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The Lincoln Memorial Shrine in Redlands, the only institution in the west focusing on Lincoln and the Civil War, will celebrate its 42nd annual Open House Sunday, Feb. 9, by unveiling the fourth part of a new exhibit focusing on the sesquicentennial of the American Civil War.  The festivities and entertainment will run from 1-4 p.m. 

The new exhibit, “1864: This Mighty Scourge of War,” focuses on the dramatic events that took place during 1864. Original manuscripts from figures such as Lincoln, Mary Todd Lincoln, Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, and Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman will be combined with contemporary and current illustrations to convey the important developments of the fourth year of the war. These include the presidential election of 1864, Sherman’s March to the Sea, the Battle of the Crater, Mobile Bay, and the Wilderness.

Tom Wheeler, author of “Mr. Lincoln’s T-mails: The Untold Story of How Abraham Lincoln Used the Telegraph to Win the Civil War” (Harper Collins, 2006), will return to the city of his birth to serve as the keynote speaker for the 82nd Annual Watchorn Lincoln Dinner at the University of Redlands on Wednesday, Feb. 12, sponsored by the Lincoln Memorial Shrine in Redlands.

Wheeler will discuss how Abraham Lincoln presided over the first “modern war,” describing a divided nation and its president in the midst of technological and social revolutions.

In addition to the keynote address, live music of the Civil War era will be performed by the Camp Carleton Cornet Band and updates on the Lincoln Shrine will be delivered.  The Watchorn Lincoln Dinner is the largest annual event of its kind celebrating Lincoln in the United States.

City staff have scheduled two community presentations on the Flood control, ADA ramps, Sidewalks, Trees and parks (FAST) infrastructure program. The presentations are designed to describe and explain the proposed program and financing and seek public input.

The first presentation is scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, in the Redlands Community Center Banquet Room at 111 W. Lugonia Ave. A second presentation is scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, at the Redlands City Council Chambers.  Both presentations are open to the public and will include time for questions and answers.

The Redlands City Council invites residents to apply for an opening on the Cultural Arts Commission.

The Cultural Arts Commission promotes public interest in arts, recommends new arts programs and sources of funding for those programs, assists the City Council by recommending policies to encourage, develop and support the arts in Redlands, and advises the City Council in the administration of the City's "Art in Public Places" program.

Redlands Police arrested one man and are attempting to locate a second suspect following an armed robbery at a gas station convenience store Monday. The two men are suspected in several other armed robberies in San Bernardino and Riverside counties.

At about 4:15 a.m. Monday, Jan. 20, police received the report of an armed robbery at the Unocal Station, 1075 Parkford Drive. Two men entered the store, displayed handguns and robbed the clerk of cash, alcohol and cigarettes .

The Redlands Police Department along with Second Baptist Church of Redlands and the AAA Redlands University will sponsor the Dream Makers Football Classic flag football game at 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at Texonia Park at the intersection of Texas Street and Lugonia Avenue.

The game is free and open to middle school students in 6th through 8th grades.

Two people were arrested for driving under the influence during a sobriety/drivers license checkpoint Friday, Jan. 10.

A total of 107 vehicles passed through the checkpoint in the northbound lanes of 6th Street at Stuart Avenue. In addition to the two DUI arrests, one driver was arrested on an outstanding warrant, another for driving on a suspended license and two for driving without a valid license.

On Monday, Jan. 13, RPD traffic officers on a grant-funded distracted driver detail near Citrus Plaza issued 18 citations to drivers using cell phones.

Staff from the City of Redlands is seeking opportunities to meet with service clubs, business organizations and other community groups during the month of January and early February to discuss the critical infrastructure needs of the City.

On Dec. 17, City staff presented a report to the City Council outlining areas of critical infrastructure need, including flood control, sidewalks, ADA ramps, urban forest and parks, and a potential program for funding construction, repair and maintenance of each. Following the report, the City Council authorized City staff to make presentations to the community to gauge public support for the infrastructure program and report back to the council in February.

The Redlands Police Department will conduct a sobriety/drivers license checkpoint beginning at 10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10, in the northbound lanes of 6th Street at Stuart Avenue, continuing through 3 a.m. Saturday.

During two checkpoints during the last weeks of December one person was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and three others for driving with licenses that had been suspended or revoked.

The City of Redlands invites applications from property owners to participate in the Mills Act program, designed to encourage the preservation of historic properties in Redlands.

The Mills Act is an economic incentive program in California for the restoration and preservation of qualified historic buildings by private property owners. Enacted in 1972, the Mills Act legislation grants participating cities and counties the authority to enter into contracts with owners of qualified historic properties who actively participate in the rehabilitation, restoration, preservation, and maintenance of their historic properties. Since the costs of doing so can be prohibitive, property tax relief can offset these costs.

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Yesterday

  1. Post 261 Explorer Meeting
    • Start time: 06:30pm
    • End date: Wednesday, April 23rd
    • End time: 08:30pm
    • Open Enrollment to join the Redlands Explorer Program is in January of every year, but you can pick-up and drop-off applications through-out the entire year at the Fire Administration office. Ages to join are between 15 years To 21 years old.

      Fire Administrative Office
      35 Cajon Street #12
      Redlands, CA 92373

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Today

  1. Tiny Tot Story Time
    • Start time: 10:15am
    • End date: Thursday, April 24th
    • End time: 10:30am
    • Join us in the Assembly Room with your toddler. Open to ages 2 & 3, we sing and share fabulous stories. Meet new friends afterwards out in the park as most of the families stay to play!

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  2. Tiny Tot Story Time
    • Start time: 10:40am
    • End date: Thursday, April 24th
    • End time: 10:55am
    • Join us in the Assembly Room each Thursday morning for great songs, and stories!

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  3. Market Night
    • Start time: 06:00pm
    • End date: Thursday, April 24th
    • End time: 09:00pm
    • Established in 1988, Redlands Market Night has established itself as one of the most successful certified farmers markets in Southern California! Vendors vie to participate in the event that has attracted thousands of weekly visitors since its inception. Visitors are welcomed into an inviting atmosphere complete with lighted trees, brick sidewalks, historic buildings, and great musical entertainment. Crowds are pleasantly surrounded by over 150 food and merchandise booths, not to mention the downtown shopkeepers, every Thursday night.

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Tomorrow

  1. City Hall Closed
    • Extended service hours are offered in order for the public to conduct City business before and after traditional business hours. City staff is available 9 hours a day to serve you. City Hall offices are closed every other Friday.

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  2. Movies in the Park - "Planes"
    • Start time: 06:00pm
    • End date: Friday, April 25th
    • End time: 09:00pm
    • The City of Redlands Development Services Department and the Recreation Division of the Quality of Life Department will continue the popular Movies in the Park series with Disney’s “Planes” and Sony Picture Animation’s “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2” on Friday, April 25, and Friday, May 30, at Ed Hales Park in historic Downtown Redlands, on the corner of 5th and State streets.
      Each event will begin at 6 p.m. and will include children’s craft projects and entertainment from the 6th Street School of Music, Frugal Frigate Children’s Bookstore, Seed and Kissui. The movies will begin at dusk. These events are free to the public. Feel free to bring your own blanket and chair and enjoy family entertainment with your friends and neighbors in historic downtown Redlands.
      For more information, please call the Redlands Community Center at (909) 798-7572 or visit us on the web at www.cityofredlands.org.

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Saturday, April 26th

  1. Saturday Morning Certified Farmers Market
    • Start time: 08:00am
    • End date: Saturday, April 26th
    • End time: 11:00am
    • The City’s successful Saturday Morning Certified Farmers Market brings fresh local produce to historic downtown Redlands every Saturday.

      The Saturday Morning Certified Farmers’ Market began June 6, 2009, bringing local growers to the City parking lot south of Redlands Boulevard between Fifth and Sixth streets near Ed Hales Park. The market operates from 8 to 11 a.m. every Saturday, excluding holiday weekends.

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  2. Sixth Annual Community Day of Service
    • Start time: 08:00am
    • End date: Saturday, April 26th
    • End time: 12:00pm
    • More than 1,000 volunteers are expected to turn out April 26 for the Sixth Annual Day of Service, sponsored by the City of Redlands, the Redlands Service Club Council and Mormon Helping Hands, but there’s still need for more volunteers. This year volunteers will be working on community projects in four separate areas and, for the first time, expanding to the City of Highland.
      Volunteers will spread out weeding, planting, mulching, painting and repairing at Heritage Park on Orange Avenue, between Nevada and Iowa streets, the site of last year’s massive volunteer effort; Israel Beal Park, on River View Drive, south of the Santa Ana River Wash and west of Orange Street; the east end of Redlands Boulevard, along the median and the roadside; and Highland Community Park in Highland.
      The Volunteer Day of Service has become an annual event, after the stunning success of past years. Planning takes nearly a year with the City and the Redlands Service Club Council in partnership with Mormon Helping Hands.
      Along the two-mile stretch of Redlands Boulevard, volunteers will clean up and replace plants in the median, plant trees, mulch the median and shoulders and pick up trash. The City prepared for the project more than a week ago, contracting to trim all the trees along the stretch of road.
      At Israel Beal Park volunteers will remove weeds and tree stumps and replant areas of the park.
      At Heritage Park, volunteers have already begun working on irrigation in preparation for Saturday’s efforts, which will add concrete borders and decomposed granite in picnic areas and lay 20,000 square feet of sod.
      At Highland Community Park volunteers will replace the baseball infield, repair and repaint backstops and repair trash receptacles.
      The Redlands Service Club Council was formed in 2008 to offer assistance to the City through cooperative work projects and capital improvements. Working with the City’s Quality of Life Department, the Service Club Council made renovation of Sylvan Park its first major project for 2009. Since then the Service Club Council and Mormon Helping Hands have taken on increasingly ambitious projects at Prospect Park, the Redlands Bowl, landscaping the Redlands Boulevard median, and last year, creating an entire park in a day at Heritage Park.
      Individuals, families, community groups, businesses and other organizations are encouraged to participate in the workday. For information or to sign up, visit www.redlandsservice.org or contact City of Redlands Volunteer Services Coordinator Elizabeth Marin at (909) 798-7540.

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  3. Household Hazardous Waste collection
    • Start time: 09:30am
    • End date: Saturday, April 26th
    • End time: 12:30pm
    • During operating hours, residents can dispose of household materials including, outdated prescription medication (with the exception of controlled substances), outdated pet prescription medication, paint products, chemical cleaners, pesticides, fertilizers, hobby/pool supplies, automotive oil, filters, brake fluid, transmission fluid, anti-freeze, gasoline, and propane tanks.

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  4. Prescription Drug Take-Back Day
    • Start time: 10:00am
    • End date: Saturday, April 26th
    • End time: 02:00pm
    • On April 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Redlands Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its eighth opportunity in three years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to the Redlands Police Annex, 30 Cajon St. (The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.) The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.
      Last October, Americans turned in 324 tons (over 647,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at over 4,114 sites operated by the DEA and its thousands of state and local law enforcement partners. When those results are combined with what was collected in its seven previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in over 3.4 million pounds—more than 1,700 tons—of pills.
      This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards.
      DEA is in the process of approving new regulations that implement the Safe and Responsible Drug Disposal Act of 2010, which amends the Controlled Substances Act to allow an “ultimate user” (that is, a patient or their family member or pet owner) of controlled substance medications to dispose of them by delivering them to entities authorized by the Attorney General to accept them. The Act also allows the Attorney General to authorize long term care facilities to dispose of their residents’ controlled substances in certain instances.

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  5. Spanish Story Time
    • Start time: 10:15am
    • End date: Saturday, April 26th
    • End time: 10:45am
    • Join us in the story corner of the Young Readers' Room and enjoy stories and songs in Spanish!

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  6. No subject
    • Start time: 10:30am
    • End date: Saturday, April 26th
    • End time: 11:30am
    • Free Saturday Craft Day with Miss Didi and her helpers. "April Showers Bring May Flowers" is the theme this month. Please call the YRR at (909) 798-7674 for more information and to sign up. All ages are welcome to attend!

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Monday, April 28th

  1. Environmental Review Committee
  2. Chinese Story Time
    • Start time: 05:45pm
    • End date: Monday, April 28th
    • End time: 06:15pm
    • Join us in the Story corner of the Young Readers' Room for Chinese/Mandarin songs and stories.

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Tuesday, April 29th

  1. Pajama Story Time
    • Start time: 07:00pm
    • End date: Tuesday, April 29th
    • End time: 07:30pm
    • Join us in the story corner of the Young Readers' Room for Pajama Story Time each Tuesday evening. We will have great stories read aloud to the kids.

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Wednesday, April 30th

  1. Preschool Story Time
    • Start time: 10:15am
    • End date: Wednesday, April 30th
    • End time: 10:45am
    • Come join in the fun of stories and songs and meet new friends! Join us in the Assembly Room each Wednesday morning at 10:15 a.m.

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  2. Post 261 Explorer Meeting
    • Start time: 06:30pm
    • End date: Wednesday, April 30th
    • End time: 08:30pm
    • Open Enrollment to join the Redlands Explorer Program is in January of every year, but you can pick-up and drop-off applications through-out the entire year at the Fire Administration office. Ages to join are between 15 years To 21 years old.

      Fire Administrative Office
      35 Cajon Street #12
      Redlands, CA 92373

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Thursday, May 1st

  1. Tiny Tot Story Time
    • Start time: 10:15am
    • End date: Thursday, May 1st
    • End time: 10:30am
    • Join us in the Assembly Room with your toddler. Open to ages 2 & 3, we sing and share fabulous stories. Meet new friends afterwards out in the park as most of the families stay to play!

    • View this event in Google Calendar
  2. Tiny Tot Story Time
    • Start time: 10:40am
    • End date: Thursday, May 1st
    • End time: 10:55am
    • Join us in the Assembly Room each Thursday morning for great songs, and stories!

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  3. Historic and Scenic Preservation Commission
  4. Market Night
    • Start time: 06:00pm
    • End date: Thursday, May 1st
    • End time: 09:00pm
    • Established in 1988, Redlands Market Night has established itself as one of the most successful certified farmers markets in Southern California! Vendors vie to participate in the event that has attracted thousands of weekly visitors since its inception. Visitors are welcomed into an inviting atmosphere complete with lighted trees, brick sidewalks, historic buildings, and great musical entertainment. Crowds are pleasantly surrounded by over 150 food and merchandise booths, not to mention the downtown shopkeepers, every Thursday night.

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Saturday, May 3rd

  1. 5th Annual Bicycle Health and Safety Expo
    • Start time: 08:00am
    • End date: Saturday, May 3rd
    • End time: 12:00pm
    • The Redlands Police Department and Ride Yourself Fit will present the 5th Annual Children’s Bicycle Health and Safety Expo Saturday, May 3, from 8 a.m. to noon at the Redlands Mall parking lot, near the intersection of West Citrus Avenue and Eureka Street.
      The free event will include bicycle safety and course instruction information for all ages, health and safety resources and various craft booths. Music, food, crafts and free bicycle drawings for all ages will also be held during the event. Attendees are encouraged to bring their bicycles and helmets as they will be given the opportunity to practice their safety skills in our bicycle safety course.
      Some participating agencies include Redlands Community Hospital, Cyclery USA, Don’s Bicycles, Friends of the A.K. Smiley Public Library, Girl Scouts of San Gorgonio Council, Redlands Boys and Girls Club, Second Baptist Church Redlands and Music Changing Lives. Redlands Police Motor and Bicycle Officers will be present in uniform and teaching children bicycle safety. Bicycle licenses, registration and fingerprinting will also be provided by Redlands Police Department volunteers.
      A family ride from Sylvan Park, sponsored by Ride Yourself Fit, will be held at noon on Sunday, May 4. The free ride will be at an easy pace. All riders MUST wear approved helmets and closed toed shoes. Ride Yourself Fit members will assist families during the ride. All non-RYF members (adults and the parent/ guardian of each child) will be required to sign a consent and waiver before each ride. Parents are encouraged but not required to participate in the ride.
      Ride Yourself Fit is a family-friendly cycling club which is open to all. The club is focused on fun, fitness and fellowship. Beginning to advanced riders will find what they need to start or improve their riding on Saturday morning rides. You will also find other events such as Walk Yourself Fit and Eat Yourself Fit groups. Family rides are the first Sunday of every month, all are welcome.
      The Redlands Police Department’s purpose is to control crime before it occurs by supporting strong families, resilient youth and safe and sustainable neighborhoods.
      If you have any questions, or would be interested in donating or attending the event, please feel free to contact Event Coordinators: Alesandra Wilson at alesandrawilson@yahoo.com or (909) 798-3331 or Officer Elyzabeth Green at 909-798-7534 ext 2 or at egreen@redlandspolice.org

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  2. Saturday Morning Certified Farmers Market
    • Start time: 08:00am
    • End date: Saturday, May 3rd
    • End time: 11:00am
    • The City’s successful Saturday Morning Certified Farmers Market brings fresh local produce to historic downtown Redlands every Saturday.

      The Saturday Morning Certified Farmers’ Market began June 6, 2009, bringing local growers to the City parking lot south of Redlands Boulevard between Fifth and Sixth streets near Ed Hales Park. The market operates from 8 to 11 a.m. every Saturday, excluding holiday weekends.

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  3. Household Hazardous Waste collection
    • Start time: 09:30am
    • End date: Saturday, May 3rd
    • End time: 12:30pm
    • During operating hours, residents can dispose of household materials including, outdated prescription medication (with the exception of controlled substances), outdated pet prescription medication, paint products, chemical cleaners, pesticides, fertilizers, hobby/pool supplies, automotive oil, filters, brake fluid, transmission fluid, anti-freeze, gasoline, and propane tanks.

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  4. Spanish Story Time
    • Start time: 10:15am
    • End date: Saturday, May 3rd
    • End time: 10:45am
    • Join us in the story corner of the Young Readers' Room and enjoy stories and songs in Spanish!

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  5. Free Saturday Craft Day
    • Start time: 10:30am
    • End date: Saturday, May 3rd
    • End time: 11:30am
    • Join Miss Didi and her helpers as they make crafts with Snow White! There is only room for 40 children, so be sure to sign up today! This program is open to all ages. Please call the YRR at (909) 798-7674 in order to sign up!

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