Post Office Landscaping Update

The landscaping in front of the Claremont Post Office is starting to grow in.

Claremont Post Office 91711

See before pictures here.

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Liquid: HMC Venus Fountain

Despite California’s ongoing drought, Claremont fountains still use water (hopefully recycled) for our enjoyment.

These koi and lily pads enjoy the water in the Harvey Mudd College Venus Fountain in Hixon Court.

Harvey Mudd College

via Photo Challenge: Liquid

 

The Wooden Floor

Wooden Floor Depot

Claremontography has an in with someone who works for The Wooden Floor in Santa Ana (just 30 miles south of Claremont). This fabulous non-profit has a mission to empower low-income youth from diverse backgrounds to strengthen self-esteem, self-discipline and a sense of accomplishment through dance, academic, and family programs.

Not only is the Wooden Floor celebrating its 35th year, 100% of another class of seniors is graduating from high school and is enrolled in higher education.

On Saturday the Wooden Floor had an open house to show off its new second location.

Having never seen the Main Street location, Claremontography stopped by (the two spaces are not far from each other).

Students are rehearsing for their upcoming annual concert May 31-June 2.

Costumes are ready.

Wooden Floor Costumes

Wooden Floor

Then and Now

In the past week a few old photos of Claremont locations have appeared on the Facebook Group “You know you’re from Claremont if you….”¬†Claremontography presents here a current photo of each building alongside its former self.

Trinkets and Treasures then, Jasmine now. 271 W 2nd St.

Village Theater then, Harvard Square now. 206 W. Bonita

Bentley’s Grocery Store then, Rhino Records now. 235 Yale Ave.

Bud’s Bike Shop then, Jax Bicycle Center now. 217 W. 1st St.

King Tut Exhibit at the California Science Center

California Science Center

In celebration of the 100-year anniversary of the discovery of King Tut’s tomb, the California Science Center at USC is presenting King Tut: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh until January 2019. This particular exhibit is the world debut of these 150 treasures (some of which have never before left Egypt), and after this world tour, all artifacts related to King Tut will reside permanently in their new home in Egypt.

Fortunately, the exhibit allows photos without flash.

At the end, the obligatory gift shop, because everyone needs a King Tut mug.

King Tut Gift Shop

 

Claremont Children – Art and Books

The annual ARTstART exhibition at the Ginger Elliot Exhibition Hall in Memorial Park came and went last weekend. As usual, the room was filled with children’s creations.

Ginger Elliot gallery

The 7th Annual Children’s Book Festival hosted by the Friends of the Claremont Library was in Taylor Hall this year due to the renovation of the library. The theme was Oh The Places You’ll Go, and many children and families took advantage of the activities.

The best part was that each child got to take home a free book.

Free Books