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CALENDAR: Claremont Folk Festival, Butterfly Pavilion and more

Friday, May 22

BUTTERFLY PAVILION The Butterfly Pavilion combines science education with interactive fun to teach visitors about California native butterflies and conservation. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont. (909) 625-8767.

FRIDAY NIGHTS LIVE Enjoy free live music throughout the Village from 6 to 9 p.m.


Saturday, May 23

HENNA BODY ART Henna has been used for celebrations, times of transition and personal adornment since ancient times. Come celebrate the transitions in your own life, or treat yourself to a beautiful, natural henna design. Walk-ins are welcome, and the smallest designs start at just $5. You can choose from the pattern book, or allow the artist to create an original piece of art for you. Drop by at any time from 2 and 6 p.m. or make an appointment by emailing Ellen at estavash@gmail.com.


Sunday, May 24

POETRY READING Featured readers for May are poets Tonya Ingram and Lee Collins. As always, events are free and open to the public; light refreshments will be served and books will be available for purchase. 2 to 4 p.m. Claremont Library, 208 Harvard Ave., Claremont. (909) 621-4902. 


Monday, May 25

SITTING ZEN Come join in community as we meditate, chant, learn and share together. Everyone is welcome. Suggested donation is $5 to $10. This is a donation-based meeting and no one will be turned away for inability to pay. Buddhamouse Emporium, 134 Yale Ave., Claremont. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. (909) 626-3322.

DEMOCRATIC CLUB Shirlee Smith, head of the non-profit organization Talk About Parenting, will discuss her work with incarcerated mothers. Ms. Smith is an author, columnist and speaker. The program is part of the Democratic Club’s on-going monthly speaker series. The meeting is free and open to the public. Refreshments are served. 7 to 9 p.m. Pilgrim Place’s Porter Hall, 625 Mayflower Road, Claremont. (909) 626-8122.


Tuesday, May 26

CENTENNIAL OF EINSTEIN’S THEORY OF GRAVITY Presented by Harvey Mudd College professor Tom Helliwell. The University Club. 11:30 a.m. $13 includes buffet lunch. Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont.

COMPUTER CLUB “Ask the Gurus” presented by Harlan Anderson. Meetings begin at 7:30 p.m., with social time at 7 p.m. Newcomers are welcome. Claremont Senior Computer Club. Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont. (909) 399-5488.


Wednesday, May 27

LINE DANCE Get healthy while learning how to line dance. Gloria Ingram, a Heart and Soul Line Dance instructor will teach the class. Reserve a spot by calling (909) 865-9858 or email ferc@pvhmc.org. For ages 18 and over. Free to the public. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Pomona Valley Health Center, 1601 N. Monte Vista Ave., Claremont.


Thursday, May 28

TAI CHI The low-impact exercise safe for all adults, Tai Chi increases strength and flexibility, reduces stress and improves balance, and has been shown to lower blood pressure and increase bone density. Taught in the Wu-style of Tai Chi, every class involves warm up, proper and safe instruction of each movement and the progressive movement through the form's stages. Classes are held indoors and outdoors depending on weather conditions; wear comfortable attire and shoes with flat soles, bring a bottle of water. No experience necessary, all are welcome to attend. Teacher: Joseph Bojanek Limit 20 students each session. Preregistration is required online or at the admissions kiosk. 9 to 10 a.m. Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont. (909) 625-8767, ext. 224.

SUPPORT GROUP Alzheimer’s, dementia and memory loss support group meeting. In partnership with Community Senior Services, get support from others in a caring and understanding environment. Ask questions and get straight answers from people who have been there, learn creative and caring problem solving techniques and caregiving ideas. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. For ages 40 and older. Free to the public. Claremont Place, 120 W. San Jose Ave., Claremont. (909) 447-5259.


Friday, May 29

FRIDAY NIGHTS LIVE Enjoy free live music throughout the Village from 6 to 9 p.m.

ART IN THE PARK High school students of Project ARTstART present “StART It Up” an exhibition of elementary student artworks with art-making activities for visitors of all ages in the park. The exhibition, presented by the Claremont Museum of Art, will be on view in the nearby Claremont Heritage Ginger Elliott Exhibition Center. It includes highlights of each of the exhibition-based school art units ARTstARTers presented to fourth to sixth grade classes at Mountain View, Oakmont, Sycamore and Vista del Valle elementary schools. 3:30 to 5 p.m. Memorial Park, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont. (909) 621-3200.


Saturday, May 30

CLAREMONT FOLK FESTIVAL Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden welcomes the Claremont Folk Festival back for its 32nd exciting year of live music, an artists’ village, music and art workshops, great food and children’s entertainment. The Claremont Folk Festival is presented by the Folk Music Center and Museum, a Claremont nonprofit organization. The Garden is closed to general admission this day. All ages are welcome. $35 public ($30 RSABG members—contact RSABG for the discount code). Visit folkmusiccenter.com/folk-festival for more information. Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden is located at 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont.

CROSSROADS COMMUNITYWIDE YARD SALE Bargains galore, quality used items and more at the annual Communitywide Yard Sale. Cahuilla Park, on the corner of Indian Hill Blvd. and Scripps Drive, just north of Claremont High School. 8 a.m. to noon. For more information, contact Vicki at (909) 626-7847.

WILBUR HELD MEMORIAL CONCERT Claremont United Church of Christ (CUCC) will present the Wilbur Held Memorial Concert at 4 p.m., in the church sanctuary. Wilbur Held, a prolific American composer and renowned concert organist, died on March 24, 2015. He was 100 years old. The tribute concert will feature Held's choral music, as well as his music for the organ, violin and cello. Musicians scheduled to perform include Frances Nobert, Susan Achuff, Carey Robertson, CUCC principal organist, Linda Tajima, Maxine Brechbiel, CUCC Chancel Choir and guest singers, Earl Richards, director, CUCC Choral Bells, William Waggener, director and David Held, Wilbur’s brother and CUCC pastor emeritus, playing the cello. For ages 18 and over. Admission is free. A reception will follow the concert. CUCC is located at 233 W. Harrison Ave., Claremont. 


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