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Friday, September 28

CENTENNIAL PERFORMANCE OF ‘THE SOLDIER’S TALE’ Scripps College’s free Friday Noon Concert Series continues with music by Pomona College faculty and friends, who will perform the suite from Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale, 100 years (to the date) after its premiere. The show at Balch Auditorium, 1030 Columbia Ave., Claremont, kicks off at 12:15 p.m. with performers Alfred Cramer, violin; Connie Deeter, bass; Kay Nevin, clarinet; Carolyn Beck, bassoon; Ray Burkhart, cornet; Andrew Glendening, trombone; and Theresa Dimond, percussion, with Eric Lindholm conducting. More info is at collegescalendar.org or (909) 607-3266.

VILLAGE TUNES Friday Nights Live, the city’s free music series, continues from 6 to 9 p.m. with musicians of all stripes performing throughout the Village. Tonight the Harmony Sisters bring 1940s big band nostalgia to Laemmle plaza; Los Whateveros are at the chamber; Big Wednesday Band is at Shelton Park; and Daniel Harmon plays at city hall. More info is at claremontchamber.org.

Saturday, September 29

MASTER TREE STEWARD Sustainable Claremont hosts a free and open to the public Green Crew tree steward workshop from 9 a.m. to noon at Claremont Heritage, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd. “Become a master tree steward at Sustainable Claremont’s workshop,” a press release read. Among the topics are heritage trees, a class on the benefits of trees and the importance of urban forestry and hands-on info about planting and watering best practices. Attendees are required to attend two workshops and lead volunteers in two planting events. For more details email greencrew@sustainableclaremont.org or call (909) 625-8767, extension 238.

GOT ART? THE PILGRIMS WILL TAKE IT Pilgrim Place’s fifth annual art donation party, Got Art?, takes place from 10 a.m. to noon at the Fine Arts Studio, 698 Scrooby Lane, Claremont. Donors are asked to bring framed or unframed art to donate to help support the 2018 Pilgrim Place Festival’s fine arts booth. Refreshments will be served. More information is available by calling (909) 399-5500.

FAITH AND HOPE ART SHOW Pilgrim Place hosts Dominican sister of Mission San Jose Mary Sean Hodges, director of partnership for re-entry program (PREP) for a 1 to 3 p.m. showing of Beyond Prison Walls, featuring the artwork of parolees. The event takes place at Porter Hall, 601 Mayflower Rd., Claremont. A panel discussion with the artists at will follow at 3:15 p.m. The exhibition will close with some edible offerings and further discussion from 4 to 5 p.m. For more information call (909) 399-5573.

TWO EXHIBITS AT PITZER Pitzer College Art Galleries opens two fall exhibitions—Elana Mann: Instruments of Accountability and Cassie Riger: Automatic Vaudeville—from 2 to 4 p.m. at Nichols Gallery, 1050 N. Mills Ave., Claremont. The events are free and open to the public. The reception will feature performances by Sharon Chohi Kim and Micaela Tobin, Allison Johnson and Dana Reason. More info is at pitzer.edu/event.

CCA HOSTS ‘BE THE MATCH’ Residents are invited to join the Be The Match Registry from 2 to 6 p.m. at Claremont Craft Ales, 1420 N. Claremont Blvd., 204c. Be The Match pairs potential bone marrow donors and people with life-threatening blood cancers such as leukemia and lymphoma, for life-saving marrow or umbilical cord blood transplants. The group needs marrow donors as well as volunteers and financial contributions. Be The Match also provides one-on-one support, education and guidance before, during and after transplant. CCA and Kimmel and Associates are hosting this event because of friends like Michael, the son of Erika Rieger and grandson of Otto and Rosie Rieger, who are lifelong Claremont residents and served Claremont Unified School district for three decades. Michael was born at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center in 2000. His parents were told he probably wouldn’t survive that first week. That prognosis became a month, and then a year. He is now almost 18 years old, managing his disease as an enthusiastic senior at Claremont High School, where his brother, Cameron Kimmel, is a freshman. More info is at claremontcraftales.com or (909) 625-5350. To learn more, visit bethematch.org or call (800) MARROW-2.

CONCERT UNDER THE STARS The Claremont High School and El Roble Intermediate orchestras, marching bands and color guards are throwing the annual Concert Under the Stars fundraiser at 7 p.m. on CHS’s football field, 1601 N.  Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont. Admission is free, and doors open at 6 p.m. Proceeds from purchased food, drinks and on mic shout-outs benefit the schools’ instrumental music programs. The event is sponsored by the Claremont Parent Faculty Association for Instrumental Music. For info, email chswolfpackmusic@ gmail.com.

Sunday, September 30

COMIC BOOKS, COLLECTIBLES The Packing House, at 532 W. First St., Claremont, is the site of the monthly free comic book and collectibles show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This event features comic book art demonstrations, comic books, collectibles, new and vintage comics, graphic novels and more. More info is available on the Facebook event page.

Monday, October 1

MISTREATED BY HEALTHCARE The Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum at Claremont McKenna College, 385 E. Eighth St., hosts a free 6:45 p.m. lecture, “Mistreated: Why We think We’re Getting Good Healthcare—And Why We’re Usually Wrong,” with guest speaker Robert Pearl. “The US healthcare system ranks 37 in the world in outcomes, uses technology from the last century and causes hundreds of thousands of deaths each year from medical error,” a press release read. “Yet we believe it is the best in the world.” Dr. Pearl, professor at both Stanford Graduate School of Business and Stanford Medical School, will explain the contradiction and offer a road map for the future, based on four powerful pillars. In 2017, Dr. Pearl authored Mistreated: Why We think We’re Getting Good Healthcare—And Why We’re Usually Wrong, a Washington Post bestseller that offers a roadmap for transforming American healthcare. All proceeds from the book go to Doctors Without Borders. From 2012 to 2017 he served as chairman of the Council of Accountable Physician Practices (CAPP), which includes the nation’s largest multispecialty medical groups, and participated in the Bipartisan Congressional Task Force on Delivery System Reform and Health IT in Washington, DC. More info is at cmc.edu/athenaeum/open-events, (909) 621-8244 or via email at athenaeum@cmc.edu.

THE BRAHMAN The Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum at Claremont McKenna College, 385 E. Eighth St., hosts another free 6:45 p.m. lecture, this one in the Parents Dining Room, “Hidden Lives of Brahman: Br?hmin Insight Practices from the Upanisads,” with guest speaker Joel Dubois, who received master’s and doctorate degrees in comparative religion from the Harvard Divinity School. The book documenting his research in South India, Hidden Lives of Brahman, was published in 2013. More info is at cmc.edu/athenaeum/open-events, (909) 621-8244 or via email at athenaeum@ cmc.edu.

COMPASSION AND RECONCILIATION Claremont United Church of Christ, at 233 Harrison Ave., hosts a free and open to the public 7 p.m. talk “Tearing Down Walls,” with author and activist Shane Claiborne. The evening also features music from Caleb Trask. “From picket fences and gated neighborhoods to office cubicles and prison cells, we live in a world of walls,” a press release read. “We can end up lonely people, stuck in the ghettoes of poverty and the ghettoes of affluence. But God is all about tearing down walls. We are not alone. Stories of compassion and reconciliation invite us into the promise that the gates will not prevail. Poverty and injustice become personal, as we gain the eyes to see the suffering around us.” Mr. Claiborne worked with Mother Teresa in Calcutta, India, and heads up Red Letter Christians. He is an advocate for the homeless and against the death penalty, and has traveled to Iraq and Afghanistan to stand against war. For more info call (909) 626-1201 or email officemanager@claremontucc.org.

GOLF FOR CHARITY Claremont-based Children’s Foundation of America’s Trinity Classic golf tournament takes place today at South Hills Country Club Golf Course, 2655 S. Citrus St., West Covina. The event includes golf, dinner, tastings, silent auction, a helicopter golf ball drop contest and an awards ceremony. Guests are invited to a day of “purposeful play” enjoying Oktoberfest food, drinks, music and more while raising funds for Claremont-based Trinity Youth Services programs for foster kids. Raffle packages include a trip to San Francisco complete with museum and opera tickets, airfare and hotel stay at the Fairmont Hotel. Trinity has helped more than 60,000 children who have been victims of trauma and crisis. With the contributions of the community, these children have an opportunity to find safety, well being and permanence. For information or to register for the tournament, call (909) 426-0773.

Tuesday, October 2

PLANTING SEEDS OF HOPE Sustainable Claremont annual fundraising gala, “Planting Seeds of Hope,” takes place from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Padua Hills Theatre, 4467 Padua Ave., Claremont. “Join us for a sunset cocktail hour, annual awards, a raffle and more,” read a press release. The event’s guest speaker is Rob Herring, co-director of the documentary film The Need to Grow. Tickets are $50 and are available through sustainableclaremont.org, at eventbrite.com or at the door. Call (909) 625-8767, extension 238, for more information.

SENIOR COMPUTER CLUB Claremont Senior Computer Club meets every Tuesday, with social time at 7 p.m. and the meeting beginning at 7:30, at the Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd. More information is at cscclub.org.

‘INTIMATE VIOLENCE’ BEFORE THE HOLOCAUST The Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum at Claremont McKenna College, 385 E. Eighth St., hosts a free 6:45 p.m. lecture, “Intimate Violence: Anti-Jewish Pogroms on the Eve of the Holocaust,” with guest speaker Jeffrey S. Kopstein. Mr. Kopstein’s books include The Politics of Economic Decline in East Germany, 1945–1989 and Growing Apart?: America and Europe in the 21st Century. His latest book, co-authored with Jason Wittenberg?, Intimate Violence, is “a novel social-scientific explanation of ethnic violence and the Holocaust.” More inforomation is at cmc.edu/ athenaeum/open-events, (909) 621-8244 or via email at athenaeum@cmc.edu.

UNDERSTANDING ALZHEIMER’S The University Club of Claremont hosts an open to the public luncheon and discussion, “Recognizing, Understanding, and Meeting the Challenges of Alzheimer’s Disease,” with guest speaker MaryLou Marquez, former manager of education and outreach at Alzheimer’s Inland Empire and Alzheimer’s Greater LA. The event starts at 11:30 a.m. at Hughes Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont. A $20 meeting fee includes a buffet lunch. “In most people with Alzheimer’s disease, symptoms first appear in their mid-60s,” a press release read. “Estimates vary, but experts suggest that more than five million Americans may have Alzheimer’s.”?Ms. Marquez will talk about how to recognize, understand, treat and meet the challenges of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Ms. Marquez earned a bachelor’s of social work from Cal State LA and is certified in gerontology and geriatric care management. Info is available at universityclubofclaremont.org.

Wednesday, October 3

REMINISCE WITH FRIENDS Local senior group Reminiscing with Friends meets for a second time at 10 a.m. at the Joslyn Senior Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont. The event is free and open to the public. “Join us for another great session of conversation and storytelling, focused on a variety of subjects about the lives of the group,” read a press release. “In our first session we talked about how our families first came to America. The topic this week could head in any direction.” Refreshments will be served along with an optional lunch at the center afterward. 

PEOPLE, EQUITY IN ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY The Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum at Claremont McKenna College, 385 E. Eighth St., hosts a free 6:45 p.m. lecture, “Environmental Policy Solutions Must Be Powered By People and Equity,” with guest speaker Eduardo Garcia, assembly member representing California’s 56th district. “While California has led the charge to act on climate change with its groundbreaking environmental advocacy, people at the frontlines of environmental impact can still be left behind,” read an Ath press release. Mr. Garcia will discuss his mission to help shift the perspective from melting ice caps to the human health impacts of climate change on communities across the state. More information is at cmc.edu/athenaeum/open-events, (909) 621-8244 or via email at athenaeum@cmc.edu.

Thursday, October 4

MIDTERM MADNESS The Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum at Claremont McKenna College, 385 E. Eighth St., hosts a free 12:15 p.m. lecture, “Midterm Madness: Political Pros Share Their Insights on the Upcoming Election,” with guests David Dreier, Mike Murphy and Robert Shrum. “With control of Congress hanging in the balance, and the possibility of a ‘blue wave’ overtaking Republican control of the House and Senate, the next two years of American politics will be defined by the result of the midterm elections,” a press release stated. The Dreier Roundtable’s fourth annual luncheon—and a panel including Representative David Dreier; Mike Murphy, a Republican Party political consultant; and Robert Shrum, a go-to consultant for many Democrats—will offer an “entertaining and insightful discussion of the upcoming midterm elections.” More information is at cmc.edu/athenaeum/open-events, (909) 621-8244 or via email at athenaeum@ cmc.edu.

REMBRANDT CLUB FETES GRANT WINNERS The Rembrandt Club’s free and open to the public First Thursday Lecture and Tea will include grant winner presentations from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at Lyman Hall, Thatcher Music Building, 340 N. College Ave., Claremont. Among the winners are “Cultural Landscape and the Built Environment” by Vivienne Yixuan Shi; “Hybrid Mestizx: Developments in Latin American Contemporary Queer Performance Art” by Cam Bacca; “Contemporary Bauhaus: the Intersection of Craft and Art” by Cleo Berliner. Grant winners will discuss their summer research projects. A tea and reception will follow at Seaver House. More information is available by calling (909) 624-7787.

BIRD LOVERS TALK NATURE PRESERVE The Pomona Valley Audubon Society hosts its monthly membership meeting, which is free and open to the public, at 7 p.m. at the Hughes Center’s Padua Room, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont. The evening will begin with a bird identification session, followed by refreshments and a short business meeting. This month’s guest speaker is John Trammell, project manager for the Wildlands Conservancy, which stewards a nonprofit nature preserve system. More info is available at (909) 982-9727.

Friday, October 5

THE USA’S UNTOLD ROLE IN SAVING EUROPE’S JEWS The Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum at Claremont McKenna College, 385 E. Eighth St., hosts a free 12:15 p.m. lecture, “Rescue Board: The Untold Story of America’s Efforts to Save the Jews of Europe,” with guest speaker Rebecca Erbelding, historian, curator and archivist at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. She will discuss her research on the War Refugee Board (WRB), the official American response to the Holocaust. Her new book, Rescue Board: The Untold Story of America’s Efforts to Save the Jews of Europe, “debunks the popular idea that Americans did not do anything to aid Jews and other victims of Nazi persecution,” a press release read.

More information is at cmc.edu/ athenaeum/open-events, (909) 621-8244 or via email at athenaeum@cmc.edu.

FRIDAY NIGHTS LIVE The city’s free live music series continues from 6 to 9 p.m. with Silverados at Laemmle plaza; Mike’s Guitar World at the chamber of commerce; Hank’s Cadillac at Shelton Park; and Technopagan at city hall. More info is at claremontchamber.org.

Saturday, October 6

LWV KICKS OFF GUN VIOLENCE SERIES The League of Women Voters of Claremont Area hosts a paid lecture, “The Trafficking of Guns in the US: A Food for Thought Event,” from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Hughes Center’s Padua Room, 1700 Danbury Road, Claremont. Tickets are $30 and reservations are required by phone at (909) 624-9457 or by check to LWV of the Claremont Area, PO Box 1532, Claremont, CA 91711. Guest speakers are Richard Turner and Jarrod Burguan. Mr. Turner is a firearms specialist with the US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, and will speak on the trafficking of guns across our nation. Mr. Burguan, the chief of police        of San Bernardino, will speak on trafficking of guns in the Inland Empire and the impact of gun violence on a local community. This program is the first in a yearlong series of public meetings on gun violence. More information is available by visiting my.lwv.org/california/claremont-area, calling (909) 624-9457, or via email at        lwvclaremont@verizon.net.