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
The Green Gypsie celebrates the “Bringing the Outdoors Indoors” at their two-year anniversary. Ten percent of sales will be given to Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden. There will be a crafting table (kids are welcome but must be supervised). Refreshments, music, store discounts and an opportunity drawing for a Bluetooth Victrola Speaker ($350 value) will be held. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, July 19. 526 W. First St., Claremont.
The Candlelight Pavilion is putting on its first-ever talent show, “Candlelight’s Got Talent.”
Are you skilled at singing, dancing or another form of live entertainment? This event will allow you to take to the Candlelight stage, where you can shine and, if you’ve got what it takes, even take home some money.
Participants will strut their stuff before a panel of six judges at an initial judging set for August 11 through August 12.
Claremont restaurants will be serving special lunch and dinner menus at set prices during Restaurant Week, which takes place July 14 through 20. Visit claremontchamber.org and click on “Restaurant Week” for a list of participants and menus.
The sun peeks through the trees during sunset at Vail Park off of Grand Avenue in Claremont on Monday. The park is open, but the main soccer field remains closed for the next two weeks to finish summer reseeding. The weather in the Claremont area will remain normal this time of year through the weekend. That means sunny skies through the July Fourth weekend, with highs in the middle 90s and lows in the 60s. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Company B, The Andrews Sisters tribute performs at the Candlelight Pavilion July 2 and 3. Tickets are $20 each. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. with 7:30 p.m. curtain for this performance. Show only performance. No meal is included, but desserts and beverages are available for purchase.
Vicki Rensch presents a photography exhibition titled “Americana” in celebration of the Fourth of July. The collection includes images from the Statue of Liberty, a pre-9/11 World Trade Center, Amish country and a Colonial church. An opening reception will be held Friday, June 27 from 6 to 9 p.m. Red, white and blue treats will be served.
Claremont celebrates Independence Day with a pancake breakfast, Freedom 5000 5k/walk, flag raising ceremony, game booths, food booths, entertainment for all ages, family games, parade, fireworks and concert. Activities begin at Memorial Park at 7 a.m., the parade begins at 4 p.m. and fireworks show begins at Strehle Track at 6:45 p.m. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Claremont’s own Village Dance Arts presents 90 local ballet students in a performance based on the Russian folk tale, "The Snow Maiden." The show will take place at Citrus College at 4 p.m. Saturday, June 21. $10 presale or $15 at the door. Pictured is Kaitlyn Wickler of Village Dance Arts.
Vom Fass invites guests to learn about the history of scotch, gain a better understanding of the regions of Scotland and taste six single malt, single-barrel scotches. The cost is $35 per person and guests must be 21 years or older to participate. Tickets will be on sale at Vom Fass, 101 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont or by calling the shop at (909) 399-0256. The event takes place Friday, June 20.