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CALENDAR: Monday Night Concerts, Friday Nights Live and other free summer activities

Friday, August 21

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


Saturday, August 22

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 to 6 p.m. Buddhamouse Emporium, 134 Yale Ave., Claremont. (818) 913-3294.


Sunday, August 23

POETRY READING Featuring two southern California poets, LisaAnn Lobasso and Diana Arterian. Light snacks will be provided, and copies of the poets' books will be available for purchase. Free to the public. 2 to 4 p.m. Claremont Library, 208 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont. (909) 621-4902.


Monday, August 24

MONDAY NIGHT CONCERTS Kulayd performs Motown at 7 p.m. at Memorial Park, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont.


Tuesday, August 25

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.


Wednesday, August 26

DRIVERS LICENSE STUDY SESSION The Upland Library is offering drivers license self-study sessions. Library staff will provide resources to help you pass the DMV written exam. The California Driver Handbook, sample test materials and online access to practice tests will be provided. The sessions are free and will be held downstairs in the Carnegie Cultural Center from 1 to 4 p.m. Requirements: Upland Library card with Internet access and must be 18 years of age or older. Call the literacy office at (909) 931-4211 to register. Carnegie Cultural Center is located at 123 E. D St., Upland.


Thursday, August 27

BUDDHAMOUSE EMPORIUM Intuitive and birth chart reading sessions between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. $1 per minute. 134 Yale Ave., Claremont. (626) 905-1330.


Friday, August 28

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


Saturday, August 29

HERB WALK Join experienced herbalist William Broen for a garden walk and presentation featuring medicinal and edible plants native to California. Participants will learn both traditional and modern plant uses of approximately 30 species, as well as relevant folklore. $25. 4 to 7 p.m.?Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden,?1500 N. College Ave.,?Claremont.?(909) 625-8767.