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Friday, May 31

AUTHOR TALK AT PILGRIM PLACE The Pilgrim Place Library and Woman’s Perspective committees host Linda Lawrence Hunt in a free and open to the public discussion from 10:30 a.m. to noon at Decker Hall, 665 Avery Rd., Claremont. Ms. Hunt will discuss her book, Bold Spirit: Helga Estby’s Forgotten Walk Across Victorian America, which tells the story of Norwegian immigrant Helga Estby and her daughter Cora, who in 1896 walked across America from Spokane, Washington to New York City to earn $10,000 to save their family farm from foreclosure. Ms. Hunt will also discuss Soul Spaces: Creating Lives and Spaces That Make a Difference, her previous book about the founding of the Krista Foundation of Global Citizenship. Ms. Hunt has received numerous nonfiction book awards, including the Pacific Northwest Book Award, the Washington State Book Award, and the National Willa Cather Literary Award. Ms. Hunt will answer questions following the presentation. For more info call (909) 482-0852.

FOLK DANCE FEST AT POMONA “Ethnic Treasures,” the California Statewide 2019 International Folk Dance Festival kicks off at 7 p.m. today and runs through Sunday, June 2 at Edmunds Ballroom on the Pomona College campus, 170 E. Sixth St., Claremont. Pomona staff and students are free, and general public tickets are $5-$30. Tickets and more information are available at socalfolkdance.org. Festivities include international dance parties with music provided by Miamon Miller and Friends, and instruction in Turkish, Romanian, Bulgarian and Israeli dance. The festival concludes Sunday afternoon with a Salsa Rueda party led by Cesar Garfiaz. No experience or partners are required, and novice and experienced dancers are welcomed. The annual festival is sponsored by the Folk Dance Federation of California. In addition, the group is  seeking out former members of the Claremont Colleges Folkdancers. If you’re a past member or just want more info, go to socalfolkdance.org.

‘THE LITTLE MERMAID’ AT BRIDGES Claremont High School Theater’s production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid continues at 7:30 p.m. at Bridge Auditorium, 333 N. College Way, Claremont. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for students and seniors, and $10 for children under 12. They are available at chstheatre.cusd.claremont.edu, or (909) 624-9053, extension 30463. The show concludes tomorrow, June 1, with performances at 2 and 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 1

CROSSROADS YARD SALE Admission is free for Crossroads’ annual communitywide yard sale fundraiser today from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Cahuilla Park parking lot, at Indian Hill and Scripps Drive, in Claremont. The sale features a large variety of great deals on household items, clothing, toys, tools and record players, to name a few items that will be up for grabs. Volunteers are also needed, with several shifts available. For information on buying, selling or volunteering call (909) 626-7847, extension 101.

DAVID ALLEN, FRIENDS AT LIBRARY Author, Daily Bulletin columnist and Claremont resident David Allen is the guest at The Friends of the Claremont Helen Renwick Library’s free and open to the public year end meeting and ice cream social at 2 p.m. at The Louise Roberts Room at  Claremont United Church of Christ, 233 Harrison Ave. Mr. Allen is the author of Pomona from A to Z, Getting Started, and his latest, On Track, which was a recommended read by author Gustavo Arellano in a column for the Los Angeles Times. Mr. Allen will have books available for purchase. Each year The Friends of the Claremont Library end the season with a meeting and ice cream social to review the past year, to anticipate the year to come, and to thank the community for its support of the library. There will also be an Opportunity Drawing for 10 remarkable books. Everyone attending will receive a ticket. Additional tickets will be available for $1, or $5 for six tickets. More info is available by calling (909) 621-9485 or emailing lanoreipearlman@gmail.com.

MOVIE MUSIC AT LITTLE BRIDGES Claremont Youth Symphony Orchestra and Prelude String Ensemble present their free and open to the public season finale concert of symphonic classical and movie music at 3:30 p.m. at Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. Fourth St., Claremont. Music includes selections from The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Avengers, Gershwin’s An American in Paris and more. For more information go to claremontyouthsymphony.org or email claremontyouthso@gmail.com.

OPENING RECEPTION FOR ‘DISPLACEMENT ZERO’ Claremont Museum of Art, at 200 W. First St., hosts a free and open to the public 6 to 9 p.m. opening reception for “Displacement Zero,” an exhibition by Claremont born, London based conceptual artist Andrew Wenrick. In it, maps of the Los Angeles area and beyond have been reconstructed into unexpected configurations, challenging our perceptions of place. The museum is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. For more information, visit claremontmuseum.org.

FREE AERIAL SHOW The Circus Studio, inside the Packing House at 548 W. First St., hosts two free all ages ARTwalk aerial shows at 7 and 8 p.m. Performers will be on aerial silks, hoop, trapeze and hammock. The show is free, but donations are appreciated. More info is at thecircusstudio.com or (909) 625-3333.

Sunday, June 2

SUNDAY SOUNDS 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 unique gifts, farm fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers and plants, artisan soaps, jewelry, clothing, juices, honey, nuts and cheeses. You can also grab a coffee and pastry at one of the many spots, and listen to live music. More information is at claremontforum.org/claremont-farmers-market.

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.

OPEN POETRY READING Ironbark Ciderworks, at 1420 N. Claremont Blvd., suite 107B, hosts the monthly free Open Words poetry reading from 5 to 7 p.m. The event repeats on the first Sunday of each month. Come early and sign up to read your poetry or other creative work or just come and listen. All types of poetry (or prose) are welcome. For information email mari_werner@yahoo.com or visit the Open Words Poetry Reading Facebook or Meetup page.

CYMO CELEBRATES 30 YEARS Doors open at 2 p.m. for a 2:30 concert by the Intermezzo Orchestra, and at 7 p.m. for the Claremont Young Musicians Orchestra’s 7:30 show as Claremont Young Musicians Orchestra celebrates its 30th anniversary at Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. Fourth St., Claremont. The Intermezzo Orchestra will be conducted by Greg Samuel, a 1984 graduate of Claremont High School. The program will include “Nabucco Overture” by Verdi, “Danse Macabre” by Saint Saens, “Finale” from Mendelssohn’s Fifth Symphony, and “Bugler’s Holiday” by Leroy Anderson, featuring Jacob Hunkins, Jeffrey Baek and Luke Smith, trumpets. The CYMO show will be led by conductor Juan Felipe Molano and will include “The Cowboys Overture” by John Williams, “Romeo and Juliet” by Tchaikovsky, and “The Firebird Suite” by Stravinsky. The soloists for the evening show will be CYMO concerto competition winners Tatum Hodgson, playing “Variations on a Rococo Theme” for cello and orchestra, and Victor Chai, performing Mozart’s “Bassoon Concerto.” The CYMO was founded in 1989 by Roger and Janet Samuel, both public school music educators for a combined 60 years and Claremont residents since 1977. Roger Samuel, also a trombone player, died in 2015 after 26 years as conductor of the CYMO and the Intermezzo Orchestra. The Intermezzo Orchestra has been conducted by his son, Greg Samuel, since his father’s death. Ms. Samuel continues to be executive director of the organization. For information go to cymo.org, call (909) 624-3614, or email rjscymo@aol.com.

Monday, June 3

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!”

VOTER SUPRESSION, GERRYMANDERING TALK Sustainable Claremont’s Sustainability Dialog series continues from 7 to 8:30 p.m. with a free and open to the public discussion at Pomona College’s Hahn Building, Room 101, 420 N. Harvard Ave. Cindy Reul, recent Voter Service Chair of the League of Women Voters, Mt. Baldy Area, will speak on gerrymandering and voter suppression, which she has found to be remarkably pervasive. A dialogue with the audience will follow her presentation. For information, visit sustainableclaremont.org or call the sustainability resource center at (909 625-8767 extension 238.

Tuesday, June 4

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.

Wednesday, June 5

GET YOUR TICKETS This Saturday, June 8 from 4 to 8 p.m., the Village Marketing Group will host the 10th annual Claremont Craft Beer Walk. Tickets are $45, with 43 tasting sites and plenty of food, as well as live music throughout the Village. Buy your tickets today by visiting claremontbluesandbrews.com.

Thursday, June 6

AN EVENING WITH MARTIN SHEEN Actor Martin Sheen will join Crossroads Inc. to share his life story Saturday, June 8 at Mudd Theater, 1339 N. College Ave. For a full description of the event, see the Saturday, June 8 calendar listing.

Friday, June 7

BUTTERFLIES AND BREWS IS BACK Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden brings back a summer tradition with its Butterflies and Brews events, every Friday in June, beginning tonight from 5 to 8 p.m. The Garden, at 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont, invites folks to “unwind in the beautiful ambiance of the Garden with the company of butterflies and an excellent craft beer in hand,” read a press release. Each evening features rotating brews, music and access to the California Butterfly Pavilion, and one drink is included with admission. Additional drinks and refreshments will be available for purchase. Admission is $15 for the general public, $10 for members. This is a 21 and over event. More info is at rsabg.org.

Saturday, June 8

HUMANIST CONFERENCE GOES LIVE The American Humanist Association’s first ever virtual conference will be streamed live from noon to 4 p.m. today from five select university locations around the US, including Pitzer College, 1050 N. Mills Ave., Claremont. Go to conference.americanhumanist.org to tune in or for more info. The event will include informative sessions on humanism, science, social justice, the First Amendment and more, and opportunities to network and socialize with fellow humanists, distinguished speakers and celebrity guests. The American Humanist Association is a national advocacy nonprofit. 

JUAN QUZADA A free and open to the public opening reception for “Juan Quzada: The Legend of Mata Ortizopens,” takes place from 6 to 9 p.m., with a talk at 7, at the American Museum of Ceramic Art, 399 N. Garey Ave., Pomona. The exhibition runs through December 30. The museum is open Wednesday through Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. For more information go to amoca.org/juanquezada or call (909) 865-3146.

AN EVENING WITH MARTIN SHEEN Martin Sheen is a celebrated actor whose success spans stage, film and TV, but he is more than an actor. He is an activist who has worked throughout his life for social justice and human rights. In his own words, “Acting is what I do for a living. Activism is what I do to stay alive.” Mr. Sheen will join Crossroads Inc. to share his life story from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Mudd Theater, 1339 N. College Ave. Tickets are $20 to $35 and are available by visitng crossroadswomen.org. This event is sponsored by Sisters of St. Louis and The HLC Team at Cornerstone Home Lending, Inc. All proceeds benefit Crossroads.