Big Bear Lake Rotary Club hosts annual fireworks spectacular, barbecue at Marina Resort

Big Bear Lake Rotary Club hosts annual fireworks spectacular, barbecue at Marina Resort

Big Bear’s annual July 4th celebration will again feature a spectacular fireworks show put on by the Rotary Club of Big Bear Lake and underwritten by the city of Big Bear Lake and with donations from many local businesses and individuals. The show is one of the largest and most elaborate fireworks displays put on in Southern California. Fireworks are shot off from the middle of the lake from a large barge, prepared and manned by local Rotarians and a crew from Pyro Spectaculars. Additional fireworks are shot off from…

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Big Bear Lake Wine walk is on

Big Bear Lake Wine walk is on

The Village Business Association of Big Bear Lake hosts its annual Summer Wine Walk on Saturday, June 4, 2016 from 3:30 pm to 7:00 pm in the downtown Big Bear Lake Village shopping district. For information, visit www.BigBearLakeVillage.com. The merchant organized event will showcase fine wines from around the world and the Village’s unique businesses, with a portion of the proceeds to be donated to Big Bear Valley Education Trust, Christmas in the Village and numerous other events for the community. A Wine Walk is a social event that combines…

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Be part of the Peaks of Big Bear hikes

Be part of the Peaks of Big Bear hikes

The Big Bear Sierra Club invites one and all to join with members for a “Peaks of Big Bear” hike. This is a moderate, 7 mile, 1,400 ft in elevation, round trip hike to the Bertha Peak Electronic Relay Station. The hike begins at the Cougar Crest Trailhead on the north shore of Big Bear Lake and travelers hike a trail that is surrounded by oaks, pines and junipers and offers fantastic views of Big Bear Lake, Holcomb Valley and the surrounding mountains. This hike is one of many Peaks…

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Don’t let the smoke scare you…

Don’t let the smoke scare you…

Big Bear Fire Department will be conducting “Live Fire Training” Monday, April 25 – Friday, April 29, 2016 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Training will take place at the Department’s Paradise training facility at 417 Grenfall Ln. in Big Bear City. Citizens should not be alarmed if they see smoke coming from the area of Paradise Way and E. North Shore Dr. According to Battalion Chief Ryan Harold, “These simulated conditions provide our firefighters with safe, effective and realistic training, essential in preparing the fire service to achieve our…

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Volunteers needed for Meadows Edge clean up day

Volunteers needed for Meadows Edge clean up day

The second annual Meadows Edge Clean Up Day is Saturday, May 7, 2016, at the popular day use picnic area from 9am to 1pm. Volunteers of all ages are needed to help with the general clean up and prepare this popular family area for the 2016 summer season. Registration is required at www.MountainsFoundation.org. Free lunch and tools are provided. In addition, an opportunity draw will be available to win prizes. Meadows Edge is located on Highway 38, 2 miles east of Fawnskin on the North Shore of Big Bear Lake…

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Big Bear walk to help find cure for Multiple Sclerosis

Big Bear walk to help find cure for Multiple Sclerosis

The annual WalkMS event, a fundraiser to help in the battle to find a cure for Multiple Sclerosis, in Big Bear is set for Saturday, May 7, at North Shore Elementary School and the Alpine Pedal Path. During the event, participants may choose a 1k or 8k walk, roll or stroll on the edge of Big Bear Lake. Big Bear’s Walk MS begins with registration at 8:30 a.m., opening ceremonies at 10 a.m. and the official start at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 7. at Alpine Pedal Path and the…

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Learn to sew

Learn to sew

The Adult Learning and Referral Center is providing an Introductory Sewing Class. The classes will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Fridays, May 6 thru May 27 the Adult Learning & Referral Center at 40946 Big Bear Blvd in Big Bear Lake. Students need their own sewing machine and sewing supplies. Pupils will learn the basics of sewing plus how to work with patterns. There is a $30 fee for the four week course. Reservations are required. Please call Yomar Cleary at 760.946.6448 or email the Learning…

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Big Bear Fire Department flips for charity

Big Bear Fire Department flips for charity

The Big Bear Professional Firefighters Association Local 935 is hosting a Pancake Breakfast from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 30, at Fire Station 282, 301 W. Big Bear Blvd. in Big Bear City at the corner of Big Bear and Sawmill boulevards. A minimum donation of $5 per person is welcome, with a portion of the proceeds going to support Firefighters Quest for Burn Survivors as well as the MS Walk. The walk for a cure for Multiple Sclerosis takes place May 7, on the Alpine Pedal Path…

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Celebrate Denim Day

Celebrate Denim Day

DOVES invites the public to support its annual Denim Day Wednesday, April 27, to raise awareness about sexual violence. This year marks the 17th celebration of Denim Day. The inspiration of Denim Day came from the 1992 case of a young girl who was raped by the driving instructor of a behind-the-wheel class. The perpetrator was arrested, tried and convicted, but he appealed his case and the Supreme Court overturned his conviction. The Chief Judge reasoned that, “because the victim wore very, very tight jeans, she had to help him…

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