Sunday Gazette: July 2, 2023
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In today's edition, we have another creative nudge from Larry Burns and your guide to what's happening in town this week. Tuesday morning will have a special history or Riverside's evolving Fourth of July traditions – from riverfront celebrations to today's mountaintop spectacles.
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Wave a Flag
A prompt to encourage your practice of creativity this week from Riversider and local author Larry Burns.
As we approach the joyous celebration of July 4th, flags unfurl across our city, adorning homes, public spaces, cars, and clothing with vibrant symbols of unity and pride. Like the Little Free Libraries we explored last week, flags are powerful expressions of identity, representing diverse communities, values, and histories. This week's creative nudge invites us to delve into the world of flags, exploring their meaning and significance, and empowering us to create and connect with others using our own unique expressions.
Flags are more than just pieces of cloth; they carry the stories and aspirations of a nation, a community, or an individual. The recent addition of commemorative flags flying above Riverside City Hall celebrates the diverse tapestry of our community, embracing the values and beliefs that make us who we are. As we observe and engage with flags, we have the opportunity to reflect on them through creative exercises.
To make the most of your celebrations this week, consider following activities that embrace the spirit of flags and creative expression...
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Front Row Fireworks offers the best view of the Mt. Rubidoux fireworks show at Evergreen Memorial Historic Cemetery, located at the base of the mountain; attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and picnic baskets or can purchase food from vendors such as Big Mama's Hot Dogs, S&B Catering, Pig Island BBQ, Enzo's Kettle Corn, and Kona Ice.
This Week in Riverside
Get ready for an explosive week in Riverside, featuring the Concert For Heroes at Riverside National Cemetery and multiple Fourth of July celebrations - like the Fireworks Spectacular at Mount Rubidoux - where you can indulge in patriotic melodies and awe-inspiring fireworks to make this weekend an unforgettable Independence Day celebration!
Monday, July 3
Tuesday, July 4
- Calvary Presbyterian Church 4th of July Festival at Calvary Presbyterian Church
- Fourth of July Spectacular at Mount Rubidoux
- Front Row Fireworks at Evergreen Memorial Historic Cemetery
Wednesday, July 5
- County of Riverside Certified Farmers Market at 10th & Lemon Streets
- DIY Craft at Orange Terrace Library
- Family Storytime at Casa Blanca Library
- Preschool Storytime at Eastside Library
- Summer Fun: Poetry Stations at Casa Blanca Library
Thursday, July 6
- ARPA Commodity Boxes
- Baby Storytime at Main Library
- Probate Accounting Class for Court Accountings at Riverside Legal Aid
Friday, July 7
- California Carnivores Through the Ages at Riverside Public Library, Main Library
- Nights with the Museum at Main Library
Saturday, July 8
- C-53D "D-Day Doll" 80th Birthday at Riverside Muni
- Cool is dead, let's just have fun! Shrek Themed Dance Rave (18+) at Riverside Municipal Auditorium
Sunday, July 9
- Disaster Resiliency Forum at All Saints Episcopal Church