Bizarre Bazaar aims to fill food bank’s pantry

Here’s a unique way to help hungry folks.

St. Hyacinth Academy in San Jacinto is hosting a Bizarre Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday (November 9).

Vendors will be setting up and selling their wares in the school’s multipurpose room, 275 S. Victoria Ave.

The event is also a food drive. Those who bring in five pounds of non-perishable food items will get a surprise gift.

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Food trucks in Riverside, Hemet tomorrow

Food truck hunters should head to Riverside County tomorrow (November 2) to get their fix.

Two events are taking place — one in Riverside and the other in Hemet.

California Baptist University’s Homecoming Block Party will feature ten trucks, while Hemet’s West Valley High School’s truck fest will see half that number.

Admission to both events is free.

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Reservations being accepted for Trio’s fourth anniversary celebration

Trio Palm Springs is getting ready to start its fifth year in business and that calls for a celebration!

Dinner reservations are being taken for the Monday, November 4, fourth anniversary event.

There will be a private drinks-and-hors d’œuvre party from 4 to 6 p.m., but the public is invited to join the celebration beginning at 6 p.m.

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Oktoberfest times two Saturday in Claremont, Upland

Claremont Education Foundation OktoberfestIt’s two, two, two festivals in one as Claremont Craft Ales and Upland’s Dale Bros. Brewery team up for Oktoberfest this Saturday.

Partnering with the breweries is Claremont Educational Foundation. The breweries will donate 10% of beer sales to the organization.

The event will take place from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday (October 26).

A yellow school bus will shuttle participants between the two breweries every half hour.

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Tip-A-Cop tonight in Yucaipa

Jose’s Mexican Food in Yucaipa will be the site of a Tip-A-Cop event from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. tonight (October 19).

Yucaipa police/sheriff’s deputies will be serving food, not arrest warrants…well…unless they happen to spot a fugitive.

Proceeds will benefit the Make a Difference Day Committee.

Jose’s Mexican Food is at 33527 Yucaipa Blvd., Suite C7.

Hangar 24 Craft Brewery raising funds to help fight breast cancer

You now have one more reason to make a Thursday night stop at Hangar 24 Craft Brewery in Redlands, at least this month.

The from 6 to 10 p.m. Thursdays in October, the brewery is donating $1 of every pint sold to Inland Women Fighting Cancer.

Plus, the brewery has been selling pink Hangar 24 T-shirts for $15, with 100% of proceeds going to IWFC.

Food vendors have also been pitching in and donating a portion of sales to IWFC.

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Panera Bread raising funds for breast cancer research

Since 2001, Panera Bread has been rolling out its cherry vanilla Pink Ribbon bagel in October in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Panera donates 10¢ of every Pink Ribbon bagel sold to breast cancer charities.

However, on Friday (October 18), greater Los Angeles area locations (Inland Empire included) will be donating 100% of Pink Ribbon bagel sales to the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation in support of its mission to achieve a future without breast cancer by focusing on prevention and finding the cause.

Head over the jump for a quick video of the campaign’s founder, Panera franchisee and cancer survivor Sue Stees, on the occasion of the campaign’s 10th anniversary in 2011.

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Baker’s Drive-Thru celebrates 25 years of giving to Easter Seals

Safe HalloweenIf 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.

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Paws for a Cause fundraiser supports San Bernardino City Animal Shelter

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.

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Packinghouse Brewing Company’s third anniversary event to benefit pet adoption center

HopsandHoundsThis 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.

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