Claremont eBuzz
2019 Kick-Off

YAY!!! It's time to take flight as the new year begins. Time to expand your horizons, try new hobbies (January is Hobby Month), learn more about things to try and places to go that you've had on your "must-do" list -- and simply have more fun.
Claremont is filled with places to go, people to see and adventures to be explore. Welcome to the first issue of THE VIL CLARE eBuzz in 2019. Let's take flight together!
Giggles and Cheer for a Happy New Year ... Mindi Meader
Header photo: FLYING PEACE by Kevin Box & Janelle Lewis 
Origami in the Garden2 at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden 
Amanda Castro Band
Jazz & Jive 2019 Tour Begins!

Thursday, Jan 10 . 7-9pm
The Whisper House in 
The Packing House / Claremont Village 
Kick off 2019 enjoying the Amanda Castro Band's high energy vintage jazz & The Whisper Houses' spirits / sustenance. The band has been a Summertime favorite at Friday Nights Live for over 5 years... just wait until you see them here!
Brew & Champion BBQ
Produced by Claremont Chamber

Saturday, Jan 12 . 12noon-5pm
Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

Tickets are $45 / Click here for details
Includes entry to the Botanic Garden, 6 BBQ Taste Tickets, and 10 Drink Tickets.
Additional food is available for purchase.

Entertainment by Hank's Cadillac (also an annual favorite at Friday Nights Live!)
WHITE BISON by Kevin Box & Dr. Robert J. Lang

Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden
1500 N. College Ave, Claremont / Garden Hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm    

Unfolded! Origami in the Garden2
Now thru April 14 2019 

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
FREE GARDEN ADMISSION / Monday, Jan 21 . 8am-5pm   
In honor and celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. and his Civil Rights legacy, admission to the Garden will be free to all on MLK Day.

Museums Free-for-All 
FREE GARDEN ADMISSION / Saturday, Feb 2 . 8am-5pm 
TITANIC - The Musical 

Candlelight Pavilion Dinner Theatre
Jan 11 - Feb 23 
Performances Friday through Sunday -- Add'l Thurs Performance Feb 21

Rated PG-13

Visit website to tickets/info 
A Glance at Art Exhibitions  
The Julie and David Armstrong Collection

Jan 18 - April 20

Opening Reception
Saturday Feb 2 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm

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

Paul Soldner, Sculpture #16, 2000, Salt-fired, stoneware, Julie and David Armstrong Collection. Photo: Eric Stoner 
Claremont ART WALK 

First Saturday Monthly
Feb 2 . 6-9pm
Check out the Feb 1 issue of the Claremont COURIER for gallery listings

Visit Facebook page... 

Free Concerts
Bridges Hall of Music / Pomona College
150 E. Fourth St., Claremont

Season Opening Concert
Sunday, Jan 20 . 7:00pm  

Intermezzo Concert
Sunday, Jan 27 . 7:00 pm 
Saturday, Jan 26 . 3:30 pm 
Claremont Youth Symphony Orchestra and Prelude String Ensemble perform their first concert of the season, featuring a variety of classical, light classical, pops, and film music.

Saturday, Feb 2 . 3:30 pm
Concert for Young People
with CYSO Concerto Competition winners
Please note the change in time. Concert has historically been held in the morning.
Raymond M. Alf
Museum of Paleontology

Discovery Day: Fossil Fest!
Saturday Feb 9 @ 1:00 - 4:00 pm
$5.00 special admission / Kids 4 & under free

See special fossils from the Alf Museum collection, meet paleontologists from all over Southern California, get your fossils identified, and learn about the latest discoveries from the world of paleontology!

More info at

Treat Yourself Like a Tourist Every Day 


Complimentary brochure
available at Claremont Heritage office in historic Garner House -
Memorial Park, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd. -
Office Hours: 9am-3pm

To request a brochure be mailed to you, please send email to:

Website & brochure produced by Claremont Heritage

Farmers & Artisans Market

Every Sunday 8am-1pm
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   
Thank You, Again

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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More Adventures Ahead!