Here’s where you can honor veterans in the Inland area this weekend

Here’s where you can honor veterans in the Inland area this weekend

Inland


Free cheeseburgers: Farmer Boys, is offering free Big Cheese cheeseburgers on Friday, Nov. 10, to veterans and active duty military with valid proof of service.


Free sandwiches: Rock & Brews’ San Manuel Casino location, 777 San Manuel Blvd., Highland,  is offering a free pulled pork sandwich to veterans, active military and first responders on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, with proof of service. A choice of pulled pork sandwich or Caesar salad is offered at restaurants at  3550 Grand Oaks, Corona and 12225 E. Foothill Blvd., Rancho Cucamonga. rockandbrews.com/corona or 951-432-7640


San Bernardino County


Pet adoptions: Through Sunday, San Bernardino County Animal Care and Control is offering no cost pet adoptions for veterans, members of the military and their immediate families. Adopters must provide ID. County shelters are located in Devore at 19777 Shelter Way, and in Big Bear city at 42080 Northshore Drive. 909-386-9820, 909-866-4943 or sbcounty.gov/acc


Redlands Veterans Day parade, ceremony and picnic: Redlands’ Veterans Day parade begins at 9 a.m. Saturday on Citrus Avenue at Redlands High School and goes through downtown on Citrus, north on Eureka Street, west on State Street, north on Center Street and west on Redlands Boulevard to Jennie Davis Park at Redlands Boulevard and New York Street. The Veterans Day observance begins at Jennie Davis Park at 10:45 a.m. and is followed by activities in the park including live music, vendor booths, Kid Zone, beer garden, food truck, aircraft flyovers and displays of military vehicles and classic cars.


Veterans Day celebration: The Veterans Wall of Freedom organization and the Foundation of Grand Terrace hold a Veterans Day celebration 11 a.m. Saturday at the Veterans Wall of Freedom in Veterans Freedom Park, formerly Pico Park, 21950 Pico St., Grand Terrace. Keynote speaker is U.S. Air Force veteran Jacquelyn Morenberg Rodriguez, and Dance Dimensions will present a patriotic performance. The Veterans Wall of Freedom in Grand Terrace was dedicated on Veterans Day 2016. After the celebration, veterans and their families will have an opportunity to reserve a plaque on the wall. Veterans and their families may also bring a small memento of a veteran’s service to be included in time capsules that will later be placed in the momument. Information: veteranswalloffreedom.org


Veterans Day ceremony: The city of Upland will honor military veterans at its third annual Veterans Day ceremony at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Upland Veterans Monument Plaza, at the southeast corner of Euclid Avenue and Arrow Highway. Military units, school and community organizations and local elected officials will participate. The event is free and open to the public. The ceremony coincides with the Tour de Foothills bicycle race, which begins earlier along A Street several blocks south of the Civic Center and will also pay tribute to veterans. Information: www.uvmp.org


Veterans Day ceremony: The city of Fontana holds a Veterans Day ceremony 11 a.m. Saturday at the Memorial Rose Garden, 16830 Spring St. The event includes guest speakers and a number of military ceremonial traditions. Information: 909-349-6900; Events.Fontana.org


Discount fishing: Lake Gregory is offering $5 fishing and $5 parking to veterans with ID on Saturday. lakegregoryrecreation.com


Veterans Day 5k run/walk: The University of Redlands Student Veteran Organization holds its second annual Veterans Day 5k run/walk beginning at 7:30 a.m. Sunday at the university’s Hunsaker Plaza. There is no fee to participate or volunteer, but donations are appreciated. To register or volunteer, go to tinyurl.com/2017SVO.


Veterans’ dinner: The second annual veterans’ dinner, sponsored by Tommy Taylor and the Redlands Elks Lodge, is 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Redlands Elks Lodge, 663 New York St. The spaghetti dinner is free for all veterans, and there will be door prizes including two flat-screen television sets.


Western Riverside County


Veterans recognition: 10:30 a.m. Thursday. Renaissance Village Rancho Belago, 27900 Broadiaea Ave., Moreno Valley. Includes a ceremony honoring veterans, honor guard, a barbecue and live entertainment. Reservations: 951-379-0100


Flag placing: 8 to 11 a.m. Friday. Riverside National Cemetery, Veterans memorial Amphitheater, 22495 Van Buren Blvd., Riverside. Volunteers are also needed to collect the flags for storage beginning at 8 a.m. Sunday. brennan@dslextreme.com, 714-325-8301, maryellengruendyke@gmail.com or 951-640-3935.


NAACP veterans recognition: 11 a.m. Friday. Mount Rubidoux SDA Church in Mainess Hall, 5320 Victoria Ave., Riverside. Retired combat nurse Lieutenant Colonel Sandra Jones, US Air Force, will speak at the 47th Anderson Copeland Memorial Veterans Recognition Luncheon. Veterans and their families will be treated to a complimentary southern-style lunch.  909-229-4825, 909-456-0786 or Naacp-Riverside.org


Veterans lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday. The event is designed to educate vets and their spouses about burial and memorial benefits they qualify for. Sponsored by Norco Family Funeral Home, the free event includes a multi-media tour of Riverside National cemetery, lunch and a planning guide. Reservations are required. 951-898-1016


Free admission: The March Field Air Museum is offering free admission to veterans Friday and Saturday. The museum is at 22550 Van Buren Blvd., Riverside. 951-902-5949 or info@marchfield.org


Riverside National Cemetery: 11 a.m. Saturday at the cemetery’s amphitheater, 22495 Van Buren Blvd., Riverside. The Veterans Day ceremony will include live music from the Riverside Concert Band, speeches and a fly-over. 951-653-8417 or rncsc.org


Veterans tribute: 10 a.m. Saturday. George A. Ingalls Veterans Memorial Plaza, 3737 Crestview Ave., Norco. Free. 951-270-5632


Veterans Day ceremony: 9:30 a.m. Saturday. Moreno Valley Veterans Memorial, 14177 Frederick St. Retired U.S. Air Force colonel Earl T. Williams, a 98-year-old World War II veteran and Pearl Harbor survivor, will speak. The Moreno Valley Master Chorale and an elementary school choir will perform, and artwork by local students will be on display. The city is accepting donations of hygiene items on behalf of U.S. VETS to help local veterans. 951-413-3008


Art by veterans: Opening reception for Honoring Expression: Work by United States Artist-Veterans is set from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Norco College Art Gallery, Science and Technology 111, 2001 Third St. A conversation with the artists is set from 12:50 to 1:50 p.m. Nov. 28. The exhibit runs Nov. 11 through Dec. 9. The gallery is open from noon to 4 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays, noon to 6 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, and noon to 2 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.  951-372-7031


Veterans parade, expo: The Inland Empire A Salute to Veterans Parade starts at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 18 in downtown Riverside. Follow updates on Instagram @salutetovets


Southwest Riverside County


Veterans Day Remembrance: noon to 2 p.m. Thursday. Mt. San Jacinto College, Menifee Valley Campus Quad, 28237 La Piedra Road. Includes guest speakers, food and entertainment. 951-639-5237


Veterans celebration: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. Menifee Veterans Memorial at Wheatfield Park, 30267 Menifee Road. Event highlights include the live patriotic band Timeless, special presentations, an essay contest, barbecue dinner, family activities and guest speakers. 951-723-3880 or cityofmenifee.us


Salute to veterans concert: 6 p.m. Saturday. Temecula Civic Center, 41000 Main St. A free picnic dinner will be served from 5 to 6 p.m. on the grass of Town Square Park to the first 500 patrons. The event includes a presentation of military banners to recognize active military personnel, and a performance by the Temecula Valley Symphony, beginning with the National Anthem, performed by Resonate. Free. 951- 694-6480, or TemeculaCA.gov


Parade: Begins at 10 a.m. Saturday on Washington Avenue in Murrieta with a flyover and ends at Town Square Park’s Field of Honor. 951-304-7275 or MurrietaCA.gov


Quilt show: 11 a.m. to 5 pm. Saturday. Maurice Car’rie Vineyard and Winery, 34225 Rancho California Road, Temecula. There will be a Quilts of Valor presentation at 1 p.m., drawings, vendors, wine tasting, food. Free. The show continues from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12.


San Jacinto Valley


Veterans Day Celebration: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Gibbel Park in Hemet. There will be arts and crafts, a car show and vendors.


Veterans Day ceremony: 11 a.m. Saturday. Golden Era Golf Course, 19871 Gilman Springs Road, San Jacinto. The ceremony includes a World War II plane flyover,  rifle exhibition, complimentary breakfast and lunch, and free golf for veterans (at 7 a.m. and noon). Golf registration: 951-530-9488


Veteran appreciation: Free golf for veterans every Saturday in November at Echo Hills Golf Course, 545 E Thornton Ave, Hemet. To schedule a tee time, call 951-652-2203.


Veterans Day pancakes: 7 a.,m. to noon. Saturday. Soboba Casino, 23333 Soboba Rd, San Jacinto. Free breakfast for veterans at the Soboba Cafe, proof of service required.  soboba.com