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CALENDAR: Your week in 9 days, August 29 to September 6

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 registrar@rsabg.org.


Friday, AUGUST 31

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 contact@claremontchamber.org. This week’s performances include The Dogs (rock) at the Public Plaza located at 101 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Woodrock (rock) at the Claremont Chamber of Commerce located at 205 Yale Ave. and Dos Caminos (flamenco) on the south side of City Hall at Second and Harvard.


Saturday, SEPTEMBER 1

FREE NATIVE PLANT CLINIC Get your native plant gardening questions answered by the experts. Resource materials and landscaping references will be available. Garden admission is not required to visit native plant clinics. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden Lenz Classroom in the Horticulture Building, located 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont. 625-8767.



BIRD WATCHING conducted by the Pomona Valley Audubon Society. Bring binoculars and meet at the entrance of Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden at 8 a.m. There is no charge to enter the garden with the Audubon group. Families are welcome. 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont.

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

AYURVEDIC DETOX Learn about Ayurvedic healing. 4 to 5:30 p.m. $15. Ayurvedic Healing Clinic, 226 W. Foothill Blvd., Suite I, Claremont. RSVP to yael.ayurveda@gmail.com.



Labor Day

CONCERT Monday Night Concerts at Memorial Park presents The Answer (classic rock) at 7:30 p.m. 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont.


Tuesday, SEPTEMBER 4

HIGHER EDUCATION “Multi-institution Collaborations: a Growing Trend,” presented by Bob Walton, CEO of Claremont University Consortium. As costs of higher education escalate, there is increasing interest in collaboration to gain scale and efficiency. Mr. Walton will discuss advantages, areas of concern and what makes collaboration work, using the Claremont Colleges and others as examples. 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.

THE BIG MAC CLASS with Claremont Macintosh Users Group (CMUG). Get familiar with Apple’s latest operating system, Mountain Lion, including basic troubleshooting, editing and word processing, backup systems and more. This class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays for 12 sessions starting today. 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. $96 program includes workshops, thumb drive and class material. Joslyn Annex, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont. 626-2045.


Wednesday, SEPTEMBER 5

COMMUNITY AND HUMAN SERVICES commission meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at the City Council Chamber, located at 225 Second St., Claremont.


Thursday, SEPTEMBER 6

BIRD IDENTIFICATION session with Pomona Valley Audubon Society. The evening will begin with a bird identification session at 7 p.m., followed by refreshments, a short business meeting and then the evening program. President Dan Guthrie will show slides and discuss his birding trip to Columbia, South America. This meeting is open to the public at no charge. Bauer Center, Claremont McKenna College, located at 900 E. Ninth St., Claremont. For more information, call 982-9727.


Jenelle Rensch covers the calendar, arts and entertainment. Deadline: At least one week before date of the event. Include date, time, address, a contact phone number and fee for admission (if applicable). Phone: 621-4761. Email: calendar@claremont-courier.com. Fax: 621-4072. There is NO guarantee that all items submitted will be published. Address: 1420 N. Claremont Blvd., Suite 205-B, Claremont, 91711.



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