Exhibits, Theatre & Seminars, Workshops:
Saturday, August 19 – the Redlands Bowl Summer Music Festival presents Children’s Music Festival Workshop for children ages 4 – 12. The workshop is free and an adult must accompany children. The workshop is from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. at the Redlands Community Center, 111 W. Lugonia Ave. Children will have the opportunity to interact with and learn from professional artists, many of who perform at the Bowl. No reservations or registration needed, it’s on a first-come, first-served basis.
Now to August 19 – the Redlands Theatre Festival presents live theatre under the stars at Prospect Park. The 45th season features five plays: The Mystery of Edwin Drood, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, The Three Cuckolds, Quilters, and Bullshot Crummond. Performances start at 8:15 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to pack a picnic to enjoy on the theatre lawn before performances, as well as blankets and lawn chairs. On selected nights there will be catered food, as well as free beer and wine tasting from 7:00 p.m. Street parking available at 1170 Cajon Street with free tram rides from Cajon to the theatre. For tickets and general information visit: www.RTFseason.com or call 909.792.0562
August 18, 19, 25 & 26 – the Redlands Footlighters presents Mom’s Gift at 1810 Barton Road, Redlands at 8:00 p.m. This a comedy with a heart about a Mom who has passed but must accomplish a task to earn her angel wings. This production is full of family secrets and surprising twists producing many laughs. Afternoon matinees will also be presented at 2 p.m. on August 20 & 27. For ticket information call 909.793.2909 or visit: tickets@RedlandsFootlighters.org
Now – January 7, 2018 – the Sam and Alfreda Maloof Foundation for Arts and Crafts presents New Native: Toward New Mythologies at the Jacobs Education Gallery Center featuring more than 50 works by eleven indigenous artists. According to curator and artist Tony Abeyta (Navajo), “We are exploring ways that traditional forms and practices, iconography and ancestral mythologies influence the expression of contemporary Native artists’ modernity, technology and social priorities.” Featured artists (and tribal affiliations) include: Christi Belcourt (Metis), Gerald Clarke, Jr. (Cahuilla), Craig George (Navajo – Dine), Steven Paul Judd (Kiowa/Choctaw), Monty Little (Dine), Cannupa Hanska Luger (Arikara/Hidatsa/Mandan/Lakota), Kent Monkman (Cree), Cara Romero (Chemehuevi), Diego Romero (Cochiti Pueblo), and Preston Singletary (Tlingit). Admission is free. For information and gallery hours call: 909.980.0412 or visit: malooffoundation.org.
Beginning August 19 – professional artist Alfonso Martinez Mendez will hold ongoing Saturday Morning Drawing Classes at the Garcia Center for the Arts, 536 West 11th Street, San Bernardino from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. No experience necessary. This class prepares students for a painting. There is no set fee, but donations will be accepted. Students are to provide materials on the instructor’s list. For information call: 909.888.6400
Thursday, August 31 – Rep. Pete Aguilar will hold a Community Grants Workshop at the San Bernardino Community College District Office, 114 S. Del Rosa Drive from 9:00 a.m. to noon. This workshop is intended to connect Inland Empire organizations with federal agencies to learn about federal grant opportunities. The workshop will include breakout sessions with federal agency representatives, a grant writing seminar, and a panel with federal agency officials. For information call: 909.890.4445
Save the Date:
Friday, August 18 – 31st Congressional District representative Pete Aguilar will hold a Veterans Resource Fair at the Frank Gonzales Community Center, 670 Colton Avenue, in Colton from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. This event features information and resources on health care, housing, employment and assistance with VA claims. Admission is free, no RSVP is required and lunch will be provided. For information call: 909.890.4445.
Friday, August 18 – the Redlands Bowl Summer Music Festival presents State Street Ballet of Santa Barbara: Cinderella at the Bowl, 25 Grant Street at 8:00 p.m. This original production in two acts is a light-hearted rendition of the classic story. It is an entertaining and visually stunning production bringing together the beautiful Cinderella, her evil stepsisters, the handsome prince and the guests at the ball. It features opulent sets and digital animation augmentation for the delight of audiences of all ages. There is no admission charge and seating is first-come, first-served. For information call: 909.793.7316 or visit redlandsbowl.org
Saturday, August 19 – the Inland Empire Grape Festival will take place at the Cucamonga-Guasti Regional Park, Ontario from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. This event features vendors, food trucks, grape stomping, live music and wine and beer gardens. For information visit: www.GrapeHarvestFest.com
Saturday, August 19 – the Humane Society of San Bernardino Valley is hosting Fiesta Village Discount Day from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Fiesta Village Family Fun Park, 1405 E. Washington St., in Colton. Proceeds to benefit the Humane Society.
Sunday, August 20 – the Community Food Basket Festival will be at Indian Springs High School, 650 N. Del Rosa Drive, San Bernardino from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. The Festival is first-come, first-served and fruit and vegetables are fresh. Participants are asked to bring bags for their groceries. This event is sponsored by the Tzu Chi Foundation in partnership with the San Bernardino City Unified School District, Lucky Farms and local community organizations. For information call: 909.383.1360
Tuesday, August 22 – the Redlands Bowl Summer Music Festival presents Celtic Spring at the Bowl, 25 Grant Street at 8:00 p.m. This award winning group is know for its energy, driving music, riveting dancing and youthful exuberance. Named the Grand Champion of the World at the World Championships of the Performing Arts in Hollywood, the group has had numerous appearances on national television in the U.S. and other countries. The performance features traditional Celtic music as well as numerous original compositions. There is no admission charge and seating is first-come, first-served. For information call 909.793.7316 or visit: redlandsbowl.org
Wednesday, August 23 – the City of Redlands presents Learn About Medicare at the Joslyn Senior Center, 21 Grant Street from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. This informative presentation explains Medicare and provides answers to questions about different plans. Those turning 65 are encouraged to attend. Lunch is provided but pre-registration is required. For information and to register call: 909.798.7550
Thursday, August 24 – the Pfau Library at California State University, San Bernardino with the Associated Students present the final movie in its Summer Movie Series with “Beauty and the Beast” at 8:00 p.m. on the lawn of the University’s Pfau Library. The public is welcome to come early with blankets and lawn chairs. Free popcorn available starting at 6:00 until movie time. This family friendly event features food concession with tacos, nachos, hot dogs, quesadillas, snow cones drinks and more. Complimentary parking is available in Lot D. For information call: 909.537.5104.
Friday, August 25 – the Redlands Bowl Summer Music Festival presents Redlands Symphony Orchestra: From Score to Screen with Fireworks at the Bowl, 25 Grant Street. This season finale features Korngold’s Violin Concierto with guest soloist William Hagen, John William’s Star War Suite and in a tribute to Debbie Reynolds selections from Tammy and the Bachelor, The Unsinkable Molly Brown and Singin’in the Rain. There is no admission charge and seating is first-come, first-served. For information call: 909.793.7316 or visit: redlandsbowl.org
Friday, August 25 – Rep. Pete Aguilar is hosting an Inland Empire Jobs Fair at the San Bernardino Boys & Girls Club, 1180 W. 9th Street from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Job seekers will be able to connect with Inland Empire employers looking to hire. For information call: 909.890.4445.
Sunday, August 27 – the Chicano Latino Caucus presents Tardeada BBQ at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 740 N. Pennsylvania Ave Colton from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Food includes choice of steak, chicken or pork BBQ tacos, beans, rice, chips and salsa. Refreshments will be available at a no host bar. Participants are urged to sing and dance the afternoon away to DJ Herman KARAOKE. For ticket information call: 951.906.3130
“We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.”
- Joseph Campbell