#RedBalloonsForRyan fundraiser tonight at Redlands Market Night

RedBalloonsForRyanOur 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

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Dining Out for Life returns to the Palm Springs area tomorrow

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.

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Riverside Tamale Festival returns April 19

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.

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Farrell’s Quake Shake sales to benefit Red Cross

QuakeShakeTalk 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

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Pieology fundraiser to help fight cystic fibrosis

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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.

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Upland Habit Burger hosting three pre-opening fundraisers

TheHabitFundraiserWe’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.

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Take the Cake Bake Off is Saturday in San Bernardino

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.

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Steven’s Hope for Children again pairs with Jersey Mike’s Subs for Month of Giving

Day-of-Giving-Logo-2014Jersey Mike’s Subs’ Month of Giving has begun!

All this month, the sandwich shop will be collecting donations for various charities.

Here in the Inland Empire, the chain is again pairing with Steven’s Hope for Children, an organization that provides housing and other essentials for families with seriously ill or injured kids.

In the rest of the L.A. basin, the beneficiary is the Talbert Family Foundation, a group that provides financial support for families of sick kids.

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