Now to Sunday, June 9 – California State University, San Bernardino Department of Theatre Arts presents the Tony Award winning musical In The Heights in the Ronald E. Barnes Theatre. This production by the Ellen Weisser Endowed Theatre Showcase tells the tale of the vibrant melting pot of cultures in New York City’s Washington Heights. It is filled with salsa, hip-Hop, soulful ballads, and moments of musical bliss. With music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Book by Quirara Algeria Hudes, the musical is directed by Professor Kathryn Ervin. Performances are: May 31, June 1, 6, 7, and 8 at 8:00 p.m. with matinee performances June 2, 8, and 9 at 2:00 p.m. For ticket information call (909) 537-5884 or visit theatre.csusb.edu.
Sunday, June 23 to Wednesday, June 26 – Athletes for Life and the City of Rialto’s Healthy Rialto Program present Athletes for Life Camp starting on the campus of the California State University, San Bernardino. Registration starts at 8:00 a.m. with camp at 10:00 a.m. for boys and girls ages 13 to 17. NFL players, coach and speak throughout the four-day camp. Participants receive a Jersey, bag, t-shirt and other fun stuff. Activities include Agility drills, speed enhancement training, nutritional meal and 60 minutes of exercise. Students with special needs are welcome. To register visit www.athleteforlife.org.
Now to Sunday, June 30 – the 15th Annual Lavender Festival is occurring Thursday – Sunday at 10600 Highland Springs Ave., Cherry Valley. This family friendly event features guided tours on horse drawn hay wagons, live music, food, organic herbs, Lavender lemonade and ice cream, petting zoo, horse rides plus many workshops and booths with health and gardening information, including shops featuring lavender products. Festival hours are 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Thursday & Sunday, and 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Friday & Saturday. For ticket and parking information visit https://www.123farm.com/lavender-festival.html.
Now – Thursday, June 27 – Friends of the San Bernardino Public Library present “Showtime at your Library,” a summer reading program for children, teens and adults. Participants can win prizes by tracking minutes read, activities, and library events attended. Sign up at any of the four libraries in San Bernardino: Norman F. Feldheym, 555 West 6th St. (909) 381-8201; Dorothy Inghram Branch Library, 1505 W. Highland Ave. (909) 887-4494; Howard M. Rowe Branch Library, 108 E. Marshall Blvd. (909) 883-3411; and Paul Villasenor Branch Library, 525 N. Mt. Vernon Ave. (909) 383-5156. Please call for further informations and for library hours.
Thursdays, now to June 27 – the Young Readers’ Room, A.K. Smiley Public Library presents Tiny Tots Story Time (Ages 2-3) from 10:15 to 10:30 a.m. and 10:40 to 10:55 a.m. at the library, 173 S. Eureka Street behind the Lincoln Memorial Chapel. No registration needed. For information call: (909) 798-7674.
Exhibits, Workshops, Classes:
June to October – the City of Redlands Recreation Services offers monthly CPR, AED (automated external defibrillator), & First Aid Classes at the Redlands Community Center, 111 W. Lugonia Ave. This eight-hour course combines all topics of CPR, AED and first aid and is designed for citizen-rescuers at work, home or in the community. The course includes a comprehensive workbook and a two-year certification card. This class is not for health professionals, and is offered monthly on the following dates: June 8, July 13, August 10, September 14, and October 5, 2019. For cost information and to register call (909) 798-7572 or visit http://bit.ly/2wPpsNQ.
Save the Date:
Friday, June 7 – First 5 San Bernardino presents Operation Splash at the Jerry Lewis Swim Center at Perris Hill Park, 900 E. Highland Ave from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. This event features a Play Zone, Community Resource Fair, Entertainment, and two Free Swim Sessions. Children under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult in a bathing suit. Children must be supervised within an arm’s length while in pool. Water play toys are not permitted. For information call (909) 386-7706.
Friday, June 7 – the City of San Bernardino Parks, Recreation & Community Services Department presents Movies at the Park: Ralph Breaks the Internet from 6:00 to 9:45 p.m. at Wildwood Park, 536 East 40th Street. This free family friendly event begins at 6:00 p.m. with activities with movie at dusk. Attendees are urged to bring lawn chairs and blankets. No alcohol, glass, pets, umbrellas or canopies permitted. For information call (909) 880-1362.
Friday, June 7 – the City Colton Community Services Department presents Movies and Concerts in the Park: Midnight Ride at 7:00 p.m. at Fleming Park, 535 N. La Cadena. Food and drink vendors will be available. Attendees are urged to bring blankets and lawn chairs.
Friday, June 7 – the City of Rialto Community Services Department presents Movies in the Park: “Aquaman” at Sampson Park, 650 W. Randall beginning at 7:00. This free family friendly event features other activities and attendees are urged to bring jackets, blankets and lawn chairs. No alcohol or glass containers permitted.
Saturday, June 8 – the 5th Annual Touch-A-Trucks Event from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Ted Runner Stadium at the University of Redlands. This family friendly event features emergency, transport vehicles, tow trucks, public health and safety trucks, buses and the opportunity to speak with the men and women who drive these trucks. There is a Kids Zone with crafts, games, and educational exhibits and informational booths staffed by businesses, government agencies, civic organizations and clubs. Proceeds go 50/50 to Rotary programs. For ticket information visit https://www.tickettailor.com/events/Rotaryclubofredlands/247237.
Saturday, June 8 – the Community Action Partnership and the Molina Foundation present Summer Book Fest 2019 and Resource Fair from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at 696 S. Tippecanoe Ave., San Bernardino. Children will receive free age appropriate books as well as opportunities to Read with the Butterfly, Face Paint, and receive other educational materials. The Molina Foundation donated the books valued at $88,000 as part of their “Launch into Learning” campaign with the purpose of providing free educational materials to help children, parents, and caregivers create an atmosphere of reading and learning together. For information on sponsoring, donating, volunteering and/or setting a booth contact Reneee Smith email@example.com or Charles Blythe firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday June 10 – the Children’s Fund presents its 27th Annual Golf Classic and Founders’ Award Banquet at the Red Hill Country Club, 8358 Red Hill Country Club Drive, Rancho Cucamonga. Registration is at 8:30 a.m. with Shotgun Start at 10:30 a.m. For sponsorship and banquet information contact June Nottingham at email@example.com.
Wednesday, June 12 – Hispanic Lifestyle presents BizCon 2019 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Ontario Airport Hotel and Conference Center. This conference is designed to share insights and experiences of diverse business owners, professionals, and community leaders. For information visit http://bit.ly/2v89MWR and for tickets squareup.com.
Friday, June 14 – the City of San Bernardino Parks, Recreation & Community Services presents Movies in the Park: “They Can’t Save The World At All” from 6:00 to 9:45 p.m. at Hanes Park, 534 W. 9th Street. This free family friendly event begins at 6:00 p.m. with activities followed by movie at dusk. Attendees are urged to. Ring lawn chairs and blankets. No alcohol, glass, pets or umbrellas or canopies are permitted. For information call (909) 880-1362.
Friday, June 14 – the Rialto City Community Services Department presents Movies in the Park: “Ralph Breaks the Internet” at Fergusson Park, 2395 W. Sunrise Drive beginning at 7:00 p.m. This free family event features other activities and attendees are urged to bring jackets, blankets and lawn chairs. No alcohol or glass are permitted.
Friday, June 14 – the City of Colton Community Services Department presents Movies and Concerts at the Park: 1950 Classic “Cinderella” at Fleming Park, 535 N. La Cadena. Food and drink vendors will be available. Attendee to this free family friendly event are urged to bring blankets and lawn chairs.
Saturday, June 15 – the San Bernardino Juneteenth Festival will be held at Anne E. Shirrells Park, 1367 N. California Street from 2:00 p.m. This event features a BBQ Cook-Off, food and resource vendors, games, raffles and live entertainment starting at 3:00 p.m. Attendees are urged to bring lawn chairs and blankets. For information call (909) 475-5194.
“We have to get together and take action now. We have to understand that each single one of us-though we may feel helpless and hopeless as one person in a rather dark world-nevertheless, we have to realize that every individual makes a difference, every single day. The choices we make, what we buy. Was it made ethically? Did it harm the environment? Was there cruelty to animals? Was it cheap because of child slave labor? And when hundreds, millions and hopefully billions of us make ethical choices then we start moving towards a better world.”
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