CALENDAR: Your week in 9 days; Blues & Brews plus Claremont Rocks the Fourth
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 (Irish) at the Public Plaza, Woodrock (rock) at the Claremont Chamber and Steve Rushingwind (flute) at 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, if not sold out. Attendees must be at least 21 years old. Photo ID is required at check-in. Contact Sonja Stump Photography for more information at 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.
Sunday, June 30
LIVE JAZZ performance on the Blue Fin patio at 2 p.m. 665 E. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. 946-1398.
FILM SCREENING 1962 Roman Polanksi film Knife in the Water. 9 p.m. $6. “Film School” screening series on the Hip Kitty Jazz and Fondue patio. 502 W. First St., Claremont Packing House.
Monday, July 1
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, July 2
HOSPITAL RENOVATION Jim Dale, president of the Center Foundation presents “Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center in Transition.” He will describe an upcoming $81 million renovation of the hospital and how it will benefit patients. 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.
GAME DAY TUESDAYS The library offers classic and new board and card games for ages 12 to 18. 1:30 to 3 p.m. Claremont Library, 208 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont. 621-4902.
Wednesday, July 3
AMERICA’S MUSIC Children are encouraged to celebrate America’s music from its roots to present day. For ages preschool to eighth grade. Part of the Claremont Library Summer Reading Program. 2 p.m. Claremont Library, 208 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont.
Thursday, July 4
CLAREMONT ROCKS THE FOURTH The Claremont Kiwanis Club will serve a pancake breakfast at Memorial Park from 7 to 10 a.m. for $5 each. Freedom 5000 1K Kids Run takes place at 7:30 a.m. and the 5K Run/Walk starts at 8 a.m. at Memorial Park (register by July 2.) The flag-raising ceremony begins at 10 a.m. at the park as well as the T. Willard Hunter Speakers Corner, which will take place between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Festival booths will be open between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Children’s games will be available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The parade begins at 4 p.m. at the corner of Indian Hill Boulevard and Tenth Street—the parade route moves south to Harrison then west to Mountain Avenue, ending at Larkin Park. The firework show costs $8 presale or $10 at the gate and takes place at Pomona College at the Strehle Track. Gates open at 6:30 p.m., the concert begins at 6:45 p.m. and the fireworks sky show starts at 9 p.m. See the Claremont COURIER’s Fourth of July special for more details on the festivities.
Friday, July 5
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 The Dogs (classic rock) at the Public Plaza, Drowsy Maggie (recorders) at the Claremont Chamber and Jim Partlow Trio (jazz/blues) at City Hall.
Saturday, July 6
TIBETAN BOWL SOUND HEALING Relax, listen and enjoy the nurturing sounds of Tibetan bowls. After an hour-long concert, guests will have the chance to ask questions and test the instruments. $15. For all ages. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Buddhamouse Emporium, 134 Yale Ave., Claremont. 626-3322.
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