Upcoming Events of Interest

As usual there is a lot going on around the valley this month. I haven’t listed all of the events but here are a few to get on your calendar.

August 6, 2008 (4:00 pm – 8:00 pm)
Drop by the Big Bear Village for an evening of fun, food and music. Village shops will be open late with special themes and events for each Wednesday. For more information call Cheri at Home Warehouse at (909) 878-8044.

August 8 – August 10, 2008
The Fun Run features a car show with nearly 500 cars such as roadsters, classics, antiques and hot rods. The event takes place on the streets of Big Bear Village and includes vendors, a Fun Run drive around the lake, a Sock Hop and BBQ on Saturday night. For more information call, 909-866-3938

August 9, 2008 (5:30 pm)
Tour the Moonridge Animal Park and enjoy a variety of music throughout the zoo. Admission Adults $10 & Children $7. Call (909) 878-4200 for more information.

August 9-10, 2008 and August 16-17, 2008
Fawnskin again hosts the Big Bear Renaissance Faire. Drop by to meet the queen and her court, see jesters and jousters, dine, learn the ways of old, and purchase a trinket or two. Call 909-585-7825 for more information.

August 9, 2008 (8:00pm)
Blues Cruise on the Miss Liberty includes music by Mad Mad Marcae and His Lost Roll of Pennies Blues Band and food catered by B’s Backyard BBQ. $60.00 Per Person. Tour departs at Sunset. For more details please call (909)866-8129

August 16-17, 2008
The Arts Council of Big Bear Valley presents its 8th Annual Art on the Lake. There are 60 artists from throughout Southern California exhibiting and selling their work. Open to the public. Free admission. Under the tent at the Marina Resort on the lake. Call (909) 585-5916 for more information.

August 16, 2008
Moose Lodge 2085 Annual Potluck & Luau in Fawnskin. Cost $10 members and guests welcome.

August 16, 2008 (5:30 pm – 9:30 pm)
Starry Starry Nights Annual Dinner Dance Fundraising Event for DOVES of Big Bear Valley, Inc. Event includes a silent and live auction at the Big Bear Elks Lodge. For more information call Janet Trott at (909)866-1546.

August 16, 2008 (10:00 am – 2:00 pm)
Mountain-Man Encampment: Step back in time to the 1820’s when Jedediah Smith and his brigade of trappers ventured into the San Bernardino Mountains. Visit with modern day mountain-men, learn about the history of the fur trade and try your hand at tomahawk and knife throwing. Fee: $3.

August 23-24, 2008
Annual Antique Wooden Boat Show at B’s Backyard BBQ. Presented by the Antique and Classic Boat Society. For more info please call (562) 595-7408.

August 23-24, 2008
Native American dance and song along with Native American Artisan’s displaying their art and craft work (for sale) at the Moonridge Animal Park. Special Native American animal storytelling and food. For more information call (909) 878-4200.

August 29-31, 2008
Mountain Men Encampment: Drop into Holcolm Valley to enjoy a living history spanning the time period of the French and Indian War (1700) to 1840. Fun for the whole family. Meet colorful characters in costumes of the time period. See history come alive with demonstrations of primitive skills: flint and steel fire starting, Dutch oven cooking, basketmaking, leather work, scrimshaw, tomahawk and knife throwing, target shooting with muzzleloading rifles, pistols and trade guns. Visitors welcome with or without period costumes. For more information call Barbara or Andy Mathews (951)780-9331 or Ron Anderson (951) 785-0727.

August 30, 2008
Ice Cream Safari: Tour the Zoo and enjoy ice cream at special stations throughout the park. Additional price to participate in Ice Cream Safari is $5.00 per person. For more information (909) 878-420

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