●A murder mystery dinner, “Dead in the Spotlight,” will be presented by the Ayala High Theater Company at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30. Doors open at 6 p.m. at McCoy Equestrian Center, 14280 Peyton Drive, Chino Hills. Audience members are asked to dress in black-tie attire and participate in the production as they dine on a three-course meal. Tickets cost $30 for students and $35 for adults. Tickets are for sale at ayalatheatre.org.

●Chino Community Theatre’s “Scrooge: The Musical,” will be presented 8 p.m. Nov. 30, Dec. 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21 and 22 at the Seventh Street Theatre, 13123 Seventh St., Chino.

Matinees are planned for 2:30 p.m. Sundays, Dec. 2, 9 and 16.

Tickets are $15 general admission; $12 for seniors and students. 

Information: 590-1149.

●The Bravo Company will perform “It’s a Wonderful Christmas Carol” at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9 at the Chino Hills Community Center. The comedy melodrama will have a lot of audience interaction, said Matt Riggle, artistic director of Bravo and show producer.

The first act is a parody of “A Christmas Carol,” the second act is a parody of “It’s a Wonderful Life,” and the third act is a parody of the old Bing Crosby/Dean Martin Christmas specials.  

Performers will be Mr. Riggle, Ken Parks, Jimmy Dunn on the piano, Richard Wallace, Stacy Garcia, Rovin Jay and Maddie Neavez.  

Tickets cost $10 and can be purchased at chinohillscharts.com.

Beer and wine will be available for purchase.

The show is a co-production of Bravo Company and the Chino Hills Arts Committee, a branch of the Chino Hills Community Foundation that sponsors art shows, concerts, author talks and theater productions.

●Five choirs will sing in the annual Chino Valley Community Christmas Concert, 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Peyton Drive and Eucalyptus Avenue. They include the Ayala High School Choir, Country Springs Elementary School Choir, the Chino Seniors Chorus, St. Margaret Mary Parish Choir, and Chino Stake Latter-day Saint Choir. Information: Lisa Keltner, 465-0622.

●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 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.

●Residents 50-plus 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. Complimentary coffee and break-time snacks are provided. Information: Bingo manager George DeFrank, (714) 345-0907.

Bingo is offered for adults 50 years and older, 12:45 to 3:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays at Chino Senior Center, 13170 Central Ave. Buy-in is $5 for a 10-game pack and $3 for additional packs. Games for $1 include odd-even and double action; powerball 50 cents. Information: 334-3271.

Pickleball is played at Grand Avenue Park, 1301 Grand Ave., Chino Hills (near Pleasant Hill Drive), 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays; 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays; 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursdays; and noon to 6 p.m. Sundays. Equipment is provided. Pickleball can also be played at the tennis court at Vellano Park during regular park hours, 16321 Aviano, off Woodview Road, but equipment is not provided. Information: Steve Zalai, (714) 393-5580 or Mike Orduno, (818) 414-2406.

 ●The Maclin open air market features fresh flowers, crafts, specialty food, full-service cocktails, household goods and clothing, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 7407 Riverside Drive, Ontario, at the Chino border. Admission is 50 cents per person, children 12 and under free. Information: 986-0474.

 Outside the Chino Valley

●An easy two-hour nature walk will be hosted by the Pomona Valley Audubon Society, Sunday, Nov. 25 at Frank G. Bonelli Park in San Dimas. Leader Rod Higbie said the diverse habitat makes it a great place to observe birds like the Greater Roadrunner, Cactus Wren, the California gnatcatcher, as well as raptors and wintering water fowl. For the time and directions, call Mr. Higbie at 599-6526 or email him at warblerod@verizon.net.

●More than 24,000 handmade creations and 300-plus artists and crafters will be available at the Pomona Fairplex Friday, Nov. 30 to Sunday, Dec. 2 at the Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at 1101 W. McKinley Ave. in Pomona.

Those who bring canned goods for the Foothill Family Shelter will get $2 off admission. Priceless Pets rescue organization of Chino Hills will have pets for adoption.

General admission tickets are $9. Military and ages 62-plus will be admitted for $7. Tickets for youth ages 13 to 17 are $4. Children 12 and under will be admitted free.

Information: (925) 392-7300.

●A condensed version of Johann Sebastian Bach’s “The Latte Cantate” will be presented by the Pomona Musicians’ Club at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27 at Trinity United Methodist Church, 676 Gibbs St., Pomona. Also on the program will be Bach solos performed on violin, the cello,and the organ. Information: musicclubofpomonavalley.com.

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