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Fun For Fall! Over 30 events for your family to enjoy in the Inland Empire and Orange County.

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

Fall is here and with the benefit of some slightly cooler weather, with daylight not too short, we can agree it is a great time of year. 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. 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?

October 15 – Upland Fire Department Open House and Inside Upland Family Preparedness Day – From 9:00 am – 2:00 pm at the Upland Fire Station #164, 1825 N. Campus Avenue. Join the Upland Fire Department, Upland Recreation Division, and CERT for this community event full of demonstrations and displays of preparedness and fire department equipment. For more information, contact the Fire Department at 909.931.4180 or the Upland Recreation Division at 909.931.4280. Special Events & Activities

October 17 – Mommy and Me Pumpkin Patch Excursion – Moms and their little ones will meet at the pumpkin patch in LaVerne. You will have the opportunity to do a tractor ride, petting zoo, lots of photo spots and you get a little pumpkin to take home too! Located at 5001 Via De Mansion in La Verne from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. Moms and little ones are invited. Please call 909.980.2191 for more information.

October 22 – Village Venture Arts and Crafts Faire – from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Rain or Shine, FREE Admission. This is Autumn's largest Arts and Crafts Faire in the Inland Valley. Unique art, handmade crafts, international food, entertainment. Children's Halloween Parade begins at 9:30 am. Questions? Call 909.624.1681.

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.

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:

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).

Ongoing Monthly Events in the Upland area:

Every Saturday in October – Lakeshore Free Crafts for Kids – at Lakeshore – 125 N. Mountain Ave. In Upland from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm. Ages 3 and up are invited. FREE to all. No reservations necessary. More information:

Every Monday in October – Computer Classes – from 3:00 – 4:00 pm at the Upland Public Library in the Brodie Room. 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. Learn how to use the Library's resources and online databases. You just need an Upland Library card with internet access to attend. Please note: If there are five Mondays in a month, the last Monday's class will be cancelled.

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:

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:

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:

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 – 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:

October 1 – 29 – Free Kid's Pancakes at IHOP! - Denny's is partnering with No Kid Hungry with their FREE Kid's Pancakes in September Promo! Kids eat for FREE plus Denny's will donate $1 to No Kid Hungry every time you use hashtag #sharemyslam on Twitter and Instagram! Where: IHOP Participating Restaurants, When: 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm, each day in October! Who: Kids 10 and under, Cost: FREE with purchase of an adult entrée.

Every Thursday in October - $1.25 Cone Thursday at Handel's Ice Cream – Don't forget to get your Handel's $1.25 ice cream cone on Thursdays! Located on Haven and the 210 next to Corky's Kitchen from 11:00 am – 11:00 pm. Everyone is invited. Cost is only $1.25.

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:

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 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.

October 1 - 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?

October 5th and 6th - Irvine – Smart Gardening – Dwarf Citrus Trees – from 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm. UCCE Master Gardeners present Smart Gardening classes at Irvine City Hall. October 5 – Indoor Plants – Orchids and more. Discover everything you need to know to grow and care for orchids, plus get information regarding indoor plants from landscaping to their care and feeding. October 6th - Dwarf Citrus Trees – choosing, planting and caring for dwarf citrus trees. Classes and parking are FREE. Registration required. To register, go online to

October 15 – Art in the Park – from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm at the Newport Beach Civic Center, 100 Civic Center Drive. Stop by to enjoy a festive day with the arts, have a bite to eat and mingle with the artists and crafts people who will be exhibiting and selling their original art and fine crafts. View and purchase works by over 100 artists working in: Oil Paintings, watercolors, pastels, acrylics, mixed media, sculpture, glass art, textiles, jewelry, wood crafts, photography and more! The one-day event is held on the Newport Beach Civic Center Green adjacent to the Newport Beach Central Library. Admissions and parking are FREE. Questions? 949.644.3309.

October 18 – Tuesdays at 2: Ancestry – from 2:00 – 3:00 pm at the Central Library Media Lab, 1000 Avocado Ave. Discover methods and resources for conducting genealogy research via the Ancestry Library Edition database.

October 19 – Pumpkin Party – At the Balboa Branch Library, 100 E. Balboa Blvd. In Newport Beach. Not-too spooky crafts, games and treats await you at the Balboa Branch. Halloween costumes welcome! No Registration required. For ages 3-8. Funding for this event is provided by generous donations from the Friends of the Library.

October 24 – It's Your Money – Fixed Income Investing – from 10 – 11:30 am at Central Library Friends Room, 1000 Avocado Ave. in Newport Beach. This annual 8 weeks 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. FREE, but a donation is suggested. Questions? Call 949.548.2411.

Ongoing Events in Newport Beach

October 3 – December 2, 2016 – Half-Century Aerial Photography Perspective – This exhibit features photographs from the collaboration of Fred Emmert, aerial photographer, and Richard Frost on the premier edition of "Real Estate Masterwork", a book illustrating the story of the development of Newport Center/Fashion Island. Imagery of the history of developing Newport Beach from 1966 through 2016 was compiled from the Archives at Air Views, Emmert's aerial photography firm. This exhibit, with over 50 aerial photographs, takes viewers on a historical journey through the transformation of Newport Center/Fashion Island from the earliest layout of it's infrastructure through the ongoing development of the Newport Beach business center. The exhibit will be on display from Oct. 3 to Dec. 2, 2016, located at 1000 Avocado Ave. in Newport Beach and the photography will change every two weeks during the course of the exhibit. Admission is free and open to the public during library hours.

Second Saturday of every Month – The "Friends" Tour – Next occurance is on October 8, 2016, from 9:00 am – 11:30 am located at Vista Point, Eastbluff and Back Bay Drive in Newport Beach. This 90 minute tour is free. Bring sun protection and binoculars if you have them. Meet at the Vista Point lookout at the corner of Eastbluff and Back Bay Drive where you will join a naturalist who will lead you on a tour between outdoor "classrooms" set up along Back Bay Drive. Tours depart from the lookout at 9:00, 9:30 and 10:00 am. Round-trip distance is a little under a mile. Suitable for ages 4-17. Questions? Call: 949.923.2269.

Every Monday in October – Morning Book Club – from 10:30 am – 1:30 pm at Central Library Conference Room. Having read the day's assignment, learners gather to listen and discuss classic and contemporary American writings. These stories present situations and events in our history that have helped to shape us into who we are today as a nation. The goal is to deepen and enrich the adult learner's understanding of American culture, and to encourage lively discussions. You must be a registered learner in the Newport Beach Library Literacy Program in order to participate in this class.

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.

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:

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.

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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