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Summer is just around the corner and school is almost out for most of us with children in the Brentwood Union School District. It's the season for trips, summer camps, fun classes, sports leagues, park and pool days, outdoor concerts, barbeques, freshly picked fruits, and fun weekend events. So bring out your calendars and pencil in these must-do events and activities. Here's what we have so far:

 

Here's a sampler of this summer's wonderful activities. To view more events through the summer (and to update or post more), check out our Brentwood Events page.

 

Brentwood Police Activities League (PAL) presents "Blues, Brews, and BBQs" at the Streets of Brentwood on May 26-27, 2012. This event is free to the public and includes a car show, live music, BBQ cooking competitions, and more.

 

Downtown Thursdays starts on June 14 this year, and will be kicked-off with The Rock and Roll Car Show (June 14 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.). Keep informed of what's happening Downtown - find them on Facebook or check out the Brentwood Downtown website.

 

Starry Nights in Brentwood is back! This summer concert series is happening at the City Park in Downtown Brentwood at 7 p.m. on Friday nights from June 15 to August 10, excluding July 13. Check out the Concert Schedule here.

 

Brentwood Relay for Life, the 24-hour event to celebrate survivors, remember family and friends who have lost the battle, and fight back against cancer will be held on June 16-17, 2012 (9 a.m. to 9 a.m.) at the Liberty High School Field, 650 2nd Street in Brentwood. Check out their press release here.

 

The 4th Annual Family Fun Day in Brentwood will be held on June 23rd from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Sunset Plaza. This event features live entertainment, magic shows, dance performances, great food, raffles, and 65 vendor booths providing great products and services. Read their press release here.

 

The 20th Annual Brentwood Corn Festival will be held on July 13-15, 2012 and we are proud to say that we are once again one of their media partners! The Brentwood Corn Festival is the biggest event in Brentwood and definitely should not be missed. For more information, including location, hours, and ticket prices, check out their press release.

 

For more events and activities, or to submit or update an existing event, check out our Brentwood Events page.

 

It's important to keep the kids active and their minds busy with things that they enjoy during the summer break. Here are some information on summer camps and activities in the area:

 

 

Bricks4Kidz East Bay/Brentwood kicks off their summer schedule with the Robotics Camp and the Extreme Expedition Camp on June 11-15. For camp descriptions, prices and monthly schedule check out this page. Bricks4Kidz is at 3150 Balfour Road, and can be reached at (925) 684-4082.

 

Little Miss Everything has weekly summer camp themes for your little diva, starting with Princess Charm School from June 11-15. You can download the registration form here. For more information on the themes and schedule for the whole summer, visit Little Miss Everything at 220 Oak Street or call (925) 513-4700.

 

Twin Tigers Academy of Self Defense offers a Karate Summer Camp from Monday to Saturday starting June 11 to July 27. The all-day camp includes martial arts and training, physical activities games, local field trips, and teaches leadership, respect, self-confidence, and a positive attitude. Now taking registration for Full Day Camps. Half-Day camps available by appointment. Call (925) 513-7591 or check out more information here.

 

Shadow Lakes and Deer Ridge also offer summer camps for both beginner and intermediate junior golfers through its Brentwood Area Youth Golf Program (B.A.Y. Golf). Sessions in June and July are available for both levels. Call Shadow Lakes at 925.516.2837 or Deer Ridge at 925.516.6600 for more information.

 

More summer camps and classes can be found on the Parks and Recreation Summer Guide.

 

$5 Fridays on The Tumble Time Bus is back this summer! The bus will be at Willy's Bagels on 390 West Country Club Drive every Friday, all summer long. They have slots at 10:00, 11:00, and 12:00 noon. Check out the Tumble Time website for details.

 

Rave Motion Pictures will again have their Free Family Film Festival over the summer. Sponsored by Bill Brandt Ford, it will kick off on June 11 and will be on Mondays and Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. Make sure you're early - doors open at 9:00 a.m. Check out this flyer for more details.


Cinelux Delta Theatre in Downtown Brentwood has a similar Summer Film Festival for a minimal $1 admission fee on Wednesdays and Thursday at 10:00 a.m. from June 13 to July 26. Check out the movies here.
  
The Brentwood Library will have its Summer Reading Festival 2012 from June 9 to August 18, 2012. Track your reading time and win prizes! Reading logs will be available at the library or online at the Contra Costa County Library website as the date gets closer.

 

Stories, A Family-Owned Bookshop is always worth a visit, especially with events and story reading hours scheduled this summer! It's a nice, cozy place in Downtown Brentwood where you can buy, sell, or trade your books.

 

The Brentwood Family Aquatic Center is open for recreation public swim on weekends from May 5 to September 30, 12:00 - 6:00 p.m. Weekday public swim will run from June 11 to July 27, Monday to Friday, 1:00 - 6:00 p.m. For more information, including special hours, fees, passes, swimming lessons and programs, call (925) 516-5444.

 

Let's live up to our wonderful and well-deserved title of being a Playful City! For the 4th year in a row, Brentwood is named a "Playful City USA", attesting to the city's commitment to fun and play. Thank you to the Parks and Recreation Department for this wonderful news we can share with our readers.

 

Check out our Brentwood Parks Page for all the park locations, especially the newly re-opened City Park in Downtown Brentwood.

 

One of the biggest perks of living in the Brentwood area is having all the fresh fruits and vegetables around us, especially during the summer season. Take advantage! The Brentwood Farmers Market is every Saturday from 8:00 - 12:00 noon, from March 31 to November 17, 2012 and that's always a great way to kick off the weekend.

 

For even fresher fruits, try picking them yourself! It's cherry-picking time! Most U-Pick farms open for cherry-picking starting Memorial Day Weekend so expect a big crowd that weekend and the next few weekends. We at Everything Brentwood were lucky to have a farm tour at one of our favorite farms, Bacchini's Fruit Tree.

 

Check out the Harvest Time website for more information about the various farms in the Brentwood area, including information on what farms and fruits are available for U-Pick.

 

 

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