Redlands businesses raising funds for terror victims today

Bonded and StrongAbout 40 Redlands businesses — including eateries and breweries — will be hosting a “Bonded & Strong” fundraiser today (December 19) for victims of the December 2 terror attack at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino.

Parliament Chocolate and à la minute are leading the charge (along with International Day Spa) by donating 100% of sales — and in the case of à la minute, at its three locations in Redlands, Claremont and Orange — to the cause.

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Eastvale Juice It Up! grand opening features free, half-price smoothies

Eastvale Juice It Up Grand OpeningThe recently-opened Eastvale Juice It Up! is hosting its grand opening from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday (December 19).

The first 50 customers will receive a free small smoothie. In addition, all drinks will be half-price.

There will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony with the Eastvale Chamber of Commerce at 3 p.m.

During the event, there will be giveaways and raffles for gift cards and Juice It Up! merchandise.

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Redlands MOD Pizza celebrates grand opening Tuesday with fundraiser

Redlands MOD Pizza grand openingWell, that didn’t take long.

MOD Pizza is opening its first Inland Empire pizzeria in the new Mountain Grove shopping center in Redlands, just a few weeks after the center’s first eatery — The Habit Burger Grill — opened.

The pizzeria is celebrating its grand opening tomorrow (December 8).

The first 52 customers in line when the restaurant opens at 11 a.m. will receive a free pizza or salad.

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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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Safe Halloween coupon books available now at Baker’s Drive-Thru

Baker's Drive-Thru Safe Halloween 2015Many people look forward to Halloween every year.

For a lot of people, it’s their favorite holiday.

They like the decorating, the dressing up and all the rest of the spooky fun.

We look forward to Halloween because it means the return of one of our favorite fundraisers: Baker’s Drive-Thru Safe Halloween coupon books.

Each coupon book only costs a dollar, but contains coupons worth hundreds of dollars.

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Chino Hills Wine Walk is tomorrow

Chino Hills Wine Walk 2015Are you ready to sip, snack and shop, all while supporting the Chino Hills community?

The fifth annual Chino Hills Wine Walk will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. tomorrow evening (October 10) at The Shoppes at Chino Hills.

Proceeds from the event will help the Chino Hills Community Foundation’s cause to supplement funding for cultural, educational and recreational projects in the city where funding is insufficient or unavailable.

20 wines and appetizers will be featured at participating retailers at The Shoppes at Chino Hills.

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Tickets made available for today’s Inland Empire Cupcake Fair

Cupcake Fair 2015 ticketsFear not, cupcake fans!

Although tasting tickets have sold out for today’s (October 4) Inland Empire Cupcake Fair & Baking Expo, you can still go.

General admission tickets — which do not include tasting tickets — will be available for $10 at the door, beginning at noon.

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Rancho Cucamonga VFW Car and Motorcycle Show and Chili Cook-Off is today

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8680’s Car/Motorcycle Show and Chili Cook-off is going on until 4 p.m. today (September 27) at the post, 8751 Industrial Lane, Rancho Cucamonga.

Yours truly is one of the “local celebrities” that will be judging the chili cook-off. The judging is set to begin around 2 p.m.

Please feel free to come down and help support a worthy cause.

Victoria Gardens McDonalds’s celebrating grand opening today

Victoria Gardens McDonald'sThe new McDonald’s at Victoria Gardens in Rancho Cucamonga will celebrate its grand opening from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. today (August 27).

The event will feature free small iced or hot coffee and snack-size Oreo McFlurrys from 4 to 7 p.m. There will also be a $1 Egg McMuffin vs. $1 Big Mac challenge, with proceeds supporting the Loma Linda Ronald McDonald House.

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