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Fundraising Fellowship Banquet

In honor of World AIDS Day, Kansas Avenue Resource Center, Inc. will host a Fundraising Fellowship Banquet at the Moreno Valley Coneference Center, 14075 Frederick Street, Moreno Valley on Tuesday, December 6, 2011 beginning at 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The theme is “30 years later...Where are we now?” to benefit the Kansas Avenue Resource Center, HIV/AIDS Education Prevention Program.

For more information, contact 951.823.1209.

Annual Black and White Ball

Arrowhead Temple #665 will host their annual Black and White Ball on November 26, 2011, 7:00 p.m. – midnight at 1073 N. Mt. Vernon Ave., San Bernardino, CA 92411. For more information contact 909-647-5162/909-419-3040.

Donation: $12.00 each/$20.00 couple. Black and White Formal Attire.

Line Dancing

Arrowhead Temple #665 will present a Soul Line Dancing and Instruction by Tamara Sander on Friday, November 18, 2011 beginning at 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 1073 N. Mt. Vernon Avenue, San Bernardino. A donation of $10 is asked. For more information contact, Dtr. Ruler Rollanda Miller at (909) 419-3040 They will also have fish dinners available from 12 Noon to 7:00 p.m. with a donation of $7.00.

SBCCD seeks Public Comments on Sustainability

HolyLand COGIC will hold its Annual Prayer Breakfast and Silent Auction on Saturday, November 19th, at 9:00 am in the Banquet Room.

The Speaker is none other than 1st Lady, Evangelist Diane Bereal from Divine Guidance of Pasadena, CA. Ticket donation is only $15.00 per person. For information re: event, contact Evangelist Catherine Wells @ 626-319-3349.

Sacred Sistahs Fit-For-Fall 5-Kilometer Walk-A-Thon

Sacred Sistahs will host their Fourth Annual Sacred Sistahs, Inc. Fit-For-Fall 5-Kilometer Walk-AThon fundraiser taking place on Saturday, November 26, 2011 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. at Red Hill Community Park, 7484 Vineyard Avenue, Rancho Cucamonga, CA.

All proceeds will benefit their outreach program for abused women and children.

Sacred Sistahs, Inc. is 501c3 nonprofit organization. All proceeds are tax deductable. $25 registration includes t-shirt.

For registration information, please go to http://www.sacredsistahsinc.org/ne ws_and_events

35th annual celebration of wri ters and writing returns to UCR Feb. 7-10, 2012

UC Riverside will celebrate a host of prize-winning poets and novelists – among them distinguished UCR creative writing faculty and alumni – when the 35th annual Writers Week Conference begins on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012.

Participating writers will read selections from their works, answer audience questions and sign books after their presentations. Award-winning poet Diane Wakoski will close the four-day event as the keynote reader on Friday, Feb. 10, at 7:30 p.m.

All events will be held on the UC Riverside campus in Interdisciplinary Building Room 1128 and will begin at 1 p.m. each day. All sessions are free and open to the public. Parking costs $6 per day.

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Fundraising Fellowship Banquet

In honor of World AIDS Day, Kansas Avenue Resource Center, Inc. will host a Fundraising Fellowship Banquet at the Moreno Valley Coneference Center, 14075 Frederick Street, Moreno Valley on Tuesday, December 6, 2011 beginning at 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The theme is “30 years later...Where are we now?” to benefit the Kansas Avenue Resource Center, HIV/AIDS Education Prevention Program. For more information, contact 951.823.1209.

Job Fair

The Inland Community Resource and Job Fair will be held on November 17, 2011 beginning at 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at UEI College, 4730 Ontario Mills Parkway, Building 4 in Ontario, featuring How?Seminar and the Event Maximizer Job Workshops. For more information, visit bestjobsmagazine.com or call (909) 200-6067.

Harvest Mixer

Exclusive Business Alliance will host their 1st Harvest Mixer hosted by Mouton Foods and Garrett Management Group on November 17, 2011 beginning at 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at 6260 River Crest Drive, Suite, E, Riverside. For More Information Call 951-697- 6600.

SBCCD seeks Public Comments on Sustainability Plan

The San Bernardino Community College District (SBCCD) will join with colleges and universities across the state in an effort to lessen our environmental impact and to improve the quality of life for our students, faculty and staff and for those in our communities.

They are asking the public to review the San Bernardino Community College District Draft Sustainability Plan and provide feedback by no later than November 30, 2011.

Your comments will be reviewed and considered by the Sustainability Plan Committee for incorporation into the final plan as appropriate. Please enter all comments in the Feedback Box on the website link http://www.sbccd.org/sustainabilit y.aspx.

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Fundraising Fellowship Banquet

In honor of World AIDS Day, Kansas Avenue Resource Center, Inc. will host a Fundraising Fellowship Banquet at the Moreno Valley Coneference Center, 14075 Frederick Street, Moreno Valley on Tuesday, December 6, 2011 beginning at 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The theme is “30 years later...Where are we now?” to benefit the Kansas Avenue Resource Center, HIV/AIDS Education Prevention Program.

For more information, contact 951.823.1209.

Community Forum

The Inland Empire Concerned African American Churches (IECAAC) will host a community forum addressing the critical issues that affect the city on November 7, 2011 beginning at 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at 1777 West Baseline, San Bernardino. For more information, contact Pastor Ray Turner at (909) 474- 7036.

Job Fair

The Inland Community Resource and Job Fair will be held on November 17, 2011 beginning at 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at UEI College, 4730 Ontario Mills Parkway, Building 4 in Ontario, featuring How?Seminar and the Event Maximizer Job Workshops.

For more information, visit bestjobsmagazine.com or call (909) 200-6067.

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Fundraising Fellowship Banquet

In honor of World AIDS Day, Kansas Avenue Resource Center, Inc. and Foothill AIDS Project will host a Fundraising Fellowship Banquet at the Moreno Valley Coneference Center, 14075 Frederick Street, Moreno Valley on Tuesday, December 6, 2011 beginning at 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

The theme is “30 years later...Where are we now?” to benefit the Kansas Avenue Resource Center, HIV/AIDS Education Prevention Program. For more information, contact 951.823.1209.

Pre-Church Anniversary Harvest

Victory Temple of Deliverance Ministries will host a Pre-Church Anniversary Harvest Musical with the Victory Temple’s Praise Team, choir, soloist and other special guests on Saturday, November 12, 2011 beginning at 5:00 p.m. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. at 23932 Alessandro Blvd., Moreno Valley. For more information contact (951) 653-8631 or (909) 720-6517.

Bishop Randy D. Triplett, is Senior Pastor/Founder.

Basic Mediation Class To Be Offered

Community Action Partnership of Riverside County’s Dispute Resolution Center (DRC) will be holding classes on Basic Mediation in both November and December, 2011. Completion of the 24-hour class provides participants the necessary certification to mediate cases for the Dispute Resolution Center.

New mediators are needed as the case-load in the courts continues to grow. Trainings are scheduled for both west and east Riverside County, with the first trainings to be held in Riverside.

The DRC provides mediation services in small claims court for Riverside County Superior Courts in Banning, Moreno Valley, Temecula, Hemet and Indio.

The classes will be held at Community Action Partnership of Riverside County, 2038 Iowa Avenue, Suite B-102 in Riverside.

There are two 8 hour Saturday sessions and two 4 hour evening sessions.

Mediator training is offered for free to DRC volunteer community mediators who make a 120- hour commitment of volunteer service within one year of completing the training. Individuals not wishing to volunteer can pay a fee of $225.00 per person. MCLE credit is available for attorneys and paralegals. To register or for more information, contact the Dispute Resolution Center at (951) 955- 4900 or visit the website at www.capriverside.org.

Social-Lite’s “45th “Beautillion"

The Social-Lites of San Bernardino are preparing for the 45th anniversary of the Beautillion. The Beautillion program provides scholarship funding as well as gifts and awards to participating young men of the Inland Empire and surrounding areas. Participation in the Beautillion program will begin November 2011 and run through March 2012.

Young men between the ages of 17 and 19 who are seniors in high school and or freshmen in college are encouraged to attend the Beautillion annual briefing on Saturday, October 29, 2011 and on Saturday, November 5, 2011 from 2 :00 to 4:00 pm at the New Hope Family Life Center located at 1505 W. Highland Avenue, in San Bernardino (Corner of Highland and Western Avenue).

For additional information call the 2011/2012 Beautillion chairwoman, Ms. Rhonda Early at 909- 709-7209 or Mrs. Sheri Lewis at 909-421-2513.

Don't Be a Victim: I.E. Stands Up to Identity Thieves

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Identity thieves will go to any length to obtain someone else’s identity for their own personal gain. Over 8 million Americans are victimized by identity theft each year, with ID theft remaining the top complaint to the Federal Trade Commission.

Springboard Nonprofit Consumer Credit Management is proud to take the lead in this area by bringing identity theft protection education to consumers. Since prevention is the best answer to this growing problem, Springboard, in collaboration with Cintas Document Management, the United Way of the Inland Valleys and SmartRiverside, will host a “Safe & Secure Community Resource Fair” on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at 1695 Spruce Street in Riverside.

Families and small businesses are encouraged to bring outdated financial records and other items that contain personal financial information for on-site shredding. E-waste such as unused cell phones, computers and computer monitors may also be dropped off for disposing in a safe and secure manner.

For more information or to view the event flyer, visit Springboard’s website at http:// credit.org/blog/events/event/safesecure- community-resource-fair/.

Springboard will be distributing free resources, including an identity theft awareness and prevention toolkit to help consumers defend themselves and their children against identity thieves.

Springboard is partnering in the National Protect Your Identity Week (PYIW) October 16-22, 2011. The national initiative is cohosted by the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC), the National Sheriffs’ Association and the National Association of Triads. Springboard’s Senior Vice President and Education Foundation Executive Director, Melinda Opperman, is the NFCC member agency Chairperson for Protect Your Identity Week.

Springboard is committed to partnering with the NFCC, community stakeholders and other NFCC partners to help fight ID theft. Together we can help American consumers fight ID theft through awareness and prevention.

There have been breaches of secure information in nearly every sector of the business community as well as the education, healthcare, banking, and even government sectors. Everyone, even children, is at risk of identity theft.

There are numerous techniques that thieves use when committing identity theft, from more traditional methods, such as stolen wallets, to emerging methods through the Internet and social media. Because of this, consumers should learn to protect themselves through an array of different options.

“Even though the oldfashioned ways of stealing a person’s identity are still prevalent, the thieves are beginning to focus on the personal information they can obtain from our everyday electronic devices such as cell phones, PDAs, pagers and even copy machines,” said Springboard’s Melinda Opperman. “Child identity theft is a growing concern, as it may go unnoticed until the child is an adult and applies for credit. Consumers need to stay in front of these problems, and the best way to do that is through education. We encourage consumers to attend our free events and become better informed,” said Opperman.”

In addition to the community resource fair, Springboard will be presenting free identity theft workshops at community partner locations throughout Riverside and San Bernardino counties. A complete listing may be found online at http://credit.org/blog/, and by clicking the events and seminars tab.

In the San Diego area, Springboard will be presenting an identity theft awareness and prevention workshop at the San Diego Housing Commission’s Achievement Academy on Tuesday, Oct. 18 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

As an additional resource, or to locate events across the United States, visit the NFCC‘s Web site dedicated to identity theft education, www. ProtectYourIDNow.org. While there, take an ID theft quiz to assess your level of risk. The Web site also contains tips, statistics, and other resources to arm you against this crime. Consumers may also visit Springboard’s Financial Instructional Training Academy at http://credit.org/ blog/courses/identity-theft/ to participate in an online instructional video on identity theft awareness and prevention.

About Springboard Nonprofit Consumer Credit Management SPRINGBOARD® Nonprofit Consumer Credit Management is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit personal financial education and counseling organization founded in 1974. Springboard is a HUD-approved housing counseling agency and a member of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling, a national organization of nonprofit credit counseling agencies, and a member of the Association of Independent Credit Counseling Agencies. The agency offers personal financial education and assistance with credit counseling, housing counseling, debt and money management through educational programs and confidential counseling. Springboard is accredited by the Council on Accreditation, signifying the highest standards for agency governance, fiscal integrity, counselor certification and service delivery policies. The agency provides pre-bankruptcy counseling and debtor education as mandated by the bankruptcy reform law. The agency offers nationwide phone counseling services and has locations in California, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico and Texas for in-person counseling sessions. Not all types of counseling are available inperson at all locations, please call for details. For more information on Springboard, call 800-449- 9818 or visit their web site at www.credit.org.

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