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CALENDAR: Claremont Art Walk

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.

PREVIEW See the Open Art exhibition and purchase advance reservations to Saturday’s tour, featuring over 20 artists’ studios. 6 to 9 p.m. Claremont Heritage Ginger Elliott Exhibition Center in Memorial Park.

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 the board’s next step 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 info@claremontmuseum.org.

SCOTCH & COGNAC Vom Fass Claremont will be introducing two new spirits at an open invitation party from 6 to 9 p.m. Ages 21 and over. Sample of their new Cognac XO Grand Cru Cuvee Paradis (aged 40 years) and their new Islay Blended Malt Whisky. Vom Fass, 101 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont.

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.


Sunday, June 8

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

CLAREMONT SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA “Beethoven Symphony Cycle Continues” at 3:30 p.m. Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. Fourth St., Claremont.


Monday, June 9

CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL Temple Beth Israel Preschool presents a Children’s Festival featuring games, food and fun. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 3033 N. Towne Ave., Pomona.


Tuesday, June 10

NOT LONG AGO Retired theological scholar Rev. Dr. Ronald T. Evans will present “Not Long Ago...”, a selection of short stories to be given voice when the New England native and current Pilgrim Place resident spins a few yarns and tells some not-too-tall tales. Mr. Evans has taught church history and preaching at Yale, been senior minister of United Church of Christ congregations and worked with the International YMCA in east Africa, the Middle East and Geneva. 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 End-of-season celebration. 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 11

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.

SUSTAINABLE CLAREMONT GARDEN CLUB presents “Growing Herbs: From Natural Remedies to Culinary Ventures” with CUSD School Garden Coordinator and master food preserver Dessa D’Aquila. Ms. D’Aquila has a passion for spreading the word about healthful, locally grown and affordably tasty food. Come and share any questions, ideas, plants and seeds you might have. Free and open to the public. 7 p.m. Pilgrim Place Napier Center, 660 Avery Rd., Claremont. This will be the last Garden Club general meeting until September. For more information, visit sustainableclaremont.org.


Thursday, June 12

MODERN FILM View a preview of a new documentary film titled Design for Modern Living: Millard Sheets and the Claremont Art Community, 1935-1975. This film is produced by Paul Bockhorst and the Claremont Museum of Art. This film will tell the story of the “Claremont School,” as it is sometimes called—a confluence or art, craft and architecture in a small foothill college town, lead by visionary artist Millard Sheets. The preview will be followed by a panel discussion focused on the cultural phenomenon that transpired in Claremont at mid-century and will include Paul Bockhorst, Tony Sheets, Brian Worley and more. 7 to 9 p.m. $10. Claremont School of Theology’s Mudd Theater, 1325 N. College Ave., Claremont.


Friday, June 13

DEMOBRACTIC CLUB OF CLAREMONT Pomona College professor of politics Susan McWilliams will discuss her grandfather at the monthly luncheon. Carey McWilliams was an author, editor and lawyer. Several of his books are considered definitive studies of Los Angeles, immigration and farm workers. He edited The Nation magazine for 20 years. Luncheon is $17 including tax and tip. Noon. Casa de Salsa. (909) 626-8122.

FRIDAY NIGHTS LIVE Stroll through the Village and listen to free, live music from 6 to 9 p.m. This week’s concerts include Melvin Eddy Blues Band (blues) at the Public Plaza, Vinyl Numbers (rock) at the chamber and Delta 88’s (classic rock) at city hall.


Saturday, June 14

SUMMER GALA Claremont Heritage present’s their summer gala “Les Jardin des Arts,” featuring cocktails, dinner, auction and live jazz. 5 p.m. $100. Revelle House on the Historic Scripps College Campus.


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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