PROMENADE TEMECULA KICKS OFF THE HOLIDAY SEASON WITH SANTA CLAUS, FIREWORKS, CAROLS AND SNOW

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Promenade Temecula will kick off the holiday season with its biggest and most magical Santa’s Arrival celebration to date. From 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., the community is invited to welcome Santa Claus and the holiday season with Promenade Temecula as it transforms its outdoor plaza into a winter wonderland, according Kym Espinosa, Director of Marketing for Promenade Temecula.

“This event is one of our most sought-after celebrations of the year, and we continue to introduce new, exciting elements to enhance our guests’ experience,” explains Espinosa. “The holidays are a time when we can be nostalgic and share wonderful memories with our family and friends. This sentiment inspired this year’s theme, which combines the vintage look from Dr. Seuss’ original ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’ with today’s technology. We are particularly excited to be adding two Jumbotrons to our main stage that will enhance our guests’ visibility as they watch and enjoy the show.”

For this year’s entertainment, Promenade Temecula has enlisted the help of local theater production company, CYT Riverside (Christian Youth Theater), to conduct an exciting holiday musical show featuring performances from local student music programs including Linfield Christian School’s Fine Arts Department, Dunamix Dance Studio, Resonate Vocal Group, and Candor Vocal Group.

The free holiday event will also feature character visits, fireworks with the annual tree lighting, and a magical snowfall to the show’s finale.

Parents are encouraged to arrive early and pick up free illuminating snowflake wands for the kids to enjoy that will add sparkle to the evening’s festivities. Light wands will be distributed at the Mountain High satellite station, near Red Robin in the Plaza beginning at 6:00 p.m.

Following the event, Santa Claus will be available for photos and continue with visits throughout the Christmas season.

For more information on holiday events and happenings at Promenade Temecula, visit www.promenadetemecula.com or call (951) 296-0975.

KIDS WILL ENJOY A GOBBLE GOBBLE GOOD TIME AT VICTORIA GARDENS’ THANKSGIVING CRAFT EVENT!

Posted by Inland Empire Tourism Council

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, the Victoria Gardens Kidz Club wants to make sure the children of the Inland Empire are prepared for the big day!

On Saturday, November 15 from 11:00am until 1:00pm, children 3 to 10 years of age are invited to participate in a special Kidz Club Thanksgiving crafting event.

Kids will have the opportunity to create their very own Thanksgiving Day placemat that they can then use at their own family dinner this holiday.

All crafting supplies will be provided for this free event, which will take place in Victoria Gardens’ Chaffey Town Square.

Shadow the Victoria Gardens Kidz Club mascot will also be on hand to help children create this special craft!

Parents who would like more information can call Victoria Gardens’ Guest Services office at (909) 463-2830.

 

DATE:                          Saturday, November 15, 2014

TIMES:                         11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

COST:                          FREE

LOCATION:                 Victoria Gardens’ Chaffey Town Square

12505 North Mainstreet

Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91739

INFORMATION:          (909) 463-2830

WEBSITE:                    www.VictoriaGardensIE.com

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Perris Valley Historical Museum Bazaar

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Planes of Fame Air Museum Research Library Grand Opening

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The Planes of Fame Air Museum Research Library Grand Opening and Book Fair is scheduled for Saturday, November 15, 2014. This event will be held at the Planes of Fame Air Museum in the Maloney Hangar from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm, with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 11:30 am.

For decades Museum members and supporters have been donating their aviation books to Planes of Fame Air Museum with the expectation that someday the Museum would open an aviation research library to the public.

For many years, diligent volunteers had been working to catalog donated books, but the donations rapidly grew to exceed the cataloging process and no suitable facility for a library was available.

Under the guidance of PoF Board Member Karen Hinton, a committee was formed to find a permanent solution. Now after an intensive effort by a dedicated group of volunteers the dream of a Planes of Fame Air Museum Research Library has now been accomplished.

With over 10,000 volumes cataloged, most of which are now on the libraries shelves, we are pleased to announce the grand opening on November 15th, 2014.

In conjunction with the Grand Opening, we are having a Book Fair showcasing esteemed aviation authors. These authors will be doing a reading, as well as selling their books.

THE SHOPS AT DOS LAGOS WELCOMES THE SEASON WITH ANNUAL HOLIDAY TREE LIGHTING AND SANTA CLAUS

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On Saturday, November 22 at 5pm, The Shops at Dos Lagos celebrates the season of giving with its Annual Holiday Tree Lighting and Santa Arrival on Cabot Drive and Main Street, adjacent to the children’ play area. The Shops at Dos Lagos 40’ holiday tree will be lit by Santa Claus and his special guests, the Mayor of Corona, Karen Spiegel and the owner of The Shops at Dos Lagos, Mr. Bryan Kang. The day begins at 10am, with a FREE holiday movie screening of The Polar Express, which has become a family tradition at the Dos Lagos Luxury Theatres.

“We want families to come early to see a holiday movie and stay to enjoy the full day of holiday activities,” said Mara Victoria Magpantay, property manager for The Shops at Dos Lagos.

The Annual Holiday Tree Lighting and Santa Arrival will feature free, live entertainment including, the Red Apple Orchestra Jazz Band, playing holiday favorites.  In addition, the event will highlight the Santiago High School Marching Band and Candy Cane Performance Troupe, which is comprised of 20 children from the Christian Art Theatre class, who will sing and dance at the event. The 200 plus students from the Santiago High School Marching band will join Santa in the countdown to illuminate the 40-foot Christmas Tree. There will be FREE children activities such as face painting, a balloon artist and holiday craft. TAPS Fish House & Brewery will hand out free cookies and Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory will hand out coupons for free gourmet hot chocolate to patrons at the event. Following the Tree Lighting Ceremony, the family fun continues with visits with Santa until 8pm.

About The Shops at Dos Lagos: The Shops at Dos Lagos is home to over 50 exciting stores and restaurants including Dos Lagos Luxury Theatres, TAPS Fish House & Brewery, Citrus City Grille, Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill, Victoria’s Secret, Anthropologie, bebe, LOFT, Brighton Collectibles, White House Black Market and Sur La Table.  The center is conveniently located just off the I-15 Freeway at Weirick Road and Dos Lagos Drive at Temescal Canyon Road in Corona. For more information, hours, and a store directory, please call (951) 277-7601 or visitwww.ShopDosLagos.com. Follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/shopDosLagos or on Twitter athttps://twitter.com/ShopsatDosLagos.

San Bernardino Symphony recommends staying “Home for the Holidays”

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Following an amazing opening to their 86th season, the San Bernardino Symphony is now gearing up for their first holiday concert in many years.

“We wanted to create an enchanting evening appropriate for both young and young at heart,” said Symphony Maestro Frank Fetta.  “We hope the entire community comes out to share this special time of year together.”

Presented with major sponsorship by the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, the “Home for the Holidays” concert will feature music from Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker Suite, Anderson’s Festival of Carols, Handel’s Messiah and Judas Maccabaeus, Williams’ Home Alone, and more. The Symphony will be joined by a 75-voice choir, but the audience will also have a chance to life their voices in the Halleluiah Chorus.

“Without giving too much away, it is appropriate to say that both young and not-so-young should expect more than a few surprises on this special night,” added Symphony Executive Director Dr. Anne Viricel.

The concert begins at 7:30 p.m., but attendees are encouraged to arrive early to the Historic California Theatre to enjoy the sounds of strolling carolers and the sites of the magnificently decorated California Theatre.  Inside, they may choose to attend a pre-concert lecture led by acclaimed music historian Michael Tacchia, or venture up into the California Room to hear local school principals reading holiday favorites.  Little ones will enjoy frosting holiday treats and meeting children’s book author Jamie Beck who will be signing copies of her books as special gifts for the youngest audience members.

“This is something we have been asked us to do for many years, so we are especially pleased to dedicate this concert to our community, and we hope this will be the start of a new local tradition,” said Symphony Board President Dr. Judith Valles.

Up-Coming Concerts

“We believe this will be an outstanding season full of beautiful music and many exciting surprises,” said Fetta, “and we invite the community to come and enjoy all their San Bernardino Symphony has to offer.”

On February 7, the Symphony will bring a number of popular favorites to the southland with “Musical Genius in America.” The line-up includes Ragtime selections from Scott Joplin, a medley of tunes from Duke Ellington, William Grant Still’s Afro-American Symphony, and Gershwin’s iconic Rhapsody in Blue interpreted by pianist Yana Reznik. February 6, this concert will also be performed for students in the San Bernardino City Unified School District as part of the Symphony’s acclaimed student enrichment program.

April 11, two Symphony musicians – Concert Master Todor Pelev and Principal Cellist Ana Maria Maldonado – will team up to play Brahms’ Concerto for Violin and Violincello. The evening’s concert, “Beethoven, Brahms & Bartholdy” will also include Beethoven’s Egmont Overture and Mendelssohn-Bartholdy’s Symphony No. 3, The Scottish Symphony.  This performance will be a multi-media event, featuring interpretive works by local student artists and will be followed by a special reception for the artists.

On May 3, the Symphony will perform “Mosaico,” a concert dedicated to the music of Latin America, at Perris Hill Park’s Roosevelt Bowl.  This free community event will also feature dancers from Ballet Folklorico de Los Angeles.  Come early to enjoy various genres of art in the park prior to the concert, and music from local musicians.

Wrapping an amazing year will be the “Triumphant Season Finale” on May 23.  The concert will include Mozart’s Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7, and Strauss’ Horn Concerto No. 1 featuring talented horn soloist Joseph Ognibene. An internationally-known recording artist, Ognibene hails from Claremont and has been principal horn of the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra since 1981.

Concert Information

All regular season concerts will be performed at the historic California Theatre, 562 W. 4th Street, San Bernardino.  Both season and individual tickets may be purchased by calling (909) 381-5388 or visiting the Symphony box office at 198 N. Arrowhead Ave., San Bernardino. Special family pricing is available for this concert.  General admission tickets are also available on line at www.sanbernardinosymphony.org, and with limited availability at the theater box office the evening of each event. In addition to the regular concert season, this year, the San Bernardino Symphony will also be featured in concerts in Lake Arrowhead, Loma Linda, Fontana, and other locations throughout the region. Visit their website for more information.

AUTO CLUB SPEEDWAY ANNOUNCES NEW DATE FOR 2015 MAVTV 500 INDYCAR RACE

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Save the date!  Auto Club Speedway officials announced today that the Speedway will host the MAVTV 500 Verizon IndyCar Series race on June 27, 2015.  By moving the MAVTV 500 to June 27, race fans can expect the best open-wheel racing that Auto Club Speedway is known for plus fantastic weather!

INDYCAR’s 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series schedule features 17 race events, two new race venues and a total of six ABC and 13 NBCSN event broadcasts. The diverse calendar of events – which features six ovals, six road courses and four temporary street circuits – includes a total of 13 markets making a return to the calendar from 2014.

“We worked closely with INDYCAR to secure the best date available,” said Auto Club Speedway President Gillian Zucker.   “Not only is June weather in Southern California absolutely beautiful, but Auto Club Speedway was made for open wheel racing.  What a great combination to experience the MAVTV 500.”

Early bird pricing for the MAVTV 500, which will be aired on NBCSN, are as low as $30 and go on sale November 10.  By purchasing early, race fans can lock in the best prices and choose the best seats available!   And if at some point, Auto Club Speedway offers a different ticket deal that you prefer, you can always switch!  Race fans will never be penalized for purchasing early.

The new date also coincides with the summer vacation for many area school children, making the MAVTV 500 a perfect option for summertime fun for the entire family.   Don’t forget, children 12 and under are admitted FREE with a FREE Lefty’s Kids Club membership*.

The 2015 season opens with the series’ first visit to Autódromo Internacional Nelson Piquet in Brasília, Brazil (March 8, NBCSN) and will be followed on the calendar by INDYCAR’s North American opener on the Streets of St. Petersburg (March 29, ABC), its debut at New Orleans’ NOLA Motorsports Park (April 12, NBCSN) and a return to the streets of Long Beach (April 19, NBCSN) and scenic Barber Motorsports Park (April 26, NBCSN).

For more information or to purchase tickets for the MAVTV 500 Verizon IndyCar Series race on June 27, 2015 at Auto Club Speedway call (800) 944-RACE (7223), log on to www.autoclubspeedway.com or visit the Auto Club Speedway ticket office at 9300 Cherry Avenue, Fontana.

RIVERIDE’S ARLINGTON BUSINESS DISTRICT TRANSFORMS INTO WINTER WONDERLAND

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Winterfest in Arlington plans to attract shoppers to area businesses and put smiles on children’s faces this holiday season

Bright lights and red bows will soon adorn sections of Magnolia Ave. and Van Buren Blvd. in Riverside’s Arlington Business Improvement District (BID). Many BID businesses will participate in  the Arlington Business Partnership’s Business Decorating Contest  to transform their storefronts into a winter wonderland for all holiday shoppers who wish to shop local and support small businesses this season.

The Arlington Business Partnership will kick off Winterfest in Arlington on November 29th from 6:00 pm- 8:30 pm with a tree lighting ceremony at Arlington Park. This family-friendly ceremony will include the lighting of the tree, hot beverages, and holiday carols of the California Baptist University’s Choir.  Christmas would not be complete without a visit from Santa who will be visiting select Arlington businesses in December.  Santa will visit Arlington Park on December 13th from 1:00pm to 4:00 pm and the McDonald’s Restaurant at the Riverside Walmart on the 20th  from 8:00am to 12:00pm. Children will have the opportunity to give St. Nick their holiday wish list and take a free commemorative photo. Each child will also receive a teddy bear during their visit with Santa to remember their special time. There will be prizes raffled off as well!

The Arlington Business Partnership is proud to present Arlington families with these joyful activities and the promotion of the many great businesses here in the Arlington Business Improvement District. The ABP strives to promote the businesses in Arlington to build a stronger community.

For more information on the Arlington Business Partnership or the Arlington Business Improvement District please contact the ABP office at (951) 509-1100 or visit www.riversideabp.com.

AUTO CLUB SPEEDWAY ANNOUNCES NEW DATE FOR 2015 MAVTV 500 INDYCAR RACE

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auto club speedway logoSave the date!  Auto Club Speedway officials announced today that the Speedway will host the MAVTV 500 Verizon IndyCar Series race on June 27, 2015.  By moving the MAVTV 500 to June 27, race fans can expect the best open-wheel racing that Auto Club Speedway is known for plus fantastic weather!

INDYCAR’s 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series schedule features 17 race events, two new race venues and a total of six ABC and 13 NBCSN event broadcasts. The diverse calendar of events – which features six ovals, six road courses and four temporary street circuits – includes a total of 13 markets making a return to the calendar from 2014.

“We worked closely with INDYCAR to secure the best date available,” said Auto Club Speedway President Gillian Zucker.   “Not only is June weather in Southern California absolutely beautiful, but Auto Club Speedway was made for open wheel racing.  What a great combination to experience the MAVTV 500.”

Early bird pricing for the MAVTV 500, which will be aired on NBCSN, are as low as $30 and go on sale November 10.  By purchasing early, race fans can lock in the best prices and choose the best seats available!   And if at some point, Auto Club Speedway offers a different ticket deal that you prefer, you can always switch!  Race fans will never be penalized for purchasing early.

The new date also coincides with the summer vacation for many area school children, making the MAVTV 500 a perfect option for summertime fun for the entire family.   Don’t forget, children 12 and under are admitted FREE with a FREE Lefty’s Kids Club membership*.

The 2015 season opens with the series’ first visit to Autódromo Internacional Nelson Piquet in Brasília, Brazil (March 8, NBCSN) and will be followed on the calendar by INDYCAR’s North American opener on the Streets of St. Petersburg (March 29, ABC), its debut at New Orleans’ NOLA Motorsports Park (April 12, NBCSN) and a return to the streets of Long Beach (April 19, NBCSN) and scenic Barber Motorsports Park (April 26, NBCSN).

For more information or to purchase tickets for the MAVTV 500 Verizon IndyCar Series race on June 27, 2015 at Auto Club Speedway call (800) 944-RACE (7223), log on to www.autoclubspeedway.com or visit the Auto Club Speedway ticket office at 9300 Cherry Avenue, Fontana.

 

2015 Verizon IndyCar Series Schedule*

 

Date Race/Track City Venue Network
March 8 Autódromo Internacional Nelson Piquet Brasília, Brazil 3.4-mile road course NBCSN
March 29 Streets of St. Petersburg St. Petersburg, FL 1.8-mile street course ABC
April 12 NOLA Motorsports Park Avondale, LA 2.7-mile road course NBCSN
April 19 Streets of Long Beach Long Beach, CA 1.968-mile street course NBCSN
April 26 Barber Motorsports Park Birmingham, AL 2.38-mile road course NBCSN
May 9 Grand Prix of Indianapolis Indianapolis, IN 2.4346-mile road course ABC
May 16-17 Indianapolis 500 Qualifying Indianapolis, IN 2.5-mile oval ABC
May 22 Carb Day Indianapolis, IN 2.5-mile oval NBCSN
May 24 Indianapolis 500 Indianapolis, IN 2.5-mile oval ABC
May 30 Raceway at Belle Isle Park Detroit, MI 2.35-mile street course ABC
May 31 Raceway at Belle Isle Park Detroit, MI 2.35-mile street course ABC
June 6 Texas Motor Speedway Fort Worth, TX 1.5-mile oval NBCSN
June 14 Streets of Toronto Toronto, Canada 1.75-mile street course NBCSN
June 27 Auto Club Speedway Fontana, CA 2-mile oval NBCSN
July 12 The Milwaukee Mile Milwaukee, WI 1-mile oval NBCSN
July 18 Iowa Speedway Newton, IA .875-mile oval NBCSN
Aug. 2 Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Lexington, OH 2.258-mile road course NBCSN
Aug. 23 Pocono Raceway Long Pond, PA 2.5-mile oval NBCSN
Aug. 30 Sonoma Raceway Sonoma, CA 2.385-mile road course NBCSN

 

*Schedule subject to change

NASCAR TEAMS AT AUTO CLUB SPEEDWAY FOR GOODYEAR TIRE TEST

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~ Fans invited to watch from the infield Terrace Suite rooftops ~

What:               NASCAR teams will be at Auto Club Speedway for the Goodyear Tire Test on Oct. 28-29, 2014.  After the tire test at Auto Club Speedway, there are only 3 races left until the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion is crowned.  The Goodyear Tire Test at Auto Club Speedway is the perfect opportunity to experience NASCAR at Auto Club Speedway before this season concludes.

 

Fans will be able to watch the Goodyear Tire Test from the infield Terrace Suite rooftops, just above Pit Road on Tuesday, Oct. 28 between 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.**

 

Who:                NASCAR drivers scheduled to participate in the Goodyear Tire Test include*:

 

Trevor Bayne, No. 6 Motorcraft Ford, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

Kyle Larson, No. 42 Target Chevrolet, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

Martin Truex Jr., No. 78 Furniture Row Chevrolet, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

Brian Vickers, No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine Toyota, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

 

Where:             Auto Club Speedway, 9300 Cherry Ave., Fontana, CA 92335

 

Fan Info:          Open Testing

  • Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014 between 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Fan viewing from the infield Terrace Suite rooftops above Pit Road.**

 

Ticket Holders            

  • FREE (must present Auto Club 400 ticket or proof of purchase)

 

All Others                   

  • Option 1: Purchase any Auto Club 400 ticket at the Speedway Ticket Office (9300 Cherry Ave., Fontana)
  • Option 2: $10 donation to the Auto Club Speedway Foundation benefiting Lefty’s Reading Challenge and local schools.

 

Media Info:      Media availability

  • Wednesday, Oct. 29 between 12:15 – 12:45 p.m. in the Media Center with Kyle Larson and Brian Vickers.*

 

Photo opportunities   

  • Wednesday, Oct. 29 between 11:40 a.m. – noon from pit stalls 1-5.*

 

Media will not be allowed in the garage area at any time.

 

RSVP:              Media members must RSVP with Auto Club Speedway PR at the below emails.

David Talley, Auto Club Speedway, 909-429-5205, dtalley@autoclubspeedway.com       

Joann D. Young, Auto Club Speedway, 909-429-5206, jdyoung@autoclubspeedway.com

 

* Drivers and schedule are tentative and subject to change.

** Testing is subject to pending weather and other unforeseen circumstances.