The OLA Fiesta features family-friendly games, carnival rides, international food, live entertainment, bingo and a drawing to support church ministries and community outreach. Entertainment includes Vietnamese dragon dancers, classic rock band The Answer (Friday), A.C.E. (Saturday) and Satisfaction Unlimited (Sunday). Friday, May 10 from 5 to 10 p.m., Saturday, May 11 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday, May 12 from noon to 8 p.m. Free admission. Our Lady of the Assumption Parish, 435 Berkeley Ave., Claremont.
Claremont Art Walk takes place the first Friday of each month between 6 and 9 p.m. and exhibits studio and fine art. Participating galleries Friday, May 3 include Buddhamouse Emporium, Claremont Forum, Claremont Community Foundation, The Colony at Loft 204, First Street Gallery Art Center, Ginger Elliott Exhibition Center, PermaDirty Project Space and Square i Gallery. Pictured is a painting from the Patrick Dooley exhibition at Square i Gallery.
The Collages and Cartoons of Paul Darrow will be on display May 3 through 5 and again May 8 through 12 from noon to 5 p.m. at the Claremont Heritage Ginger Elliott Exhibition Space in Memorial Park. The opening reception is Friday, May 3 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The exhibition will feature original sketches and recent work in mixed media. Mr. Darrow’s work has been featured in the Claremont COURIER for nearly 60 years. Today, the 91-year-old continues to draw, paint and collage at his home in Laguna Beach. Mr. Darrow is scheduled to attend the opening event.
Claremont West-End Auxiliary Home Tour, a fundraiser for Children’s Fund will be held Saturday and Sunday April 27 and 28. Explore 4 homes in Claremont, see an arts and crafts fair and enjoy complimentary refreshments. $35 at the door. Call 920-9438 or visit www.childrensfundonline.org for more information.
The latest Claremont High School theater production has something in common with their last presentation: It features CHS teens starring as schoolchildren.
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee centered on the aspirations of a bunch of academically precocious misfits. The new show, by contrast, focuses on kids who are perennially popular, if not among their peers, at least among audiences worldwide.
On Friday and Saturday, April 19 and 20, the students will perform You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, which follows the misadventures of Charles Schultz’ Peanuts gang. Protagonists include hapless Charlie Brown, bossy Lucy, blanket-toting Linus, feisty Sally, musically-minded Schroeder and, of course, a dog named Snoopy.