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Upcoming Events

June

Drought Tolerant Workshop
Saturday, June 4, 2016 (2:00 PM to 3:30 PM)
Join us as we explore water efficient and drought tolerant plantings and learn from the experts how to design a xeriscape for your home. Free Admission. Reservations required. For more information or reservations, please call (909) 395-2510.
 Drought Tolerant Workshop
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Highlights from the Collection: Ontario Motor Speedway
Sunday, June 12, 2016 (2 PM to 3 PM)
Get your motor running as we share memories of the Ontario Motor Speedway. Authentic memorabilia will be available for purchase in the museum store. Free Admission. Reservations required. For more information or reservations, please call (909) 395-2510.  
 ontario festival
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Summer Horseshoe Fun and Games
Saturday, June 18, 2016 (2 PM to 4 PM)
Let’s have good old fashioned fun as we celebrate Ontario’s 125th Anniversary. Nugent’s Park, adjacent to the museum, was originally given to the City of Ontario in 1895. It is the oldest park in Ontario. Learn how to pitch horseshoes and throw a perfect “ringer!” Free Admission. For more information or reservations, please call (909) 395-2510.
Photo courtesy of the Ontario Museum of History & Art
 
Wreath Making Workshop
Thursday, June 23, 2016 (6:00 PM to 7:30 PM)
Put on your gardening gloves and learn how to make seasonal wreaths using materials straight from your garden. $5 material fee. Space is limited. Reservations required. For more information or reservations, please call (909) 395-2510.
 
Docent Graduation and Recognition
Saturday, June 25, 2016 (2 PM to 4 PM)
Celebrate and honor the new graduating class of 2016 and learn about the docent program. Our docents have been key in providing tours for 1,200 students every year. Tours are now projected to increase to over 2,000 students annually, making the need for docents even greater. Come celebrate the new graduating class! Light refreshments. Free Admission. For more information or reservations, please call (909) 395-2510.
Docent
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July

On the Dance Floor: Samba
Saturday, July 9, 2016 (2:00 PM to 3:30 PM)
Get ready for the Summer Olympics in Brazil and master the high energy dance styles of Samba with instructor Julie Simon. Learn the basic techniques of Rio-style Samba and African based Samba-Reggae. All levels of dance experience welcome! Free Admission. Reservations required. For more information or reservations, please call (909) 395-2510.
 
Express Your Colors: Coloring Party!
Thursday, July 14, 2016 (6:00 PM to 7:30 PM)
Come and experience the latest trend: coloring! Coloring pages and coloring pencils will be provided, including the Museum’s very own coloring pages featuring the historic Frankish Fountain and the Museum as Ontario’s second City Hall. Enter for a chance to win a coloring book. All ages are welcome.Free Admission. Reservations required. For more information or reservations, please call (909) 395-2510.  
 
Landscape Design Basics Workshop
Saturday, July 16, 2016 (2 PM to 4 PM)
Learn how to garden beautifully while reducing your water use with an indoor presentation by Debbie Figoni, Waterwise Landscaping Consultant. The program focuses on a beginner’s guide to successfully landscape a garden and is co-hosted by the Ontario Municipal Utilities Company. Free Admission. Reservations required.  For more information or reservations, please call (909) 395-2510.  

Volunteer Celebration and Recognition
Saturday, July 23, 2016 (2:00 PM to 4:00 PM)
You are cordially invited to celebrate and recognize our museum volunteers and docents! Volunteers assist the museum in working with the public. Docents give tours of the museum’s exhibits and present outreach programs. This is a great opportunity to learn about what volunteering at the museum is all about. Light refreshments. Free Admission. For more information please call (909) 395-2510. 
 
Girl Scout Scavenger Hunt
Thursday, July 28, 2016 (6:00 PM to 8:00 PM)
Calling all Girl Scout troops! Join us for an evening of fun with hands-on art workshops and games. Troops have the opportunity to enter a team in the scavenger hunt and an opportunity to win prizes! Free Admission. Reservations required. For more information or reservations, please call (909) 395-2510. 

August

Volunteer Orientation
Thursday, August 4, 2016 (6:00 PM to 7:30 PM)
The museum offers volunteer opportunities for people of different ages, interests, and skills.  Positions range from program and outreach assistants, interns, gallery guides, and docents. Learn about these roles and meet others with similar interests. Light refreshments. Free Admission. Reservations required. Reservations required. For more information or reservations, please call (909) 395-2510.

Water Efficient Irrigation Systems Workshop
Saturday, August 6, 2016 (2 PM to 4 PM)
Maximizing the use of water to achieve the desired results in your landscape takes knowledge and understanding of the soil-plant-water relationship. Join us for an indoor presentation by Debby Figoni, Waterwise Landscaping Consultant. The program focuses on water efficiency and is co-hosted by the Ontario Municipal Utilities Company. Free Admission. Reservations required. For more information call (909) 395-2510.
 
Film Screening: Cars
Saturday, August 6, 2016 (Refreshments and crafts at 5:30 PM, Film Screening at 6:00 PM) 
Bring the whole family for the story of a rookie racecar, Lightning McQueen who gets lost on the way to California for a race and ends up in a little town called Radiator Springs on Route 66. Light refreshments and crafts will be available before the film screening. Free Admission. Reservations required. For more information or reservations, please call (909) 395-2510.

Cucamonga Service Station Lecture
Thursday, August 11, 2016 (6:00 PM to 7:30 PM)
Learn about the restoration of the Cucamonga Service Station, built around 1915, with a presentation by Luana Y. Hernandez, Vice President of the Route 66 Inland Empire Club Association. The station once bustled with travelers who stopped to refuel on the legendary U.S. Route 66 highway running from Chicago, Illinois to Santa Monica, California and through the Inland Empire area. Free Admission. Reservations required. For more information or reservations, please call (909) 395-2510.  

Día de los Muertos Mask Workshop
Saturday, August 20, 2016 (2:00 PM to 4:00 PM)
Design your own Día de los Muertos mask and enter the citywide contest, co-hosted by the City of Ontario’s Ovitt Family Community Library, Recreation & Community Services Department and the Ontario Museum of History & Art. The winners of each age group are featured in the annual Día de los Muertos exhibition. Materials will be provided. Free Admission. Reservations required. For more information or reservations, please call (909) 395-2510.  

The Science of Pickling with Chef Ernest Miller
Saturday, August 27, 2016 (2:00 PM to 3:00 PM)
Learn about the history of pickling vegetables and the scientific process of fermentation in this lecture and small tasting. Participants may take home recipes and one fermentation kit will be given away to a lucky guest. Free Admission. Reservations required. For more information or reservations, please call (909) 395-2510.

For more information or reservations, please call (909) 395-2510.

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