Second Mountain Cinema Club Movie Set for October 7

movie camera artworkIf you enjoy foreign films you need to be a member of the Mountain Cinema Club. This is a reminder that the club will present the second film of its 2015 Fall series on Wednesday, October 7. Show times are 2:30 and 5:30 p.m. at the Blue Jay Cinema in (not surprisingly) Blue Jay.

The upcoming film will feature  “The Liberator” which deals with Simon Bolivar’s campaigns to liberate twice the territory of Alexander the Great’s conquests. Born to privilege, Bolivar was raised by a family slave and he was taught by a socialist professor. He then took up the cause of the down-trodden and common people and that made him a fighter, a lover and a scholar

All Mountain Cinema Club membership passes were mailed out but if members did not receive they should contact Mary Lindsey, the treasurer of this organization. Cinema passes may be purchased at the door 30 minutes prior to showtime at the Blue Jay Cinema. Individual film tickets are $10 each or a membership for the remaining season is $35.

If you want to take used ink or toner cartridges that help the Rim Education Foundation help students and teachers in the Rim of the World Unified School District they will be happy to accept the donation, You can  take them to this event. Also, the Rim Education Foundation accepts old cell phones so if you have any sitting around and you don’t know what to do with them take them to the theater and the members of the Rim Education Foundation will be grateful for your support.

For more information on the Mountain Cinema Club log onto: Movies@mountain-cinemaclub.com..

Annual Emergency Services Day Oct. 10 in Running Springs

Emergency Services Day has been held in Running Springs for many years and it is a great time for part-time and fulltime residents to get to know more about services that are available right here in Running Springs. The hours for this event are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The day includes safety and fire prevention displays as well as “everyday” services  that are available in our local communities.

This annual event always brings out a lot of residents so come and find out about who is there to help in an emergency. This event is held at the Hwy. 18 (aka Hilltop Blvd.) departments of the Running Springs Water District, the Running Springs Fire Department and the Arrowhead Area California Highway Patrol. These three agencies are located side-by-side on Hwy. 18 so they’re easy to locate. Parking can be an issue so if you’ve got lots of people who are attending you might consider car pooling. There are always a lot of people who attend and children are always happy to see Sparky the Fire Prevention Dog. Hopefully he’ll be able to make the event this year because the children always look forward to seeing Sparky.

You never know when you’re going to need emergency help so come to this annual open house event and get to know those who give so much of themselves and their time to our local communities.

P.S. Firefighters and CHP officers love cookies so if you happen to take some I’m sure they wouldn’t turn you down!

 

 

 

 

Golden Oaks Seniors Sponsoring 2nd “Thrift Store” Fashion Show

Last year's inaugural Thrift Shop Fashion Show was so much fun. Here's a "bride" modeling this beautiful wedding gown that could be purchased (last year) at the thrift store.
Last year’s inaugural Thrift Shop Fashion Show was so much fun. Here’s a “bride” modeling this beautiful wedding gown that could be purchased (last year) at the thrift store.

The Golden Oaks seniors in Running Springs are gearing up for their second annual Golden Oaks Thrift Store Fashion Show on October 17. The fun will be held at the Robert Hootman Senior Center (on Running Springs School Road) at 2 p.m.

This fun event gives guests a great idea of what really fabulous clothes are available at the Hilltop Blvd. thrift store. Depending on availability there are shoes, purses, jackets, suits, great Halloween costumes, everyday wear The money that is raised at the store goes back into the community in so many different ways, so this is a chance to get a close look, up close and personal, at some of the great clothes that can be found in the store. Last year’s inaugural Thrift Store Fashion Show was a huge success. The event was not only fun but it gave everyone a great idea on what beautiful clothes (or ski boots, shoes, purses, formal to casual wear, accessories, jewelry) is available and for pennies of what you’d spend anywhere elsewhere.Come and enjoy…..last year’s “fashion show” was a huge hit so come and find out what all the fun is about.

Love this colorful umbrella and the clothes. Talk about "Singin' in the Rain....Gene Kelley would have loved it!
Love this colorful umbrella and the clothes. Talk about “Singin’ in the Rain….Gene Kelley would have loved it!

Mtn. Sunrise Rotary Hosting Craft Beer and BBQ Fundraiser Sept. 26

Delicious German Beer? Yum!

That fabulous Mountain Sunrise Rotary is at it again…..they’ve got a great fundraiser coming up that you won’t want to miss! On Saturday, September 26 from 1 a.m. to 5 p.m. they’ll be hosting “Craft Brew and BBQ” at the Masonic Lodge in Twin Peaks. (Located next to the county office sheriff’s office) in Twin Peaks.

The $15 admission for adults includes a brew and hot dog. Children ages five to 21 will be charged  $7.50 and that includes lemonade and a hot dog. Children under five are free.

Come enjoy the music, face painting, the belt sander races, chili cookoff and a lot of games including the bean bag toss and, of course, a bounce house. Face painting will be available for only $2 and the entry free for the chili cookoff is only $5. The charge to participate in (what sounds like great fun or really “interesting” belt sander races) is $10 per entry. (Leave it to great Rotary minds to suggest a belt sander race.) They’re always coming up with great new, fun ideas and these competitions should prove to be no exception.

For information on this fun early fall event and fundraiser contact Lyle Barkley@hotmail.com.

See you there! Have Fun and enjoy this great fundraiser for a wonderful, wonderful organization!

Green Valley Lake Hosting Harvest Festival With Native American Dancing, Singing and Food!

GVL Garden Sept. 2015The wildly successful Green Valley Lake Community Garden just gets better and better. That being said, with fall right around the corner (or even here) the tall stalks of corn and other colorful flowers and produce will be slipping into fall.

With that in mind the people who are part of this delightful garden are hosting a Harvest Festival on Saturday, September 26 at 4:30 p.m.

This event will not only be great fun but it will also be spiritual as the festivities will include Native American storytelling and music. This will definitely be a time to praise Mother Nature for her bounty and to honor our Native Americans who, throughout the centuries have had, and continue to have, such a meaningful, spiritual relationship with the earth.

The day will include a banquet of harvest dishes that will be prepared by the GVL community gardeners. Come and enjoy the Native American storytelling and music. Bring your heart with you (but I am warning you) that you may leave it in this delightful community that is located at the top of Green Valley Lake Road off Hwy. 18.

Come! Celebrate Mother Earth’s bounty. Open your heart to new ideas! Come and learn from our Native American friends whose spiritual nature has always honored Mother Earth.

The Green Valley Lake Community garden project operates under the umbrella of the Mountain Community Alliance which is a 501 (C)(3) organization.

 

 

A Fabulous, Fun, Fundraiser at Rim Nordic: A Great Day of Racing!

Even children got into the spirit of this fun event at Rim Nordic. It was great to see them biking together,side-by-side!
Even children got into the spirit of this fun event at Rim Nordic. It was great to see them biking together,side-by-side!

Today, Saturday, August 2 Rim Nordic Bike Racing site was filled to the gunnels with bicyclists, their families and friends and this race, held on Hwy.18 near Running Springs, was a huge success. Of all the off-road bicycle events that are held at the site, that is located directly across from Snow Valley. this is the one that brings in the most riders as it is a fundraiser for the annual trail ride that benefits the Mark J. Reynolds Kids Bike Fun.

It was definitely exciting to see so many team members with their colorful shirts at this fun annual (challenging) bike race. A big"high five" to all the bicyclists who took part.
It was definitely exciting to see so many team members with their colorful shirts at this fun annual (challenging) bike race. A big”high five” to all the bicyclists who took part.

This particular event always draws a lot of riders and families who enjoy the day in the beautiful San Bernardino Mountains and enjoy the camaraderie of all the off-road bicyclists and their families that come up and who love the cool mountain air and this beautiful site on Hwy. 18.  There are numerous trails to challenge new mountain bikers as well as the “more seasoned bicyclists” so there’s something for everyone. The tall old-growth trees provide a lot of cool shelter to everyone which is a big asset to this particular site, especially during the summer months.

The last of this summer’s races will take place on August 16. Come enjoy the final race of this year’s series and enjoy the cool mountain air and weather!

You think these mountain bikers had a great day? The smiles on their faces tell the story...they had a fabulous time!
You think these mountain bikers had a great day? The smiles on their faces tell the story…they had a fabulous time!

 

Off Road Jeep Show July 25 at Running Springs Farmer’s Market

NewspaperYou won’t want to miss the upcoming third annual Running Springs “Jeep Show” . Come on over to the farmer’s market on Saturday,  from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on July 25 and be prepared to see some hot, and I mean hot, cars and trucks. Thanks to the members of the Big Bear Offroad Jeep club this fabulous lineup of great cars always draws a big crowd. These vehicles really are something to see so come and enjoy this great display but remember…no drooling on the cars  is allowed!

Come enjoy the Farmer’s Market and all the booths. The market is located on Palo Alto Drive in Running Springs, right next to First Mountain Bank and across from the Running Springs Post Office. You can’t miss it! There are so many booths this year, it’s really fun and fabulous!

See you there! You’ll be really impressed, but really depressed if you miss this great event!