History in a hurry

Ian Tomlin, Mike Truelock, and Hedley Duncan will perform in “The Complete History of America (Abridged)” at 8 p.m. today (May 25) and May 31; and at 2:30 p.m. June 2 and 8 at Chino Community Theatre.

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 during a period of 18 days. 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 chinocommunitytheatre.org.

The Complete History of America (Abridged), directed by Cameron Harris, 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. today (May 25), May 31; and 2:30 p.m. June 2 and 8.

Baby with the Bathwater, directed by Nicki Heskin,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. June 6 and 8; and 2:30 p.m. May 26 and June 1.

It’s Only a Play, directed by John Lynd, 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 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. today (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. Cost is $125 and includes cocktails. 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: stevemcqueencarshow.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. today (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 feature a parade, entertainment, character story time, magic, art lessons, and light saber demonstrations. NASA experts will offer hands-on science activities.

Information: 477-2720.

A two-hour easy nature walk will take place Sunday, May 26 at Bonelli Park in San Dimas, led by the Pomona Valley Audubon Society. Call leader Rod Higbie for the time and directions, 599-6526 or by email at warblerod@veri zon.net. Walkers may see the Greater Roadrunner, Cactus Wren, California Gnatcatcher, raptors, and waterfowl.

●The City of Ontario’s first concert in the park will be held 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 29 at Ontario Town Square, 224 N. Euclid Ave. The Selena Tribute Band “Anything for Salinas,” featuring singer Karol Posadas, will perform. The event, which also includes food and vendors, is from 5 to 9 p.m.

●The Claremont Young Musicians Orchestra will present a 30th anniversary concert at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, June 2 at Bridges Hall of Music, Pomona College, 150 E. Fourth St., Claremont.

The 7:30 p.m. concert will include The Cowboys Overture by John Williams and Romeo and Juliet by Tchaikovsky. The 2:30 p.m. concert will be presented by the 75-member Intermezzo Orchestra.

Information: 624-3614.

●The Ontario Chaffey Community Show Band will present “An Evening on Broadway,” featuring selections from 11 Broadway musicals, 7 p.m. Monday, June 17 in Merton Hill Auditorium at Chaffey High School on the corner of North Euclid Avenue and Fifth Street in Ontario. Information: gabe@showband.net.

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