The OLA Fiesta at Our Lady of the Assumption Church returns to Claremont for a 68th year on May 8, 9 and 10 at 435 Berkeley Ave. Historically among the most popular events in the city, the fiesta attracts 15,000 visitors over the weekend to its renowned international food booths, big carnival rides and live entertainment. Ethnic food is prepared by OLA’s own Hispanic, Vietnamese and Filipino communities. Admission is free. Hours are Friday from 5 to 10 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday noon to 8 p.m. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Runners try to avoid being caught by Claremont resident Tsun Tao, playing a slumber party zombie, last year at the first ever Zombie Run at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden. Runners are challenged to complete the maze-like course while avoiding getting a flag belt tied around their waist taken by one of the many costumed zombies. The event proved to be very popular attracting hundreds of participants. This year's event takes place this Saturday. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The 16th annual Taste of Claremont features fine wine, craft beer and a taste of some of the best restaurants Claremont has to offer. Enjoy live music, dancing, raffles and an art exhibition. The event will take place from 5 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, April 25 at the Claremont Consortium, 101 N. Mills Ave., Claremont.
Moira Smiley and VOCO provide a visionary blend of voices with the power of folksong, the avant-garde fearlessness of Bela Bartok and delicious vaudeville touches. All ages welcome. Admission is $15. Friday, April 17 at 7:30 p.m. The Folk Music Center, 220 Yale Ave., Claremont. (909) 624-2928.
Dragon Master Chivey Wu leads a group Harvey Mudd College students in the traditional Chinese dragon dance on Saturday during the 33rd Annual International Festival at Claremont McKenna College. Mr. Wu spent three hours just prior to the event teaching the students how to do basic moves of the dragon dance. The popular festival featured dance and performance from around the world as well as traditional foods from a wide range of cultures. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The Inland Pacific Ballet, now celebrating its 20th year, will present its original production of “Beauty and the Beast” at Bridges Auditorium on Saturday, April 25 at 1 and 7 p.m. and on Sunday, April 26 at 1 p.m.
The family-friendly ballet is a familiar and beloved story. Living at the edge of a mystical forest, Beauty is a young girl pure of heart, whose father is accosted by a mysterious Beast after picking a single white rose from the Beast’s beloved garden.
The City of Claremont and the Rotary Club of Claremont sponsor this community event, which includes a variety of entertainers, crafts, contests, games, a petting zoo and a candy egg hunt. At 10:30 a.m., the siren marks the start of the candy egg hunt. The Kiwanis Club of Claremont will be cooking up a pancakes breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. Tickets are $5 per person and can be purchased on site at event. The Claremont Spring Celebration takes place at Memorial Park, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
There’s no better sign it’s springtime than seeing this giant batch of bougainvillea hover over the road on the way up to Padua Hills in Claremont. This week will sneak over the 90-degree mark on Friday. Normal temperatures in the mid-80s will follow for the weekend. Spring and summer have arrived together in Claremont. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
On Sunday, March 22 the Claremont Museum of Art presents "Design for Modern Living," a film premiere chronicling the artistic community that made Claremont a center for mid-century modern design. 3 p.m. $20 or $25 at the door. Scripps College’s Garrison Theater, 231 E. Tenth St., Claremont. Visit claremontmuseum.org to purchase tickets. (909) 621-3200.
This year's Claremont Pie Festival features pie baking, pie eating contest, recipe hunt, demos, apron parade, live entertainment, vintage apron exhibit, vendor booths, kids’ corner and classic cars. Events take place at city hall, the Claremont Depot, the post office, Harvard Square and the Public Plaza. Visit claremontpiefestival.com for schedule. Admission is free. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 14.
Visit Claremont galleries between 6 and 9 p.m. on Friday, March 6 for Art Walk receptions. Pictured is a painting by Mary Blandino, which is featured for the month of March at The Colony at Loft 204 in the Claremont Packing House.
Visit Claremont galleries on Friday, March 6 between 6 and 9 p.m. for Claremont Art Walk. Bunny Gunner Gallery presents "Table Manners" by Anne Seltzer through March 31. In honor of Ms. Seltzer’s 60th birthday, the show features 60 vignette paintings of cups, mugs and utensils.
Habitat Gardening: Learn about specific host plants, design tips and maintenance techniques to create and maintain a healthy habitat garden. Limited to 30 participants. Ages 15 and over. Admission or cover charge required RSABG members $25 or $32 for general public. 10 a.m. to noon. Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont. (909) 625-8767.
Plenty to do for Valentine's Day in Claremont: There will be a Valentine's Day expo featuring a florist, henna artist, essential oils and Scentsy booths upstairs in the Packing House—free and open to the public from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Chocolate Fest at the Claremont Library at 2 p.m. featuring tasting, guessing and rating dozens of different chocolates and theater group Ophelia’s Jump presents "Das Kabarett Der Liebe" for $35 including wine, hors-d’oeuvres and song in celebration of Valentine’s Day in the style of the Weimar Cabaret at The Women’s Club of Claremont at 8 p.m.