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Claremont CALENDAR: Free concerts, Maloof, Jackson Browne

Friday, September 30

SCRIPPS HOSTS FREE CONCERT Performing at Scripps College’s free Friday Noon Concert series today is Francisco Castillo (Pomona College) on oboe and 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 Claremont’s Friday Nights Live music series continues tonight with country rock from Blondtourage at Laemmle Plaza; Elizabeth Hangan and Blues and Fries at Shelton Park; Slinker at the Chamber of the Commerce and Saloon No. 12 at city hall from 6 to 9 p.m.


Saturday, October 1

LIBRARY DIRECTOR VIRTUAL MEETING The public is invited to an online meeting at 10 a.m. today with Los Angeles County Public Library Director Skye Patrick. Ms. Patrick will host the meeting via streaming media at the Claremont Public Library.  She is set to discuss her future plans for the county library, the role it plays in local communities and the ways in which it can better serve the needs of patrons. Participation is free and open to the public, and everyone is welcomed and encouraged to join in this event. More information is at colapublib.org/libs/claremont. 208 N. Harvard Ave.

GRAMMY NOMINEE IN CONCERT Bridges Hall is the site for tonight’s free 8 p.m. piano and harpsichord concert with Genevieve Feiwen Lee. Ms. Lee is a Grammy-nominated performer who plays the piano, harpsichord, toy piano, keyboard and electronics. Tonight’s performance will include music for piano and harpsichord by Beethoven, F. Couperin, Debussy and Ligeti. More information is at pomona.edu/events or (909) 607-2671. 150 E. Fourth Street.


Sunday, October 2

MALOOF EXHIBIT OPENS TODAY Recent works by 39 artists from The Golden State are featured in the California Wood Artists exhibition opening today at The Maloof Historic Home and Studio in Rancho Cucamonga. The free event, which runs through February 11, is part of Maloof Centennial 2016 programming, which celebrates the life and legacy of renowned American woodworker Sam Maloof (1916-2009). Artists featured in the exhibition range from well-known and celebrated masters Gary Knox Bennett and Barbara Holmes to many less heralded or emerging makers. The exhibition is open today from 1 to 4 p.m. and includes a reception for artists and the public. More info is at malooffoundation.org or (909) 980-0412. 5131 Carnelian St., Rancho Cucamonga.

FREE RECITAL Scripps College faculty members Rachel V. Huang, violin, and Tatiana Thibodeaux, piano, will perform the music of Dora Peja?evi?, Luis Rosalebron and others in a free 3 p.m. concert today at Boone Recital Hall, Scripps College Performing Arts Center, 241 E. Tenth St. More info is at (909) 607-3266.


Monday, October 3

RESOURCE CENTER DEDICATION The public is invited this evening as Sustainable Claremont dedicates the Sustainability Resource Center to C. Freeman Allen. The ceremony takes place at Padua Hills Theatre from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Claremont City Councilmember Joe Lyons and representatives from Sustainable Claremont will be on hand for the dedication. The meeting will also feature awards for local environmental leaders, exhibits of sustainability information and products and reflections on the progress and future of Sustainable Claremont. Complimentary refreshments will be provided. RSVP via email at info@sustainableclaremont.org, or by calling (909) 625-8767, extension 238. More information is at sustainableclaremont.org. 4467 Padua Ave.

CLAUDIA LENNEAR TO HOST MUSIC FILM SCREENING Pomona College hosts a free 7 p.m. screening tonight of the documentary film “The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble.” Directed by Academy Award-winning Morgan Neville, the film is about the power of music to transcend national borders. It captures the diverse stories and sounds of musicians from around the world, brought together by cellist Mr. Ma. Named after the trade route linking Asia and Europe, the Silk Road Ensemble includes musicians from 20 countries including China, Japan, Mongolia, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Spain and the United States, who were assembled in 2000. “Their collaborative project took on deeper significance after Sept. 11, 2001, and since then the group has celebrated how music can bring people together, even as politics drive some people apart,” a press release stated. A Q&A with film director Mr. Neville will follow, moderated by Claudia Lennear, Pitzer College alumna and one of the singers featured in Mr. Neville’s Academy Award-winning “20 Feet from Stardom.” More information is at pomona.edu/events/music-strangers-film-screening or (909) 607-9913. Rose Hills Theater, Smith Campus Center, 170 E. Sixth Street.

BLACK AND POOR, WITNESS TO HISTORY Pomona College hosts a free lecture by journalist and author Sylvester Monroe at 4:15 p.m. today at the Carnegie Building. Mr. Monroe is the co-author with Peter Goldman of the award-winning book BROTHERS: Black and Poor, a true story of courage and survival, which is about 11 black men he grew up with in a Chicago housing project. As a journalist for Time Magazine, he also covered the Rodney King trial, the 1992 Los Angeles riots and the O.J. Simpson trial. Today Mr. Monroe is assistant foreign editor for the Washington Post, overseeing the paper’s European coverage in the London, Berlin, Brussels and Paris bureaus. He also has been a reporter and editor at Newsweek, the San Jose Mercury News, the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Ebony Magazine, NPR, American Public Media’s Marketplace and TV One. More information is at (909) 607-2448. 425 N. College Ave., Room 107.


Tuesday, October 4

MEDICARE FRAUD TALK Claremont Place hosts a free talk on Medicare fraud from 10:30 a.m. to noon today. On the agenda are the following topics: “Find out how to prevent healthcare fraud; Learn how to identity errors, waste and abuse;” and “Find out about the financial scams in the area.” More information is available at claremontplace.com or (909) 447-5259. 120 W. San Jose Ave.


Wednesday, October 5

SMALL PRESS FESTIVAL Representatives and writers from small presses will visit Pitzer College’s campus for a book fair, panel discussion and reading this afternoon. The event is free and open to the public. The book fair takes place from 12:15 to 2:30 p.m. at McConnell Hall Living Room, a publishers’ panel is set for 2:45 to 4 p.m. at McConnell Hall Founders Room, and a reading runs from 4:15 to 5:30 p.m., also at the Founders Room. More information is available at pitweb.pitzer.edu/ event/small-press-festival-pitzer-college, (909) 607-3489, or by email to brent_armendinger@pitzer.edu. 1050 N. Mills Ave.

HUMAN TRAFFICKING LECTURE Pomona College’s Pacific Basin Institute Lecture Series continues at 4:15 p.m. today with “Travels of the US Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report: Global and Local Repercussions.” The talk is part of the college’s Trafficking and its Discontents: Intimacy, Labor and Migration in a Transnational World series. More information is at pomona.edu/events or (909) 607-7467. Hahn Building, Pomona College, 420 Harvard Ave.

JACKSON BROWNE IN CONCERT Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Jackson Browne performs solo acoustic tonight at Bridges Auditorium in a benefit show for the Folk Music Center. Downbeat is at 7:30. 333 N. College Way.


Thursday, October 6

REMBRANDT CLUB The Rembrandt Club hosts a free lecture and tea from 1:30 to 3 p.m. this afternoon at Lyman Hall, in the Thatcher Music Building on the Pomona College campus. Today’s talk, which is open to the public, is from Grant Winner Presentations: “Foundational Art that Informs the Mexican/Chicano Visual Tradition,” by Nicolas Orozco-Valdivia, studio art and art history double major, and “Emily Mast & Trans disciplinary Performance,” by Lucas Littlejohn, studio art major. The Club’s 2016 grant winners will also speak on their summer research projects. A courtyard reception will follow. More info is available via phone at (909) 912-2961. 340 N. College Ave.

THE CHERRY ORCHARD Pomona College’s Theater and Dance Department’s 2016-17 season opens tonight with an 8 p.m. performance of Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard at the Allen Theater, 300 E. Bonita Ave. The show repeats tomorrow through Sunday, October 9. Tickets are $6-$11. More information is at pomona.edu/theatre.


Friday, October 7

FREE FLU SHOT FRIDAY Inter Valley Health Plan hosts a free flu shot event from 9 a.m. to noon today at its Claremont location. Participants can enjoy “a wonderful morning relaxing to music, browsing for used books and enjoying refreshments,” said a IVHP press release. RSVP at forhealthandliving.com/ivhpevent or (800) 251-8191, ext. 625. 1601 Monte Vista Ave., Suite 275.

CGU POETRY, ART EVENT Claremont Graduate University hosts its fifth annual Poetry Reading and Art Show tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. at Peggy Phelps and East Galleries. The Kingsley & Kate Tufts Poetry Awards, “Foothill: a journal of poetry,” and the CGU Art Department are sponsoring the event, which features 2016 Kingsley Tufts poetry award winner Ross Gay. This event is free and open to the public. Drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be provided, and books by Mr. Gay and the fall 2016 edition of “Foothill” will be available for purchase. More information is available at (909) 621-8974. 251 E. Tenth Street.

LOCAL FAVES IN THE VILLAGE TONIGHT The lineup for tonight’s Friday Nights Live music series features local treasures Squeekin’ Wheels at Laemmle Plaza, The Dogs at Shelton Park, Random Spark at the Chamber and Technopagan at city hall from 6 to 9 p.m.

CONTRA DANCE The public is invited tonight to join CONTRAversial?, the contra dance club of the Claremont Colleges? tonight to? listen to? live music, enjoy snacks from Trader Joe’s and learn an energetic style of social folk dance. The event takes place from 8 to 11 p.m. at ?Balch Auditorium, 1030 Columbia Ave. Claremont Colleges students get in free. For others, admission is a suggested $5 donation. More information is available at contraversial.weebly.com or by email to claremontcontra@gmail.com??.

MATERIAL GIRLS Local artists Helen Feller and Jan Wheatcroft will host an opening reception from 4 to 8 p.m. at Ginger Elliott Exhibition Space at Memorial Park. Work includes quilts, tapestries, decorative boxes, collages, dolls, “wheelies” and more. The show continues Saturday, October 8 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, October 9 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. A percentage of sales are donated to the Claremont Forum and the Prison Library Project.


Saturday, October 8

CERAMICS SHOW The American Museum of Ceramic Art presents an opening reception from 5 to 8 p.m. today for Recorded Matter: Ceramics in Motion. A curator’s talk with Garth Johnson will take place from 6 to 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. The show features 12 artists integrating video into their studio practice. More info is at amoca.org or (909) 865-3146. 399 N. Garey Ave., Pomona.


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