CALENDAR: Your week in 9 days
Friday, October 31
TRICK-OR-TREAT Children are invited to Village businesses for trick-or-treating from 3 to 5 p.m.
FUN & GAMES Have a spooktacular Halloween at the Claremont Depot with fun and free activities for kids up to 12 years old. 4 to 7 p.m.
FRIDAY NIGHTS LIVE Free, live music throughout the Village all evening featuring Harmony Sisters at the Public Plaza, West 79th Street Funk Band at the Claremont Chamber Patio and Falconers at the Council Chambers Plaza.
HAUNTED HOUSE Wheeler Steffen Sotheby’s International Realty present their annual “Scare Away Hunger” event in partnership with Claremont High School and El Roble Interact Clubs. Admission is a donation of one can or box of food. 6:30 to 9 p.m. 500 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont.
ZOMBIE BAND performs “undead rock” at The Press Restaurant, 129 Harvard Ave., Claremont. (909) 625-4808.
Saturday, November 1
CLASSIC CAR SHOW & BBQ Claremont High School junior class of 2016 is holding its first “Show & Shine Classic Car & BBQ” event. Join in for food, drinks, music, classic cars and prizes. This is a fundraising event, with all proceeds going towards the CHS 2016 class senior grad night. Come out and support the class of 2016, enjoy a delicious $5 BBQ lunch, and see a great line-up of classic roadsters. All classic cars are welcome. If you have a classic car, and are interested in entering the show, text Bill at (909) 753-9732 for more information. Classic car entry fee is $20 per car. All ages are welcome. Free admission. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Taylor Hall, 1775 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont (just north of Claremont High School).
DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS The Claremont Village merchants are celebrating Día de Los Muertos by having their windows painted in the theme of their business. Come shop the Claremont Village and view artwork by local artists. The window paintings are on display now until November 2.
VILLAGE WALKING TOUR Tour the unique downtown Village area of Claremont with a Claremont Heritage guide. The walking tour includes historic Victorian, college and commercial buildings as well as the restored College Heights Packing House. Meet at the Claremont Depot, 200 W. First St., Claremont. 10 a.m. to noon. $5.
URBAN SURVIVAL SKILLS Earthquakes, fires, flooding—living in southern California you need to be prepared for anything. If you are looking for some practical advice on how to be ready, Christopher Nyerges, founder of the School of Self-?Reliance and published author, will be at the Claremont Library to talk about how to survive in an urban environment by showing regional in-season wild plants, tools to make fire and how to trap food. 2 to 3 p.m. Claremont Library, 208 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont. (909) 621-4902.
Sunday, November 2
ALTERNATIVE GIFT FAIRE Shopping opportunity to purchase unique gifts for family and friends while helping those struggling to survive. Local artisans sell photographs, handmade cards, jewelry, pottery, wood creations and more with a portion of their proceeds going to charity. Youths will sell Fair Trade coffee, tea and candy. Shoppers may donate to Habitat for Humanity, Heifer Project, Meals on Wheels or Church World Service. Lunch is served by church youth starting at 11:30 a.m. with proceeds used to buy holiday gifts for families through Inland Valley Hope Partners. All ages welcome. 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. La Verne Church of the Brethren, 2425 E St., La Verne. (909) 593-1364.
VOM FASS ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY “Thank you weekend.” Vom Fass Claremont celebrates its loyal fans all weekend long with special tastings, giveaways and anniversary events. Cake and bubbly on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. 101 N. Indian Hill Blvd. C2-100, Claremont. For more information, call (909) 399-0256 or visit vomfassclaremont.com.
Monday, November 3
Robert Schenkkan Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of All the Way: A Play (2012) and The Dream Thief: A Play in Two Acts (1999) will speak from noon to 1 p.m. at Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum, 385 E. Eighth St., Claremont. (909) 621-8244.
ISRAELI FOLK DANCE Come dance and enjoy beautiful music and great dances in a friendly environment. Beginners’ class starts at 7 p.m. followed by open dances. $6. Masonic Lodge?272 W. Eighth St.,?Claremont. (909) 921-7115.
Tuesday, November 4
CLAREMONT HOMELESS ADVOCACY PROGRAM Karl Hilgert will give a presentation at The University Club. $13 for buffet lunch or $6 for dessert and coffee. 11:30 a.m. Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont. (909) 594-3111.
TUESDAY NOON ACADEMY Lecture given by Rita Robillard, professor emeritus at Portland State University and Scripps College Erma O'Brien Distinguished visiting professor. Her artwork ranges from traditional painting and printmaking to new-genre installations and videos. “And then Again…Rifts on the Forest and Time,” a 2013 exhibition at the Augen Gallery in Portland, was inspired by her artist’s residency at the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology. Ms. Robillard’s mixed-media work has been included in over 100 museum and gallery exhibitions. 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 welcomed to bring their lunch or purchase lunch at the Malott Commons Dining Hall. Coffee and tea will be provided. Doors open at 11:45 a.m. The program continues until 1 p.m. Malott Commons Hampton Room, 325 E. Ninth St., Claremont. (909) 607-9372.
DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER SERIES Kristala L. J. Prather will speak on “Teaching Old Bacteria New Tricks: Engineering Microbial Chemical Factories.” Microorganisms naturally possess a wide array of chemical compounds, synthesized and transformed by the action of their constituent enzymes. Prather will discuss efforts to expand this suite of chemicals by designing and introducing new pathways into microbial hosts, as well as efforts to control these pathways in novel ways. 7 to 8:15 p.m. Shanahan Center, 32- E. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. (909) 607-0943.
WHAT IS DECOLONIZATION? “Dana Eldridge: Indigenous Resistance, Environmental Movements, Feminism, and Food in the 21st Century.” Ms. Eldridge will explore the history of colonization, primarily of the United States and how its legacy and continuation has resulted in crises in the economy, health, environment, and food system on the Navajo Nation and elsewhere. 7:30 p.m. Scripps College Performing Arts Center, Garrison Theater, 241 E. Tenth St., Claremont. (909) 621-8326.
Wednesday, November 5
HARVEST TIME BOOK & BAKE SALE The Children’s School at CMC invites you to attend their annual Harvest Time Book and Bake Sale. The sale features new children’s books, baked goods, special gift items and a small farmer’s market. There will be a vintage jewelry sale as well. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 654 E. Sixth St., Claremont. (909) 621-8086.
Thursday, November 6
REMBRANDT CLUB Lenny Larson of Ceramic Services, which provides kilns and other equipment needed to manufacture ceramics, will give a presentation titled, “Finding My Way with Clay.” Ceramic Services specializes in producing custom kilns. They also provide artists with studio space and art supplies. Tea follows at Seaver House. All ages are welcome. Free and open to the public. 1:30 to 3 p.m. Thatcher Music Building’s Lyman Hall, 340 N. College Ave., Claremont. (909) 624-3061.
WILLIAMSON GALLERY Artist Rita Robillard, professor emerita of Portland State University, will give a presentation titled, “Landscape as a Metaphor.” 4 to 5 pm. Scripps College, 1030 Columbia Ave., Claremont. (909) 607-3397.
Friday, November 7
ROUNDTABLE David Dreier: Brookings Institution Distinguished Fellow, California Congressman, (R- 35th, 33rd, 28th, 26th district) (1981-2013) and Chairman of the House Rules Committee (1999-2007, 2011-2013). Noon to 1 p.m. Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum, 385 E. Eighth St., Claremont. (909) 621-8244.
ART WALK Visit Claremont art galleries between 6 and 9 p.m. for artist receptions, refreshments and more.
SCAMFEST 2014 Presented by The Claremont Shades. SCAMFest returns to Bridges Auditorium. The Southern California A Cappella Music Festival, hosted by The Claremont Shades, is back by popular demand. 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Bridges Auditorium, 450 N. College Way, Claremont. $7 for students presale through The Claremont Shades, dining halls or box office. General admission is $15.
Saturday, November 8
CLAREMONT COLLEGES HISTORIC WALKING TOUR Docent guided tour of six of the Claremont Colleges, including the history, architecture and people of this unique academic community of associated colleges, with emphasis on Pomona College and Scripps College. Also on the tour: Claremont Graduate University, Claremont McKenna College, Harvey Mudd College and Pitzer College. This walking tour is two-and-a-half hours long. Advance reservations requested. For ages 9 and over. Admission is $8 per person. 9:30 a.m. to noon. Meet at Seaver House, 305 N. College Ave., Claremont. (909) 621-0848.
NATIVE PLANT GARDENING TIPS FOR FALL A great class for native plant beginners. Dolores Ruiz, manager at Grow Native Nursery Claremont, will present useful tips for preparing your garden for the rainy season. For ages 15 and over. Free to the public. 10 to 11 a.m. Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont. (909) 625-8767.
SCOTCH/WHISKY LEGEND Vom Fass Claremont welcomes scotch master Stewart Laing from Hunter Laing & Co. for a series of extra-special tastings, master classes and events. On Saturday, November 8 and Sunday, November 9, Vom Fass will be hosting a series of 15-minute mini scotch seminars at the top of every hour from noon to 4 p.m., taught by scotch master Mr. Laing. The seminars will be combined with a scotch-tasting that corresponds to the topic being discussed. The hour will wrap up with Mr. Laing signing any Vom Fass bottles that were purchased. These events are open to the public, no tickets are required. Drop in for one session or stay for a series. Must be 21 and over to participate. 101 N. Indian Hill Blvd. C2-100, Claremont. For more information, call (909) 399-0256 or visit vomfassclaremont.com.
EYES ON AFRICA Pomona College presents JeConte & the Mali Allstars, a soulful blend of traditional Malian blues and northern California/New Orleans harmonica-based bluesy rock 'n' roll. JeConte & the Mali Allstars’ high-energy live performances are a unique experience; a great mix of world rhythms and energetic solos really get the crowd going. For ages 8 and over. Free for 7-C students, faculty and staff with ID or?$10 for the general public. Bridges Auditorium, 450 N. College Way, Claremont. (909) 607-1139.