The city of Claremont and American Legion Post 78 host the annual Memorial Day Services in Oak Park Cemetery (410 Sycamore Ave.) at 11 a.m. This ceremony commemorates the men and women who have lost their lives in military service. The service will include comments from members of American Legion Post 78, Mayor Opanyi Nasiali, and various community members. For more information visit the city website at www.ci.claremont.ca.us or call 399-5490.
“Planting Design Class: Matching Your Architecture,” a 2-part class on exploring specific architectural styles and how you can create the perfect landscape around them. HGTV featured designer Dominic Masiello of DP Environments will discuss planting and layout options in accordance with water-friendly design practices. Mr. Masiello’s projects have aired on HGTV shows including Landscaper’s Challenge and Get Out, Way Out. Part 2 will cover practical application and installation methods. Bring photos and sketches of your yard—Mr. Masiello will give consultations on landscaping design. This event is in partnership with Claremont Heritage. $35. Saturday, May 18 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The Colony at Loft 204, 532 W. First St. #204, Claremont Packing House.
Friday Nights Live, every Friday night from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Claremont Chamber of Commerce (CC), Public Plaza (PP) and City Hall (CH) in the Claremont Village. The full schedule of performances is listed here.
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.