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CALENDAR: Rout 66 Party, KGNH Street Faire, KSPC Record Expo, Interfaith Walk

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Friday, September 18

FILM PREMIRE Claremont’s new resident, documentary filmmaker Timothy Wheeler, is bringing his latest film to the Laemmle Claremont 5 for a special one-week run. Poached exposes an obsession that can wipe out a species of birds: illegal egg collecting. The Pomona Valley Audubon is sponsoring a VIP reception at Walter’s restaurant the Village after the Poached premiere on Friday, September 18 at 5:30 p.m. at the Laemmle Claremont 5. Information on the premiere including Director’s Q&A and VIP reception at Walter’s Restaurant can be found at eventbrite.com/e/poached-movie-premiere-tickets-18462975256. Director Timothy Wheeler will participate in Q&As after the 5:30 and 7:45 p.m. screenings on Friday, September 18, as well as after the 5:30 on Sunday, September 20.

FRIDAY NIGHTS LIVE Enjoy free live music throughout the Village from 6 to 9 p.m.

GET YOUR KICKS The Kiwanis Club of Claremont will hold its seventh annual Route 66 Party at 6 p.m. at the DoubleTree Hotel in Claremont. The evening includes a buffet dinner and dancing to live music by the The Ravelers. To purchase tickets, which are $40 in advance, visit claremontkiwanis.org or call (909) 621-2996. Tickets may be purchased for $45 at the door.

BOOK READING & SIGNING Gary Best will be reading passages from his two latest books. Tink’s Tank, his debut novel, is a story about a WW II B-17 crew in the air war over Europe and during their non-combat time in England; his second non-fiction book, Silent Invaders, Combat Gliders of the Second World War will also be discussed in connection with his invitation from the British Glider Pilot Regimental Association to accompany them on a memorial trip to Arnhem, the Netherlands. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Buddhamouse Emporium, 134 Yale Ave., Claremont. (626) 335-7781.

FILM SCREENING Can we contain some of the deadliest, most long-lasting substances ever produced? Left over from the Cold War are a hundred million gallons of radioactive sludge, covering vast radioactive lands. Governments around the world, desperate to protect future generations, have begun imagining society 10,000 years from now in order to create monuments that will speak across the time. Part observational essay filmed in weapons plants, Fukushima and deep underground—and part graphic novel—Containment weaves between an uneasy present and an imaginative, troubled far future, exploring the idea that over millennia, nothing stays put. Peter Galison will be available by Skype for a Q&A after the film. Running time is 80 minutes. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Shanahan Center, 320 E. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. (909) 607-7997.

MARIACHI DIVAS 6:30 to 8 p.m. Bowling Green, 1030 Columbia Ave., Claremont. (909) 621-8187.

NUCLEAR NATION PART 1 Screening of Nuclear Nation, Part 1, a documentary on the Fukushima nuclear meltdown, followed by Q&A with the director Atsushi Funahashi. For ages 18 and over. Free and open to the public. 7 p.m. Smith Campus Center Rose Hills Theatre, 170 E. Sixth St., Claremont. (909) 621-8933.

GUMBY FEST GALA The Haugh Performing Arts Center is kicking of its season by participating in the opening of Gumby Fest 2015 with a unique blend of film and concert. The five members of the Hot Club play what’s known as Gypsy Jazz Swing against a backdrop of some of the earliest stop-motion animated films. For ages 5 and over. Tickets are $30 for general admission, $28 for students and seniors and $15 for ages 16 and under. 8 p.m. Haugh Performing Arts Center, 1000 W. Foothill Blvd., Glendora. (626) 963-9411.

 

Saturday, September 19

STREET FAIRE KGNH car show and open house featuring raffles, food trucks and music. 3 to 8 p.m. 570 W. Bonita Ave., Claremont.

LIVE MUSIC Modern gypsy swing band Gypsies and Judges. 10 p.m. The Press Restaurant, 129 Harvard Ave., Claremont. (909) 625-4808.

 

Sunday, September 20

KSPC CD & RECORD EXPO Over 30 vendors will be selling new and used records, CDs, videos, posters and other music memorabilia: all types of music under one roof. This one-day music sale has been enjoyed by thousands of people since it first began in 1995, brought to you by your fellow music lovers at KSPC 88.7 fm. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $2 admission or free with current Claremont College ID. Pomona College’s Smith Campus Center, 170 E. Sixth St., Claremont. (909) 621-8157.

ANNUAL INTERFAITH WALK Faith leaders and community members from throughout the Pomona Valley are set to join in the seventh annual “Interfaith Walk and Rally for Peace” at 4 p.m. at the City of Knowledge Islamic School on Garey Avenue, just south of Foothill Boulevard in Pomona. The event, sponsored by the Claremont Interfaith Working Group for Mid-East Peace, will proceed from City of Knowledge to Temple Beth Israel and conclude in Claremont at St. Ambrose Episcopal, where participants may enjoy a light communal meal and extended fellowship. No charge for participation. Commemorative T-shirts will be available for purchase and financial contributions to help support further events are always appreciated. Those unable to walk may also drive between locations. Further information is available at facebook.com/ClaremontInterfaithWG or by calling the CIWG hotline at (909) 542-8150.

HERB WALK Join experienced herbalist William Broen for an exciting 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. $25. For ages 15 and up. Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont. (909) 625-8767.

 

Monday, September 21 

ISRAELI FOLK DANCE A fun way of exercise with music of Israeli folk dance. Beginners group at 6:45 p.m., followed by open dancing. $6. Masonic Lodge, 227 W. Eighth St., Claremont. (909) 921-7115.

 

Tuesday, September 22

MENTAL HEALTH CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROJECT District Attorney Jackie Lacy. University Club program. 11:30 a.m. $13 includes buffet lunch. Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont.

 

Wednesday, September 23

ZEN MEDITATION 7:30 to 9 a.m. McAlister Center for Religious Activities, 919 Columbia Ave., Claremont. (909) 621-8685.

CELEBRATING WOMEN The Celebrating Women on the Forefront event aims to recognize a number of female residents of Pilgrim Place who have made accomplishments in religious or humanitarian organizations. The free event will be held at 10:30 a.m. in Decker Hall at Pilgrim Place. For information, call (909) 399-5573 or email vbattaglia@pilgrimplace.org.

 

Thursday, September 24

PERFORMANCE Olivia Gatwood and Megan Falley of Speak Like a Girl offer an interactive, feminist show that uses spoken word as a tool to highlight gender inequality. Through humorous and passionate performances, Ms. Gatwood and Ms. Falley address issues like street harassment, body image, rape culture and the perils of the patriarchy. 6:45 to 8 p.m. Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum, 385 E. Eighth St., Claremont. (909) 621-8244.

 

Friday, September 25

FRIDAY NIGHTS LIVE Enjoy free live music throughout the Village from 6 to 9 p.m.

OLDENBORG LUNCHEON COLLOQUIUM “Barrio Rising: Urban Popular Politics and Making of Modern Venezuela.” For ages 18 and up. Free to the public. 12:15 p.m. Pomona College, 350 N. College Way, Claremont. (909) 607-7467.

 

Saturday, September 26

LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS Valerie Martinez of VMA Communications will share her work with the California High Speed Rail Authority since 2003. She provides strategic public affairs and community outreach expertise for a variety of public agencies and private corporations. For age 12 and up. Free to the public. 10 a.m. to noon. Alexander Hughes Center Padua Room, 1700 N. Danbury Rd., Claremont. (909) 624-9457.

MUSIC OF RUTH CRAWFORD SEEGER Modern music and transcribed folk music by this American modernist composer who was also a tireless advocate for folk music in the 20th century. Selections include her Sonata for Violin and Piano, String Quartet 1931, and transcription of Bonaparte’s Retreat, plus selections from American Folks Songs for Children and Aaron Copland’s “Hoedown” from Rodeo. 8 p.m. Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. Fourth St., Claremont. (909) 607-2671.

FALL ART GALA Claremont Museum of Art hosts its fourth Fall Gala at the historic Claremont Depot. Sample hors d’oeuvres and wine, accompanied by music from the Jazz Doctors and a sumptuous dinner from Spaggi’s on the lawn, followed by a silent and live auction of unique art objects and art-related activities. For ages 18 and up. For information, contact Marilyn Ray at marilynray348@gmail.com or (909) 917-6511 and visit claremontmuseum.org. 5:30 p.m. Claremont Depot, 200 W. First St., Claremont.