CALENDAR: Your week in 9 days
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 gathering 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 email@example.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 no money 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.
Sunday, August 17
LIVE JAZZ performance on the Blue Fin patio at 2 p.m. 665 E. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. (909) 946-1398.
KSPC LIVE BROADCASTING DJ SysOp will broadcast Retro Video Game Music Show live from Rhino Records at 5 p.m. 235 Yale Ave., Claremont. (909) 626-7774.
CINEMA SUNDAYS The 1985 cult classic movie, Pee Wee’s Big Adventure will be shown at 9:30 p.m. at The Press Restaurant, 129 Harvard Ave., Claremont.
Monday, August 18
CONCERTS IN THE PARK Boxcar 7 performs blues, soul and R&B at Memorial Park from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Free. 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont.
Tuesday, August 19
AUTHOR READING Temple Beth Israel and Claremont Presbyterian Church present Rabbi David and Debra Zaslow. Rabbi Zaslow, a long-time advocate for productive Christian-Jewish dialogue, will present his new book Jesus: First-Century Rabbi, based on the idea that a better understanding of the Jewishness of Jesus may help us better appreciate our similarities as people of faith, along with our differences. His wife Debra, a noted performing storyteller, will share on her book Bringing Bubbe Home, the story of how she brought her 103-year-old bubbe (the Yiddish word for grandmother) home to live and die with her family and of the revelations and inspirations that were part of their final months together. 7:30 p.m. Temple Beth Israel, 3033 N. Towne Ave., Pomona. Call (909) 626-1277 for more info.
Wednesday, August 20
GENEALOGY 210 Interested in learning about the lives of your ancestors? Richard Piepho will teach you “Cluster Genealogy,” a technique that looks at family, friends and neighbors to provide valuable clues about the lives of your ancestors. Cluster Genealogy will help you break through that brick wall, build a genealogical proof, and provide context to your ancestors’ lives. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the meeting room. Claremont Library, 208 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont. For more information, call (909) 621-4902 or visit colapublib.org.
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, August 21
CALYPSO BENEFIT Claremont Place Senior Living presents Caribbean food delights, island libations, steel drums by Status Williams and raffle prizes. 4 to 6 p.m. $20 donation. All proceeds to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. Claremont Place, 120 W. San Jose Ave., Claremont. RSVP by August 18 to (909) 447-5259.
Friday, August 22
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 (classic rock) at the Public Plaza, Highstrung Band (blues/folk) at the chamber and Three Hour Tour Band (rock) at city hall.
Saturday, August 23
FREE FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT Granite Creek Community Church invites guests to enjoy The Lego Movie in their air-conditioned auditorium. Guests may bring blankets and chairs. Some chairs will be provided and a space will be cleared for kids, blankets and beach chairs. Refreshments will be available to purchase. 7 to 9 p.m. Granite Creek Community Church Auditorium, 1580 N. Claremont Blvd., Claremont. (909) 625-4455.
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