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CALENDAR: Claremont 9-day calendar; food trucks, art walk, comic book show, concerts and more

Friday, August 2

FOOD TRUCK The Slammin’ Sliders food truck will be at Claremont Craft Ales after 4 p.m. 1420 N. Claremont, Blvd., 204 C, Claremont.

ART WALK Tour the Village galleries and visit opening receptions during this month’s Claremont Art Walk. Meet the artists and enjoy free refreshments and live music at participating locations. See the Art Walk map on page 25. 6 to 9 p.m.

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 the appreciation and support of those back home. There are several ways to help: Cash donations are used to help with packaging and shipping, donated Beanie Babies are given to deployed troops to 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.


Saturday, August 3

SHREDDING DAY Shred old bills, taxes, financial statements, annual reports, recipts and other sensitive documents for free with Iron Mountain’s on-site moble shredding unit. Drive through the parking lot and Inland Valley Hope Partners’ volunteers and Morgan Stanley employees will help unload boxes and bags of paper for shredding and recycling. They will also accept food donations for Inland Valley Hope Partners food bank. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Morgan Stanley, 456 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. Call 625-9711 or email jack.t.johnson@morganstanley.com.

FOOD TRUCK Tortas 2 Die 4’s Mexican bonanza with ceviche will be at Claremont Craft Ales, located at 1420 N. Claremont, Blvd. 204 C, Claremont.


Sunday, August 4

COMIC BOOK SHOW Browse collectibles, books, graphic novels, action figures, games and more. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Claremont Packing House, 532 W. First St., Claremont.

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


Monday, August 5

MONDAY NIGHT CONCERT in the park. Tonight’s performance: Pop Gun Rerun (‘80s). 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, August 6

ACTRESS/AUTHOR RITA MORENO will be at the Montclair Plaza Barnes & Noble for a book signing of her New York Times bestseller Rita Moreno: A Memoir, exploring how a young Puerto Rican girl with a modest upbringing became a legendary Hollywood actress, singer and dancer. As a coveted entertainer who has won an Oscar, Grammy, Tony and 2 Emmys, Ms. Moreno shares in her book raw moments of her life, from reflecting on her struggles to her break-through of Hollywood’s racial and ethnic barriers to dealing with the wounded little girl hiding behind the glamorous façade. She also candidly talks about her relationships with Elvis Presley and Howard Hughes, as well as a passionate romance with Marlon Brando that nearly killed her. In addition, she talks about the illusion of having the “perfect” marriage and the joys of motherhood. Currently, Ms. Moreno can been seen with Fran Drescher on the television show Happily Divorced, which airs on TV Land. The book signing will begin at 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, located at 5060 E. Montclair Plaza Lane, Montclair.

TUESDAY MOVIES IN THE PARK Claremont Police Department’s annual summer movie series. Celebrate National Night Out with tonight’s screening, Ice Age: Continental Drift, at Memorial Park, located at 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd., 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, August 7

STORY TIME Library toddler summer story time with rhymes, songs and play. For children ages 15 months to 3 years and their caregivers. First session is 11 to 11:30 a.m. and the second session is 11:30 a.m. to noon. Space is limited, seating is first come first served. Claremont Library, 208 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont. 621-4902.


Thursday, August 8

FREE CONCERT Rhino Records presents their annual series of free musical performances in its store, curated by KSPC. Every other Thursday will feature a live performance by an up-and-coming band. There will also be an installation/art-minded event with each performance in the store presented by the dA Gallery. This week’s concert: Traps Ps are a post-punk/garage act faithfully carrying on Pere Ubu’s legacy of “avant-garage.” There’s a tension to their songs that results in a heightened energy coursing through them. Tight bass lines and screechy angular guitars will have you dancing. All shows start at 7:30 p.m. at Rhino Records, located at 235 Yale Ave., Claremont. Performances are free of charge and for all ages. 626-7774.


Friday, August 9

LECTURE “Contemplative Christianity: The Monk Within” presented by Father Robert Hale, a Camaldolese-Benedictine monk who is the former Prior of the New Camaldoli Hermitage in Big Sur and the founder of Incarnation Monastery, an urban retreat center in Berkeley. He is a graduate of Pomona College and received a master’s degree from Collegio Sant’ Anselmo in Rome and a doctorate in spiritual theology from Fordham University. 3 p.m. at Pilgrim Place’s Decker Hall, 625 Mayflower Rd., Claremont.

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 (soft rock) at the Public Plaza, Give Up the Junk (swing/jazz) at the Claremont Chamber and Steve Rushingwind (Native American flute) at city hall.

FOOD TRUCK George’s Greek food truck will be at Claremont Craft Ales after 4 p.m. 1420 N. Claremont, Blvd. 204 C, Claremont.


Saturday, August 10

INSTITUTE OF ETIQUETTE A new co-ed course focusing on basic manners including introductions and responses, dining skills, table manners with food to practice, cultural diversity, respect for others, deflecting peer pressure, tech etiquette, thank you notes, social media manners, eye contact, posture and grooming. Youth class for ages 5 and up takes place from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. and the teen session is 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. $70 covers classes, food and handouts. Each course includes 3, 2-hour classes beginning August 10 on your choice of either Saturdays or Sundays. Payment and RSVP must be made by Friday, August 9. Graber Olive House, 315 E. Fourth St., Ontario. To RSVP, call 923-5650 or 800-891-RSVP.



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.