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Arts and crafts spots still available for Village Venture

Village Venture will return Saturday, October 27 attracting an estimated 20,000 visitors. According to organizers, booths are still available for arts and crafts vendors. Applications are available for download on the chamber’s website at Chamber representatives will review and approve all applications.

For questions or information, call 624-1681 or email


An evening with author Robert Massie III

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Robert Massie III will discuss “History, Biography and Human Agency” at the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum, 385 E. 8th St., on Monday, October 1 from 6:45 to 8 p.m.

Mr. Massie authored Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman, Nicholas and Alexandra, and Peter the Great: His Life and World, for which he earned the 1981 Pulitzer Prize for biography. Mr. Massie served as president of the Authors Guild from 1987 to 1991.

For information, visit or call 621-8244.


From Claremont composers, organist William Peterson

Pomona College organist William Peterson will offer a recital of music by Pomona College and Claremont composers, including William G. Blanchard, John Cage, Joseph Clokey, Tom Flaherty, Wilbur Held, Karl Kohn, Orpha Ochse and others on the Hill Memorial organ tomorrow, Sunday, September 30 at 3 p.m. at Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. 4th St.

The performance is free and open to the public. For information, call 607-2671.


Sustainable Claremont puts focus on Fair Trade movement

Sustainable Claremont will host its 4th annual meeting on Monday, October 1 with featured speaker Joan Harper, coordinator of Fair Trade LA. Ms. Harper will discuss  “Fair Trade in So Cal and Globally.” The meeting will be held at the Padual Hills Theater from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Local Fair Trade vendors will hold an expo and Sustainable Claremont will present awards to honor local participants for sustainability efforts. Refreshments will be served.

For information, visit


The evolution of Claremont’s neighborhoods

Ginger Elliot of Claremont Heritage will deliver a presentation on the evolution of Claremont’s neighborhoods on Tuesday, October 9 at 5:30 p.m.

Included in her presentation will be aerial photos and original maps that will be on display as part of the Claremont Heritage Home Tour. This presentation will be held at the historic Garner House at 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd.

The After Work program is hosted by the Committee on Aging for those approaching retirement, newly-retired, or still in the work force. This program is free and includes light refreshments. To register for this presentation, call 399-5488.


Drug take-back event today

The Drug Enforcement Administration and government, community, public health and law enforcement partners are again offering the community an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous prescription drugs.

Today, Saturday, September 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., residents may safely dispose of unused, expired or excess prescription drugs in the front lobby of the Claremont Police Department. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. No appointment is necessary. The Claremont Police Department is located at 570 W. Bonita Ave. For questions, call 399-5411.


Senior excursion to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library

The Claremont Senior Program has scheduled a trip to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library on Thursday, November 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Attendees may explore the library and see a full -cale replica of the Oval Office, a large piece of the Berlin Wall and thousands of gifts of state that the President and Mrs. Reagan received during his administration, as well as a new feature at the museum called “Inside the White House.”

Guests will go inside the retired Air Force One airplane before enjoying a buffet lunch. Tickets are $40 for Claremont residents and $45 for non-residents; lunch is included. Trips are open to adults ages 50 and over. For information or to register, call 399-5488.



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