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CALENDAR: Claremont Comic Book Show, Butterfly Release Party, Yoga and more

Friday, July 31

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

SPONTANEOUS CREATIVE WRITING Two ten-minute writing prompts and an additional hour of writing. Open to creative people working on stories, memoirs and poetry. Facilitated by Judy Kohnen. Ages 17 and over. Admission is $5. 10:30 a.m. to noon. Buddhamouse Emporium, 134 Yale Ave., Claremont. (909) 626-3322.

 

Saturday, August 1

BLUE STAR MUSEUM DAYS Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden (RSABG) is a participant in the National Endowment for the Arts’ Blue Star Museums program, which offers free admission for active-duty military and their families between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day. Complimentary admission will continue through Monday, September 7 and includes all active-duty US military personnel and/or up to five of their immediate family members. RSABG is also extending the free garden admission to veterans (admission fees still apply for veterans’ family members). 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont. (909) 625-8767.

 

Sunday, August 2

BUTTERFLY RELEASE PARTY The Butterfly Pavilion unites science education and hands-on fun for visitors of all ages. Hundreds of butterflies call the temporary enclosure home this spring and summer. Visitors can walk among the butterflies, caterpillars and the California native plants that they depend on for food. Beginning at 1 p.m. until all the butterflies are out and about, each family unit may escort a butterfly out of the pavilion and into the garden. Visitors may notice many more butterflies flitting around the garden following the release party. Standard garden admission fees apply. Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont.

COMIC BOOK SHOW Comic book art demonstrations, collectibles and art dealers from around southern California with new and vintage comic books, graphic novels, original art, prints, action figures, games and collectibles. Live music with The West Coast Avengers at 2 p.m. Free and open to the public. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 531 W. First St., Claremont Packing House. (951) 235-2990.

VINO + VINYASA Enjoy a complimentary one-hour Vinyasa yoga session at 3:30 p.m. in the Hotel Casa 425 courtyard, followed by our Happy Relaxation Hour in the Lounge from 4:30 to 9 p.m. Bring a yoga mat and plan to arrive 15 minutes prior, because spots are limited. For ages 21 and over. Hotel Casa 425, 425 W. First St., Claremont. (909) 624-2272.

 

Monday, August 3

ISRAELI FOLK DANCE A fun way of exercise with music of Israeli folk dance. Beginners group at 6:45 p.m., followed by open dancing. $6. Masonic Lodge, 227 W. Eighth St., Claremont. (909) 921-7115.

MONDAY NIGHT CONCERTS At 7 p.m. bring a blanket or low lawn chair to Memorial Park, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd., for a free concert featuring Boxcar 7 (blues/soul). Kiwanis Club will be offering a variety of concessions. For more information, call (909) 399-5490 or visit claremontca.org.

SUSTAINABILITY DIALOG Get an expert’s advice on the care of backyard fruit trees during the drought. The speaker, Tom Spellman, is a certified California nurseryman with more than 35 years’ experience in the southern California nursery industry, specializing in avocados, citrus, subtropical and deciduous fruit trees. 7 to 8 p.m. Pomona College’s Hahn Building Room 101, Claremont. (909) 624-5823.

 

Tuesday, August 4

PERFORMANCE & ALBUM SIGNING Join Never Shout Never for an acoustic performance and album signing at Rhino Records. Pre-purchase the album Black Cat at Rhino Records to receive a wristband to attend this special event. 12:30 p.m. 235 Yale Ave., Claremont. (818) 953-3769.

FREE MOVIE SCREENING Big Hero 6 will be shown at Memorial Park, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd., at dusk. Presented by Claremont Police Department. Kiwanis will be offering concessions during the movie. (909) 399-5490.

 

Wednesday, August 5

BLUE STAR MUSEUM DAYS Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden (RSABG) is a participant in the National Endowment for the Arts’ Blue Star Museums program, which offers free admission for active-duty military and their families between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day. Complimentary admission will continue through Monday, September 7 and includes all active-duty US military personnel and/or up to five of their immediate family members. RSABG is also extending the free garden admission to veterans (admission fees still apply for veterans’ family members). 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont. (909) 625-8767.

 

Thursday, August 6

PHOTO DISPLAY “Petals to Panoramas” contest exhibition featuring photography from visitors to the garden. In the display are winners, runners up and honorable mentions in the categories of landscape views, plants and creatures in the garden. Included in garden admission. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont.

 

Friday, August 7

WINE TASTING Wines with expert John Weeks. $5. 5 to 8 p.m. Vom Fass, 101 N. Indian Hill Blvd. C2-100, Claremont. (909) 399-0256.

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

CLAREMONT ART WALK Visit Claremont art galleries between 6 and 9 p.m. for artist receptions.

LIONS CLUB OF UPLAND 61st annual Fish-Steak-Corn Festival. Sirloin or salmon, endless corn on the cob, coleslaw, roll and ice cream. $20 (or $7 for children under 12). This fundraiser supports community needs by supporting the Foothill Family Shelter, Salvation Army, Boy Scouts and more. 4:30 to 8 p.m. Upland Memorial Park, 1100 E. Foothill Blvd., Upland.

 

Saturday, August 8

LIVE MUSIC Jack Housen & Guests perform folk music at 10 p.m. at The Press Restaurant, 129 Harvard Ave., Claremont. (909) 625-4808.