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The Small Business Resource Expo is the best one-stop for business owners/managers to get the tools and advice they need to succeed. The goal of the Riverside Small Business Resource Expo is to enable the growth of the small business community by providing them free workshops and an opportunity to connect with representatives of federal, state and local government agencies. It is essentially a one-stop opportunity to gather free, valuable information that is tailored to the needs of small business. More Information
Help APCA pursue its mission to promote awareness and increase understanding of the Asian/Pacific American cultures and its diversity through education. It's looking to be an exciting night, the spring fundraiser will have lots of casino games, food and entertainment. We also have a very adorable puppy for adoption auction, rent a gents, as well as several opportunity drawings, not to mention the black jack wine auction. You don't want to miss out in the fun and get a sense of the cultural experience.Please RSVP by 05/17/13 to APCASoCal@gmail.com or 951-453-3548. Come Dressed to the Nine's, Black Tie • Cocktail • Formal Attire More Information
Please join us for a powerful, true drama about the women who served in the Vietnam War. Produced by Riverside Arts Council by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.A powerful drama of six young women (five nurses and a country-western singer) who went to Vietnam. Each is portrayed before, during and after her tour in the war-torn nation and ends as each leaves a personal token at the memorial wall in Washington. More Information
The 32nd annual UCR Pow-Wow begins Friday, May 24th, from 5pm – 10pm, and continues Saturday, May 26th from 11am - 10pm at the UCR Sports Complex, 1000 W. Blaine St. Riverside, CA 92507.
The event is an inter-tribal social gathering celebrating Native American culture and traditions through singing, drumming, and dancing. Traditional Native American dancers, drum groups, bird singers, and other artists will be present, and vendors will sell food, handmade Native American jewelry, arts and crafts, and other merchandise.Admission is free, and parking will be $5 More Information
Come have a splashing good time at The Cove Waterpark where there’s something fun for everyone! Take a journey down the Ne’er Endin’ River, experience the rush of the Crow’s Nest Slides, discover the thrill of surfing our Riptide Reef, even the smallest buccaneers will enjoy Lil’ Mates’ Lagoon. More Information
Come to the R & F Railroad open house and see 1/3 of an acre of G scale trains, running on over 3000 ft of track.Up to seventeen trains operate simultaneously over bridges, across waterfalls, through scenic towns, and through numerous tunnels. All of this set in the beauty of a meticulously maintained garden.Roger and Faith started the railroad in 1988 after visiting someone else's outdoor layout. Visit the R & F Railroad website for location and times.
This event is designed to provide our military heroes and their family members with information and assistance. The following partners are a significant part of this event ready and willing to support you: Wings & Rotors - Operation IV - Support Our Troops - Blue Star Mothers of America - Moms of the Military - Riverside American Legion Auxiliary - Riverside County Veterans Service Office - Association of the United States Army - Feed the Dawgs - Riverside National Cemetery Support Committee - Riverside National Cemetery Memorial Honor Detail - Veterans Burial Program - Buffalo Soldiers - Veterans Honoring Veterans - Gold Star Moms - Gold Star Dads - Guitars for Vets - OSO Ontario - TATTX - Soldiers Angels - Jon's Flags & Poles - Honoring Our Fallen There is no cost to visit the event, however if you would like to bring packaged and canned foods, batteries, personal care items, etc. to put into the soldiers care packages, it would be greatly appreciated. More Information
Works by Paulo C. Chagas, Anthony Rasmussen, Christian Dubeau, No.e Parker, and Martin Jaroszewicz. Composers need performers, and performers need composers; we believe the future of music depends on the vital collaboration between composers and performers to create music that people care about. Percussion is probably the most complex and daunting instrumental family to commit to writing for, since there is really no end to numbers of instruments in the family. More Information
ARTNIVAL is coming back to Riverside! A step back in time onto the grounds of a carnival near the turn of the last century. It will have games, food, music, and performers that one might imagine from a simpler time. But there will be a twist. Rather than winning a balloon or a goldfish, people who play the games will walk away with a piece of original art.One of the goals is to introduce the community to local artists as they experience art outside of a traditional museum setting. All proceeds will go to the Division 9 Gallery non-profit fund, which seeks to educate the community in arts and traditions, as well as to cultivate up and coming artists. More Information
This 24 hour event is the main fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. We CELEBRATE our survivors, REMEBER those we've lost and FIGHT BACK against this horrendous disease.No matter who you are, there's a place for you at a Relay For Life event. Each dollar you raise will help save lives. How far will you go to make a difference in the fight against cancer? Your reason for participating in the American Cancer Society Relay For Life event is as unique and special as the story that motivates you. If you've been affected by cancer in any way, being part of the Relay event empowers you to make a difference and fight back. This is your opportunity to honor cancer survivors, remember those we have lost to this disease, and raise funds and awareness to help end cancer forever. More Information
Come enjoy a new shopping experience on the beautiful grounds of Jensen-Alvarado Ranch. Shop early, be the first to discover antiques, collectibles and re-purposed home decor. The market will be open to the public the first Saturday of every other month. Shopping hours are from 8:00am to 2:00pm with free admission into the park. Historic home tour tickets can be purchased at the front kiosk for $3.00 per person. More Information
The Raincross Chorale will present something from the more modern choral tradition this Spring, performing the “Magnificat” by British composer John Rutter. Tickets are $15.The 45-voice group will be accompanied by orchestra. Founded to deliver fine concerts, as well as to raise money for continuing scholarships, the non-profit Raincross Chorale traditionally showcases young singers who are scholarship winners at this Spring concert. More Information
The Riverside Arts Walk is a free monthly community event that celebrates the diversity of arts and culture in Riverside. Visit over 22 downtown locations, including museums, galleries and studios, presenting an eclectic mix of visual and performing arts. You’ll also find a diverse mix of art and craft for sale in the lot at the corner of Lemon & University. So put on your walking shoes and get ready to explore, you never know what you might find. More information
Replacing your lawn with a less thirsty landscape from 11am – 12:30pm. A panel discussion with Pam Pavela of WMWD, Jonathan Simper-Turney, Master Gardener, and Katherine Botts, Master Gardener. Moderated by Lucy Heyming, Master Gardener. More information.
The Cove Waterpark is a disabilities friendly facility. This day is a day to get comfortable with the Cove’s attractions and staff. The Cove will make every effort to accommodate your needs but please be advised that some attractions may have limited access for the safety of its riders. The Cove Waterpark is a disabilities friendly facility every day and offers a range of programming and activities all year long. More information.
The Riverside Urban Challenge is a 10K Scavenger Hunt Race throughout downtown Riverside searching for clues at Historical sites around the city. The race will start and end at Mi Tortilla Riverside 3203 Mission Inn Ave and run from 9am – 12pm. Racers should be there no later than 8:30am to sign in. As this is a scavenger hunt, participants need to bring a smartphone, a camera, and a pen or pencil to document each location in the race. Every racer is responsible to find parking on their own and Please no parking at Mi Tortilla. Entry Fee includes the race, event shirt, and lunch for 1 at Mi Tortilla. Runners under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian to participate. A separate waiver will be provided on race day for parents to sign. More information.
Parkview Community Hospital and Riverside Community Health Foundation invite you to a free tea-party themed seminar and workshop that brings together medical and mental health professionals to discuss the physical and emotional changes your body goes through over the years. Bring your friends and family for an evening of education and fun! Both the workshop and seminar are free to attend, but reservations are required. Register at 951.788.3471.Seminar: June 17th featuring Sabah M. Langston, D.O., OB/GYN & a psychologist (TBA) talking about the physical and emotional impacts of aging. 6pm-8pm. Dinner will be served. Reservations Required. Workshop: June 24th featuring Michelle Garcia-Reyes, PA-C and Wendy Cronk, PA-C on body image and nutrition. Plus, a fun fruit arranging demonstration and more! 5:30pm-7:30pm. Light Refreshments will be served. Must attend seminar to attend workshop. Download the flier here to share with your friends! More information.
Riverside Concert Band will perform many different tunes to delight you. Bring a blanket, chair and your picnic dinner and enjoy! Park admission for the concert is FREE. Wear your Red, White, and Blue! *No alcohol is allowed in the park. More information.
This is not your ordinary Ice Cream Social! All ages will enjoy this free community event which features ice cream, homemade lemonade, and musical entertainment as one may have celebrated in Victorian Riverside during the 1890s. Guests will have the opportunity to play authentic Victorian games, learn how old-fashioned hand cranked ice cream is made, operate a citrus sizer, and watch a special patriotic program by the Sons of the American Revolution that will include: musket firing, cotillion dance, and a parade through the grounds, all in revolutionary-war era costumes. Musical entertainment will include bagpipes, dulcimer, piano, vocal performances, and of course a barbershop quartet!Event Parking: Due to limited parking at the Heritage House, please plan to park on the street or across the street at the YWCA. Please note that the YWCA's parking gate will be locked after 4:30 pm. More information.
Did you know that we have 17 different organizations listed on our Youth Sports page representing a dozen different sports? If you know a young person that could benefit from the teamwork, routine, and self confidence that comes from participating in a well run sports program why not share with them the options available and encourage them to pursue the one(s) that interest them? Our kids only get one chance to grow up and competitive sports can have a positive influence in a young person’s life.
If you’re looking for farm fresh produce or delicious baked goods you won’t do better than a visit to one of the three weekly Farmers markets here in Riverside. (The one near the Mission Inn on Saturday mornings is our personal favorite). And there’s more than fresh produce waiting for you. Each location has its own unique mix of vendors so pick one (or all) to explore and see for yourself. For more information visit our Healthy Living page.
For over 50 years, Adams Motorsports Park in Riverside, CA has been the place to go for great racing action in Southern California’s Inland Empire. Whether you are into kart racing, drifting, time attack, pocket bikes / mini-moto, motorcycles or supermoto racing, Adams Motorsports Park has you covered! Located in Riverside AMP’s race track is busy seven days a week with exciting racing action on a challenging road course. More information.
Foster youth who are aging out of the foster care system often find themselves instantly on their own as teenagers with no housing or support from family or community. Without mentoring and motivation, most former foster youth find themselves homeless, pregnant, on drugs, or in jail.Inspire Life Skills Training, Inc. is making a difference in our community by providing these young people with housing assistance, life skills training, education and employment support. Program participants live independently, participate in individual and group life skills instruction, and receive counseling, healthcare access and mentoring. All programs are designed to assist the youth in achieving their education and employment goals so they can become self-sufficient. Visit the Inspire Life Skills Training, Inc. website.
In a desperate effort to make his rent, struggling novelist, Adam Webster puts up a sign in his basement apartment window offering his services as a psychic. Although Adam’s clairvoyant ability is dubious, he manages to predict a husband’s murderous plan to kill his wife. While most people would be horrified by such a revelation, Adam is thrilled and uses the craziness that unfolds as the plot for what he hopes will be a best-seller. More information
Saturation is a DIY art and music festival that occurs annually in Riverside, CA. Events are held at venues around downtown Riverside, with a majority of the participants based in the Inland Empire. Saturation includes concerts, films, workshops, exhibitions, guerilla shows, organized bike rides, and handcrafted art.Saturation was started by Alaska Quilici in 2001. "I launched Saturation fest as a weekend event of every local band and artist I knew, and people were really excited about it," says Quilici. The audience has steadily grown over the last 9 years, going from a few hundred the first year to about 10,000 in 2008. "It has grown to the massive project it is now because people believe in it, and they look forward to it, and they get involved and contribute and play." More Information
Come out and enjoy this fun family event. There will be live entertainment, food, refreshments, vendors, fun for the kids, a beer garden for the adults, craft fair, a great car and cycle show and of course lots of CHILI. More Information
Once again, Growcology collaborates with the Master Gardeners in providing our community with a highly requested workshop, Aquaponics. This work shop will be held in the Growcology barn and will feature a presentation and demonstration by Master Gardener, Bernie Mansell.About the Presenter:By converting his small back patio area, Bernie completely designed and built a full sized experimental working system for raising fish and growing vegetables in a harmonious way. Bernie`s intention is to assess the viability of Aquaculture and soilless vegetable growing; making it a working business and teaching facility at their new 2.5 acre property in Phelan, California.This Event is Free. Please RSVP by calling 951-389-4769. More Information
Located at the newly renovated Hunter Hobby Park at 1496 Columbia Ave., Riverside. These scale steam trains built and operated be the Riverside Live Steamers have put a smile on the faces of thousands of kids (and adults) over the years. Public run days are the 2nd & 4th Sundays of the month so come out for a ride and stay for a day in the park. Riverside Live Steamers website for location and times.
Each Year over 7,500 motorcyclists pack the street of Indiana Avenue in Riverside, California to celebrate the tradition of West Coast Thunder. They come to pay tribute to the men and women of our armed forces who fight for our freedom and memorialize those who have given the ultimate sacrifice.West Coast Thunder first originated in May of 2000 and to this date, West Coast Thunder has donated over $350,000 to the Riverside National Cemetery Support Committee. These donations help build monuments at the Riverside National Cemetery. More Information
UCR Choral Society, Edward Bruner and solosits.The Stubborn Lovers was the composer's first mature opera. Opus 17 requires a cast of five soloists, and contains an overture, solos, duets, trios and choruses in 16 scenes. Although Dvorák finished composing the libretto in 1874, the premiere was not given until October 2, 1881 at the New Czech Theatre, Prague. Following a performance, in celebration of composer's 60th birthday in 1901, the opera became a part of the Czech opera repertoire. This is the first English language edition of the work. Reservations are not needed to attend this free event. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis, arriving early is recommended. More Information
Juneteenth is a holiday that celebrates the Emancipation of African Americans from slavery but has come to signify much more. It is celebrated in June, the month that the last African Americans were informed of their Emancipation. This Free Family Orientated Event will feature historical presentations, a mini museum (including the Afro-Mexican Connections), film screening, book signing, workshops, community agencies, giveaways, great food and merchandise vendors, wonderful entertainment and a mini concert. Family Reunions are Welcome. Bring the children. There will be a great time to be had by all. More Information
Riverside AQuettes has produced high-caliber and goal-oriented young people. We use synchronized swimming to develop technical, physical and mental ability, integrating creative movement to music and working as a team member.Your invited to help us celebrate our year and prepare for the summer competitions. All our age groups perform and show what they have created during the year. We have huge raffle baskets and a silent auction. This event is held at the beautiful Riverside Aquatic Center on the Riverside City College Campus. More Information
Judith Auth of the Evergreen Cemetery Foundation will offer her wonderful lecture on the history of Evergreen Cemetery and some of the many Riverside pioneers who are buried there. Lunch begins at 11:45 a.m. Meeting and presentation starts around 12:30 p.m.Lunch is all you can eat from the Dining Commons, including a salad bar, hot vegetables, a grill, pizza, a full array of beverages, and dessert. Cost: $10.RSVP: Needed by May 26. Please call Tom Martin at (951) 353-0770 or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org. More Information
Power, sex, ambition, greed... sound like something from the latest episode of Mad Men? No…this delightfully irreverent musical satirizes big business as it follows the rise of J. Pierrepont Finch, who climbs the corporate ladder from lowly window washer to high-powered exec, tackling aggressively compliant "company men," the boss' nepotistic nephew, backstabbing co-workers, and, of course, true love. More information.
Backyard Bash is a community event in Riverside featuring a "Best Of" food tasting competition for Riverside restaurants, live entertainment, a kid's zone, raffles, and more. Come out and enjoy good family fun and meet some of the community service organizations that are making a difference in Riverside every day.Live entertainment will be provided by the Factory Tuned Band! The Kid's zone includes various games such as marshmallow dodgeball, cake walks, and more fun activities for the children. There will be raffle prizes to win including themed baskets full of goodies as well as an ipad raffle! Tickets for the ‘Taste’, games, and raffles will be sold at the park the day of the event. Entry to the ‘Best of Tasting’ (includes 3 tastes) is $10.For more information, please call at 951- 686-1096. More Information
It’s time to make your reservations for next month’s 4th Annual Dinner Auction, “Caribbean Nights,” on Saturday, June 15, from 6-10 p.m., at the Riverside Auditorium and Events Center. This is the perfect opportunity to support the work of the Foundation while enjoying an evening of food, fun and dancing to the live music of Mark Wood and the Parrot Head Band! In addition to enjoying Calypso music, Caribbean-inspired dining and “island” drinks, you will have the opportunity to bid on wonderful items at our silent auction to benefit the Foundation’s support groups, annual lectures, community-based programs and health initiatives. This will be a special evening you won’t soon forget! Casual attire (shorts, sundresses, sandals or flip-flops) is highly encouraged! More Information
Summers coming and here’s a GREAT opportunity for young people to learn something new. The Riverside Community Sailing Program offers a sailing program right here in the City of Riverside on Lake Evans. The program is designed to teach sailing basics and beyond. Each student will have their own Sabot, sized just for young sailors. These 8 foot long sailboats are lightweight, relatively safe and stable. The emphasis of the program is to offer a positive atmosphere for learning both sailing and life skills helping students safely expand their confidence through small accomplishments and self-discovery. And If you missed your chance to learn how to sail when you were young, there is an adult program as well! More information.
The City of Riverside presents a series of FREE family-oriented concerts at Fairmount Park. The series will include activities for the entire family, including slot car racing, bounce houses, face painting, and a balloon artist. Come early and taste the flavor of Riverside with local food vendors. Bring a blanket or beach chair to enjoy the show and a cool summer evening at Fairmount Park.June 19th – Latin Society (Latin/Salsa) June 26th – Factory Tuned Band (Classic Rock) July 10th – Funkomatics (Disco) July 17th – Stone Soul (Motown) July 24th – Buddy Holly Review July 31st – The Band Fresh (Latin/Top 40) August 7th – Kelly Rae Band (Country) August 14th – The Reflexx (80s). .
Fun, community evening showcasing the wonderful talent, singers, dancers, jugglers and more, of the Riverside community. VIP tickets include great food from restaurants in the area.This event is brought to you by the Uptown Kiwanis. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Make A Wish Foundation. .
Rocky Neck Bluegrass Band will be performing along with a Model A Car display. Bring a blanket, chair and your picnic dinner and enjoy! Park admission for the concert is FREE. *No alcohol is allowed in the park. More information.
Published by the City of Riverside Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department, the Riverside Activity Guide for Summer 2013 is packed with activities for the entire family and a complete guide to Riverside parks and community centers.
If you have ever stayed at The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa or visited for a special event then you know what a unique and special gem we have in downtown Riverside. For those who haven’t visited yet (or have but want to see more) the Mission Inn Foundation / Museum offers Docent led tours 7 days a week at a cost of 13.00 per person. The tours are 75 minutes long so were comfortable shoes. You can find schedules and reservation information at the museums website. And before or after your tour the Foundations museum and gift shop are worth exploring too.
Sunshine and Daydreams offers private guided horseback riding in a beautiful trail environment. Join us as we ride across Hidden Valley Wildlife Preserve (over 3000 acres) and experience beautiful California landscapes featuring foothills, riverbed and native California trees and plants. More information To see all of the outdoor activities listed on Today in Riverside visit our Outdoor Activities page.