Molten chocolate cakes, truffles, fudges and puddings.
Now that I’ve got your attention, you’ll be happy to know that some of the most regarded chefs in the Inland Empire will be competitng for the “best chocolate dessert’ at the 2013 Chocolate & Wine Festival from 6 to 9 p.m. on June 8 at the Ontario Convention Center.
It gets better. You will be able to sample food during the three-hour presentation, including 10 chocolate desserts vying for the coveted title. In addition, 10 California wineries will also be included in ongoing tastings.
Hors d’oeuvres and food samples will be presented by SAVOR… Silent and Live Auctions, “chocolate-themed” opportunity drawings, and Sweet Shop delicacies will also be available throughout the night.
Tickets start at $55, with proceeds benefitting the Rancho Cucamonga Community and Arts Foundation, an organization dedicated to promoting and supporting arts programming and education at the Victoria Gardens Cultural Center and throughout the region. Visit www.rccaaf.org for information.
Who doesn’t love sushi? Well, here’s your chance to talk to Master Sushi Chef, Andy Matsuda, who will visit the Ovitt Family Community Library on June 5 to talk about the relationship between food and health.
Matsuda’s talk and sushi preparation demonstration will begin at 7 p.m. in the Meeting Room of the City Library.
This program is free and open to the public ages 16 and older. It has been made possible by the Friends of the Ontario City Library. Space is limited and registration is required. For information or to register call (909) 355 – 2252. The library is located at 215 East C Street.
Inland Empire United Way (IEUW) has named Safelite Auto Glass as their May 2013 Company of the Month. In the past year, the auto glass provider stepped-up local support in key areas such as workplace giving, corporate gifts, in-kind donations and volunteer engagement.
In 2012, employees at the Ontario Distribution Center achieved 100 percent participation for their Workplace Giving Campaign, as well as launching the Kids Pack drive. The drive helped to feed disadvantaged kids living in the Inland Empire.
Employees also teamed-up with more than 300 volunteers to help revitalize Lugonia Elementary School of Redlands Unified School District. The project kicked-off on April 27, as part of National Volunteer Week, a nationwide effort to promote volunteerism in our communities. Safelite Auto Glass volunteers helped paint a decorative mural.
For more information on Inland Empire United Way and getting your company involved, contact Jamie Lamb at 909-980-2857, ext. 214 or visit www.IEUW.org.
The Hawthorne Elementary school community participated in a program called Pennies for Patients, a campaign to collect spare change to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The school goal was to collect $1,000 during the three-week fundraiser.
Students brought home small boxes and searched for spare change around their home, as well as asking family members and friends to donate to the cause. Every day, Hawthorne students would add their donations to their classroom collection box, and the school’s grand total would steadily increase. It wasn’t long before a healthy competition emerged between classrooms, as the top three classrooms were announced each week.
Through the commitment of Hawthorne students and families, the school raised a total of $4,217.28, quadrupling the original school goal. The Leukemia and Lymphoma society was thrilled with the effort the students put forward, and presented Hawthorne with a special banner which reads, “Champions of Change” to display proudly on campus.
Don’t be alarmed if you see some police activity at LA/Ontario International Airport. There is full-scale, simulated aircraft disaster drill currently underway designed to test ONT’s Emergency Response Plan.
Los Angeles World Airprots is required to test the effectiveness of the management plan once every three years.
The simulation is being held in Terminal 1 with more 200 participants from more than 20 organizations. The drill will be over by noon.
This two-hour drill included participation from: LA/ONT Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting, Airport Operations, Airport Police, Airport Maintenance, Public and Community Relations and Emergency Management; Ontario Fire Department; Federal Aviation Administration; National Transportation Safety Board; Transportation Security Administration; American Red Cross, Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Customs & Border Protection; and the Ontario City Emergency Management Department.
Forget the long lines on Mother’s Day, the Ontario Convention Center has designed the ballroom to provide an intimate setting filled with the sounds of live Latin Jazz for your entertainment this Sunday.
Guests can enjoy a champagne brunch featuring a Prime Rib carving station, fresh seafood and delicious made-to-order omelets and waffles.
$35 per person and $15 for children under 11.
For reservations, call 937-3063.
Several entities in the city will be participating in the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day this Saturday.
On this day, residents can dispose of any expired and unwanted medicines between 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the following locations:
- Kaiser Permanente Ontario Medical Center, 2295 S. Vineyard Avenue, Ontario Collection site will be located in the southwest parking lot off Vineyard Ave., in front of building.
- Ontario Police Department lobby, 2500 S. Archibald Avenue
- Ontario Senior Center, 225 E. B Street
Collection sites Fontana and Ontario
There’s still time to get your tickets for the production of The Wizard of Oz being put on by Chaffey High School’s theatre department. See poster for all the deatils:
Hello everyone. My apologies for being a little slow with postings the last two weeks, I was helping cover Coachella for our publications.
Let me know if there’s anything you think I’ve missed out on. Thanks
Ontario-Montclair School District held its first Poetry Day on March 30, at Linda Vista. Students were able to showcase their creative work on the stage, led by former OMSD student Brian Oliva as Master of Ceremonies.
Oliva currently teaches poetry at Azusa Pacific University, also brought his Poetry Team that supported the students and shared their poetry with district families.
More than 100 families attended to celebrate the students. There were also more than 1,000 student poems entered which were posted in the multi-purpose room at Linda Vista.
Molina Healthcare provided student prize bags for the poetry contest winners that included a $10 gift card to Barnes and Nobles. Barnes and Nobles also donated books for each of the 51 winners. Administrators Sam Sager and Misha Plummer helped organized the project