Archive for the ‘Recreation’ Category

Delta RC adds indoor track at new location in Antioch

Thursday, September 26th, 2013
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RC enthusiasts race at Delta RC’s new indoor track in Antioch.

By Allen Payton

Delta RC Hobbies has opened a new, indoor, asphalt track at it’s store in Antioch. That allows races to gain greater speeds than on their dirt tracks.

Located at 1400 West 10th Street, across from the County Fairgrounds, Delta RC is a full service radio control hobby retail store.

“We currently have four courses or tracks and hold racing events on a weekly basis,” owner Kraig Terazono said. “We strive to create a family fun atmosphere and cater to all levels of the RC hobby from the backyard basher to an expert level competitor.”

The other courses are located in the back of the fairgrounds, accessible off L Street at 18th Street, and behind the little league baseball fields off W. 10th Street in Antioch – across from the store.

Delta RC Hobbies also carries a full line of RC helicopters, boats, airplanes and accessories.

A calendar of events and weekly racing schedule can be viewed on their website at www.deltarc.com.

The retail store is open seven days a week with hours Monday through Friday 11am to 8:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Call them with any questions you might have at 925-778-2966.

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There’s lots of room to race at Delta RC’s new indoor track.

 

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There’s a large work area at Delta RC’s new indoor track.

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C.A.S.T. for Kids fishing and boating event at Brannan Island on June 15

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

WHAT:

Children with a broad range of disabilities will have the opportunity to reel in a good time and a lifetime of memories as they join enthusiastic volunteers at the “Catch a Special Thrill” (C.A.S.T.) for Kids event.

WHEN:

Saturday, June 15 from 8 am – 1:30 pm

WHERE:

Brannan Island State Recreation Center

FEATURES & FESTIVITIES:

  • C.A.S.T. for Kids offers children from 7-16 years old with special needs and terminal illnesses an opportunity to enjoy a day of fishing and boating, and encourages continued participation by developing fishing skills for the kids and their parents.

  • The free event provides a day of fishing on a boat, onshore activities, and a BBQ lunch.

  • Each participant will receive fishing gear, a tee shirt, a hat and a commemorative plaque.

  • California State Assemblyman Jim Frazier will make a special appearance at the event.

  • Spartan Bass Club and local fishermen will provide fishing boats and their expertise. The BBQ lunch will be provided by the Kiwanis International. Cal Fire will provide emergency services for the event.

CONTACT:

Martin Gerber, C.A.S.T. Event Coordinator; 916-376-9614, mgerber@water.ca.gov

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Max Muscle and Reebok to hold Crossfit Clinic

Friday, June 7th, 2013

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Enjoy summer fun in the sun at Antioch Water Park, starting Memorial Day weekend

Friday, May 24th, 2013

Treasure Island Summer Enjoy summer fun in the sun at Antioch Water Park, starting Memorial Day weekend

Arrrgh, matey! Come on over and enjoy acres of swimming and fun in the pools and water slides at the Antioch Water Park, this summer, starting Saturday, May 25th during Memorial Day weekend.

 

 Enjoy summer fun in the sun at Antioch Water Park, starting Memorial Day weekendWEEKENDS ONLY

May 25th, May 26th, May 27th, June 1st, June 2nd, August 17th, August 18th, August 24th, August 25th, August 31st, September 1st & September 2nd

 

REGULAR SEASON OPENS JUNE 6th

OPEN DAILY:
June 6th – August 13th
11am – 6pm Saturday – Thursday
11am – 7pm Friday

 

RATES

Saturday, Sunday, Holidays $14

Monday – Friday $12

Daily after 4pm $6

Senior & Active Military $6

Free Parking!

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2013 Season Passes Available

Enjoy unlimited visits to the Antioch WaterPark 2013 Treasure Island Summer Season.

Antioch Resident: First 3 $65ea/$48.75 with discount

Additional: $55 ea/$$41.25 ea with discount

Non- Resident: First 3 $70 ea/$52.50 ea with discount

Additional: $60 ea/$45ea with discount

 

Group Rates Available

10 or more guest ~ 3 day advance purchase

Monday – Friday: $10

Saturday, Sunday & Holidays: $12

50 or more large groups

Monday – Friday $9

 

The Antioch Water Park is located at 4701 Lone Tree Way, Antioch, CA 94531, across from Deer Valley High School, between Deer Valley Road and Hillcrest Avenue.

For more information and a brochure, click here.

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Golf Column: Use the ground for leverage

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

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By Ron Parish, PGA Director of Golf, Lone Tree Golf Course

I passed on a quote I heard from the great instructor Jim Flick at a training seminar in last months article, “Golf demands you learn the game on it’s timeline”, well worth reflecting on if you seem to be practicing hard and not having much in return. Remember, trial and error are part of the game and part of learning.

Tributes to Mr. Flick continue this month and one thing he would strongly emphasize in his teaching was “Use the ground for leverage”. I find this focus is very worthwhile for many reasons but in particular, I think the average golfer benefits more from this emphasis then some of the mainstream current Tour Pro concepts.

For starters, realize that this is an idea that the great Jack Nicklaus embraced (Mr. Flick worked with Jack regularly) and used in his own game to be one of the most powerful hitters in his day and of all time. What does this mean, use the ground for leverage? Well for starters, where are the biggest muscles in your body? They are in your legs and “tuck-us”. So if we are going to get power effortlessly doesn’t it make sense to use these muscles and not just the hands, arms, and upper torso? Especially for your average Joe who can’t get to the gym everyday. To understand using the ground for leverage, here are some other sports’ motions where the legs are used that are worthwhile comparing to and can help shed understanding for how this power can be created:

  • A field goal kicker using his “plant” leg

  • A baseball pitcher shifting off the mound

  • Snow skier shifting into the next turn.

  • Hockey player shifting or stopping on the edge of their skate

  • A hip throw in judo

All of the above utilize the body’s weight shifting with the strength and leverage that the legs and lower body can balance, store, and transfer. And when it transfers, it is amazing what power can be generated no matter what your size (fyi: Jack Nicklaus isn’t that tall or big). So above are some analogies, now some drills for you to try and go out and see if you can discover and dial into this concept:

  1. 1/2 and 3/4 wedges with leg work. It’s like learning to dance. Got to start slow and small before you get going to fast. Hit half a bucket of balls and vary the distance on your wedges, only hitting anywhere from 40% to 80% your full wedge distance. Vary the distance on every shot. I recommend a sand wedge. As you do this. Just listen to your legs and how the weight shifts back and forth. If you do it right, you will find that the rest of your body (the torso turn, the arms and hands swinging) will synchronize with your legs. Hit it a little fat or thin? Out of synch I will bet you. As you continue with this, keep the grip pressure light and really try and power the shot with the shift of your weight. I bet you will learn something.

  2. Step drill. Tee up a ball with a 7 iron. Set up to the ball with a normal stance but before swinging, bring the front foot all the way back to the back foot so that you are standing with feet together. Keep the knees flexed. Then start the swing back. Going forward, to hit the ball you are going to have to “step” off the back foot to get to the ball. You will really learn about the role of the back leg and foot here. Also a lot about timing. If the ball goes let of your intended line, you will have started the forward swing with your upper body. If your ball goes right of your intended line (not many do this) the lower body will have pushed to hard to start the forward swing or have started too soon. However, You are going to have to “step” forward before you completer your backswing. Play with this. Step earlier one time then the other. You will learn a lot. Allow your hands to have some hinge while you step forward. This is called loading or lagging and Guys like Sergio Garcia and Greg Norman used this to generate power. Great drill, but only do it for a portion of your bucket. I’ve found if it gets over practiced you can develop too much of a lateral motion.

  3. Heal lift” on the driver drill. Ok this one is fun. To use the ground for leverage, the weight has to coil and shift to the back leg during the swing. I think this drill really teaches that. Take the driver and set up to a teed up ball as normal. Before taking the club back, lift up the heal of the front/target foot. As soon as the heel is up (the weight will naturally shift back to your back foot) start the swing and go ahead and hit the ball. What you are going to notice is that you “really” get into your back leg this way. And if you get into it on the backswing, you are going to be able to shift off of it for the forward swing and understand what it is to use the ground for leverage.

Hey, you are going to have some swings on drill #2 and #3 that get out of synch, so don’t beat yourself up if you send one or two off line or thin/fat. That is all part of the learning. But if you pay attention, you are going to figure out what it means to use the ground for leverage and how to generate power from this concept. One last point, the key is to synchronize it. What’s that mean? Everything is in balance and working together. You will start to notice this more and more. One thing I think helps is to keep in mind that when Jack was asked what he wanted to do to hit one really big, he would always say, “I would take more time to swing”. Notice he didn’t say he would swing faster or harder, he just took more time to complete his swing and use his powerful legs

Thank you for all you do for Golf and for Lone Tree Golf Course and Event Center. Please help grow the game and invite someone new to join you in 2013! The game needs you ……and them.

Your Pro,

Ron Parish, PGA

If you are interested in reviewing other articles from Coach Ron go to www.lonetreegolfcourse.com under “The Course” tab.

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Late Night Adult Skate Night at Paradise Skate Roller Rink this Saturday

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

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Boating course to be taught in Antioch in March

Saturday, February 2nd, 2013

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Diablo Sail and Power Squadron – America’s Boating Course. Experienced people helping YOU be a safe boater.

March 16th and 23rd – A Two-Day Course.  Classes are open to the public and designed for ALL BOATERS.

BOAT HANDLING AND ELEMENTARY SEAMANSHIP; REGULATIONS, EQUIPMENT, AND SAFE OPERATION; NAVIGATION RULES and AIDS TO NAVIGATION; ADVERSE CONDITIONS, MARINE RADIO OPERATION AND COMMUNICATIONS.

For more information on America’s Boating Course and the Diablo Sail and Power Squadron, call (925) 377-BOAT (2628).

Online registration is available at www.diablosquadron.org

Location: Bridge Marina Yacht Club

20 Fleming Lane, Antioch, CA.

COST: $68 includes text and educational materials as well as lunch

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You’re invited to join the MaxMuscle Running Team

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

MaxMuscle RoadRunner Youre invited to join the MaxMuscle Running Team

How will you achieve your goals in 2013? Start with our Max Muscle Sports Nutrition Brentwood/Antioch Running TEAM!  We have teamed up with Road Runner Sports, the home of the world’s largest selection of running and walking gear. In a little more than one week from now, we will be holding a BY-INVITE-ONLY running clinic for the running enthusiasts!  LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE!  You MUST contact us and be confirmed in order to participate Inbox us or email MaxMuscleBrentwood@yahoo.com if you are interested!

*** LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE ***

MaxMuscle is located at 5887 Lone Tree Way, Antioch.

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