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February 2017
Free

The Museum’s Next Door Neighbor, the First Congregational Church

February 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
First Congregational Church,
3504 Mission Inn Avenue
Riverside, CA 92501 United States
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Join us on Wednesday, February 1st for the RMA Lecture Series "out and about" visit to the First Congregational Church next door to the Museum.  We won't have far to go!  RMS's own Barbara Wilson and other church leaders will discuss the architecture and the history of this early Riverside edifice.  Enjoy a special tour and be sure to meet at 9:30 a.m. for refreshments in the church's newly refurbished social hall.  The presentation starts at 10:00 a.m.  The event…

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$50.00

The Peterson Automotive Museum

February 8 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Heritage House,
8193 Magnolia Avenue
Riverside, CA 92517 United States
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The Peterson Automotive Museum in Los Angeles is the destination for the February 8, 2017 trip.  The museum is dedicated to the history of the automobile.  The recently renovated building, originally designed by Weldon Beckett, features three themed floors of exhibits.  The building is now an eye-catching standout in Museum Row in the Miracle Mile of Wilshire Boulevard.   Our self-guided tour offers many choices among the three floors of exhibits for you to explore.  The ground floor showcases extravagant automobiles…

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March 2017
Free

“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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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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$75.00

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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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
Free

RMA Annual general meeting

May 11 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Canyon Crest Country Club

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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$45

RMA Annual Dinner

May 11 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Canyon Crest Country Club

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
Free

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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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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Free

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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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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