January 2020 – Inland Empire Calendar of Events

December 2019 Inland Empire Calendar of Events

Chinese Lantern Festival   Through Jan. 5
Guests will experience a unique light display inspired by nature. Stunning, bigger and brighter lanterns up to 30 feet high. Includes an 85-foot-wide lantern arch and 100-yard-long spectacular ceramic Chinese Dragon. Up To 50 Sets Of Newly Themed Lantern Displays. Live Chinese Folk Music and Dance Performances. Mythical Creatures to Ride for Children age 4-12. Food & Beverages Available.
Time/Place: 5:30-10pm / Pomona Fairplex: The Lagoon
Contact: 909-623-3111 / www.fairplex.com

Hike The Valley   Jan. 4
Hikes average 2-5 miles in length, range from easy to difficult levels, and are led by City staff.  The fee includes all three hikes, shuttle service and a light snack. Transportation is available for participants from the Carolyn Owens Community Center. Hikers must supply their own water and comfortable, sturdy closed-toe hiking shoes or boots.
Time/Place: 7am / Lower Monroe Trail
Contact: 909-334-3478 / www.cityofchino.org

Retro City Festival   Jan. 5-6
Retro gaming event with freeplay arcades, tons of retro gaming consoles, live video game music, and more!
Time/Place: Sat 9am-8pm, Sun 10am-5pm / Pomona Fairplex
Contact: 714-269-4248 / www.retrocityfest.com

Battle Of The Badges Blood Drive   Jan. 9
The need for blood is constant and the Upland Police Department is on a mission to help save lives by collecting blood for hospital patients in need during the Battle of the Badges blood drive.  Join first responders in this friendly competition to see who can recruit the most eligible blood donors to join them in this lifesaving effort to donate and help ensure blood is on the shelves before it is needed.
Time/Place: 12-6pm / Landecena Community Building: 1325 San Bernardino Road, Upland
Contact: 909-946-7624 x3234 / www.redcrossblood.org

Diamond Bar Winter Snow Fest   Jan. 11
Rescheduled from Dec. 7. This festive, winter-themed event will feature four snow-packed sledding hills, snow play areas, games and activities for children, giveaways, food and a special appearance by Flurry, the sledding penguin!
Time/Place: 8am-2pm / Pantera Park
Contact: 909-839-7000 / www.diamondbarca.gov

Run with a Cop   Jan. 14
Students have the opportunity to Run with ACOP but also to help with Anti Childhood Obesity Project. The mission of Run with ACOP is to bring awareness and education for a healthy lifestyle to the youth of the community while building strong community partnerships. Each event will have a specialized team present. Some of the teams will include crime prevention, K-9 team, mounted team, and special response team.
Time/Place: 5:30-6:30pm / Corona City Hall
Contact: www.coronaca.gov

Fontana Walks! Free Community Walk   Jan. 18
Fontana Walks began as a challenge to the community to be more physically active for better health. Through help from our partners, the program will continue to expand and include taste tests/food demos, tips on how to include more fruits and vegetables into a daily lifestyle, as well as how to access free resources in your community.
Time/Place: 8am / Fontana Park: 15610 Summit Ave.
Contact: 909-350-6542 / www.fontanawalks.org

Chino Hills Military Service Monument Dedication Ceremony & Unveiling   Jan. 18
A special thanks to the Chino Hills 55+ Club, and their Veterans Group whose vision and fundraising efforts made this project possible.
Time/Place: 10-11am / Chino Hills Community Center
Contact: 909-364-2700 / www.chinohills.org

Free Department of Water & Power Facility Tour   Jan. 18
Attendees will learn about Coronas water sources, our water treatment and distribution system, and about Coronas water reclamation system and facilities. On the tour, you will see a well site, a water treatment plant, the reverse osmosis facility, and the ion exchange facility.
Time/Place: 8am-12pm / 745 Public Safety Way, Corona
Contact: www.CoronaCA.gov/DWPTours

2020 Asian American Expo   Jan. 18-19
Hosted at the beginning of each year to celebrate the coming of the Lunar New Year Festival, with the goal recreating the New Year celebrations found across Asia at this time of the year. Food, shopping, entertainment and fun these are all annual staples that can be found at each years event.
Time/Place: 10am-7pm / Pomona Fairplex
Contact: 626-280-8588 / www.asianamericanexpo.com

Chino Hills Health & Wellness Fair   Jan. 25
Receive some nutritional guidance, advice on balancing your mind and your body, learn about healthcare services, talk to fitness professionals, learn more about City Recreation classes that focus on a healthier you, check your blood pressure, get Body Mass Index (BMI) testing, spinal check and overall health screening, and even a seated massage. Seniors can learn more about aging well, social growth, and can even receive a Bone Density Screening. Kids will enjoy coloring, fun and games, educational booths, and learn more about mobile recreation in their neighborhood.
Time/Place: 10am-12pm / Chino Hills Community Center
Contact: 909-364-2700 / www.chinohills.org

Lunar Celebration   Jan. 28
Please join us as we celebrate the Lunar New Year 2020 The Year of the Rat, with an afternoon catered lunch followed by a culture experience filled with entertainment, authentic dances & music and custom costumes. You wont want to miss out! Seating is limited. $10 per person.
Time/Place: 1-4pm / Central Park: 11200 Base Line Rd., Rancho Cucamonga
Contact: 909-477-2780 / www.cityofrc.us

Fontana State of the City   Jan. 30
Breakfast session: 7:30am, Lunch session:
Time/Place: 11:30am / Jesse Turner Community Center: 15556 Summit Ave.
Contact: 909-822-4433 / www.fontanachamber.org

Victorias Farmers Market   Every Friday
Take a new and fresh approach to shopping for your family at Victoria Gardens and their Farmers Market. Try the best of local produce, grass fed meats, and handmade arts and crafts. Interested in becoming a farmer or a crafter? Stop by Guest Services and ask for an application.
Time/Place: Fridays 10am-2pm / Victoria Gardens
Contact: 909-463-2830 / www.victoriagardensie.com

Upland Farmers Market   Every Saturday
Stop by and check out new vendors, purchase fresh produce, eggs, honey, bread, hummus, a variety of coffee, jams and jellies, organic teas, essential oils, fresh seafood, plants, cookies, beef jerky, kettle corn, soaps and lotions, sweet treats, and even something special for your favorite pet!
Time/Place: 9am-2pm / Upland Civic Center Parking Lot: 460 N. Euclid Ave.
Contact: 909-256-4171 / www.ci.upland.ca.us

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