July 27, 2016 - The Redlands Police Department and Micah House After School Program, with help from local businesses, churches, community groups and City and County agencies, will give away bicycles and backpacks during a Back2School Jam and Community Resource Fair at Sylvan Park from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 6. There will be free snacks and music provided for the community.
Organizers hope to match last year’s donation of more than 1,200 backpacks and school supplies to children and youth. Donations were funded by various groups including the Redlands Police Officers Association, Trinity Church, Tom McGrath School Supplies, and grants from the Redlands Police Department.
July 27, 2016 - The Redlands Fire and Police departments and the Redlands Community Center are partnering with LifeStream for Guns and Hoses, a blood drive and bone marrow screening to be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 8, at the Community Center, 111 W. Lugonia Ave.
Fire engines and specialized police equipment, including the RPD ballistic rescue vehicle will be on display and donors and non-donors alike are welcome to come meet department members.
July 27, 2016 - The City of Redlands will sponsor a low cost dog licensing and rabies vaccination clinic in the park next to the Redlands Police Annex (Old City Hall), 30 Cajon St., on Wednesday, Aug. 10, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Pet owners may bring their pets to the northwest corner of Cajon and Vine, across the street from the Redlands Civic Center. Parking is available on Vine Street. All dogs must be on a leash. All cats must be transported in a carrier.
July 25, 2016 - The City of Redlands Development Services Department and the Inland Empire chapter of SCORE will host a workshop detailing how to get started with social media marketing from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9, in the City Council Chambers, 35 Cajon St.
Social media represents the new word-of-mouth. If you’ve been thinking about marketing your business with social media but are overwhelmed and not sure how to get started, this workshop will provide you with simple tips for getting started. Done right, social media can drive repeat business from your current customers or lead to new customers. Take a look at some of the most popular social media networks – Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Instagram and Google+ – and learn why each one might be right for your organization.
July 20, 2016 - The Redlands Fire Department conducts fire and life safety inspections on an annual basis to ensure that businesses adhere to the requirements of the California Fire Code. As an additional option for certain business types, the department is launching the Business Occupant Safety Survey (BOSS) occupant performed fire safety assessment program.
July 20, 2016 - The Ballet Folklorico de Los Angeles will perform at the Redlands Community Center on Wednesday, July 27, from 2 to 2:45 p.m.
July 18, 2016 - The City of Redlands invites residents to apply for openings on the Human Relations and Parks and Recreation commissions and the A.K. Smiley Public Library Board of Trustees. Deadline for filing applications is Aug. 4. Members are appointed by the City Council.
July 13, 2016 - Join the Redlands Senior Center’s Dessert and Dialogue series for interesting and enlightening presentations and delicious dessert.
At noon Monday, July 18, explore the benefits of Medicare counseling, retiree health plans and supplemental insurance with Jeanne Takeda-Ruiz a HICAP Outreach and Education Specialist.
At noon Monday, Aug. 1, Judy Lewis from Redlands Community Hospital will speak about Home Health, Advance Illness Management and Hospice Care. Topics she will cover include what hospice is, who is eligible, the benefits and when to start looking for hospice care.
On Monday, Aug. 15, Bob Fraley will talk about his experience as a performer, and audience member, and will give a short history of the Penny University Folk Music Theater in San Bernardino in the ‘60s and ‘70s. Along with his friend, Michael Pastucha, they will perform some folk songs from the days of Penny University.
July 13, 2016 - Pokemon Go players are invited to join Healthy Redlands on Saturday morning for our weekly walk around Sylvan Park. You can meet new people and improve your health while you keep moving to “hatch your eggs.” There will be Pokemon “lures” set in Sylvan Park at the beginning of the event.
The Healthy Redlands Summer Walking Program is an 8-week step club meant to promote healthy lifestyles for adults and children during the summer. Participants can come and walk at their own time and pace around the perimeters of Sylvan Park.
The program is designed to help participants gradually work toward a goal of walking 10,000 steps each Saturday. Pedometers will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis to track participants’ steps, and are to be returned at the end of each walk.
Walks are scheduled at Sylvan Park every Saturday, from 8 to 11 a.m., through Aug. 6.
The monthly Coffee with the Council was begun in February 2011 as part of the City’s continuing efforts to increase interaction with residents and promote transparency in City affairs.
The informal meetings are held from 9 to 10:30 a.m. on the third Saturday of each month, rotating among three local restaurants – Olive Avenue Market, 530 W. Olive Ave; Cuca’s Mexican Food, 1752 E. Lugonia Ave.; and Stell Coffee & Tea Company, 1580 Barton Road, Suite A. Council members rotate attendance, with no more than two members at each meeting.
Council members have held the meetings for the past five years as a way for residents to ask questions or share concerns outside the formal setting of a City Council meeting.
The remaining schedule for this year’s Coffee with the Council meetings is included below.