4th Annual Bullying Prevention Conference
November 5, 2018November 5, 2018

Time: 8am-3pm
Location: Riverside Convention Center, 3637 Fifth Street, Riverside, CA 92501
Website: http://antibullyinginstitute.org/registration#.W37ah85KhaR
Details:

This year’s Bullying Prevention Conference will be held on November 5th at the Riverside Convention Center. The presentations and performances will focus on the many concerns in our community. Subjects will include empathy, cyber bullying and providing a positive environmentally stable place for our children to grow and learn. Our goal is to provide practical tools and resources to create a kinder, inclusive and positive environment that the attendees would be able to replicate and put in place at their schools or organizations.

More information and the agenda for the day will be posted.

For more information, please contact our Anti-Bullying Coordinator, Bianca Gonzalez at 951-321-6512 or email Bianca@RMCcharity.org.

Festival of Trees
November 20, 2018November 25, 2018

Time: varies
Location: Riverside Convention Center, 3637 Fifth Street, Riverside, CA 92501
Website: http://www.ruhealth.org/en-us/foundation/festival_of_trees/Pages/default.aspx
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The festival kicks off with the annual fundraising Gala* with wonderful entertainment, amazing trees, and holiday décor. The fun continues through the week with fun activities, open to the public.

*Purchase Tickets for the Gala – click here

We hope the beautiful holiday trees, the sparkling lights and warm company of friends will inspire you to reflect on the legacy of physician and nursing excellence and the depth of our care for our patients!

Last year generous donors helped fund new cribs, toddler beds, giraffe warmers, baby-bonding zones, bilirubin blankets, subcutaneous sensors, and more for the NICU, PICU and Child Abuse & Neglect Unit.

IE’s Largest Mixer 2018
November 13, 2018November 13, 2018

Location: Riverside Convention Center, 3637 Fifth Street, Riverside, CA 92501

Website: https://largestmixer.com/events/inland-empire/

Details:
Join us 4PM-8PM to celebrate 12 years of bringing together like-minded business professionals from across the greater Inland Empire by attending the 2018 Inland Empire’s Largest Mixer.  Annually the IE Mixer attracts more than 150 exhibitors and 2000 attendees for an evening of making new business connections and renewing existing business relationships.  Over 20 area chambers of commerce and professional business organizations will be there to help you learn how you can use their organizations to grow your business no matter the size. Meet super networkers in the TEAM Referral Village and take part in a speed networking session that has proven over multiple Mixers to stimulate new business relationships.  To keep your energy up sample food from local restaurants and enjoy a cocktail or soft drink from one of the cash bars.

Polish up your elevator pitch and bring your business cards to the IE Mixer and Meet Your Next Client!

Admission is $20.00 and the Largest Mixer is open to all businesses and the general public.

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Festival of Lights – The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa
November 23, 2018January 6, 2019

Time: varies
Website: https://www.riversideca.gov/fol/
Details:

The Riverside Festival of Lights welcomes guests to experience holiday lights and decoration, live entertainment and lots of goodies in Downtown Riverside. The Riverside Festival of Lights is a time-honored tradition for generations of Southern California residents. Attractions at the Riverside Festival of Lights include the Artisans Collective, lighted displays, rides, entertainment, food vendors, Santa Claus and much more. Add a little excitement to your visit to the Riverside Festival of Lights with live music and dance at the University Stage and the Ben Franklin Stage across from Santa’s house. Come join the celebration at the Riverside Festival of Lights.

2019 Great Race: Riverside, Calif., to Tacoma, Wash
June 22, 2019June 30, 2019

The 2019 Hemmings Motor News Great Race presented by Hagerty will start in Riverside, Calif., on Saturday, June 22, and finish is Tacoma, Wash., on Sunday, June 30, race organizers have announced.

This marks the first time the Great Race, the world’s premiere old car rally, will start and finish on the West Coast. The 9-day, 2,300-mile adventure will bring 120 of the world’s finest antique automobiles to 18 cities in California, Nevada, Oregon and Washington. More than $150,000 will be awarded to top finishers in multiple divisions.

“We are excited to start the 2019 Great Race in Riverside,” director Jeff Stumb said. “Especially with Riverside’s great connection and long history of racing at the old Riverside Raceway.” It will be the first time the event has been to Riverside since a 2001 overnight stop.

“We are also pleased to be working with our friends at LeMay – America’s Car Museum to host the finish of the 2019 Great Race. We have started in Tacoma in 1996 and 1998 and we finished there in 2005, but this will be the first time we have had the honor of holding the race in conjunction with America’s Car Museum.”

Teams and cars from Japan, England, Australia, Canada and every corner of the United States will converge in Riverside in mid-June with vintage automobiles dating back as far as 1916.

“There are more than 450 people just in our entourage from all around the world,” Stumb said. “And along the route they will see amazing sites, including Lake Tahoe, Redwood National Park, Northern California’s coastline, Crater Lake, Mount Hood and Mount Rainer.”

Overnight cities along the 2019 route are scheduled to include Lancaster, Calif.; Gardnerville, Nev.; Chico, Calif.; Eureka, Calif.; Grants Pass, Ore.; Bend, Ore.; Vancouver, Wash.; and Olympia, Wash. Lunch cities are scheduled to include Victorville, Calif.; Bishop, Calif.; Grass Valley, Calif.; Ukiah, Calif.; Brookings, Ore.; Crater Lake, Ore.; Hood River, Ore.; and Longview, Wash.

The Great Race, which began 36 years ago, is not a speed race, but a time/speed/distance rally. The vehicles, each with a driver and navigator, are given precise instructions each day that detail every move down to the second. They are scored at secret check points along the way and are penalized one second for each second either early or late. As in golf, the lowest score wins.

Cars start – and hopefully finish – one minute apart if all goes according to plan. The biggest part of the challenge other than staying on time and following the instructions is getting an old car to the finish line each day, organizers say.

Each stop on the Great Race is free to the public and spectators will be able to visit with the participants and to look at the cars for several hours. It is common for kids to climb in the cars for a first-hand look.

Cars built in 1974 and earlier are eligible, with most entries having been manufactured before World War II. In the 2017 Great Race a 1932 Ford won the event from Florida to northern Michigan. The 2019 winners will again receive $50,000 of the $150,000 total purse.

A 1916 Hudson Pikes Peak Hillclimber, a 1916 Chevrolet Phaeton, a 1917 Peerless Racer and a chain-driven 1918 American LaFrance Speedster are the oldest cars scheduled to be in the 2018 Great Race from Buffalo, N.Y., to Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Over the decades, the Great Race has stopped in hundreds of cities big and small, from tiny Austin, Nev., to New York City.

“When the Great Race pulls into a city it becomes an instant festival,” Stumb said. “Last year we had five overnight stops with more than 10,000 spectators on our way to having 250,000 people see the Great Race during the event.”

The event was started in 1983 by Tom McRae and it takes its name from the 1965 movie, The Great Race, which starred Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, Natalie Wood and Peter Falk. The movie is a comedy based on the real life 1908 automobile race from New York to Paris. In 2004, Tony Curtis was the guest of the Great Race and rode in his car from the movie, the Leslie Special.

The Great Race gained a huge following from late night showings on ESPN when the network was just starting out in the early 1980s. The first entrant, Curtis Graf of Irving, Texas, is still a participant today.

The event’s main sponsors are Hemmings Motor News, Hagerty, Coker Tire and Reliable Carriers.

 

For more information, go to www.greatrace.com or contact Jeff Stumb at jeff@greatrace.com or by calling him at 423-648-8542.