The Claremont City Council is looking to hear from residents about concerns and issues at an upcoming workshop, farmers market and forum, according to city manager Tony Ramos’ Dec. 20 weekly update.
- City Council Workshop at 8 a.m. Jan. 12 where the council sets priorities and discuss upcoming projects and residents can comment
- City Council Farmers’ Market Booth from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Jan. 13
- Neighborhood Forum on Feb. 19 at the Alexander Hughes Community Center with time to be determined
The workshop will take place at City Hall Chambers, located at 225 W. Second St. while the farmers market takes place between Indian Hill Boulevard and Yale Avenue.
The forum will take place at the Hughes Center, 1700 Danbury Rd.
For more information, head to www.ci.claremont.ca.us
The city of Claremont’s offices will be closed Dec. 25, Dec. 31 and Jan. 1.
There will be no sanitation collection on Dec. 25 and Jan. 1 and the collection will be delayed one day from Tuesday through Friday, according to a news release on the city’s website.
City officials will collect holiday trees for recycling on Dec. 31 through Jan. 10.
The bare tree must be placed at the curb at 6 a.m. on your collection tree and everything must be removed from the tree including the stand.
Trees should not be bagged and any tree over 6-foot-tall must be cut in half.
The league of American Bicyclists presented the silver level award to the city of Claremont as a bicycle friendly community.
The award was presented at the Nov. 27 city of Claremont regular City Council meeting.
Cycle Claremont’s Larry Scheetz presented the award.
In news release, Scheetz said the bicycle friendly community award is a “significant honor” and held by only 242 communities in the U.S. or less than 1 percent.
A silver level community, Scheetz said, is in the top 30 percent of the 242 communities.
The League of American Bicyclists was founded in 1880 to promote cycling and its benefits for the nation, individuals and communities, Scheetz said.
In 2003, Claremont was recognized as one of the first bicycle friendly communities, the first in Los Angeles County and 47th in the nation, Scheetz said.
“Our bicycle friendliness is the result of a lot of community effort encouraged by the city council, coordinated by city staff and involving many organizations and individuals,” Scheetz said.
Some of the projects involving grants lately have included a bicycle priority zone, a bike station, bicycle racks in the downtown area, a safe routes to school program and more, Scheetz said.
Youths all ages can participate in a Lego building program from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Claremont Public Library.
The library is at 208 N. Harvard Ave.
The program will use Lego and Duplo pieces on large play-mats to construct projects the youth want to build, according to the release.
For more information, contact 909-621-4902 or www.colapublib.org.
The Claremont Police Department will hold a sobriety and driver’s license checkpoint at an undisclosed location within the city from 7 p.m. Friday to 2 a.m. Saturday.
Drivers, according to the news release, will be stopped to make sure they are not under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Also, drivers will be checked to see if they are wearing seatbelts and hold a valid driver license, according to the release.
A grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, funds the program.
A holiday shopping scavenger hunt is taking place through Saturday in the downtown Claremont Village, according to the city of Claremont web site.
Those interested can head to the website www.ci.claremont.ca.us/download.cfm?ID=28213 and print out the attachment to take to 10 participating businesses.
When the card is filled, take it to the Alexander Hughes Community Center, City Hall or Bert & Rocky’s by Dec. 12 and be entered to win a prize.
The community center is at 1700 Danbury Road, city hall is at 207 N. Harvard Ave. and Bert & Rocky’s is at 242 Yale Ave.
On Dec. 13, the prize drawing will take place and the winner will be notified by phone.
A comic book and collectibles show will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday Dec. 2 in the Packing House.
Admission and parking to the event is free.
There will be comic book art demonstrations, private collectors selling their rare and vintage collectibles, comic books, collectibles, action figures and more.
Additionally, there will be professional comic book and fantasy artists and writers as well as live music and free give-aways.
The packing house is at 532 W. 1st St.
More information can be found at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Claremont-Packing-House-Comic-Book-Collectible-Show/113432118698539 or emailing Chris Peterson at email@example.com.
A Christmas to Remember will take place through Dec. 26 at the Candlelight Pavilion Dinner Theater.
The show, which is new and described as featuring holiday songs with Christmas cheer, has a two and a half hour duration.
Ticket prices range from $48 to $68 depending on the night or seat.
Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings will have dinner seating at 6 p.m. and the curtain time is 8:15 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday matinees will have luncheon seating at 11 a.m. and curtain time is 12:45 p.m.
Sunday evenings will have dinner seating at 5 p.m. and curtain time is 7:15 p.m
- Big Band New Year’s Eve Showcase 2012
The Big Band New Year’s Eve Showcase will feature music from the American big band era in the late 1930’s.
The Dec. 31 performance will feature current and past members of the Blue Note Swing Orchestra, who are now known as No Vacancy.
Audience members are asked to the theater between 7 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Tickets remain available for the show, which is $99 for the main floor/section A and $125 for the Terrace.
The theater is at 455 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont.
For more information, contact 909-626-3296, ext. 1 or 909-626-1254 or www.thecpdt.com.
All San Gabriel Valley residents that are Southern California Edison customers can exchange an old, incandescent holiday light string for a new, efficient light strong from 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 7.
The light exchange takes place during the holiday promenade at the Claremont Depot, 200 W. First St., according to the city manager’s Nov. 21 report.
Those who want to participate must show their Edison bill for eligibility and each qualifying customer can exchange one string of lights per household while the supplies last, according to the report.
The San Gabriel Valley Energy Wise Partnership (SGVEWP) and a collaboration between Southern California Edison (SCE) and the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments is funding the exchange.
The SGVEWP is using the opportunity to instruct residents about energy efficiency benefits while reducing energy usage in the holiday season.
Light-emitting diodes, or LEDs, are energy efficient and could use up to 90 percent less energy than comparable incandescent bulbs, according to the report.
For more information, contact the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments at 626-457-1800 or www.sgvenergywise.org
The city of Claremont will host its Holiday Promenade on Dec. 7 at the downtown Claremont Village with a variety of events and times.
An outdoor ice skating rink, sponsored by the Village Marketing Group, will be open from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 7 and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 8 at Indian Hill Boulevard and Second Avenue.
A tree lighting ceremony, sponsored by DoubleTree Hilton Claremont, starts at 6 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Claremont Depot, 200 W. First St.
Parents can bring a camera to take photos of their children with Santa and Mrs. Claus from 5 to 6 p.m. and 7 to 8 p.m. Dec. 7 at City Hall, 207 N. Harvard Ave.
Holiday carolers, the Claremont High School Chamber Singers and the Moultrie Academy will provide live entertainment on the Village streets.
For more information, contact 909-399-5490