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Friday, August 28

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


Saturday, August 29

GARDENING “How to Replace Your Lawn.” Antonio Sanchez and April Garbat will discuss the pros and cons of different lawn-killing methods with step-by-step guidance on how to apply each method, followed by design principles for a thriving, water-wise, refreshing native garden. 10 a.m. to noon. $30. Visit rsabg.com to register. Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, 1500 N. College Ave.,?Claremont.?(909) 625-8767.


Sunday, August 30

GELENCSER HOUSE CONCERTS One of the world’s foremost finger-style guitarists and harp guitarists, Muriel Anderson is the first woman to have won the National Finger-style Guitar Championship. An engaging performer, her unique approach to the instrument virtually transforms the guitar into a lyrical choir, then a marching band, then a Japanese koto, then a bluegrass band—one minute launching into a Beatles tune and the next, Rodrigo’s Concerto de Aranjuez. Her obvious joy in music, humor and facility across musical genres is revered by guitarists and audiences worldwide. She has recorded with country legend Chet Atkins and performed in New York with Les Paul, across the globe solo, in ensemble and with orchestras. She is a prolific composer of music on guitar and harp guitar. All ages welcome. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. Suggested donation: $20. 3 to 5 p.m.?Directions given upon reservation, Claremont. (909) 596-1266.

DOCUMENTARY The Friends of Sabeel Groups in the Claremont area, Orange County and Los Angeles present We All Live in Gaza a documentary on the daily struggle of life in Gaza. The presenter will be Maurice Jacobsen, an American with Israeli citizenship, who is a documentary film maker and a resident of Nazareth, who also lived in Gaza in 2009 and 2014. Friends of Sabeel is a nonprofit, tax-exempt Christian ecumenical organization seeking justice and peace in the Holy Land through non-violence and education. Sabeel is an international peace movement initiated by Palestinian Christians, who seek a just peace as defined by international law and existing United Nations resolutions. We All Live in Gaza will be presented in Decker Hall, 665 Avery Rd., on the campus of Pilgrim Place, Claremont. Visitors are welcome, and there will be no charge for admission. Ages 18 and over. (760) 641-4596.


Monday, August 31

MONDAY NIGHT CONCERTS Night Blooming Jazzmen performs Dixieland jazz at 7 p.m. at Memorial Park, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont.


Tuesday, September 1

POLITICAL CORRUPTION & THE EPA University Club program. 11:30 a.m. $13 includes buffet lunch. Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont.


Wednesday, September 2

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, September 3

ART AFTER HOURS A variety of programming including live music concerts sponsored by KSPC 88.7 FM, lectures, panels, workshops, tours, film screenings and performances in conjunction with museum exhibitions and in partnership with student and academic groups across the campuses. Art After Hours expands access to the museum as a dynamic venue that presents art as an integral part of campus life. To check out scheduled events, please visit pomona.edu/museum/art-after-hours/. 5 to 11 p.m. Pomona College Museum of Art, 330 N. College Ave., Claremont. (909) 621-8283.


Friday, September 4

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

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.


Saturday, September 5

CLAREMONT ART WALK Visit art galleries in the Claremont Village from 6 to 9 p.m. for opening receptions of this month’s exhibitions. This event has changed from the first Friday of the month to the first Saturday of the month. For more information, visit claremontartwalk.com.

ART WALK AT THE PACKING HOUSE The inaugural arts festival as part of the Claremont Art Walk. Visit the Claremont Packing House between 6 and 9 p.m. for art vendor booths and live entertainment. Participants in this month’s event include I Like Pie, Olive Shea Vintage, Inland Valley Repertory Theatre and a performance by local viola and guitar duo Habes. This event is free and open to the public. The Claremont Packing House is located at 532 W. First St., Claremont.

ALMANAC LAUNCH PARTY Celebrate the release of this year’s COURIER Almanac and an exhibition of Claremont aerial photography by Peter Weinberger. This event is sponsored by The Whisper House, Packing House Wines, Scoops on Tap and Augie’s Coffee House. 6 to 9 p.m. during the Claremont Art Walk. The Colony at Loft 204, 532 W. First St. #204, Claremont.