Cal Poly Pomona’s Annual Pumpkin Festival is this Weekend! (10/18-10/19)

This is not in Covina but it is only a ride over the hill at Cal Poly Pomona! This will be the 5th Pumpkin Festival that I attend, I started going when my son was only a few weeks old and have made it a family tradition ever since. Its such a great event for pictures that you’ll treasure forever, I know I do. Make sure to bring your walking shoes and maybe even a wagon for you to carry the pumpkins in. It tends to be busier the later in the day you get there and parking fills quickly so try to get there early in the morning. If you go make sure you tag @CovinaResidents when you post on Instagram!

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Food and Activities

Join us for the 22nd Annual Pumpkin Festival where you can choose from thousands of pumpkins right out of the patch ($5 ea). Eat and play games at the College of Agriculture student club booths or head over to our popular Insect Fair featuring nearly 500,000 live and preserved insects (runs from 9am-5pm). We also have a corn maze, petting zoo, horse rides, entertainment, and lots of activities for kids! If you like pancakes, we’ve got them. Join us for our pancake breakfast Saturday morning only from 8am-11am. Bring your appetite! On Sunday, an earthquake simulator as well as FDNY Resue 5, a rolling memorial of the victims of 9/11, will be on display.
For the safety of all our guests, no animals are permitted at the Pumpkin Festival.

Prices (Cash Only-ATM machines are available)

Admission and Parking: FREE (Parking in lot C or Parking structure with shuttle service throughout the festival)
(HANDICAP PARKING with golf cart transport is available in lot “B”)
Pumpkins from the patch: $5 each
Insect Fair at the Bronco Student Center (9am-5pm): $5 for adults; $4 for students, FREE for kids 2 and under
Pancake Breakfast (Saturday only 8am-11am): $5 for adults, $4 for students, seniors, military, and kids 12 and under
Corn Maze: $2
Petting Zoo: $3
Prices are subject to change.

*All proceeds support College of Agriculture student clubs and activities, as well as farm operations.

Click here to view a timelapse of the Pumpkin Festival.

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Map and Driving Directions

Pumpkin Festival mapThe Pumpkin Festival is located at the Farm Store:
4102 S. University Drive, Pomona, CA 91768

Enter your starting address:

Parking: Lot C or Parking Structure (off Kellogg Drive)
Handicap parking: Lot B (with golf cart transport)

Covina’s 19th annual Thunderfest is Today!!!!

It’s here! The day our beautiful city closes off Downtown Covina to car traffic and fills the streets with amazing bands, yummy food and over 200 cars! Its today from 1:00-8:00pm, see ya’ll there!

This year’s Thunderfest is gearing up to be one of the best ever. With a new outdoor stage at College and Citrus and 5 Indoor Venues. A combined Food and Beer Court at Heritage Plaze will give you a chance for a snack and a cold one as you listen to the great music from the Heritage Plaze Stage. Stroll along through the over 200 Hot Rods, Customs and Classics as you make your way down Citrus Ave.

Remember to follow us on Instagram @CovinaResidents and tag us on your Covina pictures!

Covina Residents Thunderfest

Officer Corder Church Service This Morning at 11am- Watch it Online

 

Officer Corder Church Serivces

If you are unable to make it to this morning’s church service for Officer Corder you can watch it online at http://pfbpurpose.com/live/

6th Annual Covina Swing Band Festival – This Weekend~ September 27 – 28

The Covina Concert Band is hosting the 6th Annual Swing Band Festival. Join us and dance the night away with the “swinging” sounds from wonderful and energetic musicians from all over the southland.

Fore more information please visit http://www.CovinaConcertBand.org or call       (626) 332-0020.

Date: Saturday and Sunday September 27 & 28

Time: 3:00-9:00pm

Location: Covina Park, Bandshell, 301 N. Fourth Ave

Cost: FREE!

Covina Dare to Care Cut-A-Thon July 19, 2014 “Pat Allen Day”

 

 

 

The 2014 Covina Dare to Care Cut-A-Thon is this Saturday, July 19th from 8:00am-2:00pm in Heritage Plaza (corner of Citrus and San Bernardino Rd).

8 of Covina’s best Salons will be participating at this event. Come over and get your hair cuts on Saturday and help the Citrus Valley Hospice. Click Here to Make Your Appointment Online.

Its no secret that I get my hair done at Salon Lavish with the talented Liz Aragundi and Marlene Alcala. Below is Salon Lavish’s flyer for this event, they are pre-booking appointments, give them a call!

Dare to Care

Attention Covina Veterans! Habitat for Humanity is looking for you!

Veterans sought to apply for four Habitat for Humanity homes

Honoring Veterans

(Photo credit: Fort Rucker)

The Pomona Valley Habitat for Humanity is accepting applications from military veterans for four affordable homes to be built by Habitat volunteers and construction specialists in Walnut, La Verne and Chino Hills.

Veteran families currently living in Chino, Chino Hills, Claremont, Covina, Diamond Bar, Glendora, La Puente, La Verne, Montclair, Ontario, Pomona, Rancho Cucamonga, San Dimas, Upland, Walnut and West Covina may apply. Application forms may be obtained by calling 909-596-7098.

Applicants living in Walnut and La Verne will be given first consideration for the individual houses built in those cities. If no eligible veteran family is found in these two cities, then the La Verne and Walnut houses will be available to other veterans living in the regional Habitat’s 16-city service area, said executive director Jody Gmeiner.

To participate in this program, applicants must first be a veteran of the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines or Navy.

“There must be need, ability to pay a mortgage and a desire to partner” with organizations and individuals in the community, Gmeiner said.

The family must be able to make a $2,500 payment towards closing costs, willing to work 250 or 500 sweat-equity hours on the house it will occupy as well as another house and attend mandatory home ownership workshops, she added.

Volunteers from the general community, churches, service clubs, businesses and local governments build the houses.

 

The Habitat program allows families to buy houses and fulfill their dreams of home ownership that could not be realized through traditional transactions, Gmeiner noted.

The four veteran houses will be built as part of the Pomona Valley Habitat’s “Salute To Service” campaign.

Groundbreaking for the first house in Walnut will be held in June. It will be a “green” house built as part of a collaborative effort by the Pomona Valley Habitat, Southern California Edison, Peninsula Publishing and the city of Walnut.

 

Volunteer architects are designing three other homes – one in La Verne and two in Chino Hills.

Habitat for Humanity International is a global nonprofit, ecumenical ministry founded by Millard Fuller in 1976 to eliminate poverty housing and build affordable homes for low- and moderate-income families. The Pomona Valley affiliate is one of 1,500 worldwide. The international organization has served four million families in 3,000 communities to date and operates in 70 countries.

The Pomona Valley affiliate, founded by Ted Woodson, has built affordable houses throughout the Inland and San Gabriel valleys. Several began construction during the L.A. County Fair and the houses were relocated to city sites later for finishing work and landscaping.

 

Info obtained from the Dailybulletin.com

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Covina Residents Blog is Born!

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Hi Everyone!

I am so excited to be launching this brand new blog for Covina Residents! Some of you are already fans of the Covina Residents Facebook page but if you aren’t make sure you like the page, there is also a quick like button over on the left.

I am by no means an amazing writer, I’m actually a full time real estate Broker and owner of New Century Realtors & Associates right here in Covina, but I LOVE Covina. I grew up in Covina and am a current Covina Resident along with my husband, 2 boys, and 2 Furbabies (Roxy & Rocco).

The intention behind the blog is to keep Covina Residents notified about what is going on in our beautiful city. Summer is right around the corner and with that comes amazing programs for our children and us to enjoy. Who doesn’t love the Starlight Concert Series, Kids Night Out, and the Farmer’s Market?

I am also a big believer that we should be supporting our local Covina Small Businesses so keep an eye out for posts about Covina Businesses and Covina Restaurants. Yup, its going to be all about Covina all the time!

Make sure to get your friends to follow our blog and please let me know if you would like me to “Spotlight” anything in particular!

 

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