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CALENDAR: Your week in 9-days; Commencement

Friday, May 17

STUDENT ART Claremont High School Ceramics presents “Creatures” art exhibition. See the show, buy artwork, meet the artists and enjoy refreshments at the opening reception tonight between 5 and 7 p.m. The gallery will also be open Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Ginger Elliott Gallery in Memorial Park, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont.

FILM SCREENING of the short student film Young Adults, written, directed and co-produced by Anthony Troli, a Claremont High School alumni (class of 2010). The comedy-drama stars Timmy Deters, another Claremont High School alumni (class of 2012). A high school graduate lies his way into dating a very lost and jobless 24 year old named Lizzy the summer before he goes to college. The project was created at University of La Verne. Mr. Troli was one of the first recipients of a performance scholarship at the University of La Verne. He will be interning at Will Ferrell’s Funny or Die this summer. Mr. Deters is currently pursuing acting while attending Santa Monica College. Free screening, open to the public. A screening will be held today at University of La Verne’s Arts and Communications Building Room 212, located at 2016 D St., La Verne. Another screening will be held on Sunday, May 26 at Claremont Laemmle 5 movie theater.

FRIDAY NIGHTS LIVE: Dine downtown then stroll then Village to hear free live music performances. This week’s performers include Give Up The Junk (Public Plaza), Seth Greenberg Combo (Claremont Chamber) and Drift Iron (City Hall).


Saturday, May 18

DONATE Bethel 301 of Job’s Daughters International is sponsoring a Goodwill Fundraising event. Donate your gently used clothing and household items to Goodwill and help the members of Bethel 301 Job’s Daughters International earn money to attend their state convention in June. The organization aims to empower girls to learn leadership skills and build self-confidence. Bring donations from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to the Claremont Masonic Center at 272 W. Eighth St.

PLANTING DESIGN HGTV featured designer Dominic Masiello presents a 2-part seminar on designing your landscape to match your home’s architecture. Mr. Masiello has appeared on HGTV shows like Landscaper’s Challenge and Get Out, Way Out. Part 2 takes place today and covers practical application of design. Bring photos and/or sketches of your yard for consultation. $35. The seminar is hosted by The Colony at Loft 204 in partnership with Claremont Heritage. The event takes place from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at The Colony at Loft 204, 532 W. First St. #204, Claremont Packing House.

COMMENCEMENT: Claremont Graduate University, 9 to 11:30 a.m., Mudd Quadrangle, East 10th Street and Dartmouth Avenue. Pitzer College, 10 a.m. to noon, Commencement Plaza, 1050 N. Mills Ave. Keck Graduate Institute, 11 a.m., East Lawn, 535 Watson Dr. Claremont McKenna College, 2 p.m., Pritzlaff Field, South of Ninth Street and Claremont Boulevard. Scripps College, 5 p.m., Elm Tree Lawn, 345 E. 9th St.


Sunday, May 19

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

COMMENCEMENT: Pomona College, 10 a.m., Marston Quad, College Avenue between 4th and 6th Streets. Harvey Mudd College, 1:30 to 3:15 p.m., Mudd Quadrangle, East Tenth Street and Dartmouth Avenue.


Monday, May 20

SPRING CONCERT Claremont High School Choir Department present How Can I Keep from Singing, featuring music from various composers. 7 p.m. Admission is $5 or $2 with ASB card or for ages 12 and under. Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. Fourth St., Claremont. 624-9053, ext. 30463.

NONVIOLENT ACTION Pilgrim Place presents Nelly Trocme Hewett, daughter of Andre and Magda Trocme of Le Chambon sur Lignon, France. Those who have read A Portrait of Pacifists by Richard Unsworth or have viewed the film Weapons of the Spirit will be familiar with the story of Andre and Magda Trocme. Nelly Trocme Hewett will share her memories of the courageous and effective way an association of churches and individuals of like-mind worked to rescue thousands of Jewish refugees from the Nazi horror during World War II. The public is invited to this program. 7 p.m. Pilgrim Place’s Napier Center, 625 Mayflower Rd., Claremont.


Tuesday, May 21

NEWSPAPER INDUSTRY Al McCombs, owner of the Chino Campion, will discuss “Does Print News Have a Chance in Today’s News Environment?” He will talk about changing ways people get their news and his own adventures in the news business. A buffet lunch is available at 11:30 a.m. for $12. Dessert and coffee is available for $6. The University Club meets each Tuesday in the Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont.

SECURITY Mike Miller will discuss security systems and cameras. Hosted by the Claremont Senior Computer Club. 7:30 p.m. Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont. 399-5488.

COMMENCEMENT: Claremont School of Theology and Claremont Lincoln University, 9 to 10:30 a.m., Kresge Chapel Green, 1325 N. College Ave.


Wednesday, May 22

GENEALOGY Learn how to locate difficult to find relatives. Richard Piepho from the Pomona Valley Genealogical Society will present the Cluster Genealogy: a technique that looks at family, friends and neighbors to provide valuable clues to the lives of your ancestors. Sponsored by the Friends of the Claremont Library. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Claremont Library, 208 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont. 621-4902.


Thursday, May 23

LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS Presenters will be the LWV Observers to the City Councils, Commissions and Boards in the area. Included are the city councils of Upland, Pomona, Glendora, Claremont and Diamond Bar as well as Tri-City Mental Health Center and Three Valleys Water District. The morning meeting will be held at 9:30 a.m. at 875 E. Bonita Ave., Pomona, Building D on the third floor. The evening meeting takes place at 7 p.m. at 1436 Mural Dr., Claremont. 624-9457 or league@claremont.ca.lwvnet.org.

5 SECOND FILM FESTIVAL showcasing short films up to 20 minutes long with entries as short at 5 seconds. Awards will be presented for festival best, most original, best cinematographer, best actor, best actress, best director, best 5 second film, best short drama, best short comedy, best student film and audience favorite. The festival is sponsored by the Claremont Community College, a not-for-profit organization, that funds charitable events and provides social and artistic events throughout the year. General admission is $15 for the film festival at 7 p.m., $50 for the festival and a pre-screening reception at The Back Abbey at 5:30 p.m. or $100 for festival admission plus reception at The Back Abbey and the after party at I Like Pies. Tickets may be purchased at Barbara Cheatley’s or online at www.5secondfilmfestival.com.


Friday, May 24

FANTASTIC VOYAGE Claremont High School National Honor Society invites the community aboard for a special cruise-themed evening. Festivities include dinner, dancing and live entertainment. 5 to 7 p.m. $5. Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont. 399-5488.

FRIDAY NIGHTS LIVE: Dine downtown then stroll then Village to hear free live music performances. This week’s performers include Squeekin' Wheels (Public Plaza), Carl Shaffer Quartet (Claremont Chamber) and Marc Weller Trio (City Hall).



Saturday, May 25

ENERGY BALANCING Sandy Templin leads 25 minute sessions from 1 to 3 p.m. Appointments recommended, walk-ins accepted time permitting. For guests 18 and over. Make an appointment by calling Sandy at 989-9038. Buddhamouse Emporium, 134 Yale Ave., Claremont.

CLAREMONT MODERN Enjoy an evening of nostalgia and a cocktail party in a Fred McDowell designed house from the late 1950s. The event is a fundraiser to help Claremont Heritage document the important mid-century modern resources that exist in Claremont to create both a publication and exhibition that will be presented in the fall. There will be a presentation of Julius Shulman photographs of projects in Claremont as well as a silent auction of modern art and design. Vintage dress in encouraged. 7 to 9 p.m. Address will be provided upon reservation. $50. Space is limited. RSVP to 621-0848.



Jenelle Rensch covers the calendar, arts and entertainment. Deadline: Thursday at 5 p.m., one week before publication. Include date, time, address, a contact phone number and fee for admission (if applicable). Email: calendar@claremont-courier.com. Fax: 621-4072. Address: 1420 N. Claremont Blvd., Suite 205-B, Claremont, 91711. There is NO guarantee that items submitted will be published.