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Thursday, November 14, 2019

Exhibits, Theater, Workshops, Classes:Now to December 7 – the Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art (RAFFMA) presents “Made in California.” This exhibit is a collection of Wayne Shimabukuro’s portrait photographs of nearly 40 renowned California artists alongside their iconic works. The exhibition features artworks of different genres and mediums, all made in California from the mid-1970’s through today. RAFFMA is located at the Visual Arts Center on the campus of California State University, San Bernardino, 5500 University Parkway. For information and Museum hours call (909) 537-7373 or email raffma@sbusb.edu. November 15, 16, 21, 23 & 24 – the Chaffey College Theatre Department presents “Voices: Past and Present,” directed by Christa El-Said. The two act play features the work of American playwrights Susan Glaspell, Luis Valdez, and Amiri Baraja as well as original pieces by Chaffey students. The play examines gender roles, cultural stereotypes, race inequality, human struggles and more. Audience members may participate in a “talk back” with cast and crew after the performance. This production is not suitable for young audiences due to language and subject matter. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. on…

Thursday, November 07, 2019

Exhibits, Workshops, Classes:Now to December 7 – the Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art (RAFFMA) presents “Made in California.” This exhibit is a collection of Wayne Shimabukuro’s portrait photographs of nearly 40 renowned California artists alongside their iconic works. The exhibition features artworks of different genres and mediums, all made in California from the mid-1970’s through today. RAFFMA is located at the Visual Arts Center on the campus of California State University, San Bernardino, 5500 University Parkway. For information and Museum hours call (909) 537-7373 or email raffma@sbusb.edu. Saturday, November 9 – Arts Connection, the Arts Council of San Bernardino presents Growing Your Art Career and Business from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Garcia Center for the Arts, 536 W. 11th Street, San Bernardino. This is a free workshop. Tuesday, November 12 – the Second City Training Center Hollywood will be offering Adulting 101: Public Speaking Basics at 6:00 p.m. at the Feldheym Central Library, 555 W. 6th Street, San Bernardino. Attendees will learn tips and tricks to calm anxiety and to communicate more effectively. This workshop is suited for ages 16…

The World Series: Underdog vs. the Beast

The baseball seasons is wrapping up, and this postseason has been wild. We saw the Dodgers go out early, the Nationals make an unprecedented run, and the Astros claw their way back to the World Series. Astros vs Nationals, who will win? Let’s break it down. The Astros are as strong as ever. We all know about Jose Altuve, who hit the two run bomb to get them here in Game 6. There are also other stars on the ‘Stros – guys like Carlos Correa and Alex Bergman. Not to mention their ace Justin Verlander. This team is strong, shows great chemistry, and is hungry to take back baseball’s crown. We head over the Nats. This season for them was all about defying the odds. After losing Bryce Harper, no one expected them to be here, especially after their rough start, but here they are. Led by their ridiculous pitching staff led by Max Scherzer and Stephen Strausburg, they’ll make Houston’s life hard. But I don’t see them fully stacking up, at least on paper, to the Astros. My prediction: Game 1: Nats Game 2:…

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Exhibits, Workshops, Classes:Now to October 18 – the Garcia Center for the Arts, in partnership with the Mexican Consulate of San Bernardino, presents an exhibit of film posters of the Golden Era of Mexican Film (1970s and 80s). The Center is located at 536 West 11th Street, San Bernardino. Now to December 7 – the Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum Of Art (RAFFMA) presents “Made in California.” This exhibit is a collection of Wayne Shimabukuro’s portrait photographs of nearly 40 renowned California artists alongside their iconic works. The exhibition features artworks of different genres and mediums, all made in California from the mid-1970’s through today. RAFFMA is located at the Visual Arts Center on the campus of California State University, San Bernardino, 5500 University Parkway. For information and Museum hours call (909) 537-7373 or email raffma@sbusb.edu. Tuesdays, October 29 to November 26 – the San Bernardino Public Library will host Free Writing Workshops: Kids and Teens, ages 7 – 17 from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. at the Feldheym Central Library Children’s Room, 555 West 6th Street. This event is part of the National Novel Young…

Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019

Exhibits, Workshops, Classes:Now to October 15 – the Latino Art Association presents “A History Of Serving Our Nation: Hispanic Heritage Month 2019 Art Exhibit” at the San Bernardino County Museum, 2024 Orange Tree Lane, Redlands. This exhibit features artists from throughout the Inland Empire in different mediums. For museum hours call (909) 798-8608 or (909) 792-1462. Now to October 18 – the Garcia Center for the Arts, in partnership with the Mexican Consulate of San Bernardino, presents an exhibit of film posters of the Golden Era of Mexican Film (1970s and 80s). The Center is located at 536 West 11th Street, San Bernardino. Now to December 7 – the Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum Of Art (RAFFMA) presents “Made in California”. This exhibit is a collection of Wayne Shimabukuro’s portrait photographs of nearly 40 renowned California artists alongside their iconic works. The exhibition features artworks of different genres and mediums, all made in California from the mid-1970’s through today. RAFFMA is located at the Visual Arts Center on the campus of California State University, San Bernardino, 5500 University Parkway. For information and Museum hours call…

The best month for sports: October

It’s a sports fan’s favorite month of the year: it’s October, and every major league is playing. NHL? Check. NBA? Check. MLB? Check. NFL? Check. You name the sport, it’s going on. So, let’s see what we should expect this October. We start out with a new NBA and NHL season. The NBA had the most insane offseason, and the hype has never been bigger. With the league’s balance restored every team is hungry to prove they’re the best. With preseason already under the way, NBA fans couldn’t be more excited. Meanwhile, on the ice, a couple games are already underway in the regular season. Promising young stars like Connor McDavid and veterans like Alex Ovenchkin are ready to lead their teams to the Stanley Cup. We move on to the NFL and MLB seasons, both in full swing. The NFL is now through week 5, and a surprise is at the top, the 49ers. However, we are still seeing the Patriots grinding away as they aim towards yet another Super Bowl. As for the MLB, it’s postseason time. A little “bold” prediction here, the…

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Exhibits, Workshops, Classes:Now to October 18 – the Garcia Center in partnership with the Mexican Consulate of San Bernardino presents an exhibit of film posters of the Golden Era of Mexican Film (1970s and 80s). The Center is located at 536 West 11th Street, San Bernardino. Now to October 5 – Arts Connection and the Arts Council of San Bernardino County present Self and Place: Refinding San Bernardino County at the Clara & Allen Gresham Art Gallery at San Bernardino Valley College. The Arts Connection is seeking – through word, image, sound and object – what life looks, sounds, and feels like across San Bernardino County. Submissions may be made online or in person. There is no fee to participate. For information visit www.artconnectionnetwork.org. Thursdays – the public is invited to San Bernardino Sings Folk Songs from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. at the Garcia Center for the Arts, 536 West 11th Street, San Bernardino. For information call (909) 888-6400. Fridays, October 4 & 18, November 8, and December 6, 13, & 20 – San Bernardino Valley College George F. Beattie Planetarium, 701 S. Mt. Vernon…

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Exhibits, Workshops, Classes:Now to October 18 – the Garcia Center in partnership with the Mexican Consulate of San Bernardino presents an exhibit of film posters of the Golden Era of Mexican Film (1970s and 80s). The Center is located at 536 West 11th Street, San Bernardino. Now to October 5 – Arts Connection and the Arts Council of San Bernardino County present Self and Place: Refinding San Bernardino County at the Clara & Allen Gresham Art Gallery at San Bernardino Valley College. The Arts Connection is seeking – through word, image, sound and object – what life looks, sounds, and feels like across San Bernardino County. Submissions may be made online or in person. There is no fee to participate. For information visit www.artconnectionnetwork.org. Now to September 21 – a Youth Choir at the Garcia Center for the Arts, 536 West 11th Street, San Bernardino, will begin rehearsals for children 8 – 12 at 10:00 a.m. Children are welcomed to express themselves through music. For information call (909) 888-6400. Thursdays – the public is invited to San Bernardino Sings Folk Songs from 1:00 to 2:30…

There are other options other than suicide

You are at the end of your rope and you can’t take it any much longer. You are in pain and you are suffering and you feel there is no hope. The first step you need to do is to get help right away. Here are six reasons why suicide is not an option regarding your problems. 1. Things change over time. Regardless of your situation, events do not stay the same. You may feel very bad today, but it won’t last forever.  Everything changes over time. This includes your current situation. 2. There are always other options. You may feel lost and confused, but the answers to your specific problems are out there. The key is that you have to find the answers. The answers to your problem will not come to you. As mentioned before, the first step in finding the solution to your problem is to seek help from a qualified professional. 3. You can’t predict the future. Remember that no one can predict the future with one hundred percent certainty. Even if the thing that you are afraid of does happen, there are circumstances…

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Literacy Campaign:Now to August 29 – the San Bernardino County Library presents its Library Under the Sea Events. These kid and family friendly events feature visits from Ariel, Prince Eric and Ursula, plus crafts, face painting, ballon artists and more. Visitors should bring their library cards, as every 15 items checked out earns an opportunity drawing ticket to win prizes. Under the Sea events are scheduled at the following locations: August 22 – 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. – Hesperia Branch Library, 9650 7th Ave., Hesperia August 27 – 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. – Newton Bass Library,14901 Dale Evans Parkway, Apple Valley August 29 – 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. – Sam J. Racadio Library, 7863 Central Ave., Highland For information visit sbclib.org. Exhibits, Workshops, Classes:Saturdays, August – Block Print-Making class from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Garcia Center for the Arts, 536 West 11th Street, San Bernardino. Cost is $10 a session which includes materials and use of tools. For information call (909) 888-6400. September 9 to October 5 – Arts Connection and the Arts Council Of San Bernardino County presents Self and Place:…

How to survive a panic attack when it strikes

Do you experience panic attacks and do not know what to do? A person can experience a panic attack when they least expect it. This can cause a great deal of fear and anxiety for the person. As a result, here are six easy steps a person can follow when a panic attack strikes unexpectedly and how to overcome anxiety. 1.Take A Break: The first thing a person must do when experiencing a panic attack is to stop whatever they are doing. A panic attack can be very uncomfortable and can affect a person’s everyday thinking. Take a break to help regain your sense of comfort. 2.Take Deep Breaths: A person should take some deep breaths to help feel better and to get rid of some of the excessive fear and anxiety. There are also many kinds of breathing exercises a person can learn to follow with the help of a mental health counselor. Taking some deep breaths can help a person relax right away. 3.Distract Yourself: A person should try to distract themselves from the panic they are experiencing. A person could get some…

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Literacy Campaign:August 13 to 29 – the San Bernardino County Library presents its Library Under the Sea Events. These kid and family friendly events feature visits from Ariel, Prince Eric and Ursula, plus crafts, face painting, ballon artists and more. Visitors should bring their library cards, as every 15 items checked out earns an opportunity drawing ticket to win prizes. Under the Sea events are scheduled at the following locations: August 13 – 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. – James S. Thalman Library, 14020 City Center Drive, Chino August 20 – 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. – The Lewis Library & Technology, 8437 Sierra Ave.Fontana August 22 – 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. – Hesperia Branch Library, 9650 7th Ave., Hesperia August 27 – 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. – Newton Bass Library,14901 Dale Evans Parkway, Apple Valley August 29 – 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. – Sam J. Racadio Library, 7863 Central Ave., Highland For information visit sbclib.org. Exhibits, Workshops, Classes:Saturday, August 10 – the 2019 Children’s Summer Music Festival Workshops for children ages 4-12 from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. at the Redlands Community Center, 111 W. Lugonia Ave.…

Thursday, August 01, 2019

Exhibits, Workshops, Classes, Tuesdays and Saturdays – the 2019 Children’s Summer Music Festival Workshops for children ages 4-12 will be held on Saturdays August 3 and 10 from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. at the Redlands Community Center, 111 W. Lugonia Ave. The workshops are conducted by artists appearing at the Redlands Bowl. There is no admission charge and reservations are not needed. For information call (909) 793-7316 or visit redlandsbowl.org. Friday, August 2 & Saturday, August 3 – Junior University Musical Theatre presents Robin Hood at the new San Manuel Performing Arts Center on the campus of Aquinas High School, 2772 Sterling Ave., San Bernardino. Friday’s performance is at 7:15 p.m. and Saturday’s is a matinee at 2:15 p.m. this is last opportunity to enjoy this original musical adaptation of Robin Hood. For tickets visit www.junioruniversity.org. Saturday, August 3 – Arrowhead Regional Medical Center(ARMC) will hold a class: Stop the Bleed from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Medical Center, 400 N. Pepper Ave., Colton. This free class is taught by the ARMC Trauma Service and will teach the basic bleeding control techniques and…

Fortnite’s biggest tournament yet

One of, if not the most, popular games of all time Fortnite, just held one of e-sports biggest tournaments yet, the Fortnite World Cup. Over $30 million was put into it and it was hosted this past Friday – Sunday. To qualify, you had to be at the top of your region’s standings for 1 of the 10 qualifying weeks. Here’s how it went down. The first day, Friday, was the creative World Cup, a mode in Fortnite where you can make your own maps, death runs, battle courses and anything your mind can think of. Cizzorz, a popular streamer and Faze Fortnite member, with the help of his world-class death run team, was able to pull away and him and his team now have $1 million to split four ways. This was then followed by the Fortnite pro am. Where money was at stake for charity. And pro Airwaks and his celebrity teammate RL Grimes took home $500,000 each to give to their charity of choice. Now, for the big events, the Solo and Duo World Cup Finals. Winners get $3 million. There was…

When your friends do not understand your mental health issues

You struggle with fear, anxiety, depression, or addiction. Eventually your relatives and closest friends find out about your problems. The problem is that some of them get on your case and do not understand what you are going through. Here are six ways on how to deal with your friends regarding your mental health issues. 1. Listen to the professionals and not your friends. Your friends may mean well, but when it comes down to it, the professionals know your situation more than anyone. They know what you are going through and are trained to deal with your situation. Your friends do not have the answers to your medical condition. When you have questions about your mental health recovery, consult with your counselor or other mental health professional. Listen to them and follow their advice and not your friends. 2. Your goal is to get better. Concentrate on how you can overcome your fears and anxieties.  Don’t waste your time arguing with your friends or relatives who are giving you a difficult time. This isn’t a public relations event where you need to get approval from your…

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Summer Meal Program: Now to July 31 – the City of San Bernardino will have a Summer Meal Program for kids under 18 years of age from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. at the following Community Centers: Center for Individual Development – Mon. – Fri.- 8088 Palm Lane – (909) 384-5426 Lytle Creek Community Center – Tues. – Fri. – 380 South K Street – (909) 384-5424 Ruben Campos Center – Tues. – Fri – 1717 West 5th Street – (909) 384-5421 Verdemont Community Center – Tues. – Fri. -3664 Little League Dr. – (909) 361-2574 Delmann Heights Center – Tues. – Fri. – 2969 North Flores Street – (909) 880-1362 Hernandez Community Center – Tues. – Fri. – 222 North Lugonia Ave. – (909) 384-5420 Each site will also receive a visit from the public library three times during the summer schedule with story time with Miss MARY Charter, a marionette show by Franklin Haynes Marionettes and a Magic Show presented by Rafael & Katie. For information call your local community center. Now to July 30 – the Colton Breakfast/Lunch Program will be administered at…

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