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Friday, June 3

LIVE THEATER Ophelia’s Jump’s production of Tribes opens at 8 p.m. tonight at The Theatre Company Performing Arts Studio in Upland. Additional performances take place through June 12 at various times. 1400 N. Benson Ave. Additional information is available at opheliasjump.org or (909) 380-2753.

FREE BACK PAIN TALK, LUNCHEON Casa Colina Hospital and Centers for Healthcare hosts a free back pain seminar and luncheon today, “Oh, My Aching Back,” from noon to 2 p.m. The guest speaker is Dr. Ramin Amirnovin,  a neurosurgeon with the Inland Neurosurgery Institute. Topics of discussion include diagnosing pack pain, causes, treatment algorithms and the difference between surgical and non-surgical therapies. Seating is limited. Call (866) 724-4132 for reservations. 255 E. Bonita Ave., Pomona. More information is available at casacolina.org.


Saturday, June 4

FIRST SATURDAY Art Walk takes place tonight in Claremont. See page 18 of this edition for more information.

BENEFIT RUN TODAY The Academy Family Fun Run/Walk happens at 8 a.m. today at University of La Verne, with proceeds benefitting Casa Colina Children’s Services and Outdoor Adventures. The 5k/1k run is followed by a family festival, including raffles, a pancake breakfast and live music. 1950 Third St., La Verne. Registration is required at academyrunwalk.com.

PINEWOOD DERBY Claremont Boy Scout Pack 408 will be holding its annual pinewood derby race from 2 to 6 p.m. today at Cahuilla Park, 1717 N Indian Hill Blvd. The first pinewood derby was held on May 15, 1953 at the Scout House in Manhattan Beach, California by Cub Scout Pack 280C (the present Pack 713).

BEAM ME UP, SCOTTY! Claremont Youth Symphony Orchestra presents its season finale free concert today at 3:30 p.m. at Bridges Hall of Music, Pomona College, 150 E. Fourth St. Conducted by Robert Sage, the program features music from classical, Broadway and film genres, with a tribute to Star Trek in honor of the 50th anniversary of the original television series. Doors open at 3 p.m. For information visit claremontyouthsymphony.org.


Sunday, June 5

BIRD WALK The Pomona Valley Audubon Society hosts a free beginner’s bird walk this morning at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden in Claremont. The two-hour walk begins at 8 a.m. There is no fee to enter the garden with the Audubon group. 1500 N. College Ave. More information is available at (909) 982-9727.

COMIC BOOKS AND COLLECTIBLES SHOW The Claremont Packing House is the site today for a comic books and collectibles show. The free event runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 532 W. First St.


Monday, June 6

GET MOVING Adult residents are invited to register for Introduction to Race-walking, a city recretation class recently added to the roster. Learn the fundamentals of this fun Olympic sport, with only a third of the impact on the knees and the back as running. Race-walking involves virtually all muscles of the body, and offers an excellent cardiovascular workout. If you are looking for fun, fitness and friendship, this is the activity for you. Classes start Tuesday, June 14 and will be held at the Claremont High School track, 1601 N. Indian Hill Blvd., on June 14, 21 and 28 from 7 to 8 p.m. Adults 18 and over are welcome. Pre-registration is required. For more fun summer activities or to register for this class, call the Joslyn Center at (909) 399-5488 or visit claremontrec.com.


Tuesday, June 7

IT’S BERNIE, HILLARY OR THE DONALD California’s presidential primary election takes place today, with polling open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. To find your polling place, visit sos.ca.gov/elections/polling-place. Additional voter information is available through California Secretary of State Alex Padilla’s office at voterguide.sos.ca.gov.

ESSENTIAL OILS TALK Pomona Valley Hospital will host the free discussion “Feeling Good With Essential Oils” from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the hospital’s cancer care center community room. Attendees will learn how to use oils to help with anxiety, as well as other tips. RSVP at (909) 865-9858. 1910 Royalty Dr. More information is available at pvhmc.org.


Wednesday, June 8

TREE ACTION GROUP MEETING Sustainable Claremont’s Tree Action Group meets tonight from 7 to 9 p.m. at 510 W. Tenth St. The meeting is free and open to the public. More information is available via email at trees@sustainableclaremont.org. 


Thursday, June 9

SCHOOL’S OUT…FOR…SUMMER! Claremont schools say goodbye to their students today, and the streets of Claremont are sure to be filled with the squeals of joyous young people as they shed the drudgery of the school year and make plans for 10 weeks of lollygagging. On another note, Alice Cooper, who released the song “School’s Out”  in 1972,  is now a 68-year-old golf enthusiast living in Phoenix who recently came out in support of Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump. Rock ‘n’ roll!


Friday, June 10

FRIDAY NIGHTS LIVE Grab some dinner then stroll the Village and enjoy live music. Tonight’s performances include the Harmony Sisters & the Little Big Band (‘40s and ‘50s) at the public plaza, the Squeakin’ Wheels (folk, blues) at  Shelton Park, Nick Casillas & Friends (brass, strings) at the Claremont Chamber and the Jackson Family (folk, blues) outside the council chamber.


Saturday, June 11

SENATOR BOXER IN CLAREMONT Scripps College presents California Democratic Senator Barbara Boxer at a free 4 p.m. talk today. Ms. Boxer has represented California constituents in both congress and the senate for the past 33 years. Ms. Boxer will be promoting and signing her recent memoir, The Art of the Tough, which traces her story from her childhood in Brooklyn to the political battlegrounds of Washington, DC. Senator Boxer visits Scripps on the eve of her retirement from a lifetime in public service. More information is available at scrippscollege.edu/events.

LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS The League of Women Voters of the Claremont Area holds its annual meeting from 10 a.m. to noon today. The group will elect officers and directors, consider positions on issues and a yearly budget, review voter services and present the Beatty Award. The meeting takes place in the Padua Room of the Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd. More information is available at claremont.ca.lwvnet.org or at (909) 624-9457.

CLASSICAL CONCERT Soprano Kathryn Lillich performs at 7 p.m. tonight at Claremont Presbyterian Church. Ms. Lillich will be accompanied by Janet Noll on piano. Selections will include Bach’s “Cantata 51” for soprano and Mozart’s concert aria “Vorrei spiegarvi, O Dio!” The church is located at 1111 N. Mountain Ave. More information is available at (909) 624-9693.

CHORALE CONCERT The Mountainside Master Chorale presents “California Voices II” at 7:30 p.m. tonight at First Christian Church, 1751 N. Park Ave., Pomona. The concert will feature music by California composers Ron Kean, Shawn Kirchner and Edward Zeliff, including the premiere of three pieces commissioned by the chorale. Admission is $20, with senior and student tickets at $17. Tickets may be purchased at the door, by phone at (909) 510-6699 or online at mountainsidemasterchorale.org/tickets. The show repeats tomorrow, June 12, at 3:30 p.m.


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