Claremont eBuzz
Soarin' into the New Roarin' 20s!
 
It's time to kick up our heels, stretch our imaginations and try something new as we continue into January. There are plenty of choices in Claremont as you'll see when you scroll down -- and most of these events are taking place in early 2020. Whew!

Have Fun and Enjoy!
Giggles and Cheer for a Happy New Year,
Mindi Meader
I recently took these snowy mountain and seagull photos from the top floor at the parking structure in the Claremont Village. The seagull seemed to be having a wonderful time soaring on that beautiful day.
Looking for even more things to do?
Check out the event-full
Produced by Claremont Heritage. 
Overview of Early 2020 Claremont Events
RANCHO SANTA ANA BOTANIC GARDEN
1500 N. College Ave. Claremont - 909.625.8767
Open daily 8am-5pm (except select holidays) / See website for admission fees
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day . Monday Jan 20 . FREE ADMISSION
Family Bird Festival
Sunday Feb 16 / 10am -3 pm
 Enjoy a day outdoors with hands-on experiences, activities and educational opportunities for young beginners and bird enthusiasts.
Sponsored by Wild Birds Unlimited of Claremont.
Family Bird Walk
Saturday Jan 18 / 8:00 - 9:30am
Join Wild Birds Unlimited for this family-friendly, free bird walk along Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden trails. This walks occur monthly, every third Saturday.
Free Beginners Bird Walk
Sunday Feb 2 / 8:00 - 10:00am
Bird Walks are free to the public courtesy of Pomona Valley Audubon Society and occur monthly at RSABG on the First Sunday of the month, September through June.
PCH: Plant Coast Highway
RSABG Outdoor Gallery
Now thru April 18, 2020
Free with Garden Admission Fee or RSABG Membership
PCH: Plant Coast Highway features the remarkable plant communities and superlative flora of California 1, a major thoroughfare that spans over 650 miles.

What unique sights will you see on your stroll in the garden?
Grow Native Nursery
at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden
Thursday - Sunday / 9 am - 4:30 pm
Closed during select months annually

ALF MUSEUM of Paleontology
Located on the campus of The Webb Schools at 1175 W. Baseline Rd, Claremont. Phone: 909.624.2798
Hours - Mon-Fri: 8 am – 4 pm / Sat: 10 am – 4 pm
Sunday: Closed
Admission - General $9.00

Discovery Day: Fossil Fest
February 8 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm   $5

LIVE THEATER
IVRT - READER'S THEATRE
Hollywood Arms
Feb 25-26
6:00pm Dinner Seating
Reading begins at approx. 7:15pm
Eddie's Italian Eatery, Claremont
Tickets are $50.00 and include a 3-course dinner, soft beverage, tax, and gratuity.
Call 909.859.4878
IVRT at Candlelight Pavilion
A Streetcar Named Desire March 4-18 (select dates)

Temperaments clash, fireworks fly and secrets are revealed in Tennessee Williams’ timeless Pulitzer-Prize winning masterpiece!

Call 909.859.4878
Man of La Mancha
Jan 17 - Feb 22
The story of Don Quixote “the mad knight” comes to life in this play within a play. Told by Miguel de Cervantes and his fellow prisoners as he awaits a hearing with the Spanish Inquisition. Songs include “I Don Quixote,” “Dulcinea,” “I Like Him,” “Little Bird, Little Bird” and of course, “The Impossible Dream.”
Rated PG-13
Little Shop of Horrors
Feb 28 - April 4
One of the longest-running Off-Broadway shows, this charmingly tongue-in-cheek comedy has music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Howard Ashman, the team behind many of Disney’s classics! Join us for a fun evening of some sci-fi drama, and remember, “Don’t feed the plants!”
Rated PG-13
Billy Elliot The Musical
April 17 - May 23
Based on the 2000 film, the plot revolves around Billy, a motherless boy who begins taking ballet lessons, under the cloud of the 1984-85 UK miners strike. With a score by Elton John, this story takes us on a journey from strife to redemption. Don’t miss this heart-warming story.
Rated R for Language
TOUR THE TOWN
Historic Claremont Village
Guided Walking Tours
First Saturday Monthly . 10am-12noon
From way back then to here and now...
Docent-led tours offered by Claremont Heritage
$5/person
Reservations Req'd . Phone 909.621.0848
Meet at Claremont Depot, 150 W. First St.

ART . An Overview
Paul Kittlaus
Eleanor Scott Meyers
Exhibition Now thru Jan 24 . 9am-3pm
(Enter via Garner House)
Closing Reception Sat Jan 25 . 3:30-5:30pm
Ginger Elliott Center at Memorial Park
FREE ADMISSION / Hosted by Claremont Heritage
Conversation w/Artists Thurs Jan 23 . 7-8:30pm
Vanguard: Origins of Tierra del Sol Arts in Claremont featuring Helen Rae
Exhibition Now thru April 11
Friday, Saturday and Sunday . 12noon to 4pm
Claremont Museum of Art
Historic Claremont Depot, 200 W. First Street

BABY PLANT PORTRAITS
Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden
Now thru Feb 16
Art Gallery (Enter via Gift Shop)
Free with Garden Admission Fee or RSABG Membership
This exhibit captures adorable baby California native plants as well as some that only a mother could love in twelve heart-rendering portraits.

Claremont Art Walk
First Saturday Monthly
6-9pm

LIVE MUSIC
Concerts at Bridges Hall of Music
150 E. Fourth Street
Pomona College
Claremont

FREE ADMISSION


Sunday Jan 19 at 7:00pm
Doors open at 6:30

Season Opening Concert

Saturday Jan 25 at 3:30 pm

Concert for "Young" People of All Ages
Claremont Farmers & Artisans Market
Every Sunday . 8am-1pm . Claremont Village
Free Admission - Located on Harvard Ave between First St and Bonita Ave
Coming in Spring 2020
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Claremont Pie Festival
Saturday, March 21
10am-4pm
Claremont Village

EARTH DAY CELEBRATION
Saturday, April 18 / 9am-1pm

NEW LOCATION:
Memorial Park

Event Coordinators: Sustainable Claremont
BOB SMITH Claremont Collection
Claremont Heritage is proud to present this NEW BOB SMITH Claremont Collection available now at the Gift Gallery located in historic Garner House at Memorial Park. These much-enjoyed 1980s illustrations are by the renowned local artist who continues to create artwork, today.
Claremont Mugs / Coasters / Note Cards / Framed Magnets / 2"x2" Magnets
POSTCARDS
PhotoArt Of Claremont  
I've recently delivered more of my postcards to the BIRKENSTOCK store at the northwest corner of Bonita and Yale Avenues. There's a wide variety of historic sites and tree-lined street scenes depicted in my PhotoArt of Claremont.

Oh, and I also design the three-window display of their Bonita Avenue store. Please check it out when you walk by. There's a little Disney inspiration in one area there now. Thanks, Walt!

In the VONS Center? Claremont Heights Postal Center carries a nice selection of my postcards as well.
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