●Jazz and blues entertainer Derek Bordeaux and his band will perform a Motown-flavored dance party, 6 p.m. today (May 18) at the gazebo outside the Chino Hills Community Center, 14250 Peyton Drive. He performed with the Funk Brothers and was featured at the 2017 and 2018 Chino Hills Blues & Jazz Festivals. He is known to perform interactively with the crowds. Cost is $10 per person with ages 12 and under free. Tickets can still be purchased today at chinohillscharts.com. Doors open at 5 p.m. Beer, wine, and refreshments will be available. The event is sponsored by the Arts Committee of the Chino Hills Community Foundation.
●The California School Employees Association Chino Chapter 102 will host a car, motorcycle and bike show, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today (May 18) at the Chino Valley Adult School, 12970 Third St., Chino. The event is a fundraiser for student scholarships. Custom cars and motorcycles will be on display and there will be live entertainment. The event is free to spectators. Registration at the event: $25 for cars and trucks, $20 for motorcycles and $15 for bicycles.
●Chino Relay for Life’s Survivor Fashion Show will be 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. today (May 18) at the Chino Senior Center, 13170 Central Ave. The event will include lunch, a show of spring and summer fashions, dessert and raffle opportunities. The fashion show models are cancer survivors or caregivers. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door. Tickets are $20. Proceeds will benefit the Relay, which is a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Information: Dawn O’Neill at 228-9128 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
●A paint and sip fundraiser for the American Cancer Society will be held 3 p.m. today (May 18) at 13501 Zivi Ave., Chino. The event, sponsored by Chino Relay for Life Team R.E.D.D. H.O.T.T.T., will offer appetizers and desserts, beer, wine, soda and water. All supplies needed to create a painting will be provided. Registration at the door is $40.
●The 94th annual Pioneer Picnic, a gathering to celebrate Chino’s pioneer heritage, will be held noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, May 19 at the Chino Community Building, 5443 B St. The free event, sponsored by the Chino Valley Historical Society and the City of Chino, will include a potluck, classic cars and a reunion of former and present Chino Valley residents. Chino historian Kerry Cisneroz will share historic photos of Chino Valley. Guests are asked to bring an entrée, side dish or dessert to share, as well as their own plates and utensils. Guests are encouraged to bring their classic cars to display in the parking lot. Information: 334-3278.
●The Chino Senior Chorus will present “Let Freedom Ring: A Patriotic Salute to America,” 3 p.m. Sunday, May 19 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 5648 Jefferson Ave., Chino. Jeanne Sewell will be the conductor and Linda Kaan, the accompanist. A freewill offering will be taken to support the Chino Senior Chorus.
●A car show benefitting the Veterans of Foreign Wars will be held 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 19 at Home Depot parking lot, 14549 Ramona Ave., Chino. The show of pre-1995 cars will include music, food and demonstrations. Entry fee is $5 per car (cash only). Registration: email SoecialtyASM_6876@ho medepot.com. The show is free to spectators.
●Chino Valley Community Chorus will present “America Sings!” 7 p.m. Monday, May 20 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 3332 Eucalyptus Ave., Chino Hills. Songs from across the country will be performed. The chorus is in its 30th year of providing musical concerts to the Chino Valley area. Information: 597-7445.
●The “3 on the Edge” Festival featuring three adult-themed comedies will be presented by the Chino Community Theatre, 13123 Seventh St., on a rotating basis for three weekends in late May and June. All three plays are comedies. The theatre advises that the plays are for mature audiences and contain adult language and content. Cost is $18 for general admission and $15 for seniors and students by visiting chinocommunity theatre.org.
The Complete History of America (Abridged) will feature actors racing through 600 years of history in 6,000 seconds, from Washington to Watergate and everywhere in between. It will be performed at 8 p.m. May 23, 25, and 31; and 2:30 p.m. June 2 and 8.
Baby with the Bathwater is about two clueless parents who are too polite to check their baby’s sex, so they raise it as a girl even though the baby is a boy. The child struggles to establish his identity and deal with his parents. The play will be performed 8 p.m. May 24, June 6 and 8; and 2:30 p.m. May 26 and June 1.
It’s Only a Play is about a lavish party celebrating the opening night of a Broadway production that takes a dark turn when the brutal reviews come in and those assembled seek to blame one another, including the young playwright, the unstable director, the pill-popping leading lady and the insecure comic. Performances are 8 p.m. May 30, June 1 and 7; and 2:30 p.m. May 25 and June 9.
●The Friends of the Steve McQueen Car and Motorcycle Show will be held 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 1 at Boys Republic, 1907 Boys Republic Drive, Chino Hills. Cost for spectators is $10. Show entries are $75 per car, $55 per motorcycle. A commemorative dinner will kick off events, 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 31 in the Boys Republic gym. A “Kickback Dinner” will be held after the car show, beginning at 4 p.m. Saturday, June 1, behind the baseball field at Boys Republic. Cost is $25. Information and links to purchase tickets: stevemc queencarshow.com/.
●Just for Fun Senior Bowling is held noon Thursdays at Chaparral 300 at 4191 Chino Hills Parkway, Chino Hills. Bowlers compete against a different person each week. Scores are handicapped. Information: 724-9029.
●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.
●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.
Outside the Chino Valley
●A Star Wars party, to be held noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 25 at Victoria Gardens in Rancho Cucamonga, will include Star Wars actors, authors, artists, and directors Danny Ramirez, Julie Dolan, Daniel Logan, Kevin Thompson and Chris Alexander.
The free event will include a parade, entertainment, character story time, vintage Star War toys, magic, art lessons, and light saber demonstrations. NASA experts will offer hands-on science activities.
●A two-hour easy nature walk will take place Sunday, May 26 at Bonelli Park led by the Pomona Valley Audubon Society. Call leader Rod Higbie for the time and directions, 599-6526 or by email at email@example.com. Walkers may see the Greater Roadrunner, Cactus Wren, California Gnatcatcher, raptors, and waterfowl.
●Repitcon, a reptile and exotic animal expo, is coming to the National Orange Show Events Center in San Bernardino, June 8 and 9. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 8; and 10 a.m.. to 5 p.m. Sunday,, June 9. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children 5 ro 12. Children under 5 will be admitted free. Information: repticon.com/san-bernardino/.