CALENDAR: Your week in 9 days; Film screenings, art, lectures, charity and craft beer festival
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.
TIP-A-COP Local police officers act as waiters at Casa de Salsa for one night only. When you tip your police server, they donate all tips receive to House of Ruth. For 36 years, House of Ruth has been providing services to women and children victimized by domestic violence. Casa de Salsa will donate 15 percent of all proceeds earned today to House of Ruth. 5 p.m. to midnight. Casa de Salsa, 415 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont.
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 10 or 20 years? This film explores the effects of a long-term prison sentence on the mother-child relationship by examining the struggles and joys of 5 women 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.
GRAND OPENING After extensive renovations of the Claremont Library children’s section, the event is scheduled to recognize donors and groups that were instrumental in making the remodel happen and to celebrate the new space for the children of the Claremont community. The public is encouraged to attend this celebration that will include prizes, raffles, face painters and refreshments. Families are encouraged to bring children to the event to celebrate. The renovation included new carpet, refinished walls and new furniture. Children will find new computer desks lining the walls and some of the study desks feature power to charge electronic devices. A new “soft-seating” area provides a place for children to read comfortably. A new interactive literacy wall is a real highlight of this area. A new librarian’s desk has been added to complete the upgrade. This project was initiated and funded by the Friends of the Claremont Library through funds raised from book sales and memberships. 10 a.m. Claremont Library, 208 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont. (909) 621-4902.
END HOMELESSNESS Claremont Homeless Advocacy Program (CHAP) will kick-off the “Summer to End Homelessness in Claremont.” There will be a presentation, a question and answer session and breakout sessions to learn more about opportunities to assist in reducing homelessness in Claremont. 10 a.m. to noon at the Alexander Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
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.
Sunday, January 19
LIVE JAZZ performance on the Blue Fin patio at 2 p.m. 665 E. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. (909) 946-1398.
UNITED NATIONS Association of the Pomona Valley invites guests to its annual meeting and potluck dinner. Professor Thomas L. Ilgen will discuss “Eliminating Chemical Weapons in Syria: The Work of OPCW (Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons).” 5 to 7 p.m. Pilgrim Place’s Decker Hall, 660 Avery Rd., Claremont. For more information, visit www.pv.una-socal.org or call (909) 625-9670.
Monday, January 20
ISRAELI FOLK DANCE Israeli folk dances are based on Biblical and modern songs, and the influence of immigrants from around the world. There are mostly circle and line dances that are taught during the first part of the evening for beginners and later the whole group joins in dance. Claremont Masonic Lodge, 272 west Eighth St., Claremont. Open to all, from ages 14 and up. 7 to 10 p.m. $5 for each evening.
Tuesday, January 21
THEOLOGICAL EDUCATION Dr. Kah-Jin Jeffrey Kuan, president of the Claremont School of Theology, will discuss interreligious theological education for a multi-faith 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.
COMPUTER CLUB Michael Rosenthal will discuss the iPad. He has an outstanding knowledge of “all things Mac,” and will share his expertise on the benefits and uses of the iPad. If you own an iPad, bring it along to the meeting. 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.
Wednesday, January 22
ARTHRITIS SEMINAR In its continued efforts to educate the community about new medical and rehabilitation options for the treatment of arthritis and related conditions, Casa Colina is will host a free community education seminar from 6 to 8 p.m. at its Pomona Campus. Topics of discussion include the latest treatment options for various disorders including lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis; simple lifestyle changes and exercises that will help manage the pain and discomfort of arthritis and more. A question and answer session will follow the presentation. Guest speakers include board-certified rheumatology and internal medicine physicians Antony Hou, M.D., Samy Metyas, M.D. and Anne Quismorio, M.D., also presenting will be Deborah Huskey, physical therapist. Refreshments will be served and seating is limited. Call Casa Colina Centers for Rehabilitation toll-free at (866) 724-4132 to reserve your space. Casa Colina Centers for Rehabilitation’s Tamkin Education Center, Building 1D, located at 255 E. Bonita Ave., Pomona.
Thursday, January 23
GAME DAY The Claremont Library invites teens to play DJ Hero or traditional board and card games with friends and family. This is a free program and refreshments will be served. For grades 7 through 12. 3:30 p.m.
ART AFTER HOURS Starting at 5 p.m. view exhibitions “Mowry Baden: Dromedary Mezzanine,” “Project Series 48: Andrea Bowers: #sweetjane,” “Portraits, Abstractions, and the In-Between: Gathering the Work of Fredrick Hammersley” and “Witness: Käthe Kollwitz. At 9 p.m. KSPC will co-sponsor live music. Pomona College Museum of Art, 333 N. College Way, Claremont.
INTERFAITH COLLABORATIVE ON MENTAL HEALTH (ICMH) invites guests to an evening of dinner, learning and building faith partnerships for hope, wellness and recovery. There will be a keynote address with Dr. Marvin J. Southard, Executive Director, LA County Department of Mental Health (DMH) followed by a question and answer session. Information to equip your faith community to improve response to mental illness within the congregation and beyond will be provided as well as access to organizations, support, resources and referral information. Story of lived experience to provide insight and strengthen hope in recovery. Dinner will be served. Seating is limited. For more information or to reserve your space (required), call (909) 625-2383 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or register at the online at https://icmhoneinfour.eventbrite.com. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Shield of Faith Christian Center, located at 1750 W. Holt Ave., Pomona.
Friday, January 24
BOOK SIGNING Authors Isabelle Teresa Huber (Isabelle’s Attic) and Nan Shirley Ann Miller (Girl ’44) will read and sign their books from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Buddhamouse Emporium, located at 134 Yale Ave., Claremont. Free and open to ages 17 and older. (909) 626-3322.
LIVE SHOW The Hollywood Hound Dogs will perform the blues at Hip Kitty Jazz and Fondue, 502 W. First St., Claremont at 8 p.m. $5 cover charge.
Saturday, January 25
FREE CONCERT The Claremont Symphony Orchestra presents A Concert for Young People in memory of Jim Fahringer and Gary Iida. The performance features Peter and the Wolf with Philip Nash as narrator. Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. Fourth St., Claremont. (909) 596-5979.
CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL “Brews & Bros” Dale Bros. Brewery’s 11th anniversary benefiting the Claremont Educational Foundation (CEF). Festivities include live music by Powerflex 5 and The Dogs plus activities like the Chalkmobile, giant Jenga, cornhole and hula-hoops. VIP admission is $50, includes a keepsake glass, preferred parking, meet the brewer special event and guests may enter at noon. General admission is $40 and guests receive a keepsake glass and enter at 1 p.m. Designated drivers and guests under 21 may attend for $10. Children under 12-years-old attend for free. Tickets can be purchased at http://brewsandbrosfest.com/ or for an additional $5 at the entrance. Plenty of food will be available for purchase and 25 local breweries will be present with over 50 brews. 1 to 5 p.m. Cable Airport, 1749 W. Thirteenth St., Upland.
SCRIPPS CERAMIC ANNUAL EXHIBITION A lecture by Peter Held, Curator of Ceramics at ASU presenting the 70th Scripps Ceramic Annual “A Dense Forest Now Stands: The Importance of the Scripps Ceramic Annual.” 4 to 5 p.m. Scripps College’s Humanities Auditorium, 1030 Columbia Ave., Claremont. (909) 607-3397.
OPENING RECEPTION Pomona College Museum of Art present their opening reception for the spring 2014 exhibitions. 5 p.m. Pomona College Museum of Art, 330 N. College Ave., Claremont. (909) 607-7543.
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