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CALENDAR: Claremont Art Walk, live music, lectures and more

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.


Sunday, September 6

DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE Marking the 150th anniversary of the publication of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, this exhibition draws from Denison Library's rich collection of illustrated editions of Lewis Carroll's much interpreted story.

One can view the original illustrations by John Tenniel along with images created by late 20th and early 21st century artists. Artists' books by four artists will be prominently displayed. Open from noon to midnight. Located at Denison Library, 1090 N. Columbia Ave., Claremont.

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


Monday, September 7

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


You will learn and enjoy the great and beautiful folk dances from simple to advance, from Biblical music to modern Israeli - all with a friendly and fun group of people.

Admission charge $6. Located at the Claremont Masonic Lodge, 272 W. 8th St., Claremont.


Tuesday, September 8

SAN GABRIEL MOUNTAINS NATIONAL MONUMENT University Club program. 11:30 a.m. $13 includes buffet lunch. Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont.

GREENING CLAREMONT SCHOOLS Lynne Juarez, a retired educator from San Francisco USD, will share her experience with transforming schools from "asphalt to ecosystems" and how that transformation supports a change in children. Can Claremont schools benefit from San Francisco's experience? Located at Pomona College’s Hahn Hall, Room 101, 420 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont.



Wednesday, September 9

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.


Claremont Garden Club answers questions about heirloom, open-pollinated and hybrid plants, along with breeding for particular traits, packaging and whether seeds are even worth saving. Free to the public. Pilgrim Place Napier Center, 660 Avery Rd., Claremont.


Thursday, September 10


"Mapping the Pacific Coast, 1600-1900" features original maps that depict the west coast of North America, early exploration, and voyages and travels of Europeans to the New World. Maps from the Wagner Collection of Western Americana are featured, along with other maps from Honnold/Mudd Library Special Collections. This exhibit can be viewed during all hours the library is open. Located at Honnold/Mudd Library, 800 Dartmouth Ave., Claremont.


Friday, September 11

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


Saturday, September 12


The Commodores, one of the most iconic funk and soul bands to ever hit the music scene, bring their signature hits to the Lewis Family Playhouse for a special one-night only performance. Be there as these Motown legends "bring down the house" performing all your favorite hits including "Nightshift," "Lady (You Bring Me Up)," "Easy," and the all-time classic "Brick House." 8 p.m. at the Lewis Family Playhouse, 12505 Cultural Center Drive, Rancho Cucamonga. Tickets for Gold Level Seating are priced at $65.00 for General and $63 for seniors. Tickets are available online at lewisfamilyplayhouse.com or through the box office at (909) 477-2752.