CALENDAR: Walk for the Hungry, Tufts Poetry, Home Tour, Scotch class and tasting
Friday, October 9
POETRY READING & ART SHOW Claremont Graduate University hosts its fourth annual poetry reading and art show. Featured readings by 2015 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award-winner Angie Estes and Foothill poets Brett Salsbury, AJ Urquidi and Jose Hernandez. The event will also feature a first-year MFA student group show and an exhibit by Foothill-featured artist Lara Salmon. 6 p.m. Free and open to the public. Refreshments provided, and books from the authors will be on sale. Peggy Phelps and East Galleries, 251 E. 10th St., Claremont.
MINGLE & MUNCH Join in for a fun Friday evening with refreshments, live music and conversation where age 50 and older individuals and couples can explore new friendships. 6 to 8 p.m. at the Garner House, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd. Admission is $10. Live music will be provided by guitarists Michael Ryan and Ken Soderlund. RSVP to (909) 399-5488.
Saturday, October 10
PICKLING 101 View a refrigerator pickling demo and taste samples. 9 to 11 a.m. $25 per person. Reservation required. Call (909) 399-0256. Vom Fass, 101 N. Indian Hill Blvd. C2-100, Claremont.
WALKING TOUR Historic Route 66 Modern Institutional and Commercial Architecture. Includes Millard Sheets, Richard Neutra, Edward Durell Stone, Criley & McDowell, Pereira & Luckman. Tour is approximately 1.5 miles. Starts outside the Platt Center on the campus of Harvey Mudd College. 1 to 3 p.m. $25 for general admission or $20 for members. Tickets can be purchased at the tour. Visit claremontheritage.org.
Inland Valley Hope Partners Walk for the Hungry on October 11.
Sunday, October 11
WALK FOR THE HUNGRY Inland Valley Hope Partners, a nonprofit agency dedicated to serving the hunger and housing needs of the residents of the Inland Valley, invites the community to participate in the organization’s 42nd annual Walk for the Hungry at the Claremont Consortium. This year’s event will see hundreds of walkers set out on a 5K path around and through the Claremont Colleges to raise money to help feed the nearly 4,000 hungry children and families who visit Inland Valley Hope Partners’ local food pantries each month. Registration begins at noon and the 5K walk kicks off at 1 p.m. Registration fee and no minimum pledge is required. Online registration is now open at InlandValleyHopePartners.org. Walk participants may also register on-site at noon the day of the event. 101 N Mills Ave, Claremont.
MISSION TO MODERN Residential architecture 1900 through 1940s that influenced Modernism. Six exceptional historic Claremont homes on the 33rd annual Home Tour. Advance tickets are $35 or $30 members. Day of the event, tickets are $40 or $35 for members. All the homes are within five to six blocks of Garner House. You can drive or walk at your own pace. Required check-in at Garner House to receive your ticket and souvenir brochure. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont. Call (909) 621-0848 or visit claremontheritage.org.
Monday, October 12
SHAKESPEARE Vanessa Wilkie of the Huntington Library will speak on “William Shakespeare: The Man in his Time” at the Pomona Valley Shakespeare Club from 2 to 4 p.m. Joslyn Center Dining Room, 660 Mountain Ave., Claremont.
Tuesday, October 13
HOW RESEARCH CAN IMPROVE PET CARE The speaker is Dr. Dominique Griffon, College of Veterinary Medicine, Western University of Health Sciences. The University Club meets Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m. at the Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont. $13 meeting fee includes buffet lunch.
POETRY READING Poet Anne Boyer, author of Garments Against Women, will read from her work. 4:15 p.m. Pomona College Crookshank Hall, Room 108, 140 W. Sixth St., Claremont. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, (909) 607-2212.
COMPUTER CLUB CTAP, information on California Telephone Access Program. The Claremont Senior Computer Club meets on Tuesday evenings at the Hughes Community Center at 1700 Danbury Road. Meetings begin at 7:30 p.m., with social time at 7 p.m. For more information, visit cscclub.org.
Wednesday, October 14
LUNCHEON & LECTURE The Fine Arts Foundation will host a luncheon and lecture at Scripps College in the Hampton Room of Malott Commons, 1030 Columbia Ave., Claremont. Harold B. Nelson will speak on “Little Dreams in Glass and Metal: Scripps College and the Art of Enameling in Southern California.” The noon luncheon is $25 with reservations. Additional seating is available for the free program beginning at 1:15 p.m. Hal Nelson, curator of American Decorative Arts at The Huntington Library, and his partner Bernard Jazzar are leading authorities on the history of enameling in this country. They have curated an exhibition and produced a book Little Dreams in Glass and Metal coming to the Craft & Folk Art Museum in Los Angeles next year. To make a luncheon reservation, send a check for $25 by October 9 to Scripps College (with FAF in the memo), Box 1236, 1030 Columbia Ave., Claremont CA 91711. Call (909) 626-1386 or email email@example.com.
FALL FACULTY LECTURE Professor Hung Thai will give a talk on “Emotional Currencies: What Happens When Poor Immigrants Return Home to Spend and Give Money.” Lunch is provided. Noon. Pomona College’s Frank Blue Room, 260 E. Bonita Ave., Claremont. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, (909) 621-8648.
MAKING A SUCCULENT WREATH Judy Casanova will demonstrate how to turn all those cuttings from your gardens into beautiful front-door wreaths. Be sure to bring a camera and take notes. Exhibits, plant cuttings to share and refreshments at 6:30 p.m. Door prizes. Free and open to the public. 660 Avery Rd., Claremont.
Thursday, October 15
LECTURE “Encountering Strangers in an Emerging Global City: Chinese Attitudes toward African Migrants in Guangzhou, China.” Min Zhou, professor of sociology and director of Chinese Heritage Center at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, will speak. 4:15 p.m. Pomona College’s Hahn Hall 108, 420 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont. (909) 607-7467.
SCOTCH CLASS & TASTING “Tour” Scotland from the Lowlands to the Highlands and Speyside to Islay, bringing the tastes of each region to be considered and compared by all who attend. Sample and discuss rare and small-batch Scotches in a convivial atmosphere with local whisky experts Kolja and Stuart. 7 to 9:30 p.m. Guests must be 21 or over. $45. Reservation required. Call (909) 399-0256.
Friday, October 16
EXPO Disability Awareness, Health and Wellness Expo to bring awareness to consumers about programs and resources in the community and to help persons with disabilities live independent lives. Service Center For Independent Life, 107 S. Spring St., Claremont. (909) 621-6722.
OLDENBORG LUNCHEON COLLOQUIUM Nelson A. Denis, author, attorney and former New York State assemblyman (1996-2000), will speak on “War Against All Puerto Ricans.” 12:15 p.m. Pomona College’s Oldenborg Center, 350 N. College Way, Claremont. Contact: Leanne.Thach@pomona.edu, (909) 607-1159.
Saturday, October 17
YOUTH ART WORKSHOP “This is What Kindness Looks Like to Me.” Participants will have the opportunity to write, draw, collage or otherwise express what kindness means to them on a kindness postcard, under the artistic direction of ARTstART student teachers. 2 to 4 p.m. Claremont Library Community Room, 208 Harvard Ave., Claremont.