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Each Friday throughout the school year, Assistance League's Snack Attack delivers nutritious snack bags to over 750 elementary students in Riverside and Moreno Valley Unified School Districts to ease their hunger over the weekend when they do not have access to free lunch programs at their school. Since this philanthropic program was initiated in 2007, more than 97,000 snack packs have been distributed to children from homeless and transitional families. IEAAH has been awarded the fourth Fridays of the month to help through May. Space is very limited. Assistance League is a secular organization and does not promote nor require any religious participation in order for the kids to receive their food. This is an excellent opportunity for the larger community to witness atheists' values and morals at work. 1) Volunteers should wear comfortable shoes because we will be standing for about 1 1/2 hours. 2) Parking is across the street (from the back of Assistance League) in the Bank of America parking lot. They allow us to park away from their building near the street (which I believe is Beaty St.) The parking in the back of Assistance League is reserved for our drivers who deliver the boxes of lunches to the elementary schools. 3) You will be asked to sign in as Assistance League gets grants based on volunteer hours. 4) Volunteers should be flexible in what they are asked to do—it could be on the packing line, cutting out box tops or unpacking food items for the following week.
This is rated as a "Moderate" hike on AllTrails and there are a variety of route options to choose from. There is little shade on the way up and lots of bugs on the way down! Bring plenty of water, sunscreen and bug repellent :) This trail is open to hiking, biking, dogs and horses. There are no facilities.
Join us for a FUN event EVERY Sunday morning! DOGS WELCOME WE WILL BE MEETING AT THE BASE OF THE BUENA VISTA BRIDGE and then proceeding to the 9th St. entrance. Want to have fun and stay healthy too? Join us for some exercise AND enjoy the wonders of nature at the same time! This exercise is fun and the views from the top are absolutely awesome! It takes about 45 minutes to hike up and a half hour down. This is an easy hike, but may be strenuous for anyone who is not in good physical condition. Bring a bottle of water and wear comfortable shoes. DIRECTIONS: Mount Rubidoux Memorial Park is located on the western edge of downtown Riverside, just a few minutes off the 91 Freeway. From the 91 Freeway exit at the Mission Inn / University Off-Ramp and proceed west on Mission Inn Boulevard to Mt. Rubidoux Dr. (Just before the bridge). Turn right on Mt. Rubidoux Dr. and try to find parking. PLEASE try to arrive a few minutes early because we like to start the hike on time. We will be meeting at the base of the Buena Vista Bridge near the intersection of Mission Inn Blvd. and Mt. Rubidoux Dr. PLEASE RSVP since we will wait a while at the start point IF we know you are coming and you are a little late. Friendly dogs are welcome but remember that dogs must be on a short leash. No toilets in the park. FREE parking on Mt. Rubidoux Dr. and 6th St., but be careful since some of the streets are residents only parking. PLEASE BE SURE TO READ THE PARKING SIGNS SINCE THERE ARE LOTS OF RESTRICTIONS ON PARKING IN THE AREA. MUCH OF THE PARKING IS RESERVED FOR RESIDENTS WITH PERMITS! TICKETS ARE LIBERALLY DISPENSED BY PARKING ENFORCEMENT FREE admission to the park.
• What we'll do - Have you heard of mindfulness? Mindfulness is the practice of being in the present without judgment. Check out this link to Sam Harris’ description of mindfulness: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iwac6Uk-zyk Here’s your opportunity to learn how to practice mindfulness meditation within a non-religious community. Mindfulness meditation research has shown to be very beneficial for our mental, emotional, and physical health. Come to have fun, learn, grow, and be a part of a new group of people…people who are present and living for this life – not the after life! This Mindfulness Group meets Sunday mornings to learn, practice, and share about Mindfulness. • Important to know Beginners are welcome. I will teach you about the mind/body connection, guide you through a meditation, and then we will have discussion and conversation afterward.