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Free Family Event in San Bernardino Join Child Care Resource Center for family fun, learning, entertainment!

On Saturday, April 12th, Child Care Resource Center (CCRC) will host its 1st Annual Family Play Day!  This FREE family-oriented community event is from 10 am to 1 pm and offers over 25 booths full of exciting activities including story time, musical performances, physical activities, games, art activities, learning activities, and prizes.

Date: Saturday,
April 12th, 2014
Time: 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Child Care Resource Center
1111 East Mill Street, San Bernardino, CA 92408

Every child will go home with a FREE age appropriate book
families receive a bag of fresh fruits and vegetables – while supplies last!

Family Play Day, a time for families to learn through “play” with their children, is a fun event for children, parents, child care providers and community partners. This event provides hands-on activities for children of every age.  Play Day is an example of the way in which the child development community comes together to educate and inform parents, at no cost to them, about the importance of early childhood education.

Sponsorship opportunities:
To sponsor CCRC’s Family Play Day, please contact the Communications Department at 888-67-4KIDS.

Celebrate American Library Week by “Meeting F. Scott Fitzgerald” at the San Bernardino Public Library

The San Bernardino Public Library will present “Meeting F. Scott Fitzgerald”, a one-man show featuring actor and writer Larry Vanderveen on Saturday April 19, 2014 at 3:00 P.M. This free performance will be in the Bing Wong Auditorium at the Feldheym Central Library at 555 W. Sixth Street in San Bernardino and is in honor of American Library Week, which runs from April 13 through April 19.
“Actor and writer Larry Vanderveen assumes the role of legendary novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald in a powerhouse one-man show exploring the life and times of the man who penned such classic American novels as The Great Gatsby and This Side of Paradise.  From his troubled relationship with devoted wife Zelda, to his later romance with Hollywood gossip writer Sheilah Graham and his complex friendship with acclaimed author Ernest Hemingway, this rich and textured exploration of Fitzgerald’s eventful life allows literature fans the unique opportunity to look into the mind of the man responsible for some of the greatest literature of the 20th Century”…Jason Buchanan, New York Times.
Larry Vanderveen is a writer, stage and screen actor, and also a radio broadcaster. Vanderveen also founded the National Leukemia Broadcast Council to raise funds to fight Leukemia and received the Leukemia Society of America’s Damashek Award for outstanding service toward the conquest of Leukemia.
He lives in Los Angeles, California

Hop on over to Cucamonga-Guasti Regional Park for an Easter Eggstravaganza

Although the Easter Bunny is busy during this time of the year, he has found time for a visit to Cucamonga-Guasti Regional Park.
On Saturday, April 19, 2014, Cucamonga-Guasti Regional Park will hold its annual Spring Festival and Egg Hunt.  With a wide variety of activities, the whole family can get in on the fun.  Kids of all ages will enjoy egg hunts, bounce houses, face painting, game booths, arts & crafts, and even an egg decorating contest. Cucamonga-Guasti Regional Park is your one stop for Easter enjoyment.
Registration is from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and the event runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with egg hunts starting at 11 a.m.  Admission is only $10 per vehicle. For more information visit or contact (909) 481-4205. Cucamonga-Guasti Regional Park is located at 800 North Archibald Ave, Ontario, CA 91764.


‘Planes,’ ‘Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2’ coming to park

The City of Redlands Development Services Department and the Recreation Division of the Quality of Life Department will continue the popular Movies in the Park series with Disney’s “Planes” and Sony Picture Animation’s “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2” on Friday, April 25, and Friday, May 30, at Ed Hales Park in historic Downtown Redlands, on the corner of 5th and State streets.
Each event will begin at 6 p.m. and will include children’s craft projects and entertainment from the 6th Street School of Music, Frugal Frigate Children’s Bookstore, Seed and Kissui. The movies will begin at dusk. These events are free to the public. Feel free to bring your own blanket and chair and enjoy family entertainment with your friends and neighbors in historic downtown Redlands.
For more information, please call the Redlands Community Center at (909) 798-7572 or visit us on the web at