Category: Big Bear Events

Wolf Awareness Week at the Big Bear Alpine Zoo

Big Bear, CA, October 5, 2016 – During the week of October 9-15, keepers at the Big Bear Alpine Zoo will emphasize the importance of wolves to their ecosystem with daily dedicated keeper talks. On Saturday, October 15, 2016, they will place specific attention on the roles that wolves play in maintaining this delicate balance through talks and enrichment presentations. At the Big Bear Alpine Zoo, they seek to educate the public about the roles that all animals play in perpetuating a healthy environment, emphasizing the greater role that humans play in protecting both species and habitat. Like a large mosaic, a healthy environment is comprised of many integral sections.  In parts of the United States, wolves play a vital role in maintaining the delicate balance of their habitat. Celebrate the final day of Wolf Awareness Week at Big Bear Alpine Zoo on October 15. Sharpen your skills in wolf behavior interpretation or join the pack in a community howl.  Zoo keepers will be highlighting the zoo’s wolf packs on Saturday, October 15 with hourly enrichment presentations from 12 noon until 3 PM. For more information on the Wolf Awareness Day activities call (909) 584-1299. Big Bear Alpine Zoo is located at 43285 Goldmine Drive in Big Bear Lake. The zoo is open every day from 10 am to 4...

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Free LED Lights, Food and Fun at BVES’ Annual Customer Service Week

Big Bear, CA, October 1st, 2016 – Bear Valley Electric Service will be hosting its 2016 Customer Service Week from Monday, October 3 through Friday, October 7. The grand finale takes place on Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with a free barbecue lunch. Customers will also be given two LED light bulbs and two LED nightlights with a copy of their electricity bill. These bulbs can replace any 60 watt incandescent bulb, are dimmable, energy star-rated, and have an estimated energy cost of only $1.08 per year. “We look forward to Customer Service Week every year,” said BVES Interim Director Paul Marconi....

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DOVES ‘Walk a Mile in Her Shoes’ Event Raises Community Awareness

Big Bear, CA, September 22, 2016 – Each year, an ever-increasing number of men, women and their families are joining Walk a Mile in Her Shoes: The International Men’s March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault & Gender Violence. A Walk a Mile in Her Shoes Event is a playful opportunity for men to raise awareness in their community about the serious causes, effects and remediations to men’s sexualized violence against women. There is an old saying: “You can’t really understand another person’s experience until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes.” Walk a Mile in Her Shoes asks men to literally...

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US Forest Service Needs Volunteers

Big Bear, CA, September 21, 2016 – The Southern California Mountains Foundation in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service is calling for volunteers, ages 6 and older, to join them on National Public Lands Day, the nation’s largest, single-day volunteer effort for public lands, on Saturday, September 24, 2016. Volunteers are needed to help plant hundreds of milkweed plants in the San Bernardino National Forest for monarch butterfly habitat enhancement. “Bring your family, friends, students, or coworkers to spend the day outdoors giving back to your favorite mountains, the San Bernardinos.  Your work will help ensure our public lands continue to be beautiful and healthy places for all to enjoy!” shared Juli Goss, Restoration Manager of the Southern California Mountains Foundation. Registration is required at MountainsFoundation.org. Participants will meet at 9:00am at the Big Bear Discovery Center, located on the North Shore of Big Bear Lake, and caravan in their own vehicle 13 miles to the planting site in the forest. High clearance vehicles are recommended for travel to the site on dirt roads. A map, lunch, tools, and gloves will be provided. Participants are encouraged to bring water, hat and sunscreen. A portable toilet will be available on site. The day of giving will end by 3:00pm at the Discovery Center. Volunteers will receive a fee-free use pass for a National Forest or National Park for their service; good for one...

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The Columbia Gorge Film Festival in Big Bear with Environmental Themes

Big Bear CA, September 18th, 2016 –  The Columbia Gorge International Film Festival is announcing it’s full line up of films and screenplays. The four-day festival, which remains completely free to attend, will take place September 22-25, 2016 and will open with a film for the whole family, SUSTAINABLE by Matt Wechsler & Annie Speicher in the Big Bear Performing Arts Center, preceded by a live dance performance over the film SIRENA, directed by Robin Bisio, followed by live music an cocktails after the film. The festival will present 120 films and screenplays from around the globe in all categories, genres and lengths. The festival...

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