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Matt Richey

Matt Richey is a contributing writer for The Raincross Gazette and has written previously for the Let’s Go! Podcast Network. He has a deep passion for stories of all kinds, and primarily wrote for Let’s Go comic book reviews. He is a Riverside native, Matt studied music at California Baptist University, where he met his wife, and when he’s not writing about Riverside, he’s enjoying time with his wife, 5 kids, and their goldendoodle, Luna.

Raincross Weekend: January 5-8

Let’s find a “New year, new you” in the same great city! As 2023 gets rolling, there are great options in Riverside, whether sharpening your inner writer at the “How to Build Your Own Writer’s Life” presentation or getting that fitness resolution started with the annual Citrus Heritage Run!

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Raincross Weekend: December 15 – 18

Magic fills the air this weekend in Riverside! Join in on carols and crafts, catch a movie, or even the Inland Pacific Ballet’s performances of The Nutcracker to experience the holiday spirit.

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Raincross Weekend: December 8-11

The holiday season is filled with traditions - both new and old. This week try caroling with friends in the park, painting a fun art piece or listening to a holiday carillon concert. But you may want to go see The Nutcracker or visit the Heritage House.

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Raincross Weekend: December 1-4

As the song goes, Christmas time is here! Bring your holiday spirit to Riverside’s monthly ArtsWalk, the ongoing Holiday Market Extravaganza, or catch a holiday concert or two this weekend.

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Raincross Weekend: November 17-20

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas this week, and it all kicks off with the Mission Inn Festival of Lights this Friday! Enjoy your Thanksgiving festivities and rouse the family from their tryptophan-induced slumber to enter Riverside’s winter wonderland!

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Raincross Weekend: November 17-20

It’s a weekend full of performing arts in Riverside! There are plenty of opportunities to enjoy the culmination of several performing groups’ hard work, whether you want to take in a play (or three!) or enjoy some live music.

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Raincross Weekend: November 10-13

This holiday weekend holds a whole spectrum of beauty to be found in Riverside! Make connections and plan that wedding, join in the celebration of remembering those that have served our country, or honor those among us who suffer from Dementia and Alzheimer's.

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Raincross Weekend: November 3-6

Whether you're not quite ready to let go of the spooky season or Christmas carols are already filling your halls, there’s plenty to do in Riverside this weekend! Prepare for the impending holiday season with Holiday Marketplaces and fairs, or remember the dearly departed at Riverside’s Day of The Dead festivities - there’s something for everyone!

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Raincross Weekend: October 27-30

There’s still plenty of opportunities to catch the Halloween spirit in Riverside this weekend, whether at a free fall festival, a heavenly choral performance, or phantom-filled classic film!

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Raincross Weekend: October 20-23

Things are getting spooky this weekend in Riverside…and musical! Enjoy a performance from the Riverside Philharmonic, take in a movie at the cemetery, or dare to enter the Ghost Walk in White Park!

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Raincross Weekend: October 13-16

This weekend it’s time to grow, to support, and to celebrate! Whether you’re dusting off your gala dress, breaking out your walking shoes, learning something new, or remembering those who are gone, there’s something in Riverside for you!

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Raincross Weekend: October 6 – 9

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Raincross Weekend: September 29 – October 2

With the 91 Eastbound closure this weekend, you’ll probably want to stick close to Riverside. Thankfully there are plenty of great opportunities to learn more about the history and landmarks of our amazing city with Explore Riverside Together, a historical book fair, and more!

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Raincross Weekend: September 22-25

It’s a good time to do some good in Riverside this weekend, with multiple service projects to volunteer for, or keep flexing those artistic muscles with Paint & Sip and the Riverside Art & Music Festival!

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Raincross Weekend: September 15-18

It’s time to get artsy this weekend! Whether taking in a film, creating your own comic book, or enjoying a stage production, there are plenty of events to satisfy your more creative side.

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Raincross Weekend: September 8-11

Whether you want to beat the heat with art or lean into it with tamales and entertainment, options abound in Riverside this weekend!

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Raincross Weekend: September 2-4

Summer may be winding down, but there’s still plenty to do for the whole family if you’re staying local in Riverside for the holiday weekend - live Disney show for the kiddos, music in the park, and even a discussion about bees.

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