Today is Saturday 21st of April 2018


Riverside Recycling Workshop

habitat4humanity Restore

The Wood Streets Green Team is holding a Recycling Workshop on reducing, reusing, and recycling household waste on Sunday, June 12, from 3 pm to 5 pm.  The workshop will be held at theHabitat for Humanity ReStore located at 2180 Iowa Avenue in Riverside.

All attendees are encouraged to bring any household items to the meeting to drop off as a donation to the ReStore.  These will be qualified for tax purposes and receipts will be available.

The purpose of the workshop is to engage and educate the Riverside community on the practices and benefits of recycling.  The workshop will focus on how recycling can be beneficial for the community and the environment.  Recycling resources available to Riverside residents will be discussed.

Some of the questions answered during the workshop are:

  • Why should I recycle?  What does it do?  What are the benefits?  Is it worth the trouble?
  • What happens to my stuff after I toss it in the blue bin?
  • What can I toss into the blue bin?  What can be recycled?
  • I’ve heard recycling can actually be harmful to the environment. Is that true, and why?
  • What about other waste — paint, construction material, cardboard, batteries, computers, e-waste?
  • What about household goods?
  • What’s the idea behind Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle?
  • How successful is Riverside in its recycling efforts?

For more information, please contact Darin Salazar, Wood Streets Green Team representative, at 951-682-0324, or

20th Annual Vintage Home Tour

Ames-Westbrook Home - Vintage Home Tour 5-14-11

Today, Saturday, May 14, 2011 is the 20th Annual Riverside Vintage Home Tour from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. which is organized by The Old Riverside Foundation.

The tour will feature six historic homes, including the Ames-Westbrook House, an 1888 Queen Victorian home, which is also a Riverside Historic Landmark!

Tickets are $18 the day of the tour and include admission to the restoration faire at the Peter J. Weber House at 1510 University Avenue, and the chance to win a lovely gift basket. Click here for a map of the tour homes.

The tour proceeds are used to encourage the conservation of historic neighborhoods, sponsor educational programs on historic preservation, assist homeowners and building trades to learn preservation requirements and techniques for the preservation and maintenance of heritage structures, and promote dialogue among all preservation groups and individuals.

The Old Riverside Foundation is a non-profit, civic organization incorporated July 25, 1979 and is dedicated to the recognition, appreciation, and preservation of the built environment throughout Riverside and the Inland Empire.

Riverside Wienerfest 2011

Riverside Wienerfest 5-7-2011

It’ll be a day at the races for dog lovers in the Inland Empire as Sunny Oasis Rescue presents Wienerfest: Wieners-n-Wheels 2011!

Not only will you see Dachshund races which begin at 11 am, there will also be a custom car show, musical entertainment, canine costume contest, fabulous food booths, and a variety of vendors. 

Dogs will be available for adoption — click here to see some of their smiling faces and wagging tails!

Where:  Fairmount Park
When:    Saturday, May 7, 2011 
                 10 am to 3 pm

Wienerfest 5-7-2011

Make sure you bring your love of dogs and your hands, for some petting.  Sunny Oasis Rescue is an all-volunteer canine rescue organization that admits it has a soft spot for Dachshunds.  More information can be obtained by calling (951) 233-2413 or (951) 780-6718.

See you at the races….

Windy Open House

The Sister Team open house

Wind, rain, snow, sleet, extreme heat … nothing prevents us from holding an open house!  Talk about dedication!  Today we will be at 4174 Ramona Drive in the historical Wood Streets neighborhood in Riverside, California. 

Two on a lot: this home (with guest apartment) was custom built in 1938 by current owner’s grandfather.  This property has been in the same family for 73 years!!  Click here to read more information about this great investment property with a positive cash flow.  Check out the photos too! 

Where:       4174 Ramona Drive, Riverside 92506
When:         12:00 to 4:00

Maybe you’ll brave the Southern California wind and come see us today.  Have a wonderful Sunday!

“Art In The Yard” Craft Show

Art In The Yard Craft Show 4-30-2011

Locally hand-crafted gifts with you in mind!  A perfect way to spend your day and a perfect place to find Mother’s Day gifts and beyond.  From funky to steampunk, grunge to elegant pearls, you’ll find jewelry, wood working, ceramics, blown glass, stained glass, mixed media art, Mexican folk art, wearable textile art, assemblage, fine art, garden art, a chair masseuse, and more!

This bi-annual event is organized by some artistic Wood Streets neighbors (click here to see their unique rubber art stamps website) in the back yard of their home the week before Mother’s Day and the week before Thanksgiving. 

Where:     4182 Linwood Place, Riverside, CA (click here for map)
When:      Saturday, April 30th, 2011
Time:        10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

You’re welcome to enjoy their hospitality by helping yourself to refreshments and most importantly, you’ll be supporting local women artists and keep America working!  Cash or checks preferred.

See you there!

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