Time to put on those running shoes or strolling sandals and kick-off Summer in Claremont! While the temps may be on the rise, you'll be happy to know the California Botanic Garden is open late 'til 8 Tuesday thru Sunday. Enjoy the evening views when the weather's a bit cooler.

Looking forward to 4th of July festivities? Check out the latest Claremont updates in the article below. WHEW!

Friday Nights LIVE! are back in the Village / Monday Night Concerts in the Park begin July 11 (with a special one on July 4 from 6-8pm) / Movies in the Park return July 13. Please scroll down for more details.

DO YOU KNOW... I design THE VIL CLARE because I love sharing my photos and info about upcoming events. This is not a role I'm being paid to do -- except in knowing readers seem to enjoy my efforts. Many thanks to Lanore, Marianna, Carol, Chris and Sonja who frequently take the time to let me know how much they appreciate this eNews.

Giggles & Cheer... Summertime's Here!
Mindi, The Vil Clare

Butterfly photos photo taken recently at CA Botanic Garden.