DateBook: Education Summit, Fairs, Fashion Show, Easter Eggs and the Celebration of the Arts

March 27, 2011
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April 7, 8, 9, 2011

Gina T Spring Sale


At her two downtown locations


Don’t miss Joann’s annual spring sale, where she marks down all regular priced items, 20%, and select items 50% to 70% off, just in time for Mother’s Day. Thank you, JoAnn. 

April 9, 2011, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Spring Time Outdoors Craft Fair

Scout House, D Street, Across from Bonita H.S.

The Boy Scouts Troop 411 will be hosting a Spring Time Outdoors Craft Fair on April 9 across the street from Bonita High School on D street in LaVerne. Proceeds will be going to help defray costs of our boys going to summer camp in Idaho and Yellow Stone National Park this summer. The cost to vendors to rent a booth start at only $25 for the day. There will be lots of great arts and crafts, food, prizes and entertainment. Vendor applications need to be turn in and paid for by March 15th. For more information and to secure a booth please contact Lorraine Johnson at 626-536-1418 or email at

April 10, 2011, 2:30 p.m.

Velocity Handbell Ensemble

Church of the Brethren, Bonita and E St.

Joel Gingrich, son of John and Jacki Gingrich of La Verne, is one of the four ringers in this group.  Velocity has continually astounded its audiences, first with its ability to play up to six octaves of handbells with six ringers, and more recently up to five octaves with only four ringers. Their program is called Rhythm and Bells.  Beginning with no rhythm in a Gregorian chant and moving through Bach, Joplin, reggae, tango, jazz/rock and blues/dance music, we witness the evolution of rhythm – on bells, of course!  The Velocity Handbell Ensemble astounded us with their music several years ago.  A Velocity concert is definitely more than just a concert – it is an experience.

April 13, 2011, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Understanding & Treating Headaches

Casa Colina, 255 E. Bonita Ave (at Garey) in Pomona, Tamkin Center, Bldg. 1D

Medical specialists share why headaches are most common medical problem presenting to physicians today and discuss treatment options. Refreshments served. Please reserve your space for this free seminar to discuss the many mysteries of headaches: (866) 742-4132.

April 15, 2011, 8 p.m.

Verdi Requiem

Bridges Hall of Music, Pomona College, 150 E. 4th St., Claremont

Eric Lindholm* leads the Pomona College Choir, Donna M. Di Grazia*, conductor; the Pomona College Orchestra, Eric Lindholm*, conductor and the CSULB Chamber Choir, Jonathan Talberg, conductor in Verdi’s Requiem.
Guest soloists: 
      Lucy Shelton B.A. ’65, Mus.D. ’03 soprano
      Leslie Inman, mezzo-soprano
      Sal Malaki, tenor
      Scott Graff, bass

April 16, 2011, 9 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Tour of the Golden State Water Company

630 E. Foothill Blvd., San Dimas

Want to learn more about green living practices? Need inspiration for a new water-efficient landscape design? Take a free tour of Golden State Water Company’s demonstration garden. Featuring more than 25 different California-friendly plants, drought-tolerant turf, and a water-wise smart irrigation system. Free drip irrigation kits and conservation literature provided. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited. Please call 1-800-999-4033 to register.

April 16, 2011

Top Barbecue Grill Cookoff

Outdoor Elegance

For the first time, Outdoor Elegance will feature six different manufacturers in a barbecue and grilling cookoff to see who can produce the best-tasting food. All your favorites will be there: Cajun Grill, Viking, FireMagic, Lynx, Twin Eagles and the Big Green Egg. Lots of food and libations and demonstrations, so set aside part of the day to enjoy the festivities and jump-start your spring and summer outdoor activities. Outdoor Elegance is located 3795 Damien Ave. For more info, call (909) 592-5711.

April 16, 2011, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

E-Waste Collection Drive

Bonita High School

Dispose of your electronic waste — CPUs, monitors, keyboards, printers, cell phones, etc. —  the right way. For more info, call (909) 596-8744.

April 21, 2011, 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Ramona Middle School Open House

Ramona Middle School

Come see the band and chorus perform, check out the science projects and talk to the teachers who are molding the minds of your youngsters.

April 23, 2011, 10 a.m.

Easter Egg Hunt

Las Flores Park, 3175 Bolling and Emerald Park, corner of Genesse and Chelsea

For ages, 1 to 12, this event is sponsored by the La Verne Rotary in conjunction with the City’s Community Services Department. Goodies include eggs, candy and prizes so bring your basket.

April 23, 2011

Cool Cruise

Downtown La Verne

More than 1,000 Classic Cars, Hot Rods, Exotics, Trucks and Motorcycles converge on downtown La Verne in of Southern California’s largest display of cruising classics. Free. For more info, call (909) 593-6208.  

April 30/May 1

Celebration of the Arts

Church of the Brethren (Bonita and E St.)

Community artists working in every media display their art and creativity in a two-day celebration highlighting the creative impulse in all of us. For more info, please call (909) 593-1364 or visit

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