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CALENDAR: Teen art workshops, Cal Poly Pumpkin Fest, RSABG's Things That Go Bump in the Night and more

Friday, October 10

SPONTANEOUS CREATIVE WRITING Dust off your writing projects and come for two 10-minute writing prompts and an additional hour of writing. Open to creative people working on stories, memoirs and poetry. 10:30 a.m. to noon. $5. Buddhamouse Emporium,?134 Yale Ave.,?Claremont. (909) 626-3322.

FRIDAY NOON CONCERT Hao Huang, Scripps faculty, piano. Music of Chopin. 12:15 p.m. Balch Auditorium, Tenth and Columbia,?Claremont.

FRIDAY NIGHTS LIVE Free entertainment weekly at two or three venues in the Claremont Village. 6 to 9 p.m. Free to the public. Public Plaza, City Hall and Chamber of Commerce Claremont. (909) 624-1681.

THE GREAT WAR IN POETRY & SONG World War I will be commemorated by baritone Jeremy Williams of the Welsh National Opera, and University of Arizona professor and pianist Paula Fan. 6:45 to 8:00 p.m.?Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum,?385 E. Eighth St.,?Claremont. (909) 621-8244.

HARVEY MUDD CONCERT Percussionist Yuri Inoo, pianist Aaron Kallay and violinist Shalini Vijayan fearlessly explore new compositions inspired by Lou Harrison’s Varied Trio. This concert is free and open to the public. No reservations or tickets required. 8 p.m.?Drinkward Recital Hall, 320 E. Foothill Blvd.,?Claremont. (909) 621-8022.


Saturday, October 11

CALIFORNIA NATIVE PLANTS This course introduces participants to proper plant selection, planting techniques and general maintenance to make your native plant garden flourish. 10 a.m. to noon. Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden,?1500 N. College Ave.,?Claremont. (909) 625-8767.

TEEN ART ACTIVITY & CONTEST Drop in and create a bookmark. Your creation can be entered into the library’s 35th annual Bookmark Contest, “Dream in Color.” 2 to 3 p.m. Free to the public. Claremont Public Library,?208 N. Harvard Ave.,?Claremont. (909) 621-4902.

CONCERT Eric Lindholm, conductor, leads the ensemble in Mozart’s Symphony No. 35 in D, K. 385 “Haffner,” Gounod’s “Avant de Quitter ces Lieux” from Faust, Falla’s Suite No. 1 from “The Three-Cornered Hat” and the Western US premiere of Tower’s “Red Maple” with guest performers and faculty artists Carolyn Beck, bassoon and Stephen Klein, euphonium. Free admission with open seating, no tickets. Doors open approximately 30 minutes prior to performance. 8 p.m. Bridges Hall of Music,?150 E. 4th St.,?Claremont. (909) 607-2671.


Sunday, October 12

HOME TOUR Features all seven homes of the current presidents of the Claremont Colleges. Check-in begins at the Garner House in Memorial Park at 9:45 a.m. and the homes on tour will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is a self-guided tour and you may visit the homes in any order during the six-hour period. Docents will be in each home. Claremont Heritage. $35 (or $30 for Claremont Heritage members), $40 the day of the tour (or $35 for Claremont Heritage members).

POMONA COLLEGE ORCHESTRA Conductor Eric Lindholm leads the student Ensemble in works from Mozart, Gounod and Falla, as well as a regional premiere with faculty artists Carolyn Beck (bassoon) and Stephen Klein (euphonium). 3 p.m. No admission. Pomona College Bridges Hall of Music,?150 E. Fourth St.,?Claremont. (909) 607-2671.

BESSIE BARTLETT FRANKEL CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL Real Vocal String Quartet: Irene Sazer, violin and vocals; Alisa Rose, violin and vocals; Dina Maccabee, viola and vocals; Jessica Ivry, cello and vocals. 3 p.m.?Garrison Theater,?Scripps College Performing Arts Center, 241 E. Tenth St.,?Claremont. (909) 607-3266.


Monday, October 13

TAI CHI Each class will be a light and energizing walk around the lower 40 acres at the garden. Along the way the class will pause a half-dozen times to do an easy fitness, health and wellness practice and learn how to use it to give that “just home from the garden feeling” every day. The pauses and the content will change with the seasons so participants won’t get bored with your exercise and will be able to review their learning. 9 to 10:30 a.m. Members pay $15 per session and cost for the public is $20 (bring a guest for free). Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden,?1500 N. College Ave.,?Claremont. (909) 625-8767.

ISRAELI FOLK DANCE Come dance and enjoy beautiful music and great dances in a friendly environment. Beginners teaching at 7 p.m. followed by open dances. $6. Masonic Lodge?272 W. Eighth St.,?Claremont. (909) 921-7115.


Tuesday, October 14

WATER QUALITY & NATURAL GAS PRODUCTION The speaker is hydrogeologist Dr. Stephen Osborn. All ages welcome. This event is presented by the University Club. 11:30 to 1:30 p.m. $13 for buffet lunch or $6 for dessert and coffee. Hughes Community Center?1700 Danbury Rd.,?Claremont. (909) 594-3111.

STITCHING THE FABRIC OF FAMILY Lecture given by Seo Young Park, assistant professor of anthropology at Scripps College. The Tuesday Noon Academy is a collection of presentations by Scripps College faculty and visiting scholars from a wide variety of disciplines, offered free of charge to the community. Attendees are welcome to bring their lunch or purchase lunch at the Malott Commons Dining Hall. Coffee and Tea provided. Doors open at 11:45 a.m.?Hampton Room, Malott Commons,?345 E. Ninth St.,?Claremont. (909) 607-9372.

MASTERS OF BAROQUE Concordia Clarimontis: John Barcellona, flauto traverso; Shanon Zusman, viola da gamba; and Robert Zappulla, harpsichord and director, perform chamber music by Bach, Handel, Rameau and others. 8 p.m. Drinkward Recital Hall, Shanahan Center,?320 Foothill Blvd.,?Claremont. (909) 621-8022.


Wednesday, October 15

ENGINEERING SEMINAR PROGRAM “Slum Housing—Building a Better Shack,” presented by John Livingston, MSEE, PE. Former VP of Research, Development and Engineering at Medtronic MiniMed, team member at Tapestry Homes. 4:10 to 5:30 p.m.?Shanahan Center 1430,?320 E. Foothill Blvd.,?Claremont. (909) 621-8964.

WOMEN’S HEALTH “Health Reform and Coverage of Contraception,” presented by Susan Wood, associate professor of health policy and executive director of the Jacobs Institute of Women’s Health, George Washington University. 6:45 to 8 p.m.?Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum?385 E. Eighth St.,?Claremont. (909) 621-8244.

SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY “Innovation by Evolution: Engineering Tiny Life.” Frances Arnold is the Dick and Barbara Dickinson Professor of Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering and Biochemistry and director of the Donna and Benjamin M. Rosen Bioengineering Center, Caltech. 7 to 8:30 p.m.?Shanahan Center,?320 E. Foothill Blvd.,?Claremont. (909) 607-0943.


Thursday, October 16

KECK SCIENCE DEPARTMENT SEMINARS: WOLBACHIA, AFRICAN RIVER BLINDNESS AND BIG SUR William Sullivan, UC Santa Cruz. 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.?WM Keck Building, Joint Science Center?Mills and 9th?Claremont, 91711. (909) 621-8298.

MARTHA SANDWEISS Professor of history, Princeton University; author, Passing Strange: A Guilded Age Tale of Love and Deception across the Color Line (2009) and Print the Legend: Photography and the American West (2002). 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.?Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum?385 E. Eighth St.?Claremont, 91711. (909) 621-8244.

TEEN DIY BOOKENDS Teens are invited to make decorative bookends. 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Free to the public. Claremont Public Library,?208 N. Harvard Ave.,?Claremont. (909) 621-4902.


Friday, October 17

MATERIAL GIRLS VII Fiber art show by Jan Wheatcroft and Helen Feller. A showing of weavings, quilts, boxes, prints, stitcheries, collages, spirit dolls, altars all handmade by local artists. Friday, October 17 from 5 to 8 p.m., Saturday, October 18 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, October 19 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Ginger Elliott Exhibition Center at Memorial Park, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont. (909) 626-0995.

FRIDAY NIGHTS LIVE Free entertainment weekly at two or three venues in the Claremont Village. 6 to 9 p.m. Free to the public. Public Plaza, City Hall and Chamber of Commerce, Claremont. (909) 624-1681.


Saturday, October 18

PUMPKIN FESTIVAL Choose from thousands of pumpkins right out of the patch. Eat and play games at the College of Agriculture student club booths or head over to the Insect Fair featuring nearly 500,000 live and preserved insects (runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.). The event also features a corn maze, petting zoo, horse rides, entertainment and lots of activities for kids. A pancake breakfast will be held Saturday morning from 8 to 11 a.m. The pumpkin festival will be held October 18 and 19 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the pumpkin patch will remain open until October 31 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cal Poly Pomona, 4102 S. University Drive, Pomona. (909) 869-2215 or www.csupomona.edu/~farmstore/.

FARM VOLUNTEER HOURS Come on down to Pomona’s own campus farm every Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. All ages and skill levels are welcome. There will be Farm Staff on hand to direct a work project, and as a volunteer you are welcome to take home some produce. 10 a.m. to noon. Pomona College Organic Farm, 130 Amherst Ave., Claremont. (909) 607-8341.

CALIFORNIA HERB WALK Herbalist William Broen leads a garden walk and presentation featuring medicinal and edible plants native to California. Participants will learn both traditional and modern plant uses of approximately 30 species, as well as relevant folklore. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont. (909) 625-8767, ext. 224.

THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT Annual celebration of garden nightlife with live animal ambassadors, including wolves and owls, with interactive stations and walks. This is not a Halloween event: no costumes. All ages welcome. Entry gate closes at 7 p.m. $10 for adults, $6 for seniors/students and children ages 3 to 12. $5 for RSABG member adults; $3 for RSABG member seniors/students and children (ages 3 to 12). 5:30 to 9 p.m. Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont. (909) 625-8767.


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