East County Diehard’s 12U travel baseball team is raising money for a trip to Cooperstown, New York, to compete in the July 2022 All-Star Tournament.
The East County Diehards organization was established in 2012 in Oakley and offers competitive travel softball and baseball for boys and girls. Diehards is a 501c charity, and donations are deductible. 12U Diehards is actively seeking corporate and individual sponsors and donations to fund their dream of competing in Cooperstown, New York.
“We are extremely excited to be competing in Cooperstown against some great teams from across the country,” said James Joachim, Diehard’s 12U team manager. “Our boys are super-pumped to play in Cooperstown, home of the Baseball Hall of Fame. We are incredibly grateful for the very generous support we have already received. “
Diehard’s 12U baseball team has its own Facebook page facebook.com/DieHards12U. You can donate directly to Diehards 12U online at infoblox.benevity.org/community/fundraiser/44373. In addition, there will be several exciting collections, including crab food feb. 5 and a golf tournament on April 23, where the proceeds go to the Diehards Cooperstown Fund. To learn more about the Diehards organization, visit eastcountydiehards.org Online.
– East County Diehards
Charter school students clean up trash around the marina
Students at Antioch Charter Academy II are determined to help keep the ocean, delta and city clean. As part of a service learning project, 30 seventh- and eighth-graders picked up trash on November 5 in the area around the Antioch Marina.
Some worked to fill 13 bags of rubbish and collected several large objects from along the nearby railway tracks. Several students wanted to try magnetic fishing after discovering it on YouTube. Local Business Twin Rivers Marine Insurance Agency graciously donated magnetic fishing kits for students to use. Although they were able to pull some metal objects out of the water, the location next to the quay eventually turned out to be a difficult place due to large rocks and rebar. After a hard afternoon of volunteer work, the students expressed a sense of satisfaction to be able to give back to the community where they live.
– Antioch Charter Academy
Antioch’s mother will receive $ 50,000 worth of dental care free of charge
Antioch’s Ashley Jordon has been announced as the recipient of the first Share A Smile program at Muir Oral, Facial & Dental Implant Surgery in Walnut Creek. During a special practice ceremony, Jordon was surprised by Dr. Nestor Karas with the news that she would get a free smile makeover that would otherwise cost $ 50,000.
Jordon, 38, a mother and pharmacy technician, was selected from a pool of more than 100 applicants for the Share A Smile program. She is missing many teeth, and many of those left are injured. Side effects include recurrent infections that have affected her entire face. Her suffering will be in the past after she has undergone the complete arch restoration procedure that will give her a whole new smile that looks and works naturally.
“It would be nice to be able to have a normal smile,” Jordon said. “The only relief I’ve had is, since COVID happened, I’ve been able to wear a mask. It will hopefully end one day, but my teeth will only get worse, and I have to take that mask off.”
The thrift store is rescheduling the first parking space for Christmas sales
Starting at. 10:00 to 15:00 On November 29, Leftovers Thrift Shop will hold its first Christmas sale in the parking lot. An earlier date was canceled due to rain. Holiday-themed donations that have been collected throughout the year will be available for sale, and the store will cover the sales tax. The store, at 2281 Olympic Blvd. in Walnut Creek, will be closed during this event.
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Acalanes High Eagle Scout’s Court of Honor next month
Beck Gustave Michel Melfi, 18, a senior at Lafayette’s Acalanes High School, has received his Eagle Scout badge. The Troop 200 Scout who is the son of David and Tena Melfi will be recognized on December 19 in an Eagle Court of Honor at Our Savios Lutheran Church in Lafayette.
For his Eagle project, Beck started by tearing down an 8 x 10 foot dilapidated deck at Our Savios Lutheran Church. Then he rebuilt the deck and added stairs that were not there before. As a scout, Beck has earned 30 merit badges, is a dive certified and holds a ham radio license.
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Hospice East Bay’s wooden ceremonies run until December 12
Hospice East Bay is proud to celebrate our 35th annual Tree of Lights. For 35 years, these ceremonies have provided families and friends with a way to honor their loved ones and find comfort in the symbolism of light as the names of their loved ones are read. These memorial events always provide a powerful moment of healing, but after coming through a pandemic that has killed one in every 500 Americans, these events will have a special significance this year.
A series of 12 ceremonies is underway in Contra Costa County through December 12th. After Alamo’s Tuesday event, there are ceremonies in Concord / Clayton at 5 p.m. Nov. 29 and Walnut Creek at 5 p.m. 18.00 30 November. Each event will include a reading. of memorial names and a symbolic wooden lighting. The funds raised by these ceremonies allow us to provide hospice care to patients in our community who are not covered by insurance. To see the full schedule of ceremonies, visit bayareane.ws/treeoflights Online.
– Hospice of the East Bay
The city will host Tree Lighting, the mayor’s Sing-Along on December 3
Concord’s annual Tree Lighting and Mayor’s Sing-Along is back. The city will host this family favorite event from 6 p.m. 17:30 to 20:00 December 3 at Todos Santos Plaza. Families can take pictures with Santa Claus in a snowball sponsored by Henley’s Custom Cabinets, and children will have a chance to feed Santa’s reindeer. Children are also welcome to write and send letters to Santa Claus, who will receive an answer from the happy old St. Nick. For those looking to create a festive decoration, the Concord Art Association will host a free, make-your-own holiday craft booth.
The event, which will be supported by local TV personality and musician Dan Ashley, will also feature live performances by Concord High Jazz Band, D’Ann’s Dance Academy, Concord Parks & Recreation Ballet, Westwood Elementary’s third grade choir and a concert by music and market favorite The 925 Band. After the performances, Concord Mayor Tim McGallian will lead the audience in an all-singing and light the festive tree at 19.30. All performances on stage will be broadcast live on Concord’s TV channel (Comcast 28, Wave 29 and U-verse 99) and through the live stream on the city’s website, cityofconcord.org/TV.
In addition to these festivities, the Todos Santos Business Association will sponsor car rides for $ 5 per person and host a “Sip ‘n’ Stroll” event. Local restaurants will offer tasty snacks and drinks from kl. 5pm to 8pm December 3rd for $ 15. A map of participating companies and a menu of their samples will soon be available. Tickets for the “Sip ‘n’ Stroll” event can be purchased online at bayareane.ws/30qkgUc.
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Christmas tree lighting December 4 at Civic Center Plaza
The city of Oakley will host its annual Christmas tree lighting, which starts at 16.00 4 December. Join us at Civic Center Plaza, 3231 Main St., as we begin the holiday season with this family-friendly event. Entrance and parking are free, and the event will take place rain or shine. Civic Center Plaza will be decorated with candles and Christmas decorations. There will be free cookies and cocoa, arts and crafts for the kids, live entertainment and more. Santa Claus is also coming for a special visit.
Non-profit groups will be on hand to share information about the free or affordable services they offer in Oakley. They will also have activities, crafts or giveaways. Entertainment for the night will include performances by Miss Jabris’ dance students; Step 2 This dance studio; East County Performing Arts; and the Freedom High School Choir. We will gather around the new, living Christmas tree near the Veterans Memorial to see the lights come on around noon. For more information, call Jessica Hicks at 925-625-7041 or email email@example.com.
– City of Oakley
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