CALENDAR: Herb walk, Garden Club, Tai Chi and more

CLAREMONT GARDEN CLUB Feeling the garden effects of the drought? Wishing for more of the three B’s (butterflies, birds and bees)? Local botanist and landscape designer Susan Schenk will talk about how naturally water-wise native plants can help mitigate the habitat loss that is affecting your native wildlife and attract them to your garden. Free to the public. Enter Pilgrim Place from Sixth Street and bear left, right onto Avery Road.

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CALENDAR: Folk Festival, CHS Theatre, concerts and more

Trumpet player Simon Moore helps the CHS Jazz Ensemble kick off the annual Spring Concert at El Roble Intermediate School on Tuesday. The concert was directed by Melanie Riley-Gonzalez and included a wide variety of music from the String Orchestra, Drum-line, Symphony Orchestra, Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble and Combined Ensembles. COURIER photo/Collette Weinberger

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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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