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CALENDAR: Lots to do this week!

Monday, January 27

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 W. Eighth St., Claremont. Open to all, from ages 14 and up. 7 to 10 p.m. $5 for each evening.

TOASTMASTERS Pomona Valley Toastmasters will throw a party for its 80th anniversary. $10 cash or check. The party will take place between 7 and 9 p.m. in Manor Hall at Claremont Manor, 650 W. Harrison Ave., Claremont. Food and fun will be part of the celebration.  RSVP to (909) 596-2911.


Tuesday, January 28

Environmental Extremism UCLA research professor Dr. James Enstrom will describe how exaggerations by activist environmental scientists have resulted in multi-billion dollar air pollution regulations that are hurting many California businesses. 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.

FREE SEMINAR “Understanding and Treating Head Injuries.” Topics of discussion include different types of head injuries; treatment options for various head injuries; symptoms of head injuries including headaches, dizziness, memory loss and seizures. A question and answer session will follow the presentation. Guest speakers include Rami Apelian, M.D., neurologist; Bethany MS O’Connor, M.D., physiatrist; Jose Fuentes, Ph.D., neuropsychologist; and Stephanie Kaplan, physical therapist. 6 to 8 p.m. Refreshments will be served and seating is limited. Casa Colina Tamkin Education Center in Building 1D, located at 255 E. Bonita Ave., Pomona. Call Casa Colina Centers for Rehabilitation toll-free at (866) 724-4132 to reserve your space.

COMPUTER CLUB “Samsung Galaxy/Android Tablets.” Representatives from Best Buy and Samsung will provide a demonstration on the uses, benefits and features of the Samsung Galaxy Tablets. 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.

CAPTURED IMAGES “Visual Penetration of the Hula from Contact to Competition,” part of Scripps College Humanities Institute Spring 2014 lecture series; “Feminisms and the Radical Imagination.” Teri Skillman, outreach coordinator for the University of Hawai'i at Manoa Library. 7:30 p.m. Scripps College’s Garrison Theater, located at 241 E. Tenth St., Claremont. (909) 621-8237.


Wednesday, January 29

BEGINNING HEBREW Learn the Aleph Bet, adult Jewish learning course. No admission is required. Temple Beth Israel, 3033 N. Towne Ave., Pomona. Call (909) 626-1277 for more information.

HIRAM CHODOSH “Depolarizing Conflict in an Era of Globalization” with president, CMC; co-author, Law in Iraq: A Document Companion (2012) and author, Global Justice Reform: A Comparative Methodology (2005). 6:45 to 8 p.m. Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum, 385 E. Eighth St., Claremont. (909) 621-8244.


Thursday, January 30

MYTHS & REALITIES OF CEO PAY Michael Dorff, professor of law, Southwestern School of Law, Los Angeles; author, forthcoming Indispensable and Other Myths: Why the CEO Pay Experiment Failed, and How to Fix It (2014) and Is There a Method to the Madness? Why Creative and Counterintuitive Solutions Are Counterproductive (2009). 6:45 to 8 p.m. Clarmeont McKenna College, 385 E. Eighth St., Claremont. (909) 621-8244.

FILM SCREENING Asian Languages & Literature, Asian Studies, and the Pacific Basin Institute present a screening of Wong Kar Wai's 1994 Hong Kong film, Chungking Express, starring Tony Leung, Faye Wong and Takeshi Kaneshiro. This screening is part of the monthly “Must See” Asian Film Series, which features some of the most popular and critically respected films from East Asia. 7 p.m. Pomona College Mason Hall, 550 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont. For more information email pas34747@pomona.edu.


Friday, January 31

RECITAL South African pianist Pianist Pieter Van Zyl will perform a solo recital with music by Chopin, Mozart, Rachmaninoff, Schubert-Solomon and van Wyk. 8 p.m., Pomona College Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. Fourth St., Claremont. For more information, contact concerts@pomona.edu or (909) 607-2671 or visit www.music.pomona.edu.


Saturday, February 1

FESTIVAL OF CHAMPIONS Numerous dance teams from the southern California region including the Claremont High School Dance Team will participate in the Festival of Champions. Performances will include solos up through large teams, lyrical to hip-hop, as well as military and flag groups. Food and dance gear booths will be available for much of the day. $7 admission. 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Claremont High School Gymnasium, 1601 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont.

MUSICAL PERFORMANCE “Banchetto Musicale with Chatham Baroque.” The early music ensemble Chatham Baroque is “one of Pittsburgh’s greatest treasures” says the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The evening’s repertoire will include Antonio Bertali's rich “Tausend Gülden” and a serenata by Johann Heinrich Schmelzer, as well as sonatas from Heinrich Biber’s “Mensa Sonora,” Georg Muffat’s “Armonico Tributo” and Johann Hermann Schein’s “Banchetto Musicale.” Chatham Baroque members include Andrew Fouts, baroque violin; Dawn Posey, baroque violin; Kristen Linfante, baroque viola; Karina Schmitz, baroque viola; Patricia Halverson, violone; Adam Pearl, keyboard; Scott Pauley (Pomona ‘87) theorbo. 8 p.m., Pomona College Bridges Hall of Music, located at 150 E. Fourth St., Claremont. For more information, visit www.chathambaroque.org or contact concerts@pomona.edu or (909) 607-2671 or visit www.music.pomona.edu.


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.