If you are like most of us here at Kessler Alair Insurance you work hard to play hard. For many of us filling our weekends with fun family activities is first priority when we clock out on Friday evening. Having our offices located in Newport Beach, Rancho Cucamonga and Upland California gives us a wide variety of events to choose from. Of course one of the best things about Southern California is the fact that you can go snowboarding in the morning and sit on the beach to watch the sunset all in the same day.
Whether you are in the Inland Empire or in Orange County and you are looking for a great thing to do this month here are a few ideas:
What to do in the Inland Empire?
March 1-15 - Main Street Theatre Co presents “The Prince and the Pauper” Feb. 28 – March 15, 2015 at 12505 Cultural Center Dr, Rancho Cucamonga. Call Box office for details: 909-477-2752. http://www.lewisfamilyplayhouse.com/mainstreet/
March 7 - Rancho Cucamonga Quakes Baseball, National Anthem Auditions. Interested in singing the National Anthem at a Quakes game this season? Come audition on March 7th!
Who: Individual singers and groups
When: Sat. March 7th at 10:00 am
Where: Loan Mart Field, 8408 Rochester Ave, Rancho Cucamonga
March 10 - Open Auditions for Rancho Cucamonga Community Theatre, Tues. March 11 or Wed. March 11 at 6:30 pm. Auditions will be held at the Victoria Gardens Cultural Center. Call backs will be held on Thurs. March 12 by invitation only. A prepared monologue is preferred, but cold reading materials will be available at the audition. Performance dates are April 18-26th. Call box office for more info at 909-477-2752. https://www.facebook.com/RanchoCucamongaCommunityTheatre
March 12 - Boy Scouts - The Whitney M. Young Jr. Service Award Dinner and Silent Auction. 6:00 - 10:00 pm at Mission Inn, 3649 Mission Inn Ave. Riverside, CA. Cost is $75. This is in fulfillment of Dr. Young's dream of justice and equality for all. The proceeds from this award dinner will support the "Assistance to Others Fund of the California Inland Empire Council of the Boy Scouts of America". It will help with Scout registration fees, handbooks, uniforms, etc. More info - call 909-793-2463 ext. 123.
March 12th thru April 13th - Circus Vargas - Arle Quin. A boy dreams of joining the circus! When night falls, a myriad of colorful characters fill his sleep, among them, the magical Arle Quinn, a harlequin who serves as both guide and friend and shows him the beauty, wonder and awe that await him under the Big Top! Aerialists, acrobats, and clowns engulf you from the moment you enter the Circus Vargas! Starts at 7:30 pm. http://www.showclix.com for tickets.
March 15 - Rancho Cucamonga Firefighters present St. Patrick’s Day 2nd Annual Celebration. Sunday, March 15, 2015, 3:00 – 9:00 pm at Victoria Gardens benefitting Rancho Cucamonga’s LINK Program for Home Bound Seniors and other Community-based charities. Performances by Rancho Cucamonga Fire Pipes and Drums 4:00 pm, 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm. Silent Auction, 50/50 Drawing, Raffle prizes, Pipes and Drums merchandise. https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100006049244962
Ongoing Monthly Events in Upland:
Preschool Story time - Every Tuesday at 11:15 am and 1:30 pm, March 31st thru May 12th at the Upland Public Library. For children ages three to five. This story time presents children's literature through picture books, flannel board stories, puppets, songs, and simple crafts. The program lasts approximately 45 minutes. This is an independent story time. For more info - 909-931-4205. http://uplandpl.lib.ca.us/asp/Site/Library/Programs/details/index.asp?ID=8
Bilingual Story time - Every Monday from 5:30 pm to 6:00 pm beginning March 30th. Hola! Venga (come) join us for Bilingual story time! Stories will be read in English and in Spanish at the Upland Public Library. Call 909-931-4205. http://uplandpl.lib.ca.us/asp/Site/Library/Programs/details/index.asp?ID=542
Teen Games - First Thursday of the month from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm, March, April and May. Get your game on with our brand new Wii-U! Play games like Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros.! *May's Teen Games will take place on Thursday, May 14th. Upland Public Library. Call 909-931-4205. http://uplandpl.lib.ca.us/asp/Site/Library/Programs/details/index.asp?ID=476
Basic Computer Classes - Every Monday, 3:00 pm at The Brodie Room. Not sure how to use a computer? These classes are for you! Learn how to use a computer on one of the LIbrary's Chromebooks. The classes will cover logging on and off, using the keyboard and touchpad, browsing the web using Google Docs, and file saving. You will also learn how to set up a Google Account and Gmail address and write a resume. More info - call the Upland Public Library at 909-931-4205. http://uplandpl.lib.ca.us/asp/Site/Library/Programs/details/index.asp?ID=551
Ongoing Events in Rancho Cucamonga:
Every Friday 10am to 2pm- Victoria Garden’s Farmers Market. Held on South Mainstreet there are vendors with specialty food and craft items.
Every Saturday- Complimentary Yoga. Join Lululemon Athletica every Saturday for Yoga, perfect for all levels. Mats are available. 9:30am – 10:30am. 7369 Day Creek Blvd #F-102, Rancho Cucamonga.
Every Thursday 9-10am Strength Training Class - Come and join Reebok's FREE Body Weight Train & Conditioning class from 9am-10am. 18 and older. All participants will receive a 15% off purchase coupon. Please call store to sign up! (909) 463-0739 http://www.victoriagardensie.com/event/strength-training-class/2145450385
Every Thursday Rain or Shine! Come see the fresh fruits, vegetables and more on Thursdays and soon Saturdays at Terra Vista Town Center. 3 pm to 7 pm in the Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour parking lot. http://www.terravistatowncenter.com/wp-content/uploads/Farmers-Market-Ad-1.jpg
Storytimes at the Paul Biane Library in Rancho Cucamonga http://www.cityofrc.us/cityhall/lib/kids/stories.asp
What to do in Newport Beach?
March 1 - 3:00-4:30 pm, repeats daily. After School Artists: Workshop with Raymond Otis at the Environmental Nature Center, 1601 E. 16th St, Newport Beach. Students ages 9-12 are invited to join Raymond Otis, the Artist Laureate of Newport Beach, to learn some basic color techniques. This class is a great foundation for beginning artists, but will stretch your skills even if you are more experienced. Visit www.encenter.org/visit-us/upcoming-events for more info and to register. This event repeats daily. Cost - $15.
March 1-May 15 - Bodies – The Exhibition. Premier Exhibition Center, 7711 Beach Blvd. Buena Park. Guests are lead on an intimate, education-packed voyage through the human body and it’s collection of intricately assembled systems. Actual full-body specimens and human organs are displayed to give a peek into anatomical inner workings. Guests can visit anytime during the Center’s hours of operation. http://www.premierexhibitions.com/
March 8 - 11:00 am, Free Family Day. Orange Co. Museum of Art, 850 San Clemente Dr, Newport Beach. Bring the entire family to OCMA for a free day of exhibitions, hands on art projects as well as a special showcase of artwork. Family tours, story time and new interactive games in the galleries.
March 10 - 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm Family Education Series: Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias. Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders in Irvine. Free event. Featuring Licensed Psychologists: Cordula Dick – Muehlke, Ph.D. and Malolm Dick, Ph.D. The first of a 4-part Series on diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of dementia. University Club at Irvine, 801 E. Peltason Dr, Irvine, CA. http://www.eventbrite.com/e/family-education-series-alzheimers-disease-other-dementias-tickets-14621662787?aff=es2&rank=24
March 14 - from 9:00 am to 1:30 pm. HBUHSD Pi Day. Donations accepted. 5K race Student (Elementary, Middle or High School) $20, fee - $1.99, 5K Race HBUHSD Staff $25, fee - $2.24, 5K Race Adult $30, fee - $2.49, Edison High School, 21400 Magnolia Huntington Beach. To raise awareness about our school’s math programs. This will be a fun-filled day for all ages complete with a 3.14 mile race, food trucks, entertainment, Bubble Mania and various STEM-related activity stations. Tweet to KendraRosales @KendraLovesMath for more information. http://www.eventbrite.com/e/hbuhsd-pi-day-registration-14927626934?aff=es2&rank=21
Ongoing Events in Newport Beach:
Sundays in March - Balboa Car Show at Balboa Village Every Sunday Morning from 7am- 9am at the Fun Zone Parking lot on East Balboa Blvd. Fun Zone Parking Lot 600 E Bay Ave Newport Beach, CA 92661 Phone: 949-887-0236 http://balboacarshow.com/ For information on Classic Car insurance click here.
Newport Beach Library Story time - http://www.newportbeachlibrary.org/kids/story
March 15 - 5:30 am – 3:00 pm (monthly on the 3rd Sunday). Long Beach Antique Flea Market. Veterans Stadium, 5000 Lew Davis St, Long Beach. Hundreds of different sellers at “The Show the Designers Love”. Established in 1982. Antiques, Collectibles, Vintage Items, Home Décor…..All at bargain prices! “Top Flea Market in the U.S.” Good Housekeeping Magazine. http://www.longbeachantiquemarket.com/
If you know of some family fun that should be added to this list for the IE to the OC then please let us know with a note! Send us a picture of you at these events to share with us to share on FB. Have a great time making memories with your Family!