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Adventures and Your Favorite Oasis 
So many adventures are ahead this Fall. Have you selected some of yours yet?
Oh, yes, you may find yourself coming and going a lot. This might be a very good time to reflect on some of your favorite places locally to simply enjoy while you kick up your feet. Where are yours - where is your favorite oasis?  
Enjoy the end of Summer, getting back into the swing of things and looking forward to another awesome Autumn in Southern California.  
Giggles and Cheer - AUTUMN-palooza time is here! 
- Mindi Meader  
Header photo (above) taken at the Upper Pond and gate photo (below) taken at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden - Aug 2019 - by Mindi Meader  
Psssst... I've just added more FUN PHOTOS from RSABG and new slides on the homepage at THE VIL CLARE...
Special Events in September     
Claremont Village
Saturday Sept 14  
Visit over 40 Village businesses to enjoy WINE, BEVERAGE and FOOD tastings. Live entertainment at numerous sites. Be sure to purchase tickets in advance and avoid being left out of this annual party.
Claremont South Village
Sunday Sept 15  
The South Village Block Party is a free community event for Claremont residents. This pop-up event will take place in front of the historic Vortox building, 121 S. Indian Hill Blvd., on the site of the future South Village Development.
The event will feature a curated selection of the Claremont's cultural offerings including gourmet food, arts and crafts, local craft beer, and live local bands. We encourage everyone to walk, bike, take transit or carpool to the event.

Third Thursday . Sept 19 . 7-9pm
The Whisper House
in the Packing House 
Enjoy great food, beverages, fun-loving people and fantastic high energy vintage jazz by the Amanda Castro Band! 
Friday Sept 20 . 6:00pm
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Claremont
...a fun-filled evening benefiting Kiwanis-sponsored community projects throughout the year. 
Friday Nights LIVE! Now thru Oct 25 . 6-9pm
Free Concerts Weekly at 4 Village Venues 
Friday Sept 6 . 6-9pm

Village Square Public Plaza
Michael Ryan & Sneeky Park
Shelton Park
High Strung Band - Blue grass
Claremont Chamber Patio
Small Town Magic  
City Hall Plaza
The Burning Doors
(Tribute to the Doors)

Friday Sept 13 . 6-9pm

Village Square Public Plaza
Dynamite Dawson - Soft rock
Shelton Park
The Dogs - Classic rock
Claremont Chamber Patio
Blues & Fries

City Hall Plaza
Kathy Woolsy & Friends


Friday Sept 20 . 6-9pm

Village Square Public Plaza
Doug Brooks and Friends
Shelton Park
Silverados - Country, rock
Claremont Chamber Patio
David Hostetler - Guitar
City Hall Plaza

Friday Sept 27 . 6-9pm 

 Public Plaza
Squeakin' Wheels
Shelton Park
Big Wednesday - Big band
Claremont Chamber Patio
Ana Maria de la Cruz
City Hall Plaza
SLO - Sounds of Light 

Venue Locations:
Village Square Public Plaza (adjacent to Laemmle 5 Theatres)
Shelton Park (N/E corner of Bonita and Harvard Aves)
Claremont Chamber Patio (205 Yale Ave between Second St & Bonita Ave) 
City Hall Plaza (215 W. Second St - west of Harvard Ave)
Photo taken at RSABG on August 29, 2019

Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden
1500 N. College Ave, Claremont /
Garden Hours Daily: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Celebrate California statehood with free admission to California's Native Garden and discover why native plants make our state so special. 
Have you heard...

Free Family Bird Walks 
Conducted by Wild Birds Unlimited
Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden  
Saturday Sept 21
8:00am - 9:30am
Free with pre-registration
Guided Walking Tours     
Historic Claremont Village
Guided Walking Tour
First Saturday Monthly . Sept 7
Meet at Claremont Depot, 200 W. First St.
$5/person - Reservations requested
909.621.0848 / 
Take a trip through time from way back when
to here and now... Presented by Claremont Heritage.  
The Claremont Colleges
Guided Walking Tour
Saturday Sept 14  
Meet at Seaver House, 305 N. College Ave. 
$10/person - Reservations requested
909.621.0848 /
Explore architecture and history at the world famous colleges... Presented by Claremont Heritage.
Art Exhibitions - An Overview
First Saturday Art Walk 
Saturday Sept 7 / 6-9pm

JOY McALLISTER Art Exhibition  
Presented by Claremont Heritage.
OPENING RECEPTION - Sat Sept 7 - 6-9pm
Ginger Elliott Gallery / Memorial Park
840 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont
Exhibition continues thru Sept 27 / Mon-Fri / 9am-3pm (Enter via Garner House)
CLOSING RECEPTION - Sun Sept 29 - 5:30-8:30pm  
Photo provided by Claremont Museum of Art
Paints All He Can Imagine 
Sept 6 thru Dec 1
Thurs-Sun 12noon-4pm* 
*Admission fee

Claremont Museum of Art
Claremont Depot, 200 W. First St.

This exhibition will focus on the work of one of the few remaining active Claremont artists from the 1950 and 60s, an era sometimes referred to as Claremont's "golden age."  

Special Exhibition
Pressed in Time: Botanical Windows on a Changing World  
Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden Art Gallery
Enter via GIFT SHOP 
  Now thru October 27 / 10am-4pm / Free Admission 
Exhibition illuminates the remarkable and invaluable plant collections of ten famous botanists of the 20th century. Plant specimens were collected between 40 and 115 years ago. 
Musical Theater at Candlelight Pavilion

Candlelight Pavilion Dinner Theatre
Now thru September 28
When former Secret Service agent Frank Farmer is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker, each expects to be in charge, but what they don't expect is to fall in love. Based on the Warner Bros. film.

Rated PG-13

Inland Valley Repertory Theatre presents 
FUN HOME       
Candlelight Pavilion Dinner Theatre
Dinner is not served at these performances
Tues Sept 17 and Wed Sept 18
When her father dies unexpectedly, graphic novelist Alison dives deep into her past to tell the story of the volatile, brilliant, one-of-a-kind man whose temperament and secrets defined her family and her life.  

Inland Valley Repertory Theatre presents
Candlelight Pavilion Dinner Theatre
Dinner is not served at these performances
Oct 23 / Oct 30 / Nov 5 / Nov 6
A play with music for the whole family, based on the 2004 novel. Through quick pacing and creative staging, learn the story behind the J.M. Barrie characters we know as Peter Pan, Tinker, Mrs. Darling, and Captain Hook.

Sneak Peek at Events in October     
Claremont Educational Foundation presents:

Claremont Village
Sunday October 6  
Claremont Village GHOST WALK
3 Days in 2019!  
Fri Oct 11 & Sat Oct 12 . 6-9pm 
Sun Oct 13 . 6-8pm 
Tickets are on sale NOW at Bert & Rocky's Beware: Purchase yours before they sell out. 
$15 (cash and checks only)
Things that Go Bump in the Night
Friday Oct 11 and Saturday Oct 12 
Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden 
Whooo comes out when the sun goes down?

Find out at this highly popular event where families can discover nature's nocturnal side!
Purchase tickets before they sell out. 
38th Annual Claremont
VILLAGE VENTURE Arts & Crafts Faire
Saturday October 26 . 9:00am-5:00 
Rain or Shine / Free Admission
Annual Claremont
Thursday October 31 
3:00-5:00 / Trick or Treat in the Village 
3:00-6:00 / Fun & Games at the Depot
Farmers & Artisans Market
Every Sunday 8am-1pm
Harvard Ave. between First St. and Bonita Ave. / Claremont Village 
Explore even more at these websites: 

Claremont eBuzz:

A Constant Contact 
ALL STAR WINNER for 2018! 

PhotoArt of Claremont   
by Mindi Meader 

Postcards are available at :
  • Birkenstock store in the Village
  • Claremont Heights Postal Center at the VONS Center - Recently oodles more postcards have been added!
  • 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   
Thanks to You, Again!

March 2019:
This eNews has, again, just been named a  
Constant Contact All Star.

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

- Mindi Meader