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CALENDAR: 9-day calendar; book clubs, conferences, picnics and concerts

Friday, August 16

FRIDAY NIGHTS LIVE Dine downtown, then stroll the Village to hear free live music performances from 6 to 9 p.m. This week’s performers include Dave Parsonage (rock) at the Public Plaza, Tony Placovic Group (soft rock/blues) at the Claremont Chamber and Ed Zarate (rock/country) at city hall.

FOOD TRUCK The Grilled Cheese Truck will be at Claremont Craft Ales after 4 p.m. 1420 N. Claremont Blvd. 204 C, Claremont.


Saturday, August 17

CATCH THE SPIRIT Pilgrim Place celebrates 100 years “In the Good Ol’ Summertime” with a “turn-of-the-century-picnic,” including beverages, entertainment and games. Meet and mingle with historic characters who helped create Pilgrim Place. 5 to 7 p.m. $35. For more information, call 399-5573 or 399-5500.

TIBETAN BOWL CONCERT Relax, listen, enjoy and be healed by the nurturing sounds of Tibetan bowls. After an hour-long concert, have a chance to ask questions, hold the bowls and experience what a full individual healing session might be like. 6:30 to 8 p.m. $15. Buddhamouse Emporium, 134 Yale Ave., Claremont. 626-3322.

HAUNTED LIBRARY See a special viewing of the Darklands Paranormal evaluation of the Carnegie Library buildings and their history. The locally-based research group specializes in documentation of paranormal activities in locations thought to be haunted. This free program is presented in the Carnegie Cultural Center from 7 to 9 p.m. 123 D Street, Upland. 931-4205.


Sunday, August 18

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


Monday, August 19

SHAKESPEARE READERS of Pomona Valley gather to read A Midsummer Night’s Dream. All are welcome. 6 to 9 p.m. Casa de Salsa, 415 W. Foothill Blvd, Claremont.

MONDAY NIGHT CONCERT in the park. Tonight’s performance: The Fab 8 (Beatles hits). The series is co-sponsored by the city and the Kiwanis Club. Concerts take place on Monday nights at Memorial Park, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd., from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Food and refreshments are available.


Tuesday, August 20

KIDSPACE Children’s Museum visits Mrs. Nelson’s Toy & Book Shop. Meet some critters from the museum’s live collection, learn the difference between insects and arachnids and taste some crickets and larvets. 2 p.m. 1030 Bonita Ave.,?La Verne. 599-4558.


Wednesday, August 21

YA BOOK CLUB “Series Starters with Helen.” 5 p.m. Mrs. Nelson’s Toy & Book Shop, 1030 Bonita Avenue, La Verne. 599-4558.


Thursday, August 22

FREE CONCERT Rhino Records presents an annual series of free musical performances in its store, curated by KSPC. Every other Thursday will feature a live performance by an up-and-coming band. There will also be an installation/art-minded event with each performance in the store presented by the dA Center for the Arts. This week’s concert: Adult Books hits that perfect sweet spot where punk meets pop. The guitars are sloppy and the drums are fast but there’s a sweetness to the singer’s voice that stops them from going full-on punk. Influences are pulled from all over, from the giddy energy of the Ramones to the off-kilter pop of Kicking Giant. They’re self-titled album just got a reissue from Lollipop Records. www.adultbooksca.bandcamp.com. All shows start at 7:30 p.m. at Rhino Records, located at 235 Yale Ave., Claremont. Performances are free of charge and for all ages. 626-7774.


Friday, August 23

FRIDAY NIGHTS LIVE Dine downtown, then stroll the Village to hear free live music performances from 6 to 9 p.m. This week’s performers include Remember Then (oldies rock) at the Public Plaza, Amanda Castro Band (vintage jazz) at the Claremont Chamber and Working Poets Band (rock/blues) at city hall.

FOOD TRUCK Calbi BBQ will be at Claremont Craft Ales after 4 p.m. 1420 N. Claremont Blvd. 204 C, Claremont.

WOMEN’S PERSPECTIVES in the Dharma Traditions (and Beyond): 2013 Jain Conference. In this conference, diverse and many-sided voices will take on 2 primary tasks: First, to examine how texts and traditions pose concrete obstacles to the full citizenship of women. Second, to articulate new approaches, cultivate alternative readings and re-frame marginalized perspectives of those very same texts and traditions in order to usher in social equity, gender inclusion and the co-shaping of abundant communities. The keynote speakers and presenters represent multiple traditions, philosophical perspectives and modes of experience. They are scholars, practitioners, activists and sometimes all 3 simultaneously. The conference begins with a candid look at the state of women around the world and will be anchored by keynotes on the state of women in Jainism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Sikhism, Christianity, Islam and Judaism. Additionally, there will be a special evening panel conversation on “Life and Liberation: Diverse Religious Approaches to Gender and Eros,” hosted by Dr. Rita Sherma, an exhibit of Jain art previously displayed at the Parliament of World Religions, as well as a trip to the Jain Center of California in Buena Park (transportation by chartered bus provided) for a cultural program, temple tour, closing keynote and shared meal on Saturday evening. Enjoy Jain vegan meals, share in ample time for discussion and friendship. Conference schedule is Friday, August 23 from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday, August 24 from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. General registration is $60 or $20 for students. Claremont Lincoln University’s Mudd Theatre, 1325 N. College Ave., Claremont. Visit www.jain.claremontlincoln.org/2013-conference.


Saturday, August 24

TEA, PEACE & MEDITATION Enjoy tea tastings, an opening reception at 11 a.m., a workshop on how to meditate with Malas from 11:30 to 12:15 p.m., tea and meditation from 2 to 3:30 p.m. A closing reception will be held at 5 p.m. with a drawing and haiku readings at 5:30 p.m. $7. A percentage of proceeds will benefit the Ocean Conservancy. Buddhamouse Emporium, 134 Yale Ave., Claremont. 626-3322.



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.