A great fundraiser and culinary event is returning to Rancho Cucamonga’s Victoria Gardens on Thursday (June 26).
The second annual
Tour de Fork will take place from 5:30 to 8 p.m. along the center’s South Mainstreet.
Tickets ($42-$52) include unlimited food tastings and five beverage tastings. A full 100% of ticket sales will benefit your choice of three local charities: The
Rancho Cucamonga Community and Arts Foundation, the Rancho Cucamonga Library Foundation or Rancho Cucamonga Animal Care and Services.
It’s time again for the
Cheers event at Fairplex in Pomona. Tonight’s (June 21) the night.
Billed as “L.A.’s wine, spirits, beer and food festival,” the event showcases the award-winning
wines, spirits, beers, olive oils and dairy of the 2014 Los Angeles International Competitions.
More importantly, it’s a fundraiser for educational programs at
the Learning Centers at Fairplex, which offers educational programs for students of all ages and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Redlands’ Downtown Art Walk and Crab Boil — or as we prefer to call it, the Downtown Crab Boil and Art Walk — will take place from noon to 6 p.m. today (June 15).
For $15, participants can get crab and crawfish dishes prepared by Ryan Berk of
à la Minute and Parliament Chocolate and the Jonathon Wiener from Lounge 22.
Hangar 24 Craft Brewery and Ritual Brewing Co.) and wine (from State Street Winery) will be available for an extra $5.
The Inland Empire’s newest
Jersey Mike’s Subs opened yesterday (June 11).
The sandwich shop has moved into the former
Quiznos at 9659 Milliken Ave., #102, Rancho Cucamonga. It’s is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.
The location has distributed 3,000 coupons good for a free regular sub for a minimum $1 contribution to
Foothill Family Shelter, Rancho Cucamonga Community Services, or Living the Dream Foundation. Customers must have a coupon to get the deal, which is good through Sunday (June 15).
Locations in Fontana and Menifee are also in the works.
Tomorrow (June 6) is National Doughnut Day is tomorrow, an event begun during the Great Depression by the
Salvation Army as a way to raise funds and bring awareness to the organization’s social service programs.
It also commemorates the “doughnut lassies,” female Salvation Army volunteers who provided writing supplies, stamps, clothes-mending and home-cooked meals, and of course, doughnuts, for soldiers on the front lines, initially during World War I.
Head to Redlands’ Sylvan Park for the 23rd annual Optimist Car Show and Chili Cook-Off, or as we like to call it, the Optimist Chili Cook-Off and Car Show.
Admission is just $3, and free for kids 12 and younger.
Ritual Brewing Co. in the beer garden.
If you go, be sure to look for education reporter
Beau Yarbrough, who will be competing in the chili cook-off.
The event runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Proceeds benefit the Optimists’ philanthropic ventures. Click
here for more information.
This month, military folks can get a free sundae at Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour.
Through May 31, the restaurant is celebrating National Military Appreciation Month by giving a free Red, White and Blue sundae to all current and former military personnel.
Civilians can purchase the sundae for $7.99 and Farrell’s will donate $1 to
A Million Thanks, a nonprofit military support organization.
Farrell’s Inland Empire locations are in Rancho Cucamonga (
10742 Foothill Blvd.) and Riverside ( 3610 Park Sierra Drive).
Lazy Dog Restaurant and Bar has released numbers for this year’s Thin Mint milkshake fundraiser for the Girl Scouts of America.
The fundraiser, which took place in February and March, raised $5,249 for the Girl Scouts.
The chain donated $1 for each limited-edition shake ordered in its 12 SoCal locations (and sole Northern California location) to the organization.
Our friends from [desi]gn cakes & cupcakes are doing their part for South Pasadena couple Jacqui and Dan Saldana, whose son Ryan was struck and killed by a pickup Friday night in Rancho Cucamonga.
At tonight’s (May 8) Redlands Market Night, the bakery will be selling special
red balloon cookies for $3.50 and giving 100% of the proceeds to to the family.
[desi]gn’s booth will be at Eighth and State streets. Market Night runs from 6 to 8 p.m
here for more information.
Dining Out for Life fundraiser for AIDS and HIV support services returns to the Palm Springs area tomorrow (April 24).
More than 40 restaurants are participating this year.
The concept is simple: All you have to do is dine out at any of the participating restaurants on that day. The restaurants donate a portion of your meal — anywhere from a generous 33% to a staggering 75%, depending on the restaurant — to a designated AIDS service organization.
In Palm Springs, that means
Desert AIDS Project.