Here's a few events this weekend that you won't read about on M-M-M-My Pomona:
Tonight WAS (yeah, I know, a little late on this one) the first night of a 12 week series called Claremont Friday Nights Live. There will be three venues for music spread throughout the village and the event will run from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. for the next 11 Fridays.
9 a.m. Meeting for the Lincoln Park Garden. I was there at last week's meeting, where the garden design was finalized. It will be a keyhole shape in the middle, with petal shapes branching off around it. Tomorrow's meeting will involve some actual garden work. Please come out if you can. Last week, the principal and several teachers were in attendance, Farmer Randy who will be donating the wood chips, Pastor Sham who I'm told is an irrigation expert, Fred Van Allen from the Garden, Todd from Food Not Lawns, a few Spanish speaking members from the community and Mr. Big and I. Everyone is welcome to be a part of this community garden. Email me if you'd like to be kept in touch about future meetings.
10 a.m. Hula Hooping in Lincoln Park. Each week at the hooping classes, I am meeting some great women from all over town. A few Claremonters have even joined us. We've had people from as far away as SAn Bernardino! And last week, we had our first G-U-Y (other than Mr. Big) join in. I won't say who, only that it was one of the men I've mentioned above in attendance at the Lincoln Park Garden Meeting.
Thanks to musicmuse_ca from Flicker from the retro photo of a hula hooper. This week is the 50th Anniversary of the Hula Hoop, so forget the 103 degree weather and make this the Saturday you come out and shake your hips 'til you drop.
A reminder to check out the summer classes being offered by the City of Pomona. Swim sign ups are next Saturday, June 28 at the Ganesha Park Swim Complex. Also offered this summer are all sorts of cool classes for adults and the kids, including one taught by Tim Kreitzman of Kreitzman's Mixed Martial Arts (just another Pomona do-gooder):
Kreitzman's studio is located at 410 N. Park, Pomona, 620-7919.
Not exactly sure how this happened, but I left 5 year old Mr. Big at the computer looking at karate videos on youtube. When I returned, he was grinning from ear to ear having found his way to a youtube video called "Hot Babes of 2008," featuring bikini-clad women.
In other news, a huge old growth -- but very dead -- Camphor Tree was removed from Lincoln Park this afternoon. When last I checked with Pomona's tree guy, Steve Mittleider (spelling?), they were still trying to figure out why it died. Anyone know? What a loss.