CALENDAR: 9-day calendar; Memorial Day
Friday, May 24
FANTASTIC VOYAGE Claremont High School National Honor Society invites the community aboard for a special cruise-themed evening. Festivities include dinner, dancing and live entertainment. 5 to 7 p.m. $5. Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont. 399-5488.
FRIDAY NIGHTS LIVE Dine downtown then stroll then Village to hear free live music performances 6 to 9 p.m. This week’s performers include Squeekin' Wheels (Public Plaza), Carl Shaffer Quartet (Claremont Chamber) and Marc Weller Trio (City Hall).
Saturday, May 25
ENERGY BALANCING Sandy Templin leads 25-minute sessions from 1 to 3 p.m. Appointments recommended, walk-ins accepted time permitting. For guests 18 and over. Make an appointment by calling Sandy at 989-9038. Buddhamouse Emporium, 134 Yale Ave., Claremont.
PUPPET SHOW Help solve the riddle of “Gumshoe McMonocle and the Strange Case of Rumpelsomething.” Children of all ages and their families will have an opportunity to watch an action-packed re-telling of “Rumpelstiltskin” presented by Omnipresent Puppet Theater. Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Claremont Library. 2 to 3 p.m. Claremont Library, 208 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont. 621-4902.
CLAREMONT MODERN Enjoy an evening of nostalgia and a cocktail party in a Fred McDowell designed house from the late 1950s. The event is a fundraiser to help Claremont Heritage document the important mid-century modern resources that exist in Claremont to create both a publication and exhibition that will be presented in the fall. There will be a presentation of Julius Shulman photographs of projects in Claremont as well as a silent auction of modern art and design. Vintage dress is encouraged. 7 to 9 p.m. Address will be provided upon reservation. $50. Space is limited. RSVP to 621-0848.
Sunday, May 26
FILM SCREENING of the short student film Young Adults, written, directed and co-produced by Anthony Troli, a Claremont High School alumni (class of 2010). The comedy-drama stars Timmy Deters, another Claremont High School alumni (class of 2012). A high school graduate lies his way into dating a very lost and jobless 24 year old named Lizzy the summer before he goes to college. The project was created at University of La Verne. Mr. Troli was one of the first recipients of a performance scholarship at the University of La Verne. He will be interning at Will Ferrell’s Funny or Die this summer. Mr. Deters is currently pursuing acting while attending Santa Monica College. 11 a.m. Claremont Laemmle 5 movie theater, 450 W. Second St., Claremont.
POETRY READING with Larry Colker and Karen An-Hwei Lee. Presented by the Friends of the Claremont Library. 2 p.m. 208 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont.
LIVE JAZZ performance by San Manuel Trio on the Blue Fin patio at 2 p.m. 665 E. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. 946-1398.
Monday, May 27
MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE The city of Claremont and American Legion Post 78 host the annual Memorial Day Services in Oak Park Cemetery (410 Sycamore Ave.) at 11 a.m. This ceremony commemorates the men and women who have lost their lives in military service. The service will include comments from members of American Legion Post 78, Mayor Opanyi Nasiali, and various community members. For more information visit the city website at www.ci.claremont.ca.us or call 399-5490.
BLUE STAR MUSEUM DAYS Free admission for all active-duty military personnel, their immediate family members and veterans. Does not apply for special events. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont. 625-8767.
Tuesday, May 28
BELLY DANCE Learn how to belly dance from Casablanca Bar & Grill performer Adina Dane. Ms. Dane shows how to do basic belly dance steps and isolation skills to bring out one’s inner goddess. 7 to 8 p.m. $10. The Colony at Loft 204, 532 W. First St. #204, Claremont Packing House.
ANCIENT OLYMPIC CONUNDRUMS Steve Glass is an emeritus professor of classics and classical archaeology at Pitzer College. He will examine the Greeks’ preoccupation with competitive athletics. A buffet lunch is available at 11:30 a.m. for $12. Dessert and coffee is available for $6. The University Club meets each Tuesday in the Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont.
WINDOWS Duke Leong and Don Brown will discuss “What You Need to Know about Using Windows8. Hosted by the Claremont Senior Computer Club. 7:30 p.m. Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont. 399-5488.
Wednesday, May 29
AUTHOR MEET & GREET Cecil Castellucci will be present with her latest book Odd Duck at 5 p.m. Mrs. Nelson’s Toy and Book Shop, 1030 Bonita Ave., La Verne. 599-4558.
CELEBRATION & DEDICATION Mt. San Antonio Gardens invites the community to California’s first Green House homes. This new development will provide real homes (not hospital-like buildings) for loved ones needing skilled nursing care. The pioneering Green House concept has been adopted in 100 skilled nursing care sites in 22 states across the United States. Mt. San Antonio Gardens has pioneered with elected and government officials of the State of California and the County of Los Angeles. Tours will be offered beginning at 5 p.m. The program will begin at 6 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Mt. San Antonio Gardens, 860 W. Harrison Ave., Claremont.
Thursday, May 30
SPIRITUAL READING & MEDITATION A group for reading, discussion and meditation. Read from Pema Chodren followed by a silent meditation and a brief discussion about the reading. Free and open to the public. 4:30 and 5:30 p.m. Buddhamouse Emporium, 134 Yale Ave., Claremont.
Friday, May 31
METRO ART Artist Jessica Polzin McCoy will sign free copies of her poster celebrating the city of Claremont. Ms. Polzin McCoy was commissioned by Metro Creative Services to create the artwork for its poster series, “Through the Eyes of Artists.” The program commissions local artists to create original artworks that express the uniqueness of Los Angeles County neighborhoods, as a way of encouraging people to take Metro to explore destinations served by the agency. Beginning in Spring 2013, the poster will be displayed on Metro buses and rail cars traveling throughout Los Angeles County. As seen through the eyes of Ms. Polzin McCoy, Claremont is depicted as a series of delicate watercolor vignettes that illustrate the city as a college town that flourishes within the creative environment of The Claremont University Consortium, and opens an informal invitation to visit a backyard, ride a bike, step into a shady grove and attend school. 10:30 a.m. Claremont Public Library, 208 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont.
SYCAMORE CELEBRATES Dinner, dancing and live auction. Proceeds benefit Sycamore Elementary School. 5:30 p.m. $50. Spring evening attire. Frary Dining Hall at Pomona College, 347 E. Sixth St., Claremont. For ticket and event information, visit www.sycamorecelebrates.org.
FRIDAY NIGHTS LIVE Dine downtown then stroll then Village to hear free live music performances 6 to 9 p.m. This week’s performers include Claremont Voodoo Society (Public Plaza), Steve Rushingwind Band (Claremont Chamber) and The Plus Tones (City Hall).
Saturday, June 1
MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID TRAINING An individual is more likely to encounter someone—friend, family, coworker, customer or neighbor in an emotional or mental crisis than someone having a hear attack. Mental Health First Aid teaches a 5-step action plan to offer initial help to people with signs and symptoms of a mental illness or in a crisis, and connect them with the appropriate professional, peer, social or self help care. Anyone can take the Mental Health First Aid course. Participants must attend the whole class to receive certification. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hosted by Tri City Mental Health Services. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 784-3249. Claremont Library, 208 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont. A registration form can be picked up at the library.
FEST OF THE WEST AbilityFirst, along with sponsor Wells Fargo, will hold a country-western themed family event to benefit children and adults with physical and developmental disabilities. All proceeds from the event will benefit AbilityFirst Claremont Center, which provides programs and services for children and adults with disabilities, as well as AbilityFirst Camp Paivika, one of the first accessible camps for special needs individuals in the San Bernardino Mountains where campers enjoy enrichment programs and make new friends. Event activities include live music by The Silverados, Wells Fargo stagecoach, line dancing, BBQ, silent auction, vendors, carnival games and petting zoo. Noon. Claremont University Consortium, 101 N. Mills Ave., Claremont.
SONGS OF LIFE & LOVE Claremont Presbyterian Church Performing Arts presents coloratura soprano Kathryn Lillich. 7 p.m. A freewill offering is appreciated. Claremont Presbyterian Church, 1111 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont. 624-9693.
ENCHANTMENT UNDER THE SEA Travel back in time for a playful 1950s prom parody complete with prom photo, party food, punch, paper decorations, party favors and live band. 1950s-style prom dresses and suits are encouraged. The event takes place between 8 to 10 p.m. $25 per couple or $15 for an individual ticket. Space is very limited for this event. Make reservations by emailing email@example.com by Friday, May 31 or purchase tickets at The Colony at Loft 204, located upstairs in the Packing House, 532 W. First St. #204, Claremont.
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