Splash Dogs

Splash Dogs

Splash Dogs is a nationally recognized dog enthusiast company that organizes and promotes dock jumping events across the United States. Splash Dogs strives to provide a family oriented competitive atmosphere. Splash Dogs is a sanctioning body for dock jumping and dock diving events. Splash Dogs tracks overall event and individual rankings as well as offering a multi level titling program for all participants. Come check out all the dock jumping, tail wagging, water splashing fun!

The Contra Costa County Fairgrounds are loated at 1201 West 10th Street in Antioch. For the complete, current schedule and special offers or more information visit www.contracostafair.com.

 

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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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