The Claremont Community Foundation (CCF) invites guests to become a part of a Claremont tradition that embodies the true meaning of “community,” people from all walks of life coming together, getting to know one another and working cooperatively to keep our community strong and healthy. The 18th annual series of special hosted events provides a variety of themes, food and entertainment to appeal to every taste. Participants will meet new and interesting folks, share food, fun and friendship—while benefiting CCF. The dozens of event hosts, as well as many community businesses, have generously contributed their time, talent, food and supplies so that all guest reservations and contributions can directly benefit the CCF. Events begin Saturday, March 1 and continue through Sunday, April 13.
"Art on Tap" adult painting class with Otterspace Arts at Claremont Craft Ales. Paint your own Van Gogh Olive Trees—no painting experience needed. Get step-by-step instructions while sipping on Claremont Craft Ales (purchased separately). Guests must be 21 and over to participate. 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, February 23. $45 includes a 20” x 16” canvas and painting materials. Register and pay online at www.otterspacearts.com. Claremont Craft Ales, 1420 N. Claremont Blvd. Ste. 204C, Claremont. (909) 625-5350.
The annual Claremont Colleges 10-Minute Play Festival is a component of Pomona College’s ongoing Elemental Arts Initiative, sponsored by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Five student-written plays connected to the Elemental Arts Initiative theme, air, are selected by a panel of judges, and then are produced by the Pomona College Department of Theatre and Dance. Friday, February 14 at 4 p.m., Seaver Theatre, 300 E. Bonita Ave., Claremont.
Join longtime photojournalist and COURIER publisher Peter Weinberger at 7:30 p.m. for an artist’s reception for his photography collection “Off the Beaten Path,” featuring large-scale landscape prints. Enjoy live music by Curt Phillips at 7:30 p.m. and refreshments from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, February 7 at The Colony at Loft 204, 532 W. First St. #204, upstairs in the Claremont Packing House.
Pomona College presents “Taped Together” on Sunday, February 2 includes music for violin, piano and electronics at 8 p.m. Pomona College faculty violinist Sarah Thornblade and pianist Vicki Ray will perform music for violin, piano and electronics by Eric Chasalow, Mario Davidovsky, Tom Flaherty, Yannis Kyriakides, Morton Subotnick and Jacob TV. Pomona College Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. Fourth St., Claremont. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (909) 607-2671 or visit: www.music.pomona.edu.
ISRAELI FOLK DANCE Israeli folk dances are based on Biblical and modern songs, and the influence of immigrants from around the world. There are mostly circle and line dances that are taught during the first part of the evening for beginners and later the whole group joins in dance. Claremont Masonic Lodge, 272 W. Eighth St., Claremont. Open to all, from ages 14 and up. Monday, January 27 from 7 to 10 p.m. $5 for each evening.
“Brews & Bros” Dale Bros. Brewery’s 11th anniversary benefiting the Claremont Educational Foundation (CEF) on Saturday, January 25. Festivities include live music by Powerflex 5 and The Dogs plus activities like the Chalkmobile, giant Jenga, cornhole and hula-hoops. Twenty-five breweries will be present with 50 brews.
“The Mighty Dinosaurs” Family Science Discovery Day featuring crafts, a chance to learn about dinosaurs and special admission of $3 (free for children four and younger). 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, January 11. Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology, 1175 W. Baseline Rd., Claremont. (909) 624-2798. www.alfmuseum.org.
Visit Claremont Art Walk between 6 and 9 p.m. on Friday, January 3 for this month’s opening receptions featuring refreshments and artist meet and greets. The event takes place at participating Claremont Village and Village West art galleries. Pick up a copy of the COURIER for a walking tour map.
ANNUAL MESSIAH SINGALONG Dr. Robert Sage will conduct the Claremont Symphony Orchestra in two multi-community performances of Handel’s Messiah at 1:30 and 4 p.m. Doors open a half hour before each performance. Professional singers will sing the solos and the audience will sing the choruses. Check out our complete coverage.
Luminaria Nights at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden with new, expanded loop trail route, over a half mile of luminaria-lit trails featuring the new “Gateways to Containers” exhibit in the Container Garden Illuminated evening walks featuring live acoustic music, cookies and hot cider and more than 1000 glowing, candle-lit luminarias lighting a half-mile, accessible loop on Indian Hill Mesa.
Visit the Village tonight during the Claremont Holiday Promenade for holiday shopping and art walk receptions. Enjoy entertainment at the Depot beginning at 5 p.m., including Claremont High School Chamber Singers. Visit Santa, Mrs. Claus and a reindeer at city hall between 5 and 8 p.m. Witness the tree lighting at the Depot at 6 p.m. Moultrie Academy of Music, Voice & Dance will perform on the city hall patio and the Wonderellas will perform at the Packing House and Public Plaza. Carolers will stroll the Village throughout the evening.
On Friday, December 6 enjoy entertainment at the Depot beginning at 5 p.m. Visit Santa, Mrs. Claus and a reindeer at city hall between 5 and 8 p.m. Witness the tree lighting at the Depot at 6 p.m. Moultrie Academy of Music, Voice & Dance will perform on the city hall patio and the Wonderellas will perform at the Packing House and Public Plaza. Carolers will stroll the Village throughout the evening. Check out Village stores for holiday shopping.
The Montclair Plaza will kick off Black Friday a day early with JC Penney, Sears and Macy’s opening at 8 p.m. Thanksgiving day. Nordstom will open at 8 a.m. on Black Friday, November 29. From 6 to 10 a.m. on Black Friday, shoppers can visit the KGGI radio booth to grab into the good bag for a chance to win a gift card from various retailers, varying from $1 to $100.Throughout the day, 450 bags with retailer promotions and mall giveaways will be distributed.