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CALENDAR: Your 9-day Claremont week—October 10-18

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.

BOOK-SIGNING and author presentation by Lauren Oliver, a New York Times bestselling author, who appeals to a wide audience of teens, adults and middle grade children. Her new book, The Spindlers, is a bewitching tale about the reaches of loyalty, the meaning of love and the enduring power of hope. 7 p.m. Mrs. Nelson’s Toy and Book Shop, 1030 Bonita Ave., La Verne. 599-4558.

AFRICAN-AMERICAN VISIONS Scripps College Fine Arts Foundation presents a lecture and tea with speaker Mary MacNaughton, director of the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery. Their current exhibit includes selections from the Samella Lewis collection. Ms. Lewis, a Scripps professor of art (1969-84), assembled a unique collection of African American art and developed her own forms of artistic expression. 2 p.m. Scripps College’s Vita Nova Hall, 385 E. Ninth St., Claremont.


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 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’s Padua Room, located at 1700 Danbury Road, Claremont.


Friday, OCTOBER 12

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 624-1681 or email contact@claremontchamber.org. This week’s performances include The Dogs at the Public Plaza located at 101 N. Indian Hill Blvd. and Rodeo Drivers at the Claremont Chamber of Commerce located at 205 Yale Ave.


Saturday, OCTOBER 13

RICHES & RUMMAGE SALE supporting local charities. Saturday, October 13 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, October 14 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Claremont United Church of Christ in the refectory-building basement, located at 233 W. Harrison Ave., Claremont. 626-1201.

PUPPET SHOW with Luce Puppet Company. Children and families are invited to follow the yellow-brick road with Dorothy and her friends in the timeless tale of The Wizard of Oz using puppetry. Sponsored by Friends of the Claremont Library. 2 p.m. Claremont Library, 208 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont. 621-4902.


Sunday, OCTOBER 14

HOME TOUR presented by Claremont Heritage. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Check-in at the Memorial Park Garner House located at 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont. Visit www.claremontheritage.org/hometour.html for more information and to purchase tickets.

FOUNDER’S DAY 125 anniversary celebration featuring performances, tours and demonstrations. 1 to 7 p.m. in the Pomona College Marston Quad at College Ave., between Fourth and Sixth Streets, Claremont.

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

DILEMMAS OF IMMORTALITY “The Ethics of HeLa Cell Research and Reporting” panel and community discussion. 2 to 4 p.m. at the Hughes Center Padua Room, 1700 Danbury Road, Claremont.


Monday, OCTOBER 15

SHAKESPEARE READERS of Pomona Valley will meet from 6 to 9 p.m. at Casa de Salsa to read The Taming of the Shrew. 415 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. 625-4154.

SUSTAINABILITY DIALOG “Water System Ownership and Governance Structures” with speaker Brian Thomas, PhD, who will give a review of water system ownership structures (municipal, investor-owned and other), a timely topic as Claremont considers the future of its water system. Questions and discussion will follow the presentation. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Pomona College’s Hahn Building, Room 101, located at 420 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont.


Tuesday, OCTOBER 16

SUSTAINABLE SITES INITIATIVE “The Need and Promise of Landscape Sustainability” presented by Steve Windhager, executive director of the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden. He will describe how designed landscapes not only use less water but can provide a range of ecosystem services. 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.

UNITED NATIONS Association of Pomona Valley meeting will be held in the library meeting room and a panel will present “The US and the UN in the Twenty-first Century.” Among the participants will be Cal Poly Pomona professor and UNA PV vice-president Arthur Sutton, president of southern California division UNA-USA Mel Boynton and president of UNA-USA of Pomona Valley Katie Gerecke. The public is invited and refreshments will be served. 5:30 to 7 p.m. Claremont Library, 208 N. Harvard Blvd., Claremont. 621-4902.

SIERRA CLUB Los Serranos group presents nature photographer Steve Kaye, who will show his photos of local birds and provide tips on photographing birds. Refreshments will be served. 7 p.m. First Presbyterian Church, Educational Building, located at 869 N. Euclid Ave., Upland.


Wednesday, OCTOBER 17

LITERARY SERIES and reading with Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Michael Cunningham, author of The Hours, Specimen Days and By Nightfall. He currently teaches creative writing at Yale University. 4:15 p.m. Pomona College’s Crookshank Hall, Room 108, located at 140 W. Sixth St., Claremont.


Thursday, OCTOBER 18

DOWNSIZING Learn tips on downsizing from Mt. San Antonio Gardens. 10 to 11:30 a.m. 900 E. Harrison Ave., Pomona. Reservations are required. Call 399-1279.

US AND UN IN DIFFICULT TIMES “Celebrating United Nations Day” presented by deputy director of the Better World Campaign of the UN Foundation, Jordie Hannum. International Place of the Claremont Colleges Lunch and Conversation Series. 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. $6 for lunch, no cost for lecture. McKenna Auditorium, Claremont McKenna College, 390 E. Ninth St., Claremont. 607-4571.

WHY GROW FOOD? Rishi Kumar is the founder of The Growing Home, a model of suburban sustainability in Diamond Bar. Hear his humorous story on why he left his lucrative engineering career to grow his own food at home. Learn what’s in the food we eat and the merits of organically-grown food. For ages 12 and up. Sponsored by Friends of the Claremont Library. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Claremont Library, 208 N. Harvard Blvd., Claremont. 621-4902.


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.