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CALENDAR: Daylight Savings, Art Fiesta, tree planting!

Friday, November 4

NOON CONCERT AT 12:15 Scripps College’s free Friday Noon Concert Series continues today at 12:15 p.m. Today’s show features the Sforzando Brass Quintet at Balch Auditorium, 1030 Columbia Ave. The quintet includes Angela Romero and Joe Ferruzzo, trumpets; Nathan Board, horn; Brent Anderson, trombone and Stephen Klein (Pomona College) on tuba. The group will perform “Music for Brass, Sacred and Profane” by George Walker. More info is at collegescalendar.org or (909) 607-3266.

 

Saturday, November 5

DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ENDS TOMORROW It’s time to fall back, with daylight saving time ceding to standard time early tomorrow. Daylight saving time—often (incorrectly) called daylight savings time—will end at 2 a.m. on Sunday, November 6. Daylight saving time in the United States was not intended to benefit farmers, as many people think. In fact, the agriculture industry was deeply opposed to the time switch when it was first implemented on March 31, 1918 in an effort to conserve fuel needed to produce electric power during World War I. The plan was so unpopular that farming interests led a successful effort to repeal it the very next year. It was re-implemented at the beginning of World War II. After that conflict, it was left to local governments to decide whether or not to take part. It wasn’t until the Uniform Time Act of 1966 that the practice was made official and consistent across the entire country and its territories, with the exception of Hawaii, Arizona, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam and the Virgin Islands, all of which do not observe the practice, either in part or wholly.

ART OPENING AT GARNER HOUSE Claremont’s Ginger Elliott Gallery hosts an opening this evening for “Stacked,” a new exhibition by local artist Anne Seltzer. The opening is from 5 to 8 p.m. Call (909) 624-8424 for more information. The gallery is located at Memorial Park, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd.

TREE PLANTING VOLUNTEERS WANTED Volunteers are invited to join Sustainable Claremont’s Green Crew and Claremont Community Services from 9 a.m. to noon today to plant native trees and shrubs around the entrance to Claremont Hills Wilderness Park, 4031 N. Mills Ave. Participants should bring gloves, hats, refreshments and shovels.  More information is available by visiting sustainableclaremont.org, calling (909) 625-8767 extension 238 or emailing greencrew@sustainableclaremont.org.

SOLAR POWER WORKSHOP Sustainable Claremont and Pick My Solar host SolarUP Workshop from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today at Alexander Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd. “Cities, employers and nonprofit groups throughout the San Gabriel Valley have come together this fall to spread clean energy and fight climate change by securing group discounts on solar systems for homeowners throughout the region,” a press release stated. The free workshop will include discussions on a variety of topics, from equipment to financing options. Participants are invited to bring current electric bills for a quick financial assessment. To register for the workshop, visit solarupsangabriel.com/workshops or email abremer@sustainableclaremont.org.

VILLAGE WALKING TOUR Claremont Heritage’s monthly guided walking tour kicks off at 10 a.m. today. This month’s walk will focus on the historic Claremont Village. The cost is $5. To make a reservation or for more information, go to claremontheritage.org or call (909) 621-0848. Participants should meet prior to 10 a.m. at the Claremont Depot, 150 W. First St.

LIBRARY DEBUTS NEW TEEN AREA Claremont Public Library invites the public to visit its new teen area today, with free “swag bags” to the first 50 children ages 11 to 18. The library is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. “Volunteers will be stationed in the teen area to tell you all about teen services at the Claremont Library,” a press release stated, “and this is a great time to drop in with a parent or guardian and get a library card, too!” The new area was underwritten by the Friends of the Claremont Library. More information is at colapublib.org or (909) 621-4902. The library is at 208 N. Harvard Ave. 

PIANOS CASCADING Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. Fourth St., hosts “A Cascade of Pianos” tonight, a free 8 p.m. concert with six pianists playing Steve Reich’s minimalist piece “Six Pianos” and works by Barber, Bernstein, Meredith, Monk and more. Musicians include Pomona College’s piano faculty  Genevieve Feiwen Lee,  Aron Kallay, Jennie Jung, Gayle Blankenburg, Ming Tsu and Philip Young. More information is at pomona.edu/events/cascade-pianos or (909) 607-2671.

 

Sunday, November 6

FALL BACK! Set your clocks back by an hour today, as daylight saving time ends at 2 a.m.

ART FIESTA TIME The Claremont Museum of Art hosts the 13th annual Padua Hills Art Fiesta today. The event includes an outdoor art show with local artists, arts and crafts demonstrations and music, all under the shady olive trees of Padua Hills Theatre, 4467 Padua Ave. Claremont Heritage will also screen the recently produced documentary film Claremont Modern: The Convergence of Art + Architecture at Midcentury throughout the day, accompanied by an exhibition produced by Claremont Heritage. Twenty-five artists will display and sell their original artwork including paintings, prints, ceramics, glass, sculpture, woodwork, textiles and jewelry. New faces this year include woodworking by Hal Metlizky; ceramics by Kristen Erickson and T. and Jon Pacini; weaving by Patricia Hinds and paintings by Jackie Knell, Roz McMillan and Dee Small. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for CMA and Heritage members. Children under 18 are free. More information is at claremontmuseum.org.

MODERN TRIO SONATA Pomona College’s Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. Fourth St., hosts a free concert today with The Modern Trio Sonata at 3 p.m. The group unites faculty performers Rachel Rudich (flute), Sarah Thornblade (violin) and Gayle Blankenburg (piano) in a program of chamber music for flute, violin and piano by Bach, Bloch, Debussy, Kohn, Martin? and Milhaud. More information is at pomona.edu/events/modern-trio-sonata or (909) 607-2671.

FORTEPIANO ANYONE? Harvey Mudd College’s free concert series: “Con Gioia Early Music Ensemble” continues from 8 to 9:30 p.m. tonight with a classical Viennese soirée with works by Mozart, Haydn and Hoffmeister for flute, strings and Viennese-style fortepiano. More information is at hmc.edu/hmc-arts or (909) 621-8022. Drinkward Recital Hall, 320 E. Foothill Blvd.

 

Monday, November 7

LOCAL WILDLIFE STUDY Pomona College hosts environmental analysis professor Paul Faulstich from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Mr. Faulstich will present his studies of wildlife in the Claremont Wilderness Park and San Dimas Experimental Forest, followed by a Q and A. The presentation will include archival pigment prints of local animals and plants that show a different relationship with the world. The event is free and open to the public and is sponsored by Sustainable Claremont, the League of Women Voters, the Interfaith Sustainability Council and Pomona College. Information is at sustainableclaremont.org or by email to coordinator@sustainableclaremont.org. Hahn Hall, Room 101, 420 N. Harvard Ave.

Strange Days Indeed: The 2016 Election Jack Pitney, Roy P. Crocker professor of American history and politics at Claremont McKenna College, will offer insights on this most peculiar of presidential election cycles and his thoughts on what this year’s events might portend for the future of American elections and politics. Mr. Pitney is a widely-published author or co-author of six books on American politics, including The Art of Political Warfare and The Politics of Autism: Navigating The Contested Spectrum. The Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum is located at 385 E. Eighth Street. The talk begins at 6:45 p.m.

 

Tuesday, November 8

ELECTION DAY Today this contentious election season draws—mercifully—to a close. The forecast calls for 82 degrees and sunshine, so get on out and enjoy the weather and pull that lever for him or her. If you need help finding your polling place go to the California Secretary of State’s webpage at sos.ca.gov/elections/polling-place.

ELECTORAL COLLEGE The University Club of Claremont meets over lunch today to discuss the Electoral College. The talk will be led by University Club member David Sonner, who is a retired attorney. Mr. Sonner earned a bachelor’s from Harvey Mudd College, a master’s from the Claremont Graduate University and his JD degree from Southwestern University School of Law. Padua Room, Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd. A $15 meeting fee includes a buffet lunch. More information is at universityclubofclaremont.org.

 

Wednesday, November 9

THE COMEDIC SIDE OF?ELECTION?RESULTS Pomona College’s ongoing Free Speech in a Dangerous World series hosts Pomona-born comedian, writer, producer, television host and actor Larry Wilmore at 8 p.m. tonight for “Making Sense of the Results.” The event at Bridges Auditorium is free and open to the public but tickets are required. Visit pomona.edu/events/larry-wilmore-making-sense-results. Mr. Wilmore’s commentary will be followed by an interview-style discussion with Pomona College W.M. Keck Professor of English Kevin Dettmar. More information is at (909) 607-1139. Bridges Auditorium is at 450 N. College Ave.

CALIFORNIA HISTORY ART TALK Mark Hilbert, collector of California scene paintings and founder of the new Hilbert Museum at Chapman College will discuss the California scene movement as a visual journey through California history at Scripps College today. The free lecture begins at 1:15 p.m. in the Hampton Room, 1030 Columbia Ave. The lecture is free, but a noontime luncheon is $25. To make a reservation for the luncheon send a check for $25 to Scripps College (memo: FAF), Box 1236, 1030 Columbia Ave., Claremont CA 91711. More information is available via email at faf@scrippscollege.edu or by calling (909) 621-3516.

NOVELIST READING Christopher Sorrentino, National Book Award finalist for 2005’s Trance, will be on hand at Pomona College today for a free reading and discussion. Mr. Sorrentino’s follow-up novel The Fugitives appeared in 2016 to critical acclaim. The talk runs from 4:15 to 5:30 p.m. in the Ena Thompson Reading Room 108, Crookshank Hall, Pomona College, 140 W. Sixth St. More information is at (909) 607-2212.

Restoration and Conservation The CMC Athenaeum will host two speakers at 6:45 p.m. to discuss the challenges in times of climate change. Andre Clewell will address how ecological restoration helps degraded ecosystems adapt to environmental instability and climate change and Marc Brody will share highlights and photographs of a habitat restoration program in China’s most significant giant panda reserve. For information and to register, visit cmc.edu/athenaeum/open-events. The Atheneaum is located at 385 E. Eighth St.

 

Thursday, November 10

AMERICAN TORTURE: OWNING IT Scripps College’s ongoing series “The War on Terror: 15 Years Later” presents “Owning Up to American Torture” at 7 p.m. tonight at Balch Auditorium, 1030 Columbia Ave. “Within days of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, some officials in the Bush administration began contemplating the notion that captured suspects might need to be tortured in order to collect ‘actionable intelligence,’” a press release stated. “The ground was laid—through an executive order, legal opinions, and policy directives—for what developed into the US torture program involving both the military and the CIA.” More information is at scrippscollege.edu or (909) 621-8237.

LEAGUE POST-ELECTION TALK The League of Women Voters holds two post-election discussions today entitled “Election 2016—Will Washington Work Now?” The first takes place at 9:30 a.m. at Mt. San Antonio Gardens, Building D, fourth floor, 900 E. Bonita Ave. The second is at 7 p.m. at Garner House, Memorial Park, 800 N. Indian Hill Blvd. Sally Seven will  moderate both events, which are free and open to the public.

 

Friday, November 11

MINGLE, MUNCH Claremont senior social group Mingle & Munch presents “Sharing Interests” from 6 to 8 p.m. this evening at Garner House, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd. Admission at the door is $10 (cash only), which includes appetizers and refreshments. RSVPs are required. The event is open to guests 50 and over. To RSVP or for more info go to claremontrec.com or call (909) 399-5488.

NOON CONCERT Scripps College’s free Friday Noon Concert Series continue at 12:15 p.m. today with a concert at Balch Auditorium, 1030 Columbia Ave. Jonathan Wright, violin, and Stephan Moss, piano, will play the music of Debussy and Delius. More info is at collegescalendar.org or (909) 607-3266.

FREE CONCERT The Pomona College Band, under the direction of Graydon Beeks, offers a program of eclectic music at 8 p.m. tonight featuring selections from Bernstein, Gregson, Holst, Sondheim, Sousa and others. The show repeats at 3 p.m. on Sunday, November 13. Information is at pomona.edu or (909) 607-2671. Little Bridges, 150 E. Fourth St.

 

Saturday, November 12

A CAPELLA CONCERT Bridges Auditorium, 450 N. College Way,  is the site tonight for the 21st annual SCAMFest, a free concert showcasing the best of collegiate a cappella music. More information is at pomona.edu or (909) 607-1139. The show runs from 7:30 to 10 p.m.

GUIDED WALKING Claremont Heritage hosts a guided walking tour of the Claremont Colleges from 9:30 a.m. to noon today. The requested donation is $8. Reservations can be made at claremontheritage.org or by calling (909) 621-0848. Meet before 9:30 a.m. at the Seaver House, 305 N. College Ave.