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.
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.
Yesterday a route was cleared of car traffic to allow bikes, walkers, skateboarders, rollerbladers and such people-powered modes of transport to visit various Earth Day festivals between Claremont, Pomona, La Verne and San Dimas. The CicLAvia attracted many people and even more wheels for the 6.5 mile route.
Under cloudy skies and windy weather, the Claremont Pooch Park (part of College Park, home of Claremont Little League) reopened after renovations. In small-town style, the opening required a ceremony complete with dignitaries and a ribbon-cutting.
Many dogs were eagerly awaiting this event.
Lots of doggie business:
And lots of running around
Students at Claremont High School gathered at 10:00 in solidarity with other high schoolers across the country speaking out for sensible gun control.
They were joined in support by residents of Pilgrim Place.
From the CUCC Facebook Page:
Did you know that we have a Blessing Box on the North side of our Sanctuary? It’s stocked weekly with food, water, clothes, and toiletry items for those in need!
This Box was built as a community project between the Dreaming Lodge, Claremont UCC, and The Press Restaurant.
The Blessing Box is open and accessible 24/7! Just go to the North side of our Sanctuary (near the corner of 6th St. and Harvard Ave.).
Interested in helping to stock the Box? Go to http://www.dreaminglodge.com/blessing-box.htmlor just stop by and drop your donations inside!
The room after 1 ½ hours when some people had left
When word got out that a study was being done about closing the Claremont Metrolink station, Claremonters showed up in force at the informational meeting on Monday night at the Hughes Community Center. 300 people filled the room to overflowing, and citizens, young and old, spilled out the doors into chairs that were set up outside with speakers set up to hear the discussion.
People were visibly and audibly concerned about the many issues of reducing public transportation options, and with many questions raised, there were a number of answers claiming, “we don’t know.”
Claremont in action. We expect nothing less. Read more at David Allen’s column in the Daily Bulletin.
The Claremont Museum of Art is celebrating one year in it’s new home at the Claremont Depot. At last Friday’s Art Walk the museum opened a new show – Kindred Natures: Aldo Casanova and James Fuller. The show runs through March 25.
Both Casanova and Fuller taught art at Scripps College, and the show features sculptures and watercolors of nature. Claremontography has enjoyed all the exhibits this past year, but this one stands out as a favorite.