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The Happening That’s Happening From the IE to the OC in June 2018!

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. June is finally here and we can't wait to start having more fun in the sun! 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 Upland and Rancho Cucamonga Area 

June 21 – 24 – Valverde School of Performing Arts Forces of Nature Summer Showcase 2018 - Enjoy performances of Dance, Music and Drama in honor of Mother Nature. Valverde School of Performing Arts Annual Summer Showcase "Forces of Nature" will be an entertaining acknowledgment of the beauty of the Earth, Space, Sky & the awesomeness of Weather, Seasons, and Forces beyond control. Come and see the cast of Valverde School of Performing Arts in "Forces of Nature". Performance is 2hours 45min / 10min Intermission. Tickets available for sale June 1st. Located at Lewis Family Playhouse. For show dates and times and to purchase tickets, please visit: https://www.lewisfamilyplayhou... 

June 16 – Aquarium of the Pacific – Parent and Me Penguins – from 10:00 am – 11:30 am. Located at 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA. Waddle, migrate, and feed like a penguin! During this 1 ½ hour program, you and your child will: 

* Touch invertebrates in our private classroom touch pool 

* Take a guided tour of the California Terrace 

* Create a fun, ocean-themed craft to take home 

* Explore feathers, beaks, and other bird biofacts 

* Learn about migration through a fun game For more info: http://www.aquariumofpacific.o... 

June 7, 14, 21 & 28 – Handel's Ice Cream $1.25 Thursday – Everyone is invited! Cost is $1.25 per ice cream cone. Since 1945, Handel's Homemade Ice Cream & Yogurt is made fresh every day on the premises. They use products, equipment, methods, and recipes exclusive only to Handel's. Each batch is made in freezers specifically designed to create Handel's distinctively smooth and creamy texture. Our philosophy is to use the best ingredients available and always in abundance. Enjoy a Handel's $1.25 ice cream cone on Thursdays! Just show up! Call: 909.989.7065 or visit: https://ranchocucamonga.macaro... 

June 7 – Literary Salon and Open Mic – 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Crepes de Paris Claremont announces a bi-weekly event for literature lovers of the Inland Empire: a Parisian-style Literary Salon & Open-Mic night. Come share, read, perform or just listen. Every other Thursday starting in November. Contact: Kevin Salveson Email: extablisment [at] gmail [dot] com. Please visit: 

Ongoing Monthly Events in the Upland and Rancho Cucamonga area: 

June 8 – Movies in the Park – The Lego NinjaGo Movie – from 7:00 – 10:00 pm. Located at Ontario Town Square, 224 N Euclid Ave. in Ontario. Cost is FREE. Join us every Friday from June 1 - August 10 for our Movies in the Park Series. We offer children activities, vendors and food. Don't forget a Lawn chair or Blanket. Movies start at dusk. Please visit: 

June 1st and every Friday night – Claremont Friday Nights Live! - From 6:00 – 9:00 pm. FREE!! Come stroll, eat, shop, and browse while enjoying terrific FREE live music throughout the Claremont Village. Bands will be performing Fridays from 6 pm – 9 pm, from the first Friday in May through to the last Friday in October. Located at 205 Ave. in Claremont. Please visit: 

June 1 – WW Zumba! - 9:00 am – 10:00 am located at Westwind Community Center, 2455 E Riverside Dr., Ontario. Cost is FREE!! Continues every Friday night for the summer.Join the NEW Zumba Class geared for the Active Adult. This is a new way to dance yourself into shape. We are all beginners, give it a try! Ages 50+. For more information, please call (909) 395-2506 or visit: 

June 3, 10, 17 & 24 - Claremont Artisans and Farmers Market – Every Sunday, rain or shine. 8:00 am – 1:00 pm – FREE – located on Indian Hill Ave. and 2nd Street in Claremont Village. Voted best farmer’s market in the Inland Empire (Los Angeles Times, 2012), the Farmers & Artisans Market was founded in 1996 to connect California farmers and artisans to the local community, and features over 100 grower and artisan members sharing their goods and services throughout the year. Highlights include Certified Organic Produce, Specialty Artisans & Crafts, and Flowers & Plants Sponsored by The Claremont Forum. and also visit: http://www.sustainableclaremon... 

Each Saturday Morning – Children's Storytime @ Barnes & Noble – Go to Barnes & Noble each Saturday morning for storytime. Check the schedule for a different story each week. Where: Barnes & Noble in Rancho Cucamonga.  When: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm. All children are invited to come. Cost is FREE. Call 909.399.1966 or visit: and: http://ranchocucamonga.macaron... 

Mother Goose on the Loose. Mondays at 12:00 pm at the Biane Library in Rancho Cucamonga. This is a fun, fast-paced story time 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 story times require buttons for each family member attending story time and will be available at the Children's Information Desk 30 minutes before the program. Questions - 909.477.2720 Ext. 3975. 

Fontana Community Senior Center – Monday through Friday 7:00 am – 8:00 pm. Located at 16710 Ceres Ave., Fontana, CA. The Fontana Community Senior Center is designed to cater to community members that are 55 years of age and older. Inside this beautiful two-story, 43,000+ square-foot center, there are many rooms that meet and exceed the needs of Fontana's seniors. There are rooms for learning where the senior community can participate in classes and activities, and rooms for leisure such as: Arts and crafts room, Art gallery, Banquet and conference rooms, Billiards room and card parlor, Computer lab and digital theater, Library and sitting areas. Call 909.854.5151 or visit: for more information. 

Every Saturday in June – Michaels Kid's Club – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm – at Rancho Cucamonga at the Terra Vista Town Center in Rancho Cucamonga. Kids 3 and up are invited. $2 or $5 per project. They craft, you shop! Kids 3 and up can enjoy a quick project and take home a finished masterpiece. Sign up in store, online, or just drop in. $2 (ages 3 - 8) or $5 (ages 6+) per project, supplies included. Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event. Call the store at 909.291.8768 to register in advance. Visit: https://ranchocucamonga.macaro... 

What to do in the Newport Beach area: 

June 7 – Modern Calligraphy Workshop at Seaside Gallery – From 10:30 am – 12:30 pm. Located at Seaside Gallery and Goods, 124 Tustin Ave. Suite 100 in Newport Beach. Instructor - Kristen Khan - Inchanted Paper & Designs. The modern calligraphy class is for those who have no prior experience or for those who are looking to further refine their skills. We will go over the basic strokes for beautiful lettering, how to put them together to create your lowercase alphabet, how to use a pointed nib, and troubleshooting. Each class will have a different focal point in order to improve with each attending class. At the end of the class, you will enjoy the opportunity to create something new with what you've learned so you can share it with friends and family while further enhancing your skills. For more information, visit: https://seasidegalleryandgoods... 

June 9 – Orange - Composting Workshop – 9:00 – 10:00 am. Located at 356 N Lemon, Orange, CA. UCCE Orange County Master Gardener Carol Chirpich will teach you how to make compost out of vegetative material that you would otherwise discard. Your soil will love it! Visit 

June 9 – Tidepooling at Crystal Cove State Park – From 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm. Located at: 8471 N Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA. Enjoy a low tide at Crystal Cove State Park where a volunteer will lead a guided tidepool walk to Pelican Point and help identify animals and describe some awesome adaptations. Be prepared to walk on uneven, rocky, rough terrain. Meet at Pelican Point parking lot #2, at the top of the boardwalk near the parking lot (PCH coastward at Newport Coast, right at kiosk to first lot.) $15 day-use fee. Call 949.497.7647 for more information or visit: 

June 16 – Irvine – Herbs for the Barbecue – 10:00 – 11:00 am. Located at 6950 Marine Way, Irvine, CA. Price: $10/Ages 5+. Kick it up a notch with fresh herbs for your next barbeque. Learn tips to select and grow herbs, as well as favorite recipes and techniques to try.  After the free lecture, plant your own pot of assorted herbs to take home as the perfect Father’s Day gift! Registration and $10 supply fee are required per person for the hands-on activity. Register by Thursday, June 14, 3 p.m. Please visit: 

June 16 – Newport Beach Art Exhibition – From 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm. Located at 100 Civic Center Drive in Newport Beach. The Newport Beach City Arts Commission is proud to present the 54th Annual Newport Beach Art Exhibition at the Newport Beach Civic Center on Saturday, June 16 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. The one-day juried event features over 250 works of art, including painting, mixed media, sculpture and photography. This is an opportunity for art lovers to view and purchase quality original artwork and enjoy an afternoon with food and live entertainment. The event is free and open to the public. Please visit: 

June 17 – Concerts on the Green, Matt Mauser, a Celebration of the Music of Frank Sinatra – From 6:00 – 7:30 pm. Located at: 100 Civic Center Drive in Newport Beach. The City of Newport Beach presents its annual Concerts on the Green summer series featuring an array of performers for your entertainment. Visitors are encouraged to bring their beach chairs and blankets for an evening of fun. Attendance and parking are free! Picnics are welcome (alcohol is prohibited) and both sweet and savory food trucks will be on site. Matt Mauser and Pete Jacobs capture Sinatra at the height of his career when singing with The Count Basie Orchestra in Las Vegas. Matt’s vocal style and Pete’s genius as a conductor are a tribute to the two greats coming together. Please visit: for more information. 

June 17 – Take Your Father on a Nature Hike at Crystal Cove State Park – at 9:00 am – Located at: 8471 N Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA. Take Your Father on a Nature Hike and celebrate the day at Crystal Cove State Park where a docent will share fun facts about the plants and animals living in the park on Sunday, June 17 at 9am. Meet at the Berns Amphitheater (PCH inland at stoplight School-State Park follow the signs to the Campground/Moro day use.) $15 day-use fee. Call: 949.497.7647 for more information, or visit: 

June 30 – Cypress – Drought Tolerant Gardening – From 2:00 – 3:00 pm. Located at Cypress Library, 5331 Orange Ave, Cypress, CA. Prevent rain/Irrigation Water Run-Off. Remove turf. Plant drought tolerant plants. Use Mulch. Update irrigation system. Apply for rebates. Learn what you can do to save! FREE!! Registration not required. UCCE Orange County Master Gardener Steve Williams will teach you how to have a beautiful landscape that uses less water. Please visit: 

Ongoing Events in Newport Beach/Orange County Area 

June 24 – Concerts in the Park – at Huntington Beach Central Park – FREE – Starts at 5:00 pm - Bring out your lawn chairs, blankets, and picnic blankets behind the library for this Huntington Beach tradition. The HB Concert Band hosts a free eleven-week series featuring various music groups, like concert bands, Latin bands, and hot swinging big bands. June 24 — SERIES PREMIERE - Huntington Beach Concert Band “Great Music of America”. Movies go until the beginning of September. Located at 7111 Talbert Ave., Huntington Beach. Call 714.891.6856 for more information. 

May 7 – July 6 - "Behind the Brushstrokes" - Paintings by James Strombotne - The Newport Beach City Arts Commission presents an exhibition of paintings by re-known artist James Strombotne, who will be making a return visit to the Newport Beach Central Library gallery. Since his first one-man show in 1956, James Strombotne has captivated audiences with his provocative paintings, drawings, prints and sculpture. Strombotne Studio is the official online site for this nationally recognized American artist. James Strombotne's resume includes over 100 one-man shows including 14 retrospectives. His work is housed in many of the finest public collections in the country and is also included in numerous prestigious private collections. The exhibition will be on display during library operating hours, May 7 through July 6, 2018. For more info, visit: 

Movies on the Lawn – Orange County Great Park - Join us for family-favorite movies on the outdoor big screen. Bring low-back chairs, blankets and a picnic, or purchase items from the food trucks or snack bar. Movies begin at dusk and are weather permitting; admission is free. 2018 Movie on the Lawn Schedule: 

FLASHBACK FRIDAYS (Held on Palm Court): 

• June 22: Stagecoach 

A western tale of travelers who journey through Apache territory, starring John Wayne in his breakout role (released 1939, not rated, 96 minutes long). 

• June 29: Brigadoon 

• July 6: Clambake 

BLOCKBUSTER SATURDAY (Held on the Terraced Lawn): 

• June 23: Ferdinand 

• June 30: The LEGO Ninjago Movie 

• July 7: Peter Rabbit 

• July 14: The Greatest Showman 

At Orange County Great Park, 6950 Marine Way, Irvine, CA. Call 866.829.3829 for more information or visit: 

Orange County Museum of Art – The Orange County Museum of Art enriches lives through modern and contemporary art. This museum is the premier visual arts organization in Orange County, serving a population of nearly three million residents in one of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country. More than 40,000 visitors come annually. Some 15,000 children and adults participate in award winning educational programs. Open Wednesday through Sunday. Closed on Some holidays. Located at: 850 San Clemente Drive in Newport Beach. Free on Fridays. Call 949.759.1122. and 

Every Tuesday Night in June - Street Fair and Farmer's Market @ Downtown Huntington Beach – 5:00 – 9:00 pm. Located at 200 Main Street in Huntington Beach. Surf City Nights is a weekly street fair & certified farmer's market. Located on Main Street 1st-3rd blocks between PCH & Orange Street. Farmer's Market: fresh cut flowers, original crafts, local honey, fresh baked goods, dried fruits & nuts. Merchant Venders: Original artwork, glass & ceramics, clothing & couture, gifts & collectibles. Food Vendors: hot or cold sandwiches, food plates, soups & seasonal snacks, ethnic & American cuisine, dessert & delights, beverages. Live entertainment: musical groups & soloists, bubble man, pirates, magicians, kids' activities, balloon artist, face painting, inflatables. Admission and parking free. Visit: 

Every Sunday in June – Newport Beach Farmer's Market – 9:00 am – 1:00 pm, at 1 Newport Pier in Newport Beach. Our Newport Beach Farmers' Market is an ultimate Southern California experience, located right next to the beach on the Newport Beach Pier. Just steps away from the famous Dory fish market and beachfront shops and restaurants, this market is a staple for locals and a reason to make Newport Beach a Sunday destination! Every Sunday come rain or shine! 

Newport at Night – Don't miss out on Newport at Night. At Cruise Newport Beach, we offer unforgettable oceanic adventures. With daily whale watching tours, sunset cruises, and evening entertainment on the water, you'll be able to grab a drink or two and set sail. Starting at sunset, the twinkling lights of Newport Harbor flicker on, and the night begins. From concerts on the beach, to private karaoke parties on a ship, Cruise Newport Beach offers different activities and events for those who love happy hours on the beach. We also offer boat & yacht rentals to Southern California give us a call for your next event, wedding, office get-together or holiday party! Call 949-673-1489 or book online to reserve your cruise today! http://www.cruisenewportbeach.... 

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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