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CALENDAR: Weekend may be over, still plenty to do

Monday, November 10

SHAKESPEARE CLUB This month's speaker will be Deborah Strang, a resident artist at A Noise Within, a classical theater company in Pasadena. 2 to 4 p.m. Joslyn Senior Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont. (909) 938-2435.

SUSTAINABILITY DIALOG Claremont is one of 52 cities, and the only one in Los Angeles County, competing for a $5,000,000 energy conservation prize over the next two years. The goal is to demonstrate reduction in gas and electricity use in residences and municipal facilities in a way that is effective, innovative, and easily replicable in other cities, by engaging and educating the community and involving our schools. Join in this planning dialogue. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Pomona College Hahn Building Room 01, 420 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont. (909) 624-5823.

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 11

TUESDAY NOON ACADEMY Eric Doehne presents “Art Crime and Forensic Science: The Case of the Aphrodite and the Kouros.” Noon to 1 p.m. Malott Commons’ Hampton Room, 345 E. Ninth St., Claremont. (909) 607-9372.

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.


Wednesday, November 12

SUSTAINABLE CLAREMONT GARDEN CLUB Co-author of Life After Lawns: 8 Steps from Grass to a Waterwise Garden, Molly Bogh, who will highlight lessons she learned from converting her own lawn to a beautiful, water-efficient garden. Topics include designing a garden that feels like home; killing the lawn and preparing the soil; saving money and water on irrigation, and selecting, planting, and maintaining drought tolerant plants. Book available at meeting. Exhibits and refreshments 6:30 p.m.; speaker 7 p.m. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Free and open to the public. Pilgrim Place Napier Center, 660 Avery Rd., Claremont. (909) 621-6381.


Thursday, November 13

CLAREMONT HERITAGE FILM SERIES Desert Utopia: Mid-Century Architecture in Palm Springs is the first documentary of its kind, tracing the history of modern architecture in Palm Springs from its earliest inception to the preservation issues that face the region today. Featuring never before seen archival images and footage as well as interviews with architectural historians and the architects who helped create this mecca of modernism. Film Screening followed by moderated discussion and Q&A.

7 to 9 p.m. $10. Claremont School of Theology’s Seeley G. Mudd Theater, 1325 N. College Ave., Claremont. (909) 621-0848.

LIVE MUSIC Hound Dog performs music at Walter’s Restaurant from 7 to 9 p.m. 310 Yale Ave., Claremont.


Friday, November 14

CALIFORNIA FRIENDLY LANDSCAPE Learn how to design sustainable landscapes that will thrive in Claremont's climate. This three-hour informational class will include topics such as caring for the watershed, using rainwater as a resource, cultivating healthy soil, irrigating efficiently, and choosing the best plants for each yard. The class is free and open to the public, but space is limited! RSVP at coordinator@sustainableclaremont.org.

For ages 18 and over. Free to the public. Claremont Library, 208 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont. (909) 477-1055.


Saturday, November 15

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. (909) 625-8767.

ACORN FESTIVAL Native American dancers, singers, artisans and tribal leaders help us celebrate our connections with California native plants. Activities, crafts and native arts marketplace make this a fun event for visitors of all ages. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont. (909) 624-8767, ext. 224.

JOHN YORK IN CONCERT Singer, composer, guitarist and former member of the legendary 60s folk rock/country rock group the Byrds with Roger McGuinn, Clarence White and Gene Parsons. He also played with the Sir Douglas Quintet (with Dr. John,) The Mamas and The Papas touring band. Mr. York is currently touring with Barry McGuire and performing with his band, The Jangle Brothers.?The show is filled with familiar Byrds tunes for sing-along, fine original songs and great interpretations of songs from the era. $10 in advance or $12 at the door. 7 to 10 p.m. Claremont Forum, 586 W. First St., Claremont. (909) 626-3066.

MASONIC BLACK TIE CHARITY BALL Guests will enjoy dinner, music, dancing and contributing to a good cause. Everyone is requested to dress to impress in Vintage Hollywood Glamour. Double Tree Hotel, 555 Foothill Blvd., Claremont. 6 p.m. to midnight. Tickets are $65 per person or $130 per couple. For more information call (909) 816-6983.


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