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CALENDAR: Book sale, art gala, Claremont Art Walk, Founders Day and more

Founders Day takes place on Saturday, October 3. See below for event details.


Friday, September 25

DOLLAR BOOK SALE All books are $1 through September 26 from noon to 9 p.m. Proceeds support the Prison Library Project. Claremont Forum Bookshop & Gallery, 586 W. First St., Claremont. (909) 626-3066.

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.


Sunday, September 27

COMIC BOOK SHOW Comic book art demonstrations, collectibles and art dealers from around southern California with new and vintage comic books, graphic novels, original art, prints, action figures, games and collectibles. Free and open to the public. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 531 W. First St., Claremont Packing House. (951) 235-2990.

SCRIPPS COLLEGE ANNUAL OLIVE HARVEST These olive trees have a rich history—Scripps College harvests olives from trees protected from elimination during the construction of the Humanities Building in 1969. Previously a sidewalk nuisance, the olives now create award-winning extra virgin olive oil. The new tradition of olive harvesting for natural campus resources is not only a great community builder, it helps support campus sustainability initiatives. 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Free, volunteers and community involvement encouraged. Scripps College’s Humanities Building, 1030 Columbia Ave., Claremont. For more information, contact (909) 607-2250.

MIND BODY SOUL Discuss the Ayurvedic wisdom in life and learn about the insight of Tamas-Rajas-Satvah. Lear how to enjoy turning thorns of life to inner peace and joy. Claremont Ayurvedic Healing, 226 W. Foothill Blvd. Suite I. 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. $15. (909) 921-7115.


Monday, September 28 

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.

DEMOCRATIC CLUB OF CLAREMONT Club president the Rev. Dr. John C. Forney, Citizens’ Climate Lobby member and chapter organizer of the Pomona Valley Chapter of Progressive Christians Uniting, will present an update on what we know about global warming, and what we must do to have a reasonable chance of preserving a habitable world. This presentation will include an update on recent science and on our ethical responsibility to the natural order. The topics will be considered in light of Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato si.’ The presentation will conclude with a consideration of the work of Citizens’ Climate Lobby and 350.org. The meeting will start at 7 p.m. at Porter Hall on the Pilgrim Place campus. A short business meeting will follow the presentation. Everyone is invited. Refreshments will be served.

POMONA COLLEGE MUSEUM OF ART Artist talk by Wakana Kimura. Project series “R.S.V.P. Los Angeles” celebrates the milestone of 50 Project Series exhibitions by connecting the extraordinary artists who have been part of the program with a new generation of artists based in the Los Angeles area. The exhibition and programming feature seven artists and is unified by a unique curatorial process. 2 to 3 p.m. North College Ave., Claremont. (909) 621-8283. museuminfo@pomona.edu.


Tuesday, September 29

CLAREMONT GIRL SCOUTS’ CABIN “The Fight to Save a Hidden Gem.” Hear the story of how Claremont Girl Scout Troop 2585 took action in the uphill battle to save the 1947 La Casita Girl Scout cabin in Claremont from the chopping block. Dr. Caporale earned an MA in Marriage and Family Therapy from Azusa Pacific University and a PhD in Clinical Psychology from California Graduate Institute. She has worked as a marriage and family therapist for over 25 years, was an adjunct professor at the University of La Verne, and is a consultant for the Claremont Unified School District. University Club program. 11:30 a.m. $13 includes buffet lunch. Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont.


Wednesday, September 30

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

POMONA COLLEGE MUSEUM OF ART Naotaka Hiro in conversation with Glenn Phillips. Project series “R.S.V.P. Los Angeles” celebrates the milestone of 50 Project Series exhibitions by connecting the extraordinary artists who have been part of the program with a new generation of artists based in the Los Angeles area. The exhibition and programming feature seven artists and is unified by a unique curatorial process. 2 to 3 p.m. North College Ave., Claremont. (909) 621-8283. museuminfo@pomona.edu.


Thursday, October 1

REMBRANDT CLUB First Thursday lecture and tea. Grant Winner Presentations: The Art of Food Justice, Sustainability, Community, Social Practice, and Other Big Words, by Sana Javeri Kadri, Studio Art; and Silversmith Clara Barck Welles and the Arts and Crafts and Women's Movements of the Early 20th Century, by Daisy Adams, Art History. Our 2015 Grant Winners tell us about their summer research projects. Reception follows in the courtyard. 1:30 to 3 p.m. Thatcher Music Building Lyman Hall, 340 N. College Ave., Claremont. Free to the Public. (909) 981-7245.

HUMANITIES FORUM Afaa Michael Weaver is a native of Baltimore, where he was a factory worker for fifteen years. The Government of Nature, winner of the 2014 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, is his twelfth collection of poetry. His chap-book A Hard Summation was released last summer from Central Square Press and his latest book, City of Eternal Spring, is now available from University of Pittsburgh Press. He has received multiple Pushcart Awards, the May Sarton Award, fellowships from the NEA, the Pew Foundation, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and a Fulbright appointment to Taiwan. As a translator, he works in Chinese. Mr. Weaver teaches at Simmons College and is a visiting faculty member at Drew University. 4:30 p.m. Claremont Graduate University’s IAC Library, 160 E. Tenth St., Claremont. Email tufts@cgu.edu.

BIRD IDENTIFICATION The evening program will be presented by member and professor of biology Cathy McFadden and Paul Clarke on the Atlantic Forests of Brazil, an area they visited this past summer. 7 p.m. Alexander Hughes Center Padua Room, located at 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont.


Friday, October 2

FRIDAY NOON CONCERT Sonatas by Beethoven and Mozart for violin and piano. 12:15 p.m. Balch Auditorium on the corner of Tenth and Columbia in Claremont. (909) 607-3266. 

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

KNOW TOMORROW Outdoor Activity Fair on Walker Beach starting at noon followed by a speaker series in the evening starting at 4 p.m. in Rose Hills Theatre. Over 30 organizations will be participating. Activities include environmental artwork, food packaging event, free Ben & Jerry’s, Vita Coco and Kind Bars, dozens of informational booths, displays and notable speakers. Please join in for an unforgettable day with college communities across the country. Best-selling author and international sustainability expert William Powers joins the National Day of Action at the Claremont Colleges’ Know Tomorrow Climate Change Awareness initiative. At 1 p.m., Mr. Powers presents his new book New Slow City with book signing to follow. From 4 to 5 p.m., Mr. Powers joins the speakers series of thought leaders on climate change and sustainability. Free to the public. Noon to 8 p.m. 700 N. College Way. Visit pomona.edu/events/know-tomorrow-claremont for more information.


Saturday, October 3

ART WALK Visit art galleries throughout the Claremont Village for art receptions between 6 to 9 p.m. Additionally, art and craft vendors plus a live band will be at Art Walk at the Packing House.

MATERIAL GIRLS An exhibition of new artwork from Jan Wheatcroft and Helen Feller including fiber art, wheelies, handmade books, prints, quilts, decorated boxes, woven tapestries and more. Opening reception takes place on Friday, October 2 from 5 to 8 p.m. Gallery hours are on Saturday, October 3 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Sunday, October 4 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This event takes place at the Ginger Elliott Exhibition Center at Memorial Park on Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont.

FALL PLANTING FESTIVAL Buy beautiful California native plants at Grow Native Nursery’s season opening spectacular. The Fall Planting Festival at Grow Native Nursery at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden will showcase thousands of California native and water efficient plants, many propagated from our own collections and not available anywhere else. Event also features seeds and bulbs, grapevine wreaths, native plant experts table, free garden admission and bake sale. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont. (909) 625-8767.

BIRDS OF CLAREMONT Chris Verma of Wild Birds Unlimited will give a talk and slideshow about the birds of Claremont and surrounding areas with a special focus on north Claremont and the Claremont Hills Wilderness Park. 10 a.m. Co-sponsored by the Claremont Wildlands Conservancy and the Claremont Public Library. 208 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont. All ages welcome. Free to the public.  

HAUNTED CHILDREN’S CIRCUS The Advanced Aerial Spin Circus Kids are performing an exciting night of solos and duets on aerial silks, aerial hoop and static trapeze in this haunted circus spectacle. Friday, October 2 at 8 p.m.; Saturday, October 3 at 5 and 8 p.m.; and Sunday, October 4 at 8 p.m. $15 for adults or $7 for children and Claremont College students. Tickets may be purchased at the studio or online at thecircusstudio.com (space is limited). The Circus Studio, home of Spin Circus, 548 W. First St., Claremont Packing House. For more information, call (909) 625-3333 or visit thecircusstudio.com.

FOUNDERS DAY This year Founders Day will also mark the dedication of the new Millikan Laboratory and Andrew Science Hall. Join in for an afternoon of family-friendly programming that includes science and math activities for all ages. 610 N. College Ave., Claremont. 2 to 7 p.m.

MASKS OF WONDER Using a unique blend of collage materials, ARTstART student teachers will offer workshop participants a chance to create masks that reflect their personality and feelings. On the Same Page art workshop. 2 to 4 p.m. Claremont Library Meeting Room, 208 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont. (909) 621-4902.


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