The Happening That’s Happening From the IE to the OC in September 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. Fall is on it’s way and most schools are in with tighter schedules for families. But that doesn’t stop us from 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 you are looking for a great thing to do this month here are a few ideas:
What to do in the Inland Empire?
September 8, 15, 22 & 29 – Thursday Night Theatre: Roald Dahl – from 6:30 – 8:30 pm at the Ovitt Family Community Library, 215 East C Street, Ontario, CA. In honor of the great children's novelist, Roald Dahl, we present four films adapted from some of his most popular works. Location: Ovitt Meeting Room. Ages: For Families. For more information, call 909.395.2212 or visit: http://www.ontarioca.gov/events/thursday-night-theatre-roald-dahl?delta=3
September 10 – Plant a Salad Bowl – Tamaka Farms Irvine – from 10 am – 11 am and repeated 11 am – 12 am. Contact: Patty Nagatoshi – 949.653.2100 ext. 201, csa@ tanakafarms. Located at 5380 University Dr. Come to Tanaka Farms to learn how to plant salad greens to harvest. http://mgorange.ucanr.edu/?calitem=337544&g=16069
September 17 – Murder Mystery Weekend – Help us Solve the Crime! Center Stage Fontana is proud to present our special Murder Mystery weekend. This event features a full three-course meal intertwined with devilishly fun entertainment. Travel back with us to the roaring 20's on a fantastic journey with a quirky cast of characters. The show is presented in three acts between dinner courses; however, even while dining, our mysterious cast of characters will engage you in quiet conversation about the murder, mystery and mayhem at hand. Call 909.429.7469 or visit: http://www.centerstagefontana.com/upcoming-shows.html#murder
September & October – Friday Nights Live – from 6 – 9 pm. in Claremont Village. Enjoy live music every Friday night in September and October at several locations throughout the Claremont Village – the Village Plaza Public Square, Claremont Chamber Patio and Claremont City Hall Plaza. Genres include country, rock, blues, jazz and more. For more info., call 909.624.1681. http://discoverclaremont.com/event/claremont-friday-nights-live-music/2016-09-02/
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! http://business.claremontchamber.org/events/details/friday-nights-live-in-the-claremont-village-07-01-2016-12020?_ga=1.82732767.812070318.1463768012
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. http://www.fontana.org/index.aspx?nid=454
Ongoing Monthly Events in the Upland area:
Every Thursday – 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! Where: Historic Downtown Upland – 9th Street and Second Avenue. When: 5 pm – 9 pm. The entire family is invited for this FREE event! Call 909.509.6414 or visit: http://upland.macaronikid.com/calendar/event/upland-certified-farmers-market/2016-09-01/c5164690/
Every Tuesday – Upland Chamber Business Bowling League – at 6:30 pm at the Brunswick Upland Bowl, 451 W. Foothill Boulevard. Games take place Tuesdays, Sept. 6 through November 8th. $10 each week, includes shoe rental and three games. Teams forming now! For more info., please contact the Upland Chamber of Commerce at 909.204.4465 or visit: http://www.uplandpl.lib.ca.us/#Calendar_/_Updates
Petting Farm @ Kellogg Ranch – Open to the public most Saturdays. Hours are from 10 am to 2 pm. Admission is $4 per child (includes adult). Food cups are $1 each. Children can pet and feed adorable farm animals including miniature horses, goats, sheep, rabbits and small breed pigs. For questions, call: 909.896.7741 or visit: https://www.cpp.edu/~farmstore/pettingfarm.shtml
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 https://www.facebook.com/UplandPublicLibrary/
Every Saturday in September – 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. http://upland.macaronikid.com/calendar/event/michaels-kids-club/2016-05-07/c5202224/
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. http://www.ci.la-verne.ca.us/index.php/residents/event-calendar/icalrepeat.detail/2016/01/16/32511/-/la-verne-fresh-old-town-la-verne-certified-farmers-market and http://www.dailybulletin.com/lifestyle/20150416/fresh-farmers-market-opens-saturday-in-old-town-la-verne
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. http://www.claremontforum.org/claremont-farmers-market/
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. http://www.historicdowntownupland.org/Photos.php
Ongoing Events in the Rancho Cucamonga area:
Every Tuesday & Wednesday – Little Learners – Archibald Library – This storytime focuses on caregiver and child (ages 19 months – 30 months) bonding through rhymes, music, stories, playtime and early literacy tips. Storytime for ages 19 mos. - 30 mos. And adult caregivers. Registration required. Next registration will occur online. First-time users of the online registration system will need to create a free account to register for storytimes. From 10 am – 10:20 am at the Archibald Library Story Theater, 7368 Archibald Ave., Rancho Cucamonga. For more info, call: 909.477.2720, ext. 5025 or visit: https://www.cityofrc.us/about/library_calendar.asp
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: http://www.fontana.org/index.aspx?NID=2149
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). http://www.riversideca.gov/arts/farmers-market.asp
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. https://www.cityofrc.us/cityhall/lib/archibald/
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. https://www.cityofrc.us/about/community_events_calendar.asp
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: https://www.cityofrc.us/cityhall/cs/seniors/programs/senior_clubs.asp
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. http://ranchocucamonga.macaronikid.com/calendar/
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. http://ranchocucamonga.macaronikid.com/calendar/ and https://www.facebook.com/The-Deli-111663418873098/
September 3 - 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 http://workshops.homedepot.com/workshops/kids-workshops . 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. http://www.familydaysout.com/attractions-usa/the-mary-vagle-nature-center/
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. https://www.cityofrc.us/cityhall/lib/kids/stories.asp
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. www.cityofrc.us/cityhall/cs/sports/adults/default.asp
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. www.cityofrc.us/cityhall/lib/tech.asp
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. http://www.victoriagardensie.com/ifeature/2129987128/
Storytimes at the Paul Biane Library in Rancho Cucamonga http://www.cityofrc.us/cityhall/lib/kids/stories.asp
What to do in Newport Beach?
September 3 – Story Time: Family Storytime @ Newport Beach Central Library, 1000 Avocado Ave. Enjoy Family time with stories, songs and a craft especially for children from age 3-7, along with their favorite grownups! From 10:30 am – 11:00 am. FREE parking, suitable for ages 3-7. Contact: 949.717.3800 or visit: https://www.planadayout.com/Activity/Newport-Beach-Central-Library/Story-Time-Family-Storytime-64
September 9 – Fabulous Fridays @ 4 – Do Something Grand: Celebrating Grandparents. From 4 – 5 pm at Central Library Children's Room, 1000 Avocado Avenue in Newport Beach. Kick off your weekend with some fun and fabulous stories and crafts. Children ages 4 – 9 will enjoy listening to engaging stories and creating a special craft to take home. http://www.newportbeachlibrary.org/events#/?i=2
September 11 – Concerts on the Green @ Newport Beach Civic Center. The City Arts Commission will present another series of "Concerts on the Green" during the summer of 2016. Dates and bands are listed on website. Concerts on the Green will be at the Newport Beach Civic Center, 100 Civic Center Drive. They begin at 6:00 pm and end promptly at 7:30 pm and are FREE to the public. Come early with a picnic dinner and don't forget to bring your blankets and beach chairs! No alcohol please. FREE parking. Suitable for ages 2 – 17. Contact: 949.644.3211 or visit: https://www.planadayout.com/Activity/Newport-Beach...
September 18 – Balboa Island Centennial Celebration – beginning at 1:00 pm and going until 5:00 pm. Mingle amongst neighbors and other community lovers to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of Balboa Island being incorporated into the city of Newport Beach. Enjoy live entertainment, food, carnival games and more! Located at 127 Marine Ave. In Balboa Island. http://www.visitnewportbeach.com/events/balboa-isl...
Ongoing Events in Newport Beach
Every Sunday Evening – Newport Beach Concert on the Green: The Springsteen Experience – beginning at 6:00 pm and going until 7:30 pm. As the Springsteen premier tribute band, this group will take you back in time to 1975, just after the release of Bruce Springsteen's breakthrough album "Born to Run". Josh Tanner is a Jersey-grown reincarnation of "The Boss" himself. Along with his explosive band, Josh delivers an authentic re-enactment of a Bruce Springsteen concert that leaves both audience and performers exhausted and elated. They are FREE and open to the public with FREE parking available in the adjacent Civic Center parking structure and Central Library parking lot. Located at 100 Civic Center Drive in Newport Beach. http://www.visitnewportbeach.com/events/newport-beach-concert-on-the-green-the-springsteen-experience/
September 12, 19 & 26 – It's Your Money – from 10:00 – 11:30 am through September and October. This annual eight-week series of workshops provides attendees with education and practical solutions to financial and estate planning issues, so they can be in charge of their estates during their lifetimes and beyond. These FREE workshops are presented as a community service – for education only. Nothing will be sold, and professional advisors will not be given attendees contact information. Doors open at 9:45 am; no reserved seating. Information – call 949.548.2411 or visit: http://www.newportbeachlibrary.org/events?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D119859642
September 16, 23, 30 and into October – Hyatt Regency Newport Beach Summer Concert Series – at 7:00 pm located at 1107 Jamboree Road in Newport Beach. Friday evenings just got more exciting! The Bank of the West Summer Concert Series is filled with world-class music and dining at the intimate Back Bay Ampitheatre of the Hyatt Regency in Newport Beach. This is an intimate venue as the ampitheatre allows fans to get up close and personal with their favorite musicians. Call 949.360.7800 for more information or visit: http://www.visitnewportbeach.com/events/hyatt-regency-newport-beach-summer-concert-series/
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. http://www.planadayout.com/Activity/Back-Bay-Science-Center/Shellmaker-Island-Discovery-Tour-15035
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. http://www.planadayout.com/Activity/ExplorOcean/Science-Saturdays-1197
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. http://www.planadayout.com/Activity/Boomers-Fountain-Valley-43
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. http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g32780-d3653262-Reviews-Environmental_Nature_Center-Newport_Beach_California.html
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! www.newportbeachlibrary.org
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. www.newportbay.org
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. http://www.cruisenewportbeach.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!