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ALLENSWORTH
Juneteenth at Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park

On Saturday June 11, 2011 from 10am to 4pm, Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park will host its annual Juneteenth Celebration. Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration of the ending of slavery.

Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park, site of the only California town to be fully founded, financed and governed by African Americans, is located approximately 42 miles northwest of Bakersfield.

On June 19, 1865, two and a half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, Union soldiers landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the Civil War had ended and that all slaves were now free.

Come join the celebration with guest speakers, great entertainment, arts, crafts, and food vendors, and docents, in period attire, giving tours of some of the 22 historic buildings.

The park entrance fee is $8.00 per passenger vehicle, $50.00 for a bus with 24 passengers and less, and $100.00 for a bus with 25 passengers and more.

For more information and directions to the park, please call or email park staff at the numbers above.

HIGHLAND
Ribbon Cutting Of Sportswatch Bar And Grill At San Manuel Village

San Manuel Band of Mission Indians will host the Highland Chamber of Commerce and local elected officials at a ribbon cutting ceremony for the SportsWatch Bar and Grill, a new addition to the business portfolio of the Tribe. The ceremony will be held at San Manuel Village beginning at 10 a.m. on Monday, June 13 in front of the restaurant located at 27961 Highland Ave, Ste B at San Manuel Village.

Serving up cool, trendy food in a fun and friendly atmosphere, this gastropub style sports bar is a unique dining option for the region and the latest hospitality venture for the Tribe. Attendees at Monday’s ribbon cutting will get to sample some of the savory offerings ahead of the official grand opening on Saturday, June 18.

SportsWatch Bar and Grill joins Mi Cocina Mexican Restaurant and St. Bernardine’s Hospital Urgent Care in completing the latest phase of the development for San Manuel Village, a mixed use commercial, retail and hospitality center built and managed by Victoria Development LLC, the Tribe’s real estate development division.

RIVERSIDE
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.

FONTANA
World’s Largest Swimming Lesson™ Set For June 14

The Mayor and City Council invite the public to participate in the World’s Largest Swim Lesson on Tuesday, June 14. Thousands of kids and adults at aquatics facilities around the globe will unite to set a new global record for The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson™ (WLSL).

The Fontana Aquatic Center, located at 15610 Summit Ave, the Don Day Pool, located at 14501 Live Oak Ave, the Heritage Pool, located at 7350 W. Liberty Pkwy, and the Miller Pool located at 17004 Arrow Blvd are official Host Locations for the 2011 WLSL record-setting event, which takes place at 8 a.m.

For more information on this important and fun event, and to find out how you can join the WLSL record breaking at the Fontana Park Aquatic Center and Fontana Community Pools, call (909) 854- 5111 or visit www. wlsl.org.

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