CALENDAR: Your week in 9 days, August 8 to 16
Wednesday, AUGUST 8
BALLOONS Mr. Twister the Balloon Man will appear at the final Summer Reading Program show. 3 p.m. Free. Claremont Library, 208 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont. 621-4902.
PADUA HILLS THEATRE presents “Hot Tequila Nights,” featuring an evening of traditional music, dance, cuisine and artisanal tequilas from Mexico. 6 to 9 p.m. $45 per person. All proceeds go to Claremont Heritage and its mission to preserve the Padua Hills Theatre. Tickets can be purchased at www.claremontheritage.org or at Heirloom, located at 175 N. Indian Hill Blvd. Unit B 101A, Claremont. The event will be held at 4467 Padua Ave., Claremont. For more information, contact Claremont Heritage at 621-0848.
Thursday, AUGUST 9
MUSIC Deluxe and Barrett (blues/country/pre-war jazz) will perform Thursday evening at Eureka! Gourmet Burgers & Craft Beer. 580 W. First St., Claremont. 445-8875.
Friday, AUGUST 10
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 email email@example.com. This week’s performances include Dynamite Dawson (rock) at the Public Plaza located at 101 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Los Whateveros (Americana/roots rock) at the Claremont Chamber of Commerce located at 205 Yale Ave. and Back in Time (oldies) at the south side of city hall on Second and Harvard.
Saturday, AUGUST 11
CONCERTS UNDER THE STARS, a fundraiser for the Claremont Young Musicians Orchestra (CYMO) at the Hafif estate with music featuring Mark Allen Felton (R&B/jazz). $55 to benefit CYMO (tax deductible). Dinner is presented by Walter’s Restaurant. For more information, call 624-3614.
Sunday, AUGUST 12
LIVE JAZZ band Zzaj will perform on the Blue Fin patio at 2 p.m. 665 E. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. 946-1398.
Monday, AUGUST 13
CONCERT Monday Night Concerts at Memorial Park presents Neon Nation (‘80s) at 7:30 p.m. 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont.
Tuesday, AUGUST 14
ANIME WORKSHOP for young adults with Darlene Douthit. Bring pencils, colored pencils, brush-pens and Sharpies. Ms. Douthit teaches at the Redlands Art Association, Riverside Art Museum and has taught teen anime workshops at California State University of San Bernardino. Free program. 2 p.m. Claremont Library Meeting Room, 208 N. Harvard Blvd., Claremont. 621-4902.
ALZHEIMER’S caregiver support group at The Claremont Club Conference Room. Meetings are facilitated by The Claremont Club and Golden Years Home Care and take place the second Tuesday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m. 1777 Monte Vista Ave., Claremont. For more information, contact Laura Van Dran at 625-6791, ext. 222.
Wednesday, AUGUST 15
TODDLER STORYTIME for children ages 18 months to 3 years old and their guardians. The event includes stories, rhymes, songs and playtime. 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Claremont Library, 208 N. Harvard Blvd., Claremont. 621-4902.
PILGRIM PLACE Ernest Newborn will share his collection of turtles representing his experiences during the Civil Rights movement when he encouraged others to “come out of their shells and stick their necks out.” Resident poets will also share poetry. 7 p.m. Napier Center, 660 Avery Road, Claremont.
Thursday, AUGUST 16
ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION exercise program. This class is designed for people with arthritis and encourages body awareness, posture, balance, endurance and muscle strengthening. No preregistration is required. Each class is $2. 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. Blaisdell Center, 440 S. College Ave., Claremont. 399-5488.
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