CALENDAR: Pilgrim Place artifacts show, free bird tour
Friday, August 18
PILGRIM PLACE ARTIFACTS SHOW Claremont’s Petterson Museum of Intercultural Art at Pilgrim Place, 730 Plymouth Rd., opens its exhibition, “Around the World and Back Again,” from 2 to 4 p.m. The show includes a sampling of artifacts brought back to Claremont by Pilgrim Place residents. Learn the intercultural experiences of persons who worked and served in these different parts of the world. The Friends of the Petterson Museum hosts a free reception from 4 to 6 p.m., with light refreshments. For more information call (909) 399-5573.
DOGS ON THE STREETS OF CLAREMONT Another edition of the city of Claremont’s free summer music series, Friday Nights Live, rolls on with the sparkling musicianship of beloved local B-side cover masters The Dogs at Laemmle plaza; Amazing Tone Benders at the chamber of commerce; Swing Shift at Shelton Park; and Twenty Flight Rock at city hall; Friday Nights Live runs from 6 to 9 p.m. through October 27. More info, including future lineups, is at claremontchamber.org.
Saturday, August 19
FREE FAMILY BIRD WALK Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont, is the site for today’s free Family Bird Walk with Chris Verma of Wild Birds Unlimited from 8 to 9 a.m. Participants should wear comfortable walking shoes, bring any bird guides they may have and bring binoculars if possible. The walk is free, but reservations are required. To register or for more info go to rsabg.org/bird-walks, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (909) 625-8767.
THE SECRET LIFE OF PLANTS Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont, offers the class “Seven Plant Secrets that You’ll Always Remember,” from 8 to 10 a.m. this morning. “Learn about seven plant secrets from Executive Director Lucinda McDade as she walks you through a botanical journey at the Garden,” a press release stated. The cost is $25 for the general public or $20 for members. More info is at rsabg.org or (909) 625-8767.
MUSCLE AND STEEL FOR CHARITY The Auxiliary of Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center hosts a free Classic Car Show on from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., with all proceeds benefitting the Sick Baby and Hospital Assistance Fund. The event happens at 1830 N. Orange Grove Ave., Pomona. For 80 years, the auxiliary has worked to provide funds for the patients and programs at PVHMC. Purchasing car seats, providing transportation for parents, paying bills for families, and purchasing equipment throughout the hospital are just a few of the things the group provides. Entry to attend the event is free and will include a free health fair including blood glucose testing, lung function testing and blood pressure readings. Health educators will be on hand to teach CPR and present information and answer questions about diabetes, stroke and heart failure. Breakfast and lunch will be available for sale from the Pomona Kiwanis and Tony’s Famous Beef Dips. Car registration to enter your pre-1976 car, truck or motorcycle in the show is $30. Vehicle entry includes an event T-shirt, and trophies will be awarded in multiple categories. For more information, to become a sponsor, or to register your classic car, call (909) 865-9669 or go to pvhmc.org/carshow.
VINTAGE FLEA MARKET Every third Saturday the Claremont Vintage Flea Market takes place at the Packing House, 532 W. First St. The event, from noon to 5 p.m., is free and features local vendors offering all sorts of interesting items from the recent to ancient past. More info is at claremontpackinghouse.com.
JAZZ, ART, LAINIE KAZAN IN THE PARK Claremont Heritage hosts “Jazz and Art in the Park” from 6 to 9 p.m. at Garner House in Memorial Park, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont. The evening will include an opportunity to socialize with actor and singer Lainie Kazan (My Big Fat Greek Wedding), live jazz from the band Castaways, appetizers and desserts by Adoro Catering and craft beer from Last Name Brewery. There will also be a silent auction and raffle. In addition, The Ginger Elliott Gallery will be open at 5:30 p.m. for a sale and exhibition of local art giants Millard Sheets and Milford Zornes, featuring James Strombotne and many more. Reserved VIP tickets are $100 and include access from 6 to 6:45 p.m. to “Lainie’s Lounge,” for socializing with Ms. Kazan, appetizers, beverages and Bundt cake in the living room at Garner House, and first tier assigned seating for the Castaways’ performance. Preferred tickets are $75 and include second tier concert seating and a meet and greet with Ms. Kazan. General admission tickets are $50 and include the meet and greet and first-come, first-served concert seating. All proceeds from the event will benefit Claremont Heritage’s education programs. The event is ticketless. To purchase tickets, make reservations or for information, go to claremontheritage.org, email email@example.com or call (909) 621-0848.
Sunday, August 20
TIME TO DOWNSHIFT Put the week’s hustle on hold with Claremont’s Artisans and Farmers Market, which takes place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Second Street, between Indian Hill and Yale. The weekly event features musicians, fruit and vegetable sellers, juice hawkers, cheese makers, booksellers, jewelry designers, booksellers and plant and flower farmers selling their wares. It’s a good Sunday morning.
OPEN POETRY READING The Claremont Village Green invites budding writers to come early and sign up to read their poetry or other creative work, or to just come and listen as it hosts an open poetry reading at 5 p.m. in the community building, 630 W. Bonita Ave. Admission is free and everyone is welcome. All types of poetry (or prose) are also welcome. The open reading will recur on the third Sunday of every month. More information is available via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, August 21
MONDAY NIGHT MUSIC Claremont’s free and fun Monday evening Concerts in the Park series rolls on tonight with City Beat Band at Memorial Park Band Shell, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd. The free concerts begin at 7 p.m. The series runs through Monday, September 4. Next Monday’s concert will feature Upstream. More information is at ci.claremont.ca.us.
Wednesday, August 24
MADE IN THE SHADE Claremont’s horticultural treasure, Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, is extending its hours on Wednesdays throughout the summer. The Garden, at 1500 N. College Ave., will be open until 8 p.m. More information is at rsabg.org or (909) 625-8767.
SCHOOL’S IN Attention Claremont parents! Your long, hot summer of keeping your kids entertained is coming to an end: school starts a week from today. If you haven’t already taken that road trip, you better get to it! For the upcoming school year’s calendar, including all holidays and breaks, go to claremont-ca.schoolloop.com and click “Calendar,” then “Master Calendar.”
Thursday, August 24
TAKE A DAVID LINDLEY ROAD TRIP Local legend and snappy dresser David Lindley has gone through phases of being quite active and somewhat reclusive over his long, storied career. The 73-year-old multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter has been pretty busy lately, most notably as part of June’s Arroyo Seco Weekend in Pasadena. Tonight, Mr. Lindley is making another Southern California appearance, this time in a club setting at Saint Rocke, 142 Pacific Coast Highway, in Hermosa Beach. Opening the show is veteran singer/songwriter Jodi Siegel, who goes on at 8. Tickets are $25. More info is at saintrocke.com.
Friday, August 25
FRIDAY NIGHT’S ALIVE Claremont’s free summer music series, Friday Nights Live, rolls on with Amanda Castro Band at Laemmle plaza; Tempest Fire at the Chamber of Commerce; Big Wednesday at Shelton Park; and Los Whateveros at city hall. More info is at claremontchamber.org.
Saturday, August 26
TEEN CROSS STITCH CLASS The Claremont Public Library hosts Cross Stitch Cards, where teens can create a unique, whimsical cross-stitched card. The free class starts at 2 p.m. and is open to ages 11 to 17. For more information call (909) 621-4902 or visit colapublib.org.
SWING RIOTS CONCERT The Claremont Community School of Music hosts free concerts, “Sunset Saturdays,” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the school’s recital hall at 951 W. Foothill Blvd. Today’s concert features Los Angeles-based Swing Riots Quirktette performing an irreverent gumbo of Romany “Gypsy” jazz, Romanian Horas, New Orleans funeral marches, Parisian Bal Musette, Russian cabaret, Klezmer Freylekhs and swing standards. Email email@example.com or visit swingriots.com for more info.