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Volunteers needed for Stand Down on the Delta in Antioch Sept. 8-11

Wednesday, August 30th, 2023

Delta Veterans Group to serve homeless and other military veterans, members of the public

By J.R. Wilson, Founder/ President, Delta Veterans Group

The next Stand Down on the Delta will be held in September 8-11, 2023, at the Contra Costa Event Park (fairgrounds) located in Antioch, CA presented by Delta Veterans Group (DVG).

DVG was proud to bring the first homeless and at-risk of becoming homeless veteran “Stand Down on the Delta” of its kind to Contra Costa County in September 2015. Stand Down on the Delta was a four-day, three-night event in which veterans were provided full medical treatments, court and legal services, DMV, chaplain services, housing, addiction and mental health counseling, employment and a myriad of other community services. During the event, veterans were also provided with clothing, meals, showers, sleeping tents, live entertainment and a safe place to “stand down” for the duration.

We will do the same for our veterans, this year as well.

Volunteers are needed to help serve our military veterans because VETERANS SERVED THEIR COUNTRY AND VETERANS SERVE THEIR COMMUNITIES!

Most services on Saturday, Sept. 9 will be open to the general public. You do not need to be a veteran to receive services that day.

Veterans and volunteers can register and obtain more information by visiting

Delta Veterans Group is comprised of both veteran and civilian volunteers who wish to serve veterans in their community. We strive to bring our veterans the four pillars of success – Housing, Employment, Health and Education – one which will not work without the other three. Through the four pillars of success as a veteran myself, I was able to find peace and balance in my life, and a chance to bring about positive changes for veterans in our community. Our goal is simple – to bring together all of the Veteran Service Organizations in our communities and champion support for our nation’s finest men and women veterans.

Delta Veterans Group 501(c)3 was founded in Contra Costa County in 2012 by Army veteran J.R. Wilson, DVG has now grown to provide services to surrounding Northern California areas including Alameda, Monterey, Napa, San Joaquin, San Francisco, and Solano counties.

Stroll For Gold 5k/10k Fun Run and Walk fundraiser for Dillon’s Dream A World Without Cancer Sept. 23

Monday, August 28th, 2023

Sign up by Aug. 30 to receive a T-shirt

By Deanna Rundall

The 2nd Annual Stroll For Gold 5k/10k Fun Run and Walk will be held Saturday, September 23rd at beautiful Contra Loma Reservoir, starting at 9am. 100% of the net proceeds will benefit children and families affected by childhood cancer. Dillon’s Dream A World Without Cancer is a non-profit organization that brings awareness to childhood cancer, as well as supports children and families affected by childhood cancer by donating art supplies, crafts, activities the kids can do in the hospital, gift cards, and toys around the holidays.   

Stroll For Gold Fun Run and Walk will offer a 5k and a 10k option around Contra Loma. All participants who sign up by August 30th will receive a t-shirt. Day of there will be some music, booths, snacks will be provided as well as a bag with some goodies.

For more information about the run or to register you can go to the website at If you would like to volunteer, you can call the race director Deanna Rundall at 925-852-7457 or email   

Antioch High School Band Backers to hold fundraiser Sept. 16

Monday, August 28th, 2023

Benefiting Delta Band Review Oct. 7

By Jenni Cendejas

Please help support our fundraiser. We are raising funds for this year’s marching season including the Delta Band Review in Antioch on October 7, 2023.

Tickets are $75 for both the dinner and Poker Tournament. For those who don’t want to play poker, come and enjoy a good dinner for just $20 and enjoy watching the Poker Tournament. Also enter to win other prizes.

For tickets, please visit

7th Annual Rivertown Peddlers Faire September 9

Thursday, August 24th, 2023

Celebrate Antioch Foundation is proud to announce our 7th annual Rivertown Peddlers Faire! The Rivertown Peddlers Faire will be Saturday Sept 9th 9am – 3pm featuring over 75 vendors! Our street vendors will be selling an array of unique and eclectic items from furniture, home decor, vintage and collectable items, handmade and repurposed items, art and handmade crafts, plants and succulents, clothing and jewelry, bath and body products, hair products and make up, candles, gifts and so much more!

We are excited that we have 22 new vendors joining us this year! Live music performed by Horatio Monroe, food court featuring a handful of our Rivertown restaurants, and great, local wine and beer. All this in a fun, relaxed family friendly and pet friendly setting.

While you’re in historic, downtown Rivertown, stop in and support our local shops as they will be open with extra inventory for this day. The Rivertown Peddlers Faire offers a little something for everyone. 

For more information about Celebrate Antioch Foundation and this year’s events visit

12th Annual Delta Harvest Run September 10

Saturday, August 19th, 2023

Half marathon, 10K, 5k and 1-mile Family Fun Run fundraiser for Delta Realtors Community Service Foundation

By Patti Shaner

Runners and Volunteers are needed to participate in the 12th Annual Delta Harvest Run. 100% of the net proceeds goes 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. Back by popular demand the runners will receive a token for a free beer, 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 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.

Hot August Cruise Night in Rivertown Saturday, Aug. 19

Friday, August 18th, 2023

UPDATE: Rebel Without a Cause movie will not be shown at El Campanil Theatre

For more information visit

Antioch Council of Teens seeks members

Wednesday, August 9th, 2023

Movie followed by Hot August Cruise Night in Rivertown Aug. 19th

Wednesday, August 9th, 2023

Rebel Without a Cause at El Campanil Theatre 2 pm, Cruise 5-9pm

Sponsored by Celebrate Antioch Foundation and Rivertown Merchants

Join us August 19, 2023 for two great events in one! El Campanil Theatre is showing the classic film: “Rebel Without a Cause” restored in 4K at 2pm,

Afterwards there will be an Old School Cruise in Antioch’s Historic Downtown, Rivertown from 5pm to 9pm!

Many stores and restaurants will be open during this event so, feel free to browse in Rivertown! Please keep this evening fun and safe, no speeding and obey all traffic laws. Suggested cruise route, from W. 2nd Street, Left on L Street then left on W. 4th Street, then left on G Street back to W. 2nd Street.

Show tickets Available at El Campanil Website