Riverside Art Museum Aims to Preserve and Renovate Trailblazing Female Architect’s 1929 YWCA Building

Riverside Art Museum (RAM) presents “3425 Mission Inn Avenue: Foundation, Transition, and Innovation,” an exhibition that highlights the architectural significance of its Julia Morgan-designed YWCA building, showcases the iconic facility’s role in the cultural development of the city, and presents plans for its preservation and renovation. The collection of architectural plans, prints, drawings, and photographs are on display now through October 6, 2024. Since 1967, RAM has provided uninterrupted mission-driven exhibition and educational programming from this historic location at 3425 Mission Inn Avenue in Riverside, California. Adding to its cultural footprint, RAM opened The Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art and Culture in June 2022, just one block away. To analyze how the Julia Morgan building should be preserved and renovated, RAM has retained the expertise of Page & Turnbull, the firm responsible for the successful preservation and renovation of the City of Riverside’s mid-century library building, now home to The Cheech. Renderings of the proposed $10 million plans are featured in the exhibition. “We are working to ensure these stories are not lost to time and that the building will be here for generations

Riverside Montessori Academy Celebrates WASC Accreditation & New Playground with First-Ever Community Open House

This summer marks a historic moment for Riverside Montessori Academy (RIVMA) as it hosts its first-ever public Open House events. Scheduled for July 24 and July 25 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, these events will take place at both their Pachappa and Indiana locations. The Open House events provide a unique opportunity for the entire community to discover the vibrant educational environment that has been a cornerstone of Riverside for nearly four decades. For 38 years, RIVMA has been more than just a school; it has been a nurturing space where young minds flourish and families find a supportive community. The upcoming Open House events will offer a glimpse into what makes the academy unique. Visitors will have the chance to meet dedicated staff, explore classrooms, and learn about the Montessori approach that has successfully shaped thousands of young learners from Riverside and neighboring communities. The community Open House events are in celebration of two recent and significant achievements for the school.  RIVMA recently earned accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) this past Spring, affirming its commitment to excellence in

Celebrate Independence Day with Free and Low-Cost Events Around the Inland Empire

We’ve gathered all the information you need for free and low-cost Fourth of July events happening around the Inland Empire. From symphony concerts to fireworks shows, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Check out the details below to plan your perfect Independence Day celebration! San Bernardino – Symphony Under the Stars The San Bernardino Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Maestro Anthony Parnther, will host its annual “Symphony Under the Stars” concert, “America, the Beautiful.” Location: San Bernardino Valley College’s football field, 701 S Mt Vernon Ave, San Bernardino Date: Saturday, July 6, 2024 Time: 7:30 p.m. The event will feature a grand fireworks display and a world record-breaking piccolo performance. The concert includes music from “The Wizard of Oz,” “The Wiz,” and “Wicked,” along with traditional patriotic pieces, culminating in Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture. Arrive at 5 p.m. for SUMMERFEST, which offers information on Veterans Resource Center, educational opportunities, children’s activities, campus tours, and food trucks. Tickets range from $10 for general admission to $100 for reserved seating and can be purchased online or by phone. San Bernardino – Inland Empire 66ers Baseball Game and