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CALENDAR: Your week in 9 days

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 includes 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.

FOOD TRUCK The Pine Haven Café food truck will be at Claremont Craft Ales, located at 1420 N. Claremont Blvd. 204 C, Claremont. Saturday hours are 2 to 9 p.m.


Sunday, August 11

LECTURE Pomona College Alumni Association presents “Can Zombies do Math?” with mathematics professor Gizem Karaali in a free lecture at Descanso Gardens. Mathematics is a field of knowledge commonly associated with objectivity and universality, yet doing it well requires a certain comfort with ambiguity and a deep desire for elegant simplicity. Many mathematicians claim its main appeal is not its applicability and power, but rather its aesthetic beauty. Does this make math a uniquely human endeavor? In other words, could zombies do math? Guests are free to explore Descanso Gardens until closing at 5 p.m. The event begins at 1:30 p.m. at 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge. Free. Register by visiting www.pomona.edu/alumnievents or call 621-8110.

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

VINO + VINYASA Participate in a free hour-long yoga class followed by “happy relaxation hour” in the Hotel Casa 425 Lounge, 425 W. First St, Claremont. 3:30 p.m.

BENEFIT CONCERT Multiple Sclerosis Chamber Music Benefit Concert featuring Claremont Community School of Music with artists from the Eclipse Quartet, the Suzuki Talent Education of Pasadena, Claremont Community School of Music and the Colburn School of Music. 4:30 p.m. Donations may be made by cash or check to the Multiple Sclerosis Society. André Watts Recital Hall, 951 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. Contact hannah.yu.2019@gmail.com for more information.


Monday, August 12

MONDAY NIGHT CONCERT in the park. Tonight’s performance: Give Up the Junk (pop/funk/jazz). 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 13

ALZHEIMER’S CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP This month’s focus will be on tackling difficult tasks when caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia. Lisa Jeffers, of Right at Home in Home Care and Assistance will facilitate this support group and provide real solutions to everyday struggles. The meeting will conclude with an open discussion on what others in the group have found to work with unique situations. 7 to 9 p.m. The Claremont Club, 1777 Monte Vista Ave., Claremont. Contact Laura Van Dran, 921-1033.


Wednesday, August 14

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 15

MRS. NELSON’S TOY & BOOK SHOP “Brilliant Books for Boys,” a book club geared for readers ages 10 to 14. Mrs. Nelson’s Toy & Book Shop will also be hosting a barbeque with guest authors. 5 p.m. 1030 Bonita Ave., La Verne.


Friday, August 16

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 Dave Parsonage (rock) at the Public Plaza, Tony Placovic Group (soft rock/blues) at the Claremont Chamber and Ed Zarate (rock/country) at city hall.

FOOD TRUCK The Grilled Cheese Truck will be at Claremont Craft Ales after 4 p.m. 1420 N. Claremont Blvd. 204 C, Claremont.


Saturday, August 17

TIBETAN BOWL CONCERT Relax, listen, enjoy and be healed by the nurturing sounds of Tibetan bowls. After an hour-long concert, have a chance to ask questions, hold the bowls and experience what a full individual healing session might be like. 6:30 to 8 p.m. $15. Buddhamouse Emporium, 134 Yale Ave., Claremont. 626-3322.



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.