There’s no better sign it’s springtime than seeing this giant batch of bougainvillea hover over the road on the way up to Padua Hills in Claremont. This week will sneak over the 90-degree mark on Friday. Normal temperatures in the mid-80s will follow for the weekend. Spring and summer have arrived together in Claremont. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
On Sunday, March 22 the Claremont Museum of Art presents "Design for Modern Living," a film premiere chronicling the artistic community that made Claremont a center for mid-century modern design. 3 p.m. $20 or $25 at the door. Scripps College’s Garrison Theater, 231 E. Tenth St., Claremont. Visit claremontmuseum.org to purchase tickets. (909) 621-3200.
This year's Claremont Pie Festival features pie baking, pie eating contest, recipe hunt, demos, apron parade, live entertainment, vintage apron exhibit, vendor booths, kids’ corner and classic cars. Events take place at city hall, the Claremont Depot, the post office, Harvard Square and the Public Plaza. Visit claremontpiefestival.com for schedule. Admission is free. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 14.
Visit Claremont galleries between 6 and 9 p.m. on Friday, March 6 for Art Walk receptions. Pictured is a painting by Mary Blandino, which is featured for the month of March at The Colony at Loft 204 in the Claremont Packing House.
Visit Claremont galleries on Friday, March 6 between 6 and 9 p.m. for Claremont Art Walk. Bunny Gunner Gallery presents "Table Manners" by Anne Seltzer through March 31. In honor of Ms. Seltzer’s 60th birthday, the show features 60 vignette paintings of cups, mugs and utensils.
Habitat Gardening: Learn about specific host plants, design tips and maintenance techniques to create and maintain a healthy habitat garden. Limited to 30 participants. Ages 15 and over. Admission or cover charge required RSABG members $25 or $32 for general public. 10 a.m. to noon. Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont. (909) 625-8767.
Plenty to do for Valentine's Day in Claremont: There will be a Valentine's Day expo featuring a florist, henna artist, essential oils and Scentsy booths upstairs in the Packing House—free and open to the public from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Chocolate Fest at the Claremont Library at 2 p.m. featuring tasting, guessing and rating dozens of different chocolates and theater group Ophelia’s Jump presents "Das Kabarett Der Liebe" for $35 including wine, hors-d’oeuvres and song in celebration of Valentine’s Day in the style of the Weimar Cabaret at The Women’s Club of Claremont at 8 p.m.
“Love” exhibition and fundraiser. This event is free and open to the public. There will be live music by Claremont band JUICE, artwork will be for sale and a raffle will be conducted to help raise money for Otterspace Arts and Art Angel Scholarship program that offers free art classes to children with financial needs. 2 to 5 p.m. Ginger Elliot Exhibition Center, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont.
The Circus Studio presents aerial kids in a magical snowflake aerial show featuring aerial silks, trapeze, hoop, solos, duets and trios. Tickets are $15 for adults and?$5 for kids. Purchase online at thecircusstudio.com. 7 p.m. on Friday, January 30; 5 and 7 p.m. on Saturday, January 31; and 7 p.m. on February 1. 548 W. First St., Claremont Packing House.
Claremont Symphony's Concert for Young People featuring George Kleinsinger's beloved classic "Tubby the Tuba." Les Woodson will play the tuba and Philip Nash will narrate. Also on the program are the winners of the Claremont Youth Symphony Concerto Competition. Kyra Madunich will play the Flute Concerto No. 1, 1st movement by Mozart. The 1st movement of Max Bruch's Violin Concerto will be played by Talia Knecht and Juan Alvarez will play the Trumpet Concerto by Alexander Artunian.
"Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story" tells the last few years of Buddy Holly’s life and how he and his high-school friends, the Crickets, turned country music upside down and created a unique-style of sound which some called “the devil’s music.” From Holly’s frustrations at Decca Records to his success at the Apollo Theatre, Buddy artistically portrays the music and the man who forever changed the nation. It recreates his final moments up until his tragic death and celebrates one of the most exciting musical concerts of all time. Photo courtesy of Candlelight Pavilion.
The National Weather Service issued a freeze warning for most of southern California New Year’s Day with temperatures well below 30 degrees. The result was early morning frost and other effects of the cold including this frozen birdbath in Claremont, pictured at the right. On Saturday, January 10 learn the fundamental principles of designing sustainable landscapes that will thrive in Claremont's climate. Class topics include building healthy soil, choosing the best plants for your yard, and irrigating efficiently including the capture of rainwater. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Temple Beth Israel and Laemmle Theaters present the second annual "Fiddler on the Roof" Sing-a Long on Christmas Eve: Wednesday, December 24. A movie experience like no other, with live subtitles and gifts and prizes available for those with best costume, trivia buffs and best musical impression. All ages welcome. 7:15 to 10 p.m. Laemmle Claremont 5, 450 W. Second St., Claremont. Special price tickets available in advance through Temple Beth Israel. Call (909) 626-1277. Tickets also available day of show at regular box office prices.
Volunteer Kathleen Noll lights a luminaria at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden in Claremont. The event called Luminaria Nights at the garden features live music, warm apple cider, cookies and over 700 candle-lit luminaria. The event runs Thursday through Saturday this weekend.