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CALENDAR: Your week in 9 days; festivals, art walk, CHS reunion, wine walk

Friday, September 6

BIG HORN MUSIC FESTIVAL features Americana roots music on September 6, 7 and 8 in Mt. Baldy. For details, visit www.bighornmusicfest.com.

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.

ART WALK Visit Claremont Village art galleries for a series of opening receptions for this month’s featured artists. See the walking tour map in the gallery section of this edition for a listing of participating locations. 6 to 9 p.m.

FOLK ‘N ART Live on Analog Records hosts a free show featuring local folk musicians at The Colony at Loft 204 during Claremont Art Walk. 6 to 9 p.m. 532 W. First St. #204, upstairs in the Claremont Packing House.

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

DISCUSS The National Recreation Area with Congresswoman Judy Chu today at 10:30 a.m. at Taylor Hall on Indian Hill Boulevard. Ms. Chu is inviting the community to give input on the National Recreation Area proposal for the San Gabriel Mountain area.

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. 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) and Rhino will be playing mix tapes created by their staff all day long. Rhino Records is located at 235 Yale Ave., Claremont.


Sunday, September 8

CHS REUNION CONCLUDES Class of 1993 entrepreneur Emily Moultrie welcomes her classmates to her establishment, Claremont Craft Ales, for a reunion finale. Slammin’ Sliders food truck will be on location. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Claremont Craft Ales, 1420 N. Claremont Blvd. Ste 204-C, Claremont.

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

VINO + VINYASA Participate in a free hour-long yoga class followed by “happy relaxation hour” in the Hotel Casa 425 Lounge, 425 W. First St, Claremont. 3:30 p.m.


Monday, September 9

CLAREMONT'S NEW SUSTAINABILITY PLAN  “What’s New, What’s in Our Future” presentation and discussion with Claremont's Sustainability Coordinator Christopher Veirs and Mayor Pro Tem Joseph Lyons. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Hahn Building, Room 101, 420 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont.


Tuesday, September 10

CLAREMONT CRIME Jim Keith, chairman of the Committee for Safe and Healthy Housing, will describe the volunteer work of the Claremont Crime-Free Housing Program, which works with the Claremont Police Department to promote safe housing. 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.

COMPUTER CLUB Mike Skapik will advise XP users of the problems they may encounter when Microsoft stops supporting XP next year. Hosted by the Claremont Senior Computer Club. 7:30 p.m. Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont. 399-5488.


Wednesday, September 11

SUSTAINABLE CLAREMONT presents “Backyard Chickens: Cooping and Caring for our Fine, Feathered Friends” with Steven Sabicer, Claremont resident and amateur chicken wrangler. He will explain how to maintain a trio of egg-laying poultry in your own backyard, and have fun with your family in doing so. Learn from Mr. Sabicer’s mistakes and find out how affordable and simple it can be to produce your own organic eggs. The talk will include coop design and location, picking a breed, basic care, equipment and gear and a Q&A session for troubleshooting. Even the greenest backyard agrarians will walk away with the skills needed to get a coop up and running in 4 to 6 weeks. Free admission. 7 p.m. Pilgrim Place’s Napier Center, 660 Avery Rd., Claremont.  For more information, visit www.sustainableclaremont.org.


Thursday, September 12

CLAREMONT MODERN FILM SERIES hosted by Claremont Heritage, featuring a screening of The Oyler House, Richard Neutra’s Desert Retreat. Filmmaker Mike Dorsey will give an introduction and discuss the making of the film. A special guest will also be on hand to offer intimate insights into Neutra’s architecture. Several Neutra designs are in Claremont including residences and the Claremont Methodist Church. 7 to 9 p.m. Suggested donation: $10 (or $5 for Claremont Heritage Members, students or seniors). Claremont School of Theology’s Mudd Theater, 325 N. College Ave., Claremont. Visit www.claremontheritage.org for more information.

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.

LECTURE Andrew Delbanco (of Columbia University) will present a lecture titled, “What is College For?” as part of The Heart of the Liberal Arts: Humanities in the Liberal Arts College 2013-2014 lecture series. 8 p.m. Pomona College’s Rose Hills Theatre, 170 E. Sixth St., Claremont.


Friday, September 13

FOOD TRUCK Greenz on Wheelz 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 Harmony Sisters (swing) at the Public Plaza, MP3’s (soft rock) at the Claremont Chamber and Ultimate Vibe (rock) at city hall.


Saturday, September 14

WINE WALK The twelfth annual Vintage Village Wine Walk will offer over 35 beverage-and food-tasting sites and live music. 4 to 8 p.m. in the Village. $35 in advance or $40 the day of (if tickets are available). Visit www.claremontwinewalk.com for more information.

CAR WASH Claremont High School Class of 2015 is having a car wash event at ARCO AM/PM Gas Station on the corner of Claremont and Foothill Boulevards, Claremont. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tickets are $5 and advanced tickets can be purchased by contacting Marcia Bates at 323-445-7883. Drop-ins are welcome.



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.