Archive for the ‘Holiday’ Category

Antioch celebrates Holiday Delites with parade, Christmas tree lighting in rainy Rivertown

Monday, December 5th, 2022

Santa and The Grinch make appearances!

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Antioch couple shares Christmas decorations, nutcracker collection

Tuesday, November 29th, 2022

By Allen D. Payton

Antioch residents Dennis and Lanette Clarke opened their home to the Herald, recently to share their extensive Christmas decorations and nutcracker collection. The nutcrackers are everywhere in the entryway, living and dining rooms and hanging all over their Christmas tree. Then in their family room they have on display a fun and fabulous collection of miniature, operating carnival rides. Enjoy a look at their collections and see a video of the carnival ride display on the Antioch Herald Facebook page.

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Dillon’s Dream A World Without Cancer Toy Drive through Dec. 9

Saturday, November 26th, 2022

Or drop off your donated toy at the Dillon’s Dream booth during the Holiday Delites celebration in Rivertown, Saturday, Dec. 3.

The toys will be donated for children in the oncology clinics at John Muir Walnut Creek, Kaiser Oakland and Sutter Health Sacramento.

For more information about Dillon’s Dream visit dillonsdreams.org.

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John Muir Land Trust to hold Winter Festival Dec. 10

Saturday, November 26th, 2022

YOU’RE INVITED

Join John Muir Land Trust at Family Harvest Farm for our Winter Festival on Saturday, December 10, 11 am – 3 pm.

Get outside and celebrate the holiday season with the whole family! Festivities include:

  • Educational farm tour
  • Wreathmaking workshops
  • Food trucks, free hot cocoa and cider
  • Free Facepainting
  • Music by DJ Kendo and The Fresh Crew
  • Holiday toy drive for foster youth*

The event is free and open to the public. We hope to see you there!

UPDATE: At this time, all wreathmaking workshops are full.

*Please bring unwrapped gifts and gift certificates for children and youth in foster care ages 5-21 years old to the event or send to: Court Appointed Special Advocates of Contra Costa County, 2151 Salvio Street, Suite 295, Concord, CA 94520.

Located in Pittsburg, CA, Family Harvest Farm is a program of John Muir Land Trust that employs transition age foster youth as apprentices and leaders in the community. Through on-the-job training in organic farming, the farm provides a healthy, nurturing environment for program participants and affordable, high-quality food for the community.

To register click here.

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Antioch Police Holiday Giveaway Dec. 17 seeks donations

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2022

By Antioch Police Department

In an effort to provide a little joy to those in our community who may be struggling this holiday season, APD is once again hosting an annual Holiday Giveaway Event scheduled for Saturday, December 17, 2022, from 9 am-12 pm.

Please take a moment to review the flier below with information on how to register along with requirements.

To DONATE or for more information/questions, please email us at APDevent@gmail.com.

En español:

Información del evento de sorteo de vacaciones

En un esfuerzo por brindar un poco de alegría a aquellos en nuestra comunidad que pueden estar luchando en esta temporada navideña, APD una vez más organiza un evento anual de obsequio festivo programado para el sábado 17 de diciembre de 2022, de 9 am a 12 pm.

Tómese un momento para revisar el folleto adjunto con información sobre cómo registrarse junto con los requisitos.

Para DONAR o para obtener más información/preguntas, envíenos un correo electrónico a APDevent@gmail.com

 

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CHP boosts patrol for Thanksgiving holiday travel

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2022

A CHP Golden Gate Division officer conducts a traffic stop for a suspected seat belt violation. Photo courtesy of CHP

Maximum Enforcement Period runs Wednesday through Sunday

By California Highway Patrol

As millions of people venture out for the Thanksgiving holiday, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) is preparing for one of the busiest travel weekends in the nation.

To help motorists arrive at their destinations safely, the CHP will implement a Maximum Enforcement Period (MEP) and deploy all available officers through the holiday weekend. The MEP begins at 6:01 p.m. on Wednesday, November 23, and continues through 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, November 27.

“As with every holiday, the CHP will work to keep motorists safe as they travel to gatherings with friends and family,” said Commissioner Amanda Ray. “Our officers will be on patrol to take enforcement action as necessary and to provide assistance to motorists who are stranded or in need of help on the side of the road.”

During the MEP, CHP officers will be working to assist and educate motorists and enforce traffic safety laws throughout the state, actively looking for unsafe driving behaviors, including impaired or distracted driving, unsafe speed, and people not wearing seat belts.

According to the CHP’s MEP data, 42 people, including 16 pedestrians and one bicyclist, were killed in crashes in CHP’s jurisdiction during the 2021 Thanksgiving holiday weekend.  CHP officers issued more than 5,600 citations for speed and seat belt violations.  Additionally, CHP officers made 1,033 arrests for driving under the influence during the four-day period. 

“Enjoy your Thanksgiving festivities, but please celebrate responsibly, wear your seat belt, and always designate a sober, nondrinking driver,” said Commissioner Ray.

The mission of the CHP is to provide the highest level of Safety, Service, and Security.

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Antioch to hold annual Holiday Delites Celebration, parade and Christmas tree lighting Dec. 3

Saturday, November 19th, 2022

Join in for the final event of this year’s Antioch Sesquicentennial Celebration of the 150th Anniversary of cityhood.

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IORF’s annual East County Christmas Children’s PJ and Toy Drive seeks donations

Friday, November 18th, 2022

The International Orphan Relief Foundation wishes you a happy holiday season! We would love for you to be a part of our annual East County Christmas Children’s PJ and To Drive. Please click the link below to see how you can impact the youth and families in East County and bring joy this Christmas!

Donate to our Venmo: https://account.venmo.com/u/DirCStaton

 

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