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Halloween safety guidelines

Halloween falls on a Sunday this year which means [rather than be in bed for school on Monday] kids and families will likely be strolling around downtown and their neighborhoods in full costume regalia looking for candy and fun memories.

And while there may be numerous trick-or-treaters, there will also be equal numbers of drivers heading to and from Halloween parties or festivities. To facilitate and ensure a safe holiday, the city reminds residents of a few safety tips:

  • Make sure children are accompanied by an adult.
  • Pedestrians must stay on designated sidewalks and drivers must be aware of bike lanes and walkways.
  • Apply reflective tape to yours or a child’s costume for better visibility at night.
  • Map out your route ahead of time.
  • Carry a flashlight.
  • Drive cautiously, slowly and minimize distractions.


Scarecrow party deadline nears

The deadline to craft and submit your one-of-a-kind scarecrow for this year’s Claremont Scarecrow Party is this Wednesday, November 3.

Residents are invited to create and place their unique scarecrows outside their homes or businesses for this year’s contest. To enter the contest, snap a photo of your scarecrow and tag @claremontchamber on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.) or email them at

This year’s contest categories are: best scarecrow scene, most humorous, found/recycled, inspired by Claremont, kid created, and promoting business. Winners for each category will be announced on November 12 by the chamber. For updates, visit


Art Walk is on November 6

The monthly art walk is right around the corner, and will be hosted by Neon Moon Art Supply and Studio next Saturday, November 6, at 6 p.m. in the Claremont Village.

November’s art walk, “Miss Conchi: La Inmaculada,” will feature artist Conchi Sanford on the walls of Neon Moon, showing off her “eye opening approach to resin materials in la Inmaculada,” according to a post describing the event.

Author and artist Cindy Rinne will also feature at the art walk, reading from her latest book, The Feather Ladder.

The art walk will be held at 317 West First Street near Neon Moon; and Sanford’s artwork will be on display from then until November 27. For more information contact Neon Moon directly at (909) 788-0176 or via email at


Coffee with a Claremont cop

On Tuesday, November 2, the Claremont Police Department invites the community to Sanctuary Coffee for a morning blend of coffee and engaging conversations with their local police officers.

“Coffee with a Cop events are meant to help police departments and their officers bridge the communication gap with members of the community and to help build long lasting partnerships with each other. Stop by and meet [K9 cop] Drew, have a cup of coffee, and meet Claremont’s finest,” the city’s website read. “No agendas, no speeches, just informal conversations.”

The event will be held between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. at Sanctuary Coffee, located at 863 W. Foothill Blvd.

For more information, visit


Claremont concert updates

Music is alive and well in Claremont and is coming this Friday at the following locations around the city.

Performing Irish genre-music will be Craic Haus at the Village Plaza, located at 101 North Indian Hill Blvd. Bringing their sound of folk and original songs to Shelton Park (corner of Harvard and Bonita avenues) will be Shama Mamahs.

And outside the chamber will be Larry and Rhonda Jackson, who will be showing off their musical style of folk and blues music. The chamber is located at 205 Yale Street.

Friday Nights LIVE in the Claremont Village begins at 6 p.m. and runs for about three hours. Admission is free.For more information on this and upcoming Friday Nights LIVE, contact the Chamber of Commerce at (909) 624-1681 or email


CGU Christian fellowship event

Next Wednesday, November 3, the community, along with Claremont Graduate University students and faculty, are invited to attend a religious discussion called “Wednesdays in the Word,” a gathering via Zoom facilitated by CGU student group, Claremont Graduate Christian Fellowship.

“It is open to anyone no matter their background or beliefs. It is a safe place for people to learn more about Jesus Christ, receive prayer, study the Bible, talk, share how they are doing, and know they are loved.” The meeting will begin at 12 p.m. For more details or how to connect to the meeting, visit



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