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CALENDAR: Halloween Spooktacular, Día de Los Muertos and Padua Hills Art Fiesta

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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.

DARK CIRCUS MASQUERADE PARTY & SHOW All Hallow’s Eve dance party with aerial acts every 20 minutes. “You dance. We Fly. We all have fun!” The Circus Studio inside the Packing House, 548 W. First St., Claremont. 9:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. $15 online in advance or $20 cash at door. Visit thecircusstudio.com for more info and tickets. (909) 625-3333.

 

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.

CARAMEL APPLE WORSHOP Stop by on Halloween night during the Claremont Village Trick-or-Treating to create a gourmet caramel apple. First dip the apple in caramel, then top it off with candy and chocolate drizzle. No registration is required. This event is an open house, so stop by any time between 2 and 4 p.m. All ages are welcome. $5 per apple. Claremont Chefs Academy, 514 W. First St., Claremont Packing House.

GALLERY OPENING Buddhist monks, Daoist sages, dragons, butterflies, birds and blossoms: Over 30 exquisitely-conserved Chinese paintings, treasures of the Ming and Qing dynasties (1344-1912), will be shown together for the very first time in “Preserving China’s Past: Paintings of the Ming-Qing Dynasties” at Scripps College. Images of some works before their recent restoration will be hung alongside the paintings, illuminating the fascinating conservation process for viewers. The gallery reception opens from 7 to 9 p.m., featuring live music and light refreshments. Following the opening, the exhibition will be featured at the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery of Scripps College through December 13. Additionally, more on the subject can be learned at the symposium on conservation practices for Chinese paintings, taking place before the exhibition’s premiere at Boone Recital Hall, performing arts center of Scripps College, from 2 to 5 p.m. Speakers at the symposium include expert curators, conservationists and Asian art scholars, hailing from both the Seattle Art Museum and the Smithsonian’s Freer/Sackler Museums of Asian Art. The event is free of charge and open to the public, and all are welcome to come and enjoy this afternoon of art, music and culture. Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, 251 E. Eleventh St., Claremont.

 

Sunday, November 1

BIRD WATCHING Two-hour bird walk with the Pomona Valley Audubon Society. Bring binoculars and meet at the entrance. There is no charge to enter the garden with the Audubon group. Families are welcome.

PADUA HILLS ART FIESTA Twenty-five area artists will display and sell their paintings, prints, ceramics, glass, sculpture, textiles and jewelry. Area art organizations will provide art and craft demonstrations. The new documentary film Design for Modern Living: Millard Sheets and the Claremont Art Community 1935-1975 will be shown at 11:30 a.m., 1 and 2:30 p.m. A Claremont Museum of Art exhibition, “Millard Sheets: Hills and Horses,” will show how a love of horses inspired the artwork of Padua Hills’ artist Millard Sheets in the 1940 through 1960s. ARTstART students will lead children in creative Art Activities. A music stage will feature local performers and festive foods will be served with traditional Jamaica punch and fresh lemonade. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for CMA members and children under 18 may attend for free. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Padua Hills Theatre, 4457 Padua Ave., Claremont.

DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS The Village invites guests to make an altar for loved ones or to contribute to community remembrance through words or pictures. Get into the “spirit” with face painting—choose from just a touch, half face or full face. CHS and El Roble Intermediate Band/Orchestras  will share their love for music between 1 and 2:30 p.m. Altars to honor and remember are the heart of this holiday—CHS Spanish students will be joining their ofrendas with Rio de Ojas to share with guests. Color a sugar skull paper mask and buy a sugar skull cookie, decorate it and have a snack (while supplies last). Abuelita story-time will begin at 3 p.m. where children of all ages are invited to bring a favorite blanket or chair and hear stories of this beloved holiday to educate and delight. Additionally, many Village businesses have decorated for the holiday with Day of the Dead window paintings—visit thevillageclaremont.com/windows.html for locations. Noon to 5 p.m. Rio de Ojas, 250 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont. (909) 624-4141.

CONCERT “Awakening to the Environment” at Scripps College’s Garrison Theater, from 3 to 5 p.m. Drawing its inspiration from nature in Asian traditions of thought—as well as the new exhibition of conserved Chinese paintings opening at Scripps College’s Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, this concert features the world premiere of new work by music faculty and alumni of The Claremont Colleges, with special guest composers and performances by The Claremont Concert Choir and The Claremont Chamber Choir. Scripps/Joint Music Program professor Charles W. Kamm conducts with soprano soloist Anne Harley (Scripps) and Stacey Fraser (Cal State San Bernardino). The multimedia experience captured in the matinee performance’s finale, “Forest Threnody,” offers a novel experience for both music and technology aficionados alike: field recordings of forest tree frog sounds from Borneo interweave with the Choir’s performance, while an impactful video illustrates the disappearing rain forests of Borneo via remote sensing technologies. This new commission is composed by visiting composer Yii Kah Hoe and renowned research-based video and sound artist, Steve Rowell. The concert is the launch event for the Claremont College’s new curricular program, EnviroLab Asia. Prior to the performance, there is a pre-performance panel, facilitated by Anne Harley, for those that wish to learn more about arts activism, particularly how the multi-media components of the concert relate to the arts and environmentalism. This panel will be held at Boone Recital Hall, Performing Arts Center of Scripps College, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Finally, following the concert performance, there will be a concert reception from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, featuring other musical performances, as well as a showing of paintings from a similar historical period as the performance. Entrance to each of the events is free and all are invited to come, but seating is limited. Garrison Theater, 241 E. Tenth St., Claremont.

 

Monday, November 2 

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.

SUSTAINABILITY DIALOG “Healing Gardens: How Your Yard Can Save the World” presented by April Garbat. How a thoughtfully designed garden can slow storm water, use less water, cool homes, reduce energy needs, provide food for humans and habitat for creatures, create less waste, be restful and survive a drought. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Pomona College’s Hahn Building, Room 101, located at 420 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont.

Tuesday, November 3

INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE Bring a family treasure for appraiser Zoe TeBeau to check out. 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 Legal Shield, identity theft protection with Duane Waterous. 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, November 4

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

 

Thursday, November 5

THE REMBRANDT CLUB First Thursday Lecture and Tea. “Creative Practice,” by Director of Arts Rebecca Hamm of the Tierra del Sol Foundation. Reception follows at Seaver House. 1:30 to 3 p.m. Thatcher Music Building’s Lyman Hall, 340 N. College Ave., Claremont. Free to the public. (909) 981-7245.

BIRD IDENTIFICATION The evening program will feature Monique Rea presenting “Jewels of Nature, Hummingbirds in Your Garden.” Ms. Rea has worked with the rehabilitated hummingbirds for the past 20 years in south Orange County and is a volunteer for Songbird Care and Education Center. She will have a presentation to share pictures of rescued hummingbirds and the hummingbirds that have nested in her yard. The meeting is open to the public at no charge. 7 p.m. Alexander Hughes Center, 1700 Danbury Road, Claremont.

 

Friday, November 6

ART MART Visit the Claremont Packing House between 5 and 9 p.m. for handmade arts and crafts booths. 532 W. First St., Claremont.

 

Saturday, November 7

BASEBALL Professor Richard Santillan, author of Mexican American Baseball in the Pomona Valley, will serve as moderator and keynote speaker for this program. There will be a panel of Pomona Valley locals who played in the segregated Mexican baseball leagues from the 1930s to the 1970s. Among them will be Ray “Tyke” Sevilla, who captained and quarterbacked the Claremont High School football team to the 1958 CIF championship. They will also discuss growing up in Arbol Verde, Claremont's oldest continuous neighborhood. This is a free program at 11 a.m. in the Claremont Library meeting room. For all ages. The Claremont Library is located at 208 N. Harvard Ave. For more information, please call (909) 621-4902 or visit their website at colapublib.org.

CLAREMONT ART WALK Visit Claremont galleries between 6 and 9 p.m. for exhibit opening receptions. Visit claremontartwalk.com for details.

AN EVENING WITH JOHN YORK Benefit concert for the Prison Library Project. John York is a singer, composer and instrumentalist well known as a former member of the Byrds. He was a member of the Sir Douglas Quintet and The Mamas and The Papas touring band. He played bass for Johnny Rivers and Lightnin’ Hopkins. He has played with Gene Clark, Rick Danko, Richard Manuel, Nicky Hopkins, David Carradine and more. Mr. York sings with a rich emotional voice and favors the 12-string guitar. Currently, Mr. York is performing solo or with his own band The Jangle Brothers, Barry McGuire and P.F. Sloan. Tickets in advance are $10 or $12 at the door. The event takes place at 7:30 p.m. at The Claremont Forum, 586 W. First St., Claremont. (909) 626-3066. prisonlibraryproject.org and claremontforum.org.