The new Jasper’s Corner Homework Club site located at the Redlands Community Center opened Sept. 22 to provide homework help to local students. The Jasper’s Corner program began in 2003 at the University of Redlands with the goal of providing free homework assistance from college tutors to children and teens from Kindergarten through 12th grade. It is the University of Redlands’ largest community service organization, serving more than 80 students at four locations.
Representatives of the Emma Zen Foundation and Furry Face, A Very Cool Dog & Cat Store donated 12 Pet Oxygen Mask Kits valued at $1,000 apiece to the Redlands Fire Department during the Redlands City Council meeting Tuesday, Oct. 7. The kits can be used to resuscitate pets of various sizes that have been rescued from fires. Oftentimes, pets are home even when families are not and are found overcome by smoke. The Pet Oxygen Mask Kits will give firefighters a fighting chance to save the life of a much-loved family pet.
This lifesaving equipment for pets is designed to simulate proper pet CPR and gives an adequate constant flow of clean oxygen to a pet in need, making resuscitation both more practical and efficient. The mask works for dogs, cats, birds, and other household-size pets with an effectiveness not previously available. The foundation also publishes training materials to guide emergency personnel in their pet rescue efforts
Redlands Mayor Pete Aguilar and Fire Chief Jeff Frazier accepted the gracious gift on behalf of the Redlands Fire Department. Frazier thanked Lorin Grow, owner of Furry Face, A Very Cool Dog & Cat Store, for bringing attention to the need and launching the fundraising campaign that caught the attention of the Emma Zen Foundation.
The City of Redlands invites residents to apply for an opening on the Municipal Utilities/Public Works Commission. Deadline for filing applications is Oct. 23. Members are appointed by the City Council.
Residents interested in applying for the non-salaried position may request application forms from the City Manager's Office, City Hall, 35 Cajon St., Suite 200, by phone at 798-7510, or download an application on-line at www.cityofredlands.org.
The City of Redlands has scheduled another three-day Community Emergency Response Team training beginning this month. The free Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.
HUD-required studies to guide future community and housing investments
The City of Redlands is working with the County of San Bernardino, which is beginning development of a five-year plan that identifies community development and affordable housing needs and sets priorities for investment of federal grant funds to address them. An analysis of barriers to fair housing is also being conducted. To facilitate local input into these county studies, the city of Redlands will hold a community meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 15, at the Redlands Community Center, 111 W. Lugonia Ave.
Join the Redlands senior centers for a day trip to the El Pueblo Historical Monument and the L.A. Farmers Market on Wednesday, Oct. 22. This trip departs from the Redlands Community Senior Center at 8:30 a.m. and we will end the day back at the Center at 6 p.m. The cost is $20 per person with a patron card or $25 without. Snacks and bottled water are provided.
For more information or to register, please contact the Joslyn Senior Center at (909) 798-7550 or the Redlands Community Senior Center at (909) 798-7579.
Merchandise and food vendors are wanted for the Redlands Community Senior Center holiday craft fair, Thursday, Nov. 20, from 8 a.m. to noon. Vendor deadline to sign up is Nov. 14.
Get into the holiday spirit and enjoy the delights our local artisans have to offer, and purchase some unique gifts. Entertainment and a free turkey lunch will be provided.
Vendor space is already filling up so reserve your table today. Table rental is only $20 for the day or $10 for the space if you provide your own table. For more information, call the senior center at (909) 798-7579.
Redlands Firefighters have swapped their blue T-shirts for pink ones during the month of October in recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Please join us for a live performance by Kelley McRae at the Joslyn Senior Center from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29. Kelley’s music ranges from ballads and tender love songs to energetic guitar-driven songs filled with hope. Price is $5 with a patron card or $10 without, and includes an assortment of appetizers.
Please join us for the Second Annual Halloween Dinner Dance at the Redlands Community Senior Center from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30. Price is $5 with patron card and $10 without. Come in your favorite costume and enjoy plenty of dancing, food, and fun! The entertainment will be provided by Dan Damon.
For more information or to register, please contact the Joslyn Senior Center at (909)-798-7550 or the Redlands Community Senior Center at (909)-798-7579.