It's a Different Kind of November
but It's Still THANKS-filled!
A few weeks ago while visiting Benjamin Pond at CA Botanic Garden, a very large bird flew by. It really surprised me with its size, so I went to find it and there it was on the top of quite a tall pole. I was so happy to be able to get a few photos before it flew away. What a wonderful way to start my day!

Claremont is an amazing place to be and see (who knew a Great Blue Heron might visit if that's what it was?), but wherever you, are enjoy your happy unexpected moments.

Giggles & Cheer, November is Here!

Header and "big bird" photos taken at California Botanic Garden
Adventures that are Creating a Buzz

  • The Gift of Traditions / A Claremont Heritage Carol
Do you have Claremont memories and photos to share?
New video streaming in December - FREE!

  • California Botanic Garden - Clayfornia
Stroll the garden to enjoy the exhibit - Now thru April 18 2021

  • Claremont Museum of Art -
"INSIDE OUT: Emerging from Isolation" / A virtual experience

  • Virtual Turkey Trot -
Be a part of the 13th annual run/walk this year YOUR way

  • Claremont Heritage Virtual Home Tour -
Streaming Dates Extended! 2-day video access online now
Do You Have Claremont Memories to Share?
Currently in Production: Claremont Heritage is creating a virtual program to showcase
Claremont's holiday traditions, history and cultural heritage. If you have memories and/or photos from Claremont fall and holiday events and you'd like to share in the upcoming video, please click on the link (below). Deadline to participate is November 30, 2020.
Ceramic Sculpture in the California Sunshine
California Botanic Garden - 1500 N. College Ave, Claremont
Formerly Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden
Now thru April 18, 2021
Free Outdoor Exhibit with Garden Admission
(Paid Online Reservations Required for Non-Members)
Ceramic pieces shown in photo by Maureen Wheeler, Cj Jilek and Janell Lewis
Picture Perfect Autumn Days at California Botanic Garden
Claremont Museum of Art
INSIDE OUT: Emerging from Isolation
Thru Nov. 29 2020
Recent work by 28 area artists. While the museum is closed, viewers can experience the exhibition in a 30-minute video with an intimate view of each piece accompanied by the words of the artist.

Photo provided by Claremont Museum of Art - :"Delightful Diversions" by Gina Lawson Egan
Virtual Turkey Trot
Claremont Sunrise Rotary
For 12 years, this event has taken place on the streets of the Claremont Village and The Claremont Colleges. This year you can run/walk/bicycle/treadmill/ or walker-push on a course of your choice between Thanksgiving morning and 6:00pm on Sun, Nov 29.
Claremont Heritage Virtual HOME TOUR
has been Extended!
Enjoy a virtual tour streaming on your own device of 7 Small Homes,
4 Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) & an Artist Studio designed by Millard Sheets.
$30 for 2-day streaming access.
I always have such a fun time designing the seasonal BIRKENSTOCK windows.
(On Bonita Avenue just west of Yale Avenue in the Claremont Village)
It's beginning to look a lot like the NORTH POLE with a hint of Candy Corny Island.

Curious about Candy Corny Island -- where Elfies from the North Pole vacation?
Please click here to visit my fun new webpage --
you can even download FREE coloring artwork!
My PhotoArt of Claremont POSTCARDS are available for purchase at Birkenstock.