Darren Butler Speaks on Getting Started with Edibles
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Darren Butler Speaks on Getting Started with Edibles

This seminar is perfect for professionals, homeowners, community activists, volunteers, chefs, kitchen gardeners, and foodies. Darren will discuss plant selection and placement for Inland residents, using annuals in the edible landscape, innovative approaches to maximizing food production in perennial plantings, and sources of materials, seeds, and plants. Darren Butler is a consulting arborist, ecological designer…

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Cookies with Santa!

Come visit SANTA CLAUS!   He will be making a special appearance at 3943 Chapman Place (the house with the train) in the heart of the “Wood Streets” on Saturday evening, December 13th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Santa’s helpers will be serving homemade cookies and hot chocolate.  Don’t forget to bring your camera!  Not only will…

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Festival of Lights

Each year thousands of people gather in the beautiful City of Riverside on Mission Inn Avenue the day after Thanksgiving to welcome the Christmas season by watching the amazing lighting of The Mission Inn Hotel and Spa.  This 16th annual Festival of Lights “switch on” ceremony begins after nightfall and features welcoming remarks from Mayor Ron Loveridge,…

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A Celebration to Die For…

Come join this multi-cultural event to benefit the restoration of the historic Riverside Evergreen Memorial Cemetery with a celebration that highlights the funerary traditions of many cultures featuring music, dancing, costumed characters, food, face painting, ghost hunters, and more!  Wear a costume and add to the fun for you and your whole family! The festivities…

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Riverside Alumnae Panhellenic Home Tour

Saturday, October 18, 2008, marks the 57th annual Home Tour of the Riverside Alumnae Panhellenic Association (RAPA).  Each year, the fundraising tour consists of four to six interesting and beautiful homes in the Riverside area, and you are guaranteed to see beautiful, artistic, and one-of-a-kind residences for a reasonable donation of $20.  Proceeds support many local charities…

Halloween is just around the corner and I need a pumpkin

If you like picking a pumpkin from a farm rather than your neighborhood grocery store you might want to visit one of these three farms. Riverside County The Pumpkin Factory 1545 Circle City Drive, Corona, CA 92879 Phone: 805-689-4659 Riverside County, California The Wickerd Farm 26852 Scott Road, Menifee, CA 92584 Phone: 909-672-3020 Riverside County,…

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10th Annual Family Village Festival

The Riverside Museum Associates Multicultural Council is celebrating their 10th annual Family Village Festival on Saturday, October 11, 2008 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. This “Gathering of Cultures” features villages from Japan, Scandinavia, Mexico, Guyana, Puerto Rico, Samoa and more.  The location this year will be in downtown Riverside at White Park (3936 Chestnut Street) —…

Firefighters Given the Boot (to fill)

Riverside firefighters literally have some awfully big boots to fill, and will be stationed at three city intersections from 8:00 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (October 8, 9, 10) soliciting donations for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. “The helmeted firefighters are asking people at the intersections to drop whatever they can afford into the…

FREE “Go Green” Reusable Shopping Bags

Being that I am a Riverside Public Utilities (RPU) customer, I stopped in and picked up my FREE “Go Green” reusable shopping bag today from the “Utilities Plaza” at 3460 Orange Street (a couple blocks north of the Mission Inn).  These reusable bags are 100% polypropylene (PP) which is non-toxic, allergy-free, and non-reactive to human skin — and are…

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Riverside Seniors “Go Green” for Grandchildren

The seniors at Riverside’s Mount Rubidoux Manor, 3993 10th Street, are fighting back against global warming for the generations to come. At 11 a.m. Monday, September 29th, 200 seniors from the retirement home will plant five trees — courtesy of Riverside Public Utilities — as a “gift of green for all the grandchildren of the…

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Museum Offers Glimpse of WWII Army Camp

A FREE exhibit featuring photos, artifacts and information about Riverside’s Camp Anza will be on display at the City’s Metropolitan Museum, 3580 Mission Inn Avenue, beginning Saturday September 27th and running four months until Saturday January 31, 2009.  Today, what is known as the Arlanza District in Riverside, once served as a World War II U.S….