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CALENDAR: Your week in 9 days; Summer concerts, movies, art and more

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.

ART WALK Check out Claremont art galleries between 6 and 9 p.m. tonight for artist receptions, live music and complimentary refreshments. Pliny & The Elders perform at Hendricks Pharmacy and Black Bear & The Cheyenne Autumn Band perform at The Colony at Loft 204. Refer to the gallery section of the newspaper for a map and listing of participating locations.


Saturday, July 6

DOG THERAPY Children ages 5 and up and their caregivers are invited to a reading program with licensed certified therapy dogs. Children choose a book from the library or bring one from home to read to a therapy dog to help build confidence in reading. Parental supervision is required. 2 to 3:30 p.m. Claremont Library, 208 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont. 621-4902.


Sunday, July 7

LIVE JAZZ performance on the Blue Fin patio at 2 p.m. 665 E. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. 946-1398.

MEDITATION This class uses therapeutic movement and breathing exercises to reduce toxins, improve circulation and create inner peace. Wear comfortable clothes and a pillow to sit on. Chairs will be available, if preferred. 4:30 to 6 p.m. $15. Ayurvedic Healing, 226 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. 921-7115.

FILM SCREENING 1962 Agnés Varda film Cleo from 5 to 7. 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 8

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.

MONDAY NIGHT CONCERT in the park. Tonight’s performers: LCR (classic rock.) The series is co-sponsored by the city and the Kiwanis Club, and concerts take place on Monday nights at Memorial Park, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd. From 7 to 8:30 p.m. Food and refreshments are available.



Tuesday, July 9

GOLDA MEIR Peter Small will impersonate the strong-willed woman who was prime minister of Israel from 1969 to 1974. Small has taught history and has performed widely, including before 3 presidents. 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.

TUESDAY MOVIES IN THE PARK Claremont Police Department’s annual summer movie series. Tonight’s screening: The Lorax at Wheeler Park, 626 Vista Dr. Moviegoers are asked to bring blankets and low chairs only, and to leave 4-legged friends at home.


Wednesday, July 10

TODDLER STORYTIME Children ages 15 months to 3 years and their caregivers are invited for stories, rhymes, songs and play. 11 and 11:30 a.m. 25 families maximum each session. Claremont Library, 208 N. Harvard, Ave., Claremont. 621-4902.

THE LIZARD WIZARD Children are invited to a fascinating workshop focusing on the world of reptiles. Recommended for those kindergarten through eighth grade. Summer Reading Program. Registration is required. 2 and 3 p.m. Claremont Library, 208 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont. 621-4902.

ART ON TAP Otterspace Arts hosts Art on Tap at Claremont Craft Ales, 1420 N. Claremont Blvd, Suite 204C. Participants are guided through completion of a painting step-by-step while enjoying craft ale pints. From 6 to 9 p.m. Fee is $45 (all materials included). For more info and to reserve a spot, visit www.otterspacearts.com.


Thursday, July 11

WALKING GROUP Meet with “Get Walking Claremont” at the Thompson Creek Trail parking lot on Indian Hill Boulevard at 8 a.m. for an hour-long walk for seniors over 50. Free to attend. 399-5488.


Friday, July 12

BEACH PARTY REAL Connections present their second annual Beach Party. Celebrate the group’s first anniversary with fun in the shade, minus the sand. Food and refreshments will be provided. 5:30 p.m. Community Senior Services breezeway, located at 141 Spring St., Claremont. RSVP to 621-6300.

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 Claremont Voodoo Society (blues/roots) at the Public Plaza, Lee Powers (standards) at the Claremont Chamber and The Vinyl Number (rock) at City Hall.


Saturday, July 13

TIFFANY’S FAVORTE TEAS In honor of her birthday, Tiffany Williams will share her favorite teas. Samples include iced oolong teas, Sencha green tea, Hair Needle green tea, cooked puerh tea and more. Each guest will receive 2 to 3 ounces of one of her favorite teas. You can even make your own blend. Ms. Williams is the owner of Boutique Teas, which offers a premium loose-leaf tea selection and tea education lectures. For 2 years, she has practiced and learned about tea-blending techniques. Ms. Williams writes articles for www.boutiqueteas.com and for www.tching.com about tea culture, tealeaf reading and tea history. Tiffany also lectures at the annual Los Angeles Tea Lover’s Festival. 4 to 5:30 p.m. $15. Buddhamouse Emporium, 134 Yale Ave., Claremont. 626-3322. For more information, email tiffany@bou tiqueteas.com.



Jenelle Rensch covers the calendar, arts and entertainment. Deadline: Thursday at 5 p.m., one week before publication. Include date, time, address, a contact phone number and fee for admission (if applicable). Email: calendar@claremont-courier.com. Fax: 621-4072. Address: 1420 N. Claremont Blvd., Suite 205-B, Claremont, 91711. There is NO guarantee that items submitted will be published.