It’s Time To Register For The 2016 CTEC Spring Semester

The schedule of the Career and Technical Education Center (CTEC) 2016 Spring Semester is now available for students to peruse and register for as seat.

The spring semester is scheduled to begin Monday, Jan. 4 with courses in restaurant management, urban farming, fashion design, water technology and the automotive industry.

Here is the full schedule of classes:

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…and here is the application: CTEC Student Application Spring 2016

We hope students take advantage of this great opportunity and decide to join us for some of our classes. As someone who was part of the CTEC program, I can tell you that the classes offered here at Fairplex are worth it and really fun! icon smile Its Time To Register For The 2016 CTEC Spring Semester

For more information about The Learning Centers at Fairplex programs,
please visit tlcfairplex.org

Cheers – L.A.’s Wine, Spirits, Beer & Food Fest returns to Fairplex

Summer is finally here and so are the outdoor Festivals!

If you need a break from college, work or life, in general, then you need to come to Fairplex this Friday, June 27 for Cheers — L.A.’s Wine, Spirits, Beer & Food Festival.

Tomorrow evening people from across Southern California will come to our Fairplex Farm for a celebration of the Los Angeles International Wine, Spirits and Beer Competitions. Guests will not only be able to enjoy unlimited tastings of award-winning wine, spirits and beer, but they will also be able to indulge in some of SoCal’s most popular food truck specialties.

Tickets are available online for $60 through June 26; $75 at the door. All guests must be 21 and over.

Admission ticket includes:
- Event admission & tastings of award-winning wine, spirits, beer and extra virgin olive oil
- Commemorative glass
- $10 in food truck bucks – Food trucks to be announced soon (bucks not valid at farm-fresh flatbread pizza oven)
- $35 is tax deductible and goes to support the educational programs of The Learning Centers at Fairplex
- Dance the night away with a DJ and stop by the silent auction
- Wine garden, beer tavern, spirits lounge and organic garden

Cheers is a fundraising event to benefit the educational programs of The Learning Centers at Fairplex. Through the distinctive resources of Fairplex, TLC provides a wide spectrum of innovative and enriching educational experiences that bring learning to life, benefit diverse communities and prepare participants for success.

For more information about Cheers or TLC, visit www.tlcfairplex.org.

L.A. Weekender: Holiday Half Marathon at Fairplex

The 2013 Holiday Half Marathon 

Holiday Half Marathon (Dec. 13-14): The annual Holiday Half-Marathon is this weekend at Fairplex! Don your most festive holiday wear and run through a flurry of “snow” as you begin the 13.1 mile trek. A free kids Penguin Waddle 1K is offered on Saturday, following the 5K Run/Walk. Registration for the half-marathon is still available on-site! Visit runholidayhalf.com for more information.

A Christmas Festival Pomona (Dec. 12): The Pomona Concert Band will be putting on its annual “A Christmas Festival” at the Palomares Park Community Center tonight. This free event includes live performances from the Pomona Concert Band, a toy drive, a visit from Santa Claus and refreshments. For more information visit pomonaconcertband.org.

Artists For Art’s Sake (ongoing – Dec. 19): The Artists For Art’s Sake exhibition at the Millard Sheets Art Center will run through next weekend at Fairplex. Browse a vast collection of paintings, photography, mixed media and other unique artwork created by local artists. All artwork is on sale if you see any compelling pieces that you would like to add to your collection with proceeds benefiting The Learning Centers at Fairplex. For more information visit tlcfairplex.org.

Pomona Art Walk (Dec. 13): The December Pomona Art Walk is this Saturday evening in downtown Pomona. Explore and shop the art galleries, stores and vendors who will have their work on display and take advantage of the restaurants and shops who will be open late for the walk. Visit downtownpomoma.org for more information.

The Fairplex L.A. Weekender is a calendar of weekend events throughout Los Angeles County, from the heart of downtown to the beach cities to the IE. Additional information about all listings can be found at the event’s official website. If you have suggestions for an event, leave a comment in the box below or email us at tanji@fairplex.com

L.A. Weekender: Holidays at Fairplex

Happy Friday! We have some fun holiday activities this weekend at Fairplex. From shopping to Santa, there is something for everyone in the family, even your beloved pets! Keep reading to see what’s going on in this L.A. Weekender:

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Harvest Festival (Dec. 5-7): The Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show is the destination for those looking for unique gifts for their loved ones. Hundreds of artisans are selling beautiful handmade items all weekend long. Enjoy live entertainment, tasty holiday treats and activities for the kiddos at Fairplex, Dec. 5 – 7. For more information, visit harvestfestival.com.

Holiday Pet Expo (Dec. 6): If you’re more of an animal person than an arts & crafts fan, visit the Holiday Pet Expo. Bring your pet along and check out exhibitors, pet products, obedience and agility demonstrations and take a photo with Santa! For more information visit fairplex.com.

Swap Meet & Classic Car Show (Dec. 7): The monthly Swap Meet & Classic Car Show is this Sunday, beginning bright and early at 5 a.m. Shop thousands of car parts and accessories and view a beautiful variety of classic cars. For more information visit pomonaswapmeet.com.

Artists For Art’s Sake (ongoing): The Artists For Art’s Sake exhibition opened last weekend at the Millard Sheets Art Center and will run through mid-December. Browse a vast collection of paintings, photography, mixed media and other unique artwork created by local artists. All artwork is on sale if you see any compelling pieces that you would like to add to your collection with proceeds benefiting The Learning Centers at Fairplex. For more information visit tlcfairplex.org.

BONUS: Not able to make it to Fairplex this weekend? Check out the free South Lake Holidayfest in Pasadena this Saturday. Several popular local bands will be giving live performances, along with a holiday scavenger hunt, crafts, photos with Santa and other festive activities! For more information visit southlakeavenue.org.

The Fairplex L.A. Weekender is a calendar of weekend events throughout Los Angeles County, from the heart of downtown to the beach cities to the IE. Additional information about all listings can be found at the event’s official website. If you have suggestions for an event, leave a comment in the box below or email us at tanji@fairplex.com

Thank you #GivingTuesday!

Thank you to everyone who supported The Learning Centers at Fairplex in yesterday’s #GivingTuesday movement. Our students appreciate your support of furthering their education and we look forward to sharing our TLC stories with you in the future!

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TLC visits Vegas

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Our CTEC Auto 103 class had the opportunity to attend the 2014 SEMA Show in Las Vegas last week to present a one-of-a-kind Jeep Wrangler JK Sport they assembled as part of their CTEC classwork.

The 4×4 is perfect for off-road terrain and was assembled at the SEMA Garage in Diamond Bar, CA. The Auto 103 class is under the Alex Xydias Center for Automotive Arts (AXC) at Fairplex.

The Jeep will be auctioned off in support of the SEMA Cares charity program with funds going back to AXC, Childhelp and Victory Junction.

We had a blast watching our students show off their hard work, experience the SEMA Show and delve further into the automotive industry with the best of the best.

The Alex Xydias Center for Automotive Arts (AXC) program is part of The Learning Centers at Fairplex and has been developed in collaboration with automotive business owners and classic car enthusiasts from the Inland Valley. For more information about our automotive program and other TLC classes, please visit tlcfairplex.org.

 

Fairplex Snapshot: Summer Art Camp

Students arrived bright and early this Monday morning for the first session of Summer Art Camp at the Millard Sheets Center.

We stopped by our new ceramics studio to see how it was going: 

We look forward to seeing the final products at the end of each session! It’s going to be a great summer with The Learning Centers. For more information on the Summer Art Camp and other Learning Centers programs visit www.tlcfairplex.org. 

Fairplex Snapshot: CTEC Art Exhibition

The Learning Centers at Fairplex is proud to present the CTEC Art End-of-year Exhibition. Our many talented students have submitted their best artwork to be displayed in the Millard Sheets Art Center.

On display are compelling pieces of pottery, paintings, jewelry, ceramics, sculptures and other works of art. We are proud to show off the accomplishments of our students and can’t wait to see them thrive beyond our programs.

The CTEC Art Exhibition is open to the public every Thursday through June 26th, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. For more information, visit www.tlcfairplex.org.

Party for a cause at Cheers!

June is the perfect time for outdoor food festivals. The warm summer air, clear skies and an overflow of food and booze makes for a good time. And if you’re going to enjoy yourself, why not eat, drink and be merry for a cause?

Cheers – L.A.’s Wine, Spirits, Beer & Food Festival  

On Saturday, June 21, Fairplex opens its doors to the public for a celebration of the Los Angeles International Wine, Spirits and Beer Competitions. Guests are invited to unlimited tastings of award-winning wine, spirits and beer entries as they are unveiled to the public for the first time.

Some of Southern California’s most popular food trucks will also be on hand, like Cousins Maine Lobster, The Grilled Cheese Truck and a slew of other delicious choices.

Fundraising meets festivity.

Underlying all the merrymaking is one goal: supporting education and career development for The Learning Centers at Fairplex. Our goal is to give each student the best experience possible while they are with us, from the tiniest toddler to the most knowledgeable senior. Each guest helps us make that happen.

We invite you to join us! Eat, drink, dance and make memories and support a good cause at the same time! For more information, visit www.tlcfairplex.org.

Cheers!

5 Things To Do at Fairplex This Summer

Fun 5ks, a movie under the stars and Food Truck Thursdays are just a few of the things we have in store for you at Fairplex. There are a lot of options but here are a few events you might want to think about adding to your social calendar this year:

Five Things To Do at Fairplex This Summer

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1. Vans Warped Tour: Warped Tour invades the Fairplex infield on June 20th for a full day of punk, pop, metal and alternative rock bands. Bands like Devil Wears Prada, Yellowcard, Less Than Jake and Mayday Parade will be playing along with multiple other favorites. To buy tickets and see the full lineup visit www.vanswarpedtour.com.

 

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2. TLC Summer Art Camp: Away from the craziness of the fun runs and Warped Tour is The Learning Centers at Fairplex Summer Art Camp. Students ages 7-13 can learn how to pain, draw and make ceramics over the duration of the summer, a perfect recluse from the heat and an outlet for young creative minds. For more information click here.


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3. Cheers Festival: Eat, drink and be merry for a cause! We take the business of partying seriously at Fairplex and nowhere is that more apparent than at the annual Cheers – L.A.’s Wine, Spirits, Beer and Food Festival event at Fairplex. Food trucks, live music and unlimited tastings of wines, beers and spirits? Sounds like a perfect summer evening to us! The fact that ticket sales benefit The Learning Centers programs makes it even better. For more information click here.


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4. KABOOM!: 4th of July means the roar of monster trucks and the crackle of fireworks at Fairplex. Join us for a full evening of monster trucks, motocross, buffet dinner and one of the largest fireworks displays in Southern California. KABOOM! is summer at its finest. For more information visit www.fairplex.com/kaboom.

 

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5. Los Angeles County Fair: Our summer ends with the biggest celebration of all: the Los Angeles County Fair. We have animals, shows, superheroes, deep-fried and gourmet food, carnival rides, dancing, concerts… essentially the biggest end-of-summer party in L.A. To see everything we have in store visit www.lacf.com.

What are you looking forward to this summer? Let us know in the comments section below!