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GALLERIES:

 

A BRUSH WITH THE PAST

143-G Harvard Ave., Claremont

www.facebook.com/ABrushwiththePast • 621-3000

Open Wednesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. $5 for adults, $4 for students and seniors. No admission fee for children under 12 years old.

 

AMOCA MUSEUM

399 N. Garey Ave., Pomona

www.amoca.org • 865-3146

Open Wednesday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m.

 

ARTIST TRAIT GALLERY

116 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont

www.artisttrait.com • 625-2533

Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The gallery features local artists such as Milford Zornes and Jim Fuller, as well as museum-quality framing.

 

BUDDHAMOUSE EMPORIUM

134 Yale Ave., Claremont

www.buddhamouse.com • 626-3322

Open daily from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Enjoy the gallery space, shopping, plus creative and meditative classes.

 

CLAREMONT COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

205 Yale Ave., Claremont

www.claremontfoundation.org • 398-1060

Hours: Monday through Thursday, schedule an appointment. Each month the foundation features works of local artists. Exhibits change on the first of each month and continue until the end of each month. The gallery shares an office with the Claremont Chamber of Commerce.

 

CLAREMONT?FORUM GALLERY

586 W. First St. in the Claremont Packing House

www.claremontforum.org • 626-3066

Hours: Daily noon to 5 p.m.

 

CLAREMONT GRADUATE

UNIVERSITY PEGGY PHELPS AND EAST GALLERIES

251 E. Tenth St., Claremont.

621-8071 • 607-2479

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The East and Peggy Phelps Galleries at Claremont Graduate University serve the art department MFA students. The galleries mount exhibits of established, emerging and student artists. In addition to student exhibitions, CGU hosts approximately 4 outside exhibitions per year. 

 

CLAREMONT MUSEUM OF ART

P.O. Box 1136, Claremont

www.claremontmuseum.org • 621-3200

email: info@claremontmuseum.org

The CMA is an active arts organization dedicated to promoting the arts in Claremont through education, preservation and public art events. While the museum has no permanent location, it presents exhibitions, Artful Evenings and will host the annual Padua Hills Art Fiesta on Sunday, November 3. Project ARTstART is an art education program provided by CMA at local public schools.

 

CLARK HUMANITIES MUSEUM

Scripps College, 981 Amherst Ave.

607-3397

Hours:?Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. for lunch.)

 

THE COLONY AT LOFT 204

532 W. First St., #204, Claremont Packing House.

www.loft204.com • Email: info@loft204.com

Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Extended hours on the first Friday of the month for Claremont Art Walk until 9 p.m. Email info@loft204.com for information about purchasing monthly wall space for artwork display or to inquire about event rental of gallery space. For one-on-one art instruction for junior high and high school age students call Vicki at (626) 224-7915 or (626) 963-4238.

 

dA CENTER FOR THE ARTS

In the Pomona Arts Colony, 252-D S. Main St., Pomona

www.dacenter.org • 397-9716

Hours: Wednesday-Saturday, noon to 4 p.m.; Thursday until 9 p.m. Sunday by appointment only.

A nonprofit organization that produces visual and performing arts events and develops partnerships with local organizations to promote projects that emphasize enrichment and building of community. Artists may sell their work in the dA store.

 

ELIZABETH’S ART STUDIO

226 W. Foothill Blvd., Suite J, Claremont

www.elizabethsartstudio.com • 621-1630

Hours: By appointment only. Teaching Monday through Friday by appointment in the morning and classes every afternoon. Art lessons for children and adults. Beginners and advanced: watercolor, oil, pastel, drawing, collage, cartooning, fashion design and portfolio building. Specializing in home schooling and children with special needs. Also creative journal expressive arts.

 

FIRST STREET GALLERY ART CENTER

250 W. First St. #120, Claremont

tierradelsol.org • 626-5455

Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. First Street Gallery Art Center is an exhibition resource and arts management center for adults with developmental disabilities. It is a unique art center of the Tierra del Sol Foundation founded on the proposition that human potential for creativity and artistic expression is not limited by physical or intellectual challenges. Through cultivation of artistic expression, people with significant challenges can develop creatively and make important contributions to the cultural and economic life of their communities.

 

FINE ARTS FOUNDATION OF SCRIPPS COLLEGE

1030 Columbia Ave., Claremont

624-6115

P.O. Box 1236, Claremont, CA 91711

email: hifire@earthlink.net

Membership:?Connie Layne

Founded in 1935, the Fine Arts Foundation stimulates public interest in art and develops greater opportunities for the study of art at Scripps College. Monthly programs include lectures and performances in theater, music, dance and visual arts. New members are welcome.

 

GALERIA DE PÉROLAS

532 W. First St. #211, Claremont Packing House

www.facebook.com/galeriadeperolas969-8562

The gallery exhibits featured works and installations from artists from across the country with international backgrounds. Open every first Friday of the month during the Claremont Art Walk. The gallery also hosts weekly gatherings.

 

LAMY AVERY GALLERY INTERNATIONAL

445 W. Foothill Blvd., Suite 104, Claremont • 263-0877

lamyaverygalleryinternational.com

Hours: Friday and Saturday, 3 to 7 p.m. and by appointment only.

 

THE MILLARD SHEETS CENTER FOR THE ARTS AT THE FAIRPLEX

1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona

865-4560 • www.fairplex.com

Open during the LA County Fair in September.

The gallery showcases a variety of styles and media by contemporary as well as historical artists from Los Angeles, California, the nation and throughout the world. The gallery’s vision is to offer diverse and progressive art exhibitions combined with lively educational programs, with the goal of encouraging new generations of art enthusiasts.

 

PETTERSON MUSEUM OF INTERCULTURAL ART

730 Plymouth Rd., Pilgrim Place

www.pilgrimplace.org/petterson_museum.php • 399-5544

Hours: Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 2 to 4 p.m. Contains collections of international fine art, folk art and material culture from 10,000 B.C. to the present, contributed by Pilgrim Place residents and community friends and covering every continent.

 

PITZER COLLEGE’S NICHOLS GALLERY

1050 N. Mills Ave., Claremont

www.pitzer.edu • 607-8797

Hours: Monday through Friday, noon to 5 p.m.; Saturday by appointment. Free and open to the public.

 

POMONA COLLEGE MUSEUM OF ART

330 N. College Ave., Claremont  

www.pomona.edu/museum • 621-8283

Hours during exhibitions: Tuesday through Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

Permanent fine art exhibits include the Kress Collection of 15th- and 16th-century Italian panel paintings, more than 5000 examples of Pre-Columbian to 20th-century American Indian art and artifacts, and a large collection of American and European prints, drawings, and photographs. The Pomona College Museum of Art is the site of an active program of temporary exhibitions throughout the academic year. All exhibitions open with public receptions and include lectures and related programs for the college community.

 

RAYMOND M. ALF MUSEUM

1175 W. Base Line Rd., Webb Schools

www.alfmuseum.org • 624-2798

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed from noon to 1 p.m.) and Saturdays 1 to 4 p.m. Admission: $6 per person, 4 and under free. The paleontology museum features fossils of dinosaurs and mammals.

 

SCRIPPS COLLEGE’S RUTH CHANDLER WILLIAMSON GALLERY 

Eleventh Street and Columbia Avenue on the Scripps College campus, Claremont • 607-4690

www.scrippscollege.edu/dept/gallery

Hours: Wednesday through Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m.

The Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery has a permanent collection of art objects spanning 3000 years from nearly all cultures. Objects from the collection are used in classes for teaching, are displayed in campus exhibitions and loaned to other institutions for exhibition worldwide. The gallery hosts the Scripps Ceramics Annual.

 

SQUARE i GALLERY

110 Harvard Ave., Claremont

www.squareigallery.com • 621-9091 

Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by appointment.

The Square i Gallery is an annex of the Artist Trait Gallery, featuring fine art exhibits that change approximately every 6 weeks. Online viewers have the opportunity to purchase works from the gallery.

 

CINEMA:

LAEMMLE’S CLAREMONT 5

450 W. Second St., Claremont

www.laemmle.com • 621-5500

email: claremont@laemmle.com

Ticket prices: adults, $11; students w/ID, seniors and children, $8; bargain matinee, $9.

 

REGAL LA VERNE

1950 Foothill Blvd., La Verne

1-800-326-3264 then select 146 for movie listings

Ticket prices: adults: $11, students w/ID: $9, senior: $7.50, children: $8, matinee: $9.

 

REGAL ONTARIO

Mountain Village 14 • 460-5312

1575 N. Mountain Ave., Ontario

Admission: adult $11; matinee $8.50; senior and children, $8.

 

DANCE:

INLAND PACIFIC BALLET

5050 Arrow Hwy., Montclair

www.ipballet.org • 482-1590

IPB is a nonprofit organization founded in 1994 whose mission is to introduce new audiences to ballet, bring world-class ballet performances at affordable prices, and to present productions of the classics, as well as the best in contemporary choreography.

 

MUSEUMS:

HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF POMONA VALLEY, INC. EBELL MUSEUM OF HISTORY

585 E. Holt Ave., Pomona

www.pomonahistorical.org • 623-2198

Hours: Wednesday through Friday, 1 to 5 p.m.

The society supports historic preservation of the heritage of the Pomona Valley. The Pomona Ebell Club was built in 1910 and moved to its present location at Holt and Caswell in 1922. The construction of the auditorium was completed in 1924. This facility has been available for receptions, parties and meetings for over a century.

 

THE FOLK MUSIC CENTER

MUSEUM AND STORE

220 Yale Ave., Claremont

www.folkmusiccenter.com • 624-2928

Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sundays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

On August 12, 1958, Charles and Dorothy Chase opened the Folk Music Center in Claremont. In 1976, the Folk Music Center Museum was incorporated as a nonprofit educational, cultural corporation. The museum has hundreds of rare and antique musical instruments and artifacts of cultures from around the world. The store offers instruments, CDs, books, toys and apparel. Appraisals of antique or vintage instruments available as well as repair and restoration of vintage American and instruments from around the world. Ongoing concerts, workshops, and classes are offered. Each year they present the Claremont Folk Festival.

 

PETTERSON MUSEUM OF INTERCULTURAL ART

730 Plymouth Rd., Claremont 

www.pilgrimplace.org • 399-5544

Hours: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 2 to 4 p.m. (special tours by appointment )

The museum’s mission is to promote intercultural and intergenerational understanding through the arts. To further that goal, it houses a collection of international fine art, folk art and material culture from around the world. Programs change constantly, check their website for the latest. The museum is seeking volunteer docents.

 

RAYMOND M. ALF MUSEUM OF PALEONTOLOGY

1175 W. Base Line Rd., Claremont (Webb Schools)

www.alfmuseum.org • 624-2798

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Closed from noon to 1 p.m.). Saturdays 1 to 4 p.m. September through May. Closed Saturdays, June through August. Admission: $3 per person, children 4 and under are free. Wednesday, free.

The only paleontology museum located on a high school campus in the nation, the museum features fossils of dinosaurs and mammals (footprints, track-ways and bones), leaf prints and petrified wood. Over 95 percent of the 70,000 fossils in the museum’s collection were unearthed by students and staff.

 

WALLY PARKS MOTORSPORTS MUSEUM

1101 W. McKinley Ave., Building 3A Pomona

www.nhra.com/museum • 622-2133

Hours: Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (except major holidays).

Housed at the LA County Fairplex, the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum offers a mix of artifacts, paintings, vintage automobiles and memorabilia chronicling more than 50 years of motorsports.

 

 

MUSIC:

 

CLAREMONT CHORALE

P.O. Box 489, Claremont, CA  91711

www.claremontchorale.org • 621-9782

The Claremont Chorale is a community chorus. The singers are selected by audition and committed to excellence in the performance of all types of music for chorus. It is an independent, entirely self-supporting nonprofit 501c (3) organization.

 

CLAREMONT COMMUNITY SCHOOL OF MUSIC

951 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont

www.claremontmusic.org • 624-3012

Hours: Monday through Friday, 1 to 6 p.m. Founded in 1970, The Claremont Community School of Music is a non-profit, nonsectarian, independent, co-educational organization that provides quality musical instruction regardless of age, ability, income or ethnic origin. Individual instruction on all instruments, including voice. Performance opportunities in student recitals and festivals. Member of the National Guild of Community Schools of the Arts. Need-based scholarships available.

 

CLAREMONT SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

P.O. Box 698, Claremont, CA 91711

www.claremontso.org

email: claremont.symphony.orchestra@gmail.com

The orchestra plays 5 free concerts annually, plus a Children’s Concert in Bridges Hall of Music, a summer concert at Memorial Park and an annual Messiah Sing-Along before Christmas. Sponsors the Claremont Youth Symphony Orchestra. All concerts are free and are held at Bridges Hall of Music.

 

CLAREMONT YOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

P.O. Box 698, Claremont, CA 91711

www.claremontso.org/cyso • 593-5620

Provides training and performance opportunities for school-aged musicians. Performs 2 formal concerts in spring and winter and other performances in the community. Sponsored by the Claremont Symphony Orchestra Association.

 

CLAREMONT YOUNG MUSICIANS ORCHESTRA

P.O. Box 722, Claremont, CA 91711 

www.cymo.org • 624-3614  

Ages 12-20. The Claremont Young Musicians Orchestra, founded in 1989, is a 90-member, advanced-level, full symphony orchestra comprised of musicians who attend public and private schools in southern California. Members are selected through an audition process in September for 2 full symphony orchestras, the CYMO and the Intermezzo Orchestra.

 

THE FOLK MUSIC CENTER

220 Yale Ave., Claremont Village

www.folkmusiccenter.com • 624-2928

Museum includes rare musical instruments with live performances scheduled regularly throughout the year. Open Mic night, the last Sunday of every month. Sign-up begins at 6 p.m.; performances run from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Admission is $1.

 

THE INLAND VALLEY YOUTH CHORALE

P.O. Box 805, Claremont, CA 91711

www.ivyc.org • email: choraleinfo@ivyc.org

Ages 4-18. The IVYC is a nonprofit organization, dependent on donations and tuition, and consists of auditioned members from the Inland Valley. The IVYC includes preparatory, apprentice and chamber choirs and music classes for children and youth. Programs offered at a reasonable rate. Donations are tax-deductible. Scholarships available. 

 

THE MICHAEL VARGAS CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC

238-1333 • www.facebook.com/vargasconservatoryofmusic

Piano lessons for all ages with a “fun learning approach to inspires and motivate.” Intermediates improve your music theory and enhance your technique.

 

MOULTRIE ACADEMY OF MUSIC, VOICE AND DANCE

405 W. Foothill Blvd, Suite 201, Claremont

in the Old School House

www.moultrieacademy.com • 241-7480

For aspiring professionals or just for the joy of learning, the academy offers training in voice, music and dance. Since 1980, the women-owned and run organization has been an inspiration to many well-known artists who have achieved popularity in their fields.

 

MOUNTAINSIDE MASTER CHORALE

P.O. Box 1016, Upland, CA 91785 • 510-6699

www.mountainsidemasterchorale.org

The Mountainside Master Chorale season features performances in December, March and June with a wide diversity of musical styles. The chorale is made up of approximately 90 local adult singers.

 

THEATERS:

 

BALCH AUDITORIUM AT  SCRIPPS

1030 Columbia Ave., Claremont • 621-8155

The public is invited to all events. Free, no tickets required, unless noted.

 

BRIDGES HALL OF MUSIC AT POMONA COLLEGE

150 E. Fourth St., Claremont • 621-8155

The public is invited to all events, which are free, unless noted.

 

CANDLELIGHT PAVILION DINNER THEATER

455 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont

www.candlelightpavilion.com • 626-1254

Box office hours: Monday through Wednesday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday, Friday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Showtimes: Thursday, Friday, Saturday dinner—Seating at 6 p.m., curtain at 8:15 p.m. Saturday, Sunday luncheon—Seating at 11 a.m., curtain at 12:45 p.m. Sunday evenings—Dinner seating 5 p.m., curtain at 7:15 p.m.

Musicals to suit everyone, “babies to baby boomers, yuppies to young at heart.” Many selections allow you to pick and choose your perfect season.

 

GARRISON THEATER AT SCRIPPS COLLEGE

231 E. Tenth St., Claremont

www.scrippscollege.edu • 621-8187

Garrison Theater is owned by Scripps College and is inside the Scripps College Performing Arts Center. The 700-seat theater is the permanent performance space for the Claremont Concert Orchestra and Concert Choir.

 

GROVE THEATER OF UPLAND

276 E. 9th St., Upland

www.grovetheater.com • 920-4343

Located in Old Town Upland, the 831-seat deco-style Grove Theatre presents family-oriented plays and offers instruction in tap, ballet, jazz, musical theater, voice lessons, group and private classes, and children’s acting workshop.

 

LEWIS PLAYHOUSE, VICTORIA GARDENS

12505 Cultural Center Dr., Rancho Cucamonga

www.vgculturalcenter.com • 877-858-8422

Box office hours: Monday through Thursday and Sunday, noon to 6 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Family-friendly plays performed by the Main Street Theatre Company. An integral relationship with regional school districts is demonstrated through school-only performances, interactive field trips and curriculum resources for teachers.

 

ANIMAL SHELTERS:

HELPING OUT PETS EVERYDAY (HOPE)

800-811-4285 www.helpingoutpetseveryday.com

Margaret Coffman, President

A group of volunteers who rescue dogs/cats from the Upland Animal Shelter and foster them in private homes or rescue organizations until a qualified adoptee can be found. A non-profit, HOPE raises funds to help shelter animals with medical treatment and supplies not funded by the shelter.  

 

INLAND VALLEY HUMANE SOCIETY/SPCA

500 Humane Way, Pomona 91766

www.ivhsspca.org • 623-9777

Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Closed on most major holidays. Kennel opens at 10 a.m.

Since 1949, IVHS promotes awareness and educates the public about its responsibility for all living creatures. Dedicated to giving shelter and medical care to unwanted, abandoned and injured animals and preventing animal cruelty. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old and are always needed.

 

THE CITY OF RANCHO CUCAMONGA ANIMAL CARE & ADOPTION CENTER

11780 Arrow Rte., Rancho Cucamonga

466-PETS (7387) • Volunteer 466-7387 ext. 2075

www.rcpets.info

Hours: Monday-Friday, 1 to 7 p.m.;

Saturday, Sunday, noon to 6 p.m.

Pet adoptions, pet care information, microchipping, spay/neuter information and dog licensing. It also accepts pets surrendered by their owners and houses “found” pets. The Adoption Center hosts low-cost vaccination clinics once a month. Bring all dogs on leashes and cats in carriers. Volunteers needed.

 

UPLAND ANIMAL SHELTER

1275 San Bernardino Rd., Upland • 931-4185  

www.ci.upland.ca.us (click on Animal Services)

Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Friday, noon to 5:30 p.m.; Wednesday, Thursday, noon to 7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The Upland Animal Shelter impounds stray and homeless animals found in the community. The city of Upland manager’s office oversees day-to-day operations. This is not a no-kill facility; every opportunity is taken prior to euthanasia to find the owner, adopt out, or secure rescue by a breed-specific organization. Microchipping free to Upland residents, $20 for residents of surrounding communities. Upland residents can take advantage of a low cost rabies vaccination clinic. Call for hours.

 

WEST END SHELTER FOR ANIMALS

1010 E. Mission Blvd., Ontario 91761

www.westendshelter.com • 947-3517

Hours: Thursday-Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

This is a non-profit, no-kill center that places dogs and cats in loving homes. Donations and volunteers always needed. Help walk and socialize the dogs, pet the cats and care for the kittens, answer phones and do fundraising for the shelter.

 

 

CEMETERIES:

 

OAK PARK CEMETERY

410 Sycamore Ave., Claremont 

www.ci.claremont.ca.us • 399-5487

Office hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 12 noon.

Visiting hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Oak Park Cemetery is owned and operated by the city of Claremont. For well over 100 years, Oak Park Cemetery has provided a time honored way to remember your loved ones. Oak Park Cemetery is a safe, secure and very affordable park live atmosphere to memorialize those you love.

 

FRIENDS OF THE OAK PARK CEMETERY

410 Sycamore Ave., Claremont  • 399-5487

As an independent nonprofit organization, the Friends of Oak Park Cemetery raises funds through membership donations and occasional special events in order to finance amenities and improvements at Oak Park Cemetery. The board of directors meets the first Monday of each month at the cemetery office.

 

POMONA VALLEY MEMORIAL PARK

502 E. Franklin Ave., Pomona

www.pomonacemetery.com • 622-2029

Private, non-profit association serving all faiths since 1876. Ground burial or interment, crypt entombment, columbariums for urn placement, pre-need arrangements. Hours: Cemetery grounds, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Mausoleum is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.

 

COMMUNITY OUTREACH:

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY

East San Gabriel Valley Unit

915 N. Grand Ave., Covina 91723 • 626-966-9994

24-hour assistance: 800-227-2345

www.cancer.org

Offers free educational programs and services, including information, guidance and transportation. Speakers, information pamphlets and support groups available. Provides free patient services for cancer patients and their families. Sponsors Great American Smoke Out in November and Relay for Life in May. Volunteers needed year-round for education, fundraising and patient service events.

 

AMERICAN RED CROSS—Claremont Chapter

2065 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont

www.claremontredcross.org • 624-0074

Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The American Red Cross, led by volunteers, provides relief to victims of disasters and helps people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. The Claremont Chapter has provided services to the residents of Claremont and neighboring communities since 1917. The Chapter relies on contributions of time and money to deliver its services. Volunteers help with blood drives, blood pressure screening and staffing first aid stations at community events.

 

ASSISTANCE LEAGUE OF POMONA VALLEY

693 N. Palomares St., Pomona

Dental Center, 629-6142

Operation School Bell,  629-7007

www.alpv.org

The League operates a center providing services for children whose families cannot afford dental care. The league also sponsors the Operation School Bell program, providing school clothing for children in need and a Christmas program that reaches many families each year. The Assistance League produces Assault Survivor Kits, as well as the Cubs for Kids distribution that gives teddy bears to children experiencing trauma. Volunteers and clothing are needed.

 

CHILDREN’S FUND

Claremont/West End Auxiliary

P.O. Box 134, Claremont, 91711

Contact: Charlene Betts 624-5781

Co-presidents 2012-2013: Lu Ehresman, 624-4471 and Deanna Bush, 626-9899.

For the past 25 years, Children’s Fund has served as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to providing safety-net support for at-rsk, abused, neglected, impoverished and abandoned children in our communities. Donations provide direct assistance through social workers and case workers, providing items such as food, clothing, beds, shelter, medical and dental services.

Claremont/West End Auxiliary has local fundraising activities (annual tour of outstanding homes, 4 Victorian teas, and a day at the races.) Members volunteer to help staff Claremont community events (Village Venture, Relay for Life, etc.) and the Auxiliary is a member of the Claremont Chamber of Commerce.

 

CLAREMONT COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

205 Yale Ave., Claremont 

www.claremontfoundation.org • 398-1060

A private non-profit organization, the Foundation serves the long-term philanthropic needs of the community. The Foundation accepts tax-deductible gifts from individuals, businesses, and other organizations seeking to maximize their long-term philanthropic impact and offers opportunities for those who wish to “give back” to the community a meaningful contribution of time, energy, and talent. Since 1989, the Foundation has awarded grants to more than 100 programs and projects.

 

CROSSROADS, INC.

P.O. Box 15, Claremont • 626-7847

www.crossroadswomen.org

Executive director:

Sister Terry Dodge, SSL

Provides housing, education, support and counseling in a home-like environment for women who have been incarcerated, helping to empower women to take control of their lives and step out of the revolving door of prison and jail. Crossroads, Inc. is an ecumenically supported, private, non-profit corporation. It is funded in part by local churches, businesses, and individuals who volunteer their time and resources.

 

ECONOMY SHOP

325 W. First St., Claremont • 626-7334

Hours: Wednesday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Closed mid-June through August.

This all volunteer non-profit thrift store raises funds through the sale of donated clothing, small household items, books and toys. Profits are granted to local charities. Contact Norm Bortscheller.

 

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

Pomona Valley Affiliate

2111 Bonita Ave., La Verne 91750

596-7098 x. 3 • www.habitatpv.org

Pomona Valley Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit, non-denominational, Christian housing ministry that partners with community organizations, city officials, businesses, volunteers, and prospective homeowners to help provide decent, safe and affordable housing for low-income residents in the West Inland Empire and East San Gabriel Valley. Volunteers needed.

 

HOUSE OF RUTH

P.O. Box 459, Claremont • 623-4364

24-hour hotline: 988-5559

www.houseofruthinc.org

House of Ruth’s mission is to assist women and children victimized by domestic violence by providing shelter, programs, opportunity and education and to contribute to social change through intervention, prevention programs and community awareness. All services are confidential and free of charge.

 

THE INDEPENDENT LIVING CENTER

109 S. Spring St., Claremont • 621-6722

www.ilc-clar.org

The Independent Living Center represents more than 150,000 individuals with disabilities living in the East San Gabriel Valley. Independent Living provides attendant care referrals, housing assistance, interpreter services for the deaf and hard-of-hearing, peer counseling advocacy, speakers’ bureau, quarterly independent living skills workshops and disability awareness training. 

 

INLAND FAIR HOUSING AND MEDIATION BOARD

60 E. 9th St., Ste. 100, Upland 91786

984-2254 • 800-321-0911

www.inmedbd.com

Serving San Bernardino County, the IFHMB helps to educate the community about their rights and responsibilities under fair housing laws. IFHMB offers landlord-tenant mediation, reverse equity counseling, senior services such as conflict resolution and first-time homebuyer’s assistance. Volunteers are needed for mediation, office work, working with landlords and tenants, as well as in the senior services departments.

 

INLAND VALLEY HOPE PARTNERS

660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont • 621-2400

in the Joslyn Center annex

Hours:?Tuesday and Thursday, 2 to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 to 10 a.m.

The mission of the Inland Valley Hope Partners, a collaboration of churches, individuals, businesses and community groups, is to ensure the empowerment of people in need, by providing food, shelter and supportive services. Volunteers are needed to provide help with the emergency shelter, food security program, in the office, and as driver/companions.

 

NATIONAL ALLIANCE FOR THE MENTALLY ILL/POMONA VALLEY

NAMI - Claremont, CA 

Helpline: 399-0305

www.namicalifornia.org

Founded in 1979, NAMI is dedicated to the eradication of mental illness and to the improvement of the quality of life of all whose lives are affected by these diseases. Call the helpline for information about crisis intervention, treatment and recovery programs, plus family-support services. As a grassroots organization, NAMI relies on volunteers at all levels of the organization.

 

POMONA VALLEY WORKSHOP

4650 Brooks St., Montclair

www.pvwonline.org • 624-3555

Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

PVW provides services to residents of eastern L.A. County and western San Bernardino County. PVW provides traditional and innovative rehabilitation services and works cooperatively with the Department of Rehabilitation and the Regional Centers for the Developmentally Disabled, the Los Angeles and San Bernardino County Schools, and private rehabilitation agencies. Volunteers needed.

 

PROJECT SISTER

P.O. Box 1369, Pomona, 91769

Hotlines: 626-4357 (bilingual)

800-656-HOPE (4673) • 626-966-4155

Business Office: 623-1619 or 626-915-2535

www.projectsister.org

Project SISTER is a nonprofit agency providing services to the women, children and male survivors of sexual assault and abuse, and their families in the East San Gabriel and Inland Valleys. Project SISTER works with local law enforcement, district attorneys, courts, hospitals and healthcare providers, schools, churches and other groups and agencies. Resources include 24-hour hotline; hospital, court and police accompaniments; counseling; community education; child abuse education; rape prevention programs for seniors; prevention programs in secondary schools and colleges, focusing on date and acquaintance rape and sexual harassment; self-defense classes; information and referrals; and programs for high-risk youth. Volunteers always needed.

 

LEARNING ALLY (FORMERLY?RECORDING FOR THE BLIND & DYSLEXIC

1844 W. 11th St., Unit C, Upland

www.learningally.org • 949-4316 • 800-732-8398

Tours of the facility are held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m.

A nonprofit volunteer organization serving people who cannot effectively read standard print because of visual impairment, dyslexia or other disability. Providing digital textbooks, educational and professional materials on CD and other formats. Volunteers needed in all areas of recording production, administrative assistance and outreach.

 

SHOES THAT FIT

1420 N. Claremont Blvd., Suite 204-A, Claremont

482-0050 • 888-715-4333

www.shoesthatfit.org • email: info@shoesthatfit.org

Claremont-based Shoes That Fit provides new shoes to children in need so they can attend school in comfort and with dignity, better prepared to learn and play. Volunteer sponsor groups are matched with local schools. School staff identifies and measures children most in need of new shoes and the sponsoring group purchases the exact shoe size that each child needs. All donations are tax deductible. Volunteers needed and donations always welcome.

 

UNCOMMON GOOD

211 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont, CA 91711. (909) 625-2248. www.uncommongood.org

Uncommon Good is a nonprofit community development corporation that works to create communities in which all have access to a quality education, healthcare, jobs, healthy food and a sustainable environment. It helps underprivileged students succeed in school and go to college through mentoring, tutoring, social services and educational enrichment programming. It creates urban farms to employ and feed the hungry. It supports young doctors, dentists, pharmacists and optometrist who serve the poor. It models sustainable building through the first-of-its-kind-in-the-world green building, the Whole Earth Building. Volunteers are needed to mentor or tutor children.

 

HISTORIC SOCIETIES:

 

CLAREMONT HERITAGE, INC.

Garner House, Memorial Park

840 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont • 621-0848  

Mailing: P.O. Box 742, Claremont, CA 91711

www.claremontheritage.org

Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Claremont Heritage is a non-profit membership organization devoted to preserving the historic character of Claremont through research, education and advocacy. Heritage works with the city to guarantee appropriate design changes to historic structures, neighborhoods, landscapes, sites and monuments. Heritage preserves and displays memorabilia and information relating to the history of Claremont and maintains a local history reference library and gift shop in the Garner House. Programs include walking tours, slide shows, lectures, workshops, home tours, newsletters, and school presentations. Membership open to everyone. Volunteers welcomed.

 

HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF POMONA VALLEY, INC.

POMONA EBELL MUSEUM OF HISTORY

585 E. Holt Ave., Pomona • 623-2198

www.pomonahistorical.org

Dedicated to the historical preservation of the Pomona Valley for present and future generations. Maintains and operates the Palomares Adobe (491 E. Arrow Hwy.) and the La Casa Primera de Rancho San Jose (1569 N. Park Ave.) and the Pomona Ebell Museum of History (585 E. Holt Ave.) which is available for rental through the Historical Society.

 

LIBRARIES:

CLAREMONT PUBLIC LIBRARY 

208 N Harvard Ave., Claremont

www.libraries.claremont.edu  • 621-4902

Hours: Tuesday-Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday, Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Monday and all major holidays.

The Claremont Library is a member of the County of Los Angeles Library System. Resources include books, magazines, pamphlets, paperbacks, video cassettes, compact discs, business and consumer directories, maps, microfilm, music scores, large-print materials. Children’s programs, community meeting rooms, tax forms, computers and copy machine available. Driver’s license and proof of current address are necessary for a library card. Children may obtain a library card with parental permission.

 

FRIENDS OF THE CLAREMONT LIBRARY

208 N Harvard Ave., Claremont

www.colapublib.org • 621-4902

To focus attention and promote awareness of the Library within the community. Activities supporting the Library, including volunteering, sponsoring programs, providing refreshments at library events, holding book sales and ongoing book sales during regular library hours and the Annual Adult Spelling Bee.

 

 

THE LIBRARIES OF THE CLAREMONT COLLEGES

voxlibris.claremont.edu

Although the primary function of these libraries is to serve the teaching and research needs of the Claremont Colleges, access to the general public is available. Hours may vary, so check the individual websites for up-to-date information.

 

ELLA STRONG DENISON LIBRARY

Scripps College

1090 Columbia Ave., Claremont • 607-3941

www.libraries.claremont.edu/Denison

Denison Library collects books, journals and other material in the fine arts and interdisciplinary humanities. Denison offers unique research opportunities using original and special materials to students as well as to the wider scholarly community.

 

HONNOLD/MUDD LIBRARY

800 N. Dartmouth Ave., Claremont • 621-8150

www.libraries.claremont.edu/

honnoldmudd

Collections in the social sciences and humanities, Asian Studies, and an extensive United States government depository. Archives of the Claremont Colleges and local and regional history collections.

 

POMONA PUBLIC LIBRARY

625 S. Garey Ave., Pomona 91766 • 620-2043

www.youseemore.com/pomona

Hours: Tuesday-Thursday, noon to 8:30 p.m.; Friday, Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Closed Sunday, Monday and major holidays.

Resources include adult’s and children’s books, magazines, paperbacks, large print materials, unabridged audio-books, extensive reference and genealogy collection, microfilm copies of newspapers dating back to the 19th century and special collections of historic photographs, orange crate labels, Laura Ingalls Wilder memorabilia and an international doll collection. Services include public computers, adult and family literacy programs, children’s story hour programs and free children’s Dial-A-Story at 620-2046.

 

FRIENDS OF THE POMONA LIBRARY

P.O. Box 2271, Pomona 91769

455-3520  www.youseemore.com/pomona

A nonprofit organization formed in 1955, it serves to build community enrichment programs, including Book Talk Study Group. Its goal is to focus attention on library services and to provide financial and personal involvement for library programs and equipment not budgeted by public funds.

 

GEORGE G. STONE CENTER FOR

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

740 N. College Ave., Claremont

www.cgu.edu/stonecenter • 607-3670

Hours vary per season, call for information.

The George G. Stone Center for Children’s Books is the library of the Claremont Graduate University’s School of Educational Studies. In addition to its circulating collection of more than 20,000 trade books for young people, the center has a noncirculating collection of historically significant children’s literature and reference materials on children’s books and their use in classrooms. The collection is available to students, faculty, and staff of the Claremont Colleges. Interested persons may support the center by becoming members of the Friends of the Stone Library

 

UPLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY

450 N. Euclid Ave., Upland

931-4200 • www.uplandpl.lib.ca.us

Hours: Monday-Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, 1-5 p.m. Closed Friday.

Providing information resources and services for the intellectual, educational and cultural enrichment of the community. The Children’s Department places special emphasis on stimulating young children’s interest and appreciation for reading and learning with program such as Story Time and Paw Pals. The library relies on volunteers.

 

FRIENDS OF THE UPLAND LIBRARY

c/o Public Library, 460 N. Euclid Ave., Upland 91786 • 931-4200

www.uplandpl.lib.ca.us

Foster closer relations between the library and local citizens to help stimulate increased financial support of the library. Raises funds to purchase items for the library and supply needs not met by taxes. Some revenue is generated through sales at the Book Cellar, which is open Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Volunteers who can commit regular weekly hours are needed.

 

PARTISAN & NON-PARTISAN POLITICS:

 

ACTIVE CLAREMONT

P.O. Box 841, Claremont, CA 97111

www.activeclaremont.org • 624-4796

Advocates communication and understanding between Claremont citizens and local government, promotes public awareness of and interest in local issues and encourages volunteerism in the community. Active Claremont does not endorse candidates or ballot measures. Participation with the Crossroads/Salvation Army, Adopt-a-Roadway and Inland Valley Hope Partners Beta Center. 

 

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL USA Group 305

644 Rockford Dr., Claremont

Andy Zanella, 624-0592

www.aiusa.org

Meetings: 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month, Porter Hall, Pilgrim Place, 7:30 p.m.

Founded in 1961, AI works impartially for the release of all prisoners of conscience, fair and prompt trials for political prisoners, and an end to torture and executions. Group 305 is one of many local affiliates of Amnesty International USA, which in turn is the United States national section of the worldwide Amnesty International movement.

 

DEMOCRATIC CLUB OF CLAREMONT

P.O. Box 1201, Claremont, CA 91711 • 632-1516

www.claremontdems.org

Our purpose is to elect Democrats and influence their policies, to educate members and the public on policy issues and to provide a satisfying social experience for participants. We have monthly newsletters, meetings and luncheons, except for July and August. We staff booths at Earth Day, July 4 and Village Venture.  We have a Sunday table during the Farmers Market. More information can be found on our website and via email. Those interested can ask, through the website or by calling, to be included on our emailing list.

 

MOUNTAIN VIEW REPUBLICAN CLUB

P.O. Box 531, La?Verne 91750

mvgop.wordpress.com

The mission and purpose of the Mountain View Republican Club is to promote and support the Republican Party, its ideals and principles, and Republican candidates in the San Gabriel Valley and its neighboring communities through registering Republican voters, providing assistance, education and information to Republican voters, and coordinating and executing local Republican campaigns and fundraising.

 

LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF THE CLAREMONT AREA

P.O. Box 1532, Claremont 91711

624-9457

Email: info@claremont.ca.lwvnet.org

www.claremont.ca.lwvnet.org

Monthly newsletter.

Serving the people of Alta Loma, Chino, Chino Hills, Claremont, Diamond Bar, Glendora, La Verne, Montclair, Ontario, Pomona, Rancho Cucamonga, San Dimas, and Upland. The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging the informed and active participation of citizens in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy.

 

PEACE WITH JUSTICE CENTER OF THE

POMONA VALLEY

Church of the Brethren, 2425 E St., La Verne 91750

Email: mail@peacewithjusticecenter.net

PWJC is a 501(c) 3 organization. All members are volunteers who share both their time and talents for the betterment of our earthly community.

 

RECYCLING:

 

CITY OF CLAREMONT

RESIDENTIAL RECYCLING CENTER

Southeast corner of Bonita and Berkeley Avenues.

399-5431

Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 2-5 p.m., Saturday, 8 a.m. to noon.

Residents can drop off paper, cardboard, glass, plastic, metal and aluminum. Please do not discard household hazardous waste such as used motor oil or large household items such as furniture at the center. 

 

CITY OF CLAREMONT RESIDENTIAL REFUSE/RECYCLING COLLECTION

Call to schedule service: 399-5431

The city’s Community Services Department provides trash collection and recycling services to all residents and businesses in Claremont. Call to schedule curbside collection for used motor oil/filters or to schedule a bulk item pickup. Recycled motor oil can also be dropped off at Connie and Dick’s Automotive, 150 Olive St., 626-5653. For information about disposing of household hazardous waste such as paint, anti-freeze, auto batteries, pesticides, etc., contact 1-888 CLEAN LA.

 

UPLAND CITY YARD

1370 N. Benson Ave., Upland

931-4343

Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Saturdays 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Free mulch made from green waste collected throughout the city is available on last Saturdays of HHW collection to Upland residents.

 

SPECIAL INTEREST:

 

CLAREMONT FORUM

Thoreau Bookstore

586 W. 1st St., Claremont • 626-3066

www.claremontforum.org

Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call for Saturday hours; Closed Sunday.

The Claremont Forum is a non-profit community center that enriches lives through the following programs: The Prison Library Project, which sends books and resource lists to individuals and libraries in prisons, recovery centers and women’s shelters throughout the country, sponsors the Claremont Farmer’s and Artisan’s Market, every Sunday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., on Second Street and Indian Hill Boulevard. The Thoreau Bookstore is a used bookstore managed by volunteers and proceeds help support the Claremont Forum projects and events. Volunteers always needed.

 

CLAREMONT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

205 Yale Ave., Claremont

www.claremontchamber.org • 624-1681

The Claremont Chamber of Commerce provides leadership in serving the interest of business, promotes the inter-relationship between business and community, and encourages business participation with civic and educational organizations and programs in Claremont. Participatory events sponsored by the Chamber are: Village Venture, the Claremont Chamber of Commerce Education Classic Golf Tournament, the Annual Business Awards Banquet, monthly networking breakfast meetings, bimonthly Chamber mixers, bimonthly Ladies Luncheon, and economic development committee meetings.

 

VILLAGE MARKETING GROUP

141 Harvard Ave. #C, Claremont

www.villageclaremont.com • 621-4363

The VMG is a group of Claremont Village merchants whose purpose is to market and promote awareness of the Village, bringing members of the community and surrounding area into the Village and Village West. VMG sponsors annual events such as Welcome to College events for parents and students, First Friday Art Walk, concerts at the Holiday Promenade, the annual Vintage Village Wine Walk, as well as supporting 2 Shoes That Fit events. The group also participates in Shop and Dine events.

 

COMMUNITY FRIENDS OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

c/o International Place of the Claremont Colleges

390 E. Ninth St., Claremont

621-8344 • iplace.claremont.edu

To increase international and multicultural understanding and friendship by bringing together the Claremont community and students from more than 80 countries who are attending the Claremont Colleges. Members host and assist international graduate and undergraduate students; coordinate a variety of social and educational programs; co-sponsor the Spring International Festival and the International Banquet in November; and help fund the programs and services of International Place.

 

CURTAIN RAISERS OF THE CLAREMONT COLLEGES

300 E. Bonita Ave, Claremont

621-8186

The Curtain Raisers of The Claremont Colleges was organized in 1963 to present entertaining and informative programs for its membership, to distribute scholarships for theater students who wish to participate in summer enrichment activities, and to encourage community participation and support of theater-oriented endeavors at The Claremont Colleges and in the greater community.

 

KIWANIS CLUB OF CLAREMONT

915-C W. Foothill Blvd. #399, Claremont • Billing address: 1674 Chattanooga Ct, Claremont

Meetings: Thursday, 12:10 p.m. at St Ambrose Church, 830 W Bonita Ave., Claremont

621-5011• 596-4955

www.claremontkiwanis.org

Founded in 1915, Kiwanis International is an organization of service and community-minded individuals unified in their belief that children and their communities benefit from the efforts of a proficient group of caring and involved volunteers. Worldwide, Kiwanis is committed to eliminating the effects of iodine deficiency disorders (IDD), the world’s leading preventable cause of mental retardation.

 

ROTARY INTERNATIONAL

Rotary is a worldwide organization of business and professional leaders that provides humanitarian service, encourages high ethical standards in all vocations, and helps build goodwill and peace in the world. Members of a Rotary club are part of a diverse group of professional leaders working to address various community and international service needs and to promote peace and understanding throughout the world.

 

ROTARY CLUB OF CLAREMONT

PO Box 357, Claremont, CA 91711

www.claremontrotary.org

624-3377

Meetings: Fridays, 12:10 p.m.

 

CLAREMONT SUNRISE ROTARY CLUB

PO Box 373, Claremont, CA 91711

www.claremontsunriserotary.org

Meetings: Wednesdays, 7:15 a.m.

St. Ambrose Church, 830 Bonita Ave., Claremont 

 

REMBRANDT CLUB

621-8283

museuminfo@pomona.edu

Email: steve.comba@pomona.edu

Founded in 1905, the Rembrandt Club of Pomona College sponsors monthly lectures and teas, excursions to area museums and collections and a variety of events, supporting the museum through funding for publications and programs. New members are welcome.

 

SUSTAINABLE?CLAREMONT

P.O. Box, 1502, Claremont • 399-5486

www.sustainableclaremont.org

email: info@SustainableClaremont.org

Sustainable Claremont is a nonprofit organization that engages people in education and action to create a more sustainable community—environmentally, economically and socially.  Members, both individuals and other organizations, work closely with one another and with the city on projects such as energy and water conservation, school programs, drought tolerant landscaping, a garden club and habitat protection.  Monthly Sustainability Dialogs are open to the public, and monthly Demystifying Sustainability articles are published in the COURIER. New members and suggestions for cooperative projects are always welcome. Our membership includes both individuals and organizations. Join us and become an active partner on an issue that interests you or to support what we do. Follow Sustainable Claremont on Facebook at facebook.com/sustainableclaremont and on Twitter @GreenClaremont

 

CHERP

The Claremont Home Energy Retrofit Project is a highly successful Sustainable Claremont program that encourages homeowners to conserve energy, make homes more comfortable and reduce utility bills through whole-house energy efficiency improvements.

 

UNIVERSITY CLUB OF CLAREMONT

P.O. Box 700, Claremont, CA 91711

unversityclubofclaremont.org • 621-4350

Meetings: Every Tuesday at 11:30 a.m., Hughes Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont.

The University Club provides intellectually stimulating programs each week, promoting education, fellowship and open discussion. The club also awards grants and scholarships to schools and community organizations.

 

TRANSPORTATION:

 

DIAL-A-RIDE

To schedule a ride 623-0183 or TDD 868-0611

Pomona Valley Transportation Authority 596-7664

Claremont Community Services Dept. • 399-5431.

www.ci.claremont.ca.us

Hours: Monday-Friday, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Seniors, disabled persons and children under age 16 can travel 24 hours per day, 7 days a week.

Fares: General public $1.25; senior (60+) and disabled $.75; book of 12 tickets (seniors and disabled) $9; book of 10 tickets (general public) $12.50; pre-scheduled group (6+ Service), cost per rider $.75.

Claremont Dial-a-Ride service is available within the Claremont borders and travels to the medical facilities in the Pomona Valley Medical Center area, to the Montclair Plaza, and Montclair Trans Center. Dial-a-Ride offers transfers to Foothill Transit and to the Metrolink. Call Dial-a-Ride at least one hour before desired pick-up time. Pickups will be made within 45 minutes of your request. Allow 30 minutes of travel time to get to your destination, as the vehicle may pick up other passengers en route. Drivers cannot make change, so please have the exact fare.

 

FOOTHILL TRANSIT

Claremont Depot

200 W. First St., Claremont

(800) RIDE-INFO • www.foothilltransit.org

Offers more than 30 different bus routes in the San Gabriel/Pomona Valley. Offers express service to downtown Los Angeles and Pasadena from Claremont; service from the Metrolink station and from local park-and-ride lots. Call for full information on routes and scheduling.

Fees: Base fare is $1 for adults and students; .50 cents for seniors and disabled; under 5 years old free. A 31-day pass is $66 for adults, $20 for seniors 62 and older, and disabled, $30 for students through grade 12 and for full-time college students with ID. Plan your route on the website.

 

 

PRE-SCHOOL AND CHILDCARE:

 

CLAREMONT BAPTIST NURSERY SCHOOL

472 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont • 624-8893

Ages 2 to 4 years

Monday-Friday, day care: 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. School: 9 a.m. to noon. Program runs September through July.

Our goal is to meet the individual child’s needs at their present stage of development. We will plan our program in a way that will help children develop their mental, physical, emotional and social potential for success in later school years. A happy, loving Christian environment in which children may grow. Reading readiness activities, small group instruction, creative play.

 

CLAREMONT PRESBYTERIAN CHILDREN’S CENTER

1111 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont

www.claremontpcc.org • 626-6261

Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Claremont Presbyterian Children’s Center is a fully accredited day care center serving children ages 6 weeks through 5 years.

 

CLAREMONT UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER (UCC)

233 W. Harrison Ave., Claremont

www.claremontucc.org • 624-2916

Ages 3 months to 5 years

Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Age-appropriate developmental program offered through hands-on experiences. Parent participation is encouraged. Accredited through the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs.

 

CLAREMONT UNITED METHODIST THE PRESCHOOL

215 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont

www.claremontpreschool.org • 624-8223

Ages 2 to 5 years

Part day, 9 a.m. to noon; extended day, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; full day, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Classrooms that encourage exploration, choice, discovery, and learning through play. NAEYC accredited. Parent participation.

 

FAIRPLEX CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER

1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona

623-3899

www.fairplex.com//fp/company/cdc/index.asp

The Child Development Center at Fairplex is supported by the University of La Verne and the Los Angeles County Fair Association and provides a variety of childcare and developmentally appropriate experiences for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. The center serves families of varying income levels and needs, including children with disabilities.

 

INTERNATIONAL MONTESSORI PRESCHOOL

211 E. Arrow Hwy., Claremont

www.intlmontessorischool.com • 399-9222

Ages 2 to 6 years

Full-time school and day care: Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; School hours 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The Montessori method combines a specialized teaching style with specifically designed materials to unlock each child’s natural motivation to learn. Montessori creates an environment in which the teacher plays the role of facilitator as each child satisfies his or her own inherent urge to learn and develop.

 

KIDDIE ACADEMY OF CLAREMONT

663 E. Foothill Blvd., Claremont

www.educationaldaycare.kiddieacademy.com/claremont • 621-5112

Ages 6 weeks to 12 years

Monday-Friday, 6 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

An open atmosphere and academic curriculum has been helping families for years by providing a nurturing, qualified teaching staff and variety of activities and educational advantages in a safe, fully equipped facility.

 

SEEDLING SCHOOL

1035 W. Harrison Ave., Claremont

www.foothillcds.org/seedling • 445-1235

Ages 3 to 5 years

Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Part of Foothill Country Day, The Seedling School seeks to stimulate and encourage diversity of thought among children and strives to develop character by teaching social skills, citizenship and moral values. 

 

TEMPLE BETH ISRAEL

PRESCHOOL AND DAY CARE

3033 N. Towne Ave., Pomona

626-6937

www.tbipomona.org/study/preschool

Ages 2 to 5 years

Morning Preschool and Daycare are open Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Morning preschool program, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Temple Beth Israel Preschool provides a nurturing environment supporting children in their effort to establish their self-identity, self-esteem and growing desire for independence within the context of Reform Judaism. Temple Beth Preschool follows the guidelines of the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

 

YMCA OF POMONA VALLEY

Central Branch After School Child Care

350 N. Garey Ave., Pomona

www.pomonaymca.org • 623-6433

Infant care: 6 months-1 year. Toddler care:?2-5 years.

Built in 1922 on the former site of the Palomares Hotel, the YMCA of Pomona Valley offers after school child care, day camp, gymnastics, Kid’s Club, gym/swim, adventure and fitness clubs, youth and government.

 

ELEMENTARY, MIDDLE SCHOOLS, HIGH SCHOOLS, TUTORING:

 

CARDEN ARBOR VIEW SCHOOL

1530 N. San Antonio Ave., Upland

www.cardenarborview.org  982-9919

Ages 5 to 14 years, K-8

School year, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Summer school/camp, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Before and after care, 6:45 a.m. to 6 p.m.

CAVS is an independent, non-profit, non-sectarian school. Accredited by the California Association of Independent Schools, the school has served children in kindergarten through 8th grade since 1981.

 

THE CHILDREN’S SCHOOL AT CMC

654 E. Sixth St., Claremont

www.cmc.edu/childrensschool • 621-8086

Ages 2 to 8 years

Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Children’s School at Claremont McKenna provides a language based, developmentally appropriate program for children from the college community and community at large. The school offers programs that include activities in language, art, science, math, cooking, dramatic play, music and movement.

 

CLASP (Claremont After-School Programs, Inc.)

204-0127 • www.clasp4kids.org

CLASP, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that offers after-school homework help, recreation and enrichment on 3 afternoons a week to children in grades K-6, who attend the Claremont Unified School District.

 

Claremont Presbyterian Church

1111 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont

Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 3 to 5 p.m., grades 3-6.

 

Claremont Village Apartments (Community Room)

965 W. Arrow Hwy., Claremont

Hours: Monday-Wednesday, 3:15 to 5:15 p.m., grades K-6.

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

1700 N. Towne

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