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CALENDAR: OLA Alternative Gift Market, Tellabration and Turkey Trot

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Friday, November 20

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 21

MOVEMBER Get your facial hair ready; it’s Movember at Dale Bros. Brewery. Limited edition moustache glassware available to purchase for the first 200 guests, food all day from Rolling Burger Barns at noon and Grilled Cheese Truck at 4:30 p.m. Music and all kinds of manly (and not so manly) fun with a portion of proceeds to benefit men’s health through the Movember Foundation. Dale Bros. Brewery, 2130 Porterfield Way, Upland.

THEATER Theatre Experience of SoCal presents Annie, a musical based on the beloved comic strip “Little Orphan Annie.” Set in the 1930s, a wealthy businessman adopts an orphan girl and she eventually wins his heart. Tickets are available online at pomona.edu/bridges or through the Bridges Auditorium box office. Call (909) 607-1139.

FUNDRAISER EVENT Join Ophelia’s Jump Productions (OJP) and Claremont Craft Ales (CCA) to raise funds to create a permanent home for the award-winning and innovative theater company. Enjoy CCA’s craft beers with the OJP company and meet the cast of their current production Honky, which runs November 27 through December 5 at The Theatre Company Performing Arts Studio in Upland. The Boba ni Taco Truck will be on site and there will be giveaways and silent auction items. No entrance fee or ticket required. The reception takes place between 5 to 8 p.m. but proceeds from the entire day will help benefit OJP. Claremont Craft Ales, 1420 N. Claremont Blvd. #204C, Claremont.

TELLABRATION An international night of storytelling. It is often assumed that storytelling is only for children, but this ancient art form integrates stories and folk tales that appeal to adults as well. 7 to 9 p.m. $10. 220 Yale Ave., Claremont. For tickets and information, call (909) 624-2928.

LA CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Members of the LA Chamber Orchestra will play Bach at Bridges Auditorium, 450 N. College Way, Claremont. 8 p.m. concerts@pomona.edu.


Sunday, November 22

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

ALTERNATIVE GIFT MARKET The alternative to mall madness and the consumer culture is OLA’s Alternative Gift Christmas Market celebrating 30 years at our Lady of the Assumption Church, 435 Berkeley Ave., Claremont. 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Meet people with firsthand knowledge of local and international humanitarian programs, and hear their amazing stories. Review the “shopping list” and choose gifts to give to the poor at home and around the world. Receive beautiful Christmas cards to present to friends and relatives. Oldest and largest market of its kind in the area in the true spirit of Christmas. For information, call the parish office at (909) 626-3596.

POETS ABOUT TOWN The Friends of the Claremont Library present an open mic reading. Bring up to three poems or two pages of work to share. Sing up starts at 1:50 p.m. First signed, first heard. All poets, all ages and all abilities are welcome. 2 p.m. Claremont Library, 208 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont.


Monday, November 23 

ISRAELI FOLK DANCE A fun way to 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, November 24

POMONA COLLEGE JAZZ ENSEMBLE Barb Catlin leads the student ensemble in “An Afternoon of Big Band Jazz.” 4:30 p.m. Pomona College’s Lyman Hall, Thatcher Music Building, 340 N. College Ave., Claremont.


Wednesday, November 25

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


Thursday, November 26

TURKEY TROT A 5K run/walk and 1K kid’s fun run on Thanksgiving morning. Proceeds from the event fund both international and community projects such as the Claremont Youth Sports Scholarships. Register online at claremontsunriserotary.org. Check-in begins at 6:30 a.m. First Street and Harvard Avenue. Email turkeytrot@csrmail.org for information.


Friday, November 27

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 28

LIGHT THE CITY Ambassadors carrying candles from Our Lady of the Assumption Church will invite people in the Claremont Village to come and enjoy complimentary coffee, hot chocolate, snacks and a free gift at 7 p.m. The date marks the beginning of Advent, a time of preparation for Christmas. The church is located at 435 Berkeley Ave., Claremont, just two blocks from the Village.


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