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Raincross Weekend: May 21-22

Visit the new CARB headquarters, hear renowned Riverside author Susan Straight read from her latest book, and tour Frida Kahlo's Mexico City house this weekend.

Saturday, March 21

CARB Southern California Headquarters Open House

Time:  2:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

Location: CARB Southern California Headquarters

Cost: Free

Followers of Atkins can relax – CARB is short for the California Air Resources Board, and it’s celebrating its new headquarters with an Open House. Touted as one of the most advanced vehicle emissions testing and air quality research sites in the world, the headquarters houses 400 employees and combines five existing CARB facilities previously spread across Southern California into one location. More information can be found on their website.

Riverside Author Susan Straight at the Riverside Main Library

Time:  1:00 p.m.

Location: Riverside Main Library

Cost: Free

Acclaimed Riverside author Susan Straight will read from her new novel, Mecca¸ at an event sponsored by the Friends of the Riverside Public Library on Saturday. Come enjoy refreshments, participate in a silent auction, and learn more about the Friends of the Library. For more information,  visit the Inlandia Institute website.

Love Has No Limits Foster Care Event

Time:  10:00 a.m.–12:00 noon

Location: The Grove Community Church

Cost: Free

Learn about fostering or adopting a child, ask questions about the foster care process, and hear the experiences of other foster families. Organizations including Voices for Children, For the Children and others will discuss volunteer opportunities and other ways to help. Refreshments will be served. Register here.

Murder on the Orient Express

Dates: Runs May 13–May 29. See website for dates and times

Location: Riverside Community Players Theatre

Cost: $16

A man lies dead behind a locked door with a dozen stab wounds in his chest, but Hercule Poirot is on the case at the Riverside Community Players’ production of “Murder on the Orient Express.” Ken Ludwig’s adaption of the classic Agatha Christie tale of a mysterious murder on a luxurious train full of mysterious people runs through May 29.

Frida Kahlo’s Casa Azul Mexico City Livestream Tour

Time:  12:00 noon–1:30 p.m. (PDT)

Location: Virtual Livestream

Cost: Free

This free virtual tour of artist Frida Kahlo’s Casa Azul (Blue House) in Mexico City, now a museum dedicated to her life and work, will be live-streamed for participants. The museum is one of the most popular in Mexico City, housing a collection of artwork by Kahlo, her husband artist Diego Rivera, and others along with the couple’s collection of Mexican folk art, pre-Hispanic artifacts, photographs, memorabilia, personal items, and more. Register here.

Mary S. Roberts Pet Adoption Event

Time:  10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Location: DCH Subaru of Riverside

Cost: Free

Sponsor DCH Subaru of Riverside will host a pet adoption event on behalf of Mary S. Roberts Pet Adoption Center, featuring food, giveaways of pet-themed items, and of course, lots of adoptable pets looking for homes. To view the pets available for adoption, please visit the Mary S. Roberts website.

Sunday, May 22

Sunday Meditation Meet-up

Time:  5:30 p.m.–7:00 p.m.

Location: Dhammawood Meditation Center

Cost: Free (donations are accepted)

Experience the spiritual, emotional, and physical benefits of Buddhist meditation. Monks will provide an introduction to meditation and awareness, and teach ways to relax the mind and body. Tea will be served after the session. Attendees are asked to wear masks. For more information, visit their website.