Weekly Mount Rubidoux Fun Hikei

Join us for a FUN event EVERY Sunday morning! The regular hikers in this event rarely sign up even though they hike every Sunday. There are always more people than the two hosts so don’t be shy in joining us!

Want to have fun and stay healthy too? Join us for some exercise AND enjoy the wonders of nature at the same time! This exercise is fun and the views from the top are absolutely awesome! It takes about a half hour to hike up and a half hour down, maybe 45 minute each way at a slower pace. This is an easy hike, but may be strenuous for anyone who is not in good physical condition. Bring a bottle of water and wear comfortable shoes. If you are a jogger this will be a VERY easy hike, but if you never get any exercise you may want to try walking in your neighborhood for a few weeks before you do this hike.

FOOD: Each week we meet at the base of the mountain, hike up, enjoy the amazing view, talk for a while, solve all the world’s problems, hike back down, and have a light breakfast or early lunch at one of the local restaurants nearby. If you prefer to hike and skip the food that’s fine too.

DIRECTIONS: Mount Rubidoux Memorial Park is located on the western edge of downtown Riverside, just a few minutes off the 91 Freeway. From the 91 Freeway exit at the Mission Inn / University Off Ramp Proceed west on either Mission Inn Boulevard or University to Redwood Drive. Turn left on Redwood to 9th Street Turn right on 9th and go one block to the Park entrance (where 9th street ends)

BRIEF DIRECTIONS: Get on 9th street and go north until it ends!

PLEASE try to arrive a few minutes early because we like to start the hike on time. We meet in front of the 9th street entrance gate.  Also, PLEASE RSVP since we will wait a while at the start point IF we know you are coming and you are a little late. Friendly dogs are welcome but remember that dogs must be on a short leash. No toilets in the park

FREE parking on parts of 9th street and some others, but be careful since some of the streets are residents only parking.  PLEASE BE SURE TO READ THE PARKING SIGNS SINCE THERE ARE LOTS OF RESTRICTIONS ON PARKING IN THE AREA.  MUCH OF THE PARKING IS RESERVED FOR RESIDENTS WITH PERMITS! TICKETS ARE LIBERALLY DISPENSED BY PARKING ENFORCEMENT

FREE admission to the park.

The Red Dot is where we meet.

The Blue areas are the closest parking areas for non-residents.

Weekly Mount Rubidoux Fun Hike!

Join us for a FUN event EVERY Sunday morning! The regular hikers in this event rarely sign up even though they hike every Sunday. There are always more people than the two hosts so don’t be shy in joining us!

Want to have fun and stay healthy too? Join us for some exercise AND enjoy the wonders of nature at the same time! This exercise is fun and the views from the top are absolutely awesome! It takes about a half hour to hike up and a half hour down, maybe 45 minute each way at a slower pace. This is an easy hike, but may be strenuous for anyone who is not in good physical condition. Bring a bottle of water and wear comfortable shoes. If you are a jogger this will be a VERY easy hike, but if you never get any exercise you may want to try walking in your neighborhood for a few weeks before you do this hike.

FOOD: Each week we meet at the base of the mountain, hike up, enjoy the amazing view, talk for a while, solve all the world’s problems, hike back down, and have a light breakfast or early lunch at one of the local restaurants nearby. If you prefer to hike and skip the food that’s fine too.

DIRECTIONS: Mount Rubidoux Memorial Park is located on the western edge of downtown Riverside, just a few minutes off the 91 Freeway. From the 91 Freeway exit at the Mission Inn / University Off Ramp Proceed west on either Mission Inn Boulevard or University to Redwood Drive. Turn left on Redwood to 9th Street Turn right on 9th and go one block to the Park entrance (where 9th street ends)

BRIEF DIRECTIONS: Get on 9th street and go north until it ends!

PLEASE try to arrive a few minutes early because we like to start the hike on time. We meet in front of the 9th street entrance gate.  Also, PLEASE RSVP since we will wait a while at the start point IF we know you are coming and you are a little late. Friendly dogs are welcome but remember that dogs must be on a short leash. No toilets in the park

FREE parking on parts of 9th street and some others, but be careful since some of the streets are residents only parking.  PLEASE BE SURE TO READ THE PARKING SIGNS SINCE THERE ARE LOTS OF RESTRICTIONS ON PARKING IN THE AREA.  MUCH OF THE PARKING IS RESERVED FOR RESIDENTS WITH PERMITS! TICKETS ARE LIBERALLY DISPENSED BY PARKING ENFORCEMENT

FREE admission to the park.

The Red Dot is where we meet.

The Blue areas are the closest parking areas for non-residents.

Sunday Morning Breakfast Meetup

If you like to sleep in on Sunday and do not want to get up for our weekly hike but would like some lively conversation later in the morning, come join us for breakfast. Our hiking group always meets for a meal and a pleasant chat after our hike. Farmer Boy’s Restaurant is located on the corner of University Ave. and the 91 Freeway in downtown Riverside. Their prices are reasonable and there is a patio outside where we sit, making for a nice non-noisy location. If it is nice and we are able to sit outside, friendly dogs on leashes are welcome. This meetup time is 9:15 am, which is a close approximation. We might be a early or a few minutes late getting down the mountain, so wait for us if you do not find us there! Look for the IEAA tee shirts if it is your first time to attend.

Improve Your Public Speaking At Toastmasters

**This is not an IEAA meetup**

If the thought of speaking in front of a crowd terrifies you, or if you think your speaking skills could use some improvement, Toastmasters can help you.

I am the president of a fun and lively Friday-night club in Upland that can help you improve your speaking and confidence from where it is to wherever you’d like it to be.  This club has helped me a lot and I would like to extend an invitation to anyone that feels they would benefit from the structured and proven system of learning by doing that has created countless great speakers over the years.

As we meet in a restaurant, dinner is available, but you are not obligated to purchase anything.

I hope to see you there!

Jet Propulsion Laboratory Open House

Carl Sagan:

     “We live in a society absolutely dependent on science and technology and yet have cleverly arranged things so that almost no one understands science and technology. That’s a clear prescription for disaster.”
     

     It seems a little hard to say no when our friend Tracy Drain, a Systems Engineer at NASA and JPL, invites us out for the JPL open house this October. She had so much fun coming way out to Riverside with our group she volunteered to come back and do another talk for us!             Let’s meet and carpool from the McDonald’s on University right off the highway at 7:30 AM. The lines are long for parking and entrance so I’ve been told to bring our patience.

October 10-11, 2015

BRING:  CASH FOR FOOD AND DRINKS – WATER BOTTLES – COMFY SHOES – HAT – SUNSCREEN – CAMERA – PATIENCE FOR LINES

     NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, invites the public to its annual Open House on October 10-11, 2015. The event takes visitors on a “ride” through the wonders of space. Highlights include a life-size model of Mars Science Laboratory, demonstrations from numerous space missions; JPL’s machine shop, where robotic spacecraft parts are built; and the Microdevices Lab, where engineers and scientists use tiny technology to revolutionize space exploration.

Ever wanted to see what goes on inside NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory? The annual NASA-JPL Open House is the one weekend a year when we put our missions on display and let you roam around our sprawling facility.

On Saturday and Sunday, October 11 and 12, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. PDT each day, you can explore JPL, view our missions and projects, and speak with the scientists and engineers working on them. Highlights include a life-size model of the Mars Curiosity rover; an interactive art installation inspired by comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko; JPL’s machine shop, where robotic spacecraft parts are built; and the Microdevices Lab, where engineers and scientists use tiny technology to revolutionize space exploration.

Are you on Twitter or Instagram? Follow @NASAJPL and use hashtag #JPLopen.

If you plan to attend, wear comfortable shoes and pack a water bottle. No bags, backpacks or ice chests are allowed, with the exception of small purses and diaper bags. Arrive early for best parking and to avoid long lines at some of the more popular exhibits. Admission and parking are free.

Additional information, including directions: http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/events/open-house.cfm If you are unable to make it to JPL Open House, we offer public tours free of charge on an advance reservation basis. For additional information, go to: http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/events/tours/views/index.cfm

Accommodations for individuals with disabilities: http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/pso/accommodations.cfm

Be sure to follow us @NASAJPL on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #JPLOpen.

JPL requires that all U.S. citizens, 18 years of age or older, present official, government issued photo identification (driver’s license or passport) before being allowed entry. All non-U.S. Citizens 18 years of age or older must present a passport or resident visa (green card) before being allowed entry. Individuals without proper identification will not be admitted to the Laboratory. Please be advised that tours involve a considerable amount of walking and stair climbing. Wheelchair access can be accommodated with advance notice, however wheelchairs cannot be provided. Don’t forget to dress for the weather as the tour will proceed rain or shine! Cameras are permitted on the facility

Adopt-a-Street Clean Up

We will be cleaning up our adopted street, Adams, between Magnolia and California. This activity is bi-monthly, so six times a year. After the clean up, those who want to can go on to the Sunday Morning Breakfast Meetup at Farmer Boys at 9:15. 

Here is a liability release you can fill out and bring. I will have extras. http://www.krcb.com/pdf/vol_waiver.pdf 

The release is now good for one year. If you filled out one at the last clean up, you are covered. 

I will bring tools, trash bags, plastic gloves and safety vests. 

Bring a hat, sunscreen, water and better gloves if desired. 

This should take no more than 90 minutes, probably less than an hour.

Weekly Mount Rubidoux Fun Hike Canceled!!

We will  Be doing street cleaning up this Sunday. Please see the meet up for this activity and RSVP there if you want to join us for our bimonthly street cleaning activity  

Sunday Morning Breakfast Meetup

If you like to sleep in on Sunday and do not want to get up for our weekly hike but would like some lively conversation later in the morning, come join us for breakfast. Our hiking group always meets for a meal and a pleasant chat after our hike. Farmer Boy’s Restaurant is located on the corner of University Ave. and the 91 Freeway in downtown Riverside. Their prices are reasonable and there is a patio outside where we sit, making for a nice non-noisy location. If it is nice and we are able to sit outside, friendly dogs on leashes are welcome. This meetup time is 9:15 am, which is a close approximation. We might be a early or a few minutes late getting down the mountain, so wait for us if you do not find us there! Look for the IEAA tee shirts if it is your first time to attend.

Pub Night and Pub Quiz

Pub Quiz is a quiz of (around) 20 general-knowledge questions answered in teams of up to four people.  The winning team gets a pitcher of the drink of their choice.  Kathy will be doing the quiz this month.

We’ll be getting there at 6, with the quiz starting at about 7:30.

We are asking for a $2 donation to pay for the prize and to fund future events. We hope to see you there!

If you plan on drinking alcoholic beverages at this event, please be sure you have a designated driver.  Don’t drink and drive!

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