Bringing back the ‘Old Days’

Bringing back the ‘Old Days’

Chicago, a rock and roll band formed in 1967, will perform at the L.A. County Fair 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22. Three of the seven original members regularly tour with the group. Ticket prices range from $44 to $165. There is an additional cost to enter the fair. 

●The L.A. County Fair will continue through Sunday, Sept. 22 at the Fairplex in Pomona, 1101 West McKinley Ave., closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Weekday admission is $14 for adults 13 and older, $8 for children 6 to 12, and $10 for seniors 60 plus. Weekend admission is $20 for adults, $12 for children and $15 for seniors.

Performances take place at 7:30 p.m. for an extra charge, including Charlie Wilson with Montell Jordan, Friday, Sept. 20; and Chicago, Sunday, Sept. 22.

Information: lacountyfair.com or 623-3111.

●The Pulitzer-prize winning play “Picnic” written by William Inge will continue at the Chino Community Theatre 8 p.m. today (Sept. 14), 20, 21, 27, 28, Oct. 4, and 5.

Performances will also be held 2:30 p.m. Sept. 22 and 29.

Director Toni Lynd said the play was first performed by the Chino Community Theatre in 1988 and has returned after 30 years.

The setting is a small town in Kansas on Labor Day weekend in the joint backyard of two middle-aged widows, Flo Owens and Helen Potts.

When an attractive young drifter named Hal Carter comes to town, his male vitality stirs up the female population in very different, but consequential ways, said Mrs. Lynd. 

For reservations, call 590-1149 or purchase online by visiting chinocommunitythe atre.org.

●The Chino Hills Wine Walk will be 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12 at The Shoppes at Chino Hills. Cost is $50 if purchased in advance and $55 at the door. VIP passes are $75. Participants will walk through The Shoppes, sampling food and a selection of more than 60 wines. A “vine and hop garden” will include premium wines and craft beer. Live music will be played from the stage. The event is sponsored by the Chino Hills Community Foundation to raise money for enhancements including facilities, recreation and the arts. 

The Shoppes at Chino Hills is located on the southeast corner of Grand Avenue and Peyton Drive.

Tickets: chinohills winewalk.com.

Just for Fun Senior Bowling is held 3 p.m. Thursdays at Chaparral 300 at 4191 Chino Hills Parkway, Chino Hills. There are no teams and no commitments. Bowl when you feel like it with handicapped scoring. Information: 724-9029.

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.

●Chino Senior Center hosts a Chino Seniors social dance, 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Chino Community Building, 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. Partners are not needed. 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 game pack. Payouts are now doubled on more games. 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 (Chino Auction) is held 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Tuesday, Saturday, and Sunday at 7407 Riverside Drive, two blocks south of the 60 Freeway, in Ontario. The event includes household goods, clothing, fresh flowers and crafts. Full-service cocktails and specialty food are sold. Admission is 50 cents per person, children 12 and under are admitted free. Information: 986-0474. 

Outside the Chino Valley

Route 66 Cruisin’ Reunion will take place 5 to 11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20 and 9 a.m. to midnight Saturday, Sept. 21 on 22 square blocks on Euclid Avenue and the downtown streets near the Ontario Town Square and Ontario City Hall. The rock and roll band Foghat will perform 9:30 to 11 p.m. Sept. 21. 

The event includes two days of classic car parades, car displays, retail vendors, vehicles cruising down the roadways, music, contests, entertainment food, and revelry. A kid’s zone with rides will be available. Participants should bring lawn chairs or blankets to watch the parade of cars.

For details, visit route66cruisinreunion.com.

●Grammy and Emmy-award nominated comedian Tig Notaro will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20 at Lewis Family Playhouse at Victoria Gardens Cultural Center, 12505 Cultural Center Drive, Rancho Cucamonga. She has performed on The Late Show and Ellen. General admission tickets are $40. Information: 477-2752 or visit lewisfamilyplayhouse.com.

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