Happee Slurpee Fiftee…time to partee!

Slurpee FifteeLook at the calendar…it’s July 11, AKA 7/11, AKA Slurpee Day!

It’s the day when 7-Eleven traditionally offers free Slurpees, but today is special, because it’s the 50th anniversary of the frozen treat.

So, head to your local 7-Eleven between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. and get your free small Slurpee (the convenience store chain just introduced a birthday cake flavor), and then make sure you download the 7-Eleven app on your smartphone.

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CREAM celebrating grand opening in Ontario Saturday with free ice cream sandwiches

CREAM OntarioWe’ve been eagerly anticipating the opening of both Noodle World Jr. and CREAM (Cookies Rule Everything Around Me) in the Daybreak Plaza on the northeastern outskirts of Ontario Mills, and the first one out of the gate will be CREAM.

The gourmet dessert shop — which features super-premium ice cream, cookies, ice cream sandwiches, shakes, sundaes and more — will hold its grand opening from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday (June 4).

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The Mug Shakes lands in Rancho Cucamonga

The Mug Shakes GrasshopperThe Mug Shakes, a new dessert shop in the Victoria Gardens Food Hall, had a very successful soft opening over the weekend.

The shop experienced long lines of customers — perhaps due to the tantalizing pictures of its products (like the one on the right) that garnered thousands of reactions on Facebook — and ended up having to close early due to sell-outs.

The location, which specializes in designer shakes, has been closed for a few days to regroup, hire some more employees and will reopen at 10 a.m. on Thursday (May 5).

The Mug Shakes is at 12434 N Main Street, Rancho Cucamonga. For updates, “Like” ’em on Facebook.

Mountain Grove Yogurtland celebrating grand opening Saturday

Yogurtland Mountain Grove grand openingThe newest Redlands Yogurtland — located in the Mountain Grove shopping center at 27511 San Bernardino Ave., Suite 120 — will celebrate its grand opening on Saturday (April 2).

The event will run from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., with the following highlights:

  • Ribbon cutting ceremony at 11 a.m.
  • Free frozen yogurt and toppings from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Balloon artist from 3 to 6 p.m.
  • A $5 unlimited cup of yogurt from 3 to 11 p.m.
  • DJ with music and giveaways from 6 to 9 p.m.
  • Drawing for prizes including a TV, two Kindle Fires and Yogurtland gift cards at 9 p.m.

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Like pie? The Claremont Pie Festival is today!

Claremont Pie Festival 2016In honor of Pi Day, which took place earlier this week, the Claremont Pie Festival will be celebrated from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today (March 19).

The annual festival, which will run along Second Street between Oberlin and Harvard avenues, will feature pie baking and eating contests, a recipe hunt, entertainment, a “kids korner” and a car show.

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Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt opens Corona location with week-long celebration

Menchie's Corona grand openingMenchie’s Frozen Yogurt’s new Hidden Valley Plaza location in Corona isn’t content with having a one-day grand opening. Nuh-uh.

The shop is celebrating all week long, beginning today (December 19).

The specials continue through next Saturday, December 26.

Of course, the shop is closed on Christmas, so no deals that day.

Current flavors include: Holiday Eggnog, Cake Batter, Vanilla Snow, Green Apple Tart, Original Tart and Dole Pineapple Sorbet.

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Candy cane making demonstrations return to Logan’s Candies in Ontario

It’s that time again!

Candy cane making demonstrations have returned to Logan’s Candies in Ontario.

Times are as follows:

  • December 9-12,15-18: 5:30 p.m., 7 p.m., 8:30 p.m.
  • December 19: 1 p.m, 2:30 p.m., 4 p.m., 5:30 p.m.
  • December 21-23: 5:30 p.m., 7 p.m., 8:30 p.m.
  • December 28: 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 4 p.m.

The demonstrations are free, but it’s recommended that you arrive 15 to 20 minutes (if not earlier) ahead of the start time, as space is limited.

For a sneak preview of what to expect, watch the above video, made by our pal Charles Phoenix a few years ago.

Logan’s Candies is at 125 W. B St.

For more information, click here.

Help feed hungry folks by enjoying a Slurpee today

Name Your Own Price Slurpee DayUbiquitous convenience store 7-Eleven — which celebrates its anniversary on July 11 (aka 7/11) by giving away Slurpees — is taking that concept and flipping it around.

Today (November 7, aka 11/7) is Name Your Own Price Day at 7-Eleven.

Get any size Slurpee for however much you want to pay: 25¢? $1? $10? $100?

Whatever you pay will be donated to Feeding America, which has a branch right here in the Inland Empire: Feeding America Riverside | San Bernardino.

So, go ahead. Indulge. Drinking that Slurpee can be your good deed for the day.

For more information, click here for the Facebook event page.

7-Eleven locations can be found pretty much everywhere in the Inland Empire.

Redlands Bake Sale for No Kid Hungry returns Sunday

Redlands Bake Sale for No Kid HungrySunday (October 25) is your chance to get some sweet treats for yourself and help end childhood hunger at the same time. That’s because it’s the return of the Redlands Bake Sale for No Kid Hungry.

This year, there will be a change versus previous outings. Instead of a separate event held in the spring, the organizers have joined with the Downtown Redlands Art Walk.

The event is set for noon to 6 p.m. at various businesses in the downtown area.

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