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CALENDAR: Friday Nights Live, Things That Go Bump in the Night plus Autumn Gala


The copper dome on Pomona College’s Millikan Laboratory building at Sixth Street and College Avenue, shines in the hot October sun. Weekend weather will be cooler with highs around 80 degrees and lows in the mid-60s with a chance of rain on Sunday. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger



Friday, October 16

EXPO Disability Awareness, Health and Wellness Expo to bring awareness to consumers about programs and resources in the community and help people with disabilities live independent lives. Service Center for Independent Life has paired up with The National Federation of the Blind of California Inland Empire Chapter to host the event. In the exhibit area, attendees will learn about different companies and equipment available that provide items and services, which are accessible to people with disabilities and seniors. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 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.”  He has written for the New York Times, New York Daily News, Newsday and Harvard Political Review. Denis was the editorial director of El Diario, the largest Spanish-language newspaper in New York City and won the Best Editorial Writing award from the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. He also wrote and directed the feature film Vote For Me!, which premiered in the Tribeca Film Festival. 12:15 p.m. Pomona College Oldenborg Center, 350 N. College Way, Claremont. Contact: Leanne.Thach@pomona.edu, (909) 607-1159.

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


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. All ages are welcome and all participants will be encouraged to share their kindness postcards. 2 to 4 p.m. Claremont Library Community Room, 208 Harvard Ave., Claremont.


Sunday, October 18

BUILDING THE EMPATHIC COMMUNITY Panel members are Sister Terry Dodge from Crossroads, Katie Diestelrath from Claremont Youth Service and Monica Harmon from Speaking Out Against Bullying. Inspired by the desire to transform society through the guiding principles of enlightened compassion and kindness will bring expertise to the themes of Wonder in a moderated discussion. Audience participation encouraged. Part of On the Same Page’s community read Wonder by author R. J. Palacio, which focuses on the theme of choosing kindness as a guiding precept in conducting one’s daily life. Originally written for young adults, Wonder succeeds in transcending all age groups. 2 to 4 p.m. Claremont Library, 208 Harvard Blvd., Claremont. (909) 621-4902.


Monday, October 19 

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, October 20

COLLECTING FINE ARTS The speaker is Walter Ebrahimzadeh, owner of Artist Trait Gallery. 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. 

COMPUTER CLUB Claremont Library information with Amy Crow. 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 21

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


Thursday, October 22

ART AFTER HOURS Current exhibitions on view beginning at 5 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Pomona College Museum of Art, 330 N. College Ave., Claremont. Contact justine.bae@pomona.edu.


Friday, October 23

THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT See the owls, wolves, spiders and insects that rule the garden at night. Walk along the garden paths to interactive activity stations with animals, plants and crafts. This is not a Halloween event—no costumes. The Lobos Food Truck will be on site. Picnics are also welcome in the courtyard. 5:30 to 9 p.m. (last entry at 7 p.m.) $10 for general admission or $6 for students, seniors and children. Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont. For more information, visit rsabg.org.

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


Saturday, October 24

ABRAHAMIC BIOETHICS SYMPOSIUM “Dignity and Healthcare at the End of Life.” Panel discussions and banquet. Register at bayanclaremont.org. 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Claremont School of Theology, 1325 N. College Ave., Claremont.

AUTUMN GALA The second annual International Autumn Gala. An entertaining night of performances representing cultures from around the world. Make sure to come early for appetizers and the photo booth on the north patio. Hosted by International Place of The Claremont Colleges and the international students of The Claremont Colleges. 6 to 9 p.m. Pomona College Bridges Auditorium, 450 N. College Way, Claremont. Email ipoffice@cmc.edu or call (909) 607-1139.


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