CALENDAR: Holiday Promenade, book sale, art walk
COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Friday, November 27
THEATER Ophelia’s Jump presents the hilarious and biting comedy Honky at the Theatre Company Performing Arts Center through December 5. Show starts at 8 p.m. $25 general admission, $22 for students and seniors. Located at 1400 N. Benson Ave., Upland. For additional information visit opheliasjump.org.
ART MART Visit the Claremont Packing House between 5 and 9 p.m. for handmade arts and crafts booths. 532 W. First St., Claremont.
Saturday, November 28
LIGHT THE CITY Ambassadors carrying candles from Our Lady of the Assumption Church will invite people in the Claremont Village to come and enjoy complimentary coffee, hot chocolate, snacks and a free gift at 7 p.m. The date marks the beginning of Advent, a time of preparation for Christmas. The church is located at 435 Berkeley Ave., Claremont, just two blocks from the Village.
Sunday, November 29
FAIRY TALES AND LEGENDS The Claremont Symphony Orchestra is offering a delightful afternoon of lively music depicting folk tales, fairy tales and legends at its free, traditional Sunday-after-Thanksgiving concert. 3:30 p.m. Bridges Hall of Music, Pomona College, 150 E. Fourth St., Claremont. For more information visit claremontSO.org.
FARMERS’ MARKET Rain or shine every Sunday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Claremont Village.
Monday, November 30
AFRO-CUBAN DRUMMING ENSEMBLE Joe Addington, leads the ensemble in soul-stirring rhythms from the Yoruba traditions of the region and more. 8 p.m. Free to the public. Pomona College Lyman Hall, Thatcher Music Building, 340 N. College Ave., Claremont. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
ISRAELI FOLK DANCE A fun way to exercise with music of Israeli folk dance. Beginners group at 6:45 p.m., followed by open dancing. $6. Masonic Lodge, 227 W. Eighth St., Claremont. (909) 921-7115.
Tuesday, December 1
UNDERSTANDING THE NEEDS OF GIFTED CHILDREN Sharon Duncan will discuss how parents can understand and meet the social, emotional and educational needs of gifted children. University Club meets Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m. at the Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont. $13 meeting fee includes buffet lunch.
HOLIDAY AT PVHMC Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center will host its 17th annual holiday gathering with a tree lighting and photos with Santa. This free community gathering, which celebrates the holiday season with activities for all, will be held at 5 p.m. in the hospital’s Pitzer Auditorium and Patio, 1798 N. Garey Ave. in Pomona. The lighting of the 65-foot tree atop the hospital’s six-floor tower will begin at dusk. The event will include holiday music from the Garey High School String Ensemble under the direction of Stefan Lawe. Cookies, candy canes, hot coffee, cider and cocoa will be served. Santa will be available for one complimentary four-inch-by-six-inch photo per child or group, and a coloring and crafts area will be open to all children. Parking will be available in the lot in front of The Robert & Beverly Lewis Outpatient Pavilion, off of Willow Street. For more information, call (909) 865-9500.
PHULUNTE’ RIDDLE MEET AND GREET Come and meet State Senate candidate Phulunte’ Riddle as she discusses her plans for better jobs, safer neighborhoods and stronger schools. 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Pilgrim Place, Petterson Museum, 730 Plymouth Rd., Claremont. To RSVP email email@example.com or call (909) 964-0531.
Wednesday, December 2
ZEN MEDITATION 7:30 to 9 a.m. McAlister Center for Religious Activities, 919 Columbia Ave., Claremont. (909) 621-8685.
Thursday, December 3
IN THE WORKS Scripps and Pomona College departments of dance present their annual fall concert. Thursday, Friday, Saturday, December 3 through 5 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, December 5 at 2 p.m. in the Pendleton Dance Center, Pomona College, 210 E. Second St., Claremont. General admission is $5. For more information call (909) 607-2934 or (909) 621-8176.
LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS The process of proposing and approving constitutional amendments will be the focus of this meeting. 9:30 a.m. at San Antonio Gardens Bldg. D, Floor 4, 875 E. Bonita Ave., Pomona.
Friday, December 4
HARVEST FESTIVAL Kick off the holiday season at this year’s Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show at the Fairplex in Pomona. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Adults $9, Seniors $7, youths (13-17) $4, kids 12 and under are free. Located at Fairplex in Pomona, Building 4, 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona. Information and tickets available at harvestfestival.com.
HOLIDAY PROMENADE The Claremont Village will transform into a holiday wonderland at the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony from 5 to 8 p.m. 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. For more information, visit ci.claremont.ca.us.
Saturday, December 5
ANTIQUARIAN BOOK SALE Valuable and rare books will be available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Claremont Public Library, 108 Harvard Ave. Residents are invited to shop for books published by specialty printers, some rare and very valuable, as well as older and newer children’s books with beautiful illustrations and collections of early and later classics in the fields of history, sociology, biology, botany, psychology and religion. Specialties in Civil War, Indian history and arts, classics of Greece, Rome, Egypt and the Far East will be offered. For the outdoorsy, the library offers a collection of books on California history, birding, wildflowers and natural habitat. There are first editions and fine reprints of significant and classic works of literature, both fiction and non-fiction and a number of works have been autographed by the authors or illustrators. The real specialty is beautiful fine arts books on art and artists, ceramics, painting and sculpture, photography, museum shows. And find prized cookbooks and highlights of gardens of the world, architecture, interior design, fashion, Hollywood icons, sports, games and toys. Cash, checks and credit cards accepted. FOCL member receive a 10 percent discount on all purchases. Memberships will be available at the sale.
CLAREMONT ART WALK Visit Claremont galleries between 6 and 9 p.m. for exhibit opening receptions. Visit claremontartwalk.com for details.
OVER THE EDGE Community Senior Services goes “Over the Edge” to celebrate their 40th anniversary. Participants will rappel down the 10-story Ontario Airport Hotel to raise money for the local nonprofit. Event starts at 9 a.m. Located at the Ontario Airport Hotel, 700 N. Haven Ave., Ontario.