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11th Annual Juneteenth Event

The Riverside Juneteenth Committee will be celebrating the 11th Annual Juneteenth Celebration this Saturday, June 4, 2011 beginning at 12 noon to 6:00 p.m. This free community event will be held at the Stratton Community Center – Bordwell Park, 2008 Martin Luther King Blvd., Riverside.

There will be vendors, gospel, jazz, hip hop music, food, health info, Black history info, face painting, poets, local talent, workshops, awards, and dancing.

This year’s sponsors are: Friends Across the Line, Riverside Department of Parks Recreation & Community Services, The Black Voice News, The Press Enterprise, The Westside Story, InStyle Magazine, T & S Development, Inc., and SEIU Local 721.

For more information call (888) 752-1619 or visit their website at www.riversidejuneteenth.org.

Eleanor Jean Grier Leadership Academy

The Eleanor Jean Grier Leadership Academy is accepting applications for Class VIII starting August 25, 2011. The Academy which consists of a 12 - week curriculum, is funded by a grant from Riverside County Supervisor Bob Buster and Riverside City Councilman Paul Davis.

The grant was awarded to the Riverside African American Historical Society, Inc. and The Group, which committed to train, mentor and increase the participation of low-income, and the underrepresented communities in civic involvement and influence on public policies. Applicants must be at least 18 years old. Classes are held at 3933 Mission Inn Avenue, Suite B, Riverside.

For an application or additional information, contact Katie Greene at (951) 509-2990 or (951) 217-2107.

Riverside to Host 10th Annual Neighborhood Conference

The City of Riverside and the Riverside Neighborhood Partnership will welcome Riversiders to the 10th Annual Neighborhood Conference on Sat, June 4 at Cal Baptist University. This year’s theme is “Give Riverside” – Give to Your Neighborhood, Your Community, and the Earth.

To register online, visit: www.riversideca.gov/neighborhoods/. Pre-register by May 26. Walk-ins are accepted; however, pre-registration is preferred for planning purposes.

2011 Senior Health and Resource Fair

The Mayor and City Council invite Fontana Seniors to The Annual Senior Health and Resource Fair on Wednesday, June 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Fontana Community Senior Center, located at 16710 Ceres Avenue.

This year’s theme is “BE STRONG: Mind, Body, and Soul” and features a variety of health and wellness related information, screenings, and access to essential community resources in one convenient location.

“This event is an excellent opportunity for seniors and their family members to get useful advice to help them start or continue to lead healthy lifestyles,” says Community Services Coordinator, Tiffany Starks. “We hope to bring knowledge and awareness that will encourage seniors to ask more questions and hopefully lead to earlier detections of health problems/issues.”

The 2011 Senior Health and Resource Fair is free to the public and provides health screenings such as bone density, blood pressure, glucose, and body fat. Information on legal services, health care plans, medical equipment, personal training and so much more is also available.

For more information, call (909) 854–5151 or visit the Senior Center’s website at seniors.fontana.org.

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