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CALENDAR: Your week in 9 days, week of October 24

Wednesday, OCTOBER 24

DOCUMENTARY SCREENING of Gage and Gage Production’s Bidder 70, hosted by Pitzer’s Ecology Club. Bidder 70 explores the story of college senior Tim DeChristopher, Bidder #70, who “monkey-wrenched the outgoing Bush Administration’s contentious oil and gas auction” by bidding $1.8 million to save 22,000 acres of Utah’s red rock wilderness with no intention to pay or drill. Producers/directors will be present to introduce the film and will host a question and answer session after the screening. 7 p.m. at Pomona College’s Rose Hills Theater, 333 N. College Way, Claremont.

CHS DEBATE The Claremont High School forensics teams will debate some of the most important themes in Rebecca Skloot’s book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Copies of the book are available at the Claremont Library. This event is free and open to the public. Hosted by Friends of the Claremont Library. 7 p.m. Taylor Hall, 775 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont.


Thursday, OCTOBER 25

AUTHOR READING with Pulitzer Prize winner Paul Muldoon, called “the most significant English-language poet born since World War II.” Mr. Muldoon is poetry editor for The New Yorker, has published more than 30 collections of poetry and is professor of English at Princeton University. 5 p.m. Pomona College’s Crookshank Hall, Room 108, located at 140 W. Sixth St., Claremont.


Friday, OCTOBER 26

HEALTH Pilgrim Place and Community Partners present “End of Life Planning” in conjunction with the Hospice Foundation of America. The DVD program focuses on “Artificial Nutrition and Hydration at the End Life” with a panel discussion of local healthcare experts. 8 a.m. Free admission. Pilgrim Place’s Decker Auditorium, located at 625 Mayflower Road, Claremont.

FALL BOOK SALE presented by Friends of the Claremont Library. Friday and Saturday, October 26 and 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Check or cash only. Claremont Public Library, 208 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont. 621-4902.

CLAREMONT HIGH SCHOOL fundraiser for the CHS girls golf team. Noon to 9 p.m. Panda Express, 2371 Foothill Blvd., La Verne.

LECTURE presented by historian Muzaffar Alam on “The Question of Mughal Decline Revisited.” His lecture will revisit the issues relating to the crisis of empire in Mughal India, exploring the politics and culture of the eighteenth century world. 4:15 p.m. Pomona College’s Hahn Building Room 101, located at 420 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont.

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 Dynamite Dawson at the Public Plaza located at 101 N. Indian Hill Blvd. and Squeakin Wheels at the Claremont Chamber of Commerce located at 205 Yale Ave.

OCTOBERFEST featuring beer, Bavarian culture, rock bands, traditional “oom-pah” music, games, prizes and German food buffet. 6 p.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday, October 26 and 27 (guests must be 21 and over). Noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday, October 28 (guests under 20 years old may attend if accompanied by an adult 21 and older). Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona.


Saturday, OCTOBER 27

E-WASTE EVENT Get rid of old television sets, computer monitors, scanners, laptops and more. Drop them off between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the Prudential Wheeler Steffen Real Estate, Inc. parking lot, located at 500 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. This event is a fundraiser for Claremont High School graduation night. For more information, call 518-7943.

OPERA Vineyard Touring Opera Company presents Imposters of Opera and Gianni Schicchi. $10. 2 to 8 p.m. at the Woman’s Club of Claremont, 343 W. Twelfth St., Claremont. For more information and tickets visit www.vtopera.org or call 855-575-0005.


Sunday, OCTOBER 28

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

TANGO Argentine-style. Learn from an award-winning dancer and instructor. No dance experience is necessary. 6 p.m. $20 for individual dancers or $35 for couples. Guests are welcome to dress up or arrive in comfortable dancewear. Pilates Studio M, 548 W. First St., Claremont. Call 625-3333 or email m@pilatesstudiom.com.


Monday, OCTOBER 29

88th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION for University Club of Claremont honoring past presidents featuring Anything Goes Broadway show and dinner. 6 p.m. $60. Candlelight Pavilion Dinner Theater, 455 Foothill Blvd., Claremont.


Tuesday, OCTOBER 30

LECTURE Dr. Lourdes Arguelles will speak on “The Tibetan Buddhist Books of the Dead: Understanding and Working Through the Painful Bardos of Dying, Death and Rebirth.” The Bardos teachings are designed to illuminate profound questions about one’s journey through life, death and rebirth. Dr. Arguelles is Professor Emerita of Education at Claremont Graduate University, a licensed psychotherapist and a spiritual care chaplain at Pilgrim Place. 7 p.m. Free admission. Pilgrim Place’s Decker Hall, 625 Mayflower Road, Claremont. 399-5500.

TIPS & TRICKS with Steve Holst, Jim Goodwine, Bill Wilson and Joy Huguley. Claremont Senior Computer Club. 7:30 p.m. Alexander Hughes Community Center, located at 1700 Danbury Road, Claremont.


Wednesday, OCTOBER 31

FALL FACULTY LECTURE “Machine Project Presents!” with Pomona College professor of art Mark Allen. Noon. Pomona College’s Frank Dining Hall Blue Room, located at 260 E. Bonita Ave., Claremont.


Thursday, NOVEMBER 1

LECTURE & TEA presented by the Rembrandt Club. Claremont Graduate University professor Michael Brewster will showcase his 4-decade career, culminating with his most recent installation in Chartres, France. The program is titled “Sound and Space: Michael Brewster 1967-2012.” 1:30 to 3 p.m. Lyman Hall, Thatcher Music Building, located at 340 N. College Ave., Claremont. 625-5347.



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, CA 91711.