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So Many Fun Things To Do To Start the Summer Off Right!

The Happening That’s Happening From the IE to the OC in June 2016!

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. Summer is here so many of our families 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 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 are looking for a great thing to do this month here are a few ideas:

What to do in the Inland Empire?

June 2 – Fairplex Food Truck Thursdays! From 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm. Put the frying pan away and join us for dinner on Thursdays. Enjoy a variety of the region's most popular food trucks at Food Truck Thursdays at Fairplex. Food trucks roll in every Thursday from 5:30 to 8:30 pm. at the lower administration parking lot next to the NHRA Museum, bringing the trendiest dishes on four wheels. Stop by and stay or grab a bite to take home. Don't forget to pick up some fresh produce at the Farmer's Market. FREE parking. FREE Admission. Lower Administration Lot on McKinley Ave. Gate 1, Pomona, CA. Call 909.623.3111 or visit:

June 2 – Community Forum & Sustainability Expo – From 6:00 – 8:00 pm. At Victoria Gardens Cultural Center – 12505 Cultural Center Dr. The City of Rancho Cucamonga is hosting a Community Forum and Sustainability Expo at 6:00 pm with FREE food, vendors and prizes, including a bicycle, TV and gift cards. Learn about rebates and incentives to help lower your utility bills and share ideas on how to make Rancho Cucamonga a cleaner and more environmentally friendly place to live, work and play.

June 8,9,10 & 11 – Mrs. Nelson's Book Fair Company – Huge book sale! Everything 40-70% off! Children's books, Young Adult Novels, toys, Adult Novels, Cookbooks. Where: Mrs. Nelson's Warehouse, 1648 W. Orange Grove Ave. in Pomona. All day. Everyone is invited. Best selection the earlier you go!

June 1– August 7 – Butterfly Pavilion at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden. Cost: $3, from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm. The Pavilion is open daily (Closed Fourth of July). Additional Standard Garden admission will be due. The Butterfly Pavilion at RSABG unites science education and hands-on fun for visitors of all ages. Hundreds of butterflies call the temporary enclosure home during the spring and summer. Visitors can walk among the butterflies, caterpillars, and the California native plants that they depend on for food and nectar. Call 909.625.8767.

June 4 – 26 – Legally Blonde – The Musical – A fabulously fun international award-winning musical based on the adored movie. Legally Blonde the Musical, follows the transformation of Elle Wood as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. This action packed musical explodes on the stage with memorable songs and dynamic dances. Equal parts hilarious and heart-warming, this musical is so much fun it should be illegal! Call: 909.920.4343 for more information or go to:, then scroll down the page.

June 9 – 12 – VSPA's Hooray for Hollywood – Enjoy performances of Dance, Music and Drama based on famous Hollywood Film music. Valverde School of Performing Arts Annual Summer Showcase "Hooray For Hollywood" will be an entertaining perspective of Hollywood's most popular film songs. This is a creative rendition of Hollywood movie music told through performing arts. Performance is 2 hours and 45 minutes with a 10 minute intermission. Box Office: 909.477.2752.

June 11 – New Vision Theatricals – Summer Kick Off Cabaret: "Summer Nights". School's out! Celebrate! Don your beachcomber garb and show a surfer smile at the George M. Gibson Senior Center, Saturday evening, June 11th at 7:30 pm. In partnership with Parks and Recreation, the bright young talent of New Vision Theatricals will be introducing the city of Upland to the delights of summer through music and dance at the first of a series of themed cabaret programs. Early bird tickets are available as well as tickets at the door. Tickets for Seniors are $5. Event is from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm at the George M. Gibson Senior Center, 250 N. 3rd Ave. In Upland. Call 909.981.4501. - 2nd event listed.

June 20 & 27 – Teen Board Game Mondays – Unplug from all your electronics and play games that do not require batteries or electricity. We'll have Monopoly, Sorry, Battleship and a lot more. So bring some friends and have some fun. Come to the LaVerne Library (3640 D St. In LaVerne, Ca. 91750) from 2:00 – 4:00 pm. Ages: 13 – 17. Cost is FREE.

June 24 – Wild Wendy's Tropical Birds – Read for the win! If you like birds, you'll love Wild Wendy's performing parrots. Join us for a fun and informative program starring some pretty awesome birds. Come to the LaVerne Library from 2:00 – 3:00 pm. All ages are welcome. Cost is FREE.

Ongoing Monthly Events in the Upland area:

Veterans Resource Center – Now open! Open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the Discovery Lab of the Library. Meet with one of our trained volunteers to learn about the benefits that veterans and their families can receive. Questions? Call 909.931.4225 or e-mail

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).

Every Saturday in June – Michael's Kids Club – Let the kids craft while you shop! Every week a different project. Where: Michael's in LaVerne and Upland. When: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. Classes start and run every 30 minutes. Who: Ages 3 and up. Cost: $2 per child, includes supplies.

Every Saturday – La Verne Fresh - Old Town Certified Farmer's Market. La Verne Fresh is the source of the highest quality, seasonal and locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables, and delicious gourmet specialty foods, plants and flowers. The Market has something for everyone who eats......and is a fun and interesting gathering place, with weekly entertainment. Check it out and make it part of your Saturday morning routine! Rain or shine....Where: Old Towne La Verne - at 3rd & D Streets. When: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm. Who: Entire Family! How: Just show up! Cost: Free Admission. More Info: Call 909.596.8706. and

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.

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 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 the Rancho Cucamonga area:

June 3 – Read for the Win – First day to sign up is June 3, 2016 from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm at Central Park, 11200 Baseline Rd, Rancho Cucamonga. Are you ready for summertime fun at the library? This year's theme is "Read for the Win" and you can celebrate with reading, sports, the Olympics and more! The Library invites everyone to participate in the annual Summer Reading Program – from infants to teens to adults. Sign up at one of our library locations to track your family's reading. Sign-ups continue from Sat, June 4 to Sat, July 16. The Library also hosts weekly family-friendly summer performances. Free tickets are distributed each week for shows featuring music, magic, animals, puppets, juggling and a whole lot more. For more info, call: 909.477.2720, ext. 5025 or ext. 5075.

June 2, 9, 16 & 23 – Storytime with Miss Karen – A sensational weekly storytime at Barnes and Noble with stories read by Miss Karen. The address is: 11090 Foothill Blvd. Time is 11:00 am. This event is for babies and toddlers and preschoolers. The cost is FREE. For more info, call: 909.980.5586.

Drop - In Art - All ages are invited to stop by and enjoy the Art Depot art supplies for a fun and creative time. Each week will offer a new and exciting art activity ranging from oragami to mixed media. When: Every Saturday. Where: Art Depot Gallery. Time: 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm. Ages: All ages welcome. Cost: FREE. For more information, call 909.349.6979.

Adult Literacy Program – The Rancho Cucamonga Library Adult Literacy Program provides free literacy services to the local community. Adults who wish to participate as a student or as a volunteer tutor can contact the Literacy office at 909.477.2720, ext. 5009.The program can help English speaking adults learn and/or improve their basic reading, writing, computer and life skills. Volunteer tutors work with adults to improve reading and writing skills.

Every Saturday – Complimentary Yoga – Join lululemon athletica – Rancho Cucamonga Showroom, 7369 Day Creek Blvd. - #F-102. Come every Saturday at 9:30 am for complimentary yoga. This class is perfect for all levels. Don't have your own mat? No problem, we have mats for you. Contact Teresa Mitchell at 909.899.1264.

V.I.P. Club - For only $5 per year you can become a member of one of the largest senior clubs in the area. Enjoy activities, trips and friendships with over 300 members. The club meets in the Rancho Cucamonga Hall located at Central Park on Thursdays at 9:00 am to 10:30 am. For more info, visit:

$5 Movies at Terra Vista 6 Cinemas - Come to Terra Vista 6 everyday of the week for the best movies, at the best prices in town! At only $5 a ticket for matinee showings before 5 pm, you won't find a better place to spend your days! Where: Terra Vista 6 Cinemas, 10701 Town Center Drive, Rancho Cucamonga. When: All Day. Who: Everyone. How: Just Show UP! Cost: $5 ticket before 5 pm EVERYDAY! For more info: Find them on Facebook at "Terra Vista 6 Cinemas".

Every Tuesday - Chick-fil-A Family Night. Take the kids to Chick-fil-A for Kid's night every Tuesday for a complimentary craft! Where: Chick-fil-A Rancho Cucamonga just west of Day Creek and Foothill Blvd. When: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm. Who: Kids and families. Cost: Free Crafts for the Kids. For more info: Call 909.899.4707.

Every Wednesday - $1 Hot Dogs at The Deli. Pick up the kids after school and head over to the Deli for $1 hot dogs! Try a TexMex or a Chilli Dog! All dogs are just $1 on Wednesdays! Where: The Deli, 9671 Foothill Blvd. (near Archibald on the SW corner). When: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm. and

June 4 - Home Depot's Free Kid's Workshop. Attend the FREE Kid's Workshops on the first Saturday of every month! Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills, tool safety and instill sense of pride and accomplishment. All kids get to keep their craft and receive a FREE Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin and certificate of achievement. Where: Home Depot - All locations! When: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm. Who: Kids 5 to 12. How: Register at . Cost: FREE!

Mary Vagle Nature Center. 11501 Cypress Ave., Fontana, CA. It's so fun to have a family day out in nature! There is so much to explore for active families. You can enjoy a lovely walk along the nature trail which winds around the pond. Kids can have a great time spotting the local wildlife, or seeing if they can find the native plants currently in bloom. Or, for that extra learning experience, you can venture into the center itself and discover all the exhibits of the local animals, plants, geology and history. There is nothing better than learning about what you can see right in front of you! There are also programs with hands on approach to learning. For more info, call 909.349.6994.

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.

Storytimes at the Paul Biane Library in Rancho Cucamonga

What to do in Newport Beach?

Mondays in June – Big Canyon Trail – See the diverse plants, birds and other wildlife of six distinct habitats at the Upper Newport Bay as you take a self-guided tour on a ½ mile nature trail. From San Joaquin Hills Rd, turn right on Back Bay Drive and park at the Big Canyon parking lot. After parking, walk north on Back Bay Drive. The sign of the nature trail will be on your right. Upper Newport Bay is an important rest stop and/or winter home for birds migrating from Canada and Alaska, and up to 30,000 birds can be seen here on any one day during the winter months. During spring and summer many birds that have migrated from the south nest here, together with other birds that are year-round residents, 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Location: Big Canyon Trail, San Joaquin Hills Rd & Back Bay Dr, Newport Beach. Admission is FREE. Suitable for kids ages 2 – 17. Call: 949.640.6746. Visit:

June 18 – Friends of the Library Art & Craft Book Sale – The friends of the Library will be holding an art and craft book sale outside in the Civic Center Community Room Patio. The sale is being held in conjunction with the City of Newport Beach Arts Commission's 52nd Annual Art Exhibition. Location: 100 Civic Center Drive in Newport Beach.

June 28 – Let's Talk Tech: Websites, Blogs & - Join us in the Media Lab for an introduction to website design, blogs & Library staff will help customers sign up with and provide help finding tutorials based on the evening's main topic. Location: Central Library Media Lab, 1000 Avocado Ave, Newport Beach.

June 30 – Wild Wonders – 11 am – 12 pm. Come meet some wild animal friends at this interactive program. Did we mention there would be real live wild animals? Funding for all summer programs provided by generous donations from the Friends of the Library. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Space is first come, first seated and is limited by room capacity. Location: Balboa Branch Library, 100 E. Balboa Blvd., Newport Beach.

Ongoing Events in Newport Beach

June 5 – Community Day @ Back Bay Science Center – Tide pool touch tank, bird watching. Occurs every Sunday 10 am – 2 pm. Come join us as you: Tour the facility, including the loop trail and marine life, learn about BBSC Education Programs and Public Involvement Opportunities, kids will even have the chance to participate in fun hands on activities to help them learn more about the ocean. No reservations required! Location: Back Bay Science Center, 600 Shellmaker Rd., Newport Beach. Free Admission, street parking. Suitable for ages 4 – 17. Call 949.923.2275.

June 25 – San Juan Capistrano – Goin Native Summer Series – Backyard Chickens. From 9:30 am – 11:00 am. Contact: dece [at] goinnative [dot] net. Location: Reata Park and Events Center, 28632 Ortega Hwy, San Juan Capistrano, Ca. 92675. Smart gardening classes with UCCE Master Gardeners and Master Food Preservers and Goin Native. Classes are free. This class will be "How to Raise Backyard Chickens".

June 25 – Summer Reading Program Begins! The annual Summer Reading Program starts today. This year's theme is "Read for the Win". Kids through 6th grade may participate in the children's program, where they spend time reading to earn prizes. Check out the weekly fun events at each NBPL branch! There are also separate reading programs for teens and adults.

Tuesdays @ 2 – Every week, Tuesdays @2 presents a new topic for you to improve your knowledge and skills for today's world. This month, 4 topics will be discussed every Tuesday at 2:00 pm. Here is the list:

  1. June 7 – Overdrive Downloadable eBooks
  2. June 28 – Consumer Reports

2.June 14 – Digital Storytelling

3.June 21 – Ancestry – genealogy research

Come to Central Library Media Lab, 1000 Avocado Avenue, Newport Beach.

June 1 & 2 – Discovery Days at Centennial Farm. Milking demonstration, pet a chick, learn about plants and animals. Radish seed planting: children will plant a radish seed to take back to school, Oxen demonstration. Livestock Animals are: swine, goats, sheep, cattle, rabbits and poultry. Cow milking demonstration: 9:30 am provided there is a lactating cow. Call 1-2 days before your tour to verify. Picnic tables are available for lunch on a first come, first served basis. No food or drinks are sold on premises. Reservations are required for groups. Admission and parking are both free. Suitable for kids ages 0 – 15 years. More info, call: 714.708.1619.

Science Saturdays - at ExplorOcean - a hands on program for families. ExporOcean offers families a fun, interactive hands-on experience to connect to the 7 essential principles of ocean literacy through Science Saturdays at ExplorOcean and Science Sundays at the Back Bay. Quick and engaging activities bring parents and children together as they make predictions, ask questions, problem-solve and think like scientists. Each month we will introduce new theme based on one of the Ocean Literacy Principles. Science Saturdays and Sundays are FREE and offered to children of all ages. Join us at noon and prepare to see your world in a whole new way! Program is ongoing, weather permitting. Location: ExplorOcean, 600 East Bay Ave., Newport Beach, from noon to 3:00 pm. Suitable for children 2-15. More info? Call 949.675.8915.

Boomers! Fountain Valley - When it comes to fun, we've got it all. Attractions: Whirlybird, Miniature Golf, Go Karts, Bumper Boats, Rock Wall, Batting Cages, Kiddie Rides, Game Room. Hours of Operation: M-Th 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Fridays 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm, Saturdays 10:00 am - 11:00 pm, Sundays 10:00 am - 9:00 pm. Location: 16800 Magnolia Street, Fountain Valley, Orange Co. 92708. Admission: FREE to all! There may be a cost depending on the activity you participate in. There are lots of specials, so look online. Free parking. Suitable for ages 3-17. Event Contact Info: 714.842.1111.

Environmental Nature Center - 1601 E. 16th St., Newport Beach. Founded in 1972, the Nature Center is known to thousands of visiting students through the years as the "ENC". It is a fascinating combination of 15 California native plant communities, wildlife habitats, walking trails, Free museum and children's play/learning center. It's a sanctuary from life's pressures and a place of learning. It is visited by thousands annually. For more info, call: 949.645.8489.

Family Storytime - Every Saturday starting September 5 from 10:30 am - 11 am at the Central Library , 1000 Avocado Ave. in Newport Beach. Enjoy family time with stories, songs and a craft especially for children from 3-7, along with their favorite grownups!

Every Saturday and Sunday morning beginning September 5 and continues year round. One of the best ways to appreciate Upper Newport Bay is to get out on the water, experience the tranquility and see pelicans, terns and egrets flying by you. Kayaking is fun and easy. The Newport Bay Conservancy offers a 2-hour guided kayak tour of the Back Bay in the heart of Newport Beach. This is great for novice and the experienced. They will make several stops on the way. Rain cancels the event. Where: Meet at the Newport Aquatic Center. When: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm every Saturday and Sunday. Who: Ages 8 and older. How: RSVP to 949.923.2269. Cost: $25 per person.

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.

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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