The first day of summer is Friday, June 21. Start it off right with local summer events including Dale Bros. Summerfest on Saturday, June 22, Blues & Brews Craft Beer Walk and the Claremont Heritage Annual Gala on the following Saturday.
There are plenty of summer activities right here in Claremont—from Friday Nights Live, to the opening of community wading pools for toddlers and the much anticipated Claremont Folk Festival at the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden. The event features live music, garden tours, art and craft booths, and of course gourmet food—all happening this week.
Check out our 9-day calendar for a listing of Claremont activities. This week's calendar offers a full list of live music opportunities—from Friday Nights Live to local choirs, jazz bands and symphonies.
"Sycamore Celebrates" with dinner, dancing and live auction. Proceeds benefit Sycamore Elementary School. 5:30 p.m. $50. Spring evening attire. Frary Dining Hall at Pomona College, 347 E. Sixth St. Claremont. For ticket and event information, visit www.sycamorecelebrates.org.
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.
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.
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.
Whole Earth Building, the new home of Uncommon Good. The building was constructed by hand, using on-site earth for 90 percent of the building materials. The grand opening will take place on Saturday, April 20 at 10 a.m. at 211 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont.
CLAREMONT EARTH DAY CELEBRATION on Saturday, April 20. “Reducing our carbon footprint: one step at a time.” The event features bike rodeo and skills contests, tile making, kids’ activities, live music, solar boats, Pomona college sustainability tour, green products and workshops, speakers tent, used shoe donation, whole earth building tour and green demonstrations by local schools. This event is presented by the city of Claremont, Sustainable Claremont and Interfaith Sustainability Council. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Claremont Village along Second Street, between the Public Plaza in Village West to City Hall. We have numerous other fun events this week. Check it out!
This week has a Cabaret Aerial Circus and Village walking tour on Saturday, bird watching and a comic book show on Sunday, and "Guru Night" on Tuesday. That's just a few events and activities we know is worth your time to attend. Our calendar editor sifts tons of information to find only the most interesting things of interest for people of all ages. Check it out!
Take part in the city’s annual Spring Celebration to be held Saturday, March 30 at Memorial Park from 9 to 11 a.m. Co-sponsored by the Claremont Community and Human Services Department and the Rotary Club of Claremont. The event includes a pancake breakfast sponsored by the Kiwanis, face painting, a magician, games a petting zoo and the staple children’s candy egg hunt at 10:30 a.m. Families are encouraged to bring cameras to capture a photo with the Spring Bunny. Memorial Park, 840 Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont.
The Kiwanis Club of Claremont host their Spring Pankcake Breakfast. Proceeds benefit community programs like Shoes That Fit, Read Me and school grants. Saturday, March 30 from 7 to 11 a.m. at Memorial Park on Indian Hill.