Fairplex Snapshot: Auto students visit Mecum Auctions

TLC CTEC mecum2 Fairplex Snapshot: Auto students visit Mecum AuctionsLast weekend auto students from The Learning Centers at Fairplex had the opportunity to visit the Mecum Auctions show taking place at Fairplex.

One of the things that make The Learning Centers at Fairplex programs unique is the amount of real-world experiences we are able to provide through our year-round events and on-campus happenings.

It was good for our auto students to step out of the workshop and take a look at a different aspect of the car industry. Special thanks to our teachers and to Mecum for working to make this happen!

Throwback Thursday: #PSTInstaSwap

A couple months ago the Millard Sheets Art Center participated in the #PSTInstaswap. 40 institutions hosting Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA exhibitions swapped locations for a day to explore the art and culture happening outside their own spaces.

Each institution was assigned a specific swap. We swapped with the Riverside Art Museum, who hosted “Myth & Mirage” — an exploration of how Californian architects and designers adapted Spanish Colonial, Mission, ecclesiastical and native elements to create romanticized perceptions of our state.

In exchange, the Riverside Art Museum social team visited the Millard Sheets Art Center to check out our hosted exhibition: “One Path Two Journeys” featuring the artwork of Judithe Hernández and Patssi Valdez — two brilliant, strong artists known for influencing the aesthetic voices of Latinas in the 20th century:





We had a blast doing the #PSTInstaswap! Special thanks to the Riverside Art Museum team for partnering with us.

Explore “One Path Two Journeys” at the Millard Sheets Art Centers, Saturdays & Sundays 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. now through Jan. 28. Admission is FREE! Free parking at Gate 1.

For more information on Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA click here.
For more information on the Millard Sheets Art Center click here.
For more information on the Riverside Art Musuem click here.

Fairplex Snapshot: Gifts at The Farm at Fairplex

Fairplex Farm giftboxes2 300x225 Fairplex Snapshot: Gifts at The Farm at Fairplex The Farm at Fairplex has gift boxes for sale this holiday season!

Our amazing staff and volunteers have been busy bottling up a variety of delicious treats: chili paste, vegetable and fruit preserves, spice rubs, teas, chips and many other Farm-fresh items.

Items can be purchased separately or in bundles as gift boxes.

Most boxes range from $30-35, depending on the content. Stocking stuffers start at $2 — all are available to the public as long as items are in stock!

For more information regarding pricing, orders and pick-up, give us a call at (909) 865-4157 or shoot our Farm manager, Don DeLano a message delano@fairplex.com.

Happy holidays!

Shop for books at the Child Development Center!

It’s here! The Child Development Center’s annual Scholastic Book Fair is open all week!

Fairplex TLC bookfair Shop for books at the Child Development Center! Potential holiday gifts, all ready for you!

Shop for books of all ages, gift baskets, stuffed animals and other holiday fun at the Child Development Center at Fairplex! Skip the crowds of Barnes & Nobles and the delivery hassles of online shopping, and start right here at Fairplex for your holiday gifts. Purchases help support the Child Development Center library.

The book fair is open noon – 6 p.m., Tuesday – Friday of this week. Come through!

For more information about the Child Development Center at Fairplex, along with other programs of The Learning Centers at Fairplex, click here.

Meet our new Child Development Center Program Director!

Fairplex TLC CDCDirector 243x300 Meet our new Child Development Center Program Director! We’re pleased to announce our new Child Development Center (CDC) program director: Mrs. Alexis Luby Gordillo!

Alexis has been a teacher and educational leader at the CDC for ten years.

We’re excited to welcome her into this new role and we look forward to seeing the CDC thrive under her leadership. Congratulations Alexis!

To learn more about the Child Development Center at Fairplex, along with other programs of The Learning Centers at Fairplex, click here.

Support students this #GivingTuesday

Fairplex TLC givingtuesday stacked Support students this #GivingTuesdayIt’s #GivingTuesday! Help support students of The Learning Centers at Fairplex with a contribution towards our non-profit programs.

The Learning Centers at Fairplex provides early education, youth leadership, high school career technology, hands-on agricultural and cultural field trip experiences to the local community.

Our students are inspired to grow, learn and excel in many pathways, interests and pursuits.

Fairplex TLC cdc Support students this #GivingTuesdaySince 2015 we have helped nearly 1,000 high school students find their passion in our career tech program, educated over 560 early education students, awarded $60,000 in youth leadership scholarships and hosted hundreds of thousands of students through our field trip offerings.

Fairplex TLC ctec Support students this #GivingTuesdayAs you prepare for the holiday season we’d also like you to think of the future, and the students who have yet to come through our doors. Help us help our students here.

Thank you for your support!

Fairplex Weekend Recap: Celebrating Dia de los Muertos at En Memoria

What a fun weekend at Fairplex! From our first ever Dia de los Muertos celebration (En Memoria), to the freaktacular spectacle that was Lagunitas Beer Circus, to the family fun at Fall in the Farm, the fun was truly non-stop.

We like to share our weekend experiences through the eyes of our guests! Here are some of our favorites:

En Memoria
Hop contest, lowrider displays, unique altars, delicious food, live music and beautiful weather made our first event a wonderful success! Thanks to all who joined us in our Dia de los Muertos celebrations — already looking forward to next year.








Lagunitas Beer Circus
Shout-out to the Lagunitas Brewing Co. for bringing such a crazy, colorful event to Fairplex! Guests sampled delicious craft beer while enjoying live music and circus acts all day long. (P.S. Proceeds from beer pours went towards The Learning Centers at Fairplex!)




Fall in The Farm
We continued to enjoy gorgeous fall weather on Sunday at Fall in the Farm! Our celebration of all things agriculture included cow milking demonstrations, turkey calling contests, workshops in gardening, floral arrangements and egg hatching, booths from 20+ community partners, olive oil and tea tasting, visits with our resident farm animals and much more.

This event has only continued to grow over the years and we look forward to continued partnerships with the local community in the future!  





All in all, a successful weekend at Fairplex, using all parts of our diverse campus. To see what’s coming up next, visit us at Fairplex.com.

Don’t forget to share your Fairplex experiences with us on social media by tagging @fairplex and using #fairplex in your posts!

November at Fairplex

Hello November at Fairplex! We’re kicking off the month in a very festive way, with THREE events planned for the community on this first weekend. From tasty libations to cow milking demonstrations, there’s something for everyone. Keep reading to see what we have in store for you this month:

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En Memoria (Nov. 4): We’re launching our first ever Dia de los Muertos celebration this Saturday! This unique event includes a community altar where guests can leave photos of their loved ones, delicious food, live music, a lowrider exhibition and hop contest. Tickets & additional information available at mipocola.com!

Fairplex Events Lagunitas coverphoto 1024x512 November at FairplexLagunitas Beer Circus (Nov. 4): The Lagunitas Brewing Co. is bringing a beer circus to Fairplex! Enjoy two stages of wild entertainment, live music, a costume contest and more! Tickets include one free beer pour. There will be plenty of refreshing libations to sample. Proceeds from additional beer purchases will go towards The Learning Centers at Fairplex. Tickets & additional information available here.

Untitled design 3 November at FairplexFall in The Farm (Nov. 5): We’re celebrating all things agriculture this Sunday at The Farm at Fairplex! Guests of all ages are welcome to attend this free event. Some of our activities include live cooking demonstrations, gardening workshops, turkey calling contests, rope making, crafts, games and more! Click here for more information.

Fairplex Events NHRA ig2 300x300 November at Fairplex53rd Auto Club NHRA Finals (Nov. 9-12): The Mello Yello Drag Racing Series comes to a dramatic finish at the historic Auto Club Raceway at Fairplex!

Come see the pros do their thing in the Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle races. For more information, click here.

Other events: Pomona Home Improvement & Remodeling Show (Nov. 3-5), Fairplex Garden Railroad Public Run (Nov. 12), RailGiants Train Museum Public Run (Nov. 11-12), Residential Turf Removal Training (Nov. 11-18) and Souper Bowl Fundraiser (Nov. 16)

For more information on all of these events, give us a visit at Fairplex.com!

Thank you to our donors!

Our auto education fundraising campaign ended last Friday and the results are in!

thank you Thank you to our donors! Thanks to our generous donors, we raised a total of $43,715 for the Alex Xydias and Pete Chapouris Center for the Automotive Arts! AXC, as the program is referred to, is a two-year program preparing high school students for a career in the automotive industry.

Donations from this campaign will go towards tuition fees, field trip costs and automotive equipment for our classes.

For more information on our auto program, and other non-profit programs, please visit TLCFairplex.org.

Meet the Artists of One Path Two Journeys

Artists Judithe Hernández and Patssi Valdez have greatly influenced the aesthetic voices of Latinas. You can see their work at the Millard Sheets Art Center as part of the Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative.

Fairplex Events onepathtwojourneys 1024x682 Meet the Artists of One Path Two JourneysFrom their childhoods in East Los Angeles to their experiences in the Chicano Civil Rights Movement of the 70s, both women have walked similar paths while thriving in their individual careers, thus inspiring the PST exhibit “One Path Two Journeys.”

We’re pleased to bring both artists to the Millard Sheets Art Center to discuss their work with us this Saturday. Join us as we chat with Judithe and Patssi and learn more about their inspiring lives.

Event Info
What: “Artist Talk: Judithe Hernández and Patssi Valde”
Where: Millard Sheets Art Center (1101 W. McKinley Ave Pomona, CA 91768)
When: Saturday, Oct. 28, 2 – 5 p.m.
Parking available at Gate 1.