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El Chicano, Colton Courier, Rialto Record

GC June 21, 2018

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Summer Reading Program:

Wednesday, June 27 – Thursday, August 2 – The Young Readers Room presents the Battle of the Bands as part of the 2018 Summer Reading Program. Open to all teen bands (grades 9-12) who are residents of Redlands. This event features a Band-Off with a grand prize of $100. Registration deadline is Wednesday, June 27. Applications and rules for entrants are available at the Young Readers Room at the  A.K. Smiley Library, 125 W. Vine Street. The first Band-Off is scheduled for July 10, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at the Contemporary Club with a final Band-Off on Tuesday, July 31 at 2:00 p.m. at the Redlands Bowl in Smiley Park. For information call (909) 798-7565.


Now – Tuesday, July 31 – the Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art (RAFFMA) at Cal State San Bernardino presents the 49th Annual Student Art Exhibition, which features artwork from the next generation of emerging Inland Empire artists. General admission is free although donations are accepted. The RAFFMA Gallery is open 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday – Thursday. For information (909) 537-7373 or visit 

Now – Sunday, November 4 – the Riverside Art Museum (RAM) presents 4 Threads: New Work, an exploration of the contemporary Chicano experience. This exhibit features the work of Jaime Chavez, Gerardo Monterrubio, Jaime Munoz, and Jaime “GERMS” Zacarias. These talented and acclaimed artists share the exuberance, richness, and pathos of their complex cultural identity.  Each brings their own perspective and personal exploration of their community: Jaime Munoz, Mesoamerican imagery; Jaime Chavez, Cholo styles of the 70’s and 80’s; Jaime Zacarias, cleverly stylized Lucha Squids; and Gerardo Monterrubio, clay vessels that combine the elements of Mexican mural painting with his artist beginnings as a graffiti artist.  RAM is located at 3425 Mission Inn. Ave. For information call (909) 664-7111 or visit

Now – December 11 – the California State University San Bernardino Anthropology Dept. presents “InlDignity” an exhibit aimed at exploring and dismantling intolerance through the experiences of Inland Empire residents. In/Dignity takes its title from a double entendre simultaneously reading as a single word – indignity – and two separate words – in dignity.  These two meanings capture precisely what the exhibit examines: experiences with oppression, discrimination, bigotry, exclusion, stigma, and prejudice, and simultaneously the pride and self-respect that is necessary for everyone facing injustice. The Museum is located in the university’s College of Social and Behavioral Sciences building’s third floor, room SB-306. The Museum is open 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday. For information and to arrange tours call the museum director at (909) 537-5505 or visit: Admission is free, parking is $6.00.

Now to December 30 – the Riverside Art Museum, 3425 Mission Inn Ave. presents Jaime Guerrero l Contemporary Relics: A Tribute to the Makers. This exhibit by the glass sculptor gives museum visitors a glimpse into early Mesoamerican life and art. This exhibit is part of The Cheech @RAM series of exhibits leading to the opening of The Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Arts, Culture & Industry In 2020. For information visit:

Save the Date:

Friday, June 22 – Lutheran Church of Our Savior, 5050 N. Sierra Way, San Bernardino presents Free Summer Film Fest – Wonder. Activities for children start at 7:00 p.m. with movie at 8:15 p.m. Attendees are urged to bring lawn chairs, blankets. A concession stand is available. For information call (909) 882-5013.

Friday, June 22 – the Rialto Community Services Department presents Movies in the Park – Thor: Ragnarok at Tom Sawyer Pool, 152 E. San Bernardino Ave. Activities start at 7:00 p.m. with movie at 8:00 p.m. Admission is free and attendees are urged to bring lawn chairs, blankets and jackets. For information call (909) 421-4949.

Friday, June 22 – Redlands Quality of Life Department presents Surfin’ State Street from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. on East State Street, Downtown Redlands. This free family-friendly event features muscle cars, street rods, classics and pre-73, antiques, and special interest cars. Free onsite registration and trophies will be awarded. No works in progress, please. Attendees will enjoy live music. For information call (909) 798-7655 or visit

Friday, June 22 – SB Generation Now presents Spirits & Arts at the Garcia Center for the Arts, 536 W. 11th Street, San Bernardino at 6:00 p.m. Both experienced and inexperienced painters are invited. The $20 fee includes all supplies, plus appetizers. Wine is available to those over 21. To reserve a space visit EvenBrite or call Crystal Ramirez at (909) 265-2939.

Friday, June 22 – the Redlands Bowl Performing Arts presents the 95th Season of the Redlands Bowl Summer Music Festival: Viva Italia with the O Sole Trio at 8:00 p.m. at the Bowl, 25 Grant Street, Redlands.  The Trio is a vibrant classical crossover ensemble featuring the voices of Soprano Erin Shields and Baritone Giuseppe Spoletini, as well as the versatile and virtuosic David Shenton on piano and violin. Also on the program is the Redlands Symphony Orchestra conducted by Maestro Frank Fetta. For information call (909) 793-7316.

Saturday, June 23 – Mountain Grove at Citrus Plaza, 27511 San Bernardino Ave., Redlands presents Summer Concert Series: Wanted – Performing the music of Bon Jovi from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. This a free, family friendly live concert. Parking is available throughout the complex and attendees may bring lawn chairs but no alcohol is permitted. For information on the band visit 

Saturday, June 23 – the A.K. Smiley Library, 125 W. Vine Street, Redlands, will hold its ‘BamSale (Books & Media) from 10:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. at the Smiley Library Assembly Room for $1. Books of all kinds are included in the sale (many in like new condition). A regular bag size is required and cash or check only.

Tuesday, June 26 – the Grand Finals of the Redlands Bowl Young Artists Concert Competition will be held from 8:00 to 10:30 p.m. at the Redlands Bowl, 25 Grant Street. Featured are five performances from the talented finalists chosen through a rigorous selection process prior to the concert and the winners will be announced at the concert. The concert will end with a performance from world-class musician John Jorgenson, a past Redlands Bowl Young Artist Competition winner and Grammy-winning guitarist. For information call (909) 793-7316 or email

Thursday, June 28 – the Arrowhead United Way presents the 2018 Annual Awards & Community Breakfast from 7:15 to 9:30 a.m. at the San Bernardino City Unified School District Professional Development Center, 4030 Georgia Blvd. San Bernardino. Reservations are required. To inquire about tickets and table reservation email or purchase tickets on line at

Friday, June 29 – Redlands Quality of Life Department presents Movies in the Park: The LEGO Ninjago Movie at Ed Hales Park ( State Street & 5th Street in Downtown Redlands). Activities stRt at 6:00 p.m. with screening approximately at 7:30 p.m. Movie goers are encouraged to arrive early and to bring their own lawn chairs and blankets. For information call (909) 798-7572 or email

Friday, June 29 – the City of San Bernardino Parks, Recreation & Community Services Department presents SB Movies in the Park – Sing at 6:00 p.m. at Bryce E. Haines Park, 900 North E Street. Activities start at 6:00 p.m. with movie at dusk. This family- and kid-friendly event features activities for children. Attendees are urged to bring lawn chairs, food and blankets. For information call (909) 384-5233.

Friday, June 29 – Lutheran Church of Our Savior, 5050 N. Sierra Way, San Bernardino presents Free Summer Film Fest – Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol 2. Kids activities start at 7:00 p.m. followed by movie at 8:15 p.m. Attendees are urged to bring lawn chairs, blankets and relax. Concession stands are available. For information call (909) 882-5013.

Friday, June 29 – Rialto Community Services presents Movies in the Park: Wonder Woman at Rialto City Park, 130 E. San Bernardino Ave. Activities start 7:00 p.m. with movie at 8:00 p.m. This family friendly event is free and participants are urged to bring blankets, jackets and lawn chairs. For information call (909) 421-4949.

Quote of the Week:

“Summer was here again. Summer, summer, summer. I loved and hated summers. Summers had a logic all their own and they always brought something out in me. Summer was supposed to be about freedom and youth and no school and possibilities and adventure and exploration. Summer was a book of hope. That’s why I loved and hated summers. Because they made me want to believe.”

Benjamin Alire Saenz, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe.


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