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New, all-access playground to open at Antioch’s Prewett Park, Saturday, Nov. 5

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

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Children and families are invited to attend the grand opening of the new all-access playground in Prewett Community Park on Saturday, November 5, 2016.  A ribbon-cutting and community celebration will begin at 11:00 a.m. followed by the opening of the playground. There will be refreshments and activities for kids throughout the morning.

The Prewett Park playground is the newest all-access playground in the City of Antioch park system. Funding was provided by the Antioch Mello Roos District funding.

Prewett Community Park is located at 4703 Lone Tree Way, Antioch CA; across the street from Deer Valley High School. The playground is located on the east side of the park.

For more information about the playground opening and the ribbon-cutting celebration call the Antioch Recreation Department at 925-776-3050.

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Trick or Treat with the Antioch Police Department, Saturday, Oct. 29

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

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Rivertown businesses to host Shop & Treat for Halloween in downtown Antioch, Sunday, Oct. 30

Monday, October 24th, 2016

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Contra Costa annual Rebuilding Lives Luncheon honors Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Saturday, October 22nd, 2016

Concord, CA – On Thursday, October 6th at 11:30 a.m., STAND! For Families Free of Violence’s 24th Annual Rebuilding Lives Luncheon and more than 350 civic, business, and community leaders gathered at the Concord Hilton this year to honor Domestic Violence Awareness Month, celebrate the resilience of domestic violence survivors, and raise more than $140,000 for programs that help survivors of family violence.

Keynote speaker Tony Porter, Co-founder and CEO of A CALL TO MEN, addressed the role of men in ending violence against women. Exploring the influence that men have with boys and other men as fathers and coaches, he discussed how to encourage boys and men to stand up to those promoting men’s violence. “It is time to stop asking why women stay and starting asking men to stop.”

“Today it is clearer than ever that domestic violence is a men’s issue too. We will end this problem only when men, too end their silence around violence and tell each other this is no longer acceptable behavior. We need to change the conversation.” said Gloria Sandoval, CEO of STAND! For Families Free of Violence.

Though the movement to end family violence has made great progress, there is still work to be done: On average, one in four women and one in seven men will experience intimate partner violence severe enough to send them to the hospital; one in five teens will experience teen dating violence; and 3.2 million children will experience domestic violence in their homes annually. Awareness-raising events, such as the Rebuilding Lives Luncheon, are important for strengthening the movement as well as inspiring new supporters to help end domestic violence.

About STAND! For Families Free of Violence

STAND! helps 15,000 people in Contra Costa County break the intergenerational cycle of violence each year by saving lives, rebuilding families, and changing the future: intervening when violence strikes, supporting victims as they rebuild their lives, and guiding the community as a whole toward nonviolence. Visit www.standffov.org for more information.

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Delta Rotary Club to hold haunted house fundraiser October 29th, 30th

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

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The Rotary Club of the Delta Haunted House fundraiser will be held at Dallas Ranch Middle School on Oct 29th and 30th, this year.

Scream Night is Saturday October 29th from 5 pm to 8 pm for the big kids and Spook Day is on Sunday October 30th from 11 am to 2 pm for the little kids with costume parade and trunk or treat – plus a less scary haunted house.

This is our second year – and should be lots of fun.

Entrance is free, but the tickets for the attractions are 50 cents each or 50 tickets for $20. This fundraiser benefits Antioch school libraries.

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