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Do you know... Feb. 14 is Ferris Wheel Day oh, and yes, Valentine's Day. While there may not currently be a Ferris Wheel in town, there are certainly many wonderful reasons to visit Claremont this Wednesday. Stroll, dine, shop, enjoy tasty treats or a relaxing massage, hike in Wilderness Park, take a walk in the botanic garden and ride a bicycle on tree-lined streets. Good news: it doesn't need to be a heart-filled day to enjoy this picture perfect city.

This eBuzz focuses on events taking place in the near future. How many will you be participating in? Have fun and I'll "e" you later!

Giggles and Cheer...
Mindi Meader
NEW Claremont Village brochure, compliments of Claremont Marketing Group, is available at select local businesses, hotels and Claremont Chamber office, 205 Yale Avenue.

Header photo of flowers taken at Farmers Market on Feb 11 2018.

Overview of Upcoming Claremont Events
Claremont Farmers & Artisans Market

Claremont Village . Every Sunday . 8am-1pm 
NOTE: Temporary Location now thru March 11 - 
Harvard Avenue between First St and Bonita Ave

Photos of Farmers Market taken on Sun Feb 11  
Family Bird Festival

Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden
Sunday Feb 18 . 10am-3pm 
FREE with Garden Admission Fee
Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden   
1500 N. College Ave., Claremont

Game of Thorns Outdoor Exhibition
Now thru Autumn 2018 - Free with Garden Admission Fee
Game of Thorns focuses on the art and armaments of botanical warfare. The exhibition features these living fortresses and showcases their weaponry through large-scale macro and microscope photography, gigantic sculptures, immersive exhibits and more.
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Spiked Fridays  
Fridays in March . 5:30-8:00pm 
Spiked plants make fabulous spiked drinks - get even with the plants that cause you pain and enjoy wicked cocktails made with spiny botanicals. Sip away in the Grove of Thorns. Live music, unbeatable ambiance and spiked drinks will make these Friday nights too good to miss.
Guided Walking Tours
From Way Back Then to Here and Now  
Sat March 3 / 10:00-12:00
  Meet at Claremont Depot, 200 W. First St.  

For details and fees visit 
Spring Plant Sale & Free Admission Day

Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden 
Saturday March 3 
Grow Native Nursery Hours: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm 
Garden Hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Celebrate spring with great deals on a wide selection of California native plants at our Grow Native Nursery (GNN)! In addition, get inspiration for your yard or outdoor space with free admission to the Garden.
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Claremont Art Walk
Sat March 3 . 6-9pm 
Shop / Dine / Enjoy Art! 
For details visit 
and read the March 2 edition of the CLAREMONT COURIER 

Claremont Pie Festival 

Sat March 17 / 10am - 4:30pm
Claremont Village
. Free Admission
A Glance at Art Exhibitions 

Women Who Paint
Now thru February 23 . 9am - 3pm Mon-Fri (Closed Presidents' Day)
Claremont Heritage - Ginger Elliott Gallery at Memorial Park
Free admission
- Enter via Garner House

This is the first art exhibition of Claremont Heritage's 2018: Claremont Women in Art and Culture. Curated by Artist and Gallerist Barbara Beretich. Artwork by women artists is available for purchase.
Milford Zornes: The Claremont Years
Now thru February 22 . 10am - 4pm daily
Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden Art Gallery
(Enter via Gift Shop)
Free admission to Gallery with PAID Garden Admission

The Claremont Museum of Art presents paintings by Milford Zornes, a leader of the Califronia watercolor movement, with a focus on three decades when the artist lived and worked in Claremont.
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Claremont Museum of Art to focus on
Kindred Artists Aldo Casanova and James Fuller
Now thru March 25
Claremont Museum of Art, 200 W. First St, Claremont
Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 12 noon-4pm 
Admission: $5. CMA members and children under 18 are free 
First Saturday Art Walk, 6-9 p.m.

For over 30 years each artist influenced generations of students while teaching at Scripps College, as well as maintaining active careers as exhibiting artists throughout the country. Sharing an affinity for the beauty of nature, this exhibition will highlight the kindred links between the sculptures of Aldo Casanova and the paintings of James Fuller.
PhotoArt of Claremont   
by Mindi Meader 

Postcards are available at :
  • Birkenstock store in the Village
  • Claremont Heights Postal Center at the VONS Center
  • Claremont Heritage in Memorial Park.

(Selection varies at each site.)

Claremont is a Beautiful Place to Be & See.  
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- Mindi Meader
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