CALENDAR: Your week in 9 days; summer festivals, dancing, movies and more
Friday, June 21
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 Dynamite Dawson (Public Plaza), Baba Elefante Trio (Claremont Chamber) and Nobody’s Station (City Hall).
Saturday, June 22
DANCE RECITAL Village Dance Arts presents Footnotes: A Night in the Library at 4 p.m. $10 for pre-sale or $15 at the door. Citrus College Haugh Performing Arts Center, 1000 W. Foothill Blvd., Glendora. For more information call 624-1415 or visit www.villagedancearts.org.
DALE BROS. SUMMERFEST To celebrate its recently-released Gold Medal-winning summer seasonal beer, Pacific Daylight, Dale Bros. will host Summerfest from 2 to 10 p.m. at the Dale Bros. tap room, 2120 Porterfield Way, Upland. For more information, visit www.dalebrosbrewery.com or call 579-0032, ext. 204.
Sunday, June 23
LIVE JAZZ performance on the Blue Fin patio at 2 p.m. 665 E. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. 946-1398.
POETRY READING Friends of the Claremont Library present a poetry reading with Molly Bendall and Brendan Constantine. 2 p.m. Claremont Library, 208 Harvard Ave., Claremont. 621-4902.
VINO + VINYASA Participate in a free hour-long yoga class followed by “happy relaxation hour” in the Hotel Casa 425 Lounge. 3:30 p.m.
NATURAL HEALING GROUP The meeting will focus on autoimmune conditions with a personal testimony. 4:30 to 6 p.m. $15. Ayurvedic Healing Clinic, 226 W. Foothill Blvd., Suite 1, Claremont. RSVP to 921-7115.
Monday, June 24
DANCE CLASS Learn belly dance fundamentals, proper posture, isolations, footwork and basic dance moves in this beginning class. 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. $10. For ages 17 and up. Buddhamouse Emporium, 134 Yale Ave., Claremont. 626-3322.
Tuesday, June 25
MERGER The president and CEO of VNA Hospice and Palliative Care of Southern California will speak on its 61-year history and the 32-year history of Inland Hospice Volunteers, and how their merger brings more to Claremont and the surrounding communities. VNA offers private duty, home health and hospice services, supported by the volunteer programs and bereavement services of Inland Hospice. 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 at the Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont.
THEATRICAL PERFORMANCE Kres Mersky brings to life the story of Isadora Duncan: A Unique Recital. In this presentation, the audience meets Ms. Duncan near the end of her life—no longer dancing, but still struggling to raise money for her school of dance. Ms. Mersky has performed in film, theater and television appearing on shows like Charlie’s Angels and The Practice. For ages 12 and up. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Claremont Library, 208 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont. 621-4902.
Wednesday, June 26
FILM SCREENING and discussion co-sponsored by The Brandy Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, MoveOn.org and the Claremont Forum. Living for 32 is the inspirational story of Colin Goddard, a survivor of the Virginia Tech massacre in April of 2007. In this film, Mr. Goddard shares an intimate account of the terror he and his classmates endured, and the courageous journey of recovery and hope he has pursued. 7 p.m. Free. Claremont Forum, 586 W. First St., Claremont Packing House.
BELLY DANCE Work on isolation drills, movement combinations plus floor work and begin to dive deeper into technique in this intermediate belly dance class taught by Adina Dane, who performs at various locations, including Claremont’s Casablanca Bar & Grill. 7 to 8 p.m. $10. The Colony at Loft 204, 532 W. First St. #204, Claremont Packing House.
Thursday, June 27
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. Free admission. Buddhamouse Emporium, 134 Yale Ave., Claremont.
Friday, June 28
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 Sligo Rags (Public Plaza), Woodrock (Claremont Chamber) and Steve Rushingwind (City Hall).
Saturday, June 29
FOURTH ANNUAL BLUES & BREWS Craft Beer Walk featuring over 30 beverage and food tasting sites plus live music. 4 to 8 p.m. Advance tickets are $35 per person or $40 the day of the event. Attendees must be at least 21 years old. Photo ID is required at check-in. Contact Sonja Stump Photography for more information, 626-1147 or visit www.claremontbluesandbrews.com.
DINNER AND A MOVIE Claremont High School Class of 2016 presents “Swashbuckling Summer Starter” with a screening of Pirates of the Caribbean. 5 to 10 p.m. $10 includes movie, hamburger or 2 hot dogs, chips, popcorn and a drink. Taylor Hall, 1775 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
CLAREMONT HERITAGE Annual Gala and fundraiser with this year’s theme, “Gatsby at the Garner,” features cocktails, dinner, auctions and live music. Claremont Heritage is a nonprofit, community, volunteer and membership-based organization that actively works to preserve, celebrate and provide stewardship of Claremont’s historic resources. The organization will recognize individuals and organizations that have made a significant impact in the community. 6 p.m. $90 for Claremont Heritage members or $100 for general admission. Garner House courtyard in Memorial Park, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont. Call 621-0848 to RSVP or visit www.ClaremontHeritage.org/gala.
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