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A new dance vision
The Intersect Dance Theatre is a professional dance company that blends contemporary ballet and modern dance. The troupe includes Riverside City College students and professional dancers.
Intersect will be performing at Landis Performing Arts Center on Feb. 27 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $6 for students, staff, children and seniors and $10 for everyone else.
For more information call the Landis box office at 951-222-8100 or go to landispac.com.
 

Train to protect RCC
Active shooter training will take place on the Riverside Campus on April 20 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. The training teaches Riverside Community College District students and staff strategies to deter, detect, delay and possibly defeat an active shooter.
For more information on the training and to register contact Sherry Colgan Stone at sherry.stone@rcc.edu
 

Everybody loves a fair
It’s time once again for the Riverside County Fair. The fair runs from Feb. 12-21 at the fairgrounds in Indio. It is open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m weekdays and until midnight on weekends.
Admission is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, $6 for ages 5-12 and free for children under five.
This year’s headliners include Kansas, Rodney Atkins and SuperFiesta.
For more information go to datefest.org.

Come one, come all to Shakespeare auditions
Auditions for the Redlands Shakespeare festival begins Feb. 21 from 1-5 p.m. at the Joslyn Senior Center in Redlands. Directors will be looking to cast about 45-50 actors. Productions featured include “Romeo and Juliet,” “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” and “Hamlet.”
For further information in regards to auditions or the festival schedule visit redlandsshakespearefestival.com or call 909-335-7377

A comedy of biblical proportions
A comedy loosely based on the biblical story of Job will be taking place at the Wallace Theater at California Baptist University Feb. 19 from 8-11 p.m.
The main character, Joe Benjamin, along with his crazy family, reside in a Long Island mansion. A visitor comes into the picture and provides him with tempatations to get Joe to renounce God.
General admission is $12 and $10 for matinee and seniors. For additional information call 951-343-4319.

Moreno Valley celebrates Black History Month
The Moreno Valley Campus is having a series of events in celebration of Black History Month.
It all starts with the opening ceremonies on Feb. 16 from 12:45-1:45 p.m. The event will feature guest speaker Woodie Rucker-Hughes and musical entertainment from gospel singers. The ceremony will be held on the Moreno Vally College Library Patio.

Other events include:

An open mic on Feb. 18 from 12:45-1:45 p.m. at the Moreno Valley College Library Patio. The event will include a performance by the Dance Troupe from the Riverside campus.

A Healthy Heart event on Feb. 23 from 12-2 p.m. at John Coudures Plaza where there will be free blood pressure and free blood sugar levels checked. There will also be an evening barbecue at the Moreno Valley College Library Patio from 5-7 p.m.

The Renaissance Scholars Program Reception with keynote speaker Anthony Davis. The reception will be in Humanties 129 on Feb. 24 from 6 p.m. to 12 a.m.

The Characters Unite National Town Hall is a panel discussion on overcoming differences and becoming a more united country. The panel is presented by the USA Network and takes place in the Moreno Valley College Student Activities Center on Feb. 25 from 12-2 p.m.