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CALENDAR: Workshops, concerts, ballet, ice cream social and more

Friday, June 20

FRIDAY NIGHTS LIVE Stroll through the Village and listen to free, live music from 6 to 9 p.m. This week’s concerts include The Dogs (rock) at the Public Plaza and MP3s (soft rock) at the chamber.


Saturday, June 21

ESSENTIAL OILS WORKSHOP doTerra Oils presents a workshop on how pure essential oils can give your medicine cabinet a natural makeover. Learn about the benefits of essential oils plus the topical, internal and aromatic uses including treating inflammation, arthritis, allergies, headaches and more. $10. 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. The Yoga Unit, 665 E. Foothill Blvd. Suite A, Claremont. (909) 624-4800 or theyogaunit.com.

ICE CREAM SOCIAL The Friends of the Claremont Library present an ice cream social and annual meeting. There will be a guest speaker from the Betsy-Tacy Society, music and raffle. 2 to 4 p.m. Shelton Park at Bonita and Harvard.

BALLET Claremont’s own Village Dance Arts presents 90 local ballet students in a performance based on the Russian folk tale, The Snow Maiden. 4 p.m. $10 presale or $15 at the door. Citrus College. For more information, call (909) 624-1415.

JOHN YORK CONCERT John York will do a Gelencser House Concert at 7:30 p.m. $15. For more information and reservations, call (909) 596-1266 or email singfolk@yahoo.com.


Sunday, June 22

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


Monday, June 23

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.


Tuesday, June 24

EASTERN EUROPE Gene Smith will talk about Eastern European countries in the former Communist Bloc. 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.


Wednesday, June 25

HEALTHY EYES & CLEAR VISION Can certain pranayama (therapeutic breath) help keep our eyes healthy? Can massage of marma points reduce pressure in the eyes?

What eye exercises improve our vision? Learn Ayurvedic eye care and home remedies that protect and heal the eyes. 7 to 8 p.m. $10. Claremont Ayurvedic Healing, 226 W. Foothill Blvd. Suite I, Claremont. RSVP to (909) 921-7115.


Thursday, June 26

AUTHOR READING Author Maria Hoaglund will discuss her new book The Last Adventure of Life.” This class will explore the secrets of hospice and death that can help individuals better maneuver change. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. $22 includes discussion and a copy of the book. Lunch will need to be purchased separately. The Village Grill, 148 Yale Ave., Claremont. Register by calling (928) 284-4192.

MEET GEORGE WASHINGTON Peter Small portrays George Washington at the Claremont Library. Meet the father of our country as he separates fact from myth about his life from the cherry tree to crossing the Delaware River. Mr. Small was the presenter at Knott’s Berry Farm’s Thomas Edison Workshop and is adjunct instructor for the Older Adults Program at North Orange County Community College District. This program is for ages 12 and up. Free and open to the public. 2 to 3:20 p.m. in the Claremont Library meeting room, 208 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont. (909) 621-4902.


Friday, June 27

FRIDAY NIGHTS LIVE Stroll through the Village and listen to free, live music from 6 to 9 p.m. This week’s concerts include High Strung Band (country/bluegrass) at the Public Plaza, Los Whateveros (rock) at the chamber and One Way Ticket at city hall.

ART WALK Due to the Fourth of July holiday, Art Walk will be held a week early. Visit Claremont galleries between 6 and 9 p.m. for opening receptions.


Saturday, June 28

SENIOR EXPO Southern California’s premier lifestyle, health and active aging expo: Golden Future—celebrating life after 50. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fairplex Expo Hall 6 (Gate 1), located at 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona. Visit goldenfutureseniorexpo.com or call (818) 763-4197.


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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