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Monday, October 7, 2019

Ontario Chaffey Community Show Band Concert

The Ontario Chaffey Community Show Band and the Petrocelli Family are proud to present “Musica Caliente” on Monday, October 14th, 2019 in newly renovated and historic Gardiner W. Spring Auditorium, located in the center of the campus of Chaffey High School at 1245 N. Euclid Ave.  Early concert goers are invited to arrive at

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Friday, September 6, 2019

Ontario Chaffey Community Show Band Concert

The Ontario Chaffey Community Show Band and Bellevue Memorial Park are proud to present “Swinging with Aimee and the Show Band” on Monday, September 9th, 2019.  The Show Band is excited to begin their 2019-20 concert season by returning home to the newly renovated and historic Gardiner W. Spring Auditorium, located in the center

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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Celebrate the Ontario Museum of History & Art’s 40th Anniversary

The Ontario Museum of History & Art is celebrating a milestone birthday! Join us for the Museum’s 40th Anniversary Celebration event on Friday, September 6, 2019 from 5 PM to 8 PM.  The Museum has many exciting activities scheduled.  To learn more about events, sign up for the Museum’s E-Newsletter by visiting www.OntarioCA.gov/Museum. Museum

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Thursday, August 8, 2019

Ontario Chaffey Community Show Band Concert

The Ontario Chaffey Community Show Band and the City of Ontario are proud to present “Summer Time with the Show Band” as part of the City of Ontario Concert Series at the Ontario Town Square.  Also the opening concert of the Show Band’s 2019-2020 concert season, on a special night of the week and

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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Symphonic Spectacular – Music of Stage, Screen and Video Games

Come to the Next SSO Concert – The Symphonic Spectacular at the Summer Concert Series. It’s coming up fast – Wednesday August 7th at 7pm! The Southland Symphony Orchestra will be at the Ontario Town Square Wednesday night Summer Concert Series playing music from Stage, Screen and Video Games! Enjoy music from Superman, Star

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Thursday, July 18, 2019

Call for Artists!

Chaffey Community Museum of Art (CCMA)  is pleased to present WEST END PHOTO OPEN. This open call, juried exhibition is a biennial event. The best artwork of WEPO will be awarded cash prizes and be invited to exhibit a portfolio of photographic artworks the following year in the biennial WEPI. Submit artwork today and share

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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Local History Treasures Online

Did you know that the Ontario City Library has been collecting local history material for more than eight decades? That’s a long time! The library was established by community members in 1885 and became part of the newly incorporated City of Ontario in 1894. In 1907, an official library building opened on the southwest

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Monday, June 17, 2019

Ontario Museum of History & Art Receives Recognition as 2019 Best Museum

Ontario Museum of History & Art is proud to be recognized as the 2019 Best Museum in the Inland Valley by the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin’s Readers Choice Awards! The Museum enhances the knowledge and understanding of the community through dynamic and vibrant experiences.  The Museum is a public-private Museum, operated by the City

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Sunday, June 16, 2019

The Show Band’s June 17th Concert

The Ontario Chaffey Community Show Band and Holton Family are proud to present“An Evening on Broadway” on Monday, June 17, 2019 in Merton Hill Auditorium, located on the campus of Chaffey High School, on the corner of N. Euclid Ave. and Fifth Street in Ontario.  Early concert goers are invited to come at 7:00

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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

The Show Band’s May 13th Concert

Dear Friends and Music Lovers, The Ontario Chaffey Community Show Band and John’s Custom Installations are proud to present “The British Invasion” on Monday, May 13, 2019.  The city will provide 150 chairs for our fans or you can bring your lawn chairs and/or blanket and make your own spot in the grass in

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Monday, April 22, 2019

Arts, Culture & Creativity Month Recognition

This month, we are excited and thankful that the Ontario City Council has recognized April as Arts, Culture & Creativity Month.  Agencies throughout the State are proclaiming April as Arts, Culture & Creativity Month, which is a month dedicated to connection, advocacy and mobilized efforts to advance the arts across the state. Arts are

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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Ontario Arts and Culture Awards: Celebrating Regional Impact

A spectacular celebration of the arts and culture and the talented people who for many years have nurtured it locally will take place Thursday, April 25, 2019 at the Ontario Museum of History & Art. The first Ontario Arts and Culture Awards will be presented by the Ontario Museum of History & Art, Associates, and

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Wednesday, April 3, 2019

The Show Band’s April 15th Concert

The Ontario Chaffey Community Show Band and Elegance Hair Salon are proud to present “Doo Wop Spectacular III” on Monday, April 15, 2019 in Merton Hill Auditorium, located on the campus of Chaffey High School, on the corner of N. Euclid Ave. and Fifth Street in Ontario.  Early concert goers are invited to come

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Tuesday, March 5, 2019

The Southland Symphony Orchestra and Chorus Invited to Perform Rutter’s Requiem at Carnegie Hall

Outstanding music program receives special invitation Distinguished Concerts International New York City (DCINY) announced today that Sylvia Mann and The Southland Symphony Orchestra and Chorus have been invited to participate a performance of John Rutter’s Requiem on the DCINY Concert Series in New York City. This performance is planned to take place on Sunday,

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Saturday, February 2, 2019

The Show Band’s February 11 Concert

The Ontario Chaffey Community Show Band and the Boling Family are proud to present “That’s Amore” on Monday, February 11, 2019 in Merton Hill Auditorium, located on the campus of Chaffey High School, on the corner of N. Euclid Ave. and Fifth Street in Ontario.  Early concert goers are invited to come at 7:00 p.m. to hear “The Woodwind Celebration,”

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Monday, January 28, 2019

Special African American Exhibits to Open January 31

Two special exhibits detailing the African American experience will be offered beginning Jan. 31 in recognition of African American History Month at the Ontario Museum of History & Art. Black and White in Black and White: Images of Dignity, Hope and Diversity in America is an exhibit of photographs discovered many years ago at

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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

The Show Band’s December 10th Christmas Concert

The Ontario Chaffey Community Show Band and the Ortiz Family are proud to present “The Wonder of the Holidays” on Monday, December 10, 2018 in the main ballroom at the Ontario Convention Center located at 2000 E. Convention Center Drive in Ontario.  Early concert goers are invited to come at 6:45 p.m. to hear

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Thursday, November 1, 2018

The Show Band’s November 12th Veterans Concert

The Ontario Chaffey Community Show Band is proud to present a special program titled “In Praise of Our Veterans” on Monday, November 12, 2018 at Merton Hill Auditorium located on the campus of Chaffey High School at the corner of N. Euclid Ave. and Fifth Street in Ontario.  The program will give thanks for

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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Southland Symphony Orchestra Season Opening Concert

The 2018-2019 SSO season begins with “Freedom” – The concert will be presented on November 4th, 2018 at 4 pm at Bethel Congregational Church UCC, 536 N Euclid Ave Ontario CA 91762. ONTARIO, Calif. – The Southland Symphony Orchestra is pleased to announce our Official Season Opening Concert – “FREEDOM” on Sunday, November 4,

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Sunday, September 9, 2018

The Show Band’s September 17th Concert

The Ontario Chaffey Community Show Band will open their 2018-19 concert season onMonday September 17th at 7:30 p.m. with a show titled “A Tribute to Neil Diamond.”  The performance will feature the exciting Dean Colley and the “Hot August Night”band, “The Dogs,” a very talented Rock ‘n Roll band from Claremont California, and the

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Friday, August 17, 2018

Lightspeed Makerspace Now Open at Ontario City Library

The Ovitt Family Community Library celebrated the grand opening of the much-anticipated Lightspeed Makerspace. Yesterday, more than 300 community members, joined by Councilmember Debra Dorst-Porada, Library Board of Trustees, and representatives from Ontario-Montclair School District, joined in on the celebration. “I was very excited to see so many people come out for the opening

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Monday, August 13, 2018

Ontario Reads Jurassic Park: Read It. Share It. Discuss It.

The Ontario City Library invites readers to participate in Ontario Reads Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton starting August 13, 2018 through October 13, 2018.  Copies of the book will be available for checkout at the Ovitt Family Community Library and Colony High Branch Library.  The Library encourages all readers to read and discuss Michael Crichton’s book

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Saturday, August 11, 2018

“This Place Matters” – Ontario Ice Skating Center

Ontario Ice Skating Center, photograph by Louis Soltero. The Ontario Ice Skating Center on Holt Boulevard celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2017. Established by the Vanderberg family in 1957, this is the 2nd oldest ice skating facility currently operating in Southern California. Milo Vanderberg revolutionized the industry by inventing the ice-resurfacing machine, a skate

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Friday, August 10, 2018

Ontario Museum of History & Art Hosts Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition “Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation”

From the builders of some of America’s earliest railroads and farms to Civil Rights pioneers and digital technology entrepreneurs, Indian Americans have long been an inextricable part of American life.  The Smithsonian traveling exhibition Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation details the history of Indian Americans and their contributions to the United States

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Thursday, August 2, 2018

How to View and Interpret Art as a Beginner

Artwork often sparks a lot of interesting ideas and many different interpretations for every individual. But how should one view/interpret art, especially as a beginner? Make sure to read the title and description, if there is one, for the artwork. Before and after viewing the artwork, it’s important to ask questions and discuss what

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Monday, July 23, 2018

Seeking Ontario Historically Accurate Homes

Yes!  We are planning our 2019 historic home tour! Keep your calendar open for May 18, 2019. Plans are in the works for Ontario Heritage’s Historic Home Tour in the City of Ontario, California.  We are currently seeking candidates of historically accurate homes to participate in this exciting preservation showcase of early Ontario. There

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Tuesday, July 3, 2018

The Show Band’s July 4th Concert

Dear Friends and Music Lovers, The Ontario/Chaffey Community Show Band will present their final performance of the 2018 season with rousing patriotic music for the close of the Ontario All-States July 4th Parade down Euclid Avenue on Wednesday morning.  We invite you to come out and bring your lawn chairs and picnic baskets to

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Friday, June 22, 2018

Ontario City Library Presents Art Week For Adults

The Ontario City Library is proud to receive a grant from the California Center for the Book to support art programming for adults.  The grant will go towards funding for three unique art programs the week of June 25, 2018. Come enjoy the Library’s Pop Up Art Show on Monday, June 25, 2018 from

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Thursday, June 7, 2018

Ontario Museum of History & Art Wins Best Museum!

The Ontario Museum of History & Art is proud to receive the 2018 Inland Valley’s Readers Choice Best Museum Award from the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin! This public-private Museum, operated by the City of Ontario with support from the non-profit Ontario Museum of History & Art, Associates, is committed to enhancing the knowledge and

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Wednesday, June 6, 2018

The Show Band’s June 18th Concert

The Ontario/Chaffey Community Show Band is proud to present “Hollywood Hits” on Monday June 18th at 7:30 p.m. in Merton Hill Auditorium located at the corner of 5th Street and Euclid Ave on the campus of Chaffey High School in Ontario.  Early birds are invited to come at 7:00 p.m. to enjoy complimentary cookies

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Sunday, June 3, 2018

Southland Symphony at Ontario Town Square

The Southland Symphony Orchestra presents “Kaleidoscope” – A free community concert at Ontario’s Town Square Amphitheater Sunday June 10th, 2018 at 7:30 pm ONTARIO, Calif. — The Southland Symphony Orchestra is presenting another FREE concert! What: Southland Symphony “Kaleidoscope” Concert Who Southland Symphony Orchestra When: Sunday June 10th, 2018 at 7:30pm Where: Ontario Town

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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

CCMA Palettes & Plates Annual Awards

Honoring 2018 Artist of the Year, Steve Thomas Sunday, June 24 – 6 PM – 9 PM Please join CCMA members and friends on Sunday, June 24 as we gather to honor CCMA’s 2018 Artist of the Year Steve Thomas. During his 30+ year career in the arts, Steve has been an award-winning photographer, art teacher and museum

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Monday, May 7, 2018

The Show Band’s May 14th Concert

Dear Friends and Music Lovers, The Ontario/Chaffey Community Show Band is proud to present “The Music of Henry Mancini” on Monday May 14th at 7:30 p.m. in Merton Hill Auditorium located at the corner of 5th Street and Euclid Ave on the campus of Chaffey High School in Ontario.  Early birds are invited to

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Friday, April 6, 2018

The Show Band’s April 16th Concert

The Ontario Chaffey Community Show Band is proud to present “Doo-Wop Spectacular II” on Monday April 16th at 7:30 p.m. at the Bandshell in the beautiful Ontario Town Square, located one block East of Euclid Ave. at the corner of “B” Street and Lemon Ave. in downtown Ontario.  Please note that this is a

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Ontario’s Southland Symphony Presents “Genius”

Experience “Genius”, The Southland Symphony Orchestra’s Spring 2018 Concert, Saturday April 21st at 3pm at Bethel Congregational Church.. ONTARIO, Calif. – March 28, 2018 — The Southland Symphony Orchestra is returning with “Genius” – A celebration of genius in music. Don’t miss this upcoming performance on Saturday, April 21, at 3 PM at the

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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

The Show Band’s March 12th Concert

The Ontario/Chaffey Community Show Band is proud to present “Las Vegas Show Stoppers” on Monday March 12th at 7:30 p.m. in Merton Hill Auditorium located on the campus of Chaffey High School in Ontario at the corner of 5th Street and Euclid Ave.  Early birds are invited to come at 7:00 p.m. to enjoy

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Thursday, February 1, 2018

The Show Band’s February 12th Concert

The Ontario/Chaffey Community Show Band is proud to present “We Wish You Love” on Monday February 12th at 7:30 p.m. in Merton Hill Auditorium located at the corner of 5th Street and Euclid Ave on the campus of Chaffey High School in Ontario.  Early birds are invited to come at 7:00 p.m. to enjoy

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Friday, January 12, 2018

The Show Band’s January 22nd Concert

The Ontario/Chaffey Community Show Band is proud to present “Big Band Swing” on Monday January 22nd at 7:30 p.m. in Merton Hill Auditorium located at the corner of 5th Street and Euclid Ave on the campus of Chaffey High School in Ontario.  Early birds are invited to come at 7:00 p.m. to enjoy complimentary

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Thursday, December 14, 2017

The Show Band’s December 18th Holiday Concert

The Ontario Chaffey Community Show Band, City of Ontario/Ontario Convention Center, and the Ortiz Family are proud to present “A Holiday Festival” on Monday December 18, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in the Main Ballroom of the beautiful Ontario Convention Center.  The center is located at 2000 E. Convention Center Way in Ontario.  Early birds

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

“Messiah” returns to Ontario with the Southland Symphony Orchestra and Chorus

This is a “not to be missed” event! What: “Messiah” Who: The Southland Symphony Orchestra and Chorus present “Messiah”, by George Friedrich Handel,  with World-class soloists, full orchestra and chorus, under the direction of Dr. Sylvia Lee Mann. When: Sunday December 10th, 2017 4pm Where: Bethel Congregational Church UCC 536 N Euclid Ave, Ontario,

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Saturday, November 11, 2017

Veterans – Our National Treasure

The Ontario Chaffey Community Show Band is proud to present a special “Veterans – Our National Treasure” on Monday, November 13, 2017 at the Bandshell at the beautiful Ontario Town Square, located one block East of Euclid Ave. at the corner of “B” Street and Lemon Ave. in downtown Ontario. The program will be

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