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CALENDAR: Village Venture and Halloween Spooktacular


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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 onsite. 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

VILLAGE VENTURE Arts and crafts faire featuring a pumpkin carving contest, costume parade, food court, booths and more. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. rain or shine in the Claremont Village.

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’s Bridges Auditorium, 450 N. College Way, Claremont. Email ipoffice@cmc.edu or call (909) 607-1139.


Sunday, October 25

CONCERT Temple Beth Israel presents a special solo concert with renowned contemporary pianist Nadia Shpachenko in a preview of her Piano Spheres program that she will present at Disney Hall. Sunday, October 25. 4 p.m. Complementary admission. TBI Sanctuary, 3033 N. Towne Ave., Pomona. 


Monday, October 26 

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 27

INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE Speaker Dr. Yen Ingrid Lai will discuss “How Genes, Stress and Environment Affect Health.” 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 “Computer Repair Information” with Tim Tipping. 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 28

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

FALL FACULTY LECTURE Professor Mark Andrejevic will give a talk on “Drone Media: Power Asymmetries Associated with the Automation of Surveillance, Sense-Making and Response.” Lunch is provided, and the event is open to faculty, staff, students and community members. Please come in through the side door of Frank Blue Room and sign in. View all lectures in the Fall 2015 Faculty Lecture Series: pomona.edu/events/series/faculty-lecture. Pomona College’s Frank Blue Room (260 E. Bonita Ave., Claremont). Contact: mary.paster@pomona.edu, (909) 621-8648. 

RSVP LOS ANGELES Michael Decker in conversation with Sarah Wang. 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Pomona College Museum of Art, 330 N. College Ave., Claremont.


Thursday, October 29

RSVP LOS ANGELES Celebrating 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 features seven artists and is unified by a unique curatorial process. Book Release Party and Juicerina performances by Michael Parker, a thrift store by Michael Decker, musical cocktails by Justin Cole and workshops by Wakana Kimura and Aydinaneth Ortiz. 5 to 11 p.m. Pomona College Museum of Art, 330 N. College Ave., Claremont.


Friday, October 30

FRIDAY NOON CONCERT The Sforzando Brass Quintet will perform music by Ewald, Arnold and Ray Burkhart. Noon. Scripps College’s Balch Auditorium, 1030 Columbia Ave., Claremont. Contact: concerts@pomona.edu, (909) 607-3266.

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



Saturday, October 31

HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR Free event for kids 2 to 12. Fun and games at the Claremont Depot from 1 to 4 p.m.: Howl-O-Ween Dog Costume Contest at 2 p.m.; Rainforst Romp Animal Show with the Wildlife Learning Center at 2:30 p.m.; and Children’s Costume Contest at 3:30 p.m. Trick-or-Treating throughout the Village takes place between 2 and 4 p.m. Visit thevillageclaremont.com/halloween.html for official treat stops.


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