Doo Dah Parade Etc.,

I’m still recovering…but here are a few items of interest:

The 31st Doo Dah parade will take place this Saturday at 10am in downtown Fawnskin.

For those of you who have been waiting…Forest Farms is now open in their new location in the business center housing Sandi’s SportsBar.

In addition to seeing clients at the Holistic Wellness Center, Botanica West has opened another location in Running Springs.

On Saturday, July 25, 2009 from 8-10pm there will be a Big Bear Singles Mixer at The Bar (sorry no address given). Meet great Big Bear singles at The Bar and join in a casual pool party. Over 21 welcome. RSVP not required, but appreciated to

NO CHARGE for joining, just the cost of your pool games, food and drinks.

Bluegrass, Bluejeans and Beyond” is scheduled for Saturday, July 25, 2009 at the Big Bear Discovery Center from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm. Festival proceeds will benefit Forest Aid 2010 where the focus will be in the Big Bear Valley restoring the areas surrounding the Butler I & II wildfires.

Musicians performing include The Black Irish, Sligo Rags, and local Big Bear band, and Wake the Bard. Other bands joining their green partners on the Discovery Center Amphitheater stage will be Scott Gates, Nathan McEuen and Chuck Hailes; Silverado Bluegrass; last year’s breakout band of SBNF forest rangers, and The Ramblin’ Rangers.

A tribute to the “Man in Black” will feature two shows a Johnny Cash Bluegrass Tribute and the Johnny Cash Vegas Tribute closing the fund raiser with legendary hits and special tribute guests.

Purchase your adult all-day pass to save $10 on admission! While the promotion lasts, these tickets are $25 (regularly $35) and available at the Big Bear Discovery Adventure Outpost, through the online ticket box office or mention promotional code 66 on our ticket hotline at 909.382.2780. Ticket discount will not be valid at the event gate.

Day passes are available for $10 good from 10:00am to 5:00pm for all ages 13+; children 12 and under accompanied by paid adults using their all-day or day passes are FREE with a paid sales receipt from Riffenburgh Lumber, Big Bear Lake; no minimum required.

Reduced teen prices are available for ages 13 to 18. Parking will be available at Big Bear Mountain Resorts’ lot on Garstin Road with continuous free shuttle from 9:45 am to 11:00pm. Ticket packages will include a parking pass with map to assigned lot. MasterCard, VISA and American Express are accepted.

For VIP amenities, a $55 VIP All-Day pass is available for all ages (no discount for children) featuring VIP parking at the Discovery Center, best in the house seating, and access to a VIP hospitality area located next to stage.

The Autism Society (Inland Empire) will present a workshop on “Understanding and Changing Behaviors for Children with Autism: Practical Advice for Parents and Professionals.”

This free presentation is scheduled for Tuesday, July 28, 2009  from 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm at the Sizzler Restaurant, 42137 Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear Lake, 92315.

Topics to be presented include evidence-based strategies for increasing desired behaviors, teaching new skills, and decreasing inappropriate behaviors. This workshop is available to parents and professionals who are directly involved in the care of a child with an autism spectrum disorders.

For more information contact the Autism Society at or (909) 204-4142 x339.

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