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Claremont CALENDAR is loaded with summer events for the family

Friday, June 14

LIFE AND LOVE FOR A TRANSGENDER PERSON The Democratic Club of Claremont’s Gar Byrum Distinguished Speaker Series continues as married couple Michelle Evans and Cherie Rabideau speak on “Life and Love For A Transgender Person” at an open to the public 12:45 p.m. meeting at Eddie’s Italian Eatery, 1065 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. It will be preceded by a family style luncheon at 11:45 a.m., which is $17, including beverage, tax and tip. The free talk will focus on what Ms. Evans has experienced as a trans person and how finding the right partner changed her and Ms. Rabideau’s lives in unimaginable ways. Ms. Evans is the transgender coordinator for the Orange County/Long Beach PFLAG Speaker’s Bureau. Ms. Rabideau will also speak on transgender issues. Together, they founded and facilitate the transgender support group TG Rainbow (mach25media.com). Ms. Evans received the Diverse Community Leader Award from Orange County Human Relations, and was recognized as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Orange County by the Orange County Register. She has also written The X-15 Rocket Plane, Flying the First Wings into Space, which was published by the University of Nebraska Press in 2013 as part of their Outward Odyssey, People’s History of Spaceflight series. For more information email jackncarolee@verizon.net.

SQUEAKIN’ WHEELS Claremont’s live music series, Friday Night’s Live, continues throughout the Claremont Village from 6 to 9 p.m. The great Squeakin’ Wheels will be at Laemmle plaza; Allen Ray Duo is at the chamber of commerce; US 99 is at Shelton Park; Kathy Woolsey and Friends will be at city hall. Info is at claremontchamber.org. Monday Night Concerts at Memorial Park begin July 8 with Citrus College’s Night Shift Band. More info is at claremontchamber.org.

MINGLE, MUNCH Claremont senior social group Mingle and Munch will feature “Salute to Veterans” from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at its monthly gathering on the Garner House patio in Claremont’s Memorial Park, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd. The musical duo A Little Bit of Country will entertain. Admission is $15, payable at the time of reservation, and includes beverages, food, entertainment and friends. The event is open to persons age 50 and over. Reservations, required by noon Wednesday, June 12, can be made by calling  (909) 399-5488 or clicking on claremontrec.com.

Saturday, June 15

SOUL PROJECT 909 The Press, at 129 Harvard Ave., Claremont, hosts a fabulous collective of talented local musicians who have come together to pay tribute to the rich history of American soul music. Soul Project 909, who hit at 10 p.m. for a free show, features players from Claremont Voodoo Society, Backstreet, Mick Rhodes and the Hard Eight, Blues and Fries and Gene Pool. The band’s setlist includes classics from heavy hitters as well as lesser known masters such as Carla Thomas, Candi Staton, Betty Wright, Lee Dorsey and Tyrone Davis. More info is at thepressrestaurant.com, or at Soul Project 909’s Facebook page.

LEAGUE TO ELECT OFFICERS, BOARD The League of Women Voters of the Mt. Baldy Area’s annual meeting will be held from 10 a.m. to noon in the Padua Room of the Hughes Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont. Members will elect officers and a board of directors, approve a proposed budget and dues increases for 2019-20, and reaffirm their local action positions. Several topics for advocacy and education will be considered for the coming year, including voting centers, housing and mental health. The current year’s activities will be reviewed, and the annual Caroline Beatty Award will be presented. More information is at lwvmtbaldyarea.org, (909) 626-2858, or via email to info@lwvmtbaldyarea.org.

Sunday, June 16

CHEERS, DAD It’s Father’s Day, time to celebrate the old goat, the fixer of leaks and teller of dad jokes. He loves coffee and hanging out with his kids, and the Claremont’s farmers’ market, which runs from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Harvard Avenue between First Street and Bonita Avenue, is a great place both of those dad-friendly activities; Eureka Burger, at 580 W. First St., Claremont, is giving away engraved whiskey glasses with any whiskey cocktail or pour from their selection of more than 40 small batch whiskeys. They’re open from 11 a.m. to midnight. Regionally, the Dodgers play the Chicago Cubs at 4:05 p.m. at Dodger Stadium; The Grammy Museum, at 800 W. Olympic Blvd. in LA, is letting all dads who arrive with their kids in free today; and the Hollywood Improv Comedy Club, 8162 Melrose Ave., is putting on a special version of their ongoing show, “Socially Awkward,” just for dads. No matter what you do or don’t do, dads just want to be with their kids, soaking up the love. Do it. 

Monday, June 17

REMINISCE WITH FRIENDS Local senior group Reminisce with Friends will meet at 10:30 a.m. at the Joslyn Senior Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont. The event is free and open to the public. “Join us for another great session of conversation and storytelling, focused on a variety of subjects about the lives of the group and other unique topics,” a press release read. “Space is limited, so come early and often!”

Tuesday, June 18

UC TO TALK TECH The University Club of Claremont hosts an open to the public luncheon and discussion, “The Power of Technology to Improve Human Functioning,” with guest speakers David Cisneros and Pedro Diniz. The event starts at 11:30 a.m. at Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont. A $20 meeting fee includes a buffet lunch. This joint program is about how several new technologies are impacting the fields of education and medicine. Mr. Cisneros will talk about virtual reality and augmented reality. Thousands of schools are already using this technology to engage students in deeper understanding of concepts that could either be dangerous, impossible, counter-productive, or expensive in the typical classroom setting. Time permitting, participants at the luncheon will get an opportunity to experience the technology. Mr. Diniz will focus on how 3D models and 3D printing are revolutionizing medical training for human and animal medicine. At Western University these technologies support advanced learning in anatomy, cardiology, and dentistry. Guests will be able to see and interact with 3D printed models used in classroom activities. More information is available at universityclubofclaremont.org.

LEARN ABOUT END OF LIFE DIRECTIVES VNA Hospice and Palliative Care of SoCal presents a free and open to the public talk, “Advanced Health Care Directives and the POLST,” at 12:30 p.m. at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave. In this “Afternoon Knowledge Series” lecture, participants will learn the basics of advance healthcare directives and the physician orders for life-sustaining treatment form, so your wishes and those of loved ones are known and medical providers can honor them for end of life care. Call (909) 399-5488 to register.

LOCAL UN CHAPTER REPORTS FROM SUMMIT The public is invited to a meeting of the local chapter of the United Nations Association USA for a free and open to the public 7 p.m. meeting, featuring Mel Boynton’s report on the 2019 UNA-USA Global Leadership Summit. The program will begin at 7 p.m. in Pilgrim Place’s Napier Commons, 660 Avery Rd., Claremont. Each June, more than 500 UNA-USA members come to Washington DC for three days to share chapter ideas, receive UN briefings, and lobby their federal lawmakers for full funding of the US budget in support of the UN. This year’s event took place June 9 to 12. Mr. Boynton is former chapter president and has been active in UNA-USA since 2004, serving as a local, regional and national leader. Light refreshments will be served. For info dial (909) 625-9670 or email cmartin335@gmail.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 Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont. Meetings are held in the Weinberger Room. More information is at cscclub.org.

Wednesday, June 19

FOREST PLAN SET Following input from Community Services and Green Crew of Sustainable Claremont’s three community workshops, the Urban Forest Management Plan has been drafted. The public is now invited to provide feedback at the 6 p.m. Tree Committee meeting a council chambers, 225 W. Second St., Claremont. Call (800) 948-1519 or email greencrew@sustainableclaremont.org for more information.    

Thursday, June 20

LIBRARY’S TEEN PROGRAM KICKS OFF Claremont Helen Renwick Library, at 208 N. Harvard Ave., kicks off its teen summer discovery program as it hosts a free and open to the public book bag art activity from 2 to 3 p.m. The event will include a book discussion and a chance to customize a book bag to take home. The library will host teen summer discovery programs on June 27, July 11, July 18, July 25 and August 1. Teens are encouraged to sign up for the teen summer discovery challenge for the opportunity to read and win prizes. More info is available by calling (909) 621-4902 or via email at cbarthelette@library.lacounty.gov.

PIZZA PORT TAP TAKEOVER Claremont’s Pizza N Such at 202 Yale Ave. is celebrating LA Beer Week with a Pizza Port Pizza Party from 5 to 9 p.m. The event includes a tap takeover with six beers, two brewed especially for LA Beer Week, by Solana Beach’s Pizza Port Brewing. More info is available by calling (909) 624-7214.

IMPERFECT PRODUCE Claremont Green Drinks holds its monthly get together over beers to discuss green environmental issues from 6 to 8 p.m. at Claremont Craft Ales, 1420 N. Claremont Blvd.,  #204c, Claremont. The special guest is Imperfect Produce, who are creating innovative ways to reduce food waste. The event is free and open to the public. For information go to sustainableclaremont.org or call (909) 625-8767, extension 238.

MOVIES IN THE PARK PREMIERES Claremont’s charming and fun family tradition, Movies in the Park, kicks off at dusk with The Lego Ninjago Movie in Lewis Park, 881 Syracuse Dr. The free movie nights—just four for this year—continue July 9 with Sherlock Gnomes at Blaisdell Park; July 11 with Small Foot at June Vail Park; and conclude with National Night Out’s screening of Ralph Breaks the Internet, August 6 at Memorial Park. Moviegoers are reminded to bring a picnic, blankets and low chairs, and leave the dogs, smokes and alcohol at home, as they aren’t permitted in city parks. For more information go to ci.claremont.ca.us and click through “government/departments-divisions/human-services/special-events/summer-movies-in-the-park,” or call (909) 399-5411. 

Friday, June 21

FRIDAY NIGHTS LIVE ROLLS ON Claremont’s free live music series, Friday Nights Live, continues from 6 to 9 p.m. with the Marc Weller Combo’s guitar-driven jazz at Laemmle plaza; David Hostetler at the chamber of commerce; Swing Shift at Shelton Park; and Ana Maria de la Cruz at city hall. More information is at claremontchamber.org.

Saturday, June 22

FREE HAZARDOUS WASTE DISPOSAL Local residents can dispose of household hazardous waste and e-waste for free from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Fairplex in Pomona, 2118 N. White Avenue, Gate 9. Items such as paint, paint thinner, batteries, motor oil, pesticides, computers, and televisions will be accepted. Please bring the items in a sturdy box, in their original containers. There is a limit of 15 gallons or 125 pounds of hazardous waste per trip. Please do not bring appliances, tires, explosives or ammunition. The household hazardous waste collection program gives Los Angeles County residents a legal and cost-free way to dispose of unwanted household chemicals that cannot be disposed of in the regular trash. For a complete listing of what can and cannot be brought, or information on other events, visit the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County website at cleanla.com or call (888) CLEAN-LA.

AN EVENING WITH JOHN YORK Local rock luminary John York plays his yearly benefit concert for the Prison Library Project 7 p.m. at The Claremont Forum, 568 W.  First St., Claremont. The cover is $20 and tickets are available at claremontforum.org or  (909) 626-3066. Mr. York is a singer, songwriter and instrumentalist best known as a former member of Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Byrds. He was also a member of the late, great Doug Sahm’s Sir Douglas Quintet and played with The Mamas and The Papas’ touring band. Up until recently he had been touring with Barry McGuire (“Eve of Destruction”). “John York is an authentic example of how one musician can carry a legacy of spirit, truth, compassion and wisdom that continues to grow through his musical expressions,” wrote Terry Roland of L.A Folk Works. “Not only has he survived the perilous rock and roll days of the sixties, he has thrived and transcended them.” More info is at claremontforum.org or johnyorkmusic.com.

CLAREMONT PÉTANQUE The Claremont Pétanque group moves to summer hours with games beginning at 4:30 p.m. on Sundays at Larkin Park, 660 N. Mountain Ave. Pétanque, the French version of Bocce ball, is part of the Claremont Senior Program, but is open to players of all ages and skill levels. For more information visit: claremontpetanque.org or call (909) 399-5488.


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