Today is Saturday 25th of November 2017

COMMUNITY

FREE Movie Night!

Movies on Main in downtown Riverside

Tonight, Thursday, August 25th, is the last night for “Movies and Music on Main”.  Join us for fantastic and FREE family fun on Main Street (between University and Mission Inn Avenue)! 

Bring your chairs and blankets and join us downtown at 7 p.m. to enjoy live musical entertainment.  This week’s movie, “Tangled”, begins at 8 p.m. and will be projected on a big screen.

Popcorn and refreshments available.  Local eateries will be open late.

A huge “Thank You” to the Riverside Downtown Partnership for putting on this great summer event!

“The Last Heart Attack”

Bill Clinton went vegan to prevent damaging his blood vessels!

 

Please tune in tonight at 8 pm ET, as CNN will air “The Last Heart Attack”, Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s one-hour special on former President Bill Clinton’s gastronomic journey from omnivore to vegan. 

The interview and report will discuss Clinton’s health while in office, which included struggles with a poor diet and weight gain. Under the guidance of doctors Dean Ornish and Caldwell Esselstyn Jr., Clinton decided to adopt a vegan diet to regain his health after undergoing two heart surgeries, and has since lost more than 20 pounds.  Clinton consumes no meat, no dairy, no eggs, almost no oil, in an effort to avoid damaging his blood vessels. 

Bet your LIFE on eating better!  Some surgeons believe that once you start eating this way, you make yourself heart attack proof.  Heart disease is completely preventable, simply by eating right.  Heart disease is a food-bourne illness and we won’t end the epidemic with stints, bypasses and drugs, because those don’t treat the causation of this illness.

Please consider eating healthier in an attempt to squash heart disease once and for all!

Parties, Fireworks, and ANXIETY!

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It’s another Independence Day here in the good ‘ol United States of America, filled with barbecues, baseball games and some wholesome fun for the family, topped off with the age-old tradition of lighting up the night sky with dazzling fireworks.  There’s only one problem… many of our beloved pets have no idea what’s going on and become frightened and anxious.

The hysteria caused by the loud noises of fireworks and celebrations can lead animals to destructuve behavior.  Birds might begin to pick at themselves, dogs can jump through windows to get in, or out of, the house and away from perceived danger, cats claw furniture, and the list goes on and on.  Many pets escape from their homes during this time and this can lead to fatal consequences.  To help take the edge off your pets’ fear and keep them safe, we recommend the following:

A light sedative, such as Acepromazine, is highly effective in calming your dog’s nerves.  It’s a pill that is given 4 hours prior to the fireworks show, or big party.  Dogs may become a little drowsy and mostly want to sleep, but that is much better than them being terrified. 

Another idea is to keep your pet in an area where they cannot escape.  We sometimes put our cats in a pet carrier about 30 minutes before the fireworks begin.  Another good place to put an anxious pet is in a small bathroom or laundry room because usually windows are higher than normal and pets would not be able to jump through in an attempt to escape.

Dogs and fireworks don't mix!

Make sure birds’ cages are locked properly, and place a cover or blanket over the cage so they will feel calmer; maybe put on some soothing music or other sounds to help drown out the sound of the fireworks.

If you’re not into watching fireworks yourself, then it’s always a comfort to your pets to have you there with them at such a scary and confusing time.  Make sure to have some treats ready and lots of comforting words, hugs and pats on the head.

We hope these these tips help reduce your pets’ stress during this exciting and loud holiday.  Here’s wishing you all a safe and happy Independence Day!

(FREE) Concerts In the Park

California Citrus State Historic Park

The 18th anniversary of “Concerts in the Park” begins tonight (and will occur every Friday until July 22nd) at the California Citrus State Historic Park from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.  Come make a night of it — set up a picnic dinner while you enjoy the music and atmosphere!  Tonight, King Jazz Combo will be performing.

Were you aware that California Citrus State Historic Park preserves some of the rapidly vanishing cultural landscape of the citrus industry?  The Citrus Park tells the story of this industry’s role in the history and development of California.  The park also recaptures the time when “Citrus was King” in California, recognizing the important of the citrus industry in southern California.

Directions:  Exit Van Buren Boulevard from the 91 Freeway and go south to Dufferin Avenue.  For more information, please call the State Parks Office at 951-780-6222.  Freewill donations accepted. No parking fees.

Proudly sponsored by California State Parks, California Citrus State Historic Park NPMC, Riverside Arts Council, City of Riverside Public Utilities, and Magnolia Center Rotary Club.

Happy Flag Day

Flag Day 2011

Flag Day commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States of America! 

In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation that officially established June 14 as Flag Day; in August 1949, National Flag Day was established by an Act of Congress.

The week of June 14 is designated as “National Flag Week.”  During National Flag Week, the president will issue a proclamation urging U.S. citizens to fly the American flag for the duration of that week.  The flag should also be displayed on all government buildings.  Some organizations hold parades and events in celebration of America’s national flag and everything it represents.

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