Author: Caroline Quintanilla

Long Run Recording Live Album at Concert

Big Bear, Ca June 22, 2011 3:00 pm – The Eagles tribute band The Long Run returns to Big Bear for Saturday evening’s Music in the Mountains concert at the Discovery Center.  The Long Run has been entertaining Big Bear for several years.  This year’s show is a special performance that will be recorded for The Long Run’s first-ever live concert album.  Internationally known announcer Larry Huffman will be the MC with proceeds from the event benefiting the Discovery Center’s children’s programs and the Lighthouse Project Peace Gardens in the Bear Valley Schools.  Children 12 and under attend the concert for free.  The music starts at 7:00 pm with the gates opening at 5:30.  Tickets can be ordered online at and picked up at will call, or purchased at the Discovery Center and at the gate. [audio:|titles=The Long Run Recording Live Album at...

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My Fair Lady Opens Friday

Big Bear, Ca June 22, 2011 1:00 pm – This weekend, Big Bear’s Community Arts Theater Society opens their 12 performance production of the musical My Fair Lady.  Veteran New York and television actor Robin Fields will star as Henry Higgins, with Jennifer Gail as Eliza Doolittle.  The production is directed and choreographed by Karen Sargent Rachels and includes a large cast of talented adult and child performers from the Big Bear Valley.  Based on the Lerner & Loewe classic musical, the play was originally adapted from George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion, and much of the music and story will be familiar to theater fans.  Tickets for any of the performances are available by calling the box office at 909-866-4970 or online at [audio:|titles=My Fair Lady Opens June...

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Big Splash for Big Bear Bridge Opening

Big Bear, Ca June 22, 2011 12:00 pm – It’s not a question if you’ll be attending Friday’s grand opening of Big Bear’s new bridge.  Just about everyone in the area is planning to be there.  The question is if you plan to be on the bridge deck, the deck of one of the local tour boats, or attending on a bicycle, kayak, or your pontoon boat.  During the ceremony, access to the bridge and the dam will be closed.  To help traffic flow, MARTA is offering shuttle service from City Hall from 10 am until 1:00 pm.  The City’s Cheri Haggerty is coordinating the shuttle service and is suggesting that people plan to arrive early.  The Chamber of Commerce and Big Bear businesses are supporting the event.  The Big Bear Pirate Ship, Miss Liberty Paddlewheel Tour Boat, and the Big Bear Queen are offering free rides to families with children.  Contact Alan Sharpe of the Big Bear Marina if your family would like a ride on the tour boats.  If you’re renting a pontoon or planning to attend in your boat, canoe, or kayak, boats on the water near the dam are encouraged and welcome.  Along with the opening of Highway 330, the bridge opening represents full access to the Valley for visitors and residents.  It is cause for big celebration.  The City of Big Bear Lake and the...

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Independence Day Fair

17th annual Independence Day Fair at the Big Bear Lake Convention Center, 42900 West Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315.  Call 909-585-3000 or go to for additional information. 50 arts and crafts booths, vendors, and beer garden with live entertainment, including Silver Moon, Highway 38, and Skeleton Key. Kinder Garten for children includes bounce houses, pony rides, game booths, face painting, ice cream and cotton candy. Cost $3.00 for adults, $2.00 for seniors, children 12 and under free.  Monday is free for Big Bear locals with proper ID. Wyatts Cafe & Saloon will also be open for food and...

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Single Parents Day Out

Free child care in a safe and loving environment for all single parents in Big Bear.  Kids ages 10 and under will enjoy games, snacks, stories, songs, and other activities.  Infants will have separate nursery care.  At the Evergreen Baptist Church, 41491 Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear Lake.  Call for reservations, Karrie (909)...

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