Things To Do/ENTERTAINMENT – Chino Champion

●The public may sit inside the cockpit of the North American B-25 Mitchell from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. during “Open Cockpit Day” Saturday, Jan. 20 at Yanks Air Museum at the Chino Airport, 7000 Merrill Ave.

The World War II bomber aircraft was made famous by the “Doolittle Raid,” also known as the Tokyo Raid.

Cost is $14 for general admission and $5 for children, and includes access to the museum with more than 200 aircraft on display.

Visitors may also tour the Super Constellation, a top secret aircraft known as the EC-121T Warning Star. 

Information: 597-1735 or visit


●An African American Heritage storytime event will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16 at the James S. Thalman Chino Hills Branch Library, 14020 City Center Drive.

The event will include a themed story and crafts.

Information: 590-5380.


●A Chinese New Year celebration will take place from noon to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17 at the Chino Branch Library, 13180 Central Ave. The event will include an explanation of “Year of the Dog,” story time, crafts, and a martial arts demonstration. Information: 465-5280.


Dr. Seuss will throw himself a birthday party from noon to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 3 at the Chino Branch Library with crazy games, fun stories, and wild craft activities. Information: 465-5280.


●Residents may enjoy billiards, cards, board games, ping pong, poker, puzzles and Scrabble during a free drop-in program from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Chino Hills Community Center, 14250 Peyton Drive.


“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 or older.  

Doors open at 11:15 a.m. and games begin at 12:30 p.m.  

Buy-in is $15 for a 14-game pack and multiple 14-game packages are value priced. 

Minimum payouts are $50 per game. 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 from 12:45 to 3:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays at 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 50 cents. Information: 334-3271.


Outside the Chino Valley

●An Asian American Expo will be held from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. today (Jan. 13) and Sunday with exhibitors, performances, and food at L.A. County Fairgrounds in Pomona. 



●The Scottish Society of the Inland Empire will hold its 11th annual Robert Burns dinner from 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27 at the DoubleTree Hotel, 285 Hospitality Lane in San Bernardino. 

The black-tie affair is open to the public and will include Scottish and Irish dance groups and members of the R.P. Memorial Pipe Band. 

Cost is $60 per member and $65 for non-members. 

Information: Bob Leeton, secretary, 425-8427 by Wednesday, Jan. 17.


●A nature walk hosted by the Pomona Valley Audubon Society will be held at 8 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 28 at Frank G. Bonelli Park in San Dimas. 

Walkers may see roadrunners, cactus wren, the California gnatcatcher, raptors, and wintering water fowl during the two-hour easy walk. 

For the exact location at the park, email leader Rod Higbie at


Grace Yokley Middle School’s band program will host its annual Feast Festival at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2, inside the school’s gymnasium at 2947 S. Turner Ave. in Ontario. 

Pre-sale tickets are $15, or $20 at the door. Proceeds will benefit the school’s begining and junior-senior bands. 

This year’s theme is 1970s Flower Power. 

A silent auction will take place and the junior-senior band will perform during dinner. Information: 947-6774 ext. 365.


Submit your entertainment items and events to by noon on Wednesday.

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