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Monthly Archives: April 2018

Mega Pet Adoption Event returns to Yucaipa April 28 and 29

Homeless pets in need of loving homes return to the 7th Annual Mega Pet Adoption Event at Yucaipa Community Park on Saturday April 28 and Sunday April 29, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Animal shelters and rescue groups from throughout the county will have cats and dogs of all sizes, ages, and breeds available for adoption at the two day event. In addition to pet adoptions, there will also be a low cost vaccination clinic offered both days. On-site licensing will be available for residents of Yucaipa and the unincorporated areas of San Bernardino County. Merchandise and food vendors will also be participating.

Members of the Inland Empire Squad of the Southern California Garrison, 501st Legion will be in full trooper regalia on Sunday during the event on Sunday.

“The Homeward Bound Mega Adoption Event is a great way to bring pet rescues and people together for successful adoptions,” stated Annette Florez, executive director of the Yucaipa Animal Placement Society (YAPS). “Rescues working together with local agencies is important to address the homeless animal problem. We look forward to many successful adoptions over the weekend.”

“Hundreds of animals have been adopted at previous Mega Pet Adoption Events” said Brian Cronin, division chief of San Bernardino County Animal Care and Control. “We are happy to return with our partners to Yucaipa for the seventh year to find loving, furever homes for homeless animals.”

Yucaipa Community Park is located at 34900 Oak Glen Road in the city of Yucaipa.

For information about the event please call the San Bernardino County Animal Care and Control Program at 1-800-472-5609 or visit www.sbcounty.gov/acc.

 

May the 4th Be With You returns to the County Museum

Event will Feature the IE Squad of the Southern California Garrison, 501st Legion

The San Bernardino County Museum will celebrate their third annual May the Fourth event, Friday, May 4, 6 to 8 p.m. in honor of what popular culture has dubbed “International Star Wars Day.” The science-based, hands-on party underscores the imagination and fun of the Star Wars science fiction phenomenon and will feature an exciting appearance by members of the Inland Empire Squad of the Southern California Garrison, 501st Legion in full trooper regalia. Guests are encouraged to arrive in their own creative costumes.

May the 4th is informally recognized as Star Wars Day, as the date provides an easy pun, first coined in 1979, on the Star Wars phrase “May the Force be with you.” The museum’s third annual event will also feature StarLab, a portable planetarium with views of the galaxy, DJ Eturnal spinning space and Star Wars themed dance music throughout the night, a photo booth, and themed scavenger hunts. Light refreshments for the whole family will be hosted by the San Bernardino County Museum Association.

The Inland Empire Squad of the Southern California Garrison, 501st Legion is part of an all-volunteer group of Star Wars fans formed for the purpose of bringing together talented costume enthusiasts to contribute to the local community through costumed charity and volunteer work. According to the group’s mission, “Nothing professes your passion quite like building your own detailed costume replica of a classic Star Wars villain, and there’s nothing quite like the feeling that comes from bringing the characters of Star Wars into the real world and sharing the magic with others.”

Museum Director Melissa Russo said, “Over the last two years we’ve had increased attendance at this event, not just because it relates to a beloved movie series, but because the innovation and storytelling in the series is profoundly engaging to a broad community of sci-fi enthusiasts. We’re honored, and a little terrified that the 501st Legion will be joining us this year, which includes the likes of Stormtroopers, Clone Troopers and possibly Darth Vadar himself.”

Admission is $10 per adult and $5 for children age 12 and under and Museum members.

May the Fourth 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. Parking is free. For more information, visit www.sbcounty.gov/museum. The museum is accessible to persons with disabilities.

Second annual ‘Home Run for Health’ planned for May 3

Residents and baseball fans throughout the Inland Empire are invited to hit a “Home Run for Health” May 3 when the Inland Empire 66ers face-off against the Lake Elsinore Storm.

Riverside University Health System – Public Health, the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health and the California Health Collaborative – Tobacco Control Program are teaming up again to share positive health messages while enjoying America’s favorite pastime.

Admission to the public will be free when the 66ers host the Storm at San Manuel Stadium, 280 South E Street in San Bernardino.

Fans are invited to pick free vouchers while supplies last. One voucher can be redeemed for four tickets and families are limited to two vouchers, for eight tickets total. Parking is $7 per vehicle and can be paid in credit or cash.

“We are very excited for the chance to meet with residents and talk to them about our programs and all the many ways we can help to improve their health and well-being,” said Kim Saruwatari, Riverside County public health director. “We’re planning on this being another great night at the ballpark.”

Last year’s inaugural event enjoyed a near-sellout crowd at San Manuel Stadium with thousands of fans stopping by the concourse to learn more about available public health programs, resources and services.

This year will feature a pre-game parade and a free Fun Zone for the kids.

Vouchers are being distributed at the following locations:

 

Riverside University Health System – Public Health

Health Administration Building

4065 County Circle Drive

Riverside

Phone: 951.358.5000

San Bernardino County Tobacco Control Program

685 E. Carnegie Drive, Suite 140

San Bernardino

Phone: 909.381.4532

San Bernardino County Department of Public Health

Vital Statistics Registration Office

340 N. Mountain View Avenue
San Bernardino
Phone: 800.782.4264

New Book Festival and 10th Anniversary of the Fontana Branch Library

The San Bernardino County Library invites residents to the Fontana Lewis Library & Technology Center for the 3rd Annual New Book Festival and 10th Anniversary.  Once again, thousands of new books will be available for patrons for the very first time.  Be among the first to crack open one of these wonderful new titles.  Come and celebrate literacy and meet Wonder Woman, Batman, Captain America, and Spider Man. Don’t forget to take pictures.  Come see the Batmobile, a fire engine, or a police car up close. Build memories in the Jumbo Block play area, make fun crafts, enjoy face painting and balloon artists, dance to a live DJ, and much more.

This event is another opportunity to celebrate and support the Countywide Vision’s literacy campaign, Vision2Read. The 3rd Annual Fontana New Book Festival will take place on Saturday, April 14, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Visitors should bring their library card, as every 15 items checked out during the event earns visitors an opportunity drawing ticket for a chance to win awesome prizes.  All activities are free and open to all ages.

The Fontana Lewis Library & Technology Center is at 8437 Sierra Avenue in Fontana.

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 people who call San Bernardino County home.

The library plays a key role in the achievement of the Countywide Vision by contributing to educational, cultural, and historical development of our County community.

For more information on the San Bernardino County library system, please visit http://www.sbclib.org/ or call (909) 387-2220.

Come to the Library Luau at the Highland Library branch

The San Bernardino County Library invites residents to the Highland Sam J. Racadio Library & Environmental Learning Center for a Library Luau.  Don’t forget to take pictures with Moana. Enjoy a variety of fun-filled crafts, a balloon artist, face painter, and more.

This event is another opportunity to celebrate and support the Countywide Vision’s literacy campaign, Vision2Read. The Library Luau will take place on Tuesday, April 10 from 4 to 7 p.m.  Visitors should bring their library cards, as every 15 items checked out during the event earns visitors an opportunity drawing ticket for a chance to win awesome prizes  All activities are free and open to all ages.

The Sam J. Racadio Library & Environmental Learning Center is at 7863 Central Avenue in Highland.

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 people who call San Bernardino County home.

The library plays a key role in the achievement of the Countywide Vision by contributing to educational, cultural, and historical development of our County community.

For more information on the San Bernardino County library system, please visit http://www.sbclib.org/ or call (909) 387-2220.

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