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The Happening That's Happening from the IE to the OC in July

The Happening That’s Happening From the IE to the OC in July!


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. The long days of summer are here and as families we are looking for fun things to do.  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 hike a mountainpeak 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?

Every Saturday - Fontana Farmer's Market - 8:00 am every Saturday morning. Residents enjoy locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables available every week at the Market. The Southland Farmer's Market Association (SFMA) has committed to bringing Fontana residents nutritious, in-season produce so residents have even more opportunities to make healthy food choices. The cost is free. Located at Center Stage Parking Lot, 8463 Sierra Blvd. in Fontana. For more information, call 909.429.7469 or visit: 

July 4 - 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular, Loan Mart Field, Rancho Cucamonga Epicenter, time: 5:30 pm - Parking opens, 6:00 pm - Gates open, 6:30 pm - Activities begin, 9:00 - Fireworks begin. Ticket Prices: Single seats: $8 prior to July 4th, Table of 4 (Must purchase all four seats): $40 prior to July 4th, Day of Event Single Seats (No tables available day of event): $10. Must present event ticket or receipt to park. Purchase tickets online at:

July 18-26 - Peter Pan, the Musical. Peter Pan and Tinkerbell lead the three Darling children over the rooftops of London and away to Neverland in this delightful musical, Peter Pan. Don't miss this wonderful tale, July 18th - 26th with performances on Saturdays at 2:00 & 7:30 pm and Sundays at 2:00 pm. Tickets are priced at $20 for General, $18 for Seniors and $16 for Youth. Lewis Family Playhouse in Rancho Cucamonga.

July 21 - Learn CPR - Infant, Child & Adult, ages 7 yrs. and older. Meets Tuesdays from 6-10 pm at the Rancho Cucamonga Fire Station #173. Course fee is $41.50. You owe it to yourself and those around you to learn this vital life saving skill. Become familiar with the technique of cardiopulmonary resuscitation as taught by the American Heart Association. Register online, then please call 909.477.2765 to have the CPR book mailed to you.

Free Concerts in the Park - Free city sponsored "Concerts in the Park" in Claremont held at Memorial Park, July 6th through September 7th. Held Mondays from 7-8:30 pm with food and drink options. In Fontana at Miller Park from June 11 to August 7th. Concerts held every Thursday from 7-9 pm. Fun kids section with face painting and jumpers. Rancho Cucamonga at Red Hill Community Park. Begins July 9 through August 6th. Concerts are from 7-9 pm. Upland at Memorial Park - runs Wednesdays, beginning July 8th. Concert begins at approximately 7:00 pm followed by a movie at approximately 8:45 pm.


Ongoing Monthly Events in the Upland area:

Claremont Farmer's and Artisan's Market - Every Sunday from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. A "must see" during weekly strolls on Sunday mornings. Sponsored by The Claremont Forum. Located on Second Street between Indian Hill Blvd. and Yale Ave. Free Admission. Phone -  909.626.3066.

Farmer's Market Night- Thursdays from April to October. The market starts at 5:00 pm and extends in every direction in Historic Downtown Upland from the corner of 2nd Avenue and 9th Street. You can also shop vendors and local stores, and enjoy live music and other entertainment.    

Basic Computer Classes - Every Monday, 3:00 pm at The Brodie Room. On the fifth Monday of the month, there will be no class, but will start up again on the 1st Monday of the next month. 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.

Movie Night for Grown-ups. You are invited to see a featured movie at the Upland Public Library. This event will be taking place every Wednesday of the month at 6:00 pm located in The Brodie Room. Popcorn will be provided. This is a free event. For details, please call the Reference Desk at 909.931.4205.

Upland Certified Farmer's Market. Dates are: July 4, 11, 18, and 25 from 8:00 am - 1:00 pm at the corner of A Street and 3rd Avenue in Upland. 916.900.5030. Email: cfm [at] cdfa [dot] ca [dot] gov.

Upland Flea Market - 4th Sunday of each month from 9 am - 3 pm. Antique and collectible vendors. For more info., call 951.751.7235 or 714.883.7051.

Ongoing Events in Rancho Cucamonga:

Free Yoga on the Green, every Thursday morning beginning June 4 from 9 am to 10 am at Chaffey Town Square. For more information visit:

5 on 5 Basketball League - Men & Women - Starting Monday, June 1 - Sunday and Monday evening leagues are available for both recreational and competitive players of all ability levels. All games are played at the RC Family Sports Center. Registration is taken as a team. Call 909.477.2785.

Free Computer Classes - Archibald and Biane Libraries offering free classes covering a variety of computer-related topics such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, E-Bay, Google and basic computer skills. Classes at Archibald are on Tuesdays at 6 pm and at Biane Library on Wednesdays at 6 pm and 1st Saturday of the month at 10 am.

Farmer’s Market Terra Vista Town Center - 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 and Restaurant.

Victoria Garden’s Farmers Market- Every Friday 10am to 2pm- Held on South Main Street there will be vendors with specialty food and craft items.

Complimentary Yoga - Every Saturday- 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. (909) 463-2308, ranchocucamonga-showroom [at] lululemon [dot] com.

Storytimes at the Paul Biane Library in Rancho Cucamonga

Summer Movies in the Park - Movies begin at dusk. Each Tuesday the location will be at Victoria Gardens (Chaffey Town Square), 12505 Cultural Center Dr. Every Friday the location will be at Red Hill Community Park (Amphitheater), 7484 Vineyard Ave.

Tues., July 7th and Fri., July 10th - Maleficent (PG)

Tues., July 14th and Fri., July 17th - The Lego Movie (PG)

Tues., July 21st and Fri., July 24th - Annie (PG)

Tues., July 28th and Fri., July 31st - The Box Trolls (PG)

Concerts in the Park - Red Hill Community Park, 7484 Vineyard Avenue. Every Thursday at 7:00 pm. July 9th - AM/FM (top 40's), July 16 - The UnderCover Girls (80's hits), July 23 - Cold Duck (Latin/Funk), July 30th - Upstream (Caribbean).

Rancho Cucamonga Community & Arts Foundation - present the 2015 World Music Concert Series - July 14th-29th. Tuesdays in July mean FREE world music concerts at the Victoria Gardens Cultural Center! Join us every Tuesday in July from 5:30 - 7:00 pm in our Imagination Courtyard for fantastic free concerts for the whole family. 12505 Cultural Center Drive, Rancho Cucamonga.


What to do in Newport Beach?

July 4 - Old Glory Boat Parade. An all day event at Newport Harbor, Collins Island. Pancake Breakfast 7-11 am, Lunch Buffet 12-5 pm, Old Glory Boat Parade 2:30-3:30 pm, Dancing with "The Grumps" 1-5 pm, Dancing with "Paul Eschelman Quartet" 6-9 pm, Fireworks 9-10 pm. $10 Breakfast only (open to the Public). $25 Lunch, Dancing & Fireworks. $30 Breakfast, Lunch, Dancing & Fireworks.

Kyra Sundance & Chalcy - Dog Show! - Mariner's Branch Library, 1300 Irvine Ave, Newport Beach The world famous Sundance Stunt Dog Team performs acrobatic feats and humorous skits for kids of all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Space is first come, first seated and is limited by room capacity. Dates and Times are as follows:

July 6 - 2-3 pm and 4-5 pm located at Mariner's Branch Library, 1300 Irvine Ave., Newport Beach. July 7 - 10:30 - 11:30 am located at Central Library Friends Room, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach. July 9 - 11 am - 12:00 pm and 3-4 pm at Balboa Branch Library, 100 E. Balboa Blvd., Newport Beach.

July 11 - OC Great Park Gardening Workshops: Plant a Bucket Garden at 10:00 am - 11:00 am. Located at Orange Co. Great Park, 6990 Marine Way, Irvine, CA. This family oriented, hands on gardening workshop will get the whole family growing great food. A short talk about how to grow great food in containers will be followed by attendees planting a 'bucket garden' to take home. University of California Cooperative Extension Master-Gardeners will provide all the info you need for a successful growing experience! Workshops are free, and held rain or shine.

July 18, 19 - Shakespeare by the Sea: The Tempest, 7:00 pm at Bonita Canyon Sports Park, 1990 Ford Rd., Newport Beach. Presented by the Newport Beach City Arts Commission. The stage is set for 2 evenings of Shakespeare by the Sea on Saturday, July 18 and Sunday, July 19. This season's shows include the classic drama, "The Tempest" and the romantic comedy, "As You Like It". 7:00 pm at the Bonita Canyon Sports Park.


Ongoing Events in Newport Beach


$20 Blue Whale Watching Cruise Special Spring/Summer - Offer valid until October 31, 2015. $20 coupon offer requires reservations to be valid reservations - Call 949.675.0551. Whale watching special is valid coupon for all 2 - 2.5 hour whale watching cruises offered daily during the spring and summer months. Whale watching cruises are offered multiple times daily from Newport. View giant blue whales, gray whales, finback whales, humpback whales, and even killer whales along with dolphin and sea lions. Normal prices are: Under 2 yrs - $2.50, 3 - 12 yrs old - $33/weekends, $28.50/weekdays, age 12 to adult - $39/weekends, $34/weekdays. $20 coupon is good for each member of your group, so it takes the price down from the normal prices. Crew members provide full narration and are available for questions during your trip. Beverages and munchies are available for purchase. Great experience for families with a universal appeal for all ages. Call the number above for more information or visit:

Sand Crafts - Celebrate summer fun with beachy crafts. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Space is first come, first seated and is limited by room capacity. Dates and times are as follows:

Mon., July 27 - 2-3 pm, Mariner's Branch Library, 1300 Irvine Ave., Newport Beach.

Tues., July 28 - 10:30 - 11:30, Central Library Friends Room, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach.

Thurs., July 30 - 3-4 pm, Corona del Mar Branch Library, 420 Marigold Ave., Newport

 Movies on the Beach! Every Friday and Saturday night starting at dusk. At Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort and Marina. Open to the public as well as RV Park and Marina guests. Movies on the beach is offered every weekend from Memorial Day through Labor Day. The whole family can enjoy the movies, so bring the kids. Be sure to bring blankets, beach chairs and jackets for the cool summer nights. Parking fees apply.

 Sea Life Storytelling - every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month from 9:45 am - 11 am. Join us for storytime, songs and play as we discover the wonders of the sea! Our interactive early childhood program (ages 3-5) includes crafts, a touch tank tour, hands-on activities and much more! Members - $2 per person/Non-members - $4 per person. Siblings under 18 mos. free. Located at 600 E. Bay Ave., Newport Beach. Call 949.675.8915. 

 Sunset Cruise - Newport Beach, Every night. Choose from 1 of 2 cruises. The Fiesta Newport Beach Cruise includes live Latin Music, complimentary chips and salsa and an unlimited drink special of $15. The Newport Beach Sunset Cruise will also include the beautiful sunsets of Newport Beach. Each cruise is 1 1/2 hours. You will tour Newport Bay as well as the famous Newport Beach coastline. Upstairs sundeck, indoor salon and many other comforts are offered. Price $25. Location: Newport Landing/Newport Bay, 309 Palm St. Suite A. For more info call 949.675.0551.     

 Saturday Fun Roll- Come join us every Saturday morning at 10:30 a.m. We meet just north of the Huntington Beach Pier at the amphitheater and skate approximately 16 miles round trip.  The pace is nice and easy and all ages and levels are welcome.  We make several rest stops at various points to let everyone catch up.  If you miss us at the beginning, just skate south on the beach path, we retrace the route back, so we'll eventually meet.  We highly recommend that you wear all protective gear - at least wrist guards and a helmet.  Afterwards you can join us for lunch in or around downtown Huntington Beach.

 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!



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