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CALENDAR: Science, painting, landscaping, writing and more Claremont activities

Friday, January 9

ART MART Visit the Claremont Packing House between 5 and 9 p.m. to shop art and craft booths. 532 W. First St., Claremont.

WRITER’S SHOP TALK An opportunity to share our collective knowledge of the writing industry with each other. Each month we will discuss a different topic related to the writing life. Bring your questions and information on the month’s topic to share at the meeting. Compare notes, connect, and network. This event is sponsored by the Coffee House Writer’s Group. Free and open to the public. For ages 17 and over. Buddhamouse Emporium, 134 Yale Ave., Claremont. For more information, contact Rick at esteppbo@aol.com. (909) 626-3322.


Saturday, January 10

FREE LANDSCAPE CLASS 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. For ages 18 and over. Free to the public. 9 a.m. to noon. Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden in the East Classroom. 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont. (909) 964-7075.

FAMILY SCIENCE DISCOVERY DAY This is a special day of hands-on science learning and fun with a children’s dinosaur craft activity, fossil touch table and Mrs. Jorden’s Fossil Talks at 1:30 and 2:15 p.m. Ask a Paleontologist booth and the Children's Reading Zone. Visitors can meet one of the paleontologists for questions and he’ll have special fossils from our collections to show and talk about. The Children’s Reading Zone will be a special spot in the museum that will be transformed into a mini library for toddlers to elementary age children. There will be lots of fun children’s books about fossils and dinosaurs as well as scheduled story-times when a staff member will gather children and read to them. No reservations required, all activities are included. 1 to 4 p.m. Special Admission fee is $3 per person, children 4 years old and under are free. Free parking. Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology, 1175 W. Baseline Rd., Claremont.

?TEEN PAINTING ACTIVITY Are you the next great painter? Teens are invited to the Claremont Library to test their creative skills. Using a canvas, painter’s tape and paint, teens will be creating their very own masterpieces. For ages 11 to 18. Free and open to the public. 208 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont. (909) 621-4902.


Sunday, January 11

FARMER’S MARKET Shop fresh produce, organic products, arts and more at Claremont’s Farmer’s Market every Sunday between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Second Street in the Village.

CINEMA SUNDAYS featuring Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (1973). 9:30 p.m. The Press Restaurant, 129 Harvard Ave., Claremont. (909) 625-4808.


Monday, January 12

TAI CHI The low-impact exercise safe for all adults, Tai Chi increases strength and flexibility, reduces stress and improves balance, and has been shown to lower blood pressure and increase bone density. Taught in the Wu-style of Tai Chi, every class involves warm up, proper and safe instruction of each movement and the progressive movement through the form's stages. Classes are held indoors and outdoors depending on weather conditions; wear comfortable attire and shoes with flat soles, bring a bottle of water. No experience necessary, all are welcome to attend. Limit 20 students each session. Preregistration is required online or at the admissions kiosk. 9 to 10 a.m. Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont. (909) 625-8767, ext. 224.

SITTING ZEN Come join in community as we meditate, chant, learn and share together. Everyone is welcome. Suggested donation is $5 to $10. This is a donation-based meeting and no one will be turned away for inability to pay. Buddhamouse Emporium, 134 Yale Ave., Claremont. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. (310) 562-8474.

SHAKESPEARE CLUB Lanore Pearlman will speak on the making of a sonnet using the first 14 lines of Romeo and Juliet as an example. 2 to 4 p.m. Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont. (909) 938-2435.


Tuesday, January 13

COFFEE TALK “New Medicare Benefits.” Free interactive discussions on a variety of topics of interest. 10 a.m. Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont.

WORLD AFFAIRS and Defense Issues presented by Bill Forti. The University Club meets Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m. at the Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont. $13 meeting fee includes buffet lunch. (909) 594-3111.

CLAREMONT SENIOR COMPUTER CLUB “Ask the Gurus” hosted by Harlan Anderson. 7 to 9 p.m. Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont.

KING TRIVIA NIGHT The Press Restaurant offers a trivia game night every Wednesday at 9 p.m. 129 Harvard Ave., Claremont.


Wednesday, January 14

SUSTAINABLE CLAREMONT Garden Club: “Designing Lush, Low-Maintence, Water-Wise Gardens.” Landscape architect and local artist John Kosta will discuss the role landscape plays in sustainability in an urban environment. Attendees will learn how to re-think those areas in a way that enables their home landscape to use less water while enhancing the beauty of their home's outdoor living spaces. Providing an overview of tried and true principles of successful design, John will discuss lawn replacement, creating outdoor rooms, privacy, rain gardens and the use of native plants and local materials. Exhibits and refreshments at 6:30 p.m. Speaker at 7 p.m. Free and open to the public. Pilgrim Place Napier Center, 660 Avery Rd., Claremont. (909) 621-6381.

TRIBE365 YOGA Christian-based hatha yoga session, open to beginners and advanced students. Utilize the hour for prayer, worship, movement and meditation on scripture. 7 to 8 p.m. $10. Of the Word, 532 W. First St. #202, Claremont Packing House.


Thursday, January 15

ANTI-BIOTIC CRISIS Sue Schenk and Jerry Klasik will present this topic at a League of Women Voters discussion meeting. 9:30 to 11 a.m. Mt. San Antonio Gardens' Building D, Fourth Floor Lounge, 875 E. Bonita Ave., Pomona. (909) 624-9457

ACTIVE CLAREMONT US Census Bureau Specialist Luz Castillo will present the program, which will explain the uses and findings of the recent c and how it relates to Claremont and Federal programs. Come to hear how our community will be affected, both now and in the future. 7 to 9 p.m. Alexander Hughes Center’s Santa Fe Room, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont. (909) 624-0954.


Friday, January 16

ART MART Visit the Claremont Packing House between 5 and 9 p.m. to shop art and craft booths. 532 W. First St., Claremont.


Saturday, January 17

LIVE MUSIC Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Shooter Jennings, and Special Guest Peter Harper in concert. Bridges Auditorium, 450 N. College Way, Claremont. Visit claremontfoundation.org or call (909) 607-1139 for more information.


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