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CALENDAR: Your week in 9 days; local festivals

Friday, August 30

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 The Dogs (rock) at the Public Plaza, Solid Ray Woods (rock/blues) at the Claremont Chamber and Technopagan (electronic) at city hall.

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


Saturday, August 31

HARRY POTTER PARTY Whether you have been a fan since the beginning or are new to the series, guests are invited to attend Mrs. Nelson’s 15th anniversary party in honor of Harry Potter and friends. Play quidditch, make potions, enter a costume contest and be sorted into houses. 2 p.m. Mrs. Nelson’s Toy & Book Shop, 1030 Bonita Ave.,?La Verne. RSVP to 599-4558.


Sunday, September 1

BIRD WATCHING The Pomona Valley Audubon Society will host a 2-hour walk led by Fraser Pemberton through Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont at 8 a.m. Free.

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


Monday, September 2

MONDAY NIGHT CONCERT in the park series wraps up tonight with a performance by The Answer (classic rock). 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, September 3

WHO IS YOUR NEIGHBOR? presented Grace Sanchez-Hagen, president of The Grace Group, which is made up of professional fundraisers who work to provide development services to organizations. Ms. Sanchez-Hagen’s talk will discuss the poor in our community and how we can help them. 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.


Wednesday, September 4

POMONA POSTER CONFERENCE The annual Summer Undergraduate Research Poster Conference is a forum where Pomona College students share their newfound knowledge and expertise with members of the community. All disciplines are represented at the conference. 4:15 p.m. at Pomona College Stover Walk (east of College Avenue, south of Sixth Street and Alexander Hall). For more information, contact sandra.fenton@pomona.edu.

FILM SCREENING Out! Loud!, produced and directed by Pomona College Professor Betty Bernhard. Out! Loud! is a documentary that tells the story of an innovative theater group in India that creates a play to reflect the challenges the LGBT community face in India and how they accommodate the societal restrictions. The free screening will be followed by conversation with Ms. Bernhard and members of Claremont School of Theology’s Center for Sexuality, Gender  and Religion, which co-sponsored the video, the Center for Jain Studies and the Center for Sikh Studies, and an informal reception. 7 p.m. There is no charge and all are invited. Mudd Theater, 1325 N. College Ave., Claremont. For further information, call 447-2587.


Thursday, September 5

GET WALKING CLAREMONT Walk the Thompson Creek Trail, 2471 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont. 8 to 9 a.m. Free to the public. For ages 50 and over.

ART AFTER HOURS Live music co-sponsored by KSPC 88.7 FM accompanies lectures, panels, workshops, tours, film screenings and performances in conjunction with museum exhibitions and student and academic groups. 5 to 11 p.m. Pomona College Museum of Art, 330 N. College Ave., Claremont. For more information, contact 607-7543, museuminfo@pomona.edu or visit www.pomona.edu/museum.

BIRD IDENTIFICATION Pomona Valley Audubon Society president Dan Guthrie will present a program about his recent trip to northern India, titled “Birds, Parks and Tigers in Northern India.” He will introduce guests to what one can expect on the birder’s route through the major reserves around and north of Delhi. 7 p.m. This meeting is free and open to the public. Alexander Hughes Center’s Padua Room, 1700 Danbury Road, Claremont.

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 will be led by vocalists Mary Animal and Hannah Blumenfeld of White Murder. The band hails from Los Angeles and its members have been playing in various bands for years. They play classic-sounding punk rock with an edge. Visit www.whitemurder.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, September 6

BIG HORN MUSIC FESTIVAL features Americana roots music on September 6, 7 and 8 in Mt. Baldy. Visit www.bighornmusicfest.com for more information.

FOOD TRUCK Asian Cravings will be at Claremont Craft Ales after 4 p.m. 1420 N. Claremont Blvd. Ste. 204C, Claremont.

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 Dynamite Dawson (soft rock) at the Public Plaza and Sax Quartet (jazz/standards) at the Claremont Chamber.

CHS REUNION All classes of Claremont High School alumni are invited to Casa Moreno Mexican Grill, 101 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont for a reunion from 7 to 10 p.m.


Saturday, September 7

CALIFORNIA BEER FESTIVAL Catch the Claremont Shuttle in front of Eureka Claremont for transportation to and from the California Beer Festival at Bonelli Park. 10:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Festival tickets range from $25 to $70. Shuttle passes must be obtained prior to the event at www.californiabeerfestival.com.

CHS CLASS OF 1993 Sign in at the 1993 reunion banner and receive a nametag. Admission is $20 and includes a 2-item entrée dinner with rice, beans, Mexican salad and unlimited non-alcoholic drinks. A full bar will be available with drink specials. 6 p.m. to closing. Espiau`s Restaurante and Cantina, 109 N. Yale Ave., Claremont. For more information visit www.facebook.com/20YearReunionCHS1993.

CASSETTE DAY The cassette is fast forwarding its way out of the graveyard—Cassette Day is now snowballing into a worldwide event. Rhino Records is celebrating with thousands of cassettes from the 1980s and '90s priced at 2 for $5, including obscure metal, ambient, industrial and electronic titles and collectable small press cassettes from 25 years back priced for this event. There will be a free live performance at 7 p.m. by Shrimper recording artists WCKR SPGT & Refrigerator (celebrating the release of their Cassette Day 2013 release) Rhino will be playing mix tapes created by their staff all day long. Rhino Records is located at 235 Yale Ave., Claremont.


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.