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CALENDAR: Ophelia's Jump theater, Claremont Art Walk, California Beer Festival, Wine Walk and more

Friday, September 5

ART WALK Visit Claremont art galleries between 6 and 9 p.m. for artist opening receptions featuring music and refreshments.

FRIDAY NIGHTS LIVE Stroll through the Village and listen to free, live music from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Public Plaza, the chamber and city hall.

EXHIBITION Claremont Heritage presents “Gallery 8,” featuring a look back at the seminal gallery that Barbara Beretich ran in Claremont in the 1970s. 6 to 8 p.m. Ginger Elliott Exhibition Venter at the Garner House in Memorial Park.

MONTE CARLO NIGHT A Monte Carlo Night to support an annual medical mission to rural Haiti will be hosted by the Jeff C. Domond Foundation at Our Lady of the Assumption Church. A donation of $30 per person includes appetizers, a free drink and $100 in “play money.” The foundation brings a team of doctors, dentists, oral surgeons and physical therapists to Haitians with no other access to medical care, as well as supporting an orphanage and school. Adults only. 7 to 11 p.m. Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 435 Berkeley Ave., Claremont. (909) 816-7207.

EYES ON AFRICA INITIATIVE Free music, dancing, food, drink and regional arts from Africa kicking off Pomona College's “Eyes on Africa Initiative.” 7 p.m. Smith Campus Center, 170 E. Sixth St., Claremont. (909) 607-8580.

OPHELIA’S JUMP The Pomona College Department of Theatre and Dance Claremont-based professional theatre company Ophelia's Jump presents Moises Kaufman's 33 Variations. 8 p.m. Allen Studio Theatre, 300 E. Bonita Ave., Claremont. (909) 607-3181.


Saturday, September 6

STREET FAIRE The 7th annual “KGNH Crime Watch Street Faire and Car Show” will be held at 5 p.m. at 2200 N. Villa Maria Road, Claremont. This is a family friendly event featuring food trucks, live music, beer and beverage garden, kids corner, raffle, silent auction and public safety partners that service Claremont will be on hand. This will include Claremont PD, LA County Sheriff's Dept., CHP and LA County Fire Dept. Walking and biking are encouraged. A bike valet will be available. KGNH7 proceeds will go to the purchase of a K9 unit for Claremont PD. Suggested family donation is $25, which will include 2 KGNH shirts, goodie bag and 10 raffle tickets. Please note this is per family suggested, not per person. Cash, check and credit cards will be accepted at KGNH7. 

CALIFORNIA BEER FESTIVAL The California Beer Festival (CBF) is coming back to Bonelli Park, bigger and better. This lakeside craft beer festival features over 60 craft brews on tap, food trucks, live music and bikini Bocce Ball. This is a chance to expand your mind and educate yourself on new and old styles of craft beer! Situated on the shady shores of the park's 250-acre reservoir, the event is guaranteed to be refreshing in more ways than one. You must be 21 year of age or older with a valid ID to enter the festival. Beer sampling: 1 to 4:30 p.m. VIP tickets are $70, “Craft Beer Heaven” tickets are $45 and designated driver tickets are $25. 12:30 to 5 p.m. Frank G. Bonelli Park. (909) 599-8411. Check out californiabeerfestival.com for more information.



Sunday, September 7

FARMERS MARKET Shop local in this Village street fair between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. Organic produce, farm-fresh cheeses, plants, crafts and more.

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

BEGINNING BANJO WORKSHOP In this workshop, guests will be introduced to the clawhammer style of banjo (for old-timey music) and the 3-finger style (for bluegrass). Along with basic chords, strum patterns and rolls, students will also learn some great banjo songs to play with friends or at the next jam or picking session. Bring a banjo or borrow one from venue. 4:30 to 6 p.m. The Folk Music Center, 220 Yale Ave., Claremont. Email info@folkmusiccenter.com for tuition information.

FLAPPERS COMEDY PRESENTS Dana Carvey live from 6:30 to 9 p.m. $23, two item minimum per person. Flappers Comedy Club, 532 W. First St. #218, Claremont. (818) 845-9721.


Monday, September 8

ISRAELI FOLK DANCE Join in for dance and music in a friendly environment. Beginners teaching starts at 7 p.m. followed by open dancing. $6. Masonic Lodge, 272 W. Eighth St., Claremont.

FLAPPERS COMEDY PRESENTS “Ladies Night” at 8 p.m. $20, two item minimum per person. Flappers Comedy Club, 532 W. First St. #218, Claremont. (818) 845-9721.


Tuesday, September 9

UNIVERSITY CLUB Richard Caines will talk about new programs to help veterans. All ages are welcome. 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Buffet lunch for $13 or dessert and coffee for $6. Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont. (909) 594-3111.

ARTIST TALK Sam Falls gives an artist talk at the Pomona College Museum of Art in conjunction with “Project Series 49: Sam Falls.” 1:30 p.m. 330 N. College Ave., Claremont.

OPEN HOUSE McAlister Center of Religious Activities invites guests to meet the chaplains and community service coordinator. Ice cream and refreshments will be served. 4 to 5:30 p.m. 919 Columbia, Claremont.

COMPUTER CLUB “Transitioning between Windows XP, 7, 8, and 8.1,” presented by Lloyd Gastineau. 7 p.m. Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Road, Claremont.

KING TRIVIA NIGHT Bring your friends. Bring your brain. Bring your friend’s brains for trivia at The Press. Starts at 9:30 p.m. but get there early because seats fill up fast. 129 Harvard Ave., Claremont.


Wednesday, September 10

GARDENING Sustainable Claremont Garden Club presents “Get the Dirt on Dirt! Soils, Plants & Water Relationships.” 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Pilgrim Place Napier Center, 660 Avery Road, Claremont. (909) 621-6381.


Thursday, September 11

ART AFTER HOURS Live music and other programming accompany exhibitions on view at the Pomona College Museum of Art. 5 to 11 p.m. Pomona College Museum of Art, 330 N. College Ave., Claremont. (909) 607-7543.

HUMANITIES Scripps College lecture series featuring a screening by Tahani Salah, poet, educator and activist. 6 p.m. Scripps College Humanities Auditorium. (909) 621-8237.

FILM SCREENING Claremont Heritage presents Contemporary Days: The Designs of Robin and Lucienne Day. 7 to 9 p.m. Claremont School of Theology’s Mudd Theater, 1325 N. College Ave., Claremont.

SCOTCH CLASS AND TASTING $35. 7 to 9:30 p.m. Vom Fass, 101 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont.


Friday, September 12

DEMOCRATIC CLUB LUNCHEON Assemblyman Chris Holden will speak at September’s Democratic Club luncheon. He has just finished his first term and will report on the past legislative term and prospects for the upcoming session. Mr. Holden was appointed Majority Whip in his first term and has had a number of legislative successes. Noon to 2 p.m. at Casa de Salsa, 415 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont.

POMONA VALLEY AMATEUR ASTRONOMERS JPL’s Mission System Manager for the Europa Clipper pre-project, Laureano Alberto Cangahuala will speak on Interplanetary Navigation. Dr. Cangahuala will describe the essential steps in navigating spacecraft throughout the solar system and about current and upcoming space missions. 7:30 p.m. Shanahan Building, Basement Room B460 at Harvey Mudd College, 1250 Dartmouth Ave., Claremont.

FRIDAY NIGHTS LIVE Stroll through the Village and listen to free, live music from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Public Plaza, the chamber and city hall.


Saturday, September 13

GARDEN WALKING CLUB Relieve stress, boost energy levels, improve health, track progress and enjoy the beautiful scenery of California's native garden on your own or with the group. Participation is free (Garden admission fees apply); register at the admission kiosk. 8 a.m. Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont.

WINE WALK 38 businesses will serve wine and food tastings between 4 and 8 p.m. Tickets are $40. Visit claremontwinewalk.com for more information.



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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