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CALENDAR: 9-day events calendar for the week of September 19

Wednesday, SEPTEMBER 19

ACTIVE ADULT CHAIR EXERCISE free weekly exercise program. 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Alexander Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Road, Claremont. 399-5488.


Thursday, SEPTEMBER 20

ACTIVE CLAREMONT will conduct a meeting in the Sante Fe Room of the Hughes Center at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Lupe Valdez, who is the director of public affairs for the Union Pacific Railroad, will discuss trains. The Hughes Center is located at 1700 Danbury Road, Claremont.

CHARLES GAINES ENSEMBLE will present an evening of electronic, digital and acoustical sound at the Pomona College Museum of Art. Mr. Gaines, on drums, is joined by noted musicians and jazz legends Wadada Leo Smith on trumpet, Terry Adkins on sax, Carlos Guzman with electronics and Nedra Wheeler on bass. 7 p.m. Admission is free. Pomona College Museum of Art is located at 330 N. College Ave., Claremont. 621-8283.

TAI CHI IN THE GARDEN from 9 to 10 a.m. at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont. Register by calling 625-8767.


Friday, SEPTEMBER 21

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 Modal Tease String Band at the Public Plaza located at 101 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Nobody’s Station at the Claremont Chamber of Commerce located at 205 Yale Ave. and Ryan Tracy Band on the south side of City Hall at Second and Harvard.


Saturday, SEPTEMBER 22

LUAU FUNDRAISER for the Claremont High School Class of 2013. The event features authentic Hawaiian food, Polynesian dancers, a steel drummer and raffles. The end-of-summer luau will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. Dinner will be served from 6 to 7 p.m. Advance tickets can be purchased for $15 by contacting Joanne Williams at joanne.gonzalez@aa.com. Drop-ins to the event are welcome. Tickets will be $20 at the door. The luau takes place at 637 Alamosa Drive, Claremont.

MUSIC PRINTING in the Fifteenth Century lecture. Mary Kay Duggan’s research on early music printing began with music books printed in Italy and continues with a book on music books printed in German-speaking lands. She is an emerita professor at UC Berkeley. This lecture is free and open to the public. 7 p.m. Scripps College Humanities Auditorium, 1030 Columbia Ave., Claremont. 607-3866.


Sunday, SEPTEMBER 23

CYCLE CLAREMONT monthly family/community bike ride. Riders of all ages and abilities are welcome. Gather at 1 p.m. for bike check and sign-in, then ride at 2 p.m. Liability release and helmets are required for all riders. Meet at the Metrolink parking lot at the corner of First and College. www.cycleclaremont.org.

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

POETRY READING with Ron Koertge and Sharon Suzuki-Martinez, both of whom have written a variety of books of poetry. This event is presented by the Friends of the Claremont Library. 2 p.m. Claremont Library, 208 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont. 621-4902.

LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS of the Claremont Area will meet from 2 to 4 p.m. with speaker Gloria Molina, LA County Board of Supervisors, District 1. She will discuss “The Politics of Redistricting and More” in the Padua Room, Hughes Community Center, 1700 N. Danbury Road, Claremont. www.claremont.ca.lwvnet.org. 624-9457.

CLAREMONT SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA inaugural gala fundraiser for its sixth season featuring “An Evening of Jazz.” There will be catered dining, desserts, entertainment, silent auction, raffles and door prizes. 5 to 8 p.m. at the Padua Hills Theatre. Visit csoeveningofjazz.eventbrite.com or call 596-5979 for more information. 


Monday, SEPTEMBER 24

DRUMMING CIRCLE Bring drums, shakers, blocks, bells, chants, etc. There will be a few instruments to loan. No experience is necessary. All ages are welcome. Admission is $5. 6 to 7 p.m. Buddhamouse Emporium, 134 Yale Ave., Claremont. 626-3322.


Tuesday, SEPTEMBER 25

SOCIAL MEDIA PEDAGOGY: “Feminist Teaching Online and Off” with Alexandra Juhasz, professor of media studies at Pitzer College. Noon. Scripps College’s Hampton Room, Malott Commons, 1030 Columbia Ave., Claremont.

RUNNING THE 7 CONTINENTS with speaker Ken Corhan, marathon runner and executive of Lewis Operating Corporation. This program is free to attend. A buffet lunch is available at 11:45 a.m. for $12. 12:30 p.m. in the Alexander Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Road, Claremont.

AUTHOR WORKSHOP with Mary Ann Fraser, author/illustrator of over 60 books for young readers. She will explore the process of writing, illustrating and researching with special emphasis on non-fiction and social sciences. Ms. Fraser’s books have been Junior Library Guild Selections and have been awarded the School Library Journal Best Book of the Year. This is a free program at 6 p.m. in the Claremont Library Meeting Room, 208 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont. 621-4902.

ASK THE GURUS Tom Deno will be the session coordinator at tonight’s “Guru Night.” Claremont Senior Computer Club. 7:30 p.m. Alexander Hughes Community Center, located at 1700 Danbury Road, Claremont.

PERFORMANCE Writer and activist Lisa Marie Rollins, who has been featured on CNN, NPR and KPFK Los Angeles, will perform her critically acclaimed solo show, Ungrateful Daughter: One Black Girl’s Story of Being Adopted into a White Family…That Aren’t Celebrities. There will be a Q&A after following the performance. 8 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Pomona College’s Seaver Theatre, 300 E. Bonita Ave., Claremont.


Wednesday, SEPTEMBER 26

POETRY READING with Evie Shockley, the author of The New Black. 4:15 p.m. Pomona College’s Crookshank Hall, Room 108, located at 140 W. Sixth St., Claremont.


Thursday, SEPTEMBER 27

WRITING ABOUT CHINA: “One Life at a Time,” with James Carter, Angilee Shah and Jeff Wasserstorm, contributors to the anthology Chinese Characters: Profiles of Fast-Changing Lives in a Fast-Changing Land, will give a reading and discuss their work. Noon. Location to be announced. Contact Angelina.Chin@pomona.edu, Kayo.Yoshikawa@pomona.edu or Vicki.Hirales@pomona.edu.



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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