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Claremont CALENDAR: Neil Young, book faire, Cuban music

Friday, September 23

NEIL YOUNG Legendary rocker, folkie, author, inventor and auteur Neil Young will be appearing at the Fox Theater in Pomona on October 12 and 13. Tickets are $50-$150 and go on sale at 9 a.m. this morning. With Jackson Browne appearing at Bridges the week before, Claremont-area music fans are set for a busy October of concerts by Rock ‘n Roll Hall Of Famers. More information is at foxpomona.com/ticketing-info.

FREE CONCERT Scripps College’s free Friday Noon Concert Series continues today with Alfred Cramer (Pomona College), violin; Albert Rice, clarinet; and Ji Yeon Song, piano. The trio will play a 1932 piece by Milhaud; Suite, Op. 157b and Khatchaturian, Trio. This event is open to the public. Balch Auditorium, 1030 Columbia Ave., Claremont. More info is available at (909) 607-3266.

KIWANIS FUNDRAISER The Kiwanis Club of Claremont holds its eighth annual Route 66 Party at 6 p.m. tonight at the Doubletree Hotel. The evening includes a buffet dinner, dancing to the music of the Ravelers, a live auction for two fifth row center seats to Jackson Browne’s October 5 Bridges Auditorium show, a casino, more than 50 themed baskets for a silent auction, a complimentary photo booth and bingo. Opportunity drawing tickets are $5, three for $10 or seven for $20. First prize is a pair of Southwest Airlines tickets. Second prize is a case of wine. Funds raised from this event support community programs such as “The Read Me” preschool reading program, Claremont Educational Foundation, Meals on Wheels, Shoes That Fit, high school scholarships; Special Olympics bowling tournament, Claremont’s Monday night concerts in the park and more. Tickets are $50 in advance or $60 at the door and are available at brownpapertickets.com/event/2544588 or by phone at (909) 621-2996. The Doubletree is located at 555 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont.

TONIGHT’S FREE CONCERT #1  Claremont’s free and fun live music series continues tonight with Nick Casillas and Friends at Laemmle Plaza, Amazing Tone Benders at Shelton Park, award-winning Native American flautist Steve Rushingwind at the Chamber of Commerce and Falls Like Rain at city hall plaza. Performances are free and open to the public and run from 6 to 9 p.m.

TONIGHT’S FREE CONCERT #2 Described by the London Independent as “Passionate, uninhibited and spellbinding,”the Brentano String Quartet will perform a free 8 p.m. concert at Bridges Hall of Music at Pomona College, 150 E. Fourth St. The quartet includes Serena Canin and Mark Steinberg, violins; Misha Amory, viola; and Nina Lee, cello. The group became the resident string quartet at the Yale School of Music in fall 2014, succeeding the Tokyo Quartet. More information is at pomona.edu/events/brentano-string-quartet or (909) 607-2671.


Saturday, September 24

CLAREMONT AUTHORS BOOK FAIRE The inaugural Claremont Authors Book Faire happens today from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Claremont Public Library. The event features a host of notable Claremont writers, who will read from and sign copies of their works. The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Claremont Library in partnership with the Claremont Public Library. The faire includes an exhibit featuring several other authors from the Claremont Authors Collection on display in the library’s lobby. Claremont authors are encouraged to consider donating their work to the collection. Donation guidelines are at claremontlibrary.org. Call  (909) 626-4166 for information.

CHS, EL ROBLE MUSICIANS IN CONCERT Both Claremont High School and El Roble Intermediate School will be represented tonight in a free band, orchestra, color guard and jazz band concert. The annual Concert Under the Stars show starts at 6 p.m. at the CHS Football Stadium. Food and refreshments will be available for sale, and attendees are encouraged to bring cushions and blankets. More information is available at the Wolfpack Music Facebook page at facebook.com/chs.wolfpack.music. 1601 N. Indian Hill Blvd.


Sunday, September 25

IF YOU CANNOT BE A POET, BE A POEM September’s Fourth Sundays poetry reading series is happening at 2 p.m. today at Claremont Public Library. Poets Chad Sweeney and Lisa Cheby will read. Mr. Sweeney’s work has appeared in Best American Poetry, The Pushcart Prize Anthology, American Poetry Review and the Writer’s Almanac. He is the author of five books of poetry, including Parable of Hide and Seek, which was named one of the best books of 2010 by several critics and journals. Ms. Cheby’s poems and reviews have appeared in various journals including The Rumpus, The Citron Review and Tidal Basin Review. The Journal of Poetry and Poetics nominated her poem for a 2015 Pushcart Prize. Her first book, Love Lessons from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, was featured in The Wardrobe’s Best Dressed series. Light refreshments will be served and books will be available for purchase. Claremont Public Library, 208 N. Harvard Ave. More information is available at claremontlibrary.org.

CLASP CELEBRATES 11 YEARS Claremont After-School Programs (CLASP) will celebrate 11 years of providing tutoring to at-risk students in the Claremont Unified School District today. The event takes place at the Pomona College Studio Art Hall from 4 to 6 p.m. Claire and David Oxtoby, longtime supporters of CLASP, will be honored at the event. Tickets are $60. Last year CLASP offered tutoring programs three days-a-week at five sites, reaching more than 175 children who worked with 290 community volunteers of all ages. For more information or to make reservations go to clasp4kids.org or call (909) 204- 0127.

CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT TODAY The Pomona College Music Department offers a free 3 p.m. concert today at Bridges Hall of Music. Faculty artists will perform chamber, duo and solo works by Bloch, Burkhart, Debussy, Krenek, Self and Tournier. More information is at pomona.edu/events/chamber-music-extravaganza. Bridges is at 150 E. Fourth St.

LATIN MUSIC FESTIVAL TODAY The University of La Verne hosts a free Latin Music Festival at 5 p.m. today in the first event of the school’s new Lyceum series. Today’s show at Morgan Auditorium will feature the Cuban music of New York’s La Tematik and Latin artist Calixto Oviendo and his band, Cuban Jazz Train. ULV is launching the new performing and visual arts series this fall with concerts, exhibitions and special guests. He and his ensemble of musicians mix Afro Cuban music with New Orleans jazz. Subscribers to Lyceum enjoy priority seating, VIP invitations to select pre-concert receptions and other benefits. To see the full calendar of events go to laverne.edu/lyceum or call (909) 448-4188.

NON-PROFIT FAIR The Claremont Young Professionals Group hosts a Non-Profit Fair from 2 to 6 p.m. today at Claremont Craft Ales, 1420 N. Claremont Blvd., #204C. People looking to get more involved in the community are invited to attend this free event. “Learn about your local causes: service, civic, environment, animals, underserved communities, education, humanitarian, health, sports and more,” said CYPG in a press release. The event is kid and dog friendly and features free ice cream. More information is available at (909) 398-1060 or via email at ccf-info@claremontfoundation.org. 

COMIC BOOKS & COLLECTIBLES SHOW The Packing House is the site of today’s free comic books and collectibles show today from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event includes comic book art demonstrations, comic books, collectibles and art dealers from around southern California. More information is available searching for the event page on Facebook.


Monday, September 26

CIVIL RIGHTS THEMED PHOTO EXHIBIT The University of La Verne’s Lyceum series continues today with an award-winning photography exhibition revisiting the 1965 voting rights marches from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. The exhibition, “After Selma,” showcases the recent work of Joshua Rashaad McFadden, who advocates for social justice and civil rights through photography and community organizing. The exhibition runs through October 14 in the university’s Irene Carlson Gallery of Photography. Mr. McFadden will be on campus October 11 for a talk and book signing at 4 p.m. in the Abraham Campus Center. More information is at (909) 448- 4070 or via email at gcolby@laverne.edu.


Tuesday, September 27

UNIV. CLUB LUNCH The University Club of Claremont meets over lunch today to discuss “Ships’ Inertial Navigation System (SINS).” Parker Emerson will lead a discussion about how submarines and other marine vessels constantly calculate their position and, in the case of Fleet Ballistic Missile Submarines, how they communicate that information to a missile for launch. The luncheon starts at 11:30 a.m. in the Padua Room, Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd. A $15 meeting fee includes a buffet lunch. More information is at universityclubofclaremont.org.

FREE SCHOLARLY TALK ON COMMUNITY, ANXIETY The Scripps College Core Program in Interdisciplinary Humanities presents John A. Powell at 4:15 p.m. today. Mr. Powell’s talk, “Building Community in an Age of Increasing Anxiety and Polarization,” is free and open to the public. Mr. Powell is the director of the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, and a professor of law, African American studies and ethnic studies at UC Berkeley. He is the author of several books, including Racing to Justice: Transforming our Concepts of Self and Other to Build an Inclusive Society. Garrison Theater, 231 E. Tenth St. More information is available at (909) 621-8326 or via email at kkaraisc@scrippscollege.edu.

THREE STRIKES LAW FILM SCREENING Pomona College’s Criminal Justice Conversation and Action series continues at 7 p.m. tonight with a free and open to the public screening of The Return  by Kelly Duane de la Vega and Katie Galloway. In 2012, California amended its “Three Strikes” law, shortening the sentences of thousands of “lifers.” The film is an official selection of the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival. The screening will be followed by a talk with the filmmakers. Visit pomona.edu/events or call (909) 607-8296 for information. Rose Hills Theater, 170 E. Sixth St.



Wednesday, September 28

FREE SEMINAR FOR PARENTS Sylvan Learning Center in Claremont hosts a free parent seminar tonight, “Brain Power for the Start of the School Year.” The event is open to the public and starts at 7 p.m. at 971 W. Foothill Blvd. Sylvan will offer a free robotics class for children while their parents attend the seminar. More information is at (909) 621-2483.


Thursday, September 29

FUTURE OF SYRIAN REFUGEES LECTURE Scripps College presents a free 7:30 p.m. talk tonight with Lina Sergie Attar, co-founder, CEO and director of the Karam Foundation. The lecture is titled “Beyond the Basics: How Syrian Refugees Can Build Their Own Futures.” Ms. Attar co-developed Karam’s Innovative Education initiatives and has been named as one of Good Magazine’s 2016 Good 100 for the organization’s work with Syrian refugees. She is a Syrian-American architect and writer from Aleppo who frequently travels to the Syrian border in southern Turkey to run Karam’s Smart Aid programs. Ms. Attar’s writing has been published in the New York Times and Chicago Tribune, among other publications. She has appeared on CNN, NBC News, BBC News and NPR. More information is available at (909) 621-8326 or via email at kkaraisc@scrippscollege.edu. Garrison Theater, 231 E. Tenth St.


Friday, September 30

FREE NOONTIME CONCERT Performing at Scripps College’s free Friday Noon Concert series today is Francisco Castillo (Pomona College), oboe; Kino Gil, (electronics), with original compositions as well as music by Patrice Williams and Oswald Bernard. This event is open to the public. Balch Auditorium, 1030 Columbia Ave., Claremont. More info is available at (909) 607-3266.

Friday Nights Live continues with country rock from Blondtourage at Laemmle Plaza; Elizabeth Hangan and Blues and Fries at Shelton Park; Slinker at the Chamber; and Saloon No. 12 at city hall from 6 to 9 p.m.


Sunday, October 1

GHOST WALK TODAY Spectral tourists are invited to “step through the shadows into the haunted heritage of the Claremont Village” during the fourth annual Claremont Ghost Tour. The 75-minute, family-friendly event with multiple tours is set to begin at 6 p.m. today and Sunday, October 2. Tickets are $15 and available at Bert and Rocky’s, 242 Yale Ave. For information, visit claremontghostwalk.com or email Joan Bunte at stampnow@aol.com.


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