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CALENDAR: Summer fun—workshops, new galleries and concerts

Friday, August 8

SPONTANEOUS CREATIVE WRITING Dust off your writing projects and join in for two 10-minute writing prompts and an additional hour of writing. Open to creative people working on stories, memoirs and poetry. Facilitated by Judy Kohnen. For ages 17 or older. $5. Buddhamouse Emporium, 134 Yale Ave., Claremont. (909) 626-3322.

FRIDAY NIGHTS LIVE Stroll through the Village and listen to free, live music from 6 to 9 p.m. This week’s concerts include Harmony Sisters (swing) at the Public Plaza, Marc Weller Trio (jazz) at the chamber and Vinyl Number (rock) at city hall.


Saturday, August 9

AUTHOR READING Daily Bulletin reporter and author David Allen will be reading from his new book Pomona A-Z. 1 p.m. Rhino Records, 235 Yale Ave., Claremont.

CELEBRATING FRUITS OF OUR HARVEST Guests are invited to “Catch the Spirit of Pilgrim Place” with a BBQ, entertainment and volunteer recognition. 5 to 7 p.m. $35 per person RSVP online at pilgrimplace.org or call (909) 399-5573.  Pilgrim Place’s Porter Hall Green, located at 625 Mayflower Rd., Claremont.

LIVE MUSIC Jim Shirey & The Faith Healers at Walter’s Restaurant at 7 p.m.


Sunday, August 10

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

VINO + VINYASA Free yoga class taught by teachers from Claremont Yoga. Participants should bring yoga mats and arrive 15 minutes prior to start time. A “Happy Relaxation Hour” will be held after the hour-long session with select glasses of wine starting at $6. Hotel Casa 425 is located at 425 W. First St., Claremont. This free class begins at 3:30 p.m.


Monday, August 11

CONCERTS IN THE PARK LCR performs classic rock at Memorial Park from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Free. 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont.


Tuesday, August 12

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.


Wednesday, August 13

FREE HEALTH SEMINAR Muscle, bone and joint health seminar hosted at Integrative Natural Health, 665 E. Foothill Blvd. Suite D, Claremont. For ages 18 and older. Free and open to the public.


Thursday, August 14

FREE CONCERT Savage Republic performs at 7:30 p.m. Rhino Records, 235 Yale Ave., Claremont.


Friday, August 15

FRIDAY NIGHTS LIVE Stroll through the Village and listen to free, live music from 6 to 9 p.m. This week’s concerts include Mike Taylor Trio (jazz/rock) at the Public Plaza, Delta 88’s (oldies/rock) at the chamber and Three Hour Tour Band (rock) at city hall.

SPOKEN WORD OPEN MIC Facilitated by the Wednesday writers' group, a small, informal group of writers honing their skills, sharing their work and interested in identifying and developing outlets for other writers in the community with common goals. Due to time constraints, participants are encouraged to register for time slots at somellonow@aol.com, with “open mic” in the subject line and include an approximate length of time for your presentation. Free and open to the public. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Buddhamouse Emporium, 134 Yale Ave., Claremont. (909) 626-3322.

ORGAN RECITAL London based organist Dr. Antony Baldwin on his ninth tour in California has agreed to include a stop at Claremont Presbyterian Church to present an Organ Recital. The recital repertoire will include pieces by Buxtehude, Praetorius, Handel, Howells and others performed on an Aeolian-Skinner 1200 pipe organ. A free-will offering will be accepted with the proceeds to be donated to the Organ Fund. A reception will follow the recital. 7:30 p.m. Claremont Presbyterian Church, 1111 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont. (909) 624-9693.


Saturday, August 16

SOLAR WORKSHOP This educational presentation will cover the process of going solar including solar technology, the federal tax credit, financing options, owning versus leasing and the Home Energy Renovation Opportunity (HERO) program. The HERO Program allows local residents to finance solar through their property tax bills for $0 down, incur no personal debt and receive a 30 percent federal tax credit. The free workshop will last approximately one hour and lunch will be provided. Call 1.800.SULLIVAN to RSVP and visit www.sullivansolarpower.com/calendar-of-events for details. 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Upland Public Library, 450 N. Euclid Ave., Upland.




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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