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Hot August Nights filled with fun family things to do!

The Happening That’s Happening From the IE to the OC in August 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 the perfect time to look 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 variety of activities that individuals and families can do. Just a little over an hour above the Inland Empire you can find four seasons in Big Bear City and if you wanted, on that very same day you could sit on the beach to watch the sunset.

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?

August 2 – National Night Out – Join the Upland Police Department, Upland Fire Dept. And the City of Upland for National Night Out! Lock your doors, turn on your outdoor lights and spend the evening outside enjoying food, music and entertainment and activities for the whole family. Your fire and law enforcement professionals will be visiting neighborhood parties and look forward to getting to know you while promoting safety and connection within our community. For more information, call 909.946.7624, email: mblanco [at] uplandpd [dot] org or visit:

August 2, 9 and 16th – Capture the King! Chess & Checkers Gaming – Come to the library to capture Kings.....if you can catch them! Chess and checker sets will be available, and all ages and skill levels are welcome. Come ready to teach and/or learn, and have fun! Refreshments will be served. Where: Claremont Library, When: 2:00 – 3:00 pm, Who: All ages, Cost: FREE. Text message to: 626.394.4019.

August 15 – 21 - $7 Movies before Noon – Watch any movie at AMC Ontario 30 for just $7/ticket Everyday! Everyone is invited! For more information, call 909.476.1234 or visit:

August 31 – Hot August Nights – Menopause! - From 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm at Pomona Valley Health Center, 1601 N. Monte Vista Ave, Claremont, CA 91711. Admission is FREE! Discover why the changes of menopause occur and learn effective ways to alleviate the ever changing symptoms. Dr. Oliver will walk you through this not-so-cool time of your life and help you find ways to get back in touch with YOU. Contact 909.865.9858 or visit:

FREE Family Movie Nights – In partnership with the Lewis Library & Technology Center, Family Movie Nights are held on select Thursday evenings at 6:00 pm in the Steelworker's Auditorium. Family Movie Nights will feature a family movie for all to enjoy on the big screen. All showings are free and seating is limited, so arrive early. August Movies are:

Zootopia – August 4th, 2016

Shaun the Sheep – August 11,

Minions– August 18

Strange Magic – August 25th

Ongoing Monthly Events in the Upland area:

Every Saturday in August – Petting Farm @ Kellogg Ranch – Open to the public on Saturdays (weather permitting). Children can pet and feed adorable farm animals including miniature horses, goats, sheep, rabbits and our cute pot-bellied pig, Penelope. Location: Farm Store at Cal Poly Pomona, 4102 S. University Drive. Bring the entire family between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. Cost: $4.00 per child includes one adult. Food cups, $1.

August 3, 10 & 17th - Movies & Concerts Inside Magnolia Park – The City of Upland Recreation Division is proud to present another summer of Movies & Concerts inside Magnolia Park. Join us for six evenings of fun activities, toe-tapping music and movies that will entertain the whole family. Don't forget to grab a tasty treat from the snack bar hosted by Upland-Foothill Kiwanas. Bring your blankets or low lawn chairs and relax under that starts. Concerts begin at 7:00 pm, followed by movies at approximately 8:45 pm. August events are as listed:

August 3 – Band – MLC Band

Movie – Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Special Event – Fun – Lympics

August 10 – Band – The Jimmy Dunn Band

Movie – The Good Dinosaur

Special Event – Fun with Stuff

August 17 – Band – Ravelers

Movie – Zootopia

Special Event – Kid's Swap Meet

Calling all Stars Wars Fans......Come to the Aug. 3rd event dressed as your favorite Star wars character and receive a free raffle ticket and the opportunity to win a cool prize. May the Force be with you! More information, call: 909.931.4280 or visit:

August 4, 11, 18 & 25th - Upland Certified Farmer's Market – Turn your Thursday evening into a fun-filled time with family, friends and neighbors. Enjoy vendors, food, music, pony rides petting zoo and more! Come to Historic Downtown Upland – 9th Street and Second Avenue between 5:00 – 9:00 pm. FREE for the entire family! Call 909.509.6414 for more information or visit:

August 6 – 21 – The Grove Theatre Presents – Oliver! - Join young orphaned Oliver Twist as he navigates the London's underworld of theft and violence, searching for a home, a family and most-importantly – for love. With spirited, timeless songs like "As Long As He Needs Me", "Food, Glorious Food" and "Where is Love", Oliver! is a musical classic. Friday and Saturday shows at 7:29 pm/Sundays at 2:00 pm. For more information, call: 909.920.4343 or visit:

Fridays in August – Friday Nights Live! In the Claremont Village, from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Come stroll, eat, shop and browse, with terrific Free Music in Claremont Village's ambience. Interested in performing? Bands will be performing Fridays from 6-9 pm, from the first Friday in May through to the last Friday in October. Location: Public Plaza 101 North Indian Hill. Please call: 909.624.1681 for more information. Admission: FREE to all!

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 in August – 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.

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:

August 1 – 7 - $7 Movies – before NOON. Watch any movie at AMC Ontario 30 for just $7/ticket EVERYDAY! Bring the entire family. For more information, call: 909.476.1234 or visit:

Every Weekday in August – The Bookmobile – A mobile library inside a small bus, offers children's books at various stops throughout the community. Throughout the week days, the Bookmobile stops at two schools and one park to offer books for children. Times are 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm. Cost is FREE. For more information, call 909.477.2720, ext. 5025.

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.

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:

Every Saturday from 8am to 1pm- 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).

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:

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

First Saturday of Every Month - 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?

August 5 – Songs and Stories @ Newport Beach Central Library – music, yoga and instruments. Children 2-5 years of age will hear stories and enjoy all types of music while being introduced to guided movement, yoga and instruments. It starts at 2:00 pm and goes until 3:00 pm. Parking and admission are FREE. Located at Newport Beach Central Library, 1000 Avocado Ave. Call 949.717.3800 for more information.

August 12 – 1936 Vintage Movie Night: "Captain January" - Bring beach chairs – we're providing popcorn for our outdoor screening of the film, "Captain January" featuring Shirley Temple and Buddy Ebsen, on the museum patio. Candy, beverages and movie merchandise for sale. Tickets are $10, which can be pre-purchased online or at the door. From 7:00 – 9:00 pm at Balboa Museum and Historical Society, 331 Marine Ave., Newport Beach. For more information, call 949.675.3952 or visit:

August 13 – Shellmaker Island Discovery Tour – This event occurs one day a month for the entire 2016 year. Join a naturalist to learn about Shellmaker Island's rich history; the future of Back Bay Science Center and discover unusual and endangered plants, bird and crab habitats. Bring binoculars if you have them. No late comers. The program's FREE. Reservations are required. Please call 949.640.9956 for more info and to RSVP. From 9:00 am – 11:00 am.

August 14 – Pacific Symphony in the Cities – NB @ Newport Beach Civic Center – Enjoy a FREE concert featuring the Pacific Symphony, led by Music Director Carl St. Clair. A Musical Playground with interactive activities for children takes place at 5:30 pm and includes making an instrument, playing a drum, meeting a musician, plus conducting clinic with Maestro St. Clair. Bring low-back chairs, blankets, a picnic or purchase treats from one of the gourmet food trucks on site. Family activities and local music acts begins at 5:30 pm. Pacific Symphony concerts starts at 7 pm. Location: Newport Beach Civic Center, 100 Civic Center Drive. Admission: FREE. Parking: FREE. Suitable for ages 2 – 17. Call 949.644.3151.

August 17 – Talk: History of Lido Isle – FREE event. Lenard Davis, an award-winning teacher – now retired, is the author of Lido Isle, An Illustrated History. This book is a comprehensive account, with many historic pictures of the development of Lido Isle, an exclusive community in Newport Beach. Having grown up on Lido Isle, Davis has woven many personal recollections into a well-researched history. He currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Newport Beach Historical Society. For more information, call Sherman Library at 949.673.1880 or visit:

Ongoing Events in Newport Beach

August 1, 2 and 4th - Olympic Crafts – at 4 different locations. Celebrate the spirit of the Summer Olympic Games with crafts. 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.

August 1 – 2 pm -3 pm at Mariner's Branch Library, 1300 Irvine Ave.

August 2 – 10:30 – 11:30 am at Central Library Friends Room, 1000 Avocado Ave.

August 4 – 11 am – 12 pm at Balboa Branch Library, 100 E. Balboa Blvd.

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

August 8 – 11 – Sherlock Homerun: A Whodunit Puppet Musical – at 4 different locations. Noteworthy Puppets presents a wacky musical retelling of the Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. Featuring original songs, handmade puppets and a Choose Your Own Adventure Style ending, young audiences will love embarking on this hilarious, interactive adventure with Sherlock and Watson! Children must be accompanied by an adult. First come, first-seated – limited by room capacity.

August 8 – 2:00 pm and 4 pm at Mariner's Branch Library, 1300 Irvine Ave.

August 9 – 10:30 am at Central Library Friends Room, 1000 Avocado Ave.

August 11 – 11:00 am at Balboa Branch Library, 100 E Balboa Blvd.

August 11 – 3:00 pm at Corona del Mar Branch Library, 420 Marigold Ave.

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!