On Sunday, April 6, guests are invited to tour six gardens exhibiting the diverse creativity that is Claremont, as you walk among springtime blooms, inventive landscaping, water-wise plantings, and places of plush greenery—truly an eclectic mix. Sponsored by Claremont United Church of Christ, Sustainable Claremont Garden Club and Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden (RSABG). Tickets are $25 and includes admission as early as 8 a.m. to RSABG, as well as to the special “Tomatomania” event being held there that day. Tickets may be purchased ahead at the RSABG website or at the RSABG admissions kiosk on the day of the event, where the garden tour packets will be distributed beginning at 10 a.m. Tour gardens from 1 to 4 p.m.
The nationally recognized Claremont Colleges Ballroom Dance Company returns with this year’s Annual Spring Concert. Join the 100 plus dancers of the CCBDC on a magical journey through some of Hollywood’s most iconic movies next weekend.
Henna has been used for celebrations, times of transition and personal adornment since ancient times. Treat yourself to a natural henna design at Buddhamouse Emporium in the Village on Saturday, March 22 between 2 and 6 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome designs start at $5. You can choose from the pattern book or allow the artist to create an original piece of art for you.
ARToon student cartoons from El Roble Intermediate School are being printed onto vinyl that will be installed onto the 8 ft. by 24 ft. “Art Wall” located on the east patio next to the Claremont Packing House. 5:30 p.m. on Friday, March 21. Light refreshments will be served.
Put on your snazzy black or white attire for an evening at The Depot for the COURIER’s first-ever Party Parade event: Black and White (and Read All Over). Guests will be treated to beer, wine and an array of hors d’oeuvres. Come mingle with the press off-the-record and make headlines in the photo booth. Select photos will be featured in an upcoming edition of the COURIER. It will be a night to remember, as long as no one ends up in the Police Blotter! 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. $40 per person. Limited to 75 guests.
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.