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CALENDAR: Claremont events, November 28 through December 6

Wednesday, November 28

COOKING Fabrizia Lanza will discuss “Slow Food” as part of the “Change the Menu, Change the World: A Food-For-Thought Speaker Series.” 4 p.m. 345 E. Ninth St., Claremont.

SENIOR SHOPPING DAY with special guest Salina Yoon. Seniors get free gift-wrapping, snacks and 25 percent off. Mrs. Nelson’s Toy & Book Shop, 1030 Bonita Ave., La Verne.


Thursday, NOVEMBER 29

GUIDED MEDITATION MARATHON features several experimental artists and writers from Los Angeles. 5 to 11 p.m. Pomona College Museum of Art, 330 N. College Ave., Claremont. 607-7543 or justine.bae@pomona.edu. Visit www.pomona.edu/museum.

THE ROAD AHEAD “Is There a Mandate for Change?” Eleanor Clift, political reporter, television pundit and author, examines the outcome of the 2012 elections. 7 p.m. Scripps College’s Performing Arts Center, Garrison Theater, 231 E. Tenth St., Claremont.

ETHICS AND LABELS “Considering Consumer Activism” panel discussion with business owners and professors. 7 p.m. Pomona College’s Rose Hills Theatre, 170 E. Sixth St., Claremont. gmho2009@mymail.pomona.edu.


Friday, NOVEMBER 30

WOMEN OF WARTIME EAST ASIA (1937-1950). Three lectures will be delivered: Danke Li (Fairfield University) will speak on “Re-thinking Resistance: Ordinary Chinese Women’s Experiences in Chongqing, China during the Second Sino-Japanese War, 1938-1945,” featuring the stories of women who came from different social, economic and educational backgrounds and experienced the war in a variety of ways. Sharalyn Orbaugh (University of British Columbia) will deliver a talk on “Japanese Women as Creators and Targets of Propaganda: Kamishibai in the Fifteen Year War.” Kamishibai (literally “paper theatre”) was originally a form of street theatre for children, which was adapted during the war to carry government-sponsored messages to a wide variety of demographics, including soldiers, farmers, shopkeepers and neighborhood association members, and recruiting talented female script-writers and artists to create plays that would specifically target a feminine audience. Lori Watt (Washington University) will discuss “From Pioneers to Repatriates: Women and the End of the Japanese Empire,” exploring how women experienced the dramatic transition from an empire at war to a nation under occupation in mid-20th century East Asia. 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. Pomona College’s Hahn Building Room 101, 420 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont. 607-7467, kayo.yoshikawa@pomona.edu or syamashita@pomona.edu.

HARVEST FESTIVAL Original Art and Craft Show. November 30 through December 2. Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. General admission is $9 (discounts for seniors and kids). Fairplex, Building 4, located at 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona. 800-346-1212 or www.harvestfestival.com.


Saturday, DECEMBER 1

REMBRANDT CLUB holiday tea and bake sale featuring music, wassail and syllabub, children’s party, plus a visit from Santa at 1 p.m. for photos. Proceeds support Rembrandt’s Junior Art Student Award. Noon to 2:30 p.m. $5 at the door or $10 for 3 tickets purchased in advance. Seaver House, 305 N. College Ave., Claremont. 625-5347.

OPEN HOUSE at David and Margaret Youth and Family Services featuring live music, decorating competition, tree lighting, raffles and more. Guests are encouraged to bring a gift card valued at $15 or more to help make the holidays brighter for its clients. “The agency has a successful track record of providing more than 1,000 clients annually a comprehensive range of services, including: a residentially-based program and shelter care for adolescent girls, a foster family agency, adoption assistance, mental health services, family preservation and support, treatment for learning disabilities, a transitional living program and school- and community-based education and mentoring programs. It offers shelter care for adolescent boys who are in the country without legal documentation and without an accompanying parent/guardian. Additionally, the agency has a chemical dependency program that is certified by the State of California for residents who are recovering from substance abuse.” Show your support from 3 to 5:30 p.m. at David and Margaret Youth and Family Services, located at 1350 Third St., La Verne. 596-5921, ext. 3217 or bellj@davidandmargaret.org.


Sunday, DECEMBER 2

WINTER HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE featuring unique gifts, free gift-wrapping, holiday sales, live music, kids’ crafts, complimentary gourmet food and sweets at the California Garden Gift Shop. Visit with Santa during his stop in the California Garden Gift Shop from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. The Garden is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The open house events will be held 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Standard garden admission is $8; discounts for seniors, students, children and members. Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont. 625-8767 or www.rsabg.org/garden-events/862-winter-open-house.

HOLIDAY HOMES presented by Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center Auxiliary. Meet at the La Verne Community Center for holiday tea and cookies, gift shop, musical entertainment and raffles. 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. $27 in advance or $30 at the door to benefit the Sick Baby and Hospital Assistance Fund. For more information, call 865-9669.

POOCH PARK Fall Photo Shoot. Receive one 4x6 photo and one DVD with many poses for $10. All proceeds go toward the improvement of the park. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Claremont Pooch Park, 100 S. College Ave., Claremont. If rained out, check www.focpp.org for rescheduling.

COMIC BOOK & COLLECTIBLES SHOW featuring collectors, publishers, artists, writers, giveaways and live music. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Claremont Packing House, 532 W. First St., Claremont.

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


Monday, DECEMBER 3

AUTHORS Elana K. Arnold and McCormick Templeman arrive at 5 p.m. for a visit at Mrs. Nelson’s Toy & Book Shop, 1030 Bonita Ave., La Verne.


Tuesday, DECEMBER 4

MANUFACTURING Bill Forti, manufacturing plant owner and former University Club president, will describe how Chinese companies made and sold illegal copies of his company’s popular toy, Air Swimmer, and the steps the company William Mark Corporation took to defend its patent. Mr. Forti discusses what this means for the future of our patents, intellectual property rights and our relationship with China. 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.

MARK FROST, co-creator of the television series Twin Peaks and screenwriter for Fantastic Four and Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, makes an appearance at 5 p.m. at Mrs. Nelson’s Toy & Book Shop, 1030 Bonita Ave., La Verne.

TIPS & TRICKS Dukes Leong discusses installing Windows 8 and Joy Huguley will discuss the keyboard. Claremont Senior Computer Club. 7:30 p.m. Alexander Hughes Community Center, located at 1700 Danbury Road, Claremont.


Wednesday, DECEMBER 5

POMONA COLLEGE JAZZ BAND presents a concert at 8 p.m. Pomona College’s Lyman Hall in the Thatcher Music Building, located at 340 N. College Ave., Claremont. 607-2671 or concerts@pomona.edu.


Thursday, DECEMBER 6

STUDENT VIDEO PRESENTATIONS begin at noon. Pomona College’s Oldenborg Dining Hall, located at 350 N. College Way, Claremont. kayo.yoshikawa@pomona.edu.


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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