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CALENDAR: Berlin to perform at Rhino Records

Friday, May 23

FRIDAY NIGHTS LIVE Stroll through the Village and listen to free, live music from 6 to 9 p.m. This week’s concerts include Claremont Voodoo Society (blues) at the Public Plaza and Amanda Castro Band (blues/swing) at the chamber.

 

Saturday, May 24

FARM VOLUNTEER HOURS All ages and skill levels are welcome to assist at the Pomona College Organic Farm. Staff will be on hand to direct a work project, and volunteers are welcome to take home produce. 10 a.m. to noon. Pomona College Organic Farm, 130 Amherst Ave., Claremont. Contact (909) 607-8341 or farm@pomona.edu or visit farm.pomona.edu.

 

Sunday, May 25

POETRY READING Rick Smith plays harmonica for The Mescal Sheiks; he is a lyricist, a poet and a clinical psychologist. His recent books include The Wren Notebook (2000) and Hard Landing (2010), both of which trace the myth and legacy of the wren. In 2014, Lummox Press published Whispering in a Mad Dog’s Ear. Mr. Smith will be reading from his various books and will play some blues as well. James Meetze is the author of I Have Designed This for You and Dayglo, which was selected by Terrance Hayes as winner of the 2010 Sawtooth Poetry Prize and published by Ahsahta Press. He is editor, with Simon Pettet, of Other Flowers: Uncollected Poems by James Schuyler and is winner of the 2001 Poet Laureate Award from the University of California. Mr. Meetze’s poems have recently appeared in several publications. He is assistant professor of English at Ashford University and lives in San Diego. His recent book, Dark Art I-XII, was published in December and his forthcoming book, Phantom Hour from Ahsahta Press, will be published January 2016. Claremont Library, 208 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont. Visit claremontlibrary.org.

LIVE JAZZ performance by Silver Fox Band on the Blue Fin patio at 2 p.m. 665 E. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. (909) 946-1398.

CLAREMONT YOUNG MUSICIANS Intermezzo Orchestra in concert conducted by Roger Samuel. 2:30 p.m. Admission is free. Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. Fourth St., Claremont. (909) 624-3614.

CONCERT Claremont Young Musicians Orchestra’s 25th Anniversary Concert conducted by Roger Samuel. The concert features 2014 Concerto Competition winners Tiffany Wee (violin) and Ramakrishnan Kumaran (piccolo). 7:30 p.m. Free tickets will be given out beginning at 6:30 p.m. For information, call (909) 624-3614.

 

Monday, May 26

MEMORIAL DAY Claremont American Legion Keith Powell Post 78 will host a Memorial Day Service at 11 a.m. at Claremont Oak Park Cemetery. The service will include the posting of colors, speakers, floral tributes and a Scottish Lament presented by a bagpiper. Seating will be provided for 350-400 people. The music prelude and National Anthem will be presented by the Claremont High School Concert Band. Post 78 has invited Congresswoman Judy Chu, Claremont Mayor Joe Lyons and the Claremont City Council. The keynote speaker will be Lt. Col. Evan H. Wollen, who served in the United States Army and is professor of military science at Claremont McKenna College. Oak Park Cemetery is located at 410 S. Sycamore Ave., Claremont.

 

Tuesday, May 27

Theological Education Dr. Kah-Jin Jeffrey Kuan, president of the Claremont School of Theology, will discuss interreligious theological education for a multi-faith world. Buffet lunch at 11:30 a.m. for $13 or dessert and coffee for $6. The University Club meets Tuesdays at the Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont.

COMPUTER CLUB “Ask the Gurus Night” with session coordinator Tom Deno. The Claremont Senior Computer Club meets on Tuesday evenings at the Hughes Community Center at 1700 Danbury Rd. Meetings begin at 7:30 p.m. cscclub.org.

 

Wednesday, May 28

BLUE STAR MUSEUM DAYS Free admission for active military personnel, their family members (military ID holder and up to five immediate family members) and veterans (admission fees apply to accompanying family members). Memorial Day through Labor Day. Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont. (909) 625-8767.

 

Thursday, May 29

COOKING DEMO with Chef Charly from Eighteen48 gourmet events and catering. The event will include a demo and tasting of Mediterranean spring melon salad with aged balsamic vinaigrette and a cheesecake crepe with orange whipped cream and macerated strawberry. There will also be a selection of beverages including wine for guests over 21 and light appetizers. 7 to 9 p.m. $35 per person. Vom Fass, 101 N. Indian Hill Blvd. Suite C2-100. (909) 399-0256.

DOCUMENTARY SCREENING Claremont Heritage sponsors Dead Man Rockin’, a documentary about John Harrelson’s life in music. Admission is $10. Claremont School of Theology’s Mudd Theater, 1325 N. College, Claremont. Visit claremontheritage.org.

 

Friday, May 30

FRIDAY NIGHTS LIVE Stroll through the Village and listen to free, live music from 6 to 9 p.m. This week’s concerts include Hound Dog Dave & the Mel Tones (blues/jazz) at the Public Plaza and Amanda Ray MacNamara (steel drums) at the chamber.

 

Saturday, May 31

CLAREMONT FOLK FESTIVAL headlined by Ben Harper and his mother Ellen, among other performers. The event includes workshops, activities, plus art and food vendors. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets range from $40 to $125; children 12 and under attend for free. Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont. Visit folkmusiccenter.com/folk-festival.

FARM VOLUNTEER HOURS All ages and skill levels are welcome to assist at the Pomona College Organic Farm. Staff will be on hand to direct a work project, and volunteers are welcome to take home produce. 10 a.m. to noon. Pomona College Organic Farm, 130 Amherst Ave., Claremont. Contact (909) 607-8341 or farm@pomona.edu or visit farm.pomona.edu.

BERLIN PERFORMANCE & SIGNING Berlin will perform live and do an in-store signing at 1 p.m. at Rhino Records, 235 Yale Ave., Claremont.

COOKING CLASS Vom Fass Claremont presents “Mediterranean Delights Cooking Class” at Claremont Chef’s Academy highlighting oils and vinegars from Vom Fass. Learn to make Greek-style lamb salad with feta lemon dressing, crispy potato pancakes with Mediterranean veggie relish and strawberry lime meringue pie. 6 to 8 p.m. $45 per person. Claremont Chef’s Academy, 514 W. First St., Claremont. Call (909) 625-7505 or visit claremontchefsacademy.com.

 

 

Jenelle Rensch covers the calendar, arts and entertainment. Deadline: Thursday at 5 p.m., one week before publication. Include date, time, address, a contact phone number and fee for admission (if applicable). Email: calendar@claremont-courier.com. Fax: (909) 621-4072. Address: 1420 N. Claremont Blvd., Suite 205-B, Claremont, CA 91711. There is NO guarantee that items submitted will be published.

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