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CALENDAR: 9-day Calendar, September 5 through 13

Wednesday, SEPTEMBER 5

COMMUNITY AND HUMAN SERVICES commission meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at the City Council Chamber, located at 225 Second St., Claremont.


Thursday, SEPTEMBER 6

PARENT-CHILD WORKSHOP Children 12 to 42 months old and their parents/caregivers are invited to play together with toys while meeting resource experts from the local community. Register for the 4-week program at the Children’s Information Desk. Thursdays, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Claremont Library, 208 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont. For more information, contact Janet Lundbald at 562-413-8357.

BIRD IDENTIFICATION session with Pomona Valley Audubon Society. The evening will begin with a bird identification session at 7 p.m., followed by refreshments, a short business meeting and then the evening program. President Dan Guthrie will show slides and discuss his birding trip to Columbia, South America. This meeting is open to the public at no charge. Bauer Center, Claremont McKenna College, located at 900 E. Ninth St., Claremont. For more information, call 982-9727.



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 email contact@claremontchamber.org. This week’s performances include Melvin Eddy Blues Band (blues) at the Public Plaza located at 101 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Lee Powers at the Claremont Chamber of Commerce located at 205 Yale Ave. and Couch Party on the south side of City Hall at Second and Harvard.


Saturday, SEPTEMBER 8

CELEBRATE 100 YEARS of the Los Angeles Public Library. Stop by the library meeting room for some cake, refreshments, balloons, games and free giveaways. Meet the Friends of the Claremont Library and select from some specially priced $1 books and record albums. 1 to 3 p.m. Claremont Library, 208 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont. 621-4902.

POETRY with Lois P. Jones and Russell Salamon. Ms. Jones can be heard as host of “Poet’s Café KPFK” and has poems published in San Diego Poetry Annual and Sierra Nevada Review. She is also the co-founder of Word Walker Press. Mr. Salamon is author of the autobiographical Breakfast in the Twelfth Century and Ascent from Cleveland. He serves on the editorial board for California Quarterly. 2 to 4 p.m. Manor Hall, Claremont Manor, 650 W. Harrison Ave., Claremont. For more information contact helengraziano@rocketmail.com or 621-2876.

LUAU Visit the location of the last scene in The Graduate at the fifth annual Hawaiian Luau. The menu includes roast pig, teriyaki chicken, pulled pork, BBQ beef and more. Entertainment includes dances of the Islands of Polynesia by the Tongan Fellowship of Pomona Valley, a silent auction, dancing and more. 5:30 p.m. $20 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling 593-2013. Everyone is invited. La Verne United Methodist Church, 3205 D. Street, La Verne.



FREE ADMISSION at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden (RSABG). Free admission commemorates the anniversary of California becoming the thirty-first state on September 9, 1850. Bring the kids and play all day or find a bench and enjoy a quiet moment with a good book overlooking 86 acres of native California. RSABG, 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont.

LIVE JAZZ performance on the Blue Fin patio at 2 p.m. 665 E. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. 946-1398.

INTERFAITH WALK for Peace and Service in collaboration with faith leaders and community. The event takes participants on a journey though Pomona and Claremont to point of religious interest of a variety of faiths. The event begins at 2 p.m. at City of Knowledge on Garey Boulevard in Pomona. For more information, call 542-8150.


Monday, SEPTEMBER 10

IPAD WORKSHOPS “Getting to Know Your iPad” classes help familiarize users with the mechanics of the iPad and introduce a few of the thousands of applications available. Hosted by Claremont Macintosh Users Group. There are 3 sessions in the series, which costs $30. Meetings are September 10, 12 and 14 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. For more information, call 626-2045.


Tuesday, SEPTEMBER 11

VOCATIONAL EDUCATION Fred Baumann, president of HiRel Connectors, Inc., will discuss “A Comparison of European and US Vocational Education.” Mr. Baumann is a journeyman tool and die maker and head of a Claremont manufacturing firm with more than 350 employees. 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.

FAMILY RESEARCH Walter Dunderman will discuss “What’s Old and What’s New in Family Research.” Claremont Senior Computer Club. 7:30 p.m. Alexander Hughes Community Center, located at 1700 Danbury Road, Claremont.


Wednesday, SEPTEMBER 12

SUSTAINABLE CLAREMONT GARDEN CLUB’S first official meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at Pilgrim Place’s Napier Center. There is no fee for attending and everyone is welcome. Bob Perry will discuss “Designing Residential Water-Wise Gardens.” Pilgrim Place is located at 625 Mayflower Road, Claremont. Visit www.sustainableclaremont.org for more information.


Thursday, SEPTEMBER 13

YESTERYEAR’S CAFÉ monthly gathering for people living with Alzheimer’s disease (and other Dementias) and their families, caregivers and other professionals. 10:30 a.m. to noon. This event is open to the public and is free of charge. Claremont Place Senior Living, 120 W. San Jose Ave., Claremont. RSVP at 447-5259.

THE ROAD AHEAD Learn about the route that Bob and Jan Tranquada chose and gain a better understanding of the potential costs and needs that may arise as we age. Optional home tours will follow the presentation and a buffet lunch. 11 a.m. Mt. San Antonio Gardens, 900 E. Harrison Ave., Pomona. Reservations are required, call 399-1279.

OPERATING SYSTEM Claremont Macintosh Users Group will be meeting at the Hughes Center at 7 p.m. to discuss “What’s New in Apple’s Newest Version of its Operating System.” Padua Room, 1700 Danbury Road, Claremont. For more information, call 626-2045.



Jenelle Rensch covers the calendar, arts and entertainment. Deadline: At least one week before date of the event. Include date, time, address, a contact phone number and fee for admission (if applicable). Phone: 621-4761. Email: calendar@claremont-courier.com. Fax: 621-4072. There is NO guarantee that all items submitted will be published. Address: 1420 N. Claremont Blvd., Suite 205-B, Claremont, 91711.



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