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Art Exhibit at Umpqua Bank in August and September

Friday, August 8th, 2014
Artwork by Michele Eakin 256x300 Art Exhibit at Umpqua Bank in August and September

Artwork by Michele Eakin

The Arts & Cultural Foundation of Antioch continues their partnership with Antioch’s Umpqua Bank and features six artists in their upcoming exhibit. The bank is a perfect venue for local artists to showcase their work, which changes every two months. The new exhibit is running now and continues through September 26th. 

Featured artists are: Michele Eakin, Jennifer Frost, Ron Johnson, Christine Mikulice and Andre’ Salvador.

Umpqua Bank is located at 3700 Lone Tree Way and is open Monday-Friday, 9 AM – 5 PM, excluding bank holidays.

For more information visit www.art4antioch.org or call Diane Gibson-Gray at (925) 325-9897.

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Hot August Nights Under the Son benefit concert Saturday night

Sunday, August 3rd, 2014

Hot August Nights 2014 Hot August Nights Under the Son benefit concert Saturday night

Saturday, August 9th, 2014

5:00 – 9:30 PM in the parking lot of Ace Hardware & National Flooring, 8890 Brentwood Blvd. in Brentwood

Many of us are unaware of those in need around us, nor do we always know how to help those who are not as fortunate. This event offers the perfect combination of family fun and entertainment, the opportunity to learn about many support organizations in our community, and a chance to make a difference in the lives of those in need.

We are gladly accepting donations of used and new items to help the local Community Outreach Center of the East Bay with blankets, sleeping bags, men’s and women’s coats, baby formula and diapers of all sizes.

To help our neighbors in Tijuana’s poorest community, we are taking donations to buy new shoes that will be passed out as Christmas. There will be a vendor present to purchase the shoes from at about $5.00/pair. All deductions are tax deductible and receipt will be provided at the time of purchase.

All proceeds from this event go to support these ministries.

The evening offers a variety of Christian music from gospel, to pop to rock. Each group performs originals and classics that you can sing along with. The lineup includes:

Frankie V and Souled Out 5:00 – 6:00 PM

The Resistance 6:10 – 7:10 PM

Chosen 7:20 – 8:20 PM

Ransomed Souls 8:30 – 9:30 PM

Please bring chairs for your comfort.

Along with a great night of music and fellowship, we will be offering a children’s activity area with help from Celebration Christian Preschool and their staff. In addition to the children’s area, we will have a large number of local support ministries there, offering support to those in need of their service and information on what they do for our community.

The Pizza Pirate will be there with their mobile meals and beverages, so you can consider this evening a night away from cooking. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to help buy shoes for the Tijuana Outreach.

For more information visit www.hotaugustnights-brentwood.com.

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Honduras Benefit Concert This Saturday in Antioch

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

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Antioch’s 10th Annual Celebration of Art Exhibit Opens June 28th

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

Celebration of Art Antiochs 10th Annual Celebration of Art Exhibit Opens June 28th

The Celebration of Art Exhibit has been held in partnership with the Antioch Historical Society and the Arts & Cultural Foundation of Antioch for the past 9 years. Returning for the 10th year, the free exhibit runs June 28th through July 19th on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 1-4 PM and features the artworks of 35 artists.

Participating artists are: Amy Schmidt, Andre’ Salvador, Augustus Daugherty, Betty Espindola, Beverly C. Turner, Beverly Knight, Carol Jurczak, Cathy McNutt, Clyde Cox, Corrine Evans, Daniel Kennedy, Deborah Debusk, Dianne Solvari, Easy Gonzalez, Fred Hoskins, FROgard Butler, Gloria Cannon, James Waters, Jeannie Wallen, Joel Summerhill, John Nicolini, Josie O’Malley, Julia May Starr, Kay Kirby, Ken Tomlin, Laura DiMaggio, Lisa Salazar, Lori Azzolino, Lucia Segovia, Mauricio Ramirez, Mayette Ignacio, Michelle Ramirez, Paul Schorr, Paul Yang, Robin Mayoff and Shirley DiMercurio.

A free artist reception will be held on June 28th from 2-4 PM. The Antioch Historical Society and the Sports Legends Museums are located at 1500 West 4th Street, in downtown Antioch. For more information visit www.art4antioch.org or call Diane Gibson-Gray at (925) 325-9897.

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Antioch’s Independence Day Celebration, Friday, July 4, 2014

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

Exciting old fashion kids games, contest, concert series, carnival rides, games, inflatables, roller skating, parade exhibits and more!

Mark your calendar for this year’s Celebrate Antioch Foundation’s Independence Day Celebration on Frida, July 4th, at the Contra Costa County Fairgrounds in Antioch.

The foundation has created a new partnership with the Contra Costa County Fairgrounds for a fun-filled day of events for citizens of all ages. This celebration is the perfect place to enjoy live entertainment, exciting old fashion kids games, delicious food, carnival rides, inflatables, and exhibits – all in a community-friendly environment and FREE of charge! The annual 4th of July parade starting at 11 AM in beautiful downtown Antioch on 2nd street.

The celebration will then continue at the Contra Costa County Fairgrounds. Main stage entertainment starts at 1 PM with a concert series featuring Gospel music from Zion’s Den, a collaboration of churches, a Rock & Roll/Country band, Rosemarie & Rhythm Riders at 2:30 PM, Vocal Ease at 4 PM, and a Jazz/R&B/Motown performance from Ricardo Scales with The Escovedo’s along with many other performances throughout the day. All concerts are FREE. Plus a second community stage with local performers.

While visiting the celebration, enjoy other highlights such as a car show, street performers, old fashion kids games like the three legged race, water balloon toss, egg races, and much more! Plus lots of great prizes. Or hop on a carnival ride, enjoy delicious foods and crafts from local vendors, play in a variety of inflatable jumpies or stroll along the midway and enjoy the view of the spectacular fireworks display starting at approximately 9:15 PM.

For those interested in becoming a vendor, volunteering, or entering in the car show or parade, or want more information on this event please visit the Celebrate Antioch Foundation website on-line at www.CelebrateAntioch.org.

The parade will be starting at 11 AM near the dirt lot at 3rd and A Streets, proceeding down 2nd Street to I Street, around City Hall to 3rd Street and back to the dirt lot. The festivities will then continue at the Contra Costa County Fairgrounds where gates will open at 11 AM. Entrance to the event is FREE all day. Parking will be $5. Additional charges will apply to carnival rides, inflatables, etc. No ice chests or food permitted.

The Contra Costa County Fairgrounds is located at 1201 West 10th Street in Antioch.

For more information, visit www.CelebrateAntioch.org or call the Fair Office at (925) 757-4400.

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Antioch to celebrate July 4th with parade in downtown, fireworks at fairgrounds

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

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Contra Costa County Fair opens Thursday, May 29 and runs through Sunday, June 1

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

 Contra Costa County Fair opens Thursday, May 29 and runs through Sunday, June 1

Exciting arena events, a concert series, carnival rides, livestock, exhibits and more!

The Contra Costa County Fair opening day is Thursday May 29th –Sunday, June 1st

at the Contra Costa County Fairgrounds in Antioch.

I AM CHAMPION, HEAR ME ROAR, is the theme for a fun planned four day event for Fair-goers of all ages. The Contra Costa County Fair is the perfect place to enjoy live entertainment, exciting arena events, delicious food, carnival rides, animals, and hundreds of exhibits – all in a community-friendly environment and at affordable prices!

For main stage entertainment, the Fair’s 2014 concert series features:

Paperback Writer; a Beatles tribute and Rodeo House on Thursday May 29th,

FOGHAT and Superbad performing on Friday May 30th,

Life in the Fastlane; Songs of the Eagles, and The Spazmatics on Saturday May 31st and

Hispanic Musical Celebration Sunday June 1st with entertainment from 3pm – 9pm

All concerts are FREE with admission to the Fair.

While visiting the Fair, enjoy other highlights such Circus Imagination, Skip Banks, Circus Street, All Alaskan Racing Pigs, the Bird Man, Wood Carvers, Jeremy the Juggler our Wine Pavilion Stage, Roller Derby much more!

Visit www.contracostafair.com for more information including promos and discounts.

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Last chance to enter your exhibit in the Contra Costa County Fair

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

Enter on-line by May 1 – it’s fun and easy!

Want to enter something in this year’s Contra Costa County Fair? Imagine 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, make a beautiful quilt, or have an uncanny knack for making crafts? Be sure to enter the Contra Costa County Fair’s competitive exhibits – and join the thousands of Contra Costa County residents who enter exhibits each year in the Fair. There are hundreds of categories and specialty contests for adults and children.

Now is the time to complete the paperwork for those entries. The Contra Costa County Fair’s Exhibit Handbook, which includes all the information you need to enter exhibits, is now available on the Fair’s website at www.ContraCostaFair.com. On-line entries are currently being accepted. Simply log-on to the Fair’s website at www.ContraCostaFair.com to complete the entry process.

The Fair is accepting on-line entries until May 1. Visit the Fair’s website from now until May 1 at midnight to complete the process.

This year’s Contra Costa County Fair is May 29 – June 1. For information, visit www.ContraCostaFair.com or call the Fair Office at (925) 757-4400. If you’re interested in receiving a copy of the Fair’s free electronic newsletter, visit the Fair’s website to sign up.

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