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CALENDAR: Women's studies, walk for peace, granola bakers

Friday, October 14

CGU WOMEN’S STUDIES TALK “The Next Wave: Effecting Change Through Applied Women’s Studies,” a conference and celebration of Claremont Graduate University’s pioneering women’s studies program takes place at 8:30 a.m. A day of panel discussions will highlight the career possibilities of a long list of AWS alumni participants. Keynote remarks will be delivered by entrepreneur and leadership and management expert Sarah Smith Orr. Albrecht Auditorium, 150 E. Tenth St. More information is at cgu.edu.

CLAREMONT’S MUSICAL FAMILY TREE ON DISPLAY TONIGHT Tonight’s Friday Nights Live music series features three bands who exemplify the close-knit fabric that makes up the City of Trees’ music scene. To wit: At Laemmle Plaza tonight is long-running and beloved folk/blues/rock hybrid Claremont Voodoo Society, led by Jerry O’Sullivan, “Lazy” Brad Lewis, Roy Durnal and diatonic harmonica master Bill Barrett; over at Shelton Park is the Ray MacNamara band, featuring drummer and percussionist Mr. McNamara, longtime/sometime drummer with Claremont Voodoo Society, among many others; and at the Chamber of the Commerce patio we have Steve and Stacy, aka the soon-to-be-married acoustic rock/folk duo of Steve Sturgis and Stacey Rosen. Mr. Sturgis is also a longtime/sometime CVS drummer. It’s like you can’t walk a block without running into a Claremont Voodoo Society drummer tonight! Rounding out our free concert lineup tonight is the J. Grizz Band at city hall. I’m not sure if J. Grizz has a CVS connection, but I would not be surprised in they did. All Friday Nights Live performances are free and open to the public and run from 6 to 9 p.m.

WHY DO EVANGELICALS SUPPORT TRUMP? Pomona College hosts a free lecture today entitled “Why Do So Many Evangelicals Support Trump? The Religious Roots of American Exceptionalism.” The event gets underway at 4:15 p.m. at the Hahn Building, 420 Harvard Ave., with Philip S. Gorski, PhD, on tap to lead the talk. Mr. Gorski is a comparative-historical sociologist with strong interests in theory and methods and in modern and early modern Europe. His empirical work focuses on topics such as state-formation, nationalism, revolution, economic development and secularization with particular attention to the interaction of religion and politics. Other current interests include the philosophy and methodology of the social sciences and the nature and role of rationality in social life. The lecture is sponsored by the sociology department and the politics department. Information is at pomona.edu/events or (909) 607-4349.

MINGLE, MUNCH Claremont senior social group Mingle & Munch presents “Oktoberfest” from 6 to 8:30 p.m. this evening at Garner House,  840 N Indian Hill Blvd. Admission at the door is $10 (cash only), which includes appetizers, refreshments and live music from the Rheinlanders. RSVPs are required. The event is open to persons 50 and over. Call (909) 399-5488 for reservations or more information, or go to claremontrec.com.


Saturday, October 15

OPEN HOUSE FOR OPEN ENROLLMENT Inter Valley Health Plan in Claremont hosts a free informational meeting on Medicare open enrollment from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today. IVHP’s Medicare specialist Monica Crow will be on hand to answer Medicare questions. 1601 Monte Vista Ave., Suite 275.

TREE PLANTING VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Sustainable Claremont is hosting a tree-planting event today and is inviting interested parties to volunteer. The group will plant 30 trees along the 200 block of S. Cambridge Avenue from 9 a.m. to noon. Please bring gloves, hats, refreshments and shovels. Some refreshments and tools will be provided. More information is at sustainableclaremont.org, (909) 625-8767 ext. 238 or via email at coordinator@sustainableclaremont.org.


Sunday, October 16

INTERFAITH WALK FOR PEACE TODAY The eighth annual Interfaith Peace Walk takes place today at 4 p.m., with participants invited to “demonstrate unity and respect across religions and support for local refugee families.” The free event begins at City of Knowledge Islamic School at 3285 N. Garey Ave. The walk will proceed across Foothill Boulevard to the Islamic Center of Claremont, before heading east to Towne Avenue, where it will turn north to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Following a brief presentation there, marchers will head south on Towne across Foothill to the final stop at Temple Beth Israel. The route covers approximately two miles of mostly level terrain. At TBI, marchers will share a light meal prepared by members of the synagogue. Donations will be accepted to help offset the costs of the walk and the meal. Limited transportation back to the start point at the conclusion of the walk will be available. Information is at facebook.com/ claremontinterfaithwg or (310) 542-8150.

SYMPHONY CONCERT TODAY Today’s Claremont Symphony Orchestra season opens today with a free 3:30 p.m. concert at Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. Fourth St. The CSO will perform masterpieces from Beethoven, Brahms, Dvorak, Tchaikovsky, Mendelssohn and other familiar composers. The group will also continue its Messiah sing-along in December, its Concert for Young People in January, and its summer concert in Ganesha Park in Pomona. All CSO concerts are free and open to the public. More information is at claremontso.org, (909) 596-5979 or via email at claremont.symphony.orchestra@gmail.com.

VINTAGE CAR SHOW AND SWAP MEET The Pomona Swap Meet and Classic Car Show takes place today at Pomona Fairplex, Fairplex Drive and McKinley Avenue. The show, which has been a staple for gearheads and vintage car nuts since 1975, runs from 5 a.m. (yes, that’s right, 5 a.m.!)to 2 p.m. Attendees can peruse vendors’ hard-to-find car parts as well as custom and classic cars, which are for sale. Parking and admission is $10 but is free for kids ages 12 and under. Parking is at Gate 17. More information is at pomonaswapmeet.com. .

INDIAN MUSIC AT ULV University of La Verne’s Sundays at the Morgan presents Geetha Ramanathan Bennett at 6 p.m. tonight. Ms. Bennett will perform traditional music of south India, and will sing and play the Veena, accompaniment by percussion instruments the Mridangam and the Ghatam. Suggested donation is $20. ULV students get in free. More information is at (909) 448-4408 or via email at lrojo@laverne.edu. Morgan Auditorium, 1950 Third St., La Verne.


Monday, October 17

GRANOLA BAKERS NEEDED Crossroads Women, a Claremont non-profit, is asking for volunteers from the community to help make granola. “Come join the granola team for the Crossroads Social Enterprise, Rising Women!,” a press release stated. “We need four volunteers to make granola on the third Friday of every month from 5 to 9 p.m.” Interested parties should email Vicki Claudius at vicki@crossroadswomen.org or call (909) 626-7847.


Tuesday, October 18

SENIOR COMPUTER CLUB Claremont Senior Computer Club meets at 7 p.m. this evening at Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd. The group meets periodically to discuss general information about computers, tablets and smartphones. Every meeting includes a question and answer period with the club’s experts. Visit cscclub.org for information. 


Wednesday, October 19

EAT TO BEAT CANCER Inter Valley Health Plan hosts a free seminar at 1 p.m. today on how to eat to beat cancer. “Learn the types of foods that may cause cancer and the foods that may help to prevent cancer,” said an IVHP press release. More information is at (800) 251-8191, ext. 625. 1601 Monte Vista Ave., Suite 275.

FABRIC ART LECTURE Kathleen Huntington Waln will speak about Shibori and the history of the fabric arts at 2 p.m. today at Scripps College. The free lecture and tea, hosted by the Fine Arts Foundation, takes place at the Hampton Room, 1030 Columbia Ave., Claremont. The art of shibori can be traced to ancient times, created by clamping, folding, tying, twisting or pressing fabric before dyeing. Her presentation will feature her Japanese kimono and textile collection. More information is available at (909) 626-1386 or via email at cmcintosh1011@gmail.com.

CURATOR-GUIDED TOUR AT PITZER Curator Jesse Lerner will host an exhibition walk through of the current Cannon Bernáldez show at Pitzer College’s Lenzner Family Art Gallery, 1050 N. Mills Ave., from 11 a.m. to noon today. In the exhibition, Mexico City-based artist Cannon Bernáldez brings together selections from three series of works in her first mid-career survey. Much of Ms. Bernáldez’s recent work reflects the climate of violence that has taken over Mexico, the country where she was born and works. More information is available at pitweb.pitzer.edu/galleries/cannon-bernaldez or (909) 607-3143.


Thursday, October 20

GREEN DRINKS, SUCCULENT SWAP Sustainable Claremont’s monthly social, Green Drinks, takes place at Claremont Craft Ales, 1420 N. Claremont Blvd. 204C, from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight. This month’s event is a succulent share and swap, with participants invited to bring clippings of their favorite succulents. “We’ll trade tips about growing these beautiful drought-tolerant plants while we chat and drink a brew,” a press release stated. Juju’s Famous Ceviche will be on hand serving food. More information is available via email at greendrinks@sustainableclaremont.org or on its Facebook page.

ULV THEATER OPENING The University of La Verne Theatre Department’s adaptation of Citizen: An American Lyric, based on the award-winning book by author and MacArthur Genius Grant winner Claudia Rankine, premieres at 7:30 p.m. tonight at the school’s Dailey Theater. The production is directed by award-winning international director and actress Shirley Jo Finney, who has directed at a number of regional theaters including the Pasadena Playhouse, LA Theater Works and the Sundance Theater Workshop. The show repeats October 21 and 22 and at 2 p.m. on October 23. More information is at (909) 448-4386. 1950 Third St., La Verne.

HONORING THE UNITED NATIONS Pomona College is the site this evening for a commemoration of the founding of the United Nations. United Nations Day is held annually “to remind all people of the aims and achievements of the United Nations and to honor the signing of its charter in 1945,” a press release stated. The event runs from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Frank Dining Hall Blue Room, 260 E. Bonita Ave. Tickets are $15 and includes dinner, guest speakers and a panel discussion. Among those speaking are Professor Lako Tongun, International Studies, Pitzer College; Adib Shaar, visiting professor from Syria, Harvey Mudd College; Cristina Waggonner, lecturer, politics of Europe, Pomona College. A faculty panel will discuss “The Refugee Crisis - 65 Million.” Claremont College students will be on hand for a presentation of UN Sustainable Development Goals. The event is sponsored by the Office of International Initiatives, Pomona College, International Place and the United Nations Association of Pomona Valley. RSVP via email at cmartin335@gmail.com or by phone at (909) 625-9670.


Friday, October 21

ISLAM: BEYOND IDEOLOGY Pitzer College’s Benson Auditorium hosts “Recollection,” a free talk by Kamal Aljafari, Palestinian filmmaker and director at 4:15 p.m. today. Mr. Aljafari is an award-winning filmmaker whose works include Recollection, Port of Memory and The Roof. This talk is part of Pitzer College’s Munroe Center for Social Inquiry speaker series, “ISLAM: Beyond Ideological Narratives.” More information is available at pitzer.edu/mcsi or via email at mcsi@pitzer.edu. 1050 Mills Ave.

FRIDAY NIGHTS LIVE LINEUP Tonight’s Friday Nights Live music series features Dynamite Dawson at Laemmle Plaza; guitar-driven jazz with the Marc Weller Trio at Shelton Park; acoustic cover songs with the sweet harmonies of the J-Birds at the Chamber of the Commerce; and Soundwave at city hall. Friday Nights Live performances are free and run from 6 to 9 p.m.


Saturday, October 22

IT’S VILLAGE VENTURE DAY The streets of Claremont Village will be lined with 450 booths selling art, crafts and apparel today as the 35th annual Village Venture Arts and Crafts Faire takes place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Local businesses and non-profits will be located on First Street. A food court will feature an array of international foods and entertainment. Other festivities will include a children’s pre-carved pumpkin competition sponsored by Claremont Sunrise Rotary. Pre-carved pumpkins should be dropped off between 8:30 and 9:30 a.m. at the Sunrise Rotary booth located at the corner of Bonita and Harvard Avenues. Judging will take place at 2 p.m. A traditional children’s Halloween costume parade will begin at 9:30 a.m. Participants must assemble at the corner of Harvard and Bonita Avenues by 9:15 a.m. No motorized vehicles are allowed. All participants will receive a goodie-bag at the end of the parade. A complimentary off-site parking shuttle service will be provided by Pomona Valley Transit Authority at First Street and Mills Avenue; Cahuilla Park parking lot at Scripps Avenue and Indian Hill Boulevard; and St. Ambrose Episcopal Church at Bonita and Mountain Avenues. More information is available at (909) 624-1681 or claremontchamber.org.

KOHN AT 90 Pomona College’s Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. Fourth St., is the site for a free 8 p.m. concert tonight, “Karl Kohn at 90.” Performing in this celebration of recently-composed music by the Pomona College music department emeritus faculty member are cellists Tom Flaherty and Eric Lindholm, flutist Rachel Rudich, guitarist Jack Sanders and the Eclipse Quartet (Sarah Thornblade and Sara Parkins, violins; Alma Lisa Fernandez, viola; Maggie Parkins, cello). The musicians join composer/pianist Mr. Kohn in a program of recent works, including four world premieres. More information is at pomona.edu/events/karl-kohn-90 or (909) 607-2671.


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