If you’ve lived in the Inland Empire any length of time, one sure indicator that Halloween is on its way is when you visit Baker’s Drive-Thru and the cashier asks if you want to donate a dollar to Easter Seals.
This is the 25th year Baker’s has partnered with Easter Seals Southern California for its “Safe Halloween” campaign.
San Bernardino’s The Mexico Cafe will once again be the site of the Paws for a Cause fundraiser for the San Bernardino City Animal Shelter.
Proceeds will benefit the Friends of H.E.A.L. (Helping Every Animal League), a group that provides support for the city’s shelter. Funds raised will go toward renovation of the shelter’s cat room and making much-needed repairs.
This is one brewery event that is going to the dogs.
Incidentally, it’s going to the cats as well.
Riverside’s Packinghouse Brewing Company is using its third anniversary event to raise funds for the Mary S. Roberts Pet Adoption Center.
The 21-and-over event will take place from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday (October 5) at the brewery, 6124 Central Ave., Suite 101-A.
The “Hops & Hounds *” fundraiser will feature a beer garden (obviously), plus food trucks and live bands.
You can help support the families of sick and injured children, and all it’ll cost you is the price of a delicious gourmet food truck meal.
Just head to the Food Trucks for Steven’s Hope event from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday (October 5) at the Four Points by Sheraton, 11960 Foothill Blvd., Rancho Cucamonga.
There is no admission charge for the event, which will also feature local vendors and several live music performances.
Fighting childhood cancer has never been so sweet!
Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour restaurants have teamed up with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for a delicious fundraiser.
Through the end of September, stop by any Farrell’s location and order one of two special sundaes — both created by a group of young cancer survivors — and Farrell’s will donate 100% of the proceeds from the sale of your dessert to the organization.
The funds will be used to support the group’s mission to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and to improve the quality of life of patients and their families.
Redlands’ Hangar 24 Craft Brewery is once again hosting an Oktoberfest celebration at Sylvan Park (University Street and Colton Avenue) in Redlands.
This year, however, the festivities are stretching over two weekends.
Saturday (September 21), the brewery is going it alone, serving its own brews at the event, which will run from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The Rheinlanders will perform.
Tickets are just $5 at the door, and proceeds, as in past years, will benefit the Redlands Optimist Club.
The following Saturday’s (September 28) Oktoberfest will also include a Beerfest, when Hangar 24 will be joined by 33 other breweries and cider makers, including 15 from the Inland Empire.
September is the month when we urge you to go out to eat.
Not just to fill your belly, but to help Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign, which has the goal of ending childhood hunger.
Here in the Inland Empire, participants are typically chain restaurants, but there are several options.
Here’s how you can have a great time at the Los Angeles County Fair for free, plus feel great knowing that you’ve helped feed hungry folks.
All you have to do is gather up five canned goods and bring ‘em to the fair between noon and 5 p.m. on any Friday through September 27.
You’ll get a voucher for free fair admission.
It’s that simple.
September is Hunger Action Month, and Inland Empire (and other Southern California) Panera Bread locations are “going orange” to help fight hunger.
Orange is the designated color of Hunger Action Month.
The chain’s goal is to provide 50,000 meals to local Feeding America food banks.
Here in the Inland Empire, that means the Second Harvest Food Bank serving Riverside and San Bernardino counties.
Beer lovers…mark your calendars for Saturday, September 7!
That’s the day the California Beer Festival returns to beautiful Bonelli Park in San Dimas.
Tickets are available now for the event, which will run from 12:30 to 5 p.m.