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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






Walnut’s Winter “Whoville” Wonderland

Staff Reports

Walnut – Walnut is transforming into a wintery “Whoville” Wonderland this holiday season. The Walnut Senior Center Parking Lot will be filled with snow on Sat., Dec. 13, from 6 to 10 p.m. For only $8, participants will be able to enjoy the unlimited sled rides, ice skating, games, snow ball battlefield, and live entertainment.

This year’s entertainment line-up includes community groups opening for our main 8 p.m. act, the Filharmonic, featured in NBC’s “Sing Off” competition. This evening will be a night to remember. We encourage you to bring your blankets and enjoy our outdoor lounge area for a movie showing of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” at 8:30 p.m., with a Hot Cocoa bar service.

Slide your way over in your best “Whoville Do” or stop by our Whoville Hair Salon and get into the wintery “Whoville” spirit to experience the fun of Walnut’s Winter Wonderland.

As if the Winter Wonderland isn’t enough, Santa and the Grinch are inviting you and your family to gather round the tree for a festive “Whoville” dinner. The City of Walnut will be hosting a Dinner with Santa from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Sat., Dec. 13. Dinner will include a delicious buffet-style meal with live entertainment, arts and crafts, games, and an opportunity to take a picture with our special guests, Santa and the Grinch. The cost is $12 per person and $8 per child. For more information please call (909) 598-5605.

And finally, to help you with your holiday shopping, why not stop by the Mini Marketplace to find that unique gift idea you have been looking for? Walnut’s Annual “Tis the Season Marketplace” has partnered up with the Winter Wonderland to make family time both easy and fun. The Mini Marketplace hours are from 4 to 9 p.m. on Sat., Dec. 13. There will be a variety of items such as handmade crafts, festive decorations and much more available for purchase. So, get in the spirit of the holidays and find a thoughtful gift for that special someone.

All events are located at the Walnut Senior Center, located at 21215 La Puente Road, in Walnut. To register for the events or for more information, call (909) 598-6200. Family 4-Packs and Dinner With Santa combo packs are available.

Eastvale: Holiday Showcase 2014 – Santa, Snow and Fun!

Eastvale-holiday-showcaseDate: 12/6/2014 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Cost: FREE

Location: Eastvale Community Center13820 Schleisman RoadEastvale, California 92880

Please join the JCSD Parks and Recreation Department for the annual arrival of Santa and the tree lighting ceremony on December 6th from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Eastvale Community Center (ECC), 13820 Schleisman Road, Eastvale.

Tree lighting ceremony will be from 6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

  • Snow Play area
  • Pictures with Santa Claus
  • Holiday Crafts and Activities for Kids
  • Craft and Food Vendors
  • Holiday Movies
  • Fun for the Entire Family!

The ECC will be adorned in festive decorations and will make the perfect backdrop for your family’s holiday photos. Be sure to dress in your favorite holiday ensemble, bring the whole family to Holiday Showcase 2014 at the ECC. Additional parking for this event will be available on the west side of Ramirez Intermediate School, which can be accessed from Whispering Hills Drive. For more information about Winterfest 2013, please call the JCSD Parks and Recreation Department at (951) 727-3524 or visit their website at www.parks.jcsd.us.

Walnut Gets Ready For The Holidays


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.

Eastvale Holiday Showcase, Lighting & Decorating Contest

Entries Being Accepted NOW! 

holiday-lightsFor residents who like to decorate the exterior of their homes this time of year, the Eastvale Events Committee invites you to enter the holiday showcase lighting contest for a chance to win $100. Entries will be accepted beginning November 10 through December 9 in the following categories:

  • Best Commercial (best use of store bought decorations)
  • Most Innovative (best use of technology or custom/handcrafted decorations)

Entry in only one category per residence will be accepted. A display can have a combination of bought and handcrafted items. It is up to the resident to decide which category they want to compete in. There must be more than one entry in a category for a winner to be selected.

Judging will occur on the evening of Friday, December 12 with winners being announced at a private event on Sunday, December 14. To enter your home, submit your form to the Eastvale Community Committee. Click here for entry form.  Entry form with rules may also be obtained via email at EastvaleShowcase@gmail.com  or from the Eastvale Events Committee Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/EastvaleEvents. You may return the form via email or via US post to Eastvale Events, 12523 Limonite Ave, Ste 440-275, Mira Loma, CA 91752 (this address is a P.O. Box, not an office location).

Volunteer Drivers Needed!
See all the entries and participate as a judge while driving with other Eastvalers from home to home. To volunteer as a driver for the Showcase, please contact the event coordinators via e-mail at EastvaleShowcase@gmail.com. You must be a resident of Eastvale, 18 years or older, and available to take 3 or more participants in your personal vehicle on the evening of Friday, December 12, from approximately 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.


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



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.

Walnut Valley Women’s Club Tree Lighting

By Margaret Doyle

Walnut – On Sun., Dec. 7, at 6:30 p.m., the Walnut Valley Women’s Club invites the community to attend the Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony to be held at Fire Station 61, on the corner of La Puente Road and Lemon Avenue.

As we celebrate our 50 years in federation this year, we have named Jeanne Burgh the honored tree lighter. Burgh is the Club’s longest resident in Walnut, and currently a member of the Walnut Valley Women’s Club.

Come and enjoy the holiday music of our little ones and teens, and meet Santa, who will arrive at 7 p.m.

At this 23rd year anniversary celebration, the Club is grateful to the community for its sponsorship of the Scholarship Tree of Lights.