S4E2 – Spirit of Innovation November Episode

NEED TO KNOW

Stay up to date on vaccines and how Covid-19 is affecting Riverside County here.

More information about Flu vaccines can be found on the CDC website.

DID YOU KNOW?

California has a law that limits public and city input on certain types of affordable housing construction; this law is how the Rancho Highland project in Temecula skipped City Council approval and public review. Read more here

IMPACT STORY

Restoring Tribal Lands
A new California law has made it easier for Native American Tribes to reclaim their ancestral lands. For more information on this law click here
Announced this month are plans to introduce legislation that would incorporate 2,500 acres of land in the San Jacinto Mountains into a trust for the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians. Learn more about the impact of this process here.

SPOTLIGHT

Faith Guilbault
Meet a young lady who handles her challenges in a way that is sure to inspire you. Watch the documentary Faith’s World , which she directed, to learn more about her.

GOOD TO KNOW

Giving Tuesday is November 30, a good day to donate to your favorite charity.

Good Samaritan Community Food Pantry Do you want to donate or volunteer with the Good Samaritan Community Food Pantry? Find out how to get involved by visiting the website.
Reliance Church helps those in need with Thanksgiving food boxes.
The Riverside County Office on Aging is accepting holiday gift donations for seniors until December 3. To donate to Riverside county of aging call 760-637-1009 or 760-863-7887
or email JKatchmar@rivco.org. If you would prefer to make a donation by check, you can make it out to the Riverside County Foundation on Aging and send it to P.O. Box 2099, Riverside, CA 92516.

Mamás y Bebés is a program offered in English and in Spanish. It is a mother’s wellness group for women who are pregnant or have children between the ages of 0 and 12 months. After completing the program, mothers will receive free diapers and a $50 Target gift card. For more information, call Gloria Lopez at 909-982-8641
The Nurse-Family Partnership is a home visitation program for first-time mothers and their families. Over a two-and-a-half-year period, a nurse will help the new mom make her home safe for her baby and provide referrals for healthcare, childcare, job training and other support services. This program is for first-time mothers who are 28-weeks pregnant or less and are eligible for WIC at some point during the pregnancy. To learn more about this program, call 800-794-4814 or email MCAHRivcoReferrals@ruhealth.org.
Take your teen to the Teen Zone at Temecula’s Community Rec Center where they’ll be engaged with safe, fun activities. Yearly membership is just one dollar.

A great way to show community support is shop local. Small Business Saturday is November 27, 2021.

The first night of Hanukkah is Sunday, November 28. the events we mention are:
Temecula’s Duck Pond Menorah Lighting Ceremony, November 28, 4 PM

Hanukkah Festival, The City Of Riverside’s Historic Courthouse, November 29

Menifee’s Central Park Menorah Lighting, November 30, 4:30 PM

Christmas Tree Lighting time is here! The events we mention are:

Tree Lighting with Santa, Temecula’s Duck Pond, November 29, 7 pm

Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony, The Shops on El Paseo, Highway 74 & Sage Lane, Palm Desert, CA, Friday, Dec. 3, 2021 – 5 p.m. – 7 p.m

Winterfest 2021, Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021 – 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.
If you really want to see some beautifully decorated trees be sure to visit Christmas Tree Lane at the Temecula Promenade Mall. Check out JDS Creative Academy’s tree while you’re there.

Come to JDS Creative Academy for the Winter Showcase and our production of Grease at 28069 Diaz Road, Temecula; Dec. 18, 6 Pm & Dec. 19, 2 Pm.
DigiFest Temecula Is currently accepting entries for the digital media competition.

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