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From music to medicare, this Claremont calendar has it all

Friday, July 12

MINGLE, MUNCH Claremont senior social group Mingle and Munch will hold “An Old Fashioned Picnic” from 6 to 8 p.m. on the Garner House in Memorial Park, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd. The event includes a picnic dinner, adult beverages, darts, corn hole, dominoes, poker and other choices, plus a photo booth. Admission is $15 (payable at the time of reservation). The event is open to persons age 50 and over. Call (909) 399-5488 or visiting claremontrec.com for info.

FRIDAY NIGHTS LIVE Claremont’s free live music series continues from 6 to 9 p.m. with the Amazing Tone Benders at Laemmle plaza; Small Town Magic at the chamber of commerce; Cal Poly Pomona’s Kappa Kappa Psi at city hall; Blue Hwy at Shelton Park. More info is at claremontchamber.org.

Saturday, July 13

CHILL OUT IN THE GARDEN Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden’s lush canopy and beautiful landscaping provide a natural oasis from the summer heat, and folks will be able to chill out for three additional hours on Saturdays in July as it stays open until 8 p.m. The Garden is at 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont. More info is available at rsabg.org, by phone at (909) 621-8767, or via email to info@rsabg.org.

READY FOR MEDICARE? Inter Valley Health Plan is hosting a free 9 a.m. discussion, “Turning 65? Are you ready for Medicare?” at Pomona Valley Health Center 1601 Monte Vista Ave., Suite 275, Claremont. Medicare experts will be on hand to answer questions and offer guidance. RSVP at forhealthandliving.com/ivhpevents or by calling (800) 886-4471.

 

Sunday, July 14

FARM FRESH IS BEST The farmers’ market runs from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Harvard between First and Bonita. It’s a chance to purchase unique gifts, farm fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers and plants, artisan soaps, jewelry, clothing, juices, honey, nuts and cheeses. You can also grab a coffee and a pastry at one of the great spots nearby, and listen to live music. More info is at claremontforum.org.

TAKE FIVE The laid back Jazz at College Center music series continues from 2 to 5 p.m. today with Zzaj. Free afternoon concerts take place on the patio outside Blue Fin Sushi and Teriyaki, 665 E. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. The series continues next Sunday with Polyhedra. More info is at jazzatcollegecenter or (909) 946-6967.

 

Monday, July 15

CONCERT IN THE PARK The Monday Night Concert series runs through September 2 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Memorial Park, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd. Tonight’s show is Kulayd (Motown).

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

CAN VILLAGE SOUTH BE NET-ZERO? Sustainable Claremont hosts a free and open to the public dialog, “Can Claremont’s Village South development achieve net-zero-energy?” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Hahn Building Room 101, 420 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont. In light of California state policy trends, a Harvey Mudd College research team will report on the feasibility of achieving net-zero energy at the 17-acre parcel. The Sustainability Dialog Series consists of monthly presentations by professionals in the field. For information visit sustainableclaremont.org or call (909) 625-8767, extension 238.

ISRAELI FOLK DANCE Claremont Israeli Folk Dance class meets every Monday at 7 p.m. at Claremont Masonic Lodge, 272 W. Eighth St. The open to the public class for beginners is followed by open dancing until 10 p.m. The group asks participants for a $8 donation. For information call (909) 921-7115.

DOC?ON SPACE PROGRAM CATALYST Laemmle’s Claremont 5 screens the theatrical premiere of Chesley Bonestell: A Brush with the Future, Comic-Con best documentary winner about an artist who helped to inspire the US space program, at 7:30 p.m. The screening will be followed by a Q and A with the film’s principal director of photography, Timothy Branning. The film repeats at 1 p.m. tomorrow, July 16. Adult tickets are $16, children and seniors are $13. COURIER readers ordering an adult ticket online for tonight’s show can enter the promo code “MOON” to receive a 25 percent discount. For more info and to watch the trailer visit laemmle.com/films/45869.

 

Tuesday, July 16

REMEMBERING, AGING AND THE BRAIN The University Club of Claremont hosts an open to the public luncheon and discussion, “Remembering, Aging and the Brain,” with guest speaker Don MacKay, professor of psychology emeritus at UCLA. The event starts at 11:30 a.m. at Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd. A $20 meeting fee includes a buffet lunch. “How do we produce language and other cognitive skills, and how does normal aging alter these processes?” asked a UC press release. “Professor MacKay’s more than 30 years of research has centered on relations between language and other aspects of human cognition, including not just memory, emotion, attention, but also action, music, perception and various types of thought.” He is principal investigator and director at UCLA’s Cognition and Aging Lab and co-director for the Language, Emotion and Memory Lab. More info is at universityclubofclaremont.org.

LOCAL UN REPORTS ON STATUS OF WOMEN The UNA-USA Pomona Valley chapter’s monthly meeting takes place at 7 p.m. in Pilgrim Place’s Napier Commons, 660 Avery Rd., Claremont. The free meeting will feature Julie Steinbach’s report from the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. The national conference, held in March, had themes of social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls. Ms. Steinbach is an educator and community activist, and was the Pomona Valley chapter’s representative at the conference. Light refreshments will be served. For information email cmartin335@gmail.com or call (909) 625-9670.

 

Wednesday, July 17

YEE HAW, KIDS! Cowboy Ken stops by Shelton Park, 300 N. Harvard Ave., at 6:30 p.m. for a free American cowboy variety show, the first of three city-sponsored Kids’ Corner events. Lil’ cowpokes and their owners are reminded to bring a picnic, blankets and low back chairs. The series continues Wednesday, July 24 with the Wildlife Learning Center’s wildlife show, and Wednesday, July 31 with a concert from The Happy Crowd. For information visit the city’s website, call (909) 399-5490, or email specialevents@ci.claremont.ca.us.

 

Thursday, July 18

KEEPING OLDER LOVED ONES SAFE Inter Valley Health Plan hosts a free and open to the public workshop, “The Help of an Angel,” at 10 a.m. at Pomona Valley Health Center’s Claremont location, 1601 Monte Vista Ave., Suite 275. “Visiting Angel, Jessica, discusses how to help your loved one stay safe and happier in their home and how to avoid being frequently admitted into the hospital,” an IVHP press release read. RSVP’s are required at forhealthandliving.com/ivhpevents or by calling (800) 886-4471.

CLIMATE CHANGE Active Claremont will hold its monthly free and open to the public meeting at 7 p.m. in the Santa Fe room at the Hughes Center, 1700 Danbury Rd. Members of the Citizens Climate League will present information on grassroot efforts to empower people to work together on climate change solutions. For info, call (909) 689-6187.

 

Friday, July 19

GREAT LIVE MUSIC Claremont’s free live music series boast a fantastic lineup tonight from 6 to 9 p.m. At Laemmle Plaza folks can hear 1940s big band retro tunes from Harmony Sisters and the Little Big Band; guitar driven jazz from The Marc Weller Combo will be going down at the chamber of commerce; Mario Rojas and his band bring soulful original rock and eclectic cover tunes to city hall; and the Squeakin’ Wheels perform at Shelton Park, showcasing transcendent harmonies from brother and sister Dave and Marguerite Millard anchoring the long-running mostly acoustic group’s mix of original tunes and surprising covers. You will agree “The Squeaks” are a Claremont treasure if you get a picnic and head down to Shelton Park this evening. More info is at claremontchamber.org.

 

Saturday, July 20

BEAT THE HEAT AT GARDEN Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden’s lush canopy provide a natural oasis from the summer heat, and folks can chill out for three additional hours tonight and next Saturday, July 27, as it stays open until 8 p.m. The Garden is at 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont. Info is at rsabg.org.

at (909) 621-8767, or via email to info@rsabg.org.