Claremont Insider: Upcoming Events

Monday, December 1, 2008

Upcoming Events


The Claremont Chamber of Commerce website tells us that the City is offering up live music every Saturday from 3pm to 6pm at three Claremont Village locations:

Settle down between 3:00 and 6:00 p.m and prepared to be entertained. Blues, rock, tropical, choral, jazz, Taiko drumming, acoustic guitars, a capella, bell ringing and show tunes. Co-sponsored by the Chamber, the City of Claremont, VMG and Village Square. Check here for band listings and dates.

The Public Plaza, 100 N. Indian Hill Blvd
Claremont Chamber, 205 Yale Ave.
City Hall, 207 Harvard Ave.


The City's annual Holiday Promenade and Tree Lighting ceremony takes place this Friday, December 5th, beginning at 5pm. There will music and lots of fun events for the kids. The tree lighting happens at 6pm at the Claremont Depot:
Holiday Promenade & Tree Lighting
December 5, 2008 05:00 PM - 09:00 PM

Tree lighting ceremony at 6:00pm at the Claremont Depot. Photos with Santa at The Packing House. Children's train ride at The Depot. Live music from Swing 4 Sale, Hai Muradian & Friends, Claremont Chamber Singers and more! Entertainment at The Public Plaza and throughout the Village.

Call 399-5490 for more information.


The holidays can be a tough time for some, and the City's Senior Program is offering a workshop on Monday, December 8th, for seniors who seek tips on coping with some of the anxiety and even depression that can come around this time of year. The City website had this information:
The City of Claremont Senior Program, in partnership with the University of La Verne Doctoral Program in Clinical-Community Psychology, is pleased to announce a workshop, "Holiday Blues: A Special Workshop Exploring Mental Health Issues Facing Seniors During the Holiday Season." The workshop is scheduled for Monday, December 8, 2008, and will address such topics of interest as, the complexity of emotions around the holidays, reasons for holiday depression and anxiety, and ways of coping with holiday season blues. The objective of the workshop is to promote awareness of the mental health challenges many seniors face around the holiday season and to provide coping techniques to help lessen symptoms of depression and anxiety.

The event will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Joslyn Center, in the Weinberger Wing, located at 660 N. Mountain Avenue. University of La Verne Counseling Center staff will conduct the workshop. The workshop flows out of the unique partnership established over the past year between the Claremont Senior Program and the University of La Verne, whose primary goal is to provide free counseling services to Claremont seniors.

This program is free and open to people of all ages. For more information or to RSVP, please call (909) 399-5488.


The Prop. 8 protests come to Claremont on Friday, December 12th, according to a link a reader sent us. No word on counter-protest events, but it you know of any, pass them on and we'll post those as well. This protest made the national news last week.

The protest is scheduled to begin at 2pm on the 12th at Memorial Park, located at 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd. The event in the park will from 2pm to 5:30pm with speakers and a potluck. There is also a holiday food drive associated with the event.

At 6pm, the event will move to the Laemmle Claremont 5 Theatres with a march and candlelight vigil that is supposed to coincide with opening of the movie "Milk" at the Laemmle. People are also being asked to bring candles for a candlelight vigil.