KIWANIS CLUB ROUTE 66 PARTY The Kiwanis Club of Claremont holds its ninth annual Route 66 Party at 6 p.m. at the Doubletree Hotel, 555 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. The evening includes a buffet dinner and dancing to the music of The Ravelers, as well as a casino, a silent auction with more than 50 theme baskets, a complimentary photo booth and a bingo parlor.
WINE WALK The annual Claremont Wine Walk takes place today from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Village. Tickets, if still available, can be purchased for $50 the day of the event. For more information, visit claremontwinewalk.com.
WALKING IN LA The Claremont Library hosts a free 10:30 a.m. book chat and lecture, Loving LA the Low Carbon Way.
GET YOUR FAIR ON Has all this heat left you with a hankerin’ for a nice, refreshing fried Twinkie? Well if so you’re in luck, because the 95th annual LA County Fair returns to Pomona Fairplex today from noon to midnight. Adult admission this year is $20 for weekends and $14 for weekdays. Kids ages 6-12 are $12 and $8, respectively, seniors age 60-plus are $15 and $10 and children 5 and under are free.
Local heavy rock band Ojos Rojos is releasing a new five song EP Friday, “Sons of Love and Death,” and will be celebrating with a free 10 p.m. record release show at The Press, 129 Harvard Ave., Claremont.
The Claremont-based band blends the riff-heavy psychedelia of desert rock with the snotty but tuneful Manchester sound.
REVERBERATION Claremont’s ongoing free summer/fall music series, Friday Nights Live, continues tonight with Silverados Unplugged at Laemmle plaza; Mohave Beach Band at the chamber of commerce; US 99 at Shelton Park; and Jack McCoy at city hall; Friday Nights Live runs from 6 to 9 p.m. through October 27. More info, including future lineups, is at claremontchamber.org.
‘GIDION’S KNOT’ AT SYCAMORE Women’s Theatre Workshop presents Gidion’s Knot, a play by Johnna Adams, at 8 p.m. tonight and tomorrow at Sycamore School, 225 W. Eighth St., Claremont. Tickets for the 90-minute play—which contains content not suitable for children—are $15 and available at gidionsknotwtw. bpt.me or by calling (951) 990-5708.
TAKE A TOUR OF THE VILLAGE The monthly, guided walking tour of Claremont Village led by a docent from Claremont Heritage happens at 10 a.m. today. Participants should meet at in front of the Claremont Depot, 200 W. First Street. The walks explore Claremont’s history including the significance of the railroad, citrus crops, the Claremont Colleges and the Village.
SUPPORT AN EAGLE SCOUT, CROSSROADS Folks can support local Eagle Scout aspirant John Argyle and Claremont nonprofit Crossroads Women by donating to a crowd-funding effort. John is raising funds to build a drought resistant garden at Crossroad’s Claremont women’s home for formerly incarcerated women. “I am working with Crossroads to make their front yard drought tolerant,” John wrote in his GoFundMe pitch.
THE STREETS ARE ALIVE Claremont’s free live music series Friday Nights Live continues tonight with Ray MacNamara’s playfully named Big Bamboo Steel Band at Laemmle plaza; Aubren Hickernell at the chamber of commerce; the great Squeekin’ Wheels at Shelton Park; and Enigma Flux Rock at city hall; Friday Nights Live runs from 6 to 9 p.m. through October 27. More info, including future lineups, is at claremontchamber.org.
COURIER EDITOR TO SPEAK AT LOCAL UN MEETING The Pomona Valley Chapter of the United Nations Association hosts COURIER Editor Kathryn Dunn at its monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m. at Pilgrim Place’s Napier Center, 660 Avery Rd, Claremont. Ms. Dunn will discuss “The Importance of a Free Press” at the free and open to the public gathering. Refreshments will be served. More information is at pv.una-socal.org or (909) 625- 9670.
MIDSUMMER SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL Ophelia’s Jump brings its annual Midsummer Shakespeare Festival to Pomona College’s Sontag Greek Theater for two weekends beginning tonight with Much Ado About Nothing. The show repeats July 15, 21 and 23. Tomorrow, July 14, Hamlet will bring the kingdom of Denmark to Claremont. Hamlet repeats July 16, 20 and 22. All shows begin at 8 p.m. For tickets or more information go to opheliasjump.org or call (909) 734-6565.
Dovey Dee came a long way to take part in the latest dA Gallery show. But, then again, she didn’t.
Ms. Dee, a painter, lives in Australia. Before emigrating Down Under in 2000 she studied art in Claremont, earning her bachelor’s degree from Scripps College in 1983 and a master’s from Claremont Graduate University in 1985. During the 1980s she was a fixture in the local art scene, and even spent time on dA’s board of directors.
MUSIC IS THE SHORTHAND OF EMOTION Claremont’s free live music series Friday Nights Live continues tonight with jazz from Amanda Castro Band at Laemmle plaza; Lee Powers at the chamber of commerce; Nomads at Shelton Park; and Mike’s Guitar World at city hall; Friday Nights Live runs from 6 to 9 p.m. through October 27. More info, including future lineups, is at claremontchamber.org.