Start Your Labor Day Weekend in Redlands At the Farmer’s Market

Everyone Saturday in the city of Redlands hosts a certified Farmer’s Market from 8am to 11am on Redlands BLVD. The market will be open this Labor Day weekend with special events and activities for those early morning risers looking to have some fun. The market offers fresh and organic produce from local growers at a fair price.

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So get your fruits and veggies ready for all that Labor Day BBQing you’ll be doing before summer ends. The market has partnered with the California Department of Social Services to being accepting SNAP and EBT cards in order to promote healthy eating. If you are looking to for early morning fun this Labor Day weekend, the farmer’s market is the event to attend.

Downtown Redlands

5th and State Street,

Redlands, CA 92373

How To Pick Out An Apartment Plant

Adding a bit of greenery into your apartment can do a lot for the décor. Plants can help clean up your apartment’s air, add a sense of nature, and brighten everyone’s mood. However, certain plants can be very high maintenance and die without the proper care. If you struggle to keep plants alive, here are a few tips for picking the right one.

 

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Dry plants: if you are busy and cannot commit to watering a plant every day, don’t’ worry. You can buy dry plants that do not need to be watered every day.

Low light: if your apartment is on the darker side, you can also purchase plants that thrive with very little light

South African plants. if you need a plant with maximum durability and little upkeep, look for breed with harsh climates like South Africa. The plants are inexpensive and can be purchase nearly anywhere.

Who Is Showing the Rio Olympics in Redlands?

The Rio Olympics is chalked full of amazing american athletes starting with Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte, Missy Franklin, LeBron James and Katie Ledecky among others. Now that the event is finally here, your job is to brush up on the names and biggest story lines and just watch the fun. If you are looking to follow as many of the story lines as possible, your best bet might be to hit up a sports bars and enjoy the show on multiple screens. You might enjoy it more than you think. Here is a quick list of three great locations to watch the Rio Olympics this summer.

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Johnny’s Tacos And Sports

1756 E Lugonia Ave

Redlands, CA 92374

Phone number(909) 794-7922

 

Darby’s American Cantina

1 E State St

Redlands, CA 92373

Phone number(909) 792-2119

 

Romano’s

330 Orange St

Redlands, CA 92374

Phone number(909) 798-9228

 

Join the Spaghetti Night at the American Legion in Redlands

Are you ready for Spaghetti night in Redlands? Wait, you didn’t know spaghetti night was a thing? Well it is and it’s wonderful. The American Legion in Redlands will be hosting a spaghetti night on Thursday, August 11 at 5:30pm and continuing on the second Thursday of every month. The Legion is a community organization looking to improve and help out the community. Spaghetti plates will cost $1.50 and comes with salad and bread. Take-out orders will cost $1.75. If you are looking for a low cost meal on Thursdays, the legion is the place to eat.

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American Legion Post 106,

814 W. Colton Ave.,

Redlands, CA 92373

Thu, Aug 11 at 05:30 PM

Spaghetti night at American Legion Post 106 is 5:30-7 the second Thursday of every month.

* Cost for spaghetti, salad and bread is $1.50. Take-out orders are $1.75. *

* The public is invited. Information: 909-792-4523

How To Pack For a Weekend Trip

Summer is filled with adventure, fun and great weekend trips. The trouble, however, is figuring out how to pack. Sure, you’re only going away for the weekend, but you still need to have unlimited outfit choices. If you have a trip planned, here are a few tips for packing.

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Travel outfit: whether you’re driving or flying, you travel outfit is very important. If you are trying to maximize luggage space, wear your heaviest items on the plane or in your car to add extra space for clothes.

 

Plastic bags: to not underestimate the utility of a plastic bag. Grab a bunch of baggies and put your small items inside. The bags also fit perfectly into your luggage and will help things stay organized.

 

Roll not fold: if you are looking to maximize space and avoid wrinkles, roll your clothes instead of folding them.

 

 

Essentials for Hosting the Perfect Summer BBQ

Perfect Summer BBQ

Summer time is the season of beach time, pool parties, and most of all, barbecues. If you are thinking about hosting the perfect summer BBQ, here are some essential tips that can help you in achieving that.

Know the taste of your guests

The party is more than the food, it is a memorable experience. You should therefore, find out if guests want chicken, meat, fish, plain, spicy, etc, and serve them well.

Ensure you light the BBQ before the arrival of guests

You should avoid any food delays; wet the appetite of your guests with the good smell of the BBQ.

Know how the BBQ works

Regardless of whether you are using charcoal or gas, you have to know the temperature zones to cook the meat right. You have to control the meat by using the hottest zones to sear, and the cooler areas for cooking the meat through, and at the same time keeping it warm.

Create a memorable atmosphere

Organize for some shades for guests to relax, comfy seating, good music, fire pit to sit around, pretty lights, and even some games for people to play. It is good to give the party a theme and have fun.

With the above in place, it would be hard not to have a fun and memorable summer BBQ party!

Redlands Family Friendly Activities

Are you ready to go bowling, hiking, or trampoline jumping? Finding family-friendly activities during the summer can be more draining than the actual activities themselves. However, we’ve taken the hard work out of the process with a quick list of three great activities to try. All of the events are in the City of Redlands and only requires a brief drive from your apartment. Have fun and enjoy the summer with your family. Check out the following and the links for additional information. 

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Photo credit: Yelp.com

Big Air Trampoline Park

1101 California St

Redlands, CA 92374

Phone number: (909) 335-7275

 

Brookside Park

1630 Brookside Ave

Redlands, CA 92373

Phone number: (909) 792-4850

 

Empire Bowl

940 W Colton Ave

Redlands, CA 92374

Phone number: (909) 793-2525

 

Tips For Cooking an Amazing Burger

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Fourth of July may be over, but BBQ season is just getting started. If you are planning to grill all summer long, here are a few tips for making amazing burgers for your family and friends.

Grill on high: ground beef cooks easily and should be charbroiled or flash fried. Cooking on medium heat will only dry out your burgers and kill the taste.

Mix in EVOO: before making your patties, add in some extra virgin olive oil to keep the meat from drying out when grilling. The oil will also add in an excellent flavor and taste.

Toast the buns: if you are going to grill a burger, the best part might be the toasted bun. The crispy texture will only add to the great taste.

We hope these tips help you cook some of the best burgers you’ve ever tasted. Have fun and enjoy the summer.

Participate in the Redlands Healthy Walking Program

The city of Redlands parks and rec department loves to promote healthy living and exercise and this summer they will hosting an 8-week walking program meant to promote healthy lifestyles for the community and adults in the area. Participants can “come and walk at their own time and pace around the perimeters of Sylvan Park”, while enjoy the company of other Redlands residents. The program begins in July and extends into August of 2016. Here is a look at the schedule and more information about the event.

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Sylvan Park 601 N University St Redlands, CA 92374

Sat, Jul 09 at 08:00 AM

Sat, Jul 16 at 08:00 AM

Sat, Jul 23 at 08:00 AM

Sat, Jul 30 at 08:00 AM

Sat, Aug 06 at 08:00 AM

For weekly updates call (909) 798-7540 or email emarin@cityofredlands.org

 

Get Ready For the Redlands Bowl Summer Music Festival.

Are you ready to get out of your apartment and enjoy a summer filled with concerts and late-nights listening to great music? Well, then the 2016 Redlands Bowl Summer Concerts Series has you covered. This music festival will be free of charge and open to the public—no tickets are needed—and present weekly concerts for the entire summer. The events begin at 8pm sharp.

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Photo credit: Redlandbowl.org

The first summer event will be held on Friday, June 24 and feature the San Bernardino Symphony: Gershwin Spectacular conducted by Frank Paul Fetta and continue into the month of August with the Redlands Symphony Orchestra: Symphonic Fireworks conducted by Frank Fetta. For more information and a full concert line up, visit: http://redlandsbowl.org/2016-concert-season/ Have fun and be sure to get out and enjoy the great music and community happening near your Redlands apartment.