The church is going to have a big Christmas party

The community is invited to a Christmas party and toy giveaway today (December 18) from noon to 2 p.m. at the Praise Chapel Chino Valley parking lot, 14562 Central Ave. in Chino.

The festivities will include free hairstyles, toys, face paint, the Ontario Car Club, “a trunk or a tree”, food and more.

Information: (562) 843-6786.

Lions will collect food donations

The Chino Valley Lions Club is asking residents to contribute to its Hunger Campaign where non-perishable food items are collected statewide for distribution to food banks. The goal is to collect 150,000 pounds of food. Call Mike Preston, (909) 573-3600 or Drew Sasser at (951) 903-8806 to arrange pickup.

The Lions Club meets at 6:15 p.m. for a dinner meeting on the second and fourth Thursday of the month at the Chino Community Building, 5443 B St. Residents are invited to join the meetings to see if they would be interested in becoming a member.

The next meeting will be on Thursday, January 13 at 6:15 p.m.

Night walk in the neighborhoods

The BOBie Cycling Club offers a Christmas lights bike ride for the whole family at 6 p.m. today (December 18), where cyclists are invited to form a bike train and visit decorated houses in Chino. Meet at the Mountain Village Center, 12867 Mountain Ave., between Starbucks and Clark’s Nutrition.

The slow ride will make frequent stops. Playing Christmas music and wearing warm holiday clothes is encouraged.

Pancake breakfast today

Don Lugo High School’s Grad Nite 2022 will host a Father Christmas Pancake Breakfast fundraiser from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. today (December 18) at Applebee Restaurant, 3956 Grand Ave., Chino.

The cost is $ 10. Eat in or take out options are available.

Christmas Day Snowman Trail

The Chino Hills State Park Discovery Center will be decorated like a winter wonderland with the nature trail transformed into a snowy tree-lined path sprinkled with snow, a photo booth and art activities and winter crafts from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Christmas Day and Sunday, December 26.

The meeting room will be decorated with a winter scene. The event is called Winter Wonderland.

The Discovery Center is located at 4500 Carbon Canyon Road in Brea.

Information: (909) 780-6222.

Christmas bird count on December 18

Chino Hills State Park will host a Christmas Bird Count at 9 a.m. today (December 18) at Discovery Center, 4500 Carbon Canyon Road in Brea. Participants will walk through the park to identify birds with trained animators. No bird watching experience is necessary. Binoculars and bird guides will be provided. The numbers will be provided to the Audubon Society.

Last night for ‘A Christmas Carol’

The classic Christmas story “A Christmas Carol” starring the miserable miser Ebenezer Scrooge who hates the holidays until he is visited by a few ghosts will be played for the last time at 8pm today (December 18th ) at the Seventh Street Theater in Chino, 13123 Seventh St.

The cost is $ 18 for general admission and $ 15 for seniors and students.

Reservations can be made by calling the box office at (909) 590-1149 or by visiting chinocommunity

The Chino Community Theater requires members of the public to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test result, within 72 hours.

Due to the small space inside the theater, wearing a mask will be compulsory, without exception. Christmas

Gift of the rock of Isaiah

Isaiah’s Rock will be hosting a Christmas giveaway from 8 a.m. to approximately 4 p.m. on Wednesday, December 22 at the Chino Town Hall parking lot, 13220 Central Ave.

Pre-registration is required. To register, call (909) 628-0966.

Meeting with Santa Claus

A free meet and greet with Santa Claus will take place from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday, December 19 at Archibald Restaurant, 15421 Fairfield Ranch Drive, Chino Hills. No purchase necessary.

Children’s winter camp

A winter camp is organized for children in grades 1 to 8 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday to Friday, December 20 to 24; and December 27-31 at Monte Vista Park, 13196 Monte Vista Ave., Chino.

Weekly camp fees are $ 120 for the first child, $ 113 for the second child and $ 106 for the third child.

Non-residents are required to pay an additional fee of $ 10 per child per week.

Daily camp fees are $ 30 per child per day $ 40 for non-residents. Information: (909) 334-3258.

Toy drive on December 20

Archibald’s Restaurant in Chino Hills and Andy’s Xpress Wash in Chino will be holding a toy drive until Monday, December 20, with toys being donated to the Chino Neighborhood House.

Archibald’s is located at 15421 Fairfield Ranch Road and Andy’s Xpress Wash is located at 15705 Euclid Ave.

No passport during the holidays

There will be no passport service at Chino Hills Town Hall until Tuesday, January 4, 2022. Passport information and online appointment system can be accessed at

Passport services are provided at the City Clerk’s office on the second floor of City Hall, 14000 City Center Drive.

Recycling Christmas trees in Chino

Residents of Chino who wish to recycle their Christmas trees can have them picked up by Waste Management collectors.

Trees will be picked up from the curb on collection days scheduled between Monday, December 27 and Friday, January 7, 2022. Trees must be free of decorations to be picked up.


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