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CALENDAR: Your 9-day week in Claremont

Wednesday, MAY 23

WRITING social group at the Joslyn Center. 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont. 399-5488.


Thursday, MAY 24

QUILTING Robin Gallagher, quilter, teacher and pattern designer from Seal Beach will be guest speaker at the Nite Owl Quilters Guild meeting. Ms. Gallagher will share how quilting has made a difference in her life and in the lives of others. Her trunk show will include quilts and bags. 6:30 James L. Brulte Senior Center, 11200 Baseline Road, Rancho Cucamonga. Non-members admission is $5 at the door. The group will hold a $30-$35 bag workshop on Saturday, May 26. Form more information, e-mail bluetwojh@msn.com.


Friday, MAY 25

FRIDAY NIGHTS LIVE Bands will perform every Friday evening this summer from 6 to 9 p.m. Bring folding chairs and enjoy the free entertainment each week in the Village. For more information, call the Claremont Chamber of Commerce at 621-1681 or e-mail contact@claremontchamber.org. This week’s performances include Hank’s Cadillac (country) at the Public Plaza located at 101 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont and Seth Greenburg Combo (smooth jazz) at the Claremont Chamber of Commerce located at 205 Yale Ave., Claremont.


Saturday, MAY 26

RUMMAGE SALE Children’s clothing, men’s and women’s clothing, toys, books, small appliances and gardening tools will be available. 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Monte Vista Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 9185 Monte Vista Ave., Montclair. Contact janimonk@gmail.com for more information.

WORKSHOP Sustainability Dialog on composting. 9 a.m. at Pilgrim Place. Contact cf1allen@aol.com for more information.

RAILROADS IN CLAREMONT Lee Gustafson, coauthor of “Coast Lines Depots: Los Angeles Division,” will speak about railroads from 1887 to present. Learn about Claremont’s citrus success as a result of the railroads.  2 p.m. Claremont Library, 208 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont. 621-4902.

MUSIC COMPETITION The John Walker Memorial Competition will take place throughout the day in the Thatcher Music Building at Pomona College, and the awards ceremony will begin at 7 p.m. in the Bridges Hall of Music. Free admission.


Sunday, MAY 27

LIVE JAZZ band Una Noche will perform on the Blue Fin patio at 2 p.m. 665 E. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. 946-1398.

POETRY READING with Friends of the Claremont Library featuring Jane Alynn, author of “Necessity of Flight” and “Threads and Dust.” She was awarded the William Stafford Award from the Washington Poets Association and earned her MFA in poetry from the Orange County Antioch College Program. 2 p.m. Claremont Library Meeting Room, 208 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont. 621-4902.


Monday, MAY 28

DEMOCRATIC CLUB Dr. William Cook, professor of English at University of La Verne and columnist for Veterans Today, will be the featured speaker for this month’s general meeting. 7 p.m. Porter Hall at Pilgrim Place, 601 Mayflower Road, Claremont. 626-8467.


Tuesday, MAY 29

INFRASTRUCTURE Hany Farran, professor of civil and structural engineering at Cal Poly Pomona, will discuss broad aspects of this subject. This program is free to attend. A buffet lunch is available at 11:45 a.m. for $12. Dessert and coffee is available for $5. The University Club meets each Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. in the Alexander Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Road, Claremont. 625-4344.

COMPUTERS John Coleman of DNET Computers will discuss viruses, Internet security and other ways to keep your computer safe. Claremont Senior Computer Club. 7:30 p.m. Alexander Hughes Community Center, located at 1700 Danbury Road, Claremont.


Wednesday, MAY 30

WRITING social group at the Joslyn Center. 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont. 399-5488.


Thursday, MAY 31

TAI CHI in the Garden. Increase strength and flexibility with this low-impact exercise safe for all adults. Classes are held outdoors (or indoors, depending on weather). Wear comfortable attire and shoes with flat soles and bring a water bottle. 9 to 10 a.m. Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont. 625-8767 ext. 224.

CURRENT EVENTS Weekly social group to discuss current events. 10 to 11:30 a.m. Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont. 399-5488.