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CALENDAR: Your week in 9 days

Friday, May 2

FRIDAY NIGHTS LIVE Stroll through the Village and listen to free, live music from 6 to 9 p.m. This week’s concerts include Tannin’s (jazz) at the Public Plaza, Doug Brooks (rock) at the Chamber and Technopagen (electronic) at City Hall.

GYPSY SISTERS Gypsy Sisters and their Brothers will present music tonight. Arts and crafts include quilts, jewelry, ceramics, metal and glass creations, fiber arts, painting, weaving, a psychic and more. Friday, May 2 from 4 to 9 p.m., Saturday, May 3 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, May 4 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Claremont United Church of Christ basement, 233 Harrison Ave., Claremont.  

SOARING Pomona College dance department presents Soaring, a seminal work in the history of modern dance, May 2 and 3 at 8 p.m. and again on Sunday, May 4 at 2 p.m. Performances will be held at the Seaver Theater located at 300 E. Bonita Ave. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for students, staff and seniors. (909) 607-4375 or visit theatre.pomona.edu/contact/ticket-information/.


Saturday, May 3

ANTIQUARIAN/FINE BOOKS SALE Rare, fine art, historical and collectible books for sale at all price ranges. Cash or checks only. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Claremont Library Meeting Room, located at 208 Harvard Ave., Claremont.

CLAREMONT CONCERT ORCHESTRA Dr. Brian Stone conducts the Claremont Concert Orchestra on Saturday, May 3 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, May 3 at 3 p.m. Works include Milhaud, Suite Provencale; Lalo, Cello Concerto, featuring Joanne Chern; Bizet, Symphony C. Located at Garrison Theater, 241 E Tenth St. Admission is free.

CERAMICS SALE Students from the Claremont Adult School Ceramics (CHAC) Program will be selling their creations on Saturday, May 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 276 E. Green St. Proceeds to benefit the CHAC program and charities.


Sunday, May 4

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

TCHAIKOVSKY SPECTACULAR Claremont Symphony offers a free concert on May 4 at 3:30 p.m. at Bridges Hall of Music, located at 150 E. Fourth St. CSO Music Director Dr. Robert Sage will present a program with two distinct Tchaikovsky orchestral works.

AUDUBON NATURE WALK Pomona Valley Audubon will lead a two-hour walk at 8 a.m. at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, located at 1500 N. College Ave. Fraser Pemberton is the leader. Bring binoculars and meet at the entrance. There is no charge to enter with the Audubon group. Families are welcome.


Monday, May 5

LECTURE UCLA Professor of Chicana/o Studies Leisy Abrego (Pomona ’97) will speak on the topic of “Sacrificing Families: Navigating Laws, Labor, and Love Across Borders.” 4 to 5:30 p.m. Pomona College’s Hahn 108, 420 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont. Contact gochoa@pomona.edu.


Tuesday, May 6

California’s Water future The speaker is Pomona Prof. Heather Williams. Buffet lunch at 11:30 a.m. for $13 or dessert and coffee for $6. The University Club meets Tuesdays at the Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont.

COMPUTER CLUB “Ask the Gurus Night” with session coordinator Tom Deno. The Claremont Senior Computer Club meets on Tuesday evenings at the Hughes Community Center at 1700 Danbury Rd. Meetings begin at 7:30 p.m. cscclub.org.


Wednesday, May 7

UNDERGRAD RESEARCH Each year, more than 200 students participate in Presentation Days, and every department at the college is represented. From groundbreaking individual research done by graduating seniors to engaging and eye-opening design projects done by first-year students. 8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Harvey Mudd College’s Shanahan Center, 320 E. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. (909) 621-8340.


Thursday, May 8

FILM SCREENING Claremont Heritage presents a screening of Lutah – A Passion For Architecture: A Life in Design. 7 to 9 p.m. $10 general admission or $5 for seniors, students and members. Claremont School of Theology’s Mudd Theater, 1325 N. College Ave., Claremont.

SCOTCH WHISKY CLASS & TASTING VOM FASS have teamed up with the experts for their Scotch Whisky Class. Guests learn about the history of Scotch, gain a better understanding of the regions of Scotland and taste six single malt, single barrel scotches. 7 to 9:30 p.m. $35 per person, limited to 20 people. Must be 21 years or older. Call (909) 399-0256 or pick-up your tickets at VOM FASS,101 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont.


Friday, May 9

WINE TASTING Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center Foundation and John Colomon, noted wine expert and owner of Liquorama Fine Wines and Spirits in Upland, will host the Tenth Annual Wine Tasting event on Friday, May 9, at Sheraton Fairplex Hotel and Conference Center in Pomona. Tickets are $100 per person presale and $125 at the door. To RSVP or for more information call (909) 865-9139.

OLA FIESTA Our lady of the Assumption Church hosts its 67th annual Mother’s Day Fiesta on Friday, May 9 from 5 to 10 p.m., Saturday, May 10 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday, May 11 from noon to 8 p.m. It will offer international food booths, big carnival rides and live entertainment. Admission is free. Discounted ride tickets are available though the parish office at (909) 626-3596 until Friday, May 9 at noon.


Saturday, May 10

CLAREMONT’S WILD SIDE Come join the Claremont Wildlands Conservancy, the Claremont Library and Dr. Paul Faulstich in a special program from 11 a.m. to noon at the Claremont Library, located at 208 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont. This is a free, family-friendly public event.

PERFORMATHON Claremont Community School of Music hosts their tenth annual Performathon on Saturday, May 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The day will be filled with music and family activities, including pizza lunch, a silent auction, a raffle, and a wide variety of entertainment throughout the day. The main event will be a marathon recital that will feature most of CCSM’s students. Claremont Community School of Music is located at 951 W. Foothill Blvd. For more information call (909)624-3012.


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.


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