CALENDAR: Your week in 9 days
Friday, July 26
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 Squeekin’ Wheels (folk/bluegrass) at the Public Plaza, No Static (rock) at the Claremont Chamber and Steve Patrick Carrico Band (jazz/rock) at city hall.
Saturday, July 27
BLUE STAR MUSEUM DAYS Free admission for all active-duty military personnel, their immediate family members and veterans. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont. Visit www.rsabg.org or call 625-8767 for more details.
Sunday, July 28
LIVE JAZZ performance on the Blue Fin patio at 2 p.m. 665 E. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. 946-1398.
FILM SCREENING Charles Chaplin’s 1936 film Modern Times. 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 29
MONDAY NIGHT CONCERT in the park. Tonight’s performance: The Ravelers (classic rock). The series is co-sponsored by the city and the Kiwanis Club 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 30
ISRAEL AND JORDAN Retired history teacher Gene Smith will discuss historical, ethnic, political and religious ideas of Israel and Jordan. 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: Hotel Transylvania at Higginbotham Park, located at 599 Mt. Carmel Drive, Claremont. Moviegoers are asked to bring blankets and low chairs only, and to leave 4-legged friends at home. Movies begin at dusk at about 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, July 31
CLAREMONT PLACE Life Long Learning Series featuring this month’s speaker Claremont resident Daniel R. DeChaine, armorer for the US Fencing Team and US Fencing Team Hall of Fame member. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Claremont Place Senior Living, 120 W. San Jose Ave., Claremont. For more information or to RSVP, call 447-5259.
FOUND OBJECT JUGGLING SHOW for children ages Kindergarten through eighth grade. 2 p.m. Claremont Library, 208 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont.
Thursday, August 1
BLOOD DRIVE The Claremont Police Department, in partnership with Cedars-Sinai, will host a blood drive from noon to 5:30 p.m. at Taylor Hall in Cahuilla Park, located at 1717 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont. Lieutenant Mike Ciszek is leading the blood campaign in honor of his father’s journey with cancer and to help the Cancer Center’s need for blood donations, particularly in the summer when donations levels are at their lowest. Walk-ins are welcome, but registering in advance is encouraged. To sign up, contact Debbie Trevino at firstname.lastname@example.org or 399-5420.
ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION Claremont Craft Ales is turning one. Celebrate at one of 2 sessions: noon to 4 p.m. or 5 to 9 p.m. Admission is $20 and comes with a commemorative first anniversary engraved glass and 5 fills of beer. Children and designated drivers may attend for $5 or free if they bring a new pair of shoes to benefit Shoes That Fit charity. Festivities include food, music, hand-made arcade games and 20 beers on tap. Be entered in a raffle for brining a brand new pair of athletic shoes ranging in size from children to adult. Tickets are available at the tasting room or online at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/416217. Claremont Craft Ales is located at 1420 N. Claremont Blvd. 204 C, Claremont. Contact email@example.com for more information.
Friday, August 2
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 Tannin’s (jazz) at the Public Plaza, Jackson Family Band (folk/rock) at the Claremont Chamber and Nick Casilla & Family at city hall.
KNIT TIL MIDNIGHT Colors 91711 presents Friday Night Charity Knit Nights on behalf of Operation Gratitude. This Los Angeles based organization annually sends 100,000 care packages filled with snacks, toys, entertainment items and personal letters of appreciation as well as hats and scarves addressed to individually named US Service Members deployed in hostile regions around the world. Their mission is to lift morale, bring a smile to a service member’s face and express appreciation and support of those back home. There are several ways to help: Cash donations are used to help with packaging and shipping, Beanie Babie donations are given to deployed troops use as personal mascots and positive and upbeat letters are used to show gratitude. Bring donations to Colors 91711 and they will hand deliver them to Operation Gratitude headquarters in November. Any purchases made at Colors 91711 for this charity project will receive a 10 percent discount. For every hour of knitting/crocheting for Operation Gratitude at Colors 91711, guests will be entered into a drawing for a grand prize. Charity Knit Nights are August 9, 16, 23 and 30 from 6 to 9 p.m. with a special kick off today, August 2 from 6 p.m. to midnight—guests are encouraged to arrive in pajamas. Refreshments will be provided. Colors 91711 is located at 248 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont.
FOOD TRUCK Slammin’ Sliders food truck will be at Claremont Craft Ales after 4 p.m. 1420 N. Claremont, Blvd. 204 C, Claremont.
Saturday, August 3
POMONA HERITAGE Annual Old Home Restoration Workshop. Learn about wood window restoration, living green in a vintage home, faux finishes, gardens to attract birds and butterflies, selecting and trimming trees, Pomona planning district guidelines, Mills Act, wood refinishing, lumber ABC’s, roofing issues and more. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free event. Trinity United Methodist Church, 676 N. Gibbs. For more information, visit wwwpomonaheritage.org.
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