CALENDAR: Claremont 9-day, August 22 through 30
Wednesday, AUGUST 22
WRITING GROUP Weekly social group. 9 a.m. to noon. Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont. 399-5488.
Thursday, AUGUST 23
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.
Friday, AUGUST 24
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 MP3’s (rock) at the Public Plaza located at 101 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Rhythm Generators and Blues Casters (blues) at the Claremont Chamber of Commerce located at 205 Yale Ave. and SYC Kids (rock/oldies) on the south side of City Hall at Second and Harvard.
Saturday, AUGUST 25
CLAREMONT POOCH PARK is looking for volunteers for “Beautification Day,” which includes sweeping, picking up dog waste, raking, bagging trash and leaves, filling holes and fountain/bench/table cleaning. Bring your own work gloves and yard tools (no cutting and trimming). Dogs should be left home while volunteering. Any time that can be donated is appreciated. Cleanup will be held from 8 a.m. to noon and 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 999-8491 (leave a message).
SUSTAINABILITY DIALOG “Your Energy Efficient Home” presented by Claremont Home Energy Retrofit program (CHERP). Devon Hartman will lead a discussion on how to make your home energy-efficient and how to save with rebates. 10 a.m. Claremont Library, 208 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont.
BIGHORN MUSIC FEST will take place Saturday and Sunday, August 25 and 26 for a weekend full of live Americana, blues and alternative roots music. There will be an open mic at 7 p.m. Camping or lodging in Mt. Baldy is recommended. One-day tickets are $37 and 2-day tickets are $65. Visit www.bighornmusicfest.com for more information and important guidelines. This event takes place at the top of the Mt. Baldy Ski Lifts (scenic chairlift one) located at 8401 Mt. Baldy Road, Mt. Baldy.
Sunday, AUGUST 26
LIVE JAZZ band Una Noche will perform on the Blue Fin patio at 2 p.m. 665 E. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. 946-1398.
POETRY READING with marriage/family therapist and published poet, Cindy Bousquet-Harris, and lecturer and published poet, Judy Kronenfeld. Presented by The Friends of the Claremont Library. 2 p.m. Claremont Library, 208 Harvard St., Claremont. 621-4902.
Monday, AUGUST 27
PILGRIM PLACE World Affairs presents Jacob J. Nammar reflecting on his memoir, Born in Jerusalem, Born Palestinian. He will discuss his family’s displacement, trauma and courage and his own personal journey of self-acceptance and achievement in sports. 11 a.m. Pilgrim Place’s Decker Hall located at 665 Avery Road., Claremont.
CONCERT Monday Night Concerts at Memorial Park presents Night Blooming Jazzmen (Dixieland jazz) at 7:30 p.m. 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont.
Tuesday, AUGUST 28
WALKING GROUP One-hour walk through various Claremont neighborhoods. All levels of walkers are welcome. 9 a.m. For more information, contact 399-5488 or email@example.com.
CITY COUNCIL MEETING will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the City Council Chamber located at 225 W. Second St., Claremont.
Wednesday, AUGUST 29
MEDITATION WITH CHI GONG Participants will be led through a series of soothing, gentle movements and meditations that reduce stress and increase balanced energy and relaxation. This class is instructed by Marianna Giordano, who has been teaching meditation with Chi Gong for over 20 years. Attendees must be 18 or older. 6 to 7 p.m. $10. Buddhamouse Emporium, 134 Yale Ave., Claremont.
Thursday, AUGUST 30
TAI CHI IN THE GARDEN This low-impact exercise increases strength and flexibility, reduces stress and improves balance. Taught in the Wu-style of Tai Chi, every class involves warm-up and detailed instruction with progressive movement through the form’s stages. Wear comfortable attire and shoes with flat soles and bring a bottle of water. No experience is necessary. 9 to 10 a.m. Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont. Admission fees apply. Call 625-8767, ext. 224 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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