Show your holiday spirit by crafting your own grapevine wreath decorated with fresh-cut California native plants from California's native garden. Learn how to make a beautiful, fragrant holiday wreath for your home or to give as a gift on Saturday, December 12 at 9 a.m. or 1 p.m. All materials for one wreath are included in class fee. Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont. (909) 625-8767.
The Claremont Village will transform into a holiday wonderland at the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony from 5 to 8 p.m. tonight. City staff invites everyone to an evening filled with live music, festive storefronts, a magnificent tree lighting ceremony and more. Parents are encouraged to bring a camera to snap a photo of their little ones with Santa and Mrs. Claus in front of city hall from 5 to 6 p.m. and again from 7 to 8 p.m. The actual tree lighting will take place at 6 p.m. at The Depot. The Holiday Promenade will include live entertainment from the Swing Cats Big Band, Moultrie Academy, 210 Sax Quartet and holiday carolers strolling the Village streets. Be sure to visit the Packing House for hot cocoa and enjoy a variety of entertainment and activities from 5 to 9 p.m.
The Claremont Village will transform into a holiday wonderland at the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, December 4. Guests are invited to an evening filled with live music, festive storefronts, a magnificent tree lighting ceremony and more. Parents are encouraged to bring a camera to snap a photo of their little ones with Santa and Mrs. Claus. The event will include live entertainment and holiday carolers strolling the Village streets. Be sure to visit the Packing House for free hot cocoa and enjoy a variety of entertainment and activities. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
A fast-moving storm brought more snow to higher elevations around Mt. Baldy earlier this week. Wind gusts also hit upwards of 25-30 mph around the Claremont area, clearing out the clouds and bringing cooler temperatures, especially at night. The weather will remain clear and comfortable through the weekend, with highs in the mid-70s and lows around 50 degrees. There is no rain in the long-range forecast. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Members of the Pilgrim Pickers play a brass band welcoming prospective home buyers to early Claremont during a scene from the Pilgrim Place Festival Show last year. At this year's event, on Friday and Saturday, enjoy food, music, theater, art, kids activities, shopping and more. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Benefit concert for the Prison Library Project. John York is a singer, composer and instrumentalist well known as a former member of the Byrds. Currently, Mr. York is performing solo as well as with his own band The Jangle Brothers, Barry McGuire and P.F. Sloan. Tickets in advance are $10 or $12 at the door. The event takes place on Saturday, November 7 at 7:30 p.m. at The Claremont Forum.
The Village invites guests to make a Día de Los Muertos altar for loved ones or to contribute to community remembrance through words or pictures. Get into the “spirit” with face painting and listen to live music. Altars to honor and remember are the heart of this holiday—CHS Spanish students will be joining their ofrendas with Rio de Ojas to share with guests. There will also be crafts and a story-time. Additionally, many Village businesses have decorated for the holiday with Day of the Dead window paintings. Noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, November 1. COURIER photo/Jenelle Rensch
The El Roble Intermediate School color guard and marching band led the costume parade at last year’s Village Venture street fair. The parade, which is held early Saturday morning, is a popular feature of the yearly event. See more details in the COURIER's Village Venture special in this Saturday's edition.
The copper dome on Pomona College’s Millikan Laboratory building at Sixth Street and College Avenue, shines in the hot October sun. Weekend weather will be cooler with highs around 80 degrees and lows in the mid-60s with a chance of rain on Sunday. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Inland Valley Hope Partners, a nonprofit agency dedicated to serving the hunger and housing needs of the residents of the Inland Valley, invites the community to participate in the organization’s 42nd annual Walk for the Hungry at the Claremont Consortium, located at 101 N Mills Ave, Claremont on Sunday, October 11 at 1 p.m.
Visit art galleries throughout the Village for Claremont Art Walk receptions between 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, October 3. Additionally, art and craft vendors plus a live band will be at Art Walk at the Packing House.
This year Founders Day will also mark the dedication of the new Millikan Laboratory and Andrew Science Hall. Join in for an afternoon of family-friendly programming that includes science and math activities for all ages on Saturday, October 3 from 2 to 7 p.m.
Claremont’s new resident, documentary filmmaker Timothy Wheeler, is bringing his latest film to the Laemmle Claremont 5 for a special one-week run. Poached exposes an obsession that can wipe out a species of birds: illegal egg collecting. The Pomona Valley Audubon is sponsoring a VIP reception at Walter’s restaurant the Village after the Poached premiere on Friday, September 18 at 5:30 p.m. at the Laemmle Claremont 5.
Faith leaders and community members from throughout the Pomona Valley are set to join in the seventh annual “Interfaith Walk and Rally for Peace” at 4 p.m. at the City of Knowledge Islamic School on Garey Avenue, just south of Foothill Boulevard in Pomona. The event, sponsored by the Claremont Interfaith Working Group for Mid-East Peace, will proceed from City of Knowledge to Temple Beth Israel and conclude in Claremont at St. Ambrose Episcopal, where participants may enjoy a light communal meal and extended fellowship. COURIER photo/Jenelle Rensch