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

The National Weather Service issued a freeze warning for most of southern California New Year’s Day with temperatures well below 30 degrees. The result was early morning frost and other effects of the cold including this frozen birdbath in Claremont, pictured at the right. On Saturday, January 10 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. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff

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CALENDAR: Book sale, Spark of Love Toy Drive, "Fiddler on the Roof" sing-a-long and more

Temple Beth Israel and Laemmle Theaters present the second annual "Fiddler on the Roof" Sing-a Long on Christmas Eve: Wednesday, December 24. A movie experience like no other, with live subtitles and gifts and prizes available for those with best costume, trivia buffs and best musical impression. All ages welcome. 7:15 to 10 p.m. Laemmle Claremont 5, 450 W. Second St., Claremont. Special price tickets available in advance through Temple Beth Israel. Call (909) 626-1277. Tickets also available day of show at regular box office prices.

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CALENDAR: Luminaria Nights, Living Nativity and more

Volunteer Kathleen Noll lights a luminaria at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden in Claremont. The event called Luminaria Nights at the garden features live music, warm apple cider, cookies and over 700 candle-lit luminaria. The event runs Thursday through Saturday this weekend.

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CALENDAR: Claremont's Holiday Promenade and Tree Lighting plus other seasonal events

Claremont's Holiday Promenade takes place Friday, December 5. Visit with Santa, Mrs. Claus and one of his reindeer at City Hall between 5 and 6 p.m. or between 7 and 8 p.m. plus entertainment by Moultrie Academy. A tree lighting ceremony will be held at the Depot at 6 p.m. Voices of Christmas and Dynamite Dawson perform between 5 and 8 p.m. at the Depot. The Packing House will feature craft booths, free photo booth, live music, free hot chocolate, face painting ($3 donation), an Inland Valley Repertory Theatre performance and more from 5 to 9 p.m. Carolers will stroll the Village throughout the evening.

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