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Prado Regional Parks hosts comic book art in the park

Join us at Prado Regional Park for some comic book art in the park on Thursday, June 20, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. All supplies are provided, while they last. Admission is $10 per vehicle and free for those camping with us. Prado Regional Park is located at 16700 S. Euclid Ave. in Chino.

Behavioral Health hosts free poetry night at Victor Valley Museum to raise awareness on addiction

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Join the San Bernardino County Department of Behavioral Health on Thursday, June 20, from 5 to 7 p.m. for Into Light: Illuminating VoicesPoetry Night at the Victor Valley Museum at 11873 Apple Valley Rd. in Apple Valley. The event is free, but registration is required. Scan QR code for event details and to register.

The event is hosted by the INTO LIGHT Project that puts a human face on the disease of addiction through hand-drawn portraits and written narratives to change the conversation about drug addiction.

For questions regarding this event, email DBH_PIO@dbh.sbcounty.gov.

Yucaipa Regional Park hosts Watercolor Art in the Park

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Regional Parks invites all artists to come out and put your painting skills to test at Yucaipa Regional Park on Friday, June 21 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. All supplies will be provided, while they last. All ages are welcome to join us! Bring the whole family and spend the day with us. Pack a picnic, bring your bikes and cruise around the park. Leashed pets are welcome! Admission is $10 per vehicle and free for those camping with us. Yucaipa Regional Park is located at 33900 Oak Glen Road in Yucaipa. For more information on our parks, amenities or other events, visit parks.sbcounty.gov.

Yucaipa Regional Park kicks off summer with a Movie in the Park

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Regional Parks will be hosting a Movie in the Park at Yucaipa Regional Parks on Saturday, June 22, beginning at dusk (around 8ish), featuring the movie “Under the Boardwalk.” There will be free popcorn, while supplies last. Admission is $10 per vehicle and free for those camping with us. Grab your blankets, chairs and bring some snacks to enjoy the movie. Leashed pets are welcome!

Summer Kick-Off morning event at Yucaipa

Yucaipa will be hosting a morning Summer Kick-Off event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with a live animal presentation, group games, the Library Adventure Truck, food trucks, and plenty of activities for the entire family. Admission is $10 per vehicle. If you attend the morning event, the Movie in the Park is free. Leashed pets are welcome!

Yucaipa Regional Park is located at 33900 Oak Glen Road in Yucaipa. Visit parks.sbcounty.gov/events for more information on this morning event.

Regional Parks pools open Tuesdays through Sundays for summer

Regional Parks 2024 swim season has begun at Glen Helen and Yucaipa Regional Parks and both swim complexes are now open daily (except on Mondays) through Sunday, August 4. Daily hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. We advise swimmers to arrive early as the line begins to form when the parks open at 7:30 a.m. Once each complex reaches capacity, NO NEW ARRIVALS will be allowed inside. After August 4th, both swim complexes will return to the weekend schedules through Labor Day .

For pool schedules, admission prices and FAQs, visit parks.sbcounty.gov/swim-schedules.

Regional Parks offer plenty to do during summer break

Kick off summer at any one of our Regional Parks. From Cucamonga-Guasti to Yucaipa, even at Calico Ghost Town, there is plenty to do this summer. For more information on our events at Regional Parks, please visit parks.sbcounty.gov/events.

Lake Gregory summer-long Paws n’ Paddle event returns

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The popular Paws n’ Paddle at Lake Gregory San Mortiz Meadow returns this month and is scheduled every second Sunday through September 15th. Bring your furry companions and rent a vessel for a leisurely paddle on the water. It’s a unique opportunity for non-service animals to enjoy our vessels, with options including canoes, kayaks and paddleboards. This event takes place near the Bait n’ Tackle Shop from 1 to 5 p.m. at Lake Gregory, which is located at 24640 San Moritz Drive in Crestline. For more information on this event, please visit www.lakegregory.com.

Summer Movies on the Meadow returns to Lake Gregory

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Lake Greogry presents Movies on the Meadow summer movie series every Thursday at sunset held at the San Moritz Meadow. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and settle in for a movie under the stars. Bring your own snacks or onsite vendors will be available, offering delicious food and snacks to enjoy during the show. The movie series runs every Thursday from June 6th through August 1st (except the Fourth of July holiday). The event is free. Lake Gregory is located at 24640 San Moritz Drive in Crestline. For more information on this event, visit www.lakegregory.com.

Tickets available for Lake Gregory’s Fireworks Extravaganza private viewing party

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Join Lake Greogry for its 4th annual private viewing fireworks party on Saturday, July 6 at 6:30 p.m. The private viewing party includes premiere seating for the fireworks show, dinner, live music and a free raffle ticket for great giveaway prizes! Parking is limited and available on a first come, first served basis in the North Shore lot. Drinks are also available for purchase. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. The fireworks show starts at 9 p.m. General admission tickets are $70 per person. Children under the age of five are free. Last day to purchase tickets is Friday, June 28.

The event will be held at 24171 Lake Drive in Crestline. For more information on this event, visit www.lakegregory.com.

Watch the free Fireworks Extravaganza show at Lake Gregory

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Lake Greogry will be hosting its 4th annual Fireworks Extravaganza show on Saturday, July 6 at 9 p.m. The show is free to attend. Bring your blankets and find your spot to watch the show. The event will be held at 24171 Lake Drive in Crestline. For more information on this event, visit www.lakegregory.com.

Behavioral Health hosts Summer Wellness Extravaganza for community

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The San Bernardino County Department of Behavioral Health (DBH) is excited to announce the Summer Wellness Extravaganza. This event will take place on Saturday, July 20, from 3 to 8 p.m. at California State University, San Bernardino. The event is free and open to the public, however, registration is required. Scan the QR code to register.

In collaboration with the Department of Aging and Adult Services-Public Guardian and Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Inland Empire (BBBS), this event aims to connect youth and older adults to build resilience from the severe isolation and health impacts that may have resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Summer Wellness Extravaganza will promote behavioral health awareness, physical well-being and overall wellness within the San Bernardino County communities. Attendees can look forward to various activities and resources at the event, including carnival games, food vendors, live music, fitness classes, mindfulness sessions, wellness activities and information booths.

In support of the event, Behavioral Health Director Dr. Geogina Yoshioka emphasized, “Events like this are a top priority for the county and our department. They offer a valuable opportunity to connect, engage, and have fun. San Bernardino County is not just where we live and work but also where we play, emphasizing that wellness is crucial for individuals of all ages!”

Additionally, Big Brothers Big Sisters will provide opportunities to experience the joy of mentorship. The U.S. Surgeon General noted mentorship programs as one of the best ways to help young people build connections and combat the Loneliness Epidemic. Attendees can learn more about the benefits of mentorship for their children or sign up to be a mentor to a young person for the day.

This collaborative effort underscores the importance of community partnerships in promoting well-being and supporting individuals in their journey toward better health. The Summer Wellness Extravaganza serves as a platform for education, empowerment and connection within the community.

Register today by visiting: www.eventcreate.com/e/summerwellnessextravaganza.

To learn more about the Department of Behavioral Health, visit: https://wp.sbcounty.gov/dbh/.

To learn more about the Department of Aging and Adult Services-Public Guardian, visit: https://hss.sbcounty.gov/daas/.

To learn more about Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Inland Empire, visit: https://www.iebigs.org/.

Celebrate the Labor Day holiday with Burgers n’ Brews at Lake Gregory

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Close out the summer with Lake Gregory’s 2nd annual Burgers n’ Brews event during Labor Day weekend on Saturday, Aug. 31 and Sunday, Sept. 1 from 6 to 8 p.m. Enjoy mouthwatering burgers, cold brews and live music on the Lakeview Terrace. Lake Gregory is located at 24171 Lake Drive in Crestline. For more information on this event, visit www.lakegregory.com.

Summer Meals program offers free, nutritious meals for kids, teens when school is out

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Nutrition and Wellness Services is gearing up for summer meals! The Summer Meal Program is funded by the USDA and provides healthy meals to youth 18 and younger when school is not in session.  There is no paperwork, enrollment or income qualifications required. Summer meals are served in many types of locations throughout San Bernardino County such as schools, parks, libraries and community centers. Some sites even provide fun activities for the kids. Nutrition and Wellness Services will be providing enrichment activities at 10 locations with a focus on Rethink Your Drink education and healthy beverage choices.

To find a summer meal site near you:

  • Call 2-1-1
  • Download the CA Meals for Kids App
  • Text “Food” or “Comida” to 304-304

Free summer meal program ensures children have adequate nutrition 

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Starting this summer, low-income families can ensure their children have adequate nutrition while school is out with California SUN Bucks, also called Summer-EBT (S-EBT), a new federal meal program launched by the California Department of Social Services. SUN Bucks is a new permanent program that helps families with school-aged children buy groceries during the summer months, June through August 2024, when children might not have access to school meals.

For summer 2024, the state will automatically enroll approximately 5 million eligible children based on existing school and social services data.

Children will automatically get SUN Bucks if:

  • They are age 6 – 18 years and get CalFresh, CalWORKs or Medi-Cal; OR
  • They are age 0 – 22 years, attending schools that are a part of National School Lunch and/or School Breakfast Programs, AND are approved for free or reduced-price meals.
  • Note: Parents and caretakers should check with their child’s school to make sure their free or reduced-price meal application or Alternative Income Form is on file.
  • Children who are attending Head Start, experiencing homelessness, living in foster care or are part of a migrant family are also automatically eligible.

SUN Bucks are put on an S-EBT card that will be mailed out during the months of June through September 2024. Each eligible child will receive one card with $120 to buy groceries – that’s $40 per month for June, July and August. The S-EBT card can be used just like a debit card to buy food like fruits, vegetables, meat, whole grains, and dairy at grocery stores, farmers’ markets, and other places that accept CalFresh EBT benefits. Children who get SUN Bucks can still participate in other summer meal programs.

SUN Bucks must be used within 122 days of funds being loaded to the S-EBT card. Any unused money on the card after 122 days will expire. Expired benefits cannot be replaced or put back on the card.

Families are encouraged to update their mailing address, so their SUN Bucks are sent to the right place.

Those receiving CalWORKs, CalFresh or Medi-Cal, can update their address online at BenefitsCal.com, call 1 (877) 410-8829, or visit their local county office.

Parents of children who qualify for free or reduced-price meals can update their address at their child’s school of attendance.

For additional information about SUN Bucks, please visit the California Department of Social Services website at https://www.cdss.ca.gov/sun-bucks.

Regional Parks hiring lifeguards, pool managers for 2024 swim season

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Build skills and valuable teamwork experience working outdoors as a lifeguard or pool manager at Glen Helen or Yucaipa Regional Parks swim facilities. The 2024 swim season runs through Labor Day weekend.

Starting salaries for lifeguards begin at $17/hr. and pool managers start at $21/hr.

These positions are responsible for protecting the public against accidents in swim facilities, administering first aid/CPR if an accident should occur and maintaining and operating the pool, waterslides, and park equipment. Lifeguard and/or CPR, First Aid, and AED certifications are required at the time of hire. Reimbursements for certifications may be provided by Regional Parks. Scan the QR code to apply or visit sbcounty.gov/jobs.

Additional County Update News – June 20, 2024