Claremont Midsummer eBuzz
"So Many Events, So Little Time!"

Claremont's midsummer merriment is filled with music -- and the festive atmosphere, dramatic dialog written by the Bard of Avon (aka Shakespeare). Once again, this festival is being presented by Ophelia's Jump at the Sontag Greek Theatre, Pomona College... Have you purchased your tickets, yet?
Music, Music, Music  
  • Monday, July 9 kicks off Concerts in Memorial Park. See schedule below. 
  • Claremont Village Friday Nights LIVE July concert listings are also listed.  
  • Garden Groove is every Thursday evening in July at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden. Be sure to purchase tickets to enjoy the music.
There are also several new art exhibits in town. Check out the overview...

Do you know -- 300 local school children need SHOES THAT FIT? YOU are invited to help fill this need by participating in the annual Claremont Village project which ends July 22. Please scroll down for link with more details.
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Giggles and Cheer... Mindi Meader
Header photo (above) taken at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden's Butterfly Pavilion.
Overview of Summertime Claremont Events
Midsummer Shakespeare Festival

Presented by Ophelia's Jump
in partnership with Pomona College

July 12 / 14 / 20 / 22 at 8pm 

July 13 / 15 / 19 / 21 at 8pm 

Sontag Greek Theatre
at Pomona College
300 E. Bonita Ave. Claremont
For more info and tickets....  

Monday Night Concerts in the Park
7:00 pm at Memorial Park, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd.
JULY 9 - 2018 Season Opener!
COLD DUCK -- 70's / Top 40 

JULY 16 
HIT ME 90s -- 90's Tribute

JULY 23 
THE FAB 8 -- Beatles Hits

JULY 30 
AUG 6 
Dixieland Jazz
AUG 13 
THE RAVELERS -- Classic Rock 

AUG 20 
Spirit of Ireland

AUG 27 
SUAVE' -- Latin Music 

Final Monday Night Concert in 2018!
THE ANSWER -- Classic Rock 
    All concerts are FREE 
Come early to stake out a spot on the lawn
Don't forget to bring a blanket and/or low lawn chair

Kiwanis Club of Claremont offers a variety of tasty treats for purchase

Co-sponsored by The City of Claremont and Kiwanis Club of Claremont 
with support from Claremont Lincoln University 
Contact: Claremont Human Services 
Email: / Phone: 909.399.5490

Friday Nights Live
Friday Nights LIVE!
4 Free Concerts Every Friday thru Oct 26 in the Claremont Village

Friday July 13 . 6-9pm: 
Village Square Public Plaza: Amazing Tone Benders - Classic Rock
Claremont Chamber Patio: Larry & Rhonda Jackson / Small Town Magic - Folk, blues
Shelton Park: The Dogs - Rock
City Hall Plaza: Mike's Guitar World

Friday July 20 . 6-9pm: 
Village Square Public Plaza: Harmony Sisters & the Little Big Band
Claremont Chamber Patio: Marimba Tropicale
Shelton Park: Dynamite Dawson - Rock
City Hall Plaza: Outerwave Surf Band

Friday July 27 . 6-9pm: 
Village Square Public Plaza: Blues & Fries
Claremont Chamber Patio: Mohave Beach Band - Rock
Shelton Park: Nomads - Rock
City Hall Plaza: Technopagan - Originals

Site Locations: 
Village Square Public Plaza (adjacent to Laemmle 5 Theatres) 
Claremont Chamber Patio (205 Yale Ave between Second St & Bonita Ave) 
Shelton Park (N/E corner of Bonita and Harvard Aves) 
City Hall Plaza (215 W. Second St - west of Harvard Ave)
Year 'round calendar listings of Claremont Special Events including:
and so much more!!!
Website produced by Claremont Heritage
Benjamin Pond at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden
Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden
1500 N. College Ave, Claremont  
Garden Hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm (Last Entry at 4:30) 
Extended Wednesday hours in July & August 'til 8pm 
Beat the Heat Wednesday Evenings thru August 
Garden Groove
Thursday Evenings in July 
6:15-9pm -- Concerts begin at 7:00
JULY 12:
Susie Hansen and the Latin Band
JULY 19: Heartbeat Brazil
JULY 26: The Dogs

Butterfly Pavilion
Closes on July 29 for 2018 Season
10am-3pm* Daily 
$3 plus Garden admission fee 
Experience the beauty of California butterflies in all their life stages with the native plants they depend on for survival.
*Hours may be shortened or closed during extreme hot weather
View webpage
A Glance at Art Exhibitions
Intersecting at the Edge: Karl Benjamin, Heather Gwen Martin and Eric Zammitt
July 13 - Sept 16 >> View webpage... 

Claremont Museum of Art
200 W. First St, Claremont 
Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 12 noon-4pm 
Admission: $5. CMA members/Children under 18 are free -- First Saturday Art Walk, 6-9 p.m.  
Women on the Verge    
Now thru July 31 / 10am -1pm / Mon-Fri  
Ginger Elliott Art Gallery
(Enter via Garner House)
FREE Admission

Memorial Park 
840 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont

Presented by Claremont Heritage   

Terry Givens: 
100 Garden Views 

Now thru Sept. 14 / 10am - 4pm daily 
Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden Art Gallery (Enter via Gift Shop) 
Free admission to Gallery with PAID Garden Admission or Membership

Artwork is available for purchase with proceeds to benefit RSABG.   


Treat Yourself Like a Tourist Every Day 


Complimentary brochure
available at Claremont Heritage office in historic Garner House -
Memorial Park, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd. -
Open in July & August -- Mon-Fri 10am-1pm

To request a brochure be mailed to you, please send email to:

Website & brochure produced by Claremont Heritage

Farmers & Artisans Market

Every Sunday 8am-1pm
NEW Permanent Location Harvard Ave. between First St. and Bonita Ave.
PhotoArt of Claremont   
by Mindi Meader 

Postcards are available at :
  • Birkenstock store in the Village
  • Claremont Heights Postal Center at the VONS Center
  • Claremont Heritage in Memorial Park.

(Selection varies at each site. Photo shown taken at Birkenstock store includes double spinner with postcards, note cards and magnets.)

Claremont is a Beautiful Place to Be & See   
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March 2018: This eNews was just named a 2017
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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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