Apr. 28 – May 15, 2016

April 28, 2016

Citizens Honored:

Since 1975 The League of Women Voters of San Bernardino have recognized over 700 men and women who made a positive impact in the area with the Citizens of Achievement Award. The 2016 awardees are making a difference, congratulations to: Donna Call, Dr. Bricia El Awar, Michael McCue, Sandra Owen-Olivas, Sandra Prigger, Judy Rogers, Phillip Savage III, Anthony Victoria, Bettye Wilson, and Social Lites, Inc. Sometimes we forget that there are citizens out there who through their work and volunteerism quietly and without much fanfare are contributing to the quality of life in our community. A reception honoring the recipients is planned for May 1st the San Bernardino Elks Lodge. For tickets call 909.338.4163.

Volunteers:

With all the news on crime and other difficulties in San Bernardino, it is easy to overlook the many volunteer’s efforts of our residents. These efforts inspire and give me hope for my city. Let’s give thanks to all who worked so hard on April 23rd to clean, paint and repair our ball park fields. Through the collaboration of the San Bernardino Service Council, the City of San Bernardino, Neighborhood associations, service clubs, parents and many other organizations and businesses much was accomplished. We can do it together!

Exhibits:

Now – May 14 – the Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art of Cal State San Bernardino presents Time + Place: 47 Years of Art Faculty at CSUSB. In celebration of CSUSB’s 50th Anniversary, this exhibit will feature the artwork of more than 30 past and current faculty members of the CSUSB, Department of Art, spanning 47 years of teaching and creating. For gallery hours and parking information call 909.537.7373 or visit RAFFMA.csusb.edu

Now – Sunday June 5 – the Ontario Museum of History & Art presents Ontario Invitational Art Exhibition at 225 South Euclid Ave., Ontario. This free admission event will feature the work of Andrea Benitez, Karen Clark, Chick Curtis, Marion Draayer, Linda Garcia-Dahle, Gina Lawson Egan, Steven Long and David Rosales. Gallery hours are noon to 4 p.m. Thursday thru Sunday. For information call 909.395.2510

Friday, May 5 – June 10 – the Mexican Consul Salomon Rosas Rodriguez presents De Colores, an exhibit by Mexican Artist Anna Zehnder at the consulate office, 293 North D Street, San Bernardino. For information call 909.889.7846

Save the Date:

Friday, April 29 – the California State University, San Bernardino EOP Renaissance Scholars Programs presents “Open the Door to Opportunities” at 6 p.m. at the Santos Manuel Student Union Events Center, 5500 University Parkway. Proceeds from this event benefit current foster youth pursuing higher education. For information and tickets contact Amanda Robles at 909.537.5042 or amanda.robles@csusb.edu

Friday, April 29 – the Inland Empire Deuce Players and the Santa Fe Knights Social Club present a Fundraiser Benefit Dance to support the 3rd Annual Co-Ed Softball Tournament for Victims of Crime from 8 p.m. to 1 p.m. at Las Conchitas, 168 South E Street, San Bernardino. For information call 909.332.8774

Saturday, April 30 – the Assistance League of San Bernardino presents the 55th Annual Signature Headdress Ball, The Ballroom Blitz at the National Orange Show, 689 S. E Street, San Bernardino. This theatrical production incorporates elaborate headdresses worn by volunteers to raise funds for free dental care and school supplies for children in need in San Bernardino. There are two performances, matinee event starting at 9:45 a.m. and an evening Gala beginning at 5:30 p.m. For sponsorship and ticket information call 909.792.8460 or 949.494.3513

Saturday, April 30 – actor Edward James Olmos, Californian State University, San Bernardino, the John M. Pfau Library, and the Santos Manuel Student Union present the 2016 Latino Book & Family Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This free event education information, entertainment, culture, food, exhibits, storytelling workshops and opportunities to meet with authors. For information call 909.537.5102 or visit www.facebook.com/IELBFF

Sunday, May 1 – the Crafton Hills College Kinesiology and Health Department presents The Herbivore Festival a plant-based lifestyle celebration featuring keynote speaker Dr. Hans Diehl, author of Reversing Diabetes Without Drugs or Injections. This event will also include lectures, cooking demos, workshops, performances, fitness activities, vendors, food and activities for the kids. This free event start noon and ends at 6 p.m. at the campus, 11711 Sand Canyon Road, Yucaipa. For information and schedule of events visit www.HERBIVOREFESTIVAL.com or facebook.com/HERBIVOREFESTVAL

Sunday, May 1 – the Kiwanis Club of Cooley Ranch presents Fourth Annual Cooley Ranch Scholarship 5K Fun/Run/Roll through Colton starting with registration at 7 a.m. at Cooley Ranch Elementary School, 1000 South Cooley Dr. Colton. 100% of the proceeds will be given as scholarships for Colton Unified School District graduating seniors. For sponsorship information call 909.685.4054 or 909.534.4541. To register online visit https://runsignup.com/Race/CA/Colton/Scholarship5KFunRunWalkRoll

Saturday, May 7 – Sinfonia Mexicana presents “Amor Eterno”, a special Mother’s Day Concert at Whitmer Auditorium, 777 W. Valley Blvd., Colton at 6 p.m. The concert will feature Vicky Cabrera, Sinfonia Mexicana Mariachi Youth Academy, Ballet Folklorico Del Desierto and Rafael Palomar. For tickets call 909.884.3228. All proceeds from this event benefit Sinfonia Mexicana Academy Programs.

Saturday, May 7 – Inland Empire Lighthouse for the Blind presents its 14th Annual Cruise for Sight Car Show & Sanctioned Regional Chili Cook-Off at Sylvan Park, Redlands from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Host car club is “Over The Hill Gang, Berdoo” and will feature American Hot Rods, Customs, Antiques, Low Riders, Foreign, Motorcycles and Classic Schwinn Bicycles. Food, entertainment, vendor and information booths and drawings will be part of this benefit for Inland Empire Lighthouse for the Blind. For information call 909.884.3121

Saturday, May 7 – the Colton Area Museum and Historical Society present “Taste of Colton” its annual fund appeal during the 3rd annual Museum Day at 380 N. La Cadena Dr., Colton. This event features food from great restaurants, art exhibits, and entertainment. For vendor and exhibit information call 909.824.8814.

Saturday, May 14 – the San Bernardino County Museum Association presents its First Annual “Bucky Ball” at the Museum, 2024 Orange Tree Lane, Redlands from 6 to 10 p.m. This Black Tie optional event will feature a wine pairing dinner, live auction and jazz. Proceeds benefit the Museum’s education programs. For ticket information call 909.798.8625.

Saturday’s May 14 – Feeding America Riverside – San Bernardino present “March Against Hunger Walk/Run” from 8:00 to 10:30 a.m. at the San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino. Entertainment and activities will continue until noon. For information call 951.359.4754 or visit FeedingAmericaIE.org

Sunday, May 15 – the American Legion Post 777 invites the community to a bus trip “Come Along and Ride on our Fantastic Voyage” to Hornblower’s Champagne Brunch Cruise from Newport Beach. Proceeds from this fundraiser will sponsor two Cajon High students to the American Legion’s Boys State Program. The bus leaves from the Post’s center, 194 East 40th Street (corner of Sepulveda) at 8:30 a.m. and returns approximately at 3 p.m. Featured is a two and half hour cruise, which includes a delicious brunch. For sign up and deposit information call or text Vice Commander Celeste Williams at 909.890.6959 or contact the Post at 909.882.3110 due to limited seating an early sign up is recommended.

Sunday, May 15 – Friends of the University of California Botanic Gardens present Primavera In The Gardens from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Botanic Gardens on campus. This afternoon event allows participants to stroll through Alder Canyon, enjoy drinks and appetizers from local vintners, brewers & eateries while enjoying live music. For ticket information call 951.784.6962 or visit www.gardens.ucr.edu

 Favorite Quote:
“Those who take their money abroad in an effort to avoid paying American taxes should lose their American citizenship.”
– Robert Reich
To submit an event or info to Gloria’s Corner please email gloharrison@me.com

Apr. 21, – Apr. 30, 2016

April 21, 2016

Rialto Talent:

The Rialto Unified School District Board of Education, Dr. Cuauhtemoc Avila and community stakeholders present the 12th Annual Putin’ on the Ritz that highlights a very impressive lineup of talented students while raising funds to keep the district’s arts programs in place. This program for which student must audition features students from elementary to high school level. Last year a group of parents with their students formed Folklorico dances to the delight of the audience. Performing this year are: Owen Knapper, Jr. 6th grade – Kucera Middle School; Aimee Monge, 5th grade – Simpson Elementary School; Aubrey Stevenson, 3rd grade – Fitzgerald Elementary School; Angelica Gonzales, 6th grade – Rialto Middle School; Jalen Adams, 7th grade – Kucera Middle School; Chiana Hedgeman, 12th grade, Eisenhower High School; Kiarissa Ortega, 11th grade – Eisenhower High School; Luis Vidana, 5th grade – Casey Elementary School; Alyssa Edwards, 8th grade – Kolb Middle School; Jocelyn Vega, 10th grade – Carter High School; Sarah Urbieta, 6th grade – Kucera Middle School; Casey Ballet Folklorico, 3rd & 4th grade – Casey Elementary School; and Rialto Royalz (Dance Team), 8th grade – Rialto Middle School. Putin’ on the Ritz is the largest fine arts student based Gala in San Bernardino and Riverside Counties. Over the past 12 years, it has raised over $420,000 to benefit students and teachers. Over 300 students have performed and shared their talent with more than 7,000 audience members. ” Break a leg ” everyone and I shall again be in the audience supporting this great endeavor.

Local Authors:

Authors from throughout Southern California will discuss their works, sell and sign books at the Feldheym Library, 555 West 6th Street, San Bernardino from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 23rd. Over 30 authors have confirmed attendance including former San Bernardino Mayor Judith Valles, School Board Chairperson Dr. Margaret Hill and Dr. Ernie Garcia. I’m attending to speak with the mystery, science fiction and children’s stories authors. Also poets and cartoonists will be on hand to discuss their work. Local non-profit group PoetryIE will be doing readings during the event. Come and meet the authors, it may inspire you to create and write.

Exhibits:

Now – May 14 – the Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art of Cal State San Bernardino presents Time + Place: 47 Years of Art Faculty at CSUSB. In celebration of CSUSB’s 50th Anniversary, this exhibit will feature the artwork of more than 30 past and current faculty members of the CSUSB, Department of Art, spanning 47 years of teaching and creating. For gallery hours and parking information call 909.537.7373 or visit RAFFMA.csusb.edu

Now – Sunday June 5 – the Ontario Museum of History & Art presents Ontario Invitational Art Exhibition at 225 South Euclid Ave., Ontario. This free admission event will feature the work of Andrea Benitez, Karen Clark, Chick Curtis, Marion Draayer, Linda Garcia-Dahle, Gina Lawson Egan, Steven Long and David Rosales. Gallery hours are noon to 4 p.m. Thursday thru Sunday. For information call 909.395.2510

Save the Date:

Friday, April 22 – the San Bernardino Mayor’s Office presents “State of the City Address” at the San Bernardino International Airport Domestic Terminal, 105 N. Leland Norton Way. This event starts at 5 p.m. with a reception to be followed by program at 6 p.m. To RSVP, call 909.384.5133

 Friday, April 22 – EARTH DAY

Friday, April 22 – Redlands Community Hospital will host “Evening with the Artists” at 5:30 p.m. at the. Stan and Ellen Weisser Education Pavilion, 350 Terracina Blvd. Redlands. This event will showcase local artists Jeff Skelly, Leslee Adams, Michael Bedoya, Karen Werner, and Trudy Wood. The original artwork on display is available for purchase with a percentage of the proceeds going to support the Redlands Community Hospital Foundation art fund. For ticket information and to RSVP call 909.335.5540 or register online at www.redlandshospital.org/foundation/foundation-special-event/online-registration/default.aspx.

Friday, April 22 – Generation Now presents Spirits & Arts at the Garcia Center for the Arts, 526 West 11 Street, San Bernardino from 6 to 9 p.m. This event provides creative space, paint & supplies, wine (21 of age only) & appetizers. For ticket information visit www.sbgenerationnow.com

Saturday, April 23 – C.A.S.A. Of San Bernardino County (Court Appointed Special Advocates) and Y.A.P. (Youth Action Project of San Bernardino) present the 9th Annual Care 4 Kids Run and Community Resource Fair at Glen Helen Regional Park from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For information call 909.881.6760 or visit www.casaofsb.org

Saturday, April 23 – the Child Care Resource Center in San Bernardino presents its 3rd Annual Family Play Day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Center, 1111 East Mill Street. Activities for this free event include story time, live entertainment, obstacle course, free books and reptiles.

Saturday, April 23 – the Rialto School District presents “Putin on the Ritz” at Amina Carter High School from 6 to 9 p.m. This annual program highlights the performing arts talents of students in Rialto School District while raising funds for the district’s arts programs. For more information, please call (909) 820-7700 ext. 2123.

Saturday, April 23 – Clean up Day for Little League Fields in San Bernardino. To volunteer and/or contribute call Margaret Hill at 909.991.6422 or Rachel Clark at 909.323.6579.

Monday, April 25 – the Colton Chamber of Commerce presents its Annual Golf Classic at the Arrowhead Country Club, 3433 Parkside Drive, San Bernardino. Registration starts at 8 a.m. with Shotgun Start at 10 a.m. for information: 909.825.2222

Thursday, April 28 – Habitat for Humanity San Bernardino, Inc. presents its 5th Annual Benefit Gala The Magic of Home at the University of Redlands, Orton Center, 1300 E. Colton Ave at 5:30 p.m. Featured is Illusionist Danny Ray and a Mortgage Retirement Ceremony. For ticket information call 909.478.1176 or visit www.habitatsb.org

Thursday, April 28 – Arrowhead United Way presents the 125th Anniversary Celebration & Community Awards Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. at the National Orange Show, 930 South Arrowhead Ave. this event will also acknowledge SB United Relief Fund Donors. For ticket and sponsorship information email GretchenS@ahuw.org

Friday, April 29 – the California State University, San Bernardino EOP Renaissance Scholars Programs presents “Open the Door to Opportunities” at 6 p.m. at the Santos Manuel Student Union Events Center, 5500 University Parkway. Proceeds from this event benefit current foster youth pursuing higher education. For information and tickets contact Amanda Robles at 909.537.5042 or amanda.robles@csusb.edu

Friday, April 29 – the Inland Empire Deuce Players and the Santa Fe Knights Social Club present a Fundraiser Benefit Dance to support the 3rd Annual Co-Ed Softball Tournament for Victims of Crime from 8 p.m. to 1 p.m. at Las Conchitas, 168 South E Street, San Bernardino. For information call 909.332.8774

Saturday, April 30 – the Assistance League of San Bernardino presents the 55th Annual Signature Headdress Ball, The Ballroom Blitz at the National Orange Show, 689 S. E Street, San Bernardino. This theatrical production incorporates elaborate headdresses worn by volunteers to raise funds for free dental care and school supplies for children in need in San Bernardino. There are two performances, matinee event starting at 9:45 a.m. and an evening Gala beginning at 5:30 p.m. For sponsorship and ticket information call 909.792.8460 or 949.494.3513

Saturday, April 30 – actor Edward James Olmos, Californian State University, San Bernardino, the John M. Pfau Library, and the Santos Manuel Student Union present the 2016 Latino Book & Family Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This free event education information, entertainment, culture, food, exhibits, storytelling workshops and opportunities to meet with authors. For information call 909.537.5102 or visit www.facebook.com/IELBFF

To submit an event or info to Gloria’s Corner please email gloharrison@me.com