THE SAN GABRIELS: THEN AND NOW: Sustainable Claremont hosts a free and open to the public Monday, August 5 dialog, “Home Ground: The San Gabriels in the Anthropocene,” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Hahn Building, Room 101, 420 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont. In 1877, Sierra Club founder John Muir said that the rugged San Gabriel Mountains were “full of hidden beauty.” But over the last century much has changed.
CONCERT IN THE PARK Claremont’s 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday night July 29 Concerts in the Park continue this week with Night Blooming Jazzmen at Memorial Park, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd. The Kiwanis Club offers a variety of concessions, from burgers, hot dogs and quesadillas to ice cream, popcorn, nachos, candy and drinks at the events. Concertgoers can also bring a picnic, blankets and low back chairs.
GREAT LIVE MUSIC: On Friday, July 19 Claremont’s free live music series boast a fantastic lineup tonight from 6 to 9 p.m. At Laemmle Plaza folks can hear 1940s big band retro tunes from Harmony Sisters and the Little Big Band; guitar driven jazz from The Marc Weller Combo will be going down at the chamber of commerce; Mario Rojas and his band bring soulful original rock and eclectic cover tunes to city hall; and the Squeakin’ Wheels perform at Shelton Park, showcasing transcendent harmonies from brother and sister Dave and Marguerite Millard
RUSHINGWIND ART, MUSIC SHOW Claremont Heritage welcomes Native American music award winner and artist Steven Rushingwind for a free public performance and art exhibit on Saturday, July 6 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Garner House in Memorial Park, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd. As part of the First Saturday Art Walk, Mr. Rushingwind will show his latest paintings at 6 p.m. and play Native American flute during an opening reception from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.
TAKE A TRAIN, DRINK SOME WINE Uncorked Wine festival takes place at LA’s Union Station on Saturday, June 29 from 6 to 10 p.m., and local imbibers can take a safe train ride to and from the event from the Claremont Metrolink station, located at 200 W. First St. Uncorked features more than 200 wines from across the globe, gourmet local food trucks, live music, a photo booth and more. VIP admission is $70 and includes an extra hour of tasting.
AN EVENING WITH JOHN YORK: Local rock luminary John York plays his yearly benefit concert for the Prison Library Project on Saturday, June 22 at 7 p.m. at The Claremont Forum, 568 W. First St., Claremont. The cover is $20 and tickets are available at claremontforum.org or (909) 626-3066. Mr. York is a singer, songwriter and instrumentalist best known as a former member of Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Byrds.
CHEERS, DAD: It’s Father’s Day on Sunday, time to celebrate the old goat, the fixer of leaks and teller of dad jokes. He loves coffee and hanging out with his kids, and the Claremont’s farmers’ market, which runs from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Harvard Avenue between First Street and Bonita Avenue, is a great place both of those dad-friendly activities; Eureka Burger, at 580 W. First St., Claremont, is giving away engraved whiskey glasses with any whiskey cocktail or pour from their selection of more than 40 small batch whiskeys.
CSO CLOSES 66th SEASON Claremont Symphony Orchestra is closing out its 66th season with a free and open to the public 3:30 p.m. concert at Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. Fourth St., Claremont. Directed by Robert Sage, CSO will present “Knoxville: Summer of 1915,” by Samuel Barber, depicting childhood memories of life and death in Tennessee. The concert will conclude with Gustav Holst’s “The Planets.” More information is available at claremontso.org or (909) 596-5979.
SUNDAY SOUNDS Claremont Farmer’s and Artisan’s Market runs from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Harvard Ave. between First and Bonita. It’s a chance to purchase unique gifts, farm fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers and plants, artisan soaps, jewelry, clothing, juices, honey, nuts and cheeses. You can also grab a coffee and pastry at one of the many spots and listen to live music. More information is at claremontforum.org/claremont-farmers-market.
GAME PARTY TO RAISE FUNDS: Wheeler Steffen Sotheby’s, 500 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont, hosts a game party from 6 to 10 p.m. to raise funds for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Admission is a suggested $5 and raffle tickets will be sold for $1. The event includes traditional games such as Uno and Jenga along with several multiplayer video games, including Mario Kart 8, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Rock Band, Drawful, Pac Man Versus and a number of others.
LOCAL UN SALUTES THE YOUTH: The Pomona Valley Chapter of the United Nations Association will recognize the achievements of two groups of youth at its open to the public 7 p.m. meeting at Pilgrim Place’s Napier Center, 660 Avery Rd., Claremont: The award winning Model UN Club from Cal Poly, Pomona, and the winning participants in its recent essay contest.
CASA DE AMIGOS: The Claremont Educational Foundation fundraiser Casa De Amigos is Sunday, May 5 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the historic Garner House at Memorial Park. This is a community gathering to benefit art, music and innovation in our public schools. Attendees will enjoy food, fun and live music by Pride of Cucamonga. Tickets, which are $50 per person (21 and older), may be purchased at supportcef.com/casa-de-amigos-2019.
PRIUS RAFFLE: The Claremont Educational Foundation will hold the 2018 Toyota Prius Raffle drawing at 2 p.m. at Claremont Toyota, 601 Auto Center Dr. Come on down to Claremont Toyota at 1 p.m. Sunday and enjoy pre-raffle festivities., including a pizza party, treats and other cool raffle prizes. Drawing will be held at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 each or six for $100. For information email email@example.com or call (909) 399-1709.