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Living in Upland


October 2014
Elementary School Co-Ed Basketball
Date: 10/25/2014 • Time: 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Location: Magnolia Recreation Center, South Hall

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All boys and girls – grades 1st through 6th – are encouraged to join the fun of our youth basketball league. All league games are played on Saturdays from 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. at Western Christian School. Games begin January 10th for 8 weeks. 1st through 4th graders last game will be held February 28th. 5th through 6th graders last game will be held March 7th. Sign-ups will be taken after October 25th if space is available. $60 registration fee includes T-Shirt and pictures. For more information, please contact the City of Upland Recreation Division at (909) 931-4280.

November 2014
7th Annual Upland Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk and 1K Kiddy Trot
Date: 11/27/2014 • Time: See Information Listed Below
Location: San Antonio Park, Mountain Avenue & 24th Street, Upland

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COME OUT AND EXERCISE BEFORE THE BIG MEAL! The City of Upland Recreation Division and the Upland High School Boys and Girls Cross Country Team are proud to announce our Annual 5K Run/Walk! Funds will help the Upland High School’s Boys and Girls Cross Country Team. Prizes awarded to overall finisher – male & female. Medals will be given to the 1st place finishers in each age category of the 5K Run/Walk. Start/Finish At San Antonio Park/Historical Waiting Station 5K Run/Walk: Early Registration With T-Shirt: Through November 18th - $25.00 Late Registration/Morning Of Event: $30.00 Check-In: 6:30 a.m.-7:45 a.m. Start Time: 8:00 a.m. 1K Kiddy Trot – 10 Years & Younger Early Registration: Through November 18th - $15.00

December 2014
Annual Spark Of Love Toy Drive
Date: 12/1/2014 • Time: TBA
Location: Upland Fire Stations

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Join the City of Upland and Upland Fire Department in the Annual Spark of Love Toy Drive. Please drop off new, unwrapped toys and sports equipment by Monday, December 15th at any Upland Fire Station, City Hall or Upland Recreation. Toys collected in the City of Upland will be distributed locally, with the goal of keeping all donations in the City of Upland. For more information, please contact the Upland Fire Department at (909) 931-4180 or Upland Recreation at (909) 931-4280.

Letter To Santa
Date: 12/4/2014 • Time: By 6:00 p.m.

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When was the last time you told Santa your wishes??? Children and those young at heart, whether good or bad, can all write to Santa and receive a letter in return. Sent from the North Pole, Santa will be sure to send his greetings before the big day! When writing, be sure to include $1.00 per person, your full name and home address. All letters must be received no later than Thursday, December 4th. Please send all letters to: City of Upland, Recreation Division Attn: Santa Claus P.O. Box 460 Upland, CA 91785

Breakfast With Santa
Date: 12/6/2014 • Time: 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Location: Gibson Senior Center, 250 N. Third Ave., Upland

The City of Upland Recreation Division, the Upland-Foothill Kiwanis and Boy Scouts Troop 601 have teamed up again to bring Santa Claus down from the North Pole for our Annual Breakfast With Santa! Your visit with Santa will include a super delicious breakfast of pancakes, sausage, juices, and coffee. Breakfast will be served from 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Children will have an opportunity to share their “wish list” with Santa. Pictures may be taken with your camera. For more information or to register online, please click here.

Annual Christmas Parade & Holiday Faire
Date: 12/6/2014 • Time: 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Location: Downtown Upland

Parade will begin at 11:00 a.m. In addition to the arts and crafts vendors and local businesses showing a variety of special ideas and gifts for the holidays, there will be live holiday entertainment and food vendors. Following the parade, Santa Claus will be available for free photo opportunities. Many downtown businesses will also be open for your shopping convenience. For more information, please contact (909) 367-9065 or click here.

2014 "Home For The Holidays" House Decorating Contest
Date: 12/11/2014 • Time: TBA
Location: Upland Residents

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The City of Upland Recreation Division is sponsoring their Annual Holiday House Decorating Contest and invites all Upland residents to enter. All entries must be received no later than Thursday, December 11th. The decorating categories include: Neighborhood (A Minimum Of Three Houses), Humorous, Lights Extravaganza, Reason For The Season, Originality and Most Animated. Judging date(s) to be announced. This is a FREE contest. For more information, please contact the City of Upland Recreation Division Office at (909) 931-4280.

The Golden Era of Harmony II
Date: 12/13/2014 • Time: 3:00 P.M.
Location: 850 N. San Antonio Ave. Upland

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Shop 'Til You Drop!
Date: 12/14/2014 • Time: 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Location: Downtown Upland

This holiday event offers more than 100 vendors, along with food and entertainment to keep your shopping fun and frazzle-free.

Upland Chamber Of Commerce Holiday Luncheon
Date: 12/18/2014 • Time: 11:30 a.m.
Location: Sycamore Inn, 8318 Foothill Blvd., Rancho Cucamonga

Sponsored by Cable Airport. This annual tradition has become a wonderful holiday tradition. Bring a new, unwrapped toy for Santa Claus to deliver to deserving children in our community. For more information and reservation for the luncheon, please contact the Upland Chamber of Commerce at (909) 204-4465.

Downtown Upland Flea Market
Date: 12/21/2014 • Time: 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Location: Downtown Upland

Look for fun gifts and bargains that you may not even know you were looking for.

January 2015
Upland's Biggest Loser Challenge
Date: 1/5/2015 • Time: TBA
Location: City Of Upland Recreation Division, 651 W. 15th Street, Upland

Make that New Year’s resolution and succeed with our 10-week Biggest Loser Challenge! The hit TV show has inspired us and is another way to GET FIT UPLAND! This is a fun competition to lose weight and get in shape. Team up with your spouse, friend, co-worker or anyone who wants to lose those unwanted pounds. We are happy to announce that the City of Upland Recreation Division has once again partnered with Crunch Fitness, Upland, in our Step Up to Health/Get Fit Upland campaign to share in the commitment to helping people live healthier lives. Prizes will be awarded. Winning categories are Biggest Loser Team, Biggest Loser Male Individual and Biggest Loser Female Individual. Winners will be announced at the Annual Lemon Festival held in Downtown Upland during the month of April. Now is the time to lose that weight and see if you can beat last year’s winners!!! Sign-ups will be taken January 5th through January 29th, 2015. The official Challenge start date will take place on Monday, February 2, 2015. There is a $50 fee per team. For more information or to participate, please contact the City of Upland, Recreation Division at (909) 931-4280.

Upland Chamber Of Commerce Taste Of The I.E.
Date: 1/23/2015 • Time: 6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
Location: Wedgewood Catering & Banquet Center, Upland Hills Country Club

The Upland Chamber of Commerce is proud to again present the Taste of the I.E. This year, the event will be held indoors and we will provide ambiance with music, lighting, casino tables, dancing, silent and live auctions along with a photo booth to record our guest’s evening. There are many “taste” style events throughout the area during the year, but we are setting ourselves apart by hosting an upscale signature event with tastings from the local area brewers and vintners with cuisine from the I.E. Tickets are $65 per person. For more information, please contact the Upland Chamber of Commerce at (909) 204-4465.

Conversations About God
Date: Ongoing
When: Fourth Tuesday, January through October 2013
Location: Carnegie Cultural Center- 123 E D Street

Free monthly seminar series, co-sponsored by the Upland Interfaith Council. Click here for information on each month's topic. This series will break for the winter holidays and return in January 2015.

Where In The World Is The Upland Chamber Of Commerce Traveling Next?
Date: Ongoing
When: TBA
Location: Upland Chamber Of Commerce, 215 N. 2nd Ave., Ste D, Upland

To find out, please contact the Upland Chamber of Commerce at (909) 204-4465. We have traveled to China, Italy, Australia, Spain, Ireland, and have even taken a Fall Foliage Tour right here in our beautiful USA. Join us as we discover tropical Costa Rica February 23rd-March 3rd, 2015 and Reflections of Italy November 2nd -11th, 2015. Let’s create memories to last a life time.

Historic Upland Walking Tours
Date: Ongoing
When: 2nd Saturday Of Each Month
Location: Steps Of Cooper Museum, 217 "A" Street, Upland

Join us for an in-depth look at Upland’s history, downtown businesses and people that define the City of Gracious Living. Tours are approximately two hours and one mile in length over flat surfaces. The tour is free. There is a $5.00 suggested donation for the Cooper Museum. For more information or to confirm walking tour date, please contact (909) 982-8010 or please click here.

Upland Chamber Of Commerce Leadership Upland
Date: Ongoing
When: Beginning January 2015
Location: TBA

Leadership Upland is a program of the Upland Chamber of Commerce, which helps in the development and community-minded business and civic leadership. It is a six-month interactive program, limited to twenty participants, which provides a behind-the-scenes understanding of the issues that impact the region’s economic prosperity, quality of life and culminates in the completion of a community betterment project. For Leadership Upland inquiries or more information, please contact the Upland Chamber of Commerce at (909) 204-4465 or email