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This Weekend: Picnic in the Park 2019

Photo Courtesy: JCSD

Courtesy: City of Eastvale

The 15th Annual Picnic In The Park at Eastvale Community Park is almost here! This three-day celebration welcomes a summer season of non-stop fun in Eastvale, brought to you by JCSD. There will be carnival rides, games, food and craft vendors, and spectator seating to watch the fireworks display. 

Location:
Eastvale Community Park located at 12750 Citrus Street, Eastvale, CA 92880

Days and Times: 

  • June 28 (Friday) 5 PM – 11 PM
  • June 29 (Saturday) 2 PM – 11 PM 
  • June 30 (Sunday) 3 PM – 10 PM

Parking: 
Parking will be available at Eastvale Community Park. Additional parking will be available at Eleanor Roosevelt High School (courtesy shuttle service will be available to visitors parking at ERHS.) 

Walking & Biking to the Event: 
Picnic In The Park is a friendly event and can also be accessed by pedestrians. Bike Valet service is provided free of charge. 

Road Closures: 
Due to the anticipated number of attendees that will be parking and walking throughout the Eastvale Community Park (ECP), the following street will be closed during event hours: 

  • Citrus Avenue at Scholar Way
  • Please note, Southbound Hamner Avenue traffic may turn right onto Citrus Avenue only until ECP parking lot is full. 
Road Closure Map (Courtesy City of Eastvale)

Fireworks: 
The Fireworks display will take place on Saturday, June 29, at 9 PM. The Park will open at 10 AM on Saturday, June 29.  
* No one will be allowed to set up prior to 10 AM to reserve spectator seating. JCSD is not responsible for any lost or stolen items.  

Pre-Sale Tickets: 
Pre-Sale Tickets are available now, $10 for 8 rides. To purchase tickets, visit either of the following locations: 

  • Eastvale Community Center (13820 Schleisman Avenue)
  • Neighborhood Center at Harada Heritage Park (13099 65th Street)

Day of Event Tickets: 

Carnival Rides
$1.50 each ticket
$25 per sheet of 20 tickets
$30 per sheet of 36 tickets 

Wristbands for JCSD Fun Zone
$5/day of $10 for the Weekend! 
*Includes access to all Bounce Houses and Virtual Reality Game Truck. 

Walnut Holiday Events

Staff Reports

Walnut – Thanksgiving has come, and now it’s gone! The City of Walnut has the following events coming up soon.

Community Holiday Dinner & Dance
December 9, 2016 at 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm at the Walnut Senior Center. $15 per person.
This is your chance to dance the night away while celebrating the holidays. This fun evening will feature live music, a buffet dinner and door prizes. Space is limited, so please register early. Ages 21 years and older are welcome. For more information or to register, contact the Walnut Senior Center at (909) 598-6200. Ask us how you may reserve a table.

A Winter Wonderland
December 10, 2016 at 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Walnut Senior Center. $8 per person.
Featuring:  Kiddie Snow Area – Arts & Crafts – Sled Rides – Snow Ball Battle Field – Games & Live Entertainment! For more information call (909) 598-5605. Rain date – TBA
Dinner with Santa 
December 10, 2016 at 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm at the Walnut Senior Center. $12 adult/$8 child.
The holidays come but once a year! Why not spend some time with Santa himself? Join us for a hearty and delicious dinner. You and your family will enjoy games and other winter activities. Don’t forget to bring a camera as Santa will be posing for pictures with the children.

The Diamond Bar Woman’s Club Invites You to a Holiday Membership Tea

When: Wednesday, November 16, 2016 – 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Where: Diamond Bar Golf Course, 22751 Golden Springs Drive, Diamond Bar, CA 91765

Description: Come out and join the celebration. Meet some new friends and learn about community service. There will be a Speaker and Buffet Lunch will be served at a cost of $15.00 per person. Wear your favorite “Hat” Minnie Pearl style. A prize will be awarded to the winner. Let’s have some fun. RSVP to Abbey Howell (909) 348-3779

 

Senator Leyva attends Community meeting in Chino

By Racine Guajardo

Photo courtesy: Vanessa Wiarco Senator Leyva with residents and Cal Poly Pomona students.

Photo courtesy: Vanessa Wiarco
Senator Leyva with residents and Cal Poly Pomona students.

Chino – On September 24, Senator Connie M. Leyva attended a Community meeting that was held at the Chino Community Building from 10 a.m. to 1130 a.m. which also featured Scott Bros. Creamery and Cal Poly Pomona’s College of Agriculture.

About 30 residents from her district attended the meeting, where Senator Leyva had the opportunity to have an informal community chat with the individuals. Senator Leyva provided a brief legislative update that included information about her bills that were signed by Governor Brown, which included SB 1000 related to Healthy Communities and Environmental Justice and SB 66 related to Career Technical Education.

After Senator Leyva’s presentation, residents were able to share their thoughts and concerns about various issues related to telemarketing scam calls, job creation, and promoting smart growth development in the specified region. Among the presentation and concerns, the Scott Brothers Creamery based in Chino provided the event with delicious rich fresh chocolate milk and orange juice for all to enjoy. Also in attendance, was Cal Poly Pomona students from the College of Agriculture who had a community resource booth that contained information about the various programs offered through their college including opportunities to purchase free produce at the Cal Poly Pomona student-run Farm Store or through the purchase of a Community Support Agriculture Box (CSA box).

Concerts And Movies

Staff Reports

Walnut – Walnut residents have enjoyed the annual Summer Concerts and Movies in the Park this summer. The event is coming to end as the last day of the series will be Aug. 2. The concerts are from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and the movies begin immediately after.

Local residents are invited to this last Concerts and Movies in the Park but make sure to bring a picnic complete with blanket and lawn chairs. A nice selection of food is also available for sale by local food trucks.

On Aug. 2, Cold Duck (Top 40’s) will provide live entertainment and The Avengers, Age of Ultron (PG-13) will play afterwards.

Follow the City of Walnut on Facebook for more information and to find out which trucks will be in town at the concert.

Concerts And Movies In The Park

Staff Reports

Diamond Bar- On June 15, Diamond Bar’s popular Concerts in the Park and Movies under the Stars have returned to Sycamore Canyon Park and will continue until August 3.

The events feature a live musical performance that start at 6:30 p.m. and are followed by a  family-friendly movie.

Diamond Bar nonprofits have additional festivities during the concert such as, free games and activities for children, information and giveaways for adults, foot and other concessions.

Following is a list provided by the City of Diamond Bar for things you should keep in mind:

  • As a safety precaution and a courtesy to others, barbecues or other portable cooking appliances will be not be permitted. Also, no pets – only registered service animals will be allowed.
  • Beach blankets or low-back chairs are encouraged for open grass seating, and outside food and non-alcoholic beverages are allowed.
  • Free parking and frequent shuttle service to and from the Diamond Bar Golf Course parking lot and Sycamore Canyon Park will be available starting 5:30pm and through the end of the movie.

Following is the list of events scheduled for the summer:

  • June 29 – Band: Stone Soul (Soul) Movie: Cinderella (2015)
  • No Event on July 6
  • July 13 – Band: Saved by the Band (90s Pop/Rock) Movie: Hotel Transylvania 2
  • July 20 – Band: Yard Sale (Classic Rock) Movie: Inside Out
  • July 27 – Band: Hot August Night (Tribute to Neil Diamond) Movie: Mary Poppins
  • August 3 – Band: Cold Duck (70s Top 40) Movie: The Good Dinosaur

Sycamore Canyon Park is located at 22930 Golden Springs Drive. For additional information you may visit www.DiamondBarCA.gov/specialevents or call (909) 839-7070

 

 

San Gabriel Valley Community Events

Staff Reports

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

David & Margaret Playground

When:  Thurs., May 28, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where:  1350 Third Street, La Verne, 91750

Details:  Join volunteers and organizers from David & Margaret Youth & Family Services, Disney, Disney Club Penguin, KaBOOM, and residents of the La Verne community to give local children the play-filled childhood they deserve.  The playground is based on the children’s drawings from a special Design Day event held in March.

Contact:  David & Margaret Youth & Family Services, (909) 596-5921, ext. 3180

All-Sports Expo

When:  Sat., May 30; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Where:  Ontario Convention Center.

Details:  A day for families, athletes, coaches, trainers, nutritionists and all sports enthusiasts to come together and engage in the latest techniques in training, workouts, college opportunities, financial aid, starting a business and the general love of all sports.  Professional athletes will share their experiences.

Contact:  Tickets are $10.00, $8.00 (online) and $7.00 (groups of 15 or more).  For more information, visit the website at www.thecollegeexpo.org or call NCRF corporate office at (909) 396-0151.

67th Annual Mt. SAC Student Art Show

When:  Now through June 4, Tues/Wed/Thurs, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Tues, 5 to 7:30 p.m; Special Reception May 14, 4 to 6 p.m.

Where:  Mt. SAC Art Gallery, Walnut

Details:  Annual show featuring the best original work by art, photography and animation students.  Free, open to the public.

Contact:  Art Gallery, (909) 274-4328.

First Friday Food Trucks                                                     

When:  June 5; July 3; Aug. 7; Sept. 11; Oct. 2; Nov. 6; Dec. 4

Where:  WVUSD, Parking Lot, 880 S. Lemon Ave., Walnut

Details:  Enjoy gourmet food, great weather and good friends while supporting education!  Truck line-up:  The Slummin’ Gourmet; Piaggio; Me So Hungry; Street Food; Bakery Truck.

Summer Smiles – Summer Day Camp 2015

When:  June 8 to Aug. 19, Mon. – Fri., 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Where:  Mt. Calvary Lutheran School, 23300 Golden Springs Drive, Diamond Bar

Contact:  Call Director, John Battaglia, (909) 861-2740, ext. 4

Kids’ Night Out

When:  Jun. 20; Jul. 18; 6 to 9 p.m.

Where:  Chino Youth Museum, 13191 6th St., Chino

Details:  Participants enjoy a fun Saturday evening at the Museum while parents enjoy a nice evening out.  Art projects, games, dinner – all with a caring staff.  Ages 4 to 10.  $12 members/$15 general.  Pre-registration is required.

Contact: (909) 334.3270 during normal operating hours, Wed. – Sun., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; or visit chinoyouthmuseum.com.

Pomona Inner City Homeless Ministry Dinner

When:  The 4th Saturday monthly: June 27, July 25, etc.

Where:  First Baptist Church of Pomona, 601 N. Garey Ave., Pomona

Details:  Come help serve the homeless and economically disadvantaged at monthly dinners.  Volunteers meet in E202 (2nd Floor) at 12 noon for prayer/devotion, followed by orientation, clothing and hygiene kit distribution, and instruction for serving dinner to the homeless.  Ministry ends by 4:30 p.m.

Free Summer Lunch Program

When:  Mon. – Fri., July 1 to Aug. 21; 12 to 1 p.m. (subject to change on Tues/Thurs).

Where:  Community Building Park, 5443 B St., Chino; and Monte Vista Park, 13196 Monte Vista Ave., Chino

Details:  Children 18 and younger are welcome to enjoy a free, nutritious lunch with fun activities this summer.  The City of Chino is providing this in collaboration with the USDA and the California Department of Education.

Pomona Police Great Campout

When:  July 10-11

Where:  Pomona Fairplex

Details:  Applications are now being accepted for kids ages 9 – 12 to stay overnight in a safe environment promoting responsibility, respect and positive decision making.  Limited to 300 registrants.  All campers receive a new sleeping bag, dinner and breakfast.

Contact:  Applications are being accepted daily at the Pomona Police Department, (909) 620-2318; or at the City Hall Community Program (Mon. – Thurs., 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.).

 

REGULAR EVENTS:

Alcohol and Addiction Intervention Information

When: Third Tuesday, monthly; 6 p.m.

Where:  Aurora Charter Oak Hospital, 1161 E. Covina Blvd., Covina

Details:  Free information sessions about the intervention process, a powerful tool to combat alcoholism and addiction.  Attendees can expect to learn what the intervention process consists of, when an intervention is appropriate, and what local resources are available.  Space is limited and reservations are recommended.

Contact:  Call (626) 859-5269, or visit http://www.charteroakhospital.com.

Free Acupuncture for Veterans, Active Military, First Responders

When: Every Tuesday at 5 p.m.

Where: 12598 Central Avenue, Unit 113, Chino, CA 91710.

Cost: Free

Contact: (909) 590-4183 or http://www.healingcirclecommunityacupuncture.com

Jack Newe’s Farmers Market sponsored by SGV Regional Chamber of Commerce

When: Every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Mt. San Antonio College Campus, Parking Lot B, 1100 N. Grand Avenue, Walnut CA 91789

Cost: Free Admission/Parking

Features: Seasonal organic produce, breads and cakes, olive oils, cheese and spreads, a variety of nursery plants, hand-crafted items and jewelry, fresh-popped Kettle Corn and grilled food plates.

Contact: (909) 869-0701

San Gabriel Valley Community Events

Staff Reports

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

67th Annual Mt. SAC Student Art Show

When:  Now through June 4, Tues/Wed/Thurs, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Tues, 5 to 7:30 p.m; Special Reception May 14, 4 to 6 p.m.

Where:  Mt. SAC Art Gallery, Walnut

Details:  Annual show featuring the best original work by art, photography and animation students.  Free, open to the public.

Contact:  Art Gallery, (909) 274-4328.

Kids’ Night Out

When:  May 16; Jun. 20; Jul. 18; 6 to 9 p.m.

Where:  Chino Youth Museum, 13191 6th St., Chino

Details:  Participants enjoy a fun Saturday evening at the Museum while parents enjoy a nice evening out.  Art projects, games, dinner – all with a caring staff.  Ages 4 to 10.  $12 members/$15 general.  Pre-registration is required.

Contact: (909) 334.3270 during normal operating hours, Wed. – Sun., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; or visit chinoyouthmuseum.com.

Chino Valley Job & College Fair

When:  Wed., May 20, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where:  New Hope Christian Fellowship, 13333 Ramona Ave., chino

Details:  30 employers will be recruiting to fill a variety of positions in all genres.

Contact:  Register by visiting newhopechino.net/job-fair.html, or call (909) 628-8612, ext. 101.

St. Lorenzo Ruiz 3-Day Event

When:  May 22 – 24

Where:  St. Lorenzo Ruiz Catholic Church, 747 Meadowpass Rd., Walnut

Details:  5/22: Mass, 6:30 p.m., Volunteer Appreciation Dinner, 7:30 p.m.; 5/23: Breakfast, 7 a.m., Pentecost Fun Run, 8 a.m., Mini Carnival, 9:30 a.m., Pentecost Vigil Mass, 5 p.m., Fellowship Dinner, 6:30 p.m.; 5/24: Multilingual Eucharist Mass (all daily masses combined), 11:30 a.m., International Food Festival, 1 p.m. .

Contact:  (909) 595-9545

All-Sports Expo

When:  Sat., May 30; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Where:  Ontario Convention Center.

Details:  A day for families, athletes, coaches, trainers, nutritionists and all sports enthusiasts to come together and engage in the latest techniques in training, workouts, college opportunities, financial aid, starting a business and the general love of all sports.  Professional athletes will share their experiences.

Contact:  Tickets are $10.00, $8.00 (online) and $7.00 (groups of 15 or more).  For more information, visit the website at www.thecollegeexpo.org or call NCRF corporate office at (909) 396-0151.

First Friday Food Trucks                                                     

When:  June 5; July 3; Aug. 7; Sept. 11; Oct. 2; Nov. 6; Dec. 4

Where:  WVUSD, Parking Lot, 880 S. Lemon Ave., Walnut

Details:  Enjoy gourmet food, great weather and good friends while supporting education!  Truck line-up:  The Slummin’ Gourmet; Piaggio; Me So Hungry; Street Food; Bakery Truck.

Pomona Inner City Homeless Ministry Dinner

When:  The 4th Saturday monthly: June 27, July 25, etc.

Where:  First Baptist Church of Pomona, 601 N. Garey Ave., Pomona

Details:  Come help serve the homeless and economically disadvantaged at monthly dinners.  Volunteers meet in E202 (2nd Floor) at 12 noon for prayer/devotion, followed by orientation, clothing and hygiene kit distribution, and instruction for serving dinner to the homeless.  Ministry ends by 4:30 p.m.

Free Summer Lunch Program

When:  Mon. – Fri., July 1 to Aug. 21; 12 to 1 p.m. (subject to change on Tues/Thurs).

Where:  Community Building Park, 5443 B St., Chino; and Monte Vista Park, 13196 Monte Vista Ave., Chino

Details:  Children 18 and younger are welcome to enjoy a free, nutritious lunch with fun activities this summer.  The City of Chino is providing this in collaboration with the USDA and the California Department of Education.

Pomona Police Great Campout

When:  July 10-11

Where:  Pomona Fairplex

Details:  Applications are now being accepted for kids ages 9 – 12 to stay overnight in a safe environment promoting responsibility, respect and positive decision making.  Limited to 300 registrants.  All campers receive a new sleeping bag, dinner and breakfast.

Contact:  Applications are being accepted daily at the Pomona Police Department, (909) 620-2318; or at the City Hall Community Program (Mon. – Thurs., 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.).

 

REGULAR EVENTS:

Alcohol and Addiction Intervention Information

When: Third Tuesday, monthly; 6 p.m.

Where:  Aurora Charter Oak Hospital, 1161 E. Covina Blvd., Covina

Details:  Free information sessions about the intervention process, a powerful tool to combat alcoholism and addiction.  Attendees can expect to learn what the intervention process consists of, when an intervention is appropriate, and what local resources are available.  Space is limited and reservations are recommended.

Contact:  Call (626) 859-5269, or visit http://www.charteroakhospital.com.

Free Acupuncture for Veterans, Active Military, First Responders

When: Every Tuesday at 5 p.m.

Where: 12598 Central Avenue, Unit 113, Chino, CA 91710.

Cost: Free

Contact: (909) 590-4183 or http://www.healingcirclecommunityacupuncture.com

Jack Newe’s Farmers Market sponsored by SGV Regional Chamber of Commerce

When: Every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Mt. San Antonio College Campus, Parking Lot B, 1100 N. Grand Avenue, Walnut CA 91789

Cost: Free Admission/Parking

Features: Seasonal organic produce, breads and cakes, olive oils, cheese and spreads, a variety of nursery plants, hand-crafted items and jewelry, fresh-popped Kettle Corn and grilled food plates.

Contact: (909) 869-0701

 

Community Events

Staff Reports

UPCOMING EVENTS:

“Fore The Kids” Golf Tournament

When:  Mon., May 11, 9 a.m. Scramble Start

Where: Western Hills Country Club; 1800 Carbon Canyon Rd, Chino Hills

Details:  A great day of golf and camaraderie while helping Diamond Bar area kids with needed sports fields and other programs.  Breakfast, lunch, and contests for prizes.

Contact: Call the Diamond Bar Community Foundation at (909) 437-6366, or visit thedbcf.org/golfing-fore-the-kids

67th Annual Mt. SAC Student Art Show

When:  May 14 – June 4, Tues/Wed/Thurs, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Tues, 5 to 7:30 p.m; Special Reception May 14, 4 to 6 p.m.

Where:  Mt. SAC Art Gallery, Walnut

Details:  Annual show featuring the best original work by art, photography and animation students.  Free, open to the public.

Contact:  Art Gallery, (909) 274-4328.

Kids’ Night Out

When:  May 16; Jun. 20; Jul. 18; 6 to 9 p.m.

Where:  Chino Youth Museum, 13191 6th St., Chino

Details:  Participants enjoy a fun Saturday evening at the Museum while parents enjoy a nice evening out.  Art projects, games, dinner – all with a caring staff.  Ages 4 to 10.  $12 members/$15 general.  Pre-registration is required.

Contact: (909) 334.3270 during normal operating hours, Wed. – Sun., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; or visit chinoyouthmuseum.com.

Chino Valley Job & College Fair

When:  Wed., May 20, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where:  New Hope Christian Fellowship, 13333 Ramona Ave., chino

Details:  30 employers will be recruiting to fill a variety of positions in all genres.

Contact:  Register by visiting newhopechino.net/job-fair.html, or call (909) 628-8612, ext. 101.

All-Sports Expo

When:  Sat., May 30; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Where:  Ontario Convention Center.

Details:  A day for families, athletes, coaches, trainers, nutritionists and all sports enthusiasts to come together and engage in the latest techniques in training, workouts, college opportunities, financial aid, starting a business and the general love of all sports.  Professional athletes will share their experiences.

Contact:  Tickets are $10.00, $8.00 (online) and $7.00 (groups of 15 or more).  For more information, visit the website at www.thecollegeexpo.org or call NCRF corporate office at (909) 396-0151.

First Friday Food Trucks                                                     

When:  June 5; July 3; Aug. 7; Sept. 11; Oct. 2; Nov. 6; Dec. 4

Where:  WVUSD, Parking Lot, 880 S. Lemon Ave., Walnut

Details:  Enjoy gourmet food, great weather and good friends while supporting education!  Truck line-up:  The Slummin’ Gourmet; Piaggio; Me So Hungry; Street Food; Bakery Truck.

Pomona Inner City Homeless Ministry Dinner

When:  The 4th Saturday monthly: June 27, July 25, etc.

Where:  First Baptist Church of Pomona, 601 N. Garey Ave., Pomona

Details:  Come help serve the homeless and economically disadvantaged at monthly dinners.  Volunteers meet in E202 (2nd Floor) at 12 noon for prayer/devotion, followed by orientation, clothing and hygiene kit distribution, and instruction for serving dinner to the homeless.  Ministry ends by 4:30 p.m.

Free Summer Lunch Program

When:  Mon. – Fri., July 1 to Aug. 21; 12 to 1 p.m. (subject to change on Tues/Thurs).

Where:  Community Building Park, 5443 B St., Chino; and Monte Vista Park, 13196 Monte Vista Ave., Chino

Details:  Children 18 and younger are welcome to enjoy a free, nutritious lunch with fun activities this summer.  The City of Chino is providing this in collaboration with the USDA and the California Department of Education.

 

Pomona Police Great Campout

When:  July 10-11

Where:  Pomona Fairplex

Details:  Applications are now being accepted for kids ages 9 – 12 to stay overnight in a safe environment promoting responsibility, respect and positive decision making.  Limited to 300 registrants.  All campers receive a new sleeping bag, dinner and breakfast.

Contact:  Applications are being accepted daily at the Pomona Police Department, (909) 620-2318; or at the City Hall Community Program (Mon. – Thurs., 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.).

 

REGULAR EVENTS:

Alcohol and Addiction Intervention Information

When: Third Tuesday, monthly; 6 p.m.

Where:  Aurora Charter Oak Hospital, 1161 E. Covina Blvd., Covina

Details:  Free information sessions about the intervention process, a powerful tool to combat alcoholism and addiction.  Attendees can expect to learn what the intervention process consists of, when an intervention is appropriate, and what local resources are available.  Space is limited and reservations are recommended.

Contact:  Call (626) 859-5269, or visit http://www.charteroakhospital.com.

Free Acupuncture for Veterans, Active Military, First Responders

When: Every Tuesday at 5 p.m.

Where: 12598 Central Avenue, Unit 113, Chino, CA 91710.

Cost: Free

Contact: (909) 590-4183 or http://www.healingcirclecommunityacupuncture.com

Jack Newe’s Farmers Market sponsored by SGV Regional Chamber of Commerce

When: Every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Mt. San Antonio College Campus, Parking Lot B, 1100 N. Grand Avenue, Walnut CA 91789

Cost: Free Admission/Parking

Features: Seasonal organic produce, breads and cakes, olive oils, cheese and spreads, a variety of nursery plants, hand-crafted items and jewelry, fresh-popped Kettle Corn and grilled food plates.

Contact: (909) 869-0701

San Gabriel Valley: Community Events

Staff Reports

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Citizens’ Police Academy

When:  Wednesdays, 6:30 to 9 p.m., Feb. 4 to March 25

Where:  Pomona Police Department, 490 W. Mission Blvd; Pomona City Hall, 505 S. Garey Avenue.

Details:  The Pomona Police Department is offering an eight week program that provides citizens with the opportunity to learn about the inner workings of the Police Department.  Space is limited to 40 approved applicants.  Beginning Jan. 5, applications can be obtained at the front desk of the Pomona Police Department or at the Crime Prevention Office at City Hall.

Contact:  Crime Prevention, (909) 620-2318.

REGULAR EVENTS:

Alcohol and Addiction Intervention Information

When: Third Tuesday, monthly; 6 p.m.

Where:  Aurora Charter Oak Hospital, 1161 E. Covina Blvd., Covina

Details:  Free information sessions about the intervention process, a powerful tool to combat alcoholism and addiction.  Attendees can expect to learn what the intervention process consists of, when an intervention is appropriate, and what local resources are available.  Space is limited and reservations are recommended.

Contact:  Call (626) 859-5269, or visit http://www.charteroakhospital.com.

Free Acupuncture for Veterans, Active Military, First Responders

When: Every Tuesday at 5 p.m.

Where: 12598 Central Avenue, Unit 113, Chino, CA 91710.

Cost: Free

Contact: (909) 590-4183 or http://www.healingcirclecommunityacupuncture.com

Jack Newe’s Farmers Market sponsored by SGV Regional Chamber of Commerce

When: Every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Mt. San Antonio College Campus, Parking Lot B, 1100 N. Grand Avenue, Walnut CA 91789

Cost: Free Admission/Parking

Features: Seasonal organic produce, breads and cakes, olive oils, cheese and spreads, a variety of nursery plants, hand-crafted items and jewelry, fresh-popped Kettle Corn and grilled food plates.

Contact: (909) 869-0701

 

Forecast For Diamond Bar: Snow!

Staff Reports

 

diamond-bar-winter-snow-fest            Diamond Bar – Unlike the weatherman, we know exactly when it’s going to snow in the City of Diamond Bar. Winter Snow Fest is coming!

On Sat., Jan. 17, 2015, Pantera Park will be transformed into a glorious winter wonderland. From 9am until 3pm, this fun family festival will feature a snow play area including four snow hills; a children’s craft area, games and food booths, and lots of fun!

Admission to the Winter Snow Fest is free of charge. Sleds will be provided for the snow runs, but children should be bundled appropriately and must wear closed-toed shoes. $5 wristbands will be available for unlimited sledding fun. Tickets are also available for the game area; just $1 to play four games.

This is a cash-only event, and non-profit community service organizations are participating by operating the food, game and craft booths. The music and drama departments at local schools, as well as children’s performing groups, have been invited to entertain at this festival.

Pantera Park is located at 738 Pantera Drive in Diamond Bar. For more information, contact the Community Services Department at (909) 839-7070, or visit http://www.diamondbarca.gov/wintersnowfest.

So dig out the warm scarves, mittens and boots, and join in the frozen fun of Diamond Bar’s Winter Snow Fest! This is a great opportunity to get the community together and kick of the New Year with style.

 

 

San Gabriel Valley: Community Events

Staff Reports

REGULAR EVENTS:

Alcohol and Addiction Intervention Information

When: Third Tuesday, monthly; 6 p.m.

Where: Aurora Charter Oak Hospital, 1161 E. Covina Blvd., Covina

Details: Free information sessions about the intervention process, a powerful tool to combat alcoholism and addiction. Attendees can expect to learn what the intervention process consists of, when an intervention is appropriate, and what local resources are available. Space is limited and reservations are recommended.

Contact: Call (626) 859-5269, or visit http://www.charteroakhospital.com.

 

Free Acupuncture for Veterans, Active Military, First Responders

When: Every Tuesday at 5 p.m.

Where: 12598 Central Avenue, Unit 113, Chino, CA 91710.

Cost: Free

Contact: (909) 590-4183 or http://www.healingcirclecommunityacupuncture.com

 

Jack Newe’s Farmers Market sponsored by SGV Regional Chamber of Commerce

When: Every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Mt. San Antonio College Campus, Parking Lot B, 1100 N. Grand Avenue, Walnut CA 91789

Cost: Free Admission/Parking

Features: Seasonal organic produce, breads and cakes, olive oils, cheese and spreads, a variety of nursery plants, hand-crafted items and jewelry, fresh-popped Kettle Corn and grilled food plates.

Contact: (909) 869-0701

San Gabriel Valley: Community Events

Staff Reports

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Inland Pacific Ballet’s, “The Nutcracker”

When:  Sat., Dec. 27, 2 and 7:30 p.m.

Where:  Fox Performing Arts Center (3801 Mission Inn Ave, Riverside)

Details:  The critically acclaimed Inland Pacific Ballet brings The Nutcracker story to life with dazzling sets, beautiful costumes, and nearly 100 dancers on stage – in four theatres!  Tickets start at $38, with discounts available.

Contact:  jpballet.org

Pomona Inner City Homeless Ministry Dinner

When:  Sat., Dec. 30 (and 3rd Saturday monthly); noon to 4:30 p.m.

Where: First Baptist Church of Pomona, 601 N. Garey Ave. (corner of Garey and Holt)

Details:  Come help serve the homeless and economically disadvantaged.  PICM is also accepting new toys valued at $10 or less for their annual toy drive

Contact:  Volunteers meet in room E202 (2nd Floor) at noon for prayer, devotion, orientation and training prior to serving dinner to the homeless.

REGULAR EVENTS:

Alcohol and Addiction Intervention Information

When: Third Tuesday, monthly; 6 p.m.

Where:  Aurora Charter Oak Hospital, 1161 E. Covina Blvd., Covina

Details:  Free information sessions about the intervention process, a powerful tool to combat alcoholism and addiction.  Attendees can expect to learn what the intervention process consists of, when an intervention is appropriate, and what local resources are available.  Space is limited and reservations are recommended.

Contact:  Call (626) 859-5269, or visit http://www.charteroakhospital.com.

Bookstore Blowout

Where: Twice Sold Tale Bookstore located at the Walnut Library, La Puente Road, Walnut CA 91789

When: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m., Fridays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Details: All books and media: Any four items for $1 ($1 minimum purchase).

Contact: (909) 595-0757 or email the.walnut.library@mac.com.

Resources for the Classroom Days at Basically BOOKS

When: Second Tuesday of every month.

Where: Basically BOOKS locations: at 23447 Golden Springs Road, Diamond Bar and at the Diamond Bar Library: 21800 Copley Drive, Diamond Bar.

Details: Books and education videos will be offered at special discounts for teachers at all levels. Teachers can sign up at either Basically BOOKS locations or email BasicallyBOOKS@aol.com to join these special teacher appreciation afternoons.

Free Acupuncture for Veterans, Active Military, First Responders

When: Every Tuesday at 5 p.m.

Where: 12598 Central Avenue, Unit 113, Chino, CA 91710.

Cost: Free

Contact: (909) 590-4183 or http://www.healingcirclecommunityacupuncture.com

Jack Newe’s Farmers Market sponsored by SGV Regional Chamber of Commerce

When: Every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Mt. San Antonio College Campus, Parking Lot B, 1100 N. Grand Avenue, Walnut CA 91789

Cost: Free Admission/Parking

Features: Seasonal organic produce, breads and cakes, olive oils, cheese and spreads, a variety of nursery plants, hand-crafted items and jewelry, fresh-popped Kettle Corn and grilled food plates.

Contact: (909) 869-0701

What’s Happening In Walnut and Diamond Bar

Staff Reports

 

Walnut/Diamond Bar – There is much ado in the cities of Walnut and Diamond Bar.  Here is some information from their websites to keep you in the know:

 

WALNUT

  • Walnut Selfie Campaign: The City of Walnut wants to remind residents to shop locally! In order to promote local businesses, the City is conducting a “Selfie Walnut Businesses” campaign. To join in the fun, simply take a picture of yourself while you are shopping at local businesses, and email them to Derrick Womble at dwomble@ci.walnut.ca.us. Once they are reviewed, the Selfies will be posted to the City of Walnut’s Instagram, Twitter and Facebook pages (@CityofWalnut). The deadline to send pictures is Wed., Dec. 31, 2014. For more information, contact the Community Developmental Department at (909) 595-7543.
  • Winter Wonderland Santa Pictures Are Up: Did you or your children take a picture with Santa at the Walnut Winter Wonderland on Dec. 13 at the Walnut Senior Center? Your pictures are now available for you to save! You can see your pictures on the City of Walnut Facebook page or go to cityofwalnut.com for a direct link to the pictures.
  • Sandbags Available At City Yard: With the rain coming and going, keep in mind that you can pick up sandbags at the Walnut City Yard, located at 21701 East Valley Blvd., in Walnut.

 

DIAMOND BAR

  • Sheriff’s Vacation Check Program: If you are planning to go out of town, take advantage of the Diamond Bar-Walnut Sheriff’s Station’s Vacation Check Service. A Sheriff’s deputy or trained Volunteer on Patrol will monitor your property, at least once a day while you are away, to check for evidence of possible forced entry or any other suspicious activity. This service is free, and Vacation Check Request Forms may be completed by visiting the Sheriff’s Station at 21695 E. Valley Blvd. in Walnut. For more information, call (909) 595-2264.
  • 2015 Calendar and Street Sweeping Schedule Order Deadline: The deadline to order your City of Diamond Bar’s 2015 Calendar and Services Guide and magnetic Street Sweeping Schedule is approaching quickly. To receive one or both of these items by mail, place your request no later than Mon., Dec. 29 by visiting DiamondBarCA.gov/reservemycopy. If you do not have Internet access, you may call in your request to (909) 839-7054. For more information, visit ci.diamond-bar.ca.us.

San Gabriel Valley: Community Events

Staff Reports

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Inland Pacific Ballet’s, “The Nutcracker”

When: Now through Dec. 27

Where: Pomona College’s Bridges Auditorium (450 North College Way, Claremont), Dec. 20, 21; Fox Performing Arts Center (3801 Mission Inn Ave, Riverside), Dec 27, 2 and 7:30 p.m.

Details: The critically acclaimed Inland Pacific Ballet brings The Nutcracker story to life with dazzling sets, beautiful costumes, and nearly 100 dancers on stage – in four theatres! Tickets start at $38, with discounts available.

Contact: jpballet.org

Diamond Bar United Church of Christ Events

IVHP Food Bank Collection

When: Now through Dec. 21

Details: Youth are collecting staple foods (canned goods, cereal, rice, beans, baby food, etc.) for the Inland Valley Hope Partners. Items can be dropped off at the church office Monday through Friday.

Christmas Tree Lot Open

When: Now through Dec. 23, 3 to 8 p.m. daily

Christmas Eve Service – All are welcome

When: Wed., Dec. 24; 7 p.m.

Where: All events are located at 2335 Diamond Bar Blvd., Diamond Bar

Contact: Call (909) 861-4735, or visit www.diamondbarucc.org

Pomona Inner City Homeless Ministry Dinner

When: Sat., Dec. 30 (and 3rd Saturday monthly); noon to 4:30 p.m.

Where: First Baptist Church of Pomona, 601 N. Garey Ave. (corner of Garey and Holt)

Details: Come help serve the homeless and economically disadvantaged. PICM is also accepting new toys valued at $10 or less for their annual toy drive

Contact: Volunteers meet in room E202 (2nd Floor) at noon for prayer, devotion, orientation and training prior to serving dinner to the homeless.

REGULAR EVENTS:

Alcohol and Addiction Intervention Information

When: Third Tuesday, monthly; 6 p.m.

Where: Aurora Charter Oak Hospital, 1161 E. Covina Blvd., Covina

Details: Free information sessions about the intervention process, a powerful tool to combat alcoholism and addiction. Attendees can expect to learn what the intervention process consists of, when an intervention is appropriate, and what local resources are available. Space is limited and reservations are recommended.

Contact: Call (626) 859-5269, or visit http://www.charteroakhospital.com.

Bookstore Blowout

Where: Twice Sold Tale Bookstore located at the Walnut Library, La Puente Road, Walnut CA 91789

When: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m., Fridays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Details: All books and media: Any four items for $1 ($1 minimum purchase).

Contact: (909) 595-0757 or email the.walnut.library@mac.com.

Resources for the Classroom Days at Basically BOOKS

When: Second Tuesday of every month.

Where: Basically BOOKS locations: at 23447 Golden Springs Road, Diamond Bar and at the Diamond Bar Library: 21800 Copley Drive, Diamond Bar.

Details: Books and education videos will be offered at special discounts for teachers at all levels. Teachers can sign up at either Basically BOOKS locations or email BasicallyBOOKS@aol.com to join these special teacher appreciation afternoons.

Free Acupuncture for Veterans, Active Military, First Responders

When: Every Tuesday at 5 p.m.

Where: 12598 Central Avenue, Unit 113, Chino, CA 91710.

Cost: Free

Contact: (909) 590-4183 or http://www.healingcirclecommunityacupuncture.com

Jack Newe’s Farmers Market sponsored by SGV Regional Chamber of Commerce

When: Every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Mt. San Antonio College Campus, Parking Lot B, 1100 N. Grand Avenue, Walnut CA 91789

Cost: Free Admission/Parking

Features: Seasonal organic produce, breads and cakes, olive oils, cheese and spreads, a variety of nursery plants, hand-crafted items and jewelry, fresh-popped Kettle Corn and grilled food plates.

Contact: (909) 869-0701

 

Norco: Winter Kidz Camp

City of Norco 

norco-winter-camp-2014Ready to walk, jump and slide into a Kidz Club Winter Wonderland?  Choose from either or both weekly programs filled with themed activities, fun projects and field trips for children ages 5-12 years old to enjoy while on winter break. Camp runs Monday through Friday 7am-6pm, December 29th 2014-January 9th 2015. Cost is $100 for Norco Residents and $105 for Non-Residents for each weekly session.  Due to the holiday, the weekly session fee for the week of December 29th 2014 – January 2nd 2015 is $90 for Norco Residents and $95 for Non-Residents. Winter Kidz Camp will be closed on Thursday, January 1st 2015 for New Year ’s Day.

Winter Kidz Camp is located at 3939 Cedar Ave in Norco. For more information regarding this program please call (951) 371-5357 or visit www.norco.ca.us

 

 

 

 

 

San Gabriel Valley: Community Events

Staff Reports

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Inland Pacific Ballet’s, “The Nutcracker”

When: Now through Dec. 27

Where: Pomona College’s Bridges Auditorium (450 North College Way, Claremont), Dec. 13, 14, 20, 21; Fox Performing Arts Center (3801 Mission Inn Ave, Riverside), Dec 27, 2 and 7:30 p.m.

Details: The critically acclaimed Inland Pacific Ballet brings The Nutcracker story to life with dazzling sets, beautiful costumes, and nearly 100 dancers on stage – in four theatres! Tickets start at $38, with discounts available.

Contact: jpballet.org

 

Diamond Bar United Church of Christ Events

IVHP Food Bank Collection

When: Now through Dec. 21

Details: Youth are collecting staple foods (canned goods, cereal, rice, beans, baby food, etc.) for the Inland Valley Hope Partners. Items can be dropped off at the church office Monday through Friday.

Christmas Tree Lot Open

When: Now through Dec. 23, 3 to 8 p.m. daily

Christmas Eve Service – All are welcome

When: Wed., Dec. 24; 7 p.m.

Where: All events are located at 2335 Diamond Bar Blvd., Diamond Bar

Contact: Call (909) 861-4735, or visit www.diamondbarucc.org

 

Pomona Inner City Homeless Ministry Dinner

When: Sat., Dec. 30 (and 3rd Saturday monthly); noon to 4:30 p.m.

Where: First Baptist Church of Pomona, 601 N. Garey Ave. (corner of Garey and Holt)

Details: Come help serve the homeless and economically disadvantaged. PICM is also accepting new toys valued at $10 or less for their annual toy drive

Contact: Volunteers meet in room E202 (2nd Floor) at noon for prayer, devotion, orientation and training prior to serving dinner to the homeless.

 

REGULAR EVENTS:

Alcohol and Addiction Intervention Information

When: Third Tuesday, monthly; 6 p.m.

Where: Aurora Charter Oak Hospital, 1161 E. Covina Blvd., Covina

Details: Free information sessions about the intervention process, a powerful tool to combat alcoholism and addiction. Attendees can expect to learn what the intervention process consists of, when an intervention is appropriate, and what local resources are available. Space is limited and reservations are recommended.

Contact: Call (626) 859-5269, or visit http://www.charteroakhospital.com.

 

Bookstore Blowout

Where: Twice Sold Tale Bookstore located at the Walnut Library, La Puente Road, Walnut CA 91789

When: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m., Fridays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Details: All books and media: Any four items for $1 ($1 minimum purchase).

Contact: (909) 595-0757 or email the.walnut.library@mac.com.

 

Resources for the Classroom Days at Basically BOOKS

When: Second Tuesday of every month.

Where: Basically BOOKS locations: at 23447 Golden Springs Road, Diamond Bar and at the Diamond Bar Library: 21800 Copley Drive, Diamond Bar.

Details: Books and education videos will be offered at special discounts for teachers at all levels. Teachers can sign up at either Basically BOOKS locations or email BasicallyBOOKS@aol.com to join these special teacher appreciation afternoons.

 

Free Acupuncture for Veterans, Active Military, First Responders

When: Every Tuesday at 5 p.m.

Where: 12598 Central Avenue, Unit 113, Chino, CA 91710.

Cost: Free

Contact: (909) 590-4183 or http://www.healingcirclecommunityacupuncture.com

 

Jack Newe’s Farmers Market sponsored by SGV Regional Chamber of Commerce

When: Every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Mt. San Antonio College Campus, Parking Lot B, 1100 N. Grand Avenue, Walnut CA 91789

Cost: Free Admission/Parking

Features: Seasonal organic produce, breads and cakes, olive oils, cheese and spreads, a variety of nursery plants, hand-crafted items and jewelry, fresh-popped Kettle Corn and grilled food plates.

Contact: (909) 869-0701

 

San Gabriel Valley: Community Events

Staff Reports

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Inland Pacific Ballet’s, “The Nutcracker”

When: Nov. 29 through Dec. 27

Where: Arcadia Performing Arts Center (188 Campus Drive, Arcadia), Nov. 29/30, 2 p.m.; Lewis Family Playhouse (12505 Cultural Center Drive, Rancho Cucamonga), Dec. 6, 1 and 7 pm., Dec. 7, 1 p.m.; Pomona College’s Bridges Auditorium (450 North College Way, Claremont), Dec. 13, 14, 20, 21; Fox Performing Arts Center (3801 Mission Inn Ave, Riverside), Dec 27, 2 and 7:30 p.m.

Details: The critically acclaimed Inland Pacific Ballet brings The Nutcracker story to life with dazzling sets, beautiful costumes, and nearly 100 dancers on stage – in four theatres! Tickets start at $38, with discounts available.

Contact: jpballet.org

Diamond Bar United Church of Christ Events

IVHP Food Bank Collection

When: Now through Dec. 21

Details: Youth are collecting staple foods (canned goods, cereal, rice, beans, baby food, etc.) for the Inland Valley Hope Partners. Items can be dropped off at the church office Monday through Friday.

Christmas Tree Lot Open

When: Nov. 29 through Dec. 23, 3 to 8 p.m. daily

Free Choir Program

When: Sun., Dec. 14; 6 p.m.

Details: An excellent event to help with holiday emotions. Members of the DBHS Orchestra will accompany the Choir during the Cantata. All are welcome to attend; refreshments will be served.

Christmas Eve Service – All are welcome

When: Wed., Dec. 24; 7 p.m.

Where: All events are located at 2335 Diamond Bar Blvd., Diamond Bar

Contact: Call (909) 861-4735, or visit www.diamondbarucc.org

City of Chino Annual Tree Lighting

When: Tues., Dec. 2; 6 p.m.

Where: Chino City Hall, 13220 Central Ave., Chino

Contact: (909) 334-3307

Christmas Advent Services

When: Dec. 3 – Christmas Play/Preschool; Dec. 10 – Christmas Play/Children K-4th Grade; Dec. 17 Advent Services/Grades 5-8. All services are at 7 p.m. Christmas Eve Service 11 p.m. Christmas Day Service 10 a.m.

Where: Family Life Center, Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church and School, 23300 Golden Springs Drive, Diamond Bar

23rd Annual Scholarship Tree of Lights Fundraiser

When: Dec. 4 – 5; noon to 4 p.m.

Where: Von’s Market, 350 N. Lemon Avenue, Walnut

Details: The Walnut Valley Women’s Club announces it will be selling lights for $5, and ornaments for $10. All proceeds go toward scholarships for 2014 graduates from Walnut and Nogales High Schools.

5K Reindeer Romp

When: Sat., Dec. 6; 8 a.m.

Where: YMCA, Ayala Park, 5665 Edison Ave., Chino

Details: 3rd Annual Romp is a flat, fast course and is the first leg of the Chino Triple Crown (followed by Run for Russ, Feb. 2015; and DairyAire 5K, Mar. 2015). Run all three for a special award.

Contact: (909) 597-7445

Mt. Calvary Annual Christmas Boutique

When: Thurs., Dec. 11 and Fri., Dec. 12.

Where: Family Life Center; Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church and School, 23300 Golden Springs Drive, Diamond Bar

Details: There will be crafters selling inexpensive items.

Contact: If you are interested in being a crafter, call Cathy Harden at (909) 861-3526.

Youth Christmas Parade and Fair

When: Parade: Sat., Dec. 13; 9 a.m.; Fair: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Monte Vista Park, 13196 Monte Vista Ave., Chino

Details: Food and Craft Vendors, Entertainment and Thrilling Rides

Contact: (909) 334-3258

REGULAR EVENTS:

Alcohol and Addiction Intervention Information

When: Third Tuesday, monthly; 6 p.m.

Where: Aurora Charter Oak Hospital, 1161 E. Covina Blvd., Covina

Details: Free information sessions about the intervention process, a powerful tool to combat alcoholism and addiction. Attendees can expect to learn what the intervention process consists of, when an intervention is appropriate, and what local resources are available. Space is limited and reservations are recommended.

Contact: Call (626) 859-5269, or visit http://www.charteroakhospital.com.

Bookstore Blowout

Where: Twice Sold Tale Bookstore located at the Walnut Library, La Puente Road, Walnut CA 91789

When: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m., Fridays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Details: All books and media: Any four items for $1 ($1 minimum purchase).

Contact: (909) 595-0757 or email the.walnut.library@mac.com.

Resources for the Classroom Days at Basically BOOKS

When: Second Tuesday of every month.

Where: Basically BOOKS locations: at 23447 Golden Springs Road, Diamond Bar and at the Diamond Bar Library: 21800 Copley Drive, Diamond Bar.

Details: Books and education videos will be offered at special discounts for teachers at all levels. Teachers can sign up at either Basically BOOKS locations or email BasicallyBOOKS@aol.com to join these special teacher appreciation afternoons.

Free Acupuncture for Veterans, Active Military, First Responders

When: Every Tuesday at 5 p.m.

Where: 12598 Central Avenue, Unit 113, Chino, CA 91710.

Cost: Free

Contact: (909) 590-4183 or http://www.healingcirclecommunityacupuncture.com

Jack Newe’s Farmers Market sponsored by SGV Regional Chamber of Commerce

When: Every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Mt. San Antonio College Campus, Parking Lot B, 1100 N. Grand Avenue, Walnut CA 91789

Cost: Free Admission/Parking

Features: Seasonal organic produce, breads and cakes, olive oils, cheese and spreads, a variety of nursery plants, hand-crafted items and jewelry, fresh-popped Kettle Corn and grilled food plates.

Contact: (909) 869-0701

Walnut Gets Ready For The Holidays

STAFF REPORTS

holiday events in walnutWalnut – Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone, Christmas and the New Year will be here in the twinkling of an eye. The City of Walnut invites you to enjoy some special events to help get you into the holiday spirit and make the season merrier.

~Community Holiday Dinner & Dance Fri., Dec. 12; 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.; Walnut Senior Center $15 Pre-Sale/$18 At the Door; 18+ Years of Age This is your chance to dance the night away while celebrating the holidays. This fun evening will feature live music, a buffet dinner and door prizes. Space is limited, so please register early. For more information or to register, contact the Walnut Senior Center at (909) 598-6200. Ask how to reserve a table. ~Walnut’s Winter Wonderland Sat., Dec. 13, 6 to 9 p.m.; Walnut Senior Center Parking Lot

$8 Per Person/$25 per Family of Four (immediate family) Featuring: Kiddie Snow Area, Arts & Crafts, Sled Rides, Snow Ball Battle Field, Games and Live Entertainment. For more information call (909) 598-5605.  ~Dinner With Santa Sat., Dec. 13; 5:30 to 7 p.m.; Walnut Senior Center

$12 Adults /$8 Children Join jolly old St. Nick for holiday entertainment, dinner by Mrs. Claus, and plenty of activities. Dinner with Santa and Winter Wonderland combo deals are available. ~‘Tis The Season Mini Marketplace Sat., Dec. 13; 4 to 9 p.m.; Walnut Senior Center Lobby

Looking for that last minute gift? This event will feature vendors selling handmade crafts, unique gifts and festive decorations.  ~Santa Makes House Calls This will be an occasion to remember! Imagine the look of merriment on your children’s faces as Santa magically appears at your door. Santa plans on being in Walnut beginning Fri., Dec. 5 through Dec. 24. Santa’s visiting hours are 6 to 8:30 p.m. A 20-minute visit in Walnut is $65, and $90 on Christmas Eve (Christmas Eve is for Walnut residents only). Please note that visits will only take place within City boundaries. Special arrangements may be made for visits to neighboring communities, large groups and other dates on a case-by-case basis for an additional fee. Reservations for Santa visits can be made in person at the Community Services Offices at 21701 Valley Blvd.

Chino Hills: chARTS Presents, “It’s a Wonderful Christmas Carol”

STAFF REPORTS

 

Chino Hills – The Art Committee of the Chino Hills Community Foundation, known as chARTS, presents a theatrical performance to celebrate the holiday season.

“It’s a Wonderful Christmas Carol” will feature a cast of five with performances at 7 p.m. Fri., Dec. 5; and at 4 p.m. Sun., Dec. 7.

The parody will spoof all things Christmas in this melodrama which combines two movies: It’s a Wonderful Life and A Christmas Carol; and the best of TV holiday specials that many will remember.

Performers are Matt Riggle, Richard Wallace, Jobob Taeleifi, Stacey Garcia, and Ken Parks who wrote the play. Parks is a writer and director for Disneyland, and former owner of All American Melodrama Theatre and Music Hall in Long Beach.

Tickets are $10 and are available for purchase at City Hall, 14000 City Center Drive; at the Chino Hills Community Center, 14250 Peyton Drive; and online at http://www.chinohills.org/chARTSevents. For additional information, please call (909) 364-2736 or email chcfoundation@chinohills.org.

chARTS is led by local artists and art lovers who represent a wide range of expertise in fine arts, graphic design, music, creative writing, theater, and more. They encourage the creation, enjoyment, and enrichment of the arts in Chino Hills. The Chino Hills Community Center serves as a home base for chARTS.

Residents who wish to share their special talents or artistic gifts are encouraged to visit http://chinohillsfoundation.com/contact-us/ to connect with the chARTS committee.