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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Stop by BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse tomorrow for a free Pizookie

Free Pizookie Day 2015Coffee’s not the only thing you can get for free tomorrow (September 29).

Stop by BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse, spend $9.95 or more, and get a free regular-sized chocolate chunk Pizookie!

Inland Empire BJ’s locations include San Bernardino, Rancho Cucamonga, Chino Hills, Corona, Moreno Valley, Menifee and Temecula.

For more information, click here.

The Cheesecake Factory offering half-price cheesecake slices today and Thursday

National Cheesecake Day 2015National Cheesecake Day is officially Thursday (July 30), but The Cheesecake Factory’s celebration is so big, it stretches over two days!

Today (July 29) and Thursday, dine-in guests can get any slice of cheesecake for half price.

In addition, the chain is hosting a “Say Cheesecake” contest, with a top prize of $1,000 cash.

Inland Empire locations include Rancho Cucamonga, Riverside and Rancho Mirage.

For more information, click here.

Farrell’s Ice Cream Challenge is back

Farrell's Ice Cream Eating Challenge 2015Do you love ice cream?

Do you really love ice cream?

If you do, and you think you’ve got what it takes, good news: Qualifications have begun for Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour Restaurant’s sixth annual Splendiferously Superific Summer Spectacular Ice Cream Eating Challenge.

Whew…that’s a challenge just reading that.

To qualify, visit any Farrell’s between now and July 12 and pay a $20 entry fee. You’ll receive a limited-edition T-shirt, a $5 coupon for your next visit and a three-scoop sundae.

Then, wolf down that sundae as fast as you can.

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National Donut Day is today…here’s where to get free donuts

Today (June 5) is National Donut Day, begun during the Great Depression by the Salvation Army as a means to raise funds and bring awareness to the organization’s social service programs.

It also commemorates the “donut lassies,” female Salvation Army volunteers who provided writing supplies, stamps, clothes-mending and home-cooked meals, and of course, donuts, for soldiers on the front lines, initially during World War I.

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Get your free cone at Dairy Queen today

Dairy Queen Free Cone DayDairy Queen is celebrating its 75th “Fanniversary” by giving away small vanilla cones at participating locations today (March 16).

The chain is also collecting donations for Childrens Miracle Network Hospitals.

Inland Empire Dairy Queen locations include Ontario, Colton, Redlands, Rancho Cucamonga, Bloomington, Rialto, Chino Hills, Montclair, Yucaipa, San Dimas, Riverside, Moreno Valley, Norco, Murrieta, Hemet, Lake Elsinore, Palm Springs, Temecula, Ludlow, Baker, Anza, Bermuda Dunes, Yermo and Needles.

Claremont Pie Festival returns Saturday

Saturday (March 14) is Pi Day, and the city of Claremont is again celebrating the day with the Claremont Pie Festival.

The event features pie baking and eating contests, pie making demos, pie tastings, a vintage apron exhibit, a pie recipe card hunt, kids’ apron decorating and an apron parade, along with classic cars, live music and vendor booths.

The festival will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Village.

Headquarters for the festival is the I Like Pie Bake Shop, 175 N. Indian Hill Blvd., naturally.

Click here for more information and contest forms.