CALENDAR: Your week in Claremont July 25 to August 2
Wednesday, JULY 25
SWAZZLE PUPPET COMPANY presents “The Court Jester and the Story Dreamer.” Children and parents are invited to this lively and interactive puppet show that will let the audience choose the plot and conclusion of the show. 3 p.m. Claremont Library, 208 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont. 621-4902.
Thursday, JULY 26
TAI CHI IN THE GARDEN Each class is limited to 20 students. Instructor Joseph Bojanek begins each class with a warm-up and teaches the elements of proper and safe movement. Classes are held indoors and outdoors depending on weather. Wear comfortable attire and bring a bottle of water. No experience is necessary and all are welcome to attend. Once registered, meet the instructor on the front patio of the California Garden Shop before the class’s start time. Six-week series. 9 to 10 a.m. Admission and class fees apply. Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont. Visit www.rsabg.com. 625-8767.
GARDEN GROOVE featuring the band Squeakin’ Wheels 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 27
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. This week’s performances include Seth Greenberg (jazz) at the Public Plaza located at 101 N. Indian Hill Blvd. and the Ray MacNamara Band (steel drums/reggae/Caribbean) at the Claremont Chamber of Commerce located at 205 Yale Ave.
Saturday, JULY 28
GARDEN WALKING CLUB Get tips for healthy living and learn about our environment with themed garden walks. 8 to 9 a.m. Free with paid garden admission. Register at the admission kiosk or visit www.rsabg.com.
CONCERT Coloratura soprano Kathryn Lillich will be accompanied by Janet Noll in singing music from composers like Handel, Wolf and Donizetti. 7 p.m. Claremont Presbyterian Church, 1111 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont. 624-9693.
Sunday, JULY 29
FREE ADMISSION to the Butterfly Pavilion from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Standard garden admission fees still apply. July 29 is the last day of the Butterfly Pavilion for the season and visitors will have a chance to help release the butterflies from the pavilion into the garden. Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont. Visit www.rsabg.com. 625-8767.
TEA TASTING Compare and contrast Taiwanese and Chinese oolong teas. This lecture, presented by Tiffany Williams, will explore the different manufacturing methods, soil and flavors present in oolong teas. Learn the gon-fu Chinese tea brewing style with a gaiwan teacup and yixing teapot. 2 to 4 p.m. $5 pre-registration includes a free tea-tasting cup. Register at http://oolongtastings.eventbrite.com/. Buddhamouse Emporium, 134 Yale Ave., Claremont. Tiffany, 529-0229.
LIVE JAZZ band Cucamonga Quartet will perform on the Blue Fin patio at 2 p.m. 665 E. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. 946-1398.
Monday, JULY 30
DRUMMING CIRCLE All are welcome to this community drum circle. Bring drums, shakers, blocks, bells, chants, etc. Musical experience is not necessary. The circle will be facilitated by Bruce Padget. 6 to 7:30 p.m. $5. Buddhamouse Emporium, 134 Yale Ave., Claremont.
CONCERT Monday Night Concerts at Memorial Park presents Hodads (surf) at 7:30 p.m. 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont.
Tuesday, JULY 31
FREUD “The Man and the Myth,” presented by Jim Laughrun, who will discuss Sigmund Freud and the importance of his work. Mr. Laughrun is a psychoanalyst and obtained his doctorate from the Claremont School of Theology. 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, AUGUST 1
BUBBLES GALORE Kids activity to learn the science of bubbles. 3 p.m. Claremont Library, 208 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont. 621-4902.
MEDITATION Chi Gong meditation class with Marianna Giordano, who has over 20 years experience teaching. Attendees will be led through a series of soothing movements and meditations that reduce stress and increase the ability to balance energy and find relaxation. 6 to 7 p.m. $10. Buddahmouse Emporium, 134 Yale Ave., Claremont. email@example.com. 626-3322.
Thursday, AUGUST 2
GARDEN GROOVE featuring the band, Doc Rock-It, 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Fax: 621-4072. There is NO guarantee that all items submitted will be published. Address: 1420 N. Claremont Blvd., Suite 205-B, Claremont, 91711.