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Claremont COURIER/Village Venture 2017 5

36th Annual
Village Venture
Arts & Crafts Faire
Saturday, October 28
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. • Rain or Shine

T
he Claremont Chamber
of Commerce is proud
to announce the 36th
annual Village Venture Arts
and Crafts Faire.
Get your holiday shopping
done early as you walk the
streets of the Claremont Vil-
lage lined with over 450
booths selling unique art, origi-
nal crafts and apparel.
This is the place to kick-off your one-
stop holiday gift needs as you’ll find
something special for everyone on your
shopping list! You’ll also have an oppor-
tunity to explore local businesses and
non-profits in the Business and Organi-
zations block. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Enjoy tasty meals and treats at one of Leo Gladden and seven-month-old Benjamin dress as a chef and a lobster in a pot for the Village Venture in 2014 in Clare-
our sidewalk café’s or stroll over to the mont. The Apple Valley resident came up with the idea after winning a chili cook off and then found the costume online.
food court located on First Street to And to add to the fun for adults this The Chamber anticipates more than and restaurants throughout the year. The
choose from many international cuisine year, visit the beer and wine garden at 15,000 visitors to attend Village Venture, day’s events are listed on the next page.
options. Shelton Park! who often return to Claremont’s shops VENTURE GUIDE/next page
Claremont COURIER/Village Venture 2017 6
Children’s Costume Parade Dance; 11 a.m. at Shelton Park: Clare- every 10 to 15 minutes and are handi-
VENTURE GUIDE/from the previous page
Begins at 10 a.m mont String Band; 1 p.m. at Shelton capped accessible. The free shuttle drops
Great Pumpkin Carving Contest • All participants must assemble in Park: Emad & Renaissance Friends; 2 to off at the Metrolink at College Avenue
Sponsored by Claremont Sunrise Rotary front of the Chamber office at 205 Yale 4:30 p.m. at Claremont Depot: Hank’s and First Street.
Contest Rules: Take your pre-carved Ave. at 9:15 a.m. (No motorized vehi- Cadillac; 3 p.m. at Shelton Park: The
pumpkin to the Sunrise Rotary booth, cles) Parade will be led by the El Roble Honey Buckets Shuttle parking/Pick up:
located at 205 Yale Ave. between 8:30 Marching Band. • CUC Facilities at First Street and
and 9:30 a.m. Food Court Mills Avenue.
• Complete the registration form Beer and Wine Garden Booths located on First Street be- • Taylor Hall parking lot at Scripps
when you drop off your pre-carved If you’re over 21 and have a valid ID, tween Yale and Harvard Avenues. Drive and Indian Hill Boulevard, north
pumpkin. visit the beer and wine garden on Bonita of the high school.
• Prizes will be awarded at the Great and Harvard Avenues, right in front of Parking • St. Ambrose Episcopal Church at
Pumpkin Patch at 2 p.m. (participants Shelton Park. Hosts will serve craft ales, Parking is available at the Metrolink Bonita and Mountain Avenues.
must be present to win). wine and cider from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at College Avenue and First Street and
• Pumpkins must be picked up be- the parking structure at First Street and Handicapped Parking
Musical Entertainment Oberlin. • Located behind the Claremont Pub-
tween 2 and 4:30 p.m. Sponsored by College Escrow
Unclaimed pumpkins will be dis- lic Library; enter on College and Bonita
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Claremont Depot: Free Shuttle Service Avenues (space is limited).
carded at 4:45 p.m.) Moultrie Academy of Music, Voice & From 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Buses run
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Village Venture Booth Listing
APPAREL & ACCESSORIES 369 Recyclicious 278 Studio Colette Inc. 705 Mijac Alarm
108 Country Attic Boutique 371 Pure Intent 282 All Over The Mapp 707 Inland Valley Humane Society & SPCA
112 Sewing Up A Storm 373 Jesse and Co. 287 Aiko Institute 708 Claremont Music Scene
115 Eclectic Earth Studio 379 Jackapotamus 372 SHU-DP-Photo 709 Kiwanis Club of Claremont
116 Story Spark 385 KBD Studio 383 ME Shell Graphics 710 Foothill Gold Line
122 Kathy Bell 387 Elva Rodriguez 413 NTKS 711 Eric Martinez State Farm Insurance
130 Designs by Ursula 405 Made 4 You 422 The House of Wickersham 712 Silva Saliba
136 Ginette Shook 408 Pontigo 442 Fiendish Thingies 713 Dreams of Tibet
140 Dirickson Crafts 414 Cheyr-D-Zigns 453 Elizabeth Butterfield 714 Simple Living
167 Laurie Jo Designs 431 Trimitive 472 Don Schimmel Photography 715 D's Haberdashery
168 Laurie Jo Designs 434 Rainbow Tie-Dyes 606 Cori's Pawtraits 716 Craft-O-Graph LLC
175 Just Buddha 454 Not Made in China 617 Dorothy Wallace Photography 717 Saint Johns & Soap
178 Blue River 457 My Dragonfly Girl 722 Inter Valley Health Plan
183 Shakeel's Concepts 465 Margaret George BUSINESS & ORGANIZATIONS 723 Claremont Heritage
190 Aladdin Jasmine Apparel 468 Simply Casual Kid 222 Claremont Sunrise Rotary 724 Claremont Chiropractic
201 Bohemian Rags Handbags 470 Floradora Hats 341 Casa Colina 725 Foothill Country Day School
204 Linda Stevens 475 R&T Traders 342 Farm Fresh to You 726 Our Lady of the Assumption
212 Thai Dye 484 Leabrig 343 Claremont High Water Polo 727 League of Women Voters Claremont
213 Sun Hwa and Co. 486 Dustin and Daisy 345 Pearl Dental Group 728 Claremont Bible Chapel
218 Yoney's One Of A Kind 495 La Tee Da 346 Forest Lawn 729 Western Christian Schools
225 Lolligain 496 Declan 348 Claremont Sculpsure 730 Democratic Club of Claremont
235 Nite Owl Ink 552 Linda's Crafts 349 Esquivel Dental 731 Renewal by Andersen
241 Anantara 554 Ann's Originals 350 Claremont Hyundai 732 Laga Handbags
242 Cathy's Collectibles 578 Martha's Special T's 351 AP Marketing & Consulting, LLC 733 Lularoe
251 Scents 2 High Heaven 605 Elaine Cobb 352 So. Cal. Contractors 734 LA Times
259 Heartnsew 609 Womanhood Collection 501 Usborne Books & More 735 Funbiz
275 Leather E 611 Silly Yeti 503 Pomona USD, Child Development 736 Scentsy
276 Graces Design 613 aCutee 504 Clear Choice Windows 741 Moultrie Academy
285 Emalee Designs 506 Caring Transitions 742 Claremont Craft Ales
296 An Original to Remember ART 507 Assisted Living Locators 743 Claremont Community School of Music
318 Simply Roses 121 Acorn Artisan Pies, LLC 563 Senegence 744 Pilgrim Place
323 Angel Girlz 132 Sun Lovers Place 564 Stardust Alley 745 Pomona College
327 OC School of the Arts Shop 135 Cut Sew Stitch 565 Feeling Groovy Wellness 746 American Museum of Ceramic Art
330 Sewhotcreations 184 Miguel Borbolla 566 Revolution Salon 747 Arthur Murray Dance Studio
335 Price Leather 206 MCHerdering Photography 701 Such-A-Deal 748 Uncommon Good
339 Marcy's Bendable Hair Clips 233 Quirino Martinez 702 Pour Moi Beauty LLC 749 Origami Owl
347 Mina Bazaar Ink 236 Jason Mernick Metal Art 703 Candlelight Pavilion 750 Life Performance Enhancement
363 Bag Lady 263 Primordial Profiles 704 Solar City
BOOTH LISTING/next page
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165 Starfish Are People Too 561 Antiquity B.C
BOOTH LISTING/from previous page
187 The SmokeStack Co. 607 Tarnished Angels
751 Granite Creek Community Church 191 One Crafty Mess FOOD
752 Claremont HS Theatre 217 Dots Daughter Designs 521 Now You're Poppin
753 Village Network Africa 223 Phebies NeedleArt 522 Now You're Poppin
754 Justin A. Shuffer, DDS 232 Omelia Candle Studio 523 Charlas Tri Tip
755 Bungalow 360 244 Aprons, Etc 524 Cjontes
756 Real Time Pain Relief 256 Everyday Crafts Shop 525 Indonesian Satay
757 US Bank 257 Service Center for Ind Life 526 Korean BBQ
758 Daily Bulletin 274 Sun Kissed Herbal 527 Justin Popping Good Corn
759 Tupperware 286 The Plate Ladies 528 Samba Brazilian BBQ
760 Far Arden Essentials 295 Judy Morrison 529 Taco Daddy
761 Agnes & Dora 313 Nickies Microwave Heat/Freezer Pads 530 Pams Sweet Shack
762 Perry’s Collectibles 314 Desiree Cooper 531 Bert & Rocky's Cream Co.
772 VNA Hospice & Palliative Care So Cal 315 Clover Arrownautics 567 Sidamo Café & Roastery
773 Pomona Valley Audubon Society 316 Pattrashome 568 Tea Drops
774 Southern CA Golden Retriever Rescue 326 Zazu Faure/Los Angeles 569 Vom Fass
775 Community Senior Services 333 Quillos by Pat 570 I Like Pie Bake Shop
776 Pomona Valley Hosp. Medical Center 334 Sweet Suds by Nikki 571 Crossroads, Inc
777 Priceless Pets 338 Kathleen Miller 572 Broney Distributing
778 Citrus College 365 Baby Cadeaux
COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
573 Diamond Valley Gourmet
779 Lularoe with Colleen & Jeana 368 Cuddle Cups
Giancarlo DeLuca, his wife Erika and 574 Gourmet Blends
780 SGV Council of Governments 376 Unearth Malee
children, Mia Bella and Enzo, dress as 575 Planet Cookies
781 St Ambrose Episcopal Church 377 M Newmark
characters from Wreck it Ralph and Fix 576 Fresh Squeezed Lemonade
782 Scentsy 388 Marbled Palette
it Felix at the 214 costume parade. 721 DoubleTree by Hilton Claremont
783 Epic Design Build, Inc. 401 Body Scentsations
784 Sweat 'n' Sparkle Life 361 Fired Up Tiles 402 Flip It Craft Works FLORAL & GARDEN
785 Arbonne 381 Malgosia Nowakowski 406 Blossom Soap Co 126 Dancing Spirits
404 Lilia Venier Ceramics 412 Essential Addictions 170 JF Lin Creations
CERAMICS 411 Beyond Blue Ceramics 427 Pelham's Paperie 247 S.C. Ironworks
123 Hogan Young 426 Ellen Williams Ceramic Art 429 Laura Kaslow Art 260 Janet Jobe
179 Barbara Lamb Ceramics 443 Squires Ceramic Studio 450 Stella Divina 277 Weathered Woods
216 Cactus Jack Ceramics 483 Fabrile Studios Pottery 455 Dianna's Gourds-n-Crafts 281 Second Tyme Chimes
234 Symphony of Creative Expressions 583 Ramona Paloma Tile Studios 462 Shadow Dance Glass & Art 324 Old Mexico Arts & Crafts
284 Of The Earth Ceramics 467 Heather's Cards 337 Dennis Shaw Artist
292 Mary Swann CRAFTS 474 Pale Blossoms Organics 384 Designs By Dani
320 ShaJa Ceramics 139 Stella Star Soaps + Candles 490 The Sawdust Factory 390 Monalisa's
329 Pence Animal Sculpture 163 Busy Brushes 502 La Lovie 476 Windancer
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380 Outrageous Embroidery 322 Little Muse Designs 205 Tattle Tails
BOOTH LISTING/from previous page 415 Larry & Connie Worsham 325 Inner Earth Jewelry 221 Claremont Chamber of Commerce
481 Artful Succulents 416 Lockjaw Garage 328 Sharon Kaplan Jewelry 240 Kut Haus Claremont
559 The Rambling Garden 430 Yu-neek 332 Things Sparkly 243 Some Crust Bakery
579 Violet Perfection by Gini 445 Keri Quilts 336 Tommy Lane Jewelry 252 California Bank & Trust
601 Barbara Larson 464 Summerfield Candles 340 Joy's 255 Podges Deli & Juice Claremont
GLASS 466 Jacqueline's Home Décor 362 Helen Crisp 262 Buddha Mouse Emporium
109 Suncatchers Art Glass 488 The Om 364 Brandiwine Designs 271 Claremont COURIER
128 Michael Foster, Stained Glass 493 Natural Body & Bath 367 By Cila 344 It’s Mine
134 Follies 494 Rusted Anchor 378 Jennifer Jones Collection 374 Himalayan Collections
166 Fun Files 556 Jest for Fun Crafts 386 Cali Bracelet 432 City of Claremont
186 KS Creations 557 Cuzi's Custom Crafts & Embroidery 389 Panache Jewelry 433 City of Claremont
207 Silver Spoon Jewelry 602 CFR Patio 403 JX-Style 447 Hendricks Pharmacy
311 Glass Garden Diva's 604 Lots of Doings 407 Janet Bergner 489 Friends of the Claremont Library
410 Mad Art Studios 608 Country Neighbor Crafts 409 Meisha 497 Rio de Ojas
425 Pacific Winds 615 Guitars & Smiles 423 Forkedelic 505 RE/MAX Resources
428 Art and Soul Gallery 446 Personal Touch Designs 532 Claremont Lock & Key
JEWELRY 451 Beth Jewelry 533 The Vintage Grove
444 Judy's Fusion 110 Personal Touch
491 Hand Blown Glass by Ivan Adaniya 456 Adornments 534 Children’s Foundation of America
114 Renaissance Jewelry Design 458 J. Dubson - Design Odyssey 535 Blue House Dentistry
555 Creative Glassworks 125 T Stones Jewelry
560 Jeff Price Art Glass 463 Sparkles by Sarwat 536 Maple Boutique
127 Creations By Krys 471 Porcelain Designs 537 The Claremont Forum
603 Indispensable Whimsey 129 Milestones
610 California Bottles 473 Hasri Collection 538 Tapestry Church Claremont
131 Seffira Bead & Beyond 482 Slavic Gifts 539 Aromatique Skin & Body Care
133 Allan Mason 487 Dazzling Lobes 577 First City Credit Union
HOME 138 C&A Gemstones
111 Just For You 492 Jewelry by Peter 581 Middle Tree
162 Jewelry by Naomi 551 Eco-Je' 582 Perl Mortgage
113 Vintage Bottles by the Sea 164 Quirky Creatures
117 Vintage by Fire 553 Rena Howe Design 771 Claremont Museum of Art
181 Sanderra 558 Rica Aghasi
124 Michelle Special T's 182 Shell-Bell Designs
161 Grandpas Off His Rocker 612 Linda's Jewelry Creations WOOD
185 Exotika Fashion 616 Ellen Dinerman 169 Imagination Depot
174 HWL Tablecloth Sales 188 Wanda Gale Design
189 Deer Haven Designs MUSIC 180 rayroundsdesigns
211 Ancient Echoes 215 Mr. M's Woodshop
192 D's Designs 224 Maraya Jewelry Art 172 Livingston Music
214 Unique Bottle Candles 231 Left Angle
253 William Harrold Design 248 Ken Folstrom
249 Martel Crafts 258 Mi Juleree VILLAGE BUSINESS
273 Pixie Village Cottages 137 Norens Nursery 297 Wayne's WoodCrafts
261 Created By Stephanie 424 Borusky Woodworks
293 Crafty M Creations 272 La Meno 141 Vintage Odyssey
319 Helen's Clay Art 171 Bunny Gunner 461 Hudson River Inlay
283 Cathy's Earcuffs 469 Wood Craft by David
331 Laughing In Stitches 291 MelRowes Designs 173 The Bath Workshop
366 Pillow Picasso 176 Elizabeth Marcel 485 Always Turning Woodworks
294 Studio of Bob Johnson 562 Wood U Like
370 First Baptist Church 312 Tiffany's House Inc 177 Studio C
375 Penny Rydzewski 203 Tocaja 614 Artisan by Day
317 Bella Glass Jewelry
Claremont COURIER/Village Venture 2017 10

A new tradition: the Dia de Los Muertos festival
T
he Claremont Village
will come alive with
tributes to the dead dur-
ing Sunday’s Dia de Los
Muertos festival.
Rio de Ojas is teaming up with the
Claremont Library to ramp up their Dia
de los Muertos event this year. The free
event, which runs from 11 a.m. to 4
p.m., will feature Mariachis, a costume
contest and beautiful altars honoring
family members who have passed on,
according to Terri Riojas of Rio de
Ojas.
It’s promising to be larger than pre-
vious festivals a few years ago.
“It just seemed like it was a good
year to try a little bit more,” Ms. Riojas COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
said. “Pulling in more people, using the Rio de Ojas decorates extensively for
park, its sort of what we envisioned. Dia de los Muertos, including this
We’re just working on pulling the A few of the whimsical Dia de los skeleton dressed to resemble the
pieces together.” them, from old pictures and mementos Muertos items for sale at Rio de Ojas. painter Frida Kahlo.
The centerpiece of the festival will to even their favorite song or beverage. A festival is planned for Sunday, Oc-
be a massive community altar at Shel- While the holiday falls around the tober 29 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in
ton Park, where residents are encour- same time as Halloween, the two do Shelton Park.
aged to pay tribute to loved ones who not run in tandem.
have died by providing disposable When you walk into the shop Ms.
copies of photographs or other items. Riojas runs with her husband, Ray Rio-
This is a main aspect of Dia de Los jas, and you’ll understand how much
Muertos—commemorating the life of a the couple love Mexican culture. As
friend or relative who has passed on by
displaying things you remember about DIA DE LOS MUERTOS/next page
Claremont COURIER/Village Venture 2017 11
DIA DE LOS MUERTOS/from previous page
she learned more about the holiday, Ms.
Riojas fell in love with how it celebrates
family, both living and dead.
“It’s more than placing flowers on a
graveyard, it’s building a structure remem-
bering the people we lost in a more com-
plete way, with pictures and stories that
happened with them,” Ms. Riojas said. “It’s
a deeper way to remember them than any
way we’ve had available to us.”
The shop already has their own altar on
display ion the window, paying tribute to
the Mexican Players of the Padua Hills
Theater. Intricate displays of skeletons
singing, dancing and enjoying life adorn
the display, along with old photographs
from a bygone era.

D
uring the festival, resi-
dents are encouraged to
start their own altars
around different parts of the park,
and there will be children’s crafts
at the Claremont Library, accord-
ing to Ms. Riojas. Car altars made
inside vintage hot rods will also
be on display in the parking lot
behind the Seaver House. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Village boutique Rio De Ojas, which has had a Dia de los Muertos altar for many years, chose a theme featuring the
There will also be live music on the Padua Hills Theatre’s Mexican Players this year. At the Dia de los Muertos celebration on October 29 at Shelton Park
Shelton Park stage, with Gloria y Las visitors can add their own mementos to a community-wide altar.
DIA DE LOS MUERTOS/next page
Claremont COURIER/Village Venture 2017 12
DIA DE LOS MUERTOS/fprevious page
Calaveras playing from 11 a.m. to noon
and Mariachi music from noon to 3 p.m.

A
t 3 p.m., a Catrina y
Catrin, or Dia de los
Muertos costume com-
petition will also take place,
featuring three age categories:
4 to 11, 12 to 19 and 20-plus.
Prizes will be available for
those who win, and competi-
tors will promenade through
the Village, Ms. Riojas said.
The concept of the Catrina dates
back to La Calavera Catrina, or “Dap-
per Skeleton,” a satirical drawing by
famed Mexican illustrator Jose Posada
that depicted a skeleton with a beautiful
and opulent hat. The drawing pokes fun
at the aristocracy, noting that you can’t
take your riches with you when you die.
Over the years, the drawing has be-
come synonymous with Dia de los
Muertos festivities.
The festivities will not only be lim-
ited to Shelton Park—Bardot is slated Rio de Ojas owner Ray Riojas highlights some of the details in the shop’s Dia de los Muertos altar recently at the Village
to have a special menu, and Pizza N area store. This year Mr. Riojas and his wife Terri are working with other area businesses to present a Dia de los Muertos
celebration in Shelton Park on Sunday, October 29 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Such will have a special pizza with
chorizo, egg and potatoes. Art will have a button-making station But the essence of the festival is to “It’s just fun,” he added.
The Claremont Museum of Art will as well as an exhibit featuring the work have fun while remembering those who —Matthew Bramlett
have free admission during the festival, of famed Mexican artist Jose Clemente have died. Mr. Riojas characterized the news@claremont-courier.com
and the Pomona College Museum of Orozco. holiday as both cathartic and happy.
Claremont COURIER/Village Venture 2017 13
W. Harrison Ave. All are invited. The “Claremont Community Cares”
Enjoy a safe, fun
Halloween at the UR TOWN More information is available by
calling (909) 626-1201 or by email to
officemanager@claremontucc.org.
event will be held Tuesday, November
21 from 1 to 7 p.m. at Taylor Hall
(1775 N. Indian Hill Blvd.)
wildlife presentation at 4:30 p.m., and a To schedule an appointment to do-
city’s Spooktacu- children’s costume contest sponsored
Local seniors in- nate blood, visit the Red Cross website
at redcrossblood.org or call the Hughes
by Bert & Rocky’s at 5:30 p.m.
lar event This event is presented by the city of
vited to make Center at (909) 399-5490.
The community is also invited to do-
Everyone is invited to Claremont’s Claremont, Claremont Lincoln Univer-
nate food or toiletry items to Clare-
annual Halloween Spooktacular in the
Claremont Village on Tuesday, October
sity, Claremont Village Marketing
Group and local businesses.
vintage rag dolls mont’s local food pantry at the Inland
For more information about the city’s Claremont seniors are invited to Valley Hope Partners. For information,
31 with trick-or-treating, free games call (909) 621-2400 or visit inlandval-
and entertainment. Halloween Spooktacular, visit the city make a rag doll like the ones the first
website at ci.claremont.ca.us or call American settlers crafted for their chil- leyhopepartners.org.
More than 40 Village businesses,
marked with balloons and a special (909) 399-5490. dren. Fabric is provided, but attendees
poster, will be handing out free goodies are asked to bring a pair of scissors.
The class will take place at the
Coffee event for
to trick-or-treaters from 3 to 5 p.m.
Maps listing all participating loca- Music sets the Joslyn Center on Monday, October 30
from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. A materials fee
cat-lovers
tions will be available at the Claremont
Depot and the Chamber of Commerce Halloween mood of $4 is due on the day of the class. Pre-
registration is encouraged.
Priceless Pet Rescue hosts a monthly
“Cats and Coffee” for feline lovers.
on the day of the event.
The Claremont Depot will have free at CUCC The city offers a variety of activities
for older adults. For information, call
This event is perfect for anyone inter-
ested in spending a Sunday morning
games and entertainment from 3 to 6 As part of the Claremont Village sipping coffee and petting furry friends
p.m. Festivities at the Depot will in- Spooktacular, Claremont United the Joslyn Center at (909) 399-5488 or
while talking with pals, both old and
clude a dog costume contest sponsored Church of Christ hosts treats and scary visit claremontrec.com.
new. It’s also a wonderful way to give
by the Priceless Pets Rescue at 4 p.m., a organ music from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at 233 back, by helping the pets socialize and
‘Claremont Com- get some much needed attention.  
The next event will be held Sun-
munity Cares’ day, November 12 from 9 to 11 a.m. at
The Orphanage, 665 E. Foothill Blvd.,
blood, food drive in Claremont. The cost is $20, which
includes a coffee and snack. All pro-
The city of Claremont is coordinat- ceeds go directly to the homeless cats
ing a blood drive with the American in Priceless Pet’s care.
Red Cross to help replenish the local The last event raised close to $600,
blood supply following the Las Vegas and two cats were adopted. For infor-
tragedy, after 250 pints of blood were mation, visit pricelesspetrescue.org.
sent for that emergency.
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‘Plant Seeds of Hope’ with Sustainable Claremont
S
ustainable Claremont honored busi-
nesses and individuals for sustain-
ability efforts at its annual meeting,
Plant Seeds of Hope, on October 2 at the
Padua Hills Theatre in Claremont.
Sponsored by Pick My Solar, Rancho Santa Ana
Botanic Garden, Claremont COURIER and Foothill
Gold Line, the event featured a social hour with ex-
hibits and light refreshments, followed up by the en-
vironmental leadership awards, which were presented
by Steve Sabicer, chair of the board of directors.
Winners include:
Energy champion: The CHERP 50 Home Chal-
lenge College Team, which includes Tom Erb, Patri-
cia Calderón, Polina Goncharova, Anam Mehta,
Agnes Mok and Haley Parsley.
Sustainable Landscape Champions: Marty and
Cam Hartford
Faith-based Leader: Our Lady of the Assumption
Catholic Church
Sustainability Champion (organization): Claremont
COURIER
Sustainability Champion (individual): Chris Veirs,
principal planner, city of Claremont COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Green Business: Claremont Craft Ales With the Foothill Gold Line Railroad status in the news, Lisa Levy Buch talks to Jed Leano about the latest
Tree Champion: Girl Scout Troop 1924 led by developments. They were part of over 100 people who attended the Sustainable Claremont annual meeting
Beverly Speak and awards party at Padua Hills. The big winners were Chris Veirs, Sustainability Champion (individual), the
Green School Champions: Riley and Ryan Fass Claremont COURIER, Sustainability Champion (organization), Girl Scout Troop 1924 (Tree Champion) and
Claremont Craft Ales (Green Business.)
PLANT SEEDS OF HOPE/next page
Claremont COURIER/Village Venture 2017 19

COURIER photos/Peter Weinberger
The more than 100 guests at the annual awards cere-
mony enjoyed food from Saca’s at the Padua Hills
Theater.
AT RIGHT:  Kate Irvine, Sustainable Claremont coor-
dinator, checks in guests before the ceremony.

PLANT SEEDS OF HOPE/from the previous page

S
ustainable Claremont is a nonprofit
organization that engages people in
education and action to create a
more sustainable community—environ-
mentally, socially and economically—in
Claremont and beyond. near Chaparral Park. The next event is planned for such an active volunteer base. However, volunteers are
Saturday, November 18 at Memorial Park. encouraged to bring shovels or gloves to the event.
Residents are invited to join Sustainable Claremont
to nuture, restore and expand the city’s urban forest. To join the Green Crew, RSVP at greencrew@sus- For more information about other programming at
Volunteers will plant water-wise trees to help provide tainableclaremont.org . Sustainable Claremont, contact Kate Irvine by email
shade and to sequester carbon to filter air and clean Sustainable Claremont provides tools and training at coordinator@sustainableclaremont.org or call
water. Its first tree-planting event was held recently and will be ordering more shovels and gloves due to (909) 625-8767 extension 238.
Claremont COURIER/Village Venture 2017 20
Superintendent/President Geraldine M. Perri, US rep-
Honor military heroes at
UR TOWN
resentatives Judy Chu and Grace Napolitano, Califor-
nia State senators Ed Hernandez and Anthony
Veterans Day events Portantino, California State assemblymembers Chris
Holden and Blanca E. Rubio, Los Angeles County
In honor of Claremont’s veterans, the city of Clare- Supervisors Kathryn Barger and Supervisor Hilda L.
mont and American Legion Keith Powell Post 78 will Guests can enjoy musical performances by the
Gladstone High School marching band, the Citrus Solis, as well as mayors and council members from
host the annual Veterans Day ceremony in Memorial the cities of Azusa and Glendora.
Park on Saturday, November 11 at 11 a.m. College Night Shift band and the Citrus Singers.
Additional highlights include a color guard from
Also, Citrus College will host its 12th annual
“Saluting Our Veterans” ceremony on Wednesday,
November 8 at 11 a.m. at the college, located at 1000
Azusa Pacific University, a salute to fallen veterans
by the Valley Veterans Memorial Team and a museum Cal Poly Pomona offers
display of military uniforms.
W. Foothill Blvd., in Glendora.
The event will include recognition of four veteran
Representatives from several US military branches agriculture career work-
will also be on site to answer questions.
honorees, an acknowledgement of student veteran
scholarship recipients, keynote speakers and a special
The following individuals and groups will be in at-
tendance including Citrus Community College Dis-
shop to veterans
three-volley salute. Student veterans, military dependents, transitioning
trict board of trustees members, Citrus College service members, farmers, ranchers and entrepreneurs
are invited to attend a November 2 workshop at Cal
Poly Pomona highlighting opportunities in the field of
agriculture.
Cal Poly Pomona Veterans Resource Center, the
Don Huntley College of Agriculture, and the US De-
partment of Agriculture are sponsoring a Veteran
Farmer Outreach Day workshop. The event, which is
open to the public, will consist of agricultural, vet-
eran, business and educational resources.
“Veterans are among the most successful entrepre-
neurs and have an important role to play in the next
generation of farmers and ranchers,” said Carlos
Suarez, state conservationist for the USDA’s Natural
Resources Conservation Service in California.
Veterans returning from active duty overseas to the
United States face many challenges, including finding
employment. Since nearly half come from rural areas,
the agricultural industry is a logical place to look for
careers. The USDA has developed a number of re-
sources to help veteran farmers and ag professionals
get started in the industry, including internships, vol-
unteer opportunities and microloan programs.
Cal Poly Pomona alumni who are now ag profes-
sionals will participate in the workshop.
San Gabriel Valley native Daniel Delgado (a 2010
graduate of horticulture, agronomy) served two years
in the US Coast Guard. After leaving the service, he
worked in the banking industry before discovering a
love for plants.
Although he had initially planned to transfer from
Mt. San Antonio College to Cal Poly Pomona in po-
litical science, a chance encounter with Dan Hostetler,
the then-chairman of Cal Poly Pomona’s plant science
department led him to focus on horticulture and
agronomy instead.
“I wanted to learn to grow plants,” said Mr. Del-
gado, who will be a keynote speaker at the outreach
day workshop. “I realized I not only wanted to see
and smell beautiful plants and flowers, but utilize and
taste what they had to offer.”
A USDA scholarship gave him the opportunity to
work for the US Forest Service in New Mexico.
Today, Mr. Delgado works as a supervising agricul-
tural standards investigator for the Riverside County
Agricultural Commissioner’s office. He hopes to
move up into management and work on budgeting
and writing regulations.
The USDA estimates there will be 57,900 high-
skilled job openings annually in the industry through
2020, but only 35,400 college graduates to fill those
openings.
In addition to the panel discussion, veterans’ organ-
izations, agricultural and business resource exhibitors
will host booths at the event, creating opportunities
for one-on-one engagement and networking.
The workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at
the AGRIscapes Center at Cal Poly Pomona, 4102 S.
University Dr., in Pomona.
For more information, contact the Cal Poly
Pomona Veterans Resource Center at (909) 869-6994
or vetquestions@cpp.edu.
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University of La Verne to open center for spirituality,
cultural understanding, community engagement
cred space that will accommodate 125 people, the Of- plex in Pomona. They received the Glendora Citizen

T
he University of La Verne will fice of Multicultural Services, the Office of Civic and of the Year award from the Glendora Chamber of
break ground next summer on a Community Engagement, the Office of International Commerce in 1987.
new facility that will serve as a Student Services and the Office of Interfaith and Spir- Ms. Ludwick earned her master of science degree
itual Life. in child development from the University of La Verne
spiritual, community, and culturally-en- Construction plans also include three classrooms, a in 1994.
gaged hub for the campus community.

“W
group prayer and meditation room, a yoga and quiet e are impressed and in-
The Ludwick Center for Spirituality, Cultural Un- room, offices, and space for collaboration, study and
derstanding, and Community Engagement—a multi- work. spired by the University
million dollar facility supported by a significant gift The sacred space will provide a welcoming and ap- of La Verne’s mission to
from Art and Sarah Ludwick, Class of 1994—is pro- propriate environment for people of all religions, care for every student academically, pro-
jected to open in the fall of 2019. faiths and traditions, reflecting some of the Church of
The center will provide purpose, space and oppor- the Brethren’s simplicity of architectural style, ac- fessionally, spiritually and emotionally,”
tunity for students, campus members and the greater cording to Provost Jonathan Reed. the Ludwicks said. “This iconic center
community to gather, collaborate and have meaning- “The Ludwick Center is emblematic of the univer- will further that mission by providing the
ful interactions. sity’s core values,” Mr. Reed said. “It is part of our ef-
“This will place the University of La Verne at the fort to create a sense of belonging for all students at space, resources and opportunities that
forefront of where higher education needs to be in the University of La Verne.” will enhance and enrich every student’s
terms of educating and nurturing the whole person,” University of La Verne Chaplain Zandra Wagoner experience at the University of La Verne.”
University of La Verne President Devorah Lieberman said that the Ludwick Center will build synergy that The Ludwick Center is part of the university’s Fa-
said. “A quality education is more than academics. It will extend between academic and student affairs de- cilities & Technology Master Plan, which includes a
includes spirituality, cultural understanding, ethical partments, across cultures, religions, and nations and 116,000-square-foot residence and dining hall, set for
reasoning, diversity and community engagement.” foster an atmosphere of collaboration. completion by fall 2018, and a three-story, 55,000-
The facility will be located near the corner of “It will create natural opportunities for student in- square-foot health and science academic building to
Bonita Avenue and B Street. The Ludwicks’ gift as- teraction and opportunities for extensive outreach to be located south of Bonita Avenue between B and C
sures that, with additional fundraising, the project and the community,” she said. Streets where the chapel now sits.
facility will be completed as planned and will include The Ludwicks are long-time supporters of the Uni- To learn how to be a part of this project, contact
new construction, the renovation of Brandt Hall and versity of La Verne and are involved in philanthropy Robert Earhart, associate vice president University
the removal of the existing Interfaith Chapel. throughout the San Gabriel Valley, including being Advancement at (909) 448-4691 or by email at
The Ludwick Center will include an expanded sa- patrons of the Child Development Center at the Fair- rearhart@laverne.edu.
Claremont COURIER/Village Venture 2017 22
Businesses interested in participating in the event

UR TOWN IVHP offer kids pump-
Rabbi Laura Geller to are encouraged to contact Jenelle Rensch at jren-
sch@trinityys.org
Speak at TBI
Rabbi Laura Geller will be speaking at Temple
Beth Israel on Friday, November 17, during Shabbat Monday at the start of the holiday season, Giving
services at 7:30 p.m.
Rabbi Geller, the Emerita Rabbi of Temple
Tuesday offers Claremont businesses the opportunity
to donate 10 percent of their profits to a local non-
kin painting session
Emanuel in Beverly Hills, was the first woman to be The Pomona Valley Farmer’s Market will bring a
profit and to host a table with information about them festive twist to this weekend’s event.
selected through a national search to lead a major at their location.
metropolitan synagogue as Senior Rabbi. Ordained Halloween pumpkin painting will be available for
Giving Tuesday happens on November 28, and the the kids during the October 28 farmer’s market, ac-
by Hebrew Union College in 1976, she was the third deadline to enroll is Tuesday, October 31.
woman in the Reform Movement to become a Rabbi, cording to a release from the Inland Valley Hope Part-
according to a release from Temple Beth Israel. Participating businesses will be paired with a ners.
She was twice named one of Newsweek’s 50 Most Claremont 501(C)(3) nonprofit. You may request The market is one of the longest-running farmer’s
Influential Rabbis in America, was featured in the your top four choices of Claremont organizations, and markets in Los Angeles County, providing fresh pro-
PBS documentary Jewish Americans and has written the VMG will do their best to try to pair you with duce to the community at reasonable prices. The mar-
numerous articles in books and journals, including them, although there are no guarantees. Participants ket accepts CalFresh, WIC, SSI and SSDI benefits as
serving on the editorial board of The Torah: A will be provided with ads in the Claremont payment, as well as cash.
Women’s Commentary. COURIER advertising the event as a whole, a listing
on ClaremontVillage.org, event flyers, a nonprofit to The Pomona Valley Farmer’s Market is open every
She is a fellow of the corporation of Brown Uni- Saturday, rain or shine, from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
versity from where she graduated in 1971, and is a host, a window poster supporting your nonprofit and
a social media toolkit. at the corner of Pearl and Garey.
founder of the first synagogue based village, ChaiVil-
lageLA, which is part of the national Village Move-
ment.
Rabbi Gellar is working with her husband, Richard
Siegel, author of The Jewish Catalog, on a book en-
titled, Getting Good at Getting Older: A Jewish
Catalog for a New Age to be published in 2018.
Rabbi Geller’s talk is part of the Brenda Rosenfeld
Shabbat Scholars Series, which brings highly re-
garded speakers to Temple Beth Israel.
For information, contact TBI at (909) 626-1277.

Local businesses en-
couraged to give back
on ‘Giving Tuesday’
The Claremont Village Marketing Group’s annual
Giving Tuesday is coming up, and the deadline to
register is right around the corner.
The event, situated within Black Friday and Cyber
Claremont COURIER/Village Venture 2017 23
Team searches for and rescues missing, fied Emergency Medical Technician.
Got Art? Pilgrim
Place would love UR TOWN trapped and injured hikers; rescues ve-
hicle accident victims in the mountains;
assists with evacuations during forest
No experience is needed and all
training is provided. Mountaineer vol-
unteers must be at least 21 years old, in
fires and floods; and participates in good health, be a full-time student or
to take it off your Consider joining many other rescue situations.
Members of the team are on call 24
have steady employment, and able to
pass a background investigation.
hands San Dimas hours a day, 365 days a year to help
people who visit the mountain areas of
More information can be found on
the SDMRT website at sdmrt.com.
An art donation party called Got Art?
will be held at Pilgrim Place on Satur- Mountain Rescue Eastern Los Angeles County and the
San Gabriel Mountains.
day, October 28 from 10 a.m. until
noon. Team Founded in 1955, the team is com- Senior centers
Community members are encour-
aged to bring framed or unframed wall
If you’re interested in an exciting, re-
prised of all volunteers—highly-trained
and motivated men and women dedi- offer free movie
warding and challenging way to give
art that they would like to donate to
help support the 2017 Pilgrim Place
back to the community, the San Dimas
cated to saving others.
Team members continuously train in
matinees
Mountain Rescue Team may be just search and tracking, mountaineering, The city of Claremont offers free
Festival Fine Arts booth. what you’re looking for. movie matinees the first and third Mon-
The Got Art? event will be held at climbing, rappelling, map and compass
The team will host informational usage, helicopter extraction and other day of the month at 12:30 p.m. at the
Pilgrim Place at the Fine Arts Studio at meetings for volunteer mountaineer ap- Blaisdell Center, 440 S. College Ave.,
698 Scrooby Lane. Everyone is wel- types of evacuation techniques, snow
plicants on Saturday, November 4 at 8 and ice rescue, swift-water rescue and Claremont. Showtimes at the Joslyn
come and refreshments will be served. a.m. and Wednesday, November 15 at 7 Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., is 12:30
For further information about this more. The team is part of the Los Ange-
p.m. The meetings will be at the Moun- les County Sheriff’s Department. p.m. on the second and fourth Friday of
event, contact Pilgrim Place at (909) tain Rescue Station, 114 E. First St., in the month. Call (909) 399-5488 for in-
399-5500. Each member also becomes a reserve
San Dimas. deputy sheriff and is trained as a certi- formation.
The San Dimas Mountain Rescue
Claremont COURIER/Village Venture 2017 24

Exploring the Trump Age at ‘Flirting with
Fascism’ one-day conference
The one-day conference will take of SoCAL; Ryan Lenz, senior writer,

T
he American Institute place Saturday, November 4 from 8 Southern Poverty Law Center’s Intelli-
for Progressive a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Rose Hills Theatre gence Project.
Democracy is present- at Pomona College (located under the The afternoon session will offer Peter
Smith Student Center), 170 W. Sixth St., Dreier, Clapp distinguished professor of
ing a forum entitled “Flirting Claremont. politics at Occidental College; José
with Fascism? Trump and The Featured speakers include Dylan Calderón, professor emeritus of sociol-
Challenge to Democracy” to Riley, sociology professor from UC ogy and Chicano/a and Latino/a studies
help us better understand fas- Berkeley; Heather Williams, associate at Pitzer College; and Claudia Strauss,
professor of politics at Pomona College; anthropology professor at Pitzer Col-
cism, explore the rise of au- Colin Beck, associate professor of soci- lege.
thoritarianism in the Age of ology at Pomona College. The conference will be broken into
Trump, and have a discussion The mid-morning session will in- three sessions beginning at 8:30 a.m.
clude Constitutional Attorney Stephen with “Understanding Fascism” led by
on saving democracy. Rohde, past chair of ACLU Foundation
FLIRTING WITH FASCISM/next page
Claremont COURIER/Village Venture 2017 25
FASCISM/from the previous page Age of Trump and the Rise of Authori- cial Justice Hall of Fame and Up
tarianism.” Against the Sprawl: Public Policy
Mr. Riley from UC Berkeley, and Ms. Mr. Rohde’s book, American Words and the Making of Southern Califor-
Williams and Mr. Beck from Pomona of Freedom, explores the origins, his- nia, among other books.
College. This panel will provide an in- tory and meaning of the Declaration of The forum is cosponsored by The
tensive exploration of fascism in a his- Independence, the US Constitution and Claremont Graduate University’s de-
torical context. the Bill of Rights. He practices law in partment of politics and government,
Mr. Riley, author of The Civic Foun- Los Angeles specializing in constitu- the Pomona College politics depart-
dations of Fascism in Europe: Italy, tional and civil rights law. ment, and the Intercollegiate Feminist
Spain, and Romania 1870-1945, has Closing out the conference at 1 p.m. Center for Teaching, Research and En-
published numerous journal articles on is Mr. Dreier from Occidental College, gagement.
fascism and democracy in the American as well as Mr. Calderón and Ms. Strauss
Journal of Sociology, American Socio- from Pitzer, who will explore “Saving
logical Review and Comparative Stud- Press photo
Democracy in the Age of Trump.” AT RIGHT: Peter Dreier, politics profes-
ies in Society and History.
Mr. Dreier, who is an American urban sor at Occidental College, will discuss
At 10:45 a.m., Mr. Rohde from the policy analyst and regular HuffPost con- “Saving Democracy in the Age of
ACLU and Mr. Lenz from the Southern tributor, authored The 100 Greatest Trump” at the TAIPD conference on
Poverty Law Center will discuss “The Americans of the 20th Century: A So- November 4.
Claremont COURIER/Village Venture 2017 26
Claremont Graduate
University to host UR TOWN
annual Drucker Day contested Market Space and Make the Competi-
“Are you walking the Drucker Path in your profes- tion Irrelevant and Blue Ocean Shift: Beyond
sion?” a press release asked. “Join us for an inspiring Competing: Proven Steps to Inspire Confidence
day of talks and presentations to honor Peter Drucker and Seize New Growth; Deborah Clark, senior VP
the man, and listen to leading executives who are ex- and GM of public radio mainstay Marketplace,
ploring new applications for his principles in the man- whose suite of broadcasts reach more than 14 million
agement landscape.” weekly listeners.
CGU will offer “The Drucker Path: Past, Present The cost is $35 for alumni or $50 for general ad-
and Future,” at its annual Drucker Day event on Sat- mission and includes a networking lunch, cocktail re-
urday, November 4 from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Garri- ception and a complimentary copy of Ms.
son Theater, 231 E. Tenth St., Claremont. Mauborgne’s new book.
Keynote speakers include Renée Mauborgne, au- For information, visit cgu.edu/event or email
thor of Blue Ocean Strategy: How to Create Un- drucker.day@cgu.edu.

Photo courtesy of Luis Aranda
Actor Kyle McGruther, seen here as Duke Vincentio
in Measure for Measure with The Long Beach Shake-
speare Co., will provide advice and tips for actors de-
veloping complex roles at the next meeting of the
Shakespeare Club on November 13.

Stage, screen actor to
discuss complex roles
at Shakespeare Club of
Pomona Valley
Actor Kyle McGruther, fresh from this year’s en-
gaging portrayal of Duke Vincentio in the Long
Beach Shakespeare Company’s production of Meas-
ure for Measure, will share his insights on develop-
ing a back story for characters in complex roles on
Monday, November 13 at 2 p.m. at the Joslyn Center,
660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont.
How does the vision of the director influence his
investigation? How do his perceptions affect his inter-
actions with other cast members in their roles?
A stage, screen and TV performer, Mr. McGruther
grew up in a military family, living on four continents
while learning Japanese, French and Italian. His act-
ing background includes a bachelor’s in music as well
as training in role-playing, stage combat, clowning
and horseback riding.
This event is free and open to the public. Light re-
freshments will be served. For information, contact
Lucy Lynch at (909) 717-1109 or
lucylynch@aol.com.

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America. It is a collaboration with some of Claremont
Creativity time at free and Pomona’s most distinctive artists.
The ARTstation is sponsored by Wheeler-Steffen
family day at the Clare- Sotheby’s International Realty and Broadview Mort-
gage. Admission on Sundays is free for children
mont Museum of Art under 18, and $5 for regular admission.
The Claremont Museum of Art is located in the
The Claremont Museum of Art hosts Free Family
Day on November 5. The event, which runs from Claremont Depot at 200 W. First St. Its regular hours
noon to 4 p.m., provides a place for children to expe- are Friday through Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9
rience art and engage with local culture. High school p.m. on the first Saturday of the month for the Art
students in CMA’s Project ARTstART lead visitors in Walk.
an art activity related to the current exhibition, which More information can be found by calling (909)
in this case is Dee Marcellus Cole’s Carnival Seekers 621-3200 or by mailing info@claremontmuseum.org
Exhibition. Photo courtesy of CMA
Ms. Cole’s exhibition touches upon her many trav- Free family day will be held on November 5 at the
els to Mexico, Guatemala and throughout South Claremont Museum of Art from noon to 4 p.m.
Claremont COURIER/Village Venture 2017 28

Padua Hills Fiesta pays homage to
Claremont’s artful history
T
he Claremont Muse-
um of Art will host
the 14th annual Pad-
ua Hills Art Fiesta at the his-
toric Padua Hills Theatre on
November 5.
The fiesta, a tradition organized to
honor the Padua Hills Players and art
moevement in Claremont, will fea-
ture an outdoor art show with 25 par-
ticipating Claremont artists, an exhi-
bition and film on Claremont artist
Milford Zornes, live music, and art
activities led by students from the
ARTstART program.
The artists on display at this year’s
will be selling a wide range of art, in- COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
cluding paintings, jewelry, tapestries Al Villanueva talks about what it was like growing up in Claremont decades
and ceramics. ago during a panel discussion about the Mexican Players at the Claremont
Each year, the Fiesta’s main exhi- Library on Saturday.
bition honors an artist who was in-
volved in the event when it was first ropolitan Museum of Art, the Los “You can feel an uplifting and in-
started in the 1950s. This year’s hon- Angeles County Museum of Art, the spiring energy when you are there. I
oree, Mr. Zornes, was primarily a wa- Library of Congress, and the White am happy to be doing my small part
tercolor artist who settled in Clare- House. in passing on this legacy to the next
mont after World War II. The Fiesta is always a lively occa- generation of artists and art apprecia- Sandra Alfaro was part of the Mexican Players
Mr. Zornes’ work can be found in sion, bringing together Claremont’s tors,” Sumi Foley, a Claremont artist panel of storytellers discussing living in the
the Claremont Post Office, the Met- art community. Claremont area decades ago.
PADUA FIESTA/next page
Claremont COURIER/Village Venture 2017 29
PADUA FIESTA/from previous page
who makes art from silk kimono scraps.
Ms. Foley has participated in the festi-
val since 2015.
The Padua Hills Theatre—which will
be hosting the fiesta—is also notable on
its own. It opened in 1930 with funding
from the Garner family, is listed on the
National Parks Service’s National Reg-
ister of Historic Places and was home to
the renowned Mexican Players.

W
hen it first opened,
the theater was
home to the Clare-
mont Community Players
troupe. On the Community
Players’ nights off, however,
young staff members of Mexi-
can descent put on their own
shows on the theater’s stage,
catching the attention of Bess
Garner.
During the Depression, when the
Community Players became inactive,
Ms. Garner organized the staff as the
Mexican Players, or Paduanos. The COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Players performed at the theater from Frank Ornelas shares stories of the Mexican Players at the Claremont Library on Saturday. The event was co-hosted by
Claremont Heritage, who will offer an an evening presentation about the Mexican Players featuring Alma Martinez on
1931 to 1974, making it the longest-run- Wednesday, November 1 at 7 p.m.
ning theater featuring Mexican-themed
musicals in the United States. formers to teach the Players authentic preserve its cultural accuracy and au- ica “by airplane, automobile, horseback
Ms. Garner became the writer and di- Mexican music and dance. thenticity. and afoot in Chiapas, Yucatan and
rector for the Mexican Players folk mu- Ms. Garner was highly dedicated to On one trip in 1937, Ms. Garner trav- Campeche in search of authentic native
sicals. She also sought out Mexican per- the theater, and went to great lengths to eled 15000 miles through Central Amer- PADUA FIESTA/next page
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COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
ABOVE: It was standing room only at the Claremont
Library on Saturday as the Mexican Players were
honored.
AT RIGHT: A historical photo of The Mexican Play-
ers at the Padua Hills Theatre.

PADUA FIESTA/from previous page

costumes and dances for the Padua Theatre,” Judy
Wright wrote in Claremont: A Pictorial History.

C
laremont Heritage is hosting a se-
ries of events in honor of the
Mexican Players, which began
Saturday at the Claremont Library with a
panel featuring former Mexican Players email at info@claremontheritage.org or by phone at
COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Visitors can shop for unique original artwork as they
and historians who studied the theater. (909)621-0848. More information is available at stroll through the beautiful olive groves of the Padua
Claremont Heritage will host an evening presenta- claremontheritage.org. Hills Theatre at this year’s Art Fiesta. The exhibition
tion about the Mexican Players featuring Alma Mar- The Padua Hills Art Festival takes place Sunday, will feature artist Milford Zornes, a longtime Claremont
tinez on Wednesday, November 1 at 7 p.m. The film November 5 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Padua Hills watercolor painter and the director of the Padua Hills
and talk will take place at the Pitzer College Benson Theatre, 4467 Padua Ave., Claremont. Admission is Art Institute in the late 1950s. To compliment the exhi-
Auditorium, 1050 N. Mills Ave., in Claremont. $8 for adults, $6 for Claremont Museum of Art mem- bition, and sponsored by Curtis Real Estate, a new
A wine reception will follow the free event. bers. Children under 18 are free. A free shuttle is documentary film “Milford Zornes: The Claremont
For information, contact Claremont Heritage by available from Padua Park. —Marc Rod Connection” will be shown throughout the day.

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