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Exhibits, Theatre & Seminars, Workshops:

Saturday, January 6 – the Ontario Museum of History & Art, 225 S. Euclid Avenue, Ontario, presents Book Chat, The Underground Railroad: A Novel (Pulitzer Prize Winner and Oprah Book Club Pick) from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. The book chat is moderated by Shelia Marchbanks;  participants will have the opportunity to share ideas and opinions about the book. Books are available at the museum book store, Ontario City Library, online or at a local book store. Light refreshments and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Reservations are required for this free event. For information or to make a reservation call 909.395.2510.

Sunday, January 7 – the Inland Empire Museum of Art, 1334 North Benson Avenue, Upland, will open its exhibition “Moon of Many Pedals” with a reception from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.  Featured artists: Sumi Foley, Penny McElroy, Snezana Saraswati Petrovic, and Cindy Rinne who in their works capture the essence of change, cycles, pilgrimage, and harmony with all creation in color, luminance, and texture. There are a variety of scales resembling the waxing, full, waning, and new moon. Pedals fall in strips of silk, layers of images over light, collage of cultures, people in nature, and stories of soothsayers. The exhibit will run until February 18th. For information and for by appointment viewing call: 909.941.3993.

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

Monday, January 8 – the Redlands Senior Center, 111 W. Lugonia Avenue, will start Zumba Gold classes on Mondays from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. This program is designed for the older active adult. It is low-impact, easy to follow, Latin-inspired dance fitness. For information call: 909.798.7579.

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Thursday, January 11 – the Ontario Museum of History & Arts,  225 S. Euclid, Ontario presents a lecture, The Citrus Industry in the Inland Empire, with Dr. Vince Moses, former Director of the Riverside Metropolitan Museum, and Theresa Hanley, Executive Director of the Reeder Citrus Ranch, a City of Montclair Historical Landmark. A tasting of local citrus is included. Reservations are required for this free event. For information or to make a reservation call: 909.395.2510.

Now – February 10, 2019 – the Los  Angeles County Museum’s Autry Museum of the American West presents “La Raza”. This exhibit features more than 200 archive photos from La Raza, the Los Angeles Newspaper Central to the Chicano Rights Movement in the 1960s and 1970s. Between 1967 and 1977, La Raza was witness to and participant in the movement for social justice.  The Museum is located at 4700 Western Heritage Way in Los Angeles.

Save the Date:

Monday, January 8 – the Redlands A. K. Smiley Public Library presents “Sean Gaskell: Music of the West African Kora” at 6:00 p.m. in the library’s Assembly Room, 125 W. Vine Street. The performance will feature traditional songs on the Kora, a 21-string harp from Gambia West Africa. Many songs tell ancient stories of war and hardship, while others praise people who helped expand the Mande Empire. Some songs can be traced back 800 years to the founding of the Mande Empire.

Tuesday, January 9 –  The A. K. Smiley Public Library presents cooking instructor and food coach Chef Colette Woods in a hands-on culinary program, Healthy Snacks on the Go Cooking Class,  from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the A. K. Smiley Library Contemporary Club, 173 S. Eureka Street, Redlands. This free event focuses on healthy foods and easy recipes that can be easily incorporated into any diet. To RSVP call: 909.798.7565.

Friday, January 12 – Hispanas Organized for Political Equality (HOPE) and National Latina Business Women Association present the Annual Latina Empowerment Day: Wealth/Wisdom at DoubleTree By Hilton San Bernardino, 285 E. Hospitality Lane. This event is slated from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. There is a $25 fee for this daylong event of intensive workshops. The topics this year include: energy & environmental policy, financial success, and secrets of negotiation. To register online contact: https://ledsanbernardinoeventbrite.com For information contact: events@Latinas.org.

Saturday, January 13 – Youth Action Project (YAP) and Americorps California will hold a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. “YAP Talk” & Day of Service from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The event will take place at the San Bernardino Family YMCA, 808 E. 21st Street, San Bernardino. The focus of this event is to educate the community on the philosophies and teaching of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. while promoting an action-based response to continue his legacy and service. To volunteer contact: Nia Bush 909.754.3242 or Christopher Lopez 909.284.6968 or visit: volunteers@youthactionproject.org.

Saturday, January 13 – the Glen Helen Regional Trout Derby is slated from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Gates open at 6:00 a.m. and a California State Fishing License is required. There is a per person entry fee and per vehicle fee. Prizes include $1,000 in cash and prizes awarded to the top 25 weighing trout.  Glen Helen Regional Park  is located at 2555 Glen Helen Parkway, San For information call: 909.387.2757.

Saturday, January 13 – the Joe Baca Foundation and the Inland Empire 66ers present Baseball & Softball Fitness Clinic 2018 Health Fair from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at the San Manuel Stadium, 280 South E Street, San Bernardino. The clinic is free for all boys and girls ages 7 to 13. Children will learn basic fundamentals of baseball and fitness tips. Free lunch is provided to participants and registration begins at 8:00 a.m. This event features special appearances by professional baseball players plus Ronald McDonald and 66ers mascot Bernie. For information or to RSVP call Natalie at 909.202.9035.

Saturday, January 13 – the San Bernardino County Coalition Against Sexual Exploitation (CASE) and  the Southwest Conference Against Trafficking (SWCAT) present the 8th Annual Walk Against Human Trafficking from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Ontario Hotel & Conference Center, 700 N. Haven Ave., Ontario. This event is meant to raise awareness about human trafficking. For information and to register visit: https://casewalk2018.evenbrite.com.

Saturday, January 13 – there will be a Martin Luther King Celebration at 4:00 p.m. at Mountain View Community Church, 8833 Palmetto Ave., Fontana. This free event features author/activist Professor Cornel West and the music of gospel recording artist Vanessa Bell Armstrong. For information call: 909.823.2310

Monday, January 15 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Wednesday, January 17 – the Inland Empire Economic Partnership presents its Annual Dinner &  Awards Reception at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Ontario Airport, 222 North Vineyard Avenue, Ontario from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. This event celebrates the accomplishments of the year and honors persons, companies and institutions who have made a difference for the people of Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. For ticket and sponsorship information contact Melisa Castro at mcastro@ieep.com or call: 909.944.2201.

Favorite Quote:

“Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.”

  • Oprah Winfrey
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