2015 Food & Toy Drive Supporting Project 29:11 Food Bank

What is Project 29:11? 

Watch this video to see all the good that Project 29:11 does by helping local residents who are hit with hard times.

Please help us by Donating food and unwrapped toys that will be distributed during their annual Christmas Party on December 12th. Drop off your Donations at any of these local Covina Area Businesses from now until December 11th. Lets show our neighbors that Covina cares and wants to help.

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Splash Pads Around Covina CA and the San Gabriel Valley

Its HOTT out there! As a mom of 2 small boys I’m always searching for places where I can take my 2 boys to burn off some of their never ending energy but on days like today and this weekend when the temps are supposed to be 100+ our choices are limited. One Splash Pads Around Covina the and San Gabriel Valleything I do love to do is take them to local Splash Pads and thought ya’ll might be interested in seeing where they are around the San Gabriel Valley!

Here’s the list, let me know if you know of any others that I’m missing!

Arcadia
Arcadia County Park
405 S. Santa Anita Ave.
Arcadia 91006
website: http://parks.lacounty.gov/wps/portal/dpr/Parks/Arcadia_Community_Regional_Park

Azusa
Dalton Park
18867 Armstead Street
Azusa 91702
(626) 852-1491
website: http://parks.lacounty.gov/wps/portal/dpr/Parks/Dalton_Park
Valleydale Park
5525 North Lark Ellen Avenue
Azusa 91702
(626) 334-8020
website: http://parks.lacounty.gov/wps/portal/dpr/Parks/Valleydale_Park

Baldwin Park
Barnes Park
3101 Pattriti Avenue
Baldwin Park 91706
website:http://www.baldwinpark.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=category&%20sectionid=28&id=118&Itemid=285

Morgan Park
4100 Baldwin Park Blvd.
Baldwin Park 91706
website: http://www.baldwinpark.com/index.php?option=content&task=view&id=226

Covina

Cougar Park

200 W Puente St, Covina 91723                                                                                             Website: http://covinaca.gov/images/Parks/Facilitypagefall2014.pdf

Glendale
Pacific Park
501 S. Pacific Avenue
Glendale 91204
website: http://www.glendaleca.gov/government/departments/community-services-parks/parks-facilities-historic-sites/pacific-community-center-park

Irwindale
Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area
15501 East Arrow Highway
Irwindale 91706
Water Play Area open only on weekends ($2.00 per person and session; four (4) sessions per day; 90 minutes each)
website: http://parks.lacounty.gov/wps/portal/dpr/Parks/Santa_Fe_Dam_Recreational_Area

La Puente
Bassett Park
510 N. Vineland Avenue
La Puente, CA 91746
(626) 333-0959
website: http://parks.lacounty.gov/wps/portal/dpr/Parks/Bassett_Park

Sunshine Park
515 S. Deepmead Avenue
La Puente, CA 91744
(626) 854-5559
website: http://parks.lacounty.gov/wps/portal/dpr/Parks/Sunshine_Park
San Angelo Park
245 S. San Angelo Avenue
La Puente, CA 91746
(626) 968-2666
website: http://parks.lacounty.gov/wps/portal/dpr/Parks/San_Angelo_Park

Los Angeles
City Terrace Park
1126 N. Hazard Avenue
Los Angeles 90063
website: http://parks.lacounty.gov/wps/portal/dpr/Parks/City_Terrace_Park

Grand Park – Downtown
200 North Grand Avenue
Los Angeles
Open Saturdays in August
website: http://grandparkla.org/faqs/
Pasadena
La Pintoresca Park
45 E Washington Blvd.
Pasadena 91103
website: http://www.ci.pasadena.ca.us/PublicWorks/La_Pintoresca_Park/

Rowland Heights
Pathfinder Community Regional Park
18150 E. Pathfinder Road
Rowland Heights, CA 91748
(562) 690-0933
website:http://parks.lacounty.gov/wps/portal/dpr/Parks/Pathfinder_Community_Regional_Park
San Dimas
Bonelli Park
120 Via Verde
San Dimas 91773
(909) 599-8411
Open Weekends/Holidays
All Lake Swim Beaches will continue to be closed on Mondays-Wednesdays throughout the year.
Vehicle Entrance Fee $10/day
website: http://www.bonellipark.org/
Valinda
Rimgrove Park
747 North Rimgrove Drive
Valinda, CA 91744
(626) 330-8798
website: http://parks.lacounty.gov/wps/portal/dpr/Parks/Rimgrove_Park

Whittier
Amelia Mayberry Park
13201 E. Meyer Road
Whittier, CA 90605
(562) 944-7202
website: http://parks.lacounty.gov/wps/portal/dpr/parks/amelia_mayberry_park

Back 2 School Blast Needs YOUR Help!

2015-07-14 11_11_42-Hangouts - newcenturybroker@gmailDid you know that for the last 15 years Project 29:11 has hosted the annual Back 2 School Blast?

You might be asking yourself, What is the Back 2 School Blast? Its an awesome community event taking place on August 7th at Covina Park that distributes backpacks filled with school supplies to families who might not otherwise be able to afford these items for their kids on their own. Not only do these kids get new backpacks filled with school supplies but they also get free dental, vision and medical screenings which are so important for the health of these children. 

As if that wasn’t enough Taco Bell has partnered with the Back 2 School Blast to offer a light meal to everyone and several of our local beauty colleges are providing free haircuts! There will also be fun for the kids, like free face painting, and their parents/caretakers can speak with agencies that can provide free services to these families. 2015-07-14 11_12_26-Hangouts - newcenturybroker@gmail

New Century Realtors-Covina has pledged to gather supplies that are going to go in these backpacks. Last year over 900 backpacks were given out to children and we are hoping to make it more this year!

Can you help? We would so appreciate it if you could take a couple of minutes out of your day to buy a few items and drop them off either at Project 29:11 located at 250 E. San Bernardino Rd, Covina or at New Century Realtors-Covina located at 254 E. Rowland Street in Covina. Every little bit will definitely help give these kids the right start to the coming school year. 

If you are interested in volunteering at the event or have any questions please contact Sandy Futter at sfutter.p2911@gmail.com or (626)373-2976.

4th of July Events and Fireworks Shows Around Covina CA

The 4th of July is right around the corner and since Covina does NOT allow fireworks I thought it would be a good idea to put a list together of 4th of July Events and Fireworks Shows around the Covina area. So between BBQs and pool time make sure you check out some of these 4th of July Events and make time to watch the fireworks shows around the San Gabriel Valley. As always please share your photos on our Facebook Page and tag us (@covinaresidents) on Instagram.

4th of July Events and Fireworks Shows:

Covina:

4th of July Pancake Breakfast and Patriotio Concert 

Date: July 4, 2015
Time: 8:30am
Venue: Covina Park
Address:
301 North 4th Ave
Covina, CA 91723
From: City Of Covina Parks And Recreation Department
Website: Click to visit the site 4th of July Events and Fireworks Shows Around Covina CA

Start the 4th of July off right with a delicious pancake breakfast, and then relax and enjoy the wonderful Covina Concert Band as they present America’s finest

8:30 -10:30am Pancake Breakfast ($5)

8:45-10:00 am Patriotic Concert

West Covina:

Independence Day Celebration At Edgewood Middle School

Date: July 4, 2015
Time: 11:00am to 11:00pm
Venue: Edgewood Middle School
Address:
1625 West Durness Street
West Covina, CA 91790
Website: Click to visit the site wc1

The City of West Covina and the West Covina MDA host the 25th Annual Independence Day Celebration!

Schedule:

3:00pm – 11:00pm – Carnival, food, rides, and games

6:00pm – 9:00pm – Entertainment by Cold Duck

9:00pm – Fireworks Show Sponsored by the City of West Covina and Athens Services

Independence Day Celebration At Hurst Ranch

Date: July 4, 2015
Time: 11:00am to 11:00pm
Venue: Hurst Ranch Historical Center
Address:
1227 South Orange Avenue
West Covina, CA 91790
Website: Click to visit the sitewc2

The City of West Covina and the West Covina MDA host the 25th Annual Independence Day Celebration!

Schedule:

8:00am. – 11:00am. – Pancake Breakfast at Hurst Ranch

6:00pm – 9:00pm – Entertainment by Cold Duck

9:00pm – Fireworks Show Sponsored by the City of West Covina and Athens Services

Monrovia:

4th of July Concert & Fireworks Show

Date: July 4, 2015
Time: 3:00pm
Venue: Monrovia Library Park
Address:
321 South Myrtle Avenue
Monrovia, CA 91016
Cost: Free
Website: Click to visit the site monr

Entertainment will begin at 3:00 p.m. with recorded music, followed by a live band playing from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.  The Fireworks Show is free of charge and is scheduled to begin at 9:00 p.m. and will last approximately 20 minutes.

Baldwin Park: 

4th of July Spectacular

Date: July 4, 2015
Time: 5:00pm to 10:00pm
Venue: Sierra Vista High School
Address:
3600 Frazier Ave.
Baldwin Park, CA 91706
Website: Click to visit the site bp1

At 6:45pm come see a live concert by The Sounds of the Supremes a tribute band, a fantastic vocal blend of Motown classics, standards, and contemporary songs coupled with stylish choreography, and unrivaled glamour. Bring the family for an evening of entertainment, fun, and fireworks from 5:00pm to 10:00pm. Local vendors will provide food and refreshment booths. No Alcoholic Beverages Allowed.

Fireworks at 9:00pm

NASCAR Independence Day Fireworks

500 Speedway Drive,
Baldwin Park, CA 91706
Website: Click to visit the site bp2

Mini Stocks:

3 time Mini Stock Champion Daryl Scoggins celebrating with his Pinto. Mini Stocks are open to any 4-cylinder front or rear wheel drive car. Pinto’s seem to be the car of choice.

Pick Your Part Super Stocks:

2011 Super Stock Champ and long time Irwindale competitor Curtis White celebrating a championship in Victory Lane.

This class is open to any 1970-1987 American made passenger car. These cars at one time had been driven on the streets. They became racecars by being stripped down to the bare frame and put back together with the basic racing essentials including roll cage, racing fuel cell and treaded racing tires.

Time:  7:00 PM (Gates Open 4:00 PM) 

La Puente:

Fortunato Jimenez Independence Day Celebration & Firework Show Independence Day Event

Date: July 3, 2015
Time: 5:00pm to 8:59pm
Venue: La Puente Park
Address:
501 N. Glendora Avenue
La Puente, CA 91744
Website: Click to visit the site

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2015 Summer Evening Entertainment at Covina Park starts today!

Summers in Covina are always jam packed with things to do. Today is the start of the Evening Entertainment series at Covina Park with Monday Starlight Concerts kicking it all off. Here is this year’s schedule, as you can see there is something for everyone. Monday nigh concerts, Tuesday Kid’s Night Out, Wednesdays are Celebration Series to the tune of Gospel Music, and Thursdays feature the Covina Concert Band! Best of all, all of these things are FREE! Bring the family and enjoy your summer evening at Covina Park this summer!

Covina Residents, Covina 2015 summer series

Covina Residents, Covina 2015 summer series

2015 Covina CA Wine Walk is this Month!

Its that time of the year again! Time for our annual All Charities Wine Walk! Stroll around Downtown Covina and enjoy a variety of wines at each of the participating Covina businesses. While you are out and about make sure you take pics and tag #Covinawinewalk and #covinaresidents on Facebook or Instagram. Looking forward to seeing a great turnout!

Covina Wne walk 2015

Tickets available from the charities and participating businesses
starting mid May.
Businesses participating
In The Wind, 123 W Badillo, (626)331-9463

Powell Camera, 160 W Badillo, (626)332-1253

Country General Store, 129 N Citrus, (626)331-4043

The Book Shop, 134 N Citrus, (626)967-1888

Covina Valley Cycle, 203 S Citrus, (626)332-5200

Helen’s Antiques, 121 W Badillo, (626)915-0030

Collector’s Alley, 122 N Citrus, (626)858-9964

Tantrums, 131 N Citrus, (626)732-9444

CaptainTicket, 222 N. Citrus, (626)967-2722

Covina Jewelry & Loan, 218 N Citrus, (626)332-1045

Uptown Image, 221 N Citrus, (626)967-4247

Bushindo Martial Arts, 214 N Citrus (626)859-5741

Room to Dance, 110 W Cottage, (626)966-0301

Vintage Dreams, 132 N Citrus, (626)339-2000

Covina Performing Arts, 110 N Citrus, (626)331-8133

Kut Haus, 116 E Badillo, (626)824-3073

Branson Sash & Door, 151 W Badillo, (626)339-7718

Two Toms’ Juicebar & Eatery, 235 N Citrus, (562) 822-1845

Party Warehouse, 126 N Citrus, (626) 966-7525

Hair by Juliet, 145 E Badillo, (626) 967-7200

2015- Easter Egg Hunts Around Covina, CA

Easter is coming and many of you may be wondering where you can take your kids to enjoy a fun Easter Egg Hunt. Most egg hunts are happening this weekend and next so take a look!

Below you’ll find a list of local Easter Egg Hunts,

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1. West Covina- Easter Egg Hunt

Date and Time: Saturday, March 28th, 2015-  9am-noon

Where: Cameron Park — 1305 E. Cameron Avenue, West Covina, CA

Admission: Free

Details: Join us for breakfast, Petting Zoo, numerous vendors, live performances, crafts and games. Egg Hunts will be held for various age groups, for ages 2-3; 4-5; 6-7, and 8-up. Remember to bring your baskets for your chance to get eggs filled with candy and special prizes! If you are lucky you may find the special Golden Egg.

2. San Dimas- Easter Egg Hunt &Spring into Fun at the Family Festival

Date: Saturday, March 28th 2015 – 10:00am-2:00pm

Where: Civic Center Park—245 E. Bonita Ave & Via Verde Park—1010 Puente Ave

Admission: Free

Details: Bring the children to the Easter Egg Hunt which begins at 10:00 am sharp at both Civic Center Park and at Via Verde Park. Rotary Club of San Dimas is sponsoring the Civic Center Park Easter Egg Hunt and free hot coffee at their information booth.

3. Glendora- Easter Egg Hunts

Date and Time: Saturday, April 4, 2015 from 10am

Where: Gladstone & Finkbiner Parks—600 E. Gladstone St & 160 N. Wabash Ave

Admission: Free

Details: The Easter Egg Hunt will start promptly at 10am at both parks. Special Prizes will be awarded for finding the “Golden Egg”.

4. La Puente- Easter Egg Hunt

Date and Time: Saturday April 4th, 2015 from 10:00am-1:00pm

Where: La Puente Park—501 N Glendora Ave

Details: Please bring a basket to collect eggs. Art and crafts, face painting, entertainment and more! Don’t forget your camera to take photos with the Easter Bunny!