January Events | Riverside County

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Menifee Fire Station #7 Grand Opening Jan. 10
Menifee’s first City-owned and built fire station. The City of Menifee, Riverside County and CalFire officials will make a brief presentation to commemorate the new Station 7. 
Time/Place: 11:30am / Corner of Cerry Hills Blvd. and Bradley Rd. 
Contact: 951-672-6777 / cityofmenifee.us

Little Women Jan. 11-21
Based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott and featuring a score by Jason Howland and Mindi Dickstein, this timeless, captivating story is brought to life in this glorious musical filled with personal discovery, heartache, hope and everlasting love. 
Time/Place: See website for schedule. / Old Town Temecula Community Theater
Contact: 866-653-8696 / www.temeculatheater.org

Meet and Greet Wine & Cheese Membership Jan. 17
Ever wondered what happens at the Riverside Woman’s Club? How does your passion fit into the club’s programs? Want to know how you can be involved? Please join us and learn more about all the activities and projects that are going on at our club. Come check us out, enjoy free refreshments and meet our members. 
Time/Place: 5-7pm / Riverside Woman’s Club: 4092 Tenth Street 
Contact: 951-237-8347 / www.riversidewomansclub.com

Murrieta Mega Mixer Jan. 18
SAVE THE DATE for one of the BIGGEST Networking Events in our area!
Time/Place: 3:30-7:30pm / Murrieta Spectrum: 25125 Madison Ave, #105 
Contact: 951-672-1991 / www.menifeevalleychamber.com

Moreno Valley Chamber Installation and Awards Banquet Jan. 19
Join us as we install our 2018 Board of Directors, honor our 2018 Citizen of the Year and announce the winners of the Business and Organization of the Year awards.
Time/Place: 5:30-8:30pm / March Field Air Museum
Contact: 951-697-4404 / www.movalchamber.org

Golden Dragon VIP Gala Jan. 20
The Asian Pacific Cultural Association invites you to our Seventh Annual Lunar Fest Golden Dragon VIP Gala and Fundraiser. We will transport you to a setting of the ancient orient, with a Traditional 12 Course Wedding Style Banquet, complete with Eclectic International Flavors and Live Entertainment representing some of our Sister Cities in Asia. Special Guest Speaker, APCA’s Prestigious International Humanitarian Award Recipient, Live and Silent Auctions, Wine Auctions, Cultural Entertainment and more. Come partake in this evening of Cultural Traditions, Asian Cuisine, Fashion, and Fun.
Time/Place: 6-10pm / The Showcase: 3635 Market Street, Riverside
Contact: 951-453-3548 / www.APCAsocal.org

Snow Day in Perris Jan. 20
Come and enjoy the coolest event in town where kids can play in the snow, make a snowman, and go sledding. Hot chocolate and snacks will be available for purchase. Please dress warmly so you can enjoy the festivity. 
Time/Place: 10am-2pm / Foss Field Park: 138 N. Perris Blvd.
Contact: 951-943-6100 / www.cityofperris.org

Writer’s Expo Jan. 20
Author readings, books for sale and book signings. Sponsored by Friends of the Library. 
Time/Place: 10am-3pm / Moreno Valley Public Library
Contact: 951-413-3880 / www.moval.org

Ranch Trail Clinic & Cowboy Dressage Jan. 20
Cowboy Way Cafe will be serving breakfast and lunch. Mane Attraction Drill Team will perform during the lunch break at noon.
Time/Place: 9am-5pm / The Ranch @ SilverLakes: 5555 Hamner Ave., Norco 
Contact: 951-258-9711 / www.silverlakespark.com/ranch

Riverside County Homeless Count Jan. 23
500 volunteers are needed to count and survey homeless persons living on the streets within their communities. Volunteers must attend a training session where they will receive instructions on conducting the count and on important safety guidelines. Information collected from the count and survey is required to continue receiving federal funding for homeless programs, to develop strategies to end homelessness, and to help homeless children and families who are in need. 
Time/Place: 5:30-9:30am / Streets of Riverside 
Contact: 951-358-3844 / www.RiversideHomelessCounts.com

Rock the Oaks 2018 Jan. 26
A Benefit for the Arts & Autism Programs. Rock the Oaks is a LIVE upbeat music show sprinkled with today’s pop, country, classic rock, gospel and Broadway performances by some of the Valley’s hottest talent! 
Time/Place: 7-9pm / The Bridge Church: 38801 Calistoga Drive Murrieta
Contact: 951-677-5599 / www.oakgrovecenter.org

APCA Lunar Fest of SoCal Jan. 27
Visitors to Downtown Riverside will be transported to the beauty of the magnificent Ancient Orient, beginning with a Spectacular Parade of Nations at 10 am, Opening ceremonies at 10:45 am, then Traditional Asian Music, Taiko Drums, Dance Performances, Art Exhibits and Day-Long Demonstration of Martial Arts, Anime Cosplayers and a range of Asian Cultural displays of various kinds conducted by community and professional groups alike on our three separate stages throughout the day. 
Time/Place: 10am-9pm / Downtown Riverside 
Contact: 951-453-3548 / www.APCAsocal.org

Amateur MMA Tryouts Jan. 27
Our top MMA stars and the elite coaches who train them will be hosting an open tryout to spot new talent. Bring your A game and be ready to show off your striking, grappling, overall fitness, and heart to withstand trial. Please bring your gloves, shin pads, mouth guard, and friends. We will have current MMA stars in attendance to meet and take photos with. There will also be a photographer and vendors.
Time/Place: 1pm / Dan Henderson’s Athletic Fitness Center: 27901 Jefferson Ave., Temecula 
Contact: 951-506-7776 / https://dhathleticfitcenter.com

Temecula Valley Annual Barrel Tasting Event Jan. 27-28
Enjoy unfinished barrel and tank wine samples, as well as finished and newly released wines, at this once-a-year barrel tasting event. Wineries will perfectly pair delectable food samplings with their wines. Choose a single-day ticket to experience visits up to 18 wineries or double your fun with a two-day ticket and enjoy up to 36 wineries! Your ticket includes a one-time visit at each winery and wine and food samplings. You choose which wineries to visit at your own leisurely pace. 
Time/Place: 11am-4pm / Temecula Valley Wineries 
Contact: 951-699-3626 / www.temeculawines.org

Taste of the Valley and Business Expo Jan. 29
Sample food from local restaurants, entertainment and business displays. No admission fee. 
Time/Place: 3-6:30pm / Golden Village Palms RV Resort: 3600 West Florida Avenue, Hemet 
Contact: 951-658-3211 / www.hsjvc.com