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StickyCrew Car Club to hold autism awareness fundraiser in Antioch, Sunday

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Autism Fundraiser FINAL flyer StickyCrew Car Club to hold autism awareness fundraiser in Antioch, Sunday

This Sunday April 13th, 2014 from 10 A.M. to 2 P.M., the StickyCrew Car Club will be holding a car show, car wash, raffle, BBQ and bake sale.

Proceeds will benefit We Care, a foundation that serves our local communities with special needs children in Contra Costa County. Learn more by visiting: www.wecarechildren.org

There will be music, and an activities center for children, good food, and nice cars!

The event will be held at Amigo Tires and Fastenal at 2201 W. 10th Street in Antioch.

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Royal Family Kids sends Foster children to summer camp and more

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

By Allen Payton

Each year, Royal Family Kids, a nonprofit, hosts week long summer camps for children who are currently in the Foster Care System, who have been abandoned, neglected or abused.

RFK-Brentwood is only the second camp in the Bay Area having been hosted and trained by the RFK-Concord camp. This will be RFK-Brentwood’s first year hosting their own camp.

Last year, 39 foster children from Antioch, Brentwood and Oakley went to camp, with a staff of 91 volunteers. This year the goal is to send 40 foster children to camp. Volunteers are given background checks, screened, fingerprinted and interviewed to meet the unique needs and safety of these children.

RFK-Brentwood depends solely on donations of individuals, businesses and organizations, as foster children attend camp for free. The funds provide for the children at camp, plus their supplies and materials.

They are currently raising $60,000.00 to meet all of the needs of the children and staff for the week at camp. Their major fundraiser, a Royal Family Tea will be held on May 10, 2014 at Golden Hills Community Church from 2:00 – 4:00 P.M. Tickets are on sale now at a cost of $15.00 each. Families with children ages 8 and older invited to attend.  For tickets call Connie Rominger at 925-207-9180.

To donate an auction item or raffle prize to the fundraiser or in some other way, call Fundraising Coordinator Sue Bowers at 925-207-9182.

All donations, financial or in-kind, are tax deductible.

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Forum on mental health of African-American at-risk youth and families in Antioch, Saturday

Friday, April 4th, 2014

Community Dialogue and Resource Fair with Law Enforcement, Faith Leaders, Educators and Mental Health Providers to Improve the Health of the Community to Show the Way to Mental Wellness for African Americans in East Contra Costa County

WHAT: Mental health challenges facing African Americans, especially at-risk youth, will be the focus of “This Way to a Healthy Community,” a powerful community event that brings youth and family members together in open dialogue with law enforcement, mental health providers, educators, and spiritual leaders to find ways to improve the mental wellness of young African Americans. This community dialogue is a first step in creating a platform for key stakeholders to learn to recognize the “signs” of mental health challenges and to begin to build partnerships that provide culturally responsive resources to address those needs.

WHY: According to the CA Department of Corrections, 28.4 percent of all incarcerated juveniles in 2013 were African American, even though African Americans comprise only 6.6% of the state’s total population. Unfortunately, law enforcement often fails to recognize the signs of serious emotional distress and takes action in a way that criminalizes youth, but does not address their underlying problems. Many African-American youth live in an atmosphere of persistent trauma that requires advanced mental health support, but don’t seek care or get needed treatment because of the stigma and discrimination associated with mental health challenges. Finally, the lack of access to culturally responsive services also influences many African Americans to be wary of seeking needed help from the traditional mental health system.

WHERE: PREWETT FAMILY PARK (at the Antioch Water Park)

4701 Lone Tree Way, Antioch, CA 94531

WHEN: Saturday, April 5, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Program: 10:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.

Lunch and Resource Fair: 12:30 p.m.- 1:30 p.m.

WHO: Mental health professionals, law enforcement, faith leaders, educators, community leaders and youth

About CalMHSA

This Way to a Healthy Community” is administered by California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA) which is funded by the voter approved Mental Health Services Act (Prop 63). CalMHSA is an organization of county governments working to improve mental health outcomes for individuals, families and communities. CalMHSA operates services and education programs on a statewide, regional and local basis. For more information, visit www.calmhsa.org.

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Kiwanis Club’s annual tri-tip dinner fundraiser, Saturday night

Friday, March 28th, 2014

Kiwanis Club Tri Tip Dinner Kiwanis Clubs annual tri tip dinner fundraiser, Saturday night

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Antioch neighborhood cleanup this Saturday, March 1st

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

Neighborhood Cleanup May 2012 Antioch neighborhood cleanup this Saturday, March 1stThe Antioch Police Department is excited to announce the 50th installment of the Neighborhood Cleanup Program. This is a collaborative community effort which involves active participation from The Antioch Police Department Crime Prevention Commission; Neighborhood Watch Program; Volunteers in Police Service; community volunteers and the Public Works Department.

Collectively, “We”, everyone who works and lives in the City Antioch, can make a difference and improve the quality of life. It’s our community and it’s our chance to make a difference.

The City of Antioch Neighborhood Cleanup program is not just for residential neighborhoods. It is a program that will change venues on a monthly basis and it will include business and commercial areas as well. Neighborhoods that are free of trash and refuse are inviting, and a clean community instills a sense of community pride.

The 50th Neighborhood Cleanup event will occur on Saturday, March 1st from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the Downtown area. Volunteers should report to the parking lot of City Hall located at 3rd and H Streets..

Volunteers will receive instructions and the equipment necessary to accomplish the goal. The targeted area is within walking distance. Excluding inclement weather, future Neighborhood Cleanup events are scheduled for the first Saturday of every month and the locations will be announced in advance.

Remember, cleaning up your neighborhood can make life better for your family, your neighbors and your community!

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Show your love and donate blood on Monday at the Antioch Rotary Blood Drive

Friday, February 14th, 2014

Show love donate blood Show your love and donate blood on Monday at the Antioch Rotary Blood DriveShow your love and donate blood to assist the American Red Cross in helping save lives, this next Monday, February 18. The Antioch Rotary Club will be holding another of their Community Blood Drives at the Lone Tree Golf & Event Center, 4800 Golf Course Road in Antioch from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Winter storms and freezing temperatures have resulted in thousands of uncollected blood and platelet donations. We need you now. Please give blood to help hospital patients in need.

Set an appointment at www.redcrossblood.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or just show up. Appointments let them know you’re attending, but walk-ins are always welcome. To help ensure a pleasant and successful donation experience, please drink an extra 16 ounces of water and fluids before donating and be sure to get a good night’s sleep before hand.

NOTE: Online appointment scheduling will be temporarily unavailable for scheduled maintenance from Saturday, February 15 at 6:00 pm EST until Sunday, February 16 at 10:00 am EST.

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Antioch Lapidary Club to host annual Jewelry, Gem and Rock Show this weekend

Friday, February 14th, 2014

Antioch Lapidary Club logo Antioch Lapidary Club to host annual Jewelry, Gem and Rock Show this weekendThe Antioch Lapidary Club will hold their annual Jewelry, Gem & Rock Show on Saturday and Sunday, February 15 and 16, 2014 from 10:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m. at the Contra Costa County Fairgrounds, 1201 West 10th Street, Antioch.

Attendees will enjoy seeing and buying jewelry, gems, findings, supplies, grab bags, exhibits and hands on projects for kids, plus an auction.

Admission is $4.00, children 12 & under, Scouts in uniform and active military with ID get in free.

For more information visit www.antiochlapidaryclub.com or contact Brenda Miguel 925-301-6957 or brenda.miguel@yahoo.com.

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Applicants sought for Antioch Board of Administrative Appeals

Friday, January 17th, 2014

Board Member (partial term expiring March 2016)

Alternate Board Member (2-year term)

The Board of Administrative Appeals consists of five members and one alternate to be appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by a majority of the Council. The alternate member shall serve a term of two years.

The Board hears appeals regarding administrative decisions by any official of the city.

The Board meets on the first Thursday of the month at 3:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers; or on other dates as needed. Members of the Board of Administrative Appeals are required to file an annual “Statement of Economic Interest”.

To be considered for this volunteer position, a completed application must be received in the office of the City Clerk no later than 5:00 p.m., Thursday, January 30, 2014.

An application is available at www.ci.antioch.ca.us and at the City Clerk’s Counter.

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