CALENDAR: CCF/CEF host Mi Casa Es Su Casa charity event
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
KIDS ART “StART It Up,” an exhibition of student artwork, will be on view noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 31, Sunday, June 1 and Wednesday, June 4 in the Claremont Heritage Ginger Elliott Exhibition Center in Memorial Park, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont. Curated and installed by ARTstART high school students, the exhibition will feature work by fourth through sixth grade classes from Oakmont, Sycamore and Vista del Valle elementary schools.
CLAREMONT FOLK FESTIVAL headlined by Ben Harper and his mother Ellen, among other performers. The event includes workshops and 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. See story on page 23.
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.
Sunday, June 1
BIRD WATCHING Pomona Valley Audubon Society will lead a two-hour beginners bird walk at 8 a.m. Meet at the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden entrance located at 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont. Bring binoculars. Families are welcome. There is no charge to enter the garden with the Audubon group.
COMIC BOOK & COLLECTIBLES SHOW Browse comic collectibles, original art, prints, action figures, games and more. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free admission. 532 W. First St., Claremont Packing House.
LIVE JAZZ performance on the Blue Fin patio at 2 p.m. 665 E. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. (909) 946-1398.
MI CASA ES SU CASA Claremont Community Foundation and Claremont Educational Foundation present the annual wine, spirits and craft beer tasting charity event. 5 to 8 p.m. $75. Hotel Casa 425, 425 First St., Claremont. Visit claremonteducationalfoundation.org.
Monday, June 2
SUSTAINABILITY DIALOG “Why the United States EPA is Failing to Protect the Public,” presented by Claremont resident E. G. Vallianatos, author of Poison Spring (Bloomsbury Press 2014) was an issues analyst, largely on pesticides and agriculture, for the United States Environmental Protection Agency from 1979-2004. He will give an insider’s account of how industry lobbyists weild their influence, and his views on how the EPA can return to its original mission of protecting public health and the environment. To be videotaped for broadcast by C-SPAN. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Pomona College’s Hahn Building, Room 101, located at 420 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont.
Tuesday, June 3
SOCIOLOGY Ann Stromberg will discuss the work of The Chijnaya Foundation as it seeks to support village-initiated projects in 15 small communities, located at 12,500-14,000 feet in altitude, in southern Peru. The communities and Foundation work together in three areas: economic development, health and education. University Club programs are open to the public and are held Tuesdays in the Padua Room of the Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Road, Claremont. A full buffet lunch, beginning at 11:30 a.m., is available for $13. For those who prefer coffee and dessert, the fee is $6.
COMPUTER CLUB Photo contest results and awards will be presented at this meeting. 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, June 4
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, June 5
HEALING MEDITATION GROUP The sessions include an opening short meditation followed by a longer meditation and focus on the positive and repel negativity. Facilitated by John Ammon, a practicing hypnotist who was trained by the society of Novus Spiritus, founded by Sylvia Browne. He taught hypnosis for six years in San Jose prior to coming Claremont. For ages 17 and older. 6:30 to 8 p.m. $10 donation. Buddhamouse Emporium, 134 Yale Ave., Claremont. (909) 626-3322.
Friday, June 6
CLAREMONT ART WALK Stroll the Village and visit participating Claremont galleries for opening receptions, artist meet and greets, music and refreshments. 6 to 9 p.m.
FRIDAY NIGHTS LIVE Stroll through the Village and listen to free, live music from 6 to 9 p.m. This week’s concerts include Dynamite Dawson (soft rock) at the Public Plaza, Jackson Family (blues/folk) at the chamber and J. Grizz Band (reggae/rock) at city hall.
Saturday, June 7
LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS The Ruth Ordway Award will be presented and a mapping conversation on board directions will take place at this annual membership meeting. Refreshments will be served. 10 a.m. to noon. Call (909) 624-9457 for more information.
OPEN ART STUDIO TOUR Visit up to 21 Claremont art studios from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. then enjoy an artists’ party from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Garner House. $40 or $35 with advance reservations. Claremont Museum of Art members may attend for $30. Call (909) 621-3200 or email email@example.com.
BENEFIT CONCERT “Songs from the Heart.” Michael Ryan & Friends present a concert and reception dedicated to the House of Ruth. 7:30 p.m. $25 for concert only or $50 for concert and reception. Tickets are available at bit.ly/horconcert. The event takes place at University of La Verne’s Morgan Auditorium, 1950 Third St., La Verne. (909) 623-4364, ext. 6054.
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