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Rivertown Peddler’s Faire Saturday, Sept. 21

Tuesday, September 10th, 2019

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City of Antioch opens 2020 grant program for non-profits, applications due Oct. 1

Saturday, September 7th, 2019

Antioch nonprofit organizations are invited to submit an application for funding to support programs, activities and services being planned for 2020. The City of Antioch is offering one-time grants to provide funding that support operations, marketing and promotions for Antioch special events, historic and cultural activities, and facilities that enhance civic pride and strengthens community engagement within the City. The Antioch City Council approved $50,000 for this new community enhancement program and the grants are funded by revenues from City Transient Occupancy Taxes (TOT) and/or the General Fund and approved by the City Council.

Funds may only be used for:

  • Activities performed directly for the benefit and enjoyment of all Antioch residents; open to the public and all citizens.
  • Improvements to or operation of arts and cultural facilities
  • General city beautification

Applications are now available on-line at www.antiochca.gov; they can also be picked up at the Antioch Community Center on Lone Tree Way or the City Clerk’s Office at City Hall on Second Street, or click and download here: Application_civic enhancement grants – CompletePacket

The deadline for submitting grant applications is October 1, 2019, 5:00pm. Applicants and grant recipients must meet the requirements outlined in the application packet.

For more information, please call the Antioch Recreation Department at (925) 776-3050.

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Delta Realtors foundation to hold 8th annual Delta Harvest Run fundraiser in Brentwood Sept 8

Monday, August 26th, 2019

By Patti Shaner 

Runners and volunteers are needed to participate in the 8th Annual Delta Harvest Run in Brentwood, Sunday, Sept. 8th.  All of the net proceeds go to the Delta Realtors Community Service Foundation. The DRCSF is a non-profit organization run by local Realtors and affiliates.  Since its establishment in 2005, the DRCSF has been offering scholarships to graduating high school seniors at each of the high schools from Pittsburg to Discovery Bay.  It is estimated that the Foundation has awarded over $100,000 in high school scholarships since its inception.  In addition to scholarships, the Foundation consistently donates money to local food banks, Community Chests, Homeless Shelters, Elderly Make A Wish, and other charitable organizations in East Contra Costa County.

The Delta Harvest Run offers a half marathon, 10K, 5k and a 1 Mile Family Fun Run. The DHR begins and ends at the beautiful City Park in downtown Brentwood at the corner of Oak and 2nd Streets.  The flat route meanders thru the tree lined city streets and on the peaceful and scenic Marsh Creek trail.  The run is facilitated by a professional race and timing company.  All participants will receive a finishers metal, a custom performance-shirt, a swag bag and snacks at the finish line.   New this year the runners will receive a token for a free beer, glass of Champaign, an ice cream or a coffee.   The DHR will also award age group metals as well as overall male and female trophies.

The half marathon begins at 7:30 a.m., with a prerace warm-up lead by a professional instructor prior to race time.  The awards ceremony will take place at The City Park immediately following the race.

For more information about the run or to registration as a runner or a volunteer go to the website at http://www.deltaharvestrun.com/.  You can also call the race director Patti Shaner at 925-584-1614.

Applications for scholarships will be available at each of the high school career centers by early December.  Interested seniors can also call Tonia at the Delta Associate of Realtors at (925) 757-8283 to receive an application.  The Delta Realtors Community Service Foundation is proud to support our community.

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Rivertown: American Graffiti film at El Campanil Theatre followed by Hot August Cruise Night Saturday, Aug. 31

Sunday, August 25th, 2019

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Annual Fund A Wish drawing to benefit An Elderly Wish Foundation

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

$100 From You Makes a Senior’s Wish Come True.

It’s truly a win-win situation. Tickets on sale, now.

First Place Winner receives $1,000, 2nd Place – $500 and 3rd Place – $250.

Drawing will be held on October 10, 2019 during a reception from 5:30-7:30 pm at TreVista Antioch, 3950 Lone Tree Way.

Need not be present to win. For tickets: mail info@elderlywish.org or pay online at www.elderlywish.org.

Makíng Wíshes Come True for Seniors 50 & Over who have a life-threatening or chronic illness in Contra Costa County.

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Adopt a pet for less from Antioch Animal Services through Aug. 16

Monday, August 5th, 2019

All Adoption Fees are reduced at Antioch Animal Services, 300 L St in Antioch through August 16th.

Adopt your new best friend for $25, which includes spay/neuter, microchip and age appropriate shots (Antioch Residents must purchase 1-year dog license at time of adoption).

Help save lives by choosing to adopt a shelter pet.

Antioch Animal Services is located at 300 L St in Antioch. Hours of operation are T,W,TH & SAT 10am to 5pm, FRI 10am to 2pm. View available pets online at antioch.petfinder.com

Reduced Fees and Spay/Neuter costs funded by Antioch Friends of Animal Services, a local 501c3 Non-profit dedicated to enhancing the lives of the shelter animals within the City of Antioch; please visit their website at www.antiochfriendsofanimalservices.org.

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2019 Antioch People’s Choice Awards voting has been extended until Aug. 16

Thursday, August 1st, 2019

Download and print out copies of the front and back of the ballot, below.

2019 Antioch People’s Choice Ballot_Page_1 Extended

2019 Antioch People’s Choice Ballot_Page_2

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Bubblesmith at Antioch Library Thurs., July 25

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019

Sterling the Bubblesmith

The artist Sterling Johnson has performed versions of his remarkable hand-blown bubbles for over 45 years. He is the only person to ever put a bubble inside a bubble inside a bubble on stage without any tubes or straws, and the first person to walk completely through a bubble film.

Trained as an engineer and lawyer, Sterling started his act to entertain friends, and developed it into a full stage show. He has performed for Price Waterhouse, FAO Schwartz, Old Navy, and the Copia Wine Center. He also performed at the Great American Music Hall, the Mason Street Theater, Theater Artaud, Fort Mason’s Magic Theater, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Academy of Sciences, the Exploratorium and other San Francisco / Bay Area venues. He has performed in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Dallas, Seattle, Cincinnati and other locations.  He is often booked as one of several acts, sometimes with circus performers, such as the New Pickle Family Circus, Velocity Circus and other variety acts.  He helped to open for Huey Lewis and the News in Las Vegas.

Discover Sterling’s awe-inspiring performance at the Antioch Library on Thursday, July 25 at 1:30 p.m. For more information visit http://www.sterlingthebubblesmith.com/.

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