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Friday, January 11

DEMS TALK LABOR COLLABORATION The Democratic Club of Claremont’s January luncheon will feature a discussion with Laura Shultz, PAC Chair for Teamsters 1932. “Ms. Shultz will explain in her talk, ‘Labor Partnering with the Community: For a Better Future,’ how local organizations are expanding their efforts of collaboration,” read a DCC press release. The talk, at Eddies Italian Eatery, 1065 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont, is part of the club’s Gar Byrum Distinguished Speakers Series. The luncheon begins at noon, and costs $17. The talk begins at 12:45 p.m. and is free. For more information email jackncarolee@verizon.net.

Saturday, January 12

TREE PLANTING AT CHAPARRAL Sustainable Claremont’s Green Crew hosts another tree planting from 8:30 a.m. to noon, this time at Chaparral Park, 1899 N Mills Ave., Claremont. Meet Sustainable Claremont’s Green Crew to plant flowers, trees, and tidy the park for an all-in-one Saturday. Please bring transportation, shovels and gloves for a family-friendly morning. RSVP via email to greencrewintern@sustainableclaremont.org.

SMART PHONE GENEALOGY The Pomona Valley Genealogical Society hosts Butch Hibben at 2 p.m., who will discuss “Free Smart Phone Apps for Smart Genealogists.” The free and open to the public monthly meeting takes place at the Pomona Public Library, 625 S. Garey Ave., Pomona. Complimentary refreshments will be served. PVGS has an extensive collection of genealogical books and materials available at the Pomona Library. For more information call (909) 593-3041.

BEER AND BBQ AT THE GARDEN Tickets are $45 for the Claremont Chamber of Commerce’s Brew and Barbeque at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont, which includes entry to the garden, six barbeque taste tickets and ten drink tickets. The event runs from noon to 5 p.m. and includes barbeque from award winning pit masters ZZYZX BBQ, Burnin’ and Lootin’ BBQ and Dad’s Chillin’ and Grillin’ BBQ, as well as beer from local breweries. Additional food is available for purchase. For more info call (909) 624-1681 or visit claremontchamber.org.

‘PRIMAL NATURE’ ART TALK The Claremont Museum of Art, in partnership with Claremont Heritage and Cathleen Ford Miner, presents a lecture by curator and art historian Susan M. Anderson at 4 p.m. at Ginger Elliott Gallery, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont. The talk will focus on the women artists featured in CMA’s current exhibition, “Primal Nature: Animalia by Women in Post-War Claremont.” A reception will follow the lecture. Folks are invited to visit the museum in the Depot at 200 W. First Street noon to 4 p.m. to see the exhibition before the lecture or stop by after for Art Walk from 6 to 9 p.m. More info is available at claremontmuseum.org.

Sunday, January 13

THE SUNDAY TIMES Claremont Farmer’s and Artisan’s Market runs from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Harvard Ave. between First and Bonita. It’s a chance to purchase some unique gifts, from farm fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers and plants, to artisan soaps, jewelry, clothing, juices, honey, nuts and cheeses. You’ll also be able to grab a coffee and a pastry at one of the many great spots nearby, and listen to some live music. More info is at claremontforum.org/claremont-farmers-market.

JAZZ WITH ZZAJ The cool, informal and free Jazz at College Center series continues with Zzaj—clever, eh?—from 2 to 5 p.m. on the patio next to Blue Fin Sushi and Teriyaki, at 665 E. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. Next Sunday Polyhedra will be in town, and January 27 Sound Investment will do their thing. More info is at jazzatcollegecenter or (909) 946-6967.

Monday, January 14

REMINISCE WITH FRIENDS Local senior group Reminisce with Friends will meet at 10:30 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 and other unique topics,” a press release read. “Space is limited, so come early and often!” Refreshments and treats will be served along with a free lunch at the center afterward.

SHAKESPEARE’S CONUNDRUMS The Shakespeare Club of Pomona Valley meets at 2 p.m. at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont. “’One woe doth tread upon another’s heel,’ says Gertrude famously in Hamlet,” a press release read. “An apt observation as we see chains of suffering woven through most of Shakespeare’s tragedies. Cal Poly Pomona Professor Edward Rocklin will analyze poignant examples of how one motive can kick-start a whole cascade of other often [difficult] consequences, in his talk, ‘Dilemma Cascades in Shakespeare’s Tragedies.’” The event is free and open to the public. With degrees from Harvard and Rutgers, Mr. Rocklin has published more than 20 essays on Shakespeare, as well as guidebooks to teaching the plays. Light refreshments will be served. For information email lucylynch@aol.com or dial (909) 717-1109.

 Tuesday, January 15

UNIVERSITY CLUB The University Club of Claremont hosts an open to the public luncheon and discussion, “Claremont: Then and Now,” with guest speaker John Neiuber. The event starts at 11:30 a.m. at Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont. A $20 meeting fee includes a buffet lunch. “Learn about Claremont’s very interesting history from a past president of Claremont Heritage, John Neiuber,” A UC press release read. “His presentation offers slides and commentary about events and people that have shaped the community today. He will discuss what makes Claremont unique, and the challenges to maintain into the future the sense of place and belonging we enjoy.” A 15-year Claremont resident, Mr. Neiuber writes the history column, From the Files of Claremont Heritage, for the COURIER and serves on Claremont’s architectural commission. He is the CEO of Trinity Youth Services, an agency that serves 400 children and families through residential treatment services, mental health programs, foster care agency and adoption services. More information is available at universityclubofclaremont.org.

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 Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont. Meetings are held in the Weinberger Room. The long-running group meets weekly to discuss general information about computers, tablets and smart phones. Each meeting provides an opportunity for questions to the group’s club experts, and newcomers are always welcome. More information is at cscclub.org.

Thursday, January 17

HAPPY NEW BEER Sustainable Claremont hosts its monthly get together over beers, Claremont Green Drinks, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Claremont Craft Ales, 1420 N. Claremont Blvd. #204C, Claremont. “Happy New Year!” a press release read. “Join us and celebrate the new year with all your Sustainable Claremont friends! Grab a drink and let’s talk about sustainability and 2019. All are welcome.” For more information go to sustainableclaremont.org or call (909) 625-8767, extension 238.

TRANSIT TALK Active Claremont will hold its monthly free and open to the public meeting at 7 p.m. in the Santa Fe room at the Hughes Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont. The speakers will be Diana Mendez and Ericka Cardenas, mobility managers for the Pomona Valley Transit Authority. The presentation will include the services offered by the Authority. For information call (909) 621-2079.

Friday, January 18

LIVING WITH CLAY The exhibition, Living with Clay: The Julie and David Armstrong Collection, curated by Rody N. López, will be on view starting today at the Claremont Museum of Art, located in the Depot at 200 W. First St. The opening reception is Saturday, February 2 from 6 to 9 p.m. The CMA is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m., and on Art Walk, the first Saturday of every month, from 6 to 9 p.m. $5 general admission. Free for members and children under 18. For information, visit claremontmuseum.org.

Saturday, January 19

GET ON TRACK Meet columnist, author and Claremont resident David Allen as he discusses and signs copies of his new book, On Track, from 2 to 3 p.m. at the newly remodeled Claremont Library, 208 N. Harvard Ave. The talk is free and open to the public. On Track covers the dawn of the 21st century in the Pomona Valley, and the talk will cover topics such as the Montclair Mystery Tower and other local items of interest. Mr. Allen, a native of Illinois, has worked in newspapers for three decades, all in California, his adopted home. In 1997 he joined the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, where he is a columnist. More information is at lacountylibrary.org or by calling (909) 621-4902.

THE PORKY SHOW The 38th annual police memorabilia show, playfully named “The Porky Show,” returns to Claremont from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Taylor Hall, 1775 N. Indian Hill Blvd. The show is California’s longest running patch, badge and police collectibles swap meet. Admission is $5. More info is at theporkyshow.com or by email at nick@theporkyshow.com.