Fun Facts from the Child Development Center at Fairplex

Fairplex TLC CDC students 300x200 Fun Facts from the Child Development Center at Fairplex In honor of Teacher Appreciation Day, we thought we would share some fun facts about our staff at the Child Development Center at Fairplex!

Did you know…

  • 20 teachers hold at least a bachelor’s degree
  • 23 staff members have been here for at least 10 years
  • In September teacher Martha Moreno will celebrate her 35-year anniversary working for the CDC
  • 3 staff members are college professors
  • The CDC offers Free Parent Education classes on Wednesday evenings
  • University of La Verne student teachers raised over $1,600 last semester to refresh our Take-Home Backpack Program for the toddler, preschool and kindergarten children
  • 27 current staff members have family members that are CDC alumni

To the Child Development Center at Fairplex, Career & Technical Education Center, Millard Sheets Art Center, and all of our other programs at The Learning Centers at Fairplex: THANK YOU!

We appreciate all that you have done, and continue to do for the youth in our community. It is thanks to your passion, dedication and leadership that our programs continue to thrive.

For more information regarding any of our non-profit programs, visit TLCFairplex.org.

New Sculpture at Fairplex

jose sacal sculpture 1024x819 New Sculpture at Fairplex

The Millard Sheets Art Center at Fairplex has a new sculpture! Last Friday, officials unveiled a beautiful bronze sculpture that pays homage to Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda Solis and civil rights activist Dolores Huerta.

Maestro Jose Sacal created and donated this piece of art to Los Angeles County. We are proud to be selected as the location for the sculpture for the next five years.

Come see it for yourself during the LA County Fair, or during a visit to one of our year-round art exhibitions.

For more information on the Millard Sheets Art Center click here.

Fairplex Weekender: Fun in the sun

Get ready for another busy weekend at Fairplex! It’s supposed to be in the 80s both Saturday and Sunday, which means perfect weather for all our outdoor events. Check out what we have planned:

happy Friday 8 Fairplex Weekender: Fun in the sun Bubble Run 5K (Sat): The Bubble Run invites you to jog, skip, walk/run through a 5K filled with suds, bubbles and foam (lots of foam)  this Saturday. Once you reach the finish line get ready to party and dance with your fellow runners. Sign up here.

Grow Your Own Vegetables (Sat): Learn how to “Grow Your Own Vegetables!” at this special event series, held at The Farm at Fairplex. We have partnered with the University of California Master Gardener Program to bring you the Grow LA Victory Garden Initiative.Expert gardeners will show you how to make your own vegetable garden so you can join your neighborhood victory garden circle.

Join us 9 a.m. – noon at The Farm at Fairplex. It’s $55 for the series, or $15 per class. We’re offering a special discount rate of $10 per class for Pomona residents and $5 per class for Fairplex volunteers. Register by emailing fairplexvictorygarden@gmail.com or calling (949) 336-2904. More info available here: http://celosangeles.ucanr.edu/

Pomona Swap Meet & Classic Car Show (Sun): Classic cars return to Fairplex this Sunday at the Pomona Swap Meet! Auto enthusiasts can shop thousands of car parts and accessories, browse memorabilia and see/participate in the classic car show. More info at pomonaswapmeet.com.

SoCal MFA Juried Exhibition (Sat & Sun): The SoCal MFA Juried Exhibition is open to the public now – June. See artwork created by Masters of Fine Art students from throughout Southern California, curated by Claremont Graduate University art students. Visit 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Enter through Gate 1. More info available here.

RailGiants Train Museum Open House (Sat & Sun): Visit the RailGiants Train Museum at Fairplex this Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Climb aboard historic trains and speak with our docents to learn more about some of the country’s most well preserved Locomotives. Admission is FREE! More info at railgiants.org.

Fairplex Garden Railroad Public Run (Sun): Walk through our miniature railroad exhibit this Sunday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Our volunteers will be on-site to show you the latest project updates, walk you around this little world, and answer any questions you might have about one of our oldest Fair exhibits. More info at fgrr.org.

Are you visiting us this weekend? Share your photos in the comments below, or tag@fairplex in your social media posts!

Fairplex Weekender: Ag, crafts, art and spas

Happy Friday! Here’s what’s going on at Fairplex this weekend:

finally friday 1 Fairplex Weekender: Ag, crafts, art and spas Stamp & Scrapbook Expo(Thurs – Sat): It’s a crafter’s paradise at Fairplex this weekend! Crop parties, shopping, make & take workshops, door prizes and more await you at the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo. Get inspired for your next project and gather all the supplies you’ll need. Admission is $10 at the door. Located inside Expo Hall 9 and the Sheraton Fairplex Conference Center. For more information click here.

Hot Tub SwimSpa Show (Fri – Sun): Shop hundreds of hot tubs and swim spas at deep discounts up to 80% off! The show includes trade-ins, free delivery and 18-month interest free financing to qualified buyers. Open Friday – Sunday inside Expo Hall 6. Admission is FREE! Click here for more info.

Grow Your Own Vegetables (Sat): Learn how to “Grow Your Own Vegetables!” at this special event series, held at The Farm at Fairplex. We have partnered with the University of California Master Gardener Program to bring you the Grow LA Victory Garden Initiative.Expert gardeners will show you how to make your own vegetable garden so you can join your neighborhood victory garden circle.

Join us 9 a.m. – noon at The Farm at Fairplex. It’s $55 for the series, or $15 per class. We’re offering a special discount rate of $10 per class for Pomona residents and $5 per class for Fairplex volunteers. Register by emailing fairplexvictorygarden@gmail.com or calling (949) 336-2904. More info available here: http://celosangeles.ucanr.edu/

SoCal MFA Juried Exhibition (Sat & Sun): The SoCal MFA Juried Exhibition is open to the public now – June. See artwork created by Masters of Fine Art students from throughout Southern California, curated by Claremont Graduate University art students. Visit 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Enter through Gate 1. More info available here.

Spring in The Farm (Sun): Spring in The Farm is a free community event celebrating all things agriculture! Bring the whole family down to The Farm for a day of rope making, hay baling, corn grinding, olive oil tasting, petting farm animals, garden workshops and more! Admission and parking are FREE. Open 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Enter through Gate 17 on Fairplex Drive. For more info, click here.

Are you visiting us this weekend? Share your photos in the comments below, or tag@fairplex in your social media posts!

April at Fairplex

Check out what events are happening at Fairplex this month as we head into Spring 2018!

april1 April at Fairplex Stamp & Scrapbook Expo (April 5-7): The Stamp & Scrapbook Expo is a crafter’s paradise. Shop tons of supplies, participate in Make & Take workshops, win prizes and get inspired for your next project. Tickets available the day of the show at the registration counter.

Cost: $10 per day
Hours: Thursday & Friday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: Expo Hall 9
For more information visit Fairplex.com!

Spring in The Farm (April 8): Spring in The Farm is a free community event celebrating all things agriculture! Bring the whole family down to The Farm for a day of rope making, hay baling, corn grinding, olive oil tasting, petting farm animals, garden workshops and more! Admission and parking are FREE. Open 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Enter through Gate 12 on White Ave. For more info, click here.

Pomona Swap Meet (April 15): Classic cars return to Fairplex at the Pomona Swap Meet! Auto enthusiasts can shop thousands of car parts and accessories, browse memorabilia and see/participate in the classic car show. More info at pomonaswapmeet.com.

Other Events: Hot Tub & SwimSpa Show (April 6-8), Grow Your Own Vegetables! workshops (Saturdays in April), RailGiants Train Museum (April 14-15), Fairplex Garden Railroad Public Run (April 15), Bubble Run 5K (April 14), Hess Farm at Fairplex Dinner (April 20)

Ongoing Events

SoCal MFA Juried Exhibition: The SoCal MFA Juried Exhibition is open to the public now – June. See artwork created by Masters of Fine Art students from throughout Southern California, curated by Claremont Graduate University art students. Visit on weekends, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. More info available here.

NHRA Museum Twilight Cruise: The NHRA Museum’s monthly Twilight Cruise is tomorrow! Bring your own hot rod or classic car (entry $5) and hang out with other car enthusiasts. Enjoy live music, food and discounted admission to the historic Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum! Parking available beginning at 2 p.m. through Gate 1. More info available here.

Food Truck Thursdays:  The return of Spring means the return of Food Truck Thursdays! Starting this Thursday, a variety of food trucks will set up shop in the Gate 1 parking lot in the evenings. Enjoy your choice of eats, music, drinks and community. Admission and parking are FREE — enter through Gate 1. Visit our Events Calendar for the latest updates on which food trucks will be featured each week.

For more information about all the above events, visit fairplex.com. See you soon!

Learn something new this spring!

Spring is the perfect opportunity to learn something new! The weather is perfect for outdoor activities. Check out these educational opportunities at The Farm at Fairplex:

Fairplex Farm growveggies 791x1024 Learn something new this spring! Grow Your Own Vegetables! (Saturdays in April): We’re excited to host a special series at The Farm at Fairplex in April: Grow Your Own Vegetables!

We have partnered with the University of California Master Gardener Program to bring you the Grow LA Victory Garden Initiative.

Expert gardeners will show you how to make your own vegetable garden so you can join your neighborhood victory garden circle.

Classes are held on April 7, 14, 21 & 28, 9 a.m. – noon at The Farm at Fairplex. It’s $55 for the series, or $15 per class. We’re offering a special discount rate of $10 per class for Pomona residents and $5 per class for Fairplex volunteers.

Register by emailing fairplexvictorygarden@gmail.com or calling (949) 336-2904. More info available here: http://celosangeles.ucanr.edu/

Fairplex Farm springinfarm 233x300 Learn something new this spring! Spring in The Farm (April 8): Spring in The Farm is a free community event celebrating all things agriculture!

Bring the whole family down to The Farm for a day of rope making, hay baling, corn grinding, olive oil tasting, petting farm animals, garden workshops and more!

Admission and parking are FREE. Open 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Enter through Gate 12 on White Ave. For more info, click here.

We’re excited to bring new programming to The Farm at Fairplex this season and we can’t to see you. For more information regarding The Farm, including farm-to-table dinners, field trips and more, visit Fairplex.com/Farm.

Fairplex Snapshot: Read Across America

Today is National Read Across America Day! Our CEO, Miguel Santana, joined in the celebrations with a visit to the Child Development Center at Fairplex earlier this week.

When the kindergarten class wandered into their little library, they were greeted with a big smile and a greeting from Miguel. All in all, a fantastic way to spend the afternoon!

To learn more about the Child Development Center at Fairplex, click here.

To learn more about Read Across America Day, click here.

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!