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So Cool, So aMAYzing!

Smile... It's time to get your aMAYzing on in Claremont.
Already daydreaming about vacay this Summer? Get a memorable jump start this month enjoying toe-tapping concerts, musical productions, unique art, colorful butterflies and more!  
Giggles and Cheer - aMAYzing is Here! Mindi Meader

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),
Header photo (above) taken of too cool dogs in the Village on May 3, 2019. 
Memorial Day Ceremony

Monday, May 27 / 11:00 am
Oak Park Cemetery, 410 Sycamore Avenue

A ceremony commemorating the U.S. Service Members who have given their lives while on active duty. The event includes remarks from members of the American Legion Keith Powell Post 78, community officials, and various military ceremonial traditions.

Special Events in Early June 
Crossroads' Communitywide
June 1 @ 8:00am - 1:00pm     
Cahuilla Park 
S/W corner of Indian Hill Blvd at Scripps Drive 
(North of Claremont High School)
Great deals on household items, clothing, toys, tools, a large variety of used quality items will be on sale. Bargains galore! 
Admission is free to the public. 
Produced by Crossroads, Inc.
Guided Walking Tour of Historic
Sat June 1 . 10am-12noon     
Claremont Heritage invites you to -  
Travel thru time from way back when to here and now...
Meet at Claremont Depot, 200 W. First St.
$5/person - Reservations requested.
Phone 909.621.0848 /
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 at select sites in the Claremont Village and online.

Explore even more at these websites: 

Hummingbird photo taken at RSABG on May 1, 2019

Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden
1500 N. College Ave, Claremont / Garden Hours Daily: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm    
California Butterfly Pavilion
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. 
Khang Pham-New 
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 north/east Indian Hill Mesa (close to #13 on map). 
Animals with Attitude 
Photos taken at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden
I'm ready for my close-up
Sure I can wave "HI"
I'm a kinda shy hummingbird

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 May 17 . 6-9pm: 
Village Square Public Plaza:
Amazing Tone Benders -
Classic rock 
Shelton Park:
The Dogs - Rock 
Claremont Chamber Patio:
Jackson's Small Town Magic -
Blues, folk 
City Hall Plaza:
Honeybuckets - Blue grass

Friday May 24 . 6-9pm: 
Village Square Public Plaza: 
Claremont Voodoo Society -
Blues, folk 
Shelton Park:
Mike Taylor Quartet - Jazz  
Claremont Chamber Patio:
Adrianne Selina - Guitar, singer 
City Hall Plaza:
Cal Poly Pomona's Kappa Kappa Ps
Friday May 31 . 6-9pm: 
Village Square Public Plaza:
Dynamite Dawson - Classic soft rock
Shelton Park:
Lightning Dan & the Crawdads -
Rock, blues 
Claremont Chamber Patio:
Mike's Guitar World 
City Hall Plaza:
Mohave Beach Band - Classic rock
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)
Farmers & Artisans Market
Every Sunday 8am-1pm
Harvard Ave. between First St. and Bonita Ave. / Claremont Village 
Art Exhibitions
First Saturday ART WALK
. 6-9pm . Click for details...     
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
Concerts at Bridges Hall of Music
Bridges Hall of Music
Pomona College
150 E. Fourth St., Claremont
Free Admission
Claremont Youth Symphony Orchestra and Prelude String Ensemble 
Sat June 1 at 3:30 pm
More info 
Claremont Young Musicians Orchestra
Sun June 2
Intermezzo Orchestra Concert at 2:30pm
CYMO Season Finale Concert at 7:30pm 
Claremont Symphony Orchestra
Sun June 9 at 3:30 pm
Live Theater at Candlelight Pavilion

Bright Star
Candlelight Pavilion Dinner Theatre
Now thru May 25
Inspired by a real event and featuring the Grammy-nominated score by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, Broadway's Bright Star tells a sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the American South in the 1920s and '40s.  
Rated PG-13

Candlelight Pavilion Dinner Theatre
May 31 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

Here and Now and...
A Glance Back in Time  
College Heights Orange and Lemon
Since 1922  
500 block of West First Street 
in the 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