Category: Youth Children Families

Southwest Gas Collecting Coats for Annual Winter Coat Drive

Big Bear Lake, CA, September 14, 2016 – Southwest Gas would like to share the warmth this winter and invite the community to its 19th Annual Winter Coat Drive. If you or someone you know are in need of a warm coat this winter, the Southwest Gas employee volunteer team BLUE, which stands for Building Lives Up Everywhere, will be distributing coats, free of charge, to children and adults on Tuesday, October 18, from 11 am to 2 pm in the Vons Parking lot. If you would like to donate coats there are 8 convenient drop-off locations for new or...

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Kids Adventure Games comes to Big Bear Lake

Big Bear Lake, CA, August 1st, 2016 – Big Bear Mountain Resorts and Kids Adventure Games have teamed up to bring an all- new and exciting athletic event to Big Bear Valley September 3-4, 2016. Kids Adventure Games offers children ages 6–14 an opportunity to experience the thrill of adventure racing. Kids learn teamwork skills, have fun and build confidence in a one-of- a-kind outdoor experience created just for them. During the race, teams of two will work together to navigate a variety of sports and problem- solving challenges before crossing the finish line. Kids can expect mountain biking, hiking, zip-lines, a Tarzan rope...

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BBMS Students Raise Money to Help Fellow Students in Flint, MI

Big Bear, Ca, June 2, 2016 – Big Bear Middle School students are aiming high in the name of fundraising for themselves and students of Armstrong Middle School in Flint, Michigan, who may have been affected by the Flint River crisis. Drinking water in the Michigan town has been heavily contaminated by lead due to the toxic and corrosive nature of the river. This year, Big Bear Middle School Fundraising efforts have been to raise money for an Elkay EZ H2O water bottle filling station for the campus and a matching unit for Armstrong Middle School. The Flint station will help to cut down on plastic waste from the influx of plastic water bottles that have been sent to the area. Armstrong Middle School is not directly affected by the Flint River water issue, but many of its students are. Local students have raised money by making blender-bike smoothies, and hosting the Salsa Showdown and Healthy Taste of Big Bear dinner during STEM night.  Students were able to raise enough money for the Flint station, and with a generous grant from the Big bear Chamber of Commerce, they will reach their goal of installing a water station at Big Bear Middle School. For more information about the fundraising and how you can contribute, call Big Bear Middle School at...

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Free Lunch for Kids All Summer Long

Big Bear, CA, May 24, 2016 – Learning and good nutrition does not end when school lets out.  The USDA Summer Food Service Program helps provide nutritious meals to children so they are better fueled with healthy food to learn and grow. The SFSP is a federally-funded, state-administered program. The Summer Meals Program reimburses providers who serve free healthy meals to children and teens in low-income areas during the summer months when school is not in session.  State agencies administer the program and communicate with USDA. Sponsors enter into agreements with State agencies to run the program. Bear Valley Unified School...

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Grand Re-Opening for the Big Bear Lake Branch Library

Big Bear Lake, CA, May 19, 2016 – The Big Bear Lake Branch of the San Bernardino County Public Library has been extensively remodeled and the community is welcome to join them for their grand re-opening this Saturday, May 21.  The library interior has a brand new coat of paint, new carpeting, new shelving and displays, all new furnishings with electric outlets at every seat, and hundreds of new children’s books. The library will open at 9:00 am Saturday morning, with the Grand Re-opening Celebration beginning at 10:30. Representatives from the County Library Administration and the Big Bear Lake City Council...

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