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CALENDAR: Your week in 9 days; Alf Museum of Paleontology to host Family Science Discovery Day

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.

WRITER’S SHOP TALK An opportunity to share knowledge of the writing industry in a collaborative environment. Each month, the group will discuss a different topic related to the writing life. Bring questions and information on the month’s topic to share at the meeting. This month’s topic will focus on how to create authentic characters of the opposite sex. Compare notes, connect and network. For ages 17 and older. This event is sponsored by the Coffee House Writer's Group. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Free and open to the public. Buddhamouse Emporium, 134 Yale Ave., Claremont. (909) 626-3322. For more information, contact Rick at esteppbo@aol.com.


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.

CHS DANCE TEAM Dance Showcase fundraiser. Refreshments will be available at a bake sale table. 5 p.m. in the large gym at Claremont High School, 1601 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont.


Sunday, January 12

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

MOVIE SCREENING A screening of This is Spinal Tap will be shown at The Press Restaurant at 9:30 p.m. 129 Harvard Ave., Claremont. (909) 625-4808.


Monday, January 13

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.

SHAKESPEARE CLUB The new Inland Valley theater group, Ophelia’s Jump will be the program at the next Shakespeare Club of Pomona Valley meeting. The speaker will be the veteran actor, director and performing arts teacher Beatrice Casagran, who was co-founder and artistic director of Ophelia’s Jump and heads the theater performing arts department at Diamond Bar High School. Her presentation will describe the theater group’s partnership and collaboration with Pomona College Department of Theatre and Dance to produce this year’s shows at its Seaver Theatre, Allen Theatre, and Sontag Greek Theatre. 2 p.m. A tea will be served after the presentation. Joslyn Senior Center, located at 660 N. Mountain Avenue in Claremont. Call Kathleen at (909) 629-2711 for additional information and reservations


Tuesday, January 14

Arab Spring & Women Dr. Fatima Sadiqi, a Fulbright scholar in residence at Cal Poly Pomona, will share her insights about the Arab Spring and women’s rights. 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.

COMPUTER CLUB “Ask the Gurus” Bring your questions for our club “gurus” to get their insight and answers. Tom Deno will serve as the session coordinator. Claremont Senior Computer Club meets on Tuesday evenings at the Hughes Community Center at 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont. Meetings begin at 7:30 p.m. with a “social time” at 7 p.m.

Find more information at http://cscclub.org.

CAREGIVER SUPPORT Free Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group at The Claremont Club facilitated by Laura Van Dran, of The Alzheimer’s Association and Assisted Transition Inland Empire. This meeting, which is open to the public, will cover helpful strategies and provide real solutions for the caregiver of a 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 Laura Van Dran (909) 921-1033.


Wednesday, January 15

SUSTAINABLE CLAREMONT Garden Club: “The Joys & Benefits of Square Foot Gardening.” Start your new year garden planning with Jo Ann Carey, a certified Square Foot Garden Instructor, who will demonstrate how this uniquely simplified method produces 100 percent of the harvest in only 20 percent of the space, without all the hard work and drudgery of single row gardening. All ages are welcome. 7 to 9 p.m. Free to the public. Pilgrim Place Napier Center, 660 Avery Rd., Claremont. Enter Pilgrim Place from Sixth St. bear left. Right onto Avery Road. Napier is on the left. (909) 621-6381.

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


Thursday, January 16

ACTIVE CLAREMONT The speaker will be Dr. Clyde Williams, a member of the Sierra Club’s Transportation and Water committee. Mr. Williams has extensive experience in water management and water quality. His topic will be on fracking, a process used in removing oil and gas from the ground. 7 p.m. Hughes Center’s Santa Fe Room, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont. For information, call (909) 753-9832.

CHS THEATER The Locker Next 2 Mine, a full-length “dramedy” by Jonathan Dorf, runs January 16, 17 and 18 at 7:30 p.m. $9 (or $10 at the door). For Alisa, it’s already tough being a mid-year arrival in her junior year. To make matters worse, her locker is next to a sprawling shrine for Beth Turner, a lacrosse player who died a year earlier. While Alisa tries to eke out space for her books, the popular “M Squad” harasses the rest of the school into a state of non-stop remembrance for Beth. But when Alisa befriends Brady, a former student reporter, she discovers another recent death that was completely overshadowed by Beth’s, leaving many students feeling isolated. Can the students band together to acknowledge these losses and begin to heal? Performances take place in the Don F. Fruechte Theater for the Performing Arts at Claremont High School, 1601 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont.


Friday, January 17

WHITEHEAD FILM FESTIVAL Claremont Lincoln University’s Center for Process Studies presents the 13th annual Whitehead International Film Festival, featuring movies from around the world that promote a common good. The festival takes place January 17 through 20 in the Mudd Theater located at 1325 N. College Ave., Claremont. Visit www.whiteheadfilmfestival.org for information.

FILM SCREENING Crossroads Film Series featuring Mothers of Bedford (2011). Crossroads is celebrating their 40th anniversary by showing films to educate, illuminate and activate. Join them for a free film showing about the issues of incarcerated women.
Mothers of Bedford is a 96-minute film by Jenifer McShane. Many parents find it hard to imagine being away from a child for a week—imagine being separated for ten or twenty years. This film explores the effects of a long-term prison sentence on the mother-child relationship. The film examines the struggles and joys these five women face as prisoners and mothers. It shows the normal frustrations of parenting as well as the surreal experiences of a child’s first birthday party inside prison, the cell that child lives in with her mother and the biggest celebration of the year, Mother’s Day in prison. Find out more about the film by visiting www.mothersofbedford.com. 7 to 9 p.m. This screening is free to the public. Crossroads Office, 250 W. First St., Suite 254, Claremont. (909) 626-7847.


Saturday, January 18

E-WASTE RECYCLING Foothill Family Shelter will collect anything with a cord or battery between 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at their office located at 1501 W. Ninth St. Ste. D Upland. All proceeds will help the at-risk homeless families in our community.

Call (909) 920-0453 for more information. Free to the public.

ROY ZIMMERMAN IN CONCERT Mr. Zimmerman combines humor and social justice. Visit his website at http://royzimmerman.com/. The congregation’s social justice group is sponsoring the concert. 8 p.m. $18 suggested donation. Monte Vista Unitarian Universalist Congregation, located at 9185 Monte Vista Ave., Montclair. (909) 626-0520.



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