There’s help staying cool in the summer heat

As the 100 degree squelcher continues this week, the city of Claremont is welcoming residents to take advantage of designated “cool zones” in order to beat the heat.

In addition, The Alexander Hughes Community Center will extend its hours this weekend to give residents more time to enjoy a cold sanctuary away from the August sun. The Hughes Center “cool zone” will be open Saturday, August 11, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Sunday, August 12, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Here is a listed of regular hours for city-designated areas to cool down:

1. Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Road

Hours: Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Fri, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; *Sat, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Contact: 399-5490

2. Joslyn Center, 660 North Mountain Ave.

Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Contact: 399-5488

3. Blaisdell Center, 440 South College Ave.

Hours: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Contact: 399-5367

4. Claremont Library, 208 Harvard Ave.

Hours: Tuesday-Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Contact: 621-4902.


For information on extended evening and weekend hours at the Hughes Center, call 399-5490.


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