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CALENDAR: Your week in 9 days, January 16 to 24

Wednesday, JANUARY 16

TODDLER STORYTIME Join in for stories, rhymes, songs and play. For children ages 15 months to 3 years and their parents and caregivers. 11 to 11:45 a.m. Claremont Library, 208 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont. 621-4902.

BRIDGE players of all abilities are welcome to join in a game of bridge at 1 p.m. at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont. 621-2079.


Thursday, JANUARY 17

THE LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS will review the City Sustainability Plan Report Card in the light of the previous reports. 9:30 a.m. Mt. San Antonio Gardens, 875 Bonita Ave., Pomona at the south entrance. 7 p.m. at a private residence located at 845 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont. 624-9457 or league@claremont.ca.lwvnet.org.


Friday, JANUARY 18

FILM FESTIVAL Twelfth Annual Whitehead International Film Festival, “celebrating films that promote the common good.” January 18 through 21. Opening-night film: Dearest (Anatae) on Friday, January 18 at 7:30 p.m. Full access pass is $100 or $5 for individual films. Claremont School of Theology/Claremont Lincoln University, Mudd Theater, 1325 N. College Ave., Claremont. 621-5330 or 447-2559. www.whiteheadfilmfestival.org.


Saturday, JANUARY 19

ART SALE Eighth annual Y-ART Sale returns selling 5 local artists with their retired art work, art collections, famous Hawaiian shirt collection, beads, buttons, yarn, ethnic clothing, fabric, books and more from vintage to modern. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. 506 Yale Ave., Claremont.

POLICE & FIRE MEMORABILIA Thirty-Second annual Porky D. Swine Police and Fire Memorabilia Show, California’s longest-running patch and badge police and fire collectibles swap meet. Shop a large selection of law enforcement and fire department memorabilia including badges, patches, toy police cars, buckles, photographs, historical documents, hats, helmets, cuffs, antique batons, mini-badges, t-shirts, pins and more. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Taylor Hall, 1775 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont.


Sunday, JANUARY 20

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

HOOP IT UP Intro and intermediate hoop dance workshop. Hoop dancing is hula hooping while mixing in dance movements, from simple to complex moves, incorporating the entire body. Hoops can be purchased or borrowed at the workshop. Ages 12 and up. Noon to 2 p.m. $40 per person or $35 for students with valid ID. Pilates Studio M, 548 W. First St., Claremont Packing House. 625-3333.

TEA WORKSHOP Puerh (black tea) leaves are plucked from ancient wild tea trees in China and fermented for up to 50 years. There are 2 types of puerh tea: raw and cooked. Raw puerh is traditionally processed, fermenting in a humid room for at least 10 years. Cooked puerh was developed to meet the rising demand for this tea. The cooking expedites the fermenting process. This lecture will explain the different manufacturing processes, history and health benefits. Many people in China drink puerh during heavy meals, because they believe the tea helps with digestion and lowers cholesterol. Tastings of each puerh style is included. Presentation hosted by Boutique Teas. 2 to 3 p.m. $7. Buddhamouse Emporium, 134 Yale Ave., Claremont. tiffany@boutiqueteas.com.


Monday, JANUARY 21

OLYMPIC JUDO CLASS for ages 13 to 55. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Alexander Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Road, Claremont. Call for tuition fee: 399-5490.


Tuesday, JANUARY 22

MIDDLE EAST Award-winning author Jamal Nassar, PhD will discuss “The Arab Spring—Where From and Where to?” 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.

E-BOOKS Mary Yogi of the Claremont Los Angeles County Library will discuss E-Books and other library services. Claremont Senior Computer Club. 7:30 p.m. Alexander Hughes Community Center, located at 1700 Danbury Road, Claremont.


Wednesday, JANUARY 23

JONATHAN FRANZEN “An Evening with the Author.” Mr. Franzen authored Freedom: A Novel (2011) and The Corrections: A Novel (2011). 6:45 to 8 p.m. Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum, 385 E. Eighth St., Claremont. 621-8244.


Thursday, JANUARY 24

FUNDRAISER Support Inland Valley Hope Partners when you purchase a meal and a beverage tonight at Souplantation. The restaurant will donate 15 percent of sales generated by the organization. 5 to 8 p.m. Souplantation, 8966 Foothill Blvd., Rancho Cucamonga.

CHERP CELEBRATION Claremont Home Energy Retrofit Project hosts Ken Alex, senior policy advisor to Governor Jerry Brown. Other presenters include Howard Choy, general manager of the LA County Office of Sustainability, Larry Schroeder, mayor of Claremont, and Devon Hartman, co-founder of CHERP. Claremont celebrates a number-one rating in home energy retrofits—the community achieved the highest per-capita deep energy upgrades in all of Los Angeles County. 7 to 9 p.m. Taylor Hall, 1775 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont. 399-5472.


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.