So Cool So Cal So Claremont

Have You Noticed? Butterflies have been released for the season from the pavilion at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, students are beginning to return for the new term at The Claremont Colleges and before we know it the final Monday Night Concert will rock on Sept. 4th. Oh my goodness, how time flies!

Lainie Kazan will be socializing with guests at Jazz and Art in the Park the evening of Sat. August 19 at Garner House in Memorial Park. Although Ms. Kazan will not be singing at this event (presented by Claremont Heritage) it will surely be an unforgettable evening. Limited tickets available. I'll be there and hope you will, too. (See more info in this enews.)

Cool things happen in this SUNsational So Cal Town year 'round and this enews is focusing on only a select few. Be sure to check out for even more.

Have Fun and Welcome Back, Students!
Giggles & Cheer, 
Overview of Upcoming Claremont Events
Jazz & Art in the Park
Special Guest: LAINIE KAZAN 
Claremont Heritage presents a cool event on a hot August night at Garner House, Memorial Park...
Evening of Saturday, August 19

Enjoy Live Jazz / Purchase Collectible Art / Socialize with LAINIE KAZAN ,
Star of Broadway, Films, Television, Concerts
(Ms. Kazan will not be singing at this event.)
Photo provided by Claremont Museum
Claremont Museum of Art
Dee Marcellus Cole and Carnival Seekers
Open Fri/Sat/Sun 12noon-4pm Now thru Nov. 26

Claremont Museum of Art at the Depot
200 W. First St., Claremont
The exhibition will present the work of eight local folk artists driven, not by the art world, but by the instinctive need to create. The museum will be transformed into a carnival of bright colors, iconic images, and spiritual messages.
Animals & Insects with Attitude & Woofs of the Week
Picture perfect hawk here
I'm a butterfly all right
Ya gotta have friends
There are 2 new photo features at The Vil Clare - 
scroll down on the homepage to view more at
Amanda Castro Band returns
on Aug 25 to Village Square
Friday Nights LIVE
are Rockin'!

Free concerts weekly at 4 venues in the Claremont Village thru Oct. 27.

Stroll through the Village from Shelton Park to Public Plaza (near Laemmle's 5 Theatres) and enjoy a variety of music. More concert listings are listed at
Friday Nights LIVE! in the Village
Concerts August 11 thru August 25
Concerts thru Oct. 27

Friday August 11 . 6-9pm
Village Square Public Plaza: Ray MacNamara's Medicine Show Band
Claremont Chamber Patio: Marc Weller Combo
Shelton Park: Pride of Cucamonga 
City Hall Plaza: Random Spark  
Friday August 18 . 6-9pm
Village Square Public Plaza: The Dogs
Claremont Chamber Patio: Amazing Tone Benders
Shelton Park: Swing Shift
City Hall Plaza: Twenty Flight Rocks  

Friday August 25 . 6-9pm
Village Square Public Plaza: Amanda Castro Band 
Claremont Chamber Patio: Tempest Fire
Shelton Park: Big Wednesday
City Hall Plaza: Los Whateveros
Monday Night Concerts at Memorial Park
AUG 14 . 7pm
THE RAVELERS - Classic Rock 
AUG 21 . 7pm
AUG 28 . 7pm
UPSTREAM - Reggae 
Final Monday Night Concert in 2017!
SEPT 4 . 7pm
THE ANSWER - Classic Rock 
Raymond M. Alf Museum

When was the last time you visited this treasure at The Webb Schools?

Monday through Friday: 8 am - 4 pm
    Saturday & Sunday: Closed
$6 per person; 4 and under are free.
    Cash or checks only, please.

A Few Things to Know Before You Go
    The Alf Museum is located on the campus of The Webb Schools, 1175 W. Baseline Rd., Claremont 
    Enter campus at the main driveway from West Baseline Road (not Webb Canyon Road). 
    Although the Alf Museum is open to the public, the rest of The Webb Schools campus is in use as a residential high school and is closed to visitors. 
    Picnicking is not permitted in or outside of the museum. 
    Professional photography and video equipment beyond a DSLR or handheld camera are not allowed without prior permission from museum staff. Drones are strictly prohibited on The Webb Schools campus.
Claremont Farmers & Artisans Market
Claremont Village . Sundays 8am-1pm 
Second St between Indian Hill Blvd and Yale Ave

Visit late 'til 8 on Wednesdays in August
Rancho Santa Ana
Botanic Garden

Open until 8:00pm on Wednesdays in August
(Last admission at 7:30 pm) 
Extended hours are included with general admission or membership.

For more details visit: 
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.  
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- Mindi Meader
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