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Summer fun still not over! 9-DAY calendar, August 16 to 24

Friday, August 16

HANK’S CADILLAC ROLLS INTO PLAZA Claremont’s free live music series Friday Nights Live continues tonight with Hank’s Cadillac at Laemmle plaza; Ana Maria de la Cruz at the chamber of commerce; Mojave Beach Band at city hall; Mario Rojas and Saturday Night Pink at Shelton Park. All performances are from 6 to 9 p.m. More info is at claremontchamber.org.

IT’S NOT EASY BEING GREEN Claremont’s Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, at 1500 N. College Ave., continues its Cinema Botanica: Movies in the Garden, series with the G-rated 1979 classic, The Muppet Movie, which features cameos from golden age Hollywood stars Milton Berle, Edgar Bergen and Orson Welles, as well as Richard Pryor, Steve Martin, Mel Brooks, Madeline Kahn and many others. The family friendly film series runs from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. every Friday evening in August. The films will be shown in the California Courtyard, adjacent to the California Gift Shop. Each film highlights California native plants as they play starring roles, cameos and background actors in these films. Moviegoers will receive a field guide to the plants in the various features. During intermission, Garden staff will discuss the plants and landscapes seen in the movies. Tickets for Garden members and non-members are $10/$8 for adults and $7/$5 for children age 3 to 12. Kids under 3 are free. More info and tickets are available at the box office or at rsabg.org/events-programs/events. The upcoming schedule includes E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (PG) on August 23. The August 30 film, Flight of the Butterflies (G), is open to Garden members only. Participants are welcome to bring blankets and portable chairs. Canvas chairs will be for sale at the event and there will be seating available. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. Ticket price includes parking and evening admission to the Garden. Limited tickets are available, advance ticket purchase is recommended. No refunds or ticket exchanges. In the event of cancellation due to weather, movie tickets are valid for one (1) complimentary admission to Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden during regular business hours, expiring one year from movie date (not valid for special or ticketed events). Email: or call for more information. More Info is available at rsabg.org/events-programs/events, via email at info@rsabg.org, or by calling (909) 625-8767.

 

Saturday, August 17

LAST NAME MUSIC FEST Last Name Brewing, at 2120 Porterfield Way, Upland, is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the original Woodstock festival today and tomorrow with its first Last Name Music Festival. The event is free and open to the public and includes food trucks, kid’s activities, a tie-dying station, games, and of course, lots of music. Doors open at noon both days, with music kicking off at 2 p.m. Today’s lineup includes Flower Pot, The Country Squires, Medicine Music Collective, Pride of Cucamonga and Groove Session. Tomorrow’s music lineup features James Donaldson, Jonny Come Lately and Jerry and Friends. The event is all ages and dogs on a leash are allowed. More information is at lastnamebrewing.com or (909) 579-0032.

LENNEAR CELEBRATES ASH GROVE Claremont’s Claudia Lennear will join The New Ash Grove Players in celebrating 60 years of music and activism from the legendary Hollywood music venue the Ash Grove, which from 1958 to 1973 brought giants like Muddy Waters, Kris Kristofferson, Howlin’ Wolf, Son House, Johnny Cash, Lenny Bruce, Linda Ronstadt, Charles Bukowski, Ry Cooder, Chuck Berry, Jackson Browne and Lightnin’ Hopkins, among countless others, to Southern California. The free and open to the public 2 p.m. show takes place at the Central Library, Taper Forum, 630 W. Fifth St., Los Angeles. Claremont’s own Ms. Lennear, who during the 1970s sang with Ike and Tina Turner, Allen Toussaint, the Rolling Stones, Joe Cocker, Leon Russell, George Harrison and Elton John, and many others, and who spent many nights soaking up the sounds at the Ash Grove, will lead the band in an acoustic tribute to the original acts who performed at club. A short film about the Ash Grove, directed by Fred Aronow, will be screened. For information call (213) 228-7272.

 

Sunday, August 18

STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER Claremont Farmer’s and Artisan’s Market runs from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Harvard Ave. between First and Bonita. It’s a chance to purchase some unique gifts, from farm fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers and plants, to artisan soaps, jewelry, clothing, juices, honey, nuts and cheeses. You’ll also be able to grab a coffee and a pastry at one of the many great spots nearby, and listen to some live music. More info is at claremontforum.org/claremont-farmers-market.

A LOVE SUPREME The laid back, super cool Jazz at College Center music series continues from 2 to 5 p.m. today with Polyhedra. The free afternoon concerts take place on the patio outside Blue Fin Sushi and Teriyaki, 665 E. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. The series continues next Sunday, August 25 with Homero Chavez and Una Noche. More information is available by visiting jazzatcollegecenter or calling (909) 946-6967.

 

Monday, August 19

MICHAEL RYAN AND FRIENDS?IN?THE?PARK Claremont’s 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday night Concerts in the Park continue this week with Michael Ryan and Friends at Memorial Park, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd. The Kiwanis Club offers a variety of concessions, from burgers, hot dogs and quesadillas to ice cream, popcorn, nachos, candy and drinks at the events. Concertgoers can also bring a picnic, blankets and low back chairs. Dogs, smoking and alcohol are prohibited. Concerts in the Park is co-sponsored by the city of Claremont and the Kiwanis Club of Claremont. The series continues through September 3. The upcoming lineup includes Neon Nation, August 26; and concludes with The Answer on September 2. More info is at ci.claremont.ca.us.

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!”

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 more information call (909) 921-7115.

 

Tuesday, August 20

BE GOOD TO YOUR HEART Inter Valley Health Plan hosts a free and open to the public 10 a.m. heart disease prevention and wellness class geared to older adults at Pomona Valley Health Center Building, 1601 Monte Vista Ave., Suite 275, Claremont. The class will be led by Debbie Keasler, director of Cardiovascular Services at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center. To RSVP or for more info go to  forhealthandliving.com/ivhpevents or call (800) 886-4471.

 

Wednesday, August 21

GOODBYE, SUMMER VACATION Claremont Unified School District will open its doors for the 2019-2020 academic year one week from today. Elementary school kids have sometimes extensive lists of grade and teacher specific supplies they are expected to provide. To find your school, grade, and supply list, go to cusd.claremont.edu/cusdschool and click on your school. Back to school nights are  on Monday, August 26 include Mountain View Elementary at 4:30 p.m., Vista del Valle at 5:30 p.m. On Tuesday, August 27, back to school night will be held at Condit Elementary (kindergarten parent meeting) at 2 p.m.; Oakmont Elementary at 5:30 p.m.; and at Sumner-Danbury at 5:30 p.m. On Wednesday, August 28, Sycamore families will meet  at 5:30 p.m.; Condit families at 6 p.m.. Finally, on Thursday, August 29, back to school night at El Roble Intermediate is at 6:30 p.m.

 

Thursday, August 22

UNDERSTANDING DENTAL PROCEDURES Inter Valley Health Plan hosts a free and open to the public 10 a.m. discussion at Pomona Valley Health Center building, 1601 Monte Vista Ave., Suite 275, Claremont, about the types of dental procedures that are common and necessary for older adults. The talk will include how to communicate with your dentist to avoid costly surprises. To RSVP or for info go to forhealthandliving.com/ivhpevents or call (800) 886-4471.

TRIVIA NIGHT UNDER THE STARS Claremont Senior Program hosts a free and open to the public Trivia Night on the Patio from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave. Teams of four to six will test their knowledge in a range of topics from academic to quirky. Refreshments will be served along with prizes for top-placing teams. Registration is required by calling (909) 399-5488.

THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM Sustainable Claremont hosts a screening of The Biggest Little Farm at 6:30 p.m. at Rose Hills Theatre, Pomona College, 170 E. Sixth St., Claremont. The documentary chronicles John and Molly Chester’s experience in developing a sustainable farm on 200 acres in Ventura County. Tickets at the door are $15, children 12 and under are free. Sample free, local food from sustainable producers Uncommon Good, Di Stefano Cheese and more. More info is at sustainableclaremont.org, or (909) 625-8767, extension 238.

 

Friday, August 23

SOULSHINES ON THE PLAZA Claremont’s free live music series Friday Nights Live continues tonight with Soulshine at Laemmle plaza; Amazing Tone Benders at the chamber of commerce; Sylvia Bosco at city hall; Swing Shift at Shelton Park. All performances are from 6 to 9 p.m. More info is at claremontchamber.org.

BE GOOD Claremont’s Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, at 1500 N. College Ave., continues its Cinema Botanica: Movies in the Garden, series with E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (PG). The family friendly film series runs from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. The films, which are shown in the California Courtyard, highlight California native plants. Moviegoers will receive a field guide to the plants in the various features. During intermission, Garden staff will discuss the plants and landscapes seen in the movies. Tickets for Garden members and non-members are $10/$8 for adults and $7/$5 for children age 3 to 12. Kids under 3 are free. More info and tickets are available at the box office or at rsabg.org/events-programs/events. The August 30 film, Flight of the Butterflies (G), is open to Garden members only. Participants are welcome to bring blankets and portable chairs. Canvas chairs will be for sale at the event and there will be seating available. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. More info is available at rsabg.org/events-programs/events, via email at info@rsabg.org, or by calling (909) 625-8767.

 

Saturday, August 24

WATER WISE GARDEN TIPS Interested in sustainability? Join Sustainable Claremont and master gardeners with LA County Department of Public Works for a free 2 to 3:30 p.m. smart gardening workshop on composting, water-wise gardening, worm composting and grass-cycling. Compost and worm bins will be available for purchase at a discount for workshop attendees. More info is at lacountylibrary.org, (909) 621-4902, via email to cbarthelette@library.lacounty.gov, or by following @lacountylibrary on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

CYMO HOLDS AUDITIONS The Claremont Young Musicians Orchestra will hold auditions for its 31st season today through September 8. Musicians ages eight to 20 who play string, woodwind, brass, or percussion instruments are invited to audition for the CYMO, the Claremont Young Musicians Intermezzo Orchestra, or the newly formed Overture Strings. For info or to receive audition excerpts for each instrument go to cymo.org, email rjscymo@aol.com, or call (909) 624-3614.