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October Newsletter

Halloween Howl Event on October 21 from 3pm-5pm at Jessie Turner Center. Bring your pups!

Get Spooky with Fontana!
Mark your calendars for these family-friendly Halloween events.Halloween Howl will be taking place on SaturdayOctober 21 from 3-5pm at Fontana Park (15556 Summit Ave.) Dress up your pets and come on out to the park! There will be music, costume contests, and plenty of photo opportunities.Halloween Trick-or-Treat Alley will take place on SaturdayOctober 28 from 2-5pm at Jessie Turner Center, Cypress Center, and Don Day Center. This event will feature costume contests, trick-or-treating, music, and much more.Spooky Splash: Halloween Dive-In Movie will be on Saturday, October 28 from 4-8pm at Fontana Park Aquatic Center (15610 Summit Ave.). This event will feature night swimming along with a family-friendly Halloween movie. Día De Los Muertos will be celebrated at two locations on Wednesday, November 1 featuring art activities, games, music, face painting, and more. The Jack Bulik Center (16581 Filbert St.) will celebrate from 3–5pm and the  Don Day Center (14501 Live Oak Ave.) from 4–7pm. These Halloween events are free and fun for the whole family.Bring all your goblins and ghouls to celebrate at your local community center!

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Invest in Your Health at the Let's Move on the Trail Health & Fitness Expo October 14

This month, the City of Fontana will join Healthy Fontana in participating in their annual Let's Move on the Trail Health & Fitness Expo! This event consists of a walk/run along with tons of health and safety resources, demonstration and engaging activities for all. Expo will take place on SaturdayOctober 14 at Miller Park (17004 Arrow Blvd.).Health and fitness vendors, music, and snacks will be available at this event. Bring your friends and family and be prepared to walk, bike, or jog along the Pacific Electric Trail.To learn more about the event, visit or call (909) 350-6542. 

Enter the Annual Veterans Day Writing & Art Contest 
The Fontana Veterans Day Celebration will be hosting the annual Dr. Charles Koehler Writing Contest and Veteran's Day Art Contest. Submissions will be accepted through FridayOctober 20Dr. Charles Koehler Writing Contest:
  • Open to residents ages 11-18
  • Express "What Veterans Day Means to Me" 
Art Contest:
  • Open to residents ages 10 and under
  • Illustrate "What a Veteran Means to Me"
For more details, visit or call (909) 349-6900.

Veterans Day Art and Writing Contest - Pictures of kids holding up their entries at the event
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Support Local Youth Theater
Attend Annie Jr. in November 
Mark your calendars for the Annie Jr showcase next month! The City of Fontana Youth Community Theater invites you and your family to attend one or several of the Annie Jr. performances. Friday, November 3 | 5:30pm & 8pmSaturday, November 4 | 2pm & 6pmSunday, November 5 | 2pmFor more information, please visit or call (909) 349-6975.  

Visit the Open Enrollment Health FairOctober 20

Three people interacting at the Open Enrollment Health Fair
The City of Fontana invites the community to visit the Open Enrollment Health Fair on Friday, October 20 at the Fontana Community Senior Center (16710 Ceres Ave.) from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. All ages are welcome to attend.
This free Health Fair offers information about various health care plans during their open enrollment season. Attendees will also be able to receive free health screenings, get some health and wellness information, participate in giveaways, enjoy music, and much more.For more information, contact the Senior Center at (909) 854-5151 or visit: Fontana-Community-Senior-Center.

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City of Fontana employee with a golden retriever smiling
Community Services is HiringCSD is the Place to Be! 
Fontana's Community Services Department is always buzzing with activities, events, classes, programs, and more to serve their community. The department oversees the maintenance of parks and recreational facilities, organizes community events and festivals, and offers various classes and activities for all ages!Providing a fun and welcoming environment for community members is at the heart of what CSD does.If you are interested in joining our CSD family, please click here to learn more!

Save the Date
  • 10/1: Farmers Market at Fontana Park, 10am-3pm
  • 10/5: Farmers Market at Southridge Park, 2-7pm
  • 10.8: Farmers Market at Fontana Park, 10am-3pm
  • 10/12: Farmers Market at Southridge Park, 2-7pm
  • 10/14: Let's Move on the Trail Health and Safety Expo at Miller Park, 9am-1pm
  • 10/15: Farmers Market at Fontana Park, 10am-3pm
  • 10/19: Farmers Market at Southridge Park, 2-7pm
  • 10/21: Halloween Howl at Jessie Turner Center, 3-5pm
  • 10/22: Farmers Market at Fontana Park, 10am-3pm
  • 10/26: Farmers Market at Southridge Park, 2-7pm
  • 10/28: Halloween Trick-or-Treat Alley at Don Day, Cypress, and Jessie Turner, 2-5pm
  • 10/28: Spooky Splash: Halloween Dive-In Movie at Fontana Park Aquatic Center, 4-8pm
  • 10/29: Farmers Market at Fontana Park, 10am-3pm
  • 11/1: Dia De Los Muertos at Jack Bulik (3-5pm) and Don Day Center (4-7pm)

For full event calendar, visit

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Learn more about the City of Fontana's recreation classes and programs. For more information or registration assistance, please contact the Community Services Department at (909) 349-6900. Spanish Line: (909) 349-6901.