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Posted: Saturday, August 11, 2018 8:00 am

●The Chino Community Teen Theatre will perform the musical “Legally Blonde: The Musical” 7 p.m. today (Aug. 11), Aug. 16, 17, and 18; and 2:30 p.m. today (Aug. 11), and Aug. 12, at 13123 Seventh St. The movie is about a smart blonde, fashion-savvy sorority girl who gets into Harvard Law School to win back her boyfriend. General admission tickets are $12 each; students and seniors are $10. Tickets are available at the theatre box office or online through SeatYourself at chinocommunitytheatre.org. Information: 590-1149.


●The final Chino Kiwanis 2018 concert will be Bonfire, an AC/DC tribute band at 7 p.m. Thursday at Chino City Hall lawn, 13220 Central Ave. 


●A free ice cream social to celebrate National Senior Citizens Day will be 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21 at the Chino Hills Community Center, 14250 Peyton Drive. The event is sponsored by the Chino Hills Active Adults 50+ program.


●The Chino Hills Wine Walk will be 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13 at The Shoppes at Chino Hills on the southeast corner of Grand Avenue and Peyton Drive. It is sponsored by the Chino Hills Community Foundation. Tickets for $50 may be purchased by visiting chinohillswinewalk.com. “VIP pass” tickets cost $75 and include perks such as early access to the hop and vine garden and four additional tasting tickets.


●The Chino Youth Museum, featuring interactive exhibits and displays, is open seven days a week until Aug. 31 at 13191 Sixth Street. Summer hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Admission is $4 for all ages. A different activity takes place each day. Some require a nominal fee and others do not. For a schedule of events: visit chinoyouthmuseum.com or call 334-3258.


Pickleball is played at Grand Avenue Park, 1301 Grand Avenue near Pleasant Hill Drive, 4 to 6 p.m. Mondays and Fridays and 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays.

Two courts are available.

The game combines badminton, ping pong, and tennis. A lightweight ball, comparable to a Wiffle ball, is hit over a net with paddles.

Information: Steve Zalai, (714) 393-5580 or Mike Orduno, (818) 414-2406.


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


●Residents may participate in 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.

Outside the Chino Valley

●Back-to-school fun will be celebrated at “Kidz Fest” at Victoria Gardens on North Mainstreet in Rancho Cucamonga, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today (Aug. 11) with free entertainment, craft stations, and a fun area to help families prepare for back-to-school. Shadow, the Kidz Fest mascot, will join the festivities. A Kidz Fest fashion show for fall wardrobe ideas will be held for $40 after the event. Information: 463-2830. 


●A walking tour of Claremont will be 9 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 15, beginning at the Claremont Train Station at 200 W. First St. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes for the two-hour tour. It is the third in the “Historical Tour of the Pomona Valley Series.”


●The L.A. County Fair at the Pomona Fairplex will feature an entertainment line-up Aug. 31 to Sept. 23 including The Commodores, The Stylistics, and The Ohio Players Aug. 31; comedian Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias, Sept. 9; Joan Jett and the Blackhearts and Cheap Trick, Sept. 15; The Beach Boys, Sept. 20; War and Tower of Power, Sept. 21; and country music group Dustin Lynch with Tyler Farr, Sept. 23. Reserved seating ranges from $34.50 to $165 and all concert tickets include admission to the fair.

Tickets may be purchased at Ticketmaster locations or by visiting ticketmaster.com. Information: lacountyfair.com.

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