Award-winning A.J. Barile’s Chicago Pizza is showing its generosity yet again.
The pizzeria, which last month held a spaghetti dinner fundraiser for the family of sheriff’s Detective Jeremiah MacKay, who had recently died in the line of duty, is hosting another spaghetti dinner fundraiser.
This time it’s for sheriff’s Deputy Alex Collins, who was wounded in the same shootout that claimed MacKay’s life.
From 1 to 7 p.m. tomorrow (April 24), State Street Winery (404 E. State St., Redlands) is hosting another fundraiser for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
The winery will donate 10% of purchases to the organization, in memory of Jacob Samaniego, a 7-year-old who lost his battle with leukemia in 2010.
For more information, click here for the Facebook event page. To read more about Jacob’s courageous struggle with leukemia, click here.
Today (April 20) is turning out to be a day of firsts here in the Inland Empire.
Happening 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. is the inaugural Riverside Tamale Festival in White Park.
Now comes (late) word of the inaugural Oak Glen Chili Cook-Off at That Creative Cafe and The Black Twig Gift Shop, 11925 Oak Glen Road.
The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
It’s time once again for Dining Out for Life!
The annual event is a fundraiser for AIDS service organizations and is being held in many locations nationwide on Thursday.
Here in the Inland Empire, proceeds will benefit Desert AIDS Project.
This year, over 35 Coachella Valley restaurants are participating.
Most are donating 33% of the day’s sales to the organization, but some are donating more.
Packinghouse Brewing Company’s annual Brew with a View event returns Saturday, April 6.
The free, all-ages event will take place from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the brewery, 6421 Central Ave., Suite 101-A.
It coincides with the annual airshow at Riverside Municipal Airport, which runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The airport is across the street from the brewery.
Besides a great view of the airshow, the event will also feature food trucks, including the Bacon MANia truck, Garlicscapes and the Viking Truck.
During its recent 10th anniversary celebration, Dale Bros. Brewery took suggestions for a name for its new Imperial IPA.
The folks at the brewery have narrowed the list down to three (Hopped Upland Imperial IPA, Galaxy Imperial IPA and Inland Empire Imperial IPA), and are looking to pick a winner.
That’s where you come in.
March is Jersey Mike’s Subs’ Month of Giving, when customers are encouraged to make a donation to each location’s charity partner.
Here in the Inland Empire, that charity partner is the Upland-based Steven’s Hope for Children, which provides assistance to families with seriously ill or injured kids.
The chain’s Month of Giving culminates on Wednesday, March 27, when 100% of that day’s proceeds goes to the charity partner.
Inland Valley Hope Partners is hosting a fundraising dinner on Monday (March 25) at the Outback Steakhouse, 4492 Ontario Mills Parkway, Ontario.
The dinner is $20, which includes your choice of steak, chicken, salmon or pasta, soup or salad, and coffee, iced tea or soda.
Each table also gets a Bloomin’ Onion.
Both Chili’s Grill & Bar and Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour are hosting fundraisers over the next couple of days for the families of recent fallen and injured Inland Empire officers.
On Sunday (March 10), Southern California Chili’s locations will donate 15% of your check to the Riverside Police Officers’ Association’s Assistance Fund when you present this flier when dining.
The fund is used to support the families of fallen and injured officers, including Riverside Police officers Michael Crain and Andrew Tachias, and San Bernardino Sheriff’s Detective Jeremiah MacKay and Deputy Alex Collins.
On Monday, March 18, Farrell’s will donate 100% of net profits from food purchases and 15% of gift card purchases at its Riverside (3610 Park Sierra Drive) and Rancho Cucamonga (10742 Foothill Blvd.) locations to RPOA and the Sheriff’s Employee Assistance Team. Check out this flier for more.
Attention bakers! You can help end childhood hunger.
Over the last six years, the I.E. Cookie Monsters have quietly raised over $10,000 for Share Our Strength’s Bake Sale for No Kid Hungry.
This year’s bake sale is being held Saturday, March 30, and they could use your help.
All you have to do is volunteer to make something for the sale. They are looking for pretty much any and all baked goods — cupcakes, brownies, breads, cookies, pies and cakes — as well as other goodies, like caramel apples, fudge and toffee to sell.