There are definitely some new things happening this week that we haven’t brought to you before. Your family won’t want to miss the talent showcase happening in Ontario or free figure skating lessons in Riverside. Have you ever tried to create a Japanese inspired bonsai plant? We didn’t think so, but now you can with our 7 Things To Do this Week in the IE!



5/18, Jumping – Character Jump at Pump it Up in Chino from 5p.m. to 6:30p.m. Price is $10 per child. Reserve online to ensure space is available. Get ready for some jump time at this inflatable playground packed with activities and games. These special character jumps will include a surprise character who will come and jump with you. Will it be the minions, Hello Kitty, Olaf or someone else you love?



5/19, Kids' Cooking Class – Pint Sized Chef Cooking Class at Claremont Chef’s Academy at 12:30p.m. For aspiring young chefs ages three to five. A one-time class is $25 for child and adult or $100 for five classes. Call ahead to make a reservation, (909) 625-7505. Kids get to make one or two recipes with their adult chaperone, who is required to attend as well. Youngsters will get the opportunity to learn how to chop, stir, measure and more in this hands-on class.


5/20, Talent Showcase – Ontario’s Got Talent at Ontario Town Square from 4p.m. to 7p.m. More than just a showcase of local talent, this community event will also be full of arts, crafts, games, food and of course, lots of performances. Don’t miss your chance to enjoy some class performances and individual perfomances of true IE talent.


5/21, Free Yoga – Yoga on the Green at Chaffey Town Square at Victoria Gardens in Rancho Cucamonga from 9a.m. to 10a.m. Free, and open to the public. As presented by Addicted to Yoga and Victoria Gardens, this is a great, weekly excuse to get out there and strength your limbs in the beautiful outdoors. Bring your yoga mat, lots of water, and get ready to zen.

5/21, Ice Skating – Free Figure Skating Lesson at LA Kings Icetown Riverside from 6p.m. to 6:30p.m. Ages 3 to 15 only. Check online for other available times and for ages 16 and over. Reservations are not required, however students are served on a first come, first serve basis. Please arrive 30 minutes early. Check online to learn more about what to bring. If your child in interested in ice skating, but isn’t quite sure whether or not to commit to lessons, this is a great, free opportunity to get their feet wet. If they enjoy it, you can sign them up for regular lessons.


5/22, Horticultural Club – Creating and Caring for a Bonsai at Church of the Nazarene in Redlands at 7p.m. This general, monthly meeting for the Redlands Horticultural and Improvement society is a whole lot of fun. Beyond this intriguing instruction of how to build and care for a bonsai plant at this particular meeting, montly meetings can be places with knowledgable speakers, horticultural programs, opportunities for asking questions, as well as refreshments and horticultural door prizes. The public is welcome to attend.

5/22, Dinner & a Show – “Can’t Stop Dancin’!” at Tibbie’s Center Stage Fontana at 7:30p.m. Ticket pricing and menu options are available online. If you’re one for incredible singing accompanied by killer dance moves and delicious food, then this dinner performance will be a time you don’t want to miss. With menu items ranging from prime rib to vegetarian pasta pomodoro and more, alongside options for children, your stomach will be happy while you will be fantastically entertained.

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