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CALENDAR: Claremont Farmers Market, Garden Club, art events and more

 Friday, January 8

EXHIBIT Irene Carlson Gallery of Photography exhibit “Seawater” by Ray Collins, with faculty writing contributions by associate professor of creative writing Sean Bernard and Instructor of biology Pablo Weaver. Ray Collins has photographed seascapes for organizations such as National Geographic, Apple, United Airlines, Nikon, Red Bull and others. Closes today, January 8, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. University of La Verne’s Miller Hall, located at 1950 Third St., La Verne. (909) 448-4070 or gcolby@laverne.edu.

 

Saturday, January 9

DEDICATION CELEBRATION CLU Community Performance Stage at Shelton Park in the Claremont Village. Open to the public, catered by Bardot, favors to the first 150 guests, entertainment and celebrations on the new stage. 1 to 3:30 p.m. Visit sheltonparkstage.com for more information.

GENEALOGY “Tips & Tricks in Using Technology in Your Genealogy Search” presented by Shelia Johnson, independent contractor for Google. Ms. Johnson will lead members in exploring and discovering new ways on to use the information on Google to enhance their family research. Ms. Johnson, who is a member of the Pomona Valley Genealogy Society, will bring suggestions on new search techniques, which are available through Google and other sites on the Internet. The program, which is open to the public, will be held at the Pomona Public Library, 625 S. Garey Ave., Pomona in the Community Room from 2 to 4 p.m.

MILLARD SHEETS ART CENTER Fairplex in Pomona invites both novice and professional artists to a fine dining and wine event highlighting a famous artist from a particular geographic location. Guests will enjoy food and wine from the artist’s region and, with the guidance of an experienced art teacher, will recreate one of the artists’ famous works or use the art as inspiration. The monthly event begins on Saturday, January 9 at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $75 per person and includes painting supplies as well as the food and wine. Space is limited; reservations may be made by calling (909) 865-4161. To learn more about Palates and Palettes, visit millardsheetsartcenter.org.

 

Sunday, January 10

FARMERS’ MARKET Rain or shine every Sunday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Claremont Village.

 

Monday, January 11

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.

SHAKESPEARE CLUB The January meeting of the Shakespeare Club of Pomona Valley will feature a discussion by Pamela Stith, Pomona Catholic theater teacher, whose topic is “Shakespeare’s Silences and Ambiguities: Those Characters Who Are on Stage but Remain Silent.” Program is free of charge. Light refreshments will be served. All are welcome. 2 p.m. Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont. For more information, contact Lucy Lynch, (909) 717-1109 or lucylynch@aol.com

 

Tuesday, January 12

GOOD NEWS FROM SOME DEVELOPING COUNTRIES CGU professor and former CGU president Robert Klitgaard will speak. 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.

 

Wednesday, January 13

ZEN MEDITATION 7:30 to 9 a.m. McAlister Center for Religious Activities, 919 Columbia Ave., Claremont. (909) 621-8685.  

CLAREMONT GARDEN CLUB “Plant Pairings: Selecting Plants That Grow Well Together.” Garden designer and educator April Garbat will explain how to select plants based on horticultural needs and aesthetics. She will provide information sources and examples of various color and texture palettes, and although focus will be on California native plants, the principles apply to all species. Exhibits, plant cuttings and refreshments at 6:30 p.m. Speaker at 7 p.m. Door prize at closing. Free and open to the public, all ages welcome. Pilgrim Place Napier Center, 660 Avery Rd., Claremont.

 

Thursday, January 14

KIWANIS CLUB OF CLAREMONT The Kiwanis Club of Claremont invites local residents interested in serving their community to learn more by attending a meeting held at noon every Thursday at the St. Ambrose Church Fellowship Hall, located at 830 W. Bonita Ave., Claremont. The Mission of Kiwanis is to serve the children of the world, one community and one child at a time. Kiwanis International celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2015. It has clubs in over 80 nations around the world, with over 630,000 members annually providing more than 18 million hours of service to their communities. Locally the Claremont Kiwanis work with the Claremont School District, the City of Claremont, Claremont Education Foundation, Shoes That Fit, Meals on Wheels, Special Olympics and more. For additional information, contact Membership Chairman Jess Swick at (909) 621-2996.

 

Friday, January 15

ART MART Arts and crafts vendors fill the Claremont Packing House atrium from 5 to 9 p.m. 532 W. First St., Claremont.

 

Saturday, January 16

ASIAN AMERICAN EXPO 2016 Celebrating its 35th anniversary at Pomona Fairplex on Saturday, January 16 and Sunday, January 17. Kick off the year of the Monkey with the largest Asian trade show with more than 1,000 vendor booths, six large exhibition halls, three unique food courts featuring over 100 food vendors and eight non-stop performance stages. Hosted at the beginning of every year to celebrate the Lunar New Year Festival, join attendees from all different backgrounds both locally and internationally. Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Pomona Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona. Presale price is $11, general admission is $12 and seniors and children may attend for $10. Visit asianamericanexpo.com for more information.

CERAMICS & PAINTINGS “John Fassbinder: Earth + Sky” opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. tonight. Show will run through January 29. Open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. or by appointment. Ginger Elliott Exhibition Center at the Garner House in Memorial Park, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont.