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CALENDAR: John York in concert, Claremont Art Walk

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, 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.

SCAMFEST The Southern California A Cappella Music Festival, hosted by The Claremont Shades. Tickets will be available online at pomona.edu/bridges or through the Bridges Auditorium box office. 7 p.m. Bridges Auditorium, 450 N. College Way, Claremont. $8 for students and $15 for non-students. (909) 607-1139 or website pomona.edu/bridges.

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 as well as 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.

 

Sunday, November 8

FARMERS’ MARKET Rain or shine every Sunday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Claremont Village.

 

Monday, November 9 

SHAKESPEARE CLUB A discussion by Amy Kenny, professor at UC Riverside about how Shakespeare’s actors learned their parts and rehearsed the plays. Audience volunteers will be invited to read from cue scripts to help demonstrate how the Elizabethan actors knew where to move and what to do. 2 p.m. Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont. (909) 717-1109.

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 10

WOMEN AIR FORCE SERVICE PILOTS IN WWII The speaker is Mary Thoits, WASP. 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 Ink and Toner Outlet–Printer Problems with Roger Baer. 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 11

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

COMMUNITY MURAL MOVEMENT Presented by the Fine Arts Foundation, Art Mortimer will lead a virtual tour of his murals throughout the west coast at 2 p.m. in the Hampton Room of Scripps College’s Malott Commons, 1030 Columbia Ave., Claremont. The free public program will be followed by tea.

CLAREMONT GARDEN CLUB “The Health Benefits of Gardening!” Master Gardener Vicki Peyton will talk about the healthful connection between gardening and our physical, cognitive, social and psychological well-being. Exhibits, plant cuttings and refreshments at 6:30 p.m. Speaker at 7 p.m. Door prize at closing. Free and open to the public, all ages welcome. Pilgrim Place’s Napier Center, 660 Avery Rd., Claremont.

 

Thursday, November 12

LECTURE William J. Burns, president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, former US deputy secretary of state and former ambassador to Russia and Jordan, will speak on “American Foreign Policy in a Changing World” at 4:30 p.m. at Pomona College’s Millikan Hall, located at 610 N. College Ave., Claremont. This talk is free and open to the public. For more information, contact (909) 607-9913.

ART AFTER HOURS “Prozco’s Exhibition History,” a lecture by Dafne Cruz Porchini. 5 to 11 p.m. Pomona College’s Lincoln Hall 1135, located at 330 N. College Ave., Claremont.

BLACK THURSDAY at Dale Bros Brewery. Tickets to the Brews & Bros Craft Beer Festival on January 23, benefiting the Claremont Educational Foundation, go on sale Thursday, November 12. Get 10 percent off tickets purchased in the tap room today only—they make the perfect stocking stuffer. Celebrate with live music from the Mercy Bros, good eats from Cruz-n-Taco and some swag from event sponsors starting at 6 p.m. 2120 Porterfield Way, Upland. Visit dalebrosbrewery.com.

 

Friday, November 13

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 14

GENEALOGY SOCIETY Professional genealogist Nancy Carlberg will present “Overcoming Your Dead-ends in Your Genealogy Research.”  She will provide individual assistance to help local genealogists overcome challenges in their research.  Ms. Carlberg has been active in genealogy for more than 30 years and has written more than 65 books, as well as serving as a researcher for Alex Haley in the writing of is acclaimed books “Roots” and “Queen.” The program, which is open to the public, will be held at the Pomona Public Library, 625 S. Garey Avenue, Pomona in the Community Room from 2 to 4 p.m.