October 30, 2010
Hope everyone has as much fun this Halloween as we did at our raging Halloween party back in 2008 here in the Wood Streets neighborhood!
Our friend Tom built the electric chair above and it was the hit of the party! He purchased some kind of various colored “e-wires” online and hooked them to a tiny transformer, and then connected that to a homemade 12-volt battery box with switches that made the wires glow. The wires were then suspended using invisible fishing line. I used a tripod to take the photos to avoid harsh flashes. The metal helmet had real electrodes attached to it for appearances sake. Party guests took turns having their photos taken while sitting on the simple wooden chair. A good time was had by all!
Our Halloween wish this year is for everyone to have fun, but be safe!
And don’t eat too much candy!
October 30, 2010
This fun, multicultural event, aptly entitled “A Celebration To Die For” is a benefit to raise money for the restoration of the Evergreen Historic Memorial Cemetery here in beautiful Riverside.
Saturday, October 30, 2010
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Enjoy the Phantom Coaches Hearse Club, skeleton face painting by Oasis Arts, refreshments from The Honey Doers, dancing with the Jazz Funeral Procession, and finally, take a paranormal tour with Full Tech Paranormal Investigations.
Evergreen Cemetery lies at the foot of Mount Rubidoux and was founded in 1872. There are more than 27,000 beings interred on this site, many of regional and national significance. More than 1,500 lie in the historic portion of Evergreen.
Efforts to restore Evergreen began in 2003 by The Honorable Victor Miceli. The Evergreen Memorial Historic Cemetery Board of Directors is committed to realizing Judge Miceli’s vision by completing the restoration and fully funding the endowment.
Remember, a whole family, or a bunch of friends, can get in for $25! Feel free to come in costume also!
See you there!
October 29, 2010
Whether you are a kid, have a kid, or are a kid at heart, you may want to spend some time at a local pumpkin patch this season. Most patches and/or farms offer much more than just pumpkins! There are mazes, gift shops, petting zoos, train rides, food, picnic areas, etc. Some pumpkin patches and farms stay open well into November, so there’s still time!!
Check out these Southern California locations:
- The Pumpkin Patch: Genuine outdoor farm experience with you-pick pumpkins, gift shop, pony rides, jumpers, corn maze, ATV train ride, and special events each week at 32335 Live Oak Canyon Rd., Redlands (10 Fwy and Live Oak Canyon Rd.) until Oct 31st. Sun-Wed 9-6, Thu-Sat 9-9. Free admission and parking (909) 795-8733.
- The Pumpkin Factory: Family farm pumpkins, inflatable rides, bungee, face painting, snack bar, game booths, petting zoo at 1545 Circle City Drive, Corona (15 Fwy and Magnolia Ave). Mon-Thu 12-9, Fri 12-10, Sat 10-10, Sun 10-9. Free admission/parking (800) 719-4420.
- Rileys at Los Rios Rancho: Follows organic methods, pick-your-own apples and pumpkins, horse-drawn hay rides, cider mill, gift shop, refreshment stand, picnic area, ornamental corn and gourds at 39611 Oak Glen Road in Oak Glen. Open year round, 7 days a week 9-5. (909) 797-1005.
The photo above is of Brooklynn at the Live Oak Canyon Pumpkin Patch last weekend. We didn’t have time to walk the corn maze, but maybe next year because it looked like it would be so much fun!
Go to pumpkinpatchesandmore.org for state-by-state listings of pumpkin patches, corn mazes and other autumn fun.
October 24, 2010
The 1st Annual Spay-ghetti Dinner
Animal lovers and “foodies” alike are invited to a scrumptious spaghetti dinner for a great cause! The Mary S. Roberts’ LIFELINE Spay/Neuter Subsidy Program provides low income pet owners the opportunity to get their cats and dogs spayed or neutered at a very low cost. The more pets that are serviced through this program will lessen the overwhelming number of homeless pets in our community! Help with this problem by becoming a part of the solution!
For a $10 donation, you will receive dinner and a raffle ticket to win a great prize!
When: Sunday, October 24, 2010
Where: Elks Lodge 643, 6166 Brockton Avenue
Time: 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
5 pm, 6 pm or 7 pm seatings
To purchase tickets or for more info, contact Leslie at 951-688-4340 ext. 315 or visit www.petsadoption.org.
Mary S. Roberts Pet Adoption Center (formerly the Riverside Humane Society) is a non-profit 501(c)3. Your donation is tax deductible.
October 24, 2010
[ SOLD for $205,000 -- 2/25/2011 ] This Wood Streets cottage has 3 bedrooms (bonus room being used as master bedroom) and one bathroom, and home is almost 1400 square feet! The original hardwood floors throughout have been recently refinished. The kitchen is original (historic enthusiasts rejoice!) with tile countertops, lots of cabinetry, a brand new gas stove, indoor laundry, and a cute little corner nook for a bistro set to enjoy casual meals. In addition, there’s a formal dining room for larger gatherings. The bathroom has subway tub tile and a pedestal sink, while the bedrooms have ample closet space and those sparkling hardwood floors!
The exterior was recently painted, and brand new shutters were custom made just for this house! The front yard has been recently landscaped. Backyard is spacious enough for a pool, yet currently cross-fenced with rose garden, vegetable garden, fenced dog run, mature shade tree, and a patio! There is a detached 2-car garage with fenced RV (or big toy) enclosure too!
This is a regular (standard) sale — not a short sale, not a foreclosure!!! No banks to deal with! Immediate response from seller!