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CALENDAR: Your week in 9 days; Art Walk and holiday shopping

Friday, December 6

FOOD TRUCK Calbi Truck is stopping by Claremont Craft Ales after 4 p.m. 1420 N. Claremont Blvd., Ste. 204C, Claremont.

AWAY IN A MANGER Exhibition featuring over 50 nativity sets from around the world. Petterson Museum of Intercultural Art, 730 Plymouth Rd., Pilgrim Place. Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 2 to 4 p.m. 399-5544.

HOLIDAY PROMENADE & TREE LIGHTING Enjoy entertainment at the Depot beginning at 5 p.m., including Claremont High School Chamber Singers. Visit Santa, Mrs. Claus and a reindeer at city hall between 5 and 8 p.m. Witness the tree lighting at the Depot at 6 p.m. Moultrie Academy of Music, Voice & Dance will perform on the city hall patio and the Wonderellas will perform at the Packing House and Public Plaza. Carolers will stroll the Village throughout the evening. Check out Village stores for holiday shopping.

ART WALK Visit art galleries in the Village today between 6 and 9 p.m. for artist receptions including complementary refreshments and music.

GYPSY SISTERS Wonderful arts and crafts created just for this encampment, include paintings, weavings, jewelry, quilts, ceramics, wood carvings, metal work, prints, collages, cards, decorative boxes, paper cut work, fiber arts, hats, scarves, plus a psychic. They will be opening this encampment to the public on Friday, December 6 from 6 to 9 p.m. and continuing on Saturday, December 7 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Sunday, December 8 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event takes place in the basement of the Claremont United Church of Christ at Harrison between Harvard and Yale avenues.

HARVEST FESTIVAL Original Art & Craft Show comes to the Pomona Fairplex today through Sunday, December 8. Enjoy holiday shopping, entertainment, kid zone, contests, food, crafting demonstrations and more. Hours are Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are $9 for adults, $7 for seniors, $4 for youths 13 to 17 and free for children 12 and under. Fairplex is located at 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona. The festival takes place in building 4. Visit www.harvestfestival.com.


Saturday, December 7

HOLIDAY MUSIC The Claremont High Orchestra will perform at city hall and 210 SAX Quartet will perform at the Public Plaza from noon to 2 p.m.

REMBRANDT CLUB presents its “Days of Great Mirth and Jollity” annual tea party. Noon to 2:30 p.m. Santa Claus appears from 1 to 2 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the door. The Seaver House, 305 N. College Ave., Claremont.

NUTCRACKER The Inland Pacific Ballet’s The Nutcracker begins at Bridges Auditorium today and continues through December 15. Tickets start at $38. Call 607-1139 or visit www.thebestnutcracker.com for more information.

FOOD TENT Mangia Benny is setting up at Claremont Craft Ales after 4 p.m. 1420 N. Claremont Blvd., Ste. 204C, Claremont.

CLAREMONT CHORALE performs “An Olde English Christmas” from 3 to 7:30 p.m. at Claremont United Church of Christ, 233 Harrison Ave, Claremont. Visit www.claremontchorale.org.


Sunday, December 8

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


Monday, December 9

SHAKESPEARE CLUB The Shakespeare Club of Pomona Valley will hold its December holiday meeting at 1:30 p.m. at the Joslyn Senior Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave. in Claremont. Lori Anne Ferrell will be the featured speaker and her subject will be Classic Theater News from the Claremont Graduate University. Ms. Ferrell is a professor at The Claremont Graduate University with a joint appointment in early modern history and literature in the School of Arts and Humanities. Her concentration is specifically on religious turmoil beginning with the Reformation in the Stuart age and ending with the English Civil Wars. She is most interested in how that religious turmoil is expressed in political and the literary texts, especially the writings of Shakespeare. Along with teaching, Ms. Ferrell also is the author of several books and scholarly articles and is a researcher at the Huntington Library in Pasadena. A holiday potluck luncheon will be served after the meeting. Guests are warmly welcomed. Call Kathleen at 629-2711 for additional information and reservations.


Tuesday, December 10

HOLIDAY MUSIC CHS Chorale Singers will perform a program of seasonal songs from around the world. Buffet lunch at 11:30 a.m. for $12 or dessert and coffee for $6. The University Club meets each Tuesday at the Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont.

MEET THE EXPERT VNA Hospice & Palliative Care of Southern California and Inland Hospice Volunteers present its eighth monthly “Meet The Expert” healthcare presentation with dessert and coffee. Dr. Timothy Dauwalder, VNA Medical Director, and Ashley Nielsen, MSW of Claremont Senior Services, will present “Caring for the Caregiver: How to find balance and support in your care-giving role and instill confidence to be an advocate for your loved one” from 1:30 to 3 p.m. United Church of Christ, 233 W. Harrison Ave. Claremont. RSVP by calling 447-7333. This is a free, community event. 

CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP facilitated by Laura Van Dran of The Alzheimer’s Association and Assisted Transition Inland Empire. This meeting will cover  helpful strategies and provide real solutions for navigating the holiday season, one of the most difficult times of year for both the caregiver and the loved one suffering with Alzheimer’s and dementia. 7 to 9 p.m. The Claremont Club, 1777 Monte Vista Ave., Claremont. For more information, call Ms.Van Dran at 921-1033


Wednesday, December 11

ART RECEPTION Harvey Mudd College art reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Caryll Mudd and Norman F. Sprague Jr. Gallery located in the R. Michael Shanahan Center for Teaching and Learning. Exhibition of student artwork, including photography, videos, albums and prints. Refreshments/drinks will be served. For more information, call 621-8022.


Thursday, December 12

MUST SEE Asian Film Series at 7 p.m., Pomona College Mason Hall, 550 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont. A screening of Tampopo (Japan, 1985) presented by the Asian Languages & Literature and Asian Studies departments and the Pacific Basin Institute’s “Must See” Asian Film Series. Contact: pas34747@pomona.edu.


Friday, December 13

FOOD TRUCK Trailer Park Truck is stopping by Claremont Craft Ales after 4 p.m. 1420 N. Claremont Blvd., Ste. 204C, Claremont.


Saturday, December 14

HOLIDAY MUSIC El Roble and Claremont High School music groups will perform at city hall from noon to 5 p.m. and Moultrie Academy of Music, Voice and Dance will perform at the Public Plaza from 1 to 4 p.m.

FOOD TENT Southern Fried Vegan is setting up at Claremont Craft Ales after 4 p.m. 1420 N. Claremont Blvd., Ste. 204C, Claremont.



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, CA 91711. There is NO guarantee that items submitted will be published.