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Friday, July 27

BLUES AND FRIES The city’s free concert series Friday Nights Live continues with Liz Hangan and Blues and Fries at Laemmle plaza; Mojave Beach Band at the chamber of commerce; Nomads at Shelton Park; and Technopagan 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, July 28

ORDINARY TWO AT IRONBARK Ironbark Ciderworks, at 1420 N. Claremont Blvd., #107B, Claremont, hosts a free, all ages show with touring husband-and-wife duo The Ordinary Two at 8 p.m. Jim and Tanya Disner play laid-back, acoustic indie-pop with jazz influences and vocal harmonies. Mr. Disner is a guitarist and composer and has shared the stage with artists such as Stanley Jordan and Ron Miles. More info is at ordinarytwo.com or ironbarkcider.com.

Sunday, July 29

SCHOOL SUPPLIES NEEDED Local nonprofit Sowing Seeds For Life is in the midst of its annual back to

school supply drive. “Many children heading back to school this fall will not have the tools they need to simply compete in class,” a press release rea

d. “Together we can make a difference and help kids in our community.” The items needed include binder paper, pencils, paperclips, pens, tape, crayons, markers, backpacks, notebooks, calculators, rulers, binders, staples and Post-It Notes. For more info click over to sowingsee

dsforlife.org or call (909) 293-7735, extension 232.


Monday, July 30

SILVERADOS IN THE PARK Claremont’s annual free Concerts in the Park series continues at 7 p.m. with The Silverados. The Monday concerts at Memorial Park, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd., start at 7 p.m. and run through Labor Day, September 3. Remember to bring blankets and low chairs. The Kiwanis Club provides a variety of food concessions, and dogs and alcoholic beverages are not allowed, as again, nobody likes a drunken dog. Here’s the rest of this year’s lineup: August 6:?Night Blooming Jazzmen; August 13:?The Ravelers; August 20:?Michael Ryan and Friends; August 27:?Suavé; September 3: The Answer. For more information call (909) 399-5490 or email specialevents@ci.claremont.ca.us.


Tuesday, July 31

TAKE THE KIDS TO THE MOVIES ON THE CHEAP Looking for an inexpensive activity for your kids this summer? Check out Regency Foothill Cinema, at 854 E. Alosta Ave., Azusa, for its $1.50 admission (!) Kid’s Summer Movie Series every Tuesday and Thursday morning at 10:30 a.m. Doors open at 10 a.m., and tickets are available at the box office or at regencymovies.com. This week’s film is Home, and is the final in the kid’s summer movies series. More info is at regencymovies.com.

SENIOR COMPUTER CLUB Claremont Senior Computer Club meets every Tuesday, with social time at 7 p.m. and the meeting beginning at 7:30, at the Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd. The long-running group meets weekly to discuss computers, tablets and smart phones. Each meeting provides an opportunity for questions to the group’s club experts, and newcomers are always welcome. More information is at cscclub.org.

REDUCING YOUR ECONOMIC ANXIETY The University Club of Claremont hosts an open to the public luncheon and discussion, “Lifetime Sufficiency in Uncertain Economic Times,” with guest speaker Kelly Kidwell. The event starts at 11:30 a.m. at Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont. A $20 meeting fee includes a buffet lunch. “It’s always important to know how to handle your money, especially in uncertain times,” a club press release read. More information is available at universityclubofclaremont.org.


Wednesday, August 1

KIDS’ CORNER RETURNS The City of Claremont’s summer entertainment offerings include the charming and free Kids’ Corner series on various Wednesdays throughout the summer. Tonight’s is the North American Wildlife Show from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Shelton Park, at the corner of Harvard and Bonita avenues. Kids and their caregivers can bring low chairs, blankets and a picnic and enjoy the fun. No pets or alcohol are allowed in city parks. Kids’ Corner is co-sponsored by the City of Claremont and the Kiwanis Club of Claremont with support from Claremont Lincoln University. More info is available via email at specialevents@ci.claremont.ca.us, or by phone at (909) 399-5490.


Thursday, August 2

UN SALON LITÉRATURE Crepes de Paris Claremont, at 510 W. First St., hosts its bi-weekly Parisian-style literary salon and open mic event from 6 to 8 p.m. Folks are invited to share, read, perform or just listen. More information is at crepesdeparis.com, by phone at (818) 852-6429, or via email at extablisment@gmail.com.


Friday, August 3

FRIDAY NIGHTS LIVE The city’s free concert series Friday Nights Live continues with Hank’s Cadillac at Laemmle plaza; Adrienne Selina at the chamber of commerce; J. Grizz Band at Shelton Park; and Aubren Hickernell at city hall. Friday Nights Live runs from 6 to 9 p.m. through October. More information is at claremontchamber.org.


Saturday, August 4

TAKE A VILLAGE TOUR Claremont Heritage’s monthly docent-led guided walking tour of the Village happens at 10 a.m. in front of the Claremont Depot, 200 W. First St. Participants are invited to explore Claremont’s history, including the significance of the railroad, citrus crops, the Claremont Colleges and the Village. The cost is $5 and reservations are available via phone at (909) 621-0848 email at info@claremontheritage.org. More information is at claremontheritage.org.