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CALENDAR: Your week in 9 days; Claremont Art Walk

Friday, January 3

CLAREMONT ART WALK Visit Claremont art galleries between 6 and 9 p.m. for this month’s opening receptions featuring refreshments and artist meet and greets. See page 21 for a walking tour map for this event.


Saturday, January 4

AVIATION IN THE MOVIES Open to the public, Planes of Fame Air Museum (Chino, CA) presents its monthly Living History event. The topic for the January 4 event is “Aviation in the Movies,” featuring the Curtiss P-40 Warhawk. The featured speaker will be Mark Carlson, author of Flying On Film: A Century of Aviation in the Movies, 1912-2012, who will also be selling and signing his books. Joining him will be Robert J. Friend, Lt. Col. USAF Ret., former Tuskegee Airmen fighter pilot in WWII. These two speakers’ presentations will be followed by a question and answer period and flight demonstration. The P-40 will be on display and perform a flight demonstration. 10 a.m. to noon. Museum doors open at 9 a.m. The Planes of Fame Air Museum is located at 7000 Merrill Avenue #17, Chino.

Sunday, January 5

BIRD WATCHING The Pomona Valley Audubon will lead a two-hour walk at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, located at 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont at 8 a.m. Bring binoculars and meet at the garden entrance. There is no charge to enter the garden with the Audubon group. Families are welcome.

LIVE JAZZ performance on the Blue Fin patio at 2 p.m. 665 E. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. (909) 946-1398.


Monday, January 6

SUSTAINABILITY DIALOG “Apple’s iPad: How it Can Benefit the Planet.” Michael Rosenthal will discuss what can be done with this remarkable one-pound device and how it can increase the efficiency, dynamism and sustainability of global society. Dialogue with the audience to follow. 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Pomona College’s Hahn 101, 420 N. Harvard, Claremont. (909) 624-5823.

WALKING MEDITATION Qigong Energy from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont. Four sessions per month. Visit www.rsabg.org for admission details. (909) 625-8767, ext. 224.


Tuesday, January 7

HOOVER DAM REINVENTED Civil engineer Howard Lum will discuss the historic construction of the Hoover Dam and how it would differ if it were built today. 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.

YOGA for all levels. Instructor Jasmin Iskandar has more than 400 hours of teacher training in Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga. She was first trained in the Krishnamacharya lineage by Shiva Rea at Exhale Center for Sacred Movement in Venice Beach. Later, Ms. Iskandar traveled to India to study the Sri Sivananda Saraswati lineage of Hatha yoga. Her classes offer the dynamism of Vinyasa with the science of Hatha. Visit www.levitatela.com to learn more about Ms. Iskandar. 7 to 8 p.m. $10. The Colony at Loft 204, 532 W. First St. #204 upstairs in the Claremont Packing House.


Wednesday, January 8

ZEN MEDITATION 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the McAlister Center for Religious Activities, Claremont University Consortium, located at 919 Columbia, Claremont. (909) 621-8685.


Thursday, January 9

BIRD IDENTIFICATION The Pomona Valley Audubon Society will hold its monthly meeting at the Alexander Hughes Center in the Padua Room. 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont. The Evening will begin with a bird identification session at 7 p.m. followed by refreshments, a short business meeting and the evening program featuring Judy Everett, who will present a program about the activities of her Wild Wings bird rehabilitation operation in San Dimas. The meeting is open and free to the public.


Friday, January 10

DEMOCRATIC CLUB OF CLAREMONT Professor of Physics Robert Wolf (Harvey Mudd College) will discuss the fourth generation nuclear reactors and their promise for a safe source of energy. The meeting will be at Casa de Salsa on Foothill Boulevard in Claremont. Food and conversation will be from noon until 1 p.m.; the speaker and discussion will run from 1 until 2 p.m. The buffet meal costs $16 and includes non-alcoholic drinks, tax and tip.


Saturday, January 11

ENERGY SEMINAR Learn ways to save energy in your home with SCE and CLEO. CLEO empowers customers with information about utility programs, rebates and energy knowledge for real power savings. These programs discuss simple energy efficiency strategies and provide information on SCE and SoCalGas’ residential rebates and income-qualified programs. Noon to 1 p.m. This free program will be held in the multipurpose room of the Upland Library, located at 450 N. Euclid Ave., Upland. For more information, call (909) 931-4205.

FAMILY SCIENCE DISCOVERY DAY “The Mighty Dinosaurs” featuring crafts, a chance to learn about dinosaurs and special admission of $3 (free for children four and younger). 1 to 4 p.m. Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology, 1175 W. Baseline Rd., Claremont. (909) 624-2798. www.alfmuseum.org.



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: (909) 621-4072. Address: 1420 N. Claremont Blvd., Suite 205-B, Claremont, CA 91711. There is NO guarantee that items submitted will be published.