Fun May, Cool Daze! 

WHOOSH! My how time does fly -- it seems like only yesterday when students were returning to The Claremont Colleges, yet, this is Graduation Weekend. Mother's Day is Sunday, May 14 -- A wonderfully busy time in Claremont to be sure.

Do You Know THE VIL CLARE is frequently updated with listings for interesting Days of the Year? May 11 is "Eat What You Want Day" -- Check out the homepage.

This eBuzz includes an overview of so many fun Claremont events -- even more are found at

They're rockin' in the Village on Friday nights. May calendar of Friday Nights LIVE! is here. YAAAAAY!!!

Have fun and enjoy some new adventures.
Giggles & Springtime Cheer,

(Wildflower and rabbit photos above taken at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden.)
I put this saying on my new THE VIL CLARE business cards!
Have you seen them? Jacarandas are back in bloom!  
Hint: Don't wait too long to enjoy them because, just like the Pink Tabebuia trees earlier this year, their purple blossoms will be gone before you know it.
Overview of Upcoming Claremont Events
Congratulations to the Class of 2017!

May 12-14 Graduation Weekend at the Claremont Colleges 
Friday Nights LIVE
are Back!

Free concerts weekly have returned to 4 venues in the Claremont Village thru Oct. 27.

Stroll through the Village from Shelton Park to Public Plaza (near Laemmle 5 Theatres) and enjoy a variety of music. More concert listings thru June are currently listed at
Friday Nights Live Music in May

Friday May 12 . 6-9pm
Village Square Public Plaza: Squeakin' Wheels
Claremont Chamber Patio: Jackson Family
Shelton Park: Claremont High School Bands
City Hall Plaza: Mike's Guitar World

Friday May 19 . 6-9pm
Village Square Public Plaza: Doug Brooks and Friends
Claremont Chamber Patio: Adrienne Selina
Shelton Park: Listen
City Hall Plaza: Anamaria de la Cruz

Friday May 26 . 6-9pm
Village Square Public Plaza: Hank's Cadillac
Claremont Chamber Patio: Maria Rojas and Saturday Night Pink
Shelton Park: Fab 8 (all Beatles)
City Hall Plaza:  Aubren Hickernell
Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

National Public Gardens Day
to the Public

Friday, May 12 . 8am-5pm

Mother's Day
for Moms
Sunday, May 14 . 8am-5pm

Butterfly Pavilion Opens This Saturday
May 13 thru August 6 . 10am-3pm
($3 in addition to Garden admission)
Grow Native Garden Closes for Spring/Summer Season
Sunday, May 21

Nursery at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden has been selling native plants to the public for more than 30 years. Expert nursery staff are on hand to help you create a gorgeous native plant landscape.
Open Thursday thru Sunday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Will re-open in late Summer/Early Fall
OLA Fiesta 2017
Weekend of May 12 
Fri 5-10pm / Sat 11am-10pm / Sun 12-5pm

70 Years of Family Fun!
Fabulous Fun, Food, Games & Entertainment

Our Lady of the Assumption Parish
435 Berkeley Ave., Claremont . 909.626.3596

Discovery Day at
Raymond M. Alf Museum
Sat May 13 . 1:00-4:00 pm
So You Want to be a Paleontologist?

We know paleontology is a real job, but how do you get there? Come meet our paleontologists and some guests as they talk about all the ups and downs in their career journeys. Throughout the museum there be will have booths about finding a good school, applying for programs, and the jobs a paleontologist can get. If you've ever dreamt of becoming a paleontologist, you don't want to miss this day.

Special Admission Fee: $3 per person; 4 & under are free.
Happy Mother's Day

Claremont is a lovely location to share with your family and friends on Mother's Day and every day.

Shop, dine and enjoy a wonderful time.


Claremont Heritage Annual Event
Saturday, May 20 - 5:30 in the evening
Padua Hills Theatre

Awards Presentations / Dinner / Libations / Auction / Jazz by Amanda Castro Band
Ticket information at:
Claremont Village
Craft Beer Walk

Kick off Summer at this 8th annual event!
Saturday, June 24 . 4-8pm
Over 40 Village sites serving beverage and food tastings while music rocks 14 venues.
Tickets now on sale online at select Village locations.

2017: NEW Mini Magnets  
PhotoArt of Claremont by Mindi Meader
Note: Image shown is mini magnet & postcard.
Cool NEW Mini Magnets are currently available exclusively at Claremont Heights Postal Center (on Mills Ave in the VONS center).

Big magnets, postcards and greeting cards are sold at the
Birkenstock store in the Village.

Magnets (mini and big sizes) and postcards are available at Claremont Heights Postal Center. Postcards (only) at Claremont Heritage 
Claremont is a Beautiful Place to Be & See.  
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- Mindi Meader
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