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CALENDAR: 9-day calendar the week of October 3

Wednesday, OCTOBER 3

MEET THE PRESS “Tips for Successfully Publicizing Your Organization and Events,” hosted by the Claremont Community Coordinating Council. Kathryn Dunn, managing editor of the Claremont COURIER, and Wes Woods, city reporter with the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, will present helpful tips for working with your group’s local news media. Bring information about your organization’s upcoming activities and events for the network table. Noon at the Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Road. Lunch is $8 with reservation or $10 at the door. RSVP is required by Friday, September 28. Email anita.hughes2@verizon.net.

DIGITAL/SOCIAL MEDIA and Music Communities from Katrina to Occupy, presented by M. Sam Cronk, Claremont Fellow and Visiting Scholar, Claremont College. Noon in the Hampton Room, Malott Commons at Scripps College, 1030 Columbia Ave., Claremont.

 

Thursday, OCTOBER 4

ROBOT DANCING Barry Werger, who recently did a teaching tour of southern California, will demonstrate the competitive art of robot dancing. Rembrandt Club 2012 Junior Art Award winner, Juliette Walker, will also present a report on her project toward her senior thesis, “Creating Social Space Through Pie Making and Letter Writing, Addison, Wisconsin.” Tea will be served. 1:30 p.m. Lyman Hall, Thatcher Music Building, 340 N. College Ave., Claremont.

BIRD IDENTIFICATION meeting with the Pomona Valley Audubon Society. Alan Muchlinski, emeritus professor of biology and Acting Director of Research Development at California State University Los Angeles, has been involved in charting the invasion of the eastern fox squirrel into the local area. He will give an update on this phenomena and what the future may hold. The meeting is open to the public at no charge. Refreshments will be served. 7 p.m. at the Alexander Hughes Center’s Padua Room, 1700 Danbury Road, Claremont.

           

Friday, OCTOBER 5

FRIDAY NIGHTS LIVE Bands perform Friday evenings 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 Remember Then (oldies) at the Public Plaza located at 101 N. Indian Hill Blvd. and Woodrock (acoustic rock) at the Claremont Chamber of Commerce located at 205 Yale Ave.

MARS ROVER Leo Bister, who managed the development of the flight computer, power distribution and other electronics that flew on JPL’s next generation Mars rover; the Mars Science Laboratory, which successfully landed on August 5. The talk will cover the mars exploration program objectives, the Curiosity Rover science objectives and landing system, and will include the latest news from the surface of Mars. 7:30 p.m. Pomona Valley Amateur Astronomers meetings are held in Beckman Hall, Harvey Mudd College, 1250 Dartmouth Ave., Claremont. Parking is available on Dartmouth Ave., on Twelfth St. or on Foothill Blvd. Email info@pvaa.us or visit www.pvaa.us.

AERIAL CIRCUS fashions show for Lululemon-Athletica. Students and teachers will be performing on aerial silks, trapeze and hoop during and art opening featuring paintings by Claremont artist Mary Blandino. From 6 to 10 p.m. there will be art viewing, shopping from the trunk show, henna tattoos and refreshments. From 8 to 9 p.m. there will be an aerial fashion show. Pilates Studio M, 548 W. First St., Claremont in the Packing House. 625-3333. www.pilatesstudiom.com.

 

Sunday, OCTOBER 7

BIRD WATCHING with Pomona Valley Audubon Society. Two-hour beginner’s bird walk. Families are welcome. Bring binoculars and meet at the entrance of Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden at 8 a.m. 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont.

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

GUITAR 101 in a friendly, laid-back environment for all ages. This class allows beginning students to have the opportunity to be introduced to the guitar. This 60-minute workshop helps students become familiar with sting names, simple cord structures and basic rhythmic strumming. The class is instructed by Lance Kuyper, who has played guitar since age 14 and now holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music with an emphasis in guitar from the University of La Verne in Southern California. His musical range on the guitar covers several styles including classical, flamenco, rock and blues. Lance demonstrated his passion for music education in his role as Professor Michael Ryan’s teaching assistant at the University of La Verne and later as a guitar teacher at local area high schools. 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Free. Folk Music Center, 220 Yale Ave., Claremont. 624-2928.

 

Tuesday, OCTOBER 9

SEAmagin Charles Kohnen, president and co-founder of SEAmagine Hydrospace Corporation of Claremont will describe the work of the company, which designs and builds manned submersibles for scientific, commercial and recreational markets. 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.

TIPS & TRICKS Mel Butler of Healthcare.gov, Roger Lambert of Word Wrap, and Joy Huguley of Windows 7 Gadgets share some computer tips and tricks. Claremont Senior Computer Club. 7:30 p.m. Alexander Hughes Community Center, located at 1700 Danbury Road, Claremont.

DIGITAL ALCHEMY “Women of Color’s Transformative Social Justice Media Magic” presented by Moya Bailey, Graduate Fellow in the Digital Scholarship Commons at Emory University. 7:30 p.m. Garrison Theater, 231 E. Tenth St., Claremont.

 

Wednesday, OCTOBER 10

FALL FACULTY LECTURE SERIES “A Graph-based Perspective on the World” with Tzu-Yi Chen, Pomona College professor of computer science. Noon. Pomona College’s Frank Dining Hall in the Blue Room, located at 260 E. Bonita Ave., Claremont.

SUSTAINABLE CLAREMONT Garden Club focusing on “Growing the Global Gardening Footprint, presented by Tom Finerty, founder and CEO of YourGardenShow.com, the online social network for gardeners, by gardeners. 7 p.m. Free. Pilgrim Place’s Napier Center, located at 660 Avery Road., Claremont. www.sustainableclaremont.com.

 

Thursday, OCTOBER 11

LECTURE “John Cage, Zen Buddhism and the Inner Life of Artists” with author and art critic Kay Larson, who will speak about her new book, Where the Heart Beats: John Cage, Zen Buddhism, and the Inner Life of Artists. The book explores the artistic avant-garde of the 1950s and 1960s. 5p.m. Pomona College Museum of Art, located at 330 N. College Ave., Claremont.

CLAREMONT MACINTOSH USERS GROUP (CMUG) will meet to discuss “More New Features in OS X Mountain Lion and the iPhone/iPad’s new iOS 6.” 7 p.m. Hughes Center Padua Room, located at 1700 Danbury Road, Claremont.

 

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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