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CALENDAR: Garden Groove summer concerts begin this week

Wednesday, JULY 11

LIFELONG LEARNING SERIES Celeste Palmer of Bridging the Gap Foundation will speak about her life-changing and near-fatal car accident that left her with no recall of her life before the collision. Ms. Palmer’s friends, family and home were no longer familiar. Find out how she coped with relearning memories, people and a new career. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Claremont Place Senior Living, 120 San Jose Ave., Claremont. RSVP to Judith Jones at 447-5259.

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

YESTERYEAR’S CAFÉ, a unique Alzheimer’s support group in partnership with Community Senior Services of Claremont. People with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, their caregivers and families are welcome to participate in this monthly gathering. This month’s topic will be on outings with a memory-impaired loved one. 10:30 a.m. to noon. Free and open to the public. Claremont Place Senior Living, 120 W. San Jose Ave., Claremont. 447-5259.

GARDEN GROOVE featuring the Illiana Rose Band at 7 p.m. Tickets range from $3 to $10. Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden in the California Courtyard, 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont. Visit www.rsabg.org for more event information.

           

Friday, JULY 13

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 email contact@claremontchamber.org. This week’s performances include Dynamite Dawson (soft rock) at the Public Plaza located at 101 N. Indian Hill Blvd.; Amanda Castro (Great American Songbook) at the Claremont Chamber of Commerce located at 205 Yale Ave.; and Los Whateveros (roots rock) on the south side of city hall on the corner of Second and Harvard.

 

Saturday, JULY 14

BUTTERFLIES Natural History of L.A. Basin Butterflies. Explore the life of butterflies and moths in a fun, engaging presentation by entomology enthusiast and photographer, Clark Thompson. 9 to 11 a.m. The program is $15 for members or $20 for the general public. Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont. Register by calling 625-8767 ext. 254.

MIND-BODY HEALING presentation by nurse practitioner Yael Steinfeld. Learn about ancient holistic healing, what your body is trying to tell you and about diseases that may be avoidable. $15. 1 to 3 p.m. Buddha Mouse Emporium, 134 Yale Ave., Claremont. Buddha Mouse, 626-3322. Yael Steinfeld, 921-7115 or yael.ayurveda@gmail.com.

CONCERTS UNDER THE STARS, a fundraiser for the Claremont Young Musicians Orchestra at the Hafif estate with music featuring Smooth Touch (top 40s/oldies). $55 to benefit CYMO (tax deductible). Dinner is presented by Walter’s Restaurant. For more information, call 624-3614.

 

Sunday, JULY 15

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

 

Monday, JULY 16

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 17

LAPD Kirk Albanese will describe the sophisticated gang organizations in Los Angeles, intervention methods, successes, working with the FBI and the cost of crime. Mr. Albanese is chief of detectives and has a 28-year career in the LAPD. He has a degree in management and oversees 5 commanders and 1700 officers and civilian employees. 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.

PEACE CORPS information session. The organization is looking for volunteers in education, business, computer science, the environment, agriculture, health and science. A Los Angeles recruiter will discuss the rewards, challenges and opportunities of service in the Peace Corps. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Claremont Library, 208 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont. 621-4902.

 

Wednesday, JULY 18

DR. SUE’S TRAVELING Insect and Arthropod Zoo. Children will get a chance to see millipedes, centipedes and arachnids. 3 p.m. Claremont Library, 208 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont. 621-4902.

 

Thursday, JULY 19

CURRENT EVENTS weekly social discussion group. 10 to 11:30 a.m. Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont. 399-5488.

GARDEN GROOVE featuring the band, Remember Then, at 7 p.m. Tickets range from $3 to $10. Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden in the California Courtyard, 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont. Visit www.rsabg.org for more event information.

 

Jenelle Rensch covers the calendar, arts and entertainment. Deadline: At least one week before date of the event. Include date, time, address, a contact phone number and fee for admission (if applicable). Phone: 621-4761. Email: calendar@claremont-courier.com. Fax: 621-4072. There is NO guarantee that all items submitted will be published. Address: 1420 N. Claremont Blvd., Suite 205-B, Claremont, 91711.

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