Weekly Round Up: July 27

Summer is an incredibly busy time in the City of Ontario for special events, from the Fourth of July Parade to the Route 66 Cruisin' Reunion and everything in between. And last week, the Greater Ontario Visitors and Convention Bureau reported out at its Annual Year End Update that events like these, in addition to the conferences held at the Ontario Convention Center, generated $68 million of economic impact to the Greater Ontario region during FY 2014-15. Looking ahead, here's a few more events that will contribute to our economy - and the City's fun lifestyle.Speaking of events...PLEASE DON'T STOP THAT MUSIC: It is sad, but true - the last concert of the series is happening this Wednesday. Get your dancing shoes and be prepared to be entertained by the Soto Group, a Latin-Funk-R&B group. The group will perform from 7 to 8:30 PM in Ontario Town Square in the heart of downtown Ontario. On Friday, the feature presentation from 7 PM to 9 PM at the Movie in the Park is Earth to Echo. NIGHT OUT: National Night Out event is scheduled for this Thursday, July 30, 2015. The festivities will begin with the “Block Party at the Park” at 5:30 PM at the Dorothy A. Quesada Community Center located at 1010 S. Bon View Avenue in Ontario. Read more. In the other news...SPECIAL OLYMPICS WORLD GAMES: The City of Ontario in collaboration with the Greater Ontario Visitors and Convention Bureau and the City of Rancho Cucamonga participated in the Special Olympics Host Town program, where together we hosted FOUR delegations from Iceland, Iraq, Seychelles, and Cote d’Ivoire. Last week was a celebration with these athletes and coaches that included a Torch Run Ceremony, dinners, events and just a fun time for the delegations. You can cheer the athletes on all this week during the World Games in Los Angeles. To check out the pictures, visit the City of Ontario on Facebook. LUNCHTIME: Mustazzoli Ristorante Italiano received a great write up in the Daily Bulletin with pictures that will be sure to make you hungry. Read more.  COMING UP: Look out this week for a write up about Bumstead's Bikes, an Ontario essential since 1909 and bike-lovers haven.  LAKERS: Yes, we realize that Summer League has only recently started and that the NBA PRE-SEASON games are still months and months away...but you do have your calendar marked for Oct. 8, right? Yes, that is when you will get to see the Lakers, its first round draft pick D'Angelo Russell and hopefully a healthy Kobe Bryant playing at the Citizens Business Bank Arena against the Toronto Raptors. Read more. That's it - for now, anyway. Until next week, follow Ontario EDA on Twitter, keep up to date with the City of Ontario on Facebook and look at pretty pictures on the City of Ontario's Instagram

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