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Friday, June 24

FRIDAY NIGHTS LIVE Music once again permeates every corner of the Village this evening, as Claremont’s annual summer concert series, Friday Nights Live, continues. Stages at Laemmle Plaza, the chamber of commerce, city hall and Shelton Park host Dynamite Dawson, Seth Greenberg Combo, Mike’s Guitar World and Pride of Cucamonga, respectively. More information is available at thevillageclaremont.com.

 

Saturday, June 25

CRAFT BEER WALK Live music, beer and sunshine will coalesce today as the seventh annual Claremont Village Craft Beer Walk takes over the Village at 4 p.m. for its annual shindig. More than 30 breweries and 40 Village businesses are taking part. Tickets are $45 in advance or $50 at the door. Designated driver tickets are $20 and $25. Information and tickets are available at claremontbluesandbrews.com, via email at claremontvillageinfo@gmail.com or at (909) 626-1147.

MT. BALDY FIRE Department annual fundraiser takes place today from noon to 8 p.m. at the Mt. Baldy Trout Pool, 6945 Mount Baldy Rd. The public is invited to enjoy food trucks, craft beer and live music. Donations at the gate is $10 for adults and $5 for children six to 12. Children five and under are free. Proceeds go to support the all-volunteer Mt. Baldy Fire Department. Come support our friends in Baldy at this fun event.

 

Sunday, June 26

POETRY SUNDAY Friends of the Claremont Library presents its monthly free Fourth Sunday poetry reading at 2 p.m. today with a duo of accomplished poets, Cindy Rinne and Frances McConnel. Ms. Rinne, who lives in San Bernardino, “brings myth to life in contemporary context,” according to a press release. She is the author of Quiet Lantern, spider with wings and the forthcoming Breathe in Daisy, Breathe out Stones. Ms. Rinne is the co-author, with Michael Cooper, of Speaking Through Sediment. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Sea Foam Magazine, Blue Heron Review, Gulf Stream Literary Magazine, Driftwood Press, The Honest Ulsterman (Northern Ireland), The Whirlwind Review and Birds Piled Loosely and others.

Ms. McConnel is a former member of the Creative Writing Department at UC Riverside and now co-chairs, with Lucia Galloway, the steering committee that runs the Fourth Sunday series. She has published two full-length books of poetry, Gathering Light and The Direction of Longing and a chapbook of haiku and other short poems, White Birches, Black Water. Her work has appeared in The 2015 Southern California Haiku Anthology: Drawn to the Light, Wishing Press’s anthology Siblings: Our First Macrocosm and Miramar. Light refreshments will be served, and books will be available for purchase. More information is available at facebook.com/fourthsundayspoetry or via email at claremontpoetry@hotmail.com.

 

Monday, June 27

PSYCH OUT El Paso, Texas rockers Holy Wave bring their trippy thing to Pomona’s Acerogami bar in a free 9 p.m. show tonight. Covert Curiosity said “What stands out about Holy Wave is the sonic textures they apply to make their sound pierce through the smoke-filled haze that engulfs most psych bands.” Opening the show is Brainstory. The free event is for fans 21 and over and begins at 9 p.m. 228 W. Second St, Pomona. More information is available at theglasshouse.us/calendar or (909) 865-0979.

 

Tuesday, June 28

SCOTCH TASTING Tutti Mangia, 102 Harvard Ave.  Come enjoy some Single Malt Scotch (Bunnahabhain, The Dalmore, Ledaig and Benromach “Peat Smoke”) paired with a special menu. $65 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Seating is limited. Call (909) 625-4669.

GET INVOLVED Claremont City Council’s monthly meeting takes place at 6:30 p,m, at Council Chambers, 225 W. Second Street. The council’s previous meeting went into the wee hours, but this one is scheduled to conclude at 11 p.m.

 

Wednesday, June 29

LINE DANCING LESSONS Pomona Valley Hospital hosts a free line-dancing lesson this evening at its Claremont health center location. Teaching the class will be Gloria Ingram, a Heart and Soul Line Dance certified instructor. The free program from the hospital’s Women’s Health Services gets underway at 6:30 p.m. at 1601 N. Monte Vista Ave. More information is available at (909) 865-9858.

BUTTERFLIES AND BEER Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden is the site of this evening’s “Butterflies and Brews” event, with California beers and various members of the order Lepidoptera coming together from 6 to 8 p.m. for a unique event for patrons 21 and over. The cost is $15 per person or $10 for RSABG members. More information is available at rsabg.org or (909) 625-8767.

 

Thursday, June 30

THE ANDREW SISTERS TRIBUTE Join the fun as Company B brings unforgettable, uplifting hits of America’s Favorite Singing Sisters back to the Candlelight Pavilion, 455 W Foothill Blvd., at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 each. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. with 7:30 p.m. curtain for this performance. This is a show only performance. No meal is included, but desserts and beverages are available for purchase. Call (909) 626-1254 or visit candlelightpavilion.com for tickets.

 

Friday, July 1

VAMPS! VIXENS! Claremont Senior Program hosts cultural film critic Stacy Davies today with a screening of the 1932 classic Red Headed Woman, starring the original blonde bombshell, Jean Harlow. The film screens at 12:30 p.m. at the Joslyn Center. Mr. Davies will offer insights into the film and the career of Ms. Harlow. The event is open to the public. The cost is $5, and pre-registration is encouraged at (909) 399-5488. The Joslyn Center is located at 660 N. Mountain Ave.

FRIDAY NIGHTS LIVE Claremont’s annual summer outdoor concert series continues this week with Squeekin’ Wheels at the Public Plaza (Laemmle Plaza); Adrienne Selina at the Chamber; Technopagan at city hall and Mario Rojas and Saturday Night Pink at Shelton Park. All performances run from 6 to 9 p.m.

 

GUIDED VILLAGE TOUR Claremont Heritage’s monthly guided walking tour focuses on the Village this month. Walkers can meet at the Depot at 10 a.m. today to begin the tour, which concludes at noon. The fee is $5. 150 W. First Street. More information is a claremontheritage.org or (909) 621-0848.