CALENDAR: Your week in 9 days
Friday, June 7
ART WALK Claremont’s monthly art gallery open house. Walk from one gallery to the next, visit opening receptions for new exhibitions, meet featured artists and enjoy refreshments and music. See the art walk map in the gallery section.
FRIDAY NIGHTS LIVE Dine downtown, then stroll the Village to hear free live music performances from 6 to 9 p.m. This week’s performers include Ray Woods Combo (Public Plaza), Kenneth Johnson (Claremont Chamber) and Jackson Family Band (City Hall).
Saturday, June 8
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 heart 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.
OPERA Vineyard Touring Opera presents Rigoletto Act IV: From Victor Hugo to Verdi and Pagliacci. 2 and 7:30 p.m. $10 for general admission, $20 for preferred seating or $5 for students and seniors. Claremont Women’s Club, 343 W. Twelfth St., Claremont.
CONCERT The Claremont Chorale presents “Thirsting to Sing,” a repertoire about life’s great appetites—an exploration of songs about food, wine and love. The performance features soloists from the Repertory Opera Company production of La Traviata. $15 for general admission, $12 for students and seniors, and children under 15 may attend for free. Save $2 per ticket and purchase tickets at Rio de Ojas, 250 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont. Tickets may be purchased online at www.claremontchorale.org. Pomona College’s Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. Fourth St., Claremont. Contact 542-8340 or email@example.com.
Sunday, June 9
LIVE JAZZ performance on the Blue Fin patio at 2 p.m. 665 E. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. 946-1398.
CONCERT The Claremont Symphony welcomes Spectrum. The nationally known Las Vegas-based vocal quartet will perform its adaptations of 22 familiar Motown songs from the 1960s and 1970s. The concert begins with the CSO performing selections from Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story. Spectrum harmonizes “Under the Boardwalk,” “Rubberband Man,” “My Girl,” Mack the Knife” and other favorites by the Temptations, Righteous Brothers, Four Tops, Supremes, Stevie Wonder and more. 3:30 p.m. $15 for general admission. $10 for students and seniors or $25 for preferred seating and early admission. Purchase tickets at www.eventbrite.com/event/4422513858. Pomona College’s Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. Fourth St., Claremont.
BACCALAUREATE Claremont and San Antonio High Schools annual baccalaureate at 7 p.m. at the Claremont United Church of Christ Congregational, 233 Harrison Ave., Claremont.
Monday, June 10
BOOK CLUB for those high school-aged and up. This meeting discusses “Books You Should Have Read in High School.” 5 p.m. Mrs. Nelson’s Toy and Book Shop, 1030 Bonita Ave., La Verne. 599-4558.
Tuesday, June 11
CALIFORNIA CITRUS Past president of the Citrus Research Board Jim Gorden will describe Yellow Dragon Disease, a fatal disease of citrus trees that is already causing distress in the Florida citrus industry and has been found locally. Mr. Gorden will discuss research projects that are seeking ways to mitigate its effects. 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.
CELEBRATION Claremont Senior Computer Club end-of-season celebration. 7:30 p.m. Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont. 399-5488.
Wednesday, June 12
SUSTAINABLE CLAREMONT Garden Club presents “Reimagining the California Lawn” with Bart O’Brien, director of special projects at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden and co-author of the award-winning book of the same title. Mr. O’Brien will discuss how to turn flat landscapes into 3-dimentional environments. 7 p.m. Free admission. Pilgrim Place’s Napier Center, 660 Avery Rd., Claremont. For more information, visit www.sustainableclaremont.org.
Thursday, June 13
GRADUATION Seniors from Claremont and San Antonio High Schools will be gathering at 5 p.m. at the Claremont High School football field for the class of 2013 graduation.
SPIRITUAL READING followed by silent meditation. The group will read from Pema Chodren, meditate and conclude with a brief discussion about the reading. 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Buddhamouse Emporium, 134 Yale Ave., Claremont.
SWITCHING TO MAC “A Guide for Windows and iPad Users” with the Claremont Macintosh Users Group. 7 p.m. Hughes Center Padua Room, 1700 N. Danbury Drive. 626-2045.
Friday, June 14
FRIDAY NIGHTS LIVE Dine downtown then stroll the Village to hear free live music performances from 6 to 9 p.m. This week’s performers include Sugar Mountain Mamas (Public Plaza), Tannin’s (Claremont Chamber) and Technopagan (City Hall).
Saturday, June 15
CLAREMONT MODERN 2013 film series Eames: The Architect and the Painter. Co-sponsored by the Claremont Heritage and Arts Council of the Claremont School of Theology. A discussion will follow. 7 to 9 p.m. in the Claremont School of Theology’s Mudd Theater, 1325 N. College Ave., Claremont. Suggested donation of $10. 621-0848. www.claremontheritage.org.
CLAREMONT FOLK FESTIVAL featuring live music, workshops, kids’ activities, garden tours, art vendors, craft booths and gourmet food and libations. The musical line-up includes David Lindley, Henry Rollins, Janet Klein and her Parlor Boys, Peter Harper, Moira Smiley and Voco, Leon Mobley with Da Lion and more. The festival opens at 10 a.m. Tickets are $25 for general admission, children 12 years and under may attend for free. Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont. For more information, visit www.folkmusiccenter.com, www.facebook.com/folkmusiccenter or call 624-2928.
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