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Weather is cool, but Claremont events are hot! January 10-18

Friday, January 10

DEMOCRATS TALK REGISTRATION The Democratic Club of Claremont resumes its monthly open to the public meetings and free Gar Byrum Distinguished Speaker Series at Eddie’s Italian Eatery, 1065 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. The 11:45 a.m. family style meal is $17 and includes beverage, tax and tip. The program, featuring Sarah Jakle, outreach director of Field Team 6, begins at 12:45 p.m. and is free. Field Team 6 is a national volunteer organization that aims to register Democratic voters. Ms. Jakle will discuss “Voter registration: why somethings so simple is the key to a future progressive nation and how you can make that happen.” Ms. Jakle has an extensive background in community services and political activism. For more information go to claremontdems.org, call (909) 632-1516, or email jackncarolee@verizon.net.


Saturday, January 11

LEARN PROPER TREE PRUNING The Green Crew at Sustainable Claremont is offering a free and open to the public Tree Care Workshop on pruning from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Lenz Building at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont. Registration is required by searching for “Claremont tree care workshop” at  eventbrite.com. Participants will learn about proper tree pruning from certified arborists/foresters Fred Roth and Dave Roger.  The first half of the workshop will include an in-class presentation and the second will be an outside, hands-on demonstration. If you would like to participate in the hands-on portion, bring pruners or a pruner saw. Mr. Roth is professor emeritus at Cal Poly Pomona and is an expert in plant science, specializing in tree pathology. Mr. Roger is the former deputy director of community services for the city of Claremont. More info is available via email to greencrew@sustainableclaremont.org.

GOT GERMAN ROOTS? John Schmal will give a free and open to the public talk on German genealogy and history at The Pomona Valley Genealogical Society’s 2 p.m. meeting at the Pomona Public Library, 625 S. Garey Ave., Pomona. Mr. Schmal will discuss German history and its influence on immigration to America, focusing on key elements of German geography which are essential to successfully locating your German ancestors and tracing them back many generations. Complimentary refreshments will be served. More information is available by calling (909) 593-3041.

‘A WING AND A PRAYER II’ Joanne Hayakawa’s “A Wing and A Prayer II” opens today at the American Museum of Ceramic Art, 399 N. Garey Ave., Pomona, with a  reception from 6 to 9 p.m. and an artist talk at 7. AMOCA has partnered with Scripps College’s Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery to produce exhibitions of works by guest curators of the Scripps College Ceramic Annual, which will open next week. San Diego State University Professor Emerita Ms. Hayakawa will curate “Duality and Context” at the Scripps Annual. The AMOCA exhibit is up through April 19. More information is at amoca.org/joannehayakawa, (909) 865-3146, or via email to communications@amoca.org.


Sunday, January 12

GET UP, BUNDLE UP Claremont Farmer’s and Artisan’s Market runs from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Harvard Avenue between First and Bonita. Purchase unique gifts, from farm fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers and plants, to artisan soaps, jewelry, clothing, juices, honey, nuts and cheeses. You can also grab a coffee and a pastry at one of the many great spots nearby, and listen to live music. More info is at claremontforum.org/claremont-farmers-market.


Monday, January 13

DOG HAUS DOLLAR DAY Dog Haus Biergarten Claremont celebrates its one-year anniversary today with $1 Haus Dogs and Dog Day IPAs from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Dog Haus Biergarten is at 2209 E. Base Line Rd., #799, Claremont. Once the IPA keg taps out, Dog Haus guests can enjoy $1 Pabst Blue Ribbons. More information is at claremont.doghaus.com or (909) 931-0404.

WHY DID THE BARD DIS ‘HENRY V’S’ CRIB? The Shakespeare Club of Pomona Valley’s 2 p.m. January meeting brings Amy Kenny in to answer, “Why did Henry V’s opening chorus call Shakespeare’s playhouse ‘this unworthy scaffold,’ ‘this cockpit,’ ‘this wooden O’?” at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont. Get the insider’s insights from Ms. Kenny, the former dramaturge for London’s Globe Theatre and visiting assistant professor at UC Riverside, who earned her PhD at the University of Sussex. Light refreshments will be served. For information email lucylynch@aol.com or call (909) 717-1109

ISRAELI FOLK DANCE Claremont Israeli Folk Dance class meets every Monday at 7 p.m. at Claremont Masonic Lodge, 272 W. Eighth St. The open to the public class for beginners is followed by open dancing until 10 p.m. The group asks for a $8 donation. For information call (909) 921-7115.


Tuesday, January 14

HOW POMONA AFFECTS US ALL The University Club of Claremont hosts an open to the public luncheon and discussion, “The City of Pomona and How Its Future Affects Our Area,” with Pomona Mayor Tim Sandoval. The event starts at 11:30 a.m. at Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont. A $20 meeting fee includes a buffet lunch. The large (pop. 152,000) and diverse city of Pomona has dynamic and progressive leadership under new mayor Mr. Sandoval, who was elected in 2016. He moved to Pomona at age nine and has lived there for 35 years. More information is available at universityclubofclaremont.org.

AUTHOR READS FROM ‘MOTHER EARTH’ The Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont, hosts a free and open to the public 12:30 p.m. reading by local author John Wolfersberger, whose recent publication, Mother Earth, is comprised of his original paintings, photography and poetry. Copies of Mother Earth will be available for purchase and refreshments will be served. RSVPs are recommended by calling (909) 399-5488.

SENIOR COMPUTER CLUB Claremont Senior Computer Club meets every Tuesday, with social time at 7 p.m. and the meeting beginning at 7:30, at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont. Meetings are held in the Weinberger Room. The long-running group meets weekly to discuss computers, tablets and smart phones. Each meeting provides an opportunity for questions to the group’s club experts, and newcomers are always welcome. More info is at cscclub.org.


Wednesday, January 15

TODDLER STORYTIME Claremont’s Helen Renwick Library offers a respite for the weary parents/caregivers of babies and toddlers every Wednesday with its Toddler Storytime from 11 to 11:30 a.m. That half-hour may not sound like much, but to stay-at-home parents, those 30 minutes of storytelling, songs, movement and rhymes—and   communion with other adults—are golden. And the babies adore it as well. Space is limited to first-come, first-served. More information is at lacountylibrary.org or (909) 621-4902.


Thursday, January 16

GET YOUR GREEN DRINK ON Sustainable Claremont’s Green Drinks group meets for a beer and some sustainability talk from 6 to 8 p.m. at Claremont Craft Ales, Green Drinks is a casual and fun gathering to talk about the environment and sustainability. Bring a friend and introduce yourselves to Sustainable Claremont. More info is at sustainableclaremont.org, (909) 625-8767, extension 238, or by email to info@sustainableclaremont.org.


Friday, January 17

BONE BUILDERS AT JOSLYN AgingNext hosts a free and open to the public Bone Builders class from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont. Strong bones offer many health benefits, including better balance and muscle support. AgingNext offers the free class to help increase bone density and reverse the effects of osteoporosis. Using a combination of weights, balance and stretching exercises, the class is designed to help develop the bone structure seniors need to enjoy an active life. AgingNext hosts the free class every Wednesday and Friday from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. For more information call AgingNext at (909) 621-9900.


Saturday, January 18

KIDS: CREATE THE WORLD YOU WANT The Claremont Helen Renwick Library, 208 N. Harvard Ave., hosts a free and open to the public children’s program, “When I Grow Up/Create The World You Want,” from 2 to 2:45 p.m. The event features interactive songs from diverse musical genres that promote positive career aspirations and a can-do attitude, focusing on imagination and the individual’s role in taking responsibility for their own environment, contributions, thoughts and feelings, while empowering them to make positive choices. More info is at lacountylibrary.org or (909) 621-4902.

LAST?NAME Last Name Brewing will mark its 17th birthday with a celebration from noon to 11 p.m. The party will include the comic stylings of  Bruce Jingles from 5:30 to 6 p.m. and the local band The Dogs from 6 to 9 p.m. Come enjoy a food truck and birthday cake at 2120 Porterfield Way, Upland.

THE PORKY SHOW The Claremont Police Department will host the 39th annual Porky Show, an exhibition of police and fire memorabilia, at Taylor Hall, 1775 N. Indian Hill, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $5.


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