Have Some Fun at the Riverside Library This Weekend

The Riverside library system is an amazing community resource with educational and family friendly activities taking place almost every day of the week. If you need homework help, educational classes or just a safe place to take your kids during the week, the library offers all those things and more.

This weekend will be no different as the library system has a slew of fun activities taking place in and around the city of Riverside. For those people who want to get in on the action, here is a quick look at all the activities taking place this Saturday and Sunday. Follow the link at the bottom to get full details and registration info for each activity.

 

Saturday, November 5
9:30AM Holiday Marketplace
10:00AM Charity Classic Golf Tournament @ Canyon Crest Country Club
10:00AM Zen Coloring for Grown-Ups @ Marcy Library
10:00AM Minecraft for all ages Marcy Library
10:00AM S.T.E.M. Eastside Library
1:00PM Day of the Dead Downtown Riverside
2:00PM Unelectable You Fox Performing Arts Center
2:00PM Chess Club Orange Terrace Library
2:00PM Free Movie Eastside Library
3:00PM Oliver’s Soup Kitchen Calvary Presbyterian Church
3:30PM Adult Craft-Christmas Tags La Sierra Library
6:45PM Painting and Wine Classes My Learning Studio

Sunday, November 6
6:00AM Inland Empire Biking Alliance – Anza Crossing Martha McLean Open Space
12:00PM Jen Chapin Concert Encore Lounge at the Fox
2:00PM Free Movie La Sierra Library
6:00PM Riverside’s Got Talent Riverside Municipal Auditorium
6:00PM Brandstater Gallery features Light Work La Sierra University
7:00PM Chamber Recital Series La Sierra University – HMA

http://riversideca.gov/calendar/default.aspx?date=11/05/2016

Get Scared at the Field of Dreams Haunted Stadium in Riverside

Have you ever been to a haunted stadium? Well, the Field of Dreams Haunted Stadium in Riverside is the Halloween event that may make you rethink your love of Halloween–because the tour is truly terrifying. The Halloween event features five scary mazes, a haunted coffin ride, and a few other terrifying attractions, all located at the Diamond Stadium in Riverside.

Tickets for the event start at $15 and run into the $30 range depending on day you decide to attend. The mazes are appropriate titles: Hunted, Insanity, Inferno, Descent, and Illusions. If you get a thrill out of being scared, there may be no better event to attend. The fun last mid-way into November, so check out the link provided to get a preview of the mazes and to purchase tickets. But if you go, don’t say we didn’t warn you! Good luck and Happy Halloween!

 

Haunted Stadium
500 Diamond Dr, Lake Elsinore 92530
For Kids: Under 12 with parent
2016 Dates: October 1 to November 14

http://www.hauntedstadium.com/

Riverside Halloween: Decorating Tips

Decorating your apartment may be the best part about Halloween! It’s fun, exciting, and a great way to change up your decor. If you are planning on decorating this year, here are some great tips we found online. Have fun decorating and try to be as spooky as possible!

Black licorice: anything black always looks slick, modern and spooky during Halloween. This year grab a few clear candy jars and place black licorice and black and white candy inside. This decoration can be subtle, but will go along way in creating the perfect decor atmosphere.

 

Black frames: print out a few scary portrait pictures (a quick Google search will return quite a bit of them) and place them inside the black frames. The frames can be quite scary once your guest notice them. There’s a simple DIY tutorial here.

 

Black twig wreath: We continue the “black” theme with yet another spray painting tip. Purchase a twig wreath from your local home good store (they fall in the $10 range) and spray paint it black. The color along with the twigs make this feel quite scary when placed on your wall. You can even add in spiders or other fun embellishments! Check out a full tutorial here.

Are You Ready For Octoberfest in Riverside?

October is here! And if you are an adult who loves beer, that can only mean one thing: Octoberfest! If you are ready for a night filled with Bavarian music, imported beer. German food and much more, Octoberfest at the Fairplex is the place to be. The event is located in Pomona at the home of the LA County Fair and is expected to feature excellent food, beer, games and celebrate all things Bavarian culture. The Octoberfest is scheduled to take place every weekend in October, beginning at 6pm and ending at midnight. Here is a bit more information about the biggest Octoberfest in the area. Have fun and enjoy the festivities.

 

Friday, October 14* 6 p.m. – midnight
Saturday, October 15* 6 p.m. – midnight
Friday, October 21* 6 p.m. – midnight
Saturday, October 22* 6 p.m. – midnight
Friday, October 28* 6 p.m. – midnight
Saturday, October 29* 6 p.m. – midnight

 

http://fairplex.com/events/oktoberfest

 

Pumpkin Decorating Tips

Are you planning on carving pumpkins this Halloween? Awesome! Since no one is really an expert at pumpkin carving, this week’s blog will offer up a few tips for carving fantastic Jack-o-lantern. Have fun being spooky this Halloween.

 

Vaseline: once you are done carving, cover the cut edges with Vaseline to lock in moisture and keep your Jack-o-Lantern alive longer.

 

Water: once your pumpkin begins to dry up, soak it in water for eight hours to freshen it up and grab a few extra days out of it.

 

Templates: there’s no shame in getting a template from Google and using to help make your Jack-O-Lantern. Most of us aren’t experts, so feel free to get some help.

 

Where Are the Best Riverside Parks?

When was the last time you went to a park? If you had to take more than a second to think about it, this post is for you. Parks are one of the great benefits of living in a good city. Luckily, Riverside has a host of wonderful locations with a little something for everyone. If you want to go for a run you can. If you need a playground, we have that. If you want to bbq, there’s also a park for that. Now that summer is finally gone (the weather is still here though), grab a sweater and enjoy nature at a great park near your Riverside apartment.

 

Andulka Park

5201 Chicago Ave

Riverside, CA 92506

 

Fairmount Park

2241 Market St

Riverside, CA 92501

Phone number(951) 826-2000

 

Sycamore Highland

Fair Isle Dr

Riverside, CA 92507

Best New Food Spots in Riverside

Finding a great new restaurant in your city is always awesome!!! Everyone gets tired of eating at the same old spots every week (no matter how great they are.) And since we love food so much in this blog, we scoured the city of Riverside to find the best new restaurants in your area. So put your pots and pans away and head out to a new restaurants for dinner tonight. Our list includes a poke joint (fish), a Mexican place and a Mongolian BBQ spot. Have fun and eat like a king tonight!

 

The Low-Key Poke Joint

Open 5 weeks ago

11860 Magnolia Ave

Riverside, CA 92503

Phone number(951) 299-7699

 

Miguel’s Jr

Opened 6 weeks ago

17815 Van Buren Blvd

Riverside, CA 92508

Phone number(951) 339-5747

 

Rc Mongolian BBQ Buffet

Open 3 months ago

9879 Foothill Blvd

Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

Phone number(909) 727-3088

Move into the Corona Pointe Apartments in Riverside

The Corona Pointe Apartments are more than just an apartment complex. They are an experience in luxury and upscale living. Amenities include instructor led Zumba and Spin classes, in Pool Volleyball net and a mini Movie Theater. Located near the 91 freeway and only minutes from all the great amenities the city of Riverside, the Corona Pointe apartments are perfect for young professionals looking to enjoy a lively and trendy city or families looking for a community dedicated to comfort and fun.

If you are ready to “live happy, healthy and green” take advantage of Corona Pointes world-class amenities. The complex has three sparkling pools, a 24-hour fitness center, a racquetball court, a playground for the children, a barbecue area and instructor led spin classes among other things. When you are ready for experience everything the Corona Pointe apartment have to offer, call 855.815.1570 to set up a FREE complex tour. Our team looks forward to making your apartment dreams come true.

Are You Ready for an Adventure in Sycamore Canyon?

Are you ready to get in touch with nature? Make some friends in your community? Well, we think a weekend hike this Saturday sounds like a perfect event for you! The Riverside Museum is hosting a hiking event September 1oth in the Sycamore Canyon Wilderness Park. This event is hosted on the second Saturday of the month and includes not only a hike but family-friendly nature-based crafts and other activities! The hike is free and open to the public and can be completed by just about anyone. This weekend’s studied topic is rocks! If you attend, you’ll learn all about decomposed granite and how it’s made. The group will stop at various predetermined locations and enjoy the local scenery. Here is a bit more information about the hike.

 

2nd Saturdays at the Nature

Sycamore Canyon Wilderness Park (Begins at Ameal Moore Nature Center)

Start Date/Time

9/10/2016 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

www.mysycamorecanyon.com, museuminfo@riversideca.gov, 951-826-2596

Events

Go on a Nature Hike In Riverside this September

If you are looking to be more active toward the end of summer, Riverside is the perfect place. The Ameal Moore Nature center will be hosting weekend hikes over the next few months located at Sycamore Canyon Wilderness Park on 400 central avenue. All ages are welcome to attend the FREE hikes which are expected to last an hour from 9am to 10am.

 

For more information about the hikes visit: https://www.riversideca.gov/museum/programsandevents.asp. Be sure to wear hiking clothes and bring plenty of water and sunscreen. Have fun and enjoy the wilderness during the last few weeks of the summer. You can also visit the Ameal Moore Nature center’s website.  https://mysycamorecanyon.com/ameal-c-moore-nature-center/