Claremont eBuzz
Memorable Month of May Daze

"A picture is worth a thousand words"
Do you know that May is PHOTO Month? With so many memorable moments taking place this weekend, alone, please make sure to take those opportunities to capture "picture perfect" photos for enjoying now and in the future. 
Giggles and Cheer... Mindi Meader
Header photo (above) of California Poppies taken along Claremont's historic Route 66.
Overview of Upcoming Claremont Events
Congratulations Class of 2018
Graduation Weekend May 11 - 13
Happy Mother's Day
Sunday, May 13
Treating your Mom to a special day?

Remember to make plans in advance when visiting Claremont because it's also Graduation Weekend at The Claremont Colleges. Enjoy your visit even more by planning ahead.

Window art painted at Espiau's. 
OLA Fiesta
Our Lady of the Assumption Church 
435 Berkeley Avenue
May 11 - 13
Fri 5-10pm / Sat 11am-10 pm /
Sun 12 noon-8 pm

Fiesta attracts 15,000 visitors over the weekend to its renowned international food booths, big carnival rides and live entertainment.
Claremont Folk Festival
Saturday, May 19
Sontag Greek Theatre at Pomona College     
300 E. Bonita Ave. Claremont
Join the Claremont Folk Festival for a full day and evening of fantastic music, workshops, interactive activities, vendors village, food, beverages and more for the entire family.

You will love the venue at The Sontag Greek Theater and surrounding buildings in the Pomona College Campus - Claremont. Produced by a non-profit organization promoting folk music, art and culture in the Los Angeles and surrounding area. 
More info and tickets on webpage: 
Friday Nights LIVE!
4 Free Concerts Every Friday in the Claremont Village

(pictured above) returns on June 29 to Village Square Public Plaza    

Friday May 11 . 6-9pm:
Village Square Public Plaza: Claremont Voodoo Society - Blues / folk
Claremont Chamber Patio: Blues & Fries - Blues
Shelton Park: The Dogs - Rock
City Hall Plaza: Mohave Beach Band - Classic Rock

Friday May 18 . 6-9pm: 
Village Square Public Plaza: Doug Brooks & Friends - Soft rock / originals
Claremont Chamber Patio: Adrienne Selina - Originals / blues / folk
Shelton Park: Big Wednesday Band - Big Band
City Hall Plaza: dzuls - Rock / blues / originals

Friday May 25 . 6-9pm: 
Village Square Public Plaza: Fab 8 - All Beatles
Claremont Chamber Patio: Larry & Rhonda Jackson / Small Town Magic - Folk/blues
Shelton Park: Ray MacNamara Steel Drum Band
City Hall Plaza: Middleton / Martinez - Jazz

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)
When available more dates will be listed at:
Alf Museum
Discovery Day - 
Path of the Paleontologist
Sat May 12 . 1:00 - 4:00 pm     

Join us for this special interactive role-play event! Step in the shoes of a junior scientist and complete quests for our museum paleontologists. Complete them all and become a full-fledged junior paleontologist!
Special Presentation by our Curator, Dr. Andrew Farke.   
Special Admission Today:
$5.00 per person / Free for Kids 4 & under

Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology, 1175 West Baseline Rd / Claremont
View website
Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden
1500 N. College Ave, Claremont  
Garden Hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm (Last Entry at 4:30) 
Grow Native Nursery Hours (Thurs-Sun): 9:00 am - 4:30 pm 
National Public Gardens Day  
Friday May 11 / 8am-5pm (Last entry at 4:30)      
Free Garden admission. Behind-the-scenes tours on this special day celebrating gardens in our communities.
Mother's Day 
Sunday May 13 / 8am-5pm (Last entry at 4:30)      
Take Mom out for a beautiful day in the Garden.
In addition to free admission, the first 200 mothers will receive a small gift. 
Butterfly Pavilion is Back!

Now thru July 29 / 10am-3pm*
Tuesday thru Sunday (Closed Mondays)
$3 plus Garden admission fee
*Hours may be shortened during hot weather

Experience the beauty of California butterflies in all their life stages with the native plants they depend on for survival.
View webpage
A Glance at Art Exhibitions

Sarita Dougherty: 
Domestic Flora Familiars
Now thru May 15 . 10am - 4pm daily 
Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden Art Gallery (Enter via Gift Shop) 
Free admission to Gallery with PAID Garden Admission or Membership  

Roland Reiss: Unapologetic Flowers and Small Stories
Now thru July 8

Claremont Museum of Art
200 W. First St, Claremont 
Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 12 noon-4pm 
Admission: $5. CMA members and children under 18 are free 
First Saturday Art Walk, 6-9 p.m. 
Craft Beer Walk

Note the earlier date in 2018: 
Sat June 2 . 4-8pm 

45 beverage tasting and food sampling sites in the Claremont Village.

Approx. 15 live entertainment venues.

Have you bought your tickets yet?  
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   
NEW Thank You

March 2018: This eNews was just named a 2017
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
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