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Friday, July 8

OUI OUI Claremont’s Mingle & Munch social group hosts its monthly event from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight at the Garner House. “A Parisian Evening” is the theme. The event is open to individuals and couples 55 and older and includes French food, beverages and entertainment. A $10 admission fee is all-inclusive. 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd. RSVP by calling (909) 399-5488.

LIVE MUSIC IN THE VILLAGE Claremont’s annual summer outdoor concert series Friday Nights Live continues this week with Hound Dog Dave and the Meltones at Village Square Public Plaza (Laemmle Plaza); Los Whateveros at Claremont Chamber Patio; Falls Like Rain at City Hall Plaza and the High Strung Band at Shelton Park. All performances run from 6 to 9 p.m.

 

Saturday, July 9

CERAMICS SHOW The American Museum of Ceramic Art opens AMOCA’s Permanent Collection today at its Pomona gallery. The show features works from the museum’s archives representing the 26 letters of the alphabet. The exhibition explores geography, techniques, materials and artistic styles. 399 N. Garey Ave. More information is available at amoca.org or (909) 865-3146.

 

Sunday, July 10

NEEDLEPOINT FOR A CAUSE Claremont’s Cut Sew Stitch hosts “Ryan’s Case For Smiles” a charity pillowcase making event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today. Participants will make pillowcases for children in local hospitals. No experience is necessary. 987 W. Foothill Blvd, Suite A. Email cutsewstitch@gmail.com for more information.

PATRIOTIC CONCERT The Claremont Symphony Orchestra will honor the US military in a free 7 p.m. concert tonight at Ganesha Park, 1575 N. White Ave., Pomona. CSO will pay tribute to current and former members of US military forces and will dedicate the concert to the American Legion Post 30 of Pomona on its 100th anniversary. “We wanted to have a patriotic program that wouldn’t only have familiar military-oriented pieces but would also express our appreciation for our varied and beautiful land,” said CSO Music Director Robert Sage. The program ranges from Civil War- and World War II-era tunes to “America the Beautiful” and “God Bless America.” Show tunes from Irving Berlin and Richard Rodgers and rousing marches are also on tap for the evening. Festivities begin at 6:30 p.m., when the orchestra’s “petting zoo” opens, led by Matthew Keating of the Claremont Community School of Music, with children invited to try various musical instruments. Concertgoers are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnics. Sandwiches and snacks will be available for purchase. A free drawing will be held for prizes, with the grand prize of two free nights at the Doubletree Claremont and dinner theater tickets for the Candlelight Pavilion. See claremontso.org for more information.

FREE JAZZ The weekly Jazz at College Center series continues from 2 to 5 p.m. today with ZZAJ. The free concerts take place at 665 E. Foothill Blvd., Claremont, in the patio in front of Blue Fin Sushi.

CLAREMONT FARMERS AND ARTISANS MARKET The lovely Sunday morning tradition continues today from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. along Second Street between Indian Hill Boulevard and Yale Avenue.

 

 

Monday, July 11

ENERGY CHALLENGE MEETING Sustainable Claremont leads a “Walk the Town Information Session” from 7 to 8 p.m. tonight at Pilgrim Place’s Napier Common Room. The meeting focuses on the upcoming Claremont Energy Challenge. “We’re going door-to-door to all 13,000 homes in Claremont offering information and resources to help residents save energy and money in their homes,” a press release stated. Information includes help with reducing utility bills and combating climate change, and is designed to help earn prize money for sustainability projects in Claremont. No experience is necessary. The event is sponsored by the city of Claremont, CHERP and Sustainable Claremont. For more information, visit claremontenergychallenge.net or email abremer@sustainableclaremont.org.

MONDAY NIGHT CONCERTS The city of Claremont and the Kiwanis Club’s annual summer Concerts in the Park series kicks off tonight with The Ravelers. The Monday concerts at the Memorial Park band shell run from 7 to 8:30 p.m. every Monday through September 5. A variety of concessions including burgers, hot dogs, quesadillas, ice cream, popcorn, nachos, candy and drinks are available for purchase. Proceeds from the concessions assist in funding the cover bands. The full schedule is available at ci.claremont.ca.us, click through to Concerts in the Park. Memorial Park is located at 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd.

 

Tuesday, July 12

LUNCH AND LECTURE Today’s University Club of Claremont meeting features guest Augie Bezmalinovich speaking on the Port of Los Angeles. Mr. Bezmalinovich, Director of Community Affairs for the Port of Los Angeles, will speak at 11:30 a.m. in the Padua Room of the Hughes Community Center. Topics include the economic lifeblood of the port, waterfront developments including the San Pedro Ports O’ Call, the economic impact of the ports in Southern California on the country and marine recreation facilities. The Port of Los Angeles is the largest container port on the Pacific Ocean. It covers an area of 7,500 acres along 43 miles of waterfront, and employs 86 cranes (some fully automated). The event includes an introduction by Pat Kelly, fellowship by Milt Wilson and greeters Pat Kelly and Art Parker. University Club programs are open to the public. A meeting fee of $15 includes a buffet lunch. For more information go to universityclubofclaremont.org. The Hughes Center is at 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont.

MOVIES IN THE PARK The City of Claremont’s wealth of free summer activities rolls on tonight with a screening of Norm of the North as the Summer Movies in the Park series continues at Lewis Park. The summer movie series, hosted by the Claremont Police Department, is free and open to the public. Movies begin at dusk. Remember to bring blankets and low chairs. Dogs are not allowed in city parks other than the Pooch Park. Alcoholic beverages are not allowed in any city park. Lewis Park is located at 881 Syracuse Drive. More information is available at ci.claremont.ca.us, click through to Summer Movies in the Park.

 

Wednesday, July 13

CLAREMONT EXECUTIVE CHAMBER Claremont Chamber of Commerce Executive Board’s monthly meeting takes place this morning from 8 to 9 a.m. at the Chamber of Commerce offices, 205 Yale Ave. More information is available at claremontchamber.org.

 

Thursday, July 14

THE BARD IS BACK Ophelia’s Jump’s Annual Midsummer Shakespeare festival runs today through July 26, with shows alternating between A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Othello. The production is co-sponsored by Pomona College and takes place at the college’s Sontag Greek Theater. A Midsummer Night’s Dream will be performed today and also July 16, 22 and 24. Othello runs July 15, 17, 21 and 23. All shows begin at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 and $22 for students and seniors. Group tickets are available. More information is available via email at info@opheliasjump.org or at (909) 541-5850.

MOVIES IN THE PARK The Claremont Police Department hosts a free screening of Charlotte’s Web tonight at Wheeler Park. The Summer Movies in the Park series is free and open to the public. Movies begin at dusk. Remember to bring blankets and low chairs. Dogs and alcoholic beverages are not allowed. Wheeler Park is located at 626 Vista Dr. More information is available at ci.claremont.ca.us, click through to Summer Movies in the Park.

GARDEN GROOVE Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden is the site for tonight’s Garden Groove concert featuring the Blue Breeze Band. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. for picnicking and food service. The concert begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $8 and children 12 and under are free. More information is available at rsagb.org or (909) 625-8767. The Garden is located at 1500 N. College Ave.

 

Friday, July 15

FRIDAY NIGHTS LIVE Claremont’s annual summer outdoor concert series continues this week with the Marc Weller Trio at Village Square Public Plaza (Laemmle Plaza); Darby Ryan and Her Band at Claremont Chamber Patio; Mike’s Guitar World at City Hall Plaza and Blue Hwy at Shelton Park. All performances run from 6 to 9 p.m.

 

Saturday, July 16

MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT The first annual Brett Tashman Memorial Golf Tournament takes place today at Sierra Lakes Golf Course in Fontana. The event is a fundraiser in honor of Mr. Tashman, a Claremont High School graduate who died last September at 33 from a rare pediatric cancer called Desmoplastic Round Cell Tumor [DSRCT]. Go to thebretttashmanfoundation.org for information, to make donations or to learn about sponsorship opportunities.