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Material Girls exhibition returns for 3 days only

Jan Wheatcroft and Helen Feller, the fiber ladies, are showing their artwork for the 5th year in a “pop up” exhibition, which changes with space availability. This year they can be found on First Street in the Village at 250 E. First St., Suite 116, just 2 doors down from First Street Gallery.

The exhibit will feature tapestry weavings, quilts, stitcheries, prints, collages, assemblages and fabric-covered boxes, representing a year’s worth of concentrated work. 

The opening reception is this Friday, October 5 from 5 to 9 p.m. Exhibition hours are Saturday, October 6 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, October 7 from  11 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Get tips and tools for effectively communicating with your health professional

Most patients leave the doctor’s office retaining only about 20 percent of what is discussed. Join others in the community on Saturday, October 6 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., to learn how to get the most out of a medical visit for you, a friend or loved one. The workshop takes place at Pilgrim Place, 660 Avery Rd.

Attorney Donna Ambrogi, nurse Linda Vogel, and social worker Janet Evans will present tips and tools for communicating with your health professional. This workshop is for patients, family members and caregivers. Fee of $10 includes refreshments, lunch and take-home materials. For more information or to register, call Pilgrim Place at 447-0200.

Mountain View to host 50th birthday celebration

The community is invited to attend the 50th anniversary celebration of Mountain View Elementary School, set for Friday, October 12 from 5 to 8 p.m.

The commemoration, to be held at Mountain View (851 Santa Clara Ave.), will include food trucks like My Delight CupCakery and the Buttermilk Truck bringing housemade breakfast favorites, as well as entertainment, games and activities. Guests should prepare for a sock hop as the DJ spins 1950s tunes.

Event organizers note that some “very special guests” will be in attendance.

For updated information and to RSVP, visit their Facebook page at MountainViewElementarys50th Anniversary.


From entertainment to education, Fairplex hosts college fair

Following the frenzy of the fair, the Pomona Fairplex prepares to host the So Cal College Fair, taking place this Friday and Saturday, October 5 and 6. The event will be held at the Sheraton Fairplex Conference Center, 601 W. McKinley Ave.

Hosted by The Learning Centers at Fairplex, the So College Fair will feature more than 120 colleges and tech schools, seminars and workshops geared toward helping students and parents find the road to success. Admission is free for the entire family. Participating schools include liberal arts colleges, UCs, cosmetology programs and professional, technical and culinary schools.

Presentations include how to choose the right college, understanding financial aid and athletic recruitment simplified from esteemed speakers including author and journalist Lynn O’Shaughnessy and former Stanford University and NFL player Julian Jenkins. Visit the onsite counselor center to ask questions about college requirements.

The college fair runs Friday from 3 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Parking at the conference center is $5. Students who pre-register have a chance to win one of 3 scholarships in the amounts of $300, $500 and $1000. For information and to register, visit


Get walking, Claremont

Enjoy the outdoors in a fun, motivating and social way by joining Get Walking Claremont, a community group that conducts walks around the Claremont neighborhoods. Walks are held on Tuesdays in the Claremont Village at 9 a.m., Thursdays at the Thompson Creek Trail at 8 a.m. and the second and fourth Saturdays of every month at the Wilderness Park at 7:30 a.m. For information and meeting points, call 399-5488 or email getwalkingclaremont@


From the city manager’s report

New restaurant planned for Promenade Shopping Center

Rounds Premium Burgers recently received approval for a Conditional Use Permit from the Claremont Planning Commission to serve alcohol at their proposed location (885 S. Indian Hill Blvd. across from Norm’s), which is within the Claremont Promenade shopping center.

The tenant space has remained vacant since approximately 2008 when Hollywood Video closed.  City staff is in the process of working with the business owners to obtain the necessary building permits for the conversion of the space into a restaurant. 

Rounds Premium Burgers offers a “build your own” burger concept with fresh toppings and various sauces. The restaurant currently has 2 locations, one in West Hollywood and another in Burbank.

No timeline was given as to its expected opening.


Arbor Day celebration

In celebration of Arbor Day, the city invites residents to plant a tree at 10  a.m. this Saturday, October 6 at Padua Avenue Park, 4200 Padua Ave. This  event is free and open to the community.

For more information, call 399-5490.


Decorations and attachments prohibited in city trees

With the approach of fall and winter holiday decorations and celebrations, the city’s community improvement department reminds residents to refrain from attaching any decorations, ornaments or lights to city trees.

Decorations or attachments could cause harm to the tree or create a potential obstruction or safety hazard, as city trees are often near public streets, sidewalks and parkways. 

For questions or more information regarding the protection of city trees under Claremont Municipal Code Section 12.26.090, contact community improvement at 399-5467, or review the code in its entirety on the city’s website at under the “city government/municipal code” link.


Senior hot topic series explores propositions for November election

A free, informational ballot proposition review is scheduled for next Wednesday, October 10 at the Joslyn Center at 10 a.m.

Hot Topic Series events are offered on a variety of subjects relevant to seniors and their families. All presentations are held at the Joslyn Center at 10 a.m. To RSVP, contact the Claremont Senior Program at 399-5488.


Senior excursion to view Cirque du Soleil

Claremont seniors are invited to experience a lyrical, fanciful, kinetic foray into the “seventh art” on Thursday, October 18. Bringing together dance, acrobatics, live video, filmed sequences and animation, Cirque Du Soleil’s Iris takes spectators on a voyage through the history of cinema, its genres and the heart of the movie-making process.

Attendees will leave the Joslyn Center at 5:30 a.m. and return at 11:30 p.m. Tickets for the senior excursion are $90 for Claremont residents and $95 for non-residents. Trips are open to adults ages 50 and over. For information or to register, call 399-5488.


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