Taste of the Chino Valley

Guests at a past Taste of the Chino Valley check out wines at the Chaffey College Chino Community Center. This year’s event, featuring food, beverage and drink tastings, will be held 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 8 at the same location. It is one of several events scheduled in the coming week in the Chino Valley.

The return of spring also brings a resurgence of activities for the Chino Valley. The coming week will provide plenty of recreation for local residents.

●The City of Chino and the Chino Valley YMCA will present the annual Healthy Family Day, 9 a.m. to noon today (April 6) at Ayala Park, 5575 Edison Ave., Chino.

The event, to be held near the YMCA building, will include entertainment, children’s activity stations, fitness demonstrations, health, fitness and nutrition information, water and environmental information, obstacle course and food contests.

There will also be an opportunity for Chino residents to give their thoughts on the creation of a new teen center at Monte Vista Park and the possible development of a new park on the southeast corner of Central Avenue and Phillips Boulevard in north Chino. 

Adverse weather conditions may cancel the event. For up-to-date event information, call 334-3478.

General information: City of Chino, 334-3258 or Chino Valley YMCA, 597-7445.

Living History Flying Day will be 10 a.m. to noon today (April 6) at Planes of Fame Air Museum, 14998 Cal Aero Drive in Chino, featuring the P-38 Lightning World War II-era fighter aircraft. 

A flight demonstration will be held, subject to change. A speaker panel will answer questions.

●Soroptimist International of the Chino Valley’s seventh annual Brew and Chew will be held noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 7 at the Chino Fairgrounds, 5410 Edison Ave. (northeast corner of Edison and Central avenues).

There will be beer tasting, food trucks, vendors and live music by the Roadkill Gypsies.

Breweries planning to attend include Feathered Serpent Brewery, Euryale Brewing, Rescue Brewing Co., Main Street Brewery, Innovation Brew Works, Heroes Restaurant & Brewery, I & I Brewing, Chino Valley Brewery, REV Brewing Co., Bottle Logic Brewing, Revolt Brewing Co., Bootlegger’s Brewery and Lagunitas Brewing Company.

Food trucks participating include Cousins Maine Lobster, The Tropic Truck, Kono Pizza So Cal, Me Hungry and Bacon Nation. 

Tickets on the day of the event will range from $40 for general admission to $50 for VIP which includes early admission. 

Ticket holders will get 15 4-oz craft beer tastings. Tastings of local food will also be offered. 

A $10 ticket is offered to designated drivers. 

Information: sichinovalley@soroptimist.net or 718-3225.  

Proceeds from the event will help fund Soroptimist programs, including the Stepping Up event for sixth grade girls transitioning to junior high, “Live Your Dream” Award to help women who are the head of their household go back to school, scholarships for high school girls, and to help fight human trafficking.

●Chino American Legion Post 299 Auxiliary’s 73rd annual Smorgasbord will be 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 7 at the legion hall, 13759 Central Ave., Chino. 

Cost for the all-you-can eat meal is $12 for adults or $8 for children under 12. Proceeds will benefit Girls State, a state government experience for high school junior girls.

The event is open to the public.

Information: 628-2080.

●More than 20 restaurants are expected to participate in the Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce’s 2019 Taste of the Chino Valley, 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 8 at the Chaffey College Chino Community Center, 5890 College Park, Chino.

The event will feature food and beverage tastings as the restaurants and other businesses compete for the “Taster’s Favorite” award.

Restaurants who have announced they are participating in the event are Cannataro’s, Oke Poke, The Pub at Chino Hills, Lucille’s Smokehouse BBQ, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Lario’s Market, Los Angeles International Wine, Riverside Grill (beer), Mi Ranchito, Nekter Juice Bar, Mimi’s Café, Mariscos El Guero, The Flinderstreet Café, RA Sushi Bar & Restaurant, Taqueria y Mariscos Madrigal and Ding Tea. 

Other restaurants are expected to serve tastings that evening.

Advance tickets are $25 for an individual or $75 for a family pack of four. Cost at the door will be $30 for an individual or $90 for a four-pack.

Advance tickets and sponsorships may be purchased online at chinovalleychamberofcommerce.com/taste-of-the-valley or at the Chamber office, 13150 Seventh St., Chino.

●Ladies are invited to the next Cyn in the City shopping event 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 11 at Los Serranos Country Club, 15656 Yorba Ave., Chino Hills. 

The event will include more than 50 vendors selling clothing, cosmetics, purses, home décor, jewelry, and more.

●The City of Chino Hills’ Easter Egg-Scramble, a night egg hunt, will begin at 8 p.m. Friday, April 12 at Chino Hills Community Park, 3280 Eucalyptus Ave.

Persons 18 and over are invited to bring a flashlight and basket and hunt for more than 5,000 eggs. All lights at the park will be off.

More than $2,500 worth of prizes will be awarded. 

Tickets are $16 each, and non-resident tickets are $21, and can be ordered at chinohills.org/eggscramble.

Information: 364-2700.

●Don Lugo High’s Imagination Players’ “Mickey and the Lost Teddy Bear,” a Disney-inspired show, will be presented 7 p.m. Friday, April 12 and 2 p.m. Saturday, April 13 at the Don Lugo multipurpose room theater, 13400 Pipeline Ave., Chino. 

Adult tickets are $5. Children under 10 will be admitted free with a paid adult. Tickets may be purchased at Don Lugo’s multipurpose room box office. 

●Chino Kiwanis’ 17th annual Corn Feed Run Car Show & Cruise will be held 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 13 at the Chino City Hall lawn at 13220 Central Ave. 

Vehicles will also be displayed on streets surrounding city hall.

The event, which is open to all pre-1976 cars, all motorcycles and big rigs (no trailers), will include the car show, a classic vehicle cruise on Central Avenue, food vendors, information booths, drawings and prizes for winning vehicles.

An open header contest will be held 1 to 2 p.m.

Registration is $30 per vehicle if paid by today (April 6). Registration at the event, which begins at 7 a.m., is $40 per vehicle, if space is available. A free event t-shirt will be provided to entrants.

The car show is free to spectators.

Registration information: Lynne Hansen at 626-0707 or email cornfeedrunreg@gmail.com.

Vendor information: Nick Ligouri at nickcfr@gmail.com.

Event information: Walt Pocock at 591-4162 or email cornfeedrun@aol.com.

●Don Lugo High Grad Night Boosters’ free community Easter egg hunt will be held 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 13 at the high school football stadium, 13400 Pipeline Ave., Chino.

The egg hunt starts at 10:30 a.m. for infants up to 3 years old; 11:15 a.m. for ages 4 to 7; and noon for ages 8 to 12.

Bags for the hunt will be provided at the event. Outside bags and baskets will not be allowed.

Other activities at the event include a craft fair, food for sale, and music.

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