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CALENDAR: Mt. Baldy Steak Fry to benefit fire department

Wednesday, JUNE 20

KIDS SUMMER READING PROGRAM KICK-OFF featuring “Sleeping Beauty in Outer Space,” an interactive puppet show by Moodoo Puppet Productions. Sign up for the Summer Reading Program starting at 2 p.m. The show begins at 3 p.m. Claremont Library, 208 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont. 621-4902.

TEEN SUMMER READING PROGRAM Youth in grades 6 through 12 are offered the opportunity to participate in the Summer Reading Program, with a chance of winning a Kindle Fire and other prizes. The program runs from June 20 through August 18. Call 621-4902 or visit the Claremont Library at 208 N. Harvard Ave. to participate.


Thursday, JUNE 21

CLAREMONT CHAMBER Young Professionals monthly meeting. Networking, conversation and a presentation. For individuals ages 18 to 40. 5:30 to 7 p.m. Location for event varies. Call 624-1681.


Friday, JUNE 22

DOGGY DISCO Bring your dog to Zoom Room for “happy hour” in celebration of Take Your Dog to Work Day. The event includes refreshments and music by Michaelangelo L’Acqua, global music director for W Hotels worldwide. 5 to 8 p.m. Admission is a $10 donation (per dog) to Inland Valley Human Society and SPCA. For more information or to RSVP, visit http://zoomroom.me/clartakedog. 405 W. Foothill Blvd., #204, Claremont (in the Old School House). 333-6171.

FRIDAY NIGHTS LIVE Bands will perform every Friday evening this summer from 6 to 9 p.m. Bring folding chairs and enjoy the free entertainment each week in the Village. For more information, call the Claremont Chamber of Commerce at 621-1681 or e-mail contact@claremontchamber.org. This week’s performances include The Harmony Sisters and their Little Big Band (big band music) at the Public Plaza located at 101 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont, and Slinker (light rock) at the Claremont Chamber of Commerce located at 205 Yale Ave., Claremont.


Saturday, JUNE 23

ESTATE JEWELRY SALE to benefit Inland Hospice Association’s programs. Vintage to contemporary pieces. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Claremont United Church of Christ basement located at 223 W. Harrison Ave., Claremont. 399-3289.

FRIENDS OF THE CLAREMONT LIBRARY Annual Meeting. Film critic, author, television producer and frequent guest on NPR’s word/game show “Says You,” Nat Segaloff, will be this year’s keynote speaker. The talk will be preceded by a short business meeting and election of new officers for 2012-13. 2 p.m. Claremont Library, 208 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont. 621-4902.

Mt. Baldy Steak Fry The annual event, which includes live music, food, beer and a raffle, is organized to raise funds for the Mt. Baldy Fire Department. 3 to 9 p.m. at the Baldy Trout Ponds. Tickets are $25 for adults ($15 for vegetarians) and $10 for children under 12. For ticket information call 982-1213 or visit www.mtbaldyfire.com.

BOOK SIGNING Tom Angleberger, author of Fake Mustache, and Michael Buckley, author of The Sisters Grimm will be signing their books at an author meet-and-greet at Mrs. Nelson’s Toy and Book Shop at 4 p.m. 1030 Bonita Ave., La Verne. 599-4558.


Sunday, JUNE 24

BLOOD DRIVE The Red Cross will provide an air-conditioned environment in the Our Lady of the Assumption parish auditorium from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Contact Knights of Columbus’ Tom McGarry at 625-6242 or go to www.olaclaremont.org to register. OLA is located at 435 Berkeley Ave., Claremont.

LIVE JAZZ performance by Silver Fox Band on the Blue Fin patio at 2 p.m. 665 E. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. 946-1398.

POETRY READING featuring Haiku open mic. A sign-up sheet will be available just before the event begins. 2 p.m. Claremont Library Meeting Room, 208 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont. 621-4902.


Monday, JUNE 25

CARD MAKING weekly social group. 10 to 11:30 a.m. Blaisdell Center, 440 S. College Ave., Claremont. 399-5488.


Tuesday, JUNE 26

STEWARDSHIP Heidi Sanford, executive director of California Product Stewardship Council, will discuss manufactured products that comprise 71 percent of waste and the lack of attention to source reduction. This program is free to attend. A buffet lunch is available at 11:45 a.m. for $12. Dessert and coffee is available for $5. The University Club meets each Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. in the Alexander Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Road, Claremont. 625-4344.


Wednesday, JUNE 27

ORIGAMI WORKSHOP A beginners paper-folding workshop will be held under the oak tree at the Petterson Museum of Intercultural Art at Pilgrim Place between 1:30 to 4 p.m. Paper and refreshments will be provided at no cost. 730 Plymouth Road, Pilgrim Place. 399-5544.


Thursday, JUNE 28

WESTERN BBQ for seniors 62 or older. The Cowboy Jack Western Band will play country music favorites, there will be dancing, and a horse-drawn carriage will be available for rides. 4 to 6 p.m. Free and open to the public. Claremont Manor, 650 Harrison Ave., Claremont. 626-1227 ext. 136.