February 2018 Events | Riverside County

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Umoja Day Feb. 2
UMOJA is a community of educators and learners committed to the academic success, personal growth and self-actualization of African American and other students. This event is held to encourage African American students in their pursuit of higher education at UCR.
Time/Place: 9am-1:30pm / UC Riverside
Contact: https://umojacommunity.biz

Mission Possible: Peppermint Possibilities Dinner, Raffle and Live Auction Feb. 3
Presented by Downs Energy and Fuel The Cause and Bobby Spiegel as the Emcee. Proceeds raised during “Mission Possible” will go towards our mission: to create a community of loving homes and empowering support services for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Time/Place: 5-9pm / The Veranda at Green River, Corona
Contact: 951-273-7329 / www.peppermintridge.org

Barn Dance Feb. 3
Hosted by the Norco Mounted Posse. Come and enjoy a night of great food and dancing to support the Agriculture Program at Norco High School. We will have a live auction, silent auction, and the famous raffle! All funds support the student leadership development and career development.
Time/Place: 6-11pm / Nellie Weaver Hall, Norco
Contact: 951-736-3241 x25427 / www.norcoareachamber.org

Paws4Law Foundation Poker Tournament Feb. 3
$50 Buy in / $20 Re-Buy. Murrieta PDF Demo, K-9 Whiskey Shots, hand rolled cigars from M. Cigar Company. Ages 21+. Full bar and food available for purchase with credit card. Canines are a proven law enforcement tool that has the potential to save officers time and lives.
Time/Place: 6-11pm / Bear Creek Golf Club, Murrieta
Contact: www.paws4law.org

Tamales & Tequila Feb. 3
Live music, kids zone, mariachis, tamale tasting and margarita tasting.
Time/Place: 12:30-4:30pm / Main YMCA: 1331 River Rd., Corona
Contact: 951-736-1415 / www.ymcacornor.org

Low-Cost Vaccination & Licensing Clinic Feb. 3
Hosted by the Beaumont Police Department Animal Control. There will be a licensed veterinarian on-site to issue low cost vaccinations. Cash ONLY for veterinary services - cash or check only for licensing/microchipping. NO Credit Cards.
Time/Place: 9am-12pm / Beaumont Civic Center: 550 E. 6th Street
Contact: 951-769-8500 / www.beaumontpd.org

Noises Off Feb. 8-18
By Michael Frayn Through special arrangement with Samuel French Called the funniest farce ever written, Noises Off presents a manic menagerie as a cast of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop called Nothing’s On. Doors slamming, on and offstage, intrigue, and an errant herring all figure in the plot of this hilarious and classically comic play.
Time/Place: Old Town Temecula Community Theater
Contact: 866-653-8696 / https://tickets.temeculatheater.org

Sweet Paws Valentine’s Day Pet Adoption Feb. 10
Includes spay/neuter surgery, vaccines, and HomeAgain Microchip. Pets adopted that have not been altered, will stay for surgery and be available to go home on the afternoon of the day surgery is scheduled.
Time/Place: 10am-3:30pm / Moreno Valley Animal Shelter: 14041 Elsworth St.
Contact: 951-413-3790 / www.ci.moreno-valley.ca.us

Riverside Black History Expo Feb. 10
This year’s theme, “Celebrating Community Leadership”, honors those at the forefront of making a difference in Riverside and surrounding areas.
Time/Place: 10am-4pm / Downtown Riverside
Contact: www.Blackhistorycommittee.org

Community Hike: Lake Perris Feb. 10
This hike is a walk-on-the-beach excursion. Water is provided but participants are urged to bring their own as well. All hikes are free but the Lake Perris State Recreation Area charges a parking fee of $5 per vehicle parking fee to access the recreation area.
Time/Place: 7:30-10:30am / 17801 Lake Perris Drive 9
Contact: 951-943-6100 / www.cityofperris.org

ABC Hopes Row-a-Thon Feb. 10
The concept of the Row-A-Thon is simple: one rower with ten teammates rowing 26.2 miles, or 42,200 meters, for the fastest time. Benefits a deserving local non-profit, Destroy Duchenne, founded by Elijah Stacy, a 16-year-old with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. His mission is to bring awareness, education and ultimately a cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy to save young lives.
Time/Place: 8am / CrossFit Proper: 430 Princeland Ct., Corona
Contact: www.abchopes.com/rowathon-1

City of Murrieta Job Career Fair Feb. 13
“Spring into Action” Our goal is to provide a career fair to help our community with participating employers who have actual openings in surrounding cities, and who would take action into hiring potential employees for 2018. Jobs we like to offer the community: Office Hospitality Retail Medical Industrial Customer Service Warehouse Education Production Construction Security Veteran friendly Training / Internship Food Service...and more!
Time/Place: 12-3pm / Murrieta Innovation Center: 26442 Beckman Ct.
Contact: 562-318-8592 / www.murrietaca.gov

EWDC Luncheon Homeless Outreach Feb. 15
City of Lake Elsinore Presents: Homeless Outreach. Reservations are required. $15 member, $20 non-member.
Time/Place: 11:30am-1pm / Diamond Club
Contact: 951-245-8848 / www.lakeelsinorechamber.com

Riverside County Fair and National Date Festival Feb. 16-25
You’ll cheer for the daredevil riders at the ever-popular Camel and Ostrich races, experience the thrills and chills of carnival rides, dig into fantastic food and fair treats, browse through arts and crafts booths, and see some big headliners perform all your favorite songs.
Time/Place: Weekdays 10am-10pm, Weekends 10am-Midnight / Riverside County Fairgrounds: 82-503 Hwy 111, Indio
Contact: 800-811-FAIR / www.datefest.org

Riley’s Run for Aortic Health Feb. 17
Riley (a Corona native), is a 14 year old girl who was born with a bicuspid aortic valve which has led to an aortic aneurysm currently who will one day soon require open heart surgery. Riley will be cheering you all on and giving you your Medal when you cross the Finish Line! The John Ritter Foundation is an organization which promotes research and awareness into Aortic Aneurysm and Dissection.
Time/Place: 8-11am / The Hidden Valley Wildlife Center, Riverside
Contact: www.rileysrun.org

Lake Elsinore Chamber Installation Dinner & Awards Ceremony Feb. 17
“Under the Sea” Black tie attire. $125 per person.
Time/Place: 6-10pm / Diamond Club
Contact: 951-245-8848 / www.lakeelsinorechamber.com

San Jacinto Valley Women’s Conference Feb. 22
“The Power of You” Speakers: Sarah Rudder- Johnathan Sposato. Vendor Exhibits. Get Your Tickets Today- Event is a Sell-Out Every Year!
Time/Place: 7:45am-3:30pm / The Soboba County Club
Contact: www.sjvwc.com

Up, Up, and Away! Feb. 23
Benefit event for the Mission Inn Foundation and the March Field Air Museum, to celebrate 100 years of shared history between these two historic landmarks.
Time/Place: 10am-6pm / March Field Air Museum, Riverside
Contact: 951-781-8241 / www.MissionInnMuseum.org

The ABBA Show Feb. 23
Direct from the U.K., The ABBA Show is the sensational, authentic and truly magical tribute to ABBA. “The World’s top ABBA tribute show,” said the London Times and “Even better than the originals live,” claimed the Houston Chronicle.
Time/Place: 8pm / Old Town Temecula Community Theater
Contact: 866-653-8696 / https://tickets.temeculatheater.org

Temecula Valley Chamber Awards Gala Feb. 24
This premier black-tie banquet and awards ceremony of Temecula, with 500 guests in attendance, awards the past year’s achievements for Citizen of the Year; Sterling, Bronze, Gold, and Platinum Businesses of the Year; Service/Charitable Organization of the Year, Ambassador of the Year, and Lifetime Achievement Recipient.
Time/Place: 5:30pm / Pechanga Resort & Casino
Contact: 951-676-5090 / http://temecula.org

Tree Planting on Victoria Avenue Feb. 24
Help plant trees on Victoria Avenue. No experience needed. Bring shovels and gloves if you can.
Time/Place: 9am-12pm / Adams and Victoria Avenue
Contact: 951-286-1036 / www.victoriaavenueforever.org

Murrieta Avocado Half Marathon and 5k Feb. 24
The half Marathon is breathtaking with mountain views that wind through the town and incredible neighborhoods of Murrieta. The 5k course is around the Old Town Murrieta Area and will be extremely fast with virtually no elevation gain. We are so excited to once again partner with Fueled by the Fallen www.fbtf.org and raise awareness and funds for this amazing organization.
Time/Place: 7am-12pm / 5 Town Square
Contact: www.avocadohalfand5k.com

Riverside Dickens Festival Feb. 24-25
Silver Jubilee: 25 Years of Wit & Wisdom. Featured book: “Great Expectations” Features re-enactments of Charles Dickens works with plays, street performers, food vendors, educational workshops and musical performances. Operating as a non-profit organization, the event is partially funded by the City of Riverside and Riverside Arts Foundation, and exists with the goal of promoting literary works.
Time/Place: 10am-5pm / Historic Downtown Riverside
Contact: 951-781-3168 / www.dickensfest.com

Oak Grove Golf Classic and So Cal Chef Open Feb. 27
Gold tournament and gourmet food tasting/competition to benefit the sports and recreation programs.
Time/Place: Pechanga Casino & Resort
Contact: 951-677-5599 x2238 / www.oakgrovecenter.org