As the end of Summer approaches, maybe it's time for a change -- nothing big necessarily, just something teeny for a start. How about slightly changing your route to/from work or school for a change one day or visiting the Village at a different time of day? Is there some place you've been meaning to visit locally but, haven't? How about making time to do so this month?

Have you ever wanted to know more about The Claremont Colleges' history and architecture? Guided walking tour will take place Sat., Sept. 9 from 9:30-12noon. Meet at Seaver House N/E corner of Bonita and College Avenues. $8/person. Visit Claremont Heritage for details.

Good News... If visiting Rancho Santa Botanic Garden is on your "to-do" list, admission is FREE on Saturday, Sept. 9, Scroll down for details.

More Good News... If you'd wanted to visit Alf Museum of Paleontology, but, could only go on Saturdays? They're open 1-4pm on Saturdays, again.

There are so many events coming up in October, I plan to do an even more extensive listing than usual in the next eBuzz. Be sure to mark your calendar for a very busy 1st weekend in October. Along with the 35th Annual Claremont Heritage Home Tour on Oct. 8, CEF is holding their first-ever Chocolate Walk in the Village on Oct. 7. And those are only 2 events being held on this jam-packed weekend!

Psssst... do you know there's a new Claremont Village event on Sunday, Oct. 29 from 11am-4pm at Shelton Park? Rio de Ojas is producing Dia de los Muertos Claremont Celebration.

This enews contains a variety of fun activities with scads more online at: Check it out... who knows what you'll find to do that you haven't done before?

Giggles & Cheer,
Mindi Meader

THE VIL CLARE header photo taken at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden. Nighttime photo at Claremont Depot / Claremont Museum of Art.
Overview of Upcoming Claremont Events
Claremont Village
THIS SATURDAY Sept 9 . 4-8pm

Where else can you go to enjoy such a FUNtastic Wine Walk in SoCal at over 40 wine/beverage/food tasting sites ~ along with live music filling the Claremont Village?

Now thru Nov. 1
Enter Gallery thru Garden Gift Shop 10am-4pm daily
Included with standard garden admission or membership
Rancho Santa Ana
Botanic Garden

Saturday, Sept. 9

Celebrate California Admission Day with free admission to California's native garden! 
California Admission Day commemorates the anniversary of California becoming the 31st state
on September 9, 1850.

Bring the kids and play all day or find a bench and enjoy a quite moment with a good book overlooking 86 acres of native California beauty.

For details visit: 

Animals with Attitude
New chair squirrel-style
On our way to Grandma's
Blue Jay taking a break
This photo feature is at The Vil Clare - 
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Friday Nights LIVE! in the Village
Concerts Sept 8 thru 29
Concerts thru Oct. 27

Friday Sept 8 . 6-9pm
Village Square Public Plaza: Dynamite Dawson - Soft Rock
Claremont Chamber Patio: Mario Rojas and Saturday Night Pink - Rock
Shelton Park: A Choired Taste - Rock
City Hall Plaza: Adrienne Selina - Originals/Rock

Friday Sept 15 . 6-9pm
Village Square Public Plaza: High Strung Band - Blue Grass/Folk
Claremont Chamber Patio: Soulshine - Rock
Shelton Park: Blue Highway - Blues/Rock
City Hall Plaza: Tin & Wire - Indie/Folk/Wais Punk
Friday Sept 22 . 6-9pm
Village Square Public Plaza: Marc Weller Combo - Jazz
Claremont Chamber Patio: Ed Zarate
Shelton Park: Talmadge - Rock/Originals
City Hall Plaza: Random Spark   
Friday Sept 29 . 6-9pm
Village Square Public Plaza: Claremont Voodoo Society - Blues/Rock
Claremont Chamber Patio: Lee Powers 
Shelton Park: Doug Brooks and Friends
City Hall Plaza: Falls Like Rain - Rock   
When you visit, say "hello" to Marge, Harold and Dumbo
Raymond M. Alf Museum

Summer hours are over --
Museum's open on Saturdays, again!

Museum of Paleontology -
Located at The Webb Schools, Claremont
Monday through Friday: 8 am - 4 pm
Saturday: 1 - 4pm / Sunday: Closed
$6 per person; 4 and under are free.
    Cash or checks only, please.   
Claremont Farmers & Artisans Market
Claremont Village . Sundays 8am-1pm 
Second St between Indian Hill Blvd and Yale Ave

PhotoArt of Claremont   
PhotoArt of Claremont by Mindi Meader

Postcards are available at Birkenstock store in the Village , Claremont Heights Postal Center at the VONS Center and Claremont Heritage in Memorial Park. (Selection varies at each site.)

Claremont is a Beautiful Place to Be & See.  
Thank YOU

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THANKS to all of you, The Vil Clare eNews subscribers, for your wonderful interest in Claremont and The Vil Clare!  

- Mindi Meader
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