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CALENDAR: Your week in 9 days; December 12 through 20

Wednesday, DECEMBER 12

SUSTAINABLE CLAREMONT Garden Club holiday party. Desserts and beverages will be provided. Exchange ideas and get gardening questions answered by experts. Door prizes and a plant exchange table will be featured. 7 to 9 p.m. Pilgrim Place Napier Center, 660 Avery Road, Claremont.  RSVP to gardenclub@sustainableclaremont.org or call 621-6381.

Mrs. nelson’s Toy & Book Shop presents “The End is Nigh Apocalypse Party.” Several authors will gather in the store for this event including Carrie Lawler Arcos, Elana K. Arnold, Nina Berry, Jennifer Bosworth, Sara Wilson Etienne, Suzanne Lazear, Gretchen McNeil, Lissa Price, Jenn Reese and Ann Stampler. 7 p.m. 1030 Bonita Ave., La Verne. 599-4558.


Thursday, DECEMBER 13

THE IPAD “A Review of the Basics” and a general Q&A session. 7 p.m. Claremont Macintosh Users Group. Hughes Community Center, 1700 N. Danbury Road, Claremont.

LUMINARIA NIGHTS Illuminated evening walks in the garden featuring live acoustic music, cookies, hot cider and more than 600 glowing, candle-lit luminarias lining a quarter-mile, accessible loop on Indian Hill Mesa. December 13, 14, 15, 20, 21 and 22. 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets are available online and at the gate. $5 per person. Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont.


Friday, DECEMBER 14

CHRISTMAS BOUTIQUE presented by KidCare International. December 14 through 16. Fridays, 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Saturdays, 5 to 8:30 p.m. and Sundays, 5 to 8:30 p.m. Granite Creek Church, 1580 N. Claremont Blvd., Claremont. 624-6101.


Saturday, DECEMBER 15

LAUGH & LEARN Workshop offers an opportunity to meet new people and build skills in communication, collaboration and creative problem-solving. 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. $50. Alexander Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Road, Claremont. Space is limited—call 399-5490 to register. Visit www.regardingsolutions.com/theworkshops for more information.


Sunday, DECEMBER 16

CHRISTMAS HOME TOUR Enjoy festive homes, holiday treats, cheerful company including Mr. and Mrs. Claus and entertainment. “Come Home for the Holy Days” is hosted by Our Lady of the Assumption Church from noon to 4 p.m. Tickets are available at the church office, 435 Berkeley Ave., Claremont. $10 pre-sale or $15 the day of event. All proceeds will be given to charity. Call 626-3596 or visit www.olaclaremont.org.

LIVE JAZZ performance by Carl Schafer Quartet on the Blue Fin patio at 2 p.m. 665 E. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. 946-1398.

VINO & VINYASA Enjoy an afternoon of relaxation featuring yoga and wine at Hotel Casa 425. Participate in an hour-long complimentary yoga session led by Nicole Schwander Riel, co-owner of Claremont Yoga, at 3:30 p.m. in the Casa Room. Vinyasa, also called flow yoga, is a style that employs synchronized postures and breathing techniques at a faster pace, thus providing aerobic benefits in addition to increased flexibility, better posture and stress reduction commonly associated with traditional forms of yoga. “Happy Relaxation Hour” takes place from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Hotel Casa 425 Lounge, with select glasses of wine starting at just $5. Participants should bring a yoga mat and arrive 15 minutes prior to class start time. Space is limited—spots are first-come, first served. The hotel is also collecting non-perishable food items to feed the hungry; donations are welcome. For more information visit www.casa425.com.


Monday, DECEMBER 17

Mrs. nelson’s Toy & Book Shop presents Bryan Clay in store. 6 p.m. 1030 Bonita Ave., La Verne. 599-4558.


Tuesday, DECEMBER 18

CLOWNS Adeline Keehan, professional clown, puppeteer and ventriloquist, will discuss “Demystifying the Clown in Western Culture,” exploring themes such as the baggy pants, painted face, Pierrot, Pagliacci, Emmett Kelly and more. This program is free to attend. A buffet lunch is available at 11:45 a.m. for $12. Dessert and coffee is available for $5. The University Club meets each Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. in the Alexander Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Road, Claremont.


Wednesday, DECEMBER 19

BRIDGE Weekly social group at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont. 1 to 4 p.m. 399-5488.


Thursday, DECEMBER 20

SENIOR EXCURSION Self-guided audio tour of the Walt Disney Concert Hall, which takes you through the project’s history from conception to completion. After the tour, guests will drive over to Our Lady of Angels cathedral for lunch (included) and a guided tour. Be introduced to the art, history and architecture of the Cathedral and its grounds. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets are $40 for Claremont residents and $45 for non-residents. For guests ages 50 years and older. Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont. For more information or to register, call 399-5488.


Jenelle Rensch covers the calendar, arts and entertainment. Deadline: At least one week before date of the event. Include date, time, address, a contact phone number and fee for admission (if applicable). Phone: 621-4761. Email: calendar@claremont-courier.com. Fax: 621-4072. There is NO guarantee that all items submitted will be published. Address: 1420 N. Claremont Blvd., Suite 205-B, Claremont, CA 91711.




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