Claremont's Spring Celebration is a free community event featuring a petting zoo, magician, crafts, egg hunt and more. The egg hunt for children 12 and under will begin at 10:30 a.m. Parents are encouraged to enjoy the hunt from the sidelines. Join Kiwanis for their pancake breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m., $5 per person. Memorial Park, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont on Saturday, April 19. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Claremont High School Theatre will present A Dark and Stormy Knight, a murder mystery spoof, on Thursday, April 24 through Saturday, April 26 at the Don F. Fruechte Theatre for the Performing Arts.
Written by Kemuel DeMoville, the thrilling mystery follows a tour group of Americans, led by Becky Hagswater, who gets lost in the Upper Highlands of Scotland. After their tour bus breaks down, the group seeks refuge in an ancient castle, where they meet the Peasantjabber family.
DANCE PERFORMANCE Scripps Dance Spring Concert takes place Friday, April 11 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, April 12 at 2 and 8 p.m. General admission is $10 or $5 for faculty, staff, students and seniors. Garrison Theater, 241 E. Tenth St. Claremont.
FISH FRY A traditional fish fry menu is offered by Knights of Columbus from 5 to 7 p.m. at Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 435 Berkeley Ave., Claremont. Basic meal for adults is $7. Children and seniors eat for $5. The meal includes fish filet and choice of coleslaw, fries or macaroni-and-cheese. Dessert and drink is $1. Proceeds benefit charitable works of the Knights. For information, call (909) 626-3596.
A number of local luminaries will be making sweet music at T. Boyle’s Tavern in Pasadena on Sunday, April 13 from 5 to 8 p.m.
“The Return of Ware” celebrates the reunion of drummer John Ware, who lives in Denver, Colorado, with an array of southern California friends. Mr. Ware is an alumnus of Pomona College and lived in Claremont for a while. Among other accomplishments, he served as a longtime drummer for Emmy Lou Harris.
Several artists who are from Claremont or are fixtures in the Claremont music scene will also be taking the stage.
On Sunday, April 6, guests are invited to tour six gardens exhibiting the diverse creativity that is Claremont, as you walk among springtime blooms, inventive landscaping, water-wise plantings, and places of plush greenery—truly an eclectic mix. Sponsored by Claremont United Church of Christ, Sustainable Claremont Garden Club and Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden (RSABG). Tickets are $25 and includes admission as early as 8 a.m. to RSABG, as well as to the special “Tomatomania” event being held there that day. Tickets may be purchased ahead at the RSABG website or at the RSABG admissions kiosk on the day of the event, where the garden tour packets will be distributed beginning at 10 a.m. Tour gardens from 1 to 4 p.m.
Western Semifinal of the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella will gather at Bridges Auditorium on Saturday, April 5. This family-friendly event will feature the top two placing groups from each of the five Western Quarterfinal events, who will compete for first place and to continue on to the International Finals in New York.