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.
You’ll find 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
Click here for more information.
The annual 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.
Tamale fans can rejoice in the fact that the Riverside Tamale Festival is back for a second year of entertainment, family fun, contests, and of course, tamales!
The festival will take place once again at White Park, 3936 Chestnut St., in downtown Riverside.
The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 19.
Talk about timely.
Hot on the heels of last week’s 5.1 temblor in La Habra and this week’s deadly Chilean earthquake, Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour has created a Rocky Road Quake Shake, made with chocolate ice cream and a marshmallow swirl and topped with whipped cream, almonds and a cherry.
Through Sunday (April 6), the chain is donating 100% of the sales of the $4.99 dessert to the American Red Cross
A Hawaiian pizza is the latest weapon in the fight against cystic fibrosis.
The pie, a creation of a 10-year-old named Harry, is made with red sauce, mozzarella, ham, pineapple and cilantro.
You see, Harry’s friend, Morgan Johnson, 12, is battling the disease.
Pieology Pizzeria is using Harry’s pizza to raise funds to help his friend and other folks in the same situation.
Through June 1, Pieology is donating 15% of all sales of Mo Jo’s Hawaiian Pizza to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
We’ve been tracking the progress of several new eateries in Upland’s Colonies Crossroads, with Panera Bread, Pick Up Stix and Chipotle opening in recent months.
The latest is just about to open.
The Inland Empire’s newest Habit Burger Grill will officially open to the public at 10:30 a.m. on April 2, but the restaurant will host three fundraisers before that date.
The whole family can satisfy their sweet tooth at Saturday’s Take the Cake Bake Off Saturday (March 15) at San Manuel Stadium, 280 S. E St., in San Bernardino.
Sixty bakers are expected to bake cupcakes, cookies and cake pops for the event, which is being produced by Redlands’ Cakewalk Cake & Candy Supplies.
It will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.