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March 2017

“Ching Ming and Other Chinese Death Rituals in Riverside”

March 1 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Riverside Metropolitan Museum, 3580 Mission Avenue
Riverside, CA 92501 United States
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Free

The RMA Lecture Series continues on Wednesday, March 1st with Rosalind Sagara presenting a program about traditional Chinese rituals that the early Riverside Chinese community brought with them.  This  includes the "Grave Sweeping Ceremony" or "Ching Ling".  Rosalind is chairperson of the Save Our Chinatown Committee and brings her vast background as an architectural historian to her presentation. Come learn more about Riverside's historic Chinatown.  The presentation is free and open to the public.  The lecture starts at 10 a.m. and is…

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Moorten Botanical Garden and Cactarium

March 16 @ 8:45 am - 5:00 pm
Heritage House, 8193 Magnolia Avenue
Riverside, CA 92517 United States
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$75.00

Have you ever visited a cactarium?  On Thursday, March 16 you'll have that opportunity as we travel to Palm Springs to visit the Moorten Botanical Garden and Cactarium.  The garden specializes in cacti and other desert plants with  over 3000 specimens of desert botany. We'll have a guided tour  and some time to look around before heading to Sherman's Deli and Bakery for lunch (included in the trip fee).  After lunch we will take a short ride to the Palm Springs…

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May 2017

RMA Annual general meeting

May 11 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Canyon Crest Country Club + Google Map
Free

Get a front row seat and join your fellow members in talking about the RMA, where it has been, where it is going, and what are we doing

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RMA Annual Dinner

May 11 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Canyon Crest Country Club + Google Map
$45

Join your fellow RMA members at our annual dinner.  Guest speaker is Alex Nguyen, acting Director of the Museum and Assistant City Manager; special guest is Mayor Rusty Bailey.  To RSVP, call the Museum reception desk at 951-826-2473.  Don't forget to indicates your menu preference of steak, spicy orange salmon, or vegetable stack.  The venue is beautiful and the evening promises to be lovely with lots of good conversation and peace.

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June 2017

A Rummage Sale for Education

June 10 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Heritage House Ice Cream Social

June 25 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Heritage House, 8193 Magnolia Avenue
Riverside, CA 92517 United States
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Free

The annual Heritage House Ice Cream Social is a fun event for all ages.  The Heritage House is 125 years old this year; come help us celebrate!  Relax and enjoy the  musical entertainment, including a brass band.  A variety of games and crafts from "days gone by"are featured for children.  Basket drawings, informative booths and, of course, ice cream are traditional highlights of the day.  To celebrate this "grand old lady," we will have birthday cake along with the ice cream…

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October 2017

A Trip to the UCR Botanic Gardens

October 4 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

On October 4th at 10:00 am. the RMA Lecture Series will start the new year with a tour of the UCR Botanic Gardens. There will be a guided tour of the gardens located at the eastern boundary of the University of California, Riverside. Reservations are required with a limit of 30. Because of the limited parking we will meet at the Canyon Crest Town Center near Rite Aid Pharmacy around 9:30 am. to carpool to the gardens.  The Town Center…

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Celebrate Chinese Culture Underneath a Full Moon — 14th Annual Chinese Moon Festival

October 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Heritage House, 8193 Magnolia Avenue
Riverside, CA 92504 United States
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Free

The Chinese Moon Festival, which is also known as the Mid-Autumn Festival, is a traditional Chinese Celebration that dates back to the Tang Dynasty. It is celebrated every year on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month in the Chinese calendar when the moon is at its fullest and brightest of the year. Traditionally, it is a family holiday, when families gather to watch the full moon rise and enjoy pastries made specifically for the event called “moon cakes”.…

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December 2017

Heritage House Christmas Open House

December 10 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Heritage House, 8193 Magnolia Avenue
Riverside, 92504 United States
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Free

Celebrate the season 1890s style.  Tour our lovely Victorian House decorated for Christmas, be greeted by Father Christmas, enjoy performers, crafts, secret-recipe hot apple cider and homemade cookies.

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Join Us For the Day of Inclusion

December 17 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Box at the Fox Entertainment Plaza, Market Street and Mission Avenue
Riverside, 92501
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Free

Please join us for the Day of Inclusion.  This year's program will focus on Harada House.  The Day of Inclusion celebration originated and was formalized by the State of California through the then Assemblyman Mike Eng whose authoring of Assembly Concurrent Resolution 76 designated December 17th as Day of Inclusion in California. This was meant to acknowledge and celebrate all ethnicities and cultures who have made our country their home. This designation of the Day of Inclusion supports the Mayor’s…

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