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Dine, Dance and Be Merry

Chair Message

The Eighteenth Annual Taste of Claremont sponsored by the Claremont Rotary Foundation is scheduled for April 29, 2017.

With over 800 guests in attendance at last year’s festive event, The Taste of Claremont was a smashing success.  More than 30 local restaurants, wineries and breweries proudly provided samples of their wares.  Guests were treated to live music, an art exhibition, raffle prizes and a strolling magician.  Through the generous support of our guests and sponsors, we raised over $45,000.00 for the Foundation, which directly benefits charitable organizations in our community and internationally.

Dine, Dance & be Merry at the 18thAnnual Taste of Claremont, knowing your participation will support local and global efforts to charitably build a better planet.  This year’s event will feature more delicious food, wine and craft beer from our local establishments.  Returning guests will be pleased to see many familiar vendors from prior events along with some new vendors and new treats.  An art exhibit featuring work by local renowned artists will be on sale in the north lobby.  A cornucopia of raffle prizes will be available to introduce the thrill of chance!.

A set of live Jazz music will kick off the evening.  Later, The Amazing Tonebenders and their brand of danceable Rock & Pop will beckon you to the dance floor.

The magic is back!  Danny Magic that is.  Straight from The world famous Magic Castle, Danny Magic returns to The Taste of Claremont.  Danny will delight and confound guests as he strolls through the crowd performing his award winning sleight of hand.  Danny will also hold a live auction for an opportunity to win an evening at the Magic Castle as Danny’s guest to this exclusive, invitation-only private club in Hollywood.

The proceeds from this event go to the Claremont Rotary Foundation.  The following is a list of organizations and projects receiving support from the Foundation this year:

Ability First
Best B.E.T.T Teachers Grants
Bikes for Kids
Children’s Advocacy
Claremont Girls Softball
Claremont Little League
Corazon (building houses in Mexico)

Education for Girls (Africa)
Hope Partners
Literacy/Reading by 9
Pipe Organ Adventures
Rotary Community College Scholarships
Rotary 4-Way Test Speech Contest
Rotary Peace Conference
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards

Shelter Box Project
Stover Music Awards
Together We Prepare/CPR
Uncommon Good
Yellow Bus Program
Youth Student Exchange Program
Youth Teen Leadership Camp

We Rotarians are extremely grateful to the numerous individuals and organizations that support this event and help make these projects possible. If you haven’t already done so, please join us as a sponsor of the 2017 Taste of Claremont. You can download a sponsorship package from this website. You can also purchase tickets to the event on this site.

On behalf of the Rotary Club of Claremont Foundation and the 2017 Taste of Claremont Committee, thank you in advance for your support. We look forward to making this one of the most anticipated and appreciated Claremont events of the year with your help.


Ron Coleman, Chair

2017 Taste of Claremont Committee