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The debut of Chino Community Theatre’s “Scrooge the Musical” will be held at 8 p.m. today (Dec. 1). It features Andrew Grell as Marley and Craig Jackman as Scrooge, shown above. Other performances will be 8 p.m. Dec. 7, 8, 14, 15, 21 and 22; and 2:30 p.m. Sundays, Dec. 2, 9, and 16 at the Seventh Street Theatre, 13123 Seventh St., Chino. Tickets are $15 general admission; $12 for seniors and students. Information: 590-1149

The Planes of Fame Air Museum in Chino will host Living History Flying Day, 10 a.m. to noon today (Dec. 1). Featured topic is the Mitsubishi A6M5 Zero, which will be on display and will perform a flight demonstration. Museum doors open at 9 a.m. General admission is $15, $6 for 11 years and under, and free for 4 and under. The museum is located at 14998 Cal Aero Drive (in the Chino Airport).

The Bravo Company will perform “It’s a Wonderful Christmas Carol” at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9 at the Chino Hills Community Center, 14250 Peyton Drive. 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 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.

●The Chino Valley Community Chorus, with new director Rebecca Gordon, will perform “It Must be the Holiday Season,” 7 p.m., Monday, Dec. 17. The venue has been changed this year to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 3332 Eucalyptus St., Chino Hills. Attendance is free, but donations will be accepted. The Community Chorus will also appear at the Chino Tree Lighting Ceremony Dec. 5 on the city hall lawn, 13220 Central Ave., and at the Chino Hills City Council meeting Dec. 11, at the city hall, 14000 City Center Drive. Information: 597-7445.

●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.

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