The Day After

Don’t blame me. I stood in line for 30 minutes yesterday to vote.

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47 Things – Fall: Part One

Continuing in the series of 47 Things to Do In Claremont, here are some recommendations for Fall which officially starts on the 22nd this month.

  • 13. Meander the Village on the first Saturday of the month for the Art Walk.

     

  • 14. Head over to the Folk Music Center on the last Sunday of the month at 6:00 for Open Mic Night. Talent ranges greatly, you are sure to be entertained. If you are extremely lucky, Ben Harper might sing a song.

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  • 16. Even if you don’t like high school football, you might enjoy the CHS Homecoming Parade on October 14. Festivities start in Memorial Park about 3:00 where the Homecoming King is crowned.

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  • 18. With the Colleges back in session, choose a concert or two, most of them free.

Pomona College music calendar

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Scripps College music calendar

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Common Vision: One Fruit Tree at a Time

Back for its eleventh year, Common Vision IMG_1373arrived at Vista del Valle Elementary School last Thursday in one of its vegetable oil-powered buses. Each year when they come, they help students plant more trees in the orchards (there are several areas with fruit trees), prune and fertilize the existing trees, and talk with the kids in small groups about botany and the environment and the deliciousness of the fruit.

The best thing of all, in my opinion, is that the kids get to get their hands dirty and really dig into the soil, touch worms, and take ownership of these trees. Watch the video on their website, and you will see Vista featured as one of the schools, although the footage is about six years old by now.