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The Happening That's Happening from the IE to the OC in August!


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


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 end of summer is nearing and we are always looking for fun things to do as families.  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 hiking in the mountains 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: 

The Riverside Downtown Farmer's Market. The cost is free, located downtown Riverside - Main St. Riverside between 5th and 6th, in the arts and culture district of downtown Riverside. It provides a unique opportunity to shop for fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers, hummus, aged gouda cheese by Winchester Cheese Co., fresh baked bread from Old Towne Baking Co. and other specialty food items. For more info. call 714.345.3087 (Oscar De Leon).

August 5 - Summer Skate Night. Fontana Park Sports Pavilion, games, music, prizes, fun! FREE! On Wednesday, August 5th. 6-8 pm.

August 7 - Fontana Car Show - This is an ongoing event on the first Friday of the month starting March 2015 and going through September 2015 at the Civic Center Campus, 8353 Sierra Avenue in Fontana, CA from 5:00 - 9:00 pm. This event is presented by Seidner's Collision Centers.

August 8 - Fontana Summer 2015 Movies Under the Stars. Join us at 8 pm Saturday evenings in the Summer for FREE family films on the grass by the pond. Brave will be showing Aug. 8th. Mary Vagle Nature Center, 11501 Cypress Ave. Please call 909.349.6994 for more information. Face painting available from 7:15 - 8:00 pm. Don't forget to bring you blankets, chairs and snacks! (No alcohol please)


August 8 - UCCE Master Gardeners of Orange County. Free gardening workshops. Sensational Succulents - want plants that take summer heat in stride and even look great; plants that survive and thrive with little attention? Succulents are the answer! University of California Master Gardeners will review the amazing variety of succulents, their care, and how to design beautiful, low care succulent containers and gardens. More information call 949.809.9760 or visit:


August 14-16 & 21-23 - Blackbox Productions Presents Sylvia. Empty nesters Greg and Kate have moved back to Manhattan after twenty-two years in the suburbs. Kate tells Greg: "The dog phase of my life is definitely over." But Greg finds Sylvia, a street-smart lab/poodle mix, and brings her home. She promptly becomes a bone of contention between Greg and Kate, testing their marriage to a hilarious and touching effect. Presented in the Studio Theatre of the Victoria Gardens Cultural Center. All seats: $15. 12505 Cultural Center Drive, Rancho Cucamonga. Call: 909.477.2752.


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 - Mondays at the Brodie Room at the Upland Public Library. Dates are August 3, 10, 17 and 24 from 3:00 - 4:00 pm. This class is for adults (18) who are beginners in computer and those who want to learn about computers. The topic of classes are: Week 1: Introduction to the Computer, Week 2: Introduction to Email, Week 3: Browsing the Internet, Week 4: Using the Library's Resources. For more information, call 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.

Upland's Wednesday Nights Movies, Concerts and Special Events in the Park - beginning August 5th. Concert begins at approximately 7:00 pm followed by a movie at approximately 8:45 pm. Join us for special events and fun for the whole family! Bring a blanket or lounge chair and relax for the evening with friends & family. August 5: Movie - Wreck It Ralph, Band - MCL (rock, reggae, swing, disco, country), Event - Art in the Park

Where: Magnolia Park - 651 W. 15th St. in Upland

When: 7:00 pm

Who: The Entire Family

How: Just show up!

Cost: FREE

For more info, call: 909.931.4280.


Ongoing Events in Rancho Cucamonga:

 Free Yoga on the Green, every Thursday morning throughout August (August 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th) from 9 am to 10 am at Chaffey Town Square. For more information visit:

 Mother Goose on the Loose. Mondays and Wednesdays at 12:00 noon at the Archibald Library Story Theater in Rancho Cucamonga. This is a fun, fast-paced storytime geared for children ages 0-3 years and is filled with rhymes, songs, lap-bouncers, movement, and of course classic Mother Goose rhymes. Walk-ins welcome. Limited seating - all walk in storytimes require buttons for each family member attending storytime and will be available at the Children's Information Desk 30 minutes before the program. Questions - 909.477.2720 Ext. 5025.

 5 on 5 Basketball League - Men & Women - 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


What to do in Newport Beach?

 August 6 - 2nd OC Chef-Off BBQ Reunion. 11:30-1:00 pm, Palm Island, 11300 Warner Ave, Fountain Valley, CA. A fundraiser to Benefit Alzheimer's Family Services Center in Huntington Beach. Don't miss our Second Chef-Off Event! Vendors, Food, Friends, Fun, Free Parking. General Admission: $10 per person. Questions? Call 949.729.4400.

 August 8 - August Wake Up! Newport - Recent Supreme Court Decisions with U.C.I. Dean Erwin Chemerinsky. 7:15 am - 8:30 am at the Newport Beach Public Library (Friends Room), 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach. Come hear from Dean Chemerinsky about recent Supreme Court decisions, including.....

1) Same Sex Marriage

2) Obamacare Health Care Subsidies

3) Voting Re-Districting

4) Death Penalty Lethal Injections

In 2014, National Jurist magazine named Dean Chemerinsky as the most influential person in the United States. Breakfast treats will be provided by Club Detox. This event is free to the public, but please make reservations so we can plan for food and seating. Contact: Pam Smith - psmith [at] newportbeach [dot] com. Call: 949.729.4411.

 August 14 - Nac Friday Night Brights: Neon Summer Lights from 4:00 - 9:00 pm at Newport Aquatic Center, 1 Whitecliffs Dr. in Newport Beach. A fun race for ANY craft and any age! Get out there and have a friendly competition with your neighbor! Race fees are $15 and that includes dinner. Juniors age 7-10 race for free! Come down for a twilight, fun-for-all race on Friday, August 14, 2015! Enjoy the Newport Harbor and Back Bay all in one race. A fun race for the super competitive to the Sunday morning paddler. Come prepared with bright colors and neon lights!

 August 23 - Concert on the Green from 6:00 - 7:30 pm at the Newport Beach Civic Center, 100 Civic Center Dr. The City Arts Commission will host this concert. The Kelly Rae Band! Put on your cowboy hat and boots and come on down to the Civic Center for a summer evening of down-home country fun with The Kelly Rae Band, a premier country band specializing in current chart-topping country tunes, as well as classic country favorites.


Ongoing Events in Newport Beach

One World Rhythm - Let's get loud in the library! One World Rhythm presents a highly interactive music program that gives everyone instruments to play. Drum along as we create rhythm together. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Space is first come, first seated and is limited by room capacity. Funding for all summer programs provided by generous donations from the Friends of the Library.

August 3 from 2-3 pm and 4-5 pm at Mariner's Branch Library, 1300 Irvine Ave. Newport Beach.

August 4 from 10:30-11:30 am at Central Library Friends Room, 1000 Avocado Ave. Newport Beach.

August 6 from 11 am - 12 pm at Balboa Branch Library, 100 E. Balboa Blvd. Newport Beach.

August 6 from 3-4 pm at Corona del Mar Branch Library, 420 Marigold Ave. 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 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:

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.

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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