CALENDAR: Family Science Discovery Day; November 7 through 15 calendar
ANCIENT SEA LIFE Family Science Discovery Day at the Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology on Saturday, November 10. Make your own Ancient Sea Life craft and coloring sheets, enjoy a presentation at the Learning Board Station with Mrs. Jorden and visit the Ancient Sea Life fossil table. 1 to 4 p.m. Special admission fee is $3 per person; children 4 years old and under may attend for free. 1175 W. Baseline Road, Claremont. 482-5225.
Wednesday, NOVEMBER 7
LIFELONG 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 at 447-5259.
HOW I BECAME A CEO John Bachmann, senior partner at Edward Jones and former chairman of the US Chamber of Commerce, will discuss how he rose from part-time intern to CEO of one of the country’s largest investment firms. 3 to 4 p.m. followed by a reception. Admission is free, but seating is limited. Albrecht Auditorium, 925 N. Dartmouth Ave., Claremont. RSVP is required: visit http://alumnicommunity.cgu.edu/bachmann.
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.)
FILM SCREENING of the documentary American Meat, about chicken, hog and cattle production in the United States. There will be a panel discussion following the film with producer and director Graham Meriwether and experts in the field. 7 p.m. Admission is free. Pomona College’s Rose Hills Theatre in the Smith Campus Center, 170 E. Sixth St., Claremont.
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.
LECTURE Kent Wong, director for the UCLA Labor Center, and youth from UCLA’s Dream Resource Center will share stories from the Center’s new book, Undocumented and Unafraid: Tam Tran, Cinthya Felix and the Immigrant Youth Movement, which looks at how the campaign for the DREAM Act has transformed into a growing national movement led by immigrant youth. A reception and book sale will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the program will begin at 7 p.m. Pomona College’s Rose Hills Theatre in the Smith Campus Center, 170 E. Sixth St., Claremont.
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.
Friday, NOVEMBER 9
PILGRIM PLACE FESTIVAL featuring rides, face painting, crafts, food, shows, craft fair and bazaar. Friday and Saturday, November 9 and 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission. 625 Mayflower Road, Claremont. 399-5500.
COUNTDOWN, an open art exhibition, opens at a pop-up location presented by Two Sister’s Productions (Helen Feller and Jan Wheatcroft), featuring art from over 30 local artists within the theme of numbers. A portion of sales will be donated to the Prison Library Project. Friday, November 9 from 5 to 9 p.m.; Saturday, November 10 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, November 11 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 250 W. First St. #116, Claremont.
Saturday, NOVEMBER 10
SMART GARDENING Workshop presented by the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works. The organization will demonstrate how to “Go Green and Grow Green.” This beginning workshop focuses on the basics of backyard composting, worm composting, grass recycling and water-wise and fire-wise gardening. Compost bins will be available for sale for $40 each and worm compost bins will be sold for $65 each (includes ½ lb of worms). Quantities are limited. This workshop is for ages 18 and up. 10 a.m. to noon. Claremont Library, 208 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont. 621-4902.
ANCIENT SEA LIFE Family Science Discovery Day at the Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology. Make your own Ancient Sea Life craft and coloring sheets, enjoy a presentation at the Learning Board Station with Mrs. Jorden and visit the Ancient Sea Life fossil table. 1 to 4 p.m. Special admission fee is $3 per person; children 4 years old and under may attend for free. 1175 W. Baseline Road, Claremont. 482-5225.
BASKET WEAVING Veteran basket weaver Rose Figueroa will present a Native American basket weaving workshop for children, ages 6 and up. Each child (along with their caregiver’s help) will weave a small basket to take home in time for Thanksgiving. 2 to 4 p.m. Space is limited. Sign-up at the Children’s Information Desk. Claremont Library, 208 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont. 621-4902.
TASTE BUDS radio broadcast live from Claremont with 790 KABC’s Merril Shindler. Sample small plates from popular local restaurants and taste complimentary wines. 4 to 5 p.m. $25 donation at the door benefitting Inland Valley Hope Partners. Space is limited to 100 guests. RSVP to email@example.com. Hotel Casa 425, 425 First St., Claremont. 562-596-4466.
Sunday, NOVEMBER 11
LIVE JAZZ performance on the Blue Fin patio at 2 p.m. 665 E. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. 946-1398.
Monday, NOVEMBER 12
GETTING TO KNOW YOUR IPAD 3-part class hosted by the Claremont Macintosh Users Group. November 12, 14 and 16 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the Joslyn Center Annex, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont. 626-2045.
SHAKESPEARE CLUB Ambereen Dadabhoy will share a presentation titled “East-West Early Modern Period—Othello.” Ms. Dadabhoy teaches literature and Shakespeare at Harvey Mudd College. She recently returned from a yearlong assignment as Humanities instructor at Bogazici University in Istanbul. A tea will be served after the presentation. 2 p.m. Building A at Mt. San Antonio Gardens, 900 E. Harrison Ave., Pomona. 629-2711.
Tuesday, NOVEMBER 13
NATIONAL MEMORY SCREENING DAY Memory screenings are recommended for anyone concerned about memory loss or experiencing warning signs of dementia, if loved ones notice changes in your memory, or if you are at risk due to family history of Alzheimer’s disease or related illness. Screenings are also helpful for comparing changes in memory function. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Claremont Place Senior Living, 120 W. San Jose Ave., Claremont. 447-5259.
LONGEVITY & TELOMERES “Adding Time to Your Cell Timer,” presented by Dr. David H. Tang. Telomeres are the protective end caps of chromosomes. Dr. Tang will describe telomere biology and its relationship to the aging process. 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.
SMARTPHONES AND TABLETS with Android presented by Steve Yoss. Claremont Senior Computer Club. 7:30 p.m. Alexander Hughes Community Center, located at 1700 Danbury Road, Claremont.
LECTURE “Bringing the Social Media Revolution to Health Care” with Lee Aase, director of Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media. 7:30 p.m. Garrison Theater at Scripps College Performing Arts Center, 1030 Columbia Ave., Claremont.
Wednesday, NOVEMBER 14
COMPOSTING 101 “The Science and Magic of Turning Waste into Soil,” presented by Jennifer McCharen and Daniel Pearce. Attendees are encouraged to bring plants or cuttings to share at the monthly plant exchange. 7 p.m. Free admission. Pilgrim Place Napier Center, 660 Avery Road, Claremont. Visit www.sustainableclaremont.com for more information.
Thursday, NOVEMBER 15
ART AFTER HOURS Artist Anna Mayer will present “Word the Word: Negative Sessions,” an ongoing series of projects intended to initiate and affirm the connections between exploration and language, consciousness and articulation. 5 to 11 p.m. Pomona College Museum of Art, 330 N. College Ave., Claremont. 607-7543.
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