JULY 2023



2023-24 SEASON

Get ready and mark your calendars! Lewis Family Playhouse 2023-2024 season tickets go on sale Saturday, July 8!


Our 16th season is packed with live music, memorable musicals, classic awe-inspiring dance, magic, family favorites, and more! Plus, several of our productions feature local talent, making this an exciting opportunity to support the arts in our community. We look forward to being your place for live entertainment this year!

Be sure to visit our website and follow our social pages for all the upcoming show announcements!



Join us for the next Citizen’s Advisory meeting on Wednesday, July 26 at 6:00 p.m. at Central Park (11200 Base Line Road). Connect directly with representatives from the Rancho Cucamonga Police Department and share your insights on how the department can better serve you! RSVP is encouraged, but not required.  

Community members are encouraged to engage with law enforcement, share their concerns, learn, and ask questions. Opportunities to connect with our Police Department are available throughout the year with annual events like Open House and National Night Out, as well as outreach events like Ice Cream with a Cop, Coffee with a Cop, and the monthly Citizen’s Advisory meetings.




If you're thinking of welcoming a furry friend into your home, consider adopting a large dog from your local RC Animal Center! Animal shelter populations across the country, including the Rancho Cucamonga Animal Center, are significantly high this year. When it comes to available and adoptable dogs, larger dogs are especially slow to find new homes. The same trends are being seen at the Rancho Cucamonga Animal Center. Kennel stress is a very real threat to dogs housed in a shelter setting. Despite daily enrichment activities, the longer a dog is in the shelter, the more likely the possibility that they will experience the negative effects of being in a stressful environment.

To gain more exposure for our long-term residents, the RCAC has started a social media campaign featuring the dogs that have been at the Center the longest. Every Monday, the list of our five longest term residents is posted to our social media pages with pictures, short descriptions of each dog, and how long they have been at the shelter. We encourage residents to like and share these posts. The wider reach that our posts have, the more likely that the right adopter will step forward for these wonderful dogs!

Visit the Rancho Cucamonga Animal Shelter to meet our big-hearted residents. The shelter staff will guide you in finding a loving furever friend that matches your lifestyle and preferences.




Healthy RC Youth Leaders give teens an active meaningful voice and empowers teens to represent their peers to take action and promote a healthier community. This program provides students with the leadership experience and local government knowledge to work on issues that matter to them. Applicants must be ages 12-17 (middle or high school) to apply.  

Join Youth Leaders if you want to: 

  • Work on issues that matter to youth 
  • Promote healthy living 
  • Work with City officials and learn about local government 
  • Develop communication and leadership skills that will enhance your confidence and personal growth 
  • Make an impact in your community 
  • Participate in trainings and conferences 
  • Represent Youth Leaders in local, regional, and national platforms 
  • Build your resume and gain career experience 
  • Have fun! 

Apply before August 17! For more information, click the button below. 



It’s not too late book-lovers! The Rancho Cucamonga Library invites children, teens, and adults to register for the Summer Reading Program. Read throughout the summer and earn virtual badges, fun incentives, and tickets for raffle drawings. Summer reading is important for all ages to prevent learning loss while not in school and to build a life-long love of learning. 


The Summer Reading Program runs through Saturday, July 22. To register and track your weekly reading, visit rcpl.beanstack.org on your computer or download “Beanstack Tracker” on your Android or iOS phone. For detailed instructions, visit the Library’s website. In addition to logging your reading hours, you can sign up to receive personalized recommendations on what to read based on your titles logged. 


The Library will also host programs for children, teens, and adults on a weekly basis. Click here for details about programs, activities and events.


Summer Reading Program Volunteers! 

The Library is looking for teen volunteers (ages 12-17) to assist at the Archibald and Biane libraries. To sign up, please submit an application by clicking the button below.



While the Summer Concerts and Movies in the Park series may be coming to a close at the end of July, we have an exciting lineup of fall events that will continue to foster community spirit and celebrate the changing seasons.

Here's a sneak peek at what's to come:

  • Backyard Baseball Tournament (all ages) - September 23
  • Family Camp Out Night at Heritage Park - October 7 
  • Spooktacular - October 21
  • Veterans Day Celebration & Founders Day Community Parade – November 11


Did you know that July is the peak month for grill fires? Rancho Cucamonga firefighters continue to respond to a number of emergency calls involving grill and kitchen fires every year. When cooking outdoors, the Rancho Cucamonga Fire District encourages you to follow these 10 grilling safety tips so we can ensure a safe and happy summer for everyone:  

  1. BBQ grills should only be used outdoors.  
  2. Keep grill away from your home, deck railings, branches, and other flammable objects.  
  3. Remove grease or fat buildup from the grill and trays before use.  
  4. Make sure the grill lid is open before lighting it.  
  5. Check gas tank hose for leaks before using the grill.  
  6. If the grill flame goes out, turn grill and gas off and wait five minutes before re-lighting.  
  7. Keep children and pets at least three feet away from grill.  
  8. Never leave the grill unattended.  
  9. If using charcoal, let coals cool completely before disposing in a metal container.  
  10. Charcoal grills are not allowed in apartment complexes or condominium communities.  
  11. Use extra precaution when using a grill to avoid burn injuries.

Take Home COVID-19 test kits and vaccines are available at the RC Family Resource Center (9791 Arrow Route) Tuesday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. PCR Tests are no longer available at this location. If you are in need of a PCR Test, visit http://sbcovid19.com/ to find a location. 


Stay connected with the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health for general COVID-19 information and details on testing or vaccination by visiting the County’s COVID-19 webpage.   

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