Annual Dickens Dinner

The Santiago Choir Program cordially invites the community to the Annual Dickens Dinner, an evening of Holiday Merriment. The Dinner will take place on Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 6 p.m. at the Santiago High School Cafeteria (Map). The Christmas Concert will follow the dinner and begin at 7 p.m. The Santiago High School Choir is a 160-member award winning group. Every year the Madrigals hold a Dickens Dinner and silent auction to raise funds for their trips and competitions. The dinner ...

Corona’s Winter Events & Holiday Cheer!

Help us spread Holiday Cheer, Share your Community Events! Spark of Love Toy Drive From Thursday, November 17th to Saturday, December 24th, 2016 The Corona Fire Department will be collecting new, unwrapped toys for deserving families within our community. Collection sites will include all 7 Corona Fire Stations, Fire Headquarters, City Hall, and at the Circle City Center. All toys will be donated to the Settlement House, which will be then distributed to children within Corona and Norco. ...

November at Corona Teen Zone

After school is cool at the Corona Teen Zone! What is the Corona Teen Zone? The Corona Teen Zone (CTZ) is a free, walk-in program for Junior High Teens, ages 12-14 and grades 7 and 8. CTZ offers homework help, computer lab access, crafts & activities, workshops from community partners, a book club, a movie club, and volunteer opportunities. While the program is free, registration is mandatory. Applications can be picked up at the Corona Public Library, at the Auburndale Community Center...

Star Wars Day at the library!

  Calling all Star Wars fans! The Corona Public Library is hosting Star Wars Day on September 24, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Enjoy light saber demonstration shows at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.  Meet and mingle with your favorite Star Wars characters, take part in the Jedi Training Activity Center, and have your pictures taken, too! In addition to photo ops, make a Star Wars craft, take a chance with an opportunity drawing for Star Wars swag, or really feel the power of the force an...

NASA LIFTS OFF – Meet an Astronaut

The Corona Public Library invites you out on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 5 p.m. for a NASA LIFTS off event. The Library Initiative for Teachers and Students (LIFTS) is a partnership between the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the Corona Public Library to inspire interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).  Through LIFTS, students, teachers, and library users will have access to numerous STEM-related resources. Join the NASA LIFTS off event, and ...

CNUSD Makes Significant Gains in State Test Results

  August 24, 2016 – State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson today unveiled the results of the online assessments administered to about 3.2 million students last spring. This is the second year Corona-Norco Unified School District (CNUSD) administers the CAASPP test and results reveal that CNUSD achieved significant gains in English Language Arts and Math compared to other districts in Riverside county and state-wide. CNUSD is the largest district in the Inland Empire and...

Free College Planning Night, September 7

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A college degree is one of the best investments you can ever provide for your child. Knowing how much to save, where to save, and how to save is just a start. The best time to take your first steps towards developing a college plan is when your child takes his/her first steps. The Heartland Institute of Financial Education (HIFE), a National 501(c)(3) non-profit organization is hosting a free College Planning Night. HIFE's mission is to promote financial literacy across America. Their mission ...

After-school is Cool at Corona Teen Zone!

The City of Corona Library and Recreation Services department is launching a free after-school program for intermediate students: Corona Teen Zone (CTZ). Operating at two sites, the Corona Public Library and the Auburndale Community Center, CTZ offers 7th and 8th graders a multitude of activities: a safe place to hang-out with friends, homework help, computer and Internet access for research and recreation, crafts and activities, gaming, a book club, a movie club, a monthly magazine, and volunte...

2016-2017 Kids Club After-School Recreation program

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Kids Club Has Got Your Back…  Back to school that is. The City of Corona is currently accepting registration for the 2016-2017 Kids Club After-School Recreation program. This after-school program is conveniently run at eight (8) school sites throughout the community: Cesar Chavez Academy, Corona Ranch Elementary, Foothill Elementary, McKinley Elementary, Orange Elementary, Prado View Elementary, Susan B. Anthony Elementary, and Wilson Elementary. Recreation Staff supervise participants from dis...

Students Ride RTA buses for only 25¢ all summer long!

Corona Students: This summer, get out and have some fun! Visit Dos Lagos, Pole Position Raceway, the mall, or the beach for only a quarter! RTA is offering all students, grades 1-12, 25-cent fares aboard any bus June 1st through September  10th. Just flash your student ID, and RTA will take you there! With comfortable seating, free Wi-Fi service and USB ports in most buses; there’s never been a better time to ride the bus. Parents, rest assured that we’ll get your kids where they ne...

Bomb Threat Received for Centennial High School

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On Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015 at approximately 12:45 a.m. the Corona Police Department dispatch received a phone call regarding a bomb threat at Centennial High School. The male caller stated that he had two bombs in backpacks planted in the school and that he was going to detonate them in the morning. School officials were alerted and officers arrived on scene to conduct a room to room search. Corona PD’s bomb detecting K9 was called to the scene to assist with the search. Officers located two s...

How to Write Great College Essays

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Many great kids write average (even bad) college essays—essays about “life lessons learned from football” or “how my trip to Europe broadened my cultural horizons."  Better tales exist for college essays. Collegewise is hosting a workshop on Saturday, August 15. The workshop will be from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Corona Civic Center Gymnasium Gym Teen Room, 502 S. Vicentia Ave Corona, CA 92882 [MAP]. This workshop will show you what admissions officers really look for in great college essa...

Job-Readiness Programs

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The last two grant-supported job-readiness programs offered at Corona Public Library are coming up. Take this opportunity to broaden your own career and employment horizons! GETTING YOUR FIRST JOB Monday, June 8, 2015 from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Corona Public Library. This workshop presented by Jamie Beck, career education consultant, is FREE except for your own very well-invested time – you will find out new ways to assess your career potential and learn how to target job sear...

Historic Civic Center New Home to Kids Rock Free

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Corona’s Historic Civic Center is the new home of  Fender® Center for the Performing Arts, home to Kids Rock Free® School of Music. The new site was celebrated in Spring Fling on April 23, 2015 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The lesson rooms, studio, control room and admin suite were on display for all visitors. Student musicians performed and Raincross Drive filled the theater with their harmonies. Guests enjoyed refreshments and decorations that celebrated a legacy of Corona’s second high school built ...