Category: Youth Children Families

DOVES Needs a New House

Big Bear, CA, October 18, 2016 – DOVES’ annual gala, Starry Starry Night is taking place, Saturday, October 22 at Community Church Big Bear, starting at 5pm.  Fundraising efforts this year are benefiting the Transitional Housing Program. DOVES currently has a shelter which serves as immediate housing for women and children who are fleeing a domestic violence situation. However, transitional housing is for women who want to stay in the community, get jobs, and begin their new lives. This fundraiser will help DOVES purchase a building with several units to accommodate women wishing to start fresh. Tickets for Starry Starry...

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Fundraiser for EQUU8 Raises Money to Connect People and Horses

Big Bear, CA, October 14, 2016 – The stated mission of EQUU8 (pronounced equate) is to enrich the lives of horses and humans, with or without disabilities, by providing equal opportunities through meaningful equine-assisted activities and horsemanship. Suzanne Hodges, Executive Director of EQUU8, says, “For some people, the path to healing is found through horses. As a teacher through EQUU8, I hope to help bring respectful horsemanship together with therapeutic riding (certified by PATH International) for a perfect connection between human (with or without special needs) and horse.” On October 15, EQUU8 will be holding their 3rd Annual Benefit Concert and Live Auction,...

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Calling All Artisans

Big Bear, CA, October 7, 2016 – Bear Valley Community Hospital Auxiliary is once again holding it’s Annual, Christmas “Mall in the Hall” event. The BVCH Auxiliary is holding their “Mall in the Hall” event earlier this year to give everyone a chance to get an early start on their Holiday Shopping. The event starts on Monday, October 31st, and ends on Friday, November 4th. They are currently seeking artisans, crafters, and artists of any kind who would like an opportunity to sell their unique items at “Mall in the Hall”. To be considered, your application needs to be turned in quickly. The deadline for applications is October 24, 2016. It’s so easy to sell your items at this event, you don’t even need to be present. You only need to set up and tear down. Set up is Sunday October 30, and tear down will be Friday November 4. For Questions Contact: Chris Vigue (909) 281-4303 or...

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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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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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