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Support the Antioch July 4th celebration as a sponsor, vendor, parade or car show participant, or just volunteer

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

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Get your pet a free microchip at May Madness Chippalooza!, this Sunday in Antioch

Friday, May 19th, 2017

“To chip or not to chip? That shouldn’t even be a question!”

One in five missing pets are reunited with their owners via traditional methods – tags, fliers, shelter reports or knocking on doors. Just over 50% of dogs that are missing and are microchipped go home, because their owners got them chipped and kept their information current.

We think it’s hip to chip and are offering the first 100 dogs to our May Madness Chippalooza a free microchip – thanks to your donations. It will be $10 for a chip thereafter. Only requirements are that they don’t have an existing microchip and are healthy. 

So, be hip, come get a chip for your furry friend at Bridgehead Cafe, 2415 East 18th on , Antioch.  May 21st at 2pm, ends 4pm.

Please be prepared for the hot weather.

For more information visit www.furryfriendsfoodre.wixsite.com/fffr

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Etiquette classes teach students life skills

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

Students in the etiquette class learn how to properly set a table.

Antioch class begins June 26

By John Crowder

Monday, May 8, marked the beginning of National Etiquette Week.  More than just a list of manners, proper etiquette allows people to know how to handle themselves in life’s important interactions.  How should you conduct yourself at a job interview?  How about at a formal dinner?  Do you know how to make a good first impression?  Are you able to make a public presentation?

These are just a few of the questions that are answered in classes taught by Mrs. Tina Hayes, author of Getting Ahead with Etiquette and the owner and founder of the School of Etiquette and Decorum.

Etiquette class students learn to properly greet each other.

For the last few weeks, Hayes has been teaching a class on ‘Etiquette for Success’ to the students of Freedom High School in Oakley.  Once a week, Freedom students meet after school and are taught the soft skills that are so valuable to success in school and in work, but that many no longer learn while growing up.  As Hayes explains, “There was a time when these skills were taught in the home, when families still came together regularly for the evening meal.  These days, that’s often not the case.  Yet, we all know how valuable these skills are for students who want to successfully navigate their high school and college years, and especially when they enter the world of work.”

Hayes has been offering etiquette classes throughout the Bay Area and beyond over the last decade.  Over the years, her classes have helped hundreds of people, both young and old, learn to be more confident and courteous, and to exhibit social graces.  The training sessions conducted by Hayes and her staff cover more than 80 topics, and can be presented as workshops, seminars, or even in personal coaching sessions.

According to Hayes, “Our training gives individuals that ‘edge’ that will help them succeed throughout life and make for a better, and brighter, future.”

Her students, and their parents, agree.  My son, Eddy Crowder, an 8th grader at Paideia Academy, has attended four etiquette classes during his Junior High years.

“These classes have really helped me be more confident at formal dinners, and when I speak with adults,” he said.  “Mrs. Hayes is a great teacher.”

Wanda Ransom, the mother of a college-bound son who participated in the College Preparedness Training Workshop said, “Thank you so much for polishing his skills.”

This summer, from June 26 through 30, the School of Etiquette and Decorum will be offering a Summer Etiquette Day Camp from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Lone Tree Golf and Event Center. Two sessions will run concurrently, one for children (ages 6 – 12) and the other for teens (ages 13 – 17).  To learn more about these classes, or other offerings, contact Mrs. Tina Hayes at 925-519-0354 or visit the website at etiquetteschool.us.

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Bring your dog and celebrate Summer Love Woof Stock at the Antioch Marina, Saturday, May 20th

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

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Honor those who’ve fallen in battle for our freedom on Memorial Day in Antioch, Monday, May 28

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

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Lots to see and do at the Contra Costa County Fair, Thurs-Sun, May 18-21

Sunday, May 14th, 2017

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Rivertown Wine Walk & Shop in Antioch’s historic downtown, Saturday, May 13

Friday, May 12th, 2017

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Cattail Harbor, Antioch Water Park’s new Splash & Sprayground to open, Saturday, May 13

Friday, May 12th, 2017

The City of Antioch unveils the Splash & Sprayground known as Cattail Harbor, the newest water feature at the Antioch Water Park, on Saturday, May 13th at 12:30 pm. Free for the whole family, the dedication is inside the Water Park which is conveniently located on Lone Tree way across the street from Deer Valley High School.

Ribbon-cutting ceremonies begin at 1:00pm and all children will get to experience the Delta themed spray ground all afternoon. May is Water Safety Month and Lifeguards will hold CPR and lifeguarding demonstrations and two pools will be open for free swimming until 4:00 pm. Swim Instructors will test children on swimming skills to help parents select the correct swim lesson program over the summer.

Besides free swimming and play through Cattail Harbor, there will be activities and information for families.  Guests can also purchase their Season passes at the early bird rate.

The dedication and free open house provides an excellent opportunity to showcase summer fun and community engagement.  The Antioch Water Park opens for the season on May 27th. For more information about the spray ground or any of the programs at the Water Park, call 925-776-3070 or visit www.ci.antioch.ca.us/CitySvcs/Prewett/. COME SPLASH WITH US at the premiere water attraction in East Contra Costa County.

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