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CALENDAR: Claremont Library summer youth reading programs begin

Wednesday, JUNE 13

WORKSHOP for strategic improvisation to build skills in teamwork, creativity and communication. Develop interpersonal skills for success in sales, customer service and team management. June 13, June 23 and July 14 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with instructor John Fort. Alexander Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Road, Claremont. To register call 399-5490, e-mail info@regardingsolutions.com or visit regardingsolutions.com/workshops.


Thursday, JUNE 14

TAI CHI IN THE GARDEN The low-impact exercise, safe for all adults, increases strength and flexibility, reduces stress and improves balance. Tai Chi has also been shown to lower blood pressure and increase bone density. Taught in the Wu-style of Tai Chi, every class involves a warm-up, proper and safe instruction of each movement and the progressive movement through the form's stages. Classes are held indoors and outdoors depending on weather conditions. Wear comfortable attire and shoes with flat soles and bring a bottle of water. No experience necessary, all are welcome to attend. 9 to 10 a.m. Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont. 625-8767 ext. 224.


Friday, JUNE 15

FRIDAY NIGHTS LIVE Bands will perform every Friday evening this summer from 6 to 9 p.m. Bring folding chairs and enjoy the free entertainment each week in the Village. For more information, call the Claremont Chamber of Commerce at 621-1681 or e-mail contact@claremontchamber.org. This week’s performances include Ray MacNamara Combo (steel band/Caribbean) at the Public Plaza located at 101 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont and Los Whateveros (cover songs) at the Claremont Chamber of Commerce located at 205 Yale Ave., Claremont.


Saturday, JUNE 16

CONCERT The Salastina Music Society will present a concert at Garrison Theater on the Scripps College campus at 3 p.m. The program features artistic directors and violinists Kevin Kumar and Maia Jasper with a renowned tenor, Raul Hernandez of the Metropolitan Opera, plus a cast of instrumentalists including Joanne Pearce Martin, LA Philharmonic principal keyboardist. The performance offers a wide range of music from classical, Mexican habanero-bolero and U.S. premiere. $18 at www.salastinasociety.org or $25 at the door. Some Crust Bakery will provide refreshments for a reception. 231 E. Tenth St., Claremont.

ALUMNI of La Puerta, El Roble, Claremont and San Antonio High schools are invited to an evening of blues and burgers at the Buffalo Inn beginning at 6 p.m. Live music will be provided by local blues bands Toomstone and Mothership. Get reacquainted with “the magic of the Buff beer garden,” and catch up with old friends at this impromptu Claremont reunion. The Buffalo Inn is located at 1814 W. Foothill Blvd., Upland.


Sunday, JUNE 17

LIVE JAZZ performance by Polyhedra on the Blue Fin patio at 2 p.m. 665 E. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. 946-1398.

POETRY READING Celebrate Father’s Day with an open mic to read your own poetry or read from one of your favorite poets’ work. 3 to 5 p.m. Claremont Manor Hall, 650 W. Harrison Ave., Claremont. 621-2876.


Monday, JUNE 18

SHAKESPEARE READERS of Pomona Valley will meet to read “As You Like It.” 6 to 9 p.m. at Casa de Salsa, 415 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont.


Tuesday, JUNE 19

WATER CONSERVATION Physics Professor Richard Haskell of Harvey Mudd College will discuss “Embracing the Future: Irrigating Our Claremont Landscapes with Reclaimed Water.” This program is free to attend. A buffet lunch is available at 11:45 a.m. for $12. Dessert and coffee is available for $5. The University Club meets each Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. in the Alexander Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Road, Claremont. 625-4344.

UNITED NATIONS Association Pomona Valley will meet to share the experiences of those who participated in the annual meeting in Washington, DC, which included workshops, visiting legislators and a breakfast with Senator Dianne Feinstein. Refreshments will be served. 5:30 to 7 p.m. Porter Hall, Pilgrim Place located at 625 Mayflower Road, Claremont. 626-2858.


Wednesday, JUNE 20

KIDS SUMMER READING PROGRAM KICK-OFF featuring “Sleeping Beauty in Outer Space,” an interactive puppet show by Moodoo Puppet Productions. Sign up for the Summer Reading Program starting at 2 p.m. The show begins at 3 p.m. Claremont Library, 208 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont. 621-4902.

TEEN SUMMER READING PROGRAM Youths in grades 6 through 12 are offered the opportunity to participate in the summer reading program, with a chance of winning a Kindle Fire and other prizes. The program runs from June 20 through August 18. Call 621-4902 or visit the Claremont Library at 208 N. Harvard Ave. to participate.


Thursday, JUNE 21

CLAREMONT CHAMBER Young Professionals monthly meeting. Networking, conversation and a presentation. For individuals ages 18 to 40. 5:30 to 7 p.m. Location for event varies. Call 624-1681.