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Three young women from the Chino Valley will perform in Inland Pacific Ballet’s “The Little Mermaid” at three venues this month. Shown are (left) Zoie Jones of Chino, HannahLeah Oeding of Chino, and Hannah Scalzo of Chino Hills. They will perform at: 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 6 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 7 at Fox Performing Center in Riverside; 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 13 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 14 at Lewis Family Playhouse in Rancho Cucamonga; and 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 27 at Bridges Auditorium in Claremont. Tickets start at $24 with senior/child/group rates available. For reservations and information, visit

R & B singer and songwriter Lynne Fiddmont will perform 6 p.m. today (March 30) in the outdoor gazebo area of the Chino Hills Community Center, 14250 Peyton Drive.

Tickets will be available at the door for $10. Children 12 and under are free. Doors open at 5 p.m. Participants should bring chairs or blankets.

Beer, wine, and refreshments will be available for purchase. 

Ms. Fiddmont has worked with artists Stevie Wonder, Phil Collins, Patti Austin Lou Rawls, and Natalie Cole and has toured the world as a back-up vocalist. 

She appeared this month with British singer and songwriter Seal as a background singer on the televised PBS Front and Center Concert.

The event is sponsored by chARTS, the Chino Hills Arts Committee of the Community Foundation. 

●Chino Community Children’s Theatre will present the final performance of Roald Dahl’s “Matilda the Musical” at 7 p.m. today (March 30). 

Tickets are available at the theatre box office, 13123 Seventh St., Chino, or online through Seat Yourself at

General admission tickets are $12 each, students and seniors $10.

Information 590-1149.

Monday Movie Madness, featuring movies on a big screen, will be offered 2 p.m. Mondays, April 1, May 6, June 3 and July 1 at the Chino Senior Center, 13170 Central Ave. The free movie is open to adults. Soda, popcorn and water will be available for $1 each. The snack bar will be open 1:45 to 4 p.m.

City of Chino’s Healthy Family Day will be 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 6 at Ayala Park, 5575 Edison Ave. (near the Chino Valley YMCA). The event will feature entertainment, children’s activity stations, fitness demonstrations, health, fitness and nutrition information, water and environmental information, obstacle course, food, and contests. Admission is free. Information: 334-3258 or

●A night egg hunt called the Easter Egg-Scramble will be held by the City of Chino Hills at 8 p.m. Friday, April 12 at Chino Hills Community Park, 3280 Eucalyptus Ave.

Persons 18 and over are invited to bring a flashlight and basket and hunt for more than 5,000 eggs. All lights at the park will be off.

More than $2,500 worth of prizes will be awarded. 

Tickets are $16 each, and non-resident tickets are $21, and can be ordered at

Information: 364-2700.

●Children will hunt for eggs and hear stories during the spring story and egg hunt event, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 16 at Cal Aero Preserve Academy Branch Library, 15850 Main St., Chino.

●Crafters are being sought to sell homemade and boutique craft items at the 27th annual Chino Hills Easter Egg-Citement, to be held 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 20 at Community Park, 3280 Eucalyptus Ave.

 Payment must be made in the form of a check. Visit or call 364-2700 for details. Vendors will be assigned a 10-foot-by-10-foot space, but must provide their own canopy, tables, and chairs. Cost is $30 for Chino Hills residents and $35 for non-residents. 

Just for Fun Senior Bowling is held noon Thursdays at Chaparral 300 at 4191 Chino Hills Parkway, Chino Hills. There are no organized teams and no commitment to participate every week. Bowlers compete against a different person each week. Scores are handicapped. Information: 724-9029.

●A scrapbooking group meets 9 a.m. the third Monday of the month at the Chino Hills Community Center, 14250 Peyton Drive. Signups are not necessary. Projects made by the group include gift card holders, cards, booklets, small gift bags, and more. Information: 364-2826.

Quilting takes place at 9 a.m. the second Monday of the month free of charge for ages 50-plus at Chino Hills Community Center, 14250 Peyton Drive. Residents who don’t know how to quilt will be taught.

Bookworms for ages 50-plus meet at 10 a.m. the first Monday of the month to discuss selected works of literature at Chino Hills Community Center, 14250 Peyton Drive.

●Residents 50 and older may gather and socialize or play billiards, cards, board games, ping pong, poker, puzzles and Scrabble during a free drop-in program, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Chino Hills Community Center, 14250 Peyton Drive. 

●The card game Pinochle is played at 10 a.m. every Wednesday at the Chino Hills Community Center, 14250 Peyton Drive. The program is free.

●Chino Senior Center hosts a Chino Seniors social dance, noon to 3:30 p.m. Thursdays at 5443 B St., Chino. Line dancing takes place noon to 12:45 p.m., followed by social dance 1 to 3:30 p.m. Cost is $2 per person. Information: 272-7489 or 203-2019. 

“Bingo at the Barn,” hosted by the Chino Hills 55+ Club, is played Thursday afternoons at McCoy Equestrian Center, 14280 Peyton Drive, for ages 18 years and older. Doors open at 11:15 a.m. and games begin at 12:30 p.m. 

Buy-in is $15 for a 14-game pack and multiple 14-game packages are value priced. Minimum payouts are $50 per game. Information: Bingo manager George DeFrank, (714) 345-0907.

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