CALENDAR: Claremont Folk Festival, Butterfly Pavilion and more

Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden welcomes the Claremont Folk Festival back for its 32nd exciting year of live music, an artists’ village, music and art workshops, great food and children’s entertainment on Saturday, May 30. The Claremont Folk Festival is presented by the Folk Music Center and Museum, a Claremont nonprofit organization. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff

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CALENDAR: Friday Nights Live, family bird walk, ice cream social and concert

The Our Lady of the Assumption Church LA chapter of Pax Christi will join La Verne’s Church of the Brethren and other local social justice groups hosting an ice cream social. Music will be provided by Steve Rushing Wind & the Native Groove. Beneficiaries of the event are the Christian and Muslim victims of Boko Haram in Nigeria. The pastor of the La Verne congregation is Nigerian-born Susan Boyer. The national Church of the Brethren aims to raise one million dollars for victims of terrorism with help from supporters of all faiths. Other sponsors are the Progressive Christians United and the Peace with Justice Center of the Pomona Valley. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, May 16.

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CALENDAR: OLA Fiesta, Relay For Life and more

The OLA Fiesta at Our Lady of the Assumption Church returns to Claremont for a 68th year on May 8, 9 and 10 at 435 Berkeley Ave. Historically among the most popular events in the city, the fiesta attracts 15,000 visitors over the weekend to its renowned international food booths, big carnival rides and live entertainment. Ethnic food is prepared by OLA’s own Hispanic, Vietnamese and Filipino communities. Admission is free. Hours are Friday from 5 to 10 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday noon to 8 p.m. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff

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CALENDAR: Claremont Garden Dead Run and 5 Second Film Festival

Runners try to avoid being caught by Claremont resident Tsun Tao, playing a slumber party zombie, last year at the first ever Zombie Run at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden. Runners are challenged to complete the maze-like course while avoiding getting a flag belt tied around their waist taken by one of the many costumed zombies. The event proved to be very popular attracting hundreds of participants. This year's event takes place this Saturday. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff

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