The Inland Empire Latino Book and Family Festival takes place Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Cal State San Bernardino’s Santos Manuel Student Union.
The festival supports the Vision2Read campaign because it promotes literacy throughout San Bernardino County. The festival is open to the public and admission and parking are free.
The Latino Book and Family Festival is presented by actor Edward James Olmos, Cal State San Bernardino, the John M. Pfau Library and the Santos Manuel Student Union. The event will feature education, entertainment, culture, food, exhibits, storytelling, workshops and a chance to meet authors.
Click here for more information on the event or call (909) 537-5102 or visit Facebook at www.facebook.com/IELBFF.
The Latino Book and Family Festival is also holding a Latino Essay and Art Contest open to K-12 students in San Bernardino County public school districts.
First prize wins $100, second prize wins $50 and third prize wins $25. Two $500 college scholarships will be awarded to seniors and juniors for the best essay. The prizes will be awarded at the Festival on April 30. Entries must be received by April 15.
Regular City Council meetings are held on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 5:00p.m. (closed session) and 6:00p.m. (open session) at the City of Redlands, City Council Chambers, 35 Cajon, Ste 2, Redlands and at such other times as special meetings may be called. Should a regularly scheduled Council meeting fall on a holiday, the meeting shall be conducted the next regular business day.
All High Desert residents are invited to attend the “Earth Day at the MRF” celebration at the Victor Valley Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) on Saturday, May 7 from 8 a.m. to noon. The Victor Valley MRF is located at 17000 Abbey Lane in Victorville, just off of Stoddard Wells Road.
The Earth Day at the MRF celebration will include:
· Tire Amnesty—Free tire drop off for Victorville, Adelanto, Apple Valley, and unincorporated San Bernardino County, High Desert residents. ID is required, and there is a limit of nine tires per vehicle. Tires can be on or off the rim. Only car and light-truck tires will be accepted. No semi tires or tires from equipment, and no business tires, haulers, or dealers.
· Free Shred Fest—Residents can bring up to four 20-pound-boxes of confidential paper documents to shred for free. Shredding will be done on site by All Purpose Document Destruction. No business shredding will be accepted.
· Free Compost & Mulch Giveaway—Residents can get up to 50 gallons of compost and mulch for free. Bring your own shovel and containers!
· “Recycle Alley” Drop-off Center – Residents and businesses can drop off TVs, computers, appliances, clothing, shoes, and other recyclables for FREE during the event.
· Free Mattress & Box Spring Disposal—Residents can dispose of twin, full, queen, and king mattresses and boxsprings free of charge. No futons, sofa beds, or other furniture can be accepted.For more information call VVMRF 760-241-1284 or the City of Victorville Recycling Program 760-955-8615
Join RCPD Saturday, May 14, for the Ron Ives Bicycle Rodeo at Day Creek Park. Test your skills on the bicycle obstacle course, FREE continental breakfast, and FREE children's helmets (while supplies last.) The event begins at 8:30 a.m. and will run until 12:30 p.m.
Library Wonderland gives families and kids the chance to play games, make crafts, create hats, get their faces painted and take photos with the Wonderland characters.
Customers are encouraged to enter into a drawing during the event to win great prizes by completing a Wonderland map and checking out a minimum of 15 items. Additional tickets for the drawing can be earned for every 15 items checked out.
The Wonderland event is from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Hesperia Branch library, 9650 7th Avenue in Hesperia and all activities are free and open to all ages.
The San Bernardino County Library system is a dynamic network of 32 branch libraries that serves a diverse population over a vast geographic area. The County library system strives to provide equal access to information, technology, programs, and services for all the people who call San Bernardino County home.Location: 9650 7th AvenueHesperia CA 92345Price: Free
The monthly Coffee with the Council was begun in February 2011 as part of the City’s continuing efforts to increase interaction with residents and promote transparency in City affairs.
The informal meetings are held from 9 to 10:30 a.m. on the third Saturday of each month, rotating among three local restaurants – Olive Avenue Market, 530 W. Olive Ave; Cuca’s Mexican Food, 1752 E. Lugonia Ave.; and Stell Coffee & Tea Company, 1580 Barton Road, Suite A. Council members rotate attendance, with no more than two members at each meeting.
Council members have held the meetings for the past five years as a way for residents to ask questions or share concerns outside the formal setting of a City Council meeting.
For more information please call, (909)798-7533.
San Bernardino County’s Department of Public Works will join with the San Bernardino County Museum to present Public Works Day at the museum on Saturday, May 21 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The day will feature a wide variety of hands-on activities related to engineering and science.
Since 1960, the American Public Works Association has sponsored National Public Works Week. This year the theme “Public Works Always There,” reminds the public of the importance of public works to their daily lives: planning, building, managing and operating at the heart of their local communities to improve everyday quality of life.
Activities at the museum are especially designed to engage children and families with hands-on learning. Create a glider, build a toothpick bridge, explore with a storm drain robot, find yourself with the County Surveyor, learn to keep storm drains clean with Environmental Management, and recycle with Solid Waste Management. Have your photo taken in a giant snowblower. All activities are included with museum general admission.
Hands-on learning activities related to science and technology and the County Museum’s other exciting events and exhibits reflect the effort by the Board of Supervisors to achieve the Countywide Vision by celebrating arts, culture, and education in the county, creating quality of life for residents and visitors.
The San Bernardino County Museum is at 2024 Orange Tree Lane, at the California Street exit from Interstate 10 in Redlands. The museum is open Tuesdays through Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. General admission is $10 (adult), $8 (military or senior), $7 (student), and $5 (child aged 5 to 12). Children under five and Museum Association members are admitted free. Needlework demonstrations are is included with museum admission. Parking is free. For more information, visit www.sbcountymuseum.org. The museum is accessible to persons with disabilities.
Enjoy a day at the Big Bear Alpine Zoo as they join other zoos and animal sanctuaries around the country in celebrating Bear Awareness Week.
There will be educational activities, games, crafts and fun things to do. Our keepers will also be providing enrichment activities for our bears, come watch as a bear explores and sniffs out his favorite food or maybe experiences a new scent.
The cost is regular zoo admission (Zoo admission is free with a Friends of the Big Bear Alpine Zoo membership)