Archive for the ‘Recreation’ Category

Breakfast with Santa at Paradise Skate in Antioch, this Sunday

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

Santa at Paradise Skate

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Results of the annual Holiday Run & Walk for Health at Contra Loma in Antioch, on Saturday

Monday, December 14th, 2015
Runners begin the 10K race at the annual Holiday Run & Walk for Health at Contra Loma Regional Park in Antioch on Saturday, December 12, 2015.

Runners begin the 10K race at the annual Holiday Run & Walk for Health at Contra Loma Regional Park in Antioch on Saturday, December 12, 2015.

Following are the winners of the three races run at Contra Loma Regional Park in Antioch, as part of the annual Holiday Run & Walk for Health, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of the Delta and State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson, on Saturday, December 12, 2015:

Runners in the 1-Mile Run/Walk prepare to start their race.

Runners in the 1-Mile Run/Walk prepare to start their race.

1-Mile Run/Walk Winners

Overall and Top Male – Eben Zaragoza, age 10, of Antioch, with a time of 7:29

Top Female – Riley MacPherson, age 10, of Brentwood, with a time of 7:36

3-Mile Run/Walk Winners

Overall and Top Male – Marcus Dawal, Jr., age 15 of Brentwood, with a time of 18:29

Top Female – Madison MacPherson, age 15, of Brentwood and a sophomore at Liberty  High School, with a time of 20:01

Assistant Coach for the Antioch High School Cross Country team, William Berger, age 29, placed first in his age division and second overall, with a time of 18:30, providing a good example for his team.

The 3-Mile Run/Walk competitors and participants start the race.

The 3-Mile Run/Walk competitors and participants start the race.

10K Run/Walk Winners

Overall and Top Male – Brian Mohrlant, age 35 of Napa, with a time of 42:18

Top Female – Roxanna Aranda, age 53 of Antioch, with a time of 53:04

See all race results by clicking here. For more information about the Holiday Run, visit www.holidayrun.org and for more information about the Kiwanis Club of the Delta, visit www.delta-antioch.kiwanisone.org.

 

Antioch High Assistant Cross Country coach William Berger crosses the finish line second in the 3-Mile race, and first in his age division.

Antioch High Assistant Cross Country coach William Berger crosses the finish line second in the 3-Mile race, and first in his age division.

Top female in the 3-Mile Run/Walk, Madison MacPherson finishes her race.

Top female in the 3-Mile Run/Walk, Madison MacPherson finishes her race.

 

Overall 10K Run winner Brian Mohrlant crosses the finish line after picking up his daughter near the end of the race.

Overall 10K Run winner Brian Mohrlant crosses the finish line after picking up his daughter near the end of the race.

Top female winner in the 10K Run, Roxanna Aranda, finishes the race.

Top female winner in the 10K Run, Roxanna Aranda, finishes the race.

Glenn Moffatt of Antioch, displays his ribbon, after placing first in the 10K race in his age division.

Glenn Moffatt of Antioch, displays his ribbon, after placing first in the 10K race in his age division.

Three "ballerinas" who are teachers at Mno Grant Elementary cross the finish line together in the 3-Mile Run/Walk.

Three “ballerinas”, Heather Werkheiser, Veronica Dyson and Shawna Lucey, all teachers at Mno Grant Elementary cross the finish line together in the 3-Mile Run/Walk.

Mno Grant runners

The runners from Mno Grant Elementary in Antioch, including Principal Janeen Zuniga (back right in Santa hat) and her husband , to her right, Jesse Zuniga, after their race.

Lucas Stuart-Chilcote, wearing his Antioch High Varsity Cross Country team shirt.

Lucas Stuart-Chilcote, wearing his Antioch High Varsity Cross Country team shirt.

 

Lucas Stuart-Chilcote, who placed 7th in his age division and 15th overall in the 10K race, displays his participant's ribbon.

Lucas Stuart-Chilcote, who placed 7th in his age division and 15th overall in the 10K race, displays his participant’s ribbon.

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Antioch model railroad club to hold Fall Show, this weekend and next

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

BDL Model Railroad 2015 Fall Show

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Residents enjoy car shows, speed boat races and tall ship tours in downtown Antioch, over the weekend

Monday, October 19th, 2015
Delta Thunder speed boat races on the river, in Antioch, Saturday, October 17, 2015

Delta Thunder VI speed boat races on the river, in Antioch, Saturday, October 17, 2015

The Lady Washington docked near the former Humphrey's restaurant in Antioch, on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015.

The Lady Washington docked near the former Humphrey’s restaurant in Antioch, on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015.

By Allen Payton

There was much to do and see in Antioch’s historic downtown Rivertown and at the Historical Society Museum, during the weekend.

Car shows were held on Saturday, on both West Second Street, put on by the Midnighters NorCal car club, and at the museum, featuring cars from several car clubs in East County.

Spectators enjoyed the Delta Thunder VI speed boat races, put on by the Rivertown Jamboree, both Saturday and Sunday. Plus, the tall ship Lady Washington , docked behind the former Humphrey’s restaurant, featured both on-deck walking and river cruising tours.

Although delayed by high winds on Saturday, the speed boat races were under way about 4:00 p.m. and continued on Sunday morning and afternoon to the delight of the participants, spectators, sponsors and promoters.

The Lady Washington will be docked in Antioch through the 26th. For more information click here. See race videos on the Antioch Herald Facebook page by clicking here.

Midnighters NorCal car club car show on West 2nd Street, Saturday, October 17, 2015. Photo by Wayne Harrison

Midnighters NorCal car club car show on West 2nd Street, Saturday, October 17, 2015. Photo by Wayne Harrison

Skip Tuttle gives a demonstration in his flat bottom boat that can reach speeds of 100 MPH, on the Antioch waterfront, during the Delta Thunder VI speed boat races, Sunday, October 18, 2015

Skip Tuttle gives a demonstration in his flat bottom boat that can reach speeds of 100 MPH, on the Antioch waterfront, during the Delta Thunder VI speed boat races, Sunday, October 18, 2015

The Delta Thunder VI speed boat races were delayed until a tanker was turned around near the tall ship Lady Washington, on Sunday, October 18.

The Delta Thunder VI speed boat races were delayed until a tanker was turned around near the tall ship Lady Washington, on Sunday, October 18.

A multi-club Car Show was held at the Antioch Historical Museum on Saturday, October 17, 2015.

A multi-club Car Show was held at the Antioch Historical Museum on Saturday, October 17, 2015.

Hot rods, classics, low riders and more were on display at the multi-club Car Show at the Antioch Historical Society Museum on Saturday, October 17, 2015.

Hot rods, classics, low riders and more were on display at the multi-club Car Show at the Antioch Historical Society Museum on Saturday, October 17, 2015.

 

 

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2015 Grand Nationals at the Cow Palace in October

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

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The old west returns

Since 1941 the Grand National Livestock Exposition, Horse Show & Rodeo has been one of the most prestigious western lifestyle events in the West attracting thousands of participants and fans from California and other western states. The Cow Palace team would like to invite all of you to participate in two weekends of excitement. We are sure there will be something for everyone.

On October 16-17, and October 23-24, 2015 the Cow Palace will come alive with cowgirls, cowboys, an array of livestock, horses, western exhibits, tasty BBQ and our ever popular rodeo! The Grand National PRCA Rodeo will be produced for the 47th year by Cotton Rosser and the Flying U Rodeo Company. Rosser and his team will be bringing top stock for the 600 plus professional cowboys and cowgirls competing in seven rodeo events. Rodeo performances begin each night at 7:30 pm.

The Junior and Open Livestock Shows are “must see” events where youth and adult exhibitors will enter their best stock and compete for top prize money and the honor of showing a Grand National Champion. The Livestock Show starts on October 15 and runs through October 18. Cattle, sheep, goats, dairy cows, hogs and even rabbits will be on display.

In addition to the Livestock Exposition and Rodeo, the make sure to visit the various horse show events, barrel racing, drill team competitions, and stock dog trials. For the Arabian horse lover, the costume class will be showing during the rodeo performances on October 23-24. Grace, beauty and strength are all combined in this lovely presentation.

Don’t miss the Western Marketplace which is open from at 11 am – 11 pm all four days of the rodeo. Tack, jewelry, clothing and special western mementos will be among the items not to be missed. While in the Marketplace be sure to save your appetite for the nightly BBQ which begins at 5 pm, prior to each rodeo performance.

For complete details and up to date schedule information please check our website at www.grandnationalrodeo.com.

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Tall ship from Pirates of the Caribbean movie to visit Antioch waterfront, October 14-26, offers special sailing event

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015
Lady Washington

The Lady Washington

The tall ship Lady Washington, the official ship of the state of Washington, will stop at the Antioch City Marina October 14-26 and offer hands-on history experiences, tours, and public excursions. The ship is a replica of one of the first U.S.-flagged vessels to explore the west coast of North America. From its home port in Grays Harbor, Wash., Lady Washington visits ports in California throughout the school year, delivering education programs to 4th, 5th, and 6th graders. Here’s the ship’s public schedule.

10/15-16: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., walk-on tours, $3 per person donation requested.

10/17-18: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., walk-on tours, $3 per person donation requested.

10/17: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Adventure Sail, $39-$47.

10/18: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Encounters & Explorations (special event), $39-$47.

10/20-23: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., walk-on tours, $3 per person donation requested.

10/24-25: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., walk-on tours, $3 per person donation requested.

10/24-25: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Adventure Sail, $39-$47.

On October 18, Lady Washington will present “Encounters & Explorations: Echoes of Early Expeditions.” Join members of California Indian tribes and a historian from Fort Ross State Historic Park for a round-table discussion of the impact of early European and American exploration of the west coast on indigenous people. The three-hour sailing experience takes place aboard Lady Washington and includes demonstrations of tall ship handling, sea shanty singing, and maritime storytelling.

Adventure Sails are family-oriented experiences featuring opportunities for guests to take the helm of a real tall ship, conditions permitting. Tickets for all sails, including Encounters & Explorations, are available at www.historicalseaport.org, or by calling 800-200-5239. Excursion prices are $47 adults, $39 children 12 and under. Walk-on tours are by donation. No reservations for walk-on are required.

The 2015 stopover coincides with Delta Thunder VI powerboat races on the Sacramento River October 17-18.

Launched in 1989 for Washington State’s centennial, Lady Washington is a U.S. Coast Guard-inspected passenger vessel that has appeared in several motion pictures and television programs, including the 2003 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.

The Grays Harbor Historical Seaport Authority is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) public development authority based in Aberdeen, Wash. that owns and operates the tall ships Hawaiian Chieftain and Lady Washington, the Official Ship of the State of Washington. GHHSA provides educational, vocational, recreational and ambassadorial activities and experiences that promote and preserve the maritime history of Grays Harbor, the Pacific Northwest, and our nation while serving the needs of the community.

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Antioch PAL to hold 8th Annual Golf Tournament fundraiser

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

PAL-logoCalling all golfers and Antioch PAL supporters. It’s that time of the year again! We are proud to announce the 8th Annual Antioch Police Activities League Charity Golf Tournament is open for player and sponsorship registration. Don’t miss your change to be part of this year’s fun and excitement! The tournament will be taking place on Friday, September 11, 2015, at the beautiful Lone Tree Golf Course and Event Center here in Antioch.

Attached you will find a form with additional information about how to register players, sponsor the event, or both! As in prior years, we are limiting our field to 128 players. Don’t wait too long to register, as you may miss out on participating in the premier tournament in East County!

Please remember, all proceeds raised from this tournament go toward helping the youth in our community stay active and socially involved through positive relationships with mentors and members of the Antioch Police Department. We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, and your donation/sponsorship can be considered tax deductible.

Contact Dineen Burdic, Antioch PALProgram Coordinator at (925) 864-0808 or dineenb@comcast.net or vsit http://antiochpalgolf.com

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All day benefit for Lumpy Sturgill’s family at Golfballin in Antioch, Saturday

Monday, July 6th, 2015

Golfballin' - Lumpy Benefit web ad

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