Elvis is back! Women leadership, Tuesday movies, native beer, Mastersons on the lawn
Friday, June 22
ELVIS IS BACK IN THE BUILDING Tickets are on sale now for the 7:30 p.m. August 16 screening of a newly expanded and restored print of Elvis Presley’s ’68 Comeback Special at Laemmle Claremont 5, 450 W. Second St. The two-day event in celebration of its 50th anniversary will take place across the globe on August 16, with an encore screening on August 20. Each screening will include the legendary television special, plus an exclusive look at its making, featuring a walk through of the NBC soundstage with insights from director and producer Steve Binder and others influenced by Mr. Presley, his music and this iconic event. Tickets can be purchased at fathomevents.com and the Laemmle box office.
WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE The DoubleTree Claremont, at 555 W. Foothill Blvd., hosts the 2018 Women’s Leadership Conference, “The Power of You,” from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tickets are $149 and are available at ewiwlc.com. “The Women’s Leadership Conference is designed to inspire and connect you with other empowering women who are making a positive impact in our communities,” a press release read. All proceeds from this event go directly to EWI’s ASIST Scholarship Fund. The ASIST Scholarships are awarded to women in transition in the region to help further their educational goals as they work to create a better life for themselves and for their families. Speakers are Lori Giovannoni (also facilitator), Christine Sintay and Claudia Cooley. More information is at ewiwlc.com.
FRIDAY NIGHTS LIVE The city’s free concert series Friday Nights Live continues with Cucamonga Collective at Laemmle plaza; guitar-driven jazz from the Marc Weller trio at the chamber of commerce; Delta 88 at Shelton Park; and multi-instrumentalist chanteuse Adrienne Selina at city hall. Friday Nights Live runs from 6 to 9 p.m. through October. More info, including future lineups, is at claremontchamber.org.
A TASTE OF HOPE Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, at 1700 N. Towne Ave, Claremont, hosts “A Taste of Hope” fundraiser from 6 to 8 p.m. “Eat good food, make new friends, buy handcrafted items, and listen to stories of our local refugee families,” a press release read. Tickets are $30, and are available at brownpapertickets.com. The event is sponsored by Refugee Resettlement Team #2 and Tri City Mental Health Community Wellbeing Grant. More info is at (909) 525-5559 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, June 23
WILD NATIVE BEER AT THE GARDEN Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden 1500 N. College Avenue Claremont, hosts the Brew Wild Beer Festival from 4 to 8 p.m. General admission tickets are $45, and VIP tickets are $75. Tickets include the festival, a three-ounce tasting glass and unlimited pours. Premier parking is available for reservation at an additional $10. “We’ve collaborated with over 14 craft breweries to create beer incorporating California native plants grown and harvested at our Garden,” a press release read. The festival will feature all of these exclusive brews as well as live music, food vendors, biergartens and more. More info is at rsabg.org or (909) 625-8767.
TALL MEN IN THE HOUSE Claremont treasure Gelencser House Concerts presents The Tall Man Group at 7:30 p.m. The suggested donation for the house concert is $20, with directions given upon reservation at (909) 596-1266 or via email at email@example.com. The Tall Man Group features six talented songwriters in a show rich with brotherly rapport, humor, well-crafted harmonies, captivating stories and fine musicianship. More info is at gelencserhouseconcerts.com.
POMONA SALUTES CHORAL DIRECTOR Pomona College marks 20 years with Donna Di Grazia as its choral director with a free and open to the public 8 p.m. alumnae concert at Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. Fourth St., Claremont. Several alumnae from the last 20 years will be gathering from all across the country to present the concert, which will feature a program of “greatest hits” selected and conducted by Ms. Di Grazia. More details about this event are at jacquelinemchen.wixsite.com/dmd20concert.
Sunday, June 24
POETRY READING HOSTED BY THE LIBRARY Claremont Public Library’s free and open to the public Fourth Sundays poetry series continues at 2 p.m. Please note the events will take place at Claremont United Church of Christ’s Sumner Room, Guild Hall, 233 W. Harrison Ave., while the library undergoes a renovation. Today’s reading features Maurya Simon and s. Nicholas. Ms. Simon’s 10th volume of poetry, The Wilderness: New & Selected Poems, 1980-2016, was recently published by Red Hen Press. Her third book, Speaking in Tongues, was a Pulitzer Prize nominee, and her seventh book, Ghost Orchid, was nominated for a 2004 National Book Award in Poetry.
ACTS OF KINDNESS, AND JAZZ Jazz Vespers at Claremont Presbyterian Church, 1111 N. Mountain Ave., host a free and open to the public 6 p.m. concert, “Acts of Kindness,” with The Ron Kobayashi Trio, vocalist Debbi Ebert, Dale Villavincencio on percussion and trumpeter Andrew Carney. “Kindness has power,” a press release read. “Every act of kindness is a declaration of faith in humanity so Claremont Presbyterian is dedicating the June Jazz Vespers to ‘Acts of Kindness.’” More info is at claremontpre.org or (909) 624-9693.
Monday, June 25
THE MASTERSONS ON THE LAWN Hard touring husband and wife duo The Mastersons are in town for a free and open to the public 7 p.m. show at Scripps College’s Bowling Green (1030 Columbia Ave., Claremont) for the school’s annual June Levitt on the Lawn concert. The show is free, but reservations are required by clicking through at scrippscollege.edu/ events. The group is in near constant motion, touring with their band and as members of acclaimed singer-songwriter Steve Earle’s band, The Dukes. They’ve collaborated with Regina Spektor, Shooter Jennings and Sun Volt, and released their third album, Transient Lullaby, last year on Red House Records. More information is at scrippscollege.edu/events or (909) 607-8508.
COUNCIL HOPEFULS TO SPEAK Some of the candidates for Claremont City Council will be on hand at 7 p.m. for the free and open June meeting of the Democratic Club of Claremont at Pilgrim Place’s Napier Center, 660 Avery Rd. Candidates Sam Pedroza, Jennifer Stark, Jed Leano and Ed Reece will speak, and refreshments will be served. For information go to claremontdems.org, call (909) 626-8122 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, June 26
MOVIES IN THE PARK KICKS OFF One of Claremont’s most popular annual family traditions, Movies in the Park, gets underway Tuesday, June 26 with a showing of Smurfs: The Lost Village at Wheeler Park, 626 Vista Dr. Movies in the Park features free family-friendly films shown at dusk at several Claremont parks on various Tuesdays and Thursdays through August 7. Movies continue Thursday, June 28 with Bunyan and Babe at Lewis Park, 881 Syracuse Dr.; Tuesday, July 10 with Spark: a Space Tail at Blaisdell Park, 440 S. College Ave.; Tuesday, July 17 with The Emoji Movie at Vail Park on Grand Avenue and Bluefield Drive; and Tuesday, August 7, National Night Out with Despicable Me 3 at Memorial Park, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd. Movies begin at dusk. Remember to bring blankets and low chairs. Dogs and alcoholic beverages are not allowed. For more information call (909) 399-5490 or email email@example.com.
YOGA AND WHITENESS The University Club of Claremont hosts an open to the public luncheon and discussion, “Anxieties of Authenticity: American Yoga and the Problem of Whiteness,” with guest speaker Amanda Lucia, associate professor at the University of California, Riverside. The event starts at 11:30 a.m. at Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont.
Wednesday, June 27
TEEN SUMMER CHALLENGE The Claremont Public Library’s Teen Summer Challenge events take place every Wednesday from 2 to 3 p.m. through August 1. The free and open to the public workshops will be at the Youth Activity Center, 1717 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont, while the library in undergoing a renovation. Today’s free class is Try Needle Felting. This summer’s other classes are DIY Envelope Bookmark on July 11; DIY Fidget Spinners on July 18; Basket Weaving on July 25; and Duct Tape Stuffed Animals on August 1. Also, kids ages 11 to 17 are encouraged to sign up for the Summer Reading Challenge, attend events, and win prizes. More info is at claremontlibrary.org.
Thursday, June 28
SOLAR POWER CURIOUS? Sustainable Claremont hosts a free and open to the public informational lecture, “A Day in the Life of a Solar Panel Owner,” from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the home of its new director, Steve Sabicer. “Are you being contacted by solar panel vendors and don’t know whom to believe?” a press release asked. “Have you ever wondered what it was like to own solar panels, but didn’t want to bug your friends about them? Do you wonder what panels look like, how much you’ll save, and if they’re a good idea? Join Sustainable Claremont for a wine and cheese discussion on powering your home with solar energy. You’ll see in person what a six kilowatt residential system looks like, how you can monitor energy production and consumption, and how to save money.” Attendees should RSVP via email at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the address. More info is at eventbrite.com, search “A Day in the Life of a Solar Panel Owner.”
Friday, June 29
FRIDAY NIGHTS LIVE The city’s free concert series Friday Nights Live continues with Amanda Castro Band at Laemmle plaza; Ana Maria de la Cruz at the chamber of commerce; Mohave Beach Band at Shelton Park; and Daniel Harmon at city hall. Friday Nights Live runs from 6 to 9 p.m. through October. More info, including future lineups, is at claremontchamber.org.
Saturday, June 30
HEALTH FAIR AT POMONA FARMERS’ MARKET Inland Valley Hope Partners hosts a free health fair at Pomona Valley Certified Farmers’ Market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the corner of Pearl St. and Garey Ave. The fair is part of IVHP’s 50th anniversary, and will include representatives from Anthem Blue Cross, Access Mobility, Tri-City Mental Health Services, Park Tree Community Health Center, Cal Fresh, Claremont Senior Program, DoTerra, East Valley Community Health Center and UCC Master Gardeners Los Angeles Region will be on hand. The market takes place every Saturday from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m.