Trunk ‘n Treat vs. Trick-or-Treat

Trick-or-Treating is the time-honored tradition of children going door-to-door on Halloween evening while gathering candy and goodies from neighbors.  We’ve recently heard the term Trunk ‘n Treat, and learned that it’s an event designed to provide a safe, free, one-stop alternative to trick-or-treating for children.  Participants park their vehicles in a large parking lot, decorate the trunk of their…

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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…

Downtown Riverside Ghostwalk

Returning for its 17th year, Friday October 24th and Saturday October 25th from 5:40 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., the California Riverside Ballet brings downtown Riverside alive with stories of horror, mystery and intrigue.  Tours occur at 20 minute intervals with guests being led through the historic district, in the shadows of the Mission Inn, where…

Orange and Black = Green?

Halloween is one of the most exciting holidays of the year, and we have a few ideas to improve your ghoulish gatherings and candy collecting.  This year, why not try for an eco-friendly “green” holiday? The most important part of Halloween, at least for the kids and the kid-like adults…. candy!  Try to hand out organic…

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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…

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2856 Iron Hills Way

[ SOLD for $290,000 ]  Riverside ‘SunGold’ home with 3 bedrooms/1 bathroom, in a quiet cul-de-sac location that is turn-key and ready to move into! New carpet and flooring, new interior/exterior paint, living room with fireplace and crown moulding. Additional family room and office added onto back of home. Refinished cabinets and new appliances in kitchen….

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…