Autumn’s largest arts and crafts faire in the Inland Valley, Village Venture is held on the tree-lined streets in the Claremont Village. Faire includes over 500 arts, crafts, food, business and organization booths and food court. Music, entertainment, pumpkin carving contest and children's Halloween costume parade starting at 9:30 a.m. The faire continues until 5 p.m.
"Things That Go Bump in the Night" is an annual celebration of garden nightlife with live animal ambassadors, including wolves and owls, with interactive stations and walks. Entry gate closes at 7 p.m. $10 for adults, $6 for seniors/students and children ages 3 to 12. $5 for RSABG member adults; $3 for RSABG member seniors/students and children (ages 3 to 12). 5:30 to 9 p.m. Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont.
Choose from thousands of pumpkins right out of Cal Poly Pomona's pumpkin patch. Eat and play games at the College of Agriculture student club booths or head over to the Insect Fair featuring nearly 500,000 live and preserved insects (runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.). The event also features a corn maze, petting zoo, horse rides, entertainment and lots of activities for kids. A pancake breakfast will be held Saturday morning from 8 to 11 a.m. The pumpkin festival will be held October 18 and 19 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the pumpkin patch will remain open until October 31 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cal Poly Pomona, 4102 S. University Drive, Pomona.
Weezer fans rejoice: The band will be stopping by Rhino Records in Claremont at 8 p.m. on Monday, October 6 to sign copies of their new CD/LP It Will Be All Right in the End. It is the ninth album by the hugely popular rock quartet, which features lead guitarist and vocalist Rivers Cuomo, drummer Pat Wilson, guitarist Brian Bell and bassist Scott Shriner.
COMIC BOOK SHOW See comic books, collectibles and art dealers from around southern California, with new and vintage comic books, graphic novels, original art, prints, action figures, games and collectibles. Sunday, September 28 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Claremont Packing House, 532 W. First St., Claremont.
From their fetching, unpredictable songs to their whimsical, hand-made top hats, SHEL makes a profound impression, something they are doing to growing crowds and critical acclaim. Nestled within SHEL's enveloping sound, wisps of folk revival, vaudeville, renaissance fairs and steam-punk esthetic blur around one another. They are a vocal group with outstanding instrumental capabilities and an instrumental group with a thrilling vocal attack. Snacks and desserts will be available for purchase from a variety of local Claremont restaurants beginning at 6 p.m. Picnic dinners are also welcomed, and a limited number of blankets and lawn chairs will be available to checkout at no cost (ID must be left for collateral). The concert begins at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, September 19. Scripps College Bowling Green, 1030 Columbia Ave., Claremont. (909) 607-9372.
Wine Walk features 38 businesses will serve wine and food tastings between 4 and 8 p.m. on Saturday, September 13. Tickets are $40. Visit claremontwinewalk.com for more information. Pictured is the set up at last year's A Shop Called Quest wine tasting. COURIER photo/Jenelle Rensch
The Pomona College Department of Theatre and Dance Claremont-based professional theatre company Ophelia's Jump presents Moises Kaufman's "33 Variations." Performances run through September 14 at the Allen Studio Theatre, 300 E. Bonita Ave., Claremont. Call (909) 607-3181 or visit opheliasjump.org for ticket information. Check out our complete event and entertainment listings this busy week in and around Claremont.
The Claremont Farmers and Artisans Market takes place every Sunday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Second Street between Indian Hill Boulevard and Yale Avenue. The market features certified organic produce, specialty arts and crafts plus flowers and plants. The event is sponsored by the Claremont Forum. Visit claremontforum.org for more information. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The Claremont Forum Bookshop and Gallery is having a $1 book sale. All books will be sold for $1. Proceeds support the Claremont Forum Prison Library Project. Noon to 7 p.m. now through August 24. 586 W. First St., Claremont Packing House. (909) 626-3066.
Peter Yang, 18 months, enjoys the wading pool on Tuesday during an afternoon at Memorial Park with his mother and brother. Two wading pools are available during the summer, Memorial Park and El Barrio Park, for children ages five and younger. Memorial Park’s wading pool is open Monday through Friday, and El Barrio Park’s wading pool is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from both are open from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Its not too late to enjoy the fun but the wading pools will close for the summer on August 22. COURIER photo/Helen Arase
SQUARE i GALLERY: 110 Harvard
Ave., Claremont. Tuesday through Saturday,
10 a.m. to 6 p.m., or by appointment.
Square i is an annex of the Artist
Trait Gallery. Exhibits rotate approximately
every six weeks. Call (909) 621-
9091 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
—Through August 31: Growing up,
Susan Zenger was educated in art at
Claremont High School and the Claremont
Colleges and spent her junior year
in Rome. She later returned to Europe
and lived there for five years. Ms. Zenger
typically works with black and white and
focuses on the human figure, but in this
exhibition she faces the challenge of
going out of her comfort zone by working
with color and landscapes.
A bee feeds recently in a flowerbed planted along the First Street median between Yale and Harvard in the Claremont Village. The dog days of summer have arrived in the inland valley with a nearly week long heat wave that is forecast to continue through the weekend. Tired of the heat? The first day of fall is only 53 days away. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff