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

Summer is flying by WAY to quick, and 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. Even though school just started for some (and will start soon for others!) There is still a lot of fun to be had around town!

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 

August 10, 24 & 31 – Ontario Senior Center Friday Night Dance – 6:00 – 9:00 pm, 225 E "B" Street, Ontario, CA. Continues through the summer every Friday. Cost: $4. Ballroom style dancing on a beautiful wood floor featuring Live Music. Healthy snack included. Doors open at 5:45 pm. Ages 50+. For more information, please call (909) 395-2021. Visit: 

August 12 – Concerts in the Park: THE ANSWER – 6:30 pm, located at Heritage Park, 5001 Via de Mansion, east of Wheeler and north of Baseline. The La Verne Heritage Foundation and the City of La Verne are proud to announce this year’s lineup for Summer Concerts in the Park. We have jointly hosted these great free Summer Concerts for over 20 years at the beautiful historic Heritage Park. Mark your calendars to enjoy the evening with your family and friends. Come with your own blankets and/or lawn chairs to listen to the wonderful music while relaxing in the warm, balmy, summer nights.  Bring you appetites and support our food truck vendors. Great raffle prizes are also a part of the fun. Check out the website at or call (909) 293-9005 for more information. For more information, call: 909.596.8726 or visit: 

August 16 – Kid's Swap Meet – 5:00 – 8:00 pm – Located at Memorial Park in Upland. For kids ages 5 – 12. Kids, clean out your closets, drawers, under your beds, get your games and together, and let's make some money! Please make sure that all items to sell are in good condition and kid-friendly. At the conclusion of this event, you are welcome to donate your unsold, gently used items to Steven's Hope Children's Boutique.  Back by popular demand, kid's will be able to sell their craft creations. Crafts MUST be home made by kids. Pre-registration is required. For detailed information, please contact the Upland Recreation and Community Services Division at (909) 931-4280. For more information, please visit: 

August 16, 23, & 30 – Handel's Ice Cream $1.35 Thursday – Everyone is invited! Cost is $1.35 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 $1.35 ice cream cone on Thursdays! Just show up! Call: 909.989.7065 or visit: https://ranchocucamonga.macaro... 

Ongoing Monthly Events in the Upland and Rancho Cucamonga area: 

August 6– September 3 – Monday Night Concerts in City of Claremont – 7:00 – 8:30 pm, located at Memorial Park, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd. The Monday Night Concerts are co-sponsored by the City of Claremont and the Kiwanis Club of Claremont with support from Claremont Lincoln University. This event draws 3,000-5,000 people each event and features some of the best entertainment in the area. To appeal to a wide audience, the series features a diverse type of music while including a few traditional groups. The Kiwanis Club offers a variety of concessions, from burgers, hot dogs and quesadillas to ice cream, popcorn, nachos, candy and drinks. Proceeds from the concessions assist in funding the bands. Tips for enjoying Monday Night Concerts: 

* Bring blankets and low chairs 

* Be aware other guests may arrive early 

* Dogs are not allowed in City Parks other than Claremont Pooch Park 

* Alcoholic beverages and smoking are not allowed in any City Park For more info, please visit: 

August 10th – Movies in the Park – 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: 

August– 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: 

August 10, 17, 24 & 31 - 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: 

August 10, 24 & 31 – Friday Night Dance – Seniors 50+ - 6:00 – 9:00 pm, located at Ontario Senior Center, 225 E B Street, Ontario, CA. $4 admission. Ballroom style dancing on a beautiful wood floor featuring Live Music. Healthy snack included. Doors open at 5:45 pm (No dance 6/15, 7/20 & 8/17). Ages 50+. For more information, please call (909) 395-2021. 

August 12, 19, 26 - 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, Montclair Plaza, 5183 Montclair Plaza Lane. When: 11:00 am – 11:30 am. All children are invited to come. Cost is FREE. Call 909.399.1966 or visit: and: http://ranchocucamonga.macaron... 

August 13, 20, & 27 - 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. 

What to do in the Newport Beach area: 

August 5 – 10th Annual Lobster Fest – 3:00 – 8:00 pm, located at Newport Dunes Waterfront, 1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach, CA. This annual beach party takes place in an incomparable Newport Back Bay setting with boats lining the periphery. Guests can enjoy the mile of beach front with swimming and playground on the beach for kids. The Back Bay nature preserve can be experienced by renting a kayak or bicycle available on the premises. Maine lobster is flown in fresh on the morning of the event and prepared on site. While feasting, you will enjoy live entertainment on from our stage located on the beach. All that and the opportunity help raise funds for local charities. A percentage of the proceeds go to Leadership Tomorrow and Make-A-Wish® Orange County and the Inland Empire. For more information, visit: Also visit: https://www.lobsterfestatnewpo... 

August 12 – Concerts on the Green: Tijuana Dogs – 6:00 – 7:30 pm – Newport Beach Civic Center, 100 Civic Center Drive, Newport Beach. Back by popular demand, Tijuana Dogs is a well-loved Southern California band, who play an eclectic mix of rock, R& B, jazz, country, and pop. The City Arts Commission presents another series of “Concerts on the Green” during the summer of 2018. Concerts on the Green will be "on the Green" at the Newport Beach Civic Center, 100 Civic Center Drive, Newport Beach. Concerts begin at 6 p.m. and end promptly at 7:30 p.m. and are free to the public. Bring your low-slung beach chairs and a picnic dinner or purchase food from gourmet food trucks. For more info, call: 949.717.3802 or visit: https://www.visitnewportbeach.... 

August 20 – Brea Butterflies – 11:00 am – 12:00 am – Located at Brea Library, 1 Civic Center Circle, Brea, CA 92821. This one hour class will provide an overview of butterflies common to Orange County, host plants where they can lay their eggs, and nectar plants where butterflies can find food. Create a butterfly friendly environment and you can enjoy watching these colorful insects around your landscape. For more information, visit 

August 23 – Master Gardner Information Day – 10:00 am – 11:30 am – Located at South Coast Research and Extension Center, 7601 Irvine Blvd., Irvine, CA. Would you like to become a UCCE Master Gardener? University of California Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners are volunteers who extend UC horticulture education to their communities. If you are interested in becoming a UCCE Master Gardener, this informational session will answer all your questions. Attendance at one of these sessions is required to apply for the program.  Information Days: August 23, 2018 10:00 -11:30 OR September 8, 2018 10:00 - 11:30. For more information, visit 

August 25 – Huntington Beach – Vegetable Gardening – 10:00 am – 11:00 am – Located at Shipley Nature Center, 17851 Goldenwest Street in Huntington Beach, CA. We have the perfect weather for growing edibles all year, if you choose the right plants for the season. Learn about cool season plants and warm season plants and when to get started for a good harvest.The parking lot off Goldenwest may be closed. Alternate parking is accessed off Edwards. For more information, please call: You can also visit: Contact phone number: 714.842.4772

 August 26 – Newport Beach Wellness Week Family Day – 8:00 am – 10:00 am, located at Newport Dunes Waterfront, 1131 Back Bay Drive in Newport Beach. Join top Fitness Influences - Misty May (x3 Olympic Gold Medalist), Teddi Mellencamp (Beverly Hills Housewives), Hitman Huseman (Box haus Founder & Head Coach), Katie Dunlop (Love, Sweat Fitness), Alli and Bobby Talley (The Traveling Newlyweds), and Matt Bourne (Master Instructor at Grit Cycle), as they compete at the Newport Dunes Water Playground using the inflatables obstacle course. Entrance fee includes: Access to water park, Complimentary breakfast, Complimentary parking, Contestant “meet & greet”, Gift Bag. Embracing its reputation as a health-centric city, Newport Beach is launching its first annual Wellness Week. Stay and play during this week-long program of events and special offers, experiencing ways to improve your physical, mental and spiritual well-being. For more info, please visit: https://www.visitnewportbeach.... 

Ongoing Events in Newport Beach/Orange County 

Newport Theatre – Located at 2905 East Coast Highway, Corona del Mar, CA. The new Port Theatre reopened to serve the community on Friday, July 20, 2012, with a slate of quality films including Bernie, Safety Not Guaranteed, and First Position during its first week of opening. After nearly fifteen years of hiatus and extensive renovations, the theatre intends to provide the residents of Corona del Mar, Newport Beach, and beyond with a best-in-class movie going experience. For more information, call 949.723.6333 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 August 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 August – 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 Facebook. Have a great time making memories with your Family.


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