Claremont eBuzz

It's almost Summertime... Have you got all your ducks in a row?

I had a serendipitous time, recently, at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden's Benjamin Pond. When I first looked, it seemed the mommy Mallard Duck had 4 ducklings. When I came back a while later she had 8 on the shore, then, she took them for a little swim. It was a very special way for me to start my day.
When was the last time serendipity made your life even more special? How about today? 
Giggles and Cheer - SUNsational June is Here! Mindi Meader  
Header photos (above) taken at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden Butterfly Pavilion on May 17, 2019.
Mallard Duck and 8 ducklings photo taken at RSABG -
Benjamin Pond on June 2, 2019  
Special Events
Butterflies & Brews
Fridays in June . 5-8pm  
Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden
Must be 21+ years old
Enjoy the best local craft beer in the company of butterflies at California's native biergarten! Each evening features rotating brews, music and access to the California Butterfly Pavilion.

Scroll down on link (below) for more details...   
An Evening with
Saturday June 8 . 6:30-8:30pm 
(doors open at 6:00 pm)
Claremont School of Theology
Martin Sheen is more than an actor. He is an activist who has worked throughout his life for social justice and human rights. In his own words, "Acting is what I do for a living. Activism is what I do to stay alive." 
Event benefits Crossroads, Inc. 
Claremont Blues & Brews

Saturday June 8 . 4-8pm
Claremont Village  
Be sure to purchase your tickets before they sell out. Available in advance at select sites in the Claremont Village and online.

Bridges Hall of Music
Pomona College
150 E. Fourth St., Claremont
Free Admission
Claremont Symphony Orchestra
Sun June 9 at 3:30 pm
Live Theater at Candlelight Pavilion

Candlelight Pavilion Dinner Theatre
Now thru June 30
Performances Friday through Sunday only  

Always...Patsy Cline is more than a tribute to the legendary country singer who died tragically at age 30 in a plane crash in 1963.
Rated PG

Explore even more at these websites: 

By the way, I have recently redesigned the Claremont Village MAP and DIRECTORY at - the original Claremont Village website - online since 2006. Click to check out map and directory (PDF format).
Hummingbird photo taken at RSABG on May 13, 2019

Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden
1500 N. College Ave, Claremont / Garden Hours Daily: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm    
BREW WILD Beer Festival II
July 6 . 4-8pm / 21+ years event
Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden 
Celebrate our California native plant and beer species at the second annual beer festival that combines the two!
Enjoy live music, food trucks and biergartens all in the beautiful outdoors of California's Native Garden. 
Now thru Aug 3 / 10am-3pm
Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden 
$3. fee in addition to garden admission. 
Experience the beauty of California butterflies in all their life stages with the native plants they depend on for survival.

Extreme heat may require limited hours. 
Kristan Marvell 
While walking at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden have you stopped to enjoy the year 'round sculptures?
This gift of Dr. Lee W. Lenz is located in Alluvial Gardens (south of #9 Tongva Village / north of Palm Oasis on map). 
Animals & Insects with Attitude
Photos taken at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden
Wow! I'm a Red Admiral butterfly
3 turtles / 3 ducks -
Nifty combo pond pic
Yum! I just love these purple flowers 

Discover lots more "Animals with Attitude" at THE VIL CLARE

Village Concerts  
Friday Nights LIVE! Now thru Oct 25 . 6-9pm
Free Concerts Weekly at 4 Village Venues 
Friday June 7 . 6-9pm:
Village Square Public Plaza:
High Strung Band - Blue grass, country
Shelton Park:
The Lounge Trio
Claremont Chamber Patio:
Random Spark - Soft Rock
City Hall Plaza:
Randy Miller - Guitar 

Friday June 14 . 6-9pm:
Village Square Public Plaza:
Squeakin' Wheels - Blues, folk
Shelton Park:
US 99 - Classic rock
Claremont Chamber Patio:
Allen Ray Duo
City Hall Plaza:
Kathy Woolsey & Friends

Friday June 21 . 6-9pm:
Village Square Public Plaza:
Marc Weller Combo - Jazz
Shelton Park:
Swing Shift - Big band
Claremont Chamber Patio:
David Hostetler
City Hall Plaza:
Ana Maria de la Cruz
Friday June 28 . 6-9pm:
Village Square Public Plaza:
Blues and Fries - Jazz
Shelton Park:
Silverados - Country
Claremont Chamber Patio:
Mike's Guitar World
City Hall Plaza:
Arrow Highway

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)
Art Exhibitions
Photo provided by
Claremont Museum of Art
Displacement Zero - Art Exhibition
Now thru August 25 
Claremont Museum of Art
Claremont Depot, 200 W. First St.

The Claremont Museum of Art exhibition Displacement Zero presents work by Claremont born, London based conceptual artist Andrew M. Wenrick. Maps of the Los Angeles area and beyond have been reconstructed into unexpected configurations, challenging our perception of place. 

Kinship: The Landscapes of Family
Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden
Now thru June 29
Art Gallery Open 10am-4pm 
Free with Garden Admission (Enter via Gift Shop)
A love of California and its diverse flora connects the family members of Susanna Bixby Bryant, founder of RSABG. This exhibition bring together remarkable artworks that showcase a shared bond with California's superlative landscapes and unique plants by her descendants and relatives:
Sarah Bryant / Louisa Miller / Leslie Prussia /
Gigi Scully / Liza Scully / Mathew Wheeler
Special Events in July 
Claremont's July 4th Celebration

Thursday July 4 / Memorial Park
Fireworks at Strehle Track / Pomona College 
Weekly entertainment listings will be included
in the next issue of THE VIL CLARE
Midsummer Shakespeare Festival 
Ophelia's Jump presents...
An Annual Claremont Theatrical Tradition! 
Sontag Greek Theatre at Pomona College

July 12, 14, 18, 20

July 11, 13, 19, 21

July 16, 17

Farmers & Artisans Market
Every Sunday 8am-1pm
Harvard Ave. between First St. and Bonita Ave. / Claremont Village 
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
  • 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