CALENDAR: Claremont to celebrate Fourth of July with a day of festivities
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Claremont Fourth of July activities
See our Saturday holiday special section with everything you need to know about the Fourth. It's loaded with maps and information only the COURIER can provide both in print and online. Here are some key items of note.
Wednesday, JULY 4
CLAREMONT FESTIVAL Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast will be served from 7 to 10 a.m. 1K Kids Run starts at 7:30 a.m. and 5K Run/Walk begins at 8 a.m. The Flag Raising and Opening Ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. T. Willard Hunter Speakers Corner will take place between 10:45 a.m. and 3 p.m. (with COURIER publisher Peter Weinberger speaking at noon). The parade begins at 4 p.m. Memorial Park, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont.
JUGGLING with Jeffery, an interactive comedy for the whole family. 10 a.m. Montclair Plaza. 626-2501.
CLAREMONT CELEBRATES AMERICA LCR concert begins at 6:45 p.m. and the fireworks show begins at 9 p.m. Pomona College Track. Tickets are available for purchase at the Hughes Community Center, Vons, Rio de Ojas, Wolfe’s Market and Chamber of Commerce. Visit www.claremont4th.org.
KABOOM! Fourth of July fireworks show featuring Monster Truck and Big Air Freestyle Motocross. Gates open at 5 p.m. and the fireworks begin at 9:20 p.m. Tickets start at $15. Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona.
FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR hosted by the city of Upland. Kid’s zone, live music by Midnight Ride and pyrotechnic sky concert. $8 (children 2 and under join for free). Tickets may be purchased at the Upland recreation and library departments or Ford of Upland located at 545 W. Foothill Blvd., Upland. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. Fireworks begin at 9 p.m. Upland High School football stadium, 565 W. Eleventh St., Upland.
HOUSE DECORATING Check out the house-decorating contest winning homes. See the COURIER’s Fourth of July special this Saturday for more details.
Wednesday, JUNE 27
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE The Claremont Chamber of Commerce will be celebrating its 90th birthday at the annual awards and installation luncheon. The event will recognize retiring and incoming board members and present awards for business of the year, businessperson of the year, nonprofit of the year, ambassador of the year and the prestigious Chair’s Award. 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. $35. DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 555 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. Reservations may be made by calling 624-1681 or by e-mailing email@example.com.
ORIGAMI WORKSHOP A beginners paper-folding workshop will be held under the oak tree at the Petterson Museum of Intercultural Art at Pilgrim Place from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Paper and refreshments will be provided at no cost. 730 Plymouth Road, Pilgrim Place. 399-5544.
ANIMALS Pacific Animal Productions will present a variety of small animals that do a big job like seed planting, sanitation, pest control, etc. 3 p.m. Claremont Library, 208 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont. 621-4902.
Thursday, JUNE 28
WESTERN BBQ for seniors 62 or older. The Cowboy Jack Western Band will play country music favorites, there will be dancing, and a horse-drawn carriage will be available for rides. 4 to 6 p.m. Free and open to the public. Claremont Manor, 650 Harrison Ave., Claremont. 626-1227 ext. 136.
Friday, JUNE 29
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. This week’s performances include The Seth Greenberg Combo (jazz) at the Public Plaza located at 101 N. Indian Hill Blvd.; Hanks Cadillac (oldies) at the Claremont Chamber of Commerce located at 205 Yale Ave. and Mario Rojas and Saturday Night Pink (rock) on the south side of city hall on the corner of Second and Harvard.
Saturday, JUNE 30
NITE OWL Quilters Guild workshop. $35 (or $30 for members). Contact Jan Huber at email@example.com.
Sunday, JULY 1
LIVE JAZZ on the Blue Fin patio at 2 p.m. 665 E. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. 946-1398.
Monday, JULY 2
EXERCISE Active adult chair exercise weekly program. 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Alexander Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Road, Claremont. 399-5488.
Tuesday, JULY 3
FOURTH OF JULY University Club member Michael Fay will speak on “The Fourth of July: American Exceptionalism.” Mr. Fay will explore the Declaration of Independence, our country’s founders and present-day meanings. 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
Thursday, JULY 5
CURRENT EVENTS weekly social discussion group. 10 to 11:30 a.m. Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont. 399-5488.
Friday, JULY 6
STORYTIME for preschoolers up to age 5 and their guardians. Children can participate in stories, songs, games and art activities. 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Claremont Library, 208 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont. 621-4902.
Saturday, JULY 7
CONCERT Los Niños de Salamanca, a 20-member choir, mariachi band, brass ensemble and dancers, return to Our Lady of the Assumption Church for another concert performance. These Mexican orphans, ages 8 to 27, are renowned performers who receive daily musical instruction. They are currently on tour in California to raise funds for a new facility to house handicapped children. 7:30 p.m. $10. OLA, 435 Berkeley Ave., Claremont. 626-3596.
Sunday, JULY 8
ICED TEA MIXOLOGY Enjoy refreshing organic iced teas with your favorite summertime beverages. Learn how to mix lemonade, pomegranate juice, sparkling water and other juices with fresh-brewed iced teas. Iced teas included are organic peach rooibos tea, organic summer lemon tea, organic hibiscus berry and organic English breakfast tea. Iced tea glass included with fee. $5. All ages are welcome. 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Buddhamouse Emporium, 134 Yale Ave., Claremont. firstname.lastname@example.org. 626-3322.
Monday, JULY 9
MONDAY NIGHT CONCERTS The Ravelers (classic rock) will perform a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Memorial Park, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont.
Tuesday, JULY 10
HARRY TRUMAN Back by popular demand, Peter Small, an expert historical character actor, will portray Harry Truman in his blunt, plain-speaking style. Mr. Small will discuss Truman’s challenges during his presidency including dropping the atomic bomb and dealing with Joseph McCarthy. Mr. Small is a history teacher who has performed for 3 presidents and many audiences. 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.
Wednesday, JULY 11
MAGICIAN Wane Kawamoto delivers a lively and engaging magic show for children. 3 p.m. Claremont Library, 208 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont. 621-4902.
Thursday, JULY 12
BINGO for children ages 3 and over. 3 to 3:45 p.m. Claremont Library, 208 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont. 621-4902.