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Friday, October 12

DEMS DISSECT PROP 6 Tony Becker, a private sector highway safety professional, will discuss Proposition 6 at the Democratic Club of Claremont’s open to the public monthly luncheon at Eddie’s Italian Eatery, 1065 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. The noon luncheon is open to the public and is $17. There is no charge to attend the 12:45 p.m. discussion. As part of the ongoing Gar Byrum Distinguished Speakers series, Mr. Becker’s presentation in opposition to Prop 6 will focus on the hazards to vehicles and road safety caused by our current roads and highways. Mr. Becker is past-president of the California chapter of the American Traffic Safety Services Association. The DCC has taken a “no” position on the proposition. For info, email jackncarolee@verizon.net.

BACH AND VIVALDI Scripps College’s free Friday Noon Concert Series continues with music by Bach (Sonata in D Major, BWV 1028, for viola da gamba and harpsichord) and Vivaldi (Sonata II in F Major, RV 41, for cello and continuo) with musicians Genevieve Feiwen Lee on piano and Maggie Parkins on the cello. The show at Balch Auditorium, 1030 Columbia Ave., Claremont, kicks off at 12:15 p.m. The weekly concerts are a joint production of Scripps and the Pomona College Music Department. More info is at collegescalendar.org or (909) 607-3266.

THINGS THAT GO BUMP Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont, invites visitors to unravel the myths and mysteries of nature’s nightlife at Things That Go Bump in the Night today and tomorrow from 5:30 to 9 p.m. The event offers activity stations along Garden trails, live animal encounters and family-friendly comedy shows that showcase the natural world’s nocturnal side. Blood-Sucking Parasites: A Family Comedy will happen at 6:15 and 8:45 p.m. each evening. In this interactive presentation by Andre Campbell, children and families will learn all about the world of parasitic bugs and the best ways to avoid becoming a meal for these pesky beasts.  A food truck will be on site each evening and visitors may also bring a picnic. Today will feature The Hungry Nomad and tomorrow will feature Crepes Bonaparte. General admission is $11 for adults and $7 for seniors age 65 or over, students with ID, children ages 3 to 12. Kids under 3 are free. Garden members are $8/$5. Advanced ticket purchase is strongly recommended as this event is likely to sell out. Email dbryant@rsabg.org for more information.

THERE’LL BE MUSIC EVERYWHERE The city’s free live music series continues from 6 to 9 p.m. with Claremont Voodoo Society’s masterful rock, blues, country and folk at Laemmle plaza; Larry and Rhonda Jackson’s Small Town Magic at the chamber of commerce; rock, blues, country and soul from some dude called Mick Rhodes and his band the Hard Eight at Shelton Park; and rock ‘n’ roll with 40 Amp Fuse at city hall. More info is at claremontchamber.org.

MINGLE, MUNCH AT OKTOBERFEST Claremont senior social group Mingle and Munch will celebrate its annual Oktoberfest from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on the patio at The Garner House, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont. Enjoy live music from Stephen Klein and Madeleine Dablaing, food, beverages, friendship and fun. Admission is $15 (payable at the time of reservation). The event is open to persons age 50 and over. For reservations call (909) 399-5488 or visit claremontrec.com.

CHAPARRAL FUNDRAISER AT CLUB Chaparral Elementary is hosting Dine and Bid Under the Oaks, a fundraising dinner and auction on from 6 to 9 p.m. at The Claremont Club, 1777 Monte Vista Ave. This fundraiser helps cover the costs of the school’s music, art, computer and accelerated reading programs. For more information on the event, donating or becoming a sponsor, call (951) 453-2478 or email emilyagates@yahoo.com. 

FREE CONCERT AT LITTLE BRIDGES Pomona College’s jewel box theater, Bridges Hall of Music, at 150 E. Fourth St., Claremont, is the site for a free and open to the public 8 p.m. concert (repeating at 3 p.m. tomorrow) with the Pomona College Orchestra. Conductor Eric Lindholm will lead the student ensemble in three pieces: Copland’s Billy the Kid suite; Thea Musgrave’s Rainbow; and in honor of the centennial celebration of Leonard Bernstein’s birthday, Symphonic Dances from West Side Story. The event is jointly sponsored by the Music Department at Pomona College and Scripps College Music. More info is at pomona.edu/events.

WATER BY THE SPOONFUL Pomona College mounts Water by the Spoonful, winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for drama, at 8 p.m. at the Allen Black Box Theatre, 300 E. Bonita Ave., Claremont. Admission is $6 for students, staff, faculty and seniors; $11 for the general public. Tickets are available at pomona.edu/academics/departments/theatre.

Saturday, October 13

VOLUNTEERS: COME PLANT 100 TREES Sustainable Claremont is hosting another Green Crew Tree Planting from 8:30 a.m. to noon at Higginbotham Park, 600 Mt. Carmel Dr., Claremont, with a goal of planting 100 trees. Volunteers should bring transportation, shovels and gloves to this family-friendly event. For more information email greencrew@sustainableclaremont.org.

EXPLORING ENGLISH ROOTS The Pomona Valley Genealogical Society hosts David Flint in a free and open 2 to 4 p.m. lecture, “Overview of Genealogy Research in England,” at the Pomona Public Library, 625 S. Garey Ave. Mr. Flint has been doing English genealogy research for the past 15 years. He was born in England, where he lived until the age of 10, when his family moved to Canada, and then to the United States. The PVGS also has an extensive collection of genealogical books and materials available at the Pomona Library. For more information call (909) 593-3041.

BEER UND BRATS The Claremont Chorale invites the public for “Beer und Brats, Songs and Stories” from 5 to 8 p.m. at a private home located at 586 W. 11th St., Claremont.Tickets are $30 and are available through the Chorale’s website at claremontchorale.org. “Socialize informally in a delightful Claremont biergarten setting with polka music, sizzling bratwurst, and sing-along with kinderlieder and traditional drinking songs,” a press release read. “Chat with the Chorale’s new artistic director Alan Wellman. Songs and stories will be shared by Chorale members and special guests.” Call (909) 239-8313 or email president@claremontchorale.org for more info.

‘SERVING LIFE’ SCREENING, Q AND A WITH FILMMAKER Admission is $35 for Crossroads, Inc.’s presentation of Lisa R. Cohen, director and producer of the documentary film, Serving Life, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Claremont School of Theology’s Mudd Theatre, 1339 N. College Ave., Claremont. The documentary follows a hospice program within the Louisiana State Penitentiary. In addition to screening a portion of the film, Ms. Cohen will speak about journalism and her passion for storytelling. She has covered the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, the 9/11 attacks and most recently the Etan Patz missing child case. Refreshments will be served following the program. Tickets are at crossroadsinc.eventbrite.com. More info is available via email at info@crossroadswomen.org.

Sunday, October 14

ANNUAL HERITAGE HOME TOUR Claremont Heritage’s 36th annual Heritage Home Tour runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It features six significant historic Village homes in the historic Claremont neighborhood. “Come explore the two of the oldest residential neighborhoods in Claremont with docent-led tours of historic homes,” read a press release. All tour-goers must check in at Garner House, located at 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd., in Memorial Park. The Garner House will also be open to tour as will the free art exhibition in the attached Ginger Elliott exhibition space. Advance tickets are $30 for members or $35 for non-members, and are available at claremontheritage.org, at the Garner House from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, and the following locations: Barbara Cheatley, Claremont Heights Postal Center, Heirloom, Sonja Stump Photography and Wheeler Steffen–Sotheby’s Realty. More info is at claremontheritage.org.

BINGO WITH BUDDS Last Name Brewing, 2120 Porterfield Way, Upland, hosts Bingo With Budds at 2 p.m. The free event is infused with pop-culture trivia, and this month is Oktoberfest themed. More info is at lastnamebrewing.com.

Monday, October 15

REMINISCE WITH FRIENDS Local senior group Reminisce with Friends will meet again at 10:30 a.m. at the Joslyn 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 and other unique topics,” read a press release. “In our third session, a couple of new participants joined us bringing new stories and ideas,” said facilitator Peter Weinberger. Refreshments and treats will be served along with an optional lunch afterward.

LAWYERS, JUDGES WEIGH IN ON SUPREME COURT The Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum at Claremont McKenna College, 385 E. Eighth St., hosts a free 12:15 p.m. lecture, “The Supreme Court and Beyond: What’s Next in the Legal World?” with panelists Judge Andrew Gordon, Judge Suzanne Segal, Jerome Haig and Greg Koltun. “With recent groundbreaking decisions at the Supreme Court, turmoil in the confirmation process, sea change in the composition of the Court, there is much to discuss about the Supreme Court and other important legal matters marching toward the Court,” read a press release. More info is at cmc.edu/ athenaeum/open-events, (909) 621-8244 or via email at athenaeum@ cmc.edu.

‘PORKSTRAVAGANZA’  Nuno’s restaurant, 2440 W. Arrow Rte., Suite 4A, Upland, with Belle Meade Bourbon and the Corner Butcher Shop, hosts Porkstravaganza, a 6 to 11 p.m. benefit for No Kid Hungry, a nonprofit dedicated to feeding American children living in food insecure homes. For information call (909) 624-0500.

TECH, PRIVACY, SURVEILLANCE Scripps College hosts “Ignorance in the Age of Information,” a lecture with Zeynep Tufekci at 6 p.m. in Balch Auditorium, 1030 N. Columbia Ave., Claremont. The event is free but tickets are required via scrippscollege.edu/scrippspresents. Ms. Tufekci, a techno-sociologist and assistant professor in the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina and faculty associate at Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society, visits to discuss the social implications of technology and the politics of privacy and surveillance. More info is at scrippscollege.edu.

WHAT CAN THE ROMANS DO FOR US? The Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum at Claremont McKenna College, 385 E. Eighth St., hosts another free 6:45 p.m. lecture, “What Can the Romans Do For Us?” with guest speaker Emma Dench. “What did it mean to be Roman in the ancient world, why did it matter in antiquity, and how might the study of the Roman empire benefit the modern world?” a press release asked. More info is at cmc.edu/athenaeum/ open-events, (909) 621-8244 or via email at athenaeum@cmc.edu.

Tuesday, October 16

JACK LONDON: PHOTOGRAPHER The University Club of Claremont hosts an open to the public luncheon and discussion, “Jack London, Photographer,” with Sarah “Sue” Hodson, retired curator of literary collections at The Huntington Library. The event starts at 11:30 a.m. at Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont. A $20 meeting fee includes a buffet lunch. Ms. Hodson will present an illustrated lecture about Mr. London’s career as a photographer. Best known as the author of such books as The Call of the Wild, the writer was also an accomplished photographer. On assignment for the Hearst Syndicate, Collier’s and other magazines, More information is available at universityclubofclaremont.org.

EDUCATE, EMPOWER, ENGAGE The Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum at Claremont McKenna College, 385 E. Eighth St., hosts a free 12:15 p.m. lecture, “Educate, Empower and Engage,” with Assemblymember Cristina Garcia. Ms. Garcia, of California’s 58th assembly district, “is on a mission to educate, empower and engage her constituents and her colleagues in the legislature, particularly when it comes to her three legislative priorities: women’s issues, ethics and good government, and socio-economic and environmental access,” read an Ath press release. More info is at cmc.edu/athenaeum/ open-events, (909) 621-8244 or via email at athenaeum@cmc.edu.

ASIAN VALUES AND THE AMERICAN DREAM Scripps College’s Tuesday Noon series continues with “The Souls of Yellow Folk,” with essayist Wesley Yang at 12:15 p.m. in the Hampton Room, 1030 N. Columbia Ave., Claremont. The event is free but a Facebook event RSVP is required. Mr. Yang’s debut collection of essays explores the topics—from immigration and gun violence to internet dating–that preoccupy our communities and conversations. For information visit scrippscollege.edu/scrippspresents.

APE COGNITION AND PHILOSOPHY Pitzer College hosts a free and open to the pubic 4:15 p.m. lecture by Kristin Andrews, “Normative Cognition in Great Apes.” Mr. Andrews is York Research Chair in animal minds and associate professor of philosophy, at Toronto’s York University. The talk is at Benson Auditorium, 1050 N. Mills Ave., Claremont. More info is at pitzer.edu/event.

CHOREOGRAPHER ON COMMUNITY Scripps College presents “On Community: Liz Lerman and Kevin Williamson in Conversation,” an open to the public 6 p.m. talk at Garrison Theater, 241 E. 10th St., Claremont. The event is free but tickets are required at scrippscollege.edu/scrippspresents. Ms. Lerman will reflect on the idea of community and its role in her practice, and talk about how conversations with Scripps students and faculty are fueling Wicked Bodies, her new project.

IS LIBERTARIANISM THE ANSWER? The Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum at CMC, 385 E. Eighth St., hosts a free 6:45 p.m. lecture, “Left, Right and Libertarian in America,” with guest David Boaz, executive vice president of the Cato Institute who has played a key role in the development of the libertarian movement. He is the author of The Libertarian Mind: A Manifesto for Freedom and the editor of The Libertarian Reader. More info is at cmc.edu/ athenaeum/open-events, (909) 621-8244 or via email at athenaeum@cmc.edu.

Wednesday, October 17

INDIA: AMERICA’S NEW BEST FRIEND? The Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum at CMC, 385 E. Eighth St., hosts a free 6:45 p.m. lecture, “America’s New Best Friend? Understanding India’s Rise, Beyond the Hype,” with Joshua T. White, associate professor at Johns Hopkins and former senior advisor for South Asia in the Obama White House and at the Pentagon. He will discuss the future of the US-India partnership in the age of Trump. More info is at cmc.edu/athenaeum/ open-events, (909) 621-8244 or via email at athenaeum@ cmc.edu.

Thursday, October 18

ACTIVE CLAREMONT TALKS BUSINESS Public interest group Active Claremont hosts a free and open 7 p.m. meeting with guest speaker Sonja Stump from the Claremont Village Marketing Group at the Hughes Center’s Santa Fe Room, 1700 Danbury Rd. Ms. Stump will speak about what the coalition does to bolster the community through business. More info is at activeclaremont.org or on Active Claremont’s Facebook page.

GREEN DRINKS Claremont Green Drinks International gets together from 6 to 8 p.m. at Claremont Craft Ales, 1420 N. Claremont Blvd., #204c. The free, open to the public monthly meetings involve environmentally minded folks getting together over beers to chat about green-centric topics. For more info, email greendrinks@sustainableclaremont.org or go to sustainableclaremont.org.

Friday, October 19

THE HILLS ARE ALIVE With just one week left, the city’s Friday Nights Live is about to call it a season. The series hosts live music from 6 to 9 p.m. at locations in the Village. Tonight’s lineup includes Dynamite Dawson at Laemmle plaza; Ana Maria de la Cruz at the chamber; Grateful Dead cover band Pride of Cucamonga at Shelton Park; and Honeybuckets at city hall. More info is at claremontchamber.org.

MATERIAL GIRLS XI The Material Girls, aka Jan Wheatcroft and Helen Feller, who are in their 11th together as an art partnership, open their latest show from 4 to 8 p.m. today at The Ginger Elliot Exhibit Center at Memorial Park, 840 N.  Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont. On display will be quilts, tapestry weavings, wall constructions, assemblages, boxes, spirit dolls, and a few pair of hand-embroidered earrings. The show continues Saturday, October 20 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, October 21 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday, October 20

AN EVENING WITH JOHN YORK Local rock luminary John York plays an intimate Gelencser House Concert at 7:30 tonight. Tickets are $15, and are available by calling (909) 596-1266 or emailing singfolk@yahoo.com. Mr. York is a singer, songwriter and instrumentalist best known as a former member of Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Byrds. He was a member of the late Doug Sahm’s Sir Douglas Quintet and played with The Mamas and The Papas’ touring band. Until last year he had been touring with Barry McGuire (“Eve of Destruction”). “John York is an authentic example of how one musician can carry a legacy of spirit, truth, compassion and wisdom that continues to grow through his musical expressions,” wrote Terry Roland of L.A Folk Works. “Not only has he survived the perilous rock and roll days of the Sixties, he has thrived and transcended them.” More info is at gelencserhouseconcerts.com or johnyorkmusic.com.

ORIGAMI IN THE GARDEN Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont, hosts Origami in the Garden 2, an art exhibit of origami bronze, steel and aluminum sculptures. The show, free with general admission, is making its Southern California debut at the Garden, continues through April 14, 2019. Origami in the Garden 2 is a series of large-scale metal sculptures inspired by the Japanese art of paper folding, created by Santa Fe-based artists Kevin and Jennifer Box. Related family activities, lectures and workshops will accompany the exhibition, including an opening weekend celebration. General admission is $11 for adults and $7 for  seniors age 65 or over, students with ID, children ages 3 to 12. Kids under 3 are free. For more information visit rsabg.org.