History on wing

This P-47 Thunderbolt named “Dottie Mae” will be on display today (Feb. 2) at the Planes of Fame Air Museum at Chino Airport. If weather conditions allow, it will be flown at noon.

●The last performance of the Broadway comedy “Born Yesterday” will be presented at 8 p.m. today (Feb. 2) at the Chino Community Theatre at 13123 Seventh St.

The story is about junkyard tycoon Harry Brock coming to Washington D.C. with his showgirl mistress Billie Dawn to make a few shady deals. Billie soon realizes his crooked ways and finds out about government corruption running rampant.

The play was written in 1946 and is as relevant today as it was then, said director Cindi East. 

Ticket prices are $18 for general admission and $15 for seniors/students. 

Information: 590-1149 or visit chinocommunitytheatre.org.


●Planes of Fame will present Living History Day at 10 a.m. today (Feb. 2) at Planes of Fame Air Museum, 14998 Cal Aero Drive at Chino Airport. The event will feature the P-47 Thunderbolt “Dottie Mae.” A speaker panel of aviation experts, historians, and veterans will be followed by questions and answers. The plane will be on display and a flight demonstration will be held if the weather allows. 

Admission is $15, children 11 years and under is $6.


●The Chino Kiwanis Club, in partnership with the Chino Community Theatre, will present its 20th play “A Funny Little Thing Called Love,” at the Seventh Street Theatre at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, Friday, Feb. 15, and Saturday, Feb. 16; and 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16 and Sunday, Feb. 17. The play is directed by Paul Larson and Mike Barbin.

Four funny tales about the twists and turns of romance will be performed. The play stars Shannon King, Josh Munch, Nikki Hendricks, Pat McArdle, Lizbeth Valdez, Gigi Fix, Audrey Berniklau, Judy Miller, Nick Liguori, Sandra Rose, Harvey Luth, and Erin Reeves.

Cost is $20 per ticket. There are no student or senior discounts. Tickets may be purchased online by visiting chinocommunitytheatre.org. In the left column, click “tickets” and “seat yourself.” There is a 50 cent per ticket service charge. 

Tickets may be purchased at the box office, 13123 Seventh St. with cash or checks made payable to Chino Kiwanis Club. 

Information: 590-1149.


Mardi Gras Casino Night will be 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23 at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Maher Hall, 14085 Peyton Drive, Chino Hills. Tickets are $25 per person. Information: Shawn Travers, 993-3736.


●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 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. 


●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 the 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 is 50 cents. Information: 334-3271.


●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 are admitted free. Information: 986-0474.


Outside the Chino Valley

●Grace Yokley Middle School band will host its annual Feast Festival at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8 inside the school’s gymnasium, 2947 S. Turner Ave., Ontario. Tickets are $15 if purchased in advance or $20 at the door. The event will feature dinner, a silent auction and live dessert auction. Grace Yokley band members will perform throughout the night. 

Information: gysband@yahoo.com or 947-6774, ext. 365.


●The Ontario Chaffey Community Show Band and the Boling Family will present “That’s Amore,” a collection of love songs for Valentine’s Day at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11 at Merton Hill Auditorium at Chaffey High School, N. Euclid Ave. and Fifth Street. Complimentary cookies and Starbucks will be served in the lobby. The concert is free.


●The Harlem Globetrotters will perform its Fan Powered World Tour at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16 at Citizens Business Bank Arena, 4000 Ontario Center Parkway in Ontario. An acrobatic trampoline dunk team called the Flying Globies will perform during breaks. Tickets are $18 and available at harlemglobetrotters.com/so cal.


●The Hunchback of Notre Dame, featuring a 12-piece orchestra based on Victor Hugo’s gothic novel set in 15th Century Paris, will be performed 7:30 p.m. Fridays, Feb. 15 and 22; 7:30 p.m. Saturdays, Feb. 16 and 23; and 2 p.m. Sundays, Feb. 17 and 24 at Lewis Family Playhouse at Victoria Gardens Cultural Center, 10500 Civic Center Dr. in Rancho Cucamonga. Tickets range from $28 to $35. Information: lewisfamilyplayhouse.com.


●The African Children’s Choir will perform spirituals and lively Africans songs and dances at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 24 at Diamond Canyon Christian Church, 3338 S. Diamond Canyon Road, Diamond Bar. The choir’s parent organization, Music for Life, conducts relief and education programs in Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, and South Africa. The choir has performed before presidents, heads of state, and for Queen Elizabeth II on her diamond jubilee.

The event is free, but donations are accepted.

Information: africanchildrenschoir.com.


●A theatrical performance of two folktales will take place 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27 at Diamond Bar Library, 21800 Copley Drive. The stories are “The Hat Seller and the Monkey,” a comic escapade from Mali performed in pantomime, and “Something from Nothing,” a Yiddish tale from Eastern Europe about a tailor skilled in re-purposing worn items and his grandchild who learns a valuable lesson. The Activated Story Theatre troupe incorporates comedy, props, costumes, and audience participation using an oversized book with pages that turn to reveal scenery. Information: 861-4978 or activatedstorytheatre.com.



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