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CALENDAR: Fall Planting Festival and Art Fiesta; 9-day Claremont calendar

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.

BELONGING TO OLD BEIJING “Old Lady Gao’s Story” with Harriet Evans, professor of Chinese cultural studies and director of the Contemporary China Center, School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Languages, University of Westminster. 4:15 p.m. Pomona College’s Hahn Building, Room 108, located at 420 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont. 607-8035.


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.

PROTECT YOURSELF FROM FRAUD Antonia Villasenor of the California Deparment of Corporations will show you how to protect yourself from financial fraud. Topics will include common financial scams, safeguarding your personal information, annuities and reverse mortgages, investor self-defense, financial elder abuse and preparing end-of-life paperwork. This is a free program for seniors and adults. Sponsored by the Friends of the Claremont Library. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Claremont Library, 208 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont. 621-4902.

WRITER AND PERFORMER Susan Suntree will investigate the dynamics of science, art and spiritual philosophies as they engage contemporary life, in a presentation of her work. She has been featured on NPR, KCRW and KPFK. 7 p.m. Pomona College’s Allen Theatre, Seaver Theatre Complex, 300 E. Bonita Ave., Claremont.

SCREENS OF WAR “Remote Killings by Predator Drones.” A panel will discuss the political, ethical and legal implications of current US drone policies and how the presidential election will impact future use and outcomes. 7 p.m. Pomona College’s Edmunds Ballroom in the Smith Campus Center, located at 170 E. Sixth St., Claremont.

BIRD IDENTIFICATION with the Pomona Valley Audubon Society. David Pereksta is an avian biologist with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management who has spent over 100 days off our shores pelagic birding and is a regular leader for Los Angeles Audubon and Shearwater Journeys. Mr. Pereksta will discuss offshore residents, migrants and vagrants as well as our local marine mammals. Alexander Hughes Center, Padua Room, 1700 Danbury Road, Claremont.


Friday, NOVEMBER 2

INTERSTELLAR MISSION of the Voyager spacecrafts presented by Dave Doody of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). Mr. Doody is interested in interplanetary space flight. As a scientist and space enthusiast, he has worked on JPL’s Deep Space Network, the Voyager Mission, the Magellan Mission to Venus and the Cassini Mission to Saturn. Hosted by Pomona Valley Amateur Astronomers. 7:30 p.m. Harvey Mudd College’s Beckman Hall, located at 1250 Dartmouth Ave., Claremont.  

HISTORY, HER STORIES “Germany from a Californian Perspective.” This conference explores 4 mutually illuminating historical spotlights that range from childhood memories of the late 1930s to reevaluations of German Democratic Republic history to reflections on contemporary global and local concerns. 1:15 to 5:15 p.m. Pomona College’s Hahn Building, Room 101, located at 420 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont. 389-8200.


Saturday, NOVEMBER 3

HOLIDAY BAZAAR Start your holiday shopping early with gifts and crafts from local vendors and artisans. There will also be food and raffle items. Hosted by Claremont High School Class of 2015. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Taylor Hall, 1775 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont.

FALL PLANTING FESTIVAL is a 30-year tradition offering a selection of native plants, many propagated from garden collections, and expert horticultural advice. Admission will be free for this one-day only event; gourmet food trucks, live music and a beer garden with local microbrewer Dale Bros Brewery will be available. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont. For more information, call 625-8767 or visit www.rsabg.org.

CIRCUS DANCE PARTY at Pilates and Aerial Circus Studio M. Entertainment includes go-go dancers, DJ, aerial circus show and cash bar. 21+. Dress-up in circus-themed attire. 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. $20. 548 W. First St., Claremont. 625-3333.


Sunday, NOVEMBER 4

BEGINNER’S BIRD WALK 8 a.m. Free admission. Families are welcome. Bring binoculars and meet at the entrance of Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, located at 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont.

ART FIESTA hosted by Claremont Museum of Art. The ninth annual event returns with an outdoor art show, art and craft demonstrations, folk music, tacos and Jamaica punch. This year’s exhibit will feature original Fiesta artists Rupert Deese and Harrison McIntosh. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. $8 general admission. Guests under 18 are admitted for free. Padua Hills Theatre, 4467 Padua Ave., Claremont.

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

VINO & VINYASA begins at 3 p.m. with an hour-long yoga session led by Nocole Schwander Riel, co-owner of Claremont Yoga and lululemon ambassador. Vinyasa, also called flow yoga, is a style that employs synchronized posture and stress-reduction commonly associated with traditional forms of yoga. From 4 to 7 p.m. the class wraps up with “happy relaxation hour” in the Hotel Casa 425 Lounge, with select glasses of wine and small plates starting at $5. Participants should bring a yoga mat and arrive 15 minutes prior to class start time. Hotel Casa 425, 425 W. First St., Claremont.


Monday, NOVEMBER 5

DRUMMING CIRCLE Bring drums, shakers, blocks, bells or chants. There will be a few to loan. No experience necessary. The event’s facilitator is Bruce Padget, a night dispatcher for a trucking company in Fontana. He’s been studying drumming for about 20 years. All ages are welcome. 6 to 7:30 p.m. $5 admission. Buddhamouse Emporium, 134 Yale Ave., Claremont. 626-3322.


Tuesday, NOVEMBER 6

CALIFORNIA BUDGET CRISIS William Fletcher, a retired business executive conducted a study of the state’s financing. He will discuss where the state is headed and will present some ideas for correcting its financial problems. 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.


Wednesday, NOVEMBER 7

LIFE LONG LEARNING SERIES Beverly Wilson Palmer, research associate of the Pomona College history department, will give a talk on “Ending Slavery Off the Battlefield: Letters of Lucretia Mott, Thaddeus Stevens and Charles Sumner.” Her talk on the Civil War will draw from her work editing the letters of antislavery leaders. 10 to 11 a.m. Claremont Place Senior Living, 120 W. San Jose Ave., Claremont. RSVP to 447-5259.

DINNER THEATER Scripps College Fine Arts Foundation annual dinner theater featuring scenes from Henrick Ibsen’s A Doll House presented by Claremont Colleges students with commentary by director Leonard Pronko, professor of theater at Pomona College. 5:30 p.m. $30. Make reservations by November 2 by sending a check for $30 to Scripps College FAF, Box 1236, 1030 Columbia Ave., Claremont. Or call Marci Stewart at 732-9022. (Additional seating may be available for the free theater program at 7 p.m.)


Thursday, NOVEMBER 8

CONCERT Claremont School of Theology Arts Council presents The Chamber Music of Mendelssohn and Brahms. Danielle Cummins on violin, Benjamin Coyte on cello and Vernon Snyder on piano will be playing an hour of chamber music, featuring Brahms’ Violin Sonata in G major, Op. 78 and Mendelssohn’s Piano Trio in D minor, Op. 49. 4 p.m. Claremont School of Theology’s Kresge Chapel, 1325 N. College Ave., Claremont. 447-2500.

APPLE WORKSHOP Claremont Macintosh Users Group will host a meeting on the topic “Keeping Up with Apple.” 7 p.m. Hughes Center Padua Room, 1700 Danbury Road, Claremont. 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, CA 91711.



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